Romantic Hideaway. Pool and Beaches

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Ballyrisode, County Cork, Ireland

The Space

A Dream Destination in West Cork.

Surrounded by Cypresses, palm-trees and a very old olive-tree
sits this very formal Italian-Style Garden on 60.000m2 lawns and woodland.

Popular and save sandy-beaches across the road, 500m from our gate.

A Natural Pool is using a natural way warming its waters a bit, is waiting for you.
You will find a solar-driven shower as well as a huge sheltered circular sundeck, with chairs and tables.
From there you have fantastic sea-views to some Carbery Islands, castles and the famous Fastnet Rock.
A perfect place for a BBQ.

But you have also your own private south-faced terrace (30m2).
From there you'll enjoy nice sea-views incl.Fastnet Rock.

Your luxury flat is part of a bigger house, but totally separate.
The house is built with massive concrete ceilings,walls and floors, what means the flat is soundproof to the rest of the house.

Of course you have your own entrance.

The house is built near to "Passive-House-Standards". No heating oil, gas or electric power is wasted anymore to produce a warm house.

This house is built correctly to save the environment.
You will find underfloor-heating throughout and plenty of hot water.
All produced by the sun and stored in a large tank.
Hot water produced freshly on demand.

The flat is always very warm. It is south-faced.

There is a ventilation-system with heat-recovery in place.
This system provides you with fresh filtered air all the time.
Good to avoid allergies of any kind.
Of course you can still open windows if you like.

A Central-Hoover-System secures that there is no dust blown into the flat and avoids dust-allergies.

These measurements to save the environment and your health
are coming together with the brightness of big triple-glazed windows.
The flat is always full of light and so bright.
This alone, but together with the sea-views in particular,
gives you only positive feelings.
Wellness pure!

Now let us go into your luxury flat. You reach the entrance over your terrace.

Firstly you come to a small open landing, leading you right to your Living/Study, straight to the bedroom and left to the kitchen/dining.

The kitchen has a homely living appearance and is not designed for "heavy cooking-sessions."
But nevertheless the kitchen is fully equipped.
You find a full-size fridge, oven/microwave, dishwasher.
You will love to cook here.
Herbs from our herb-garden are for free.

We go into the Living-Room/Study with views over the ocean and Fastnet Rock. This room is in "Old World Style" all antic and with true paintings, sofa-bed (sleeping-size 140x200),
romantic log-oven with glass-door and sufficient fire-wood.
Great library (German, English and Russian).
I feel that the books and guides about Ireland and UK alone are 2 meters of books.
Sat-TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, Internet.
Direct access to your terrace with table, chairs, sun lounger,

The romantic bed-room, again with elements of the "Old World"
and with true paintings, provides you with a double-bed(160x200) and a single bed (80x200).
The double-bed can be easily altered to two single-beds.
Our beds are only from highest standards.

En-suite is a large bathroom with toilet, sink and barrier-free shower (shower size (2m2)
You will find sufficient towels and extra-towels for pool and beach.

The entrance-door is extra wide and fully wheelchair-friendly.
The flat has inside absolutely no barriers. All doors are extra-wide. The beds are in extra heights.
The landscaping of the Italian Garden was designed from the start also for "wheelies". All lanes are level. Even the Natural Pool and the Sun Deck are reachable via a comfortable ramp.
Into the water you go via massive and easy-going stainless-steel steps.

The Romantic Hideaway can take up to 5 to sleep.
If you are coming only for a short time and you have a lot of outdoor-action like sailing, biking or walking, this may be ok.
But the flat is designed just for two or if you have a child or a very close friend traveling with you, it is good for three.

We recommend only 2 or max. 3 guests in this flat
Then you will be able to feel the magic of this place.

Who likes to travel knows the problem.

- Hotels can be at the end quite expensive,
even with a good room-rate. One has to spend on food and
drinks to their conditions.
- B&B's, no cooking facilities.
You will miss your own private living-room.
- Holiday Houses are not so flexible, mostly only weekly to
get and may be too big.
You could find yourself in the "Middle of Nowhere" without any
reception or service during your stay.

With our new and ambitious concept we intend to make things a little bit better for you.

- Our price for The Romantic Hideaway is

Only the use of the washing machine (incl. washing powder)
and the tumble-dryer is costing € 10 extra.

- We speak English, German, Russian and some French

- We will service you as much as we can, no limits,
but only as much as you like!
We will answer your questions as good as we can,
that your holiday-dreams become true.

Please no children. Only if they are good swimmers. !!POOL

If you decide to come with your own bike,
you should know, that we have the facilities to pick you up,
with your luggage and the bikes from Cork or Kerry Airport!
Please ask for the price.


Bus Eireann 2x daily from and to Cork. From our gate.
Taxi nearby.
Bikes can be rented.
Ferry-Boat from Schull to Cape Clear Island (summer only)

Good Restaurants in Schull and 10KM surrounding

Irish, Spanish, French, Italian, Philippine
Nearest good restaurant: Heron's Cove, GOLEEN, 4,5KM

Schools in Schull

Language School, Diving School, Sailing and canoeing School.
In Durrus: Cookery School


Golf (Banytry, Skibbereen, Glengariff)
Tennis (hard)
Riding (nearby)
All kinds of watersports


Off Shore Fishing in walking distance
All kinds of mussels around the house
Deep Sea Fishing by arrangement.


Over 50 bird-species in our woods and coastline
Deer, Hare, Sea-Otter, Mink, Fox and Badger.

Dolphins, Seals, even Whales can be seen on excursions

Walking, Hiking

Famous Sheep's Head Walk starts next village.

Your location is ideal for One-Day-Trips with your car.

Ring of Kerry and Killarney
Beara Peninsula
Sheep's Head
South Coast with Kinsale and Cork-City

!!Absolute Hotspot!!

Mizen Head Signal Station.
Irelands most southwesterly point
with 40.000 visitors per year!
An absolute "MUST GO"
Only 20KM away from your Romantic Hideaway.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $86
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • What a lovely place for a little getaway! Was such a lovely and relaxing apartment to come back to after a day of adventuring, and the area is just full of beauty,even in rainy day weather. Hannes was very welcoming and kind to us during our stay,let us know he was there to help with anything but also felt like we had complete privacy. And their dog,Easter and their two cats are full of fun,woke up to them all lazing on the grass on our first morning. I have already recommended this place to most of my friends! Perfect getaway,thank you Hannes and family :)

    March 2014
  • We had a truly wonderful week stay during December. We were very impressed by the very modern yet classic quality design of the flat. Despite being there in Mizen Head, (Ireland's most south westerly point), during the worst storm in 15 years in Ireland (with 150kmp/h winds). We felt very cozy , secure , and were always well connected with the underfloor heating, highest standard insulation and triple glazed glass, and satellite television and wifi. The encased fireplace wasn't essential to stay warm, but made for a nice atmosphere. The owner was warm and welcoming!

    December 2013
  • We drove to Hannes' home from Kilkenny & the driving directions were spot on. The flat is very well designed; modern with homey touches & lots of natural light. We immediately felt very welcome. The grounds are beautiful & we did enjoy Easter the dog very much. What a sweetie she is!
    The shower is huge with lots of hot water - large bath - especially by European standards. Comfy bed & linens. We visited in Sept. & it was nice & warm in the flat. The kitchen has high grade pots & pans which makes cooking a breeze.
    Nice location; I like being in the country for the quiet but near towns for shopping - don't miss the Sat. farmers market in Skiberdeen - got some yummy baked goods, local vegys, cheese & smoked salmon.
    All in all a beautiful place - top notch.

    September 2013
  • a great Airbnb experience. This is what this site is all about :)
    We'll be back!

    September 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay. The accommodation is very high standard and well equipped and the location is fabulous. The gardens and pool were perfect for the children to relax and just enjoy playng outside. They also loved playing with Easter, the very friendly resident dog and the new kittens. The beach is a short walk away and is lovely - gorgeous clear blue water, sand and rock pools for the kids - even dolphins on our first visit. Hannes and Irina are wonderful hosts - thanks for making it such a pleasant stay.

    August 2013
  • We had a very pleasant stay at Romantic Hideaway. The place is perfect : very nice, very quiet, very clean, and very confortable!!!
    Hannes and is wife are really nice host.
    We really recommend it for pure quiet hollidays.
    We could comment everything in this place, but it's more simple to say it's a 5 stars appartment!!!

    July 2013
  • We stayed here for two nights over a summer weekend. The apartment was perfectly clean and very well equipped, great for cooking. There is a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the house and the setting is suburb, with lots to explore in the surrounding area, a weekend wasn't enough. Jumping into the organic pool after a tough cycle over the hills was bliss.

    Hannes and his family were lovely hosts, friendly, happy and chatty and fully of great advice. I hope to visit again and I would recommend to anyone.

    July 2013
  • Absolutely loved this place! The apartment was beautiful, as were the surrounding gardens- I honestly wished I lived there! Hannes and his family were the perfect hosts, very friendly and extremely helpful. The apartment is in the perfect location for exploring West Cork and there is so so much to do nearby. It was super easy to find as well, following Hannes directions.. We stayed for three nights and my only regret is that we didn't stay for longer. This was my first time using the Airbnb website and it couldn't have been a more positive experience. I would recommend this apartment to anyone and I only hope I get the opportunity to visit it again!

    August 2012
  • Beautiful place - believe everything in the description and more! The perfect escape from city life. If the weather isn't great, a lovely place to sit, read, look out at the views and unwind. In fact, I could barely read, I just sat and enjoyed the views by day and by night so much (mesmerised by the Fastnight lighthouse)! A great base to tour West Cork, or if you enjoy the outdoor life, to walk, swim, cycle, kayak....
    It literally is a hideaway. The apartment is beautifully and tastefully furnished and the kitchen really well equipped. Hannes is a very welcoming host but you really have the privacy and feeling of having the place to yourself. This was my first and extremely positive experience of airbnb. I'll be back!

    July 2012
  • Traumhaft schönes Grundstück, das mit Liebe zum Detail in die atemberaubende Natur integriert ist. Die Wohnung ist geräumig, von hoher Qualität errichtet und ausgestattet. Alles übertrifft die Erwartungen, die Hannes in seiner Beschreibung darlegt.Selbst der anspruchsvollste Gast wird sich hier wohlfühlen. Dazu gehört natürlich auch die sympathische freundliche Atmosphäre, die die Gastgeber von Anfang an in der Lage sind herzustellen. Es war, als ob sich gute, jahrelang Bekannte einen Besuch abstatten, ohne die Privatsphäre zu mißachten.

    August 2012
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