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Caledonia

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The Den
Dining Room
Bedroom 1 (double)

Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Beautiful holiday home in the town of Ballina. Gorgeous house, full of character! Failte Ireland approved & rated 4 star. Perfectly located on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY route. 5 min stroll into town, 500 yards to River Moy. Free wifi. 3 double bedrooms, (big comfy beds!) plus 1x double sofa bed, (memory foam matress) , 2 bathrooms, 1x WC, great relaxing living areas -inside & out. Spotlessly clean. A real gem! Your home away from home :-)
House Rules
No smoking
Check with ownerPetsSuitable for children
Bedrooms
3 Doubles1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Gina M
Hosting since August 2014
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (13)
sheila864
sheila864
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Weekend with friends
From the minute I turned the key in the door we felt welcome. What a beautiful home. I read reviews saying it's like home away from home well it's not. It's better. Warm ,roomy and everything thought of. Even food in fridge. Wonderful beds slept so well. Short walk into town which puts it in a perfect location. Also great value for money. Thank you Gina.
Visited April 2023
Written 3 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul D
Paul D
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home away from home with brilliant host
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay in this lovely house. The location is great, with plenty of good restaurants and pubs in Ballina and is also a great base for some beautiful drives around Mayo and Connemara. The house is really well laid out, is cozy and homely, and has everything you could need - in fact, the only thing that matches it is the warmth and friendliness of the owner, Gina, who could not be more helpful and thoughtful. We definitely hope to return sometime this year!
Visited April 2022
Written 18 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jim M
Jim M
Suffolk, VA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another opportunity to enjoy western Ireland
We've been able to stay in several areas of western Ireland over the past few years and County Mayo rates with the most enjoyable. The proximity of Ballina to a number of picturesque areas, e.g., Achill Island, made Caledonia an excellent choice. Our three-week stay was gratifying in many ways. The home is spacious and fully equipped. The location, a few minutes' walk or drive from the downtown area with shopping, restaurants, etc., made living there trouble-free. The owner, Gina Murphy, along with her brother, Alan, helped us with suggestions of places to go and things to do in the general area. Their help was invaluable. For a relaxing vacation, we recommend Caledonia without reservation.
Visited February 2022
Written 30 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

clare m
clare m
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A home away from home
The house was super easy to find and upon first entering we were in awe. A spacious hall which led to such a lovely kitchen with a little den to the left. In the den was where my 18 year old daughter spent most of her days listening to music with the fire on. The den was also the place where we spent the nights playing family games such as monopoly which the owner had very thoughtfully left for us. There were games, books,dvds and much more to entertain all of my family. There are 3 spotless toilets, 2 showers and a bath - so no complaints about having to queue to get into the shower! The living room was spacious and inviting, with 3 decent sized rooms with the most comfiest bed. It really made such a difference. When I say you wanted for nothing - i really do mean that! The owner had left us a gorgeous little fry pack, milk, tea, coffee and more. There was an abundance of clean towels and toiletries, with 2 hair dryers in each room. My 6 year old sons favourite part was the immaculate large back garden, with badminton nets and toys for him to play with. There was also a fantastic park only a few moments away. I genuinely could not recommended this house enough, I think this could very easily become our destination for our annual family getaway! Thank you Gina for all the little things that made our family holiday that little bit extra special!
Visited August 2019
Written 19 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Myra H
Myra H
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable eclectic house
Caledonia is a large well equipped homely house which was just to our taste. It is well located for Ballina Town and Enniscrone and we will certainly book again when we are next in Ballina.
Visited July 2019
Written 27 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hugo's Restaurant
Hugo's Restaurant
Thank you so much Myra! Am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you visit again :-) Gina
Written 9 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark W
Mark W
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow, what a place!!! 😍🤩
I don't know where to start! I've heard from a friend this house was the most welcoming place ever and that I should try it, so when I needed a little break from every day stress, I decided to come here and it did not disappoint! From location, to decor and coziness, this place ticks all the boxes! 3 lovely bedrooms, each with a unique theme, a colour scheme and big, thick comfy heated mattress! I can't overstate how comfortable these beds are, I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning! 2 big bathrooms, huge kitchen that is facing the back garden, with massive windows to let as much light as possible, I was just standing there every morning and appreciate the moments. "The den" is a small room with a fireplace where I spent most time reading books, and Gina, the owner has loads to choose from, poetry, geography, history, some really old ones too, like from the 19th century. The living room has a fireplace and a big chess board, next to it is a dining room with a heavy wooden table and chairs, you feel like being in a castle really. In the back there is a big garden with bbq and table and benches, all protected in case of rain. All in all, I will be back as soon as I can and I'm already looking forward to it, I highly recommend you come here too, I'm sure you will be at least as satisfied as I was if not more!!!
Visited March 2019
Written 18 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hugo's Restaurant
Hugo's Restaurant
Wow! What a gorgeous review! Thank you so so much! Am so glad you enjoyed your stay here. It really is supposed to be your home from home and I'm thrilled you got to switch off & relax. Looking forward to having you come stay again. :-) Gina
Written 9 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah M
Sarah M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious, clean, good location
The house was clean and warm, homely, and bigger than I was expecting from the photos. Gina was very welcoming and accommodating!
Visited September 2018
Written 3 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hugo's Restaurant
Hugo's Restaurant
Thank you so much Sarah! It was lovely having you all stay! Gina :-)
Written 9 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer S
Jennifer S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy home from home
This was our first visit to ballina and it won't be our last. Gina's home was like a home from home for us, the house was so cosy and welcoming. There were 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and laundry area. Fully equipped kitchen etc. We have two small children and the property was perfect with a large back garden and deck area with bbq (which we made great use of). The house is also only a short walk from town along the River Moy. It was amazing for us as we were within 5 mins drive of both pony trekking at iceford stables and coilte woodland walks at Belleek Castle. We had the best time and Gina is a wonderful host.
Visited July 2017
Written 25 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tourist279711
Tourist279711
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sisters memory lane trip
I'm a bit late in writing this review as we had personal stuff going on in the family . I had Gina's contact details and then on a trip to see my brother I dropped my phone in the Sea and lost contacts etc much !! Myself and my Sisters decided to go back to Ireland to visit my Mother's home in mayo and my Father's home in Sligo. We had the time of our lives and this house made it even more special as clean and very timely. Gina who I spoke to but never met sounded so sincere and careing and the welcome pack was an unexpected surprise but then this is Ireland always giving warm and generous. We hope to get back next year before it gets booked again and I can't thank Gina enough. Hugs patricua and sisters mary Catherine and Fran x
Visited August 2015 Travelled with family
Written 27 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

clarehN4705GZ
clarehN4705GZ
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely home
Beautiful spacious house. Three lovely bedrooms. Three toilets, two showers. Kitchen with all necessary appliances. Utility room with washing machine and dryer. Welcome pack of food provided. Owner welcomed us personally and was available to help with settling in. Our daughter is very young and the house was very suitable. Walking distance from the town. Play park very close by. Short drive to the beach. Parking in driveway. Very clean, very warm. Would definitely recommend. Back garden looked very nice with barbecue, but we didn't use these resources. Wifi available.
Visited April 2016
Written 10 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Dublin Airport
204.7 km

Knock Intl Airport
30.8 km
Restaurants
Poacher Restaurant
18 min

Dillons Bar & Restaurant
13 min

The Cot & Cobble
19 min

Crockets on the Quay
16 min
Attractions
Jackie Clarke Collection
16 minSpeciality Museums

Belleek Castle Museum
10 minAncient Ruins

Rosserk Friary
5.7 kmArchitectural Buildings

Rouse's Bar
17 minBars & Clubs
About the neighbourhood
There is so much to do and see here in Ballina and its environs. Between two 18 hole golf courses, horse riding, fishing, treking, mountain climbing, swimming, surfing etc you won't ever be bored!. But, if we could pick one activity that we would say don't leave without doing it.... it would be a Kayaking Tour with 'Paddle and Pedal'. The best fun, and an amazing adventure experience. The WILD ATLANTIC WAY is at our door step.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
There are 3 trains daily to and from Dublin (Westport route), as well as a multitude of bus arrival & departures from all over the country. 24 hour taxi service available. We are also just 40 minutes door to door from Ireland West Airport (Knock). Car hire available at airport.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Caledonia

Caledonia is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Caledonia has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Caledonia has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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