That's us in the centre.Master bedroom with ensuite
Secluded Seaside Serenity, Wicklow.
Hosted by Michael
Michael is the host.
4 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
4 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Definitely a country setting, you'll only hear the birds in the hedge and the sea breaking onto the beach across the road. If the weather suits, the deck is the place to be, if a little inclement the conservatory seems to be next best place!

The space

Welcome to my fully renovated bungalow, which is nestled beside the dunes and overlooking the peaceful Irish Sea.

The property benefits from Wifi, satellite TV and a landline telephone. There is an automated gate, hedge and fences surrounding the beautiful 3/4 acre lot.

There is a large sheltered deck off the conservatory and the beach is accessible through the dunes, just across the road. The house is a ten minute drive to both Arklow and Wicklow towns, with all they have to offer; pubs, restaurants, some fine dining and all your shopping needs.

The European Golf Club is just down the road, with a dozen more courses within a 20 minute drive.

If you enjoy outdoor pursuits then you will love the area; there is hiking, hill walking, horseback riding, and of course beach-combing in the area. Access to the beach is just across the road.

County Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, is nestled on the east coast. Covering an area of 782 square miles, Wicklow has a dramatic landscape of rugged hinterland mountains sweeping down to a golden coastline of cliffs and sandy beaches. The unspoiled countryside in Wicklow has several world class golf courses, the most famous of which is Druids Glen Golf and Country Club - host to the Irish Open Championship from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The rivers and lakes in County Wicklow provide excellent coarse fishing and game angling. Sea angling is available off the coast.

Interaction with guests

You will have the place completely to yourselves, if you have a long stay Michael might pop in to cut the grass. We are just a phone call away though using the landline in the house. Our numbers will be provided.


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Security Deposit $303
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM

Sorry, no smoking is allowed in the house, of course you have 3/4 of an acre to walk about as you puff. Also, sorry, no pets. We love animals but are concerned about our own kid's and future guest's allergies.
Please feel free to wander and picnic in the dunes, avoiding any fenced areas and kindly leave only footprints. It is a protected wildlife habitat area. And take all your garbage with you, there is a bin for it in the garage.
Please use the screen in front of the fireplace at all times to prevent sparks from flying.
If you wish to leave the French doors off the conservatory open please use the latches provided to prevent them from swinging in the wind.
Kindly keep our gates closed at all times to prevent wandering livestock from visiting, our grass and hedges appear very succulent to them. Sheep, cattle and horses are often moved from field to field using our road. Horse drawn carts are also a common occurrence.
Please, no sitting on or hanging from the railings on the deck, while they are safe and secure, they may not stand up to much rough-housing.


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

3 nights minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Kevin User Profile
August 2017
Driftwood is, in a word, spectacular. From the views of the Irish Sea to the comfortable beds, fantastic kitchen and gated yard, this was one of our favorite places ever on AIRBNB. Jane met is with the keys and instructions, the house was stocked with all the basics, I could of not asked for more.. We recommend the Bay Cafe for breakfast (4 mins down the road) and Jack Whites Inn for dinner.. (we ate there every night) Hope to return some day...
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thanks Kevin, you're welcome back any time.
August 2017

Jess Bodie User Profile
July 2016
Our stay at Michael's place was as expected. Beautiful home, patio, yard, and view. The beach and park lands across the street are fantastic.

Kendall User Profile
June 2016
The host canceled this reservation 104 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

A.J. User Profile
June 2016
The perfect place to relax and unwind! Truly spectacular views!
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thanks Aj, you're welcome back anytime.
June 2016

Majella User Profile
October 2015
Such a beautiful home, such a magical location. The perfect getaway and retreat! Jane was so helpful and a joy to meet! Had such a fantastic stay.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thanks Majella, you were wonderful guests, we hope to see you again sometime.
October 2015

Maureen User Profile
July 2015
We were made to feel very welcome. Host met us as planned with key to their home and gave us clear directions regarding driving there. Description of property was accurate. Location was as depicted . Really appreciated firewood provided to make a fire in this charming fireplace. Lovely flowers to look at from windows and deck. Plenty of room to enjoy. Loved having two bathrooms! All communications were easy, prompt and very friendly as well as helpful.

Meinke & Leon User Profile
July 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at Driftwood. The house was comfortable and had all that was needed for a relaxing time. We especially enjoyed the garden and the sun room. All communication with Jane and Michael was smooth and they were very welcoming.

Dublin, IrelandJoined in March 2012
Michael User Profile

We are a family of four, my son and I were born in Canada and my wife and daughter were born in Dublin. I am an airline captain, so travel extensively. My wife is a retired air hostess. Having lived and worked abroad, we cherish our getaway place by the sea. The kids attend school in Dublin, so the place is free much of the time. Since our lives are a mash-up of Canadian and Irish traditions and perspectives, we are respectfully irreverent. We delight in sharing the things to do and see in and around the county. While letting on a private basis, we had a little girl who celebrated her first 7 birthdays in our home as her family returned each summer for a fortnight! Alas, the family has since grown too big for our place.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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