Valentia Lighthouse

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Welcome to Danu House, our beautiful five bedroom home set in Chapeltown, Valentia Island. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, near boat trips to The Skelligs Rock (Star Wars) and part of the Kerry Dark Skies Reserve. Book now to sample all of this.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

We have a comfortable spacious five bedroom house. There is large relaxation room where you can read, meditate, practice yoga, or receive a treatment from local practitioners e.g. massage. The garden is restful and available to sit in the sunshine or wander by the stream.
A hearty Irish breakfast will be served in our country kitchen each morning; choices available and dietary requirements provided for with prior notice.

Guest access

All bedrooms are ensuite, with towels/bedlinen, hairdryer/shampoo/soap. Feel free to use the relaxation room, TV lounge, quiet landing space and full access to the garden.

Interaction with guests

We want guests to feel at home in our home but also to respect it. We are onsite and available to offer local information on trips, nightlife, restaurants, outdoor pursuits. Prior notice of your requirements helps to avoid disappointment.

The neighbourhood

Danu House is located on Valentia Island, a unique "get away from it all", island off the Kerry coast. Valentia is on the Wild Atlantic Way where rugged beauty abounds. You can get a boat trip to the UNESCO world heritage site The Skelligs Rock, where the most recent Star Wars was filmed. As part of the Kerry Dark Skies Reserve we have unique sky quality with vivid constellations and unspoilt darkness.
Valentia is steeped in history: home of the Transatlantic Cable linking Europe to Nth. America. Tetrapod track way, going back millions of years. Glanleam House and subtropical gardens, original home of the Knight of Kerry. Nearby we have ring forts and castles dating back to the 1400's.
There are ample walking options, water-sports, sailing, surfing, horse riding, renowned dive sites. More gentle pursuits are boat trips, bird watching, or sitting in one of our local cafes or pubs watching the world go by. There are various festivals and community events across the summer: Valentia Triathlon, Scallop Festival, Valentia Regatta, Cahersiveen Music Festival,
Valentia has a varied landscape from the rugged bogs and cliffs in the west to the golden sands of Glanleam Beach to the east. Knightstown (2 mls away), our largest village offers coffee shops, bars, hotel and restaurant. Restaurants serve high quality locally sourced food, people travel to sample our seafood.
In under 2 hrs are Kenmare (Seafari), Killarney/Tralee/ Dingle. Sandy beaches and golf courses all within 20mins drive.

Getting around

To get here there is a train service to Killarney & Tralee with a connecting bus service to Caherciveen, 15 mins away.
Car hire is available and recommended.
To access the island there is a bridge and ferry (Mar - Oct).
Bike hire is available in Caherciveen.
Parking is available at the house.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

We are happy to accommodate infants but please bring your own cot/crib.
No extra overnight guests.
No smoking anywhere in the house.
Please be aware that other guests will be staying and to be quiet after 10pm.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

6 Reviews

Check In
Vidar User Profile
August 2016
The host was truly remarkable. In spite in the long lines to get a spot on the small boats plying the strait to Skelli Michael, the host was able to get us on to one of our greatest travel experiences. We were able to tour this magnificent UNESCO world heritage island as one of the lucky 100 on July 15. In addition the host followed up our long drive to the southwestern tip of Ireland in spite of the fact that we had misscalculated the time the driving would take so we arrived shortly before midnight. The Irish breakfast, the place and the follow up during our stay could not have been better. A great big thanks to Karen and Rebecca for being the perfect hosts for us! And again sorry for the late arrival!

Amaëlle User Profile
August 2016
Lovely house. Karen and Derarca was nice,friendly and helpfull. The room is really clean and cute, great localisation. Breakfast is perfect! Thank you!

Patricia User Profile
July 2016
We had a very enjoyable stay. Both Karen and Derarca were very welcoming and we had many cups of tea during the two days we stayed with them. Their house is gorgeous, very comfortable and a very relaxing place to spend time. Karen organised a trip to Skellig Michael for me at very short notice and also accommodated my mother by inviting her to stay in their house while I was on the trip and dropped her to the ferry. I would recommend that anybody who visits Valencia Island (which is gorgeous) to stay here.
Karen & Derarca User ProfileKaren & Derarca is a superhost.
Response from Karen & Derarca:
Hey Patricia. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay - it really was lovely to have you both here in Danu House. Thanks Karen
July 2016

Aurelie User Profile
July 2016
The ad's description was according to the reality. Karen and her mom were very nice. The room was great. We are recommending it
Karen & Derarca User ProfileKaren & Derarca is a superhost.
Response from Karen & Derarca:
Aurelie - It was great to meet you and thanks again for staying. You are always welcome here at Danu House. Karen
July 2016

Rebecca User Profile
July 2016
I had a fantastic time staying in Danu House. The setting was beautiful and the house amazing. The hosts Karen and Derarca were so lovely and attentive. They couldn't have been nicer. They helped me explore Valentia Island and get a boat out to visit Skellig Micheal. They were exceptional hosts and I'm hoping to return in the future. Rebecca
Karen & Derarca User ProfileKaren & Derarca is a superhost.
Response from Karen & Derarca:
Thanks Rebecca, we look forward to your next visit.
July 2016

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
Der Aufenthalt bei Danu und Karen übertraf all unsere Erwartungen. Wir fühlten uns stets wohl und sehr willkommen. Die Gastgeberinnen waren herzlich und konnten uns gute Tipps geben. Das Frühstück war sehr gut und liebevoll zubereitet. Würden das Danu Haus auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen.
Karen & Derarca User ProfileKaren & Derarca is a superhost.
Response from Karen & Derarca:
Hey Sarah - thanks so much for the kind words and wonderful review. Karen
July 2016

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Chapeltown, Ireland · Joined in June 2015
Karen & Derarca User ProfileKaren & Derarca is a superhost.

We are a mother and daughter team, who feel very lucky to live in this incredible part of the world. We are widely travelled but call Valentia home.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour