Fabulous Luxury Waterfront Duplex Penthouse on Kinsale's Marina

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Last updated: 11/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Super King size zip and link bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • 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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Luxury


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a casual dining area with table in the kitchen area plus a formal dining alcove ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access:


  • Elevator
  • Garage:

    Own numbered parking space ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI Free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Own parking space in covered car park ...moreless

  • Security System
  • Towels Provided:

    Not beach towels ...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Hire locally ...moreless

  • Boat:

    We are beside the marina and next door to Kinsale Yacht Club so perfect for sailing activities. ...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large communal terrace...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    Close to Old Head of Kinsale GC and many other golf courses in the area. ...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool and leisure centre nearby at Acton's Hotel. Fees payable. ...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 17 - Dec 4, 2015
7 night min stay

Christmas/New Year
Dec 5 - Jan 5, 2016
7 night min stay

Winter/Early Spring
Jan 6 - Mar 11, 2016
7 night min stay

Mar 12 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

Autumn 2016
Oct 1 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $159.23
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


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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Last updated: 11/15/2015
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20 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Cork Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

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!


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  • Shearwater from the Bay

    Shearwater from the Bay

  • Chinese Console table

    Chinese Console table

  • Large Master Bedroom En Suite (Window other end)

    Large Master Bedroom En Suite (Window other end)

  • Quiet Corner

    Quiet Corner

  • Breton Boys Breakfast corner

    Breton Boys Breakfast corner

  • Master Bedroom - Window End

    Master Bedroom - Window End

  • Location of Duplex 2 Floors

    Location of Duplex 2 Floors

  • Formal Dining Area

    Formal Dining Area

  • Red Chinese Table

    Red Chinese Table

  • Lobster salad at the Bulman

    Lobster salad at the Bulman

  • Livingroom vaulted Ceiling

    Livingroom vaulted Ceiling

  • Kinsale Market

    Kinsale Market

  • View from Windows

    View from Windows

  • Very large Living Room (Bay window end)

    Very large Living Room (Bay window end)

  • Living Room Kitchen end

    Living Room Kitchen end

  • View Over the Historic Rooftops

    View Over the Historic Rooftops

  • Guest Bedroom New England Style

    Guest Bedroom New England Style

  • Boats on Marina

    Boats on Marina

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • From the Bay

    From the Bay

  • Cat on the Tiles

    Cat on the Tiles

  • The Spaniard

    The Spaniard

  • Breakfast Corner Croissants and Coffee

    Breakfast Corner Croissants and Coffee

  • View of |Shearwater from boat

    View of |Shearwater from boat

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