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Packie's Corner

Two-story home

Stay in County Kerry

It’s hard to imagine a more central location in Kenmare than Packie’s Corner. Located in downtown Kenmare, 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.


What's included

  • One week (or more) 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 (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals into Cork.
  • 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.)
  • Our own guide App for the area, and further information on-site.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • 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.

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.


Location


Landlord

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.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-3 people

Sleeping

2 bedrooms (one double, one single)

Bathrooms

One bathroom with shower stall

Kitchen

Fully equipped kitchen

Laundry

Washer and dryer

Level

2 floors: living area on the 1st floor; bedrooms and bathroom on 2nd floor

Accessibility

Few steps down into ground floor; one flight of stairs up to the bedrooms

Transportation

Parking in nearby public lot or in front of house when available. All main roads from Kenmare are readily accessible.

Minuses

Stairs are steep. Second bedroom has light only from skylight.

Pluses

Wi-Fi, TV (BBC, CNN and movie channels), DVD player

Special Features

Great location


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

J. Johnson, 9/2019

★★★★★

This is my second stay at Packie's Corner townhouse in Kenmare, Ireland. I would go back again in a heartbeat.

(D. & A. Meier, 7/2019)

★★★★★

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.

Debora and Alyssa Sellers

★★★★★

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.

K.D. and J.D.

★★★★★

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!)

Barbara Zook

★★★★★

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.

Adele Galuhn

★★★★★

The town was lovely, the apartment well equipped and nicely decorated and in a perfect location.

Jacqueline Leeper

★★★★★

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.

Tracey Allen

★★★★★

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. :-)

Charlene Bonham

★★★★★

This townhouse is in an excellent location for walking to shopping, dining, and visiting historical sites in Kenmare.

Giselle Nevin-Porter

★★★★★

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!

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Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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  • Car
  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Transfer assistance
  • Local support

Locally Owned and Operated

The money we pay for your accommodation will benefit the local economy where you will be staying.

Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

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