Some Airbnbs are alright. Some are grand. Some are pure and utter sh*te.
And some, well, some are just out-of-this-world. This little gem in Kerry falls smack bang into the last category.
It’s also arguably one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland, thanks to several very unique factors that you can have an aul gawk at in the guide below!
Now, the Skellig Rest comes with one major catch – there’s a 7-night minimum stay. However, if there are a few of you staying (it sleeps 4) it works out cheaper per-night than most hostels!
Welcome to the Skellig Rest
You’ll find the charming, 100-year-old Skellig Rest cottage nestled in an elevated position on the Ring of Kerry.
Its fine location treats those that stay here to gorgeous panoramic mountain and sea views.
Hammocks, views and a hot tub
Ridiculous views that you can enjoy from the comfort of a HOT TUB or a HAMMOCK, might I add!
The Skellig Rest sleeps 5 and comprises of 1 large double bed and 2 small double beds.
There’s a traditional kitchen that’s fully equipped with all the modern conveniences and there are plenty more facilities you can enjoy, such as:
- Hot tub
- Garden hammock
- Fridge, Cooker and Microwave
- Telescope &binoculars
- Artist easel
- Picnic Basket & Cooler
- Deck Chairs for the Beach
- Logs for stove
- Welcome pack on arrival with wine
- Wet suit and bodyboard
Still not sold? Well, it’s also one of the best places in Europe to gaze at the stars
The Skellig Rest is located in the Dark Sky Reserve in Kerry.
Now, if you’ve never heard of the Dark Sky Reserve, then get ready to lash it onto your Irish bucket list.
This corner of Kerry was designated as Ireland’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association, making it the only Gold Tier Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere.
Sounds cool, but what does it mean?
It means that on a clear night the sky in this part of Ireland is scattered with astronomical sights that you can admire with the naked eye.
You can kick back without any equipment and be treated to a show that’ll knock the breath from your lungs.
Hit play on the video above to see what I mean.
How much it’ll set you back
The one big thing to note here is that there’s a minimum 7-night stay.
That’s going to rule this place out for a lot of people, but it’ll be perfect for those of you heading away on a staycation and looking for a great base to explore Kerry from.
The Skellig Rest works out at:
- €1,091 for 7 nights for a group of 4 in October (price accurate at the time of writing)
- This breaks down to €38.50 per person per night
- Book a night at Skellig Rest here
- Nab €30 off your first Airbnb stay with this code
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