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Magnificent ocean views, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
6 nights

Description

County Kerry House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms,1 Bath is downstairs 1-4 persons total

This stunning setting is located at Coomeenole Strand overlooking the Blasket Islands at the very tip of the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry. This turn of the century stone house stands regally above the sea with a beautiful walking and swimming beach below. Uninteruppted views of the ocean with a direct walk to the beach. The 3 fields adjacent to the house are used by our neighbor for grazing sheep and cows. The village remains as a largely farming and fishing community. It is a 15 minute drive to Dingle Town. The historic Dingle Way walking route is well marked and nearby. Dingle offers excellent dining, shopping, farm markets, fishing and sailing. The many pubs in the town feature the traditional Irish music of West Kerry. Prehistoric and early Christian sites are found throughtout the Dingle Peninnsula.

It is a 2 hour drive from Shannon Airport and a 45 minute drive from Kerry Airport. Train service runs regularly between Dublin, Tralee, and Kerry Airport.

Spectacular scenery and walking trails. There are an abundance of prehistoric sites dating from the 3rd century as well as many early Christian ruins from the 6th and 7th centuries.These sites are accessible to walkers and by car. Another notable feature are the clean, beautiful beaches around the peninsula. The town of Dingle has music in an unusual variety of pubs as well as superb local foods. This is a traditionally Irish speaking region.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Shelia Geoffrion
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Magnificent ocean views, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Connecticut
5

The Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week on the Dingle Peninsula and wish we could have stayed for two. Plenty of room in the 3 bedroom house. Had all of the appropriate amenities and kitchen utensils you will need. The perfect location for those who want to get away from everything yet still be close enough to civilization. Located by the coast overlooking Slea Head Drive and the Blasket Islands. Majestic views, spectacular sunsets, local hiking.... can not say enough good things about this house. The peat fires on a chilly rainy evening were just incredible. Thank you again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of the house. It always helps to know how the visit went and that it was really enjoyed! Shelia
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5

Great cottage, even greater location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully restored old cottage in an absolutely perfect location in a magical part of Ireland. Located just above a small, gorgeous beach, just behind Dunmore Head and just below Mt. Eagle, with views of the Blasket Islands, the cottage could not be sited any better. The rooms are all lovely, the kitchen large and well-equipped. It is a great staging point for walking/hiking the Dingle Peninsula. I recommend it without hesitation or qualification.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Great location to explore Dingle Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

The house was as advertised by Shelia on VRBO and in her emails leading up to the rental time. Written instructions for using the house and appliances were just enough to know what to do and what not to do. The house was clean and well maintained. There were no problems. The house included a very nice library and the table in the living room was great for spreading out our topographic map for planning the next day's outings. Given all the monastic and medieval sites that we visited, our time in Dingle turned out to be an amateur archaeology trip. As geologists, we really appreciated all the rock accents in the house! The west coast of Ireland is simply spectacular, so you won't have regrets if all you do is gaze at the ocean for hours on end. As the Irish say, "Brilliant". Kevin & Alison

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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University Park, MD
5

Lovely stay amidst spectacular scenery

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect vacation for the two of us at Shelia's house in Dunquin. The house is perched on the green hillside overlooking the cliffs and the Blasket Islands in the distance. It's a peaceful rural setting, with the surrounding fields full of sheep and cows. A short walk downhill brings you to a sandy beach with extraordinarily clear water. We had very good luck with the weather, sunny and in the 70s, and went swimming twice a day for most of our stay. The hillsides and lanes provide nice walking opportunities, with magnificent views.

The house is comfy and well kept, with a peat fireplace and stone table for outdoor eating. One front room works well for water colorists, with its pine table. (Shelia paints too). We especially enjoyed our meal at Ashe and the folk concert at St. James Church both in Dingle. The Dingle Peninsula ruins and the Blasket Centre are well worth visiting. The narrow roadways are a challenge to the US driver, but the views on the way make it all worthwhile. Shelia has been very helpful to us. Thank you, Shelia!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Deville, Louisiana
5

Quiet and calm

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we'd hoped for when we chose it. We wanted something removed from the hustle of society (though we didn't find much hustle in Southwest Ireland...which was perfect!). If you are looking for a place that is several years removed from the present, this is the place. Not to say that it doesn't have all of the modern conveniences you'd ever need! The house is VERY clean, comfortable and cozy. We had 70+ MPH winds one night that even made the car shake, but inside we were very comfortable, sitting and reading while listening to the wind whip around this very sturdy stone house. It was heaven.

Shelia is very knowledgable and helpful concerning the area. Take her advice on where to eat (Ashe's Bar and Goat St. Cafe in Dingle are amazing..). We didn't want for anything, it was all taken care of and provided in the house.

Also, just FYI, read the information that Shelia leaves. We skimmed it, and 2 days before we left, we reread it and realized that there was a shortcut back to Dingle on the Maum Closach (sp?) road. We'd been driving through Dunquin and Ballyferriter all the way around to avoid the tiny road around Slea Head! Oh well, it's a nice drive too!

Thanks again, Shelia. We loved your house and our time there!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This house and surrounding landscape is exactly what I thought our dream Ireland vacation was going to be. The house had all the comforts that we needed and I especially enjoyed the library. The "neighbors" were always glad to see us when we provided their daily treat of apples and carrots. It is hard to explain the comfort you feel just sitting outside at the picnic table with the view of the Blasket Islands, and the smell of the green grass, ocean breeze, and peat smoke out of the chimney. When you do venture out of the house, the history of this wonderful place is literally around every corner. The 700+ pictures that we took cannot do this area justice.

The town of Dingle had just about everything that you could need including some very interesting and friendly people. Tom and Paul at the Dingle Pub became familiar faces and welcomed our family into that establishment like we had known them for years. The meals that we did eat in town were spectacular. I don't think I had a bad meal the whole time in Ireland.

Shelia was as helpful as any one person could be. She always answered any question we had in a very timely manner and gave us some very good tips and advice before the trip had started. She was just a real pleasure to speak and deal with.

Betty had the house spotless when we arrived and was friendly and courteous in matters of what was expected of us during our stay and before we left.

All in all, it was a trip of a lifetime and we are already making plans on returning with a few more family members as it would be selfish to keep this remarkable place all to ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I appreciate when I hear back from folks when they really "get it" about the house and the wonderful area that is Dingle. all the best, Shelia
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended

This is the most westerly house in Europe. Looking out to sea perched above a beautiful sand beach. A rural setting yet only 20 minutes to Dingle Town and only 10 minutes to the nearest pub, small grocer and post office which is located in Ventry as well as in one in nearby Dunquin and Ballyferriter.

Golf: 1 hour from Ballybunion in North Kerry. 10 minutes from the golf links Cean Sybil nearby in Ballyferriter.

Adare Manor golf course is 2 hrs away in Adare, south of Limerick.

Rates & Availability

County Kerry House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
all year
Jul 2 2016 - May 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$230
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$230
$1,400
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

County Kerry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bathroom is downstairs
  • Bathroom is on main floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Please note the only bathroom is on the main floor, downstairs. This cottage is rustic, yet comfortable, warm and charming. Because of the older layout and stairs, as well as the bathroom on ground floor only, It is not suitable for children, the elderly, or the disabled. No pets, no smoking. Thank you.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a warm comfortable house that has hot water central heating with the option of using the peat fireplace for cozy evenings by the fire. The dining table seats 4 comfortably. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a washer/dryer for personal laundry. Beds are made up upon arrival.This house has retained its original features and was built in 1920. it is clean, comfortable and dry. The beach below the house is easily accessed by a walk down the driveway. There are many hiking trails nearby. The small library has a collection of local maps suitable for hiking and driving. The house has broadband internet/WiFi This is a great birding area, artists and writers will be thrilled with the location and natural beauty! There is no television. No smoking allowed. No pets allowed. Not suitable for children.

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