Find the best place to stay — County Kerry

Where to stay around County Kerry?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,090 holiday lettings near County Kerry. From 603 cottages to 386 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 County Kerry is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in County Kerry?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in County Kerry. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Killarney: 156 holiday homes
  • Dingle Peninsula: 443 holiday homes
  • Dingle: 172 holiday homes
  • Kenmare: 257 holiday homes
  • Tralee: 79 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in County Kerry! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in County Kerry?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in County Kerry with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Killarney: 156 holiday lettings
  • Dingle: 172 holiday lettings
  • Kenmare: 257 holiday lettings
  • Tralee: 79 holiday lettings
  • Killorglin: 198 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to County Kerry?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in County Kerry are:

  • Kerry Airport (KIR): 297 self catering accommodations
  • Reeroe Airport (CHE): 516 self catering accommodations
  • Cahirciveen (CHE-Reeroe): 437 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in County Kerry?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in County Kerry. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kerry County Museum: 367 holiday rentals
  • Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club: 680 holiday rentals
  • Dingle Harbour: 381 holiday rentals
  • Kerry Literary and Cultural Centre: 147 holiday rentals
  • Mount Brandon: 300 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around County Kerry listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental home or cottage in County Kerry, Ireland your home away from home

County Kerry lies in the south west of Ireland, where the mountainous peninsulas of Beara, Iveragh and Dingle strut into the Atlantic Ocean. County Kerry is an area of outstanding, wild natural beauty, with rocky headlands separating sandy coves and sheer, fearsome cliffs. Taking a holiday cottage in County Kerry does not simple allow you to see breath taking scenery, or walk down a beach, it offers you the opportunity to go fishing, cycling, play golf, discover the mysterious monuments of Ireland’s past and enjoy a pint with the locals.

Places to holiday in County Kerry, Ireland

Tralee is County Kerry’s bustling 800 year old capital and home to the famous Rose of Tralee festival every August. From the Tralee Mountaineering Club, routes to and guides to Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest Mountain, can be found, as well as a number of excellent golf courses.

Killarney has been attracting large numbers of tourists to Ireland for many decades. It is a beautiful town encased by mountains and lakes, the majority of which falls within a Killarney National Park, which contains rivers, lakes, woods and a large number and variety of walking trails. Within the town, there are many fantastic rural Irish pubs, craft shops, excellent local restaurants and a magnificent range of self catering Kerry accommodation.

Things to do in County Kerry, Ireland

County Kerry is undoubtedly the most picturesque and dramatically beautiful corner of Ireland, and whether you are looking to rent a holiday cottage in County Kerry for the beauty and walking or whether you are looking for an activity holiday, County Kerry will have something to inspire and entertain. The Ring of Kerry on Iveragh Peninsula is renowned as the most picturesque drive in Kerry.

There are many historical sites of interest in County Kerry, including Gallorus Oratory, Staigue Fort, Derrynane House and Ardfert Cathedral, all of which can be seen on a tour from your self catering Kerry accommodation.

Golf is huge business in County Kerry, and there are a massive number of championship, links and pitch and putt golf courses to be found and enjoyed from a Kerry holiday cottage. Golf tours of County Kerry are hugely popular ways of seeing the sights in this corner of Ireland.

The fishing in County Kerry is legendary. The trout and salmon streams including the River Flesk, Laune, Inny and Cummeragh are just a few of the magnificent fishing rivers you can try from a self catering Kerry cottage. Alternatively, deep sea fishing and lake fishing on Muckross Lake, Lough Guitane, Lough Iskanamacteery or Lough Acoose are also particularly good.

Weather in County Kerry, Ireland

County Kerry is kept warmer than should be expected from a destination of its latitude by the Gulf Stream. Winter temperatures average a mild 7°C during the winter although rain is not entirely rare. Summers are warm averaging around 17°C.

Flights to County Kerry, Ireland

Located just 15 minutes from Killarney and with regular Ryanair and Aer Arann flights from London and Manchester (MAN) respectively, Kerry International Airport (KIR) is an excellent asset for reaching Kerry holiday rentals. Shannon International Airport (SNN) is also within 2 hours of County Kerry’s holiday cottages, and the airport receives daily flights from Southampton(SOU), Bournemouth (BOH) and a range of other airports throughout the UK and Europe. Flights to Shannon can be extremely cheap, or a train from Dublin to Killarney takes four hours.