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Lakeside Luxury, Old World Charm - Free WiFi.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, lakeside village home, sleeps 10

Garrykennedy Cottage is a modern luxury lakeside vacation home within an 18th century Irish Cottage. It has a unique old world ambiance and yet has every modern comfort and convenience. The cottage featured on the FINE LIVING television channel in the US showcasing the best vacation rental properties around the world.

Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com

Our waterfront location makes our cottage absolutely unique. Only a short stroll to friendly musical pubs, restaurants, the harbor and marina.

The Cottage is in an area of great natural beauty, surrounded by lakes and mountains. Rich in history and tradition. Renowned for its culture, music and food.

Our central location makes Garrykennedy an ideal base for Day Trips. Many of the top tourist attractions in Ireland are only a short drive away.

What’s Nearby? Only a short stroll to award winning family style restaurant, two welcoming pubs, traditional music sessions, fishing, boating, sailing, walking, jogging paths, children's playground (swings and slides),

Within 1 mile of Cottage : Grocery store and gas station.

Within 6 miles of Cottage : two large towns: Nenagh and Killaloe with all shopping and services you could need. Also Golf, Tennis, Gym, Swimming Pool, Horse and Pony riding.

Within Easy Daytrip Driving Range: Bunratty Castle (25 miles) ; Cliffs of Moher (45 miles) ; Cahir Castle (40 miles) ; Rock of Cashel (30 miles) ; Burren (45 miles) ; Kilkenny Castle (45 miles) ; Ring of Kerry (65 miles) ; Kylemore Abbey / Connemara (100 miles) ; Co Galway (50 miles) ; Co Cork (50 miles) ; Shannon Airport (35 miles) ; Dublin Airport (100 miles).

Cottage Overview: The Cottage is s short stroll from the lake, 2 local pubs, traditional music, family style restaurant, lake front marina, forest walks, jogging paths, children's playground. Garrykennedy is a tiny village – approx 10 properties in total.

Watch the sailboats and fishing boats come and go. Or enjoy a BBQ on the private patio in the back garden.

Take a trip on the lake on a 50-seater tour boat.

Alternatively, rent a small sailboat or fishing boat and go exploring on your own.

The fishing in the area is great, especially for pike and trout.

The Cottage dates back to the 1780’s and has been completely refurbished. Some of the walls are 3 feet thick. Many of the original architectural features have been retained and blended with the modern. Fully equipped modern kitchen with all the appliances you might need including coffee maker, coffee bean grinder and Nespresso Coffee Machine. 2 Large comfortable living rooms with HD TVs. Free Wifi.

Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com to check Availability.

More Details

Owner
Brendan Dempsey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

Why Brendan Dempsey chose Ireland

Garrykennedy Cottage is a modern luxury lakeside vacation home within an 18th century Irish Cottage. It has a unique old world ambience and yet has every modern comfort and convenience. The cottage featured on the FINE LIVING television channel in the US showcasing the best vacation rental properties around the world.

Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com to check Availability.

Our waterfront location makes our cottage absolutely unique. Only a short stroll to friendly musical pubs, restaurants, the harbor and marina.

What makes this cottage unique

Our waterfront location makes our cottage absolutely unique. Only a short stroll to friendly musical pubs, restaurants, the harbor and marina.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great cottage, great location, great vacation. We're so glad have found this cottage. It had the perfect combination of space, comfort and charm for our multi generation group. Grandparents loved spending time at the house, in the lovely back garden and taking walks around the village and by the lake. The teenagers enjoyed fishing trips with the local guide (and catching 12 pound pike!). We all enjoyed great meals and traditional irish music sessions in Larkins Pubs down the street from the Cottage. Highly recommend this cottage. Can't wait to return.



Took some great day trips around the lake. My



Owner was very helpful and responded to our emails and phone calls quickly. The cottage website was really helpful (GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com) and
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Ireland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest must complete online booking inquiry form on our website at GarrykennedyCottage - dot- com
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The cottage has 3 bathrooms (all upstairs). The main bathroom has a huge luxury deep soak bathtub and rain shower. The ensuite bathroom (master bath) off the master bedroom and the third bathroom have instant power showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 Bedrooms each with Queen size double bed. Very very comfortable new beds. Cool crisp clean linens and towels. All provided. The cottage has 4 double bedrooms each with super comfortable hotel quality queen size beds (each sleeping 2 persons). One bedroom is downstairs. The other 3, including the master ensuite bedroom, are upstairs. TV’s in all bedrooms upstairs. Queen size aerobed available if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews
5

Perfect cottage in cute, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage for any trip to Ireland! Our group of 8 stayed at Garrykennedy cottage for 12 days in May and it was just the right size and location for our trip. The cute-as-can-be cottage is located centrally enough so that you can make day trips practically anywhere in Ireland. Its about 10-15 minutes from the main motorway which will take you right to Dublin or Limerick and makes for nice, easy driving - especially to and from the airports. The house itself is a great size for a group, plenty of bedrooms with good storage space and the kitchen and dining room are perfect for those meals when you don't want to have to go out to eat.

We especially loved being right in the village of Garrykennedy with the picturesque lake directly across the street and Larkins pub a couple doors down. It was a nice to end our days coming back to the quiet house, unloading our stuff and being able to go for a walk or just pop down to Larkins for a pint!

Every step of the rental process was simple and well-documented, with a very handy set of manuals outlining everything you'd want to know about the cottage itself and the area. The owner was super helpful with any questions leading up to our trip and was always available through text or email while we were there.

We cannot recommend Garrykennedy Cottage enough; staying there made our trip to Ireland all the more enjoyable and memorable :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I would give this cottage 6 stars if I could! We love the Garrykennedy area for it's quiet peacefulness and friendly people. So convenient to any direction that you wish to day tour. Also, there are many activities if you wish to spend some time on the lake, walking or just enjoying the cottage. The cottage is so well equipped, you will most likely not need a thing. Dunnes grocery and Country Choice in Nenagh, are wonderful places to pick up items for your stay and we always make a point of stopping at the Wooden Spoon in Killaloe while in the area.

The owners are wonderful to work with. Highly recommend this cottage and look forward to returning for another stay in the future!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

Garrykennedy Cottage is the perfect combination of old world charm and modern convenience. Our three generation family of five was completely comfortable throughout our stay, and thoroughly enjoyed hanging out together in the common areas, especially the living room off of the dining area. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive to any questions that we had, and the handbook provided was very informative. We visited many of the areas recommended in the handbook and were never disappointed. Having Larkins Pub next door was such a treat. The food was outstanding and we would receive a warm welcome every time we walked through the door. It was so nice to be able to walk right next door to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner, have a few pints, listen to some traditional music, make a few new friends, and not have to worry about driving. The only downside to staying at Garrykennedy Cottage is that we eventually had to leave. My family sends heartfelt appreciation to the owners for sharing their beautiful cottage with us. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfectly Charming!

  • 5 of 5

Garrykennedy Cottage is perfectly situated in a charming village directly on the lake. Its close proximity to Shannon airport makes it is an ideal home base while sightseeing the west coast of Ireland. The house is the quintessential Irish Country Cottage--but has every modern convenience. The kitchen is well-appointed, the bedrooms are cozy and comfortable, and the bathrooms are clean and newly renovated. Our group loved returning to the cottage and village every day after exploring far and wide! We hope we have the opportunity to stay at the cottage again. It was the perfect base for a memorable mid-winter week!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Lakeside Living

  • 5 of 5

The Garrykennedy Cottage was all our family really needed to experience the ambiance of a traditional Irish cottage with all the amenities of a modern house. The village on the gorgeous Lough Derg was a real gem. The Larkin pub virtually next door was a great place for a hearty meal and a good pint of Guinness with traditional Irish music one of the nights of our stay. The proximity to various places we wanted visit made for several enjoyable day trips and the drive along the lakeshore was spectacular. Even got in a round of golf at the Nenagh Golf Course nearby. All in all our visit was great finish to our ten days in Ireland that began with the wedding of one of our daughters in Ennis. We would highly recommend the cottage for anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The picturesque village of Garrykennedy is a beautiful, relaxing area to stay in central Ireland. This was a special trip for us and Garrykennedy Cottage was the perfect place to truly enjoy our vacation. The location allowed for easy access to sites in either direction, however the beauty and charm of the local area was hard to leave. Do allow some time to enjoy it, as well as the lake which offers excellent fishing. We hired a local guide to take us out fishing and we had an amazing time. The cottage is beautiful and has every amenity needed for your stay. We found it to be very comfortable and immaculate. The back yard is gorgeous and offers a nice area for sitting. The owners are available and very helpful should you have any questions. We found the detailed manual inside the cottage most helpful and it was nice to know they were available if we needed them. We loved the local pub, Larkin's and really enjoyed visiting The Wooden Spoon in Killaloe and the Country Choice store in Nenagh. all charming establishments with friendly people and excellent food choices. We loved our time in Ireland and look forward to a return trip to Garrykennedy Cottage soon!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Dan Larkins Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Rosslare
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nenagh Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nenagh
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M7 Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Dan Larkins Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Lough Derg
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Garrykennedy
Car: necessary

Our waterfront location makes our cottage absolutely unique. Only a short stroll to friendly musical pubs, restaurants, the harbor and marina. The Cottage is in an area of great natural beauty, surrounded by lakes and mountains. Rich in history and tradition. Renowned for its culture, music and food. See photos and videos at our website GarrykennedyCottage - dot - com

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $700

Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter: Peak Rates Apply.

Utilities are included, except November through April when utilities deposit is required and guests pay based on metered usage.

There is a $59.00 charge for property damage insurance.
Read more at http://www.homeaway.com

Guests are encouraged to leave a gratuity for our housekeepers. They do an excellent job to prepare the house for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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