"Your house is quite a treasure & the area is magnificent"
Sneem Secret Harbour is a luxury self catering hideaway located 3km from Sneem village in the exclusive area of Oysterbed, and just 2km from Parknasilla about which George Bernard Shaw wrote..."I tell you this place does not belong to any world that you and I have ever worked or lived in. It is part of our dream world".
We invite you to come and experience this very beautiful and very special part of Kerry from the comfort and convenience of Sneem Secret Harbour. The house caters for up to 6 guests in 3 beautifully furnished en-suite bedrooms. Eco-friendly geothermal under floor heating throughout provides a luxurious level of comfort. Quality furnishings and top of the range modern appliances all provide the highest standard of self catering and the contemporary wood burning stove in the living room is a joy! WiFi, flat screen television, movies, books, music, games, and artist materials - there is entertainment for all tastes.
The south facing aspect of Sneem Secret Harbour enjoys sunshine all day long. Floor to ceiling windows and doors open from the dining area, living room and conservatory onto the south facing patio, blending the indoors and outdoors and creating a fabulous sense of cool space and light that flows through the entire house. Soak up the surrounding silence broken only by birdsong. Relax over a drink, read a book from our eclectic collection or use the art materials provided to capture your surroundings in a painting. Enjoy al fresco dining and forget that time exists! A private first floor balcony overlooks the grounds and beyond, and provides breathtaking views of the sea and mountains. Up here on the balcony is also the most perfect spot for star gazing on clear nights when you can experience the awesome beauty of Kerry's Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 3 designated areas on the planet!
The interior is fresh and contemporary with a palette of colours, plants, pictures and furnishings that is rich, warm and welcoming, and wonderfully relaxing.
The house is in pristine condition and superbly equipped with all high quality furnishings and appliances to ensure your maximum pleasure and comfort.
With the utmost care and attention to detail, our aim is to provide you with the ultimate escape in the most comfortable, relaxing and beautiful surroundings so that you can truly make the most of every moment in this very special part of the world, this "little piece of heaven".
The Living Room is lovely and large, and leads onto the south facing sun patio. The decor is cool and calm with under floor heating, a contemporary wood burning stove and a minimalist sense of space, light and tranquillity.
A blend of subtle and bright lighting and lots of beautiful furnishings ensure comfort and elegance, where you can relax and watch television, listen to music, read a book, glance through the newspapers, browse online or enjoy a movie from the large selection provided.
The walls are decorated with original paintings by Irish artists and with photographs of some of Kerry's most beautiful local scenery and wildlife, images all taken within 20kms of the house.
The kitchen and dining area reflect both function and style. Sunlight streams through floor to ceiling windows and doors that lead onto the south facing patio and, from the elevated position, provide wonderful views of the extensive grounds.
The kitchen is cool, contemporary and designed to provide maximum pleasure and effortless self- catering.
Touch control ceramic hob, integrated eye-level double oven (with turbo grill), eye-level microwave, raised-up dishwasher and raised up fridge offer the best of modern convenience and efficiency.
Top of the range appliances and as much quality equipment and utensils as you could possibly require for your culinary exploits makes this a chef's dream kitchen.
Extra large pots are provided for crab and lobster which can be sourced daily from the local fishermen at nearby Oysterbed Pier.
We provide a large supply of high quality glassware, crockery and cutlery, enough for at least 4 sittings of 6 guests, comfortably seated at the specially commissioned hand crafted solid cherry wood table, so dining at home is a very pleasurable experience.
In the Utility room off the kitchen there is a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, with additional work space and storage.
"We saw Dingle, Beara and Kerry peninsula and Killarney and Kenmare - all lovely, but the best was the view outside the conservatory window where we could watch the changing light and the tides come in and out."
This is a room for all seasons and one that you simply will not want to leave! The uninterrupted views are magnificent and form an ever changing canvas of nature....blue seas, ebbing tides, evolving weather fronts, panoramic mountains, glorious sunsets, starry skies, moonlit waters, extensive gardens and native woodland which display an assortment of the most beautiful colours with the changing seasons and which are home to a charming selection of wildlife - hares, squirrels, otters, frogs, ducks, herons, jays, pheasants.....
The 3 large en-suite bedrooms are blissfully quiet and tranquil. Beautifully furnished with king beds (155cm), crisp white linen, fluffy white towels, soft gold coloured curtains, touch lighting, guest toiletries, blackout blinds, under floor heating...all guarantee comfort and a really sound night's sleep.
Drift off to sleep in the absolute silence and stillness of the night and wake up refreshed to the same tranquillity, with not a sound to be heard apart from birdsong. One downstairs bedroom has a large en-suite with bath/shower while the 2 bedrooms upstairs have large en-suites with walk in showers. One of these bedrooms leads onto the private deck, the perfect spot for reading or painting, enjoying a coffee or a romantic drink on a clear starry night.