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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

- FREE WIFI

Garden:

- Paved Patio

- Patio Set

- Picnic Table

- Barbecue

- Sandbox

- Sun Loungers

- Football Goal

- Secure garden for children and pets

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Carty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

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 Ireland

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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really had a great time in Ireland and enjoyed your cottage so much. It was one of the best holiday houses we ever had, and it was well equipped with all needs. Our daughter and we all regretted so much that we had to leave after our holiday week.



(Via email, from Germany)
Sep 2011
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Amenities

County Kerry Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink
  • Ensuite has electric shower - hot water 24/7!
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Spacious Seaside Home, Fabulous Views, Beach, Golf. Family & Pet Friendly, Wifi!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 41 reviews
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it was very clean and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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Curlew cottage, autumn 2017

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was charming and bright. Really clean and provided all that we needed.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in the Irish countryside

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

My sister, mother, and I stayed at Curlew Cottage for four days. Everything was clean and well-organized, and the documentation left for visitors was very helpful. The only downside - and it's really not one, just something to know - is that it's off the beaten path. If you want to go on a tour from Kilarney, Limerick, or Cork, it's at least a 45 minute drive to get there.

But the views are gorgeous, the cows headed to pasture in the morning are delightful, and it feels like a home. The owner, Carol, was very helpful when we had two questions during our stay. We highly recommend this property if you want to really get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, I'm delighted to know you felt at home in Curlew Cottage - that's exactly what we aim for! Yes, we are indeed off the beaten path but, as you discovered, that's one of the great charms of the location, with a large and uncrowded beach and a golf course at the end of the road, and the beautiful sea/mountain/sunset views and tranquil pleasure of watching the cows coming and going in the fields behind us. I'm happy you appreciated those things, which I love so much when I stay there myself. Regarding tours, there are tours available departing from Tralee, including Ring of Kerry Tours, but they're not as well known as the Killarney-based ones. If you come back again - as I hope you will! - I can arrange tickets for one of those for you. Thank you so much for your review and for choosing Curlew Cottage for your holiday home!
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kerry International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Cork
Nearest Golf
250 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Tralee
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
N69
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
A short stroll away!
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $355.41
Pet Fee $0

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.