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maria archer

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

Modern, Spacious townhou Centrally Located in Marina complex, sleeps 8

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Kinsale - Shearwater, Kinsale

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom In Village Beside Pier

A wonderful modern spacious townhouse in the beautiful Shearwater development, this is one of only three townhouses that were built. It is spacious with lots of storage and beautiful Irish art. The kitchen cum dining room is comfortable, ideal for relaxing and enjoying.

The ideal location as you can walk everywhere easily and in just a short distance!

Lovely and relaxing or a fun filled night out - what ever the agenda this house is set up for all to enjoy

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
maria archer (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About maria archer

I live most of the time in Dublin or France, I travel a lot for my work, the house was purchased for family holidays and a home from home in Ireland. I love the sea, cooking and the village life of Kinsale with it's great walks, restaurants, pubs and activities.

maria archer purchased this house in 2006

Why maria archer chose Kinsale

This property was chosen because of its size - the large bedrooms allowed the kids to have multiple friends stay over on sofa beds etc. and also to have their own entertainment in their rooms with Tv, playstations etc. Also the house is modern so large bright airy rooms. The location was also a major factor, I wanted something close to the village which allowed teenagers to go out and come back safely with no driving required, closing to the yacht club and pier fr sailing activites, shops so that I could wander and have coffee whenever I felt like, close to great walks restaurants etc. So it is the perfect house and location for my family of four children and multiple friends, relatives etc.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of this property is really the location - it is perfect for all family and friend members to be independent and do what they wish - bookshops, historic walks and tours, sailing etc. - all the benefits of Kinsale. Also lots of storage as we traveled with what felt like a sports shop - between sailing, tennis, swimming, golf clubs etc. We needed the space. Also the two washing machines are great for all those who have kids in sailing courses as the constant changing etc. meant I couldn't survive with just one!


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Modern, Spacious townhou Centrally Located in Marina complex, sleeps 8
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews


  • 1 of 5

Booked this property 3 months in advance for a wedding over Christmas.

Owner Cancelled 4 days prior to departure and then took 2 weeks and lots of emails before refunding the money. Heard this has happened before!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and right where you want to be in Kinsale

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family. We had grandparents, parents, a baby and single adults and this house suited everyone's needs. It was clean and well appointed, with sheets and towels provided. The living room being situated on the main floor away from the bedrooms gave everyone the ability to socialize or have quiet time at their leisure. The beds were comfortable and both bathrooms were functioning. The owner/manager was reachable by phone. The house is smack dab in downtown Kinsale, so everything is walking distance. Fort Charles is a quick drive, Blarney was a 45 min drive, Cork a 30 minute drive. Everyone was friendly and I would recommend both the house and Kinsale for future travels.

Our only confusion was how to work certain aspects of the house or what the expectations were of the owner. We had been told there would be a packet of information but it was not there on arrival. Much of this confusion was due to differences in culture, we (Americans) were not used to searching for a switch for the water heater. We also were not sure what to do with the trash or if recycling was saved or not. This did not detract from our experience but it would have made things go smoother.

In short, go visit Kinsale and stay at this lovely town home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a really nice townhouse located within walking distance to the city centre of Kinsale. It's also conveniently located across the street from The White Lady restaurant/pub. The house is very spacious with 3 levels - a nice sitting area, and 4 large bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Lots of stairs so you'll get your exercise! There are hardwood floors throughout and lots of closet space in the bedrooms. Nice large kitchen which is fully stocked and a washer/dryer on the 2nd floor. The house also has free Wi-Fi which is a bonus! A designated parking spot is right in front which was nice for unloading heavy suitcases. Maria, the owner, answered all of my questions promptly and was lovely to work with. I fell in love with Kinsale and would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie, I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. Kinsale is a great town with something for everyone and the house is ideally located and spacious enough for all to enjoy each other and also have time out.! Look forward to having you stay again.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
white lady
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Old Head Kinsale
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale (from the Irish, Ceann tSaile - 'Head of the Sea') is now known as the 'Culinary Capital of Ireland'. Located on the south west coast of Ireland, Kinsale is full of character and charm.

In the 17th and 18th centuries Kinsale was an important English naval base, and it still has a distinct Georgian flavour. With its yacht-filled harbour, brightly painted cottages, bow-windowed houses and displays of flowers in pots, tub and hanging baskets, it marks the beginning of scenic West Cork.

Kinsale is famous for many activities the main ones being water activities - sailing, restaurants, pubs and shops. It has great walks - whether a stroll or visiting historic sites. It is in driving distance to many local historic sites such as the famine graves.

Kinsale is internationally recognized as the gourmet capital if Ireland, with a large selection of pubs and restaurants to cater for all tastes. There is always a traditional welcome and a selection of entertainment by day and by night.

However relaxed or active you wish to be on your holiday Kinsale allows you to take things at your own pace.

Vast range of water based activities - sailing schools, yacht club, diving, fishing etc.

10 minutes from the world famous 'OLD HEAD' Golf course , there are also others nearby (Fota Island, Cork Golf Club etc.)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kinsale, County Cork

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Jun 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
final cleaning £53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kinsale in County Cork

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The masterbedroom is on the 3rd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This bed is a zip bed that can be a double or two singles
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , A zip lock bed that converts into a double or two single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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