Westport Seashore Clew Bay View

House - Private room · Carrowcally, Carraholly, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Your host, Elizabeth
33 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Modern, architect-designed house, (designed to resemble a small cluster of traditional houses and to blend with the landscape). Bright & airy 3-bedroom house; There is one double bedroom available. Easy access to shore..., only a few yards from the house. Adjacent bathroon, w power-shower. Wifi, TV, ample parking. Stays of over one week's duration by special arrangement only..

Stunning views, almost 360 degrees..Facing south across the waters of Clew Bay to Croagh Patrick, south-west to Old Head and further west to Clare Island; Right on the shore of Clew Bay, sea-swimming directly from the house. Soft-pebbly beach. Horse-riding stables within half a mile. Golf & rugy clubs 1 mile away; Sailing Club 2 miles away. Weekly racing, skippers often looking for crew. Wonderful walking trails, and a wide variety of cycle paths right on the doorstep. Westport's famous Greenway only 5 Km away, towards town.. Cycle from the house or from Westport all the way to Achill on a cycle path!

Westport was recently awarded accolade of "Best Place to Live in Ireland". Perfect location for exploring North and South Mayo & Connemara. Ideal for those attending outdoor challenge events, eg Gaelforce West, Sea2Summit , etc. Eventeers welcome!

Westport town only 7 Km away. Best town in Ireland for family shops of character, variety and quality; high quality, reasonably-priced restaurants and cafes. Farm produce at weekly market. Excellent pubs, with lots of music, traditional and all varieties.The most famous Westport pub is probably Matt Molloy's, (of Chieftains fame). Or have a wonderful day in Westport House! Lots of indoor activities, including the Leisure Centre and the cinema.. All in all, the perfect place to stay!

Guest Access

Apart from the bedroom and adjacent bathroom, which is for guests' exclusive use, guests will have access to the kitchen / dining area, plus a small middle area or "sun-room".. most guests like to leave the house in the morning and return in the evening...and often to head out for a meal, or a music session a little later.. access to the sun -room is available for short--periods, but not really for day-long or other long periods... the house is too open-plan for that to work well..

Interaction with Guests

I hope I am friendly and helpful, and I have been told that I am, which is nice...and I definitely like to have some conversation with guests, but I have learned that it is not possible to be totally personally available for long conversations with all guests only because that is impossible to sustain..
If guests are using the kitchen, I like for us all to arrange times when we would like to cook.. so that guests have the kitchen to themselves for their meal and, either before or after that, I can cook separately in my own time as well..

Other Things to Note

Given enough notice, I can arrange art classes for groups of eight to ten people.. and can sort out accommodation for all.. two people in my double room and others elsewhere locally.. Classes will be given by well-known artist Breda Burns.. a great artist and a great teacher.. I know, because I've been at her (beginner!) classes!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $561 /week
Monthly Price: $1472 /month
Cleaning Fee: $17
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • very warm nice atmosphere
    a peaceful place
    Thanks Elisabeth

    June 2014
  • Elizabeth has a beautiful home in a secluded location on the water. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the room was light filled. There are 2 windows near the head of the bed that don't have any shutters, so you're able to watch the sun go down as well as come up, which is pretty special.

    It was a little bit difficult to get to, but Elizabeth did her best to help us out with directions.

    Breakfast was waiting for us when we woke the next day and the choices were great.

    June 2014
    Response from Elizabeth:

    Thanks, Anne.. It was lovely to have you both as guests..Ye are welcome back any time! :) E

    June 2014
  • Beautiful house in a stunning remote location. Elizabeth was very friendly and accommodating.

    June 2014
  • Super location, rook....what a view !
    Elisabeth most helpful and friendly, can't wait to go back !

    June 2014
  • Also - das Haus von Liz und die Lage - einfach sensationell. Liz war eine perfekte Gastgeberin und organisierte uns ein perfektes Abendessen am Port an Mar - eine echt tolle Adresse. Wir waren leider nur 1 Nacht da. Schade im nachhinein - nächstes Mal gerne länger.
    Unbedingt buchen - Highly recommended: Book it - when going to Westport!!! :-)

    May 2014
    Response from Elizabeth:

    I would be delighted to have you back as guests.. any time..(just a wee detail.. I like to be called Elizabeth/ Libby/Libba/ E/ Lisbeth..etc.,.. in fact, almost anything rather than the L.. word! No logical reason but I come out in a rash when Im called the L.. word! :) Just letting you know for next time..:) Elizabeth

    May 2014
  • Stunning views in a gorgeous house. I very much enjoyed the informality of Elizabeth's hosting style also

    May 2014
    Response from Elizabeth:

    Hi Declan, thanks for your excellent review.. It was lovely to meet you both.. I used to leave out more cereal options, but they just went to waste.. the ones I leave out now are the ones that people seemed to want.. if I had known there are cereals you would have preferred, I would certainly have got them in.. maybe next time? :) Elizabeth

    May 2014
  • A beautiful place and beautiful area
    Thanks for everything
    Christian & Sylvain

    May 2014
  • magnifique endroit ...goût, charme, silence.
    Très bon accueil et conseils

    May 2014
  • Elizabeth is very nice and understanding person, especially when our kid was crying loudly one night. Despite it's very hard to find the house because of its remote location, Elizabeth drove out to help us find way to her place. As for the house, it's very tidy, with spacious kitchen. The sleeping room was not very large, but definitely big enough even for 2 + 1 small child.

    April 2014
    Response from Elizabeth:

    Hi Greg.. It was a pleasure to host you both and your lovely son..the house is actually on a straight road out on the Golf Course Road; the directions given on the listing are pretty accurate, though after a long journey, like ye had, and without the directions or my mobile number, it mustn't have been easy. You're welcome back any time.. Elizabeth

    April 2014
  • It's a wonderful house with an amazing view!
    Elizabeth is such a nice person and is very helpful.
    We felt very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay.
    We can definitely recommend it!

    April 2014
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Hi. I'm looking forward to having you to stay as a guest, but I'm not mad about too much sharing of personal information online.. I will certainly make you very welcome, and will try to make your stay in the Westport area a really memorable one.. I love all kinds of music, and really enjoy live gigs.. some of the recent gigs I was at were Ane Brun .. fantastic.., Dave Liebman, jazz saxophonist; both gigs were in Whelan's in Dublin. I was at Electric Picnic twice in the past four years, and Keith Jarrett earlier this year; I've seen Radiohead four times .. my favourite band, well,.. apart from Sigur Ros and Elbow, that is! A Motto? well., how about "the only reason we are here is to connect with other people"? or "the day I grow up is the day I know Im dead.."? See you soon!
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