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The Bay

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Caherdaniel, County Kerry Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "The Bay is in a beautiful location."

    We really enjoyed our stay it is a very relaxing area with lots to do nearby. The beautiful Derrynane beach a short distance away. The cottage has everything you need & our host John made us feel very much at home, we will be returning.

    Hi Mary, Thanks for your lovely Review of The Bay, Really Appreciate it, Best Wishes John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2024

  • "Our second stay in this lovely property, which has stunning views and is in an ideal position for exploring this part of Ireland."

    John is the perfect host, happy to share advice and information but never intrusive. We are looking forward to returning next year. Jim and Helen

    Hi Helen and Jim, Glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Bay, Thanks for your Lovely review, Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2024

  • "The house is a gem."

    Stunning views, great location, comfortable and cosy. John was a great host and Rudy the donkey became quickly our son´s best friend in Kerry. Would love to come again.

    Hi Magda and family, Glad you enjoyed your stay in Caherdaniel, Thanks for the lovely review, Best Wishes, John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Magda5.0Mar 2024

  • "A perfect base to explore a beautiful part of the world."

    Thanks Paul. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very nice house in a beautiful location."

    Proprietor John lives close by and is very accommodating, always ready to help. The spot is closed to beautiful beaches and nice walks. The Blind Piper pub in the village has good food. Just be aware that most of the attractions and shops are closed until late spring. Something to keep in mind.

    Hi Zuzana, Thanks for taking the time to review your holiday at The Bay, Best Wishes John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zuzana5.0Mar 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here."

    The owner was very attentive to anything we needed during our stay and even came by during a storm to make sure we had emergency lighting and were okay. Very private cottage overlooking the ocean and valley in front of it. We even got visits from Rudi the donkey. We definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for peace and quiet - and stunning views. Thank you!

    Hi Sarah, Thank you for a Lovely Review off your Stay at the Bay, Best Wishes John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2024

  • "First class with a great view would recommend this place"

    Hi Gwen, Thanks for taking the time to give a lovely Review, Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Oct 2023

  • "I love my breaks down in Caherdaniel/ Derrynane."

    This was the first time I stayed at John's house & I had a lovely relaxing time to unwind with my pets

    Hi Annette, Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Bay, Caherdaniel. Thanks Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely spacious accommodation."

    Fantastic views. Close proximity to the fantastic Derrynane beach and the Blind Piper pub. Rudy the donkey comes to the fence and enjoys Carrots. Thoroughly recommend.

    Hello Guy, Thanks for taking the time to give feedback, Much Appreciated, Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Guy4.7Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage with amazing views."

    Very easy (by car) to get to beautiful beaches 5 mins away and to tour the whole Ring of Kerry. Walking distance to local bar/restaurant/cafes along main road without path in places plus an uphill trek on way back up to cottage but still well worth doing. Cottage has everything you could need including daily visits from Rudy the donkey for carrots!

    Thanks Norah, I am glad that you had a nice stay at The Bay Appreciate your Feedback, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norah4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely location, peaceful and good local pubs and restaurants"

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at The Bay."

    Everything was as listed, John was very welcoming and check in/out was very straight forward. The enclosed garden, outdoor tap for washing dirty paws and porch inside the back door (for containing damp paws) made it a perfect holiday home for people with a dog.

    Hi Lisa, Thanks for your lovely review of The Bay, Much Appreciated, Best wishes. John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful 2 weeks at The Bay and are hoping to return next year."

    The property is absolutely perfect in every way and John is the perfect host.

    Thanks James for your Lovely Review, Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely and comfortable cottage, well-situated right beside the sea in Caherdaniel."

    A walk away from the pub, the Kerry Way, Lamb's Head and Derrynane. What more could you want for you or your dog? John is also an attentive and gracious host. I would definitely come again.

    Hi Stacy, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Bay and so good that you enjoyed it, Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great house great location and what a view"

    Hi John, Thanks for your positive Feedback, Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a super week at The Bay in Caherdaniel."

    The property is excellent with everything as stated, very clean and welcoming. The garden is very well fenced and secure, important as we had a dog with us. This property has everything you need for a comfortable stay, well heated with the bonus of an open fire too. The area, whilst quiet at this time of year (October) nevertheless was lovely to explore, several very good beaches close by, interesting places to visit and a great pub in Caherdaniel called The Blind Piper, which does excellent food (also as takeaway if preferred) and welcomes our canine friends. It is within the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve, so on a clear night is incredible for star gazing. The owner John is welcoming, helpful but not intrusive, and his donkey Rudi is adorable (and likes carrots!). A very enjoyable stay and would have no hesitation in recommending.

    Hi Isobel I am delighted that you enjoyed your week at The Bay Caherdaniel. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Kinds Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Oct 2022

  • "John was very friendly and helpful, without being intrusive."

    The garden was well fenced off, which was very important for our dog, who had great fun with Rudy the donkey. Lovely house with amazing views, and everything provided. Overall we had a very pleasant stay.

    Hi Patricia, So glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Bay, and really appreciate you taking the time to put up a lovely review, Thanks John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leo5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Bay is a great holiday location."

    It was as described on the Website. We arrived to find it as you'd hope - clean, well presented house with all you'd need for a holiday. It's close to numerous great beaches, and the surrounding scenery is breathtaking. The home owner lives close by and was very helpful.

    Hi Meredith and Mike, Thanks for your lovely Review of The Bay Much appreciated, Regards John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Meredith5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The house was perfect for our needs and John was most helpful, aware of our needs and willing to assist. Ethna Grant and Maria Flynn

    Reviewed by E3.8May 2022

  • "We have just returned from a great week in Caherdaniel."

    Our stay in The Bay was everything we expected and more. It was warm, comfortable and had all the necessities required for our stay. We were welcomed by John who showed us around and who lives nearby if we needed anything. We were lucky to have super weather, and all three of us and our dog had a really lovely holiday. We would have no hesitation in recommending this house and this beautiful area to anyone. Philip, Leonie and Mary and Dorcha!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "The owner John was amazing, we arrived later than thought (John had made contact to check where we were) and he meet us at door and showed us around."

    The cottage was well set up, a real home from home. Anything we needed John was very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. (We arrived as 1 stormed finished and another began). The view looking over the bay, only 5 minute drive away, was never the same. Excellent base for exploring Co.Kerry. The property was situated facing a working farm. Views of donkey and sheep. (TV channels very limited ie only BBC), very little phone and Internet signal and no WIFI. Which was brilliant to be able to switch off from everything. The open fire and pull out sofa bed made a great date night. (The property is situated up a farm track and can be easily missed from main road).

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2022

  • "We loved the house in The Bay."

    It had great facilities, was well heated, very comfortable and clean.Our dog enjoyed the space outside, the donkey and dogs Jessie and Misty. There is an ensuite to the main bedroom and the other bedroom is a good-sized room for two adult guests also. It was nice to have a bath and shower in the bathroom. We liked John the owner, who was very helpful when needed and yet did not intrude. All in all it was a very pleasant stay in a lovely area overlooking Caherdaniel beach which was the jewel in the crown with this property.We spent everyday on it and the dog loved the beach and waves.It proximity to Waterville, valencia, Caherciveen,Sneem and Kenmare make it a very desirable location at any time of the year.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jan 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at The Bay."

    John, the owner, was so lovely and incredibly helpful. This is the most well equipped house we’ve ever stayed in, they have thought of everything and it’s even better than the pictures on the website! The views are stunning and it is such a lovely peaceful area. Of course the stay was made all the more amazing by the beautiful Rudy, the friendliest donkey we’ve ever met. Our son would have taken him home given the chance! Thank you again to John for a lovely stay, we will definitely be back in the future and would recommend to anyone and everyone.

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at The Bay."

    It's a very relaxing, peaceful place to unwind. Perfect location with beautiful views of Derrynane beach, close to local pub & shops. The host was excellent, friendly & helpful. Will definitely revisit. October 2021

    Reviewed by Fidelma5.0Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The house is in a perfect location with beautiful views of Derrynane beach. The beach, local pubs, shops and playground are only a very short drive away. The house was clean, comfortable and fully equipped with everything you might need. The open plan kitchen living room area was great for socialising. We also loved the enclosed garden area it was ideal for our dog and little toddler. Our toddler really enjoyed looking at the sheep and donkey in the field beside too. We shall definitely be back and recommending it to our friends!!

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Bay in Caherdaniel."

    The house was the perfect location for a calm, relaxing break in Kerry, a short drive to the beach and walking distance to the nearest pub. The house had everything we needed, well equipped, clean and with stunning views. We couldn’t have felt more welcomed by our host. We will definitely be back again for another break next year!

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2021

  • "The location was stunning."

    It was right in the middle of a working farm - and the views are gorgeous. The cottage was clean, warm and cosy - with everything you would require. Lovely people, fabulous walks and an endless variety of terrain to explore. Local pub and restaurant within easy walking distance ... a perfect rental if you want quiet simplicity and natural beauty. Definitely will go back.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2019

  • "No wi-fi big disadvantage."

    no bin for dog poo. Expected to take bin bags to tip...out of order! No cleaners to clean at end of stay. Was it cleaned after last people b4 us???

    Reviewed by Pat3.8Aug 2019

  • "Very nice house for 4 persons."

    Stunning view. Comfortable. Owner lives nearby and is very friendly. Shop nearby during summer holidays (at the campsite). Vegetables can be bought at the farm nearby. Very good atmospere and good food in the pub of the village. One of the most beautiful places on earth! Lots of possibilities for hiking and cycling ans swimming in the ocean. Wild flowers and fresh air! Would very much like to come back.

    Reviewed by Ester4.1Jul 2019

  • "Great surprise: the cottage turned out to be bigger than we thought."

    We felt at home immediately. Very well situated for exploring the South-West of the Ring of Kerry. Our dog Raga(muffin) really appreciated the fenced garden. A lot of room to sniff around for all of us!

    Reviewed by Lion5.0Jun 2019

  • "It was as we hoped The owners were very accommodating and helpful We will ..."

    It was as we hoped The owners were very accommodating and helpful We will certainly go there again if and when we are in the area

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bay Caherdaniel, area of outstanding natural beauty and were fortunate to have good weather."

    Would like to thank John (Owner of The Bay) for his friendliness, also Rudy the donkey for keeping our dog Lizzie entertained.

    Reviewed by Marcia5.0May 2019

  • "A well-equipped and spacious house with a lovely view of the bay - it provided everything we wanted."

    . even sunny weather! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Cottage was warm and comfortable, the view did your heart good, the closest shop was limited for fresh groceries but good off licence, pub close by, good food and allowed the dog in, we had a lovely time and would stay again if down that way."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a fabulous week at The Bay."

    The owners were very welcoming and the house had everything we needed.The view was amazing,l never tired looking out across the sea.We would love to return especially to see Rudy the donkey and the rabbits.!

    Reviewed by Dora5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent location with a beautiful view."

    The cottage is comfortable and spacious. The heating is good and was necessary for the first couple of days. Owners nearby and friendly and we're available if needed. The only slight criticism is the lack of saucepans, bowls and chopping boards for food preparation and cooking knives. Some new towels would be nice.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Jun 2018

  • "The house owners could not have been any more helpful or friendly."

    The view from the house is magnificent and though we were busy each day, we could very easily have stayed at home and enjoyed the house and garden. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Ailish4.8Aug 2017

  • "A great location."

    Beautiful views over the bay. Good, comfortable facilities.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2017

  • "The owners were the friendliest and most helpful people."

    Located in an area steeped in history so much to see and do. Stunning views, Lovely beaches, and great for kids. Lovely cosy house with all you need.

    Reviewed by Louise4.6Jul 2017

  • "Can't fault the place, the location is first class, the cottage is just what we wanted, our hosts were very helpful, the "Blind piper" is a wonderful pub that serves good food and excellent beer, 10 out of 10."

    Reviewed by Antony4.8Jun 2017

  • "The owners met us and were extremely helpful and friendly, magnicent views of Derrynane complimented by a lovely house with everything you'd need, will miss the donkey over the fence."

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage lovely place surrounding beaches and countryside amazing."

    ...would love to go back

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2016

  • "The property owner was very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jun 2016

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  • All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk
  • Note: Max
  • 4 adults.

The property

Caherdaniel 0.5 miles. A single-storey detached cottage, in an elevated position in the village of Caherdaniel, County Kerry.

This Caherdaniel cottage offers stunning views across to Derrynane Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

With spacious open plan living accommodation, this Caherdaniel cottage is perfect for those looking for a quality touring base for exploring the beautiful Ring of Kerry.

This Caherdaniel cottage has two bedrooms; one double with an en-suite, and one twin.

The quality finish of this Caherdaniel cottage is complemented by high ceilings to create an airy feel.

The open fire will warm any aches away and provide a homely atmosphere for friends and loved ones.

Outside, this Caherdaniel cottage has a lawned garden and patio area so you can fire up the barbecue on fine days, soak up the far-reaching views and relax in the peaceful surroundings.

The village of Caherdaniel is just a short walk away, with many amenities including a shop, pubs and a traditional tea room.

Derrynane is recognised as one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in Ireland, with glorious golden sands making way for crystal clear waters, safe for swimming and water sports.

The area is rich in culture, with Derrynane House and National Park nearby, as well as the unique Staigue Fort and the Old Abbey.

The famous Ring of Kerry is on the doorstep of your Caherdaniel cottage, and offers numerous activities for all ages.

Take a boat trip to the Skellig Islands, walk the renowned Kerry Way or have a go at horse riding at the nearby equestrian centre.

Enjoy all this before returning to your Caherdaniel cottage and dreaming of your next adventure in this wonderful part of Ireland.

About the location


Derrynane 1 miles; Kenmare 30 miles; Cahersiveen 19 miles.

Caherdaniel is a traditional Irish village located on the south western corner of the 'Ring of Kerry' in County Kerry. The history of the village dates back more than 2000 years as copper was mined in the surrounding mountains. It has a magnificent coastal setting and is home to a horse trekking stable which offers horse riding on the beach. Caherdaniel is perfectly placed for exploring all of the attractions in this popular part of Ireland such as 'The Kerry Way', a popular, well-marked and very beautiful walking route. Less than 2 miles away lies Derrynane; with an abundance of sea sports, Derrynane House, and its National Park, it provides a wonderful day out for all the family. The beautiful town of Kenmare can be reached in under an hour and has an excellent variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. For nature lovers, why not visit Valentia Island, located on the north west corner of the Ring of Kerry? It has fantastic sea cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is famed for its walking and climbing. The perfect location for exploring this exciting and enchanting corner of Ireland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas