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37 reviews
On the water's edge
'Best View in Ireland'
Traditional Sash Windows
Located on the Working Pier
Living Area
Bedroom View!
Dogs Bay, just 2km away
More views from the front window
View from the New Pier
Fully Equipped, Modern Kitchen
Living Area with Open Fire
Bedroom Views
Top Floor Bedroom
Middle Bedroom
O'Dowds Famous Seafood Restaurant in background
Enough Said!
Nearby Dogs Bay
O'Dowds Bar and Restaurant 1 minute away
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Roundstone, County Galway, Western Ireland

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HovisBap
France
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We just loved everything about this fabulous house”
Reviewed 9 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012
1
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My wife and I have talked about visiting the west coast of Ireland for ages, and finally we managed it. When looking for somewhere to rent my criteria were: (a) overlooking water, (b) an open fire, (c) satellite TV and (d) near a pub. Quay House as the name suggests couldn't really be closer to the water without you getting your feet wet when leaving the house, the view from the lounge is quite simply stunning. The quay is literally a few metres away and the fishing boats moored outside are framed by Connemara's magnificent 12 Bens mountains in the distance. The open peat fire was not essential as the double glazing and excellent central heating heated the house very quickly but nevertheless we had a fire most evenings for the ambiance if nothing else. The flat screen TV received all the UK free to air channels as well as quite a few Sky TV channels such as Discovery and Sky 1 and there was a DVD player. The house is immaculate, with high quality fixtures and fittings, very comfortable beds and a lovely homely feel. The local pubs are literally 2 minutes walk away, we visited them all but spent most time in O'Dowds where they do a great pint of Guinness and serve a good bar menu. We had expected really bad weather at this time of year but we had amazing luck with 5 out of 7 days of sun and blue skies during which we walked and explored the stunning coastline and nearby landscape including the 17th century Ballynahinch Castle grounds. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week, so a big thank-you to Simon and Anne for renting their amazing house to us, we hope to return again.

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Liked best: View from the lounge window
Liked least: Leaving to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Tony C
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A really great house in a really beauful setting”
Reviewed 18 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

We rented Simon's Quay House in Roundstone for four nights in October. I've stayed in a number of rented houses in Ireland, and I think this is my favourite so far. It is cosy and well furnsihed with a fully equipped kitchen.

The ground floor is bigger than the photos suggest. The bedrooms are large and the king beds are really comfortable.

The picture window in the living room looks out over the pier, the harbour and the mountains. The week we were there the weather was nice with a good bit of sun and only a little rain. The view changes constantly with clouds movements and occasional rain showers. You could sit on the couch and happily watch the view for hours. Real turf fire is cosy and creates a great atmosphere in the winter.

A proper size TV and connections to let you play audio through the surround sound speaker system from your iPod or laptop.

Its 45 seconds walk from O'Dowd's pub restaurant which serves really good food and a further 30 seconds walk from the Shamrock pub which has a pool table and generally welcoming feel to it.

Two brilliant double bedrooms both facing the bay and mountains. One twin room with less of a view I think.

A good house for a family, be be warned, it really is built on a pier and has and unprotected water ten feet from the front door, so if you have toddlers, might be a bit unsafe.

Thanks to Simon for making the check in and check out very uncomplicated.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Antje M
Düsseldorf
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a perfect place with a stunning view”
Reviewed 11 July 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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We visited Roundstone for one week in april together with another couple and we really loved it. The house is perfectly equiped, very clean and - very comfortable when you're travelling with four adults- with two bathrooms. The view out of living room and both bedrooms was absolutely amazing. I think we took a picture every day five times. The contact with Simon was quite uncomplicated and everything went well. Roundstone itself and Connemara is definitely worth visiting. We would love to come back and stay at this location again. Thanks!

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Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 24 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: The posistion, directly on the Roundstone Quay.
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Too short a holiday
Travelling group: Extended Family
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