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“Quiet, peaceful, bliss.”
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Review of Oilean Rua

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Holiday home at Oilean Rua
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Bedroom with built in wardrobes
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Walk in shower in bathroom
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Hall
Sea views of Smerwick Harbour from Living room
Views of Mount Brandon from Living Room
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

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AisherBas...
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Quiet, peaceful, bliss.”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a fantastic stay; felt very welcome and very at home right away. Everything we needed was right at hand. There's lots to do in the area and we made the most of the beaches, canoeing and walks. The wood burner in the living room was a big hit for us and we were able to have cosy days in when it rained. Thanks very much.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Sep 2014
Thank you very much for your great review, really pleased you enjoyed yourselves.
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belfasttr...
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely house in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This was a lovely house in a beautiful location. The house was immaculate and had everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Sarah and Ray (owners) were extremely pleasant and helpful and basically left us to our own devices - which added to the homely atmosphere. Ventry, Ballyferriter and Dingle were easy to get to by car so we never felt like we were wasting any time when driving there. Money well spent

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Aug 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again if you are ever in Kerry
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westyWell...
wells
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This is a beautifully presented holiday rental with fantastic views. We cannot praise it enough. Sarah & Ray were very helpful as they lived in the house attached to the rental but it was completely see contained. We would certainly recommend to anybody and it is somewhere we hope to return to.

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Liked best: Location and condition of property
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
19 Aug 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Hedwig84
UK
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“If only all self catering was like this!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Stayed 5 nights at Oilean Rua at the end of July at it was brilliant accommodation. Wonderful views from the living room and being outside of Dingle itself provides the relaxing and peaceful spot we were after - and it's only a few minutes drive to Ventry & Dingle when heading out and about.

Ray & Sarah were great and when they say they want the house to feel like a home from home they have succeeded! Bright, spacious, comfortable, clean and everything you need to feel like it's your own place. Shampoo, tea, coffee, eggs and fresh scones among the touches which you wouldn't find in other self-catering accommodation.

Photos really don't do Oilean Rua justice and if we're in Kerry again we would definitely be giving Ray & Sarah a call to see if their brilliant pad is available!

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Management Response
11 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review we look forward to seeing you in the future
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Aahnsiobh...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wow!! Home away from Home!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Every year our family travel home to Ireland on vacation and after living in the US for many year this is by far the nicest place we have stayed in . This fabulous home in West Kerry has all the American amenities that you would desire and to be honest the photos do not do this place justice. The place was recommended to us by a good friend that lives in the area and we are SO glad that we stayed here.

This rental is a pure gem, the master bathroom is spectacular to say the least and the attention to detail and finishes throughout the entire place are not what you expect to see in a rental but what you would be accustomed to finding in a high end home. The walk-in shower is even handicap accessible for renters looking for that as an option. Everything was thought of when Ray and Sarah finished out the space. The owners live in an attached house next door and were so welcoming and were more than willing to assist in any way they could.

The kitchen is equipped with everything that you need and it was fantastic to have a washer and dryer in the unit. The peace and quite that you will find here is so refreshing, the unit is so well sound proofed that you don't hear any sounds at night time or in the morning, made for some nice sleep-ins.

I would highly recommend this to anyone and YES we plan on staying here again next year. Sarah and Ray Thank You for opening up your home to us and making us feel so welcome! We had a great time.

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Liked best: Peace and quite
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you soon.
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