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Absolute heaven on the Waterside Luxury Beachhouse home with Mountain views

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Loft + Den, Sleeps 18

Sleeps 16-18. Luxurious 8 bedroom 7 bathroom house, situated in what is one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland, if not the world, and centrally positioned on Irelands World renowned 'Wild Atlantic Way'. Heaven on the waterside.


Please kindly contact us for an exact rate quote. Not all dates have rates shown. We will give you a customised quote based on your specific dates, number of Guests, length of stay (minimum stay 7 nights), holidays, availability, and demand. Please inquire to get an exact quote.

This a Family owned, Family friendly, large & luxurious home located in a highly sought after and beautiful area with incredible sea and mountain views and quick and private access to the beach and all of your beach amenities.

Architecturally designed, developed & finished to the highest specification & standards by the finest craftsmen in two distinctive wings, East & West. With the central focus taking full advantage of the south facing aspect, which features 33M of glass wall & sliding doors overlooking the breaking surf on Ballyheigue beach & bay, with a mountain backdrop. No words can accurately describe the outstanding, breathtaking natural beauty of this location and the description and sample photographs contained herein have no embellishment of any kind. Please be aware that this is a waterside cliff-top property with stairs to the waterside carved into the cliff (cliff height approx 20ft) and that solely for their own safety, small Children will need full time adult/parental supervision at all times while in the house, on the house grounds or at the waterside.

Property description: House is perfectly positioned in one of the finest and most beautiful locations in the world. Architecturally designed, developed & finished to the highest specifications & standards by the finest craftsmen, in two distinctive wings, East & West, taking full advantage of the full Southern facing aspect of the site, which features a floor to ceiling, full length of the building (100ft,33M) wall of glass & glass sliding doors, adjacent to and looking out over the mesmerising breaking surf & white strand of Ballyheigue beach & Bay with the reknowned beauty of the Slieve Mish mountain range (inc Mt Brandon Irelands 2nd highest mountain) providing a spectacular backdrop in the near distance.There is thermostatically controlled Geo-thermal underfloor heating throughout with 'Bose' surround sound in all living, bedroom, bathroom & deck areas, the outdoor deck is 105ft x21ft (33M x 6M). The site features ample space for car's, RV's or helicopter landing space and there's a boat mooring facility at the bottom of the garden.

Accessibility: This house is especially suitable for people with mobility problems, there are no steps into the interior from the front elevation, and from the rear elevation, even though there is a raised deck measuring 105ft x 21ft (33M long x 6M) wide with steps, access to the deck from the rear can be had from a sloped footpath from the rear south facing gardens and car parking area, internally the ground floor of the house is all on one level with access to living areas bedrooms and bathrooms having no steps.

Outside: The South facing aspect of the house has a raised deck onto which you gain access by stepping through any of 5 glass double sliding doors from the inside of the house.The deck measures 105ft x 21ft (33M x 6M)running the full length of the house, has state of the art Bose outdoor sound system, and also has what amounts to an outdoor kitchen for outdoor food preparation, barbequing & al fresco dining with plenty seating, A large stainless steel american BBQ & oven, raised sink on granite worktop, and on deck lower level you have the large & luxurious American hot tub/jacuzzi with built in sound & lighting system and a hot and cold outdoor power shower, a meandering footpath through the garden leads to steps which have been hewn into the cliff-side to give private access to the beach and waterside below. The steps have a beautiful seated 'half landing' area, on which it is simply heaven to sit, relax or 'hideaway' from it all. Please be aware that this is a waterside cliff-top property and that solely for their own safety small Children will need full time adult/parental supervision at all times while in the house, on the house grounds or at the waterside. No photograph can fully capture the essence of this beautiful location.

All linens & towels are supplied, House is self catering only, or alternatively, an optional, full, mid-week, mid-stay, or on demand cleaning and linen/laundry Maid service can be requested if required. A departure cleaning and linen/laundry service is provided @ $380. Please kindly note that in order to allow for proper housekeeping procedures & protocols and as is the internationally accepted standard, check-in time on arrival day is no sooner than between 4pm to 5pm.

A Chef can also be availed of for Dinner and breakfast service, your choice of Menu, with fresh local Lobster, Crab and fresh fish caught daily from the pristine waters of the Atlantic which lies at the bottom of the garden. Please enquire on rates for chef service or for any further details. Please kindly note that rates for the Chef and his assistants will depend on number of Guests dining, number of courses and menu desired. Kindly note that 10 weeks prior notice will be required to avail of these services.

The house and its location is an idyllic setting for any and all special occasions including Family Re-unions, small wedding receptions, golf society tours , corporate meetings, sporting activities, client hosting, celebrations, birthdays, corporate team building events, product launches, or a mixture of all of the above, be inspired to write that book or just have a laid back, relaxed, get away from it all, truly memorable break.

This location is also ideally suited as a base to tour all of the World reknowned, and unspoilt Tourist delights that has made Kerry and its neighbouring Counties, Irelands most sought after destination.

The only downside is, you just may not want to leave, as all of our guests say 'It pains them to leave'.

We can, by request, assist guests in setting their vacation itinerary or carry out any and all event planning up to implementation or work with guests own event organizer. Flexibility is the key - but we will be happy to assist in giving you the best of local knowledge and international experience to advise you in the right direction to meet your objectives, with a guarantee of privacy, discretion and style.

While staying at this house guests can request airport pick-up & drop-off, local transportation (to or from any point in Ireland either by Road, through Motor transport, or Air, by Helicopter), car rental arrangements, airline reservations, tours & excursions booking, outdoor & indoor activities, food & beverage services, spa & massage treatments, babysitting services, floral delivery, business center assistance, Chef, housekeeping services & or general errand running. Prices for these services are supplied upon request.

Extra accommodation if required for larger parties can be provided in our other nearby properties which enjoy similiar high standards and magnificent location, please enquire for further details.

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Ballyheigue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
    Full 5 - toilet , shower
    Full 6 - toilet
    Full 7 - toilet
  • 7 bathrooms.5 en-suite. Plus outdoor hot & cold outdoor power shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 double , ensuite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , general bathroom close-by
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , ensuite adjoining bedroom 4
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , general bathroom close-by
  • Bdrm 1 - king bed Ensuite Bdrm 2 - double bed Ensuite Bdrm 3 - twin beds (2 single beds) General bathroom close by Bdrm 4 - 4 single beds x 4 Ensuite Bdrm 5 - 1 sofa bed (double) Adjoining bdrm 4 Ensuite Bdrm 6 - king bed Ensuite Bdrm 7 - Double bed general bthrm close by Bdrm 8 - Double bed. Ensuite
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
State of the art,large and well equipped kitchen,with a 6ft x12ft(2M x 4M) island with granite worktop 2 sinks,2 dishwashers,fridge,wall to ceiling kitchen closet storage,range/oven plus everything that you would expect in a house of such standard. Washing machine, separate dryer, 2nd American style tall fridge, all clothes ironing/airing facilities. Lounge1:Luxuriously furnished with specially imported 'Big American' funiture seating 8-10 people comfortably with fireplace and large flat screen TV above it, full sky package inc Movies,sports etc,DVD,Bose surround sound system.full panoramic sea views. Lounge2: Large and luxuriously furnished as lounge1 with a laid back and 'chilled' atmosphere and bar area. House is self-catering,however a daily,or mid-weekly maid service can be provided.


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Absolute heaven on the Waterside Luxury Beachhouse home with Mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Breathtaking location fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

In a word.... Superb....could not have asked, nor wished for any more. The owners have, in a very subtle way, completely understated every aspect of this property, be prepared to be blown away, this is one place we will definitely return to....can't wait

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on the Sea

  • 5 of 5

During mid-August, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary in Ireland with our children and grandchildren -- 13 in all. The villa was perfect and easily accommodated eight adults and five children, ages 7 to 13. The children had the upstairs to themselves. The villa is open and specious and extremely well equipped with every feature and gadget. Having two large living areas, the kids and adults could have a good time without interfering with each other. An adult could always find a quiet space when needed. The interior is larger than pictured; indeed, the pictures on the internet do not do it justice. The children played soccer in the large fenced-in backyard and enjoyed exploring the rocks on the sea. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub, especially with the full moon as we overlooked the sea. Jer and Shirley were helpful and available when needed.

The villa is an easy five minute walk into town for dinner at one of three pups or to pick up extra groceries or wine. We particularly enjoyed drinks (no dinner) at The Castle Pub, operated by Ms. Kathy O'Sullivan, which is at the entrance to the town of Ballyheigue. Kathy even taught me how to pour a Guinness. The patrons were friendly, so much so that a fellow patron overheard our need for rosemary for our lamb dinner, and quietly secured some for us from his nearby garden.

In order to avoid driving on the narrow roads, we desired a van to take us around as we toured all of southwest Ireland. Shirley highly recommended Paudie at Collins Bus Hire (one of the best decisions we made as we traveled most days). Paudie provided a van for 18 operated by Donal who picked us up at Shannon Airport. Donal was absolutely wonderful. He was safe and dependable and knew the area like the back of his hand, from the Cliffs of Moher (on our arrival day which Shirley recommended) to the tip of the Dingle Peninsular. He guided us through the countryside with ease and with a story on every turn in the road.

Overall, we had a most delightful holiday exploring southwest Ireland and making friendshios with the residents. Shirley with her recommendations and her villa were perfect for enjoying every moment of our vacation. It could not not have been better. Carol

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place ever!

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and their now adult children have been getting together in the US each summer for many years. This year we decided to go International, and could not have been happier. The house had plenty of room for all 17 of us, and the views of the ocean from inside the house are just incredible! Queen, modern, and very comfortable beds. Town of Ballyheigue is very quaint and authentic Irish, with a surprising amount of activity going on, at least during their summer festival week, which is when we were there. As a homebase for seeing the southwest of Ireland, this is also a great place for a large group. Thank you Shirley for sharing your amazing the house with us! The Cunniff family

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Magic Kingdom in Kerry

  • 5 of 5

What a house and location, far surpassed everything we had hoped and dreamed that it would be, "Heaven on the Waterside" doesn't do it justice; many many thanks to you Shirley, and your team from all of us, both adults and kids. The adults felt like kids and everybody is still talking about the place, the real "Magic Kingdom", depressed we had to leave but we'll be better prepared next time, just keep the coffee brewing.

Jo Curtin


Kentucky USA

11 adults and 3 kids

Stayed August 2015

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minnetonka, MN

Best House ever!!! Great for 12 guys on a golf trip.

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely amazing!! Directly on the Ocean with the best views. The house has tons of privacy in the back yard you only have a neighbor on one side. Everything in the house was top notch. TV with a ton of channels we were even able to watch a couple NFL games. Plenty of room. All 12 guys had their own bed. The hottub with ocean views was great. Plenty of space for everyone to lounge around. The house is centrally located to play all the great Southwest Ireland courses. We played Doonbeg, Lahinch, Tralee, Old Head, Ballybunion, and Waterville. Best part we got to play all these courses and never had to pack up once. Shirley and here daughters were The most accommodating host I have ever seen. They even grocery shopped for us. The pubs and the stores in ballyheigue are about a 5 minute walk so is the castle golf course. Which was a fun 9 hole course. If you have a big group of people you will not find a better location in southwest ireland our whole group loved the location and lodging.


Mark from Minnesota

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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World Class 2

  • 5 of 5

After spending years thinking & talking it over, our extended Family of 17 finally got it together and made the decision to spend a 3 week Summer vacation in Ireland (2013), it was something else, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, unfortunately, only a week of that time (the last week) was spent at this incredible house, in what is, a world class location.

Staying here was without a doubt the highlight of our vacation (a 3 weeks that had many many highlights), and for many of us probably the best week of our lives.... as a Family together... definitely the best, the only downside was that we had not had the foresight to book the house for the entire vacation, we didn't know, nor could we have guessed from the website that this beautiful house and its magnificent location was in fact far superior than its description and photos, we'll know better next time.

Noelle Scanlon and Family




Shirley, I know from our many (fun) discussions with you that you don't need us to tell you this, but once again, you do need to work on this aspect of your business and put your modesty aside, any "hype" in photos and description of your home and its location just can't be enough, I do accept full responsibility for doubting same, and thereby limiting our time there, but thank you from each and everyone one of us for all of your warm and helpful hospitality during our stay,it truly is , and was for us a world case experience.`

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Shirley

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful vacation home with us and for the opportunity of creating such wonderful memories as a Family which will live in our Hearts forever,your home is truly exquisite and you are correct in saying that the pictures and description contained on the web-site do not come near doing the home and its incredible location any justice,we will return and once again,Thank you for your hospitality.

Sincerely and best wishes

Patricia Roche



Apr 2012
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Shannon airport
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
access to beach at bottom of garden
Car: recommended

Uniquely situated on Irelands mesmerising and unforgettably beautiful, World reknowned 'Wild Atlantic Way' right on the waterside of ballyheigue bay with incredible views over the entire bay along with spellbindingly beautiful vistas over the famous Slieve mish mountain range which includes Mount Brandon,Irelands 2nd highest mountain.

Swim, snorkel, surf, ski, boat, or fish at the bottom of your garden.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, shelling, rock climbing, health/beauty spa, racquetball, miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Online payment charge $370
Departure Cleaning/laund $380
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

$6900 per week
Please kindly note that the minimum stay duration is 1 week (7 nights).
If you should desire a shorter stay duration the minimum 1 week rate will apply.
Please kindly note that all Summer bookings are from Saturday to Saturday only.
The minimum 1 week rate as posted will apply from 1 to 12 people.
A supplementary charge will apply for more than 12 occupants, please add $575 per person per week for over 12 people.
A refundable security deposit of $1500 per week applies, from which the cleaning charge of $380 will be deducted and along with 3% of the total rental cost for the online payment handling/processing charge which has been implemented by HolidayRentPayment a HomeAway partner.
There are no discounts available for smaller groups.
Christmas week and New Year's week $8900 per week for up to 12 occupants. For more than 12 occupants over the Christmas / New Years period please add a supplementary charge of $785 per person.

Monthly rate $25 500,00 (28 nights)

100% Refund of booking deposit if cancelled 10 weeks before traveling. No refund can be issued after 10 weeks before traveling except for that of the initial booking/security deposit.,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund