Ronan's Cottage, A haven In kinvara

House - Entire home/apt · Kinvara West, County Galway, Ireland
Your host, Ronan
31 Reviews
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The Space

Welcome to Ronan's Cottage. This 1940's two storey home has been lovingly restored and is 1.2km from the center of the picturesque village of Kinvara . You are very welcome to make full use of the beautifully landscaped garden at the rear. Ask on your arrival as to what veg produce that I may have in abundance for your use. There is a safe footpath and is only 12 minuteswalk from Kinvara village . This is the perfect place for a base for your trip around South Galway and North Clare, close the Aillwee caves, cliff of Moher and Kilmacduagh monestary.

The house is full of character and charm and all rooms are large and spacious. The once small rooms have been restructured and is now open plan.The full house is to be rented out , that includes a kitchen downstairs, living room with wood burning stove ( lots of fuel available for your use). Upstairs large bedroom with double and single bed , bathroom with bath and pumped shower. You may at your choice access the garden via the other part of the guest accomodation where I reside myself . Otherwise your visit is entirely private.
There is no charge for any extra guests but let me know if any extra bedding is needed.
(As you may gather I have 4 Airbnb listings but understand that they are all the same property : that's just the way Airbnb works ! )
There is wired internet connection and wifi.
A child cot is available.

DIRECTIONS; Continue out of Kinvara on the Ballyvaughan road heading west. After 1km there is a Topaz petrol station on the right and then a church, I am the second house on the left after this ( a duplex - semidetached). If you travel by bus then you can request the friendly bus driver to drop you outside the front door as this is a recognised drop-off point .

There are many private tour buses which leave from galway min the mornings. They go through Kinvara on the way to the cliffs of Moher. When you arrive, It can be arranged to join one of these tours from Kinvara.

Getting around


from DUBLIN ; the fastest and cheapest way to Galway city is to take a non-stop Bus from Dublin . Two Private Bus companies " GOBUS" and "CITYLINK" will allow you catch a bus every half hour from George's Quay which is alongside the river in the city centre . These buses start their journey at Dublin Airport which may also be of use to you .

so ... having arrived in Galway city
These Buses arrive into The Coach Station . One block away from here is the public bus station for BUS EIREANN ... from which there are several daily direct buses to Kinvara ( on route 50 to the Cliffs of Moher) ; throughout the entire year there is the 10am service . also all year is the 6pm service but it does not run on Sundays . also all year is the 5pm service which runs from Monday to Friday only but not on public holidays . From 24th June to 25th Aug there are two additional services at 8:40am and 11:30am . From 24th of June to 29th September there is also a 2pm service .......!!!!
For departure times out of Kinvara please consult Bus Eireann route 50 / 423 timetable or ask me when you get here ..

From the Coach Station (in Galway city) operates also "The Galway Tour Company " with departures all year at 10am and 11:30am . Should you decide to avail of this tour then you can also use the journey to arrive or depart from my house . They pass by my house and regularly will pick up or drop off guests at my door on request . I can help make the booking when you arrive here .

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $560 /week
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Everything has been neat and tidy. I've been there with my wife and it has been a quite good place to stay. There was a third bed in the bedroom. The garden outside has been very well for relaxing.
    We've been there for three nights and had a very good time. Thanks a lot.

    June 2014
  • This is the place to stay in Kinvara. Ronan is a great guy and a lot of fun and very generous with his time and home. We had a great stay and are looking forward to going back.

    May 2014
  • Nice little place, perfect for two - a short walk in to Kinvara (which has some decent restaurants & pubs). Good strong wi-fi signal, plenty hot water and firewood for the stove, and a comfy bed. It'(email hidden) and all the better for it.

    April 2014
  • Persona stupenda.. Peccato che siamo rimasti solo 1 notte. Comunque ci ritorneremo sicuramente. Alla prossima.

    September 2013
  • Randall & I stayed one full week at Ronan's Cottage and never had a dull moment. Upon our arrival Ronan graciously invited us to join him & the guests in the other two rentals for pizza for the evening meal. Everyone contributed food & drink & conversation - a memorable evening. Ronan is an on site host who is very helpful with any questions or needs. The wifi was high speed. We spent the week exploring The Burren, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, and playing golf.

    September 2013
  • Ronan was very hospitable and easy to deal with. His home is a refreshing and creative space full of artistic expression which we really appreciated. The two story space was perfect and cozy. Soggy Ireland was no match for the wood stove, and large bathtub which we indulged in. Affordable and had all amenities including laundry machine. we felt at home right when we stepped in.

    August 2013
  • We (a couple about 50 and more) stayed one week in the cottage. O.k. it's not so large like it seems by the pictures, but you have to see Ronans great wood and stone works in and outside the house! It was so cosy and relaxed, that we never wanted to go out in the evening. We spent a very pleasant and happy time in front of the fire, in the garden or baking pizzas in his stone oven. Just relaxing or talking and singing with other people. We hope to come back one time. Thank you Ronan for this great irish experience!

    August 2013
  • Very nice place (email hidden)throom and kitchen facilities are excellent, and beds are really comfy. Also has an amazing scenic backyard for chilling out. Thanks Ronan!

    August 2013
  • Simple apartment. Amazing Garden. Great value.

    August 2013
  • Ronan's place is excellent - and well located about 1 km from Kinvara. Ronan was extremely helpful throughout our stay. Highly recommended.

    July 2013
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I studied Mechanical Engineering but should have gone to Art College !
This is now my second year of Airbnb hosting and It's been a lot of fun .
Hey ,I'm Ronan .I am a creative and energetic person. I am all accepting of other peoples beliefs and quirks! This is my third year as an Airbnb host. So ... My interest in architecture has lead me to travel to places like Greece , Italy and Egypt . This education has inspired much of the garden art, which can be (email hidden). I enjoy wine at the end of the day and I like to cook. I believe in looking at the bright side of life and remaining positive. My dream is finally realized to be able to spend most of my time at home to create a unique living environment. To be totally honest ... I must be a bit crazy... I have all these creative projects that I must complete, .well.... I have designed and built my home to be a peaceful yet imaginative place. I no longer live in the guest house but live in another beautiful home which I am building next door. My aim is to give all my visiting guests as much space and privacy as they need . My " Cottage" listing is not a shared accomadation but has access to the guest house if you wish. My "Guest House" listing includes 2 twin rooms ( double and single beds ) and the treehouse with it's double futon . Kitchen and Living room are shared . So...... understand .... I have 4 listings at the moment but it is all the one property. I have a laundry room with washer and drier. One wash and dry is fine but please make a contribution if you have lots of laundry. Hope you can visit . Ronan
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