About this listing
Cosy, quirky house sleeps 4-7. Located by a safe coved beach, farm & rugged cliffs. Just 1 mile from the award winning tourist fishing village of Portmagee South Kerry,Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. Perfect for touring the Ring of Kerry & Skellig. Sorry no pets allowed
Cosy cottage by a lovely quite Beach safe for swimming, kayaking, fishing & water-skiing.
Located outside the fishing village of Portmagee South West Kerry, Ireland. Its on a quiet country road off the Wild Atlantic Way. Views of Valentia Island, Bray Head Cliffs and Reen point from the windows.
Activities include: diving, golf, triathlons, boat trips, fishing, painting local scenery, cliff walks, McCarthy Castles, Ring Forts, also safe cycling and jogging routes. Walk the Kerry Way and the beautiful long sandy beaches. Catch a boat trip to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Skellig Islands and explore Valentia Island (Foher Cliffs, Sub-tropical gardens, slate quarry and open lighthouse) and the Famous Ring of Kerry including Killarney and the Skellig Ring. Perfect for Yoga and meditation (you can borrow our yoga mats and bikes)
All mod-cons TV's, Fitted Kitchen, Microwave, Fridge, Open Fire place with free wood and peat/turf fuel. Newly decorated House with Bay-window. Sleeps 8 in total, 4 Bedrooms - 2 Doubles, a smaller Double room and 1 Twin rooom, 2 of the Double rooms have en-suite bathrooms and 2 other Bathroom/toilets, there is an outside tap and shower inside the backdoor for washing off sand, wetsuits & equipment.
The Village has lovely Pubs with live Irish music and dancing, serving delicious Fresh Seafood in award winning Moorings Restaurant. Message or Email us for more Information.
Access to the beach, walks, local islands, private beach along the cliffs, Castle, Bray tower walk, garden table and chairs, bar-b-q, ready made open fire and turf (peat) for burning, tea/coffee and snacks, linen, towels, soap, shampoo and cleaning equipment provided.
Interaction with Guests
We can give you great local knowledge, meet you in the local Town of Cahersiveen to show you the shops and facilities and then if you wish to drive you to the House in Portmagee or arrange to leave the key outside or on the door for you :)
Its quiet, peaceful, scenic and relaxing. My Uncle, Aunt and Grandmother live next door on the farm so there is always help at hand and friendly banter.
You will need a car to get around especially to the local town, but the village is only about a mile away on the road but shorter to walk along the beach (safer at low tide). if you like cycling its a great way to see the local scenery. Can also hire a taxi and scenic tours
Other Things to Note
Directions to the house:
When in County Kerry, from Killarney/Tralee/Farranfore to Killorglin follow signs for Cahersiveen, we can meet you in O'Sheas B&B in Church Street Cahersiveen in the middle of the town and direct you to the Atlantic View Villa or if you want to explore and find the house yourself its very easy to find and sign posted all the way.
Take the main RIng of Kerry road from Cahersiveen to Portmagee and Valentia Is, turn right at Kerry foods (old creamery) where there is a little shop and petrol pump. Go straight along the road and drive through the village of Portmagee, turn left at the Fishermans Pub (opposite the pier)
follow along 'New Road' on the Skellig Ring until you see a sign for Reencaheragh and Reen Coast B&B turn right (between two houses)
Drive down the hill towards the beach, you will come to a junction where there is a white farm house and Kathleen & Jerrys yellow house 'Reen Coast B&B' and ours is the peach house beside it. We will leave a key for you.
A breakage deposit of €100 (or equivalent) is taken upon arrival and then upon departure once the house is inspected the deposit is returned, Thank you for your understanding. Please leave the house as clean as you received it, please wipe surfaces, bathrooms and brush/hover/wash floors, also take out ashes from the open fire and remove any food stuff from the presses. Please recycle glass, and cans/tins to the local recycling area by the bridge in Portmagee or the recycling centre and transfer station outside Cahersiveen. Only €20 for 6bags/boot full of rubbish. there is an extra cost for refuse bags €7.50 per bag, so please divide plastic, cans, glass, paper for recycling and you will be charged for food waste bags. Don't worry about the dirty linen and towels we will wash them. Sorry we do not allow pets in the house and please smoke outside and dispose of Cigarette butts with respect put butts into ash/sand bucket outside the back door. Thank You and enjoy your stay.
Portmagee Village and the Marber Therese boat. trips to Skellig islands leave from here.
The area is stunning and we had a lovely time in West Kerry, however we were disappointed by the accommodation. Particularly as it had received such positive reviews. We had seen the pictures on Air BnB so knew what to expect in terms of decor. However on arrival there was a damp musty smell and there were no sheets or duvet for one of the single beds. Both our boys like to sleep in the same room so we were forced to put them in a double bed together which meant they didn't get to sleep until very late. Linda was contacted but replacements weren't delivered until the next day. When they were received, the sheets were missing & had to be borrowed from a relative of Linda's who lived nearby.
When the boys tried out the single beds they were very uncomfortable, the springs could be felt and in no way should the mattresses have been provided for paying guests.
The main toilet when first flushed leaked all over the bathroom floor & contributed to a damp smell in the property. The water would not drain away in the en-suite shower in the bedroom we used, so showers were extremely brief. Cold water dribbled out of the bathroom sink even when on full & splurged out of the kitchen sink when sonly slightly turned on. We could not get hot water for the bath, nor could we get the heating working, despite following the instructions. When we tried to vacuum, the hose fell off.
To her credit Linda did respond immediately to our complaints & offered apologies & explanations for the faults. Ultimately it felt like the property was being operated on a minimum upkeep, maximum pricing strategy. The whole experience reminded me of student digs in the 80s. Sadly based on our experience I cannot recommend the accommodation.
We were looking for somewhere clean, warm and comfortable on out trip to the Western tip and that is exactly what we found!
It was great to sit around the open fire, with the distinctive burning peat smell, and drink in the views.
We were not greeted by our host during our stay. The home was clean and the living room area was very comfortable with large leather chairs, comforters and a nice fireplace. The 3 bathrooms were clean although the ones in the bedrooms were very small, with a curtain instead of a door, making it difficult to move around.
The view of the Atlantic was distant but nice and the beach was a short walk away, great for morning walks. The neighborhood was peaceful and it was an easy walk into town.
She sent us a welcoming email and gave us directions personally. She was very pleasant.
Awesome area and the house was perfect for us. Linda and his father are really nice. Highly recommended.
The reservation was canceled 171 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
La maison est simple mais correcte, et l'hôte très gentille. Les alentours sont magiques, bien qu'en plein hiver, le vents assez forts nous ont empêché de profiter pleinement des nombreuses possibilités de ballades autour des superbes falaises côtières.
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About the Host, Linda
30 something interested in Health, happiness and keeping fit, love to Swim and Train for Triathlons come for a run with us or take the loan of a mountain bike. My Favorite places to visit Thailand and India.
O'Sheas B&B in Cahersiveen and Self Catering in Portmagee are perfect places to stay and train- cycling, running and swimming in Lakes, Sea and Rivers. Hire boats for fishing and Angling, Visit the Skellig Islands, Scuba dive, Snorkel. Drive The Skellig Ring and famous Ring of Kerry. Relax by the Beach, Read, Write and Paint its an Artists' dream with long day-light hours and beautiful scenery.
Only one hour drive from Killarney (with its Mountains and Lakes), Tralee (the home of the Rose Festival) and Kerry International Airport.