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Spectacular Sea View ~ Dingle Bay at your door step

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious house with spectacular views out over Dingle Bay. Wheelchair friendly.

Racecourse house is a spacious detached house with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (ground floor bathroom has been adapted for wheelchair use), large living room with a lovely sun room off the kitchen which is used as a second living room area. The house is located within 1.5 miles of Dingle town in a very scenic area, beautiful sea views and within 5 min walk of safe sandy beach.

The house consists of living room with coal effect electric fire, large kitchen with sunroom off the side of the kitchen and utility room. We have 4 bedrooms 2 of which are ensuite. Ground floor 2 bedrooms, both with queen size beds these bedrooms are serviced by a full bathroom which has a shower over the bath. First floor has 2 bedrooms, each one with its own ensuite shower bathroom, bed 1 has a double bed and bed 2 has two double beds. House currently sleeps 11 (couch bed in livingroom). Cot and high chair provided. Oil fired central heating through out the house. To the side of the house (off the sun room) is a large patio area with garden furniture. To the front of the house is a large garden area. Private location with off road parking.

The living room has a 32' TV with all the Irish Channels

we have British Channels and some US news Channels.

A DVD player and selection of DVD's are provided.

In the upstairs 2 bed bedroom a 32' TV and Play Station II with games is provided.

Books, board games, CD player and CD's are left in the house for those rainy days that Ireland is famous for!

More Details

Maura Hanafin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Irish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Maura Hanafin

This house was origionally our family home. We moved next door about five years ago as we needed extra space to accommodate a family member who is wheelchair bound.

I like the fact that I can get to know my visitors as I think personal attention is very important.

Maura Hanafin purchased this house in 1992

Why Maura Hanafin chose County Kerry

My husband and I have lived in Dingle all our lives and we love it here.

What makes this house unique

The house is accessible for a wheelchair user. The bathroom on the ground floor is

a wet room. We have two bedrooms on the ground floor with plenty of space, the kitchen

sunroom and living are all on the ground floor. All floors are on the same level.


Dingle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite bathroom off bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En-suite bathroom off bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , wet room suitable for wheel chair use
  • The two ensuite bathrooms consist of shower, toilet, sink. All towels are provided. Ground floor bathroom is a wet room suitable for wheelchair user
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Shower en-suite bathroom in this bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Shower en-suite bathroom in this bedroom
  • Childs cot provided. Couch bed in livingroom (1 person) All bed clothes are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular Sea View ~ Dingle Bay at your door step
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Buffalo New York

2nd time around!! Not the last!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at the Racecourse House! Maura, as usual,had her delicious brown bread ready for us. When our other friends arrived she made a second !! This is such a comfortable place with a view to beat all views! Close to Dingle town and many activities. Plan to return as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo New York

Great view!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property for an Irish vacation in one of the most popular and scenic areas of Ireland. We were fortunate enough to stay for two weeks and enjoy this lovely home with the fantastic view. it was conveniently located on the Dingle Peninsula and close to town we were able to do day trips along the peninsula. The scenery is magnificent. This home was very spacious with very comfortable bed. Great kitchen and washer and dryer. The owner is so lovely and welcomining. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I stayed here in June 2014. What a treat! Maura met us the first night with a home baked loaf of bread. Another night she delivered fresh caught scallops for us to try! The kitchen is huge and stocked well with pots, pans, dishes, kitchen tools. (We love to cook for ourselves on vacation, so this is important to us.) The house itself is beautiful, clean, has huge windows, comfortable beds. This was a great home base for the Slea Head drive, the eco tour, access to great pubs and shopping. The walk into town along the sea is a photographer's dream. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, New York

Wonderful stay in Been Bawn, Dingle

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience it was to spend the month of October, 2013 at this house in Been Bawn! Roomy,clean, and bright...the views of the bay and the town were stunning.

Walking along the water to get to Dingle was a highlight. Frequent sightings of Fungi, the famous dolphin, rainbows, beautiful views of the harbor are just a sample of what created a gorgeous backdrop. All amenities were supplied...including a washer and dryer.

And last but not least...Maura! Such a great resource and always available with answers and suggestions. Not to mention...she sends over a loaf of the best soda bread!!

My friends and I had a memorable stay. I would highly recommend this rental and would go back a heartbeat. :)

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salisbury Missouri

Birthday Buddies

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I went to Ireland for a big birthday. Ireland was on her bucket list. We could not have picked a better home, a better place, or better hosts. The house is spacious and very well maintained. Everything was so nice and clean, and in good working order. The sun room is so lovely for just putting your feet up and reading. Walking to the light house and castle is a must. The sights you see take your breath away.

Maura and Sean are very warm and inviting. They will help you with any question you may have. All and all it was a trip of a life time. Thanks again Maura

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mukilteo Washington USA

An absolute gem!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Racecourse house from March 9-13, 2013. It is an absolute gem and you will not find more gracious and accessible hosts. I traveled alone, getting around only by train and bus. They were nice enough to pick me up in town when I first arrived – carrying me and my groceries out to the house. The house is clean and quite comfortable. It’s cozy warm with comfortable seating and beds. I’ll never forget standing in the sun room taking in the view for the first time. Ah, I miss it already.

The house is about a mile from town on foot, but even if you visit by car, do walk along the sea into Dingle at least once (and maybe catch a cab home later in the day). Dingle is a lovely town full of friendly people and walk into town is absolutely spectacular in any weather. You just stroll down to the beach, walk up the hill onto the incredible stone cliffs, pass the light house as waves crash below, step over a small stone wall, wander past the little castle on the sea, tip your hat to the cattle as you pass by them (don’t worry, they won’t bother you) and then stroll right into town.

I enjoyed my time there very much. I cannot wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Dun an Oir Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Been Bawn
Car: recommended

Dingle is one of the most beautiful areas in Western Europe and once you come to this area it is very difficult to tear yourself away. We have had major movies made in the area - Ryan's Daughter/Far and Away - all drawn here by the spectacular views, starting in Inch as you drive into the peninsula and running all the way west around Slea Head into Dunquin, Ballyferriter and Ballydavid. The welcome you get in the Dingle Peninsula is well documented and we all do our best to make each and every visitior welcome here.

My house is situated in a little village 1.5 miles east of

Dingle overlooking the beautiful Dingle Bay with views

out over Burnham head. We have a lovely secluded beach within 5 min walk of the house and at times our

famous dolphin Fungai calls in there! I think what people most enjoy about staying in Racecourse House

is the fact that we spend time having a chat with our visitors and letting them know where to go and what to do while they are staying with us. The house is located near Dingle Racecourse (horse flap races take place here once a year in early August) a much loved race festival in the Dingle area. The scenic pictures I have posted are all within walking distance of the house

and many of our visitors love going for a walk to the beach or walking along the cliff top walk which has amazing views out over Dingle and beyond.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

HIGH SEASON RATE $1750.00 - June, July, August. Christmas/New Year and Easter.
LOW SEASON RATE $900.00 -September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May.

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