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Beach Cove B&B
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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115 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We arrived mid-afternoon and met Bridie on her way out to a funeral. She stopped and welcomed us to Beach Cove, showed us around the cottage (watch your head as you go up the stairs), and said she would arrange a trip to Skellig Michael on the next day. We had the entire cottage to ourselves. We did not use the kitchen, though it looked modern and user friendly. The sitting or television room was very comfortable, though we wondered if we would have to share it had there been anyone in the downstairs bedroom. Our upstairs bedroom was comfortable and the bathroom was large enough, especially the shower. The next morning, we had a wonderful breakfast at the table at the bay window, overlooking the beach and the bay. The food was wonderful, especially the yogurt with fruit. Beach Cove is a bit out of the way, but the views are wonderful and very much worth the effort.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

There is something so very special about this B+B. Bridie is a marvelous hostess. The house is immaculate. The cooking and presentation, down to all the little details is inspiring and heartwarming.
The location of the B+B is truly in one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland. Overlooking St. Finian's Bay the view is wonderful and can be seen from the bay window in the breakfast room. What a marvelous way to start the day. Across the water the Skellig Islands can be seen and one can tell from the presence or absence of the white waves against the rocks whether the boats will sail to the island or not that day.
There is also a 'private' little house back of the main one, with a small kitchen and a comfortable living room. This affords a lovely separate space where one can truly feel at home.
I can't say enough about the hospitality of Bridie and Jack (an Irish GAA hero). I have stayed there many times through the years and had many friends come stay there also.
Áine Armour.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely. Those on the front of the house have the view of the sea.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is the best B&B we've ever stayed in! Bridie and Jack are a lovely couple and made us feel very welcome. Unfortunately we only had time to stay the one night/morning but if we were ever in this neck of the woods again, we'd head straight back to the Beach Cove. If you're a fan of Kerry GAA, you're in for a treat :-).

You couldn't get a more idyllic spot for a B&B - facing a lovely bay. There are only a few other properties in the area, so it felt so relaxing. The dining room has a large bay window looking onto the bay and our bedroom window also faced the bay (I think all the rooms face the bay?). The room was very comfortable and to a high standard. We both got a good night's sleep and the facilities in the room are spot on.

Bridie was so welcoming, the breakfast was superb plus we had a great time chatting to Jack.

If you are looking for a B&B set in a beautiful rural location, with plenty of places to visit, the Beach Cove is a must.

Room Tip: Please that I hit the 'Swimming Pool' option by mistake - there isn't a swimming pool!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clearwater, Florida
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

We spent one night with Bridie O'Connor at the Beach Cove. We enjoyed every minute of it. The house directly faces one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen. We saw both a beautiful sunset and a full moon set. Bridie was charming and friendly. The house is lovely, and a very comfortable place to stay. It was our favorite B&B in all of Ireland

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johnstown, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

First I want to start off by saying Bridie and Jack are wonderful people. My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and it was wonderful. The views were great!! Beach right outside with the Skelligs off in the distance. Breakfast was wonderful!! Jack has coached his son to an Irish Football Championship and loves to talk about it!!! It was very interesting to listen to him talk about it and he even showed us some of the championship game to us!! My husnband and I had rental car trouble and they were great with helping us to get it taken care of!! Jack even went out of his way to call his mechanic and have him take a look!! This is a must stay.. its remote but with a ten minute drive you are in the next town with plenty to do!!!

Room Tip: Get the ocean view rooms!! Listen to the waves all night long!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Renae Q
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

A quaint little cottage on a quiet cul de sac with a direct, unobstructed view of a white sandy beach and the Skellig rocks. Open the windows at night and sleep with no other sound but the waves crashing on the shore. Have breakfast facing this beautiful ocean view, a choice of cereal, fruit & yoghurt, hot breakfast, tea/coffee, juice (you will not go hungry!) Beautiful, clean, and nicely decorated room. Friendly house. Off the tourist bus route. Close to Port Magee, Valentia islands, Ballinskelligs. A good place to stop off for some quiet chill out days along the Ring of Kerry.

Room Tip: I only got to see 2 rooms. Room 1 is bigger, with double bed and twin bed, window facing ocean and t...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary
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61 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

A very beautiful location close to Balliskelligs and Portmagee. A quiet, modern house, clean, with comfortable beds. The owners were very helpful and served a Great breakfast. Although remote there is plenty to do in the area. If you want to know a bit about Irish Football, ask Jack.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Beach Cove B&B
Address: St. Finnian's Bay | Beach Cove, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Ballinskelligs
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Ballinskelligs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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