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Skellig Villa - 'Star Gazing Along the Wild Atlantic Way'

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom , 2 Bathroom House With Mountain, Beach And Night Sky Views.

Two story house with master en-suite bedroom, second bedroom with double and single bed, third bedroom with two single beds. Main bathroom with bath and extra WC with power shower. Living room, fully equipped kitchen and utility room. Upstairs is an open plan games room with pool table and outside there is a BBQ area with magnificent views of the Atlantic and surrounding mountainside. There is also an out building where bicycles and surfboards can be stored.

William Murphy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017


County Kerry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Ensuite in Main Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , with en-suite bathroom and power shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is also a baby's cot available in the property
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Skellig Villa - 'Star Gazing Along the Wild Atlantic Way'
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful house in a breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three nights in Kerry. This holiday home has everything you could possibly want in the most stunning rural location. It is very close to a beach and also to Portmagee where you can take a boat tour of the Skellig Islands. We were just two adults but it would be perfect for those with kids as there is a playroom with a snooker table and lots of games for children. I highly recommend a stay in Skellig Villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Niamh for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay in our house and hopefully we'll see you again in the future.
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Smashing holiday in Ballinskelligs.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely holiday in Ballinskelligs. Thanks in no small part to this real gem of a house. We were made to feel really welcome and it quickly felt like a home from home. And so quiet at night - just us and the stars! The house has plenty of room and has all mod cons. We really appreciated the effort that was made to make the house so very 'small kid' friendly. The kids loved the big garden. It was great to be so near the beach and within easy reach of Cahirciveen. Enjoyed brick-oven pizza at Cill Rialaig. Derrynane is worth a day trip and the fish and chips from the van are pretty good. And the chocolate factory, of course. Would love to go back there next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your holiday and we would be delighted to see ye back again next summer
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in emlaghmore. We have 2 boys under 4 and the house and garden was extremely safe and great fun for the kids.!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Emlaghmore. When the children are safe and happy so too are the parents.
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Perfect family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed home with all mod cons. We were given a very warm welcome, the house had a lovely garden with a sheltered patio and barbecue area. There is a large play room upstairs which we thankfully didn't need thanks to the weather but on rainy days it could be a godsend. Very comfortable bedrooms, could easily have slept more than our family of five. Loved the en suite bathroom and there are two additional bathrooms with showers. Beautiful beach 1 mile away. We wanted for nothing all week in terms of how well this property was kitted out. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet rural setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your trip to Ballinskelligs and that the weather was good
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happy days

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited reen roe view & really had a great holiday. The house has every comfort, with a sheltered patio area where we relaxed in the evenings & barbecued delicious fish bought in quinlans seafood shop in cahersiveen. We enjoyed long walks in nearby reen rua beach followed by tasty meals in the moorings restaurant in portmagee. For a city dweller, the early morning sight of a hare running through the front lawn was a sight to behold. We look forward to our next trip to reen roe view.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday and we certainly look forward to having you visit again.
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Fab holiday, superb house, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fantastic stay here last summer and the owners made us feel very welcome. The house is really comfortable with all mod cons, exceeding our expectations. It's light and airy inside and is very spacious, particularly the kitchen/dining area. This part of the house became our "go-to" spot as we wandered in and out to the patio through the large glass doors or played Scrabble (thoughtfully provided by our host) on the big dining table while the warm evening breeze wafted in.

The bedrooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean and very well appointed and we liked the fact that there was a separate utility room where all the beach stuff could left and where the washing machine was located.

The house's location is superb, being just off the Ring of Kerry and just minutes away from some fabulous, long, quiet beaches - perfect for an pre-breakfast walk and very safe for swimming. There is very easy access to Ballinskelligs, Waterville, Caherdaniel (stunning beach), Valentia Island and even Caherciveen. There are trips available each day to the Skellig Rocks but we left it too late to include this on our visit (a reason to go back perhaps!). Also, if you're into hillwalking, you're in Paradise!

We loved the Knightstown Café on Valentia, the Beach Café in Ballinskelligs, An Corcan in Waterville for lunch and The Blind Piper in Caherdaniel also for lunch.

Thanks again for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Kerry Regional Airport, Farranfore
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Nearest Train
68 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Plenty of Choice in Waterville
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Reenroe Beach
Car: necessary

You are spoilt for choice with regard to the number of amenities and sites that welcome you here in the South West of Kerry. You only have to look up to our skies to enjoy the only area in the Northern Hemisphere that has been awarded as a ‘Dark Sky Place’ by the International Dark Sky Association. Due to our fantastic geographic location the skies are remarkably free of artificial light pollution, which makes it ideal for star gazing.

Once daylight breaks, the area has so much more to offer you. We have our own UNESCO world heritage site in the form of Skellig Michael with boats leaving during the summer months from Ballinskelligs and Portmagee. This is a cone-shaped rock rising from the Atlantic that was one of the world’s finest examples of an early Christian Monastic site. It was touched with some Hollywood glamour this summer, as it provided a backdrop to a number of scenes for the recent Star Wars movie: The Force Awakens

There are so many options if beaches and sea life are what you are looking for. A short walk/drive from the house will find you at Reenroe beach. This is a beautiful, unspoilt beach that is about 1 mile long and enjoys many activities during the summer months such as surfing, fishing, walking, horse riding to name but a few. Also within a short drive away is Ballinskelligs beach and many others.

Fishing trips can be organised in the town of Port Magee, which also gives you access to Valentia Island which has such attractions as the Slate Quarry and grotto.

For night time, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from, to sample the local cuisine in Waterville, Ballinskelligs or Cahersiveen.

Cahersiveen is a town of great historical and archaeological importance. Visit the birthplace of Daniel O’Connell, stroll around The Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church, Ballycarberry Castle and Cahergall Stone Forts. Fair days are held regularly on the main street where the old and young meet.

Waterville is your traditional waterfront village, which the house offers spectacular views of. It has a stunning promenade walk which stretches the length of the village. During the summer months you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a Mediterranean location. It is on this walk that it is on this walk that you will come across one of Waterville’s most famous holiday guests, Charlie Chaplin. Don’t forget to have your photo taken with his dashing statue. Other famous visitors include Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas and Tiger Woods (who came to play our world famous championship golf links).


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay

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