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Located on the Working Pier

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

With a waterside location in Roundstone Village, The Quay House has one of the finest views in Ireland. Overlooking Roundstone Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, located off the main street, yet in the heart of the village, there is simply no better place in Connemara to spend your holiday. The property boasts 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 doubles and a twin all fitted with goose down duvets and top quality linen. The 2 doubles have uninterrupted views over the bay toward the 12 Bens Mountain Range.

Rebuilt in 2006, the house has oil fired central heating throughout, traditional wooden windows, a fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances including a washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, gas hob, electric oven, an open turf fireplace, wireless broadband, iPod/iPhone docking stations in all bedrooms and satellite television with DVD and surround sound. There is free parking in front of the house.

Fishing rods are provided where you can catch your dinner from the pier in front of the house during the summer. Alternatively you can buy lobsters, crabs and a multitude of fish from the fishermen as they dock in front of the house.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gurteen Bay 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Shannon Airport 160 km, Nearest railway: Galway Railway Station 75 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

For those with kayaks or even their own boat, the Quay House provides a fantastic base for your holiday where you can step outside your front door and into your boat, moored in the shelter of Roundstone Harbour.

Golden sand and crystal clear water can be found at Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay, only 2 km away. These beaches are a mecca for swimming and beach combing during the summer months. Climb Errisbeg mountain behind the village and return for O'Dowd's famous seafood chowder, or locally picked mussels prior to a short stroll down the harbour to the luxury of the Quay House.

The owners live nearby and are at hand should you require anything. They are available to meet you on arrival to ensure that you get settled in.

Roundstone's sheer beauty and diversity of marine life brought marine biologist and TV personality, Monty Halls, during the summer of 2010 to Connemara. See Monty's recommendations on Roundstone here (

The County Galway/County Clare region

Connemara is world renowned for its stunning scenery. This coastal region has miles of beaches and fantastic walks. This is a great area to explore and is a great base for exploring the rest of the west from Clare to Sligo. Nearby Clifden is a vibrant and cultural town, regarded as the Capital of Connemara. Roundstone is located one hours drive from Galway city and Westport. Check out and for more information.


Roundstone village is one of the most sought after areas for holidaying in Connemara. During the summer months of July and August many regular visitors return to enjoy the incredible scenery, great village pubs, restaurants and local traditions.

The Roundstone Regatta takes place every July with traditional Galway Hookers and canvas currach oar racing. Traditional music is held on many nights during the week in the 6 village pubs, where some of the finest seafood is served, fresh from the harbour.

Hiking of the local mountain, Errisbeg, is possible right from the front door. Sea fishing as well as game fishing for Atlantic Salmon at Ballynahinch Castle can all be arranged through the owner.

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12 Nov 2014


"Magical Place"

The Quay House was simply fantastic. The scenery from the bedroom windows is stunning, from the harbour to the Bens to the islands. Our 21 year old told me that he now understands the meaning of �… More

23 Oct 2014



Wonderful house. Every convenience thought of. Incredible view. Food is excellent at local restaurants.Take a trip up to see Joyce's sheepdog demonstration. Worth it just for the scenery on the 5… More

10 Aug 2014


"Une de nos meilleurs adresses. Vraiment parfait"

Nous avons loué de nombreux appartements ou maisons, dans différents pays, et le Quay house de Roundstone est la meilleure maison que nous ayons loué. L'emplacement est parfait. A Roundstone, … More

29 May 2014


"Surely Ireland at it's best?"

We had a fabulous week here, 5 adults easily fitted in and it was nice to have comfy seating in the lounge - so many properties we looked at in Ireland didn't seem to have this. The views were a… More

21 Mar 2014


"Location and Elegance"

My wife and I, accompanied by our two young children stayed here for 3 nights in early February. Despite being literally the only tourists in Roundstone we loved the entire experience! First and forem… More

19 Mar 2014


"Tout Simplement Parfait !"

On ne peut pas rêver mieux ! J'en suis a mon 10ème voyage en Irlande et là je suis resté bluffé . Maison magnifique et spacieuse, meublée avec gout avec tout le confort. Simon le propriéta… More

27 Feb 2014



My parents and I have been to Ireland four times and this is one of my favorite places. It is litteraly just off the harbour and the view from the front room and all the bedrooms is brilliant. You wak… More

26 Feb 2014


"The perfect escape..."

I stayed here for a weekend in February 2014 with a few friends. We couldn't have wished for anything better! The house is ideally located - overlooking the harbour with a stunning view of mounta… More

8 Jan 2014



We have stayed in Roundstone many times but this is the best house we have rented in the village yet. The location on the quayside is ideal with fantastic views over the harbour and mountains beyond … More

11 Nov 2013


"Great Vacation Rental!"

Our party of 4 (3 adults 1 toddler) stayed for a week in Simon's Quay house and couldn't be happier with our experience!The views from the home are amazing! We would watch the fishermen head… More

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Calendar last updated:27 Nov 2014

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