About this listing
Our superbly located house is a 3 minute stroll from beautiful Ballinskelligs beach on the Skellig Ring & Wild Atlantic Way. Just off the Ring Of Kerry, perched on the South West Coast of Ireland, this is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all home.
The Ring of Kerry is a world renowned destination because of it's stunningly beautiful scenery, warm Irish welcome and character. Bliss beckons is located just off the Ring of Kerry on the lesser known and even more breath-taking Skellig Ring. Our holiday home is also located on the Wild Atlantic Way. You'll be spoilt for choice as there is so much to fully appreciate: taste, see, experience and explore within a 30 mile radius of our home whether you're an outdoorsy, food-loving or cultured type.
This architect designed 'upside down' house is at your disposal - private garden, car parking, and the beautiful blue flag beach at Ballinskelligs at the end of the road.
Interaction with Guests
This is our holiday home and it is taken care of by our wonderful neighbour Eileen on our behalf. Because we spend our summer, Easter and many weekend breaks here we are thoroughly familiar with the area and are at the end of a phone or mail if you need us.
The stunning scenery. As soon as we arrive at Ballinskelligs, we head for the beach. As we take in the views, the changing colours, the sound of the waves, we breathe a deep breath and welcome the familiar feeling of contentment and relaxation that comes with Bliss Beckons.
You'll need your own car to get around and enjoy the many many sights, adventures and places to visit.
Treat the house as though it was your home - light the turf stove, read some books, listen to music or the waves. This is a pet free and smoke free home.
We need you take care of your rubbish and dispose of responsibly at the local store in the proper bin bags which are sold there.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
This was our second visit to bliss beckons and we counted down the days until we arrived. It really is a home away from home, anybody with toddlers or pre schoolers just pack you clothes and kids because that's all you will need at bliss beckons, it really was a joy to be back, thanks again Brid for your hospitality.
My family and I stayed for 2 nights at Brid's house in Ballinskelligs in April. It was a perfect place for us to relax and use as a base to explore the surrounding area. Our group consisted of 3 kids and 4 adults and the house had plenty of space for all of us. The back yard was fantastic for the kids to run around and it is only a 2 minute walk to a beautiful beach with a castle - the kids were in paradise and didn't want to leave. The house was clean and we were very thankful for the washer and dryer after being on the road for a week prior. Brid was in regular contact with us to make sure everything was going well and helpful in answering all our questions. Hopefully we can come back for a longer stay in the future!
The accurate picture for this listing helped us arrive directly at the property. The neighbour was very helpful and friendly. The kitchen was well equipped.
What a wonderful, relaxing, welcoming home! Brid was not in town while we were there but did everything and more to make us comfortable and welcome. The accomidations were more than we expected, what a delightful place to have Christmas dinner.
We very much enjoyed our time in Ballinskelligs. The home is cozy and lovely, the perfect space for us (4 kids and 4 adults), and the setting is just breathtaking. Brid was a very gracious host and had arranged everything. Lots of toys and movies for the kids. Even though she was not there, her next door neighbor was always available to help sort out any small things that popped up. Would definitely come back for another stay in the future.
The house is beautiful. Very well maintained and spacious. With panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Plenty of toys and videos for the kids. Our boys are aged 2 and 4 and there was not a moment of boredom in the house. The kitchen is very well equipped and the utility room was a treat. There was a bed rail, a stair gate, a step in the bathroom and potty. Every little thing you worry about bringing or not having for kids is there. Brid was so friendly and open with ideas and advice for activities. The beach is 3 minutes walk away and is beautiful with a beach shop which stocks nets for the kids, balls, buckets and spades, coffee and WiFi, yes WiFi. The pub Cable Olearys is very modern has a large play field for the kids to run around and is 5 minutes walk away. And yes Dads it will most likely be playing "the match" for whenever that may be during your holiday. The local shop is a short drive away for your "bits". Ballinskellig is a small happy community and you feel it when you arrive and Bliss Beckons is the jewel in its crown. If you are dreaming of an idyllic family getaway you can remember for years to come Ballinskellig is the town and Bliss Beckons is the haven.
We had a very enjoyable stay in Ballinskelligs, we are still talking about it! The house is perfect for a family holiday and is right beside the beach. Lovely views from the top of the house. It's also very near other attractions, Ballinskelligs Chocolate factory for one!, and Valentia island amongst others. I would definitely recommend this house, it ticks all the boxes. Brid was also a great help, providing a lot of detail about the house and the area. She really went out of her way to help us. 5 stars!