About this listing
Great Location in the countryside overlooking Irelands pleasure lake, Lough Derg. Ideal base to discover West of Ireland; 40 minutes from Shannon Airport; 2.5 hours from Dublin airport; 30 minutes Limerick City; 1 hour from Galway, 2 hours from Cork
Self contained, 80 m2 (800 ft2) with open plan living room, kitchen/dining. 4 beds (2 single/superking 6"; 1 double and 1 single).
Guests have private access and parking to the self contained Garden Apartment.
Interaction with Guests
We will be available throughout your stay. We live on the site. Guests choose the level of interaction they require for their stay. We are delighted to assist/advise in any way to make your stay as pleasurable as possible.
Location, location, location. Situated on Lough Derg; on the East Clare Way walking trails. Close to the charming villages of Killaloe, Scariff and Mountshannon, with their shops, restaurants, pubs, weekend farmers markets, summer festivals, summer kids clubs (from age six to late teen) - Multi Water Activity (University of Limerick Activity Centre; www (website hidden) ), sailing, fishing, soccer, rugby, hurling, art and craft, cooking, public playgrounds and swimming pool and for the adults golf, fishing, art ((website hidden)/, (website hidden)) , hill and woodland walking, yoga, beauty treatments and pampering, pleasure boating.
You will need a car to explore this beautiful part of Ireland. There is public transport available from nearby villages & towns.
Other Things to Note
2014 marked the 1000'th anniversary of when Brian Boru was High King of Ireland and ruled Ireland from his base, which was located at Killaloe.
Nearby Limerick City was the "National City of Culture" for 2014 .
Please leave the space as you found it.
Please smoke outside.
We had a wonderful stay at Tom and Rosie's! Tom met us by the main road to guide us up the country lane to their beautiful home overlooking Lough Derg. They invited us in to chat and enjoy tea, scones and other yummy treats. It was so helpful to get lots of information about what to do in the area as well as suggestions about restaurants. Their apartment is very comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. The large windows open up to the covered patio where we enjoyed having lunch on a sunny afternoon. Rosie and Adam were able to join us for more fun conversation. Our two year old grandson loved the big yard and all the books and toys to play with. This was a perfect location to explore the area around Killaloe and Lough Derg. Tom, Rosie and Adam made us feel like family. We highly recommend this beautiful place and would love to return one day.
My wife, Roz and I had the most enjoyable stay of our Ireland adventure so far at Tom & Rosie's accommodation. We were treated as old friends and they both went well out of their way to make our stay something special, which it certainly was. From the afternoon tea, through to the very comfortable and well stocked apartment and on to the great afternoon conversations over a few drinks, this visit had it all. The area around Killaloe is also brilliant. We only have one genuine regret .... that we didn't book for longer. We will next time. Thank you Tom & Rosie.
Tom and Rosie were exceptionally great hosts. They definitely went out of their way to make us feel at home and special. And their garden apartment was incredibly comfy, beautiful, and WHAT A VIEW! As if that wasn't enough, they both gave us plenty of travel advice and recommendations. The location is superb, near all of the best that the southwest of Ireland has to offer, and nestled in a small quiet lake town. We will definitely be back if they will have us!
Tom, Rosie and Adam were incredible hosts who went above and beyond any expectations I had. They made us feel right at home and did everything they could to help us, answered any questions we had and suggested places for us to visit in a large, organized binder created by Rosie. They were incredibly friendly and had tea, coffee, scones and other snacks waiting for us when we arrived. The apartment we stayed in was very clean, well organized and stocked with foods and drinks. With five of us staying there, we had plenty of room for us and all of our belongings. The view from the apartment was absolutely breathtaking and we could have walked for hours in their beautiful countryside surroundings. I would definitely stay with Tom, Rosie and Adam again and will recommend their place to anyone who is looking to have a beautiful place to stay in Ireland.
We had a lovely time at Tom, Rosie and Adam's appartement despite the rain!
They welcomed us with scones tea etc., wonderfull, and were very helpfull and full of advices for us!
Thanks to them we had a lovely horse ride, and did a lot of really nice visits!
Thanks to the 3 of you and we are very sorry we couldn't say goodbye when we left
Our first experience with Airbnb hosted by Tom and Rosie has so far not been matched and may never be. The welcome was like a family visit, the place clean and fit and the view perfect. We visited many sites within an easy drive and found many of the people very hospitable which just added to our whole experience with our hosts. We didn't really have to plan, just ask or look at the information Tom and Rosie has gathered.
We were pretty much off on our own during our stay but were assured that anything we needed, all we had to do is ask.
Loved it. Nothing to improve. Need to go back some day.
This Garden Apartment is absolutly perfekt!!!
Rosie and Tom made us feel home from the very beginning! With nice welcome coffee and scones, with a book full of informations and a basket full of delicious things! Rosie, Tom and Adam are the absolutly perfect hosts!!! They are helpful, kind and friendly. Rosie prepared everything for the kids safety and comfort. They were there for advise, talking or to go for a walk. I can´t imagine better hosts!!
The house is absolutly perfekt. It is warm, cozy and clean. And the view is absolutly amazing!!!
We missed absolutly nothing. In the kitchen was everything we needed. I love to cook there with musik and the view of the lake.
The kids had a babybed, there were books for children and also children cups and plates. They had a slide in the garden and much space to play! I recommend these place absolutly for families with kids!
We had also house shoes, bathrobes, extra blankets,... and so many items more to feel comfortable! By the way, the master kingsize bed was so comfortable you can see the lake from there too. It was great to start a day like this!
The location is absolutly great - directly at lough derg next to Killaloe. Around the Lake are a lot beautiful villages and nice places for picknick or photostops. It is worth it to leave the road and stop at parking places at the lake. It is also a short way to Cliffs of moher and the burren and Galway and Limerick as well.
We will recommend this Apartment and its hosts in any way! I know for a fact that we will come back some day!!!
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About the Host, Tom
We are a couple (Psychologist & Scientist) with a 14 year old son, living here for 10 years - love East Clare; 'Ireland's Best Kept Secret.'
Members since 2013 - used service several times and enjoyed the experience. Decided to list our own apartment to guests from May 2014.