Lough Boffin at the rear of the cottage

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Islandview Cottage is situated on the shores of Lough Boffin, close to the Quiet Man Bridge. Ideally located for visiting Connemara, enjoying the bustle of Galway city. Day trips to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
The Wild Atlantic Way is a drive along the western coast of Ireland and the cottage is a short drive away to experience it.

The space

A cosy three bedroom cottage, That is warm and welcoming. Relax in the evening with an open fire.
Cottage is also heated by an oil fired burner.

Guest access

Safe walks ,hill climbs, Access to the lake to the rear of the cottage.
Within minutes of Oughterard village where there are shops, supermarkets and pubs with restaurants.

Interaction with guests

Guests are welcomed to the cottage and shown how everything works and any questions are answered,
I will check with guests again to see that they are happy and all is to their satisfaction.

Other things to note

Please treat the Cottage like home but please leave it as you find it.
Wifi now available in the cottage.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 4PM - 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM

Pets are not allowed except when its been agreed to at time of booking.
No smoking in the bedrooms.
Cottage is to be left clean and tidy on departure. Everything back in its place. Please leave it as you find it. If anything get broken please let me know as I can replace it, Dont worry about glasses, cups or plates. But furniture or fittings as they are replaced for the next guest.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

53 Reviews

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Elizabeth User Profile
June 2017
This was our third visit to Island View Cottage, and we hope to return. Mary is the definition of a Super Host. The cottage is immaculately kept. It is well stocked for cooking and washing, and the library of books and travel guides grows each year. We didn't have much time to watch tv, but it was very convenient to have Wi-fi access this year. The cottage is near Oughterard, a gateway to the mountains of Connemara. We took many day trips, e.g. Clifton and Cong, and found new walking trails, thanks to Mary and Martin's expertise. The guest books in the cottage include rave reviews from visitors from Europe, the UK, Canada, Australia, and the US--if you could read just a few, you would book Island View Cottage for your trip to Ireland.

Peter User Profile
June 2017
Island View Cottage is tranquility at it's Very Best. The views of the Lake and Hermit Island were outstanding . Only 2 kms from the famous "Quiet Man Bridge" we felt we had stepped back into that era. The Flock of sheep that manicured the lawns were a joy to witness. Oughterard is only about 9 KMs from the cottage so very easy to shop and visit the excellent "Power's" pub where we enjoyed Tradishional Irish Music, great food and Interesting Lagers. This location is perfect for doing Day Trips throughout to Connemara Region. We did a different" loop" every day and we never left before noon hour. This is the perfect Home Base for all trips including Galway which is only 32 Kms away.. The Cottage has all the modern Amenities but also featured an Old Fashioned Peat fireplace that was really cozy. Impeccably clean , beds super comfy with the down filled Duvets. What more can I say. "The Pefect Air BNB"

Leyla User Profile
May 2017
Martin was extremely welcoming and helpful during the entirety of our stay. Mary and Martin's cottage is like something out of a storybook. The cottage is wonderful and the hosts are everything you could wish for. We highly recommend them. Much love from the girls from Alaska.

Charlane User Profile
October 2016
Mary and Martin are very welcoming and were a great source of information about the local attractions. Very helpful :) The cottage by the water was perfect and it was like a home away from home. My family had the best holiday ever.

Amanda User Profile
July 2016
Mary was a great host. We were in contact for months before we arrived & she always responded quickly. When we arrived she showed us through the house & happily answered any questions. The cottage, Island View, comes up on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps, which makes it easy to find. It is near "The Quiet Man" bridge. The cottage was neat and tidy. The bedrooms reasonable size - 2 double bedrooms & a twin single room. Heating works well. Make sure you take your food with you. The closest shopping is Oughterard (about 7km). Mary provided teas, sugar, salt & pepper, dishwashing liquid, toilet paper & laundry powder. So if you are travelling & arriving later in the day make sure you at least pick up requirements for your evening meal & breakfast. The scenery is spectacular. Really nice walks. Close to the lake for a bit of paddling for the kids. We were quite amused by the antics of the sheep in the paddock next door. Thanks Mary, we really enjoyed our stay at your place & would recommend it to others.

Margreet User Profile
May 2016
We had a great time in the cottage "Island View". It was really cosy and clean. The view from the cottage is absolutely fabulous! We would love to come again.

Heidi User Profile
April 2016
We loved the cottage! The view was spectacular. The sheep were lovely! The beds were very comfortable and everything was easy with the hosts. We highly recommend this! We would also recommend a rental car, it makes the travelling easier. The village Oughterard had everything nesessary and it was full of kind people and warm pubs.

Oughterard, Ireland · Joined in March 2014
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.

I am a person who enjoys meeting new people and welcoming them to our little corner of Galway and Connemara and making their stay an enjoyable experience. I also enjoy walking and the outdoors.
I have four sons and four grandchildren
I love catching up friends for coffee and a chat, (when time allows).

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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