A lovely newbuilt house in a gorgeous location. Mountains all around and big south facing conservatory and garden. See the sun rise and set here in Croi Danu, and in between, enjoy all the beautiful day trips that Kerry has to offer.
This is a beautifully finished house, with three good sized bedrooms - 2 ensuite - a large living room, a big fully appointed kitchen/diner opening into a 15ftx15ft conservatory that brings the outside in. The whole living area of the house is full of light.The thing that I love about this place is that you start the day with breakfast, drinking in the changing light on the mountains and at the end of your day out, it is lovely to come back to the quiet and stillness here and watch the sun setting as you sip a glass of wine in the conservatory!
There is ample space for parking several cars here. The whole house and garden is yours to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
I will mostly be available to answer any questions you may have about the house, the area, possible excursions and helpful contacts in the area. If I am away, I will ensure that someone else is available to help. But above all I will leave you to make yourselves at home here in your own way.
The house is on the famous Ring of Kerry, with so many beaches, mountain trails, woodland walks only a short drive from here. Situated down a quiet boireen, yet very close to town - 10 minute walk - gives you the benefit of complete peace & quiet, with the option to enjoy the pubs and restaurants a short walk away. Cromane beach is a 10 minute drive away - last summer I swam there almost every day, the water like silk on the skin. We are 20 mins from Killarney town & National Park, 25 mins from Kerry airport, 20 minutes from the expansive and wild Rossbeigh beach, where you can walk for miles or hire a horse from nearby Burke's stables. The town of Killorglin is a friendly one, with someone always ready to help with directions. There is a library, and next door a tourist information office, where the staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly, and a couple of cafes in the plaza, to while away an hour and people (email hidden)ere are several pubs, some with live music, and some good restaurants. In early June the KFEST is on in town, with art, music, and all sorts of entertainment and interesting things to do. In August there is the famous Puck Fair, when a puck goat is crowned King for a few days - I kid you not! - and the streets are filled with music, song,dance and stalls selling all sorts of interesting and exotic items.
It's really best to have a car here, so that you can get the maximum benefit from all that there is to do and see in Kerry. But there are buses from Killorglin to Killarney and Tralee. There are buses from Kerry airport to Killarney town. From Killarney there are trains and buses to many destinations. I can sometimes be available to do a pick up from Killorglin town or from Killarney, if necessary, and if arranged in advance.
Other Things to Note
Kerry is one of the most incredibly beautiful and magical, mystical places to visit in Ireland, giving you mountains, lakes, rivers and the wild Atlantic to feast your senses on.
No smoking in the house. Sand buckets provided outside for smokers.
Have a lovely time here - make yourselves at home and enjoy!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Sunshine House on the Ring of Kerry.
The house is huge and spacious. We very comfortably had three women stay here. We cooked a few meals in the large kitchen with gourmet appliances. It is in Killorglin which is about 30 minutes from the busier Killarney. If you want something quieter and off the beaten path Killorglin is a wonderful place. If you want to be closer to some of the most famous sites like Ross Castle and Muckross you probably want to be closer to Killarney, but it is very busy even in winter and much more crowded.
Shayla was very welcoming and showed us some great off the beaten path places to go, and made us a toasty fire every night. She recommended a fort on the ring and we found sheep inside! So fun. I highly recommend Ireland in the off season. The Ring of Kerry was quiet and we whizzed through the whole thing in a day with no traffic, and we had the Dingle Peninsula practically to ourselves.
Maison très agréable, grande, neuve et très très bien équipée. Et surtout formidable accueil de Shayla : savons, shampoings et bougies dans les salles de bains, grandes feuilles de papier et crayons prévus pour les enfants, tout ce qu'il faut pour le petit déjeuner dans le frigo, bouteille de vin...et excellents conseils sur la région. Encore merci Shayla.
It was absolutly perfect... Shayla is a wunderful and lovely person, who give us very, very warm welcome.
Thank you Marc.
It was a pleasure to host you and Bianca and your parents here in Killorglin.
I tried to leave you a review but the site kept blocking me, so sorry about that.
Let me say that you were lovely guests and thank you for leaving the house in such a clean condition.
You will be welcome back any time!
Siamo stati nella casa di Shayla con 3 bambini e siamo stati benissimo. Tanto spazio, tanti bagni e una cucina super-attrezzata. Un giardino per giocare, due salotti con viste panoramiche... la casa è rilassante, luminosissimo e molto confortevole. Shayla è stata di grande aiuto nel consigliarci dei tour adatti per i bambini e lontani dai soliti posti turistici...e ci ha fatto scoprire una delle più belle spiagge dell'isola. Shayla gestisce la sua casa con un grande occhio di riguardo alle esigenze di chi ospita; quando siamo arrivati-la sera dopo la chiusura dei negozi- abbiamo trovato della frutta fresca e un vino di benvenuto, uova fresche del contadino e del latte, e nel camino in salotto era tutto pronto per accendere il fuoco. È una casa dove si arriva e la sensazione di vacanza comincia subito. Thank you Shayla, we had a wonderful stay!
Grazie per le gentile parole! It was great to meet you and Gionata and your very lovely children - what a lovely family!
I am glad that the house brought you all so much pleasure - it was great to see (email hidden)d I'm glad that the stove was such a winner for you.
you even enjoyed the rain!
See you again some day - arrivederci!
Warm regards to you all,
We loved our stay at Shayla's house on the Ring of Kerry! It is a truly beautiful home in a beautiful place. In fact, I don't think I've ever been to a place of more natural beauty than this area of Ireland (Ring of Kerry, Dingle).
The house itself is spacious and well appointed. We only used one bedroom, the master, and found the bed very comfortable. The "conservatory" is amazing for meals and views, and the living room is warm and inviting with it's coal-burning stove.
Shayla was an amazing hostess, stocking us up with healthy, local breakfast options and a bottle of wine. She also walked us through the house, explaining how everything works and where to find things. She also provided recommendations for sightseeing (all of which were amazing and off the beaten trail) and even drew us a map. We were a bit surprised to find she would be staying in an apartment adjoining the house, but she gave us all the privacy we wanted and was super-helpful and friendly!
We loved our stay at Shayla's Sunshine House. 100% would return if we visit the area again and would recommend to all our friends and family. A great Ireland vacation spot.
Hostess was warm and welcoming. New modern home was spacious with a wonderful yard looking a mountain range. Kitchen and baths were outstanding.
The location of Shayla's house is spectacular, with stunning views of the mountains from all windows. It is just five minutes' walk from Killorglin.
Shayla made us feel so welcome from the first contact we had with her. She is a very friendly warm person. She offered to meet us at the top of the road as we arrived late in the evening! She was very gracious during the whole stay and provided us with absolutely everything we needed and a lot more besides.
The house is beautiful, fitted out to the highest standard and impeccably clean. We had several interesting chats when she gave us information about local places if interest. When we were leaving Shayla came to say goodbye to all of our family, which was a lovely gesture. She captured the balance between friendliness and respecting privacy perfectly. Thank you Shayla for
Thanks for our kind words.
It was so easy and pleasurable to host you and your family. I am so glad that it all worked out so well for you and you delightful family here in my house and in beautiful Kerry.
The sun is still shining here, believe it or not!! Amazing!
See you again some day, I hope.
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A Killarney native, I have lived in Killorglin for just over one year. I have built this house and a Therapy Centre here - finished August 2013 - so that I can have a beautiful space to to live in, to share with friends and guests and to practice my therapeutic work. I lived in London for many years and then in Cork for many more, before moving back to my native Kerry. I choose this location for it's panoramic views of the mountains all around, which change hour by hour, and for it's large private garden space, which I am slowly developping. I love my work, walking in nature, reading, travel and meeting people from different cultures to share experiences. I love nature's beauties and telling people about the loveliness of Kerry. I enjoy delicious healthy food, lots of walking - especially by the sea - and a glass of good wine. I love to sing and I sing in a local choir. When I travel, I like independent travelling, self catering, the choice to relate or not, as the mood takes me, so I offer that to my guests too - freedom of making your own food, non-intrusive care and comfort. Do your own thing - & I'm available if you need any information, to help in any way I can to make your visit more enjoyable. While I am definitely not fluent, I can get by in French, Spanish and Italian - enough to help with everyday things, but not philosophical discussion!
My life motto -" Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved!"