Oysterbed Pier holiday house rental with internet access, balcony/terrace, golf and walking

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  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Sneem Secret Harbour is a superb luxury hideaway overlooking the sea in the exclusive area of Oysterbed & Parknasilla, close to Sneem village in the 'kingdom' of Kerry on the magical Wild Atlantic Way.

Very special, very private, very beautiful and almost secret.....if you are looking for tranquility, privacy, comfort and space, and the ultimate escape, this 'little piece of heaven' is the perfect place.

The panoramic sea and mountain views are simply spectacular and the maze of tracks winding through the 7 acres surrounding the house offer wonderful walks and hours of exploration for everyone.

Whatever your interests, the area offers a fantastic choice of exhilarating and fun activities to suit all ages and levels of experience: kayaking, snorkelling, diving, coasteering, hiking, hill walking, cycling, horse riding, angling, golfing, painting, bird watching, whale & dolphin watching, photography, nature and wildlife....or simply relaxing. There are few other places where you can enjoy the outdoors in such visually stunning and dramatic scenery, from dazzling lakes with dramatic mountain backdrops to hidden valleys and panoramic ocean views.

The house is in pristine condition with all high quality furniture and appliances. The interior is fresh and contemporary with a palette of colours, plants, pictures and furnishings that is rich, warm, welcoming and wonderfully relaxing. The amazing views wrap around the house and can be enjoyed from every window.....sea, ebbing tides, changing weather fronts, panoramic mountains, glorious sunsets, starry skies, moonlit waters, extensive gardens and native woodland which is home to lots of wildlife.

The south-facing kitchen, dining, living room and conservatory are flooded with sunlight that streams through large floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. These exit onto a paved patio with dining furniture. A highly efficient geothermal system provides comfortable and cosy under floor heating throughout and the stylish wood burning stove adds that bit of extra magic on chilly nights. WiFi is freely available in the house.

Further details

Highest quality bed linen, lots of soft white towels, good supply of all kitchen essentials, a generous welcome hamper, firewood for the stove, books, games, art materials are all provided.

WiFi is available throughout the house.

Extra supply of fresh bed linen and towels is provided for multi week rentals.

The usual time of occupation is 5:00 pm on arrival day and no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure. If possible on the day, these times may be altered on request.

Saturday is the standard changeover day, particularly during high season. However, alternative arrangements may sometimes be possible - please contact to discuss.

Further details indoors

The interior is modern and contemporary with a palette of colours, plants, pictures and furnishings that is warm, welcoming and wonderfully relaxing. The house has all high quality furniture and top of the range appliances, and is superbly equipped. The interior is bright and spacious, designed to provide maximum pleasure and comfort as you relax and enjoy the stunning views of the changing tides, evening sunsets, sea and mountains, and observe the variety of wildlife that regularly visits the grounds (we provide binoculars and wellingtons for your convenience).

This is a house for all seasons. Sunshine and brightness stream through the large floor-to-ceiling windows and doors in the conservatory, living room and kitchen/dining area. All these conveniently open on to the south facing sun patio for relaxation during the summer.

The eco-friendly and highly efficient geothermal system provides under floor heating throughout the house. All floors are tiled for maximum heating efficiency and the effect underfoot is luxurious. For added relaxation and romantic evenings, the contemporary wood-burning stove in the living room provides that extra little bit of charm, comfort and cosiness (firewood provided for your convenience).

High quality blinds are fitted on all windows and doors giving complete privacy. These very discreet blinds don't ever interfere with the wonderful views and with the addition of blackout blinds in the bedrooms, are totally effective in eliminating all day light in the bedrooms, guaranteeing a great night's sleep or a welcome afternoon nap after your flight.

ENSUITE BEDROOMS:

The 3 large ensuite bedrooms are spacious and bright, beautifully decorated and have lots of storage.

Bedroom 1 - Ground Floor with Superking bed (6ft-180 cm), ensuite bathroom with large bath and overhead shower.

Bedrooms 2 & 3 - First Floor with 1 King bed (5ft-153cm) and 1 Single Bed (3ft-90cm) in each room, both with ensuite bathrooms and walk-in showers.

Bedroom 3 opens on to a large deck area giving panoramic views.

In addition, there is a guest toilet in the entrance hall.

KITCHEN:

The contemporary designer kitchen has top of the range integrated appliances (at eye level for extra convenience) and is designed to create a very user friendly work space. It is a beautiful white and grey kitchen, superbly equipped with a fantastic stock and selection of high quality crockery, cutlery, glassware and equipment, to ensure that our guests' cooking experience is hassle free and successful, whether its burgers and beans or lobster and steak that's on the menu!

LIVING ROOM:

A wonderfully bright, spacious room with comfortable modern leather suite, smart TV, Sky multi channel. We provide a large selection of books and for all tastes. Doors open on to the south-facing sun patio that overlooks a small pond and the extensive grounds surrounding the house. The contemporary wood burning stove is a lovely feature in this room and the walls are covered with stunning photographs of local scenery and original art works by Irish artists.

CONSERVATORY:

Two sets of glass glass doors lead from the living room into the conservatory. This is a beautiful room, full of sunshine and brightness, where you can relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the stunning panorama of ever changing views - the tides, evening sunsets, changing weather fronts, Sneem Rowing team heading out the bay for training, the glorious array of colours from the natural pink and purple heather, orange montbretia, purple foxglove, right yellow furze, and holly and rowan with their red and orange berries. Binoculars are provided for a closer look at any passing wildlife. You will sometimes spot the otters or indeed the majestic White Tailed Eagles that have been re-introduced into Ireland after an absence of 100 years.

UTILITY ROOM:

The utility room has a Fridge Freezer, Washing Machine, Condensing Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board and a large selection of books and games and extra storage.

Further details outdoors

Sneem Secret Harbour is the only house on our 7-acre site and is located on a lovely quiet, picturesque boreen, in the area of Oysterbed that has only a handful of privately owned houses, giving an atmosphere of calm tranquility all year round. The house and gardens sit on an elevated site and provide truly spectacular 360* views. The variety of scenery is stunning with un-interrupted views of the mountains and the sea. Sitting in the conservatory and watching the tides changing or the weather coming in over the mountains, the sun setting or the moon shining over the water....is almost an activity in itself!

The traditional stone exterior blends beautifully into the surrounding 'pink' stone that is a natural feature of the area, and which creates a backdrop to the gardens and extended grounds that are full of lots and lots of trees, shrubs and luscious evergreens....oak, ash, birch, rowan, chestnut, bamboo, willow, holly, heathers, laurel, rhododendron, ferns, flaxes - these all provide a spectacle of colour at different times of the year and are home to a wonderful selection of wildlife (all kinds of birds, rabbits, hares, otters....which you can observe, sometimes up very close! and especially first thing in the morning - a paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers. There is a maze of tracks running through the grounds which provide lovely walks and lots of exploration!

The kitchen, dining area, living room and conservatory all conveniently open onto the south facing patio that runs along the entire rear of the house and enjoys sunshine all day. Patio furniture is provided so that you can take full advantage of the fine weather.

Bedroom 3 opens on to a large first floor deck which can be accessed also by means of an outside stairway at the rear of the house. Up here you can enjoy peace and quietness along with the spectacular views of the grounds and surrounding sea and mountains. This deck area is totally private - a perfect place for reading or painting, enjoying a coffee in the morning sunshine or a cool glass of wine in the evening.

Oysterbed Harbour, with its sailing yachts and fishing boats, a variety of wildlife and magical scenery, is less than a 10 minute stroll from the house. This is an idyllic spot for a swim or some relaxed fishing, or to just sit and watch for the seals and dolphins and enjoy the silence! Take a walk down early in the morning and you're sure to meet some of the local fishermen and, if you fancy some fresh fish for dinner, they will be happy to include your order in their daily catch (depending on what's in season - crabs, prawns, lobster during the summer). It is advisable to give them a couple of days notice.....!

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3: King Bed Single Bed
  • 3 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We like to meet our guests on arrival and we take great care to personally ensure that you are arriving to a home that is supremely comfortable, superbly equipped, luxuriously relaxing and spotlessly clean so that you can make the very most of every moment of your stay and truly enjoy this 'little piece of heaven' that is Sneem Secret Harbour.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 17:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£342.01) €400.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

-Check-out is no later than 10.00 a.m. on departure day. We request that guests leave the house and its furnishings in a clean and tidy condition and advise us of any breakages/malfunctions.
-Stays shorter than the stated minimum may sometimes be possible so please email us to discuss your particular preferences.
-The house accommodates max 6 guests. Persons other than those in the guest party may not stay overnight - except with prior owner approval and in very special circumstances.

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About the owner

Sneem S.
Calendar updated:
23 Jan 2024

Years listed:
14

Languages spoken: English
This House has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jun 2009. Located in Sneem, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2006 to £2322.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Jan 2024.
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H19E

Super!
Aug 2019

Das Haus war perfekt für uns. Optimal nutzbar für jedes Wetter, ausgestattet mit diversen Extras wie z. Bsp.Gummistiefel. Ein gefüllter Willkommens-Kühlschrank, ein herzlicher Empf… More 

Reviewed 13 Aug 2019

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patrick m

Amazing house with stunning views
Jul 2019

An amazing house in a beautiful location. The views from the front of the house are stunning. The house has everything anyone needs to have an enjoyable, relaxing, and stress free vacation. Every aspe… More 

Reviewed 19 Jul 2019

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DeeR703
Tucson, Arizona

Better than we imagined
Jul 2018

This home and location are fantastic to say the very least! Everything you could possibly need is supplied. The setting is amazing with views of the bay before you and the forest behind you. Very priv… More 

Reviewed 25 Aug 2018

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Dirk T
Atlanta, Georgia

Can't imagine a better house to rent in Ireland!
Jul 2017

Absolutely perfect vacation home in Sneem, Ireland. Every detail is thought out in this 3 bed, 3 and half bath retreat. The owners, Lilly and Eugene, were a delight to work with and even made a specia… More 

Reviewed 23 Jul 2017

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Dusetzina
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Perfect
Oct 2013

This vacation home was everything that we hoped and more. The house and view are outstanding. The Ring of Kerry and the Killarney National Park are nearby. The owners have stocked the house with all o… More 

Reviewed 22 Oct 2013

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