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Tom & Sheila O Shea

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english

Country Style Self Catering With Breath Taking Sea Views And Tranquility

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this County Kerry holiday farmhouse

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom One En-suite Oil & Solid Fuel Heating Combined Sleeps 6

The Farmhouse has a modern spacious eat-in kitchen which boasts a typical Irish peat / log burning solid fuel stove which creates a tranquil cosy atmosphere and simultaneously heats the other rooms also. From the kitchen and bedrooms located on the upper floor you can enjoy breath taking views of Ballinskelligs Bay and on a clear day the 'Statue of Liberty' in New York might be possible if you could see far enough.

The heating system incorporates oil and solid fuel which is designed to work simultaneously or one system at a time.

There is a spacious hot press which can be used for airing / storing additional clothing. The benefits of a stone constructed house are that on a warm sunny summers day the house is cool while in winter the house is much warmer than a block built house.

The County Kerry region: The warm influence of the Gulf Stream which passes off the coast has a very positive and pleasant effect on our climate all year round and is home to a sub -tropical vegetation. We never get extremes in temperature either in winter or summer which makes it a very pleasant part of the country to live in.

There are numerous places of both historical and scenic locations to visit in the area.

Daniel O Connell's house in Derrynane, stone fort's, old castle's, Skellig's Rock, Killarney National Park & Muckross House, Arts Centre 'Cill Rialaig,' and Crag Cave Castleisland are just some of the big attractions in the area.

The biggest attraction of all being the breathtaking views from the famous 'Ring of Kerry' which is renowned for its beauty and rugged landscape. It is a natural wonderland of forest, blanket bog, river, lake, sandy beach and hill, including Ireland's highest peak, 'Corran Tuathail'.

The Dingle Peninsula is also renowned for it's rugged beauty and it was here that the film 'Ryans Daughter' starring Robert Mitchum was made. Slea Head which is located at the far end of the peninsula has some breathtaking scenery to offer.

So what's so special about Kerry? - What sets it apart from other holiday destinations? Well, for a start it has all the essential ingredients; great scenery, genuinely friendly people, lots to do and see, the highest standard of accommodation and numerous first class restaurants. However, it's the things that are unique to Kerry that make it such a popular visitor destination, such as its ancient history, its rich culture, the rare flora and fauna and a genuine pride of place by its people.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom & Sheila O Shea (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 15 traveller reviews

Country Style Self Catering With Breath Taking Sea Views And Tranquility
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

As we had hoped

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples wanting a west coast experience but within reach of key attractions in Kerry. Tom & Sheila were friendly & obliging. Their house is well presented, clean with an easy to access modern kitchen & laundry. Lots of extra touches. Car required a little out of Waterville but lovely walking areas including to a ring fort - we picked blackberries for our pie at night. The view was beautiful disappearing often as it does, with rolling fog & rain. Great atmosphere!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to see you back again sometime in the future. Thanks again, T & S.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tom and Sheila O'Sheas rental, the Ardkearaugh House, for a week in August. We have 3 kids ages 12, 9 and 4 and this place couldn't have been better for our family. The house was clean, spacious and the view is so tranquil and peaceful. It was stocked with everything you could need, has cable TV and the beds were comfortable. The kids enjoyed playing in the yard while we looked on from the outdoor seating area. Tom was quick to respond and answer any questions we had. It was a central location for us to travel the ring of kerry and explore. You will definitely need to rent a car as it's about an hour away from Kerry airport. There is a small grocery store in Waterville and some lovely restaurants. All in all, this was the perfect get-a-way and I highly recommend staying at the Ardkearaugh House

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterville Home

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts. Beautiful home with outstanding views and very peaceful. Nothing was too much trouble for Tom or Sheila. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments which are very much appreciated and we would be delighted to have you back again sometime. Best regards to all.
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  • 5 of 5

Just back from a fantastic week in Tom & Sheila O'Shea's fantastic holiday home. Everything that was listed was supplied and more with it. The views from the house were excellent lovely walks, very nice safe beach just a short walk or cycle from house. The whole property inside and outside was spotless. Tom & Sheila gave us all local information on where to visit , dine etc. etc. We will definitely be back in this property in the very neat future and would highly recommend the house and hosts to anybody considering it.

Our only regret was leaving.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much. You were a lovely family and we hope to see you all back again. Kindest regards to all, Tom & Sheila
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, fantastic view to the Atlantic, silence and very nice hosts.

The property was very clean (like at home ;-)) and turf for the oven always available.We have felt very comfortable. Thank you Tom and Sheila

We will come back sometime! Greetings from Berlin. Katrin, Carolin and Axel

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, exhilarating, and “over the top” are just words. Those could not adequately describe this bucolic location.

There is a kaleidoscope of clouds over the mountains and Ballinskelligs Bay which are mesmerizing. Rainbows are a frequent occurrence which just add to the magic.

An endless variety of activities are available and the local Loher Stone Fort is a short walk from the front door.

Our stay of six weeks was not long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such an impressive review and it gives us so much pleasure to see our guests enjoying themselves as this family did. We do our best to make our guests as comfortable as possible, but very little effort was needed with this lovely family who stayed with us for six weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. We greately appreciate their kind and accurate description of our home and location, which also confirms the accuracy of our advert in our web page. Thanks again for such kind comments and we would love to see ye back again in the future. Kindest regards, Tom & Sheila.
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Waterville Village
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Skellig Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Waterville Village
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Lohar Beach
Car: recommended

Waterville is located on the south west coast of Ireland and offers a variety of interests for all ages. If travelling on the famous Ring of Kerry you will pass through Waterville. In the past it has been frequented by many dignitaries from all over the world. Charlie Chaplin, the silent -movie comic, spent many years holidaying in Waterville at the Butler Arms Hotel and there is a life - size bronze figure of the star on the main street. It has two world class golf courses and many of the top world golfers have played there over the years. The 'Kerry Way' walking route passes through the Village and this is a major attraction for walking groups. Fishing is also a major attraction both on the coast and on the famous 'Lough Currane' and Inny River. Lough Currane is one of the best sea-trout fisheries in Ireland. There are many sandy beaches to swim, sunbathe and relax and in summer time the water temperatures can be quite pleasant.

There are many restaurants and hotels to dine in also.

Other Activities: Equestrian Centre / Outdoor Pursuits / Trips to 'Skelligs Rock' / Kerry Way.

Golf: Waterville Golf Links

Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. Links golf combines sand dunes gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined by the ever changing weather.

Links land is a geological rarity. Less than one percent of all the courses in Ireland and the British Isles are championship links. Waterville is one of these. It is no wonder that the world’s best players test their mettle here.

Skellig Bay Golf Course

Situated overlooking the majestic Ballinskelligs Bay and set among natural megalithic stonework and indigenous bog deal, there can be few more visually stunning locations for a golf course than Skellig Bay in Waterville. The course opened for play in Spring 2006 and has already been rated in Irelands “Top 50”.

Here the awesome beauty of the Bay hits you full in the face as you play through holes framed by over 8000 yards of ancient “famine” walls.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in County Kerry, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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7 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
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11 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
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Early Summer
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
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29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
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16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • thermos flask
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Share between 2 rooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Downstairs bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom has electric pumped shower with hot water supplied from hot water cylinder in hot press. Shared bathroom has electric pumped shower. Downstairs bathroom with bathtub / shower is supplied with hot water from hot water cylinder in hot press.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Cot if requested
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Main bedroom en-suite. Built in wardrobes. TV outlets. Bedroom with double bed & bedroom with two single beds sharing bathroom. TV outlets in all bedrooms.Built in wardrobes in all bedrooms. Downstairs bathroom with bath tub & shower.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There is a pumped shower in the En suite bedroom which works off the heating system. Also there is an electric pumped shower in the shared upstairs bathroom which can be used when the heating systems are not on in warm summer weather. There is also a shower in the bath tub which is located in the downstairs bathroom. The cooker is electric with a four ring gas hob.