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Studio overlooking Lough Derg in Ballina-Killaloe.
Studio overlooking Lough Derg in Ballina-Killaloe.

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The space

Bright modern studio, in a rural setting surrounded by dairy farms, it overlooks the beautiful Lough Derg the River Shannon’s pleasure lake. Killaloe Ballina is considered among Ireland’s most picturesque towns, the small towns are linked by a 300-year-old arch stone bridge and can trace their history back to the 10th century. It is the birthplace of Brian Boru High King of Ireland.

The area offers many leisure activities including, fishing (guided trips are available) sailing, walking, cycling (bike hire available) and golf. Our local park has an open-air heated swimming pool (summer months only) with free outdoor gym facilities.

The towns enjoy a popular restaurant scene ranging from Bistros to traditional Irish, Italian, Chinese and Indian. There is a lively pub scene with evenings of traditional Irish music and some dancing.

We are well served with a local Italian deli/coffee bar, bakers, butcher, organic & health food shop, and supermarket. The Sunday Farmers market is a wonderful source for fresh produce, bread, meat, vegetables, cheese, and fish when available.

Welcome pack of provisions provided to include tea, coffee, milk, homemade bread, preserves, cereals, oils, butter etc.
Depending on the season fresh vegetables/salads are available from the garden

Towels, linen, hairdryer & iron provided.

The apartment is open plan, with a mezzanine bedroom (at the top only some ducking required for those 6ft or more to negotiate stairs.) the area includes a double bed, with lots of space for clothes, which also doubles up as a perfect spot for a baby cot. From your bed, you have delightful views of the garden and across the lake to the Clare Hills.

The Ground floor has a spacious shower and toilet.

The main living/dining area has double doors leading onto a conservatory overlooking the garden & lake which is set up with a small table & chairs.
Outside of this, you have your own decking area with garden furniture, possible a hammock perfect for daydreaming and star gazing.

The open plan fitted kitchen has a Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Freezer & Microwave, with plenty of food preparation equipment and utensils. There is WiFi, TV & DVD player with a small selection of DVD’d. Books and magazine are also available.

The washing machine is in the utility room of the main house and is shared.

The garden is spacious with ample seating/lounging & dining facilities. Use of BBQ equipment.

Cold bags, flasks, folding chairs etc available for away day excursions and picnics.

The distance from the house to the bridge which is the centre of the towns is one mile, it's an easy walk, for the first part of the walk you are on a country road, sharing it with local traffic - cars, vans and farm machinery - after a half a mile you reach footpaths. I recommend wearing a high viz jacket, I have these available.

For Killaloe/ Ballina take Junction 27 off the M7 motorway. The M7 links Dublin (2.5 hrs) & Limerick (30 minutes). Sat Nav (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Shannon airport is 45 minutes away by motorway.
Dublin Airport has direct motorway access and can be reached in around 2 hours

There is plenty of parking. Well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement and with a fee of €5 per day, the garden is large and secure. I have two dogs a reserved elderly whippet and a cheeky energetic spaniel mix.

Heating is by oil fired central heating and will be charged for accordingly at the end of the stay, it is very reasonable. See house rules.

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Guest access

You are more than welcome to use the garden, if you feel you are missing yours, you are welcome to tend mine !

Interaction with guests

This is really up to the guests, I live in the main house full time in Summer and do potter about in the garden. My dogs have full use of the garden at all times.

Other things to note

I am based in rural Ireland and our broadband speeds reflect this, it's fine for picking up mails, searching websites, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), but not really up to a load of streaming

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Host greets you


Extra people: 18 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking on the premises. I would appreciate outside shoes being left in the conservatory, outdoor shoes provided for garden use. Please keep pets off the furniture, they are also not allowed upstairs, dog bed/bowls can be supplied. Child/dog gate available to cut off stairs.
Oil fired central heating when used reading will be taken from oil tank before and at the end of the stay, it's an economical system and very effective. Regular daily electricity use is included in the studio price.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 12 steps to Bedroom area, last few restricted head height
Pet(s) live on property - I have one dog a spaniel mix, rather cheeky and loves guests who are friendly. I also have a dog in training for the Irish Guide Dogs for the blind.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Samantha User Profile
August 2017
Mary was a fantastic host! This would have to be one of the nicest Airb'n'b's I hav stayed in... lovely and quiet, and surrounded by Mary's beautiful gardens. I absolutely loved staying with Mary and her gorgeous dogs! Everything was perfect, and Mary was so lovely to have a chat with - she even helped me get in contact with people about finding work. Thank you again Mary, I had a wonderful stay :-)

Artur User Profile
August 2017
Mary is a fantastic host and made our stay very enjoyable. The place is situated in a lovely area with a fantastic view. Perfect if you want to relax and enjoy the area. Very close to the town and scenic route around the lake. The house is in great condition equipped with everything you need to become the next master chef. Bedroom with fabulous views to wake up to make the experience even better. Mary's dogs provide some great entertainment if you're a dog lover (if you're not you will become one). Definitely recommended place to stay for anyone looking to explore the area.

Alexandra User Profile
August 2017
Everything is said already so I just add: You can take every word here in the chat for serious: It is a great experience to stay at Marys lovely, cool and cozy studio. We coud have stayed there much longer. It is not only the design, the filled refrigerator, the homemade soda-bread or the delicious beetroot relish, it is the whole atmosphere. We higly recommend it and will come back one day - if there is a chance to book it :-)

Don User Profile
July 2017
Wow where to start about this amazing place!! We absolutely loved our special time in this beautiful Airbnb. Mary and Anne are the most welcoming hosts and we soon felt very much at home. And how extra special it was to arrive to a very well stocked fridge and home cooked specialities such as delish home baked bread, marmalade, beetroot relish, berry jam, banana bread...not to mention the fruit, crackers and smoked salmon! Even more importantly is the relaxed, fun & warm personalities of these special ladies. And of course a view to die for that you can see whilst lying in bed! A very cleverly designed studio by Mary! And all in a piece of paradise!!

Ruth User Profile
July 2017
I would highly recommend staying here. The apartment is fully furnished to a high standard with everything you could want or need. It was very clean and had the most amazing views. Mary was a great host, very friendly and had left us a little welcome pack of essentials which was wonderful. We can't wait to go back again.

Brian User Profile
July 2017
Mary's self contained apartment must rank among the best around for cleanliness , comfort, location and value . It is quite large and very intelligently designed. The kitchen /living room area is very spacious and a relaxing area to read or watch TV in or just to sit and look out at the beautiful view of the lake and mountains. The view from the bedroom especially at night was a treat for us and our only disappointment was that the Lightening Storms forecasted for our last night there did not materialise. We were so looking forward to the event. Mary has three small dogs which are very friendly and well used to people coming and going. When we first arrived we could see Mary had thought of everything we might need but every day we discovered more and more items all over the place which reflected Mary's thoughtfulness for her guests' comfort . Mary is a lovely genuine person who thinks of everything and then more, so we will always book Mary's studio when we are in the Tipperary / Clare area . We will also strongly recommend Mary's place to family and friends when they are travelling in the area. Brian & Mary . Roscommon .

Ivor User Profile
July 2017
This stay was one of the most enjoyable we have ever had in our travels around the world. Mary and Ann were the most delightful hosts, their place is in a beautiful location and would recommend it to anyone visiting Ireland.

Tipperary, IrelandJoined in August 2012
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.

I spend my time between Ireland and London where I was in business for many years. In 2012 I was a volunteer for the London Olympics, which was a great experience and where I first heard about Airbnb.

I am a keen gardener and enjoy walking with my 2 dogs, one a fun loving spaniel cross and the other a more reserved whippet. I also like to travel combining eating out with general sightseeing.

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