Enjoy a week you will never forget in Ireland's beautiful southwest with an entire house for your home base. As Steve and June wrote, "Great cottage, one of the best we've stayed in; extremely well equipped."
Whether you want to relax and watch the ocean from your picture window, or snuggle around the fireplace in the evening, enjoy Ireland's longest stretch of beaches or hike the Dingle Way (either is a short walk), enjoy outdoor adventures, astounding beauty and history, or soak up Irish music, dance, crafts, food, and pubs; you have found your home away from home for two to six people. This self-catering house has everything you could need except food!
The Dingle peninsula is a thriving region with all kinds of rich experiences, but the roads are narrow enough to thin out the tour-bus traffic so even in the busiest time it is still uncrowded!
The immediate vicinity of Irish Vacation House is alive with outdoor adventures: excellent regional and world-class golf, surfing, swimming, bird watching, bicycling, scuba diving, canoeing, paddle boating, surf-biking, snorkeling, surf boarding, beach walking, catamaran sailing, banana riding, horse riding on the beach, horse racing,salt water and fresh-water fishing, and indoors, Aqua-world, bowling, pool (snookers) and more!
Watch craftspeople creating jewelry, pottery and other Irish arts and shop for treasures. Enjoy Irish music at nearby pubs, at the National Folk Theater, and events all around, including a weekly music,and dance session in a nearby thatched-roof house.
Explore our web page of Co. Kerry festivals throughout the entire year: from the Listowel Writer's Festival, Set Dancing, All-Ireland Irish Dancing, the international Pan-Celtic Festival, Killarney Summer Fest, and so much more!
Savor delicious meals at a wide array of pubs to fine restaurants, including Spillane's where you will delight in the seafood caught that very afternoon!
Make your own adventure hunting out some of the 1,500 archaeological and National Historic sights within 25 miles of your house, or delight in the fun of touring with Tim or Michael on a Sciurid Archaelogical tour. See "22 Types of Archaeological Sites on the Dingle" on our website.
And while you're exploring our website take a look at the wonderful experiences that await you on your way from the airport and back: Bunratty Castle and Park, Craggaunouwen Project, prehistoric Lough Gur, and lovely Adare.
Nine miles East in Tralee, Ireland's fastest growing city, you can enjoy all of the benefits of city shopping and culture in Tralee. Or take a short drive (fifteen miles) west to Dingle with its traditional Irish food,culture, shopping, aquarium, ocean fishing, and fun with Fungi!
Only 25 miles southeast, Killarney Lakes await you, along with the reknowned Ring of Kerry, and Skellig Experience. Or go out into the ocean to hike the Great Blasket Island, or Skellig Michael. As M.T. wrote: "Too much to do and too little time. We will be back!"
When you come home, relax in a spacious and extremely well-equipped kitchen and dining area, or in your living room with TV, DVD, VCR, and a fireplace.
Your neighbors are friendly, and two of them, Seamus and Sheila, will answer any questions you have and help you find all the fun you could ever imagine!
Visit our website (www.IrishVacataionHouse.com) for lots of details about innumerable attractions, photos inside and outside your vacation home, and reports from our many delighted guests! You'll find prices to be reasonable, and the place popular. So, reserve your dates today while it is available! Rentals go from 4 PM Saturday until 10 AM the following Saturday. During some parts of the year partial week rates are available. Email us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org...Read more
Irish Vacation House on Dingle Peninsula Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland
Additional Location Information
In a cozy neighborhood, a five minute walk to the seashore in the Southwest of Ireland, this ideal vacation setting is situated nine miles west of Tralee, Ireland's fastest growing city. There you can enjoy all of the benefits of city shopping and tradition and contemporary Irish culture. Or take a short drive (fifteen miles) west to Dingle with its traditional Irish food,culture, shopping, aquarium, ocean fishing, and fun with Fungi! Or 25 miles southeast, the Killarney Lakes and Ring of Kerry await you!
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | John BReviewed Aug 29, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
We just spent 5 days here and loved it! From the initial greeting by Sheila - who had some great recommendations and was helpful with directions and where to go - to the great location at the head of the Dingle peninsula. We found that trips to Dingle, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney and Tralee were all easy drives from this spot. Add in the wonderful views, access to a beach and walking distance to two Pubs (food was fantastic at Fitzgeralds!) we could not have asked for a better place.
The house was outfitted fine - all that you would want was there including plenty of reference material and games.
Left on 08/01/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A.C. LarkinReviewed Aug 1, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
What an incredible opportunity we had when four of us rented the Irish Vacation House! We flew into Shannon, traveled north on day 1 to Galway & the Cliffs of Moher. Then we took day trips from the vacation house; we saw more than we believed possible, and returned each day to the comfort of this well-stocked home. Nothing was lacking; the neighbors who checked in saw to everything - even helping make reservations & acquiring info for us. After a most comfortable week in Camp, we set off to spend two nights at B&Bs;, then on to Dublin to finish up our sightseeing before flying out.
In our week and a half, we saw more than we would have believed possible. I tell every traveler I know to consider this rental and this intinerary to truly experience Ireland. We loved the pensinula itself, the local pubs, the beach near the house...nothing was a disappointment to us. Thanks so much to the Knapps for opening their home to us.
Left on 09/10/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | MarthaC53Reviewed Sep 10, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Four of us stayed at the Irish Vacation House.
We were thrilled with the house and the location, in between Tralee and the town of Dingle.
The location was perfect for day trips to Dingle, to the Blaskett Islands, Cloghane, Castle Gregory, and to Brandon Point.
There was great music closeby at Fitzerald's pub, in the town of Dingle, and in Cloghane. We took an archaelogical tour with Tim Collins which was wonderful.
The house is very comfortable, with a wonderful kitchen and amazing views, looking over a beautiful beach. Sheila and Seamus, our hosts, were welcoming and full of helpful information! There is also a book full of information, suggestions, and phone numbers.
Left on 08/16/2011 for a stay in June 2009 | Greg & EmilyReviewed Aug 16, 2011Stayed Jun 2009
The Irish Vacation house had everything we needed to feel at home during our stay. The facilities were comfortable, the hosts friendly, the location ideal, the view a dream. We even found the living room stocked with literature to help us plan our adventures! We especially enjoyed the local flavor: listening to music at the local pub, stepping out the door to hike portions of the Dingle Way, combing the beach. Perfectly located for day trips to Dingle, to Tralee with its roses, to the Blasket Islands, to Skellig Michael, to the archeological sites at Lough Gur and elsewhere on the peninsula, we returned each evening to our vacation home to relax and recharge. Our time was too short to do everything that called to us. We would return in a heartbeat to explore even more of this beautiful area.
Left on 05/10/2010 for a stay in June 2008 | Karen and Jay BurnellReviewed May 10, 2010Stayed Jun 2008
My husband and I had the opportunity to visit Ireland for two weeks in late June/early July of 2008. We spent one week at the Knapp's Irish Vacation House in Camp, County Kerry. Our experience was wonderful! Not only was the weather beautiful, the house was very comfortable. It was very clean, nicely furnished,spacious and well equipped. All of our needs were met and more.
We were impressed by the local folks that we met throughout the week and appreciated learning about the local area and history. We enjoyed listening to local music at the Railway Pub; walking the beaches; witnessing beautifulsunsets on the deck at Fitzgerald's Pub or from the livingroom window of the house ; Sunday Mass at church; the staff at the local market or talking to the very helpful caretakers Sheila and Seamus. The openness and friendliness of all was heart warming.
Day trips from the Irish Vacation House were very easy - whether it was driving to Tralee to spend time in the Rose Gardens; touring and shopping in Dingle Town or the breath taking and historical ride around Slea Head or sunny Inch Strand. We missed the day trip to Cliff's of Moher due to circumstances beyond our control, but that would have been a great trip from the house as well. Next time.
We look forward to a return trip in 2011 and expect that trip to be as wonderful as the one in 2008.
“A 180 degree gorgeous view in a well equipped home in one of the”
Left on 04/21/2010 for a stay in May 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 21, 2010Stayed May 2009
All the comforts of home, within a few hours drive of some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. The locals are friendly and helpful. There are two pubs within a three minute walk, with live music a few nights a week. The Tralee Bay is out your front window, and the view is constantly changing.
“Comfortable home with great views, thoughtful owners, and friend”
Left on 04/09/2010 for a stay in September 2009 | RothburyReviewed Apr 9, 2010Stayed Sep 2009
The views from this house are beautiful in any weather. It is situated
midway between Tralee and Dingle which made it easy to explore
the Dingle Peninsula to the west and the Ring of Kerry and towns
further east and southeast. The beds were very comfortable; two of
the bedrooms had the same great views of the water, and the lounge
had large windows and a peat fireplace.
The eat-in kitchen had every modern appliance and gadget
imaginable. It would have been fun just to cook in that kitchen for a
week---but that would have meant not enjoying the many inspiring
places on the Dingle Peninsula. The thoughtful owners had even
provided a cell phone which could be used on the honor system. It
was easy to see that they had given much thought to the comfort
and needs of their guests.
We thoroughly enjoyed the visits and conversations (including tips
about great pubs, roads, etc) with the friendly local caretakers. They
made us feel at home and were so warm and welcoming.
Although only up a side road from the main road, Irish Vacation
House was very quiet and restful. The rates are very reasonable for a
home of this size. You will enjoy your holiday here.
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