Features & Amenities

Mermaid Isle Ireland Map Featured on Home & Garden's Fine Living Television, Mermaid Isle is a world-class oceanfront retreat washed by warm crystal waters of the Gulf Stream in a protected lagoon of south western County Kerry, Ireland. Local legends speak of Mermaids, Selkies or seal people, frolicking in the cove, sheltered between the private island, Illaundrane, and Mermaid Isle's mainland. The 25+acre experience includes half of that 26-acre island and 12 acres of mainland, with a bonus 3 additional acres of turbary used to fuel four turf-burning fireplaces. While dolphins patrol its endless tidepools, contented seals bask on the rocks, confident of a ready supply of fish. It's not unusual to be greeted in the morning by a playful otter scampering down to the sea past one of the two California hot-tubs perched just above the sea at the 4500+ sq.ft. (450 sq.m.) slate-clad main home, recently built in the style of a medieval post & beam barn, fitted with centuries-old appointments, windows and doors, or the ancient fisherman's cottage, completely refurbished by its present museum designer owner. His other designs have enhanced most major natural history museums in North America, aquaria and ecology centers and Irish historic monuments and national parks. Both homes are natural observatories, nestled in mature wooded groves, oriented so that sun rays and moon beams reflecting on the bay will clothe your bed, where you'll be lulled by songs of wind and waves.

Features & Amenities - The Property
  • 25+ Oceanfront acres with hills, gardens and mature trees
  • Half of a 26-acre island, just offshore
  • Two acclaimed oceanfront, south-facing homes
  • More than 4000 ft. of sheltered shoreline and tidepools
  • Two seaside hot-tubs, one for each home
  • Two boat launching slipways and moorings
  • Private gated roadway
  • Crystal-clear water for sports or fishing
  • Abundant wildlife, visiting dolphins, nearby seal rookery
  • Private water supply and waste water treatment plant
  • Outbuildings, 45 ft. greenhouse, ancient ruins
  • Near award-winning towns, ancient monuments, beaches


Features & Amenities - The Main Home
  • 4500+ sq.ft. (450 sq.m.) post&beam home on three levels
  • 3 to 6+ bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 staircases
  • Surrounded by the sea on three sides
  • Library, arboretum, laundry, fitness, studios, office spaces
  • 2-3 heated, insulated garage spaces or gallery, workshop, media rooms
  • Massive skylights and heavy insulation for passive solar heating
  • Energy-efficient central heating, plumbing, lighting
  • Two Morso wood/turf-burning air-tight stoves
  • Gourmet stainless steel kitchen appliances, continental bath fixtures
  • Built-in antique pitch-pine appointments
  • Hardwood, marble and slate flooring
  • Centuries-old Gothic doors, floor-to-ceiling French casement windows
  • Treasured stained glass lancet windows throughout


Features & Amenities - The Guest Cottage
  • 700 sq.ft. meticulously restored, ancient stone oceanfront cottage
  • 200+ sq.ft. conservatory surrounded by the sea
  • One bedroom, one full bath with laundry facilities
  • One airtight wood/turf-burning stove, one open fireplace
  • Sculpted staircase, antique, stained glass appointments
  • Gourmet kitchen and bath appliances in centuries-old cabinetry


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