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New house with hot tub, 2 min walk from safe, sandy beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

New four bedroom, two storey house with wooden floors

Kia Ora is a newly built, four bedroom, two storey house with hot tub on elevated section overlooking O' Carroll's Cove and Kenmare Bay. It is two minutes walk from a safe sandy beach, pub and restaurant.

Kia Ora has a large open plan, well equipped kitchen/dining room with French doors leading to to a patio/BBQ area and large lawn. The kitchen leads to a cosy sitting room and on to a sun room with an entrance leading to the hot tub room. There is a downstairs queen size bedroom and WC. Upstairs there is a large en suite queen size room, a double room and a twin room. The main bathroom is also upstairs.

Catherine Fayen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Caherdaniel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 and 2 are upstairs and the separate WC is downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and the other three bedrooms are upstairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kayaks are available for use.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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New house with hot tub, 2 min walk from safe, sandy beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Dear Catherine,

we just wanted to tell you, how much we enjoyed our holidays at Kia Ora in may.

Especially our two small boys talk very often about the wonderfull bubble bath (jakuzzi) and paddling on the ocean.

I loved the breathtaking view from the house to the ocean and the beautiful landscape.

We hope that one day we can come back again, especially when Ryanair has started the new direct flight connection from Berlin to Kerry.

Best regards!

Frank, Sandra, Ole and Erik from Berlin.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kommoss family Thank you for your lovely email. It was my pleasure having you to stay in Kia Ora and I look forward to seeing you again one day. Kind Regards Catherine
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Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to book this house and it didn't fail to disappoint again. From the views to comfort it really is a little piece of heaven. Love visiting the area and will definitely return and stay in Kia Ora in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you as our guest. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back really soon!
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Wonderful retreat in Kerry

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 7 adults and two children looking for a last minute deal when we discovered this beauty before Easter!

The property is just as advertised: spacious, clean and well looked after. The space meant the two toddlers could run around to their hearts content which made it a lot more relaxing for their parents!

Catherine made us feel welcome from as soon as we arrived. We were travelling from Northern Ireland, and Catherine was able to meet us late on the Saturday to show us round and get us settled in. She was on hand throughout the week if we needed anything, and when the hot tub stopped working mid-week, she endeavoured to get it fixed as soon as possible.

The location and property meant that an excellent week was had. The sunset from the property was wonderful, and even better if sitting in the hot tub! The beach beneath the property is a short walk, where a beach front bar is also located, which seemed popular with those staying in the area. Derrynane beach was even better, along with great walks not too far away.

We had an amazing week down at this house, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful home from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Kia Ora with our three grandchildren for three nights. Oh, if only it could have been longer!

Catherine has thought of everything to make this a suburb place to stay. The chairs and beds are wonderfully comfortable ad, unlike many rental properties, everything has been bought with a view to comfort rather than to cost.

The children loved the hot tub and left in a rather more wrinkled state than they had arrived!

O'Carroll's Beach Bar is a must to visit and the many coves and beaches are stunning!

We shall return!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2011
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belle maison de pierre face à la mer

  • 5 of 5

Très grande maison de pierre face mer, près de Caherdaniel. Plage de sable à 50 m à pied en contrebas. Possibilité d'excursion en bateau pas loin pour voir des phoques. Très grandes chambres, literie confortable, très propre, deux sdb. Immense cuisine équipée, un salon télé, un salon "lecture", et LE jaccuzzi à 37 degrés, dans la petite dépendance, vraiment agréable. Le tout face à la mer (seules deux chambres ont vue sur la colline). J'oubliais également une buanderie très bien équipée. Petits points à améliorer : quelques couverts en plus à la cuisine. Quelques cadres et un peu de déco rendraient cette location moins "impersonnelle", mais ce n'est qu'un détail parce que je recommande vivement : grand propre, confortable avec une belle vue, que demander de plus ? et le tarif raisonnable pour les prestations, même en haute saison.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house in a beauty location. The contact was fast and easy. We loved it. The house is very large and clean. The rooms are nice and everything you need is there. The owners are very friendly!!! The whirlpool and the look is amazing. You sit in warm water and see the bay and the ocean.... GREAT!!!

Many thanks for this wonderful time.... Thomas, Leonie, Sandra, Michael and Nicole

  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Kilometres
O Carroll's Cove
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Waterville or Sneem
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Kilometres
O Carroll's Cove
Nearest Beach
0.02 Kilometres
Glenbeg Strand (O Carroll's Cove)
Car: necessary

Kia Ora is situated just off the beautiful ring of Kerry road halfway between Waterville and Sneem. It is 3km from the charming village of Caherdaniel and overlooks the Kenmare Estuary. It is two minutes walk fron Glenbeg strand which is a very safe sandy beach. It is ideally located to explore this spectacular part of Ireland. You can visit the wonderful beaches of Derrynane, Rath, Reen and Castlecove. Derrynane has a safe natural harbour where the watersports centre is located. It is a blue flag beach. Nearby you can visit the home of 'The Liberator' Daniel O' Connell and Derrynane National Park. There is a daily boat to Skelligs world heritage site from Derrynane. Staigue fort and Caherdaniel fort are close by. Golf courses at Waterville and Parknasilla are 20 minutes drive away. Walking on the Kerry way is highly recommended.

Other Activities: Boat trips


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

ESB and oil are metered and payable when leaving the property.
A 50% deposit is required to secure all bookings. The remainder must be paid on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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