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Helen Murtha

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

A Little Bit of Heaven Overlooking Kenmare Bay

10 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Ireland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

On a hillside setting on a very private acre overlooking Kenmare Bay with Macgillycuddy's Reeks on the horizon. Spectacular mountain and sea views from this lovely two bedroom chalet-style cottage only 1.5 miles from award winning restaurants and pubs in Kenmare Town. The house is comfortably furnished providing a just like home feeling. The deck just off the Kitchen allows you to dine outside on those days that are to nice to be inside.

The ground floor features a large living room with open fire, writing desk, table for cards or dinner, TV and convertible sofa. The center hallway leads to full bath with shower.

The newly renovated modern kitchen is fully supplied with all items needed to make and enjoy full meals and internet access for computers and WIFI.

The kitchen table is located by a picture window with a full view of the Bay and Mountains beyond. Antique Irish Pine furniture and a sliding glass door to patio and deck with furnishings and side yard. Kitchen appliances include gas stove with broiler and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer and tumble dryer. The electric coffee maker and kettle so that your coffee and tea service is quick and easy.

Stairs to second floor lead to two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with twin beds which can form a king size bed. Each bedroom has sliding glass doors to balconies and a small table with chairs to enjoy a cocktail or cup of tea. Between the bedrooms there is a full bath with tub and linen closet with extra linens as needed. (There is a fold-up cot in closet of one bedroom which is available.)

Utilities include electricity and full gas central heating as well as intenet access and WIFI.

Keywords: Chalet Style Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Helen Murtha (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Helen Murtha

I am a New Yorker whose Mother grew up on this land which was part of a large farm, grazing cattle and fields of sheep on the mountain. I came over in 1958 for my first visit when the family home was still in pre-modern fashion. No electricity, no running water just joy and food around the fireplace and water from the well for the cooking and from the stream for the washing up.

I fell in love with it all and was able to build this cottage on land gifted to me in 1989.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your cottage was "just like home". All of us felt that the layout and spacious rooms made our stay relaxing and comfy. The furnishings and appliances were just right for a one-week stay for four peoples _ and of course, the view was great. Besides exploring Kenmare we toured all three peninsulas (Beara, Kerry, and Dingle) - our favorite was Beara. We would readily recommend your place to anyone who might be interested in staying in Southwest Ireland. If there is a place to put renter comments on your website, please let us know, We had a great time in Ireland.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

A Little Bit of Heaven Overlooking Kenmare Bay
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful, well equipped, and great location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is well equipped and truly a home away from home. The two bedrooms are spacious with a full bath upstairs and a wonderful shower in the full bath downstairs. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals with an attached dining room and nice deck outside overlooking the bay. We appreciated the quite location about two miles out of Kenmare. Kenmare is a nice sized community with lots of music in the variety of pubs. We really enjoyed the Beara Peninsula and in particular Healy pass. Also another highlight was the Seafari boat tour of the harbor and bay. The Skelling Island Visitor Center is worth checking out. The owner of this property is a little difficult to reach. Don't let this put you off. This property is worth the effort.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Everything you need in the perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

The beginning of our stay was a little bit of a rough start. We were the first guests of the season and the house was a little finicky from being buttoned up for a few months prior to our stay. The heating wasn't working properly and the electricity would flicker and shut off on occasion. With a quick response from the person who oversees the rental, the issues were addressed and the remainder of our stay was nothing short of perfect! The location of the house is wonderfully situated along both the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, perfect for exploring County Kerry's finest attractions! It was extremely peaceful with very little interference from surrounding noise. The house was more well stocked than a resort, with plenty of linens, towels, and kitchen utensils. There was nothing we needed that wasn't supplied! There was even a fresh supply of milk, butter, and bread for our stay. Despite the minor issues we had at the beginning of our stay, and some haze caused by controlled burns in the area (March), we wholeheartedly recommend this house to couples or families wanting to explore the best of County Kerry! The views over the bay were spectacular. We saw deer, rabbits, and plenty of birds just off the back porch and even had a few amazing sunsets during our stay. My only complaint about the house is the one shower in the downstairs bathroom. (There is only a bathtub in the upstairs bathroom.) The shower downstairs was very small with a difficult, hard to adjust, and low-pressure nozzle. The WiFi wasn't amazing, though it did work (slowly) most of the time. The bed in the master bedroom was comfortable (we didn't even use the second bedroom). There was plenty of storage space for personal belongings. It had all of the luxuries one would need (dishwasher, washer, dryer, fireplace, etc.) It truly started to feel like home after just a few days.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place to enjoy Ireland

  • 5 of 5

A very quiet and confortable cottage with a wonderful view on Kenmare bay. When you're having breakfast, you can see rabbits, cows, birds and even little deers in the garden. It's an immersion in the nature although the cottage is not isolated because there are kind neighbours (who make delicious ice creams) and it's near the nice village of Kenmare. The location is perfect to discover the National park of Kilarney and the Ring of Kerry, however you need to have a car to do it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

OK but don't forget anything

  • 3 of 5

The house was fine (except for a strange water heating system), the view was great--but don't forget anything there, as the owner will ignore requests to return the items.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, I am sorry for your missing sweater but my caretakers Eva and Vance have searched the house twice and there was no sweater left there. If you let us know about places you visited in town, we could check with them to see if a sweater was found. In my experience, people have been very responsive and helpful. Take care, Owner Helen M.
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5

Beautiful and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Quietly situated only a few minutes by car from Kenmare with all its restaurants and shopping mall Tuatha Murtagh is a perfect place for discovering Beara peninsula and beyond. Fully equipped, WiFi is not the fastest but very reliable, spaceous rooms, livingroom with working fireplace, beautiful view over Kenmare river bay, with comfortable beds upstairs, two bathrooms, gas central heating, gas cooking making it a place for a longer stay even through colder months. Car is a must, bicycles could be useful as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved Privacy & View/GreatSupport & Ambiance

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here the last week of July 2011. We found it to be perfect for us. The property isnt more than 1 mile from town. But, it is up high enough for a lovely view, distanced enough from the neighbors to not feel uncomfortable with our boisterous children outdoors.

Both bedrooms have a small balcony. The kitchen contains plenty of supplies for cooking. One bathroom has a shower & one a tub. The house was spacious, & included a working living room fireplace. The lady to call if you have questions was very attentive and helpful. Enjoyed the experience very much. Would recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Crowleys " like going to a friends for a coctail"
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Seafaira @ Kenmare Pier - Seal Watching Cruise
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Kenmare Golf Club - walk or use the buggy
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Killarney
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
N71 - Drive NE to Killarney or SW to Bantry
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sailors Bar, Packy's, ODonnobhin's
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Kenmare Pier
Car: necessary

Family favorites

Our daily walk along the "New Lane" , about 1/2 hour to start the day, wave to neighbors and very few cars. Up close and personal with the cows, goats and horses along the way. The views of the Bay and the mountains on both sides gives you an incentives to explore.

The Seal-watching Cruise from the pier in Kenmare town. A minimum of 5 day visits are required.

Gleninchaquin Park on R571west 7 miles for breathtaking landscapes and scenery on a charming hike up the river walk as the river rushes by your path. Kenmare Stone Circle, the largest in SW Ireland.

Molls Gap and the lakes beyond on the mountain road to Killarney.

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Rates & Availability

Kenmare Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July/August
Jun 26 2016 - Aug 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$615
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$95
$525
 

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ireland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sliding Glass Doors to a Balcony and view of the Bay
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to King Bed on request
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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