Johnston House: Historic Village Retreat

Entire rental unit hosted by Lily

  1. 10 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 9 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Built in 1879 as a large pub, shop and guest house, Johnston's has a long and varied history in beautiful Kinvara. The large, second-story apartment is in the centre of the village and just a stone's throw away from the local shops, pubs, harbour, farmer's market and churches. There is a beach just a short drive away. Kinvara hails as the gateway to the Burren. We live next door, and come and go a lot.

The space
All the rooms have high ceilings and are quite airy and bright. There is wood flooring throughout the apartment. Each bathroom has a shower. There are no bathtubs. This is a newly renovated apartment, so all the amenities are new. The chestnut kitchen made by Richard Johnston III has a dishwasher as well as all the expected appliances. There is also a large, beautiful , chestnut dining room table that seats 10 people. The sitting area has a leather couch and chairs as well as a television.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Ocean view
Harbor view
Free street parking
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Kinvarra, County Galway, Ireland

The stunningly picturesque 16th century castle, Dunguaire Castle, is a gorgeous 1 km walk along the bay from the apartment and perhaps the most photographed castle in Ireland. Kinvara has numerous wonderful restaurants, bistros, coffee shops and pubs. This apartment is in the heart of the village, across from the famous Tully's Pub, so finding a place to eat, drink and walk is as easy as it gets! Kinvara Quay is a beautiful place to picnic, as there is a green park along the harbour with benches available for resting. The historically important, turf-hauling sailboats called "hookers"are often moored in the harbour. Kinvara sits at the gateway to the Burren, which is a landscape of bedrock incorporating a vast cracked pavement of glacial-era limestone, with cliffs and caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites. It's a stunning area to explore!

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During your stay

I live just next door and my parents live on site in a separate apartment, so we are available if any issues may arise.
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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Checkout: 12:00 PM
    No smoking
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed

    Health & safety

    Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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    Nearby lake, river, other body of water
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm

    Cancellation policy