About this listing
Seastone House, a large stone home, located in one of Ireland's most exquisite areas, is a unique, warm and comfortable luxury home on a hill overlooking the harbour of Dingle Bay. It is totally private with large garden and water and mountain views from every room in the house, all accessed by French doors to lower and upper balconies. The large, modern kitchen has seating for four with every amenity one could possibly need. There is also a large formal dining room, half bath and lovely salon with large fireplace for evenings in front of a hot peat fire, all looking out over the harbour. Upstairs each room also has its own balcony. The master bedroom is en suite with full bath, fireplace and balcony, and the second guest bedroom also has its own balcony and shares a full bath with the office. The office couch also has a pull out bed which is most comfortable. All beds are queen size. Views from all three balconies upstairs are spectacular. The home is beautifully and comfortably furnished with over-stuffed couches and chairs, TV, internet and every modern convenience. There is also a good supply of DVDs and VCRs for the guests enjoyment. The delightful town of Dingle is a 15 minute walk or five minute drive away where there are some of the best restaurants in all of Ireland. The Dingle pubs are also great for good food, as well as good Irish music and there is no lack of them in the town. As for a bit of shopping, the many shops carry both traditional and luxury items - you won't have to leave town to fill your suitcase with the best of Ireland. And there is a lovely pier walk which is breathtaking, one of many walks in the area within minutes of the home. The crisp, pure air and Atlantic breezes make it one of the cleanest and healthy places on the planet to live, or visit. You are only an hour away from such renowned treasure spots as the Lakes Killarney, or the Ring of Kerry and only 20 minutes from the wild and beautiful Slea Head Drive which has some of the oldest antiquities in all of Europe. If it is castles or dining, walking, horse trekking, hidden beaches and inlets or boating, this lovely place has them all, including its own world famous Dingle Dolphin by the name of Fungi, who just loves to accompany the boats, or swim with those who want to don a wet suit and get into the clean, beautiful waters. Or, should you feel less adventurous, evenings in front of the fire with one of the many books in the library is just the thing. This is a hneymooners dream, or an adventure of a lifetime, or both!
Please do not move furniture from room to room and never onto the balconies.
House is to be locked whenever guests are away.
Please do not use any of owner's provisions other than coffee, tea and spices as
all food in cupboards is reserved for owner when she is in residence.
About the Host, Marilynn
I'm an Irish mom, and a grandma who loves going on adventures, often with one of my daughters or a granckids. I've always loved hospitality, running a b&b for 8 years on Vashon Island (still have a lovely cabin there which I rent). I've also lived 14 years half time in Jerusalem, Israel, where I worked in communities that were quite poor and also wrote stories for two different Christian organizations. Traveling is one of my life's greatest joys, but writing is my passion. Have just finished a book of Israel's stories and now hope to do the same with some Irish stories and legends. I built Seastone House to be a haven and a retreat for me with the hope of being able to share it with others who would love it as I do. While I now live part time in Ireland, I also loved living in Israel and often travel there from Ireland for visits. Being in Dingle is one of my chief delights and I never tire of my Seastone House or the picturesque town, or the absolutely lovely people who have so kindly included me as part of this community. Dingle has so many beautiful, cultural spheres and so many ancient antiquities that I have yet to visit them all. And the beauty of this area would inspire any traveler. I do love being in the hospitality business, and serving people, knowing that I have been able to help create a happy time apart for them as they travel. Each guest
is my priority and my desire is that every one will come away happy, rested and with a new lease on life, and a story to tell. I know my guests will feel welcome and happy here at Seastone House, as am I when in residence.
airbnb suggests that we hosts tell you about other things we like. And that can be a long list, so here are some of my special delights: knowing God and knowing He knows me; my family and my "adopted" families; seeing children happy and free; writing; telling stories; reading historical books - simply love history; teaching (sometimes give seminars); swimming; biking; cooking; learning-anything; going to school-still do; hospitality-any time I can share what I have with others; family gatherings, especially if at my house; Christmas; Chanuka; all forms of beauty, especially of character; Dingle Peninsula; Ring of Kerry; the Jezreel Valley; Jerusalem; water in any form-lakes, ocean, streams, water falls; quiet times apart.
Hope you dear readers now know who your hostess is and if I can create a "place apart" for you in Ireland, I would be honored.