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Luxury House on Seafront, with Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Woodlands

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
4 Full baths

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Reviews (56)
Aoife M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We absolutely loved our week in Seal Cottage.It wa...
We absolutely loved our week in Seal Cottage.It was everything we hoped and more!!!the pictures as great as they are, do not do it justice.Nestled in private woodlands with your own little beach and amazing views out to the sea and Bere Island. The grounds are immaculate as was the cleanliness of the property.We stayed in the master bedroom and the views from the room and the ensuite were a joy to wake up to.We were in the pool every single day of our week and its gorgeous. We stay at home in Ireland every year for our holidays and have been lucky enough to stay in some amazing properties over the last 15 years all along the West Coast but we all agreed this house is the best yet!!!!Check in and out was simple.Thomas was lovely to deal with and the house had everything you would need -lots of towels,blankets etc and lots of little kitchen basics too which is so handy.To wake up every morning and take a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee out to the patio and hear the sea,seals and peace was just an amazing experience!Can you tell we loved it!!!we hope to be lucky enough to stay in Seal Cottage again.
Written November 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Cynthia S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We have never had so much personal attention from ...
We have never had so much personal attention from our host via Tomas when checking in and during our stay. Need information about the area? Just ask Tomas, he knows EVERYTHING!!! The house and property exceeded our expectations on all levels. We had a lovely time exploring local sites and dining in town several times. Dinner at Murphys in town was a perfect cap to our week in Castletownbere. The grocery store in town was more than adequate. Make sure to visit Dursey Island via the cable car and treat yourself to a snack of monkfish at the food truck located at the base of the cable car station. Just make sure to schedule some down time so you can enjoy the sauna, the solarium and this beautiful property!
Written October 22, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Claire S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We have just returned from our break at seal cotta...
We have just returned from our break at seal cottage. What a beautiful place! Our stay was so relaxing and enjoyable. The house really is first class. We loved the sauna in the woods, it was easy to use and took around 30 mins to heat up. Having read previous reviews we bought wetsuits for the pool and we were glad we did as it was very cold, but perfect for what we were looking for. The house is situated on a rocky cove and we saw seals playing on the rocks in the evenings. The conservatory was perfect for relaxing and is quite unique with its selection of plants. The pictures don’t do this house justice, it is just beautiful.
Written October 19, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Kevin C.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We were a group of 8, aged from 50 to 93. The faci...
We were a group of 8, aged from 50 to 93. The facilities and location were second to none, and we would have no hesitation in returning to this property. As regular renters, this property is up there with the very best. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting the Beara peninsula.
Written October 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Norbert G.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
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Written September 7, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

David J.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We had a wonderful week - super relaxing. The hous...
We had a wonderful week - super relaxing. The house was lovely and had a stunning outlook over the bay - where we saw seals basking on the rocks. It has everything you need - a great BBQ, super wood-fired sauna, great Wi-Fi, a “cinema room” for when the Wild Atlantic weather intervenes and within easy driving distance across some of the best scenery in Ireland to Kenmare, Killarney and other places. Castletown Bere is a few KMs away with very good supermarkets and some lovely restaurants (Breen’s was super, with great seafood chowder). Communication from the owner was very good, and we were welcomed at the house by the lovely Tomas who gave us lots of useful tips for our week. Highly recommend!!!
Written September 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Hashim Y.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Seal’s Cottage is one of the most beautiful places...
Seal’s Cottage is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed in. The setting is unbelievably gorgeous and comfortable, tucked away in a beautiful part of the Beara peninsula. The amenities outside the Cottage are plentiful and human-size. The Cottage itself is designed with refined taste, and generously equipped with utilities that are extremely easy to operate. John has been a great host, responding quickly to our inquiries, and effectively referred us to a reliable agent for an extra specialized service that we required. Seal’s Cottage will always be among the few top candidate locations for my next vacation.
Written September 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Clare M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We had a wonderful stay at seal cottage!! John was...
We had a wonderful stay at seal cottage!! John was a great host who responded promptly, and sent lots of useful info regarding the surrounding area before our arrival. Upon arrival we were greeted by Tomas who was so welcoming and helpful. He took us through the property and the surrounds, making sure we knew how everything worked, and ensured we were settled before leaving. He also made sure we knew he was just a text message away if we needed anything at all. The property itself is just as beautiful as the pictures, and was spotlessly clean. We found the utility stocked with so many things that helped us really make the most of our stay-there was a fishing Rod, wellington boots, hats for the sauna…all the little extras that you might not necessarily pack to take with you but really appreciate when you are there! Similarly the kitchen had all the everyday pantry items we needed, from dishwasher pods to an ample supply of coffee pods, and salt and pepper (we’ve stayed in holiday rentals before that didn’t provide any basics, not even cleaning products, so to have everything we might need already in the property was much appreciated!) We stayed over the Easter holidays and as Irish weather isn’t exactly tropical at this time of year we came prepared with our wetsuits! This meant we were still able to enjoy the pool every day, and have a few sea dips as well! The pool was fab, our kids really loved it, and was definitely the highlight of the stay for them. They also really enjoyed walks on the beach each day looking for crabs, and exploring the woods surrounding the house. There really was so much for them to do around the property that we didn’t head off sightseeing as much as we had planned. We did manage a few day trips and were so impressed by how much the Beara peninsula has to offer. Castletownbere is a really lovely seaside town with great food and very friendly people. We also took a boat trip to Garinish island which we would definitely recommend! We will definitely visit seal cottage again, we made so many happy memories there and can’t wait to our next visit!
Written July 6, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

mark g.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
As always the cottage is perfect for our requireme...
As always the cottage is perfect for our requirements - we love staying here as it is perfectly located and the cottage itself is fantastic.
Written July 6, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Ed C.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Seal cottage is a great destination, we all thorou...
Seal cottage is a great destination, we all thoroughly enjoyed out time there. It's the best equipped house we've stayed in - everything you need is there and our contact Tomas was very helpful. The location is wonderful, we were lucky with the weather but either way, there's some truly stunning scenery nearby. The kids loved the pool and the sauna, and the beach at the end of the garden. The cinema room upstairs was also a great hit... Would happily recommend this as a place to stay and see the beautiful Beara peninsula.
Written July 6, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Hot bath
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Additional amenities
  • Sauna
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Skiing available
Nearby
  • Countryside area

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Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableSkiing available

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Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy

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