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Stunning Beachfront Cottage Ballybunion

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury cottage with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 9, garden

Beautiful 5* hideaway set on 5 acres fronting onto 4 miles of quiet sandy beach on the Wild Atlantic Way It's sheer relaxation, the only traffic are some ships gliding by and the dolphins. The beach is great for swimming, water sports, horse riding, fishing or just building sand castles. There's lots of bars and restaurants in Ballybunion 10 minutes away which also has 2 championship golf courses, swimming pool health centre and great cliff walks. Day trips to Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, and to Co. Clare via Tarbert ferry.

For the Golfer the house is ideally located to play all the famous links courses of Ireland's south west. Lahinch, Doonbeg, Tralee, Waterville, The Old Head of Kinsale are within reach and of course Ballybunion is right on the doorstep. Killarney and Adare Manor courses are also close by.

This is a high spec house with geo-thermal underfloor heating, power showers, central vacuum and high quality fittings.

Wireless internet access available

This house is filled with light, the sun streams in all day. The hallway is double hight with a gallery staircase. The lounge has polished wooden floor,flat screen TV with surround sound DVD/radio. Double french doors lead to patio/barbecue area. There is comfortable seating for 8 people and breath-taking views.

The spacious kitchen/diner is equipped with a gourmet gas/electric range cooker,dish washer,fridge freezer and granite worktops. the dining table is set in a huge bay window facing the sea. The utility/laundry room has a washer, drier, ironing board and ample storage. The master bedroom with luxury en-suite is also on this level. Upstairs there a 3 spacious bedrooms, the family bedroom has a double and single bed, a large walk in wardrobe and en-suite shower-room. The other double is also en-suite, There's a twin bedroom and a large family bathroom with shower over bath. All the bedrooms have great sea views,open up the windows and let the sounds of the sea sooth you off to sleep.

The large patio/ BBQ area is ideal for lage family get togethers or parties and al-fresco dining. The garden is surrounded by paddock fencing (sometimes there are horses grazing in the field). A short path leads to the beach. There is loads of parking, bring your boat, jet ski or any water sports equipment if you wish. The golden sandy beach stretches for 4 miles, why not take a swim before breakfast or a long barefoot walk in the surf?

More Details

Dermot or Nikki
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Shannon or Kerry
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Tarbert to Clare
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
End of garden
Car: recommended

From Shannon airport follow the signs for Limerick on the N18. Go through the Tunnell ( Toll €1.90) and take the 1st exit for N69 towards Listowel. At Tarbert continue straight ahead on the R551 to Asdee.

Golf: Golfers paradise. Play all the famous links of the south west Lahinch, Doonbeg, Tralee, Waterville and the Old Head of Kinsale are within reach and of course Ballybunion is right on your doorstep. The parkland courses of Killarney and Adare Manor are also close by.

The beach in front of the house is a great place to practice your swing


Ballybunnion Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 4 - En suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 32' flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Walk in Wardrobe
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Beachfront Cottage Ballybunion
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Incredible--Well Constructed, Well Appointed, Beautiful Home with Lots of Room--and a View

  • 5 of 5

Locale: sits in Asdee between Ballybunion (7 minutes) and Ballylongford (5 minutes). Used as a base for travels to Dingle, Killarney, Cork, and Dublin. Need a car. Tricky to find first time, but worth the effort. BallyB is a summer beach area. BallyL is a small town with a grocery store that has all you need.

Location: Excellent--private and very quiet--sits right on the estuary with a 50 meter field and a wide beach. Can view beach activities from house. Beach great for walking, running, or building sand castles. Safe--very low waves and no rip currents--but it is tidal. View is wonderful--and interesting. Besides the wide estuary, you can see the green fields of Ireland, wind turbines, and a power plant far off to the right. The estuary is also an anchorage, so there is usually a ship parked there at some point for an overnight stay. Use the provided binoculars to get the ships name and go on-line to see what it is doing. Night sky is incredible. Lots of opportunities to teach or learn. Didn't get to see the dolphins.

About an hour driving from Shannon on roads wide enough for two-way traffic. Last bit is a narrow road, but no real traffic. Dermot will meet you and show you the way.

House: Not a cottage, but a newer 2400 sqft two-story exceptional house. Quality is everywhere. Everything one needs--it is there. Plenty of space--hallways and doorways are wide and will accomodate wheelchair with ease. Master with bath on lower. Plenty of bathrooms. A cooks kitchen-- huge with everything one needs. big table, and view. Quality windows that open to let in the breeze. Electric fireplace with heat in living room. Two TV's. Outside landscaping is wonderful--nice big patio. Big enough lawn to let kids run amok. asphalt driveway that can accomodate several cars. Pictures just don't do the house justice--it is a fine home.

Owner: No corporate rental. It is a home built by Dermot. Dermot isn't intrusive, but is close by to offer advice or meet your needs. Many have mentioned the apple pie/milk/fresh flowers found upon arrival. They were certainly there. But to give you a better idea about the owner: We arrive exhausted from a marathon flight from the US. Dermot met us and showed us to the house. We needed coffee, but didn;t have the energy to shop. Dermot noticed this and drove to BallyL, picked up some ground coffee and dropped it off.

This is a really beautiful house that will quickly become your home.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home and views

  • 5 of 5

This is a real home from home, with a lovely warm welcome from the owner. Plenty of space and a well equipped kitchen. What a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to dolphin cottage. Lovely home on a quiet beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Boise, ID

Family vacation of a life time!

  • 5 of 5

You won't find a better place to stay and visit western Ireland. In addition to direct beach access to the River Shannon, you are only 10 minutes away from the beautiful beaches in Ballybunion. Also, within an hour, you have access to Limerick, Killarney, Tralee, Listowel and parts of Counties Tipperary and Cork. The cottage itself is immaculate with all the amenities any family will need. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks to Damon and Nikki! We are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun City West, AZ

Spacious and beautiful home with gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

Dermot is a gracious host of this well kept Dolphin Cottage. Open concept with large windows offer spectacular views and bring in the light. Our family was a group of 6 adults and this house offered comfortable space for everyone. Thank you Dermot for making this experience possible.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Described as a cottage this modern property attends to all the needs that a family would expect from their own home. Nestled on the shore of a blue/green bay this house provides everything that the holiday maker needs. With every sunrise the beach beckoned us as a blank canvas does a Master. We fell in love with this place the moment we arrived.

This house is a perfect base to explore Kerry, Clare, Cork and Limerick. However one week will not suffice. We visited many towns, villages and townlands in North Kerry during our stay of seven days.

There are many Castles, Forts, Graveyards and Monuments to visit in Kerry. These record the centuries of struggle to survive by a small nation. With restaurants, hotels, venues and historical sites, Kerry offers everything to the visitor.

We are Irish and we are accustomed to the beautiful scenery and warm welcome for visitors. We expect good food, drink and entertainment. Kerry has all this to offer and more. Kerry has a special place in our hearts, it has a hold upon us.

Finally a word about our host. Dermot has a light touch approach to life and this is much appreciated. It made our stay all the more enjoyable. Will we be back? Certainly, we can't wait! In the meantime, thank you Dermot for allowing us the pleasure of staying at Littor.

And as for all you intrepid explorers, come, enjoy and soak up an Irish welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit of €150 will be required to secure a booking, this will be retained as a security deposit and returned to you within a week of your leaving. The full amount of the rental should be paid a month before arrival.
Linen, towels electricity, gas welcome pack and final cleaning are included in price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.