About This Listing
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!
The place was great and in a great town and location for doing the Ring of Kerry. Shayla gave us some great tips on how to do the Ring to see the best parts with less tourists.
Shayla went to great efforts to provide a great welcome like produce from local stores to get us started with breakfast the following day and even a bottle of wine.
Shayla had also a lot of local knowledge of the area and some of the best less well known places to visit which was helpful to those of us who hadn't visited this part of Ireland before.
We benefited from her knowledge about a boat trip company on the Killarney Lakes and took a lovely trip and then a walk in the Dunloe Gap, highly recommended. Shayla will even call the company and book it for you.
The home is well suited to groups with space for all. We found the kitchen well stocked with useful cooking items and plenty of room to prepare.
The bedrooms were all lovely.
The best bit has to be the sunroom though, what a view. We loved sitting at just about any time of the day and enjoying the view.
Shayla was the perfect host. She was super responsive and knowledgeable about the area, being a Killarney native. Her home is beautiful. We especially enjoyed her fabulous fully equipped kitchen. She kindly accommodated our 9 month old baby with a portable crib, for which we were very grateful. We had a wonderful time in Kerry, and would heartily recommend the trip and Shayla's home.
Thank you Kaili! It was lovely to host you and your family.
I wish that you had told me about the plumbing issue, I might have been able to resolve it. It is something that happens extremely rarely here, due to the fact that we have a septic tank, when there has been an extremely heavy rainfall. Apart from that it is never a problem. But I do have a trick that I can do to sort it usually - always best to tell your host if there is an issue!
Anyway, I am glad that you had a good time here in Kerry for your short stay.
When we arrived, Shayla welcomed us late at night with a tour of the property and a bottle of delicious wine. She provided detailed directions to her beautiful house. We loved the sun room. The place was very large and had more than enough room for our whole family. The kitchen was practically out of a home designer magazine. Shayla was also very accommodating to our two year old. She helped us move the breakables out of reach and even provided toys for him to play with. Overall, it was an excellent experience.
Shayla met us when we arrived and showed us around her beautiful, comfortable, well equipped home with it's gorgeous views of the mountains. She also provided breakfast items for our first morning. The living room with floor to ceiling windows on three sides overlooking her garden, trees and shrubs was fantastic. The house is in a lovely location, close to town and feels very warm and was very comfortable to return to after a long day visiting the many sights and hiking in the mountains. We had planned 6 days in the area and Shayla spent a lot of time with us over our ideas and provided a wealth of local information. She suggested some places to visit, activities, walks and restaurants that we enjoyed very much. She arranged for our boat trip to the Skellig islands which, along with the hike to the top, was yet another wonderful day. In all our AirBnB stays around the world we have never met someone as warm and caring as Shayla. We took her to a local restaurant/pub for dinner and they had live music which was delightful. The musicians knew Shayla and asked her to sing. That was one of many highlights of our stay with Shayla. We hope very much that we will be back some day to enjoy Western Ireland and stay with Shayla.
Thank you Ann and Jagdish! Such a lovely review! I hope that you are now safely home in Boulder....
It was great to meet you and to host you here at my home - you just felt like new friends by the time you left.
And I too hope that i will see you in Boulder! And back here in Kerry some day.
All best wishes to you,
Thank you so much Shayla for EVERYTHING! This was our 'home away from home' in every way. Our host Shayla was absolutely helpful, made us feel welcome and provided us with just about everything you could ever want in a vacation. The property was spotless, comfortable, everything accessible, maps for everywhere and anything to do around the area and most of all, the location was fantastic with the most amazing outlook ever imagined. If there was any negative at all, it would be that we weren't there long enough - 5 days wasn't enough to enjoy it all. Unfortunately the weather wasn't our friend this time of year, but we made the most of what we could. The great thing about this house was that if the weather wasn't great, you could stay in the house, enjoy the warmth of a fire, play games and there is so much space in the house, you always found a spot to relax. In my opinion, anyone who stays here and didn't enjoy it, then it's your own fault. Would we recommend this property to anyone...YES absolutely! As I said, this is a 'Home away from Home'. Thanks again Shaya. You were absolutely wonderful to us, supplying everything and more and your beautiful house made our holiday in Killorglin something to not only remember, but brag about.
Thank you for your kind words Lori. I am so glad that staying here made you time in Ireland so enjoyable, especially considering the weather you got. That Sunday must have been the wettest day this year!!
It was lovely to have you - I hope that you make it back here again some day.
Warm wishes for you and your family,
This is indeed a great house with wonderful views and sun, and very well located for all activities, while still being very quiet. The house comes as well with a mountain of leaflets about local highlights, that's very handy.
The kids were happy with the garden, from which they could see the cows and sheeps from neighboring meadows.
Shayla was always responsive and helpful, even providing toys for the kids, and opportunity to buy organic veggies.
Thank you Julien - I am glad that you enjoyed your stay.
I am sorry that the wifi extender did not work in your bedroom, but hopefully the main one worked alright for the rest of the house. If not, you only had to say, and I would have come and sorted it! Usually it either means that the weather is interfering, or It just needs to be plugged out and in again!
I take your point about the password - I will rectify that.
As I have said before it's never been a problem here with small children until my last two guest groups....I wonder why? I may have to reconsider having very small children here....
Anyway, I am glad that otherwise you had a good holiday and that you liked the views and the veggies!
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About the Host, Shayla
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!"