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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sneem, County Kerry

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Dusetzina
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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This vacation home was everything that we hoped and more. The house and view are outstanding. The Ring of Kerry and the Killarney National Park are nearby. The owners have stocked the house with all of the necessities and even supply guests with some groceries so you don't have to rush out shopping. This was the hightlight of our trip. We are already planning our return!

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: I had no problems at all.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lvhoy
Arlington, TX
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“Beatiful home in a stunning location”
Reviewed 28 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Secret Harbour in Sneem is a lovely home with absolutely stunning views. The accommodations would make any traveler satisfied and happy with this choice of a home stay. The home is located on a secluded inlet with views of the hills. There are neighbors in sight of the home, but the property retains a, peaceful, private feeling.

We arrived late in the day and on the advice of the owners Lilly and Eugene, we drove a short distance to the community dock where we were treated to a gorgeous pink and purple sunset over the water. Upon returning home we cracked open the bottle of wine left for us, while we explored Secret Harbour.

The entire house is extremely clean, modern, and nicely decorated. The owners have provided the highest-quality linens, towels, housewares, etc. possible. The home has three beautifully-decorated en suite bedrooms each with super comfortable beds. On our nine day trip to Ireland we stayed in 3 self-catering homes, and the beds at Secret Harbour were the most comfortable by far. The mattresses were one of the best things about the home actually – and that is saying a lot, because most things were superb. We found the showers in each of the baths more than adequate, and we had hot water enough for 3 simultaneous showers in the morning. The downstairs bath has a tub for relaxing after a long drive around the beautiful Ring of Kerry.

The kitchen is quite impressive. All of the appliances, cookware and dishware are of the highest quality, and there are plenty of dishes, glasses, silverware, etc. for a large group. The laundry facilities are just off of the kitchen and include a separate washer and dryer – a treat for Americans who have a hard time dealing with the small combined washer/dryers found in Europe.

Lilly and Eugene stopped by on our first morning to introduce themselves and to make sure all our needs were met. They are lovely people – warm, welcoming and full of information about the area. They provided a cell phone to reach them on which we found very convenient.

Sneem itself is a small town, but has plenty of restaurants. We can’t say we were blown away with the food in town, but it was fine. The best meals we ate were at O’Shea’s and the Parknasilla Restaurant & Hotel. Speaking of the Parknasilla, it is worth a trip to see the beautiful grounds. While you’re there, check out the bathrooms – they have authentic “Crapper” brand toilets!

Of course the big draw in the area around Sneem is the Ring of Kerry – an absolutely gorgeous drive through stunningly beautiful countryside. We recommend you drive the Skellig Ring (a 20-mile extension to the Ring of Kerry) for amazing views of the Skellig Islands and shoreline. This was the highlight of the Ring of Kerry for us, at least.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Secret Harbour and would recommend the house and location to anyone traveling to Ireland. You can’t go wrong with this rental.

Date of stay: March 2013
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Liked best: High quality furnishings, linens, dishes, -- everything
Liked least: There was a slight smell to the water (it was described as
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Houston, TX
Reviewed 20 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Drive to property from main road was a bit long, but it made it seculded
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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LaFayette, New York, United States
Reviewed 4 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: The house and setting
Liked least: A bit far away from the Dublin airport - 5 or 6 hours
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Adam P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Beautiful Modern Cottage in Picturesque Setting”
Reviewed 6 June 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We are a young married couple who took our first trip to Ireland this past April and stayed at Sneem Secret Harbour for a week. We found Sneem Secret Harbour on a travel booking website and chose to book it for our stay because of the great reviews on multiple travel websites, the location along the Ring of Kerry, and the beautiful photographs of the home as well as the surrounding area. We had high hopes for what the cottage would be like and we were not disappointed!

The location of the cottage was very private and peaceful. The interior of the cottage was extremely clean and modern. We were impressed with the quality of the furnishings and décor. We equated it to the quality of a high end hotel. It made for a truly comfortable stay. It was great that the cottage was only a 3 minute drive to the village of Sneem. Sneem is a lovely village with a few pubs and restaurants. We enjoyed the time we spent in the village, especially dinner and drinks at the Blue Bull Restaurant and O’Shea’s Bar. We also enjoyed taking walks on the lane leading up to the house. It was peaceful and beautiful.

The owners, Lilly and Eugene, thought of everything to make Sneem Secret Harbour a dream for a vacationer. The house was spacious but had a very cozy feeling. We enjoyed the woodstove on chilly nights and reading and relaxing in the conservatory during the day. The views out of all of the windows were spectacular!

Lilly and Eugene met us on our arrival day and showed us around the cottage and answered all of our questions about the cottage and the local area. They were kind and welcoming-so much so that they left us a bottle of wine and a refrigerator full of food for us to enjoy! That was much appreciated after our long journey from the United States.

We can’t say enough good things about Sneem Secret Harbour. We would recommend this gorgeous cottage to anyone and would love to go back in the future!

Adam and Rebecca

Date of stay: April 2012
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Liked best: Clean and modern cottage, well equipped for a week's stay. Wonderful hospitality. Beautiful, quiet, private setting.
Liked least: Everything was perfect.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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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