Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kenmare, Ireland - Updated 2021

airbnb Kenmare, Ireland
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The Republic of Ireland has many striking towns and natural sights to be enjoyed within its boundaries. Each are steeped with a lore that is at once romantic and jovial in nature. The town of Kenmare is certainly to be counted as one of those. Named Kenmare, which is derived from “Ceann Mara” or “head of the sea” in the Irish language referring to Kenmare Bay, the town is part of County Kerry in its southern sector where the bay reaches its most inland point. The town dates back to its origins in the late 1600s as part of a parcel of land given to Sir William Petty by Oliver Cromwell as part of compensation for working on and completing the mapping of Ireland back then. But people have settled in the region going back to the Bronze Age, which has been borne out by artifacts from that era found in the area. Kenmare was the site of certain key moments in Irish history, which include the construction of what’s considered the country’s first suspension bridge and a few incidents in its Civil War period of 1922-23. As part of the Ring of Kerry, a string of towns in the country for many to visit, Kenmare is cherished for its traditional appeal and a grand sense of warmth to all who enter its winding streets. This same air can be found in the way that some here have opened their doors. To that end, here are some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals that can be found in the town of Kenmare, Ireland.

1. Georgian house in the heart of Kenmare (from USD 88)

This vacation rental is a prime part of Irish history that guests can envelop themselves in. It’s a stone cottage that was first built in 1798, making it one of the oldest homes in Kenmare along with it being a notable example of the Georgian style of architecture the nation is known for. It’s attached to a main home and can accommodate three guests between two bedrooms with one bathroom available. At less than a minute’s walk from some of the busier parts of town, the cottage also has a nice package of amenities such as a full kitchen, breakfast provided by the host, and wireless Internet access.

Georgian house in heart of Kenmare
Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
367 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfy
the cottage was comfortable and cosy had everything we needed to enjoy our stay
the kitchen is small but i managed to cook a meal for two without any problems
upstairs has two very comfortable and reasonable sized bedrooms (one double one single)
enough space for 3 of us and good to have two seperate rooms up the stairs
Cleanliness:
apartment was clean & tidy
a clean tasteful house with very comfortable beds
accommodation present to a good standard spotlessly clean clutter free
her place was very clean
spotlessly clean and beautiful would love to return one day
Host:
kirstin is very helpful
communications were very prompt and quite friendly
a beautiful part of ireland all of the hosts tips were spot on
isite people very helpful too for planning ring of kerry drive
communication from the owner was useful and quick
Location:
super cute and great location
great location wonderful location to everything in town
very cute cottage in a great location
perfect location for exploring kenmare
great place in a great location
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2. Private Glenview apartment (from USD 91)

Guests who opt to stay at this vacation rental will find it to be a simple but elegant place to spend their time in while in Kenmare. The apartment is adjacent to a larger home, but private enough that those staying here can come and go as they wish. The apartment can accommodate up to two guests within one bedroom with a bathroom available to them. Amenities on hand here include a full kitchen, television, and free parking on the premises.

Glenview Apartment, cozy & private
Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
216 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is excellent
the wifi is great
the view from the apartment is really beautiful
lovely spacious apartment with beautiful views
it was great to have a washer/dryer in the apartment for clothes
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean quiet and the beds are comfy
the place was clean and perfect for my needs
nice touches very clean and very comfortable
the apartment was clean and perfect for a couple or family
apartment had everything we needed and was clean and warm
Host:
the hosts are excellent hosts
paul was a great host
paul was a great host
host is gracious and helpful with questions
paul was kind and gave us nice recommendations
Location:
its in an ideal location within walking distance of kenmare town
what a great location for kerry
great town and walking distance from the apartment
perfect place close to the center of kenmare
over all good location and value
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3. Cleo Gallery apartment in Kenmare (from USD 202)

This vacation rental can be found atop one of Kenmare’s artistic spaces, the Cleo Gallery. There is a cheery atmosphere here, with an interior décor that goes well with the natural lighting of the place. It can host up to six guests during a stay with three bedrooms and one bathroom available. The apartment is right by many of the town’s shops and restaurants on a more tranquil street. The amenities offered here include an indoor fireplace, a full kitchen, and heating.

Cleo Gallery Apartment,2 Shelbourne St. Kenmare
Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland
285 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fresh flowers in all the rooms were a lovely touch
kitchen beautiful and fully functional
just like the picture and fresh flowers in all the rooms
great apartment space in kenmare
really comfortable quirky apartment with great light from the huge windows and skylights
Cleanliness:
it was immaculately clean and very comfortable
helen’s apartment was exceptionally clean and very comfortable
the place was spotless and very comfortable
the house was clean and has really amazing style
the apartment was extremely clean and had everything we needed
Host:
helen was an excellent host
helen was a wonderful host
helen is an delightful host
host was friendly and accommodating
helen was so responsive to all our questions
Location:
great location and apartment
great location and funky apartment
within walking distance of most attractions and shopping
a great stylish apartment close to everything
perfectly located - few min walk from everything yet quiet at night
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4. The Rose Garden B&B and Cafe (from USD 97)

This vacation rental is a bed and breakfast that can be found right on the outskirts of Kenmare. The rental itself consists of a suite that can hold up to two guests in one bedroom with a bathroom. Those staying here will be treated to a package of amenities that include breakfast provided by the host, wireless Internet access, and bathroom essentials.

The Rose Garden B&B and Cafe
Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
168 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's a full irish breakfast with tea and coffee in the cutest little cafe
wifi wouldn't connect in our room but other than that everything was perfect :)
great cooking we had a full irish breakfast and pancakes
it's attached to a delicious cafe and the breakfast (included in your price) is perfect
i probably wouldn't come back except to eat breakfast if i were fully honest
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable great shower
nice clean rooms would definitely stay here again
they clean you room for you as well which was very kind
our room was comfortable and clean
the rooms are spacious clean and tidy
Host:
very friendly staff made us feel at home
breakfast and host were amazing
mary and her staff are extremely friendly and accommodating
our host from our arrival to our departure was pleasant and gave us much needed privacy
the staff were all very friendly and the breakfast was good
Location:
convenient location and delicious breakfast
great location to get around
great location and excellent breakfast
good location and good breakfast
this b&b was very cute and in a great location
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5. Cozy home in Kenmare (from USD 72)

This vacation rental lies within a serene terraced house that is right off of Kenmare’s main street. It’s an intimate space, one that can accommodate up to two people with two bedrooms and two bathrooms available to them. Recent renovations have made this space even more inviting, and it impacts the array of amenities on hand here which include an indoor fireplace, bathroom essentials, and a kitchen.

Cosy House in heart of kenmare town
Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
136 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no wifi but otherwise great
the cottage has everything needed for a comfortable stay
there was milk tea coffee and biscuits in the kitchen - such a nice gesture
great location lots of space many amenities (two bathrooms fridge laundry)
using wifi at the nearby pub worked quite well although not always the most convenient
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean and very cosy
it is spotlessly clean warm and very comfortable
very clean and i would stay there again
the space was sparkling clean and roomy
very convenient clean and comfortable
Host:
mary was a wonderful laid back host
una and her mom were absolutely perfect hosts
she was so warm and friendly and made us feel very welcome
our host may was very friendly and helpful
may our host was wonderful and quite attentive to our needs
Location:
pubs super close within walking distance of everything
perfect accommodation in a central location
located within the village is a stone circle and lovely park
location was amazing just off the main street and close to everything
the perfect location as it was so central for our needs at this time
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6. Tranquil townhouse with sea view (from USD 133)

For those looking for a vacation rental with a chance to see the water, this listing might be the way to go. It consists of an entire townhouse that is located at a quick drive from the town center. The home is charming, and also near the local golf club as well. It can host up to six guests between three bedrooms with two and a half bathrooms available. The townhouse also has a good selection of amenities, which include free parking on the premises, television, and wireless Internet access.

Tranquil sea view in kenmare
Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
211 reviews
Entire townhouse 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch was very comfortable and the residents was bright and roomy
sheila’s place was wonderful plenty of kitchen and bathroom amenities comfortable beds and very clean
the host sheila was very thoughtful and had arranged for coffee and some breakfast (pastry) for us
this is a very cozy and cute home in a very quiet neighborhood with fantastic views
nice space very comfortable i would stay again if ever in the area
Cleanliness:
clean spacious and comfortable accommodations
the apartment is clean and felt cozy
its immaculately clean and has everything you need
spotlessly clean and as expected from previous reviews
the house is bright and cheerful clean and stylish
Host:
sheila is a wonderful host and her home is warm and welcoming
great place and easy going host
very nice touch with the easter eggs left by the host
it was great sheila is a very friendly and helpful host
she goes above and beyond what many hosts might to make one's stay delightful
Location:
location was fab
great location right on the lake and close to town
beautiful townhome in a great location
easy 20 minute walk to main street where there are restaurants and shopping glore
quiet location and very close to the city a great place to stay
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7. Lovely three-bedroom home (from USD 121)

This vacation rental is a key spot for those who want to explore Kenmare and County Kerry at large. Located at a three-minute walk from the center of town itself, this home is spacious enough to host up to six guests between three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. The house is up-to-date with modern accoutrements, and amenities such as television, an indoor fireplace, and a full kitchen.

Lovely 3 Bed Self Catering House
Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
108 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fast wifi internet throughout the house was great
nice small back patio with table and chairs for use during good weather
comfortably furnished with nice amenities in the front sitting room and kitchen
wifi worked quite well and it was nice having a parking space right in front
the cottage is very comfortable and well appointed especially the kitchen and bedrooms
Cleanliness:
so clean and comfortable
the house was very clean and warm
beautifully clean and comfortable place
this house was very clean and comfortable
alva's house was very clean and well presented
Host:
she was a fantastic host
friendly host thoughtful touches much appreciated
alva was an excellent host
alva was really quick with response and very helpful
her communications were timely and helpful
Location:
perfect location also
what a wonderful house location location location
nice big place located close to the city center
beautiful house and close walk into town
great location 5 minute walk to kenmare town and a really scenic walk too
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8. Cleo Gallery basement apartment (from USD 190)

This listing is located underneath the gallery that is previously mentioned in the third listing. This rental is a lively space that can be accessed through the gallery, and has its own courtyard made of stone. The space can accommodate a total of six guests between two bedrooms and one bathroom. Like the other listing, there’s a great array of amenities here which include television, an indoor fireplace, and wireless Internet access.

Cleo Gallery basement Apartment
Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland
136 reviews
Entire place 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
eclectic furniture and the bedding was very comfortable
coffee and teas supplied as well as all kitchen supplies one needed
there was a fire ready to light when we arrived fresh flowers in the rooms
our group of five fit comfortably in the apartment
beds were comfy and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Cleanliness:
cosy comfortable and spotless clean
we loved the apartment it was clean and adorable and comfy
absolutely gorgeous place full of character - plus spotless comfy and cosy
the apartment is spacious clean beautifully decorated and very central
this place was super clean comfortable and centrally located
Host:
helen was a wonderful host
helen was a wonderful host
helen was a great host
helen was a wonderful host and very accommodating
helen was a very friendly and helpful host too
Location:
great location in charming kenmare
super convenient location very homey feel
the location was perfect- walkable to the main strip of shops and restaurants
cute cozy unit in an unbeatable location
the space and location is wonderful
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9. Quiet location with parking

This vacation rental is ensconced in a private house that is outside of the central area of Kenmare. Consisting of a private room, it can accommodate up to two guests during a stay with one bedroom and one bathroom. The amenities offered here include access to a washer and dryer for laundry needs, television, and wireless Internet access

Quiet location with parking
44 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

10. Ring of Kerry room #4

This vacation rental is composed of a room within a private estate that’s outside of Kenmare’s central town district. The room is spacious enough to host two people, with one bathroom available to them. In terms of amenities provided here, those include wireless Internet access, bathroom essentials, and free parking on the premises.

Ring of Kerry room 4
Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland
154 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
eilish prepared for us a wonderful irish breakfast
perfect we had the breakfast and it was delicious
the room was very clean with a lovely shower and tea/coffee making facilities
we had a room on the main floor that had a private bathroom attached with a lovely shower
we then woke and eilish made us a huge breakfast
Cleanliness:
very clean accommodations
very clean and comfortable rooms
lovely room all very clean and nicely presented
their place was clean and tidy
private and clean bathroom
Host:
nice hosts and accommodation
hosts were very helpful and provided excellent accommodations
host was very charming and polite
lovely home helpful hosts super breakfast
the hosts are very friendly
Location:
perfect little place close to town
great location to kenmare town center
gorgeous place to stay and close to everything
beautiful house and located close to their lovely town
this b&b was beautiful close enough to town to walk but far away enough to be quiet
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Some last words about Kenmare

You’d be forgiven for coming to Kenmare and finding yourself enraptured by its verdant landscape and the friendliness of those who call it home. The town has a distinct hearty air to it which is imbued through vivid episodes of history and culture. For anyone traveling to Kenmare, Ireland in the near future or down the line, it is a safe bet that they’ll find this energetic appeal in any of the Airbnb vacation rentals that they choose for their stay.

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Christopher Smith is a writer who hails from New York City. Growing up, he had the love of travel instilled in him from a young age thanks to his parents to go along with a love of writing. After a...Read more

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