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"Now that it's over, what can we say about our three perfect months living in this cottage, Baile Na Ratha in Dunquin? It almost seems a dream. Could it have been so perfect? It was. Words fail as I try to do justice describing just how magical these months were for us. It goes without saying that Philomena, Alec and Sharon are the most gracious and kind hosts one can hope to have. They're attentive and helpful when needed and equally respectful of your privacy. As our stay in Dunquin was long-term, we were fortunate to discover they’re also the sort of people you wish could be your "real" friends back home- truly wonderful people. The cottage, too, was just as we hoped. Sweet, cozy and perfectly appointed, we wanted for nothing. Most mornings we'd start the day with a coal fire, a cup of tea and a peek-a-boo view of the Wild Atlantic Way just down the road. We lived in the cottage from January through March so we had a fair share of wild, Irish storms, which we loved. We marveled to see waves bigger than we'd ever seen and colors in the ocean and sky that were simply heavenly (and unrivaled in any of our other travels.) But for any stormy weather, we also had an equal number of lovely days – many more than expected. When the sun comes out on the Dingle Peninsula, be ready to stand amazed: it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. (You know you’ve found a special place when even the locals marvel at the scenery.) We were never at a loss for things to do and see. Often, in the afternoons - rain or shine - we'd venture out for a walk or for a drive. We're explorers at heart and Dunquin and the greater Dingle Peninsula are an explorers dream. Just walk out the front door of the cottage and you’ll have to choose which nearby wonder to see. Turn left and head up the bohereen for a walk to the top of Mount Eagle and stunning panoramic views of all the peninsula…or down the road and over the bridge to a beautiful and nearly-always deserted beach…or across the way to meander along the most quintessential and dramatic oceanside cliffs...Beauty is everywhere. If you like winding roads, sweet streams, wild beaches, green hillsides and friendly, welcoming people, you’ll love it here, too. We traveled all over this beautiful country and we loved it all – but nothing matches this perfect little spot in Dunquin. Thank you for a most amazing winter at Baile Na Ratha."
Guest: ChristinaDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: June 12, 2015