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Traditional style cottage free WiFi short walk from Reenroe Beach Ballinskelligs

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming property with large private garden & stunning sea views, sleeps 6

This elegant traditional style cottage enjoys fabulous views of Ballinskelligs Bay. You'll find this a totally relaxing base for your holiday just off the famous Ring of Kerry. This modern property has three large bedrooms, one bathroom and one en-suite. A large stone fireplace dominates the spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area. Turf provided. The property has a modern fully equipped kitchen. The property has WiFi. Set in a fully enclosed large garden with orchard, this charming cottage offers peace and tranquillity and a place to relax. Tastefully decorated throughout. Reenroe beach is only 6 min walk from the property down a quiet lane and is very popular for swimming, walking, windsurfing, fishing (bass) and a surf school is located here during the summer. The Kerry Way passes close to the house and walkers and birdwatchers will love this location. Recently opened five minutes walk away is a National Trail Loop Walk called the Emlagh Loop walk which takes in Reenroe, Beach, an old bog road and working bogs. Nearby Waterville has a world famous golf course and the Ring of Kerry with its stunning scenery is sure to impress.

Beaches and Activities: Location, location, location. This beautiful traditional style cottage enjoys an envious position overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay. 6 min walking distance down a quiet lane leads to Reenroe Beach which boasts one mile of unspoilt sandy beach. This property has everything you could wish for in a relaxing base for your holiday. It has peace and tranquillity, fully enclosed large garden and orchard, panoramic views of Waterville Beach to the East, Reenroe Beach directly in front and Scarriff Island, Hogs Head and Horse Island westwards. Reenroe Beach offers walking, running, swimming, surfing, horse riding, fishing. Sea angling boat trips can be arranged locally. A perfect base to explore the famous Ring of Kerry and take a boat trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sceilig Michael. Visit the nearby fishing village of Portmagee or Valentia island.

Walking, Hill Walking, Cycling: There are many local walks and cycle routes. Bikes can be rented in the nearby town of Cahersiveen. Walks up Bolus Head ( to Bolus Tower), Bray Tower in Valentia, Geokaun Mountain (Valentia) offer breathtaking views over South Kerry and the Sceilig Rocks. Visit Cill Rialaig Famine Village and Artists Retreat and also the Cill Rialaig Art Gallery and Cafe in Dungeagan Village. Walk part of the Kerry Way Walking Route. Information on all these is available in the house and at local tourist offices in Cahersiveen and Waterville.

Eating Out & Area Attractions: Trip to the Skellig Rock is a must and most holiday makers say it is the highlight of their holiday. Boats leave Portmagee and Ballinskelligs daily weather permitting. Valentia Island offers a Slate Quarry, Grotto, Light House, Geokaun Mountain & Fogher Cliffs Viewing Point, Candle making. Watersports for children in Knightstown during summer months include water trampoline, kayaking, fishing, orienteering. There are many archaeological sites in the area including Staigue Fort, Caherdaniel, Leacanabuile, Cahergeal forts. An information book is provided by the owner for all local attractions and restaurants. Local seafood is a speciality in most local restaurants.

In January 2014 South West Kerry was allocated as the only dark skies area (gold status) in the Northern Hemisphere - an ideal choice for star gazers / astronomers.

More Details

Noreen and Brendan King
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Noreen and Brendan King

We live in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry on the family farm. We have been welcoming guests to Seashell Cottage since 2011 and enjoy meeting holidaymakers and providing top class accommodation. We love sport and travel.

Why Noreen and Brendan King chose Ballinskelligs

Seashell Cottage is a beautiful property with all the comforts of modern living overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay and Reenroe Beach. The many reviews by previous guests show how positive people feel about this property and how much they enjoy their holidays in Ballinskelligs, Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. The house is comfortable, tastefully decorated and beautifully designed encapsulating the stunning views of sea, beach and mountains. Many guests return again and again to Seashell Cottage and we are delighted to welcome them back.

What makes this cottage unique

We love Seashell Cottage as it captures the traditional style of an Irish cottage in a modern house. You will always feel at home here. Sitting in front of the open turf fire and gazing out to sea, capturing the beauty of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way - pure heaven!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay. The house is fantastic, it is an awesome location with fantastic views and we had an exciting holiday. Thank you very much!
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballinskelligs in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • The property should be kept in a tidy condition
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bedroom Ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Ground Floor
  • Bathrooms are tiled with wall mounted lighted mirrors over sinks including shaver points. Towels included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , First floor
  • All bedrooms have wooden floors and are tastefully decorated and spacious with lots of storage space. Furniture includes bedside lockers, reading lamps, dressing table and mirror, wardrobe in each room. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and hairdryer. Travel cot and highchair are available on request. Each bedroom has panoramic views of Ballinskelligs Bay. The master bedroom is situated on the ground floor while the other two bedrooms are situated upstairs.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A selection of books, games and DVDs are provided for your enjoyment. Double doors from the dining area open out onto a spacious patio with BBQ and picnic bench. An immersion switch outside the hot press allows for instant hot water. An outside shed allows storage for bikes, fishing gear, etc. FREE Wifi internet.


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Traditional style cottage free WiFi short walk from Reenroe Beach Ballinskelligs
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 46 reviews

Lovely modern cottage in beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly what we wanted - inside it was spacious and light and comfortably furnished without being cluttered. The location was just right - just a few minutes walk from a massive sandy beach - which we often had completely to ourselves. We were lucky with the weather, and on the cooler days we lit a peat fire in the grate which was just lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Location, Newer Home, Nice Owners, Not adequately supplied.

  • 3 of 5

This is a very nice, new home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, very spacious and extremely CLEAN. The hardwood floors were beautiful, the beds very comfortable. The home definitely felt more "upscale" and modern.

The owners were very responsive and pleasant, but it all seemed more of a business transaction than the welcoming feel we received from our other homes in Ireland.

The home was decorated very modern and again very clean, but no blankets to snuggle under by the fire, no stock of toilet paper, no paper towels, no wash cloths for showering, even bath towels were one per person for a 6 day stay. (Owner did offer to bring one more towel per person after I contacted her looking for a linen closet that did not exist.)

The owners of this home met you on arrival to read the meters, then met you on exit to read them again and charge you extra for, in my opinion, what I have already paid for by renting this home. This does seem to be somewhat common in this area, but did not happen in our 2 other homes in Ireland that we paid the same amount per day to rent.

Not an unpleasant stay, but definitely not as warm and fuzzy as our other homes we were in on our trip to Ireland. We would stay here again but would know to bring our own toilet paper and wash cloths!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay in Seashell Cottage, but we are disappointed that you gave us a three star review. We have been welcoming guests to Seashell Cottage since 2011 and have received all five star reviews since then. You made it clear that you had a problem with paying extra for oil and electricity when we greeted you at the property and answered any questions you had about the area. Again on leaving, you still complained about the extra charges. In our correspondence to you prior to your stay, it was clearly stated that oil and electricity were extra and this is also mentioned on the HomeAway website, so it shouldn't have been an issue at all. A bath towel and a handtowel is supplied for each guest and if guests require extra towels, we always supply them, as we did with you. We provide a toilet roll for each bathroom, but never have we been asked to supply all the toilet paper for a stay! If you wanted blankets, we would have happily supplied them for you, you only had to ask. Also, were the other houses you stayed in giving free fuel for the open fire as well as free Wifi? Again, this is a disappointing review as we pride ourselves in the quality of service we provide.
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Beautiful location - great, just as advertised, cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very very nice, cozy, comfortable -- everything we needed was right there.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Our week in this beautiful, well-appointed house was so relaxing. We wanted for nothing except more sunshine! It was a delight, morning and evening, to sit at the dining table admiring the stunning view. Coming back to the cottage, after our walks and drives, was a pleasure. We highly recommend the local Emlagh Loop walk. 6k, taking in beach, bog and forest. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious but cosy home

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed our stay, great house with amazing view

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was fantastic and Noreen was amazing! I recommend this to any and everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rosie Sigersons
Nearest Ferry
95 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Cable O'Learys
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Reenroe Beach
Car: necessary

Reenroe Beach 6 min walk down quiet lane, ideal for swimming, walking, surfing, fishing (bass). Ballinskelligs Beach 5 min drive away. Trips locally to World Heritage Site of Sceilig Rock. Kerry Way walking route. Bird watching, Valentia Island, hillwalking. Two golf courses in nearby Waterville. Panoramic scenery from property. Property just off Ring of Kerry route. Ballinskelligs Beach 3 km distance from property also Derrynane Beach and St. Finians Bay close by. Views of mountains, sea and countryside surround. This is the ideal base for for hiking as there are many walks and looped walks in the area as well as the Kerry Way. Information and maps on walks available at the cottage.

Other Activities: Hill walking, bird watching, deep sea angling, archaeological sites

Golf: Two golf courses available in nearby Waterville. The famous Waterville Golf Links and Skellig Bay Golf Course.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ballinskelligs, County Kerry

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jul - Aug 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct - Dec 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Jan '19 - Mar '19
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April '19 - May'19
30 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 19
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July - August '19
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September '19
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct - Dec '19
28 Sep 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas '19
23 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit to be paid within 7 days of booking. Balance paid on arrival date. Booking periods are from Saturday to Saturday. Off season and during Christmas booking periods are negotiable. Christmas and New Year rates are negotiable.
Electricity and heating bills are extra charged by meter.
High chair and travel cot available on request. House must be vacated in a clean and tidy condition.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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