Have you ever wanted to escape for a weekend? Or hide away in your own little slice of paradise with only a good book or a loved one to keep you company?
Well, we have just the answer: Chez Shea. This vintage caravan in Kerry is as cute as they come, and it is available to rent on Airbnb—an online marketplace and homestay booking platform.
Forget B&Bs and five-star retreats; for your next romantic hideaway or personal escape in Ireland, this vintage “glamping” (essentially five-star camping) experience is where it is at. And it has guests raving! Let’s take a closer look at this unique vintage Irish caravan on Airbnb.
With the subtle beauty of the Kerry countryside on your doorstep, this vintage caravan smashes it when it comes to location.
The property itself is as dainty and adorable as they come. The caravan dates back to 1979, so it is vintage through and through. Forget the modern-day replica fad!
The unique stay is located on a family farm in the countryside village of Fehanaugh in County Kerry. Home to a hoard of donkeys, ponies, chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats, your stay will be as authentic as they come.
Another unique Airbnb exists on this property also. And although the charming family of hosts are on hand to offer assistance as needed, the privacy of guests is respected during their stay.
Expect a caravan that has been, as the hosts describe, “carefully restored, featuring very different vintage interiors.”
The estate is within driving distance of modern comforts (pubs, convenience stores) and local attractions, making this secluded hideaway a great base to explore the stunning Kerry countryside.
The Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara are both within driving distance. Furthermore, the hosts are more than knowledgeable about the landscape and are on hand to offer insights into mini road trips and scenic drives.
They expand on this on the Airbnb listing: “Another idea for a day trip would be to take the tunnel road from Kenmare to Glengarrif – possible stopping off at Lorges Choclatiers, Molly Galvins traditional Irish farm and Ewe Sculpture Garden – drive back to Adrigole, over the Healy Pass which has a great view of Glenmore Lake and back home!”
The fine details
The caravan is small and compact, so don’t expect to be running around inside! Pack accordingly, and embrace the alternative environment. That said, the caravan has been restored and is maintained to the highest standard, so we’re sure you’re going to have a cosy stay.
Included in the caravan is a double bed that sleeps two, and a small kitchenette with a hob/stovetop, a small fridge, and a gas heater. Although you may not be whipping up five-course meals, the kitchenette is perfect for simple dishes.
Each morning, a vegetarian breakfast will be dropped off to the caravan by the hosts in an adorable basket. What better way to start the day?
Although there are no shower and toilet facilities inside the caravan, they are located in a nearby block (which is shared by a maximum of four guests) for convenience.
The caravan also includes a “things to do” drawer, which offers activity suggestions, board games, and more.
Truthfully, this is the type of place to kick back and enjoy the sound of silence, a good book, the sprawling scenery, or its friendly farm animals. Don’t expect this to be an eventful stay. That is not what Chez Shea is about!
This unique property has smashed reviews across the board! Airbnb bases its reviews on a variety of aspects, including accuracy, cleanliness, communication, the check-in process, location, and value.
The vintage Irish caravan on Airbnb has received five-stars across the board, and over 200 guests have reviewed it!
One guest had to share her positive experience: “We enjoyed the hospitality and wonderful, unique environment. So peaceful and relaxing. It’s something we would definitely recommend and try again. The attention to detail was on point. My inner hippie was in heaven.”
Another guest had a similarly positive experience: “Absolutely magical setting in the heart of the mountains. Wonderful hospitality was shown by both Marie and her husband Ger. I couldn’t recommend this Airbnb highly enough.”
To enjoy this “magical setting” for yourself, we suggest you book your stay at this vintage Irish caravan on Airbnb sooner rather than later.