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Kevin's House

(Ref. 1011623)

Achill Island, County Mayo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We Ioved our week at Kevin’s beautiful house."

    Incredibly spacious, and, as we were in the main a slightly older family group, having a bathroom each was a real bonus. Kevin was an amazing host who responded immediately to any queries or minor issues we had. We spent the week walking & swimming and catching up with family over delicious food ( and a few drinks !!) Thank you Kevin for a fantastic stay

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Kevin's House was a very spacious and comfortable holiday home with lovely views."

    It had everything we needed and it was just a short walk to the sea and an even shorter walk to the track through the lovely quiet and beautiful Irish boglands. Great for walking the dog. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Jul 2023

  • "Kevin’s house was beyond amazing, we could not have had a better holiday!"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful house with an amazing view."

    Met all our needs with much needed space outdoors for the kids. We would love to come back. Thanks from us all

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "We recently had our first family holiday since covid."

    Siblings from Ireland, America and Australia came together in Kevin’s house and couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. The view was outstanding and facilities awesome. Kitchen was super. Thanks for making our holiday a memory to treasure.

    Reviewed by Erikah5.0May 2023

  • "In a very stormy week, this house was all you would want, mainly being always warm!"

    Some great lanes around the house for walking the dog and the scenery of course is terrific. We intend to return.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Kevin's beautiful house."

    It was so comfortable and spacious and great attention to detail in providing everything needed for a relaxing holiday. The location was beautiful with lovely walks and scenery nearby.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2022

  • "This house was perfect for us and our dog, if a little large for just the two of us."

    Wonderfully situated to explore Achill and close to beaches for dog walks. Incredibly well equipped, great instructions and an attentative host available on the phone. We really enjoyed our week and will be back in the future. Thanks Kevin.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely house in gorgeous location."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. We felt that the listing description could have been a little more accurate though as there was no mention of the quite deep ditch running the whole length of the one side of the garden which was an issue for our very small dog and a hazzard for young children. There was also no mention of excessive energy usage or rubbish left being charged for - although this wasn't a problem for us. We were also surprised to read on arrival that dogs had to be kept in the utility room overnight or in crates - not detailed before hand but we had a crate anyway. Having said that - we really enjoyed our stay and would rebook the same house if we stayed in that area again

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Sep 2022

  • "Kevin's house was the perfect property for our holiday with extended family."

    Very spacious, a well equipped kitchen and a safe enclosed garden for the small ones. Located in a lovely scenic are close to quiet beaches. The owner was available by phone to answer any questions that arose throughout our stay and was very helpful. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Eimear5.0Jun 2022

  • "This house is absolutely beautiful."

    There is not a point I could take from it. Spotless, lovely area and Kevin is lovely to deal with. Got list finding house , our fault, and Kevin was at the end of the phone to help us. House is spacious, comfortable and a lovely quiet area. We will be back again. Don't forget to try the Diner takeaway before you leave.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent holiday."

    Lovely home from home. Was perfect for our extended family of 10 (6 adults - including grandparents, 4 kids and one cute dog). Would recommend this house and destination for a break from routine.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "As a large family Kevin's house was perfect in every way, the cleanliness was 10/10, everything we needed was there down to washing powder and dishwasher tablets, kevin should be so proud of himself with such a beautiful home to offer to people."

    We will definitely be back and we highly recommend this home in achill. Thanks kevin and family

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house was fabulous with every mod con you could mention."

    The bedrooms were spacious very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was our second time to stay in Kevin’s House."

    That says it all!

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house was fantastic and achill Island was beautiful!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "House was perfect we had a wonderful stay."

    Well presented and spotless would recommend this house

    Reviewed by Anne Marie5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Kevin's House, Achill Island."

    Kevin and his parents (who look after the house) were lovely friendly helpful people. Nothing was too much trouble. We had booked for the 10th October until the 18th and my partner ended up with appendicitis, I rang Kevin to see if we could move dates instead of cancel and he was very understanding. We got to Achill Island on the 14th and were to stay one week, but we loved it that much and thankfully the availability was there we were able to extend our stay! The house is beautiful, very well kept and spotless. It is also fully equipped with all the appliances and facilities you need while on holiday. There is plenty of space for everyone and beautiful views out the back. Gorgeous place! There is numerous beaches within a short drive, Keel Beach is a beautiful big beach for a good walk and there is a childs play park beside it. My four year old Daughter loved it. Keen bay has some views on the way down to it, definitely worth a visit. We arrived just before the restrictions hit so everything was closed so we never got to any pubs or restaurants but we look forward to trying these on our next stay at Kevin's House. We cant wait to come back!!

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Our entire party of 10 had a fantastic holiday."

    The weather was beautiful so the mountain climbers could climb while the rest of us enjoyed the various beaches. I couldn’t say a negative thing about the house. It was perfect. We shall return!!

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Aug 2020

  • "On arrival we had a visitor who drove in straight to the back door , refused to tell me who he was and then physically pushed me aside and walked straight threw the kitchen to see who was in the house , turned out to be the owners father , he arrived Again unannounced when my Niece was alone in the house under the pretence of collecting rubbish and made her feel uncomfortable , he then told us to be out by 10 when check out is 10."

    30 , we felt we where being watched constantly which made it quite uncomfortable for all of us , this definitely needs to be dealt with as it’s unacceptable

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Aug 2020

  • "The house is huge and is in a great location to explore Achill."

    The directions were spot on, the location is peaceful and there is a lovely 10 minute walk to the beach. Kevin was very helpful and friendly and keen to sort out any issues quickly. The dishwasher and washing machine and drier were a huge plus and the fire with turf supplied was brilliant for a very wet and windy “summer” break! If I can give some constructive feedback I would say that for a party of 11 there isn’t nearly enough cutlery or crockery and the pots and pans were not really up to standard and really need to be replaced. Finally the large upstairs bedroom has no blinds on the velux windows which is difficult with young kids

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2019

  • "The house is fabulous and reasonably priced."

    There was so much space for 2 families it never felt cramped. The only slight issue we had was that there weren't enough kitchen utensils. But that was a such a small issue in a great house with a great garden. I would go again!

    Reviewed by Clidhna4.4Aug 2019

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with a double and single bed, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC, ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Second sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fires
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x TVs with Freeview
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with large, lawned area to the back and gravelled area to the front
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile, coast 0.5 miles

The property

Enveloped by the beautiful, wild landscapes of Achill Island, with enchanting, mountain views and in close proximity to the sea, is Kevin's House.

This modern, detached property offers the ideal getaway for families, a group of couples and friends looking to experience a fascinating part of Ireland, with its secluded coves and stunning landscape scenery.

You can wrap yourselves around the open fire in the front sitting room and catch up on your day, or you can use the second lounge off from the kitchen to relax, which boasts dual aspect windows and French doors to the garden, ideal for enjoying the outdoors all-year-round!

The fully equipped kitchen offers integrated units and a modern flair, with a breakfast island and dining area, so you can whip up something delicious and get everyone together for a family feast after a day exploring the island.

As well as the well-appointed family bathroom, the ground floor also boasts two double bedrooms for your choosing, one with its own en-suite shower room.

Climb the stairs to find a spacious double room with a cot for an infant and lovely Velux windows streaming in the natural light, offering rural views of the towering Slievemore, which is Irish for large mountain.

Next, you have a beautiful family room with a double and a single bed, again serving you the same fabulous vistas through the window.

Finally, another double with an en-suite shower room awaits your arrival, with a built-in wardrobe and matching bedside tables and lamps.

The enclosed garden surrounding the property offers a large lawned area to the rear for picnics beside awe-inspiring views, the perfect opportunity for a family photograph, while the front has a gravelled area and plenty of space for parking.

You won't be stuck for things to do on the island, with its Blue Flag beaches offering golden sands for sandcastle building and sunny strolls, many opportunities for watersports and fabulous walking country.

Travel further afield to the bustling town of Westport and see it come to life with traditional music, thriving pubs and bars and many restaurants catering for a variety of tastes.

Stay at Kevin's House and truly make the most of this enviable location and many attractions of the region.

About the location


Westport 33 miles.

At 57 square miles, Achill is the largest island of Ireland, and lies off the west coast, in County Mayo. The island is linked to the mainland by the Michael Davitt Bridge, making it easily accessible. Boasting five Blue Flag beaches, Achill has some of the most beautiful, secluded, remote beaches in Ireland, but watersports are always easy to find. Try surfing, windsurfing, canoeing or kayaking on one of the beautiful beaches, enjoy a horse ride along the coast, or simply take a stroll through the sand. With its beautiful mountainous landscape, Achill Island provides great walking, and the Atlantic Drive, 40km of coastal scenery, is perfect for cars and bicycles alike. Visit the Deserted Village at Slievemore, or the Tower at Kildavnet and discover some of Achill Island's history, or just over 30 miles away lies the town of Westport, on the mainland, ideal for a day out. A lovely island, with endless possibilities.