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56 reviews
Pontoon House
Pontoon House
Rear garden
Upstairs Master ensuite bedroom
Living Room
Dining/Living Room
Downstairs master ensuite bedroom
Downstairs master ensuite bedroom
Upstairs queen bedroom
Kitchen
Dining Room
Keel Beach, Achill
Lough Cullin View
Lads fishing down the village
Lads taking the high road
Winner all right at Healy's fishing competition
Boat out on Lough Cullin right of way beside Pontoon House
Horse treking at Turlough 10 mins away.
Fishing on Lough Cullin
Village Connemara Mare & foal
Village Donkey Mare & foal
Keel Beach, Achill, Co. Mayo
Connemara Ponies in local fields
View across Lough Conn
Healy\'s Hotel & Restaurant 3km from Pontoon House
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Pontoon, County Mayo, Western Ireland

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John D
2 reviews
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“A gem of a place - one of Co Mayo's best kept secrets”
Reviewed September 2, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Not long back from another visit to the beautiful Pontoon House. Relaxation starts from arrival to the moment you reluctantly depart.

The house is set in such a magnificent location with breathtaking views across the Mayo countryside. Our children have loved visiting the place since being infants, and now teenagers still love going back to Pontoon House. This year we were absolutely amazed to find they didn't touch their phones for the first couple of days, even though there is now Wifi in the house!

I would highly recommend Pontoon House to anybody looking for a great place to stay in Co Mayo. It has everything you could wish for (and more) and sets the scene for exploring new places in the area and revisiting some of the most amazing places in this beautiful part of the world. If only we were all back there now...

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2018
Many thanks John for taking the time to leave such a beautiful review.....that pretty much nails what Pontoon House has to offer guests. Look forward to hopefully having you all back in the future. All the best, Paddy & Emer.
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IrishFami...
2 reviews
“Fantastic Mayo Retreat”
Reviewed August 24, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We spent the month of July 2018 in Pontoon House & it was wonderful! The house is beautifully finished, very comfortable and in an idyllic location. A real ‘home away from home’. My three kids adored the garden, rocks for climbing, the nearby lake for swimming and all the toys/ games in the house. Paddy was a really great host and if we needed anything he was just a phonecall away. We had everything we needed and it was just a fabulous ‘easy’ holiday with no complications! Thank you so much Paddy, we loved it and we would love to return ASAP!

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Management Response
Aug 26, 2018
Many Thanks Sinead for your lovely review. Thrilled that you all enjoyed your months stay and that the children enjoyed all the simple pleasures of the surrounding area. Look forward to seeing you hopefully next year. Many thanks, Paddy & Emer.
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Passport7...
1 review
“Amazing Family holiday home!”
Reviewed June 4, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Set in scenic Mayo with great views of the mountains and lakes.
Great base for visiting Pontoon, Enniscrone, KIllala and the Reek.
Fantastic home from home for the young and old alike!
would highly recommend this house to family and friends.
Definitely go back again.

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Management Response
Jun 7, 2018
Many thanks Catherine for taking the time to complete the review. Great to hear you all enjoyed your time in Pontoon House and that fantastic weeks weather!
We look forward to your return visit. Enjoy the summer. All the best, Paddy & Emer.
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Sarah P
New Rochelle, New York
1 review
“Beautiful home, tranquil setting”
Reviewed January 16, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Pontoon House is a beautifully-designed home in an equally beautiful location. The house was perfect for our group of 8 adults, and we had a bedroom to spare! The open-plan living space is ideal for a group gathering and we were happy to host our locally-based family for a New Year's Eve celebration. The kitchen is well-appointed and had everything we needed to cater to a big group. We also loved the open fire and appreciated the vast amount of fuel available for our use. We look forward to returning to this lovely home again in the future! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 18, 2018
Thanks Sarah Papa for your lovely review of Pontoon House and the surrounding area. I am glad to hear your family enjoyed the festive season and we look forward to having you back in the future. All the best, Paddy & Emer.
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Bob K
Prescott, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Home in the Wilderness”
Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

What a lovely home. You won't go wrong starting at the Pontoon House. Spotless, modern, roomy with every household convenience needed. We were three generations of the same family ranging in age fro 13 to 85. We did a lot of exploring but still made time for meals at home. We had rain a few days but had plenty to do with games we found in the house like Scrabble, and Monopoly and for the teens, a POOL TABLE in the loft!!!! We also watched several of the movies found next to a DVD player.

Opening up the home and shutting down when we left was a breeze with the step by step instructions emailed to us prior to our trip by Paddy! An added bonus was the washer and dryer in the home which allowed us to pack light and only have carry on luggage for our flight from the USA. This made arrival, and immigration a breeze.

I recommend the Pontoon House to all. I truly thank Paddy for making this home available. We hope to return soon.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 2, 2017
Hi Bob,

Thanks so much for your lovely review and for taking the time out to let us know how you enjoyed your holiday. We would love to have back in the future.
All the best,
Paddy & Emer.
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helenbU41...
Enfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely house, beautifully clean and a good size for a large family gathering.”
Reviewed March 4, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The location was perfect for our family get-together and we were all delighted with the accommodation. It was very clean and everything that we wanted was there. Games and wellies were unexpected but added to our holiday enjoyment. A great holiday location.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 15, 2017
Thanks so much for your very kind review. It means a lot to us for you to take the time out to post your review. We're delighted you enjoyed exploring the beautiful county of Mayo and the scenic area of Pontoon. Many thanks again.
Paddy & Emer.
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Explorati...
1 review
“A warm Irish welcome”
Reviewed November 2, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Upon arrival our 13 year old son said "this is the house dreams are made for". We were truly blown away by this house and the warm welcome we received (curtosy of the underfloor heating and the 2 bottles of wine left for us)

Irish hospitality at its best - there was nothing else we could have wished for (well maybe 30 degrees weather but that's not why people come to Ireland). Every box gets ticked - the house is spotlessly clean and well stocked - it has every utensil you could ever need and there's plenty to do inside from the pool table to the children's DVDs, books and games.

Outside is just as stunning and the location is great, a 5 minute walk down to the lake although it may take 30 minutes to walk back after stopping to talk to the neighbours. It's easy to get to Castlebar or Ballina for shopping and local bars are great for food.

We loved our week here and after reading all the great reviews beforehand we were not disappointed. It was great to see the kids running about outside (which was easy to do as there are wellies of every size to use in the hallway) and then coming in to an open fire. We will definitely be coming back again for another week in the near future

Many thanks to Paddy for his generous hospitality and making our stay truly amazing - will be speaking to you once our 6 numbers come up haha

Regards
Amanda, Chris, Joseph, Ellie, Eva & baby Eila

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Management Response
Nov 2, 2016
Superb Amanda we get great satisfaction from you taking the time to let us know how you got on in Pontoon House. We would love to see you all back again and no doubt if the kids enjoyed it they will drive you mad for the return trip. Many thanks, Paddy & Emer.
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