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Spacious Modern Seaside Home, Fabulous Views, Beach, Golf, Family & Pet Friendly

Carol Carty

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Carol Carty

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Speaks: english, spanish
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Spacious Modern Seaside Home, Fabulous Views, Beach, Golf, Family & Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Tralee & North Kerry Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7+, WiFi, Secure Garden, OFCH, Open Fires, Walk to Beach!

Have the Irish vacation you've always dreamed of!

Curlew Cottage sits high on a hill, just a short, pleasant stroll from a beautiful, secluded beach and the world famous Tralee Golf Club designed by Arnold Palmer. The house is surrounded by farmland, and from our windows and garden you can enjoy beautiful, panoramic sea and mountain views, watch the cattle grazing, and enjoy spectacular ocean sunsets. Tralee, Dingle, Killarney and Listowel, the Ring of Kerry, and the Wild Atlantic Way are all within easy reach by car, and the villages of Fenit and Ardfert - with pubs, restaurants, shops, beaches and playgrounds - are just a few minutes away.

Our house is spacious and contemporary, yet cozy, and is furnished to a high standard. The large garden is completely walled and gated, making it safe for children and dogs, and the ground-floor accommodation makes everything easily accessible for elderly or physically disabled guests. With flexible sleeping accommodation, open fire and turf stove, stunning views and a great location, our house is perfect for a family holiday or a romantic getaway!

Accommodation summary:

- Large entrance hall;

- 3 spacious bedrooms (see photos with descriptions)

- 2 full baths (1 with shower, 1 with shower/bath);

- Large living room w/open fire;

- Huge fully equipped kitchen w/conservatory dining area and wood-burning stove;

- Laundry room with washer and dryer;

- Utilities: All utilities are included in your rent

- Oil fired central heating

- Linens + all towels supplied. Travel cot, high chair, airbed and baby gate on request.



- Paved Patio

- Patio Set

- Picnic Table

- Barbecue

- Sandbox

- Sun Loungers

- Football Goal

- Secure garden for children and pets

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Carol Carty (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
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About Carol Carty

We (Carol and Enda Carty) purchased newly-built Curlew Cottage in 2006 as a home-from-home for our young family; now, with our children older, we have decided to share our special hideaway with discerning guests who appreciate the country life and the wild beauty of North Kerry. As dog owners, we particularly appreciate the difficulty of finding high-quality accommodation that accepts pets, so we make a point of welcoming well-behaved dogs and their responsible owners.

We love our second home and hope you'll fall in love with it and the surrounding area as much as we have.

Carol Carty purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Carol Carty chose Tralee & North Kerry

What do we love about North Kerry? Where do we start!?

We love the music, the pubs, the chat and the 'craic'. We love the fresh air and fresh food, the local markets and the craft fairs. We love it that we can hide away in the country but be in town in a matter of minutes.

We love our 'secret' beach! Tucked away behind the nearby golf course - which you can see from the house - this mile-long sandy stretch is known only to locals and guests - on a crowded day you might find 25 people there. The water is clean, the beachcombing is good, and the view is stunning. We walk and swim there year-round - and if you have a dog be sure and bring a ball!

We love the country life, and with the house surrounded by farmland and sea there is always something to watch or listen for. One frosty morning we heard the curlews calling in the estuary - hence the name of our house. And on a clear night you'll have an almost limitless view of the night sky with the Milky Way painting a bold streak across the constellations.

To help our guests enjoy the same special qualities of the area that we do, we have compiled a list of interesting and useful addresses, phone numbers, drives and activities, which you'll find in a notebook in the kitchen. But the best thing to do is what we always do - explore, and make your own magic in the Kingdom of Kerry.

What makes this bungalow unique

- As dog owners we appreciate how hard it is to find a high- quality vacation home that is pet-friendly and secure, so we especially welcome responsible dog owners. And for those without dogs, rest assured that the house is cleaned to the highest standard after each group!

- Our secure walled and gated garden is also superb for families with young children.

- Tralee Golf Club and a beautiful beach are just a short walk from the house.

- The sea, mountain and sky views from our house are spectacular!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really had a great time in Ireland and enjoyed your cottage so much. It was one of the best holiday houses we ever had, and it was well equipped with all needs. Our daughter and we all regretted so much that we had to leave after our holiday week.

(Via email, from Germany)
Sep 2011
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Spacious Modern Seaside Home, Fabulous Views, Beach, Golf, Family & Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 24 reviews

Blissful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week down in Kerry but wish we had stayed longer. Curlew Cottage provided a perfect base for trekking around the area. It was clean, comfortable and very well stocked with unclipped crockery, plenty of cutlery (and SHARP knives!) and linen. The views across from the kitchen are spectacular. And the golf course is beautiful. Kids loved the beach and the adults loved the morning jogs through the golf course and along the beach, up through farms and back 'home'.

The cottage is close enough to Tralee and to everything that you might need but it feels a hundred miles away from anything. At night it is very quiet and we loved hearing the local rooster in the mornings!

Helicopters brought a few golfers in and that was exciting - the kids loved watching the helicopter land practically in the back yard!

Carol, the owner of Curlew Cottage couldn't have been more helpful. She recommended places to eat (Spa Seafood a must!) and routes to explore Kerry by car.

We really couldn't fault the place! Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get away!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think that's the first time anyone has reviewed the crockery and cutlery - thank you! We're a foodie family ourselves so we know how important it is to give our guests a well-equipped kitchen with good-quality basic utensils and supplies for whipping up a yummy but easy meal. My personal favorites there are the wok and the slow-cooker - and the microwave! (Note for parents of toddlers: To keep exploring little fingers safe, we have a drawer and a couple of presses with child locks in the kitchen.) And of course, a good meal is made even better when you can enjoy a fabulous sea view at the same time, as you discovered. I'm glad the kids got to see the helicopters - always a treat, even for grownups. It's always fun to try to guess who's in them, too - earlier this year a fleet of them arrived carrying the Miami Heat basketball team - or so rumour has it ;-) I'm so glad that your family of six made such good use of, and enjoyed, what our house and the immediate surroundings have to offer. I hope we can host you again some time, and this time, do stay longer! Kind regards, Carol

Beautiful cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here in June, the location was just perfect away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to all the amenities you could need, with a fantastic secluded beach just a stone’s throw away this place really has it all.

The cottage had everything you could possibly need and was pristine throughout. We spent most of our time in the wonderful kitchen enjoying the panoramic views and sunsets, out and about we took Carol's advice on day trips and restaurants and weren't disappointed. Carol has thought of everything to make this the perfect place for a holiday, the only negative comment I have is that we had to go home and leave this perfect cottage in the perfect location, already planning to come back. Thanks Carol for everything and also thanks to Bernadette and John , it really was a memorable holiday. Siobhan

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this house. Carol took great care in making sure we had everything we needed during our stay ( to include showing us how to order groceries to be delivered the night we arrived). The house was beautiful and well stocked. The location was perfect for us to sight-see around Ireland. Tralee is a great town to wander around.The neighbors (John & Bernadette were very helpful to us as well) had cows that my 4 year old loved! The Tankard Pub was a great place to visit with friendly owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Comfortable house a short stroll from the beach

  • 5 of 5

My small family (me, husband, and young toddler) stayed at the Curlew Cottage for five nights in early May 2014. It was more house than we needed but great space for the tot to roam. If the weather had been better we could have enjoyed the nice yard and sandbox. The house had everything we needed and things we didn't know we needed (e.g., children's DVDs). It was remote enough to feel like we really got away from it all but not so far away that it was hard to get places. Carol was easy to communicate with before our arrival.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Fantastic get-away

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to get away from it all for a while, but at the same time be within a stone's throw of Tralee and all it has to offer. The house is situated 5 mins walk from a fantastic beach - miles of beautiful sand at low tide. Also just a few mins drive is the village of Ardfert where you can get all the basic groceries & enjoy a drink & some food in the wonderful Kate Brownes pub. Any amount of hiking is a stones throw from the house's location, so this really is a get away.

The house itself is presented very thoughtfully; Carol has gone to alot of effort to add welcoming touches; directions for drives, walks, board games for kids, DVD's, even a Sky box - this was very much appreciated by the kids during the downtime, when we were not out and about. The house was cosy & warm with a kitchen stove, open fire in the living room and heating throughout the house. It's a very dog friendly house with an enclosed garden, although the house was so clean it's hard to believe any dogs every set foot inside the kitchen door. The kitchen was well stocked with all the essentials that we always end up bringing with us - herbs, spices etc as well as everything you need (utentsils; coffee pots etc) to cook as if you were in your own kitchen. Bed rooms were generous with comfy beds. Washer & Dryer were so handly for all our mucky hiking gear - there was nothing that we needed that wasn't already thought of. It is clear to see that Carol has put effort & time into understanding what it is that makes a stay at Curlew Cottage so relaxing & enjoyable - we will be back to stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! I'm so pleased your group of 4 and your little dog enjoyed your stay, and I thank you for leaving the house in as good condition as you found it. Our guests are the best - always so considerate - and we really appreciate it that dog owners who stay are particularly careful to clean up after themselves and their furry friends. Our neighbour, Bernadette, puts the icing on the cake with the thorough clean she gives the house between guests, ensuring that everyone finds it tidy and fresh on arrival. We look forward to hosting you again soon! - Kind regards, Carol

And it keeps getting better and better...

  • 5 of 5

It’s the small details that makes Curlew Cottage stand out from any other holiday rental I’ve been in. There is a lot of thought put into the property to make sure everybody enjoys: adults, children, dogs... you name it.

Last time we were there we visited Killarney and Dingle, both relatively close if you want to explore Kerry.

This time we decided to stay in the area, and enjoy the magnificent beach almost at your door step. You can walk to the beach, but if you drive few minutes you can tackle it from “the other side”, which brings a very long and enjoyable walk. If the conditions are good, it's surfing paradise, fabulous waves.

So I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this house to anyone. Not our first time there, not the last time either!

Thanks Carol for a wonderful weekend.


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Vanessa! We worked hard this year to upgrade and improve the house and garden and are delighted you noticed the changes, big and small! For other previous guests who are wondering what's new, here are the changes we've made in the past year or so: - bunk beds gone - bedroom 2 completely redecorated, with 3 single beds - bedroom 3 redecorated, with King bed - free wifi! - new radio/music centre in kitchen with iPod dock - more bathroom hanging and storage - more seating - new decor touches - football goal - covered sand pit with lots of sand toys - new flower beds - garden bench in sun-trap spot in front of new shed - washing line - hedges destroyed in winter 2010/11 replaced and growing nicely; hedges directly behind house are now trimmed low to reveal amazing sea view all the way across to Ballyheigue! - new chimney cowls installed to minimise wind noise in winter. - new videos and board games for all ages - updated "house book" full of activity ideas for all ages, and custom local maps Our aim this year was to bring the house closer to our ideal of a real home-from-home, taking families with small children into special consideration. We're finding that our completely safe and secure garden and the nearby beach are attracting more families, as well as responsible dog owners like Vanessa! Vanessa, it's always a pleasure to host you and your family/friends - and the dogs! We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kerry International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

From €121 Per night

Tralee & North Kerry Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2015
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
June 2015
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
July/August 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
October 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes BOOKING: The booking deposit is €200 per week reserved, or part thereof.
BALANCE: The balance of your rental fee is due 4 weeks before your arrival; if you are booking less than 4 weeks prior to your arrival date, payment in full is due at the time you make your reservation.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: A damage deposit of €300 is payable with your balance. May be higher for non-family groups. Please ask.
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Tralee & North Kerry Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed. Ensuite with Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Can sleep 4 - extra bed available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Bed is King Bed
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are optionally joined via en suite Travel cot available on request. Air bed available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We supply starter quantities of: tea, salt, pepper, sugar, cooking oil, herbs and spices, loo rolls, paper towels, soap, shower gel, washing-up liquid, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, and a complementary Fire Log. - All utilities are included in your rent. - Large beach towels available. - FREE WIFI! - Dogs are very welcome at Curlew Cottage provided they are kept under control. - Our house is a no-smoking house. Smokers are welcome to smoke outside but smoking indoors is strictly prohibited. - Renters may have a few guests with permission, but full-scale parties are not allowed. If in doubt, please ask us.

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