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Carol Carty

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

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

Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Kerry Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Carol Carty (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)
Spacious Modern Seaside Home, Fabulous Views, Beach, Golf. Family & Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 31 reviews

Blissful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week down in Kerry but wish we had stayed longer. Curlew Cottage provided a perfect base for trekking around the area. It was clean, comfortable and very well stocked with unclipped crockery, plenty of cutlery (and SHARP knives!) and linen. The views across from the kitchen are spectacular. And the golf course is beautiful. Kids loved the beach and the adults loved the morning jogs through the golf course and along the beach, up through farms and back 'home'.

The cottage is close enough to Tralee and to everything that you might need but it feels a hundred miles away from anything. At night it is very quiet and we loved hearing the local rooster in the mornings!

Helicopters brought a few golfers in and that was exciting - the kids loved watching the helicopter land practically in the back yard!

Carol, the owner of Curlew Cottage couldn't have been more helpful. She recommended places to eat (Spa Seafood a must!) and routes to explore Kerry by car.

We really couldn't fault the place! Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get away!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think that's the first time anyone has reviewed the crockery and cutlery - thank you! We're a foodie family ourselves so we know how important it is to give our guests a well-equipped kitchen with good-quality basic utensils and supplies for whipping up a yummy but easy meal. My personal favorites there are the wok and the slow-cooker - and the microwave! (Note for parents of toddlers: To keep exploring little fingers safe, we have a drawer and a couple of presses with child locks in the kitchen.) And of course, a good meal is made even better when you can enjoy a fabulous sea view at the same time, as you discovered. I'm glad the kids got to see the helicopters - always a treat, even for grownups. It's always fun to try to guess who's in them, too - earlier this year a fleet of them arrived carrying the Miami Heat basketball team - or so rumour has it ;-) I'm so glad that your family of six made such good use of, and enjoyed, what our house and the immediate surroundings have to offer. I hope we can host you again some time, and this time, do stay longer! Kind regards, Carol
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Great Views, Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a 4 night stay at Curlew Cottage. We were very pleased with every aspect of our stay. The owner of the home was great. She communicated well before our trip, and when we needed some last minute directions, she answered the phone and really helped us out! The home was in excellent condition. Very clean, very well maintained. The binder of instructions and information that was left for us was very helpful. We arrived at night, so we were in for surprise the next morning when we saw the views. WOW! The area is VERY safe, the home has an alarm and a gate. It is just a few houses down from the Tralee Golf Club. The lot and backyard are good sized, allowing ample room for kids to play. The home is very spacious and allowed our family to spread out a little after some very cramped hotel rooms earlier in our trip. All in all a great experience. I highly recommend Curlew Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage and base to explore from. Fabulous views.

  • 5 of 5

the property was very large, beautifully equipped and a home from home. We stayed in some evening as it was so welcoming and relaxing. Spotlessly clean, light and airy with beautiful views front and back.

The only negative for me was that the pillows had seen better days and were uncomfortable, but then I do have a back problem.

Owner had done a superb job of giving a book of instructions for the cottage and also a huge amount of tourist information which was very useful indeed.

It was a perfect base for visiting Kerry and was so very peaceful and quiet. The golf course at the end of the road was super and we used the flags as an indicator of the days weather. So much local history and places to eat out. Just perfect.

I will certainly be going back as it is one of the nicest holidays I have had. Well done Carol Carty!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review; I also found the lovely review you left in the guest book, which is much appreciated. I'm delighted you were so happy with your stay at Curlew Cottage overall, as we love that house and work hard to get it right! I'm sorry you found the pillows uncomfortable. Most of the pillows in the house are cheap and cheerful (from IKEA) but there are also some puffier ones which can turn up on any bed, or can be found in the hot press. If I'd known, I would have organized the right ones for you as I know how awful it is to suffer with back trouble! We'll make sure you have the ones you need when you come again ;-) and in the meantime I'll replace any that seem past their best. Do keep in touch, and keep an eye on our calendar for whenever you want to come to us again since we book up quickly. Thanks again for choosing Curlew Cottage for your holiday, and for your kind words. Best wishes, Carol
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Owston Ferry

Well Equipped Cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing stay at this well equipped cottage, It was short of nothing.

Once contacted about an issue we had with the central heating system, Carol quickly resolved our problem, with no more hiccups for the rest of our stay.

The views from the cottage are amazing, to eat breakfast looking up Banna Strand and Kerry Head was wonderful.

Both dogs enjoyed the sand dunes on Sandy Lane, Banna.

We had two good bar meals at the "West End" Fenit. Both the food and service were excellent.

We would recommend Curlew Cottage to any of our Family or Friends. Hopefully we will all be back in the not too distant future.

Shaun and Theresa (Cain and Polly)

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at Curlew Cottage and could not have been more pleased! The love with which Carol has decorated this spacious home is obvious, as is her good taste. The beds are comfortable, the views excellent (we saw some WONDERFUL sunsets), and the house spacious enough that sounds from the sitting room and kitchen do not travel back to the bedrooms.Modern appliances, an easy to navigate kitchen, and every kind of utensil you could need made cooking meals a pleasure. And the dining area is lovely! Not that we had to cook and eat-in, mind you - there is a good variety of restaurants to choose from within a few minutes drive from Curlew Cottage.

Carol has made available a comprehensive list of activities to enjoy throughout Dingle Peninsula. We particularly recommend the tour to Great Blasket Island out of Dingle - phenomenal! And the drive over the Dingle Mountains is not to be missed! Be sure to leave yourselves enough time to drive over Conor Pass if you have any kind of deadline to meet (boat trip, dinner reservation, etc) on the other side.

Closer to home, the nearby beach is lovely, and the Tralee Golf Club is just what the doctor ordered, for those who like to spend time out on the greens.

All-in-all, staying at Curlew Cottage made for a memorable week. We recommend it highly, and we can't wait to return ourselves!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review :-) It was a pleasure getting to meet you and your family, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! On your recommendation we have taken the Blasket Islands tour ourselves and found it fascinating, and great fun! I'll be including the details of the charter company when we update our guest guide for the 2016 season. We look forward to your return visit!
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loved it

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great time at Curlew Cottage. The location was perfect and the cottage was amazing. So clean, comfortable and appointed beautifully. Very large and plenty of room for the 4 of us. We loved the views of the ocean and had a chance to play golf at the beautiful Tralee Country Club right down the street. Carol is a fabulous hostess. The only draw back is the condition of the property on either side. I'm sure Carol would like to have the neighbors clean up their property. Even with that, we would still recommend the property to friends. Local city of Tralee was such fun and we found great restaurants and shopping there. This was also a great location for the day trips we took to nearby attractions like Dingle peninsula, Kilarney, Blarney stone, etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed our "home away from home" because we work hard to keep it at a standard which my own family will enjoy when we have a chance to stay there ourselves! Regarding the adjoining properties, as I mention in the description, we are surrounded by a working farm. It's all part of the charm of the Kerry experience ;-) Normally most of the view to the sides is screened by tall hedges, but many of those were lost or damaged by the severe storms of early 2014, and the new planting will take some time to reach full height. In the meantime, children have been enjoying watching the cats playing next door and the cockerel parading around with his hens in tow. John and Bernadette, who own the farm, are wonderful neighbors and we have had many happy guest reports of Bernadette dropping in fresh eggs, or John taking guests and their children to visit the cows. I'm glad you enjoyed the good golf and some of the fine amenities in the area. They're part of the reason we love Kerry! Kind regards, Carol
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kerry International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
250 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Tralee Golf Club
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
A short stroll away!
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Kerry Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept - Oct 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
April - May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $335
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.
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Kerry Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink
  • Ensuite has electric shower - hot water 24/7!
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
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.

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