5 STAR LUXURY, SOUTH WEST IRELAND VACATION, KERRY, WI-FI

Mary O'Shea

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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5 STAR LUXURY, SOUTH WEST IRELAND VACATION, KERRY, WI-FI

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4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, Sleeps 8 Adults, Irish Tourist Board Approved 2012

Part of a small exclusive development this rustic modern house is provided to cater for every need and convenience of the discerning holidaymaker. The property is open plan with classic wooden beams featuring throughout. There is an abundance of space with a sunroom opening out onto a patio with landscaped gardens.

Architect designed with full interior package, Devi electric under floor heating system, fully equipped utility room, traditional country styled designed kitchen containing all Bosch electrical appliances.

A spacious lounge with a large open slate fireplace and adjoining sunroom gives a homely and warm ambiance to the house. Nearest traditional Irish Pub (regular music/entertainment) is only 200 meters from the house 5 minutes walk. Center of village, all restaurants, pubs, shops, cafes etc less than 10 minutes walk 700 meters.

***This property holds 'Failte Ireland' Tourism Development Authority Top Star Rating, it has been inspected and approved 2012.***

Beaches and Scenery: There are several European 'Blue Flag' beaches within easy reach and Waterville beach is within one kilometer (1/2 a mile) from the house. The unspoilt rural Irish countryside is just outside the front door.

The world heritage site 'The Skelligs Rock' with its ancient monastic settlement, is only a few miles off shore and is easily accessable with one of the many day trip local boat operators.

Astronomy: One Meade ETX-70AT Computerised Telescope, High resolution optics, adjustable tripod, Autostar- automatic celestial navigation and comprehensive operating instructions.

Hillwalking, Horse Riding and Watersports: Many local walks including the 'Kerry Way' are within easy access.

There is an nearby equestrian center about 2 miles away with a full itennary available of lessons and local riding treks.

Water sports are in abundance with local water sport adventure centers in Valentia, Ballinskelligs and Derrynane.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
A lovely stay in a perfect house.



We really enjoyed our holiday.



Laura and Shay
Jul 2010
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Mary O'Shea

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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5
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5 Star Luxury, South West Ireland Vacation, Kerry, Wi-fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Waterville Ring of Kerry
5

FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
While looking for a place to stay on the Kerry coast for the week, I came to the conclusion that there are not a lot of premium properties on offer. For our family the prime considerations are modern property, plenty of space, a few restaurants in walking distance, washing and drying facilities and internet access. Thankfully I found this house!
From the description we could see that this offered all we needed, but it wasn’t until we had settled into the house that the full benefits of the house were clear. On top of the requisite we got four large bedrooms in a very quiet, but very accessible spot in town. Under floor heating and a real fire for the chilly first few days and a large garden for when the weather turned better later in the week. The place was immaculate and Mary had gone out of her way to make sure that all you needed in the house was there.
Waterville is an ideal base, positioned in the most beautiful part of the Ring of Kerry but less than a hour drive from Killarney and the mountains. We did most of the ring, Dingle, Killarney and managed a trip to Tralee as well. As always in Ireland the weather can make or break the holiday and we were very lucky there, but it would be difficult to be dispirited if you had to spend time indoors!
Thanks Mary for you and the house making our stay special. If want a house on the Kerry coast you would be mad to look anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

FANTASTIC PROPERTY IS GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The property is pretty new and in great condition. There was plenty of space and Mary (owner) was wonderful. She answered all our questions quickly and accurately during the selection and was very helpful in narrowing down the shortlist of properties.

On arrival, even though it was late, she met us at the property and made sure we had everything we needed, even checking back with us the next day.

The venue was perfect for our needs. Waterville is very peaceful and the cottage is well situated. There are beautiful drives in all directions and a lot to do and see. The windy mountain roads are gorgeous, but not for the faint of heart! From the cottage, you can walk into town for a bite from a selection of restaurants, pop over to the local inn to watch a game of rugby, or stroll down to the beach. For fishermen, the local sea trout run is superb and many pubs sport trophy fish mounted and displayed. There are several grocery stores in close proximity, one in walking distance and several others a 15 minute drive away.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting the true Irish village experience.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Hi,

Delighted you all enjoyed your stay. I agree Waterville is a unique little Village that has so much to offer.

Many Thanks

Mary
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5

THE PERFECT BASE TO EXPLORE SOUTHWESTERN IRELAND

  • 5 of 5
Mary's Waterville home was absolute perfection - a perfect mix of modern amenities and Irish charm.

The location - walking distance to town and the waterfront - was lovely and its location in the middle of the Ring of Kerry made every drive magnificent. The home itself was cozy and totally comfortable. We were a family of four and had space to spread out, or come together. We did quite a bit of cooking in the very well equipped kitchen, grilled local lamb on the outdoor grill and enjoyed the washer and dryer to keep us looking tip top. The beds were fantastic and the under floor heating was welcome on cold mornings. Everything was included - from dishwasher soap to laundry detergent. The Wifi was super fast and the fireplace included both logs and peat. We have rented a number of properties in Europe and this was definitely the best appointed home. We plan to return to Ireland in a couple years and will definitely take this house again.

Icing on the cake is Mary O'Shea - her knowledge of the area from grocery stores to sightseeing ideas and restaurants (don't miss eating at The Point) was so helpful in making us feel like we were really experiencing Ireland, not just looking at it from a car window. And her scones were certainly the icing on the cake!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you Kim, it is always a pleasure to have somebody stay who enjoys a good Irish holiday and home baking. I am delighted you enjoyed the Vacation home so much and I look forward to seeing you all again.

Best Wishes

Mary
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5

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 of 5
It was our 50th Wedding Anniversary and we wanted to celebrate it with family in Ireland. There were 7 of us which included 2 grandchildren, 2 1/2 and 5 1/2.

We wanted a location that "had it all" and Waterville and Ring of Kerry provided the "all" that we were looking for from golf to beach, sights to folk villages and farms, white-knuckle rides to Mt. Skellig for UNESCO Heritage Site, pubs and restaurants.

The layout made it comfortable for all of us to gather for food and fun family time - yet also to find our own corner for quiet and privacy.

I loved the photo in HomeAway and it did not disappoint. There was a casual elegance and charm with a beautiful simplicity that was very restful thru-out.

Our host, Mary, had seen to every detail and need and if that wasn't enough, she was there to help us with any questions. She provided suggestions from where to eat to finding us a baby-sitter for the children - who just happened to be an Irish dancer and, to the kids delight, taught them some steps.

Functionally it all worked like a charm. The kitchen was very well provided, the utility room had washer and dryer essential with small children. The high-speed internet access was a necessity for our sons to stay in touch with work.

The fireplace, outdoor area for throwing a baseball, games, outdoor patio area, warm floors, skylights, family sized dining area. What more could one ask for. And on top of all that she had a wonderful library of books by Irish authors, painters, poets plus a folder of 101 (at least) things to do and sights to see.

Thank you Mary from all of us for a wondrous 10 days enjoying delightful Ireland in the Ring of Kerry and your gracious hospitality. It will be an unforgettable memory.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Waterville Ring of Kerry
Dublin
5

DREAM HOUSE NEXT TO THE BEACH, FISHING & GOLF!

Dream House next to the beach, fishing & Golf!
  • 5 of 5
What a great Place! My business partner and I booked the house to get a detailed writing project finished. We got the peace and quiet we needed to do so and had access to the high speed wireless internet in the house to connect to our work servers and get email etc. Not only did we get our work done but managed to have a break away too.
The house it's self is finished to a very high standard; Lovely and warm with under floor heating and a nice fireplace. The kitchen is very well kitted out as is the rest of the house. It really is a lovely bright house with plenty of space and a big garden. There are plenty baths and showers and generous space in each room.
It's close to a great Pub/Restaurant (a 2 minute walk), 5 minutes more to the sea and Waterville Village and a few more to the lake. The area is stunning, plenty of sandy beaches, walks, fishing, golfing, nice drives, art centres, eco centres, adventure centres and well you get the idea, lots to do!
I’m so impressed I am planning a trip back later in the year but with the family this time!
Thanks to Mary for her help!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your visit to kerry and found the house so enjoyable.

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Mary
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Chappaqua, NY, USA
5

INCREDIBLE VACATION IN WATERVILLE

  • 5 of 5
This was the first time that our family (7 adults and 1 infant) vacationed in Ireland and it was a trip with incredible memories. All of those memories centered on the accommodations that we enjoyed in this “holiday’ rental. We intentionally picked a rental that was midway on the Ring of Kerry so that we could make day trips. We went north to The Cliffs of Moher; Doonbeg; and Dingle; south and east to Kenmare; Killarney; and Cork. We saw all of the stops in-between, had lunch at incredibly good pubs and restaurants; and thoroughly enjoyed our daily road trips. What made this rental so perfect was that we could return to the house; kick off our shoes; relax; make dinner; sit around and drink Guinness; and then everyone could retreat to their own room. On several evenings, we walked to town and stopped at the Lobster or Dooley’s, pubs where the local residents actually welcomed us with open arms.

This is a great Vacation House (for those of us on this side of the pond) or Holiday House (for our good friends on that side of the pond). The house and amenities are exactly as advertised and pictured, maybe better. The four bedrooms all have comfortable beds and private baths, and are spread out so that you hear nothing from other parts of the house. Yet you can take a few steps from your bedroom and make great family memories in the living room, kitchen and dining room. There are also little things like clean and comfortable linens and towels, a washer-dryer combo, golf clubs that we used at Waterville Links, and WI-FI throughout the house (this makes it handy to check e-mails while there). We did food shopping at local markets and cooked many of our meals – this was very convenient and saved us a lot of money and effort.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that our host, Mary O’Shea was absolutely wonderful. Mary met us and opened the house, answered all of our questions, was available to us all week when we had questions about the local area and even made some great suggestions on the best restaurants and sights to see. In short, she made the vacation so much easier and memorable…especially for first time visitors to Ireland. Mary was the perfect host, intent on making sure we enjoyed our stay and could not have been more pleasant, accommodating and professional to deal with.

This is a great house, perfect for a large family and we defintely plan to return on our next holiday.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Paul,

Thank you for your kind words. Delighted you and family enjoyed the vacation and stay in Waterville. Hopefully we will see you all again in Kerry sometime in the future.

Regards

Mary
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Farrenfore Kerry International
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy, County Cork
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Killarney, County Kerry
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Watervill Beach
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Charlies (Chaplin) Bar
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Waterville Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Dooleys Seafood & Steakhouse
Car: recommended

Waterville is a unique village in the southwest of Ireland. It has achieved a worldwide reputation for luxury location for the active holidaymaker. With two championship golf courses, the Kerryway walking trails, some the richest angling fishing locations in Europe, a vast selection of water sports and a significant selection of historic sites and scenery.

Golf: *******A follow up to the Ryder Cup 2006*******

Two major championship golf courses in Waterville are within five minutes drive. A paradise for the active golfer, with the second golf course now playing at Waterville headland at a green fee of €50 Summer season. First full year opened 2006.

Waterville championship Links course (Woods, Omeara members... their Irish training course annually prior to the British Open).

Two full sets of men's golf clubs available for use by guests of the house, 1 Taylormade and 1 Cleevland TA 7s.

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Availability & Rates

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Waterville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
May 26 2014 - Sep 7 2014
5 night minimum stay
€175
€1,155
 
 
Sept & Oct 2014
Sep 8 2014 - Nov 10 2014
5 night minimum stay
€150
€1,050
 
 
Christmas 2014 & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
6 night minimum stay
€1,155
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€200
€1,255
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €200.00
Notes Electric, Peat, Coal, Towels and Linen charge €10/day.
Cleaning Fee of €100 for stays of less than 7 days over Peak Holiday Times.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Waterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Backpack
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite Toilet
  • One portable Crib/cot available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Clubs
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
The house has a large utility room, outside patio and barbeque. There is also a limited supply of kids videos, DVDs, playing cards, games, colouring crayons, and toys to help with the occasional distraction. 32 inch screen LG LCD TV. Also there is one fishing rod /bait gear available, ********Free Broadband Wi-Fi, download upto 10Gb per week.**********
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