Whale Harbour Cottage - A Luxury Beach Font Home Rental in Connemara
5 star luxury self cartering rental accommadation does not reach higher levels than those achieved in this unique owner built and designed stone cottage. Luxury rental properties in the west of Ireland & on the wild atlantic way rarely come with such high levels of comfort. Built on a 5 acre site leading to the beaches of Gurteen bay renowned for their turqouise tides & golden sands. This tranqual setting is amazingly only two kilometers from Roundstone village.
Whale Harbour Cottage is located at the foot of Errisbeg mountain where the garden slopes to the shores of Gurteen Bay and the quaint old fishing harbour from which the property derives its name. The property has been in the same family for 2 generations and was rebuilt in 2013 by the current owners. The entire house was built from stone which was sourced from the site on which the house and gardens stand. The owners have a history of 60 plus years visiting the area and their love of the locality is demonstrated in the presention of this exquisite holiday home. A five minute coastal walk from the house takes you to the golden miles of white sandy beaches of Gurteen and Dogs Bay.
The owners have 60 year old childhood memories of the area and guests have spoken of how they wish to make their own special family memories in the property on return visits. Guests have renewed marriage vows nearby and the traditional feel achieved in this modern build lends itself to a warm homely athmosphere regardless of season.
Whale Harbour Cottage is located near the scenic village of Roundstone, Connemara in the west of Ireland. The cottage, owned by Jon & Brenda O'Sullivan, is ideally located as a base to explore Connemara & the rest of Galway. This private exclusive property is located within walking distance from Roundstone. The west of Ireland is renowned for its amazing scenery, stunning beaches and sea views all of which can be enjoyed from this impeccably finished authentic home.
Roundstone is a popular holiday resort in the heart of Connemara surrounded by the beauty of the Galway mountains and seascapes. While there are so many local attractions right on your door step, we provide you with a more detailed overview of what is available locally.
The modern cottage at sunset, where you may relax to the crackling of wooden logs burning in an open fire...
Your base to explore Connemara
Walk, read, swim, dine & relax
Guests who have rented our home have booked their next visit on departure such is the magnetism of cottage, Connemara and Galway area. The owner managed and maintained property is to the highest standard and yet is presented as cozy and homely.
"We walked to the beach which was right outside the house every day, looking for crabs & having our picnic..."
Magical would be an Understatement!
"You could never imagine what this incredible ocean front home has in store for you. It's location is as quaint and tranquil as you can get but what lies nearby will intrigue the most seasoned of explorers. All the while you will cherish every moment as you return back to this gorgeous peaceful retreat. Set aside time to spend exploring Roundstone and the tide pools on your walk over there not to mention one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world.. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner upon arrival and you wont experience generosity and a warmer welcome like this many other places around the world. We feel absolutely blessed to have shared this family Home. This is such a magical and fantastic location.” - Todd 2018
Perfect Getaway for a quiet and relaxing visit to Connemara area in Ireland
"Jon greeted us upon arrival and oriented us very well to the perfect home away from home in beautiful Connemara Ireland. The O'Sullivan's stocked the refrigerator with exactly what we needed to start our week stay at their very quiet and relaxing place. They truly allowed us to feel at home allowing us to use all their appliances, pantry items, wine/beer and access their fantastic property. Their website and pictures are exactly what you will find. The upkeep of the property and grounds are immaculate. If ever we return to the West Coast of Ireland, we would for sure make Roundstone, Whale Harbour Cottage our home. We comfortably fit ourselves, our 13 and 11 year old children and my 76 year old in-laws. Very grateful for their hospitality. ” - Janis 2017
Fantastic Whale Harbour Cottage
"Jon was an excellent host. He took the time to meet us and show us all we needed to know to take great care of their home and to enjoy ourselves. The area and Jon and Brenda's fantastic getaway were everything we expected and more. I highly recommend his gem by the sea. Was excellently built. We had everything we need .... All our cell phones worked great as we had them on the international AT&T and Verizon plans... Used my Verizon note as a mobile hot spot. Used 12 gigs of data in the week we stayed.... Google maps worked great as well. All Jon's tips for exploring were tremendous. Thank you again Jon and Brenda for a restful and exciting slice of heaven! May God richly bless you and all those entrusted to your care." - Edwin 2016
Gorgeous cottage on the Atlantic seafront
"We had a wonderful week in this gorgeous cottage built thoughtfully and tastefully by Jon and Brenda O'Sullivan. Every amenity was there, and the larder and fridges were fully stocked. Jon even left us a roast chicken for our arrival! The Connemara coastline on to which the cottage fronted, is rugged and stunning and daily walks along the coastline was a real treat. The terrain around this area is unique. Good restaurants and cafes can be found in Roundstone and in Clifden, a twenty minute drive away. All in all, a magical week. Thank you so much, Jon and Brenda.” - Lay Choo 2016
Peace of heaven in Ireland's wild Atlantic Coast
"From the first moment Jon and Brenda have been treating us like family, taking care of every detail, making sure we had everything we needed, replying to any questions with so much care. They are an absolutely lovely couple. They even left the fridge full of complementary food and a roasted chicken so we did not have to bother shopping on the first days. And of course, we could sense the love they put into their beautiful cottage from the moment we arrived just by looking into every detail of the house. The house in brand new, the furniture has a beautiful design, the heat works beautifully and you have all the confort from the city but in a place surrounded by wild nature. We could read inside the house while enjoying these amazing views from the sea. You could tell Jon and Brenda love cooking, the have got the most absolutely stunning modern kitchen fully equipped, where we were even tempted to cook as the kitchen design was so convenient and beautiful at the same time. The kids also loved it. We walked to the beach right outside the house every day, looking for crabs, doing picnics etc..and Galway is such a beautiful area to tour around. We absolutely recommend it. Emilia and Inigo Puig de Formentor ” - Emilia 2017
Beautiful Coastal Retreat in Ireland
"We had the pleasure of staying at Jon and Brenda's "Whale Harbour Cottage" in mid-July and it was fantastic! Communication was terrific prior to the trip, Jon met us personally at the home when we arrived and was responsive the couple of times that we had questions during the stay. We had everything (and more) that we needed at our fingertips! The home itself is magnificent! It's an all stone structure built from stone quarried on the lot. The inside is very attractive and there is plenty of space. The setting where the home is located absolutely beautiful with terrific views of a bay off of the Atlantic. The Village of Roundstone is quaint with an abundance of natural beauty. Roundstone is on the west coast of Connemara and close by many other great towns such as Ballyconneely and Clifden. It is also fairly close to Galway. I highly recommend Whale Harbour Cottage for your next trip to Ireland!” - Paul 2016