This, right in the heart of Killarney, row house was perfect for a family of 5 (grand parents, parents and one teenager. From this location we had the perfect launch pad for Killarney discovery. Although we hopped around Kerry a bit we stayed tight to the downtown area much of the time. We prefer to actually get to know people and this town is a great place to do that. Make sure to sample all the taps at the Killarney Brewery and don’t forget to stop at Buckley’s for a pint, football and conversation. The house was very clean and all amenities were as just advertised. We had a small problem with the water heater and the owner had it fixed in less than 2 hours. Great communication and solid delivery of hospitality is a huge plus. We prefer renting a home over a hotel stay anytime we travel and this home was a fine example of why.
In conversation with a stranger sitting next to me on my return flight home to Canada, in his Irish accent he described Killarney as the "best town" for any foreign tourist to visit in Ireland. He explained that "Killarney has everything Irish"!
Having just spent 5 days in this wonderful quaint row house, I realized that he was right. Every kind of restaurant, wonderful pubs, hotels, entertainment, shopping and grocery stores are literally two minutes away. You might think that being that close would be noisy - it isn't! The street is quiet and safe.
We are three senior/active couples who packed everything into our stay and this house was a perfect base. Tim had provided his own suggested route to follow Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. It was perfect including stops at Petite Delice in Cahersiveen and Marina Inn in Dingle. Be sure to include Valentia Island and Skellig Ring, Conor Pass and Camp Pass - absolutely fantastic!
We golfed Ross Golf Course, a good deal including club rental. We toured Ross castle, Muckross house/garden, Gap of Dunloe, Torc Waterfall and more. We had a rented van and enjoyed driving to these attractions, it's not necessary to have your own car as numerous tours are available.
The house is great! It is well described in this listing. Nothing disappointed us!
Thanks Tim and Bernadette!