PACKIE'S CORNER, KENMARE, IRELAND - COUNTY KERRY
It’s hard to imagine a more central location in Kenmare than Packie’s Corner. Just around the corner from Kenmare’s most respected pub (Packie’s), all of the village’s pubs, restaurants, and shops are within an easy stroll.
The two-story townhouse is tucked away on a quiet side street. There are a few steps down from street level into the main level of the house, which is an open plan kitchen, dining, and living room. The kitchen corner has beautiful stainless steel appliances and seating for four. The lounge area has a comfortable leather sofa and a TV with local channels. The whole house has Wi-Fi.
Upstairs there is a double bedroom and a single bedroom, both with ample storage space and large windows. The fresh modern bathroom has a shower stall and pedestal sink. There is shared parking space in front of the house. When it is not available, parking is available in a nearby public lot.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms (one double, one single)
BATHROOMSOne bathroom with shower stall
KITCHENFully equipped kitchen
LAUNDRYWasher and dryer
LEVEL2 floors: living area on the 1st floor; bedrooms and bathroom on 2nd floor
ACCESSIBILITYFew steps down into ground floor; one flight of stairs up to the bedrooms
TRANSPORTATIONParking in nearby public lot or in front of house when available. All main roads from Kenmare are readily accessible.
MINUSESStairs are steep. Second bedroom has light only from skylight.
PLUSESWi-Fi, TV (BBC, CNN and movie channels), DVD player
SPECIAL FEATURESGreat location
What's included with the Ireland - County Kerry Untour?
- One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in the stunning Irish countryside or quaint village of Kenmare.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Cork, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Transfer assistance for airport arrivals into Cork and a GPS that allows you to reach your apartment with ease.
- Detailed arrival and driving instructions for arrivals at Shannon Airport.
- A car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your Untour. Cars with an automatic transmission are included. Enterprise does not have upper age restrictions. (Inquire about the possibility of a "car-free" option.)
- Use of a local GPS unit during your Untour.
- An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
- A Michelin map of Ireland, our own guide book for the area, and further information on-site.
- A local cultural event, like a traditional Irish meal.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
Landlord or Host for Packie's Corner, Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry
Maureen, who also manages the Bay View, will go out of her way to make your stay in Packie's Corner a memorable one. She has much experience in hospitality running a B&B outside of town, where she and her husband also live. He has a fish business and Maureen also dabbles in interior decorating.
Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry, Home of Packie's Corner
Tucked into the scenic southwest corner of Ireland, Kenmare is a welcoming and convenient home base. The name Kenmare means ‘little nest’ in Gaelic, which perfectly describes the atmosphere of this charming town. The perfect departure point for the Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park, Kenmare also puts the Beara and Dingle Peninsulas within reach. Home to the19th century Holy Cross Church and one of the most impressive ancient stone circles in the region, Kenmare has a rich history. Nearby Molly Gallivan’s Cottage and Traditional Farm is a 200-year-old cottage that shows how the people of Kenmare lived before modern technology.
Take a cruise in Kenmare Bay or try local horseback riding. Explore the weekly outdoor market or take in live traditional music in a cozy local pub. Kenmare is known for its good eats and great golf courses. Lined with colorful houses and charming shops, Kenmare is a true Irish village with all of the amenities one could need and easy access to the sea.
Customer comments about Packie's Corner, Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry
"This is my second stay at Packie's Corner townhouse in Kenmare, Ireland. I would go back again in a heartbeat" (J. Johnson, 9/2019)
"The central location was great. We enjoyed being right in town. The kitchen was well stocked, very functional, and the appliances worked well. The bathroom was a bit small but with a nice shower." (D. & A. Meier, 7/2019)
"It was really so much nicer than we had hoped. Because we like to cook, we were especially appreciative of a kitchen with all the necessary utensils and cookware. The washer/dryer was also a godsend for us since we had been travelling for 10 days prior to arriving in Ireland."
Debora and Alyssa Sellers
"Positives: Excellent location, very clean, all the conveniences one could want, generous amount and variety of groceries there on our arrival. One tiny negative: we weren't thrilled with the mattress (but still managed to sleep pretty well every night!)"
K.D. and J.D.
"The furnishings and amenties and location of Packie's Corner was excellent. However, I would have enjoyed a place with more exterior character and interest."
“The town was lovely, the apartment well equipped and nicely decorated and in a perfect location.”
“Packies Corner was very well located. We wanted to stay in town and this was a perfect location. It was clean, well appointed and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. I had the larger of the two bedrooms and it was well ventilated with a large window. The second bedroom was small with only a skylight window - which made it dark.”
“The apt. was terrific. It was right in town so you could walk everywhere. The furnishings were up to date and clean. We loved the fact that we could wash while we were there. We finally figured out the dryer. :-)”
“This townhouse is in an excellent location for walking to shopping, dining, and visiting historical sites in Kenmare.”
“The apartment, overall, was great! For being so close to a busy street it was surprisingly quiet and very convenient to shops and restaurants. If I could change one thing, and really only one thing, it would be the mattresses on the beds, which were not very comfortable. Otherwise, it was great! “
Ratings for Packie's Corner, Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||6|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||1|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||6|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||4||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||5||0|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||3|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||10||9|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||9|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||8||8|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||6|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||6|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||10|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.
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