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 County 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!
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
I’ve stuck in 3 nights in December (remember, there’s no guarantee we’ll be back to being able to travel out of our counties by then!) for 4 people sharing.
It works out at:
- Total: €597
- Per Person: €149.25
- Book a night at Skellig Rest here
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Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.