"Amazing home for family reunion, perfect location, beautiful view"
Our family is so happy to have stayed at beautiful Sanctuary Cove for a family reunion week for the second time - first, in July of 2016, and this time in July of 2018. The house is perfectly situated for a get-together of extended family. Our group included couples, singles, children, and an elderly aunt, 10 in all. Amazingly, that left us with an extra bedroom for occasional guests from the extended family who came to visit all of us during the week. We had two large family parties while we were there, enjoying the spacious deck, backyard play area, and large garden area on which we played baseball, Gaelic football, and all kinds of games for kids and adults alike.
I have kitchen envy, not just because of the amazing layout (love the pot drawers, dish drawers, and utility drawers) and functionality, not just because it is stocked with everything you could need for an intimate family stay or a large family get-together, but most of all because of the amazing views out the windows as you are cooking, making tea, and enjoying chat with loved ones.
There are four ample seating and gathering areas: a large great rooms, two separate TV/seating rooms, and the TV/games/pool room on the top floor. During our large family parties, the teenagers and young adults gravitated to the deck and the games room, while groups of adults could cluster in various locations. It was perfect for us as some wanted to watch the World Cup while others wanted to quietly chat indoors, some wanted to play pool or video games upstairs, and many wanted to enjoy the fresh air and spectacular views from the deck.
On our quieter days, the multiple living areas were perfect so that we could spread out for our own relaxation, reading, talking, etc. without feeling like we were on top of each other.
The bedroom layouts are suitable for a variety of different family combinations - couples, singles, parents with children, children alone, etc. plus a laundry room with ample space for folding & hanging clothes. So many details exceeded expectations: beach toys and a kite, books and games, and a beautiful welcome basket with wine, fresh crusty bread, and Irish butter. But the best thing about this house is its proximity to the cliff walk and the spectacular views. Walking on the path at sunset, watching the sunrise, and enjoying the view on deck was a joy.
Kudos to owners and their local property manager for being so easy to work with and responsive. Hope to be back in 2020!