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Stephen and I rent rooms in our lovely house situated 8kms west of Dingle on the beautiful Slea Head Drive. Stephen is a musician and painter, and I am a musician and Ayurvedic massage therapist.
A continental breakfast of fresh bread and rolls, local cheeses and jams, fruit, tea and coffee is included: but, if you're up for a hearty Irish breakfast, I can whip one up for you too.
There are plenty of things to do and see within a few kms of our place; such as, Irish trad music, local pubs, beautiful beaches and landscapes for painting and photographing, swimming, surfing, diving, fishing, horseback riding and hill walking. And of course Fungi, the dolphin! Its also worth mentioning that if you're into golf, The Dingle Golf Links Course is just 4kms down the road.
And, after a day full of actiivities, you can have an Ayurvedic massage to relax and unwind.
We are 2.5 hours from Cork and Shannon airports, 1.5 hours from Kerry airport.
Stephen and I look forward to making your visit to Ireland a warm memorable experience.
Our guests have access to the kitchen, sitting room and back yard if its a sunny day and they wish to eat outside.
Interaction with Guests
Stephen and I are very social and we love meeting people from all over the world. We let our guests be at ease with how much they want to socialize with us. If a guest wants to do their own thing and only have a few passing words, that's fine. If a guest wants to sit in our sitting room by the fire and have a good conversation, that's fine too. Either way, Stephen and I are always here to answer questions and make sure everything is ok.
We are situated on the Slea Head Drive which is considered the "mini Ring of Kerry". We are within walking distance to several beaches, hiking trails and mountains. And, we're surrounded by beautiful landscape.
There is no public transportation to our house.We are 8kms west of Dingle town. There are several buses to Dingle and from there we can pick you up (10 euros) or you can take a taxi, or rent a bike.
Other Things to Note
We do not have WiFI but we have a USB Dongle modem which our guests can use on their laptops or they are welcome to use our computer for getting online.
The kitchen is available for self-catering for guests staying more than two nights. Washer is available at 5 euros a load. The dryer can only be used if it is impossible to dry clothes outside on the line or by the fireplace. Use of the dryer will cost 5 euros a load. Pick up service to and from Dingle will cost 10 euros.
We had a nice and warm welcoming stay, very kind people, close to their guests, and had the opportunity too hear some lovely fiddle tunes after breakfast ! Thank you for everything!
Yes, both Linda and Stephan made my stay very warm and welcoming. They made sure I was comfortable and were such nice company when I was there after a long day of site-seeing; I very much enjoyed chatting with them. I also especially enjoyed their pets, Billy and Lucy…sweet and funny characters. It's about a 10 min drive to the main town of Dingle, but not too bad. It's right on a main road that you would be on for site-seeing, so that is very convenient. Linda also is a great cook…I loved her breakfasts and her thoughtfulness in cooking different meals each morning. Thank you!!
Lovely breakfast, tea was offered upon our arrival, the pets were very friendly too. Location is quiet with a fantastic view, close to the beach, and the Slea Head scenic drive. Linda was extremely accommodating with our needs and it was so nice to be able to socialize with her and Steven.
Like staying with friends.
From the beginning of our conversation Linda was very fast in replying back to me with answers to my questions. She was able to accept the booking in very short notice which was last minute on our side. Upon arriving Stephen greeted us providing us with local information. My favorite experience is that he steered us to a great Irish pub where we could get a great steak dinner and hear the locals talk in Irish dialect. After we got back he and my father put on a jam session playing the violin and guitar. Even though it was a Monday evening Linda and Stephen were very good hosts. Hope to see you both in future stays.
Linda was a lovely host that made me feel welcome and comfortable. She was very attentive and provided suggestions of where to eat in Dingle. She prepared a very nice omelet for breakfast. The room and bathroom were very clean and the bed comfortable. The house is located outside Dingle town, but a short distance by car. It was easy to find it. The views from the house were gorgeous.
Linda and Steven gave as a warm welcome. The Breakfast was varied. That was nice!! We get a lot of very good Tips wat we could visit. The Tip
to drive over the pass was very good. We will thank you to staying these
days in your house.
Ulrike and the Children
Great nice sweet ! Linda and Stephen are kindness. Their home is so warm and welcoming. Room always neat all the time. Breakfast is tasty also!!!!Everything you wanna from home you can feel at this home. I highly recommend to stay with Linda and Stephen. Love you guys !
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I am a portuguese/american living in Ireland. I am a certified Ayurvedic Massage therapist and professional singer. I'm also a great cook and love to socialize. I speak three languages; English, Spanish and Portuguese. My partner Stephen is a professional musician and painter and we would be very happy to show you a wonderful time on your holiday here in Ireland. In particular, if you are a musician or a painter, we can guide you to places where you can play music or paint.