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Custom Home for Golfers

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom/6 bathroom home & spa room only minutes from town and golf course.

Enjoy all the comforts of home at this newly-renovated property, just one mile from Killarney Town Centre.

Walk to the town center to experience all of the town's attractions, including Killarney National Park, Muckross House & Gardens, and Ross Castle. Just 1 mile from Killarney Golf Club, host of 4 Irish Opens. Short drive to some of the world's best links courses. Centrally-located in between some of the region's finest scenery, including the Gap of Dunloe, Ladies' View, and Torc Waterfall. We have 6 bedrooms all en suite. We also have the Kapalua Spa Room featuring a sauna, jacuzzi tub and steam shower. Perfect for large groups that want to experience the area like a local.

Property Manager
Roger O'Sullivan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Roger O'Sullivan

The Sanctuary is owned by three Seattle residents, two of whom are Irish born expats. Roger is from Killarney, Donny is from Mullingar, and Nate is from Cheboygan, Michigan. Their favorite golf courses in Killarney are Waterville and Killarney Golf Club.

'Our passion of traveling the world to different golf destinations inspired us to build a home that offers both American-quality amenities, and a location central to my beloved home town of Killarney and its world-class golfing and attractions.' Roger O'Sullivan

Roger O'Sullivan purchased this house in 2013

Why Roger O'Sullivan chose Ballydowny

We had been searching for a unique property in this area for some time, and once this one became available we knew it was what we were looking for. We purchased this property because of its size and location: nestled in a quiet neighborhood, yet close enough to walk into town and enjoy all that Killarney has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The amenities of this home and the proximity to Killarney town are unmatched. A large, modern kitchen is perfect for entertaining, and each room offers a memory foam bed to ensure the perfect night's rest after a day of activities. The spa room offers peace and tranquility that will help you relax and feel pampered.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ballydowny in Killarney

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Mahonys - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Cheboygan en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Waterville en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Killeen en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Sahalee en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ballybunion en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are en suite with exception to Mahonys which is just outside the suite.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Sahalee - 1 Large Double Bed , Walk-in closet with en suite.
    Killeen - 1 Large Double Bed , Built-in closet with en suite.
    Waterville - 2 Large Double Bed , View room with large closet and en suite.
    Ballybunion - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sitting area, walk-in closet, 39' Smart TV and en suite.
    Cheboygan - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , View room, built-in closet, 39' Smart TV and en suite.
    Mahonys - 2 Large Double Bed , Memory foam mattress, high thread count linens
  • All rooms have the latest in luxury mattresses and high thread count quality sheets. Plenty of room and closet space to spread out.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have a full list of services and amenities on our website at You'll also find a list of recommended restaurants, bars and local attractions. Tell them Roger sent you and you'll feel as if you're a true local.


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Custom Home for Golfers
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

the amenities were first first and we had plenty of room for our large family

  • 5 of 5

We had been to Killarney before but it was special to explore more of the city. We also took several day trips to surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sanctuary this past weekend and were truly impressed by the house. A great location for large or small groups and perfect for golfers. It was close to town and centrally located for all of the major golf courses in the area. Definitely recommend staying here if you plan on visiting the Killarney/Kerry area.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

If you are a large group (as were we), this is just the perfect place to stay! Each couple and single had their own bedroom with en suite and we all had a place to go so no one got on others' nerves. The house is spacious, well-appointed, and we'll furnished. The single downside would be location, and even that wasn't a problem if you rent a car or use taxis and the Red Bus to get to town or tour the park if it is raining a lot. I would recommend this house to anyone and everyone!! Thank you for sharing it Roger. Matt Dailey 6/'17

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Winner

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight golfers was very impressed with this house. It is spacious and quite nice. The kitchen is very well equipped and the dining area makes a great place to gather. The location makes a great base from which to play the great courses in the area. We would rent this place again if we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Killarney

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful home outside of the town center for six nights earlier this month. The home is in great condition, all modern amenities and very comfortable. Great for large groups, we were a family of thirteen and had plenty of room. No trip is without its hiccups and we had an issue with hot water but was resolved quickly by the property manager within 24 hours. Would definitely go back without hesitation.

We had a wonderful time, thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family of 10 loved our time here!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect rental property for our 10 day trip to Ireland. Killarney was a great location with easy central access to our other locations of interest. The perfect hub.

Large, well decorated and clean property. Roger was very responsive to the minor issues that had. Having the onsite laundry was a lifesaver and the house was well stocked with any of the kitchen gadgets that we needed. On a side note: the long hallway between the kitchen and living room was perfect for endless games of indoor dodgeball! (with a super soft, non-damaging ball, of course).

We can't wait to go back and stay at The Sanctuary again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna. We look forward to your return some day
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Ring of Kerry
Killarney National Park
Muckross Abbey
Traditional Farms at Muckross House
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
Castlerosse Golf Course
Ross Golf Club
Scotts Hotel
Dingle Peninsula
Torc Waterfall
Gap of Dunloe
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Town Centre
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Killarney Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Town Centre
Nearest Beach
22 Miles

A vibrant 'little' town and the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside makes Killarney a very special place indeed. Brim full of history, heritage, activities, and world class hospitality, Killarney is populated with enthusiastic and welcoming people, and this enthusiasm is reflected in many national and international awards, such as Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2011 and host for the Adventure Travel World Summit in 2014.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ballydowny, County Kerry

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7 night minimum stay
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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