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Parkhaven, near Natl Park, free wi-fi and priv parking 4 Mins Walk to Killarney

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathrooms, detached, Family Home with Park nearby and free parking

This exceptionally well located quality and quiet detached accommodation is just five minutes walk to Killarney town and sleeps 8 people. This home combines the warmest of welcomes and hospitality with modern luxurious facilities. Set alongside Killarney National Park, which has 26,000 acres of 'free to roam' parkland, this is a great location in which to explore the amazing surroundings which offers guests spectacular walking trails, cycle routes, historic tours, horse riding and lake activities. Your home is situated in an idyllic location, with town, nightlife, top class restaurants, and shopping just minutes away, yet within easy reach of wild and wonderful natural beauty of Killarney and ring of Kerry. You will be surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and access to activities and memories that you will treasure for ever. At the end of the day you will breathe in air that is so fresh and clean that you will feel both relaxed and energised and you will go away wanting to return to this idyllic and beautiful part of Ireland, Kerry (The Kingdom).

The house has a large spacious bright kitchen/diner which is well equipped with top of the range appliances, high class fitted kitchen with a separate laundry room. Large table and chairs seats 8 people. There is a wonderful wood-burning stove in which to cosy up to in the long evenings. Everything is brand new as this property is being let for the first time. All the bedrooms are en-suite, with wooden floors in each bedroom. The Master bedroom has a king size bed, bed lockers, and a walk in wardrobe with full length mirror and loads of storage, along with a dressing table and stool.

The ground floor bedroom has its own en-suite and has wheel-chair access.

Bedroom number 2 and 3 are en-suite with large luxurious double beds, the 4th bedroom has two single beds, bedside lockers and wardrobe.

Entrance Hall is spacious, bright and welcoming with beautiful staircase and landing. The stairs and landing is covered with luxurious carpeting which adds to that cosy feeling. There is a seating area underneath the staircase in which to sit, read or just relax.

The Sitting/Living Room has a large comfortable reclining settee with scatter cushions, coffee table, side table and rug. There is a large flat screen TV/DVD player and a beautiful fireplace in which to relax and unwind. There is free wi-fi throughout the house.

This house has a very clean, bright, airy, spacious atmosphere and is an ideal retreat for families, golfers, hikers, cyclists, adventurers, fishermen etc to stay and relax and explore the amazing surroundings.

A great garden surrounds the house, to the front a lawn with beautiful birch trees and shrubs, to the back an outdoor seating area in which to sit and have breakfast.

Also a great barbeque.

There is private parking space for 3 cars as well as roadside parking to the front of the house.

(Cots, high chairs and other baby equipment are available on request.

300 euro, or dollars or sterling required as damage deposit on arrival, this will be refunded before you leave once home is checked for breakage.)

If you like walking, cycling, horse riding this is the place to come. Take a bike and cycle around the magnificent Lakes of Killarney and take in the many breathtaking views along the way, or trot along on horseback and really get away from it all.

South and west of the town of Killarney is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includes the McGillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland, over 1000 metres high. At the foot of the mountains are the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Here lies the 26,000 acres Killarney National Park, which is just minutes from your doorstep. The distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls give the area a very special scenic beauty. Experience the wildlife as you walk along, wild red deer roam freely, rabbits and hares scuttle by and I do hope you are lucky enough to experience the magnificent Golden Eagle, (re-introduced during the last few years).

Walk the beautiful grounds of Muckross House, a 19th century mansion featuring all the necessary furnishings and artefacts of the period and is a major visitor attraction. Explore the arboretum, tour Muckross House and view the rooms Queen Victoria stayed in on her visit, when her bed was flown in, and many existing flourishes had been added to this majestic house for her arrival along with her entourage.

Muckross House and grounds are amazing, there simply aren't enough hours in the day to spend here.

Visit Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle or take a jaunting car; tours operate where no motor traffic is permitted.

If you want to go further you would not be in Kerry without visiting Dingle, on the way stop off at Inch Beach, where surfers, locals and those who have heard of the strand's breathtaking views come together.

Brave the Blaskets if you dare. Take the Slea Head drive from Dingle and go the the long way round through Ventry and past Paidi O Shea's pub. Suddenly you come to the sight of the three Blasket Islands in all their glory. Down in Dunquin, you can take a boat from the pier to the Great Blasket, where the echoes of Peig Sayers still ring around the deserted houses and stonewalls.

Don't forget to visit the Interpretation Centre with its views of the Great Blasket Island from the panoramic window. Stroll around and view the local art, artefacts and learn some irish history and culture. Don't forget to stop off at the coffee shop for freshly made scones, butter and jam.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Barrett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, other languages can be used also
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Mary Barrett

May I introduce myself. My name is Mary and I grew up in Kerry. I married here and brought up my two children near Castleisland. I lost both my parents when I was a child and as I was the oldest daughter the responsibility of my young brothers and sister fell to me. I'm so proud that all my sibling did exceptionally well in life. I enjoy cooking, baking and playing cards twice a week. I'm now living in Castleisland with my husband. My son is married and has two little girls in Chicago. My daughter is married in Cork and also has two little girls. This is the first time I have rented a home and absolutely love sharing my lovely home with you.

Mary Barrett purchased this house in 2014

Why Mary Barrett chose County Kerry

We fell in love with the area. The house was so well built and luxurious and the location was everything we ever wanted.

What makes this house unique

We always loved shopping and visiting Killarney. The views in Killarney we believe are the most beautiful in the whole world.


Killarney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Spacious shower rooms with good quality fittings.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With walk in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedroom have en-suite bathrooms, downstairs bedroom and en-suite is wheelchair accessible. The bedrooms are fitted out with high quality bedding, towels and furniture. Everything is spotlessly clean, you can not get a cleaner home anywhere.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
If you should need a Chauffeur service on your holiday we can provide a very nice gentleman who can drive you around the local area or anywhere you may need.


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Parkhaven, near Natl Park, free wi-fi and priv parking 4 Mins Walk to Killarney
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Wonderful Stay in Killarney!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful 4 nights in Killarney thanks to Mary's home. I can't think of a better location to explore the Southwest part of Ireland. The town of Killarney is a 3 minute walk and you are a short walk or bike ride into the National Park. Mary is a warm and wonderful lady who went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The house is very modern and with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, it is very spacious. 5 star stay. Thank you Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you and your family stay. We were also happy that the historic Killarney House, in the National Park a few minutes away, had just opened in time for your visit. We would love to welcome you back again some time soon.
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay. The friendly host (owner) was ready for our arrival and took extra time to show us how everything worked in the house. Great location with parking and walking distance to the city center. We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us staying at Parkhaven and we had a great time in Killarney, and much of the reason was because of the house. It was clean, spacious and very well equipped. I also loved that it was only a 5 minute walk to town. We loved the area and we loved the house. Mary could not have been nicer. Her scones are delicious! Thanks Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property, Good Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was a VRBO Property that was as good as advertised. Lots of space, very clean, everything works well. Mary and Eileen are excellent hosts, they will strive to make sure your stay is enjoyable. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience in Killarney

  • 5 of 5

Property excellent, location excellent. Eileen's assistance also terrific

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, Perfect home, Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home in Killarney while our daughter was dancing in the World Irish Dance competition at the INEC. This house is the perfect location for everything in city center. We walked from the train station to the house when we arrived, which was a quick 10-15 min walk. We could walk to city center in about 10 minutes. We walked to the INEC in about 15-20 mins. Can walk to the Jaunting Carriages in 10 mins to get a tour of the national park. This house is perfectly located and tucked away in a nice quiet drive. The house was immaculate, had plenty of room for a large family with kids, and had all the modern conveniences we could ever need during our stay.

Mary, her husband, and Eileen were perfect hosts. They worked with us before the stay and welcomed us with a warm welcome and gift. Eileen was so very helpful - she stopped over twice to see if we needed anything and to help us with directions and recommendations. When we were leaving, she helped us get train tickets back to Dublin and showed us the 'family fare' ticket which saved us a couple hundred euro for our return trip. She also helped us shuttle some luggage over. I cannot begin to thank them enough for making this an absolutely perfect holiday. We all missed the cozyness of the home while we were in Dublin and wanted to come back to Killarney!

Thank you very much for everything and I hope we have opportunities in the future to stay here again - I wouldn't even look for other accommodations.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to have the opportunity to meet all of you in person, it was a pleasure, and thank you for the great review. We love sharing our home with our guests and recommending some of the amazing places to visit around the beautiful Killarney. Mary, Eileen and Johnny
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Ring of Kerry
Killarney National Park
" Right on your doorstep, go for a run before breakfast and breath in the fresh air of Kerry ..."
Traditional Farms at Muckross House
Ross Castle
"Ross Castle is a 15th century tower house on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National ..."
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: not necessary

No need to hire a car, but it is recommended as it opens up the surrounding towns and villages. You are five minutes from Killarney town and a short stroll to Killarney National Park. This amazing park contains many features of national and international importance such as the native Oakwood's and Yew woods together with an abundance of evergreen trees and shrub and a profusion of bryophytes and lichens, which thrive in the mild Killarney climate. The UNEC designated this park as a Biosphere Reserve in 1981.

You are right near Muckross House and Park, Torc Waterfall, the Lakes and you are on the Ring of Kerry. Lots of walks in the location, get some useful information in the Tourist Information Centre nearby.


Rates & Availability

Killarney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Special rates for two people, please enquire.

If damage deposit is not already paid, 300 euro in cash would be payable on arrival, and refunded on leaving the home.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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