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Spacious, self catering holiday accommodation with spectacular views (free WiFi)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, 3 bathrooms, garden, beach, rural, peaceful, mountains

Four bedroom detached modern house new to the lettings market, set in over half an acre of garden located just off the main Ring of Kerry Road. The property is set in a quiet, scenic location. The layout of the house also includes: free WiFi, modern fully equipped kitchen/diner with separate utility, three bathrooms. A stone surrounded stove is the local point to the sun-filled sitting room. Peat/turf supplied.

Bed linen and towels supplied. No hidden costs.

Pop open a bottle of wine and relax in the garden after a fun filled day exploring all this area has to offer.

Costal: Located in Ballinskelligs, an area renowned for it sandy beaches and breath taking scenery, this property offers you the gateway to it all. A peaceful and tranquil setting is high on the list for most visitors to this area. The nearby sandy beach at Reenroe, which is over a mile long offers amenities for all, be it walking, running, surfing, swimming, horse riding or just relaxing.

Surfing classes are available here during the summer months. Ballinskelligs beach also offers canoe hire for the more adventurous. Daytrips to the Skelligs or indeed deep sea diving can be taken from Ballinskelligs pier.

Meet the locals at one of the two bars that are located within three miles of the house where musical entertainment, traditional and current, is often on offer. An ideal location to relax, enjoy and get away from that hectic schedule.

Treks: One thing this area has in abundance of local walks and scenic drives. The most popular drive/cycle being the Skellig Ring route. Here you take in all the beautiful coastline this area has to offer, views of the Skelligs, Cill Rialaig Famine Village and Artist's Retreat, the Cill Rialiag art Gallery, Ballinskelligs monastic settlement. On to the Glen to try some of the award winning chocolates from the local factory. Then on to Portmagee, a quant village, over the bridge to Valentia where the Skellig centre is located. Check out Bray Tower, Geokaun Mountain and the slate quarry amongst other excursions.

More Details

Eileen Sugrue
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Eileen Sugrue

This house was built my the owner in 2004 on their lands at Emlaghmore East, Ballinskelligs. We have been renting it as a holiday home since 2009 and have had clients from the Uk, Europe and America.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ballinskelligs in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 electric showers and a third bathroom with a bath and shower which work off the immersion heater.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms provided with bedside tables, night lights and wardrobes. Towels and linen provided, travel cot provided upon request.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Wi Fi is installed in the house. A picnic bench is located in the patio area to the front of the property.


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Spacious, self catering holiday accommodation with spectacular views (free WiFi)
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

A perfect family house, everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday. The house was spacious and spotless. The owner was friendly and welcoming and we all appreciated the homemade buns on arrival, thank you Raymond. The local area is stunningly beautiful and we all want to come back again in the future and would definitely want to stay in this property again:)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, Thank you very much for the feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed the holiday here in kerry and appreciated what there is to offer in the locality.
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Unvergessliche Woche in einem sehr gemütlichen und großzügigen Haus

  • 5 of 5

Wir bedanken uns herzlich bei Raymond für das völlig unkomplizierte Management und für die Vermietung des tollen Hauses. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Wir waren eine Woche zu fünft (Familie mit 2 Erwachsenen und 3 Kindern) dort untergebracht. Jeder hatte sein eigenes Zimmer. Das Haus ist in jeder Hinsicht großzügig ausgestattet, es fehlte uns an nichts. Es liegt absolut ruhig in einer herrlichen Landschaft und bietet Meerblick auf den Atlantik. Alles war sehr sauber und geschmackvoll. Die komplett ausgestattete Küche nutzen wir täglich. Ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für

die Erkundung Irlands Südwesten mit unserem Mietwagen. Ohne Einschränkungen empfehlenswert. Wir haben einen wunderschönen Urlaub verbracht und würden gerne wiederkommen.

Viele Grüße von Familie Schneid

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wolfgang, Thank you for your review of our house here in kerry. I hope you and your family enjoyed the sights and activities here in kerry and would welcome you back anytime in the future. Dien Raymond Sugrue
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful month long stay at Casa Sugrue. The house is clean and well appointed, and the upstairs suite is especially nice. Raymond and his lovely parents went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

The location is convenient to all this incredibly beautiful region of Ireland has to offer. We particularly enjoyed our evening walks on nearby Reenroe beach, and met several friendly local residents.

We enjoyed our holiday so much that we plan to do our best to return again for another long stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, Thank you very much for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed our local strand, rinn roe beach which we regard as a hidden gem! Should you come again hopefully you will have favourable weather and enjoy what the locality has to offer. Raymond sugrue
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What else?

  • 5 of 5

Grande maison, récente, tout confort, super équipée, rie ne manque du lave vaisselle aux produits d'entretient, draps de lits, essuie,... tout y est.

Calme, au milieu de nulle part mais jamais loin de Waterville ou Ballinskelligs.

Nice house, nice place, nice owner, what else?

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci ton bonne critique! J,experience que la peche etait bonne. Raymond
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Peaceful relaxing location yet near everything!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house. The owners are friendly and they offer a warm welcome which includes delicious buns! You look forward to returning to this house after the day's activities! It is suitable for all ages. Very comfortable and spacious. The area is peaceful yet everything is within easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, Thank you very much for your positive review. We aim to provide as comfortable as possible a stay for our holiday lets. You were lucky with having such a good summer to be able to see what the locality has to offer. Regards, Raymond Sugrue.
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We had a lovely holiday...thank-you..

  • 5 of 5

Apologies for not writing this review earlier.

We stayed at this bungalow in August this year. Their were 4 of us, the bungalow lacks for nothing and the peace, quiet and surroundings are absolutely stunning.

Eileen welcomed us with baked cup cakes which were delicious. The bungalow is very homely with all mod cons (it lacks for nothing ) and is big enough for everyone to enjoy their own 'me time'.

Tommy called to say hello and gave us directions and also brought us an extra bike...nothing was too much trouble.

The beach is 5mins away (by car), 10mins by bike and a 15-20min walk away...we enjoyed walking on it every morning and evening and the locals were very friendly.

We had a car and travelled every day, the scenery in Kerry is absolutely stunning. I would recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bea, Thank you for your great review. We aim to make our house as comfortable and homely as possible and you were blessed with such fine weather in August. The cakes on arrival are great for people who may have travelled on long journeys to get to us here. I am glad that ye enjoyed the area as well. Raymond Sugrue
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
75 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Cable O'Learys
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This house, Green Acres built 2004, is located in the tranquil setting of Ballinskelligs. This lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house contains a modern fully equipped kitchen, a solid

fuel burning stove in the sitting room plus Wi-Fi for internet use. It is tastefully decorated and contains many objects collected locally over the years.

Rinn Roe beach is about a 20 minute walk away. This is a beautiful unbroken 1.3 mile of sandy beach which is well known here in ireland for its Flat and Bass fishing. During the summer season a surf school is based here. On the far end of the beach lies the world famous Waterville Golf Links, which over the years has been frequented by notables such as Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara and Payne Stewart.

The central location is also ideal for taking the opportunity to visit some of the various and diverse cultural, historical and scenic attractions such as the Ring of Kerry, The Skellig Rock, one of the Ireland's two world heritage sites and is a very important attraction to the area. Its owes its history to the monastery which was set up there in the 7th century. It is believed that the monks stayed on the rock until the late 1200's at which time they relocated to the Priory Abbey of Ballinskelligs (Arroasian Canons of the Order of St Augustine). More recently the Skelligs have been featured in the latest Star Wars movies. Boats leave from Portmagee on a Daily Basis during the summer months to visit and land on the Great Skellig, it is advisable to book this trip in advance of your stay.

Another attraction to the area is the pre famine village of Cill Reilig which was restored in the 1990's and now is home to an artists retreat. The artists work can be seen at the art and craft gallery located in the village of Dun Geagan.

There are two public houses in the locality with one serving bar food during the summer.

Walking and cycling are popular activities particularly with our European visitors. The most well known track being the well established Kerry Way but there are shorter walks within the locality such as Bolus Head and Bray Head Valentia. A new loop walk has been established begining at Rinn Roe beach and across some farm land, bog/ heathland and back on to the country lanes.

Diving and water sports such as Kayaking are also organised locally.

The fishing village of Portmagee is only a 15 minute drive away and is a very popular tourist destination. It has one of the best restaurants in South Kerry specalising in locally caught sea foods. Valentia is just a hop over the bridge and is a little bit of Colonial Past in modern day Ireland. It was one of three sites in the nineteenth century (the other two Ballinskelligs and Waterville), for the laying of submarine cables from Europe to North America. The island prospered being in the centre of global communications. Valentia is also well known for its Slate Products.

An extremely popular attraction with tourists and locals alike is the Skellig Chocolate factory located in The Glen which is approx 12 km from the house. It is child friendly and gives out free tastings of their products. A very popular stop if the weather is overcast.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ballinskelligs, County Kerry

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring/Early Summer
11 Mar 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer/ High Season
10 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter/Spring Early
28 Oct 2018 - 9 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit to be paid within 10 days of booking (paypal or cheque). Balance paid on arrival date. Booking periods are from Saturday to Saturday in mid/high season.
Electricity and heating bills within reasonable usage included.

House must be vacated in a clean and tidy condition.
Travel cot, barbecue and futon available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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