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Maria's Cottage

3-bedroom cottage with stunning views of County Kerry

Stay in County Kerry

This traditional style stone cottage is situated on a quiet country lane, just a few minutes from the picturesque town of Kenmare with its shops, restaurants, and pubs. This charming vacation rental is warm and inviting. It enjoys magnificent views over Kenmare River and the Macgillicuddy’s Reeks mountain range with Carauntohill, Ireland's highest mountain.

Maria's Cottage has three bedrooms: one on the ground floor and two on the second floor. The apartment has a half-bath on the ground floor and a bathroom with shower on the second floor. The ground floor bedroom is normally configured as a single, but an additional bed can be added. One second floor bedroom has a double bed with a twin (unless the bed is moved to the downstairs bedroom), and the second upstairs bedroom has two twins. All three bedrooms have sinks with hot and cold water.

There is a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer. The living room has a working fireplace and satellite TV with about 30 channels. The cottage has Wi-Fi.

The landlord Joop and his wife Maria live next door. Joop is a professional cabinet maker and has his workshop next to his house.

WiFi speed as of 10/19/21: 500 Mbps Down/150 Mbps Up


What's included

  • One week (or more) in a personally selected apartment in the stunning Irish countryside or quaint village of Kenmare.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Cork, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals into Cork.
  • Detailed arrival and driving instructions for arrivals at Shannon Airport.
  • A car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour. Cars with an automatic transmission are included. Enterprise does not have upper age restrictions. (Inquire about the possibility of a "car-free" option.)
  • Our own guide App for the area, and further information on-site.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • A local cultural event, like a traditional Irish meal.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry, Home of Maria's Cottage

Tucked into the scenic southwest corner of Ireland, Kenmare is a welcoming and convenient home base. The name Kenmare means ‘little nest’ in Gaelic, which perfectly describes the atmosphere of this charming town. The perfect departure point for the Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park, Kenmare also puts the Beara and Dingle Peninsulas within reach. Home to the19th century Holy Cross Church and one of the most impressive ancient stone circles in the region, Kenmare has a rich history. Nearby Molly Gallivan’s Cottage and Traditional Farm is a 200-year-old cottage that shows how the people of Kenmare lived before modern technology.

Take a cruise in Kenmare Bay or try local horseback riding. Explore the weekly outdoor market or take in live traditional music in a cozy local pub. Kenmare is known for its good eats and great golf courses. Lined with colorful houses and charming shops, Kenmare is a true Irish village with all of the amenities one could need and easy access to the sea.


Location


Landlord

The landlord Joop and his wife Maria live next door. Joop is a professional cabinet maker and has his workshop next to his house. He is also an avid walker and can give good advice on all types of walks in the area.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-6 people

Sleeping

Three bedrooms, 1 with a single on ground floor, 1 with two twins and 1 with a double and a twin on second floor

Bathrooms

Full bath upstairs with shower stall, powder room on ground floor. Each bedroom has a sink with hot and cold water

Kitchen

Eat-in, fully equipped with oven, microwave, and dishwasher

Laundry

Washer/dryer in kitchen

Level

Private cottage with two floors

Accessibility

Private cottage with two floors

Transportation

10-minute drive into town

Minuses

Not walkable to Kenmare

Pluses

Wi-Fi, working fireplace, cable TV

Special Features

Wi-Fi, working fireplace, cable TV, fabulous views of the sea and the mountains. Owners live next door


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

Marilyn Gemmell

★★★★★

Maria's Cottage was exactly as shown on the UnTours website. The views from the cottage are beyond wonderful, actually magical. This unique cottage is cozy and snug with more than enough room to house the 5 of us comfortably, plus it is just a short car ride away from the adorable town of Kenmare. Maria and Joop are lovely, welcoming owners.

Debbie Botos

★★★★★

This beautiful cottage is modern yet homey, with so many nice touches--beautiful wood, comfy beds, etc. We loved it. The view is amazing, and we loved watching the birds come to the feeders. We walked in and felt instantly at home. It is quiet, private, and thoroughly welcoming. If I ever have the pleasure of returning to Kenmare I would choose to stay here again. It has my highest recommendation.

Larry Combs

★★★★★

The owners were very nice and checked on us just the right amount. We got in late so the wine and homemade bread and the fridge stocked with some staples was much appreciated. The cottage was cozy and had everything we needed. Loved the back deck with the view and plenty of birds at the feeder. Every time we left we couldn't wait to get back. Felt like home!

Gayle Jackson

★★★★★

Joop and Maria were the perfect hosts for the perfect place!

Debra Brown and Pattie Watson

★★★★★

Beautiful view, beautiful interior, could not have asked for a more perfect place.

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Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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Package includes

  • Apartment
  • Car
  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Transfer assistance
  • Local support

Locally Owned and Operated

The money we pay for your accommodation will benefit the local economy where you will be staying.

Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

Meet our staff

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I greatly enjoy the diversity of my responsibilities at Untours, the company's values, and the opportunity to connect with people from other cultures.