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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Doolin, The Burren, County Clare

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JunoC9
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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“Lovely”
Reviewed 22 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We were a group of three women 60+, a couple in their 30s, and one 13-month old boy.

Pros:
Maureen is an absolute sweetheart! I didn't get to meet James, but my in-laws did and they said he was very kind. Maureen made us delicious homemade treats and a beautiful card that we keep in our memory book now.

The house was affordable and impeccably clean upon arrival. It's location was serene, green, deliciously quiet and stunning. Plus the neighbors were very kind.

Like the Droneys, everyone we met in Co. Clare are friendly, sweet, knowledgable and proud. We went with no plans (except for the wedding we went to) and went with suggestions by the locals, which worked out beautifully.

Cons...well, sort of...they weren't big deals...they all have "buts":
The refrigerator busted a few days into our stay, but Maureen visited multiple times a day, every day to bring ice and/or take our food to her home to secure in their freezer. We lost a few things to spoilage toward the very end of the trip, but honestly, it wasn't a big deal. The day we left she informed us that they got a new fridge, so guests after us shouldn't have had any problems.

Also a few days into our stay, one of the water heating switches busted, so a couple of us had a cold shower, but the heating switch to the whole house ended up heating the water as well, so that was the end of that. Again, I was informed that this was repaired after we left.

You do need a car to travel to and from this house. But, given that you have the car, the location offers both that quiet, getaway feel AND is centrally located enough to the Clare sites (Doolin: 10-ish min drive, Ennis: 45-ish min drive, Ennistymon: 30-ish min drive, Burren: 30-40-ish min drive depending on what part you're going to, etc).

There is no landline or internet/wifi connection in this house. But again, it wasn't a big deal. I say, "Be on vacation!" The square in Lisdoonvarna has public phones, and The Irish Arms has free wifi for patrons - both barely a 5-min drive from the house.

Con that has nothing to do with the house, but FYI:
There is no ATM anywhere in Lisdoonvarna...the closest ATM is in Ennistymon. This was the biggest pain in the rear, but only because we thought there would be more access to ATMs within the town.

We wanted a break from our daily east coast city living, and Doolin Breeze certainly delivered. Wish we were still there...

Thank you Maureen and James!

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Liked best: Maureen
Liked least: Busted refrigerator
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Deirdre C
Dublin, Ireland
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“Memorable Holiday”
Reviewed 12 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

James and Maureen gave us a great welcome and we were treated like family with sandwiches, homebaking and kettle boiled for when we arrived. Beds were very comfortable and lots of information provided about the surrounding areas to help us throughout our holiday.

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ConcordeE...
Exeter
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“High quality, home from home accommodation in a great location,”
Reviewed 6 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Warmest welcome we've ever experienced, everything within the house was clearly explained.
Furnishings, decor and facilities provided within the house made it very homely and comfortable - a real pleasure to return to each day after exploring the local area.
Ideal base for exploring the coast, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and much, much more.
Regular contact with owners ensured any queries were immediately answered and gave us access to a wealth of local knowledge.
Superb range of local attraction leaflets/brochures provided by the owner

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Liked best: The homely atmosphere of the property
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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Reviewed 2 April 2012 for a stay in May 2010

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Reviewed 18 March 2012 for a stay in May 2007

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