Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Clogher Beach, Dingle, Prime Location, Luxury Property, WiFi, 3800 sq. foot home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, cable TV in every room, beach across road

32 acres of private beach front at O'Neill Cove and directly on The Wild Atlantic Way in 3800 square foot of luxury home. Five Minute walk to Clogher beach, restaurant, marked walking trails from house, and Ballyferriter Village with Dingle town close by. Five minute drive to Ceann Sibeal Golf Course. Our land was filmed for the upcoming Star Wars episode scheduled for release in December 2018. 2017 fully booked, taking 2018 reservations only. The only location in Dingle where everything is within a quick walk, beach, marked walking trails, cafe, shoppe and 5 minute drive to pubs and golf course.

The Area: All pictures are actual, there are no photoshopped or commercial pictures. This lovely home has everything, including quick walk to the magnificent Clogher Beach, to shops, to restaurants, marked walking trails from house, and 5 minute drive to Ballyferriter Village for pubs, more restaurants, market, Ceann Sibeal Golf Course and Ferry to Blasket Island.

Our land totals 32 acres looking over Clogher Beach with our own private beach at O'Neill's Cove. Views from every window are incredible from Clogher Beach to the Blasket Islands, Mount Brandon, Sybil Head and the Three Sisters. A path from the house takes you immediately down to the glorious Clogher beach and to our own private beach at O'Neill cove for your enjoyment. Two marked Dingle walking trails begin just across the road from the house. Mulcahy's Pottery cafe is a quick walk and Ballyferriter village is just nearby with many pubs and great 'trad' entertainment and a brand new market and great new restaurant! Of course this lovely area is just West of Dingle town, the historic walled town with its art and entertainment. There are a total of 5 beaches just in this area, the loveliest spot on the peninsula.

We can arrange for a Chauffeur to/from airport or for entire stay. Luxury automobiles.

The House: The highest standard of luxury accommodation is seen in this new 4-bedroom, 3800 square foot home that has every amenity and convenience.

Living area: Every room has a satellite television. Additionally the house features a lovely sunroom with dining seating for 8. The massive 38 foot open plan kitchen sitting room has a log or turf burning fireplace, Bose CD/DVD, Sony large screen television system and Bose iPod docking station. Kitchen features all premium appliances including a Bosch side-by-side fridge, Waterford gas/electric range, Kitchenaide quiet two-drawer dishwasher, premium Panasonic microwave, Gaggia espresso machine, 46 inch flat screen Sony Television and Bose sound system, and the list goes on. A second sitting room, the green room, is a great place for reading but also has cable television and is perfect for an after dinner brandy. In the laundry room/exercise room there is a Bosch supersize washer and a dryer (22 lb capacity each) . The house is equipped with a complete gym area with top end treadmill, Wii Fitness system, and elliptical trainer so that you can maintain your exercise regime, although, with so much walking, hiking and running available there will hardly be time! There is a library in the house as well as a collection of over 200 DVD’s and CD’s for your entertainment. This is truly a magnificent home.

Bedrooms: There are three master bedroom suites easily accommodating 6 adults, two with gas fireplaces and all with private bathrooms. Master Suite # 1 on the first floor has an American queen bed and sitting area with sofa and wing chair for your comfort and an ensuite bathroom with power showers.

On the second floor are the other 2 suites, Master Suite # 2 has an American king sized bed and sitting area with sofa and leather chair in front of the fireplace. Master Suite # 3 is a two-bedroom suite, one American Queen and American double with interconnecting bath that has separate locked access from each bedroom and features a lovely cast iron soaking tub as well as a separate shower. This suite also features secondary sofa seating for your comfort and cable television All showers are power showers with constant hot water and suites are very large rooms that afford maximum privacy for all guests.

Bed linens and towels are all of the very highest quality. Home is set up for maximum comfort and privacy for all guests. Spa robes are provided for all guests along with a welcome package including wine and the breakfast for the next morning. We also hav This is truly a magnificent home.

Other Amenities: There are three top end bicycles for your use, 2 Raleighs and 1 Cannondale. Property owner offers a personalized archeological tour of the area by car included in the rental at no charge. Hunter brand wellington boots are available for your use. The Dingle peninsula is home to more archeologically significant sites than anywhere else in Ireland. He will take you to the places not on the tourist route. Also, we can arrange for private horse trekking, if you are interested. The Ceann Sibeal golf course is just a 5-minute drive and is never crowded. It is a beautiful “links” course with no starting times! House keeping services are available. Additionally we are happy to recommend private catering for you at home, should you be interested. The pubs in Ballyferriter are among the friendliest with great entertainment (coel and craic) and plenty of pub food!

From Clogher Strand ones looks out at “An Fear Maibh”, or The Sleeping Giant, one of the Blasket Islands. A day trip out to the Islands is always fun.

There is a premium Weber grill and the patio has seating all ready for your cook-out.

Keywords: Magnificent home has every modern convenience with path to Clogher Strand. Sleeps 2-6 with privacy and comfort in 3800 sq feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, in this two storey home. Every bedroom is a private retreat with secondary comfortable sofa seating for reading/satellite tv, two with gas fireplaces, one with private adjoining sitting room. 38 foot kitchen/sitting room with fireplace, separate dining room seats 8 in comfort. Also, there is an exercise room with all equipment and Wii Fitness to maintain your schedule.

More Details

Leah O'Neill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Leah O'Neill

The O'Neill family originates from the West of Dingle. Leah O'Neill and her husband, Eric Fichtner, moved back to Ireland full time after spending their careers teaching in the USA.

Leah O'Neill purchased this house in 2012

Why Leah O'Neill chose County Kerry

This is the most beautiful place in the world with great people, who have a wonderful sense of humour, and know how to enjoy life. Leah will meet you and is available anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should you need any assistance or support.

What makes this house unique

Ocean is not just a view but just walk down the path from the house to kayak, fish, swim, sit and read, explore. Great marked walking trails directly from home. Links golf course 8 minute drive. Quick walk to lovely restaurant and Ballyferriter pubs are just 5 minutes drive from house.


Dingle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely claw foot soaking tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 3.5+ Bathrooms, all power showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Three Master Suites, # 1 on the first floor has a American luxury queen size bed which also has seating area with sofa and Queen Ann chair for private time. En-suite bathroom. On the second floor, Master Suite # 2 has American luxury king size bed with secondary sofa seating area and leather chair in front of a gas fireplace for private time and ensuite bathoom. Master suite # 3 is a two bedroom suite with luxury American queen bed in one room and luxury American double in the other. Both have secondary sitting sofa and lounge chair for private time. A bathroom with claw foot soaking tub and separate power shower adjoins both bedrooms with separate locking entrance doors from each bedroom for privacy purposes. Spa robes in each suite, no need to pack one. Hair dryer and alarm clock in every bedroom along with cable television and WiFi, also there is a curling iron.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This luxury home is not a holiday rental but a fully equipped permanent home. Not only do you enjoy the magnificent ocean views, the ocean is just a quick walk from the house for fishing, swimming or other aquatic activities. The two marked walking trails are just 100 yards from the house. There are three master suites and two have gas fireplaces and one has a separate adjoining sitting room while the other has sofa and leather chair surrounding the fireplace. All have private bathrooms. The third suite consists of two bedrooms with interconnecting bathroom which has a large soaking tub and separate shower and secondary seating. Large open plan 38 foot kitchen/sitting room and separate sun filled dining room. Of course all bedrooms have satellite television. There is also .5 bath. There is also an exercise room with Wii fitness and top quality exercise equipment for you to maintain your program.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Clogher Beach, Dingle, Prime Location, Luxury Property, WiFi, 3800 sq. foot home
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Amazing Hosts & Amazing O'Neill Clogher Strand Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our 4 children and I could not have been more pleased with our week's stay in the O'Neill home on Clogher Strand on the Dingle Peninsula. Leah and Eric were amazingly gracious hosts, from our first point of contact with Leah regarding the rental to the sad day when we checked out of their beautiful home to continue our holiday in Ireland.

The scenery in every direction from the home was breathtaking and most obviously touched by the hand of God. The location on Slea Head Drive put us within an easy walk or drive to an almost unlimited number of worthwhile destinations (Ballyferriter, town of Dingle, Sybil Head, Louis Mulcahy Pottery, numerous historical/archeological sites, amazing beaches, etc.).

The home itself was extremely spacious and equipped with anything you could want to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. The beautiful, modern kitchen was very well stocked, if you are so inclined to cook your own meals. The beds were very comfortable. The library contained a wide range of interesting books and authors. The bath towels and robes were plush. The original artwork by Honora and Liam O'Neill, Leah and Eric's daughter and nephew, was first rate. Most importantly, the views of the north Atlantic, of Sybil Head (location of the yet to be released "Star Wars" movie), and seemingly endless green pastures for the local sheep, goats and cows were just incredible.

We hiked along the well marked trails hugging the rugged north Atlantic coast line and explored multiple beaches Each turn along the trails led to a new "post card" view. The archeological tour of the area provided by Eric really helped us gain a deeper understanding of the history of the peninsula and its people.

Our week's stay in the O'Neill home gave us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local communities. The locals were extremely friendly and we experienced memorable craic on nightly visits to Murphy's Pub for a pint or two in Ballyferriter, a short 5 minute drive from our home for the week.

The daily 5 minute walks to Louis Mulcahy Pottery to view the incredible pottery and enjoy the tasty farm/sea to table soups, salads, sandwiches, scones and other delicious baked goods was a treat for the entire family.

Our only disappointment with our stay was that it ended too soon. However, we're already talking about our next trip to Ireland, which will most definitely included another extended stay at Leah and Eric's Clogher Strand home!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angie, Jeff and kids! Such a lovely review, Eric and I were overwhelmed, so naturally we had to keep reading over and over. As we said, your children were so lovely, respectful and appreciative and such a credit to their parents, YOU. We would love to have your return and welcome you at any time. Again, thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind review. Best wishes, Leah and Eric
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Incredible stay..10 stars!

  • 5 of 5

After visiting Dingle every year for the past 10 years, we decided to stay away from the growing traffic and crowds of Dingle town, lack of parking and complete congestion and discovered Clogher Beach. It is just 15 minutes from Dingle town, and the furthest point west on the Dingle peninsula just next to the village of Ballyferriter and the most beautiful sea views and land fronted on the sea, all 32 acres of it! We have stayed at premium houses around the world and the O'Neill house is absolutely the top of the list. We read reviews continually of Dingle stays and see pictures of basic houses that are described as luxury..this house truly is absolute luxury. Magnificent ocean views, 5 minute walk to the magnificent Clogher Strand and the private beach at O'Neill cove owned by the family. Every premium convenience from toiletries, robes, luxury furnishings, completely supplied larder, lovely pottery cafe 5 minute walk from house, the marked walking trails where Star Wars was filmed, pubs 5 minute drive as is the 18 hole golf course. The pictures of the property just don't prepare anyone for this spectacular home. We are not people who exaggerate, this is based on our personal experiences and knowledge of the Dingle and the Dingle peninsula. Every bedroom, all four with private bathrooms, all are very large with sofas for relaxing and luxury bedding. Nothing could have prepared us for this fabulous property. So our criteria is: walk to beach, walk to restaurants, walking trails, sea views out every window and we had it all at Clogher Beach down to the last detail. Eric and Leah are the most accessible hosts, yet not intrusive. Eric took us on a tour of the peninsula and shared his expertise on the historic sites..all at no charge! If you want to visit the Blasket Islands, the Dunquin pier is 5 minutes from the house, and quick boat ride to the island, as suggested by Eric and was well worth the trip. We were given free phone service to book restaurants, call home, and contact Leah and Eric, as they said, any time, day or night. There are cable televisions in every room of the house, and great wifi throughout. They wanted to make certain all our needs were met..and believe me, all six of us had the best stay I have ever experienced as a seasoned Dingle traveler! Thank you Leah and Eric for sharing your beautiful home with us in an unforgettable week, we will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Larry O and Family. Such beautiful comments, I really appreciate your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting the other "Leah", Joan, Bob, Mike and Carol. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Dingle Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

Before he passed, my father always spoke of Dingle as his favorite place on earth. As I marked a milestone a year and a half ago, I decided it was time to visit and discovered this beautiful home on VRBO (we stayed in August of 2015). As I contemplate a return to Ireland this summer, it's finally time to write about Leah and Eric's gem along the coast, and most importantly, their hospitality. With my college-aged daughter, her best friend, and my two dear friends ready to join me, I booked the home and was immediately impressed with Leah's responsiveness. She was so helpful, answering questions and making suggestions on multiple fronts, including where to stay before we arrived in Dingle and what we needed to experience throughout our trip. We hiked, went horseback riding, enjoyed fabulous music, food, and galleries... and all were enhanced by Leah and her husband Eric's great advice. The home itself is beautifully appointed and includes a gorgeous, well-equipped kitchen with a gas stove and high-end appliances. The beds are extremely comfortable -- always appreciated, especially during an extended stay (we were there for a week). The large windows allow fabulous views of the ocean along Slea Head Drive, and the beach is less than a five-minute walk. The area is a runner's dream (my morning runs through the meadows above the ocean brought me great peace), and all of us enjoyed the cows and the sheep that we encountered across the road and throughout the area. The small town of Ballyferriter is just a 5-minute drive (pottery-lovers, make sure you visit Sinead Lough and Louis Mulcahy), and Dingle is only 15 minutes away (favorite pubs: Foxy John's and An Droichead Beag). A drive to Kenmare and Killarney is an easy day trip (sweaters and great hiking), and Eric's driving tours along the Dingle Peninsula are a must. Finally, don't forget to stop into the Dillon Gallery to see -- or buy -- the beautiful art of Honora O'Neill, Leah and Eric's very talented daughter. One of the best vacations ever... by the time we left, we felt like family. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret and Family. Thank you for your beautiful review and such lovely memories for us. We enjoyed your family so much and appreciate that you also enjoyed your stay and were thinking of us. Best wishes, Leah, Eric and Honora
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful Experience Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary - Thank You

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at this wonderful home on the wild Atlantic coast. You can literally hear the waves crashing ashore from the well furnished master bedroom. So cozy. The owners were very easy to work with and very attentive to our needs. Thank you Leah for all the extra touches that made us feel welcome. Thank you Eric for the fascinating archaeological tour. We will never forget our time there, and hope to return with our grown children in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael and Kitty. We so enjoyed your company and you interest in the beautiful Clogher coast. Thank you for your kind comments, you are well back at any time! Best wishes, Leah and Eric
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tyler, TX

Perfect Dingle Destination

  • 5 of 5

We rent vacation homes on a regular basis and Leah and Eric are far and away the most pleasant and helpful owners we've ever had the pleasure to deal with. Lovely over the e-mails, phone and in person! We felt so comfortable in their home - and they were always free to answer questions. Everyone had a cozy bed and after lots of hiking and exploring the boys and my husband enjoyed the easy to use tv's and wi-fi. I personally couldn't get enough of looking out the windows and the magnificent views. As Star Wars fans, we can't wait to see the "Skellig Wars" segments in the next movie! The beach location was also perfect for castle building until 10:00 at night - as the sun sets so late in the summer!

Eric's tour was a highlight for us with his great storytelling and fact sharing. He also showed us places we were able to drive ourselves back to later for our own explorations and he was so patient allowing me a few extra minutes for snapping photos. We enjoyed visiting their gallery in Dingle and did buy some beautiful prints (thank you for the gifts to our boys!)

Dingle is a lovely town with lots to do. We enjoyed every shop, pub, etc. we tried. Murphy's ice cream became a daily destination. Other reviews give more suggestions, our family just says - it's all good around the Dingle Peninsula / Ring of Kerry area.

Our favorite two things about our amazing Irish adventure

1. EVERYONE in Ireland is so kind, helpful, and just the most lovely people you will ever meet!

2. Everything you see is a postcard vision! Each home, each vista, each cliff, ancient ruin, church, graveyard, pub, baby lamb.... Everyone cares for their homes and property and it shows - It's Heaven here and our family will definitely be back!

We highly recommend this home especially if you love to walk/hike along the coast and enjoy having a cozy spot where you can enjoy a lovely view every day. Lots to do within a short driving distance too.

Thank you, Leah and Eric! We so enjoyed meeting you :)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lora and Robert and Boys. Such a lovely family and polite, kind and engaging boys, Eric and I were just so impressed. Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay. Hope the boys have wonderful memories. Best wishes, Leah and Eric
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta, GA Gang

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous time six lifelong friends had in Leah and Eric's beautiful house on the Ring of Dingle! After hiking the gorgeous area called Clougher Strand a bit (an hour or twoevery day), enjoying the very informative historical and archeological tour with Eric (not to be missed), taking a thousand pictures or more of the breathtaking vistas, tapping a lively foot or two at the local music concerts practically every night, fishing out of the sea and a local restaurant chef serving it up for us, and making pottery purchases at the gallery down the road, what more could be done to make this a perfect stay?! Well, there is the perfectly appointed house that was so cozy and comfortable with original paintings done by family members, high end appliances to make cooking a really fun activity, and spectacular views out of every window. Leah made sure we knew how to manage the workings throughout the house with tasteful cards posting directions in case we were unsure! Loved that! The six of us had the perfect stay in their lovely home. We felt very welcome, and send our humble thank yous to Leah and Eric for making this stay so wonderful. Dingle, and in particular, Clougher Strand, has now become our favorite spot in Ireland!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn and Chuck and Gang of 6! So enjoyed your company and thank you all for such lovely comments. Would love to host you all again one of these fine days! Best wishes, Leah and Eric
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Car: recommended

A short walk via a path down to Clogher Beach where you can fish, swim, picnic, kayak, or just read a good book. Property owner offers, a private walk/drive archeological or walk/hike tours away from tourist areas which is included as part of the rental. Also, two major marked walking trails are just down from the house. Mulcahy's cafe and Tig Aine's restaurant a quick walk from the house. Ballyferriter is a 5 minute drive with all its pubs and entertainment and a new market and restaurant. Ceann Sibeal 18 hole links course is also a 5 minute drive, no waiting, no start times, lots of fun. Private trip to Blasket Islands can be arranged, and quality bicycles are available for your use. Not only magnificent views but proximity to the sea.

In addition to 38 foot open plan kitchen/sitting room, separate dining/sun room coupled with four spacious bedrooms that all have secondary sofa seating. We are available for rental during Ireland's best time of year, May through mid September. We are not available for rental from October to April. Contact owners for availability.


Rates & Availability

Dingle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
August 2018
Jul 29 2018 - Sep 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We are unable to accept the instant "Book It" feature of VRBO as we would rather communicate with you to make certain our home will meet your needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties