Top 13 Airbnbs In Kinsale, Ireland - Updated 2022


Ireland may be best known for its beautiful, green surroundings, but its coastal areas are also well-loved among tourists. A case in point is Kinsale, a port town in County Cork with plenty of things to do. Summer, in particular, brings in a large number of tourists, as this is the season for boating in the area. Fishing is also a favorite activity of locals and visitors alike. In recent years, Kinsale has built a reputation for itself as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland because of its unique cuisine. Book one of these Airbnbs in Kinsale so you can put yourself as close as possible to the attractions in this coastal town.

1. Waterside cottage close to town center (from USD 164)

If you’re one to splurge, we highly recommend this two-bedroom cottage in Kinsale hosted by Con and Mary Ann. It is suitable for four guests who find joy living in style. This Airbnb rental is waterside and comes with a traditional exterior with contemporary furniture and design on the inside. Some of the features of this charming and cute home are the private terrace with views of the water, a spacious and fully equipped kitchen, a breakfast bar, a dining area, and a cozy living room.

LIVE AS A LOCAL! A waterside cottage, walk to town
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
144 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds very comfortable amazing shower with a view out to the harbour
everything was superb from beds to bathrooms to magnificent views and more
this is the cutest cottage in kinsale the rooms are tastefully decorated and very cozy
fabulous to wake up to such an amazing view after a great night's sleep in those comfy beds
the cottage was equipped with everything you could possible need and more very cozy and loved the decor
the house is beautiful and clean
the house was in great condition clean and well kept spacious and somehow even more charming than advertised
the cottage was clean modern and so comfortable
the house was extremely clean and well located
the cottage is top class spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated throughout
kind regards geraldine and party
super hosts with an equally lovely home
we were well looked after by the host fast response and found a welcome gift on arrival
con and mary ann were outstanding hosts
con and mary ann are fantastic hosts as is their co-host eilis
the location is ideal
great location walking distance to kinsale town
great spot close to town but away from the hustle and bustle
a wonderful place in a wonderful location
perfect location for walking to the town and also can walk to local beach over the bridge
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2. Unique and cozy elevated pod (from USD 78)

Be awakened by stunning views when you stay in this tiny pod home that comfortably sleeps two guests. The unit is elevated and located in a private garden which overlooks the harbor and the rest of the town. From your windows, watch the boats sail and the day go by. The Bulman, a local award-winning pub is within walking distance from the property, as well as Charles Fort. This property includes a spacious Irish-made Emma mattress, a kitchenette, and a bathroom.

Abigail's POD Kinsale - Sea Views You Dream Of
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
241 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the room is beautiful
only thing is don't depend on their wifi signal but 4g is good there
it’s so comfortable super stylish and the most incredible views
pod is cosy and very comfortable with amazing view
daragh’s space is amazing unique modern and comfortable with an outstanding view daragh was very attentive and generous
super clean and quiet
the pod was exceptionally clean and very modern
it was spotless and so comfortable
very clean comfortable and compact
clean bright and homey
daragh is an amazing host
great hospitality offered by the host and would love to come back
great accommodation and a lovely host
great spot great host
daragh and rachel were very accommodating and brilliant hosts
amazing location near charles fort
the location was superb
an ideal location just outside kinsale
great location beautiful walk into town scilly walk
wish we could’ve stayed longer it was our absolutely favorite location
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3. Luxury town-center apartment (from USD 170)

This two-bedroom apartment offers convenience, both indoors and outdoors. The rental is right by the marina, allowing guests a fantastic view of the boats from the property. It is also just a short walk away from Kinsale’s town center. The property itself, meanwhile, comes equipped with modern amenities including a kitchen, a washer, a dryer, an iron, and Wi-Fi. The main bedroom comes with an ensuite bathroom, while the shower is right by the other bedroom. Secure parking can be arranged with the host for an additional fee. Rates are inclusive of breakfast.

Luxury Town Centre Apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
269 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it needs things like cling film tin foil sponges for the kitchen sink and serviettes
the apartment was super comfortable with plenty of amenities
modern and bright great kitchen and washer/dryer
the apartment is comfortable and the elevator helps with wheelchair access
very clean and comfortable
place was very clean and spacious
it’s clean and comfortable
the condo was clean the 2 beds were comfortable
the place is clean and spacious
the host is very nice and accommodating
our host was responsive and informative sharing local travel tips
gracious host however property needs some tender loving care
one if our best airbnb experiences great host highly recommended
michael was a superb host taking the extra time to add special touches which made us feel at home
perfect location - within walking distance to everything
great location walkable to local pubs and shopping
wonderful location in the heart of kinsale
cute spacious apartment in a nice location
the location was excellent and michael was very responsive
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4. Marina apartment (from USD 138)

If you love boats, this vacation rental in Kinsale, Ireland, is the place for you. The property, a studio good for two people, is just adjacent to the marina, as well as a short walk away from the town center of Kinsale. The apartment comes with all the facilities and amenities to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. While a full breakfast isn’t provided by the host, she does give tea, coffee, milk, cereal, and the like as part of her welcome package to guests. Don’t hesitate to ask her what to check out in Kinsale; as a local, she can provide insider tips on what to do while in town.

Marina Apartment
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
71 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi is strong cable tv in both the living room and bedroom and plenty of hot water
we would recommend the marina apartment to anyone
a fabulous few days in beautiful kinsale in an excellent apartment with the perfect location
everything about our stay in the kinsale apartment was perfect
the bed was one of the most comfortable of the many airbnb places we've stayed
very clean and welcoming
the apartment was super clean and comfortable
it is spacious and clean with nice decor
the apartment is very comfortable and clean and well equipped
this is a beautiful apartment and very clean the bed is remarkably comfortable
sarah was the perfect host
thanks sarah for being a perfect host
paul was very responsive
our host sarah was wonderful and made sure our experience in kinsale was amazing
she was there if we need her and that's what i calla great host
the location is fabulous
the location was also perfect
the location in simply perfect
great apartment the location was within walking distance to everything we needed
great place in a great location
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5. The Cabin (from USD 82)

This wooden cabin provides guests with fantastic views of the bay in Oysterhaven. Besides the wonderful oceanside views, nature lovers can also enjoy exploring the nearby hiking trails and bird sanctuary. Despite its small size, the cabin comes equipped with amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Besides facilities such as the bedroom, the kitchen, and the bathroom, this holiday home in Kinsale also has gas heating to help guests keep warm during cooler months. Transportation to and from Bolgooly can be arranged at no cost. The host can also shuttle guests to other parts in the area for a small fee.

The Cabin
Co Cork, Ireland, Ireland
509 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this place was perfect the view is spectacular ann had breakfast fixings for us along with coffee and tea
the bed and furniture were comfortable and having morning beverages on the patio over-looking the sea was priceless
the cabin is cozy and quiet with amazing views out to the bay
fantastic view with a cozy cabin feel
the cabin was very cozy with beautiful views of the water and of the stars at night
clean quiet warm and cozy
the place is amazing ann is a lovely person the house was spotless an warm
the cabin at oysterhaven is such a wonderful cosy and clean place to stay
the host was very sweet
the hosts are friendly and hospitable
ann was a wonderful host
ann is a wonderful host
ann is a lovely host
location is perfect
great location and cosy accommodation
situated in the most beautiful location overlooking the bay
nice location close to many things
close enough to cork and even closer to the cute town of kinsale this was an amazing place
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6. Three-bedroom apartment in the center of Kinsale (from USD 202)

Talk about convenience! This property is located in the heart of Kinsale, making it easy for guests to see what the town has to offer. Convenience, however, is far from the only thing that this rental offers. This three-bedroom apartment, which can accommodate a maximum of five people, comes furnished with amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen, a 42-inch (106.68 cm) TV, a washing machine, a dryer, and a dishwasher, amidst a backdrop of modern yet tasteful furnishings. Wi-Fi is available here as well.

Kinsale town centre 3 Bed Apartment
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
273 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my kids loved the tv and wifi
we were all bowled over by the sleek modern decor and home comforts at the apartment
were very much appreciated as was the fast and easily accessible wi-fi
very comfortable and plenty of space to spread out
this apartment was wonderful great location plenty of room comfortable beds and all the modern amenities
very clean and comfortable apartment
rooms are clean and comfortable
ian’s place is spotless clean
clean and modern with lots of windows
a well equipped beautifully furnished (modern with touches of classical) spacious and spotlessly clean home
ian is a great host very quick with answers to questions
ian was a great host
ian is a great host
ian was a great host
he went out of his way to be helpful
very convenient location and free parking close by
wonderful location in magical town
great location in the heart of kinsale
great location in the heart of kinsale
great location in the heart of kinsale
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7. Accommodation above Daltons Bar (from USD 142)

What better way to soak up the local culture than by staying near a local pub? The rental, a fully-furnished one-bedroom apartment, is located right above the smallest bar in Kinsale; don’t worry though, because the noise is ordinarily not loud enough to keep you from getting a good night’s rest. In fact, guests are welcome there to grab a drink or listen to live music. The property is big enough to accommodate as many as four people at a time.

Daltons Bar
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
138 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a beautiful apartment with a view of iconic kinsale from the living room window
wonderful spot well appointed comfortable and a great view
kitchen is nicely appointed and the shower is good size with nice water volume
great music cafes restaurants shopping and amazing sights to explore all at your doorstep of this great apartment
the space was cozy and bright
decor is clean and white
very clean and brand new bathroom
very clean and a comfortable space
clean spacious and comfortable
the flat was very clean and comfortable
host was fab and always available
we continuously appreciated the hosts’ standards of excellence applied throughout the apartment
our hosts were very friendly and accommodating
hosts always available and very friendly and accommodating
the host frances was there waiting to greet us
the location was perfect central to everything
perfect location and comfort
great central location to explore kinsale
and the location was amazing
a fantastic location in a fantastic town
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8. Guest room on Market Street (from USD 98)

This rental in Kinsale, Ireland, which can fit a maximum of two people, is located along Market Street, one of the busiest streets in town. While this location might make this property a bit prone to some noise at night, it also makes it easy for tourists to get to and from the different attractions in town. Pubs and restaurants are nearby as well. Coffee and tea facilities are available at the rental.

Nine Market Street, Cafe/restaurant and guestrooms
150 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
light didn't work in bathroom would be easy to put in a small table and chairs
wi-fi is weak in the room but it’s easy to get anywhere in town if you need it
the room fit our travel neees
leona’s place also downstairs has some great breakfast and coffee options below when you wake up
the room was perfect for our needs and also comes equipped with a tv
clean & modest accommodation
clean and comfortable room
bedroom was small but clean
room was impeccably clean and beds comfy and had lovely sheets
the room and bathroom itself is very clean
great accommodation and friendly staff
her email responses were quick and helpful
the host that greeted us so friendly and helpful
very accommodating and made sure we had everything
very easy to communicate with host
cute room in central kinsale
the location is amazing
great location walkable to everywhere
great location one floor walk up over restaurant
great location in the heart of kinsale
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9. Kinsale garden apartment (from USD 85)

Serenity and beauty merge together at this rental. The self-contained studio is in a quiet neighborhood in the middle of a gorgeous garden. In fact, outdoor seats are available if guests wish to relax by admiring the natural setting surrounding them. Guests are provided with coffee, tea, and some basic breakfast items. The town center is just a 10-minute walk from here. Do note that there’s a dog at this property.

Kinsale Garden Apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
183 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ‘apartment’ itself is fab stylishly decorated with all the amenities you could need
the apartment itself is beautiful with bright funky furniture and art everywhere
there were so many ‘extras’ that we really appreciated - chocolate cake lots of snacks and breakfast options
warm and comfortable with amenities and supplies far more than we expected
all you could ever need it provided a wide array of breakfast and personal care items
clean stylish and very comfortable
lovely place very clean stylish
the house is beautiful and spotless
it was bright and clean
clean stylish and convenient place to stay while visiting the beautiful kinsale
rosemarie is a wonderful host
rosemarie is a friendly host
rosemarie is a very helpful and friendly host who made us feel at home
host is amazing very accommodating helpful and does not intrude
rosemarie was a great host
easy walking distance to city center
it was a great location only a short walk to town
great location walk to town hilly walk
amazing little house with close walking distance to town center
beautiful home in a brillant location
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10. Artist's studio apartment by the seaside

This studio might not be in the town proper of Kinsale, but that’s actually part of its appeal. Guests are assured of sleeping in a quiet neighborhood, but are still within walking distance to the town’s center. During boating season, they can even take a peek at boats as they pass along the harbor. The studio comes with its own kitchen, perfect for guests who would like to try their hand at cooking during their stay here. Do note that the area that the studio is located in is a car-free zone.

Artist Studio Apartment at the sea side in Kinsale
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
101 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with a great view of the sea
the view was stunning and the apartment was beautiful
wifi was slow but there diana left croissants for us every morning which was a lovely touch
a beautiful apartment perfect for some peace and tranquility with breathtaking views and everything you could ever ask for
great little bungalow very cozy with spectacular views across the estuary to the harbor
clean and tidy good provisions and good communication
it was clean and comfortable and just the perfect size for my husband and i
it seems more spacious than the pictures & the description and it was beautifully clean
while the surroundings are gorgeous lush and rustic the studio itself is modern and clean
accomodation was very clean and located in a beautiful quiet part of town with beautiful views
diana is a perfect host
diana is the greatest host
diana is the perfect host
diana was an attentive and welcoming host
diana was a perfect host in every way
this is an incredible location - walking distance to town but so beautiful and peaceful
great location for those looking for some relaxation
it's about a 15 minute walk to kinsale town on a lovely picturesque coastal walking trail
the walk to and from town was enjoyable for us
lovely secluded spot but there is a public walkway right beside the house and it is a popular walk
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11. Spacious and bright studio apartment

Designed and furnished with two adults and two children in mind, this apartment features an open living setup. The kitchen is equipped with what you need for meal preparation, while the living area comes with a TV, a DVD player, and several DVDs that you and your family can watch while relaxing. Getting to the town proper is easy: simply go on a 10-minute walk and you should be able to reach it. Not sure about where to go while in town? Your host can provide some recommendations on what to eat and see while in the area.

Spacious bright studio apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
125 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. A short walk to town

Setting up base here is a good option if you want to see the best of what Kinsale has to offer. Besides being a short walk away from town, it is also near the local beach, scenic walks, and attractions such as the Charles Fort. Restaurants, cafes, and bars are also quite near this rental. What’s more, a continental breakfast is already inclusive of rates. Guests can even head over to the kitchen if they want to prepare a cup of coffee or tea. To cap it off, public transport is readily available from here, whether you’re heading into town or to the airport.

Easy walk to town/free parking/single
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
57 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having the opportunity to grab some bites for breakfast is great as well
single room was very comfortable and she offers a lovely continental breakfast
i was in the smaller room with single bed which was very comfortable and still felt spacious
great bed and tidy room at an excellent price
the room was comfortable the breakfast with karen and her son very pleasent
really clean and comfortable
apart from that the rooms very nice and clean so nothing to object to that but wont return here
the house is clean and comfy and is located in a quiet neighbourhood
room was very clean with basic furnishings
she was lovely and helpful
karen is a very nice host
karen was a wonderful host
she is a friendly and nice host helpful and made me feel at home
karen was a fantastic host
the location is great
great location and a 10min stroll into central kinsale
very comfortable and close to town
the location is also perfect
lovely place within walking distance of central kinsale
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13. Cozy accommodation with scenic water views

This cozy studio apartment can sleep up to two people, great for couples or solo travelers. It’s nestled directly in front of the water so guests can fully appreciate the beauty of this Irish coastal town. The king bed will ensure a good night’s sleep thanks to the soft mattress and pure cotton beddings. Cooking and dining essentials, as well as a mini-fridge and coffeemaker, are there for easy food and drink preparation. Restaurants, pubs, and attractions are also nearby.

Waterfront coastal chic, perfect for couples.
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
114 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed coffee breakfast and lunch there watching the boats and windsurfers go by
the location is wonderful-calming beautiful views comfortable clean
an absolutely fantastic apartment with everything needed for a short stay
waking up and looking straight out to the sea from your bed felt very special
the room opens out onto a terrace which is a great space to watch the day go by
spotlessly clean and great hosts
the space is clean and you can tell they truly care about the experience
we had such a lovely break at the boathouse it’s such a find…so clean and comfortable with gorgeous interiors
great hospitality from the hosts too
the hosts were very communicative and provided a lovely guidebook in the room
sara and ian were great hosts
sara was an excellent host
sara and ian are fantastic hosts the boathouse is simply amazing
the location is amazing too
wow what an absolutely stunning location with everything you could want
location is sublime with great proximity to many local eating places walking routes and watering holes
great launchpad for walking around kinsale
thanks for a special stay only a short walk to kinsale and to charles fort and the bulman
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Seaside relaxation

Kinsale proves that Ireland also has something to boast about when it comes to seaside attractions. What better way to relax by the sea than by staying in a worry-free environment? Book one of these Airbnb rentals to give yourself the assurance that you will be spending your holiday in a comfy, cozy place.

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