The Acorn - Dingle Peninsula cosy
The Acorn - Dingle Peninsula cosy

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

It's irresistibly cosy, with a stove, books, and records. It's a 4 minute walk from the beach, and a 9 minute walk to the nearest pint.

The space

Check-in: After 3 pm if we've had someone leave that morning
Check-out: 11 am if another guest is due to arrive that day.

Otherwise we're easy.

The Acorn is a self-contained apartment attached to a family home on the Dingle Peninsula. It is a four minute walk to one of many stunning, unspoiled beaches. The Acorn is an intimate open-plan hideaway with a kitchen, living space, double bed and work desk. It has a bathroom with an electric shower. Linen and towels are provided. It has a large selection of books, DVDs and vinyl but there is no TV. There is internet access. There is a safe parking space. Surfboards and wetsuits are available on request.

We have just installed a stove in the space, so it will be proper cosy now!

Guests will be left to their own devices but we work from home so are usually here to offer help with travel plans or share our local knowledge.

Nestled between sea and mountains, the Acorn is on 3/4 of an acre, surrounded by mature trees. It is situated on the outskirts of Castlegregory village which is known for its fishing, water sports, surfing, hill-walking, and white sandy beaches, so much so it is known as the Gold Coast. It is also part of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's first long-distance touring route. There are a number of fine eateries and pubs servicing the area, especially during the Summer season. There are two grocery shops, a pharmacy, a post office, a hairdresser's, beautician's, butcher's, laundrette and a gift shop.

There is a practically non-existent bus service (passes once a week!), so own transport is unfortunately mandatory! Unless you are alright hitching. Michael is, and never waits longer than 25 minutes for a lift.

The Acorn is a superb base from which to explore this incredible peninsula but it's also a great little space to enjoy some serious down time.

No public transport. :(

Other things to note

Because of the thick walls in our house, and our rural position, internet can be a bit patchy, so if you are planning a Netflix marathon or staging an international webinar, the Acorn might not be the place!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We have kept the Acorn cat-free for a buddy of ours who is allergic. We would prefer if guests didn't smoke tobacco in there (it'll kill ya in the end!)

We have check in time set at 3 and check out at 11am. These are flexible when we don't have another guest arriving or departing. Check the calendar, or check with us!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

3 nights minimum stay

149 Reviews

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Sandra User Profile
June 2017
I would highly recommend staying at Camp with Ailbhe and Michael. They were excellent hosts who made you feel welcome and also gave us great information about the general area. The cottage was cosy and very cute. It was great fun playing records on the vinyl player. It was clean, warm and had every thing we needed. The bread left to us by Ailbhe and Michael was delicious . I certainly would stay again.

Inez User Profile
June 2017
The Acorn is a great place to stay! On beautiful Dingle peninsula, close to the beach. The bed is great and Ailbhe is close by whenever you should need something. We couldnt think of anything else to wish for, so we didnt meet Ailbhe until we left.. Great few days!!

Meghan User Profile
June 2017
If you stay at The Acorn be prepared for the most relaxing vacation of your life. If you want beautiful countryside to walk on, and beautiful seascapes to gaze upon, this is the place for you. I went here after a very stressful couple of years at work, and I left feeling both refreshed in mind and spirit. Ailbhe and Michael are the perfect hosts, leaving the most wonderful bread for you on your arrival, and helping make good decisions on where to spend some quality time. They also give you plenty of space if you need it, but are available if you have a question or problem. Michael suggested a bike ride through Killarney National Park, and it was the highlight of my trip. This is a wonderful place where you get to see first hand the astounding beauty of Ireland. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone who wants to get away form it all, and bask in the beauty Ireland has to offer.
Ailbhe & Michael User ProfileAilbhe & Michael is a superhost.
Response from Ailbhe & Michael:
WOW! Best review we've got, hands down! Thanks Meghan, so delighted to have had such a positive effect!
June 2017

David User Profile
May 2017
Lovely cottage on the side of the main farm house. The cottage is clean and well provided with everything you might need for a pleasant stay. Castlegreggory has beautiful beaches and Dingle is just a short drive over the Conor Pass (don't follow the sat nav down the N road, the Conor Pass is faster and much more scenic). Ailbhe and Michael are great hosts and even provided us with delicious home made bread on the first night! All the information you need (including local walks) was included in the cottage folder and Michael was able to give us a cracking suggestion of a local ride too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will hope to return in the future.

Sandy User Profile
April 2017
Peaceful and secluded feeling, with great on-demand hot water, lovely whole grain bread on the cutting board when we arrived and a charming little turf fire in the pixie-sized stove while we played Canasta in the evenings. So great to be able to walk down to the bay between storms.

Valerie User Profile
April 2017
Ailbhe and Michael's place is a little slice of heaven, perfect for a couple if you are looking for a romantic Kerry break. The location offers a great starting point to explore Kerry extensively we day tripped to Killarney, Portmagee, Valentia Island and the Blaskets pretty easily. Dingle is a beautiful 30 minute drive over the Connor Pass and has some excellent foodie and music options. The airbnb itself is a couple of minutes walk from a gorgeous beach and Ailbhe and Michael have kitted it out with everything you could need. We stayed for 8 days and cooked and stayed in a bit and we didn't want for anything. They also have an excellent selection of reading material and a scrabble board which took up most of our evenings. We would highly recommend a stay here if you are looking to see as much of Kerry as possible. Its good value, Ailbhe and Michael are great hosts (really helpful) and they add some small touches to their place that make it an extra special experience.
Ailbhe & Michael User ProfileAilbhe & Michael is a superhost.
Response from Ailbhe & Michael:
Wow! That's lovely! You're hired! :)
April 2017

Bri User Profile
April 2017
This little place is very sweet and very cozy. We loved the location, the artsy touches, the attention to environmentally conscious living, the bookshelf full of reading options, the delicious bread left out for us and the yummy percolator coffee. And the close proximity to a gorgeous and quiet beach! I can't possibly list everything we loved about it, but I have to mention Ailbhe, too. She was lovely. We'd definitely recommend staying at the Acorn. You won't regret it.

Castlegregory, Ireland · Joined in August 2013
Ailbhe & Michael User ProfileAilbhe & Michael is a superhost.

Ailbhe & Michael are the parents of two small chublets. When they have the time to pursue other interests they like to make and watch films, dust down their dancing shoes, pick up a ping pong bat and faff about their gaff and garden.

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