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Spacious, comfortable and warm house with stunning sea views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Dunquin, Kerry - Wonderful View of Blasket Islands, Comfortable House

The house is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Dunquin at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, backing onto rolling hills, facing onto the Atlantic Ocean. There are beautiful beaches, scenic drives, walks, and a host of archeological remains in this area. Dingle Town, 20 mins drive away, is a lively place year round. The house is situated at the end of a quiet laneway in an acre of grassy garden, plenty of room to run around. Spacious and comfortable, well stocked with every necessity, it is a home from home. Lovely views from the living and dining areas, and two of the bedrooms. The house has 2 fireplaces and is warm and welcoming even in winter.

Sheelagh O'Neill
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Sheelagh O'Neill

Irish, living in the UK

I have three children.

We have spent many happy holidays in Dunquin, and

love the fresh air and wide open spaces, together with the beautiful vistas.

Sheelagh O'Neill purchased this house in 2003

Why Sheelagh O'Neill chose County Kerry

We fell in love with the area because it is an area of exceptional beauty, with wonderful views from the house and round every corner. We love the fresh air , the space and all the stars you see at night - a great contrast to city life, and our house is sturdy and comfortable in any weather. We love it in winter as well as summer.

What makes this house unique

I love looking out at a panoramic view of the sea, with sea birds diving overhead.

We have lots of space inside and around this house, which is good for the whole family. The kitchen/family area is well provided for and comfortable

I love going for a bracing walk, then lighting a fire, and reading on the couch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A superb location, where the cares of the world seem to lift from your shoulders'.
Nov 2005
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Dunquin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 1 bathroom upstairs WC, bath with over bath shower 1 downstairs shower and WC. 1 downstairs toilet with washbasin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom downstairs with king sized bed 1 double room downstairs 1 single room downstairs with extra fold out bed I bedroom upstairs with king sized bed
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property is very suitable for families, with plenty of running around space just outside the house to kick a ball or look at the view. The house is snug and draught free, and with two living rooms and a tv den upstairs, there is plenty of room for families to spread out to enjoy different activities. Outside: There is an outdoor table and chairs, a barbeque and some loungers. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Linen changed weekly, and property cleaned weekly. Other: The house has a utility room with sink, washing machine and dryer. WC off this room. Further room to store wet weather gear, bicycles, fishing rods etc.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Spacious, comfortable and warm house with stunning sea views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Stunning location, charming house with everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this house over many years and are now on our third owner. It has recently had several major improvements, in particular the kitchen is vastly improved and affords a wonderful living space with stunning views over Great Blaskett Island.

I cannot think that there is a nicer house for rent in magical Dun Quinn and have no hesitation in recommending others to experience the stunning scenery and walking opportunities its location provides.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kim for this review. It was lovely to have you back at the house, and I'm delighted you approve of the remodelling of the kitchen and living area. I'm very pleased with it. Hope we'll see you back again another time. Kind regards Sheelagh
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Perfect holiday house in ideal location on Dingle

  • 5 of 5

You are lucky if you find this house for your holiday on the Dingle peninsula. It has perfect views over the Blasket Islands. It is very comfortable and spacious; and well appointed. It is much used by the family and does not feel like a rental holiday house. It is clean, warm - plenty of hot water and a lovely kitchen and dining area. It is also perfectly positioned for all sorts of activities including great walks, horseriding, golf, beaches, local restaurants, and getting out to the Blasket's. We have been coming to the area for over 20 years, and now we have discovered Fennessy's Find we would never stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review and I'm delighted that you would like to come back. The area is so great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, and I like to think that the house is a comfortable and welcoming place to come back to. Many thanks again. Sheelagh
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Wonderful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The description of this house does not do it the justice it deserves. It is comfortable and homey; well appointed and spacious. The view from the front yard and windows is simply spectacular. We loved exploring the surrounding area, but also enjoyed staying at the house and reading books, and having the children play in the large front yard. Do stock up on food items in Dingle -- then you won't have to leave the house for days and can enjoy the end of the Dingle peninsula. We stayed in many houses during our three weeks in Ireland, this house was by far our favorite. There are many things do to in the area. We loved our day on the Blasket Islands most of all.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such favourable feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed our house and the area so much. It is a special place. Hope to have you back in the future! All the very best, Sheelagh
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Whatever the weather....

  • 4 of 5

One of the especially appealing aspects of this exceptionally comfortable house is its versatility. Whether in glorious sunshine with world-class views or in slightly less appealing drizzle, the house is light, bright and incredibly convivial. Great for quiet evenings by the fire or coping with a jolly crowd of happy holidaymakers. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stunning spot.

  • 5 of 5


This house is in a stunning location, looking out to the Blasket Islands. I could sit and soak up the views all day long. That is, if I wasn't going out along the coast looking at all the other constantly-changing beautiful views around the area! It is certainly the photographers dream.

The Blasket Centre is very close to the house, and one day we made the short boat trip across to the Great Blasket Island, which was one of the highlights of my stay.

This house is perfect, with all mod cons, and beautifully furnished to the highest level throughout. It has obviously been refurbished very recently, but has managed to retain the cottage atmosphere. The kitchen and living areas are so well-appointed, but totally relaxing. There is also a very nice lounge with a TV, and there are board games and DVDs available for use by the guests.

Dingle is only 20 mins away, with an excellent Aquarium, plenty of interesting shops, and a "must-do" boat trip to see Fungi the Dolphin!

I would recommend Fentons and Chart House restaurants for a nice dinner.

I stayed in this house with 3 friends, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Fennessy's Find, and are hoping soon to make a return trip to this magical place.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Views, Beautiful House,

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Fennessey's Find. It is a beautiful, large, perfectly maintained house with breathtaking views of the Blasket Islands on one side and the mountains on another. We must have taken hundreds of photographs as the vista is constantly changing. The interior decor is modern and high spec. The kitchen and bathrooms are top notch show-house quality and overall the house is cosy, luxuriously comfortable and yet practical.

The drive up to the house is a winding lane, lined with montbretia and other wild flowers and we instantly got a lovely sense of relaxation and of 'being away' .

We did lots, we cycled (wonderful way to see Slea Head) and went for lovely drives further afield. Our teenage daughter loved the Seal Sanctuary, the Aquarium in Dingle, the Fungi boat trip and the Blasket Cultural Centre (which is just down the road). There are beautiful beaches nearby and boat to The Blaskets goes from Dun Chaoin harbour which is also very close to the house. We had a lovely trip to that famous Island where Peig Sayers once lived. We had great 'meals out' and would recommend the Goat Street Cafe (our daughters favourite), Global Village, Out of the Blue (my favorites) and The Chart House (his favourite).

We enjoyed browsing in the shops in Dingle and there are a number of lovely potteries nearby, including Louis Mulcahy's showrooms. The nearest grocery is on the road Ballyferriter so we stocked up with provisions in Dingle on our way to Dun Chaoin.

We would thoroughly recommend this house to all, we have recommended it to friends and family and we hope to return.

It is a wonderful place to chill, unwind and recharge your batteries!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Farranfore (Kerry Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Kruger's Pub
Nearest Ferry
368 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Ceann Sibeal Championship links course
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
170 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Blasket Island Centre cafe
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Coumeenole Beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Ideal area for a walking holiday - many walking tracks

Irish language courses held in nearby Ballyferriter

Archeological interest - tours available

Area of Ecological interest - bird and sea life watching

Cycling- pretty empty roads. Challenging hills, spectacular scenery

Painting - an area which inspires a lot of seascapes


10 minute walk down to the sea. 5 minute drive to sandy beach. Many beaches in the area.


1 hour 15 minute drive to Faranfore (Kerry) airport.

2 1/2 hours drive to Cork airport

3 hour drive to Shannon

A car is essential in this area


20 minute drive to Dingle town, which is colourful and vibrant. It has supermarkets and many shops, pubs, restaurants, boat trips, bicycle hire, weekly food market, etc.

Nearest pub 10 min walk

Slea head drive 10 mins away

Gallarus Oratory 20 minute drive.

Blasket Island boat trip 10 min drive

Blasket Island Interpretive centre 10 min walk

Famine cottage 15 min drive

Pottery Cafe - 20 min walk

Further Details:

10 minute drive to nearest shops.

Many pubs and restaurants within 15 min drive

Walking distance to Blasket Island Centre and nearest pub.


Rates & Availability

Dunquin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jan 5 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $543.21
cleaning $108.64

Booking Notes:
Damage Deposit returned within 10 days of exit, providing no damage done.

Changeover day generally Saturday. Arrival 3pm, departure 10am
More flexibility in low season

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property are per night.
There is a 400 euro damage deposit due at the time of booking.

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.

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