How to book

How to book your holiday at Bantry Homes

You can book at Bantry Homes directly with me, Paul Mc Donnell. If there’s anything you need to know to help you decide if it’s a good fit for your holiday please feel free to contact me. I know the house and the Bantry area very well and I’m quite happy to answer any questions you have. I promise – no hard selling! I want you to enjoy your stay and if I think the house or the area won’t match what you have in mind then I’ll say so.

In a nutshell – the benefits of booking direct: Direct communication with the same person from start to finish. Communicate in the way that suits you best – by phone, text, Whatsapp, email or post. You can pick my brains with any questions you have about visiting the Bantry area, if I don’t know the answer I’ll know where to find it. You’ll save over 12% on big listing site prices for the same dates. You won’t pay any added booking fees, card processing fees or find any unexpected extras. You’ll have more dates to choose from.

How to book Bantry Homes for your holiday

  • Contact me, Paul McDonnell, to confirm availability and prices for specific dates.
  • I’ll send you a booking form along with our terms and conditions.
  • Complete the booking form and send me a deposit of 50% by credit or debit card, bank transfer or paypal. If your stay is less than eight weeks away I ask for full amount.
  • When your payment has cleared and I’ve received your booking form I’ll send you confirmation that those dates are yours.
  • Eight weeks before your holiday I’ll remind you that the balance payment is due.
  • A couple of weeks before your stay I’ll make sure you’ve got the directions, map and details of the key arrangements.
  • The house or lodge is yours from 4pm on arrival day. There’ll be a welcome tray waiting for you so you can settle in with a cup of tea and biscuits, relax and get ready to enjoy the Wild Atlantic Way!

More about paying for your holiday

Whichever payment method you choose we won’t apply any surcharges, although in some cases your own bank may apply fees, for example, for cross border bank transfers.

Paying by card

If you choose to pay by credit or debit card I’ll email you an invoice with a link to click through to the Stripe secure online payment processing site. Your card details are never shared with me, the owner. Payment is usually almost immediate.

Paying by bank transfer

I can accept direct bank transfers from all worldwide accounts and our account details are on the booking form.

Please bear in mind

Bantry Homes is non-smoking. We’re sorry, but we do not allow pets.

Remember your holiday insurance

In common with most Irish private holiday home owners we do not provide cancellation insurance and we strongly recommend that you arrange your own insurance if you do not already have cover in place.
Our Testimonials
  • This is a large, well equipped cottage, with great gardens and rural views. Very private, quiet and secure, and a short drive to the picturesque town of Bantry. Very large and comfortable bed. Our hosts were friendly and informative.
  • We were greeted with a bottle of wine on the beautifully laid table & a lovely welcome note. The cottage was warm, bright, clean & so comfortable. We'd love to stay here again.
  • Lots of complimentary food (teas, coffee, eggs, breakfast cereals). WiFi, board games, DVDs and sound bar were a nice touch for a rainy day.
  • The location was amazing and the property itself far exceeded our expectations !!! The bed was so comfortable and we were really impressed with the fact that the host had stocked the fridge with breakfast for us and left a card to welcome us to the property . They were all really nice personal touches that made us feel like we were in a home from home !!!
  • Beautiful cottage in the heart of the country. Spent a very special Christmas here. The bed was superb. The cottage decorated beautifully. The host met us to check everything was ok on arrival.
  • Fantastic place, nice, warm and cozy. Great place to be with wild winter weather outside.
  • Ein traumhaftes Ferienhaus in wunderschöner Lage. Zur Begrüßung erwartete uns ein festlich gedeckter Tisch mit einer Flasche Rotwein. Das Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, es fehlt an nichts. Wir wären gern noch länger geblieben.
  • Excellent hosts. Super accommodating.
  • The attention to detail and comfort were second to none. Many thanks to Paul for a great stay!
  • We have had a phantastic stay at this lovely holiday home for 3 nights in September 2019. Paul was awaiting us on arrival, handed over the keys to us and explained everything. The house is so well equipped with everything you could need and beautifully furnished with lots of love to detail. The rooms are very spacious, perfectly clean and so cosy. Not to forget, best and most comfortable bed ever! The kitchen is perfectly equipped and all the little extras from Paul made it absolutely perfect. It is a great base to explore lovely Bantry and surroundings. Shops and restaurants are only a short drive away. You could easily enjoy this house for a longer stay - everything is there and coming back after a long day out feels like coming home. Thank you Paul, we'll highly recommend this little gem.
  • So well equipped, clean and comfortable. Great location, very quiet but near to town by car. Would definitely stay here again.
  • Beautiful place, it was completely immaculate, very nice little touches by owner leaving out snacks etc.. fully equipt kitchen to cook, beautiful location, probably one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in & honestly couldn't have asked for more, we will definitely be returning!