Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage

Roundstone, Ireland

Whale Harbour Cottage

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Whale Harbour Cottage is located in the scenic Roundstone area in the west of Ireland. This stunning cottage is ideally located as a base to explore Connemara & the rest of Galway.

The property is built on a 5 acre site leading to the beaches of Gurteen bay famous for their turqouise tides & golden sands. This tranquil setting is only two kilometers away from Roundstone village.

Whale Harbour Cottage is comprised of a stunning and fully equipped kitchen with centre island, a generous sitting-room with an owner designed fireplace ideal for relaxing, a reading room with unparalleled views over Whale Harbour to Gurteen Bay and three en-suite bedrooms.

The outdoor area feature a large raised deck and patio perfect for al fresco dining and picnics.

There is also a stable block for horse and pony accommodation (extra cost will apply).

***Extra services at an extra cost can be arrange upon request***

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 two 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 over 50 years visiting the area and their love for the locality is demonstrated in the presention of this exquisite holiday home.

We have recently had some drone footage taken, please click on the link below to give you a sense of this very special home:

Please note:
- WIFI is provided but limited to 20GB. Additional bundles can be purchased at €35 per 20 GB. Due to the mountainous area, the best speed and reliability being available on a pre pay dongle system as installed. This system can be monitored and fed as required with guests permission.
- There is a late check in fee of €120 for arrivals after 4 pm.

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Property Details


Single Family Home with 2 levels
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2500 square feet


King, Queen, and Twin
6 guests maximum

Nearest airport

Galway Airport - GWY
1 hour by car

Property View

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.

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Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Equestrian
  • Fish
  • Golf
  • Hike
  • Watersports
  • Connemara Championship Golf Links
  • Errislanan Manor Riding
  • Salmon and Sea Trout at Ballynahinch Castle.

Places of Interest

  • Connemara National Park
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Ballinahinch Castle
  • Killary Harbour
  • Twelve Bens Mountains


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.”

ToddJune 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. ”

JanisJune 2017

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 ”

EmiliaMay 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. : )”

EdwinAugust 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 Coonemara 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 ChooAugust 2016

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 Coonemara 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!”

PaulJuly 2016
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