The Haven has been refurbished to a high standard with scenic views from every window it nestles on its own private, peaceful plot. A short stroll from the lively bars, shops and wonderful restaurants in the Heritage Town of Kenmare - Ring of Kerry.
Kenmare is the jewel of the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Kerry is the most beautiful jewel in the Emerald Isle.
The Haven has 3 large double bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms and a large family bathroom with shower and bath. A large open-plan sitting room with comfortable sofas and a dining room. The large spacious kitchen has a large fridge, freezer, dish washer, electric oven, hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, cafetiere, and is fully equipped. The utility room has a washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board.
The Haven is offered as a self catering holiday home.
Guests will have access to the entire house and grounds. It is offered as a self-catering holiday home and is fully equipped.
Interaction with Guests
We have a wonderful local Manager, Carol, who is available for any emergencies or questions. We will give guests Carol's telephone number on confirmation of booking. In the meantime your hosts are always available via email or phone.
The Haven nestles between the majestic mountain ranges on both sides of the Roughty River which flows from the Kenmare Bay into the Atlantic Ocean.
There are many beautiful walks, including the famous Kerry Way and the Beara Way. The house is a short stroll (1 km) from the Heritage Town of Kenmare and all the wonderful traditional Irish bars, restaurants, cafes, craft shops that abound. There are several supermarkets. A Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the Town Square.
The town of Kenmare lies on two world famous Irish tourist routes; the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, and is approximately 32 kilometres (20 miles) from Killarney. As a result it is a beautiful tourist destination.
Activities on offer in and around Kenmare include two world class golf clubs, angling, scuba diving, hill walking, pony trekking and cycling.
There are taxis and bicycles for hire in Kenmare. Buses run daily to Killarney, and Cork City and stop at all the villages and towns along the route.
Kerry Airport is the nearest and Cork is convenient too. Car hire can be arranged at both of these airports.
Other Things to Note
The standard security deposit is required in case of damages.
Electricity is metered. The Manager will read the meter in your presence upon arrival and again on departure when she will collect payment in euros. Currently the cost is 20 cents per unit consumed. n.b. This is standard practice for Irish holiday home rentals.
We have an electric immersion heater in a huge hot water tank and it will deliver constant hot water. However, please be aware that it takes around 2 hours to heat the full tank of water. Mosts guests prefer to leave the immersion heater switched on - it is thermostatically controlled - and they then have constant hot water.
There is a one-off house-keeping / cleaning fee of 90 euros which is added to every booking.
The Haven is a self catering holiday home which means day to day cleaning / laundry is the responsibility of the guest. You can always discuss any special requirements with our Manager.
The Haven is a much loved family orientated property and the owners will not accept bookings from groups of young adults. Sorry, no Stag or Hen parties accepted. We reserve the right to refuse such bookings.
The hallway, sitting room and bedrooms are carpeted and we would appreciate our guests removing their outdoor shoes in the house.
The Haven is a smoke and pet free home.
We greatly enjoyed our stay at The Haven in Kenmare! Four of us stayed and we had plenty of room to relax and unwind. The Haven is incredibly spacious, clean, bright and has all you need for a great holiday. The hosts, and the house manager, Carol, were incredibly helpful and kind. The views from the house were beautiful and Kenmare is just a short drive or walk from the house. Kenmare is a wonderful place to stay off the Ring of Kerry. I highly recommend staying at the Haven in Kenmare if you are visiting the area.
The Haven in Kenmare was fantastic. It was spacious, clean, and fully equipped with all sorts of appliances and amenities. Maggie was incredibly helpful in providing all details and making sure our stay would be enjoyable. The house manager, Carol, was also very kind and helpful in terms of showing us around the house and giving us suggestions for what to see/do/eat around town. My friends and I found this to be a lovely retreat and only wished we could have stayed longer! The views from the numerous windows are beautiful, and the walk into town is a real treat. Highly recommended.