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Luxury Seaside Cottage, Stunning Ocean Views, Waterville, Ring of Kerry

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Cottage by the sea

Skellig Bay Cottage is ideal for a wonderful holiday in Kerry. Just minutes from Waterville, the premier coastal tourist centre on the Ring of Kerry, this property offer stunning views of Atlantic Ocean and the Mountains. The cottage is nestled between two championship golf courses, Waterville Links and Skellig Bay. Its prime location offers stunning views of the Skellig Islands and Bay in an area ideal for Walking, Golfing, Fishing, Diving, Riding, wind surfing and many other outdoor activities. The house comprises of a bright and spacious living space with open fire and conservatory, and an outside BBQ/al fresco area with spectacular sea view. The kitchen, dining room and lounge are linked in an open plan design which is ideal for entertaining with double doors to the patio area and private garden. 4 bedrooms (3 double/1 twin), 2 ensuite with sea view, a family bathroom, utility room. Easily accessible via Cork and Kerry airports and trainstation.

Skellig Bay Cottage is ideal for a wonderful, holiday in Kerry. Just minutes from Waterville, the premier coastal tourist centre on the Ring of Kerry, this property offer stunning views of Atlantic Ocean and the Mountains. Skellig bay cottage is designed to give a special living space, airy and bright, yet warm and comfortable with a touch of modern Irish country living. This is achieved through the use of natural materials, oak wooden floors and travertine stone tiling. This eco-friendly property is warm and welcoming all year round, provided with under floor heating throughout (sourced through an eco-friendly geothermal system).

The Kitchen, Dining room, Lounge, front Bedroom all have stunning sea views. The custom made shaker kitchen is very well equipped with the latest appliances (including a cappuccino maker!), Oak worktops and island/breakfast bar.

The lounge is extra comfortable with 2 3-seater couches, open fire and flat screen TV with Satellite, Video, DVD, Radio, Board Games and library.

Outside: The BBQ/ Al fresco area is fully equipped with BBQ utensils and elegant teak garden furniture. It offers beautiful sea views and is ideal to enjoy an afternoon with friends or a romantic glass of wine at sunset. Bedrooms: bedrooms have large ensuites or Walk-In wardrobe, plus a wonderful sea view.

Skellig Bay cottage is situated Waterville nestles between Balinskelligs Bay & Lough Currane, you will find mountains & lakeland with the added advantage of the sea on your doorstep. The cottage is only 5 minute walking distance from a beautiful secluded beach suitable for swimming, fishing and diving. It is also the ideal locations for walking with the Kerry Way on its doorstep.

Skellig bay cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing, comfortable holiday in the beautiful nature of Kerry with fine-dining, pubs and live music minutes away in Waterville. Come stay with us and you will be back for more!

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Mr James Curran
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi James,

Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I was away for a few days.

We had a ball at Skellig Cottage. The weather was shocking so we got great use out of the house. The layout was fabulous. Everything was spotlessly clean and anything we needed was there. We even made use of the barbeque (in very extreme conditions).

We enjoyed it so much we were thinking of heading back there again for New Years Eve, if its available.

Thanks again for everything James. I'll be in touch re New Years Eve at a later stage.
Jul 2010
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County Kerry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 ensuite and a family bathroom. High quality towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms have large ensuites or Walk-In wardrobe, plus wonderful sea views. High quality linens and towels provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Luxury Seaside Cottage, Stunning Ocean Views, Waterville, Ring of Kerry
average rating of 4.714286 based on 29 reviews
Mountlake Terrace

Such a lovely cottage and a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We came on a family vacation with 7 people. There was plenty of room for all of us. We had a lovely holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Lovely spacious cottage with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

Great base to visit all the beautiful places around the ring of Kerry

Highlight include Derrymane beach and the trip around the Gap of Dunlow

The cottage had everything we needed would definitely recommend to everyone

Nice warm welcome from Elaine got our holiday off to a great start 👍𣐼􏏼

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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the Netherlands

Amazing place. Beautiful and spacious house in a spot with ever changing views over the bay.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen area is huge and the views from the windows are really amazing. Its a 180 degrees view of the bay with ever changing vistas. No matter what the wheather is.

We found it hard to leave the place after only one week.

The house is well equipped, with several sitting areas. Only remark on the downside is that some kitchen appliances start to show some tear and wear.

Nice surpise was the availability of a Nespresso coffee maker with a milk frother for a real cappuccino. So bring the cups of your own liking for a perfect coffee ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Quiet cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

We were two couples from Australia enjoying a 3 week stay in Ireland. The cottage accommodated us well but we would not call it a luxury seaside cottage. The kitchen facilities were very good and we really appreciated the new coffee maker. The only thing that could be added to the kitchen is a couple of containers with lids. The milk etc in the fridge was much appreciated. Both of the en suite bathrooms are very small and restrictive and the showers lack a soap container and there is only a towel rail for the hand towel and washer. Perhaps some towel hooks in the bedrooms would assist with this problem. We dined out on most evenings and on the last night we went to the Smugglers Inn Restaurant (near the Golf Course) and we had the best meal of our 2 months holiday - would really recommend this to other guests. They even have an Early Bird Menu offer which is extremely good value - get there by 6.30 pm.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely and comfortable cottage situated in an ideal location to explore the delights of Kerry

  • 4 of 5

There were nine of us in our party when we stayed at Skellig Bay cottage in June 2016 (6 adults, 2 children and a toddler). We were very lucky as the weather was exceptional, which allowed us plenty of time to bathe on the beautiful Derrynane Beach which is just a 10 minute drive from the cottage. There is plenty of other things to see within walking distance of the cottage itself, for example the old fort just up the lane and the secluded cove which is about 400 meters in front of the cottage as the crows flies. However it’s still a 20 minute walk to get to it following the road.

The cottage was perfect for our stay, there was plenty of room for us all to be together or have our own space and the facilities were great. It is laid out in a modern open plan style and is tastefully decorated. The beds were really comfortable and we never struggled with heating or hot water for showers and baths. Sitting out on the terrace of an evening as the sun goes down is delightful and we often ate our tea outside, using the BBQ as well.

Our only minor complaints about the place was at times we had to wait for cold water to come through the taps, the lock on the main bathroom door kept getting stuck (locking people inside) and the absence of a parasol outside. Apart from these minor observations everything else was very good. We did however find the refuse a bit tricky to manage having only been given one normal and one recycling bag for a full week. That said, everything else we needed was very well catered for. We would highly recommend Derrynane Beach, followed by a spot of lunch in the Blind Piper. The anti clockwise drive from Waterville to Killarney is stunning and Valentia Island and Portmagee is worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Skellig Bay Cottage

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we met Eileen who manages the property we knew we had made the correct choice. The description of the house and location do not do the cottage justice. The cottage is a home from home. Eileen showed us around the property and gave us some practical advice and local tops for places to go. There is a list of local places to visit and guides to help you plan your days.

The property had recently been painted so it looked fantastic. We were a family with 3 children and we were impressed by the layout and generous room sizes. The views from the lounge and front bedrooms are spectacular looking out over the bay. The property was clean and maintained to a high standard and well equipped for a busy family such as ourselves.

I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends, family and anyone else for that matter who wanted to experience the beauty and tranquility of Kerry.

We were luck to have great weather and took advantage of the many lovely beaches, Derrynane was our favorite. So beautiful and great for the children. Derrynane is also the ancestral home of the historical politician Daniel O'Connell 'The Liberator'. The house and gardens are wonderful. Best of all was the fairy trail set up so the children can explore and hunt for all the amazing fairy houses scattered around the extensive woodland area of the gardens. We also enjoyed a visit to Valentia Island and the picturesque village of Portmagee. From Portmagee take the Skellig Ring Road back towards Waterville past the chocolate factory. There is a lovely walk directly from the cottage that takes you to Loher Stone Fort. These country lanes a so quiet and great for the kids to wander and check out the animals. You can get access to the sea from these lanes and well worth a visit. As you can tell we all really enjoyed our visit to Kerry and staying in Skellig Bay Cottage. We will be back!!! Jon, Jackie & Boys

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Kerry International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Waterville is famous for its Golf, Fishing & Shooting. There are many more activities locally including Swimming, Horse-riding, Walking Trails and many more. There is daily boat trips to the Skellig Rock from Portmagee and Cahersiveen.


Rates & Availability

County Kerry Cottage Rental Rates

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Apr 23 2017 - Apr 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Apr 30 2017 - Jun 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Jun 25 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Jul 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 10 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
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Dec 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $108.49
Cleaning $97.64

Rates are fully inclusive of cleaning/utilities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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