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Fabulous large luxury top of the range Duplex Penthouse (2 floors own hall door) in Shearwater. Shearwater is Kinsale's most prestigious address in an unprecedented location on Kinsale's marina. It is right beside Kinsale Yacht Club and the famous Fishy Fishy Restaurant in Ireland's gourmet capital. There is secure private parking so forget driving as you just stroll out to restaurants, bars and galleries - you are in the heart of everything - not just looking at them across the bay! Stylishly fully equipped the duplex is furnished to 5* star standard. The stunning vast airy New York loft style living room, with windows at each end, has a very high vaulted ceiling with rooftop velux windows making delightfully bright. There are flat screen TVs in the living room and in the large master bedroom, as well as DVD, and free WIFI for laptops. Ideal for 'Old Head' golfers and discerning visitors.
The apartment facilities: Shearwater is a small exclusive luxury development on a prestigious site right on the waterfront on Pier Road right beside Kinsale yacht club and between acton's hotel and fishy fishy. Shearwater is Kinsale's top of the range of accommodation, overlooking the marina and myriad of yachts and yachting lifestyle. There is an airiness, lightness and brightness feel. It is impossible to capture on camera the height of the main room ceiling with its airy velux windows but it is delightful. On the ground floor of Shearwater is a cafe wine bar so if you don't want even to cook breakfast on your holiday you can pop down to vista for your croissants and cappuccino, otherwise take them back up up and relax with your newspaper in the little Breton boys casual dining section of the kitchen. There is also a formal dining area with a beautiful solid walnut dining table seating 6/8 people for that more formal dinner. There is also free wifi internet access for your laptop
Kinsale: Kinsale is awash with fab restaurants from Fishy Fishy, to Max's wine bar, Toddie's, the Blue Haven, the Shanghai Express with Jean-Marc's great Asian food, so you will never be hungry. And all 2 to 5 minutes stroll. There are lots of art galleries, including one on the ground level of Shearwater and always just so much to do in between sips of wine! Kinsale is a friendly relaxed place, perfect for all the family, and for all interests. Everyone is very helpful and friendly and there is nothing like the Corkman's banter and wit. You will fall in love with the place as we did and end up returning year after year! It is just twenty minutes down the road from cork airport on an old country road. Kinsale is the perfect base for visiting the south west of ireland. Arts week 2013 5th - 14th july. Gourmet festival 2013 11 - 13th Oct. Come for The Gathering!
Apartment info: our 2 floor duplex penthouse is one of very few in the development to have its own steps up to its own hall door from the large communal landscaped patio deck area where you can sit out, or lie out, and take the sun. It is also one of the biggest available. There is also a small deck area right outside our hall door at the top of the steps where you can also sit and take in the sun or sit and sip! With its very high cathedral loft ceiling in the main living room the atmosphere and feel is airy spacious lightness and brightness not seen in normal apartment and difficult to capture on camera. I think you will see from our review from previous guests that everyone has loved the whole atmosphere and ambiance, the lightness and brightness of the whole place. It is really special and magical at night looking out over the lights of kinsale and the yachts bobbing up and down on the marina. Access is from the car park is by swipe card and elevator to the first deck. STRICTLY NO SMOKING IN PROPERTY. NO PETS ALLOWED IN THE COMPLEX.
The bright airy and serene, bay windowed, Large Master bedroom (22 ft long) is en suite and is extremely comfortable and relaxing with its Chinese black lacquer bedside tables, and enormous super king size bed which is a 'zip and link' so can be split into two singles. The bed linen, pillows, carpeting, and everything else in this fabulous duplex is meticulous and of the highest quality. There is also a wall mounted 20' PLASMA LCD TV in the Master Bedroom for insomniacs - or just to escape from it all! There are two bathrooms - one ensuite with the master bedroom which has bath and shower. The New England style guest bedroom is cool and serene with two single beds, built in wardrobe, and there is a separate bathroom and walk in shower to service this bedroom....moreless
This penthouse duplex condo has steps up to its own hall door from the first deck landscaped terrace area. Beautifully furnished, with 28' Plasma LCD flat screen TV DVD and free WIFI and 20' plasma LCD TV in the master bedroom. There is also an security system in place. There is a leisure centre and pool just beside Shearwater at Acton's Hotel. On the ground level a delightful cafe wine bar where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning, a glass or ten of wine, and tapas in the evening. THIS IS A STRICTLY NON SMOKING PROPERTY. Not suitable to children under 6. There is secure private parking in our car park with lift access. This is a large spacious sophisticated property - very relaxing - with a little deck area at the top of our steps - to sit and take in the newspaper - alternatively relax in the Biarritz swivel chair in the bay window watching the boats come and go across the bay- as well as large communal patio terrace area to lie out and take the sun....moreless
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There is a casual dining area with table in the kitchen area plus a formal dining alcove ...moreless
Christmas/New Year Dec 13 - Jan 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter/Early Spring Jan 6 - Feb 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring/Easter Feb 28 - Apr 24, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Apr 25 - Oct 16, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn Oct 17 - Dec 4, 2015 7 night min stay
Christmas/New Year Dec 5 - Jan 5, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit€150
No additional mandatory fees
Please note our rates are inclusive of normal usage of electricity, central heating, bed linen and towels, FREE WIFI internet access, own parking space, so there are no hidden 'local charges'. Rates are for 2 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 Children. 4 Adults €100 Extra on weekly rate. Security/damage deposit €150 refundable after departure. We accept payment by credit or debit card and by PayPal.
One third of rental is payable on booking with balance plus security/damage deposit due ten weeks in advance of commencement date. Payment accepted in local currency only (Euro).
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Kinsale is known world wide as Ireland's gourmet capital. It is a stunningly pretty little town which was visited by the Spanish Armada in the 1600's and its narrow streets bear evidence to this. They are filled with interesting little shops, cafes, galleries, bars and restaurants. Life is relaxed in Kinsale with its other major attraction being the sea and marina as well as the old head golf club and the very interesting Charles Fort. There are coves and beaches within a few minutes drive and deep sea fishing is also very popular. It is a colourful cosmopolitan spot. It is just 15 miles from cork city and is the gateway to west cork for day trips along the coast to Glandore, Clonakilty, Killarney, Kenmare before returning to one of the super restaurants in Kinsale for dinner. . Shearwater is right in the heart of Kinsale itself- not looking across the harbour at it with a hefty walk up the aptly named 'Breakheart Hill' home.
Other Activities: Gourmet Restaurants all year round plus Kinsale Arts Festival in July and Gourmet Festival in October. Sailing Courses for children in Kinsale Y.C.
Golf: There are dozens of championship Golf Courses in South West Ireland. Within a few minutes there is Kinsale Golf Club as well as the world renowned Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club. You won't have to fly in and out in your helicopter to play the Old Head of Kinsale because you will be virtually on site. Drive out further to Fota Island Golf Club, there are just so many courses to play for Ireland as well know is a golfer's paradise. We are golfers ourselves so are fully aware of its attractions!