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Restored 18C. Coastguard's Cottage on the shore of the beautiful Kenmare Estuary

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Sun setting over harbour under starry skies

Overview
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
11 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Cottage
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
4 Full baths

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Reviews (8)
Declan W.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
When you book places to stay, typically, in my exp...
When you book places to stay, typically, in my experience, there is always a bit of a letdown when you arrive. Sometimes the listing is just a bit off, or the photos are a bit more staged than the real thing. Nowadays, I almost expect to be a bit disappointed. That is not the case with Pier Cottage. We booked Pier Cottage back in September 2022 for a trip in May 2023. Seven adults and three children. I did my research and yet couldn't believe a place like Pier Cottage existed. "There has to be a catch," I thought. When the trip arrived and as we turned off N70, winding our way toward the water, my heart began to race. There it was, Pier Cottage, even more splendid in person. We parked and exited our cars in stunned silence and circled the grounds. It was all real, it was even more beautiful in real life, and it was all ours for the week. During our stay, I could not give you one fault. Everything was beyond our expectations. Pier Cottage was cozy (even for 10 people!) and clean. The remote area was just far enough away from other people, however, the nearest towns were easy to reach within 20 minutes. The weather was a bit rainy, but that's not the Cottage's fault of course. Overall, Pier Cottage became a keystone memory for all of us. Even though we ventured out and explored all that Kerry has to offer, the Cottage will always anchor our fond memories. So yes, Pier Cottage is real, and it is a gem.
Written August 29, 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.

Nicola S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
Insgesamt eine tolle Erfahrung im einzigartiger La...
Insgesamt eine tolle Erfahrung im einzigartiger Lage!
Written August 29, 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.

Joseph Edward G.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
The property was perfect. I had very high expectat...
The property was perfect. I had very high expectations from the photos and those expectations were exceeded. Katherine was a wonderful host.
Written July 31, 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.

Janet K.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Property is situated in a dark sky reserve. The ni...
Property is situated in a dark sky reserve. The night sky is amazing. The cottage is cute and provides space and versatility to mest the needs of a diverse group. The region is beautiful. We loved watching the seals, cormorants, egrets and herons. Snorkelling on a calm day at the bottom of the garden reveals crabs, various fish, including a congar eel! Katherine's food was delicious, and she couldn't have been more helpful!
Written June 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.

Ray s.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Place is beautiful peaceful and I would love to st...
Place is beautiful peaceful and I would love to stay in spring time Kathleen is always there for anything u need Great people
Written June 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.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
Great location
It was pleasant experience staying in Pier Cottage and felt like a home. I would strongly recommend to anyone and particularly during summer will be brilliant.
Visited October 2021
Written October 30, 2021. 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.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Impossible récit
Notre voyage par Britanny ferries ayant été annulé, ce sont nos enfants qui sont venus seuls à Caherdaniel. Ils étaient enchantés. Merci
Visited June 2019
Written June 15, 2019. 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.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
Fantastic Views
My husband and I stayed at the Pier East Cottage for five nights. The views were amazing. Seals entertained us in the water and on the rocks. The inside was rustic, comfortable, and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.
Visited April 2019
Written April 12, 2019. 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.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Toller Urlaub
Wer einen Urlaub mit Rummel und Trubel sucht, der ist hier fehl am Platz. Wer Ruhe sucht und das natürliche Irland finden will, kann keinen besseren Platz finden. Abseits der Turistenströme, aber doch nicht so weit weg, dass man auch die Sehenswürdigkeiten der Regionen Kerry, Skellig und Cork besuchen kann. Und Abends in das originale irische Pub (The black Shop) gehen, dann wird man gleich aufgenommen und fühlt sich wie zu Hause. Die ruhige und freundliche Art der Iren hat uns alle tief beeindruckt. Irland sah uns zwar das erste Mal aber sicher nicht das letzte Mal.
Visited July 2017
Written August 6, 2017. 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.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Relaxing vacation in idyllic location
We (couple + 5y old boy) have spent a wonderful 10 days vacation in the charming Pier House East End. We have selected the cottage mainly because of the unique remote location directly at the seafront in what we think is Ireland's most beautiful area and within driving distance to Kerry's main attractions. Everything was like it is described in the online-advertisements. The cottage is well equipped and provides everything that is required. We had extreme luck with the weather, as after an unusually rainy summer, there was for more than a week splendid weather throughout our total stay begin of September, with clear skies and temperatures that even allowed swims in the sea. Our 5 year old son enjoyed the "wildlife" on the coast just outside the door and was busy collecting all kind of sea animals like crabs, shrimps, worms etc. There is a small boat available to paddle over to a beautiful small beach on the opposite side. However, longer rides like to the seals sunbathing on the rocks some 100m away are not recommended due to strong currents. The owner Susannah and Kathrine the local housekeeper were very friendly and always helpful. Many attractions are in closest vicinity like the beautiful Derrynane House and Beach, the lovely village of Kenmare, Valentia island or the Skelligs. Also the walks along the rugged coast and the scenic drives on the Kerry, Beara and Dingle peninsulas all are highly recommended for nature lovers. Out of our so far 7 vacations in Ireland, this recent stay in Pier House was perhaps the most memorable one. I would highly recommend to all who are looking for a relaxing vacation in an idyllic scenery and that have an own vehicle to explore the area.
Visited September 2012
Written May 21, 2013. 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
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Skiing available
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesSkiing available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Restored 18C. Coastguard's Cottage on the shore of the beautiful Kenmare Estuary

    Restored 18C. Coastguard's Cottage on the shore of the beautiful Kenmare Estuary is able to accommodate up to 11 guests. See all property details.

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