OCEANFRONT THATCHED AND STONE LUXURY HOME

Catherine McGrath

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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OCEANFRONT THATCHED AND STONE LUXURY HOME

Dingle Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 14)

Failte/Welcome!

Come and enjoy this brand new, yet traditional-feel ocean front thatched luxury home. Smell the ocean air, the turf in the fireplace, and enjoy the beautiful seaside location of this tastefully furnished and appointed seven bedroom home.

Dingle town itself is only 6 miles away and is home to many shops, cafés, restaurants, art galleries, sailing clubs, etc. Spend an afternoon exploring the town, browsing in the shops, enjoy lunch on the marina, take a boat trip to see Fungi the Dolphin, Dingle's most famous resident and at night time visit any one of the numerous pubs to enjoy a session of traditional Irish music.

These are only a few suggestions for you on your Irish holiday and certainly this is only a taster of all that awaits you in Dingle/Ballydavid!

Conservatory: Just off the living room, enjoy a quiet cup of tea in the Conservatory where there is comfortable wicker seating. It boasts three walls of windows – two with ocean views and one with a view to Brandon Mountain (second highest mountain in Ireland at 3,100 ft.).

Dingle / Ballydavid Area: Ballydavid (Baile na nGall in Gaelic) is a small West Kerry fishing village situated on Smerwick Harbour facing 'The Three Sisters' mountains. It is one of the few remaining Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas in Ireland so try your cúpla focal in the local shops and pubs. The Dingle Peninsula was voted 'the most beautiful place on Earth' by the National Geographic Explorer.

For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, there are many different walks for you to try and for the very serious hikers, how about climbing Mount Brandon (3,100 feet). Take a trip to the Blasket Islands, an amazing experience of beautiful landscape which was the source of inspiration for great writers and artists. Golf is also available at Ceann Sibéal links course which is approximately a ten minute drive from the house.

For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, there are many different walks for you to try and for the very serious hikers, how about climbing Mount Brandon (3,000 feet). Take a trip to the Blasket Islands, an amazing experience of beautiful landscape which was the source of inspiration for great writers and artists.

Also, there are many archaeological sites within a stone's throw - Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved examples of dry-stone built early Christian churches in Ireland, dating back to the 9th century. Cill Mhaolchéadair is another example of early Christian churches in the area and a little further afield near Ventry, beehive huts.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Catherine McGrath

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Thatched and Stone Luxury Home
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Dingle Peninsula County Kerry
5

STUNNING SETTING AND AMAZING HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Myself and a group of friends stayed here for New Years and had a great time. The house is finished to a very high standard and the setting is absolutely stunning. Dingle town is only a short drive away. Catherine was very helpful in making sure everything was in order for our visit. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian for your feedback - very much appreciated. Delighted you and your party enjoyed your stay! Happy to have been of help in making sure you all had an enjoyable New Year:)
Best,
Catherine
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Dingle Peninsula County Kerry
Westford Ma
5

WONDERFUL HOME IN BALLYDAVID

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful time at the McGrath home in Ballydavid. The house is absolutely beautiful as are the views from just about any window. The kitchen area is perfect for gathering as a family and sharing the events of the day. The Dingle area has so much to offer. The town has terrific pubs and restaurants. Highlights of our trip included horseback riding at Dingle Stables and a tour of the breathtaking Slea Head which is practically in the house's backyard. What a magical place!
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dingle Peninsula County Kerry
Ct.
5

CHARMING WATERFRONT THATHED ROOF COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
my family and I enjoyed the beautiful, well equipted home and the water views, the cows grazing in front. The location was great. Some played golf, most hiked almost every day, the grandsons surfed at nearby Inch beach a couple times. We shopped in Dingle, ate a lot either there or in the local restaurants. And most of all enjoyed family time playing games in th evening. Another highligHt was going to Dublin for the Notre Dame vs Navy football game. A good time had by all. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Oceanfront Thatched and Stone Luxury Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240186
+1 203 438-7494
Dingle Peninsula County Kerry
5

50TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT AND CELEBRATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family gave our parents one week in this beautiful home on the Dingle Penninsula as a 50th Anniversary Gift. We could not have chosen a better present. We all loved the home and the location. The countryside is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed touring through Connor Pass and the drive out to Slea Head. The town of Dingle is full of interesting Art Galleries, pubs and restaurants which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting. We had two celebratory meals out...one in the local BallyDavid pub and another in Dingle town. The rest of the week we prepared our own meals in the very sizeable kitchen. We were grateful to the owner for her many suggestions of "places to go and things to see". All in all we spent a very enjoyable week together in a very beautiful part of the world.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Thatched and Stone Luxury Home
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Dingle Peninsula County Kerry
Fayetteville, AR, USA
5

WONDERFUL VISIT

  • 5 of 5
13 travelers from Arkansas, Missouri and Virginia, ranging in age from 20's to 70's, found the McGrath Estate, and the Dingle area, to be just the place for a truly wonderful visit. The house offered all we needed as a base for our daily adventures; the local pub was a daily stop; the seafood was to die for. Caretaker Tony was helpful and became a friend. We checked out several local resturants on Cathrine's recommendations, and agreed with her thumb's up!
On a scale of one to ten, we would give the house, the area and the experence a solid twelve!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Oceanfront Thatched and Stone Luxury Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240186
+1 203 438-7494
Dingle Peninsula County Kerry
Gaithersburg, MD USA
5

HEAVEN!

  • 5 of 5
Catherine,
We had the most fabulous time and your lovely home was the highlight of our trip. The photos do not do it justice! Your home is spectacular and the views amazing. We took many walks on the hiking path and eight of our group climbed to the top of Mt. Brandon (on a rainy and cloudy day but still quite an experience!) We ended up at T.P.'s every night and they took care of us. Our best meal was at Ida's Restaurant and we also had a great dinner at the Old Pier Restaurant. Breege cooked for us the last night, her lamb stew dinner, which was also delicious.

We can't say enough about our time in Ballydavid -- we will be returning!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
TP's & Begley's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ballyferriter
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Begley's

Situated on the crest of Smerwick Harbour and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the McGrath Thatched House is a luxury holiday home located in the beautiful Gaeltacht area of Ballydavid, five miles north-west of Dingle town.

The property is adjacent to a walking trail along national parkland that leads to a lookout point high above the ocean. There are two small beaches at Ballydavid Pier and are only a two minute stroll from the house which is across from TP’s Pub and Begley’s Pub. The sandy beach is safe for swimming and ideal for those who wish to surf as well. This is only one of the many beaches in the area.

Other Activities: Boating, health/beauty spa, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, TP’s Pub and Begley’s Pub.

Golf: Golf is available at Ceann Sibéal links course which is approximately an 8 minute drive from the house. Our caretaker, Tony, is on the Board of Directors there. World renowned Ballybunion Golf Course is an hours drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Dingle Peninsula House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jun-Aug
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
Oct-April
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Jun-Aug $4,800/week
May & Sep .. $4,600/week
Oct-Apr .... $3900/week
All Rentals Require 50% Deposit
Check In Time: Saturdays at 3 PM
Check Out Time: Saturdays at 10 AM

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Minimum Age Limit for Renters.
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Amenities

Dingle Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Study Room
  • Water Tank
  • Alarm System
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Filtered Water
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Lobster Pot
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds can latch together for King size
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can latch together for King size
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull out bed - on first floor with powder room.
  • The master bedroom features a Queen size bed with luxury linens, a stone fireplace, and ample closet space. The master bath has a full-size stand up shower (glass-enclosed) as well as a beautiful footed tub to soak away your stress as you gaze out the window that overlooks Smerwick Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. Four Additional Guest Bedrooms on 2nd floor: Each guest bedroom sleeps two, with queen size beds in three bedrooms, and a king-size bed in one bedroom, that can be split into two-twin beds, if you’d like. One bedroom has a stone fireplace, three have mountain views, and one has an ocean view. All have luxury linens, and three are en suite. The fourth has an adjoining powder room (sink & toilet). Two Guest Bedrooms on 3rd Floor: Three years ago, we completed a renovation of the 3rd floor - which now have an additional two bedrooms with two twin beds each and shared full bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • recreation center
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
Notes:
Should you want to “eat in”, the fully equipped gourmet kitchen features all high-end appliances i.e. 5-burner Rangemaster stove with two ovens and broiler, side-by-side refrigerator equipped with filtered water & ice, ultra-quiet dishwasher & microwave. There is plenty of cabinetry as well as a granite top center island. In addition, there is an electric kettle, coffeemaker & toaster. The dining room has wonderful ocean views and the large wooden table can accommodate 8-10 comfortably. A lovely local woman offers catering services - shops, cooks & clears up, for your convenience. The living room is a perfect place to gather in front of the large stone fireplace – surrounded by comfortable leather sofas and chairs. There is a flat screen TV & DVD player for your viewing pleasure. A beautiful hand carved mahogany bar is situated in the living room – with beautiful ocean views from each bar stool - a wonderful place to enjoy a pin
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