It’s no secret that Kerry is one amazing little place. Islands, lakes, mountains – the Kingdom is nothing short of a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. So if you’re craving a few chilled out moments and a chance to get back in touch with nature, you’ll be glad to know that there’s no end to the amazing little Airbnbs you can rent in Kerry. Ranging from grand country houses and traditional cottages to secluded mountain retreats, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. I’ve put together a little list of my absolute favourite Airbnbs in Kerry which offer not just great value for money, but also some of the most unique and unforgettable experiences you can have in this breathtaking corner of the country.
Coastal Cottage, Lauragh
If you’re a sucker for more traditional stays, this gorgeous little cottage will suit you right down to the ground.
Price: from: €56pn
Capacity: 3 guests
Features: wood stove, views, terrace, kitchen, dining area
With cosy interiors and a wood-fired stove you’ll be as snug as a bug no matter the weather, and to make your stay even more special the host will share any surplus produce from her organic farm, whether it’s plump tomatoes picked from the gardens or freshly-laid eggs for breakfast. Plus there’s no end to the absolutely whopper views of both Kenmare Bay and the mountains that line the Ring of Kerry!
Tig Admaid is just made for big group getaways with family or friends – not only is there loads and loads of space, there’s also a serious dose of that “wow” factor thanks to its amazing terrace kitted out with a Jacuzzi. Just imagine soaking your troubles away as you lap up the views…
An Tigín Bán is a former cow shed that’s been lovingly converted into a quaint country retreat. Thoughtful details, high-quality furnishings and lush gardens mean that this little house is absolutely bursting at the seams with character. Enjoy breakfast in your private little patio area, admire the distant peaks of Killarney’s hills, and say hello to the adorable donkeys and dog who also live here!
Things don’t get much more secluded than this, a gorgeous little bothy tucked away in a valley at the base of Carrauntoohill, Ireland’s tallest mountain. With nothing but misty mountain peaks all around you can really switch off from the outside world and stock up on some well-deserved me time. It’s up to whether that means hiking to your heart’s content in the surrounding Reeks District or just planting yourself on the couch next to the open fire! ;)
The amazing views of the Atlantic and the Skelligs are just the beginning at this absolute gem on the Ring of Kerry
Price: from: €120pn
Capacity: 4 guests
Features: terrace, hot tub, telescope for stargazing
Skellig Rest is situated right in the heart of the Kerry International Dark Skies Reserve, which means that come nighttime you’ll be able to marvel at some of the best stargazing in the world. Clear skies promise an amazing show with the Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy and a plethora of constellations, planets and even shooting stars visible to the naked eye. There’s even a telescope and some binoculars on hand for a proper bit of stargazing!
A picture-perfect stone cottage with beautiful interiors to match makes this little property the perfect base for a snug retreat!
Price: from: €80pn
Capacity: 2 guests
Features: wood-burning stove, coffee maker,
Newly-refurbished interiors make this The Cottage a cut above the rest and a true home away from home. Keep your eyes peeled for deer or pheasants that frequent the garden and savour peaceful nights by the fire. Its tip-location also puts you within easy reach of the Beara Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, while the lovely pubs and shops of Kenmare are just a quick 5km drive away!
These are just a few of the many wonderful retreats and homes available to rent in the Kingdom. From traditional cottages to secluded retreats by the beach, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Throw in those awe-inspiring landscapes into the mix and you’ve got the perfect staycation on your hands!