Discover a selection of 51 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 $105 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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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

Transportation to and around Kinsale

The nearest airport is in Cork (ORK), located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kinsale, IE?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 51 vacation rentals around Kinsale. From 37 house rentals to 16 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Kinsale?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kinsale. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Old Head Golf Links: 61 vacation rentals
  • Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance: 82 vacation rentals
  • Desmond Castle: 82 vacation rentals
  • Kinsale Golf Club: 82 vacation rentals
  • James Fort: 80 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kinsale listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kinsale?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 37 Houses in Kinsale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kinsale include:

  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Kinsale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 46 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Kinsale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.