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“Relaxing and relaxing and beautiful vacation”
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Rose Cottage
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Rose Cottage
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Horse Island
Kerry sunset
Skelligs rocks
Ballinskelligs Beach
Castle on Ballinskelligs Beach
Horse Island shoreline
Castle
Returning from day trip to Skelligs Rock
Portmagee at Night
Bass fishing, Reenroe Beach
Reenroe Beach
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Derrynane Harbour
Ballinskelligs Beach
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Ballinskelligs, County Kerry

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Ellen D
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Relaxing and relaxing and beautiful vacation”
Reviewed July 12, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The house is spacious and comfortable. The location is beautiful with a view of the ocean. The weather is cooler and rainier than we're used to in Michigan summers. This did not affect our enjoyment at all or stop us from going outside and hiking, but I said here's so people from similar climates will be aware.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Thank you so much for your review . Really delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future
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Joanna R
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic place to stay!!!”
Reviewed April 13, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We were 2 families with kids from age 18mnth up to 6yrs and must say that Rose cottage full filled our all expectations, having lots of rooms, bathrooms and planty of space to play for all of us!!! Brilliant owner was there if needed... Beautiful place to walk and drive around! Highly recommended!! Thank you Des

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Many thanks and delighted you enjoyed our cottage and the area
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K C
Salisbury, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Private Family Retreat”
Reviewed March 20, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Rose Cottage is perfect for families with active children who know that Irish weather is not always ideal for the beach or other outdoor activities. The second floor of the cottage is comprised of an open game room equipped with sofas, a combo game table, and a gamec console with TV monitor. There is loads of storage space in the eaves.
The first floor welcomes you with a entry hall and stairway to the second floor.
To your right, you'll pass through lovely double doors to the large Great Room, open to the fully equipped kitchen at the back of the house. The front of the Great Room features two full leather sofas and two large chairs. Occasional tables and a medium-sized TV with DVD player make it ideal for relaxing or playing interactive games. The large kitchen table seats eight. Conveniences in the kitchen include 4-burner range top, convection oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, clothes washer, & dryer. All work well and make for time-saving efficiency. The counter space and appliances are arranged so that two or three people can easily work in the space, making light work of clean up.
There are four roomy bedrooms and three bathrooms, with beds for up to ten people. The large bath features a jacuzzi tub and the other two have large showers.
Rose Cottage is situated on a large lot with a shed and clothesline at the rear. The gated front yard on the small road make it a great place for kids to play. But avoid the broken swing and lawmaker ornaments that need to be removed for safety and curb appeal. The picnic tables are in need of repair.
Dressy Cronin is your gracious and friendly host, who will gladly share local info about places to go and the best routes and times to enjoy the many local historic sites and other attractions. The beach is just a five minute drive or fifteen minute walk. Anglers can try their casts in the surf and history buffs can explore the castle and Abbey in between showers, even in the winter.
Unlike most holiday homes in the area, Rose Cottage is available year round, making it great for a group or family retreat any time of year. It offers great value for the rent, with enough room that families and friends are not cramped.
Our group consisted of four adults and one child and we had ample room and plenty to keep us occupied even in the rainiest winter on record. I hope to return to the area again in the future, and will gladly consider Rose Cottage or one of the other properties owned by the Cronins.

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Liked best: Loved the floor plan of the house and all of the conveniences
Liked least: The lawn/garden were not in great condition
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Thank yoiu so much for your kind words. If i was trying to write a description of the cottage i could not do it better. You will be glad to know that the swing is replaced and the ornaments removed. . hope to see you back in the not too distant future
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228orla
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolute Must !!!!!”
Reviewed October 24, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed in Rose Cottage at the beginning of September with our extended family all ages.
The cottage is beautiful, and in the most tranquil setting.
It was spotless clean, the bedrooms comfortable and spacious.
The kitchen, lounge area was perfect for entertaining whilst being comfortable enough to relax also.
Constant hot water, plenty of towels, bed linen and kitchen utensils.
Wifi was also available which is rare in this area.
The stunning views were a delight and everything you need is within walking distance.
The beach and surrounding areas are truly beautiful.
If you are looking for the perfect family holiday venue look no further
The owners were available for any queries we had and were super helpful and friendly I can not fault this property or location in anyway.
This is it.......... The memories of this holiday will stay with me forever.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Des K
County Sligo, Ireland
1 review
“Family friendly Rose Cottage”
Reviewed October 20, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

As an extended family of four adults and two children we have been holidaying in Rose Cottage for the last four years.We particularly love the social aspect of the kitchen cum dinning cum sitting room and the wonderful views from same.Des and Theresa have always been most welcoming and helpful and are always at the end of a phone if required.The cottage is within 10 mins walk of a magnificent and safe beach and pub/restaurant.All in all a great place to holiday.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Oct 21, 2015
Thank you for your kind words and your continued support
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Belinda B
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
Reviewed October 19, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Great place to stay despite the bad weather but had a lovely woodturning stove which we had to light most nights in August.
Could do with a TV that works and more channels. Also needs a hairdryer.
Great house for Pets.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2015
Thanks Belinda, Tv and hair dryer sorted
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Rosalind...
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Spacious home with great views.”
Reviewed May 22, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We enjoyed the large living room/kitchen area and were pleased with the bags of wood and peat that were waiting when we arrived on a very cold and wet evening.
Des is a friendly host and was there to help whenever we called. We had a few irritations in that the downstairs TV was not working when we first arrived and the coffee maker was broken and there was no hair dryer and I feel if there had been a "quality control" visit to the property a day or two before our arrival, these could have been attended to in advance. Also, it seemed that there had not been anyone in the property for a while and it could have been cleaner.
The Wifi worked well and I certainly enjoyed the spa bath.

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Liked best: The stove in the living room.
Liked least: The beds and bedding were not very comfortable.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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