Seaview from Front bedroom and dining area. A small grass path leads from the garden directly to the  beach. Living room with open door to bathroom
Overlooking beach at Ballymoney
Hosted by Paul
Paul is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Coastguard Station built in 1875, a listed building with magnificent views of the coast below and Tara Hill to the northwest. Lovingly cared for terraced lawns lead down to the first beach. This is the cosy middle section of the Coastguard Station.

The space

Built in the 19th century to keep an eye on the Wexford coast northward to Kilmichael and south to Cahore, house number 4 has been carefully modernized and still retains special charm. The wood stove heats the house when required, the bunkhouse has no heating.

Guest access

Car parking well off the road and very close to the house. Bikes, Kayaks or canoes can be arranged.

Interaction with guests

I live very near by, so guests can make contact anytime and get advice or assistance.

Other things to note

The ideal seasons to rent this property are late Spring, Summer and early Autumn.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The Coastguard Station is a collection of small holiday homes, all family owned. Guests must respect their neighbors. Pets only with prior agreement and no smoking in the house.


13 Reviews

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Bridget User Profile
April 2015
I was looking for a quiet place at the beach for a week in Ireland and chose this quaint cottage in Ballymoney! My stay was very relaxing, nice walks on the beach, a cute coffee shop within walking distance too. I didn't have a car and was so grateful to Paul for picking me up in Gorey when I arrived on the bus after flying all night from the states . I was so jet lagged and he made sure I had everything I needed including some nice groceries to get me going! I had a nice wood stove to keep me warm, although I found out I'm not to good with a fire!! Paul also took me to town the next day to do some grocery shopping. The local people on the beach were also so friendly and always with a story to share. I really enjoyed my time here and would recommend Ballymoney Beach for a lovely holiday!! Thank you for everything Paul!! Bridget
Paul User Profile
Response from Paul:
It was great to meet Bridget and have so many interesting conversations. A Brave lady as Ballymoney can be sunny by day but cold at night in the Coastguard Station. I hope Bridget will keep in touch and let me know where her travels take her (maybe back to Ballymoney again?)
April 2015

Harry User Profile
September 2017
Paul’s place is a jewel. Situated in a idyllic holiday colony in romantic Ballymoney, beside the sea and wonderful beaches, and beautiful walkways. Near the market town of Gorey (10 euro by taxi). The House has everything you need, including a wood burning stove. We were 2 couples and the house fitted us comfortably. Paul is easy to deal with, friendly, and available when you need. I would warmly recommend Paul’s house, and hope to visit there again.

Deirdre User Profile
July 2017
We truly loved our stay at No. 4. Not really knowing much about our destination, we felt we'd hit the jackpot with Ballymoney! The cottage and location, right beside the beach, are the stuff dreams are made of. You should note that there are 2 bedrooms in the main house. The third is in 'the bunkhouse'. We really appreciated Paul's wonderful welcome gifts, offers of help throughout our stay - especially with a wash for little ones' clothes - and invitation to return. This is what Airbnb's all about!

Ronan User Profile
July 2017
Paul was fantastic and so was our holiday!

Catherine User Profile
August 2016
This lovely coastguard cottage was a sunny breath of fresh air. The open sash windows letting in the sea breeze to always remind you how close we were to the beach. Quaint and tastefully decorated, with a half front door where neighbour dogs would come say hello to mine. We had everything we needed, and beach towels were left for us. On arrival fresh breads, fruit and other staples were supplied which was very welcoming. Paul was in contact with us during our time to check we were comfortable. He is a very nice, kind and accommodating man, who I felt wanted us to have a lovely time. We enjoyed every moment of our holiday and look forward to returning.

Martina User Profile
January 2016
The Coastguard Station was the perfect home away from home for us. The building has an old charm to it and sits a little higher than the surrounding land. Inside it's spacious and rustic with lots of lovely details. Beautiful bedroom, wooden floors, rugs, cast iron stove, kitchen with everything you need to cook. It has a wonderful lived-in feel to it, just start the fire and get cozy on the sofa, read a book with the waves as background music. From the back door you can hear the waves and a couple of paces across the yard brings you out onto the coastal path with views of the sea and coastland. From the dinner table you can see across the gardens and onto the ocean. The area is relaxed and very easy to make it your own with a small shop twenty minutes walk down the road for any basics you'll need. Paul made us feel very welcome, was on call for whatever we needed, perfect host really! Had a great winter holiday, looking forward to coming back. Martina and Samuel

Nicola User Profile
August 2015
A Beautiful Cottage in a magical location! Book with out hesitation! As we drove up the lane we new we had arrived in airbnb heaven! We were greeted by a stunning row of coast guard cottages steeped in history with fine rolling lawns sweeping down to the sea! We hit the jackpot! Paul was a true gentleman showing us around. The cottage is perfectly formed with a light filled double room and a twin with breath taking sea views! It has an extra bunk house that was just perfect for our teenage daughter! The house is well stocked with essentials and Paul very kindly gifted us with a welcome pack of milk, juice, fruit, bread and cereal. Lots of towels and the bed linen was fresh, crisp and luxurious! The cottage is tastefully decorated with an artistic flare. So much so there were items I would have loved to buy and bring home with me! It really is a very special place! There is a dreamy private grassy lane that leads to the beach from the back of the cottages.... It's pure magic! We loved our time there and we will be back again and again! It's the stuff that magical childhood memories are made off! A true gem! I love Airbnb!
Paul User Profile
Response from Paul:
Just what we want to read! I am delighted you got so much enjoyment from your holiday in the coastguard station and very much look forward to your return. Paul
August 2015

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My wife and I enjoy growing our own vegetables, collecting our own oysters and mussels in Bannow Bay, swimming, long walks, gardening, traveling and good debate. We love our children and our grand-children. We love to travel, visit friends and have friends over. We also lov…
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