Welcome To Bay View House
Large Luxury Holiday Home on Clare Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
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The Perfect Holiday Base
Day trips to Westport, Achill Island, Connemara and more.
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Luxury Holiday Rental Home
In the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way
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Bay View House is an Exclusive Luxury Holiday Rental Home in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way … privacy, luxury and elegance.

Bay View House is located on Clare Island off the coast of Westport Town and on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. This is a beautiful area with some of the most breath-taking scenery in Ireland.
Bay View House is a historic building dating back to 1870s. It sits atop a small cliff face overlooking the Wild Atlantic and the majesty of Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea Mountain and the hills of Connemara. The large home offers guests accommodation in a haven of peace and tranquillity. This charming house is within 300m of the island’s main harbour and sandy blue flag beach, over which island’s famous Pirate Queen, Grace O Malley’s castle presides majestically.

Bay View House offers guests an opportunity to rent a traditional Irish Bar exclusively for their use and entertainment. Sailor’s Bar is beautifully decorated in Clare Island Whiskey and coastal themes and offers an amazing space for family reunions and small celebrations.

The House

The original house was built in 1870 by the O’Donnells of Newport House, as a summer retreat on the island. The O’Donnells were the landlords of Clare Island until the Congested District Board bought the island from them in 1895 and striped the land, giving each resident a section of land and dwelling as their own.

The Bedrooms

Individually styled by Monika Waldron of Studio One Interiors, the bedrooms are uniquely decorated with a relaxed country look and feel. Fitted with carefully chosen, elegant furnishings, cosy king size beds dressed in 100% cotton sheets. All the bedrooms have views of the sea while complemented with beautiful island landscapes. All bedrooms are equipped with hair dryers, towels and toiletries. 

Entertainment Space

Entertainment space is themed in Clare Island and seaside décor with photos depicting island life of old on the walls. It sits to the front of the property with stunning sea views across the majesty of Clew Bay. In fact, if you sit down and look out the windows, it feels like you are on board a mighty shi


The Bay View House is available on a self-catering basis however, catering options can be provided on request for special events or on a pre-order basis.

Weddings and Wellbeing

Bay View House is without doubt, one of the most idyllic boutique wedding venues in Ireland, catering for up to 70 guests in our panoramic setting overlooking Clew Bay. The in-house bar / function area is decorated in a Clare Island Whiskey and coastal theme with a traditional Irish bar, snug with open fireplace and outdoor terrace and canopy.

Pricing and Availability

Bay View House, Clare Island has a self-catering base rate per night for up to 24 guests.

Clare Island

Escape with a trip to Clare Island, the largest island in Clew Bay, just off Mayo on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Ferry and Access

Clare Island is three miles off the west Mayo coastline and the ferry departs from Roonagh Pier, outside Louisburgh town.

There are a number of Clare Island ferry crossings scheduled daily with the frequency varying at different times of the yearr.

Things to do

Clare Island has plenty to offer the family. Click below see the many activities that can fill your day on an extended stay.