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Skellig Rest - Ocean View Cottage
Skellig Rest - Ocean View Cottage
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
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The cottage is over 100 years old, full of character & charm.
Fantastic views overlooking the Skellig Rocks , UNESCO site , Star Wars movie was filmed on Skelligs.
We are in the Dark Skies reserve, the only area in the Northern Hemisphere.
We are listed as-the top 10 Airbnb places to stay in the west of Ireland on the site Lovin dot ie, and also on Irish central site.

The space

Skellig Rest Cottage is nestled in an elevated position on the Ring of Kerry overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay and the Skellig rocks; it is adjacent to Coomakista pass between the village of Waterville and Caherdaniel.
Please have a look at lovin dot ie,and Irish central, we are rated amongst top 10 on one site , and number 1 on lovin.

We have an enviable location amidst spectacular scenery, flora and panoramic sea and mountain views.

The Kerry Way walking trail is right at the end of our garden, one of the most scenic trails in Ireland, with Loher Stone Fort situated just below us.

We are in an idyllic location to explore this amazing area which is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and turquoise water. There are beautiful walking and hiking trails, two world class golf courses, some of the best salmon and sea trout angling in Europe.
The cottage is in the core area of Kerrys International Dark Sky Reserve,its the oly Gold Tier Reserve in the world of the Northern Hemisphere and 1 of 3 on the planet.Meaning that on clear nights the sky in this South West Region of Ireland is simply stunning,with many more astronomical sights seen through the naked eye as can be seen , in say the Grand Canyon or the desert plains of Africa. Constellations can be viewed here with many, many more stars than are shown on the usual sky maps. The band of the Milky Way,Andromeda Galaxy,Star Clusters and Nebulas are just some of the naked eye wonders to see without the aid of any astronomical equipment or filters.Go Satellite watching, Moon gazing, Planet hunting, or simply glory in the wonder of the falling stars.

Skellig Rest sleeps 5, it comprises of one large double bed and two small double beds, with panoramic mountain and sea views, both with designer ceramic hand basins, feather duvets and quality bed linen.

The bathroom has an antique hip bath and designer hand basin.
we have a shower room with infrared. sauna.
The living room also commands amazing views, and has a wood burning stove. Logs are provided for your use.

The traditional kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern conveniences.

To the rear of the house is a toilet and utility room.

private HOT TUB & SAUNA
TV/CD/DVD Player
•Fridge, Cooker, Microwave.
•Dishwasher, Washing Machine
•Kettle, Toaster, Vacuum Cleaner
•Hair Dryer
•Towels & Bed Linen provided
. Robes & Slippers
•Telescope &binoculars
•Artist easel
•Picnic Basket & Cooler
•Deck Chairs for the Beach
•Logs for stove
•Fresh Herbs
•Oil central heating & electricity both by meter reading
•Welcome pack on arrival with wine
. Wet suit & body board

Skellig Rest is the choice for the discerning client, it's an ideal haven for rest and relaxation, you can view the most spectacular sunsets from the comfort of our outdoor hot tub, or just chill in our garden hammock& relax in our sauna.


Guest access

Private Hot Tub & Sauna
Direct access to famous Kerry Way walking Trail, at the end of our garden.

Interaction with guests

Guests will have my private phone number to contact me at all times,also my email .
In the high summer season I will be no more than 30 mins away.

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $97
Security Deposit $121
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To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
Check-in time is 4PM - 6PM
Check out by 10AM

•Arrival Saturdays from 16.00 hrs
•Departure before 10am following Saturday.
•No pets allowed
House vacated clean & tidy
•Booking deposit €100, balance 4 weeks before arrival

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
7 nights minimum stay.
From Nov 10 - Dec 19, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

69 Reviews

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Maura User Profile
October 2017
The views from this special cottage will blow you away. The pictures can not do it justice, soaking in the hot tub on Maireadd deck is so beautiful and peaceful. Sheep and goats roam free on the mountain side and everyone is so friendly and kind, it's like stepping back in time for a week on the Ring of Kerry. Mairead is a wonderful and attentive host who will give you all the local info you need for a week of great meals and scenery you will never forget. Waterville Links golf course is a short drive and well worth the money for the old world golf with views better than Pebble Beach! Castles and midevil ruins are everywhere, hiking the area is incredible. Great cottage, unforgettable week

Monica User Profile
October 2017
The views at this home are just fantastic and our host was one of the most interesting and sweetest people we had met on our vacation. The house is a bit older, so it smells kind of like my Grandmother's house years and years ago and the kitchen area could use an update (in my opinion). The host is great and she leaves special "treats" all around the house to make you feel special. During our stay, the outside lights had failed and we had noticed the flooring in the master bedroom is in dire need of repairs/replacement. We contacted the host to notify her of these concerns and she had someone "pop in" to fix the lights for us and the floors are to be repaired asap. The communication efforts of this host are great and she will do what she can to make sure you have a wonderful vacation. Much appreciated and we look forward to coming back in the future!

Donna User Profile
September 2017
We absolutely fell in love with this cottage! As other reviews have said, the views are breathtaking, the night sky is incredible, it's right on the Ring of Kerry, it has a hot tub facing the mountains and the bay, a sauna, little chocolates in every room. We were greeted with a warm fire and a bottle of wine- it literally could not be any more perfect. Mairead was wonderful and so helpful and accommodating. The only tips I have for fellow Americans is to pick up the proper trash bags from either the local Centra or Waterville Community Center as early as you can- we were unfamiliar with Ireland's trash/recycling system and fumbled a bit on our last day to get it right. You will also need to bring the security deposit in cash (Euro) at check-in, which your utilities usage will get deducted from.
Mairead User Profile
Response from Mairead:
Thanks Donna for the great review, it was my pleasure to host ye, I would love to see the photos, my email is (EMAIL HIDDEN) Regards Mairead
September 2017

Linda User Profile
September 2017
Mairead's cottage is a wonderful period home with an outstanding view day or night!

Kelly User Profile
July 2017
Thank You so very much Mairead, This is truly a magical place. The most beautiful place I've EVER stayed. The views will take your breath away. Your Mothers house seemed to have a special warm and rich family history. I felt privileged to stay at Skilling Rest and can feel the love of generations. Thank You Thank You Thank You.

Mark User Profile
June 2017
The Skillig Rest is a little gem. Mairead our host provided everything we needed including getting us on John O'Sheas boat to the Skillig Michael. What a treat.

Richard User Profile
April 2017
The cottage has spectacular views and very useable outdoor space. A great base for exploring the ring of Kerry. The home has everything one needs for a very comfortable stay.

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