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Sheer nature for everyone who can do without the hustle & bustle of city life

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


County Kerry House Rental Photos and Description

Living room with open fire place, cosy kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.

A Grá Mo Croí (My Hearts Desire) – is a traditional Irish cottage in Roads/Kells. At the end of a small drive it is set against the backdrop of the mountains offering panoramic views of Dingle Bay, the Dingle peninsula, the Blasket Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. There are three bedrooms. One with a double bed and an en suite bathroom on the ground floor. From the two bedrooms on the first floor - one has a large single bed and one has two single beds. There is a bathroom on the upper floor as well.

Enjoy the beautiful garden and the privacy of two acres of private land.

General Information on Kerry: The Iveragh Peninsula (Irish: Uíbh Ráthach) is located in County Kerry in Ireland. It is the largest peninsula in southwestern Ireland. A mountain range, the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, lies in the centre of the peninsula. Carrauntoohil, its highest mountain, is also the highest peak in Ireland. Towns on the peninsula include Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Portmagee, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare. The Ring of Kerry, a popular tourist trail, circles the coastline, beginning and ending at Killarney, just east of the peninsula. Valentia Island lies off the northwestern tip of the peninsula. It is connected with the peninsula by a bridge at Portmagee village, but it can also be reached by ferry crossing between Renard Point on the mainland and Knightstown on the island. The Skellig Islands lie about 12 kilometres off the west coast and are known for their monastic buildings and bird life.

The Dingle Peninsula stretches Westward for 50 km (30 miles) from Tralee to Dunquin. the western end of the Peninsula has magnificent coastal scenery and is an Irish speaking district. Many famous festival are held in Kerry each year. Listowel has its Writers Week, Tralee offers the famous Rose Festival, Killorglin the Puck Fair.

Kerry Geopark is a community initiative on the Iveragh Peninsula which aims to promote geotourism in this area of high geological importance. Some of the interest features are Kenmare Bay (a drowned river valley or ria), signs of past glaciation and volcanic activity and 400-million year old fossilised tetrapod tracks.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Margitta Huelstrunk
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Margitta Huelstrunk

For over 20 years I am letting individually selected holiday houses with stunning sea view in scenic areas of County Kerry in Southwest Ireland.

My philosophy is to provide true descriptions and pictures of the houses offered in order to ensure a most relaxing stay in "your" holiday house. I love assisting you in selecting a suitable place as well as to share my insights of Ireland.

What makes this house unique

Knowing all the properties I see as an advantage for you who want to find out more about it.


based on 60 traveler reviews

Sheer nature for everyone who can do without the hustle & bustle of city life
average rating of 4.983333 based on 72 reviews

Knocking on heavens door..

  • 5 of 5

First I want to express my gratitude to are a beautiful soul..This was our second rental home in Ireland..we stayed approximately three weeks and safety beyond anything else is top notch...even the bedroom has a lock on the door and the beds are superb..also with the pictures posted..what you see is what u get..just a lot better than one can imagine..this home is magnificent and way to to cheap for it's quality..We traveled Ireland extensively and either way within 2-3 hours you will experience the most beautful scenery that we encountered through out believe me when I any and everything possible to stay here for your home base..for an unforgettable's like a self catering escape real life and heal your soul..

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, what can one say to this. I am truly chuffed and very glad you liked it. Thanks a million. Margitta
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5 star comfort!

  • 5 of 5

Its hard to give this little gem of a getaway enough credit wothout sounding like the owner!

We spent a week in this magnificiently situated cottage on the Ring of Kerry at the end of July and have only good things to report.

We were greeting and shown around the property from a friendly and welcoming local lady called Dora, who showed us everything we need to know to relax and enjoy this recently refurbished cottage.

The house radiates warmth at all times thanks to its underfloor heating which means that even after a long day exploring the surrounds, the house is a welcoming warm place to retreat to. Every room is equipped with all the modern conveniences that one could imagine neccesary but none of this takes away from the cosy cottage feel of the house.

The living room boosts views straight out across the bay at one end and a cosy open fire at the other for the nights in with a glass of wine and movie and your feet up. A glorious conservatory has been added to the house with views of the mountains behind and of the sea to the front. Straight across the bay is the famous Kerry town of Dingle and this is where the sun sets in the evening. The owners have built an veranda which means that nice evenings can be spent watching the sun go down with a BBQ to entertain.

The cottage is spacious and sleeps 6 comfortably without ever feeling crowded.

5 minutes away is a family friendly beach and the Ring of Kerry offers numerous activities to fill the days before returning home to this welcoming little gem.

This is without doubt, the nicest self catering accommodation, I have encountered in Ireland as it loses none of the quaint cottage feel but includes all the comforts of a 5 star hotel.

Enjoy your stay, no doubt we will be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Holidayers, The pleasure is on our side. Thank you very much for being our guests. It is ever so nice for us to have people stay in our “Hearts Desire” who appreciate the place’s tranquility and comfort. We would also like to thank you for sharing what you have experienced. You are more than welcome to return. All the best. Margitta
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Rooms with a view

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is located 10 minutes off the main "Ring of Kerry", near the end of a quiet country road. It is wonderfully secluded, with mountains to the rear and an unobstructed view of the sea and the dingle peninsula to the front and sides.

The property was exceptionally clean, and it seems that in terms of things a person may require over the course of a weeks stay (cleaning, cooking, bbq, fuel for the fire etc.) every possibility has already been encountered and provided for. The standard of all the fixtures, fittings, furniture and appliances is impressively high throughout the house.

The living area is a particular highlight of the property. The conservatory/dining room is equipped with a large dining table and 6 reclining chairs with a panoramic view of the coastline from 3 sides. Whether its viewing the sunset on a nice day or staying warm while looking out at wild weather, this bright and congenial room is a highlight of the property.

The kitchen opens onto this room and provides all that one might need to cook anything from a quick breakfast to a full Sunday dinner. There is a huge array of cooking equipment: including food processor, blender, coffee maker and every type of pot, pan and cooking tray. Basics like kitchen foil, cling film, spices, flour, etc. are all provided.

The sitting room has a beautiful traditional fireplace, with logs and turf ready to be used, and this makes for a cosy retreat if the weather is bad or you just want to put your feet up and watch TV, listen to music, play a board game or put on a DVD from the selections provided.

Off the hallway there is a w/c, a large under-stair storage area with anything you may need, and a utility room with all the facilities for washing, drying and ironing clothes.

Up the stairs from the hallway are two bedrooms. One has 2 single beds, the other, larger room has an "Austrian twin" bed. There is a hallway between the rooms with a shared bathroom with w/c and shower.

The main bedroom is on the ground floor and has amazing views from the corner of the house. This room has an en suite bathroom, which is very attractively decorated, containing a w/c and shower.

There is a large deck to the rear of the house, positioned to catch a perfect view of the sunset or have a BBQ.

An enchanting property in a very pretty part of Ireland, a week here in Kerry was not long enough. There is so much to see and do in Kerry, I have just focused on the house itself. Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karl, I could not have said it any better - but after all - I am only a Germerman. Thanks for the nice review. It is always a pleasure to have guests that like to look back on their holiday with feeling as fond as yours.
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Can't wait to return next year

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here at the end of July for one week, and just can't say enough about it. The house is homely, spacious, comfortable with everything you could possibly need (including under floor heating) The panoramic views are just amazing, we were lucky enough to get sunny days so we could have BBQ's on the patio and catch the sunsets. The locals were very friendly and taxi services at your request. There's plenty to do with a beach only 5 minutes drive away. We're already looking at dates to return next year....can't wait

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent, and we can’t wait to have you again. All the best. Margitta
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Traumhaus in traumhafter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir sind unendlich dankbar, dass wir so einen unvergesslich schönen Urlaub im Haus A GRA‘ mo CROI‘ verbringen durften!

Die Lage ist einzigartig, der Ausblick atemberaubend, bei jedem Wetter – immer und immer wieder! Ein ganz besonderer Platz am Ende des Regenbogens ! ;-)

Das Haus selber ist ein Traum! Liebevoll eingerichtet, sehr komfortabel und sehr gemütlich. Sauber und gepflegt, beste Ausstattung und ein toller Garten. Ausreichend Platz für 6 Personen.

Frühstück im Wintergarten mit Blick in die aufgehende Sonne, und die Dingle Bucht, abends im Relaxsessel die Beine hochlegen, dazu ein Guinness und ein Feuer im Kaminofen - einfach himmlisch! Gefreut haben wir uns auch über die gute Wegbeschreibung und das umfangreiche Infomaterial, samt den lokalen Straßenkarten und Wanderbüchern.

Allein schon die Anfahrt auf der kleinen Straße zum Haus ist landschaftlich wunderschön.

Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ich war mit meiner Frau für eine Woche in diesem wunderbaren Haus. Der Kontakt vorab mit der Vermieterin war schon sehr symphatisch, die Organisation reibungslos. Die gute Hausfee war dann auch pünktlich vor Ort und hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen. Die Lage des Hauses ist traumhaft mit Blick auf die Dingle Bay und auf die Berge. Die Einrichtung des Hauses ist mehr als top, es fehlte an nichts. Die ersten 2 Tage hatten wir einen Sturm mit viel Regen, der es in sich hatte. Wir haben das Haus für 2 Tage nicht verlassen und haben uns nicht eine Sekunde gelangweilt. Wir saßen die meiste Zeit im wunderbaren Wintergarten, die Fußbodenheizung wärmte unsere Füße, und wir genossen den Blick nach Draussen. Am dritten Tag wurde das Wetter schön und wir konnten die Umgebung erkunden und auch den schönen Garten am Haus geniessen. Wir sind mehr als zufrieden. Das Haus bietet genügend Platz, auch für 6 Personen. Wir können dieses Haus uneingeschränkt empfehlen, wir waren nach dem Urlaub total "gechillt". Für uns das schönste Ferienhaus das wir je hatten.Wir kommem definitiv wieder!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Kerry County Airport
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Cork, Ringaskiddy
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Kells Beach
Car: necessary

About 3km away you find a lot of craic at the local pub, Caiteen Baiters, with traditional Irish music on many nights, a beautiful panoramic restaurant with a mini shop, a souvenir’s and a petrol station is about 5 km away. The small town of Cahirciveen you reach in about 20 minutes by car. Tralee, Killarney and the Kerry County Airport can are about an hours drive away. There is lots to do, like go for a trip to the Skellig Rocks on a boat and see the settlement where monks used to live at about A.D. 795, or visit the radio station with its first trans-Atlantic telephone cable, the weather station, the slate quarry on Valentia Island to name but a view things. O’Neill’s restaurant, “The Point” in Reenard, serves wonderful fish fresh from the Atlantic. That is if you do not want to catch it yourself.

Other Activities: Please ask about availability via email or phone, since this makes it easier on me. I would be glad to be of help.

Golf: Kerry 18 Hole Golf Courses Ballybunion Golf Course, Beaufort, Ceann Sibeal, Dooks, Kenmare, Killarney Golf, Killorglin, Ring of Kerry Golf, Tralee Golf Club, Waterville Golf Links, 9 Hole Golf Courses, Ardfert, Ballyheigue, Castlegregory, Dunloe, Listowel, Parknasilla, Ross Killarney. County Kerry is renowned the world over for its beautiful scenery, including Irelands highest mountain Carrantuohill (1,040 metres 3,414 feet) the Lakes of Killarney, it beautiful sandy beaches, cliffs and rocky headlands. No trip to Kerry is complete without including the panoramic Ring of Kerry drive on the Iveragh Peninsula. It stretches South West from Killarney for 65km (40 miles) and takes you through the towns of Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh, and Killorglin.


Rates & Availability

County Kerry House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Light for Photographers
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 11 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Against Cobwebs in the Head
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Happy Christmas Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
The first Daffodils
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Moody April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Lovely Irish Roses
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Montbretias Everywhere
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Light for Photographers
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Against Cobwebs in the Head
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
The Happy Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Reinigung $109

Endreinigungskosten im Gesamt-Mietpreis enthalten. Final cleaning fees included in the total rental price. Internet free of Charge.

Die Energiekosten basieren auf dem Marktpreis von Oktober 2016. Änderungen vorbehalten:
The energy cost are based on the market price of October 2016 and are subject to amendments:

Strom / Electricity 0.30 EUR per kWh Day Rate. 0.20 EUR per kWh Night Rate.
Heizöl / Heating Oil 1.00 EUR per Liter.  

Der Mieter bezahlt seinen Verbrauch vor Ort in BAR an den Eigentümer oder dessen Beauftragten.  
The Client pays his consumption in CASH to the owner or his caretaker.

Mit den Buchungsunterlagen bekommt der Mieter ebenfalls eine Wegbeschreibung von seinem Ankunftsort zum Ferienhaus.
Together with his bookings documents the Client will also get the directions from his place of arrival to the holiday house.

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County Kerry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • In the living room you find a TV with Irish, English and German stations, a stereo set, CD-Player with about 50 CDs, a DVD-Player with lots of films, books, dictionairies and information on the area. The house is well insulated and features triple glazing and a geothermal heating system. For the old fashioned ones there are wood burning stoves in living room and kitchen. And for the workaholics there is an Internet connection via modem available. Not fast – but it works.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 1 king
  • Ground floor: Living room, complete kitchen with dining area in sunroom, bedroom with a double bed, bathroom with a bathtub, separate WC. Upstairs: 1 bedroom with a large single bed, 1 bedroom with two single beds, 1 shower/bath with WC.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is enogh room and comfort for five people. In addition to many other things, there is also a carry cot for the baby. Washing machine, a tumble dryer, a dishwasher, a television, an internet connection and a stereo with a CD and DVD player. The house is heating throughout the whole year. Mother earth caters for that.

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