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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 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


Clare Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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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(27 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Beachfront Cottage Ballybunion
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 4 generations and everyone fell in love with the house and it's location. We felt very welcomed by Dermot . Everything we needed for a relaxing holiday was available such as body boards and barbecue. We also had the privilege of seeing a royal tern a bird only ever seen in Ireland 3 times ever! We were therefore joined on the beach by 20 or so bird watchers from Dub!in, Holland and Belgium!!!! It flew away after 3 days. Really recommend this house to anyone. We surfed at Ballybunnion at the surface school and ate at an amazing if slightly expensive restraint there called Daroka (Cliff road). It's in a Sunday Times top 100 list and was great food for all. Great fish and steak dishes.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous, modern home with unmatched views

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible summer week here. My family of four plus my father spent our first week in Ireland here on the beach and we were extremely happy with the house. It is very large, clean, comfortable and well-lit and the best feature is the view of the field, sand and water. We were torn between going out and seeing the Irish sites or staying in and enjoying the gorgeous yard and beach, and we did a lot of both! The solitude and privacy are well worth the travel to a rural spot. It was sunny and warm for several days and our kids couldn't get enough of all that perfect sand for castle-building, kite-flying and just general running around looking at shells and jellyfish. The house had more than enough room for all of us and the grounds are very well-maintained and so pretty.The only suggestion we would have is that if there were a few more supplies like laundry soap, dish soap and spare toilet paper and paper towels that would have helped us a lot, since we are international and had to buy these detergents but then waste most of them at the end of our trip. We just loved it here and hated to leave and certainly recommend this home for peace and enjoyment of the surrounding nature, towns and historic sites. Thank you for your hospitality, Dermot!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.