Find the best place to stay — Waterville

Where to stay around Waterville?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 201 holiday lettings near Waterville. From 125 cottages to 60 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Waterville is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Waterville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Waterville. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Waterville Beach: 361 holiday lettings
  • Derrynane Bay Beach: 342 holiday lettings
  • Ballycarbery Castle: 473 holiday lettings
  • Skellig Experience Centre: 341 holiday lettings
  • Staigue Fort: 533 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Waterville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Waterville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 125 cottages in Waterville. Our other popular types of Waterville holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 60 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chateaus and more.

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Waterville also enquired about holiday homes in Ballinskelligs, cottages in Caherdaniel and cottages in Glenbeigh

Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in Waterville, Ireland Your Home Away from Home


Nestled snugly on Ballinskelligs Bay is the small, peaceful village of Waterville. Making up part of the trail of the Ring of Kerry in County Kerry in Ireland, a Waterville holiday is the ideal choice for those who love being in the Great Outdoors. A Waterville holiday rental cottage will not only provide you with all of the comforts of home, you will be privy to some of the most breath-taking of the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea. One thing is for certain, a Waterville holiday will leave you exhausted but recharged enough to face everyday life again!

Things to Do on Holiday in Waterville, Ireland

A Waterville holiday provides the opportunity for visitors to get stuck into some wonderful, exciting outdoor activities. Among the pursuits available on a Waterville holiday are fishing, swimming, diving, surfing, windsurfing, horse riding, walking, mountaineering, cycling, mountain biking and golf. Those who love photography, bird watching and painting will also love a Waterville holiday as there is plenty of wildlife and great scenery to be enjoyed and captured for all to see.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Waterville, Ireland

If you can muster up the energy to tear yourself away from your cosy Waterville holiday rental cottage then it is worth spending the day in the nearby village of Caherdaniel. The village used to be an important copper mining town but is now just a peaceful location on The Ring of Kerry trail. Just outside of the village are the remains of Caher Fort which dates back to the 7th century. There is also Derrynane House and National Park on the outskirts of Caherdaniel which was once home to the renowned “Catholic Emancipator” Daniel O’ Connell.

Weather in Waterville, Ireland

If you are considering booking a wonderful Waterville holiday rental cottage then you can expect to experience a temperate Maritime climate, which means that there are warm summers and mild, wet winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Waterville holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature regularly reaches 18°C. The colder months of December and January still see reasonable daytime temperatures of between 5° and 11°C. The annual rainfall amount for the village is 44 inches with the wettest months tending to be October and January.

Travel to Waterville, Ireland Travellers on a Waterville holiday will likely arrive at Kerry International Airport (KIR) which is approximately 48 miles away from the village. Airlines that offer cheap, frequent flights to the area include Aer Arann and Ryanair. Passengers can leave the UK from various UK airports including London Stansted (STN), Manchester (MAN) and Luton (LTN).

Attractions in and around Waterville

Looking for things to do while you're in Waterville? Some of the area's family-friendly attractions for travellers include Hillside Haven Pet Farm, The Way the Fairies Went and Blueberry Hill Farm. Visitors searching for nearby landmarks can take a trip to Eightercua Stone Row, Loher Stone Fort and Ballinskelligs Castle. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Waterville Beach and Ballinesker Beach, and green spaces such as Derreen Gardens and Caragh Lake. Fun activities in the city include Waterville Golf Links and Skellig Bay Golf Club. The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition, Ballinskelligs Abbey and Heatherhill Stables might be worth a visit during your stay. Also a trip to Derrynane House, Derrynane Bay Beach or Staigue Fort might be a nice excursion.