Skellig Rest - Ocean View Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Waterville, Kerry, Ireland
Your host, Mairead
7 Reviews
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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.

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 two double bed rooms with Roll away for 5th person 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.
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.

•TV/CD/DVD Player
•Fridge, Cooker, Microwave.
•Dishwasher, Washing Machine
•Kettle, Toaster, Vacuum Cleaner
•Hair Dryer
•Towels & Bed Linen provided
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•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!

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.

Low season 70e per night,oct,nov,dec,jan,feb,mar.
Mid season 85e per night,apr,may,sept.
High season 99e per night,jun,jul,aug.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $974 /week
Security Deposit: $140
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Mairead was a fantastic host. We arrived late in the evening and she was still available to receive us and do a walk-through of everything we needed to know and was available if we ever needed anything. Mairead also was more than willing to give recommendations of things to do and places to go, all of which were fantastic! The cottage was in an amazing and easy to find location with breathtaking views and I will more than happily recommend this to anyone else.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 17 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • We are just back from a wonderful holiday at Maireads house, Skellig Rest.
    We fully enjoyed the stay at Maireads charming hous- its one of the best places we ever have been in Ireland. It has an original charm, with an extraordinary atmosphere.
    We love the interiors –especially the lovely paintings. The kitchen in very well equipped.
    Special is the fantastic breathtaking view to Ballinskellig Bay and the Skelligs while having a Bath in the sea view hot tub. The house is a good place to have a rest as well to start a walk in nearby mountains, beaches and bays.

    Mairead is a warm and welcoming person who did all she could to make our stay comfortable.
    Thanks again Mairead and keep on setdancing.
    As we told- we will definitely come back soon.

    Heike and Bernd

    May 2014
  • Perfect house, perfect location very warm welcoming and caring from Mairead. Our 11 days couldn't have been better, we will be back soon!
    Thank you again Mairead for these unforgettable days!

    January 2014
  • Amazing cottage, perfect location, we loved it. Thank you Mairead!

    December 2013
  • we are just back from a wunderful holiday at maireads house,skellig rest.this charming property has best kept secret, and definetly one of irland;s little gems.the house is everything it says in the description&much much more.the ever changing ocean vievs are breathtaking. we arrived to a wunderful greeting from mairead, a fabulous log fire,tea& biscouits & a lovely bottle of red wine.
    Mairead filled us in on all the best places to visit,walks,restaurants,pups,beaches&heritage sites.
    The famous kerry way walking trail is at the end of the garden,i walked miles to the village on this trail,over stone walls,amazing sea views&fascia filled (website hidden) wife golfed at the famous waterville links.course(frequented by tger woods)we both enjoyed a soak in maireads sea view hot tub a afterwards.
    The kitchen in very well equipped,the beds were very comfortable with feather duvets,we also had the luxury of robes &slippers for the hot tub.
    We enjoyed a nordic walking tour of derrynane beach& and the dunes with mairead,high season you can book walking& motoring tours wiht maierad.we enjoyed guiness&irish coffees in bridies&freddie;s pubs with lovely turf fires &local chats.
    we are now planning our retourn visit for a longer stay.
    mairead was a wunderful hostess,i would highly recommend this fabulous house.
    thanks again mairead
    Love Hubert

    October 2013
  • Me and my 3 friends spend a wonderful time in Mairead's cottage and i definitly want to go back there just to enjoy the cosy house, the amazing view, the lovely garden and the hot tub !!
    The house is a peace of heaven and it's hard to get back to the real life after (i live in Paris) ...
    In brief i do recommend this place if you plan to visit the Ring of Kerry.
    Thanks again Mairead !

    August 2013
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