Come stay on our converted double decker buses in beautiful West Cork!
Meet the McCarthy family
Following the death of our father in May 2020, we purchased a double decker bus and converted it into a short term staycation hideaway. A lockdown project which helped us to channel our grief into something positive and heal together.
We documented our journey on social media and received over 2.4 million views on TikTok.
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4.9 star property rating. We are committed to providing great stays for guests. Check out our reviews here.
“Ballinadee bus is a special place, a true gem. We loved our night there and should we return we will bring all our friends. It’s a great way to enjoy the Irish countryside and Irish hospitality. Such a unique find. We felt so lucky to stay there. We picked up fresh eggs, strawberries and milk from the farm down the road for our breakfast on the bus. Truly magical place. Best hosts I have ever stayed with.”Madison
“The perfect get away, a little wonderland to escape to for the night. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. The hosts were unmatched. The location is also perfect - only a short drive to Kinsale and also very close to the beach. We can't wait to come back soon.”Siobhan Swan
“This was our first trip to Ireland, and I can positively say that it was one of our most lovely countryside getaways. The McCarthy’s were the most gracious hosts; they took care of our every need and we could not have felt more welcome. The communication before and during our stay was efficient and prompt. Most importantly, the bus was cozy and well-equipped for a comfortable stay - truly a labor of love! Definitely MUST come if you’re looking for a healing countryside getaway!”Darius
“We had a brilliant stay at Ballinadee bus! From the moment we arrived, everyone made us feel so welcome and were so helpful and friendly. There were some lovely little touches from the host when we arrived, which made our stay feel even more special. We had a great night's sleep upstairs after spending some time in the hot tub outside. Would definitely recommend for groups of all sizes.”Róisin O' Brien
“I’d live here if I could!😂 Thomas’s communication was amazing, such a lovely man! The bus was absolutely fantastic, I shouldn’t say it but they should really be charging higher because there’s so much included! An Xbox, jacuzzi, two TVs with DVDs, it can sleep up to six - and so much more! We really loved staying here and can’t wait to be back again 😊 Everything was so unique, clean and perfect !”Niamh
“We spent two nights on the bus. It is so well thought out and packed full of quirky extras. Everything you could possibly need is on board with lots of nice added touches by the host. A really fun and unique experience! The outdoor dining/bar/hot tub area is amazing also! A unique stay in a gorgeous part of Cork.”Tara Kelly
“We stayed here as a surprise for my husband's 40th birthday with our 4 year old. It was amazing - such a novelty. Our 4 year old said it was the BEST place ever! Brought logs for the outdoor fire, had a BBQ and drank bubbles in the hot tub. What more could you ask for?”Rose Ferry
“Fantastic stay, would highly recommend! The bus was spotless & extremely comfortable - especially the bed! Thomas is a terrific host, he gave us a lovely welcome with wine & snacks on arrival. We had a fab bbq on the terrace and chilled out in the hot tub with a view of the beautiful surrounding meadow. We will definitely be back!”Jenny Huston
“Such a gorgeous addition to Ballinadee! The bus is so well laid out & those beds are so comfortable. We got to see some gorgeous sunsets over the hills with a lovely BBQ and hot tub all to ourselves - it was bliss! So cute to see some of the animals wandering around the place too. Overall, a gorgeous place to stay that was super cosy.”Amy O' Connell
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