Waterville Holiday Homes - Reviews
Just back from two weeks in Waterville Trident Holiday Homes. This was our fifth (or maybe sixth) visit to these houses. The houses are great. Even after this length of time, the house was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The carpets and sofa covers had been cleaned since our last visit. Samantha, who manages the houses, and her team do a super job.
We were especially lucky with the weather this year, which made our stay even more enjoyable. Looking forward to next year already. - Name Withheld - 02/08/2013 15:25:22
Just back from an amazing holiday in Waterville, Co. Kerry, with our two kids (8 and 4) and despite already extending our stay, it was with heavy hearts we dragged ourselves away from this little spot of heaven. We all enjoyed it so much that the kids decided it had been our best ever holiday!! We've been at various trident properties around the country over the years, and this time we decided on Waterville. The holiday homes are always fantastic, and this one was no different, fully deserving of all its four stars, and more. It’s comfortable, very spacious (4 double or twin bedrooms and 3 bathrooms), modern design, bright and airy. It is spotlessly clean with a full kitchen well stocked with utensils. The complex is well laid out, very pretty and extremely private and quiet. It’s a short walk into Waterville, which has a good selection of bars and restaurants. Our particular favourites were Beachcove Café (amazing coffees and baking, and great with the kids), Fisherman’s Bar and Smugglers Inn (have lunch outside overlooking the beach!). Waterville is on the ring of Kerry, which speaks for itself but the absolute beauty of the area is simply breath-taking!! Stunning mountains and gorgeous beaches. We were lucky enough to be there in a heat wave, and there are so many amazing beaches around you could honestly go to a different one every day. Our favourite without a doubt was Derrynane, but it is very popular, especially at the weekends, and parking gets hectic as the day goes on so go early. Truly magnificent!! We were also there for the Waterville Children’s Festival, which runs from a Fri to Sun in early July. This was great, the kids loved it. Apart from all the usual little bits and pieces, face painting, art and crafts marquee etc. there was Zorbing, water balls, bouncy castle, petting zoo, treasure hunt etc. It was Five Euro per child (or 20 Euro for a family) for an armband for the weekend, and this allows them access to everything! Apparently the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Festival is fantastic for all the family too, so that's on our list to check out next! Another great day out is a visit to the chocolate factory in Ballinskelligs. The factory itself is open so you can watch them making (and sample!) the chocolate, then have a coffee in the coffee shop. It is right beside a gorgeous little beach cove and a great little playground. They run chocolate making workshops for kids, which look great fun. Ours didn't attend but I'd imagine it would be a great fun way to pass an afternoon if the weather wasn't great. The property caretaker Sam was great, very helpful and as she had young kids herself was a good source of advice and local information. All in all we had a fantastic holiday. Amazing location, amazing holiday home and amazing weather (ok I know that bit doesn't come in the holiday guarantee so don't forget the wellies just in case)...... I couldn't recommend both the property and the area highly enough. We'll be back!!!! - Miriam Molloy - 19/07/2013 10:48:51
I would highly recommend holidaying with Trident in Waterville, and indeed the Ballinskelligs. The houses are more than a 4 star standard. Excellently kitted out, with very high quality fixtures, fittings and superb interior decor. The house was very large, rooms upstairs were enormous with a super king bed in the master and 2 rooms downstairs were about the same size as master bedrooms in a regular house. We loved our time there. Fantastic location with nearby beaches and then half way between Derrynane beaches and Ballinskelligs, St Finan's Bay and Valentia. Looking forward to booking with Trident again, while they do not have several hundred houses to choose from like other companies, they carefully select the best places in the best locations. My family booked Trident many times before they bought their holiday homes, I can now see why. The management (Sam and her team) were excellent and most attentive. The only downside was explaining to our 8 year old son at the end of the week that we did not own the house and had to give it back. Claire & Nigel Jenkinson - 17/07/2013 23:28:45
I have just returned from my 4th visit to Waterville. That speaks for itself. My friends were very impressed by the Trident home. At this stage, it feels like going home. We were loath to leave and I will definitely book with Trident again. - Una Hughes - 11/06/2013 21:31:27
The Waterville Holiday Homes are excellent properties, equipped and appointed to the highest standards and located in a cosy, well laid out cul-de-sac format. They are also within easy walking distance of shops, pubs, and so on. I am already looking forward to my next visit!
Brian Murphy - 22/04/2013 10:25:50
Hello to all of you at Trident Holiday Homes!!
I have to thank you for the opportunity you gave me to stay at one of your houses.
I was one of the winners of the weekend rental that you gave away in your birthday celebration
sometime late last year......
we stayed down in Waterville and I have to say that everything was 'spot on!!'
The house was so lovely and clean and Sam had the heating on for us so it was lovely and
cosy when we arrived- especially as the weather was appalling!!
It was just 'what it said on the tin' - we were not disappointed!
So, thanks again and we hope to book with you again in the near future!!
Sharon Hickey - 04/07/2012 14:54:04
I have booked a home in Waterville for the 3rd time. We are extremely impressed by the standard of these homes. Our house had every possible utensil and facility. It was spotless, spacious and tastefully decorated. It has a private garden with flowers. The local ladies who manage it are friendly, efficient and helpful. Trident are great to deal with. I will be booking with them for many years to come.
The best holiday we've ever had. The houses are beautiful with every convenience. The lap of luxury. The children loved it. So close to the beach. Thanks. -