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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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!
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5

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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beautiful home with all your needs in it..

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Curlew Cottage for five nights in June. The cottage was perfectly situated with great views of the ocean in both front and back. We were a short five minute walk to both the beach and Tralee Golf Course. Carol was a most gracious host with immediate responses to all my questions and needs. Can't thank her enough for all her help. Mike McTague

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Mike. I'm so glad you enjoyed our house, especially after your long trip. I was happy to help out with your taxi and car rental arrangements (special shout-out to our local taxi man Bertie) -- all part of the service! I hope you'll consider our house for your next stay in Ireland. Thanks again for choosing Curlew Cottage :-)
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5

OMG I didn't want to go home👏

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about the house and location. Had 5 dogs and 2 parents with me and not a cross word between us! Would go back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 4 of 5

We are a couple from the US. We stayed in Curlew Cottage in for four nights in September 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition. We especially enjoyed the views, the dining conservatory, the kitchen wood burning stove and the fireplace. It took us awhile to find the cottage but once we found it, we were glad we did.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing holiday guest house

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in Tralee and I could've just spent the time enjoying the views from the house, it is very scenic and pleasant to stay there. Carol is a very responsive owner of the property and there was plenty of information provided about the home and things to do in the local area. There was plenty of space for my family of 6 and the living room was very relaxing. The kids enjoyed the foozball (football) game. The grounds outside the house are well maintained and we availed of the BBQ one evening. We had a nice meal in Kate Browne's pub in Ardfert and it was a good location for touring the Ring of Kerry and driving around the Dingle Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Ray! I'm so glad you all felt the way I do about Curlew Cottage. I hope you and your family will come back some time soon :-)
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. There is nothing more gratifying than knowing that our guests enjoy our house and property as much as we do. I hope you'll come back to us again in the future:-)
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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

Damage Deposit $352.82

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.