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Minnie Lucey

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Kinsale, 2 Bed holiday apartment, stunning harbour views

20 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

County Cork Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Kinsale, Ardbrack Heights, waterfront, large balcony 2 double bedrooms

This wonderfully sunny holiday apartment is located in Kinsale's prestigious Ardbrack Heights in the village of Scilly, a ten-minute walk outside the town of Kinsale. The huge floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall windows allow amazing sea views from the master bedroom (breakfast in bed with a sea view!) and the entire sitting room/dining area. Outside, the sheltered balcony, which runs the entire width of the accommodation, is perfect for a relaxing drink whilst watching the sunset or the busy harbour activity.

The two bedrooms sleep four comfortably and the newly refurbished modern kitchen is fully fitted and ideal for a self catering holiday.

The only sounds you can hear from this property are on the water or the bird song, yet a short ten-minute stroll brings you into Kinsale centre. Kinsale is a popular holiday resort for Irish and foreign tourists which is known for its many gourmet restaurants and excellent leisure activities including yachting, sea angling, and golf.

Kinsale - sedate: Not only does this town lay claim to being the oldest town in Ireland, but it is also renowned internationally for the number and quality of restaurants in the town. It is hailed as the gourmet capital of Ireland, with no shortage of pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. However relaxed or active you wish to be on your holiday Kinsale allows you to take things at your own pace.

Kinsale - Active: Sailing, Harbour Trips, Fishing and whale watching, Golf, Horse Riding, Shooting, Archery, Paintball, Windsurfing and water sports - Walking and Historical Visits - Museums and Forts Leisure - Pottery Workshops - Readings - Taxi and bus tours.

Kinsale History: The Battle of Kinsale, fought in 1601 between a combined Spanish, an Irish force and English armies, was a turning point in Irish history. The harbour is guarded by two very fine star-shaped fortresses built in the 17th century: Charles Fort is well worth a visit (guided tours). See also the old Courthouse, now a museum; St Multose Church, built in the 13th century and still in use, and 'French Prison', the 16th century Desmond Castle. There is a signposted tourist trail to this fascinating town with a guide booklet. Take a trip too to the Old Head of Kinsale for magnificent cliff scenery. It was off here that the Lusitania was sunk in 1915 with a loss of over 1,500 lives.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Minnie Lucey (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

Kinsale, 2 Bed holiday apartment, stunning harbour views
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was the end of our fabulous European holiday, and what a perfect way to end it. We had great communication with Minnie (at one point, we thought she was responding in the middle of the night but she was actually in Australia, answering our questions). We opened the door, and there before us to the right was the harbor and town center, and to the left the bay and the Atlantic. Gorgeous! (Or, as the Irish would say, “Lovely” or “Brilliant” or “Grand”.) The apartment was very clean; it is spacious, organized, and comfortable. It was a most welcome joy to find basic grocery staples provided for us. We did not have a car, but we could easily walk to Fort Charles, the town center for shopping, and to some very good pubs / restaurants. It is relaxing, peaceful, calming, and an amazing place to stay. We can barely wait to be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so lovely to hear that you had a brilliant time in Kinsale and our apartment. Luckily I had bought an Australian sim card for my phone so being on holidays myself didn't cause an issue responding to online queries. I believe there were dolphins in the harbour whilst you were there I do hope you had an opportunity to see them. I would be delighted to welcome you back and offer returning guests 10% off future bookings as an added incentive.
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5

Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a lovely stay at Ardbrack Heights, a 10 minute walk from Kinsale centre and has easy parking.

The flat was very clean, quiet, comfortable, well equipped and uncluttered.

The welcome basic groceries were much appreciated as we arrived at midnight.

The views from the living area, terrace and main bedroom are a delight.

During our stay we had to contact the owner, Minnie, a couple of times and she got back to us in a question of minutes.

We are frequent visitors to Kinsale and this accommodation has now become our favourite. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Kinsale. Returning guests are offered a 10% discount and rates for 2016 will remain the same. Minnie
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5

Fantastic view and ideal stay....

  • 5 of 5

The views were even better than the pictures convey--we've been to over a dozen countries, and we've never stayed in a lovelier location. Kinsale is my favorite place in Ireland--having lived in the country for a year--and this is a great location for enjoying the town. The Spaniard has excellent food, and it's a nice walk (down Breakheart Hill) to everything else that Kinsale has to offer. I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we return next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Fabulous apartment with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Kinsale is a beautiful town and this apartment is ideal to enjoy it all. A spacious, well equipped apartment with the most amazing views - I could have sat all day enjoying it. Well equipped with a very helpful owner and so nice to receive the welcome pack on arrival. A short walk into town, but a steep climb on the way back - great to work off all the delicious food you will eat!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a short break in Kinsale staying at this wonderful apartment. The view is so lovely to wake up to in the morning and it is so quiet yet only a 10 minute stroll into town to the great restaurants and bars. Bastion is superb. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Fabulous Views -Restful and Fun Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in Kinsale! What a beautiful town and friendly, helpful people. The restaurants were terrific- We loved Man Friday just down the hill and The Bulman on the Scilly walk. The property itself was beautiful, clean and well-maintained and stocked. We were thrilled to find oatmeal bread, sliced cheese and red and white wine when we arrived. Although the construction was still ongoing upstairs, the contractor was very kind and kept the noise level insignificant when he knew we were home. He asked us to call up to him on coming and going and was extremely polite. Although the uphill walk is a little rigorous, this holiday home is worth every penny. Thanks, Minnie!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy, Cork
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Cork City
Nearest Beach
3.8 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Amazing waterfront location in Ardbrack Heights, Scilly, Kinsale. Kinsale is a popular holiday resort, which is known for its many gourmet restaurants and excellent leisure activities including yachting, sea angling, and golf. The town is also rich in culture with its art galleries and first class school of English

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Rates & Availability

Kinsale Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
off peak
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$162
 
 
off peak
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$162
 
 
Off peak
Sep 8 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$162
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$162
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $223

A refundable security deposit of 200 Euro is extra to the rental cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

County Cork Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Power shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The large and airy master bedroom has a combined TV/DVD and magnificent sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A complimentary welcome pack of basic groceries will be waiting for your arrival!

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