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Spacious Seaside Home, Fabulous Views, Beach, Golf. Family & Pet Friendly, Wifi!

County Kerry, Ireland
  • Bungalow
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

3 BR, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7, WiFi, Secure Garden, OFCH, Open Fires, Walk to Beach!

Have the Irish vacation you've always dreamed of!

Curlew Cottage sits high on a hill beside the Wild Atlantic Way and just a short, pleasant stroll from a beautiful, secluded beach and the world famous Tralee Golf Club designed by Arnold Palmer. The house is surrounded by farmland, and from our windows and garden you can enjoy beautiful, panoramic sea and mountain views, watch the cattle grazing, and enjoy spectacular ocean sunsets. Tralee, Dingle, Killarney and Listowel, and the Ring of Kerry are all within easy reach by car, and the villages of Fenit and Ardfert - with pubs, restaurants, shops, beaches and playgrounds, and located on the Wild Atlantic Way - are just a few minutes away.

Our house is spacious and contemporary, yet cozy, and is furnished to a high standard. The large garden is completely walled and gated, making it safe for children and dogs, and the ground-floor accommodation makes everything easily accessible for elderly or physically disabled guests. With flexible sleeping accommodation, open fire and turf stove, stunning views and a great location, our house is perfect for a family holiday or a romantic getaway!

Accommodation summary:

- Large entrance hall;

- 3 spacious bedrooms (see photos with descriptions)

- 2 full baths (1 with shower, 1 with shower/bath);

- Large living room w/open fire;

- Huge fully equipped kitchen w/conservatory dining area and wood-burning stove;

- Laundry room with washer and dryer;

- Utilities: All utilities are included in your rent

- Oil fired central heating

- Linens + all towels supplied. Travel cot, high chair, airbed and baby gate on request.



- Paved Patio

- Patio Set

- Picnic Table

- Barbecue

- Sandbox

- Sun Loungers

- Football Goal

- Secure garden for children and pets

Property Manager

Carol Carty

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Carol Carty

We (Carol and Enda Carty) purchased newly-built Curlew Cottage in 2006 as a home-from-home for our young family; now, with our children older, we have decided to share our special hideaway with discerning guests who appreciate the country life and the wild beauty of North Kerry. As dog owners, we particularly appreciate the difficulty of finding high-quality accommodation that accepts pets, so we make a point of welcoming well-behaved dogs and their responsible owners. We love our second home and hope you'll fall in love with it and the surrounding area as much as we have.

Carol Carty purchased this Bungalow in 2006

Why Carol Carty chose County Kerry

What do we love about North Kerry? Where do we start!? We love the music, the pubs, the chat and the 'craic'. We love the fresh air and fresh food, the local markets and the craft fairs. We love it that we can hide away in the country but be in town in a matter of minutes. We love our 'secret' beach! Tucked away behind the nearby golf course - which you can see from the house - this mile-long sandy stretch is known only to locals and guests - on a crowded day you might find 25 people there. The water is clean, the beachcombing is good, and the view is stunning. We walk and swim there year-round - and if you have a dog be sure and bring a ball! We love the country life, and with the house surrounded by farmland and sea there is always something to watch or listen for. One frosty morning we heard the curlews calling in the estuary - hence the name of our house. And on a clear night you'll have an almost limitless view of the night sky with the Milky Way painting a bold streak across the constellations. To help our guests enjoy the same special qualities of the area that we do, we have compiled a list of interesting and useful addresses, phone numbers, drives and activities, which you'll find in a notebook in the kitchen. But the best thing to do is what we always do - explore, and make your own magic in the Kingdom of Kerry.

What makes this Bungalow unique

- As dog owners we appreciate how hard it is to find a high- quality vacation home that is pet-friendly and secure, so we especially welcome responsible dog owners. And for those without dogs, rest assured that the house is cleaned to the highest standard after each group! - Our secure walled and gated garden is also superb for families with young children. - Tralee Golf Club and a beautiful beach are just a short walk from the house. - The sea, mountain and sky views from our house are spectacular!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, King Bed. Ensuite with Shower
      • Bedroom 2
        3 twin/ single, Can sleep 4 - extra bed available
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, Bed is King Bed
      • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are optionally joined via en suite Travel cot available on request. Air bed available.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, sink
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, sink
      • Ensuite has electric shower - hot water 24/7!

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Baby Gate
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                      Firelog supplied on arrival
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wifi, great connection!
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      Bring your cell/mobile or use Skype on our free wifi! If you are arriving from outside Ireland please ask about local SIM card/phone options.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Kitchen, bath and beach towels
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      in kitchen/dining
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Kitchen
                          Huge, well-equipped eat-in kitchen with conservatory dining area, woodburning stove, and fabulous views!
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Well equipped kitchen includes pots and pans, some bakeware, coffee maker, wok, sandwich toaster, slo cooker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All basics provided to serve up to 10
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Lovely large oak dining table with pull out leaves seats 6 to 10. Spectacular view!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • MP3 Dock
                                • Books
                                  Good selection of fiction and non-fiction for all ages, including babies and toddlers
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Games
                                  Board Games, Twister, Table Football
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  SKY Satellite TV
                                • Stereo
                                  AM/FM/CD/MP3/iPod Dock. Please bring your own adapter for iPhone 5 and higher.
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  Sand Pit with toys Football (soccer) Goal
                                • Video Library
                                  Selection of DVDs for all ages


                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      World-Class Tralee Golf Club is right next door!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large enclosed garden, secure for kids and dogs. Outdoor seating, patio set, sand pit, soccer goal
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Disposable BBQ supplied during summer months
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Yard


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • museums
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • 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

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • We supply starter quantities of: tea, salt, pepper, sugar, cooking oil, herbs and spices, loo rolls, paper towels, soap, shower gel, washing-up liquid, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, and a complementary Fire Log. - All utilities are included in your rent. - Large beach towels available. - FREE WIFI! - Dogs are very welcome at Curlew Cottage provided they are kept under control. - Our house is a no-smoking house. Smokers are welcome to smoke outside but smoking indoors is strictly prohibited. - Renters may have a few guests with permission, but full-scale parties are not allowed. If in doubt, please ask us.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              37 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              it was very clean and well kept.

                                                              Sean f.

                                                              It was plenty large for 6 of us, comfortable, stunning views up and down the coast, grocery stores nearby, pubs and cows to keep us company next door! John the farmer gave us a tour of the milking process and brought his kids over to see my kids with their brand new kittens.

                                                              We would suggest the house to our friends.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much for your kind words, Sean! It was a pleasure to host you and your family and I'm delighted to hear you got a real taste of Irish country life. You can't beat great neighbours :-) I hope your visit to Ireland was everything you hoped for and more. Thank you for choosing Curlew Cottage as your home-from-home in Ireland, and please visit again!

                                                              Spacious and comfortable, with a great view!

                                                              Paul O.

                                                              Curlew Cottage was our base for a wonderful week of car trips in late September. The Dingle Penninsula, Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park were well within reach. We even got to the Beara Penninsula for a day. We enjoyed walks on the road past the Tralee golf course. Our view from the conservatory dining area was beautiful, showing us the ocean beyond a field of grazing cows and a flower garden in the yard. The house is modern, superbly equipped, clean and secure. All told it was exactly as described, we had a great time there and would highly recommend it!

                                                              Curlew cottage, autumn 2017

                                                              ISABEL M.

                                                              We stayed at Curlew Cottage for the first week in October.We were there for autumn bird watching.Carol was a great host, available always on the end of a phone to answer queries. The cottage was clean and comfortable and very well equipped for a self catering holiday. The beds are comfortable, and it was wonderful to have a duvet with low tog rating, as usually holiday homes provide duvets which are far too heavy for modern ,well insulated houses!. Carol left comprehensive instructions for managing the house, eg heating system and alarm system. Curlew cottage is well situated for exploring north Kerry . It is convenient for walking to the beach and golf club. We had a wonderful break, and were delighted to be able to take our dog with us!, thank you Carol.

                                                              Perfect for Relaxation

                                                              Gloria C.

                                                              This property was perfect for relaxation. The views from both the front of the property and the back were just lovely. The house was clean and well provisioned for our stay. The property is a little difficult to find as it is out of the way but it was very much worth the effort.

                                                              I would recommend this property for anyone who wants to visit Ireland and would definitely stay there again.

                                                              The home was charming and bright. Really clean and provided all that we needed.

                                                              frank g.

                                                              Our dealings with Carol Carty were very helpful and professional. The home was easy to find and ideally located for wonderful restaurants in Ardfert and Fenit. Would love to stay there again in the future. Our daughter and son-in - law who were traveling with us were delighted with the beautiful views from the house.

                                                              Beautiful home in the Irish countryside

                                                              Kevin J.

                                                              Beautiful home on a well maintained property in County Kerry. Excellent launching pad to Tralee, Dingle, Ring of Kerry and Killarney. House is very clean and well stocked with comfortable beds and all the amenities. Owner is very pleasant and easy to deal with. House has large rooms and plenty of space. No negatives that we found. Would visit again if we ever make our way back to Kerry!


                                                              County Kerry, Ireland

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              BOOKING: The booking deposit is €200 per week reserved, or part thereof. BALANCE: The balance of your rental fee is due 4 weeks before your arrival; if you are booking less than 4 weeks prior to your arrival date, payment in full is due at the time you make your reservation. SECURITY DEPOSIT: A damage deposit of €300 is payable with your balance. May be higher for non-family groups. Please ask.

                                                              37 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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