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Flushing Meadows

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Overview
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
The property is sited on half an acre, on this picturesque Island, and is ideally placed near to the sea. It boasts some of the most spectacular views on the Island and the house has been designed with this in mind. The nearest (shale) beach is visible and within easy walking distance from the house. Equally the small fishing village of Portmagee with award winning pubs, restaurants and post office can be reached on foot in about 45 minutes. This house provides the opportunity to access the rugged Kerry countryside and an excellent base to tour the famous ring of kerry and beyond.The Island itself offers a wealth of activities including angling, diving, and island cruise charters are available at both Portmagee and Knightstown piers, and you can enjoy the freshly caught seafood in the ...The property is sited on half an acre, on this picturesque Island, and is ideally placed near to the sea. It boasts some of the most spectacular views on the Island and the house has been designed with this in mind. The nearest (shale) beach is visible and within easy walking distance from the house. Equally the small fishing village of Portmagee with award winning pubs, restaurants and post office can be reached on foot in about 45 minutes. This house provides the opportunity to access the rugged Kerry countryside and an excellent base to tour the famous ring of kerry and beyond.The Island itself offers a wealth of activities including angling, diving, and island cruise charters are available at both Portmagee and Knightstown piers, and you can enjoy the freshly caught seafood in the local restaurants. Valentia Island is an undiscovered paradise for many and a well kept secret by those that return year after year to holiday here.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Queens1 Double1 Bunk2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Marie O
Hosting since March 2008
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsOn arrival there will be an information booklet with things to do and see on Valentia. I will be available to answer any queries quest may have. I am fully contactable throughout your stay. We want all who visit us at Flushing Meadows to fully enjoy their holiday with us.

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Reviews (28)
DarrellNI
DarrellNI
Omagh, United Kingdom170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great house and location
Marie offers a great house with lovely views of the surrounding countryside and all home comforts on hand. The whole area is beautiful and we found the people friendly and welcoming.
Visited September 2023
Written September 14, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tour814937pat monks
Tour814937pat monks
Skerries, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic family hiliday
What a fantastic place for a family holiday. The house contained everything you could possibly need for a large family. Our host Marie was always on hand if we required anything yet by no means intrusive. The location is very close to both Chapelton and Portmagee but to get the most out of Valentia island with all it's beautiful scenery and things to do I would recommend a car to get around. All of our extended family would like to thank Marie for a fantastic holiday. Regards Pat
Visited August 2022
Written August 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Allison P
Allison P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Valentia holiday
We had a fantastic week at Marie’s house a lovely large property which was very well equipped and in a beautiful spot. Nothing was too much trouble for Marie we felt welcomed by the whole family that live nearby will definitely be booking again next year
Visited May 2022
Written June 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JohnMorrisBiker
JohnMorrisBiker
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfort amongst the Stunning Views
Let me start by saying that I clocked up more hours of sleep on this trip than I have in a long time. So if you are considering a career in competitive sleeping, this might be a good place to start. Marie welcomed us to her lovely, well equipped house and gave us the lowdown on all the places to visit on Valentia and further afield. The house was an excellent basecamp and an ideal place from which to set off every day on our adventures and to return to in the evenings. It put a smile on my face to come home to the turf fire in the evening. Having visited Kerry dozens of times, this was an opportunity to relax and spend time enjoying the the sights at our leisure and to sit and chat with the friendly and welcoming Kerry people. Get ready for an understatement: Kerry is beautiful. I don't have the words to describe it or how it makes one feel. But I can tell you this: when you open your curtains in Marie's house and look out across the channel, you will smile and look forward to the day ahead. Your day will take you trough a compilation of scenic wonders where you will be continuously distracted by the next view, and the next, and the next. At the end of the day, you will come back and fill yourself with food and beer from the many fine establishments in the area and head home sated, back to that turf fire and the comfort of Mari's house. And as you close the curtains, you will be thinking ahead to your next morning and what it will bring, happy in the knowledge that you are goin to have a fantastic sleep. I will be back for sure!
Visited March 2022
Written March 22, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lisa L
Lisa L
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well worth a visit
Lovely comfortable house, lots of amenities, WIFI good, peaceful scenic location, near to all attractions by car on Valentia. Marie is a lovely host & very helpful.
Visited July 2020
Written July 31, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
595Marie
595Marie
Lisa thank you for coming it was lovely to meet you and your family I'm delighted you enjoyed your time here!
Written August 17, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Raymond D
Raymond D
Bangor, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fabulous location to explore Valentia/ Kerry
The house is beautiful and in a fantastic location to ensure that you get out and about to explore. Kids loved the large garden which became a football/ rugby/ cricket pitch for the duration of the stay. The house is off the main road and is quite secluded with breath taking views of the Mountains. The property is well proportioned with plenty of space for the 9 of us to spread out. The facilities within the house are very good with everything you would expect and need for a visit. We brought our bikes and can highly recommend cycling around the Island and into Knightstown along the Coast. The pub in Chapeltown, which is about 5 min walk was closed during our stay but there are shops and pubs in Knightstown and Portmagee about 5min drive in either direction or 15min by bike. There is plenty of attractions on Valentia and nearby to entertain the kids such as the Slate Quarry (which was surprisingly a very enjoyable visit for the young and old); the Valentia ice cream parlour; Bray Head loop walk; Geokaun Mountain; lighthouse; Skellig Islands; Skellig Chocolate Factory; Kerry Cliffs and St Finians Bay for body boarding. We would also recommend a visit to Paddle and Sea in Cahersiveen for some watersports. All in all we had a fabulous family holiday in Croi na gCnoc, given the Covid restrictions and could not recommend it highly enough. Finally thanks to Marie and her family as they were wonderful hosts.
Visited July 2020
Written July 24, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
595Marie
595Marie
Raymond thank you so much for your lovely review it was a pleasure meeting you all I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here!
Written August 17, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

391hilary
391hilary
Biella, Italy7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WONDERFUL STAY ON VALENTIA
Really enjoyable holiday in Marie's lovely house on Valentia. There were 9 adults in our group and there was room for everyone very comfortably. The house is really well equipped and Marie is a great host ,very friendly and welcoming!
Visited August 2019
Written August 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
595Marie
595Marie
Thank you so much Hilary it was a pleasure to meet you all, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all some time again in the future!
Written September 3, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paraic C
Paraic C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Accommodation
Our family spent 4 nights here and had a wonderful time. The location of the house is perfect, rural but central to everything on the Island. The house is modern/very spacious/clean and offers spectacular views. The owners are very nice people and were very accommodating. I would absolutely recommend staying here and visiting Valentia Island for everything it has to offer.
Visited May 2019
Written May 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
595Marie
595Marie
Thank you Paraic it was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Written May 22, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Samsonjose007
Samsonjose007
Ireland5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Stay
4 Families with children stayed at the Easter Holidays for 3 Nights. Excellent accommodation in a good location. Very good Owner. Nice and clean rooms.I recommend this for others.
Visited April 2019
Written May 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
595Marie
595Marie
Thank you so much Samson for your review it was a pleasure to meet you all!
Written May 13, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sherpa799948
Sherpa799948
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant stay in Valentia
We had a fantastic stay in Croi na gCnoc for a week for our party of 4 plus our dog.The hosts were lovely and the house was extremely comfortable with everything we needed and beautiful views from every room, We were able to walk to the local pub which serves very good food. We travelled all around the island including doing the Bray Head loop walk, visiting the lovely little beach near Knightstown and enjoying our visit to Valentia candles. We also visited many great locations beyond the island including Waterville beach, Ballinskelligs beach, the Bollus Head loop walk and Skelligs Chocolate. We will certainly look to visit again!
Visited August 2018
Written August 19, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
595Marie
595Marie
Linda thank you so much for your lovely review it was a pleasure to meet you all and I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay in Valentia. It would be lovely to see you all again sometime on the Island!
Written August 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views

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About the neighbourhood
Walking anywhere in Valentia is an experience in itself. For the fishing enthusiast, whether deep sea angling or shore fishing is your passion, Valentia is an ideal base. You can hire a boat from Knightstown pier and go deep sea angling.For a more personal service, and to cater for your individual needs boat cruises can be arranged on request.There are some great places to eat both in Valentia and surrounding areas offering varied types of cuisine. The Island offers a wealth of activities and without a boat trip to the Skelligs as it is highly recommended. This is an excellent location to have a picnic so ensure you pack some lunch! The views are breath taking looking back towards Valentia Island and Portmagee or out across the Atlantic Ocean for as far as the eye can see, next stop America! From here you can view the original ‘bee hive’ houses where the Monks once lived. You can admire the beautiful wild birds, including Puffins, and it is not uncommon to see dolphins in these waters.Tetra Pod Fossil Prints - Valentia Island385 million years old Tetrapod fossil footsteps have recently been discovered on Valentia Island, near Cahersiveen. This is a major discovery since only a few similar examples exist throughout the world. It has attracted interest from palaeontologists world-wide and was featured in “National Geographic” magazineTrans Atlantic Cable to Newfoundland USA – ValentiaLaid in 1865 the Trans Atlantic Cable linking Valentia to Newfoundland, was at the time the only telegraphic link between Europe and the United States. It dealt with up to 4000 messages a day between the two continents, was manned 24 hours a day 365 days a week and provided employment for up to 242 staff.Glanleam Sub Tropical Gardens – Valentia IslandRelax in hidden valleys, admire the beautiful exotic plants and the magnificent views while wandering through the wonderful Subtropical Gardens at Glanleam House. Once the seat of the Knights of Kerry, the gardens are now open to the public from 11am to 5pm. Altazamuth Stone - Valentia IslandThe script on the original stone reads & European arc of longitude, site of the position of the Altazamuth Stone used to determine the longitude of Valentia in FogherThis was once a working sheep farm but present owners have invested time and money to make this one of the most spectacular walks on the Island. It is possible to drive to the top of the mountain although 1st gear is recommended!! Alternatively a car park is situated half way up the mountain and allows taking in the viewing platform observing the Cliffs of Fogher and the Dingle peninsular beyond. From here you can complete the ascent to the top of the mountain on foot. No trip to Valentia would be complete without doing this walk. A small fee is incurred to cover maintenance and car parking costs.Valentia Annual RegattaThe sport of Coastal Rowing can be traced as far back as the old cobblers and fishermen of the mid-Nineteenth Century. Various boats and crews of cobblers are recorded as racing out to meet the incoming schooners, etc. with the winners receiving the valuable piloting contract. There was also the benefit of racing to the best fishing grounds. This was a means of survival and of earning a living, but in their spare time and during holidays these coastal crews raced for sport. This sport has carried on to this day and Valentia boasts first class rowing teams. Each year a regatta is staged, on the Island, and is an excellent family day out.
Getting around
Due to the many sites and points of interest on the Wild Atlantic Way it would be useful to have a car so as to include as much sightseeing as possible into your holidaying experience. It is also lovely to have a cycle around the island. Bikes are available locally for rent. There are also guided bus tours running locally which are most enjoyable and informative. You will information on same in your information pack in the house.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Fly to Cork - Valentia Island is 166km ( 103 miles) from the airport. Fly to Shannon - Valentia Island is 199Km ( 123 miles) from the airportFly to Kerry - Valentia Island is 79Km ( 49 miles) from the airportCheap flights available from Ryan Air, BMI Baby flying from from Birmingham East Midlands, Stanstead Airports. (Stanstead direct to kerry) Car hire available from Irish car rental, Dan Dooley, Hertz etcFerrys from:-Holyhead - Dun laoghaire Fishguard - Rosslaire Swansea - Cork
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Tenancy is Saturday - Saturday from 4pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure. House must be vacated completely clean and tidy. Christmas, New Year and Bank holidays charged as per high season.Short breaks/weekends/mid-week on application. Additional Extra's for electricity metered and paid locally in euro.

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