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Bay Area House, Spiddal 🐕 📶

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4 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
4 x Double Rooms
2 Baths



Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Bay Area holiday home is a newly built luxury self-catering home within a short walk of Spiddal Village along the Wild Atlantic Way.

This four bedroom detached home is located in the Gaeltacht area of Spiddal within a few minutes walk to pubs, restaurants, shops & a beach.  Galway City is less than a 10 minute drive.

The small seaside village of Spiddal, on the Irish Coast, overlooks Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and is a very popular destination for visitors. There are numerous restaurants and pubs, two beaches and a lovely coastal golf course it has something to suit all tastes. Located close to Shannagarraun Wood, a Special Area of Conservation, Spiddal provides lovely places to walk and explore.  Galway City is within a 15 minute drive.

Bay Area House is perfect for families or a group of friends get together with its large entertaining area, garden area with outdoor furniture, spacious rooms, teenage den with a foosball & sofa bed.  Free internet service and the owner is happy to allow your pooch!  Short breaks are available at this home.

This detached home is set in a small development on the outskirts of Spiddal Village with a large green communal area with benches & goal posts! Great place for kids to play. There is ample parking to the front of the house.


4 bedrooms / 1 main bathroom / 1 ensuite shower room / 1 separate WC

This holiday home is set over three floors and offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large room on top floor ideal for a teenagers den, utility room, open plan fully fitted kitchen with dining area, sitting room & outdoor decked/grassed area.

Ground floor:

Entrance hall leading to:

Separate WC

Open plan kitchen / utility room / dining area

The kitchen/dining area is bright and airy. Fully fitted kitchen with ample storage cupboards, modern appliances including electric oven & hob, dishwasher & fridge.  Door leading to decked/garden/garage.  Utility room housing separate washing machine & drier.

The dining area has a large dining table seating up to 8 guests, patio door leading to a garden with decked & artificial grass.

From the dining area there are double doors which open to the sitting room with 2 couches, coffee table , flat screen Smart TV and window overlooking the front of the house.

Fantastic area for entertaining or you can close the sitting room doors and snuggle up on the couch on a winters evening and enjoy a glass of wine.

First floor:

Stairs leading to bedrooms & family bathroom.

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom offering double bed with en suite shower room & window to back of the house.

Bedroom 2: Small double bedroom with window overlooking the back of the house.

Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with fitted wardrobe overlooking the front of the house

Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with fitted wardrobe overlooking the front of the house.
Main family bathroom which has bath and over head shower.

Top Floor:
Large room with a foosball and games ideal for teenagers. Sofa and Velux window.

Local Info


The small seaside village of Spiddal, on the Irish Coast, overlooks Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and is a very popular destination for visitors. There are numerous restaurants and pubs, two beaches and a lovely coastal golf course it has something to suit all tastes. Located close to Shannagarraun Wood, a Special Area of Conservation, Spiddal provides lovely places to walk and explore. Try sea fishing off the pier, take a walk down Tra na mBan Blue Flag sandy beach or indulge in a round of golf at Rosshill Golf Course. Only 12 miles to the east lies Galway City, where you can discover some of Ireland’s long and varied history; visit Lynch’s Castle, or trace the origin of the famous Claddagh Ring, which originated in a village near the shore of Galway Bay.

Spiddal has the best of both worlds as it close to both Connemara and Galway City (19km) so it is the ideal location if you want to tour the rugged landscape of Connemara but want to be close to Galway City for shopping and its nightlife. Taxis cost €25 one way from Spiddal to Galway with Galway Taxis (091-561111). Bus Eireann has 2 bus routes that run throughout the day between Galway City & Spiddal

Things to do in Spiddal:

Standun Spiddal: Standún is a unique family run store with a huge variety of Aran Sweaters, Irish products, Menswear, Ladies fashion, children’s clothing, Irish and International gifts and home ware and a cafe with home baking.

Spiddal Craft & Design studios: is a small complex of craft workshops with stunning views of Co Clare; where traditional craft demonstrations take place. Crafts include Hand weaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screen printing, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. It also has an onsite cafe, An Builin Blasta.

Beaches: Spiddal has 2 beaches. One is a blue flag beach called Tra na mBan and the other is situated behind the pier and is suitable for fishing

Galway Bay Fishing: Boat Hire and Deep Sea Fishing excursions of the coast of Spiddal. Fish for shark, cod, ling, pollock or ray, as well as other species, on the Maighdean Mara. Call Kevin McGabhann on 086-8547890

O’Neachtain Tours: Based in Spiddal, O’Neachtain Tours are a touring company which will show you some of the most scenic views in the West of Ireland. For more information please call 091-553188

Island Hopping: Why not take a day trip to the Aran Islands? Rossaveel is only a 20 minute drive (19kms) from Spiddal. There are various trips between Rossaveel harbour and the islands throughout the day. Click on the following link for more details on ferry times an prices:

Barna Golf Club: For any of you avid golfers; Barna Golf Club is only 14kms from Spiddal. Caddy hire available. Dress code is neat & casual. Full canteen facilities available with full bar menu and restaurant. Call 353 (0)91 592677 for more information


Lying at the head of the beautiful Cashel Bay the townland derives its name from the ring fort or Cashel which surrounds the present day graveyard. Cashel Hill stands majestic at the top of the bay. It is worth taking a walk up this hill. From the summit one can behold some of the most breathtaking views of the surrounding area. There is also a megalithic tomb. Hundreds of lakes lie amid the bogs, the Twelve Bens and Maamturks to the north and the sandy coves and glistening seaweed of the waters of Bertraghboy Bay.

There is golf and pitch and putt, both on magnificent links courses and stunning inland locations. Fishing on rivers lakes and the sea, could reward you with salmon, trout, cod, ling and even tuna. Our quiet minor roads are perfect for cycling.

Horse riding and pony trekking


Carna is a small coastal area in south Connemara which is in the heart of the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area of Connemara. Carna is a small area, but it has a large enough influence on the surrounding areas in Connemara as it contains a Garda Síochána station, a Health Centre including a Rapid Response Ambulance and it also houses an Irish Coastguard lifeboat. Carna is located close to the village of Cill Chiarain and they share the peninsula locally called Iorras Aithneach.

There are 4 shops and 3 pubs located in Cana Village. A bus is also based in Carna that brings passengers between Carna and Galway City picking up passengers along the N59.

There are several beautiful white sandy beaches to be found in the Carna area. Mynish, Moyrus, Callowfeenish & Feenish Island are lovely, quite and secluded beaches where you will find some of the most breath taking sea views in Connemara

There are plenty of delightful local walks in the Connemara where you can discover the local beaches, bog lands, flora and fauna and take some excellent holiday snaps!

Carna is a 40 minute drive from the famous Connemara Golf links course in Ballyconneely. Barna golf course is approx 68 km away from Carna Village (about an hour drive). Oughterard Golf Course is approx 52 Km away (50 minute drive). There is also a picturesque Pitch and Putt course approx a 15 minute drive away.

Avid Fisher? There is numerous spots along the Carna Coastline where you can go shore angling

Letter More:

Lettermore (Leitir Moir) is a lovely Gaeltacht area in South Connemara and is joined to the Connemara main land by a bridge. The Lettermore-Lettermullen Peninsula is actually a series of small islands which are linked together by the R374 roadway.

The area name derives from the Irish Leitir Móir meaning great rough hillside. The main spoken language in Lettermore is Irish. Lettermore Village has a welcoming pub and local convenience store

Lettermore boasts a contrasting landscape of rugged coastline, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This is an area where the traditions and culture of the Gaeltacht are very much alive

The Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in Lettermore. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers dream! After a game why not relax in Ireland only thatched golf club house?

There are plenty of lovely walking trails in and around Lettermore with stunning scenery so don’t forget to take your camera!

Lettermore is 48 Km from Galway city. There is a daily Bus Eireann service from Galway to Lettermullen. Lettermore is approx a 1 hour drive from Clifden town centre.

Other nearby areas to visit is Kilkieran, Roundstone, Carraroe and Rossaveal, where you can take a ferry to the Aran Islands. All these routes take you along stunning coastal roads.



“Thanks for a wonderful experience at the house. We had a ball!! Our family of 6 had a wonderful time at the house. Loads of space and great amenities. Very close to Spiddal town. Loved it!”~Sarah October 2023

“The house is excellent, high standard, very good heating, nice location and local neighbours very friendly. My dog loved the house and green that the houses surround. The house is easy walking distance to Spiddal village and the sea. The host is very responsive and friendly. I had a fantastic time here.” – Helen March 2022

“Very comfortable spacious house! Really well equipped. Also ideal for families. It’s located in a very small estate but very near the centre of the village, the pier and the endless beach. The sea is visible from the upstairs windows and one can hear it on a stormy night. We loved it.” – Lisa November 2022

Great place to stay, especially for families”  Wonderful place, very clean and very big.  We loved it veery much.  The area is a bit n the country side, however, lots of natural nice regions to explore”. – Ahmed May 2022

“This was a fantastic space for our large family gathering. The open plan ground floor was completely toddler proof and this allowed us to feel very relaxed! The house is no-frills but it’s large, clean and comfortable. Very easy to heat and to keep clean. We had many swims on the nearby beaches, including the iconic Silver Strand. Spiddal itself is gorgeous with a beautiful grotto at its centre, a couple of cosy pubs, a little shop and a beautiful arts village just a short walk away. The surrounding countryside is spectacular, with every little road offering views, traditional cottages, old stone walls and plenty of donkeys to feed an apple to!! We found the local people very friendly indeed. A fantastic place for a outdoorsy family holiday. Galway city is also just a short drive away and was just buzzing with activity. I highly recommend this lovely getaway!” – Louise December 2021




Pet friendly

Bay Area House is happy to welcome your pet, however we would ask that your pet would not be permitted on furniture or on beds. If additional cleaning is required we may have to deduct this from your damage deposit.

All inclusive.

Linen and Towels are included.

Check-in is strictly from 4pm onwards, if you require a later check-in please let us know.

Check out time is strictly 10am.

A €300 security/damage deposit is required by PayPal up to 7 days prior to arrival.  As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded up to 7 days after departure.

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Close to beaches

Close to Galway City

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Close to Spiddal


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Family Bathroom

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Flat Screen TV

Fully equipped Kitchen


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