Destination guide

The cozy city of Glengarriff awaits you

The island views, gardens and parks display a scene truly unique to Glengarriff. This city's bars, lake and boating draw many visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Glengarriff

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Glengarriff a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bantry Bay Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Parknasilla Golf Club (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
  • Kenmare Golf Club (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Waterfall Alpaca Farm (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Glengarriff

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Glengarriff is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Garnish Island (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Bantry House (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Beara Peninsula (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Bantry Bay (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Sheep's Head Peninsula (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Moll's Gap (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Glengarriff

Fly into Killarney (KIR-Kerry), the closest airport, located 29.8 mi (48 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Cahirciveen (CHE-Reeroe), which is 31.7 mi (51 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Glengarriff?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Glengarriff:

  • Make use of handy extras like a games room and cookware, dishware and utensils at "Silver Birch Large Luxury Rental 11 Bedrooms". Situated around 1 mile from Glengarriff, this unique option has 11 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "A House That Guests In 3 Bedrooms" is another top-notch choice, offering 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a washing machine and more. It's around 1 mile from Glengarriff.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Glengarriff vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Glengarriff?

If you feel the need to switch off and relax for a few days, you'll have your pick of terrific weekend getaways in and around Glengarriff. Rest and recharge your batteries at one of these popular options:

  • Located around 2 miles to the northwest of Glengarriff, "The River House, Nature Reserve Glengarriff" has all you need for a quick weekend break, including off-street parking options and a garden. When it's time to venture out, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to visit like Barleycove Beach and Mizen Head.
  • Also look into "Ardnagashel Woods No 3 - A Two Story That Guests In 4 Bedrooms", which you'll find around 3 miles southeast of Glengarriff. After a day of discovering nearby natural attractions like Michael Collins Centre and Warren Beach, kick back in your vacation rental and make use of internet services, free WiFi and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Glengarriff?

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to convenience, location and affordability. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near Glengarriff and get a taste of the local culture:

  • Make "Island View Holiday Cottage" your temporary home. This sought-after vacation rental comes with amenities including a fridge and internet services.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "Cottage, With Wifi - Epad Available - Overlooking Dunmanus Bay And The Sheeps Head Peninsula", which comes with conveniences such as heating and a stovetop.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and go exploring, there's lots to keep you amused around Glengarriff. Into culture? Organize a visit to Half Moon Theatre and Glucksman Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Glengarriff?

Just because you only have a few short days up your sleeve doesn't mean you need to spend it in a bleak hotel. Take a vacation but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Glengarriff:

  • "Westerly House On Bantry Bay, West Cork" is close to the center of Glengarriff, so you'll have loads of things to see and do. Make your way to interesting attractions like Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone when you're not enjoying the comforts of your cozy digs.
  • "Lakeside Lodge Bantry" is another excellent option. We suggest adding University College Cork and Cork City Hall to your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Glengarriff?

Vacation with others and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with your best friends for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Glengarriff:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a games room make "Bosacka 10/5, 1 Bedroom Apartment For 5 People" a favorite. This sprawling retreat has 11 bedrooms and accommodates up to 22 guests. From central Glengarriff, it's around 1 mile away to the west.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with loved ones, and "Westerly House On Bantry Bay, West Cork" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 5 miles to the southeast of Glengarriff, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A nearby waterfront and a kitchen are among the various amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Glengarriff?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dust off your inflatable doughnut and browse these houses in or near Glengarriff that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable break at "A House That Guests In 3 Bedrooms". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a fridge and a dishwasher.
  • "Westerly House On Bantry Bay, West Cork" is the kind of place you go to escape the everyday and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Towels and outdoor furniture are also on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Curious what the weather's like in Glengarriff? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 65 ºF. If you're searching for more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Glengarriff vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Glengarriff?

Every family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Glengarriff offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Bosacka 10/5, 1 Bedroom Apartment For 5 People", which has 11 bedrooms that sleep up to 22 guests. This escape is located 1 mile to the west of Glengarriff and comes with amenities such as a fridge and a toaster.
  • "Westerly House On Bantry Bay, West Cork" is another excellent option. It's around 5 miles to the southeast of Glengarriff, has 6 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Handy amenities here include a stair gate and a barbecue grill.

When you want to explore your surroundings, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained and happy. West Cork Model Railway Village, Fota Wildlife Park and Cork City Gaol should be top of your must-do list.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Glengarriff?

Three-bedroom rentals in or near Glengarriff give you flexibility and space to make the most out of your vacation. Have a look at some of the fantastic options available here:

  • Offering privacy, comfort and space, you'll get the entire gang's seal of approval at "A House That Guests In 3 Bedrooms". This stay comes with lots of handy amenities, including a kitchen and a water park.
  • Another appealing three-bedroom rental is "The River House, Nature Reserve Glengarriff". Make use of a garden and off-street parking options while spending precious time with your favorite people.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Glengarriff?

Whether you want to share a bottle of wine beside the flames with your honey or just stay nice and warm once the sun sets, we'll help you find a vacation rental with a fire pit. Here are some of our favorite options in or near Glengarriff:

  • Huddle together with the ones you love around the flickering fire at "Ocean View " On The Wild Atlantic Way". A firepit and a fireplace are other amenities you'll have at hand here.
  • "Boutique Holiday Cottage Set In A Large And Tranquil Garden Near Durrus" is another top property where you can spend your days or nights socializing around a nice, warm fire. It also offers a nearby river and a firepit.