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Relax and unwind.. Stunning sea views, secluded site, family friendly

Maria & John King

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Relax and unwind.. Stunning sea views, secluded site, family friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Ballinskelligs House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 en-suits, large family bathroom, views of sea and mountains

We welcome you to Red Cliff House and all it has to offer.

Red Cliff House is all about relaxation! Located in a peaceful and tranquil setting in County Kerry, with breathtaking views of Ballinskelligs Bay and Waterville, this beautiful self catering house has a wonderful sense of space and light. Situated on a secluded 1 acre site, 2,000 sq feet, it is finished to a high standard. Underfloor heating is installed throughout and each room is individually thermostatically controlled for your comfort.

The living and dining room commands panoramic views of Reenroe beach, Waterville and Ballinskelligs Bay. It is a place where you can relax and enjoy the views no matter what the weather. The superb kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances and a Rangmaster cooker along with a breakfast bar.

The house sleeps 8 people comfortably. Two of the four bedrooms are ensuite while the large main bathroom has a whirlpool bath and walk in power shower.

Outside there is a lovely patio area with seating and BBQ area. To the front of the house is an open veranda with seating overlooking Reenroe beach and Ballinskelligs Bay. A lovely place place to relax and enjoy the wonderful views.

Whether you are relaxing in the living room or enjoying breakfast on the veranda Redcliff House offers you wonderful views sea and mountains. It is these views coupled with the peace and tranquility of the setting that our guests comment on as being one of the highlights of their stay. In the evening you can watch the lights of Waterville flicker across the bay as the sun sets and enjoy a glass of wine or two.

Beaches, Water Sports, Fishing:

Red Cliff House just off the Wild Atlantic Way route which is famous for its scenery and coastline. The beaches in the vicinity are some of the best in Kerry. Reenroe beach is the closest and you can see it clearly from the house. This beach is over a mile long and is great for walking, running, surfing, horse riding, fishing and swimming with good sand for building sand castles too! Surfing classes are held here regularly, weather permitting, during the summer months.

There are also several other beaches within easy reach of Red Cliff House including Ballinskelligs Beach. The house comes equipped with fold up beach charis and a picnic bag which you can bring with you to the beach for the picnic on the beach.

Boats can be hired locally for sea angling trips and there are plenty of operators to choose.

Walking, Hill Walking, Cycling:

There are many local walks and cycling routes of various levels and abilities, all with great views of the country side. Bicyles can be hired locally in Caherciveen and the house has a large utility room/garage area where you can store bikes and fishing rods.

We highly recommend the Emlagh Loop walk which is easily accessible from the Red Cliff House. This is a National Loop Walk which takes you though the countryside and along Reenroe beach.

The Bolus Head walk in Ballinskelligs has fantastic views overlooking St. Finan’s Bay and the Skellig Rocks. Along the way you will visit the Cill Rialaig Famine Village, Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat, and the early Christian ruins of Cill Rialaig monastic settlement with Oratory and perhaps stop off at the Cill Rialaig Art Gallery and Cafe in Dungeagan Village or Barbara's coffee shop in Ballinskelligs for refreshments. There are many other walks in the area, including Bray Tower and Geokaun Mountain in Valentia, details of which are provided in our guide book in the house or from the local tourist office.

Other Local Attractions and Eating Out:

There is plenty to see and do locally. A trip to the world famous Skelligs Rock UNESCO herritage site is a must and boats leave during the Summer months from Ballinskelligs and Portmagee. Visit Valentia Island to see the Slate Quarry, Grotto and Light House or try candle making with the kids. Tour the Skellig Ring and the Ring of Kerry. Visit Skellig Chocolate factory in St. Finans Bay (The Glen) and sample their award winning choclate.

Cill Rialaig pre-famine village is located in Ballinskelligs and Cill Rialaig Art Gallery and Cafe is located in Dun Geagan village which is two miles away. You will be spoilt for choice if you wish to go hill walking or cycling and there are many archaeological sites of interest in the area.

There are plenty of places to choose from for eating out from cafes to pub food to gourmet restaurants. Fresh seafood is a speciality in many restaurants and pubs. Many pubs have Traditional Irish music and dancing nights which are well worth going to see.

A stay at Red Cliff House is an excellent way to sample the delights of what Ballinskelligs, Waterville, The Glen and the surrounding areas have to offer. You will not want to leave! Just read our reviews from other visitors and see how happy they were to choose Red Cliff House for their holiday. 'Céad míle fáilte' - a hundred thousand welcomes!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Maria & John King (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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About Maria & John King

We grew up in the area and then moved to other parts of Ireland over the years to work. Ever opportunity we get we come back to visit this wonderful location and in 2005 we decided to build a holiday home here.

Maria & John King purchased this house in 2006

Why Maria & John King chose Ballinskelligs

Of all the places we have travelled there is nowhere quiet like the location of Red Cliff House. It's beautiful views and proximity to beaches and wonderful walks are what attracted us to this place. There is no better view, we think, then the one from Red Cliff House. We hope that you too will enjoy our wonderful holiday home. Welcome to Red Cliff House! We hope you enjoy staying at this wonderful bit of heaven as much as we do. Céad míle fáilte - a hundred thousand welcomes!

What makes this house unique

Put simply we fell in love with the area around Red Cliff House because of it's amazing views and quiet location. From the living room, the patio and veranda you can see mountains, sea/beach along with forestry and fields. This view of nature is simply wonderful and we think it is the best view in the area!

The other unique aspect to Red Cliff House is the privacy. It has its own private road access. So that means no noisy cars passing by the house entrance or busy roads close to the entrance - making it safe for children to play outside the house. Peace and relaxation in abundance..... :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful time here in Red Cliff House and a relaxing part of Ireland. See a lot of this beautiful country. Will come back!
May 2014
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Relax and unwind.. Stunning sea views, secluded site, family friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Style and comfort in abundance

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful week at Red Cliff House - the house itself is magnificent with every comfort of home and more! The view from the living room is amazing - the sea, mountains, islands and even the sound of the sea - most relaxing holiday and highly recommended. Many thanks Maria and John - didn't want to leave but at least we left refreshed and ready to face the world again!

Regards June

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time so much!

Wonderful Vacation in Eire :-)

  • 5 of 5

We spent wonderful two weeks at Red Cliff House. The house has every comfort you need. The view from the living room is amazing. We were 4 adults and two children (8 & 14) and everyone like it so much. All rooms are large and very clean. The garden is a nice "soccer playground" and the BBQ makes it perfect.

The kitchen has every detail you need. The house manager Brendan was kind and helpful. Many thanks.

The house is in a central location for day trips around the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Skelligs and so on....

We will come back....

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you the lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again at Red Cliff House. Maria & John.

Very comfortable house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We liked that house from the first moment. Really good and tastefully equiped . Private "soccer-field" at the house. Perfect located for day trips at "Ring Of Kerry".

We have had a wonderful week at Red Cliff House !

See you again in 2014. :-)

Volker, Sabine & Justus

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to hear such good things about Red Cliff House from our guests and we are delighted you are coming back to us in 2014. We look forward to having you back! Maria and John.
Bourglinster, Luxembourg

Relaxing vacation in a comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We had a really relaxing and enjoyable holiday using this very comfortable house. The view and the surroundings are very beautiful, typical for the Irish landscape. The house is located remotely and we enjoyed the silence and the peacefullness. There are some short but very beautiful excursions to do to the Skelligs Ring and nearby Valentia Island. There is also the Ring of Kerry but due to the remoteness of the house visiting Killarney for example requires some driving time.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Up in the Eire

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Red Cliff House! We are a family of four with 2 kids -- ages 1 and 4. The house sits in a beautiful setting. It is a short scenic ride from Cahersiveen, a town that is steeped in Irish history and culture. The house commands an epic view of the Kerry Coastline and countryside. The House Manager, Brendan, was kind, helpful and always available. We enjoyed the wamth of the turf fire on a cool June night in the living room. The kitchen was well-equipped and was spacious. The bedrooms were comfortable and so was the heated flooring in the bath. We enjoyed morning hikes and runs on the country roads near the house. The only thing that we would suggest is to offer WiFi for guests.

A great stay in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. We recommend this home for a holiday in the Kingdom of Kerry.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your great review of our property. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Redcliff House so much and hope you can make it back to stay with us some time in the future. You are most welcome! Maria & John.
St Andrews

Peace and Comfort at Red Cliff House

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful week at Red Cliff - superb property in a wonderful location. House has everything - our second time staying here and we will hopefully be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about Red Cliff House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. You are most welcome anytime! Maria & John.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Kerry International Airport - Farranfore
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rosie's Pub, Dungegan
Nearest Ferry
95 Miles
Cork City
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Waterville Links Golf club, Skelligs Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Killarney Town
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cable O Leary’s, Ballinskelligs,
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Reenroe Beach
Car: necessary

Located just off the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way Red Cliff House is within 10 minutes drive of Caherciveen (birthplace of Daniel O'Connell). Waterville (famous for it's 18 hole golf course and lake) and the fishing village of Portmagee are also nearby.

Reenroe beach and Ballinskelligs beaches are minutes away where you can swim, fish, play water sports or just relax and build sand castles!

Local attractions include the famous Skelligs Rock and the scenic Skelligs Ring drive as well as part of the Wild Atlantic Way route. Red Cliff House is a great base for seeing the Ring of Kerry and a day trip to Dingle or Killarney town.

There are many local pubs and restaurants to choose from in the area. One nearby that attracts a lot of visitors is the Skellig Chocolate Factory for all chocolate lovers where you can buy home made chocolate and drink coffee.

Red Cliff House is situated in a quiet and peaceful country location with stunning sea and mountain views. A perfect base to explore the surrounding countryside and the many visitor attractions.

There are lots of places to explore either by bike or on foot. The area is well known for its many loop walks, hill walking and archaeological sites are plentiful including the famous Skellig Michael. Then after a day out and about just head back to Red Cliff House to relax. Sit outside on the lovely veranda, cook a BBQ and enjoy the wonderful views the house has to offer. Pure bliss! In fact many of our guest have said this is the highlight of their stay.

Other Activities: Boat trips to Skelligs, angling/fishing, Ring of Kerry, Skellig Ring drive, water sports, walking, cycling, Wild Atlantic Way route.

Golf: GOLF

The local golf course is the world famous Waterville Links, only a short drive away. This is voted one of the top 100 golf courses in the U.S. and the world by Golf Magazine and comes in at number 5 of the top 120 course rankings in Golf Monthly Magazine.

There is also the new Skellig Bay Golf Cliub designed by American Golf Architect Ron Kirby, located in Waterville.


Rates & Availability

From €57 Per night

Ballinskelligs House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr - May 2015
Mar 28 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
June 2015
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul - Aug 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Oct - Dec 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Xmas - New Year 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan - Mar 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 26 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Change over day is Saturday during peak season.
House must be vacated in a clean and tidy condition.
Electricity and heating bills are extra, charged by meter.
High chair and travel cot available for small children on request.
Also stairgate available. Safety sockets are provided for sockets.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ballinskelligs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Power shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Power shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Walk in power shower, heated towel rail. Very spacious room
  • • Both en-suites are fully tiled and have power showers, sink unit and toilet as well as underfloor heating for added comfort. • Main bathroom also has underfloor heating. It is large and very spacious with a whirlpool bath, heated towel rail, sink and toilet and a walk in power shower. The walk in power shower is also suitable for wheelchair access. • All light fittings, mirrors and bathroom accessories are of a very high standard and quality.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Walk in wardrobe
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Upstairs are two bedrooms. The first is a large and spacious master bedroom with a king size bed ample wardrobe space and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed plenty of wardrobe space and an en-suite bathroom. • On the ground floor are two large bedrooms with twin beds in each and located near to the main large bathroom. • All bedrooms have wodden floors, under floor heating and come equipped with bedside lockers, reading lamps and plenty of wardrobe space. Bed linen and towels are provided free of charge. • Baby cot available upon request. Bed linen provided. • Hairdryer also provided.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
• Arrival time: after 4:00pm. • Departure time: before 10:00am. • Booking periods are from Saturday to Saturday during peak season. • Bed linen and towels supplied at no extra cost. • Baby cot, high chair and stair gate available upon request, no extra charge. • The utility room is large if you need somewhere to put bikes/fishing equipment. • We provide recycle facilities for paper, glass and plastic waste and encourage all our guests to recycle where possible. • A great selection of books and reference materials are provided for your enjoyment along with board games and beach toys for the children.

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