This was one of the best rentals I've ever stayed in and I would recommend it without hesitation for a summer or off-season visit. We were 3 couples with a 3 year old and 7 month old infant. The landlady Breda was extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for ourselves and especially, for the kids (highchair, crib, pack n play, even kids blankets and changing pads).
There are 5 really comfortable bedrooms, 3 of them with stunning views of Ventry Harbor. Each room has lots of drawers, space for hanging clothes etc. One of the rooms is ensuite. 2 other bathrooms off the main hallway (one with a tub). Large sitting room with a comfortable chair for everyone and a coal/wood fireplace. Nice artwork on the walls. Parents might note that there weren't really any fragile furnishings that a toddler could wreck. Bedding, towels provided. No need to bring anything for the kitchen as all essentials were there. WIFI was great to have. There's cable TV but we didn't really watch it.
The grounds of the house are very well maintained. The back area is concrete and we had plenty of room for 3 cars. Large front lawn was terrific safe play place for our toddler to burn off energy (gates can be closed). There's a basketball hoop (with basketball!) and a charcoal grill. Nice garage/shed for storing strollers, bikes and any wet gear. Outside table and chairs (overlooking the bay) where we sat on sunny evenings.
Breda's house is 5 minutes walk down to the village where there was a small but very well-stocked shop/post office, family-run pub (with outside seating looking on to the bay), and fantastic little restaurant (the Skipper) serving fresh local seafood (some non-seafood options). Ventry strand is one of the...