Gorteen is nicely appointed. The views of Kemare Bay from the front patio are stunning. We loved walking the nearby Derrydane Beach and portions of the Kerry Way.More
Gorteen is nicely appointed. The views of Kemare Bay from the front patio are stunning. We loved walking the nearby Derrydane Beach and portions of the Kerry Way.MoreShow less
Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of your stay at Gorteen. We do appreciate it,
Josephine & The O'Neill Family.
If you got dry weather you could sit out the front and admire the views all week. We arrived on a cold day and heating for the house was on a timer and barely took the chill away, so had to head out to buy peat.
I would have expected a 4 star house not to have leaking taps, marked furniture and incomplete tiling in bathroom.
We did get tablet on arrival but no great tourist details in house folder or instructions on where to leave key on exit. The latter became clear when the owner banged on the door on our last morning at 10.30am - sadly we were hoping for a long lie. Another two visits by her within the next hour made us feel rushed - even though she had told us no one else was coming in that night.
In summary - great location and house ok, but would expect wi fi and better decor
Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Gorteen.It is a shame that you did not have better weather during your visit, however as we are situated on the south west coast of Ireland, our weather can sometimes be unpredictable! Our location is also the reason why it is not easy to get WiFi everywhere, and so we do not claim to offer this service in the house. However it is provided free in the local pubs, restaurants and cafes in the surrounding towns and villages.
Thank you for pointing out the leaking tap, this has now been fixed, and the one missing tile in the bathroom is being sorted out. Other issues you raised regarding your visit can be put down to your arriving a day later than your booking stated, and while we were happy to accommodate the altered dates, it was vital that I made contact with you prior to your departure. Generally departure time is 10am, which is why I called around that time to be sure to meet you.
I do hope that the minor issues you raised will not deter you from visiting our beautiful area again in the future, as weather and electronic communication - or lack of! – is generally considered part of it’s rustic charm. We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back and thank you again for posting your review.
Arrived to find keys in front door, ( obviously no crime here). and what a view.... situated on an elevated position overlooking the ocean and close to several beaches, places to eat and drink or just take a walk. We visited Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville and Cahirsiveen but also went to Valentia Island, and Derrynane House and Gardens. Derrynane beach is nearby but Carrolls Cove and Rath beach are within a walking distance. House is fantastic, two showers available, open fire if chilly and a brand new picnic bench arrived outside the front door during our visit. Caherdaniel Village also within walking distance so we walked most places. Would love to stay again.
Your review of Gorteen is much appreciated, thank you. The details you gave of the surrounding area, will I am sure, be most helpful to future quests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting you again.
Josephine & O'Neill Family.