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Kinvara Village - with Hot Tub included. Fun Table Tennis. Right in the village!

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Double Bed
Patio with picnic table

Overview
5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Cottage
Kinvara Village Holiday Cottage - with HOT TUB included! Cosy and modern and located right in the harbour village of Kinvara, Galway Bay. Stroll to the shops, pubs, restaurants & watch the traditional boats set sail from the pier. Enjoy views of the world-famous Burren hills. Large TV/DVD. Cosy open fire. The perfect base for exploring Kinvara, the Burren and counties Galway & Clare. Enjoy Kinvara with its lively traditional music scene, noted seafood restaurants, sailing, and festivals. 2 minute walk to shops, pubs, cafés, hotel, sea, tennis courts. A few minutes drive brings you to Trácht beach with its golden sands and the 'flaggy shores' of New Quay. 25 minutes to the bustling city of Galway. FURTHER DETAILS INDOORS: The living area looks right out at tall broad-leafed trees which lin...Kinvara Village Holiday Cottage - with HOT TUB included! Cosy and modern and located right in the harbour village of Kinvara, Galway Bay. Stroll to the shops, pubs, restaurants & watch the traditional boats set sail from the pier. Enjoy views of the world-famous Burren hills. Large TV/DVD. Cosy open fire. The perfect base for exploring Kinvara, the Burren and counties Galway & Clare. Enjoy Kinvara with its lively traditional music scene, noted seafood restaurants, sailing, and festivals. 2 minute walk to shops, pubs, cafés, hotel, sea, tennis courts. A few minutes drive brings you to Trácht beach with its golden sands and the 'flaggy shores' of New Quay. 25 minutes to the bustling city of Galway. FURTHER DETAILS INDOORS: The living area looks right out at tall broad-leafed trees which line the laneway. You can hear the birdsong, while relaxing in front of the open fire. From the windows here and the bedroom above you can gaze at the Burren Mountains. All the rooms are furnished to high specification, and the beds all have superior quality mattresses (two of them are queen-size). All bedrooms contain wardrobes, bedside lockers and lamps. The kitchen is very well equipped. Bathrooms have instant electric showers. We also provide an array of books (including children's), DVDs, jigsaws and playing cards. Welcome Folder and maps. Travel-cot and highchair available. Also equipment for elderly and disabled. FURTHER DETAILS OUTDOORS: There is a private, fenced garden at the rear, and a patio area with garden furniture. Let us know if you wish to book our hot-tub, so we can have it set up & ready for you. We provide a BBQ stand and utensils and can purchase disposable charcoal trays on your behalf, to start you off. Also, upon request you may have the use of a shed if you have bicycles, fishing or sports equipment – ask the owner for the key. Ample, private, off-road parking. Public tennis courts and football pitch across the road at the top of the lane
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
HOT TUB: When not in use please put its cover on top to keep in the heat and prevent dust, flies etc. Hot tub is NOT FOR KIDS. SHED: The outdoor cushions, BBQ equipment and table tennis must be returned to the shed at night, and also in wet weather. Thanks! A laminated 'House Information Sheet' is displayed on wall. It explains how to dispose of waste, how to operate appliances, turn on the hot water etc.
Bedrooms
2 Kings1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Kathy M
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are very respectful of our guests' privacy but we are always available to help you with anything. So feel free to phone/text, if you need to ask any questions, or would like recommendations for places to go etc.

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Reviews (26)
Destination445433
Destination445433
1 contribution
Just like home
This house was just like home for our party of four adults, two small children and a little dog. Very comfortable and close to everything Kinvara has to offer, pubs, cafes, restaurants, shopping. We could easily live here. A return visit is in order.
Visited December 2018
Written 5 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier435548
FrequentFlier435548
Thank You!!
Written 6 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FilmLover100
FilmLover100
2 contributions
Comfortable house, good location, responsive house manager, some odd quirks
This house was pretty much as it seems in the advert on Holiday Letting, but with a few quirks. There is a small house right beside and to the rear, also managed by the same people, meaning that the rear outside space is not fully open to you, although the garden is exactly what is seen in the photos (which are carefully shot so that the small house is not in view). The house was mostly very clean, although there were dusty parts on less visible bits of furniture, and, as is often the case in holiday houses, some of the kitchenware needed cleaned before use, as previous visitors had not cleaned pots & pans etc. There are three double bedrooms, the master downstairs with an en-suite toilet and shower room which gives a good shower driven from the hot water tank. The master bedroom oddly has only one bedside table and lamp, which is an omission in my opinion. The two doubles upstairs both have beds under the sloping roofs so the roof side would be no good for taller people as even I had to duck quite low (I am only 5 ft 3in). One of the rooms is very small for a double room. The two single rooms are a good size and one of them has lovely views overlooking countryside. All the mattresses were comfortable and supportive, the most important thing in a holiday home to get right! The shower room upstairs is fine, although with a very gentle shower. There is no bath. Downstairs, there is a lovely large wooden table and there are 8 chairs which easily fit round it, not always the case in holiday houses which claim to cater for larger numbers. The actual living space has a warm and cosy feel and comfortable seating. It would be a bit small for 8 people, but we had only 5 in our party so it was fine. The kitchen is quite small for a property catering to 8 people, but it is pretty well-equipped, although you have to hunt for some utensils which are hanging up in strange places in the utility area. There is a very odd collection of crockery which is fine as long as you don’t mind a lot of mix and match. A few plates & bowls were cracked. We did manage to have a dinner party for 12 when we were there by making use of two large pots and a huge one from the house, and by borrowing some cutlery from our friends (we brought in the table from outside and used the bedroom chairs). There is a large fridge-freezer, a washing machine and separate tumble dryer, and an outside line for drying clothes. Oddly there is no inside drying rack for clothes, which I think a large family could need in rainy Kinvara, as not every item of clothing can be tumble dried. One of the quirks of this house is the complete lack of household manuals: it was sheer guesswork trying to work the oven and especially the microwave. Another quirk is that the hot water must run through an electric immersion heater on a timer if the central heating is not being used – we worked out the timer, but again no manual or instructions were provided here. A further quirk is the strange instruction not to put any foodstuffs in the waste, but to put peelings, raw veg in a compost bin – but there were no instructions on what to do with cooked foodstuffs which needed to be thrown out. Also there were no instructions about bottle recycling (which we found in Kinvara near the cottage on the other side of the main road through the village). The free WiFi advertised is extremely slow, and is only good for browsing the internet or sending emails. You will not be able to download or stream video. The internet was a bit flaky and went down several times during our visit. As the router was in a locked room to which we had no access, the house manager Kathy, who was very responsive when we contacted her, advised us to turn off and on the power to the whole house to allow the router to reboot. The WiFi is also used by the small house next door. Outside there is a picnic bench plus a table with 4 chairs. There is also extra seating available in the shed. There is a dinky table tennis table and bats/balls (we brought our own thinking it was a full size table, but it is tiny). Barbecue facilities were also provided although we did not use these. The house manager offered us the use of a hot tub for an extra fee which we took up. I would actually recommend against this, even if you like hot tubs, because there is no outside power socket, something I was not aware of until I arrived. I find this extremely odd for a house that offers an external hot tub. We had to power it by trailing the power cable through the open kitchen window, which was close to ground level and could easily have been used to get into the house from outside by standing on an outside table or chair. This either means leaving the house insecure when you go out or go to bed, or means turning the power off so that the hut tub cools down. We opted for the latter, thinking on our holiday insurance restrictions and our various devices like iPads – so we could not have the hot tub ready for us after a day out. There was no manual left for the hot tub either, so I had to download the manual from the internet to work out how to use it. The house itself is very handy for everything in Kinvara. There are two supermarkets, one quite large, within easy walking distance, and you can walk to the pubs, to the restaurants, to the bay, to the castle. There is almost no tourist information in the house so make sure to bring your own information on what to do – and perhaps leave any leaflets you pick up for the next visitors. The house manager, Kathy, was very friendly and responsive before, during and after our visit. As long as you are aware of the various quirks, this is a comfortable (if a little pricey) place to stay in Kinvara.
Visited July 2018
Written 18 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier435548
FrequentFlier435548
Thank you Anne. Overall your review was positive and complimentary, and we have started immediately to put into place some of your recommendations – extra bedside locker & lamp, new matching crockery sets, more cutlery, clothes horse, outside socket, and the instruction manuals in a more accessible place. Just to note: the House Instruction Sheet which I send to guests before arrival, and which is also contained in the Welcome Folder does have instructions on how to turn on the hot water by a red button near the immersion tank, and then a slider switch to ‘Constant on’ which bypasses the timer. This sheet also has a map showing location of the glass recycling bins! And we had a great selection of tourist leaflets at the start of the summer but they seem to have whittled down! Anyway we do appreciate visitors’ feedback as that is how we get an insight into what to improve/add in order to provide top quality accommodation for our guests. (You mentioned about difficulty having a dinner party for 12, but, in fairness Anne, while we can certainly add to the cutlery and crockery, the cottage is set for a maximum capacity of 8 persons, hence 8 around the dining table - but good idea to bring in the garden table. Also the large half-acre site does have a second shed converted to studio which is sometimes in use by 1 person who does our garden maintenance. A tall densely slatted fence divides the 2 properties and gives privacy, and there is a separate driveway for each.)
Written 20 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Okie_in_Europe
Okie_in_Europe
United States7 contributions
Excellent Stay Option for Counties Clare/Galway
Our family of 6 (4 adults & 2 children) stayed at the holiday cottage for a week and 1/2 in Jun 18. The cottage met our needs perfectly. It's on a quiet side road in the town of Kinvara with ample parking space. Several pubs/restaurants are within an easy 10 minute walk so no need to drive to go out to eat and have a pint. Having a washer and dryer meant that we could pack less and constantly have clean clothes. There was also a dishwasher which was really nice as well. There was a tea pot and a French press for coffee (no drip coffee pot); however, we had tea the entire time we were there. There was a nice patio space and tables on the patio so that you could relax outdoors in the evening. The WiFi kept the kids entertained and us connected. The size seemed to be perfect for a family of 6 with my in-laws staying downstairs with their own toilet & shower and the rest of us upstairs with our own toilet & shower as well. Kathy, the owner, was very nice and very responsive when we had questions both before, during, and after our stay. The location is very centrally located for reaching sites in Counties Clare & Galway and for day trips...you will need an auto though. The location is very good for reaching the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, historical sites/ruins, and the beaches in County Clare. It's also good for reaching sites in County Galway such as Galway city and for a daytrip to the Connemara area. We drove to nearby Athenry and caught a train to Dublin for a daytrip. The Rock of Cashel was a 2 hr drive away and was an easy daytrip as well. It's approximately a 45 minute drive from Shannon airport to the cottage. Kinvara was a perfect location for the stay as well. The quaint town sits on a harbor with a castle/fortified tower house. There are a number of local restaurants/pubs in town for an evening out. Several of the pubs played traditional Irish music on certain nights of the week. There was also a small outdoor market on Fridays. There are several decent sized supermarkets for groceries in the town and 2 petrol stations near the cottage. We definitely would stay there again, and we had a wonderful time on the Western coast of Ireland.
Visited June 2018
Written 1 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier435548
FrequentFlier435548
Thank you very much for the really nice review. Your descriptions are even better than my own! Welcome any time again. K.
Written 4 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guide61990
Guide61990
1 contribution
Very good location
We enjoyed our stay there, very quiet and close to Kinvara village with the pubs and restaurants by, We will visit again, highly recommended . Patrick
Visited May 2018
Written 13 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier435548
FrequentFlier435548
Thank you very much. Yes, I think the location is one of its most attractive features! You are very welcome to visit again. Kathy
Written 14 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rene B
Rene B
1 contribution
René
Perfect location, as it is quiet away from the main road but still a very short stroll into town. Shop and pubs just around the corner. The house was clean and had very comfortable bedrooms. As well it was very well equipped with kitchen utensils, so preparing your own breakfasts and dinnners was no problem. The manager of that house (Kathy) was very flexible when we had to change the dates we booked the house for, as all our flights were canceled due to a snowstorm. All in all it was a great place to stay.
Visited May 2018
Written 6 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier435548
FrequentFlier435548
Thank you René. Glad to be able to give you new dates! Welcome to stay again anytime. Kathy
Written 8 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Justk86
Justk86
Düsseldorf, Germany2 contributions
Nice extended weekend
Stayed in Kinvara for an extended nded weekend. The house lies in a nice calm spot. Enough sleeping space for 5 people is provided for. Only 2 bathrooms though. Furniture is rather retro but was absolutely sufficient for our needs. Contact to host Kathy was nice and uncomplicated as well as all admin bits. Overall worth recommending for a group up to 5 people.
Visited May 2018
Written 20 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ali679
Ali679
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Great location, comfortable & private
This was our third visit to this house. We keep going back to the Burren because of its beauty in any season. We have 3 children and it is a safe and comfortable house for all of us. A short stroll into town but with country views the house has everything we need and we look forward to our next visit.
Visited February 2018
Written 25 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier435548
FrequentFlier435548
Thank you. Welcome anytime!
Written 26 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

a-girl-goes
a-girl-goes
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Overpriced
This property did not live up to our expectations at all. 1300€ for a week is way over priced. Cottage is a small 5 bed. Furnishings are old and tatty. The whole place needs renovating and a good deep clean. Wouldn’t go back.
Visited July 2017
Written 2 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier435548
FrequentFlier435548
The price reflects the last week in July which is high season. Sorry that you felt the house needs renovating - it was only built recently, to modern specs, but I will look at the furniture and see what I can improve. We appreciate your feedback.
Written 4 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy Siegfried M
Amy Siegfried M
Denver, CO20 contributions
Hidden comfortable house with little flaws
You really have to look carefully to find the small lane leading to the house. The house is in a quiet space. It provides everything (including WiFi) to relax and has plenty of room for seven people. You are instructed by a folder how to operate the utilities. Obviously the house is managed by an agency. We would have preferred to see a real person to save us time after a long drive. Small items are in short supply. No paper towels, no basic spices, little toilet paper. Should be fixed, then you will have a great stay.
Visited September 2017
Written 8 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier435548
FrequentFlier435548
Thanks for feedback. We provide toilet paper in each bathroom to start you off. Not paper towels or spices (just salt & pepper), but we will happily provide these from now on. It's a learning process!!
Written 10 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DayTrip694169
DayTrip694169
1 contribution
Great Location
The location was great for our family. Everyone had their own room. Dining room was big enough for 8. Super easy to walk to decent grocery store, multiple pubs and the harbor. The town was big enough for our 5 night stay but small enough we actually made friends with a local pub owner. Also easy driving to Cliff's of Moher, The Burren, and Galway City.
Visited July 2017
Written 8 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Shared tennis court
  • Terrace

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About the neighbourhood
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Kinvara is a quaint seaside village renowned for its medieval castle, 'Dunguaire', which provides nightly banquets. Each August Kinvara hosts Cruinniu na mBad, a traditional sailing festival featuring turf boats, and also a traditional music festival (Fleadh na gCuach) each May Bank Holiday weekend and a hurling festival. On the October bank holiday weekend, Gort hosts the Joe Cooley Traditional Music festival. There is a farmer's market - organic vegetables, home baking, crafts - every Friday morning from April to October. The village contains 3 supermarkets, restaurants, post office, pharmacy, health food shop, hairdressers, beauticians, seaweed treatment clinic, craft shops, children's playground, football, tennis and much more.
Getting around
The cottage is located in the village of Kinvara so you can walk to everything - shops, pubs, the pier, restaurants. To make the most out of your holiday to this beautiful part of the world a car is recommended. Then you can take day trips to all the nearby attractions mentioned here.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Ryanair and Aerlingus to Shannon and Dublin from many UK and European cities. Car ferries to Dublin. Kinvara is a 2 ½ hours drive from Dublin Airport, 45 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, 2 hours from Knock airport; 10 miles from the heritage town of Gort; regular bus routes from Galway city. CAR NOT NECESSARY: If you chose NOT to hire a car for your holiday, here is some alternative transport information: BUS: check buseireann.ie website. It is the Route 350 which serves Galway - Kinvara - Ennis, a beautiful route through scenic & tourist spots like Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna etc, and, in the opposite direction, Galway city. TO GALWAY, takes 35-45 mins & departs at 07:15, 09:54, 12:54, 14:54, 16:54, and 18:54. (Sundays 12:54, 14:54, 16:54, 18:54) FROM GALWAY: 08:00, 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 18:00 SOUTH through County Clare: 08:35, 10:35, 13:35, 15:35, 18:05 and 18:40. (You can stop off in any of the towns & explore there for the day) There are also taxis, and the good advantage of the cottage is that it is located in the village so you don't need transport to go to shops, bars, restaurants, sea, lovely hikes nearby etc. There is also bicycle hire in the village. The cottage as free wi-fi so you can check up all the routes & plan days out. Also my Welcome Folder contains leaflets & tourist info etc
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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