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Kinsale apartment, ideal town location in Cork County

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A comfortable self-catering unit with 3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 5

Welcome to Kinsale apartment. This homey, three-bedroom self-catering unit is conveniently situated at the edge of town centre, close to dining, pubs, gentle walks, and shopping. Perched above the Cosy Cafe, our apartment is directly across from St. Multose Church, a local historic monument. Only 20 minutes from Cork County airport, in a quiet location and next to a free car park, this self-catering unit has two double bedrooms and a single, all ensuite. The newly refurbished kitchen is fully equipped, including a washer, dishwasher, and microwave. After a day's adventure visiting local Cork County castles, beaches or scenic countryside, sit back in a relaxed open style living room which includes a gas fireplace and TV/VCR/DVD unit. The TV is on satellite and wifi is provided. We provide a tablet for use if needed.

We invite you to view more photos and floor plan at our 'kinsaleapartment' website to see how it meets your needs as a holiday residence!

More Details

Margie or Alana
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Margie or Alana

We moved to Ireland in 2006 but fell in love with Kinsale in 2000. We are both educators, Alana at the doctoral level is a PhD professor and mentor and Margie works with younger learners. We own and manage our rental apartment and love being active locally. Alana grew up in Denver, Colorado and Margie was born and raised in San Francisco, California. We come from large extended families and love to play, travel and explore as well as work and participate in our local community.

Margie or Alana purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Margie or Alana chose Sleveen

We purchased this property because of its location. We wished to have an apartment for family visitors as well as for paying guests. Over 1400 people have stayed in the apartment since we opened our apartment as a 'home away from home' in March 2006.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is homey, exceptionally clean and very well fitted, in particlar the kitchen and living room amenities. It has all the extras of a home - wifi, books, dvds, satellite tv, stereo, fireplace and games as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What a relaxing visit and wonderful town. The apartment was compact and had everything we needed.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Sleveen around the Kinsale

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please separate rubbish from recycling and use bins on the street
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , toilet with sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , bath with tub/shower combo
    Master - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , toilet and sink
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
fire alarm and carbon monoxide alarm installed. Free wifi is available throughout the apartment and a tablet is available for guest use.


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Kinsale apartment, ideal town location in Cork County
average rating of 4.957143 based on 73 reviews

Comfortable, quiet, and yet 2 mins from the centre of Kinsale

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights while on holiday in Cork & Kerry.

The apartment is very comfortable and well furnished with plenty of space to relax. There is a free car park 30 seconds walk away. The Shops and restaurants of Kinsale are also right outside. The cooking facilities look good - but with so many good pubs and restaurants around, we didn't need to use them.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family of 4 from the States

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was in an ideal part of town. It was clean and cozy. We had a little trouble with the hot water on the 2nd floor, but managed fine.

Can't say enough about Margie and her level of care. She was always there with a quick answer and great suggestions.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience at our apartment. This lets potential guests see what others thought of their stay as they decide what works for them. We hope you go home with great memories of our town. Cheers, Margie
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Wonderful Stay in Kinsale

  • 5 of 5

Our group of five recently stayed in the Kinsale Apartment. From the start, we had a wonderful experience. Prior to our arrival, Margie was quick and helpful in responding to any inquiries we had. She provided an excellent overview of the area and easy directions to the apartment. She even provided a cell phone at the apartment so we could easily contact her at any point during our stay if needed.

The apartment itself was perfect for our group. It is well kept and had all the amenities we needed. The kitchen is open to a nice sitting area, so we were able to comfortably relax at the end of our days' adventures.

The location of the apartment is ideal. It is only a few moments walk to the center of town, yet it was very quiet at night. There is an adjacent, free public parking lot and even at the busiest times (we happened to stay during an Irish bank holiday), we were able to find a spot without a problem.

We spent one day in town, starting with a tour from Don, of Don and Barry, which I would highly recommend. But don't just take my word for it, Rick Steves highly recommends it as well, and I believe the tour is #1 on Trip Advisor. We then spent several evenings in the beautiful town of Kinsale, where there were many options for dining and traditional music each night. We also found the apartment to be an excellent base for day trips throughout the south of Ireland.

We visited Charles Fort (which is walkable, but we chose to make the ten minute drive), Cork, Midleton (for the Jameson Whiskey Tour, which I recommend. Even if you're not a whiskey drinker, the history is wonderful), Cobh and we even ventured as far west as Mizen Head, which was truly awe-inspiring, stopping for lunch in Skibbereen.

I would highly recommend the Kinsale apartment. Margie could not have made our stay any easier and we hope to return some time!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We wish all our visitors to have a positive and memorable time. It seems like you did much and enjoyed Kinsale/County Cork adventure with much sightseeing and local town activities. Thanks for choosing our apartment for you Kinsale stay.
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Kent, Ohio

Wonderful and homey accommodations added to incredible Kinsale experience!

  • 5 of 5

First, Margie and Alana are incredibly friendly, quick in their communications, extremely welcoming, and always accessible. Secondly, the property location is centrally located in the heart of it all. Park the car and walk everywhere! Third, the property is very clean, welcoming, and family friendly. We had an incredible experience we will remember for a lifetime! Thank you Margie and Alana! The Larkins hope to be back to Kinsale and would love to stay in your apartment again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that your stay in Kinsale was an "incredible experience" and that you wish to come back. We shall welcome the return of the Larkins and we appreciate that you choose our apartment to explore this part of Ireland.
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Denver, CO

Enthusiastic 5 Stars - perfect launching pad to explore southern Co Cork

  • 5 of 5

The Kinsale apartment is charming, beautiful, and perfectly situated in the seaside town of Kinsale. We loved Kinsale, found great music and fantastic food every night, and the town, as well as the Kinsale apartment, were the perfect place to stay for three days while we explored County Cork and various points north and west. The Cozy Cafe below the apartment is excellent and welcoming, and most everything in central Kinsale - from high-end seafood restaurants, to rollicking pubs, to grocery stores, bookshops and cafes - was within a 5-10 minute walk. There were five in our party, and while the apartment was a little tight in a few of its unique corners (like everywhere else in Europe compared to the U.S.!), we had plenty of space for each of us to go to our separate corners when necessary (especially nice to have the 2.5 baths), and to convene for a pint or a glass of wine in the living room at the end of the night to recap our day. Margie was a terrific host, very responsive and helpful, and I cannot recommend this property enough!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming from Colorado, my previous hometown. We appreciate your detailed overview of your experience. And yes, those unique corners were a shock to us when we furnished the apartment. We welcome you back and send your friends and relatives in friendly Kinsale. Cheers.
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Quaint, cozy apartment close to town. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Love our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
around the corner is the Tap Tavern
Nearest Ferry
31 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Kinsale Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Metres
The Kinsale Cosy Cafe
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
The Dock Beach 2 KM and Garretstown - 10 KM
Car: not necessary

The seaside town of Kinsale offers a variety of holiday adventures. Whether your pleasure is hiking, golfing, beach combing, boating, shopping, strolling along the harbour or dining and pubbing, Kinsale is Ireland's favourite holiday location and considered by many to be the culinary capital of Ireland. A 20 minute drive from Cork County International airport, or 30 minutes to Cork city centre, Kinsale allows visitors all the conveniences of the big city within a rural seaside environment. In the Kinsale area you can rent kayaks, sailboats, yachts, horses, bikes or golf equipment -- so come ready to relax, explore and play. Castles abound in Cork County as do standing stones and other historic monuments. National heritage sites with historical museums dedicated to emigration and the famine are within a 60-75 minute drive in Cobh and Skibereen. Blarney Castle and woolen mills are a 45 minute drive. Near Shannon airport is Bunratty Castle, winery and Folk Park, about a 2 1/2 hour drive.

Other Activities: golf, bike riding, fishing, boating, hiking, shopping


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133.14

Note: a two-night rental is possible at times to fill in dates at our kinsaleapartment for an additional €25 per night. Contact us if this suits your travel needs.

From the time of inquiry to booking and throughout the stay we are available by email, text or phone call to respond to guests questions and needs. Communication during the planning process is most welcome as we wish our guests to have the best stay possible and we support this in whatever way we are able. We are available in person upon arrival, if the guests are new to Ireland and/or Kinsale, and a welcome visit is helpful.

Upon inquiry, we send a map to show the location in Kinsale and when identified how the visitors will arrive we send details about public transportation as well as landmark images to navigate a guest from R600 to the apartment.

We strongly encourage guests to purchase travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen circumstance to cause a cancellation. We have a no refund policy on payments made.

To confirm a reservation:
Payment is made using PayPal. We pay the PayPal transaction fee. Contact us that you wish to rent and a PayPal invoice will be sent for 50% to confirm the dates with the balance due 1 month prior to arrival along with the €150 refundable security deposit. Note: a two-night rental is possible at times to fill in dates at our kinsaleapartment for an additional €25 per night. Contact us if this suits your travel needs.

We recommend travel insurance as we have a policy of no return of payment if canceled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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