Ocean View House, Myrtleville, West Cork, Ireland
Absolutely perfect ocean views out to the Atlantic from this sweet, simple, charming and unusual Irish seaside vacation rental home in County Cork. Accommodates 6 in 3 bedrooms with walls of windows and a long deck offering unobstructed gazing out to the water beyond.
|Weekly Rates:||€ 1500 / € 1700 / € 3000 (Cork Week Regatta)|
|Heat & Electricity:||Additional, charged at cost by meter reading|
|Security Deposit:||€ 700 held by credit card until after departure|
Incredible, unobstructed and poetry-inspiring views of the Atlantic ocean
Open seaside deck running the full length of the house
Private, comfortable, and quiet, a lullaby in the sounds of the sea
Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer
Note: the house is not suitable for young children
The ocean view home in Myrtleville is welcoming, relaxed and simply charming. Built at the turn of the century, it’s been lovingly cared for and tastefully upgraded over the years, combining a perfect mix of modern convenience with original details and old-fashioned simplicity.
This house is all about the pictures through the large windows, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the long cottage built to maximize the stunning Atlantic ocean views.
Sweet, gracious and comfortable, the house is lovely and – not to overstate the matter – the views quite impressive. It books up quickly, especially for the high season, with golfers, sailing enthusiasts, watersport adventurers and touring travelers seeking a peaceful seaside holiday. It is a treat and in a great location for touring the many sites and beauties of County Cork and County Kerry.
Entry & Layout
The entry is a large hallway that looks through to the back of the house, through the kitchen to the deck, the first lovely welcome from the seaside.
An unusual layout, the property is set up in service of the views, long and thin with rooms that open into each other by sets of double doors, many with glass windows to allow the light to fill the whole of the house.
A deck runs the entire length of the house, with an open railing to ensure clear scope of the incredible scenery. The large gaps between the metal railings and the great drop to the rocky cliffs below make it necessary that house remain off limits for young children.
Kitchen & Dining Area
The modern kitchen and dining area overlook the sea, with window seats next to a tile-topped wooden table seating 6 comfortably. An island in the middle of the room ensures you don’t have to stand with your back to the water while preparing meals.
Well-supplied with nice serving and cookware, the kitchen offers the usual modern conveniences – stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher – and has a sweet swirling blue water decoration and ship-style portal windows. French doors lead out to the deck over the real swirling blue below.
Living & Sitting Rooms
Adjacent to the kitchen through large double glass doors is the sitting room, once again featuring excellent views, and comfortable casual furniture. In this room there is a lovely Victorian fireplace, a sofa, art prints on the wall, and access to the small study and the large sun-filled conservatory.
The conservatory is simply splendid, with its wall of windows, terra cotta floors, coffee table, pine armoire and plenty of seating. French doors lead out to a small sheltered terrace and then on to the deck beyond. Gorgeous sea views abound!
Note: there is not currently a television set up at the house, but you’ll probably be so busy watching the ocean that you won’t even notice.
The bedrooms of this vacation home are accessed by a long hallway to the left of the entry hall, which also features a small bathroom with a shower and a utility room with washer & dryer.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with King size bed, working fireplace and wicker furniture. Windows open out to the sea. (Noticing the theme of this simply perfect house?)
Bedroom 2: Standard double bedroom with wicker furniture, good storage and side views to the ocean and the grassy garden outside
Bedroom 3: Standard double bedroom with a small sink in the corner and good storage. This room draws the small straw, though, as it looks out over the road rather than the water.
Bathrooms (2): The bedrooms share a hallway bathroom with a bathtub and a shower-over-tub. A small shower room sits off the entry hall adjacent to the utility room.
The grounds hardly seem to matter with the expanse of the ocean outside this Irish vacation rental, but there is a lovely side garden next to the house with grassy lawn with more of the wild blue sea beyond. From here there are steps down to a protected sandy cove below the house, with sandy and pebbled beach walks available from there.
Myrtleville is a small and pretty village near the larger villages of Crosshaven and Carrigaline. Popular Kinsale, full of shops and tasty restaurants, is close by, as is Cork city, a featured European Capital City of Culture.
This vacation rental home from home is in terrific position for viewing the annual Cork Week sailing regatta, as well as for touring the seascapes and cities of County Cork and County Kerry, with some of the best scenery in Ireland. There are several 18-hole golf courses within half hours drive of the house. The gorgeous beaches of Cork are outside your door, with boating, fishing and watersports to enjoy.
Cork City: 12 miles, 20 minutes
Kinsale: 14 miles, about 30 minutes
Killarney: 65 miles, about 1.5 hours
Shannon airport: 94 miles, just over 2 hours
Dublin: 166 miles, just about 2 and 3/4 hours
Myrtleville Ocean View House Rental Details:
|This sweet holiday home rents Saturday to Saturday in the high season, with shorter breaks or off-dates often available in the shoulder and low seasons.
Low Season, October 31 to April 1, not including holidays: € 1500
High Season, Rest of Year, Christmas & NY: € 1750
Cork Week Sailing Regatta in July: € 3000
Heat & Electricity
Check-in time is after 4pm.
Check-out time is before 10:00am.
The property requires a refundable security/damage deposit of €700 held by credit card on arrival and refunded, less cost of heat and electricity or any damages, if applicable, after departure.
We regret that the house is unsuitable for pets and young children. The open railings and long drop to the rocky sea below make it necessary to limit the ages of children at the house – infants and teenagers are warmly welcomed, but toddlers and young children must be restricted from the property.
This unique and soulful house rental is suitable for travelers with limited mobility as it is all one level, without stairs or steps in and out. There are a few stairs to the grassy lawn area at the side of the house.
Between the views, the archaeological sites, and the heritage centers, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this part of the country.
EXPLORE THE CITY
The city of Cork was the European Capital of Culture in 2005. It is a vibrant, charming and historic city with excellent restaurants and great shopping.
SCENIC DRIVES & WALKS
There are several fantastic self-drive and walking tours in the area.
Blarney Riding Center, Kinsale Equestrian Center, Ballinadee Stables in Bandon.
HERITAGE & HISTORY
This part of Cork is rich with archaeological sites, including castles, stone circles and standing stones.
Kilcrea Abbey & Castle ruins – Built in the 15th century by Cormac MacCarthy, king of Munster (also built Blarney castle, of “kissing the blarney stone” fame). They are quite well preserved and have an interesting history.
Kinsale, Cork City, Kenmare & Killarney are all wonderful for shoppers, full of unique specialty shops, clothiers, antique stores and charming local wares.
A golfer’s paradise, there are TEN 18-hole courses in the immediate area:
Lee Valley Golf & Country Club, Muskery Golf Club, Macroom Golf Club, Fota Island, Golf Club, Cork Golf Club, Bandon Golf Club, Cobh Golf Club, Monkstown Golf Club, Kinsale Golf Club, The Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links
FISHING, BOATING & WATERSPORTS
Fishing – Inniscarra reservoir (25 miles of fishable shoreline), Inniscarra salmon fishery, River Bandon & Sea fishing.
Beaches – Rosscarberry & Coolmain. Two favorites, plus all the miles and miles of coastline stretching just beyond the house.
Whale watching – Whale watch from the house-length deck, or chart a local whale watching boat, with year round expeditions available, limited between March & May.
Sailing – Perfect viewing spot for the annual Cork Week sailing regatta, this ocean view home in Myrtleville is very popular accommodation for the event.
Scuba diving, waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking – Cork Powerboat and Waterski Club. Kinsale Outdoor Education Center. Sea Fishing, as low as 60 Euros for the day, including equipment rental.
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