Ronan's Guest House, Kinvara Galway

House - Private room · N, Kinvara West, County Galway, Ireland

The Space

Welcome to Ronan's airbnb. This beautiful home is situated 1.2km from the center of the picturesque village of Kinvara and boasts a beautifully landscaped garden . Kinvara is the perfect place base for your trip around South Galway and North Clare; close the Aillwee caves, Cliffs of Moher, Coole Park and Kilmacduagh monestary.
From my house there is a footpath all the way to the village which makes it safe for walking -no problem to get home from the pub if you are out late.
In the village there is an outdoor pursuits shop where Mike hires out bikes for 14euros per day which covers all insurance and safety gear ; lots of interesting and quite biking routes around here ; either inland to the Burrren or out onto remote peninsulas and islands.Lots to see in terms of ancient monuments and natural landscape.
This 1940's home has been welcoming guests for many years. The house is full of character and charm and all rooms are large and spacious. There is a kitchen for your use as well as laundry. I make great coffee for breakfast.

There is wifi internet connection to all room. There is lots of entertainment at the local village or else enjoy the comfort of staying in and sitting by a log fire.
(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 ! )
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 (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 .


ROOM 1 is a private room with a double and single bed , overlooking the garden. Bathroom , with bath and shower is on the same floor .

ROOM 2 is a private room with double and single beds.

ROOM 3 is the treehouse which has double futon .

A child cot is available at no extra charge. When the weather allows I like to breakfast and barbeque on the terrace. I often have friends over to dine and wine especially if we get some warm weather and we can sit outside.

The best way method to contact me is via the Airbnb messages [ not e-mail] also ... once you confirm the booking you will have my cell phone (handy) number ; talk or text

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: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $14
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Fantastic space, within walking distance to town and just beautiful... Ronan was a great host as well. Would recommend and stay again, without question.

    April 2014
  • We loved staying at Ronan's Cottage! Such a unique delightful place with a gorgeous yard. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Ronan and he was very knowledgable about the area and helpful with suggestions and where to go and what to do. Definitely hoping to come back soon!

    March 2014
  • Ronan was a great host and is perfect for anyone who enjoys a bit of fun! He was very helpful as well especially in coordinating travel to and from Galway! He's place is also incredible and the pictures do not do the backyard justice...a hammock, a treehouse and a pond what else could you ask for. I would recommend this place to a group of people looking to see the charming side of Ireland.

    March 2014
  • Great host and very nice place .... I would highly recommend .. It was a bit cold to enjoy the fabulous garden he has .. will go back in summer for BBQ and Garden ...

    March 2014
  • Muy bonitala casa, con todas comodidades posibles, muy limpia, la atención fue muy amable y la casa la tubimos para nosotros solo, todo muy privado.

    March 2014
  • Great place and a wonderful host!

    February 2014
  • Ronan is a great host we stayed in the front part of the house with a private living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. His property is gorgeous with plenty of hot water (yes that matters). All In all I would stay here again in a heart beat and highly recommend you do the same.

    September 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay by Ronan and I can recommened it. Ronan is a nice guy, open-minded and helpfull.He offered us homemade pizza and homemade bread every day. The garden is amazing and the landscape is very beautiful. You can go by bike and discover the landscape and the hills. Thanks for everything!

    September 2013
  • From the first moment we arrived at Ronan's Cottage, we felt right at home. He greeted us warmly and made sure to make a fresh pot of coffee and treat us to some delicious pie! Over our stay, he showed great hospitality, always willing to make us feel comfortable. Not only that, he was also great for conversation during the evenings over a nice bottle of red. If you want a night or two outside of the city, to look at the stars and just get away from it all, come to Ronan's. You won't regret it one bit. Also, if you do, make sure to ask if you can see the oldest man in Ireland.

    August 2013
  • Ronan has a very welcoming house. the room I rented had a beautiful view over the garden. my kids enjoyed to play with the amazing swing.
    He took the time to discuss with me, helped me when I asked him about the area.
    homemade bread for the breakfast is really pleasant !

    August 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 seen at my place. 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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