23 Customer Review(s)
“A true home from home experience.”
Our expectations were truly exceeded; amazing views, warm comfortable home with every accessory you could wish for even down to chromecast available and milk in the fridge and chocolate biscuits. Owners Patrick and Eilis were warm and welcoming and provided lots of info on the area. This is a true gem. Highly recommended.
Our expectations were truly exceeded; amazing views, warm comfortable home with every accessory you could wish for even down to chromecast available and milk in the fridge and chocolate biscuits. Owners Patrick and Eilis were warm and welcoming and provided lots of info on the area. This is a true gem. Highly recommended.- Mr O Connor, September 2020
“We had a really enjoyable holiday in Clare and in the Marino cottage.”
I would highly recommend this cottage. I have been staying in self catering accommodation for years and this one was the most well equipped and homely of any one I have stayed in before. It really did feel like a home away from home. The owners were so friendly and welcoming and the kids just loved the dog! It was a very short drive into Lahinch where we went every day. We were able to come home in the evening and make a home cooked meal and we found that anything we had forgotten was already there. Thank you so much for having us stay in your lovely home.- Mr Fanning, August 2020
“The property was clean and very comfortable, with lovely views out to the Inagh estuary.”
Patrick and Eilis were welcoming hosts - not intrusive, but ready to help whenever needed. A malfunctioning washing machine was replaced within 36 hours. The kitchen was pretty well-equipped: we don't expect every knife to be diamond-sharp or every pan to be perfectly non-stick, but we had everything we needed to put together some decent meals. Ample supplies of toilet tissue, cling-film, kitchen towel, etc. The wi-fi was generally fine downstairs, not so reliable upstairs. Buster the dog is available for garden playtime whenever: indeed, he will sit outside the French doors waiting for you. The property is in a great location for exploring County Clare - northwards to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, south down to Loop Head. We had a fun time surfing at Lahinch and navigating the links at the nearby Pitch and Putt. The Anchor Inn and Joseph McHugh's - a short walk away in Liscannor - both serve good food. We used Fitzpatrick's in Ennistimon (about ten mins drive) for our groceries: it had pretty much everything we needed. The weather could have been better, or at least more reliable, but on the whole we had a really nice stay.- Prof Oliver, August 2019
“This was a home from home.”
It had everything we needed so we cooked in many nights and relaxed. It was spotless and had all required cutlery and cooking utensils etc. and washing machine, Dryer, Dish washer. The upstairs bedroom area and ensuite bathroom meant our teenage daughter had her own space which she adored. She also had a fabulous view of the sea through the circular window.It was only a few minutes walk from Liscannor village and pubs and restaurants but also blissfully quite. It is also only 5 minutes drive from both Lahinch and Enistymon. We couldn't rate it high enough and the owners were lovely and so helpful with advice on where to go and where to eat. We will definitely be back.- Mr Neville, August 2019
“AFTER LAST YEAR, WE CAME BACK FROM FLORIDA FOR ANOTHER WEEK.”
THE HOME & FACILITIES ARE LOVELY & TO A HIGH STANDARD. FANTASTIC VIEW THROUGH THE WINDOW WALL, LOOKING ONTO THE BAY ACROSS THE LAWN & GRASSES + A BONUS VISIT EACH AM & EARLY PM OF A YOUNG MALE PHEASANT!!. SO PEACEFUL & RELAXING. MY HUSBAND DROVE ME TO THE PIER MANY DAYS, WHERE I SKETCHED THE OLD COASTGUARD STATION HOUSE,STACKED STONE WALLS, BUILDINGS, & MANY SMALL BOATS, WHILE HE HIKED. EASY DAY TRIPS PAST THE CLIFFS OF MOHR TO DOOLIN & THE BURREN. HOPE TO RETURN FOR ANOTHER WEEK NEXT YEAR .- Mrs Kuhn, May 2019
“The pre-stay communication was very good with handy reminders.”
The telephone accessibility for on-the-day questions, especially regarding exact address and access, was very good, friendly, accessible. The owner was flexible with our (very) late arrival as we navigated Irish roads in the dark. Everything was lovely and we definitely recommend Marino to future guests.- Mr Bok, April 2019
“This is a very lovely, modern cottage.”
The views are great and it's just a few minute drive to the town of Liscannor. The town has some great bars, shops and restaurants with some really great food! Larger towns are an easy drive as well. The Cliffs of Moher are about a 10 minute drive as well. We would definitely stay here again!- Ms Connell, April 2019
Felt like home the moment we walked in. Owner in B and B next door was very nice. Good welcome from Buster the dog everytime we returned home. Would highly recommend this accommodation.- Mrs Shortall, September 2018
“Fantastic house, lovely dog!”
! And very friendly owners. The accommodation was amazing, comfortable, clean, bright, great location........the whole holiday was super. We will definitely be back!- Mrs Tiernan, August 2018
“The house is placed beautifully near to Moher Cliffs.”
The owners were very helpful, without being intrusiv. In the house we found everything that is neccessary for a relaxing holiday. You really can calm down here! The cottage is furnished very tastefully. Really one of the best houses we ever visited.- Mr Uthoff, August 2018
Lovely accommodation adjoining the owners home. Owners were very friendly and helpful in advising places to visit. They have a playful springer spaniel that my son loved playing fetch with. The house is in a beautiful spot, loved waking up to the amazing views from the round window or just sitting on an evening looking out to sea. If you’re into surfing there is a great beach just a couple of miles down the road (Lahinch), also right next to the Cliffs of Moher and a short drive to Doolin where you can take a trip to the Aran islands. We really enjoyed our week here, even with a few days of rain!- ChuckieEngland, August 2018
“Lovely accommodation with the most amazing views.”
Owners were friendly and made you feel very welcome. Beautiful area with a brilliant surfing beach just down the road.- Waugh, July 2018
“We had a fantastic holiday.”
Location was excellent and the house was superb. Couldnt fault it in anyway. Spacious, clean , fully equipped, amazing views and owners were very friendly and helpful. Perfect for anyone wanting to explore Clare- Miss Orr, June 2018
“We have just returned from a fabulous two week stay at Marino.”
Patrick, the owner, was there to greet us on our arrival and he and his wife were so friendly and kind. Another very important member of their family is Buster, their beautiful and very affectionate spaniel. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The view from the lounge patio doors was simply breathtaking over the bay and beach at Lahinch. A trip to Innis Orr is highly recommended for walking and stunning scenery- we went twice. We enjoyed many walks in this beautiful part of Ireland and the Cliffs of Moher are amazing. A great place to eat is the Stonecutters Kitchen near Doolin.- Mr Shiell, June 2018
“Enjoyed the peace and tranquility, and the hospitality of our charming hosts.”
Very highly recommend. The value of this sort of holiday is that it allows us to absorb new areas rather than just visit them.- Rev Smith, June 2018
“Lovely location outside small village, perched above bay with nothing to block the view through the ground floor wall of windows.”
Upstairs was a cozy gem as pictured. Short walk into village with friendly pubs. We did use larger grocery stores in Ennistimon for provisions.- Mrs Kuhn, May 2018
Very high quality accommodation kept spotlessly clean by hosts Pat & Eilis. Great as a touring centre for Clare and beyond - we visited Galway city twice during our week long stay over Easter. Great to have Netflix to fall back on during the occasional rain shower. WIFI was pretty good too.- John D, April 2018
“Very nice cottage with a gorgeous view”
We were greeted by the landlord, Patrick, on our arrival and immediately felt at home. There were scones and coffee waiting for us. As there were only two of us, we didn't use the upper floor of this rental. The bedroom on the main floor had a comfortable bed, two end tables a small schrank for our clothes, and a nice bathroom. Since we wanted to unpack, we had to use a chest of drawers in the living room for some of our clothes, as they didn't all fit in the schrank. The living room has a leather couch and a rattan loveseat where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the bay. The dining area has two leather recliners and a tv, plus a table for 4. The kitchen is modern and basically furnished. While there is a toaster and coffee maker and kettle, there is no blender or mixer, and the number of dishes for serving is very limited. Also, the utensils for cooking are sparse and the pots and frying pan are of low quality, with teflon lining which has seen better days. As one who cooks, I was hampered by the lack of kitchen tools. (ie: There was no plastic spatula for the teflon frying pan and I couldn't use the metal one for fear of further scratching the pan). Since this cottage is not in a city, internet service appears to be a problem. That was a disappointment to us because though we moved in on Monday, we didn't have internet till Thursday late morning. So, because part of our reason for being here was to work, we needed access and had to go to the local town to find it. A BIG plus for this cottage is that it has a very nice washer and dryer. Also, Patrick wasn't concerned about the temperature, saying he understands Americans like a warm house, but we turned the heat down as we prefer it cool, particularly for sleeping. There is a nice little washroom off the kitchen with a sink and toilet, and it is adjacent to the laundry area. We enjoyed our stay here very much, and we found the landlords to be very helpful and friendly.- Imelda49, March 2018
We spent a week in Marino over Easter. Pat & Eilis were very welcoming hosts. Would strongly recommend.- Mr Duffin, March 2018
“Perfection. Cannot recommend it highly enough”
Just returned from a week staying in the most beautiful holiday home. Marino is exactly as described and the previous review says it all. Cannot recommend it highly enough. As a base to explore beautiful County Clare it cannot be faulted. Would love to go back again and again and again.- Cosmopolitan716668, October 2017
“Home from home.”
We just returned from a lovely week in Liscannor. With two smallies in tow a hotel room was inadequate so we settled upon the Marino. The location proved to be excellent value for money in comparison to the neighbouring town of Lehinch, which was only a 10 minute drive away. The pre-stay correspondence was professional as was the assistance for directions upon arrival. The Marino is specifically an extension to the hosts private home. It is truly spectacular and finished to a high spec. The main bedroom upstairs has a breathtaking view from its circular window, with a large ensuite bathroom. The wonderful walk in shower has a massive rain shower head that even assisted me in conquering my 3yr olds fear of showers. It was that fun for him. Ample storage space and drawers for even the biggest of families. Downstairs is the well stocked kitchen, breakfast area, separate toilet and utility cupboard (washer and dryer), comfortable living area and 2nd bedroom with ensuite bathroom and shower. Most importantly is the incredible vista from the patio doors. It is simply breathtaking. Waking up to that view every morning was sublime. The owners Pat & Alish were perfect hosts. Well established in the town, they were/are genuine and kind people who believe in and understand hospitality. They also have a fun and friendly spaniel called Buster, whom my eldest became best friends with. It was tough seeing them say goodbye to each other. Liscannor town does not have much going on to be fair, and our only outing to dinner there was a comedy of errors (see separate review). The Cliffs of Moher were only a 15 minute drive away and the nearest large store for supplies, were in Innestymon (20 mins drive). Other than that you would have to settle for the local garage in Liscannor or the Centra's in Lehinch. Both were very limited. Overall, despite the horrific weather we had a brilliant week. I would thoroughly recommend the Marino for a self catering base in the beautiful County Clare. Thank you to Pat, Alish, Buster & Diarmud for allowing us to be part of your family and sharing your home for a short time. We hope to see you all again in the future. Good luck and all the best! Scott, Anne, Hamish & Ruari x- ScottyVegas88, August 2017
“Wonderful house in a perfect setting and location.”
Hosts extremely welcoming. If I could I would have stayed longer.- Mrs Condron, August 2017
“That apartment is soooo grand.”
.- Hock, July 2017
This attractive holiday cottage is attached to the owner’s home and is in the fishing village of Liscannor in County Clare.
You enter this lovely cottage through the front sitting room which has comfortable seating, and where you can sit and admire the spectacular views of the sea.
To the left of the front door there is a cloakroom with basin and WC, as well as housing the washer/tumble dryer.
Further into the cottage is an open plan seating area with a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table and chairs and a seating area with TV.
Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with en-suite shower, again, where you can enjoy the beautiful views out to the sea.
Upstairs there is a superb twin bedroom which can be zip/linked and changed to a double on request.
With a feature porthole window and two chairs, this bedroom is a very relaxing area from which to admire the view.
A family bathroom is also on this floor which completes the accommodation at this delightful cottage.
Outside, there is a lawn and front patio with furniture where you can relax with a good book whilst enjoying the views and the stillness of the location.
A walk to be enjoyed is to the coastal village of Liscannor with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to enjoy.
There is plenty to keep you busy in and around Liscannor with the Cliffs of Mother two and a half miles from the village.
There is also the chance to get in a bit of angling which is a very popular activity both at the pier and at the beach.
You can also take a boat trip from Liscannor Harbour to various locations around the island.
Also close by is Lahinch where you will find miles of stunning Blue Flag beaches and, for those who want to practice their swing, there is also a world-renowned championship links golf course.
Further afield you can take a ferry trip to Aran Islands and the spa town of Lisdoonvama.
A fabulous location from which to discover the beauty of this area.
- Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
- Shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Ground floor basin and WC
- Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2) and dining area
- Sitting room
- Second sitting room.
- Oil central heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with free-to-air channels and Netflix
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 4 cars
- Front patio and lawn with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 8 mins walk.
About the location
LISCANNOR, COUNTY CLARE
Lahinch 3 miles; Doolin 9 miles; Lisdoonvarna 11.5 miles; Burren National Park 22.5 miles.
Liscannor is a small fishing village steeped in naval and marine history, set along the rugged west Clare coast. Liscannor is overlooked by the ruins of its former castle which sits above the village, while many old stone houses are still occupied. There is a choice of bars and places to eat, including Vaughan's, an award-winning restaurant, Egan's, a must for wine buffs, and McHugh's. Two miles north west of the village is O'Brien's Monument, a tall pillar built in 1853, while the famous St Brigid's Well, reputed to have curative powers, is also close by. One of the great natural wonders of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher, are just 5 minutes' drive away to the north; these majestic cliffs boast some of the most amazing views in Ireland, and on a clear day you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay and the hills of Connemara. Boat trips to view the cliffs from the sea depart from Liscannor Harbour. For great days out, Lahinch is 5 minutes' drive away, and offers miles of Blue Flag beaches, surfing, a swimming pool and aquarium as well as a world renowned championship links golf course. Visit the spa town of Lisdoonvarna, experience traditional Irish music in Doolin, catch the ferry out to the Aran Islands or discover the beauty of the caves at Doolin or Ballyvaughan.
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