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Spacious Caherciveen self catering beach house - home away from home (Free WiFi)

Bedrooms 5
Space 21,527 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Low Allergen Environment, 5 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10 Adults, Children Welcome

This new and elegant five bedroom detached house located on the Ring of Kerry set in over half an acre of gardens enjoys an abundance of space to cater for the needs of the discerning holidaymaker.

We make an excellent base for touring the Ring of Kerry -- Portmagee, Valentia Island, Waterville, Derrynane, Killarney, Dingle, Killorglin, Sneem, Kenmare and beyond.

The kitchen is very spacious and fully equipped with all modern electrical appliances. We have a separate utility room just off the kitchen area which has a washing machine and dryer and oil central heating which leads out to a large back lawn with garden furniture where you can enjoy a barbeque or relax after a day of touring.

A holiday is all about relaxation and our house has a wonderful sense of space and light with a sun-filled living room and wood/peat burning stove making it an ideal relaxing area at any time of the year.

This house sleep 10 people comfortably with ---5 bedrooms in total -

GF: -------- 2 Large Double Bedrooms

-------- 1 Bathroom, Shower

FF: --------- 1 Large Double Bedroom

---------- 1 Large Twin Bedroom (2 Single Beds)

--------- 1 Large Twin Bedroom (2 single Beds)

---------- 1 bathroom - bath, shower + toilet

Bed linen, towels, laundry powder, hand soap etc supplied.

Located in Caherciveen just 1km from the renowned sandy (Blue Flag Award) White Strand Beach, this is an ideal place for children where swimming lessons are available during the summer months. There is also a harbour and pier where the locals swim. Both can be walked or cycled within 5-10 minutes. There are many historical landmarks to visit locally which Caherciveen is known for such as the stone forts Cahergal and Leachnabuile and Ballycarbery Castle.

Caherciveen also boasts has wonderful seafood restaurants, pubs and traditional Irish music.

Caherciveen is renowned for its Celtic Music Festival during the summer months and come from all over time and time again.

This is an excellent base for touring and walking the 'Kerry Way' and the 'Wild Atlantic Way'.

Boat Trips are offered daily to go to the 'Unesco World Heritage Site Skellig Rock' where the new 'Star Wars - The Force Awakens Movie' was filmed (September 2015). ---- We can arrange these trips for your convenience.

Discover Kerry's Dark Side in Caherciveen the only Internationally recognized Gold Tier Dark-Sky Reserve in the whole of the Northern hemisphere - stunning by day - sensational by night.

Next to Portmagee Village and the famous Chocolate Factory is well worth a visit before you go to Valentia Island to visit the famous Glanleam House Sub Tropical Gardens.

GOLFING: Waterville Golf Links is ranked in the top 5 of Ireland' best Golf courses located just 10km away.

BEACHES: Several 'Blue Flag' Beaches within range - White Strand which is within 1km or cycling from the house, Ballinskelligs (15 minutes), Kells (15 minutes).

Ballinskelligs Blue Flag Beach is well known for its fine gold sand and clear water where there is a Special Area of Conservation and Natural Heritage Area. There are two ruins, the 16th centuary remains of the McCarthy Castle and a 12th century Priory or Abbey with gravestones well worth viewing. ACTIVITES: Kayaking/Canoeing, Swimming/bathing, Windsurfing.

BOATING: For the fishing enthusiast --- Deep sea angling and Family Day Trips with Eco Marine wildlife trips are available (on request by owner).

WATER SPORTS: are available for all the family with sports adventure centers in Valentia, Ballinskelligs and Derrynane.

More Details

Valerie O'Connell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2017

Why Valerie O'Connell chose Ring of Kerry

Rural, Peaceful and Tranquil, Away from it all, close to town yet still in the country.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cahersiveen in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 21527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , twin bedroom - 2 single beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Beds
  • All bedrooms have ample space and have wooden floors. 1 Portable Cot + High Chair available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house has an ample sized lawn and private off road parking. - Private outdoor furniture for dining after a long day of touring. We also have WiFi --- up to 2GB per week Initial Turf/Peat provided. Laundry Powder provided. Hand Soap and Toilet Paper provided for your stay. Hair Dryer available. Restaurant Guide - Local Attractions Guide. ****ELECTRICITY + OIL INCLUDED IN PRICE*** NON-SMOKING PREMISES SORRY NO PETS


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Spacious Caherciveen self catering beach house - home away from home (Free WiFi)
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Explore the Ring of Kerry

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our three teenage boys stayed here a week in June 2017. It is a lovely, spacious modern home and was immaculately clean. With 5 bedrooms and a large eat-in kitchen, we had plenty of room to spread out. It is located just outside Caherciveen on a quiet road with pretty views. Within a mile or so are the ruins of Ballycarbery Castle and two stone ring forts. There are two beaches just a few miles further down the road. The Caherciveen area is ideal for exploring the Ring of Kerry. We especially enjoyed Derrynane National Park, Valentia Island and Kells Bay Gardens. If you book ahead, a trip to Skellig Michael is an adventure. The owner Valerie O'Connell is very friendly and helpful. She went out of her way to make us feel at home. We highly recommend this home and hope to return soon ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deirdre, Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was a pleasure having you all stay at our holiday home. We agree that it is the perfect location for touring the Ring of Kerry, close to town and beaches yet still out in the peace of the countryside with historical views of Ballycarbery Castle, Ring Forts etc. We hope to see your son very soon in the "spotlight". Well done!! Looking forward to seeing you all soon in Caherciveen. Kind regards, Valerie and Brendan
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Beautiful, well appointed home within walking distance to a castle and stone forts

  • 5 of 5

This home accommodated our family of 8. Valerie was a great host who made sure we knew how to use the appliances in the home and where we should spend our time exploring the region.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ed, Thank you for kind review of our holiday home. It was lovely having you all stay with us. We agree that the surrounding countryside has indeed spectacular views. Delighted you had a lovely vacation and enjoy the rest of your trip around Ireland. We hope to see you back in Caherciveen again soon. Kind regards, Valerie and Brendan
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Wonderful place for a family to vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nice, quiet surroundings, beautiful scenery, hear the sheep baaing. Very comfortable and well-equipped. Very friendly hosts. Our family of four stayed for four nights and would love to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jonathan, Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you all enjoyed your vacation here in Caherciveen and agree that the scenery is magnificent in Caherciveen and the surrounding areas. We would love to have you all back to stay with us in the near future. Kind regards, Valerie
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, spacious (we were 8) and we had everything we needed. The hosts were very helpful and friendly when we arrived and throughout our stay.

It was located a short drive out of town, and very close to beaches, forts, and other attractions.

The hosts told us about plenty of things to do and we particularly enjoyed the boat with wheels trip!

Would highly recommend for families/groups as plenty of space.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gabrielle, Thank you for your very kind review. It was lovely meeting you and your family. It is always nice to know when someone appreciates our holiday home and the surrounding area. Delighted you enjoyed the boat trip and the weather was wonderful for you. Looking forward to seeing you all in Caherciveen again. Kind regards, Valerie and Brendan
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Perfect weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Friday evening and were greeted with home baking! Valerie gave us a warm welcome and all the essential information on the house. She left us with plenty of maps and brochures so we could plan our weekend. We were all very impressed with the house - very spacious and spotless with all the features of a modern house. Without delay we headed off on a 2 hour walk to the ancient forts and the beaches nearby. The following day was taken up with visiting the grotto on Valentia and walking from there to the lighthouse and back. The next stop was to the very impressive Kerry Cliffs near Portmagee. Then on to Reenroe beach for a refreshing walk before heading back to the house and getting ready for a meal in Cahirciveen and a play in the hall in Filemore. Sunday had a slow start with Mass and later a visit to 'the Rock', a viewing platform within walking distance of the house. Action packed and really enjoyable!

Thank you Valerie for your kind hospitality!!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind and generous review. It was a pleasure having you all stay at my holiday home. We strive to ensure our guests have a memorable vacation and it is extremely satisfying when appreciation is shown in this way. We agree that the scenery is magnificent in Caherciveen and beyond and is a haven for walkers. Delighted you enjoyed the home baking and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back in Caherciveen again. Kind regards, Valerie and Brendan.
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Great location, great house and great host.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, everything you need and a Hop, skip or roll back to the nearest watering station !

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darragh, Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure having you stay at our holiday home and enjoying the town of Caherciveen with its friendly people be it in the restauants, shops, pubs etc. We strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible and have a memorable vacation. Brendan and I hope you will spend some time in Kerry again. Hope you enjoyed the pups!! Kind regards, Valerie
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Farrenfore, Kerry International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cahirciveen Town Centre (various)
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Ringaskiddy, County Cork
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Waterville Golf Links
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Killarney, County Kerry
Nearest Motorway
70 Miles
Farrenfore, County Kerry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
QC's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
White Strand Blue Flag Beach
Car: recommended

Cahirciveen is nestled between Killarney and Waterville on the Ring of Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. Enjoy the panoramic views as you drive along the southwest Wild Atlantic Way.

Traditional market days are still held on the streets where young and old visitors and locals meet and chat. A visitor to Cahirciveen ensures intimate bars, superb food, excellent accommodation and a wide range of shops.

WALKING/CLIMBING: 'The Beentee Loop' and 'The Kerry Way' and the mountains of Cnoc na dTobar and Carrantuohill (1,040 meters/3,414 feet) are cherished among walkers and climbing alike.

ANGLING: Cahirciveen is renowned worldwide for its Deep Sea Angling Competitions - we are a perfect base for angling with our own chartered boat and skipper and can accommodate you privately in this matter.

FAMILY BOAT TRIPS: Private catered for by the owner of the house. (weather permitting)

SKELLIG ROCK: No trip to Kerry is complete without a visit to the 'Skelligs Rock World Heritage Site' with its 6th century Monastic settlement and it is home to some 27,000 pairs of gannets, making it the world's second largest colony of these spectacular seabirds .-- Daily Boat Trips can be arranged.

BEACHES: You are spoilt for choice with numerous Blue Flag Beaches within reach - White Strand (1mile)

Ballinskelligs + Kells (10 minutes each all perfect windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, beach volleyball etc).

Kells Beach also has magnificant gardens not to be missed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cahersiveen, County Kerry

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn - 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn - 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter - 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Early - 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
10 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer-High 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.05

House must be vacated in a clean and tidy condition.
Travel cot and high chair available on request.
WiFi ---------- (access up to 2GB per week). Initial Peat/Turf Provided.
Linens and Towels provided. Laundry Powder Provided. Toilet Paper and Hand Soap provided for your stay. **OIL AND ELECTRICITY INCLUDED **
We provide privately run Family Angling and Leisure Trips around Valentia Island, Beginish, Church Island and beyond.(booking essential).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.