Discover a selection of 59 vacation rentals in Kinsale, IE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and parking. Prices start at $127 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Kinsale. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Million-dollar views from Kinsale's Golden Mile

Set on the south coast of Ireland, Kinsale is a picturesque port town known for its cobbled streets, lively pubs and yacht-filled harbor. Want to wake up to gorgeous views? Why not snap up a Kinsale vacation rental property on High Road? The stretch is known as the Golden Mile and is strung with luxury homes boasting million-dollar views over the harbor. Kinsale is also a gateway to County Cork, a stunning slice of Ireland strewn with rugged coastlines and rolling hillsides.

Things to do

Behind bars in Kinsale

If you want to dive into Ireland's turbulent history, you've come to the right place. Kinsale is anchored by a pair of 17th-century strongholds overlooking the River Bandon. Start with Charles Fort, a star-shaped bastion that commands sweeping views over the harbor. Access is via car, or if you feel like stretching your legs, the scenic Scilly Walk coastal trail. The Cork City Gaol offers a grisly glimpse at life in the Irish penal system. Today you can experience the cells, wander around the exercise yard and check out displays about its most infamous inmates.


Lose yourself in Kinsale's cobblestone Old Town

Get your bearings with a stroll around Kinsale's cobblestone Old Town. Today, the historic shopfronts house a mix of cafes, galleries and farm-to-table restaurants – and, of course, more Irish pubs than you can shake a shillelagh at. For a lively night, pick one hosting traditional Irish folk music. If you prefer gourmet fare over Guinness, head to the English Market. It's housed in a magnificent Victorian building and is brimming with artisan food stalls. Kinsale vacation rentals are the perfect excuse to stock up on produce and prepare your own County Cork-inspired feasts.


Save your appetite for the Kinsale Gourmet Festival

Kinsale is at its prime in the summer, when County Cork enjoys long days and plenty of sunshine. Calm waters also lure legions of yachts and pleasure boats to Kinsale marina. Ireland does live up to its rainy reputation, which means you should always pack layers and a raincoat, even in the middle of summer. If you want to beat the summer rush, consider booking your Kinsale vacation rental in late spring or early fall. You could also catch epicurean events like September's Taste of West Cork Food Festival and October's Kinsale Gourmet Festival.

Natural features

Kinsale – a gateway to County Cork

Kinsale is one of many characterful towns dotted along the County Cork coastline. It's perched at the mouth of the River Bandon and is considered one of Ireland's prettiest port towns. Botanists won't want to miss Ilnacullin, an island oasis designed by British architect Harold Peto. It's filled with a kaleidoscope of subtropical plants, including camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons, and more. Boats whisk passengers to the island in around 10 minutes. As you sail, keep an eye out for white-tailed eagles and basking seals.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Kinsale

Fly into Cork Airport (ORK), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Kinsale?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Kinsale that suits your style. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Newly Renovated Spacious Comfortable Holiday Home" is a popular choice. Around 0.1 miles from Kinsale, it has 4 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including a dining table and off-street parking options.
  • "Bright Kinsale House" is another winner, offering 3 bedrooms, a blender, books and more. It's around 0.1 miles from Kinsale.

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

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

Clock off on Friday and then forget all about the office. If you're craving some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and near Kinsale promise a memorable weekend getaway:

  • "Newly Renovated In 2018 - 4 Bedroom Single Storey House In The Heart Of Kin" is a top-rated option around 1 mile northwest of the center of Kinsale. You'll never have to go far to find something cool to do around here. Get outdoors and discover Kinsale Golf Club and Old Head Golf Links. Activities like surfing and boogie boarding and fishing will add the perfect finishing touch to your whirlwind break.
  • "Irish Stone Cottage 1 Mile From Charles Fort" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 2 miles east of Kinsale, use it as a base to do a little cycling or surfing and boogie boarding. Cobh Museum and Muskerry Golf Club should also be on your to-do list if you stay here.

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

Immerse yourself in the culture and energy of Kinsale from the comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you plan to chill on your own or have fun with a few buddies, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment for rent in or near Kinsale:

  • Make "Fantastic Luxury One Bedroom Apt" your home for a few days or more. This top property features amenities including a TV and a microwave oven.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape at "Country Farmhouse Self Catering Accommodation", which offers conveniences such as coffee and tea making facilities and an oven.

When you're ready to walk out of your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's lots to keep you busy around Kinsale. Interested in cultural attractions? Check out Cobh Cathedral and Labbacallee Wedge Tomb.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Kinsale?

From time to time, you've just got to escape from it all, even if it's only for a few short days. Experience the perfect combination of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Kinsale:

  • "Riverview Kinsale Cork" is near the center of Kinsale, which means there are plenty of things to keep you busy. Find your way to top attractions like Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone when you're not making the most of your cozy pad.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Four Winds, Kinsale, 6 Bedroom", another exceptional option. University College Cork and Cork City Hall should be on your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

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

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Kinsale and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • You'll have ample space to enjoy yourselves at "Riverview Kinsale Cork". Around 2 miles southwest of Kinsale, this expansive property has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 23 guests. Top amenities include a water view and a garden.
  • "Four Winds, Kinsale, 6 Bedroom" is another awesome option. It's around 2 miles to the southwest of Kinsale, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 25 guests. A kitchen and a water view are just a couple of things that'll help make your group getaway even more memorable.

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

A pool is often a must-have when choosing where to spend your vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Kinsale and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Say hello to "Bright Kinsale House", where your biggest priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including free toiletries and a microwave oven help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Newly Renovated In 2018 - 4 Bedroom Single Storey House In The Heart Of Kin" is the kind of place you go to get away from the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. A TV and a kitchen are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfy.

Unsure how to pack your suitcase for your Kinsale break? This leading destination has an oceanic climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 50 ºF and 65 ºF. Check out our range of Kinsale vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

It's always more fun to share those precious memories with the people closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family catch-up or reuniting with good friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your style. These are two of our best in and around Kinsale:

  • Get everyone under the same roof at "Newly Renovated Spacious Comfortable Holiday Home", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is located 0.1 miles to the southeast of Kinsale and comes with amenities such as a stereo and a nearby bay.
  • Another great option is "Newly Renovated In 2018 - 4 Bedroom Single Storey House In The Heart Of Kin". This property is 1 mile northwest of Kinsale and comes with towels, cable/satellite TV services and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When you want to step outside your front door, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. West Cork Model Railway Village, Fota Wildlife Park and Cork City Gaol should be top of your agenda.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Kinsale?

Romantic getaways, business trips or adventures all on your own — a one-bedroom vacation rental is an ideal solution for a multitude of occasions. One of our options in or near Kinsale is sure to be just the thing:

  • Check out "On The Waterfront / Free Private Parking", a great centrally located one-bedroom property. A kitchen and a nearby waterfront are just two of the amenities here.
  • "The Post House - Apartment 2" is another comfortable one-bedroom escape also close to the center. When you're not out discovering the area, make the most of a kitchen, an oven and more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Kinsale?

It's easy to organize your dream vacation with Vrbo. Whether you'd like a comfy cottage or a swish apartment, you'll find terrific two-bedroom options in or near Kinsale: Here are just some of our faves:

  • Leading our list is "Irish Stone Cottage 1 Mile From Charles Fort". This two-bedroom beauty has amenities like a kitchen and a garden. You can easily explore Kinsale's exciting attractions from this comfortable pad.
  • "Cara S Cottage . Harbour Views. Off" is another comfortable two-bedroom escape. It offers a fireplace, a kitchen and loads more.

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

If you need some extra room for the kids (or a last-minute tagalong), a three-bedroom vacation rental will tick all your boxes. Vrbo can help you find all the best options in or near Kinsale, beginning with these two:

  • Offering the trifecta of privacy, space and comfort, you'll get the entire gang's stamp of approval at "Bright Kinsale House". This retreat comes with a host of amenities, including a garden and a kitchen.
  • Another great three-bedroom rental is "House In The Heart Of Kinsale With Private Garden". Make use of a kitchen and a garden while spending treasured time with your crew.