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Tom & Sheila O Shea

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Country Style Self Catering With Breath Taking Sea Views And Tranquility

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Kerry Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom One En-suite Oil & Solid Fuel Heating Combined Sleeps 6

The Farmhouse has a modern spacious eat-in kitchen which boasts a typical Irish peat / log burning solid fuel stove which creates a tranquil cosy atmosphere and simultaneously heats the other rooms also. From the kitchen and bedrooms located on the upper floor you can enjoy breath taking views of Ballinskelligs Bay and on a clear day the 'Statue of Liberty' in New York might be possible if you could see far enough.

The heating system incorporates oil and solid fuel which is designed to work simultaneously or one system at a time.

There is a spacious hot press which can be used for airing / storing additional clothing. The benefits of a stone constructed house are that on a warm sunny summers day the house is cool while in winter the house is much warmer than a block built house.

The County Kerry region: The warm influence of the Gulf Stream which passes off the coast has a very positive and pleasant effect on our climate all year round and is home to a sub -tropical vegetation. We never get extremes in temperature either in winter or summer which makes it a very pleasant part of the country to live in.

There are numerous places of both historical and scenic locations to visit in the area.

Daniel O Connell's house in Derrynane, stone fort's, old castle's, Skellig's Rock, Killarney National Park & Muckross House, Arts Centre 'Cill Rialaig,' and Crag Cave Castleisland are just some of the big attractions in the area.

The biggest attraction of all being the breathtaking views from the famous 'Ring of Kerry' which is renowned for its beauty and rugged landscape. It is a natural wonderland of forest, blanket bog, river, lake, sandy beach and hill, including Ireland's highest peak, 'Corran Tuathail'.

The Dingle Peninsula is also renowned for it's rugged beauty and it was here that the film 'Ryans Daughter' starring Robert Mitchum was made. Slea Head which is located at the far end of the peninsula has some breathtaking scenery to offer.

So what's so special about Kerry? - What sets it apart from other holiday destinations? Well, for a start it has all the essential ingredients; great scenery, genuinely friendly people, lots to do and see, the highest standard of accommodation and numerous first class restaurants. However, it's the things that are unique to Kerry that make it such a popular visitor destination, such as its ancient history, its rich culture, the rare flora and fauna and a genuine pride of place by its people.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom & Sheila O Shea (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

Country Style Self Catering With Breath Taking Sea Views And Tranquility
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Waterville Home

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts. Beautiful home with outstanding views and very peaceful. Nothing was too much trouble for Tom or Sheila. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments which are very much appreciated and we would be delighted to have you back again sometime. Best regards to all.
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5

FANTASTIC LOCATION & PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a fantastic week in Tom & Sheila O'Shea's fantastic holiday home. Everything that was listed was supplied and more with it. The views from the house were excellent lovely walks, very nice safe beach just a short walk or cycle from house. The whole property inside and outside was spotless. Tom & Sheila gave us all local information on where to visit , dine etc. etc. We will definitely be back in this property in the very neat future and would highly recommend the house and hosts to anybody considering it.

Our only regret was leaving.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much. You were a lovely family and we hope to see you all back again. Kindest regards to all, Tom & Sheila
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, fantastic view to the Atlantic, silence and very nice hosts.

The property was very clean (like at home ;-)) and turf for the oven always available.We have felt very comfortable. Thank you Tom and Sheila

We will come back sometime! Greetings from Berlin. Katrin, Carolin and Axel

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, exhilarating, and “over the top” are just words. Those could not adequately describe this bucolic location.

There is a kaleidoscope of clouds over the mountains and Ballinskelligs Bay which are mesmerizing. Rainbows are a frequent occurrence which just add to the magic.

An endless variety of activities are available and the local Loher Stone Fort is a short walk from the front door.

Our stay of six weeks was not long enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such an impressive review and it gives us so much pleasure to see our guests enjoying themselves as this family did. We do our best to make our guests as comfortable as possible, but very little effort was needed with this lovely family who stayed with us for six weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. We greately appreciate their kind and accurate description of our home and location, which also confirms the accuracy of our advert in our web page. Thanks again for such kind comments and we would love to see ye back again in the future. Kindest regards, Tom & Sheila.
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5

Irish Charm and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Imagine the perfect Irish setting: green hillside to your back, scenic 180 degree ocean view, cool Atlantic breezes, a beautifully renovated farmhouse with a cozy peat fire and the most gracious hosts attending to your every holiday need. Tom and Sheila O’Shea’s Ardkearaugh.

Each morning we were greeted with spectacular ocean views and the sounds of sheep in the meadows. The farmhouse is private and secluded, but still convenient to Waterville groceries, pubs and local artisan’s shops. We spent our days exploring the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Valentia Island and soaking up the Irish countryside charm. Tom and Sheila were great hosts giving us tips on sightseeing, shopping (don’t miss the Skelligs Chocolate Factory), and the local history and color. Our every need was attended to including even finding person to take my father birding for the day.

We could not imagine a more perfect setting for an Irish holiday—nor better hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a magnificent review and it was a pleasure to cater for your family who are all such lovely people. We get tremendous pleasure in helping our guests in whatever way we can and in your case it was so easy to please. We are truly delighted that you all enjoyed your stay with us and that you experienced the wonderfull peace and tranquilith which is part of the holiday theme mentioned in our advert. This review confirms all the selling points mentioned in our advert as being correct and it also proves that South Kerry and especially the Waterville area has scenery and facilities suited to all tourist needs. We hope to see you back again some time in the future and please convey your experiences to all your friends and relatives. Thanks again and it was a pleasure to be part of such a lovely experience.
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Quiet place with beautiful sea view

  • 4 of 5

Quiet place but not isolated with beautiful sea view. Pleasant walks from the house

The house is in a very good state and very functional. We had it very clean. Towels and linen were present in large numbers. The household electrical appliances are very recent and complete. It is an ideal holiday home for four adults or a family with children. The owners live in town. They were helpful and available during all our stay.

The house is situated on the ring of Kerry and within a radius of a few kilometers you access to nice places as Lough Currane, the very beautiful view from Coomakista pass as well as gardens around Derrynane House besides famous sites a little further like Valencia Island or Dingle bay.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Waterville Village
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Rosslare
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Skellig Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Waterville Village
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Lohar Beach
Car: recommended

Waterville is located on the south west coast of Ireland and offers a variety of interests for all ages. If travelling on the famous Ring of Kerry you will pass through Waterville. In the past it has been frequented by many dignitaries from all over the world. Charlie Chaplin, the silent -movie comic, spent many years holidaying in Waterville at the Butler Arms Hotel and there is a life - size bronze figure of the star on the main street. It has two world class golf courses and many of the top world golfers have played there over the years. The 'Kerry Way' walking route passes through the Village and this is a major attraction for walking groups. Fishing is also a major attraction both on the coast and on the famous 'Lough Currane' and Inny River. Lough Currane is one of the best sea-trout fisheries in Ireland. There are many sandy beaches to swim, sunbathe and relax and in summer time the water temperatures can be quite pleasant.

There are many restaurants and hotels to dine in also.

Other Activities: Equestrian Centre / Outdoor Pursuits / Trips to 'Skelligs Rock' / Kerry Way.

Golf: Waterville Golf Links

Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. Links golf combines sand dunes gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined by the ever changing weather.

Links land is a geological rarity. Less than one percent of all the courses in Ireland and the British Isles are championship links. Waterville is one of these. It is no wonder that the world’s best players test their mettle here.

Skellig Bay Golf Course

Situated overlooking the majestic Ballinskelligs Bay and set among natural megalithic stonework and indigenous bog deal, there can be few more visually stunning locations for a golf course than Skellig Bay in Waterville. The course opened for play in Spring 2006 and has already been rated in Irelands “Top 50”.

Here the awesome beauty of the Bay hits you full in the face as you play through holes framed by over 8000 yards of ancient “famine” walls.

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Rates & Availability

Kerry Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$169
$843
 
 
Autumn
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$112
$562
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$112
$506
 
 
Autumn
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$112
$450
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$674
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$112
$562
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Kerry Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Share between 2 rooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom has electric pumped shower with hot water supplied from hot water cylinder in hot press. Shared bathroom has electric pumped shower. Downstairs bathroom with bathtub / shower is supplied with hot water from hot water cylinder in hot press.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Cot if requested
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main bedroom en-suite. Built in wardrobes. TV outlets. Bedroom with double bed & bedroom with two single beds sharing bathroom. TV outlets in all bedrooms.Built in wardrobes in all bedrooms. Downstairs bathroom with bath tub & shower.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a pumped shower in the En suite bedroom which works off the heating system. Also there is an electric pumped shower in the shared upstairs bathroom which can be used when the heating systems are not on in warm summer weather. There is also a shower in the bath tub which is located in the downstairs bathroom. The cooker is electric with a four ring gas hob.

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