Lisdoonvarna - Co Clare - Burren

House - Private room · Lisdoonvarna, Munster, Ireland

Enjoy a stay in your garden-view room with your own bathroom! It is a modern house with pubs, restaurants and a café in easy walking distance. From here, you can explore the Atlantic coast (10 min drive), the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher & much more!

Your host, Karin
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Enjoy a stay in your garden-view room with your own bathroom! It is a modern house with pubs, restaurants and a café in easy walking distance. From here, you can explore the Atlantic coast (10 min drive), the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher & much more!

The Space

I offer a guest room with its own bathroom.
The room has a single bed, and looks out onto the garden, so it is very quiet at night. The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and showerhead, towels, soap, shower gels, shampoos, tooth paste and hairdryer.

The first two nights are priced as advertised, and every night hereafter would be €20 (or €30 for the period of end of August to beginning of October). The website doesn't let me process this, so let me know if you want to stay longer than 2 nights, and I will change the pricing online so that you can book the room at the discounted rate.

I have a second room which is a bit more basic and smaller, equipped with a comfy big airbed. If there are two of you who want to come and stay with me, feel free to inquire. I won't rent out the second room separately, only to two people who know each other and don't mind sharing the private bathroom.

You can relax in the garden, or watch TV (Sky, Irish channels) with a nice cup of tea - or coffee :-) ...

The house is located in a residential area just off the market square of Lisdoonvarna, a town on the edge of a unique area called the Burren and very close to the Cliffs of Moher.

By car, it's only 10 min. to the sea and Doolin, 40 min. to Ennis, 50 min. to Shannon Airport, and max 1.5 hours to Galway.

If you come by car:
The best way to travel in Ireland (unless you are staying in big cities only) is renting a car. This enables you to discover all the hidden, magical corners of the Emerald Isle. There is no car hire in Lisdoonvarna, best way to get a car is at the arrival airport. Off-street parking around the corner, (motor)bikes can be safely parked in the garden.

Pubs with evening entertainment from traditional to contemporary music, as well as restaurants and cafés are in walking distance.
One of the pubs, the Roadside Tavern, offers their own lager, red ale and stout which are brewed by the owner of the pub in the pub itself! Extremely tasty and definitely worth a tasting. Also, there are traditional music sessions on every night in summer, and contemporary music gigs on Sunday nights. See here for music schedule (you'll have to copy & paste & delete the spaces between the elements of the link, they would not allow me to put up links here): http:// (website hidden)/roadside/asp/page. asp?p= Music% 20at%20the%20Roadside%20Tavern. Well worth going there for the atmosphere and the great food from the award-winning kitchen.

Clare's biggest salmon smokehouse and visitor centre (Burren Smokehouse) is one of the main attractions in town. Local amenities comprise grocery stores and a butcher, a pharmacy, a church, a surgery, a riding stable, local walking guides etc.

The Doolin Caves are only a 5 to 10 min drive away and feature one of the biggest stalactites in the world (6 m long hanging from the cave ceiling!).

Doolin also offers ferry rides to the Aran Islands during the summer months, and along the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Great ideas for a day trip!

Copy and paste the link to see pictures from the west of Ireland and my area, the Burren: http:// (website hidden)/people/kathinka/portfolio/recent

You can have a lovely stroll from my house in the evening to wind down and let the day's memories sink in.

Wifi is available in the house if you bring your own device.

The resident cat is affectionate and docile. He loves any yoghurt but especially the strawberry flavoured one, and is open to bribery.

There is no cash machine (ATM) in Lisdoonvarna, the nearest is in Ennistymon, 15 min. by car south of Lisdoonvarna. So it would be advisable to stock up on money before you get here.

Guest Access

You have access to the kitchen for your breakfast, the living room with TV and DVD player, the garden and of course your own bathroom.

Interaction with Guests

I am living in the house with my cat, so I will be available to help you with questions you might have, or with suggestions for walks, the absolute must-sees of the area etc.
I have also gathered a lot of information about visitor attractions, maps etc. which are available in the guest room.

The Neighborhood

I live in a quiet neighbourhood which is nonetheless very close to the square. Actually you can see it from my house. At the same time, going the other way, there is a lovely valley where you can walk, or reach the sea in just 10 minutes. The world-famous Cliffs of Moher are only a 20 min drive away, and the Burren (an amazing limestone area) are very close, too.
You can also do day trips to the Aran Islands, as the ferries to the islands go from Doolin, a 15 min drive away.

Getting around

Traveling by public transport:
Have a look at websites like (website hidden) for getting from Dublin to Galway, and at the Bus Eireann website for getting from Galway to Lisdoonvarna, if you don't travel by car. The bus stops in Lisdoonvarna at the square, and from there it is only 2 min on foot to my house. There are services going to Ennis/Limerick/Cork and the Galway direction. The Cliffs of Moher and Doolin can be reached by bus.
To organise your public transport, visit (website hidden), a very handy website for that.

Other Things to Note

Bikes - pushbikes or motorbikes - can be parked safely in the garden.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $224 /week
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Karin has a lovely tidy house just steps from central LDV. She was very accommodating and even kept me company during breakfast featuring home baked bread. My room was comfy and clean. LDV is the pure drop in Irish culture.

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 57 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • Karin was a great host, she was there to check me in despite having a busy schedule herself. The place was very easy to find. I loved staying here because it was a good central location to explore The Burren by car. There are a couple of great pubs walking distance away that had good food and music. Her back garden is beautiful as well, a great place for a cup of tea in the morning. I would definitely stay with Karin again.

    June 2014
    Response from Karin:

    Thanks for the good wishes, Kela Ann! Good luck to the US right now - I am watching the match! I hope they win. I hope you had a great holiday and onwards journey!

    June 2014
  • My experience staying with Karin was truly enjoyable. She provided a comfortable room with a twin bed. The bathroom was fresh and clean. In addition, she gave tips on what to see, loaned me a map, and helped with good directions. She was interesting to talk to and I got to eat her homemade goodies for breakfast. A welcoming host, she made me feel at home.

    May 2014
  • Karin was a very good host, always willing to do what she could to accommodate my requests. For example, when I told her that the room was a bit cold, she immediately gave me an electric fan heater. I was overall very happy with my stay in Lisdoonvarna.

    October 2013
  • If you get the opportunity to stay at Karin's it! She is in the heart of lisdoonvarna and within walking distance of the towns adorable & delicious restaurants & pubs. As soon as I walked in, Karin wanted to make sure I felt right at home by showing me where all the necessities were and was graciousness enough to share whatever odds n ends she had leaving you with the "what is mine is yours" sentiment. The Burren & the Cliffs of Moher & the Mineral Spa & the Worlds biggest matchmaking festival are RIGHT there and she provides answers and details to make sure you have the best information to enjoy your stay. I would highly recommend and if you like hikes and photography she is extremely informative in those areas as well. Thx Karin!!

    September 2013
  • The house is very clean and beautiful, full of light. Karin is a descreet and correct host, with a beautiful sweet cat. She's has been gentle: picked me up in Ennis because we could do the same street to go home. And Lisdoonvarna Festival is so funny!

    September 2013
  • I had a wonderful time staying with Karin in Lisdoonvarna! I stayed with her for 10 days and started to feel like a local by the end of my visit. Karin's house is at a perfect location right- 1 block from the main street, the house is very cute and cozy, she makes great bread, she knows a lot about the area, and her cat Ishka is very friendly. Karin was extremely helpful before I arrived and during my visit and she is a great person. I would love to stay with her again if I go back to Lisdoonvarna!

    September 2013
  • I stayed with Karin for four nights in July, 2013. The bedroom was fine and the bed very comfortable. I had my own bathroom which was nice.

    Karin let me store food in her fridge and was very hospitable about use of the kitchen. Unfortunately, I left her fridge door slightly open one night and she was quite gracious about this. It was also helpful to be able to use the iron.

    The location is in the middle of Lisdoonvarna village and easy to walk to shops, restaurants and pubs.

    All in all, a pleasant visit.

    July 2013
  • Es war sehr schön in Karin`s Haus. Ich hatte ein hübsches Zimmer und sogar ein eignes Bad! Alles war sehr sauber, ich konnte mich wie zu Hause fühlen.
    Auch konnte ich jederzeit problemlos die Küche benutzen, und mir jederzeit Kaffee oder Tee zubereiten.
    Karin gab mir gute Vorschläge, was man sich anschauen oder wo man abends hingehen konnte.
    Dadurch habe ich einen sehr netten Pub mit traditionell Irish music gefunden, was mich sehr begeistert hat.
    Karin ist eine nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin.

    September 2012
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I'm originally from Germany and speak German, French and English. I welcome international visitors and have an extensive knowledge of the local area which I'm happy to share with you in any of the above languages! Some of my hobbies are photography and geocaching. Please note that I don't have a phone with internet access, so it might take me a little while to answer, but I will always try to be as quick as possible.
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