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Luxury Lakefront House - Stunning Views! Just off the Ring of Kerry.

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The ideal spot for your next family reunion or group getaway.

Caragh Lake House is a large six bedroom six bathroom lakeside home with breath-taking views of Caragh Lake, Seefin Mountain and the Dingle Peninsula.

Recently updated with all modern conveniences, the house combines original charm and character with stylish contemporary interiors.

The main central living room boasts floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors facing due West, overlooking a large stone-clad patio, expansive lawn and 70 meters of private lakefront. With a big open fireplace, tasteful furniture and original paintings, it’s the perfect place to relax and savour breath-taking views morning, noon and night.

The large kitchen is fully equipped, perfect for preparing those delicious meals - the trout you caught earlier that day or fresh local vegetables you bought in the nearby town. There’s also a long oak bench to lounge on, sip your tea and look out onto the lake.

The dining room features large floor-to-ceiling windows and antique furniture - the ideal setting for those long and lazy lunches and magical evening meals with friends.

There is also an additional open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, if your friends would like that little bit of extra space.

The house sleeps 12 people with six bedrooms and six bathrooms - two en-suite doubles, one en-suite twin, plus a further three double bedrooms, with three additional bathrooms. The beds are cosy and comfortable with goose down quilts and 100% cotton sateen linen.

For those lazier days both living areas have widescreen satellite TV with Irish, English, German, French and other international channels; the latest Apple TV; plus free wifi throughout - 10MB down, 3MB up.

Outside there’s a raised stone patio overlooking the lush green lawn and private lakefront, with ample seating - benches, loungers, table and chairs - to relax and dine al fresco, along with a Weber barbecue - perfect for those long summer evenings.

There’s a path down to the waterfront where you can sit on the rocks, go for a swim, or if you fancy, take out a fishing boat or go on a canoeing expedition - booking is required for these so please enquire before regarding rates and availability.

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Member since: 2016
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Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Jens

I grew up on and around Caragh Lake and recently moved back to this beautiful part of the world with my wife and eight year old son.

As a family we love the water. For years we've been sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding, mainly on reservoirs around London, but on a trip home mid 2015 the penny dropped - this place was heaven and it was time to move back.

I'm originally German, moved to Ireland when I was a kid, lived in France for a number of years and for the past twenty have been in the UK, working in digital media.

For us it's about the quality of life here - the great outdoors, fantastic food and time with friends and family.

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to call this part of the world home and, whether at Bells Cottage, my parents' charming traditional Kerry farmhouse; or at Caragh Lake House, our lakeshore home which we recently renovated, we look forward to sharing this little bit of heaven with you.

Jens purchased this villa in 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Caragh Lakehouse in August and couldn't have been happier with it.

The house is in an incredibly scenic location and Jens and Michelle have paid a lot of attention to detail by hanging beautiful art throughout the house and by providing extremely well equipped kitchens.

The beds were supremely comfortable with lovely down comforters.

We were in Kerry for a family reunion and the house is a perfect size for this. The view from the living room is spectacular.

The house is within a reasonably short drive of the Dingle Peninsula and the beautiful Inch strand.

Jens could not have been more helpful in the run up to our stay making sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.
Aug 2016
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Glannagilliagh Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En-suite for bedroom 5 - toilet , shower
    En-suite for bedroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious walk in shower
    Ensuite for bedroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Wet room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be converted into two single beds
    Bedroom 1 - en suite - 1 king , Can be converted into two single beds
    Bedroom 5 - en suite - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - en suite - 1 double , View onto lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are available by phone and email any time of day. If you’d like extra assistance with recommendations or suggestions - places to explore, things to do or restaurants to savour - just let us know. We can also arrange those little extras - a delicious hamper on arrival, in-house chefs to cook a delicious meal, expert yoga instructors or outdoor adventure courses. Prices for these services are supplied upon request. Extra accommodation for larger groups can also be arranged in our other nearby properties, all to similarly high standards and beautifully located. Feel free to enquire how we might be able to help.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Amazing home - Amazing location/view - Amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

I've been renting homes on Home Away for years but Jens and Michelle just set the bar on how to make their home feel like it was our home! We arrived late in the evening but they insisted on being there to welcome us to their home and had food and drink waiting for our arrival. It was dark when we arrived so the next morning so I rushed to the window as soon as I opened an eye, the view was more than than I could have ever expected. Just stunning! We day tripped taking in the sights while enjoying the home in the evening, even relaxed around the fireplace which was so relaxing. We really needed a relaxing vacation and Jens and Michelle's home delivered above and beyond our expectations! If I could rate it 6 stars I would. Thanks again Jens and Michelle, you really made our vacation exceptional!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Casey! What kind words. It was a real pleasure to host you and your family and I hope we stay in touch. Have a great summer. Warm regards from the lake. Jens & Michelle
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Should have stayed longer!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stop on a family holiday in Ireland. 5 adult siblings and our spouses traveled Ireland over a 10-day period. Unfortunately, we only allotted 3 nights at Caragh Lake House. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Michelle. We were quite impressed with the home and the property!! We should have booked the house for the entire week!! It is the perfect spot for exploring the entire SW of Ireland!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wes. Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your time at Caragh Lake House. We hope we keep in touch. Warm regards from the lake. Michelle & Jens
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Beautiful house & kitchen is well equipped !

  • 5 of 5

Could not ask for better host & hostess! I would give this home a 10 star rating. Beautiful surandings and very relaxing view of the lake. Hope to return sometime for a longer stay. Thank you Jens & Michelle!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole! It was lovely having you stay. Hope we keep in touch. Warm regards from the lake.
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The best holiday we've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

My whole family stayed at Caragh lake house for a week, when we arrived my mouth fell open with shock at how much more beautiful the view and house was compaired to the pictures. What a nice surprise to have a property not only live up to expectations but to outdo them! Simply don't have the words to describe how peaceful and breathtaking the view is and the house is so spacious and well designed, fitted. My whole family are in love and we will definitely be back! Jens and Michelle were so accomodating and there was a fresh apple pie on the table when we checked in. Cannot say enough for this property and it's owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Evelyn, Thank you! What kind words. We really really appreciate it. It was an absolute delight to host you all on such a special occasion. We hope we keep in touch. Warm regards from the lake. Michelle & Jens
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A fantastic house with everything you need on the edge of a lovely Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay for a week in July, 3 generations of the family, aged from 14 to 85; the house had absolutely everything we needed, including space and places to get peace when needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, Thanks so much for the review. It was great having you all stay. Hope you enjoyed the fell running. Keep in touch. Warm regards Jens & Michelle
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  • 5 of 5

Not only is the house and the location and view amazing, but Jens and Michelle are incredible people that go far above what is expected of hosts. Jens was helping me out a year before we stayed there as to where to go and numbers of places to contact. We arrived "lost" and Michelle came out and drove us to the house personally. We arrived to a homemade pie and a chilled bottle of wine. There was firewood stacked that we burned a fire morning and night. The area and restaurants in Kilorglin are great also. Even a Michelin rated Italian restaurant in town. Don't hesitate on this house, and to you and Michelle Jens, thank you for a fabulous weeks vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris. Thank you so much for such kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your family. Hopefully we can keep in touch. Warm regards from the lake. Jens & Michelle
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Dooks Golf Club
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Ard Na Sidhe
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Rossbeigh Beach
Car: recommended

The house is beautifully situated, right on the shores of Caragh Lake, a large scenic lake set within a Special Area of Conservation that includes Killarney National Park, Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the Caragh River Catchment.

Half an hour by car from Kerry Airport, seven minutes from Killorglin - a bustling market town and a short drive from Rossbeigh - a beautiful Blue Flag beach, Caragh Lake House is the perfect base for your vacation in this fabulous part of the world.

- Swimming

- Boating

- Canoeing

- Stand up paddle boarding

- Fishing

- Hiking

- Cycling

- Yoga

...these are all available, right on your doorstep.

You can also go surfing, mountain climbing, deep sea fishing, foraging, play golf and much much more.

For food shopping, Killorglin is just seven minutes away. With three supermarkets, four local butchers, a fishmongers, organic food shop and artisan bakery you can pretty much get everything you need to cook up a delicious meal back at Caragh Lake House.

If you feel like dining out there's a fantastic choice of restaurants. Killorglin boasts everything from fine dining to delicious bistro food. Caragh Lake has two high end restaurants right on the lake, Cromane a seafood restaurant with views of the Atlantic and Glenbeigh a number of pubs and a local brasserie.

If you prefer to stay in but don't fancy cooking, we can organize for one our selected local chefs to prepare a delicious meal back at the house.

You can also savour some of the quality local produce at food festivals such as the Flavour of Killorglin held in September.

For a taste of Irish culture come for K-Fest, an exciting music and arts festival held in Killorglin in early June; or Puck Fair, one of Ireland's oldest fairs held in Killorglin from the 10th to 12th of August.

A little further afield you have the awe-inspiring Skelligs - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recently featured in the final scenes of Star Wars - The Force Awakens; the Cill Rialig Arts Centre; Loher Fort; Gallarus Oratory; Ross Castle; Muckross House and Farm; and many more places to chose from.


We recommend you hire a car or bring your own so you can explore the area at your leisure.

If of an evening you fancy a few pints in the local pubs there are plenty of good taxi services that can take you home.

If you're into cycling you can hire bikes in Killorglin where there's also a local cycling club that has regular outings around Caragh Lake.

For larger groups we can help organise transport to and from the airport and throughout your stay. Please enquire for further information.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $922.96

If you do need to cancel we will endeavour to refund 80% subject to someone else booking for the same period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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