10 Best Cottages For Rent In Kerry, Ireland - Updated 2024

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Venture into Ireland’s southwest region to find the breathtaking landscapes that make up County Kerry. From sparkling lakes and luscious green hills to formidable mountains and stunning headlands, the area is full of natural wonder. Follow the renowned scenic route known as the Ring of Kerry where you’ll find stunning views at every twist and turn. Sail the waters of Lakes of Killarney on a kayak so that you can explore the region’s islands and inlets. Even though Kerry is a treasure trove of fantastic sights, your trip will be much more worthwhile with accommodations that feel like a true getaway. Why not consider renting a cottage for an authentic experience of the region? If you need ideas, keep reading to find out the best cottages for rent in Kerry, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. Mountain Ash Cottage (from USD 120)

If you’re traveling to Kerry with your significant other, this 250-year-old stone cottage may be the perfect accommodation for you. Although it is newly renovated, it maintains its white-washed stone walls and features a wood-burning stove. Guests can also enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, milk, and muesli.

Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, heating, and a TV with your favorite streaming platform. Outside, you’ll find a patio and a seating area in the garden where you can enjoy the fresh air of the countryside.

Stayed at this property?
County Kerry, Ireland
36.11 km (22.5 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
336 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is so quaint and comfortable and the surrounding and view are very picturesque
cute comfortable all the needed amenities everything was incredible
comfy and cozy loved the cottage and it's quaint feel it was like our own little retreat
the kitchen was so well equipped with all the essentials
comfortable bed and very clean
very cozy clean and private
the cottage is clean cozy and decorated with taste
a lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting: spotlessly clean and very well-appointed
it is very clean and nick is a great host
our hosts were welcoming friendly and answered any questions we had
nick and anita were amazing hosts
nick was an excellent host
the hosts were very nice and accommodating
friendly helpful and great people
this location is peaceful beyond compare
the location is about a 10 minute drive out of kenmare and the area was quiet and peaceful
it’s in an excellent location to explore the many incredible experiences ireland’s county kerry has to over
we expected this to be a wonderful place and our expectations were wildly exceeded
this is an absolutely lovely cottage in a great location for exploring ring of beara and kerry
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2. Stunning solar-powered cottage with mountain views (from USD 164)

This solar-powered cottage is reminiscent of homes in the 1800s and will be ideal for small families. The rental features a king-size bed downstairs, two single beds on one mezzanine, and another single bed on the second, which can be accessed via a ladder.

A compact kitchen will be at your disposal, and it includes cookware, a refrigerator, a kettle, and an oven where you can prepare your own meals. Apart from mountain views, this home also features stunning views of the lake and will give you direct access to it.

Stayed at this property?
County Kerry, Ireland
18.06 km (11.3 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
195 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
it is warm clean and cozy
such a great location and immaculately clean and cosy
norma is a fantastic host
norma herself was a very clear and kind host who communicated with me very efficiently
all thanks to a great host norma we will definitely be back
it had such a homey comfortable feel close to perfection
there's no way it's in such a picture perfect location
great cottage location and host
everything was amazing place where the cottage is located is just a perfection
amazing location beautiful cottage great host
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3. Fisherman’s Farmhouse (from USD 134)

Spend a romantic getaway with your loved one in this brightly lit cottage where you’ll be just a short walk from the beach. Everything you’ll need will be available at this rental, including Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities. You can comfortably work remotely, as there will be a dedicated workspace available too. When you want to take a break, the ocean will be waiting just a two-minute walk from the cottage.

This rental is also equipped with both air conditioning and heating. Moreover, free parking will also be available on the premises.

Stayed at this property?
County Kerry, Ireland
36.42 km (22.7 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
113 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 6 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is stunning comfortable and clearly lovingly restored
the dear little very clean beach is 3 minutes walk away
excellent host quick response and very accommodating
hosts were everything you could have asked for whilst giving us privacy and space
the hosts cian and wendy were great to deal with and got back to us immediately when contacted
wendy was very helpful and there‘s lots to see there
cian and wendy are excellent hosts and made us feel so welcome
amazing location and good value for money
a very thoughtfully designed house in a gorgeous location ideal for exploring the local area
location is great just beside a tiny beach that's perfect for swimming in
it’s close to a beautiful little beach and perfect to explore the ring of kerry
stunning cottage in a beautiful location enjoyed every minute
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4. Pier Cottage (from USD 151)

If you’re looking for privacy and picturesque landscapes, then Pier Cottage should be your first pick. This classic 18th-century coastguard cottage is located in Castlecove and has private access to a pebble beach just 50 meters (164.04 feet) away. Inside, the open-plan living area is equipped with all kinds of entertainment, such as a TV, a DVD player, and a selection of books and toys for the little ones.

Furthermore, the spacious lawn looking over the estuary is also furnished with two picnic tables, from which you can enjoy the fresh air. If you have kayaking experience, reach out to the host as kayaks may be available for you to explore the nearby waters.

Stayed at this property?
Castlecove, County Kerry, Ireland
34.43 km (21.4 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a quiet cozy cottage and so great if you want some peace
we were very well looked after and the cottage was very comfortable cosy and well equipped
she was extremely helpful
the owner was wonderful to communicate with
the location is absolutely ideal
but shops and pubs close by if needed very good
the location was far more beautiful that the pictures show
if you love the sea wildlife and peace this is the place to be
there were lots of beautiful sites close by
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5. Elegant sea-view home with private garden (from USD 97)

A stay in this charming cottage will grant you breathtaking views of Ballinskelligs Bay and put you within a five-minute walk of Reenroe Beach. This property will also cater well to families thanks to its spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen. All the essentials are provided too, including towels, linen, a hair dryer, and free Wi-Fi. If you’re bringing children along, a high chair and travel crib will be available for your convenience.

This rental’s location is certainly one of its main perks. You can rent a bicycle from the nearby town of Cahersiveen and venture along the surrounding scenic cycling routes.

Stayed at this property?
Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland
34.81 km (21.7 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6. Jamesey's Cottage (from USD 295)

Jamesey’s Cottage is a fabulous property perfect for large families. This five-bedroom home overlooks Lough Caragh and has a spacious garden that features outdoor furniture and a firepit. Meanwhile, the kitchen is equipped with various appliances, including a microwave, refrigerator, toaster, oven, and coffee maker. You’ll also never grow bored with a variety of entertainment options at your disposal, such as foosball, books, a television, and a DVD player.

Additionally, parking spaces will be available for up to four vehicles.

Stayed at this property?
Capannalea, County Kerry, Ireland
3.23 km (2.1 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
cottage 11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was a great size with plenty of room for a large group
very clean and well kept
fantastic location and beautiful property
we had an amazing stay here the location is breathtaking
was close enough to enjoy everything in kenmare/killorglin/killarney and the ring of kerry
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7. Family-friendly cottage with unparalleled mountain views (from USD 227)

Make the most of your family holiday by staying in this cottage located near Beaufort, a small village. The master bedroom on the ground floor features a double bed, while the bedroom on the mezzanine features a single and double bed. The mezzanine is accessible via a spiral staircase, so do take note in case you are traveling with someone with mobility restrictions.

Other amenities you can expect include central heating, a well-appointed kitchen, and a patio with outdoor furniture for lounging. A high chair will also be available for the little ones.

Stayed at this property?
Killarney, South West, Ireland
15.69 km (9.8 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. The Priory (from USD 248)

This spectacular two-story stone cottage was built in the 1800s and is now an ideal accommodation option for visitors planning to spend their holidays in Kerry. The property can’t be beaten in terms of location. It is less than 1 mile (1.61 kilometers) from Killarney National Park and about a five-minute walk from the town center.

In addition, the ground floor of the rental features an open floor plan with a wood-burning stove for utmost comfort. The kitchen is also fully equipped to allow guests the convenience of cooking their own meals.

Stayed at this property?
Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
25.73 km (16.0 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
modern amenities with great shower water pressure
the living room furniture was comfortable and the property was within easy walking distance to several pubs/restaurants
the owners are wonderful people and very responsive
tim and bernadette are wonderful helpful hosts
bernadette and tim were wonderful hosts and had good advice on what to see and do
we also really enjoyed our visits from teddy and maizey - 2 super- friendly and sweet dogs
location perfect hosts friendly very quiet and peaceful setting
fantastic location just outside of the town center
pretty close to town- but a good little jaunt
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9. Cozy traditional cottage surrounded by tranquil scenery (from USD 116)

This traditional two-story cottage will certainly keep you warm if you’re planning to visit Kerry in the winter. With two open fires and central heating, your stay will be cozy and comfortable. Furthermore, the property is located on a 1-acre (0.40-hectare) property where you’ll only be surrounded by tranquil sceneries. There is also a spacious garden that is safely enclosed for children. They can climb trees, play on the swing, or marvel at the running water of a small stream.

Apart from access to Wi-Fi, this rental also has great reception.

Stayed at this property?
Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
25.36 km (15.8 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
cottage 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was a perfect size for our family of four with room for more if needed
the peat fires in the tv and living rooms were also much appreciated and used
it feels like the light of a vermeer sitting on the kitchen table soaked on cottage sunlight
the beds were also comfortable
the house was great with plenty of room and everything we needed for our stay
very clean and well maintained property
the cottage was well maintained and clean and we were made to feel very welcomed by our hosts
were made very welcome by the owner
i was travelling with family and the host had ensured all facilities were taken care of
directions to cottage from owners very good indeed
welcome eggs and homemade marmalade on arrival and a friendly welcome from the owner
communication with janet and eamonn was easy and they were attentive and gracious hosts
cottage located in a quiet location with beautiful surrounding scenery
fantastic location for exploring the peninsula
idyllic location beautiful walks to nearby beach and cloghane village and short drive to connor pass/dingle
location great for visiting the kerry area
the location was perfect with dingle only 30 minutes away by car
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10. Cottage Mary Rose (from USD 185)

Nothing will give you an authentic local experience quite like a stay in this adorable thatched-roof cottage. The rental is nestled in a valley and features a vibrant, stunning garden. Indoors, the property is filled with antiques while still featuring modern appliances, such as a cable TV and a dishwasher, to keep you comfortable. Additionally, the living area is equipped with a stone fireplace to keep you and your travel companions warm. A humble kitchen with a stove will also be available for you to cook in.

The outdoor area has an alfresco dining setup so that you can enjoy the fresh air and the breathtaking views of nature.

Stayed at this property?
Castleisland, County Kerry, Ireland
37.97 km (23.6 mi) from The Kerry Bog Village Museum
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the comfort of the beds
the stove in the kitchen
Although we had internet access he hardly wanted to use it
All the best facilities and home comforts
Very much enjoyed our stay at the cottage
farmhouse sink wooden floor
The caretakers greeted us with freshly baked bread and then left us to be unless we needed them
The caretaker was so helpful in explaining how to best enjoy this home
: king size bed hot tub internet Perfect base for day trip to Dingle or Kerry Loop Perfect also for staying put and reading Eileenmary and Denis were very welcoming complete with food basket ...
We couldn't have been happier with the cottage or more comfortable there
You will fully love being welcomed by the Irish people to their beautiful island
just a 5 minute walk away
The location is optimal for enjoying quant Cordal and the entire southwest area of Ireland
It was also very convenient to get to many of the areas tourist sites
very well located to get to the best that this region has to offer The gardens are really well maintained and it feels so wonderfully remote (but is in striking distance of town)
The cottage is amazing beautifully maintained inside and out A really nice mix of traditional and modern in such a really peaceful location
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Relish in an authentic Irish experience

Kerry is filled with sights and experiences that will certainly take your breath away. Whether you’re going on a couples retreat or planning a trip with your family, consider a unique experience for accommodation. If you haven’t made up your mind, go over this list of the best cottages for rent in Kerry, Ireland.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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