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Recent County Kerry reviews

  • There are not enough words to describe this wonderful home.

    "Having used VRBO and Airbnb many times, you can tell right away the difference between a home and a rental property. This is a home. I really want to stress home here. Have never had a property enhance a vacation as much as this home has done. Right from the beginning the home is warm, welcoming and relaxing, and the property surrounding this home is superb. Rather than getting in the car and exploring, we took hikes almost every day...in almost all kinds of weather. It was great. The scenery is more beautiful than these pictures give it justice. If you ever have the privilege of staying in this home you will not be disappointed."
    Guest: John Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
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  • Wonderful week

    "We are a group of 10 Canadians who spent an marvelous week at Coolclogher House. We were greeted with a warm Irish welcome from the owner, Mary, who had great suggestions for what to see and do. The rooms are large and extremely comfortable with the result that we all thought are own room was the 'best.' The views from the house are spectacular. We travelled out each day to sightsee and golf, and it was always a delight to return home to Coolclogher, to sit outside and gaze at the view, or to sit inside in one of the comfortable sitting rooms. The house and its amenities definitely exceeded our expectations and we hope to return some day. All of us would highly recommend it."
    Guest: Ellen C. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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  • Great Family Holiday Option

    "Eight of us shared Martramane House for 10 days in October. Off-season so not many pubs or restaurants open, but we enjoyed the ones that were and found some new ones. Recommend Pisces. The owners had left a list of restaurants, and maps so it was easy to get around. Had fun cooking some meals at the house;pretty much everything you need in the kitchen to prepare a meal. Enjoyed shopping at the local grocery store and beyond during our travels. The local people are wonderful; we had so many lovely experiences and the beach is within 10 mins walk. Wonderful location and the beds were so comfortable. We were able to do day trips to Tralee, Dingle (the whole peninsula), Killarney; plenty of hiking available. Just a magical place."
    Guest: Barbara G. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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  • A Little Slice of Heaven

    "In July my husband and I had the pleasure of enjoying a stay at beautiful Mermaid Isle Cottage on the western coast of Ireland. It is truly a magical location with a charming stone cottage that has all of the modern conveniences Including a washer and dryer). It is on the Ring of Kerry and is just 10 miles from the village of Sneem, which had everything we needed for our stay. Our hosts, Kevin and Lori were helpful and informative. Kevin is a treasure trove of local and historical information and Lori is a gentle and gracious hostess. They allowed us all of the privacy we desired and shared their company when we wished for that. The privately set cottage sits on the Kenmare River, more of a bay than a river at this location, and there is a stunning view across the water to a private island which can be accessed by kayak or rowboat. We had the pleasure of meeting some of the local cows along the road through their pasture on our way to the cottage. The grounds were covered with blooming flowers, stone paths, and small ruins. On several nights we enjoyed a peat fire in the small stove in the cottage to take the night chill out of the air and we relaxed and ate in the large sun room that provided a front row seat to the ever-changing and stunning views. It is a perfect location for a private and tranquil retreat."
    Guest: Sharon N. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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County Kerry Travel Tips

Kerry Vacation Rentals in the Emerald Isle of Ireland

County Kerry in the Emerald Isle of Ireland is a large county of mountains and lakes with a coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It borders both County Limerick on the east and County Cork to the southeast. Choosing one of the Kerry cottages on offer here puts you in over 1,800 miles of stunning scenery with charming Irish towns and villages to explore. Residents often refer to it as the "kingdom."

It has two distinct terrains--the lush green mountains and the coastal peninsulas of Beara, Iveragh and Dingle. Its high rainfall and mild temperatures make it an exceptionally lush, green county with perfect growing conditions for subtropical plants like tree ferns and strawberry trees. It is an ancient county which traces its history back to the 12th century. Getting here, visitors choose to fly into Dublin and complete their journey either by train or hire a car. The main road through the area is N70.

A Kerry Accommodation in This Ancient County

There are delightful towns and villages to be discovered within easy distance of Kerry vacation rentals. The capital of County Kerry is Tralee which is home to the world-famous "Rose of Tralee" festival held every August. Here, the beautiful 18th-century port area attracts many visitors. Visitors will enjoy the scenery on the drive from Tralee to Brandon. Once you arrive at Brandon, visit the local art gallery to enjoy the scenery captured on canvas in a series of beautiful oil paintings. Killarney is an ideal place to enjoy the wonderful local shops. It is located within a short distance of the countryside, the mountains, large lakes studded with islands and woodland.

The area referred to as the "Ring of Kerry" is the Iveragh Peninsula. It is an excellent center for beaches with beautiful seaside villages. What really makes the area unique is the opportunity to explore the ancient Iron Age forts, monasteries and the famous Ogham Stones. These stones date from the 5th century and are carved with the long dead language of the original inhabitants.

Within the Ring of Kerry, visitors will find the area of Ross-Maine, a charming place to explore with towns such as Castlemaine, Glenbeigh, Killorglin, Milltown and Rossbeigh, each a delightful place to spend time.

Enjoy the Natural Beauty of Ireland

This area of unspoiled natural beauty is a delight for a variety of outdoor activities. Among the outdoor activities here are water sports on the lakes such as canoeing and kayaking. The adventurous may enjoy mountaineering, rock climbing and hiking. There are many opportunities to explore on horseback with mountain trails; you can also enjoy riding into the surf along one of the glorious beaches. It is also a hunting region and visitors may enjoy watching this traditional way of life as the brightly dressed riders, horses and hounds race over the country in pursuit of the elusive fox. Those who enjoy cycling can rent bicycles and either explore the trails or, with quiet roads, cycle from town to town. Golf enthusiasts will find the ideal course on offer from one of the 20 to choose from. And then there is the superb fishing. Fish the freshwater rivers for trout and salmon or head out to sea for bass, conger eel, cod, mullet, mackerel, ray, and tuna.

Kerry Cottages are Great Properties in a Great Location

With the variety of Kerry accommodations on offer, there is the perfect property for everyone. There are coastal properties, just steps from the beach, cozy farmhouses on the edge of the golf course, or 18th-century thatched cottages complete with hot tubs and wireless internet access. The choice is endless and each property is equipped with everything needed to make a great home away from home.

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