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Southern exposure, beautiful sea view, villa with pool, close to Bantry and Beara Peninsula

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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County Cork House Rental Photos and Description

Fireplace, swimming pool, conservatory, large garden, 3 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms., Silence, light

The Eco House in Maulnaskeaha, Ahakista, was designed by Paul Leech and was awarded the Construction Excellence Award 1995th

The southern exposure provides a good view of the sea and the majestic landscape.

The 'Eco House' was the destination for the famous singer Christy Moore and his wife Valerie for 14 years.

Bathe in a south-facing oval pool, lie down on the lawn surrounded by a garden of colorful flowers and rock gardens, sip tea in 180 degree 'sun room' with the many windows see photo or read a book in the reading chair overlooking the sea. Or put in the living room your feet up and look at the open fire. For self catering there is the kitchen with light wood with a table for up to 6 people, and outside in the southeast the cast-iron bistro table and chairs directly on the sliding door from the kitchen to the garden.

The Eco House offers 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom en suite. (Each with its own toilet, and 2 bathrooms have showers, a bathtub)

Two bedrooms each have a queen size bed for 2 persons, one bedroom has 2 single beds.

There is a living room with fireplace, a 2er couch and 2 chairs, a winter garden with a table and chairs, and a dining room with 6 seats at the table and adjoining kitchen.


geothermal heating

private well

created 1.3 ha garden according to Feng Shui principles

Starry Sky

fresh air







More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Simone Geilenberg
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Southern exposure, beautiful sea view, villa with pool, close to Bantry and Beara Peninsula
average rating of 4.75 based on 29 reviews

Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, just wow. The Eco-House surpassed our expectations. The house was beautiful, clean, gorgeous, and satisfied the needs of our family of four very nicely. It is important to know that it is very out of the way, and you have to drive pretty far for excursions or even a grocery store! But the house had all the touches of home and we loved it. The notebook with daily excursion recommendations was priceless, we felt like real locals! The pub at the bottom of the hill had some of the best food we had the entire trip. The views were picture postcard perfect. We highly recommend Eco-House for families or a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with lush garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a great one week stay in Eco House. We loved the house's architecture and atmosphere. It has everything you need. The large garden with its thick green grass and its views are just wonderful. The pool is large but was quite chilly even in August.

The contact with the owners was very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Besonderes Haus in traumhafter Umgebung

  • 4 of 5

Ein besonderes Haus in wunderschönrr Lage, sehr gut für Familien geeignet! Der große, mit sehr schönen Blumen bewachsene Garten, eignet sich sehr gut zum relaxen und für etwas größere Kinder zum Spielen ( Pool ). Das Haus ist ein wirkliches Zuhause und seine Architektur machen es zu etwas aussergewöhnlichem! An der Ausstattung gibt es nichts zu bemängeln, es ist absolut alles vorhanden! Und die Vermieterin reagiert sofort auf Anfragen. Ein Stern Abzug für die Sauberkeit, die könnte verbessert werden.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke für die ausführliche Bewertung! An der Sauberkeit werden wir in Zukunft besonders arbeiten, versprochen.
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Fantastische Lage, Entspannung und Luxus

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren für 10 Tage Gäste im Eco-House, und haben diese Zeit sehr genossen.

Das Haus entspricht den Erwartungen aus dem Internet, es ist luxuriös und doch gleichzeitig sehr gemütlich, geräumig und bietet Entspannung pur. Die Lage ist wunderschön, man kann den Atlantik vom Haus aus sehen, und das Haus liegt fernab der Küstenstrasse. Da die Lage nicht zu weit westlich in der Sheep's Head Halbinsel ist, sind die Wege zu den anderen "Rings" kurz. Die Wandermöglichkeiten hier sind fantastisch. Der Pool macht Spass (auch wenn er ein wenig kühl ist), die Küche bietet alles, was man für ein leckeres Essen benötigt, und mein Lieblingsplatz war der Wintergarten - ideal zum Frühstücken oder entspannten Lesen, während man die Welt um sich herum geniesst.

Kurzum - wir kommen gerne wieder, und können dieses Haus absolut weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank an unsere nette Vermieterin!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cork Airport oder Kerry ( Farranfore ) Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Tin Pub, Arundels by the Pier, Eireens in Kilkroha
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Bantry Golf
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Heron Cafe and Gallery/ Arundels by the Pier
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
schönster Strand Barleycove
Car: necessary

Sheepshead is a 33km long peninsula - no more than 6km wide - in the southwest of Ireland. Ahakista is surrounded by the promontory known for its rugged beauty. The Eco House is ideally located for exploring the region West - Cork. Hiking with 85km walking trails on the Sheepshead alone, signposted cycling routes in stunning countryside, a day at the beach Barleycove, horse riding, sailing, diving, fantastic fish and specialty restaurants in Bantry (The fish kitchen) and Durrus (Blairscove), a pub and a restaurant (the legendary Tin Pub and Arundels by the pier, free wifi) are located directly in Ahakista and only 10min walk, the Heron Cafe & Gallery with free WiFi just 10 min walk. Natural Sights such as the botanical garden on Garinish Island- short boat trip and seal banks -, Glengarriff at great Shops, the Sheepshead Lighthouse, Mizen Head with the lighthouse Fastnet Rock in the sea, the pilgrimage Gougane Barra and the cities of Bantry and Skibbereen with their many shops, restaurants, pubs and cinemas to stay.

Just a short drive from Eco House removed the village Kilcrohane, with its quay and coves and 2 cozy pubs.


Rates & Availability

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Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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County Cork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 146 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Badezimmer 2 - toilet , shower
    Badezimmer 3 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are en-suite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Futonbetten auf einer Empore
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Gladly can be smoked out :-) Ashtrays are available :-)

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