Spacious House in Connemara Seaside Village
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1450 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Away from it all, Beach, Village|
Description from the owner
Welcome to "Red Sails", set in an idyllic position in the seaside village of Carna, 50 miles west of Galway City.
Our holiday home is located amidst the wild splendour of Connemara. Carna is situated at the head of Iorras Aintheach Penninsula and is an ideal place from which to explore this vast area of rocky hills, lakes, endless shorelines with fine sandy beaches and islands.
There are 4 bedrooms(2 doubles & 2 twin) sleeping a max. of 9 people. There is a fully enclosed rear garden with outdoor furniture. Facilities include TV with satelite, DVD, CD, Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer. We have le...Read more
Spacious House in Connemara Seaside Village
Carna, County Galway, Ireland
Additional Location Information
Carna is a small area in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, located on the country's west coast in the heart of the Gaeltacht and about 50 km west of Galway city.
The National University of Ireland, Galway, has an Irish-language and educational centre (Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim) in Carna. It also operates a marine biology station in Maínis and an atmospheric research station at Mace Head, Carna, which is run by the university's experimental physics department.
Carna is in a strong Gaeltacht region, so most of the people speak Irish at home. The population is almost totally (96 per cent - 2006) bilingual with English being the second language spoken.
Off the coast of Mace Head in the parish of Carna, is Oileán Mhic Dara (Mac Dara's Island). This is the location of a stone-built early Christian church and the cross of Saint Mac Dara, who is the Patron Saint of fishermen and sailors in the area. There is a pilgrimage to the Island once a year on 16 July followed by a race of traditional boats.
Another archaeological gem in the area is a standing stone on Lake Scannive / Loch na Scainimhe, which can still be seen.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$132||$132||$397 - $861||$0||3 nights|
|Sep. 1 2012 - Sep. 29 2012||-||-||$464||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 29 2012 - Dec. 22 2012||$113||$132||$397||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 22 2012 - Dec. 29 2012
|Dec. 29 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
|Jan. 5 2013 - Mar. 23 2013
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|Mar. 23 2013 - Apr. 6 2013
|Apr. 6 2013 - Jun. 29 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013
|Sep. 28 2013 - Nov. 2 2013||-||-||$437||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 2 2013 - Dec. 21 2013
|All Other Dates||$132||$132||$464||-||3 nights|
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- Additional guests - $13 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 4 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Tarrif is for 4 guests or less. Each additional guest is €10 per week , to a maximum of 9 guests.
Example: May 25th 2013, 4 guests €350, 5 guests €360, 7 guests €380, 9 guests €400
Oil Central Heating...Meter reading on arrival and departure
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great House and Brilliant Base to explore the local area
We were a party of 8 (3 adults and 5 children ranging in age from 7 to 13) and stayed in Red Sails for a week in april. The house was very spacious and had everything you would need for a self catering holiday. It was in a great location and we were within driving distance to many great places to visit. During our stay we went to the aran Islands, Clifton, Connemara National Park and Kylemore abbey during. We also visited some lovely beaches. It is also within walking distance of the local hotel where we got lovely food at good prices. I would definetely recommend this house and hopefully will be back again in the future. Deirdre & Co
Wonderful stay at Red Sails!
I just can't say enough about Red Sails! Ann has added the extras to make you feel so welcome. It certainly was a home away from home. We were so comfortable and Carna is a beautiful seaside village to relax in after a long day of sightseeing. Bb, the caretaker was a lovely person,enjoyed meeting her. We have done the B&B;'s and hotels on prior trips...first time with self-catering house and loved it.
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Great house, perfect location
We visited the west coast of Ireland to celebrate 40 years of marriage, accompanied by our great friends from Wisconsin USA. 'Red Sails' more than lived up to our expectations from the website description. We were met shortly after arrival by Bibi, the local contact and her husband. They were extremely helpful, a fund of local knowledge and soon talked us through the few practical 'need to know' elements of the house. It was reassuring to know they were nearby and contactable should we experience any difficulties, but thankfully we had no further need to call on them. The house is deceptively spacious and very well appointed. The kitchen is modern and well equipped as is the utility room. Given the vagaries of the Irish weather, it was useful to have a drier! The large living/dining room has an open fireplace and there was a supply of peat logs and firelighters waiting for us. The TV has satellite with UK programmes as well as the local stations. The two en suite double bedrooms have comfortable king sized beds and excellent showers. There are two further twin bedrooms. It is only a few minutes walk to the waterside, but sandy bathing beaches are a short drive away. Carna is perfectly located between Galway, definitely worth a visit, and the beautiful Connemara National Park. A day trip to the Aran Islands was particularly enjoyable. The village has three shops and a couple of pubs, sufficient to fulfil all our needs. The Carna Bay hotel is close by and offers a bar and restaurant, while one of the pubs serves adequate pub grub. There is a useful file of information at 'Red Sails', local maps, directions to beaches and local walks, and the comments of previous guests are interesting and informative. Above all, the house feels like a home with many imaginative touches to the decor. I would thoroughly recommend 'Red Sails' as a superb base from which to explore the delights of Connemara.
A perfect home base for our vacation
Lots of "little" touches made this house a perfect base for our vacation. It felt like home from the minute we walked in. Very well kept - spotlessly clean - very comfortable. Multiple bathrooms were appreciated with 6 of us staying there. Modern kitchen along with clothes washer and drier made things very easy for us. Quiet neighborhood - easy walk to grocery store, handy to beaches, and a couple of friendly pubs just up the road.
Beautifully rugged area - scenery just begging to be photographed. And if you are a history nut like us, check out the many small but intriguing ancient sites all around Carna - a number of crannogs, for example. Also within an easy drive of the more obvious medieval sites - tower houses, abbey ruins, etc - around Loch Corrib.
It's always a gamble when one rents sight unseen, but this house more than met our expectations. We highly recommend it and hope to make a return visit.