Ronan's Guest Room, on the Garden

House - Private room · N, Kinvara West, County Galway, Ireland
Your host, Ronan
49 Reviews
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Welcome to Ronan's airbnb. This beautiful eventful 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 to the Aillwee caves, Cliffs of Moher, Coole Park .
I am 0.8 mile from the village bus stop..but there is a sidewalk all the way....All buses will pick you up from directly outside my house...But for drop off you will need to let the driver know when you get on the bus and then that will be fine also...
In the village there is an outdoor pursuits shop where Mike hires out bikes for 14 euros per day which covers all insurance and safety gear ; lots of interesting and quiet biking routes around here ; either inland to the Burren or out onto remote peninsulas and islands. There is 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 rooms . 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 recognized drop-off point .

This room looks out over a beautiful garden below and the Burren mountains beyond. It has a double and a single bed . The bathroom is on the same floor and has a separate bath as well as shower.

A child cot is available at no extra charge. When the weather allows I like to breakfast and barbeque on the terrace.

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

There are many private tour buses which leave from Galway city in 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: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: €12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: €10
Country: Ireland
City: Kinvara West
Cancellation: Flexible

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Ronans cottage was a really good coice, again. He is a nice friendly host! The area is quite and good decision if you want to spend some time in Galway and at the cliffs of moher! :-)

    June 2014
  • Our stay in Ronan's place was very nice! Ronan is a wonderful host, very nice and open minded. He did everything in order to make us feel comfortable. When my daughter forgot her jacket, he even send it back by post to our address in France! Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • A very pleasant stay with a lot of creatifity in the garden and ronan is a very nice person

    June 2014
  • Staying at Ronan's place was a great way tomstart my first Airbnb-based trip to Ireland. His house and garden are complete self-built. The house and the garden are finished, but it's obvious Ronan's still adding more to his place (like, building another small house in the garden). However the place I stayed and the beautiful garden are fully finished. The room is clean, as well as the bathroom (which you share with one other room). Downstairs it's a bit like a small hostel, with a common kitchen and sitting room. I enjoyed local beer and (not so local) white rum with other guests while we could light the fire in the sitting room.

    June 2014
  • I had a relaxing time. Would recommend staying here to anyone. The host is always in the garden and is currently upgrading the house. One note... I had to leave a day early because there are not enough buses running through the town. Only two per day in the off season. Ronan was nice enough to send someone to pick me up from one town over because my plane arrived after the last bus out.

    May 2014
  • A lovely artistic home with a welcoming host. There's even a bread maker in the kitchen if wanting to make a fresh loaf for the morning.
    N/B this is not a hotel where everything matches but a delightfully creative, artistic, mismatch home. Would happily stay again.
    I did not stay in the treehouse but had a sneaky peek and thought the concept was perfect if you are more camping type of person.
    Amazing sculptures in the garden, and artwork in the house. close proximity to village centre and the castle.

    April 2014
  • We spent our first night in Ireland at Ronan's place ... a pity we were too tired, to enjoy the fire he had lit for us.
    It's really a special place with an extraordinary garden, all reflecting Ronan's enormous creativity. Especially our son liked to explore everything.
    Thank you Ronan for sharing your place, thoughts and ideas with us!

    April 2014
  • Cute cottage with much personality!

    April 2014
  • Nuestra experiencia fue genial. Ronan es un chico muy respetuoso. Respetó nuestra intimidad sin dejar de estar atento a nosotros. La casa también genial para dos personas o más. Se tiene que andar un poco hasta el pueblo pero está bien. Recomiendo ir con coche propio ya que el transporte público es escaso y caro.

    April 2014
  • Ronan is a very kind, smart and open minded person! The communication was great and the room was too. We had a magnificent view to Ronan's beautiful garden and the room was lovely decorated with a lot of effort put into details. In the evening Ronan invited us to have a glass of wine with him, the other guests and a friend who played the guitar and the ukulele for us. We had a lot of fun and I just can recommend staying with Ronan to everyone who wants to make an unforgettable airbnb experience in kinvarra!
    Thanks a mill Ronan! :)

    March 2014
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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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