Edward Y., Seal Beach
20 Oct 2021
"She said they came from Clare"
Although we have been visiting Ireland for nearly 25 years, because we have friends in Mayo that is where we concentrated our stays. However, this time we decided to give Clare a try. Boy, are we glad we did. Firstly, the owners are easy to communicate with and have a wealth of knowledge (their check-in packet was among the most complete I have ever received). The house is in a wonderful location with an incredible sea view from many windows. Interior is spacious, the kitchen well-equipped (we cooked many meals) and the living areas wonderful. While the sun shines we stayed toward the ocean view, after sunset we sat in front of the fireplace; it works/draws really well. Go to the Caher Valley Garden Tour, there is a brochure by the telephone. Take the walk with Tony Kirby in the Burren. He does not disappoint. Go to the Doolin cave. Wow. As we were there in October, a lot of restaurants were closed. During the off-season many places only serve on Friday-Saturday-Sunday. You are not in a touristy town like Doolin (which we loved). O'Donohue's Pub (within walking distance) gives a real local flavor. Do we recommend this property? Well, we are already booked for January of next year. Go!