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Tad Lawrence

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Designer Home on Dingle Bay

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Ireland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Designed by an architect specializing in vernacular European architecture, this beautiful home combines the best of traditional Irish country architecture with modern conveniences. From the outside, the house appears to be two connected traditional cottages much like the ruins of the Kelly homestead that is located on the property. Situated on over two acres of garden, field and forest overlooking Dingle Bay, the house is perfect for a relaxing vacation. Mountains ideal for hiking rise up directly behind the house and Kells Bay, with its beach, boating and fishing, is the view.

The inside the home features an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, three bedrooms, one with a loft and two with fireplaces. There are two bathrooms, one with tub and one with shower. The kitchen opens onto the living room and dining area. The home is furnished with Danish inspired Irish furniture hand crafted in teak by Al O’Dea in Tuam, Ireland in the 1970’s. The home is beautifully decorated with art by Irish artists and the home owners, both teachers and artists, one specializing in painting Irish landscapes. This is a special place.

Although the house is available for rental, it is our home not a rental property. You will feel like you are staying in a beautifully maintained private home; you are. This opportunity also comes with responsibilities. We expect you to treat our home and belongings with respect. We rent only to small groups of six or less. If you are a larger group, we strongly encourage you to rent from our good friends and neighbors Agnes and John O’Sullivan whose rental property is also listed on this site (VRBO listing 95006).

To rent our home is to take a step back in time into a conceptually old, but functionally new house. It is not by accident, however, that the house does not have internet or a TV. You have tranquility and beauty. The house also has a very will stocked collection of Irish literature and books on Irish history, archeology, anthropology, and natural history. Many of these things you can experience right on the property as our woods is unusual in West Kerry, and the ruins of the Kelly farmstead that we have partially restored and maintained is a special place with its own connection to Ireland’s rich and difficult history.

For those seriously interested in rentals we will gladly provide you with additional photos and a complete floor plan of the home. All renters will receive a guide to the area that we have put together complete with maps, day trip suggestions, dining recommendations, hiking and walking information, and suggestions about where to shop for locally grown and raised food.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Tad Lawrence (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Tad Lawrence

My wife Vicky and I are teachers and artists. We live and work in Boston Massachusetts, USA. When I was a teenager I spent my summers helping to build this house in Kells

Tad Lawrence purchased this cottage in 1972

What makes this cottage unique

This house and community is where we are who we want to be. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Designer Home on Dingle Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Chesterfield, MA
5

Heaven in Kells

  • 5 of 5

Tad and Vicki have themselves a real gem with their lovely home in Kells Bay. Arriving during the day is definitely key! Everything that is described in the listing is accurate and exceeded our expectation! The artwork, Craftsmanship and location of their home is perfect for those seeking an Irish seaside getaway, look no further!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remarkable and memorable experience

  • 5 of 5

We took my 82 year old mother on her second trip to Ireland (her first was 40 years ago) and the highlight of our trip was our week long stay in this wonderful house where we enjoyed quiet and gorgeous views the whole day long. There is lots of room and lots of comfort, and a kitchen that was fully appointed and a pleasure to use. We are both architects and my brother is a graphic designer and we all appreciated the intelligent use of Irish Arts and Crafts, both new and old, for the interiors. The owners were extremely helpful, not only with their instructions and advice, but also for arranging to have the house open and ready for us when we arrived. In less than a day we felt at home and well cared for. This house is an ideal choice. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sussex, UK
5

Unique property

  • 5 of 5

A sojourn in this stunning house would make a good holiday anywhere, and in this idyllic location with these views it is a very special experience. The modest and appropriate exterior conceals a beautiful white interior of mid-century modernist character with vast rooms, three of which are double-height. Over 40 years, the Lawrence family has furnished and decorated the house from local sources and collected books about Ireland and the locality so that you feel you are in your own private museum and library.

Just above Kells Bay with easy access to the Ring of Kerry and Cahersiveen, it's a good base for touring, but the house is so spacious and relaxing we found ourselves choosing to spend a part of each day here, A wonderful place and the perfect insurance against unpredictable weather.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect escape in Kells Bay!

  • 5 of 5

It was love at first sight, we could have stayed on indefinitely.

My husband and I recently stayed for a week in this great home. The house was architecturally interesting and comfortable ... contemporary of late 70's vintage, but with elements of Irish country vernacular. There are 2 double-height living areas, perfectly placed picture windows in every room, and a gorgeous unobstructed view of Dingle Bay.

Tad, the owner is easy to work with, very helpful and generous with information about the area and things to do, but we were perfectly happy to spend a couple of rainy days in the house. Since this is a second family home for the owners, the house is well provided with daily necessities and we felt very much at home.

We hope to return for a future stay. Thanks, Tad!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Mass.
5

Magical Ireland

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every moment we stayed in this beautiful home. Sitting by the peat fire, or out on the patio overlooking the bay, cooking in the lovely kitchen, enjoying the tranquility of the setting --this was a truly magical base for exploring Kerry and the surrounding area. The home and its furnishings are in beautiful condition and you'll love being there. You won't be disappointed. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2001
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA, USA
5

A lovely home so close to so many beautiful places in Dingle Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at this lovely home where we could create delicious meals, sleep in comfort, and walk to the water or in the mountains. This place became a perfect home base for us to travel and experience the magical area around Dingle Bay.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cáitín's
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Many, Waterville, Dooks
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Killarney
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
N70
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Kells Bay House and Gardens
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kells Bay Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Cahersiveen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
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Amenities

Ireland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be set up as a single king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is up a ladder-stairs (not for elderly or young child)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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