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Spacious, comfortable and warm house with stunning sea views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Dunquin, Kerry - Wonderful View of Blasket Islands, Comfortable House

The house is situated in the hamlet of Dunquin at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, backing onto rolling hills, facing onto the Atlantic Ocean, staring at the Great Blasket Island. There are beautiful beaches, scenic drives, walks, and a host of archeological remains in this area. Dingle Town, 20 mins drive away, is a lively place year round. The house is situated at the end of a quiet laneway in an acre of grassy garden, plenty of room to run around. Spacious and comfortable, well stocked with every necessity, it is a home from home. Lovely views from the living and dining areas, and two of the bedrooms. The house has 2 fireplaces and is warm and welcoming even in winter.

Sheelagh O'Neill
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Sheelagh O'Neill

Irish born, living in the UK

Our family and friends have spent many happy holidays in Dunquin, and love the fresh air and wide open spaces, together with the beautiful vistas. A great contrast to city living.

Sheelagh O'Neill purchased this house in 2003

Why Sheelagh O'Neill chose Dunquin

We fell in love with the area because it is an area of exceptional beauty, with wonderful views from the house and round every corner. We love the fresh air , the space and all the stars you see at night - and our house is sturdy and comfortable in any weather. We love it in winter as well as summer.

What makes this house unique

I love looking out at a panoramic view of the sea, with sea birds diving overhead.

We have lots of space inside and around this house, which is good for the whole family. The kitchen/family area is well provided for and comfortable

I love going for a bracing walk, then lighting a fire, and reading on the couch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A superb location, where the cares of the world seem to lift from your shoulders'.
Nov 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dunquin in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom upstairs , bath with over bath shower 1 downstairs shower and WC. 1 downstairs toilet with washbasin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 1 bedroom downstairs with king sized bed 1 double room downstairs 1 single room downstairs with extra fold out bed 1 bedroom upstairs with king sized bed 1 sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property has plenty of space just outside the house to kick a ball or just to sit and look at the view. The house is snug and draught free, and with two living rooms and a tv den upstairs, there is plenty of room for families to spread out to enjoy different activities, and for older people it is very easy, as there are bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor, and wonderful views from table or living room without having to go outside Outside: There is an outdoor table and chairs, a barbeque and some loungers. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Linen changed weekly, and property cleaned weekly. Other: The house has a utility room with sink, washing machine and dryer. WC off this room. Further room to store wet weather gear, bicycles, fishing rods etc.


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Spacious, comfortable and warm house with stunning sea views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Great views and great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in the perfect location with spectacular views. We will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Connie, delighted you were happy. Best, Sheelagh
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A very high quality property in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

The location is beautiful - the house looks out over the sea and the Blasket Islands. Absolutely stunning. There are many walks straight from the house and many more within a short drive. Dingle is an easy 20 min drive. The house is of the highest quality - very spacious, very well-maintained and extremely well-equipped. We mostly ate at home and were able to cook ourselves a range of meals - not always possible with houses with more limited kitchens. We would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Light, cosy with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

As a serial renter of holiday homes, I think this is a corker. Not only is it finished to a very high spec, it is charming, comfortable and cosy. It adapts to all weathers incredibly well, and the area is simply outstanding for landscape, walking, wonderful food and culture. Whatever the weather and whatever the time of year, this house delivers in spades. Fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location, charming house with everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this house over many years and are now on our third owner. It has recently had several major improvements, in particular the kitchen is vastly improved and affords a wonderful living space with stunning views over Great Blaskett Island.

I cannot think that there is a nicer house for rent in magical Dun Quinn and have no hesitation in recommending others to experience the stunning scenery and walking opportunities its location provides.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kim for this review. It was lovely to have you back at the house, and I'm delighted you approve of the remodelling of the kitchen and living area. I'm very pleased with it. Hope we'll see you back again another time. Kind regards Sheelagh
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Perfect holiday house in ideal location on Dingle

  • 5 of 5

You are lucky if you find this house for your holiday on the Dingle peninsula. It has perfect views over the Blasket Islands. It is very comfortable and spacious; and well appointed. It is much used by the family and does not feel like a rental holiday house. It is clean, warm - plenty of hot water and a lovely kitchen and dining area. It is also perfectly positioned for all sorts of activities including great walks, horseriding, golf, beaches, local restaurants, and getting out to the Blasket's. We have been coming to the area for over 20 years, and now we have discovered Fennessy's Find we would never stay anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review and I'm delighted that you would like to come back. The area is so great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, and I like to think that the house is a comfortable and welcoming place to come back to. Many thanks again. Sheelagh
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Wonderful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The description of this house does not do it the justice it deserves. It is comfortable and homey; well appointed and spacious. The view from the front yard and windows is simply spectacular. We loved exploring the surrounding area, but also enjoyed staying at the house and reading books, and having the children play in the large front yard. Do stock up on food items in Dingle -- then you won't have to leave the house for days and can enjoy the end of the Dingle peninsula. We stayed in many houses during our three weeks in Ireland, this house was by far our favorite. There are many things do to in the area. We loved our day on the Blasket Islands most of all.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such favourable feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed our house and the area so much. It is a special place. Hope to have you back in the future! All the very best, Sheelagh
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Farranfore (Kerry Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Kruger's Pub
Nearest Ferry
368 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Ceann Sibeal Championship links course
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
170 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Blasket Island Centre cafe
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Coumeenole Beach
Car: necessary

This is a wonderful area for a walking, with hill and sea walks close to the house, all with spectacular views

Irish language courses held in nearby Ballyferriter

Archeological interest tours available. Remains of early christian and prechristian buildings

Area of ecological interest - bird and sea life watching

Cycling- pretty empty roads. Challenging hills, spectacular scenery

Excellent links course 10 minute drive away, with others in the area, and a pitch and putt course for the kids

Painting - an area which inspires a lot of seascapes


10 minute walk down to the sea. 5 minute drive to sandy beach. Many beaches in the area.


1 hour 15 minute drive to Faranfore (Kerry) airport.

2 1/2 hours drive to Cork airport

3 hour drive to Shannon

A car is essential in this area


20 minute drive to Dingle town, which is colourful and vibrant. It has supermarkets and many shops, pubs, restaurants, boat trips, bicycle hire, weekly food market, etc.

Nearest pub 10 min walk

Slea head drive 10 mins away

Gallarus Oratory 20 minute drive.

Blasket Island boat trip 10 min drive, or walked

Blasket Island Interpretive centre 10 min walk

Famine cottage 15 min drive

Pottery Cafe - 20 min walk

Further Details:

10 minute drive to nearest shops.

Many pubs and restaurants within 15 min drive

Walking distance to Blasket Island Centre and nearest pub.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dunquin, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £220.79
Pet Fee £70.65
cleaning £70.65

Booking Notes:
Damage Deposit automatically returned within 14days of exit, providing no damage done.
Supplement for renters who wish to bring a dog.

Changeover day generally Saturday. Arrival 3pm, departure 10am
More flexibility in low season

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property are per night.
There is a 400 euro damage deposit due at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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