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Recent County Kerry reviews

  • Heaven on Ear

    "When planning a vacation, one tends to create expectations and visualize outcomes that are rarely, if ever met. Our stay at Tri Phailme exceeded the aforementioned ten-fold. From the moment I discovered the photos of Jim's home, which include an Irish flag flying high over Old Glory, I knew I was making the right decision in booking the first leg of my family's 2014 trek through Ireland. Traveling with my wife and our three little ones (all under 8), as well as my 65 year old mother, our age rage could have presented various obstacles in most places. Upon making our entrance into Tri Phailme, it was immediately evident that this home wasn't and isn't most places. The kitchen jumped right out at us. Its size perfect for our morning breakfasts and evening snacks. The family room just off the kitchen, with its unobstructed views of the Atlantic, offered a comfort and coziness that will resonate in our minds for years to come. Though we had just 6 in our party, the home could easily accommodate double that. Each of us slept soundly throughout and having en suite bathrooms in every room was truly gravy. The kids made the second floor family room their haven, with each night presenting a new board game. To say we were blessed with amazing weather would be an understatement as we enjoyed 75 degrees and sunshine for 7 straight days. This allowed us to spend ample time on the beach which is right down the road. The memories we made in the ocean, with the Skellig Mountains as our backdrop, are the stuff of fairy tales. Absolutely Incredible. For the golf enthusiasts, Waterville Links is right next door and is worthy of its world class pedigree. Just mentioning Jim's name ensured that I got out in the first group and I am forever grateful for that. Teeing off at 8am enabled me to get back to the family with the entire day still ahead of us (after a Guiness inside the clubhouse of course). When we found ourselves in need of an excursion we simply phoned Brenda who readily provided us with her local knowledge and charm. Our day in Knightstown on Valentia Island won't soon be forgotten. With ample eateries within walking distance to the house (Dooley's Seafood & Steak House tops our list) there is a menu for everyone. However, it was the after dinner sunsets back in the front yard of Tri Phailme that will live with my family and I for eternity. Jim, we can't Thank You enough for welcoming us into your beautiful home. My only hope is to one day return. Slainte!!!"
    Guest: Stephen A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 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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  • One of the most beautiful spots on Earth!

    "We have been home for two weeks and are still smiling about our Ireland experience! The highlight of our adventure was the week we spent at this beautiful home. It was perfect for our group of six, three couples traveling together throughout Ireland. The house is located in a lovely spot which allowed us the advantage of lunching at a great pottery shop/cafe just doors away, watching sunsets while sipping wine in the rocking chairs, and sharing several meals in the relaxed atmosphere of the dining room. One of my personal favorite memories was having morning tea in the dining room and watching the sun rise over the ridge in the East while the full moon was still visible in the West over the ocean. Incredible! Because this was midway into our trip, it was so nice to have the washer/dryer available. Leah and Eric, Thank You for allowing us to share your lovely home, the fascinating private tour of Dingle, and all your wonderful suggestions for eateries and spots of interest."
    Guest: A guest from Chesterfield, MI Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • Most Marvelous!!!!

    "Just a quick note to say how wonderful our stay in Dingle was. The listing is accurate, the owner wonderful to work with and the peninsula breathtakingly panoramic. Many a evening spent watching the surf as the sun set behind the cliffs. The home was immaculate and quite spacious. Dingle was great for food and music. A rental car is a must but affords opportunity to explore the entire area. We hope to return."
    Guest: doug m. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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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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