About this listing
Enjoy a lovely sea view conveniently located only one and a half miles from Dingle. Three minute walk to a local beach and come back to enjoy a cup of tea on the patio while you use the complimentary BBQ grill. King bed two singles and a full kitchen.
The studio has a lovely view from the kitchenette table of the sea and out to Skellig Michael. There is a king size comfortable bed and there are steep loft stairs to two single beds. No small children please.
Guests have their own private entry and use of the patio with table and chairs.
Things to do right from Beenbawn Cottage;
Stroll 3 minutes to beautiful Beenbawn Strand at the cove where “Fungie,” our resident dolphin, frolics daily. Howls of delight from Fungie watchers on boats will alert you to his activities.
Have a swim in the clear cool water or borrow some fishing tackle and try your hand at catching dinner.
A 30-meter pre-Christian ringfort is about a five-minute walk from the cottage off the boreen to Doonsean (Dún Síon). This national historic site has Ogham writing on lapidated oval stones from the storm beach at Minard. I will give you more historical information and directions once you are here.
Pack a picnic lunch and wander up to the top of Beenbawn head. Walk safely along the cliffs to the stone cairn at the peak for breath-taking views of Dingle Bay and passing fishing and sail boats. You can see across to the Beara Peninsula, Skellig Michael, and Valentia Island where the first transatlantic cable linked Europe to America. To the west is Eask Tower marking the entrance to Dingle Harbour.
Interaction with Guests
I live on site in the attached bungalow. I am available for any visitor information that you may require and have many suggestions for interesting off the beaten path adventures. Beenbawn is so beautiful I want to share it.
Beenbawn is a quaint hamlet of 19 farmhouses a mile from Dingle. You can walk to town along the seaside by the lighthouse, or take the fuscia-lined boreen (road) past the track of the annual Dingle Races and then the main road until you come to town. We are a cluster of family homes by the sea with horses, dairy cows, and sheep on the hillside.
Taxis are readily available for €7 to get into town. It is only one and a half miles and the drive time is under 5 minutes. There are national buses that service Dingle with connections to other towns. The village is very walkable with numerous shops, pubs and interesting places to visit.
Other Things to Note
I have a friendly dog and one outside cat. I'm open to people bringing their dog on holiday as long as it is kept on lead if it chases cats or livestock. If you leave the dog in the studio while you go out no barkers please. I have a horse that I occasionally keep next to the house if I'm going to ride or drive her the next day. Please don't feed her without asking.
I work in the mornings so please be considerate of late night noise. Have fun and bring a happy attitude.
This was my first air bnb experience, and Maureen is REALLY the hostess with the mostest. The apartment is beautiful and rustic with a little wood stove that was perfect for chilly nights. The biggest bonus was the view, super close to the beach, and just a great place to relax.
Maureen graciously welcomed us to this space at the back of her home in Dingle. Out toward the end of a road that heads toward the water before you enter town, the place had a beautiful view of the sea from the kitchen and the lovely patio where we enjoyed some afternoon wine and cheese. Maureen left us soda bread, fruit and yogurt for breakfast and directed us to the best foodie spots in town for lunches and dinners to suit our vegetarian tastes. The place was comfortable with a well-stocked kitchen where we cooked one of our evening meals. We also enjoyed her friendly cat and dog. Thanks, Maureen!
Our family very much enjoyed our experience visiting the Dingle area and this was the perfect base for us. Maureen made us feel welcome and was very helpful. The unit was as described, and I would stay here again on our next visit to the area.
We had a great time in Dingle staying at Maureen's. The location is lovely and you can take a beautiful walk into town via the cliff walk. Walking into town via the road would be dodgy since the road is narrow. Maureen had everything we needed and provided great advice for what to see in the area. The studio was very nice - we stayed with our two teenagers and it felt fine for the three nights we were there. I would definitely stay there again.
What a fantastic spot. Most lovely house. Easy to find. Beautiful location and amazing views. Highly recommended. Just a minute drive from dingle.
Maureen is a wonderful, welcoming host. Yvonne and I are grateful that we were able to spend a full week in her comfortable and beautifully kept cottage. The location is spectacular, with views of the North Atlantic and immediately adjacent beach, cliff walk, and a one-mile walk to Dingle town with it's many charms, pubs and shops.
I love this place!! First of all it's very, very cute and welcoming. The bed was so fresh and comfortable. My son slept upstairs in the loft. He loved it. Everything is newly renovated. The bathroom and kitchen are very clean and tidy. The morning of the first day I went for the most beautiful walk of my life. A short walk takes you to a small beach. From there you can walk along the tops of the cliffs along the coast. The path goes by the mouth of Dingle Bay where you can see the boats out visiting with Fungi. The house is a short drive from Dingle. Maureen is very warm and so nice. She gave us all the info on what to do in the area. What a stunning part of the world!! Maureen said the house has been described as a "healing place" and I agree 100%. If you like animals there is the world's best dog and a very sweet cat available to pet. I treasure the time we had here.
About the Host, Maureen
I love to share interesting tips about Dingle and can give you lots of foodie recommendations as well as local activities. I have a dog named Teddy that welcomes everyone and one horse named Molly as well as an outdoor cat named Beanie. I have lived in the states and have travelled extensively. I like to explore diverse cultures and places as well as enjoy being in nature. I am a relaxed host but I like things neat and clean.