Relax & Unwind-Sea views & Sunsets!
Relax & Unwind-Sea views & Sunsets!
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
4.5 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
4.5 baths
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Welcome to Ard na Mara! Our light filled spacious home maximizes the stunning panoramic ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Valentia is a wonderful place to spend a holiday. With fabulous scenery, walks, drives, fishing, swimming, dining & embibing you should also choose Valentia. Come and stay in Ard na Mara!

The space

Ard na Mara is light filled spacious home (250m2) designed to capture the stunning ocean views and spectacular summer sunsets

Guest access

You will have access to the entire house except one room and one cupboard which are locked.

Interaction with guests

We usually meet guests on arrival and departure and as requested

Other things to note

Pets are welcome at Ard na Mara but incur a fee of €50 per stay due to the extra deep clean that is required afterwards. This will be collected during your stay.
The minimum stay of 5 nights is for high season only and check in is Saturday Sunday or Monday night only ( Not possible to set this on the air Bnb calendar options) this can change to include other nights if there is availability. ((Friday 14 July is currently available)
While overall cleaning is included we expect our house to be left swept and tidy with the dishwasher emptied and the grill in the oven clean also. If you have time we would really appreciate if you stripped your beds to facilitate a speedy turnaround. Please leave all used towels/ sheets on the floor of your room or in the utility room.
Bin charges are also included. Please put all rubbish in a bag ( provided) before putting it in the large bin outside. A bin is provided for glass. There is a bottle bank in Portmagee near the bridge. Please use it if you run out of space!


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

All linens except beach towels are supplied.
If you bring a pet there is a surcharge of €25 per 3 nights or and €5 per extra night. Please keep pets downstairs only.

Ard na Mara is very spacious and ideally suited to large gatherings. If you are having a large gathering there is an extra charge of €100 and we expect you to bring all your bottles and cans to the recycling centre in Portmagee.


4 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
September 2017
This is a lovely, comfortable house, perfect for families with children. Many basics supplied, coupled with great communication with Siobhan, which made our whole stay smooth and easy. The newly refurbished kitchen has everything one could need to cook all meals at home. Bedrooms are spacious, clean and bright. Living spaces very well set out with great facilities throughout - TV and internet, and board games and puzzles for days when the wind or rain prevented getting out to explore this beautiful part of the world. Ard Na Mara is top class, with great views and plenty to do in the locality, for all the family.

Irena User Profile
July 2017
The house and location are stunning - ideal for a family holiday. The house is well-equipped and very comfortable, with fabulous views from every room. We loved the large spacious dining room - table was fantastic for the jigsaw puzzle we took with us! The jacuzzi bath was a hit with everyone! The beds were very comfy and the sheets (& bath towels) lovely and soft! Kitchen had everything you could need - and best views for breakfast! House is flooded with light and the underfloor heating meant it was always warm in the evening - we didn't need the fluffly blankets thoughtfully provided in one of the two sitting rooms! There's plenty to do on the Island and beyond - on the doorstep: Geokaun mountains, the Grotto, the Lighthouse and Knightstown (with special mention the Red Bus Cafe); the Kerry Cliffs and Skelling ring, plus drives over the Iveragh Peninsula provided stunning views and an afternoon at Kells Bay Gardens was great. Our highlight was the boat trip out to the Skelligs - postponed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather; we'd booked too late for the expedition to land on Skellig Michael but the views from the sea were amazing. Siobhan and Ian were great hosts - very prompt with responses and requests. Can highly recommend and we would give 6-stars if we could!!

Joe User Profile
July 2017
House was great and ideal for a large group - we had 2 families (5 adults and 4 boys). We stayed 3 nights and had a great time. There's plenty of room inside to get lost and a great deck for sitting out in the sunshine - and plenty of space outside for hurling and football! The location is remote but it's grand once you have a car. The house is on the 'high'road which has great views of skellig Michael in places. There is plenty to keep you occupied on the island - our top 5 suggestions on the island are 1. Geokaun cliffs -amazing scenery and walks 2. Bray head loop walk 3. Glanleam beach 4. The Lighthouse and walks around it 5. The skellig centre For the best food, the bridge bar in portmagee is top class and a trip across the ferry from knightstown to O'Neills at the point has great seafood (and nothing but seafood). A great loop drive is to Waterville via the scenic route and back via the 'main' road and visit the kerrys cliffs for more amazing scenery and the chocolate factory! Overall great island, great house and great craic!
Siobhan User Profile
Response from Siobhan:
Thanks Joe. I'm delighted you all enjoyed yourselves and we really appreciate the good review!
July 2017

François User Profile
August 2017
Séjour avec un super maison dans un cadre préservé exceptionnel. L accueil a été très bon.

IrelandJoined in May 2017
Siobhan User Profile
Hi I'm Siobhán. I'be been living in Valentia for 18 years with my husband. We have 2 children and a dog. We hope you enjoy Ard na Mara and it's amazing views as much as we do
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