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Designer Home on Dingle Bay

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The view from the house in the early morning


Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Designed by an architect specializing in vernacular European architecture, this beautiful home combines the best of traditional Irish country architecture with modern conveniences. From the outside, the house appears to be two connected traditional cottages much like the ruins of the Kelly homestead that is located on the property. Situated on over two acres of garden, field and forest overlooking Dingle Bay, the house is perfect for a relaxing vacation. Mountains ideal for hiking rise up directly behind the house and Kells Bay, with its beach, boating and fishing, is the view.

The inside the home features an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, three bedrooms, one with a loft and two with fireplaces. There are two bathrooms, one with tub and one with shower. The kitchen opens onto the living room and dining area. The home is furnished with Danish inspired Irish furniture hand crafted in teak by Al O’Dea in Tuam, Ireland in the 1970’s. The home is beautifully decorated with art by Irish artists and the home owners, both teachers and artists, one specializing in painting Irish landscapes. This is a special place.

Although the house is available for rental, it is our home not a rental property. You will feel like you are staying in a beautifully maintained private home; you are. This opportunity also comes with responsibilities. We expect you to treat our home and belongings with respect. We rent only to small groups of six or less. If you are a larger group, we strongly encourage you to rent from our good friends and neighbors Agnes and John O’Sullivan whose rental property is also listed on this site (VRBO listing 95006).

To rent our home is to take a step back in time into a conceptually old, but functionally new house. It is not by accident, however, that the house does not have internet or a TV. You have tranquility and beauty. The house also has a very will stocked collection of Irish literature and books on Irish history, archeology, anthropology, and natural history. Many of these things you can experience right on the property as our woods is unusual in West Kerry, and the ruins of the Kelly farmstead that we have partially restored and maintained is a special place with its own connection to Ireland’s rich and difficult history.

For those seriously interested in rentals we will gladly provide you with additional photos and a complete floor plan of the home. All renters will receive a guide to the area that we have put together complete with maps, day trip suggestions, dining recommendations, hiking and walking information, and suggestions about where to shop for locally grown and raised food.

Keywords: Cottage
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    The house does not have central heating and is not suitable for winter use...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $50
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kerry Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Many, Waterville, Dooks
31 Miles
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kells Bay House and Gardens
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kells Bay Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: My wife Vicky and I are teachers and artists. We live and work in Boston Massachusetts, USA. When I was a teenager I spent my summers helping to build this house in Kells

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This house and community is where we are who we want to be. We look forward to sharing it with you.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • The view from the house in the early morning

    The view from the house in the early morning

  • The house from the front

    The house from the front

  • Original drawings: house floor plan

    Original drawings: house floor plan

  • Livingroom


  • Dinner


  • Entryway / master bedroom

    Entryway / master bedroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • The view

    The view

  • The view with the Dingle in the fog

    The view with the Dingle in the fog

  • House and view from the ruins of the Kelly homestead

    House and view from the ruins of the Kelly homestead

  • Sunset over Ventry Harbour

    Sunset over Ventry Harbour

  • Breakfast


  • The entrance

    The entrance

  • Living room from the front loft

    Living room from the front loft

  • Kitchen


  • Cooking dinner (!)

    Cooking dinner (!)

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Front bathroom

    Front bathroom

  • Back sitting area and bedroom

    Back sitting area and bedroom

  • Our resident gull (Henry)

    Our resident gull (Henry)

  • Sun on a stormy day

    Sun on a stormy day

  • The Village of Kellsbay

    The Village of Kellsbay

  • Us (Vicky, Tad, Kat and Jen)

    Us (Vicky, Tad, Kat and Jen)

VRBO #301308

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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