Ocean View House, Dunquin, near Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland
Spacious, newly built stone house crafted in traditional Irish style. Situated on a hill overlooking Great Blasket Island and Dead Man Island, with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, and close to Dingle town.
|Weekly Rates:||€ 900 / € 1200 / € 1500|
|Heat & Electricity:||Additional charge|
|Security Deposit:||€ 350 held by credit card|
Satellite Television, Video/DVD Player
Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer
Conservatory, Deck, Outdoor Dining
Expansive, Breathtaking Views
Dunquin Luxury Ocean View House – This comfortable holiday home was completed in the turn of the century – the Twenty-first century, that is – and lovingly built with traditional details and fine Irish craftsmanship. The stones that line the exterior of the house are indigenous rocks from the surrounding landscape, and all but two rooms face the awe-inspiring ocean view in the distance. With attention to comfort, functionality and the sweet details that make a house a home, this Dunquin ocean view house feels like a larger version of an historic Irish cottage.
Enter on the ground floor from the gravel driveway at the back of the house. The entry way is bright and airy, with an architectural staircase of wrought iron and open wood steps.
To the left is the large kitchen/dining room and the conservatory. To the right is the living room, two of the five bedrooms and a large bathroom with a deep soaking tub and hand-held shower.
The large open kitchen combines with the dining area to form a spacious gathering place for cooking, eating and enjoying more of the terrific views out to the Great Blaskets in the distance.
The kitchen features custom-crafted oak cabinets with a convenient island, belfast sink, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer & dryer. The flooring is ceramic tile, and the fine handcrafted dining table seats 10 on comfortable, high-backed chairs.
Adjacent to the kitchen/dining room through french style double doors is the small conservatory, light filled and cozy under the skylights, with two small white sofas, a CD player and windows on three sides. Offering views to the verdant hillside and out to the ocean below, this is a sweet and comfortable room for chatting, game playing, listening to music, or curling up with a book.
Double French doors lead out to a private sun patio with BBQ, next to the brook that curves down the adjacent hillside.
On the other side of the entry hall is the Living Room. Two rich brown leather sofas and a matching easy chair invite travelers to gather around the large brick hearth after a long day of touring. Soft throws and colorful pillows make the comfortable furnishings even more so.
The large open space is bright and warm, with art, plants and nice views out to the water down the hillside below. There is a television with satellite television and a DVD player.
The deck with tables and chairs, is accessed from the living room through double french doors and offers a wonderful taste of outdoor living, with the sound of a nearby spring running down the hillside toward the ocean below.
Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together with a King duvet).
Double Bedroom with standard double bed.
Large bathroom with deep soaking tub (no shower).
Master King En Suite Bedroom.
Queen En Suite Bedroom.
Twin Bedroom (beds can be pushed together with a King duvet)
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, a twin and a standard double. Each is positioned at the back of the house, to the right of the entry hall, adjacent to the living room and have views of the surrounding hillside. They share the large ground floor bathroom with deep soaking tub (no shower).
The master bedroom is on the second floor, with King bed, en suite bathroom with shower and contemporary furnishings.
The other 2 bedrooms are upstairs as well, including a small Queen room with sleigh bed, skylights and en suite bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom (the twins can be pushed together to make a King bed as needed, and King duvets are available). The occupants of the twin room have the option of using either of the upstairs en suite bathrooms, or the main bathroom downstairs.
The property is situated on a hillside above Dunquin, which is about 10 minutes outside of Dingle by one route and 12 – 14 by another. It’s close to the beaches where many scenes from the film Ryan’s Daughter were filmed, and quite near the terrific Great Blasket Island Heritage Center.
Dunquin is quite small, with one or two restaurants and scattered residents. It is peaceful, quiet, and above all breathtakingly gorgeous.
From Shannon Airport: 118 miles, approximately 2.5 to 3 hours
From Kerry Airport: 45 miles, about an hour and 20 minutes
From Dublin Airport: 220 miles depending on the route, 4.5 – 5 hours (Note: we don’t recommend trying to drive this in one day if you can help it).
Dunquin Ocean View House Rental Details:
|This property rents Saturday to Saturday.
Heat & Electricity
Check-in time is 3pm.
Check-out time is 10:30am.
The property requires a refundable security/damage deposit of €350 held by credit card and refunded, less any damages or extra charges, on departure.
The ground floor bedrooms and ability for a small wheelchair to move through the interior ground floor rooms make this home suitable for those with moderate to limited mobility. However, the ground floor bathroom only has a deep soaking tub and may be difficult to get in and out of. There are no stairs to the exterior or to get into the house, though the driveway is a bit rocky and uneven.
The Dingle peninsula has some of the most scenic driving on the island. It is breathtaking. 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. We can recommend an excellent local guide, a historian and storyteller who will knock your socks off with his telling of lore, his knowledge of the area and the history, down to the secret places to find the very pie or the very best stews on the peninsula.
Dingle town is world-renowned for its music, and the shear number of talented musicians who live in the area. On any night of the week you’ll find some sort of music happening in the village, a gathering of locals having some good craic.
Must-sees in the area include the Great Blasket Island Center, full of rich history and local (famous!) art. There are many shops, galleries and restaurants in Dingletown, as well as scattered across the peninsula.
Golf is one of the things County Kerry is known for, and excellent golfing abounds. Watersports, boat trips, historical tours to the Skellig Islands… all that before venturing up to the towns and villages of the famous Ring of Kerry, another great option for exploring Ireland by car.
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