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Hidden Gem - Tranquil Setting, Dingle Bay View & Wifi (5 Night Min Stay)

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Just a short stroll to a beautiful secluded beach.

Please do not use the instant "Book It" feature as the Local Property Manager would rather communicate with our guests prior to booking to make certain our home meets your needs.

This beautiful Irish country home is situated just a short stroll from the beach in Minard (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and provides all of the finest amenities to make a memorable family vacation. The peaceful and tranquil location also makes this an ideal location for Artists/Writers and Photographers. You cannot fail to be filled with inspiration.

The house sleeps 2-11 people and offers its guests all of the home from home comforts including satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Four of the bedrooms are en-suite and there is also a further bedroom and separate shower room located on the ground floor.

The beautiful secluded sandy beach in Minard is just a short stroll away from the house, known locally as Beal na gCloc. Perfect for having picnics, shelling and swimming. If you enjoy fishing, why not try your hand at beach casting and catch your own Sea Bass for dinner!

On your return after a day out exploring the Dingle Peninsula, there's a cosy lounge for relaxing with a glass of wine in front of the log burning stove. Choose a book to read or a watch a movie from the owners own collection.

The spacious country kitchen also has a seating area, so you can chat with you friends whilst preparing dinner. There's also a separate breakfast/dining room with a table that extends to seat 8 people.

Outside the garden has a lawn area and a decked area with further seating, so you can BBQ outdoors if you prefer.

Things to do:

The quaint town of Dingle with its colourful shops, art galleries and numerous excellent restaurants is just a short drive away. When it comes to dining out you will be spoilt for choice. Dingle is a real foodie's hotspot. Most of the pubs have traditional music nightly, so you'll be sure to enjoy the 'Craic n Ceol'.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to do such as walking, surfing, diving, sailing, fishing, climbing, swimming, horse-riding, golfing and hiking. From the Marina you can take an eco-boat tour or take a trip out to the Blasket Islands.

Slea Head Drive is a must see. Don’t forget to take your camera for some breath taking photo opportunities.

The whole Peninsula is dotted with historical and archaeological sites of interest for you to visit and this house is the perfect base to explore all of the delights of Dingle, Killarney, Kenmare and West Cork.

Property Manager Julie is close by and will be on hand for any queries you may have during your stay.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 2-11

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Triple room with en-suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Double room with en-suite shower room....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Double room with pull out single bed. En-suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Master Suite with dressing room and en-suite shower room....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single

    Studio room (situated on ground floor)...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Selection of board games...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Kilmurry Bay Beach is just a short stroll from the house....moreless

  • Monument View:

    View of the ruins of Minard Castle. This Castle featured in the famous motion picture “Ryan’s Daughter”....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains, green fields and cliffs from the house....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning views of Dingle Bay....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Additional dining in kitchen/diner...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    i.e. WiFi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Pay as you go cell phone available for guests to use....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 20 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay

Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay

Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay

Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2018
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $423.24


For 2016 and shorter stay rates, please email the Property Manager.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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104 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shannon and Kerry
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
91 Metres
Nearest Beach
Minard (Kilmurry Bay) just a short stroll

Car: Necessary

Minard is one the most beautiful areas on the Dingle Peninsula and this is reflected by its inclusion on the famous 'Dingle Way'. This popular walker’s route goes through the area, passing Minard Castle and Lispole village before joining a mountain track that leads to the old Conor Pass road and into Dingle. If scenery is your thing, you won't be disappointed!

On Kilmurry Bay (also known as Beal na gCloc) are the remains of Minard Castle towering over a sandy beach lined with large rounded sandstone boulders. An Iron Age ring fort and an early-Christian holy well are also in close proximity.

The drama of the Anglo-Irish conflict explosively played out here in 1650 and 300 years later Minard was the political backdrop for David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1970 film Ryan’s Daughter, which was filmed here and at other locations on the Dingle Peninsula.

The hilltop ring fort is located at the eastern end of the bay and St. John the Baptist's Holy Well at the western end.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: Julie manages the property for the owners Paula and Martin, who live in Cotswolds in England. Martin is an Engineer and works for Formula 1 Racing and Paula is an Artist. Many of Paula's paintings are on display around the house and some of Paula's work has been exhibited at the Arts Centre (Siamsa Tíre) in Tralee. Dingle is where she finds much of her inspiration. Martin is passionate about angling and loves to relax and unwind while fishing down on the beach in Minard.

Why County Kerry, Ireland:
Dingle was voted 'The Most Beautiful Place on Earth' by the National Geographic and when you come here you will understand why Paula and Martin fell in love with the area. They decided to buy this property in 2005 because of its unique location and close proximity to the beautiful beach in Minard.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Just a stone’s throw from a beautiful sandy beach. Stunning ocean and countryside views. There is something very soothing about being able to lie in bed listening to the waves lapping the beach. This hidden gem is in the most peaceful and tranquil setting you can imagine. You will definitely leave here feeling inspired! Property Manager (Julie) is located closeby and will be on hand for any queries you may have during your stay.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Country Kitchen

    Country Kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Traditional Irish Dresser

    Traditional Irish Dresser

  • Cosy Lounge

    Cosy Lounge

  • Double Bedroom with walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom

    Double Bedroom with walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom

  • Triple Bedroom with en-suite bathroom

    Triple Bedroom with en-suite bathroom

  • View from the Master Bedroom

    View from the Master Bedroom

  • Front Garden

    Front Garden

  • The secluded beach in Minard is just a short stroll from the house.

    The secluded beach in Minard is just a short stroll from the house.

  • Stroll down this beautiful laneway to the beach from the house.

    Stroll down this beautiful laneway to the beach from the house.

  • Seating area in kitchen

    Seating area in kitchen

  • Breakfast/Dining Room

    Breakfast/Dining Room

  • A quiet reading spot at the top of the stairs

    A quiet reading spot at the top of the stairs

  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room

    Double bedroom with en-suite shower room

  • View from Master Suite Balcony

    View from Master Suite Balcony

  • Minard Beach - just a short stroll from the house

    Minard Beach - just a short stroll from the house

  • Minard Beach - Heaven on Earth

    Minard Beach - Heaven on Earth

  • Dingle Bay

    Dingle Bay

VRBO #450874

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017

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