Find the best place to stay — County Kerry

Where to stay around County Kerry?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,088 vacation rentals near County Kerry. From 602 cottages to 385 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near County Kerry for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in County Kerry?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in County Kerry. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Killarney: 155 vacation rentals
  • Dingle Peninsula: 443 vacation rentals
  • Dingle: 172 vacation rentals
  • Kenmare: 257 vacation rentals
  • Killarney: 46 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in County Kerry! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in County Kerry?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in County Kerry:

  • Killarney: 155 rentals
  • Dingle: 172 rentals
  • Kenmare: 257 rentals
  • Tralee: 79 rentals
  • Waterville: 221 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to County Kerry?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in County Kerry are:

  • Kerry Airport (KIR): 297 vacation rentals
  • Reeroe Airport (CHE): 516 vacation rentals
  • Cahirciveen (CHE-Reeroe): 439 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in County Kerry?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in County Kerry. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dingle Harbour: 383 rentals
  • Kerry County Museum: 368 rentals
  • Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club: 680 rentals
  • Sandy Bay Beach: 382 rentals
  • Mount Brandon: 299 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around County Kerry listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Get carried away by County Kerry's enchanting emerald beauty

With the dramatic seascapes along the Wild Atlantic Way, the white-sand beaches of the Ring of Kerry, and the prehistoric ruins in the Dingle Peninsula, there's no shortage of Instagram-worthy sights in County Kerry, so make sure your camera's memory has plenty of space. You can take the kids to the lovely town of Dingle for an encounter with Fungie, the resident bottlenose dolphin. Or, explore the castles of Killarney and swim in the foamy waves of Ventry's beach. There are plenty of County Kerry vacation rentals to accommodate you, no matter what you decide to do on the Emerald Isle.

With lots to do, get crafty with your County Kerry itinerary

It's one thing to buy souvenirs from County Kerry's many markets; it's another thing to get them from the local artists themselves. Join a guided craft trail tour and see demonstrations of how handicrafts like Dingle crystal and Annascaul pottery are made. Planning a summer seaside holiday? Take your pick from some lovely beaches like Ballyheigue and Rossbeigh, where you can swim and surf to your heart's content. In December, the Other Voices music festival in Dingle draws crowds to watch local and international musicians perform—Sinead O'Connor, Snow Patrol, and Amy Winehouse and many others have graced the event in years past.

The force is definitely strong with County Kerry

You don't need to go to a galaxy far, far away for an extraordinary holiday. From County Kerry vacation rentals, you can take a boat trip to the stunning island of Skellig Michael, where Luke Skywalker lived in self-imposed exile in the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Ascend the rock-hewn steps to reach the ruins of an ancient Gaelic Christian monastery, and say hi to puffins that breed there. No less scenic is Killarney National Park, a 26,000-acre Irish paradise of mountains, woods, and lakes, where you'll also find the 15th-century Ross Castle.

Cover up for County Kerry's cool climes and abundant rainfall

County Kerry enjoys a temperate climate, thanks to the effects of the North Atlantic Current that goes northward past Ireland's west coast. But it's also one of the rainiest regions of Ireland, particularly from November to January. Temperatures during the summer months from June to August can go from a low of 50 degrees to a high of 65. In winter, you can expect the thermometer to fluctuate between 46 and 44 degrees, with January usually seeing the coldest weather. You can do as the locals do and head to the nearest pub, where a pint of Guinness will help keep you warm.

No need for lucky charms: resplendent views are guaranteed

With its abundance of majestic natural beauty, it isn't hard to see why the county is referred to as "The Kingdom." Bounded on the north by the River Shannon and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, it's also home to Mount Brandon and Carrauntoohil, two of Ireland's highest mountains. County Kerry vacation rentals are fantastic jumping-off points for hiking and biking trails in the Ring of Kerry, expeditions to the steep cliffs of Valentia Island, and the woodlands and hills of the Derrycunnihy Wood Nature Reserve, the grazing grounds of Japanese Sika deer and native red deer.