While away the day taking in some stunning viewsLook out over sweeping lawns
Large Lakefront House - Stunning Views!
Large Lakefront House - Stunning Views!

Entire home/flat

12 Guests

6 Bedrooms

9 Beds

Entire home/flat

12 Guests

6 Bedrooms

9 Beds

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About this listing

The ideal spot for your next family reunion or group getaway!

With your own private lakefront, beautiful spacious interior and breathtaking 180º views this secluded six bedroom house right on the shores of Caragh Lake, just off the Ring of Kerry, is the perfect place to rest, recharge and reconnect!

The space

Caragh Lake House is a large six bedroom six bathroom lakeside retreat with breath-taking views of Caragh Lake, Seefin Mountain and the Dingle Peninsula.

Recently updated with all modern conveniences, the house combines original charm and character with stylish contemporary interiors, and consists of two separate wings, each with their own living area - ideal for two or more families sharing.

The main central living room boasts floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors facing due West, overlooking a large stone-clad patio, expansive lawn and 70 meters of private lakefront. With a big open fireplace, tasteful furniture and original paintings, it’s the perfect place to relax and savour breath-taking views morning, noon and night.

The large kitchen is fully equipped, perfect for preparing those delicious meals - the trout you caught earlier that day or fresh local vegetables you bought in the nearby town. There’s also a long oak bench to lounge on, sip your tea and look out onto the lake.

The dining room features large floor-to-ceiling windows and antique furniture - the ideal setting for those long and lazy lunches and magical evening meals with friends.

There is also an additional open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, if your friends would like that little bit of extra space.

The house sleeps 12+ people with six bedrooms and six bathrooms - two en-suite doubles, one en-suite twin, plus a further three double bedrooms, with three additional bathrooms. The beds are cosy and comfortable with goose down quilts and 100% cotton sateen linen.

For those lazier days both living areas have widescreen satellite TV with Irish, English, German, French and other international channels; the latest Apple TV; plus strong wifi throughout, free of charge - 10MB down, 3MB up.

Outside there’s a raised stone patio overlooking the lush green lawn and private lakefront, with ample seating - benches, loungers, table and chairs - to relax and dine al fresco, along with a Weber barbecue and smoker - perfect for those long summer evenings.

There’s a path down to the shore where you can lie in a hammock, go for a swim, or if you fancy, take out one of the Canadian canoes, stand up paddle boards or fishing boats - booking is required for these so please enquire before regarding rates and availability.

Interaction with guests

We are available by phone and email any time of day.

If you’d like extra assistance with recommendations or suggestions - places to explore, things to do or restaurants to savour - just let us know.

We can also arrange those little extras - a delicious hamper on arrival, in-house chefs to cook a delicious meal, expert yoga instructors or outdoor adventure courses. Prices for these services are supplied upon request.

Extra accommodation for larger groups can also be arranged in our other nearby properties, all to similarly high standards and beautifully located. Feel free to enquire how we might be able to help.

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The space
Bathrooms: 6
Bedrooms: 6
Beds: 9
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: £22 / night after 8 guests
Security Deposit: £668
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible

Caragh Lake is a quiet and tranquil spot and part of a Special Area of Conservation. The house is therefore not suitable for loud groups or big parties, and speedboats or jet-skis are not permitted on the lake.

Guests in violation of these rules will be asked to leave and all payments will be forfeited.

Group retreats, smaller wedding receptions and corporate events are welcome with prior arrangement. Check with us if you have any questions.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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8 Reviews

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Malgo User Profile
May 2017
An amazing place right in the beautiful Kerry county!! Everything was perfect - the beautiful house, breathtaking view at the lake, very hospitable hosts, always ready to help. We didn't want to leave :-) Definitely a place to stay if you are in the area!!!
Jens User ProfileJens is a superhost.
Response from Jens:
Thanks Malgo! Keep in touch. Safe travels.
May 2017

Sharmi User Profile
February 2017
We cannot rate the lakehouse highly enough, from the gracious welcome (complete with beers and wine) to the spectacular views and the generous amount of space this is one of the favourite places I’ve ever stayed. It really does feel like you have a private lake for you to enjoy as you wish! Even though the weather wasn’t perfect, it is Ireland in February after all, our enjoyment wasn’t dampened as we would all cuddle up in front of the fire and enjoy the beautiful scenery and surroundings. When we did get out and explore a bit we were astounded by the natural beauty of Kerry itself.   Jens and Michelle were great hosts and at the one point in the holiday we needed their assistance they were with us within minutes, could not ask for more! My whole family felt the same and the first comments as we left were lets go back…   It might be a tiny bit pricier than other options in the region, but it is 100% worth it.

Richard User Profile
February 2017
Perfect hosts, beautiful house, stunning location. Definitely an amazing place to stay
Jens User ProfileJens is a superhost.
Response from Jens:
Thanks Richard. Thank you Kate. Hopefully see you again soon. All the best. Jens and Michelle.
February 2017

Nuala User Profile
December 2016
An absolutely incredible house and hosts. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, everything was completely taken care of. We stayed over Christmas and the house was suitably decorated with a tree. The fridge was stocked and we even had a beautiful goose hand delivered to the house for our Christmas lunch prep. Five Star to the tee. Everything completely exceeded our expectations.
Jens User ProfileJens is a superhost.
Response from Jens:
Thank you so much Nuala! Hopefully see you again some time. All the very very best for 2017.
December 2016

Jonathan User Profile
August 2016
Jens is an exceptional host. Not only had he prepared a website with suggestions for excursions in the area he also answered all our questions - in real time - about local activities.
Jens User ProfileJens is a superhost.
Response from Jens:
Hi Jonathan. Thanks so much for your feedback. Really appreciated. It was lovely having you and your family stay. Keep in touch. All the very best!
August 2016

Dawn User Profile
August 2016
Caragh Lake House, Jens, and his family were amazing. It was a perfect holiday, so perfect that even my 13-year old didn't want to leave... and he hates to take any vacation because it takes him away from his friends at home! The house was absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed. I wish I could wake up to those beautiful lake views every day! The Legos were a big hit with the little ones and the cozy fireplace was the perfect place to curl up next to when it was raining. We all loved exploring the lake on paddle boards and in the canoe. Thank you, we hope to come back again someday!
Jens User ProfileJens is a superhost.
Response from Jens:
Hi Dawn. Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was fabulous having you and your family stay! We hope to see you again sometime. Safe travels. :)
August 2016

Thomas User Profile
July 2016
Fantastic place to stay. The setting is ideal to relax and enjoy the beauty of Kerry. You definitely feel like you are away from it all, but you are within a close drive of so many wonderful things. We would love to com back!
Jens User ProfileJens is a superhost.
Response from Jens:
Hi Thomas. Thanks for your kind words. Hopefully see you again soon. All the best. Jens
July 2016

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Kerry, Ireland · Joined in March 2013
Jens User ProfileJens is a superhost.

I grew up on and around Caragh Lake and recently moved back to this beautiful part of the world with my wife and nine year old son.

As a family we love the water. For years we've been sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding, mainly on reservoirs around London, but on a trip home mid 2015 the penny dropped - this place was heaven and it was time to move back.

I'm originally German, moved to Ireland when I was a kid, lived in France for a number of years and for the past twenty have been in the UK, working in digital media.

For us it's about the quality of life here - the great outdoors, fantastic food and time with friends and family.

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to call this part of the world home and, whether at Bells Cottage, my parents' charming traditional Kerry farmhouse; Caragh Lake House, our large lakefront home which we recently renovated; or one of the other homes on and around Caragh Lake that we manage; we look forward to sharing this little bit of heaven with you.

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