Why Stay YNA Have the Best Vacation Houses and Apartments in Dingle

Vacation houses and apartments in Dingle

There are many beautiful places to explore in Ireland, and although you may have heard of some of them, you might not have considered the Dingle Peninsula. Dingle has a lot to offer for anyone looking for a break away from a bustling city, or simply someone wanting to explore somewhere new. One of the most important things when planning a vacation is deciding where you’ll stay, and here at Stay YNA we have some of the best vacation houses and apartments in Dingle for your break away.

Affordable Vacation Apartments in Dingle

From just €75 a night, we have vacation apartments in Dingle that offer you the best of style, comfort, and affordability. Stay YNA has numerous apartments, houses and homes that are perfect for friends, families, or even romantic trips away, and we’re pleased to offer them at a fair cost to you.

Planning a holiday in Dingle

Maybe you’re planning to just spend just a few nights in Dingle, or maybe you’re planning to use a longer stretch of time to more thoroughly explore the area. No matter how long you’re planning to stay, we have all the possible options for you to choose from. The variety of accommodation options we offer means that you can enjoy your break in Dingle without breaking the bank. Even if you’ve never used Stay YNA before and are used to staying in hotels for your holidays, we have vacation apartments, houses and cottages that are excellent value for money, and provide a completely different experience to any hotel. Stay YNA apartments, houses and cottages are a cost-effective option, so why not make one of our holiday homes your holiday haven?

Great Locations of Vacation Apartments and Houses in Dingle

What to do in Dingle

Not only is Dingle itself a great location, but we also have vacation apartments and houses situated within some wonderful parts of Dingle. There’s so much to see in the Dingle Peninsula that we know you won’t struggle to find things to do. From the tours and attractions, to the local restaurants, cafes, and Irish pubs. You can visit the National monument, the Gallaunmore, or simply wander down the Main Street to explore some of Dingle’s independent businesses. The small port town lends itself to weekday wanderings as well as lazy long weekends. Whether you’re from Ireland, or travelling here from further afield, Stay YNA have some of the best vacation apartments, houses and cottages in Dingle for you to enjoy. The community feel of the town is unlike any other, and we believe that your stay in Dingle will be one to remember.

Neighbourhoods in Dingle

Whether you’re looking for a vacation apartment, house or home where you can enjoy a peaceful rural escape, or you want to be further in at the heart of Dingle, we have some great options for you to consider. If you already have a good idea about where you want to stay in Dingle, you can filter our properties by searching by neighbourhood. You can even see exactly where our holiday homes are situated in by clicking on the map option when searching through our Dingle holiday homes.

The Ocean and Countryside in Dingle

Many of Stay YNA’s vacation apartments and houses in Dingle offer stunning views of the countryside or ocean. If you want to look at the rolling green hills and valleys, we have vacation options that provide that. But if you prefer being closer to the beach, we have vacation options that account for that, too. Whether you want to be in a more secluded area for a romantic escape, or you think being closer in the town is best for your family trip, our Dingle apartments and houses offer you just the variety you need. Dingle Peninsula has lots of space for both children and adults to enjoy the great Irish outdoors, and the majority of our houses also have access to gardens. Wherever you are in Dingle, the town provides an idyllic landscape with scenic views.

Unique Vacation Apartments and Houses in Dingle

Whatever your tastes may be, our Dingle vacation apartments and houses have so much choice that we know we can find the right place for you. Each of our vacation options are unique from each other, so you can have a different experience by using Stay YNA, each time you choose to visit Dingle.

Stay YNA provide apartments, houses or cottages with multiple bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, and other requirements or preferences you might have. Even if you’re looking for a vacation option with a hot tub, or a house with a large garden, Stay YNA can help. If you’d like to stay in a cosy cottage, or are looking for a more modern apartment for your getaway, we offer that and everything in between. Furthermore, we often have new high-quality, Dingle vacation apartments being added to our list, and so our list of apartments are always worth a look.

Trust Stay YNA

Here at Stay YNA we like to be as transparent as possible. That’s why all of our vacation apartments, houses and cottages in Dingle come with up-to-date photos which are reflective of each property. We also encourage our customers who have previously stayed in one of our properties to leave an honest review. That way we can see what our customers really like, and more importantly, we can give you a better idea about the place you’re planning to stay. At Stay YNA we care about making things as easy as possible for you.

You can browse the details of our vacation properties in Dingle, and if you have any questions we’re always happy to help. Just get in touch today.


Looking for Holiday Rentals in Nice, France? Stay YNA Should Be Your Choice

Whether you’ve been to Nice before, or you’re planning your first getaway to the scenic city, Stay YNA are here to help you have the best time in your holiday rentals in Nice, France.

Why Should You Visit Nice, France?

Weather in Nice

Of course, we all want good weather when spending time abroad. Luckily, Nice is located in the south of France, in the French Riviera. Much of the year sees the city bathed in sunlight, and the warmer climate means that you’re able to truly make the most of the city, by easily exploring what Nice has to offer. Being by the Mediterranean Sea also means that Nice has the perfect location to take a dip when you feel like cooling off. If you’re looking for a pleasant climate, Nice is the place for you.

Food in Nice

French cuisine is known as being one of the best cuisines in the world. From freshly baked baguettes, to pastries and macaroons. Maybe you’re even a fan of famed French coffee and wine, too. With an array of delightful dishes, Nice is the perfect place to indulge in French food. There are also some delicious local delicacies that shouldn’t be missed, such as the Nicoise salad and Socca (a pancake made from chickpea flour).

Views in Nice

Nice has stunning views that you can explore by simply strolling its streets, or by taking boat tours to see views from the sea. Walking along the Promenade des Anglais lets you take in the local culture and views, and you may choose to wander around some of the historic sights you pass. If strolling through the city isn’t for you, you can also soak up the sun on Nice’s smooth pebbled shores.

Museums in Nice

Nice boasts a number of art galleries and museums, helping ensure the city is kept as a cultural hub. Stop by Musée Matisse to admire the work of the renowned artist, or enjoy one of the oldest museums in Nice, the Museum of Natural History.

Architecture in Nice

The architecture in Nice largely harkens back to ‘La Belle Epoque’, with intricately detailed buildings and grand architectural design. From the cobblestone streets, the beauty of the architecture is easily apparent. Maybe you’ll even appreciate more of the architecture by staying in one of our Nice holiday rentals!

Why Should You Choose a Holiday Rental in Nice?

Flexibility of Holiday Rentals

Holiday rental homes provide a home away from home. They can also provide more flexibility than hotels. By choosing a holiday rental in France, you no longer have to worry about rushing down to grab the last of the hotel breakfast, when all you really want is a lie-in. Whether you want to cook up familiar foods, or whether you’d like to experiment in the kitchen after buying fresh produce in a French market, holiday rentals give you the options to do so.

Comfort of Holiday Rentals

If you’re planning on visiting France for a family holiday, a holiday rental may be ideal. Hotels can often feel cramped, with only the bedroom and limited shared communal space for children to explore. With our Nice holiday rentals, children can not only have their own room, but the whole family can enjoy the living area. Additionally, if you’re planning to bring your pet abroad, some holiday rentals consider this, and are pet friendly.

Cost of  Holiday Rentals in Nice

Our French holiday rentals offer you great value for money. Your holiday rental through Stay YNA is likely to offer more space but at a lower cost, when compared to a hotel. We also have holiday rentals to suit all sorts of budgets, so you can have the choice of not only the type of rental you stay in, but also what type of property is most affordable for you.

Cultural Experience of Holiday Rentals

Staying in a holiday rental in Nice offers a more authentic French experience. You are able to see what some of the accommodation of people who live in Nice is like, and are more immersed in the culture. Choose to have a more local experience, and stay in a holiday rental that feels a lot less commercial than a standard hotel.

Why Should You Stay with Stay YNA?

Choice of Nice Holiday Rentals

We offer a range of exceptional Nice holiday rentals, from our larger holiday villas, to our smaller apartments. The unique range of accommodation options means that we will be able to find you the place for your perfect stay. If you’re searching for specific amenities, some of our holiday rentals in France also have swimming pools, jacuzzis, balconies, and private parking.

Location of Nice Holiday Rentals

Maybe you want to be in the heart of the buzzing city, or maybe you’d prefer a more secluded area for a quieter holiday. Through our website we offer the option of searching by specific neighbourhoods in Nice, so that if you have a preference we can help meet it. Whatever kind of location you’re considering, Stay YNA have rentals in various areas of Nice, so there’s bound to be something for you.

Expertise in Nice Holiday Rentals

Stay YNA have years of experience in holidays rentals, and we can guarantee that our services are friendly and professional, helping make your stay in Nice even nicer. Here at Stay YNA, we want you to have the best holiday possible, and we know that our holiday rentals in Nice, France can help you to do so.

If a holiday rental in Nice, France is for you, take a browse at our accommodation choices, and don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Return of the Carnival!

The streets of Nice open up again for the extravagant Carnival! And this years theme is set to be Oscar worthy…King of cinema! As always it will be an unmissable event, with 6 parades, 17 floats of of course the traditional flower parade. Throw those 3D glasses away and prepare for a jaw dropping experience!

The incredible 14 day event starts on the 16th of February and finishes on the 2nd of March! Thousands of worldwide visitors are jetting off to the French Rivera to enjoy the celebrations.

As always we anticipate the debut of the iconic floats that steal the show, for last year Nice Carnival we went behind the scenes with the artist creators of these, Chad Crowe and local artist Kristen. They gave us a great insight to how their creative process works, building the tanks and why they love the Nice carnival! You can view our interview here -

King of Carnivals!

We won't know exactly how the floats will look until they leave the workshop but heres a sneak peak sketch of whats to come -

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The programme is as follows -

- Saturday, February 16: 14:30, battle of flowers, 9 pm, carnival illuminated corso. 
- Tuesday, February 19: 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso. 
- Wednesday, February 20: 14:30, battle of flowers. 
- Saturday, February 23: 14:30, battle of flowers, 21h, carnival illuminated corso. 
- Sunday, February 24th: 2.30 pm, carnival corso including Parada nissarda. 
- Tuesday, February 26th: 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso. 
- Wednesday, February 27: 14:30, battle of flowers. 
- Saturday, March 2nd: 2.30 pm, flower battle, 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso followed by the incineration of the king.

 

CARNIVAL 2019

Booking up fast! Stay YNA’s accommodation for the Nice Carnival 2019! 1 Bedroom apartments –

Le Grand Hotel – Jean-Medecin

01. Balcony 2

A stunning, sunny 5th floor, mezzanine studio flat in the former Grand Hotel; Le Grand Hotel has a magnificent view of the beautiful Promenade de Paillon. With a balcony overlooking the park and a view of the Colline du Chateau.

To book - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/legrandhotel/

Liberty – Massena

19. Balcony 2

A magnificent 58m2 5th floor apartment with an 8m2 terrace from which to peruse the city and the distant Maritime Alps beyond. Far above the hustle and bustle but with the freedom of being right at the heart of the city,

Book Liberty - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/liberty/

Eve – The Old Town

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Eve has the advantage of being high up in a very traditional Old Town building. This means it has the benefit of a cool breeze passing over the rooftops and into the apartment. It has cool white tiled floors and has a homely feel with French inspired furnishings

Book Eve - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/eve/

Or take a look at our larger apartments available to book for the Nice Carnival

Villa Boron – Mont Boron

Villa Boron

Villa Boron is a 5 bedroom gem within walking distance of Nice in the exclusive neighbourhood of Mont Boron. With an outdoor jacuzzi, sea views, indoor pool, 4 terraces and modern open plan living it cleverly combines a sociable space with privacy for large groups

Book Villa Boron - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/villaboron/

Boutique – Carré D’or

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Boutique is brand new and elegantly furnished with contemporary clean-cut designs to complement the architecture of this striking new construction. On the fourth floor of this superbly conceived building for 21st century living

Book Boutique - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/boutique/

Monroe – The Old Town

01. Living Area

A beautiful example of a very comfortable, modernised, two-bedroom apartment in one of the quieter areas of the Old Town. With a view down onto this traditional street, lined with small boutiques and restaurants

Book Monroe - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/monroe/


What To Look For in a Trusted Holiday Lettings Company

When you go on holiday you want to feel safe where you are staying, especially for those who don’t travel often or don’t like being away from home for long. You need to be able to put all of your trust into the quality of the holiday lettings company service being provided.

The last thing you want to happen is to discover that your holiday let isn’t very nice or your accommodation isn’t quite in the exact location you were promised.

This is why it is very reassuring to learn that when you book with Stay YNA you will know that the holiday lettings we offer have all been personally stayed in by our team members. That’s right! We make it our priority to stay in every single holiday home we let so that we know exactly what experience you will have with your stay. Because we make a point of personally vetting each and every property and staying overnight to get a full picture of what’s on offer, we are able to answer your questions with confidence and our first-hand experience.

Going one step better

When Amanda and Simon Walker founded Your Nice Apartment Ltd. In 2009, they found that there was no shortage of home owners wanting to offer their property for a holiday let, but in truth quite often what was being offered was really not up to their requirements and many properties were not very well maintained.

This wasn’t good enough for Amanda and Simon, so they decided to raise the bar and only accept those properties that could meet their exacting standards of quality and care. Stay YNA go one step better than their competition and pay a close eye to every detail of the holiday lettings to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your well earned holiday.

Honest previews of our holiday lettings

We understand that when you go on holiday you want to have a relaxing and enjoyable time, but you will also want to stay in holiday accommodation that is clean, tidy, well-appointed and comfortable.

You can browse our beautiful selection of holiday lettings and get a preview of the accommodation on offer. Stay YNA want to show you exactly what you will get with your holiday reservation. This is why you will notice that our property photographs are genuine shots of the accommodation. There are no special filters added to our photographs and the shots are not taken using any special camera lenses or use any visual tricks or tweaks to make the accommodation look any better or more impressive than it actually is in real life.

We know from our own personal experience that your holiday excitement can be seriously deflated when on arrival at your accommodation you find it isn’t at all like how it was depicted on the lettings website. Discovering this can affect your enjoyment and lessen the benefits of taking some time away from the stresses and strains of life back home. This is why we only show genuine accommodation shots so you will know exactly what to expect and can look forward to enjoying during your stay.

Stay YNA is a holiday lettings company offering a fantastic range of lettings in four very unique destinations and we pride ourselves to be able to offer our guests the chance to stay in some very stylish homes with a great deal of flexibility. You can get to choose the level of service that perfectly suits your needs, so you can tailor your stay to suit your level of independence.

We can take your bookings directly over the telephone on 0203 397 7903. If you have any enquiries about our holiday lettings, feel free to email us at: [email protected]


Stay YNA Superb Holiday Villas in Nice

Holidaymakers are now becoming more adventurous and ambitious. Many are moving away from being satisfied with a two-week package holiday in a hotel with a pool and a beach close by. More people are looking at their holiday time as a chance to explore and engage with all the cultural aspects of society in a different part of the world.

Today’s travellers are more like experience seekers rather than holidaymakers. They are now looking to engage with the locals and experience their natural wonders, language, local customs, food, drink and culture that is so very different to their life back home.

For millennials especially, their free time has now become a chance for adventure and to have a quality holiday experience. This is why the next generation of holidaymakers are shifting away from generic package deals in isolated hotels towards renting holiday villas in the heart of the community and using their accommodation as a gateway towards absorbing a truly local experience that has become highly prized for this generation.

Holiday villas in Nice

We think that this shift in desire for an immersive holiday experience is one of the reasons why our holiday villas in Nice have become so popular in recent years. Villas can be more suitable and practical holiday accommodation choice for independent travellers, families with young children and for friends seeking a fantastic reunion destination.

Our holiday villas in Nice offer a better level of privacy, freedom and flexibility that you simply cannot get with an overcrowded all-inclusive resort, which can often be impersonal and noisy. Our Nice holiday villas offer you a great mix of peace and relaxation as well as the chance to immerse yourself in the amazing local culture that Nice has to offer!

We passionately embrace travellers who love to Stay Unique, Stay Safely and Stay Smart with Stay YNA. Get in touch with us for more information, or visit our website to check availability in our range of holiday villas in Nice.

 


Achieve Your Fitness Goals In Dingle | Dingle Rentals

Dingle Rentals with StayYNA. From Dingle Adventure Race to the Dingle Marathon and the Brandon Bay Beach 10k/Half Marathon, there are plenty of fitness goals to draw you to Dingle…and a good excuse to treat yourself to a night in the pubs and restaurants after! Here’s what you’ll want to get training for…

1. Saturday 8th June 2019 The Dingle Adventure Race

With three course options - Mini (21.5km), Sport (43km) and Full (48km) - the Dingle Adventure Race has plenty to challenge at all levels.

With three course options - Mini (21.5km), Sport (43km) and Full (48km) - the Dingle Adventure Race has plenty to challenge at all levels. 

The Mini course is a taster of the event and organisers say you don't have to be very fit—the longest running element is 5km, but I suppose for some people that counts as ‘not very fit’. Ahem…(I’m downloading a Couch to 5k app as you read this, I swear). 

The course for DAR Mini is; 1km run Dingle Marina to kayak, 1km sea kayak, cycle to Ventry 7km, Run Ventry beach 5km, cycle back to Dingle 6km, 1km run to the Finish Line. 

After the sea kayaking, the Sport route takes you on a cycle around the stunning Slea head; at Dunquin you cycle up the steep Mam Clasack, then run up the Mountain track to the summit of Mt Eagle and back.

The original, and most challenging full route starts with a cycle across the Conor Pass, and a mountain run from Cloghane to Baile Breac, a road run back to Milltown, before finishing with kayaking and a run to the finish line. 

Need to know: registration is open until 3 days before the event, but with a maximum entry of 950 people, don’t leave it too late or you will be disappointed. 

Oh and the afterparty is in Danno’s! 

Cost: €65-70 registration fee. 

See www.dingleadventurerace.com to register for the race. 

Why not book your accommodation now for The Dingle Adventure race with our Dingle rental options…

Dingle Rentals – The Cove located in Ballyferriter – Sleeps 6

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The Cove has all within walking distance - a beach, a village, a golf course, pubs, restaurants and dramatic cliff walks. The house overlooks Ceann Sibeal, the film location of Star Wars.

See The Cove Dingle rental here.

Dingle Rentals – Sonas, Located in Dingle Town – Sleeps 8

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Sonas boasts stunning interiors with the highest quality furnishings,...

See the Sonas Dingle rental here.

Dingle Rentals – Daisy, Located in Cloghane – Sleeps 4

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Daisy, fresh and bright in a beautiful private location off the beaten track. A cute traditional cottage newly renovated to a high standard.

See the Daisy Dingle rental here.

2. Saturday 7th September 2019 – Dingle Marathon

Billed as ‘Ireland’s Most Scenic Marathon’, the Dingle Marathon offers a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and a Full Marathon (26.2 miles)  course, taking in plenty of spectacular scenery along the way. It’s the one day a year when the traffic is barred from the tourist magnet roads of the Slea Head Drive—giving runners a wonderfully unique experience. If you aren’t breathless from exertion, the views you will encounter will take your breath away. 

Dingle Marathon were the proud winners of the ‘Half Marathon of the Year’ in the Running in Ireland Race Awards for the last three years in a row. 

The half marathon finishes up near the village of Dunquin, conveniently near to Kruger’s pub, for those who feel the need for a celebratory refreshment! Buses are laid on to bring runners back to Dingle town to continue the celebrations and cheer on the full marathon runners as they make their way back. 

See www.dinglemarathon.ie to register for the race. 

 

Booking up FAST! Available Dingle rentals for the Dingle Marathon –

Wild Atlantic View, Dunquin – sleeps 10

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Wild Atlantic View offers the ultimate in quality & luxury with a hot tub and the best views of Kerry’s Atlantic Islands…. Indulge yourself in its wild beauty!

See the Wild Atlantic View Dingle rental here.

The Bay, Stradbally – Sleeps 6

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The Bay overlooks the longest beach in Ireland with sparkling blue ocean and endless white sands to brighten up your day.

See The Bay Dingle rental here.

The Lookout, Ballyferriter – Sleeps 7

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The Lookout has incredible views out of every window. It is the perfect rural getaway with elegant interiors, handmade furniture and a glass balcony overlooking Smerwick harbour.

See The Lookout Dingle rental here.

27th of April – Ride Dingle!

A brand new cycle challenge launches this spring, from the same people that brought you the Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare. Ride Dingle is organised in association with Dingle Cycling Club, and supports local charities in and around Dingle. It takes for the first time on 27th April 2019 and there are two route options, of 120km and 55km cycles around the majestic Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head.

See ridedingle.com for more information and to sign up. 

Book your Ride Dingle Stay with us…

Hilltop, Ballyferriter – Sleeps 6

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Sitting on the spectacular Mám Clasach mountain pass, this quaint three bedroom cottage is set in the most idyllic countryside with glorious views to the Atlantic ocean. Hilltop is the ideal...

See the Hilltop Dingle rental here.

Ballydavid Sands, Ballydavid – Sleeps 6

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Ballydavid Sands is the cutest cottage with sea and sand just thirty metres from your door!

See Ballydavid Sands Dingle rental here.

Ard Na Mara, Castlegregory – Sleeps 7

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Ard Na Mara is a gorgeous home packed with vintage finds. The location is perfect for families with kid friendly beaches and walking distance to the shop and bar and restaurant!

See Ard Na Mara Dingle rental here.

While you’re in town…

If you’re serious about your fitness and need to hit the gym while you’re in town, West Kerry Fitness in Baile na Buaille, just outside Dingle town is the place to go. Founded by endurance athlete Shane Finn and expert trainer Mark Evans, the gym moved to its current home in July of this year. Group classes include Boxercise, Spin, X-fit, Spin and Zumba, and there is a variety of day pass, week pass and pay-as-you-go options to make the gym accessible for non-members. 


How to Get Perfect Vacation Apartment Rentals

We have some truly amazing quality and beautiful vacation apartment rentals for you to consider, but which vacation apartment rental should you choose and how do you find the perfect one?

Do your research

The first step to any vacation and vacation apartment is to do some research. Start by visiting websites of companies offering this kind of rental – is it a good quality website that is secure?  You can tell by looking in the left corner of the address bar on the browser where it will tell you. This protects your data from cybercriminals when you make a payment or a booking.

Also look for things like a registered company number and trust logos – payment method logos are a good sign.  Look for things you recognise like Visa, MasterCard or Sage Pay.  Also look for contact options to reach out to them with queries or if there is a problem – phone, email and even social media are good signs.

Get an accurate quote

To ensure you get the apartment you want, it is important to search with the exact dates you plan to travel.  Otherwise, you might think you can book apartment 1 but when you put the right dates in, it is already filled.  If you aren’t sure, choose the nearest dates and remember when you book that you only used approximate dates.

Have a list of what is essential for the trip and ensure all of these things are listed in the quote.  A good website will have plenty of details about the apartments they offer.  It will include the number of beds, bathrooms, how many it sleeps, how many floors, even the size of the unit.  There will also be information about the location, accessibility and sometimes even a 3D map of the apartment.  This lets you make sure your quote is accurate and for what you need.

Research the area

While a good website will include lots of information about the apartment and some on the surrounding area, it never hurts to do a little additional research. Primary things to look for is the public transport links, where local shops and other amenities are and travel time to the places you want to go (if you are hiring a car).

Buses and trains such as subway systems are commonplace in many cities.  Buses may be more common in rural areas.  And there are often taxis if you need them.  Understand how you will get around before you book so you are prepared for this and don’t spend your first day just trying to figure out how to get around.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Sometimes we all fall victim to being too polite and not asking questions.  But good apartment rental companies are always happy to provide you with more information about their properties, the local area and what amenities and options they have.  So if you are unsure about an apartment, need more information about the beds or anything else, make use of those contact options to find out this information.

By being prepared, asking questions and making sure you use a reputable website, you can ensure you get the perfect vacation apartment rental for your holiday. And you will then have an amazing holiday to remember with a luxury, quality apartment as your home base.


A Quick Visitor’s Guide to the Dingle Peninsula

If you have been admiring some of the gorgeous vacation apartments Dingle has to offer, you probably want to know a little more about the area. Let’s make a quick introduction – and meet the Dingle Peninsula!

The Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula reaches from the south west coast of Ireland out 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The peninsula is dominated by a range of mountains that run down the middle and include the second highest mountain in Ireland, Mount Brandon. This makes for some dramatic scenery with steep sea cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches and green inland areas.

There are two main coastline areas – Inch to the south and Maharees to the north. Inch Beach is a popular place to visit for fishing, swimming and also for surfing fans. At the west end of the peninsula, there are the Blasket Islands, which have been uninhabited since the 1950s. These are often considered the westernmost point of Ireland and even of Europe. Conor Pass runs from the town of Dingle to Brandon Bay and is the highest mountain pass in Ireland.

Dingle town

The town of Dingle is the only town on the peninsula and is some 30 miles southwest of Tralee and 40 miles northwest of Kilarney. The town has a long history, with Ogham standing stones outside the town dating from the 4th and 5th centuries. In Norman times, the invasion of Ireland saw the town develop as a port and by the 16th century, it was one of the most important ports in the country.

There are many historic sites to see around the area including Gallaunmore, a National Monument 2 miles east of the town and St Manchan’s Oratory, dating from medical time with ogham stone that overlooks the town from Lateeve Hill. The town also has lots of places to hear local Irish music, which is a must whilst in Ireland.

To learn more about Dingle Peninsula and vacation apartments in Dingle we have to offer, please visit the rest of our website.


Ring in the Revelry

If you’re looking for a quiet night out, you’d better go home early on New Year’s Eve in Dingle town! One of the most popular destinations in Ireland to ring in the New Year, the town is thronged.

New Year’s Eve in Dingle is a wild night, says Dingle-dweller Deanna O’Connor.

The evening starts off low key enough, and some of the pubs around town will have some music in the early part of the evening, generally around 7-9pm. Funnily enough, in a town where there’s a trad musician playing in every pub all summer, it’s the one night of the year you might find a bit less live music than usual. As the publican from Tigh Ui Chathain (Kanes) in Ballyferriter puts it, “There’ll be enough excitement without trying to fit anything else in…there’ll be plenty of noise anyway.” Even in the quiet and cosy spots, like Kanes and Tigh Bric in the remote parts ‘back West’, it’s still likely to be a lively night. 

In Geaneys, on Main Street, Dingle, where there will be music on every night that week, they still plan to have some around 7 or 8pm in the evening, and a DJ later - “ballads and Irish songs to liven people up,” says Mr Geaney Snr. Neligans will be operating on a similar format, with one or two musicians in the early evening and a DJ later. 

 

At 10pm you can expect the pubs to empty as everyone heads for the Marina and a spectacular fireworks display. Then at 11.30pm the renowned Dingle Fife & Drum Band will march through the crowded streets, up Green Street and down Main Street to the bridge beside An Droichead Beag (aka the local late bar) where a clock is projected on the side of the building to countdown to the New Year. Times Square has nothing on this atmosphere, but it’s full-on and definitely a night for flat shoes! 

New Year’s Day has a more chilled out atmosphere, and this is when locals who don’t want to brave the New Year’s Eve crush will emerge, dressed up for a night out. For families who maybe took the children home after the fireworks, and rang in the New Year in the comfort of your StayYNA house, this is the night to book the babysitter and enjoy the atmosphere without having to elbow your way to the bar! 

THE CURE

Why not blow off the cobwebs next day with a bracing walk and a New Year’s Day dip? Head out along the coast by the Skellig Hotel towards the tower, Hussy’s Folly, which was built in the 1840s during the Famine and used for a short time as a customs watchtower. Just past the folly you will come to a little rocky cove called Slaidin, which still has structures built as ladies changing rooms in the 1920s. It’s the best place to spot Fungie from as well—if the prospect of swimming with Dingle’s celebrity dolphin won’t get you into the icy water, nothing will!

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Daisy, prices from €100 per night 

Daisy is nestled in a secluded country lane close to Cloghane village has charm and style. It is rare to see a cottage of this period lovingly renovated to such a high standard with sash windows, a modern kitchen and tasteful furnishings

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The Break, prices from €100 per night

The Break is a secluded paradise where the sound of the gushing stream instantly takes you away … its mesmerising. The water flows over mossy rocksin this idyllic scene with speckled light from the leafy trees above, the place to grab a book and relax. 

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The Cove, prices from €120 per night 

The Cove has all within walking distance – a beach, a village, a golf course, pubs, restaurants and dramatic cliff walks. The house overlooks Ceann Sibeal, the film location of Star Wars, picked for its incredible beauty.

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Endless Sands, prices from €170 per night 

Endless Sands combines elegance, comfort and incredible sea and mountain views with an excellent location just a few minute’s walk from nearby beaches, Spillanes restaurant, two pubs and a surf shop. Located in the stunning sand spit, The Maharees, an area renown for superb surfing, windsurfing and diving, this is the perfect home away from home.

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Top 7 Things to Do While Staying in Nice

Nice is one of the most famous spots on the French Riviera, the area of the south coast of France along the Mediterranean.  Close to the principality of Monaco, the city is a tourist centre with a gentle Mediterranean climate.  There are many stunning luxury apartments in Nice that you can book through Stay YNA that are ideal to use as a base for your stay. Stay YNA offer luxury apartments that have a real home-from-home feel so you can completely relax and enjoy your visit  – but what are the top things to see and do while staying in Nice?

Areas of the city

Nice is a city which has evolved and grown over time, different areas have their own character as well as different features and things to see.

Vieux Nice

Vieux Nice is the old town, an area of the city which is largely unchanged for the last 300 years.  The centrepiece is the Cours Saleya, the market square that is home to a hive of shopping activity throughout the summer.  If you are a foodie, this is a must-see spot with many stalls selling local fresh foods and food souvenirs.  The flower market is also a stunning experience and there is a flea market every Monday.

Promenade des Anglais

The name of this famous area of the seafront of Nice comes from the English ex-pat patrons who paid for it in the early 1800s.  The 4km long promenade is home to several of the city’s landmarks including the Calais de la Mediterranean.  You can hire scooters or bikes to travel the length or hop on an electric Segway for a modern way to tour it.

Places to visit

Nice has plenty of museums and other interesting spots to visit while you are staying in the city.  Here are a few ideas to help you plan your itinerary.

Fusee Massenet

The Fusee Massenet is housed in a building created for Prince Victor d’Estaing, grandson of Napoleon’s general Matriarchal Massenet.  The building is a cultural landmark and is also a museum that documents the history of the city and the larger French Riviera.  It is a classic belle toque style building that is worth seeing for its architecture alone.

Muse d’art Modern et d’art Contemporariness

If you are a fan of modern art rather than the classics, then this is your kind of museum. Featuring pieces by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein as well as newer artists such as Yves Klein, the museum is three stories complete with a rooftop exhibition area that has amazing views out across the city.

Fusee Matisse

The Fusee Matisse is a little outside the centre of Nice in the Commie area.  It is home to a range of works by the artist Henri Matisse including oil painting, tapestries and even some of the paper cut-outs that he was famous for creating.  Matisse himself is buried in the Monastery Notre Dame de Commie, the cemetery opposite the museum.

Russian Cathedral

Nice’s Russian Cathedral is the most beautiful orthodox church outside Russia and is the city’s most visited monument.  The cathedral has an amazing array of cupolas, turrets and polychrome tiles on its roofs that make viewing it a pleasure.  You can also pay the small charge and tour the inside of it with its very ornate and opulent style of design.  There are some 300 icons within the cathedral!

See the city

One of the best ways to see the city is via the open top bus tours called Le Open Tour. While many cities have these, and some can be of questionable quality, the one in Nice is very impressive.  It is a hop-on, hop-off service so you can use it to get around the city and see some of the most important sites in between.

You can find out more about our luxury apartments in Nice here. If you are looking for a French holiday that is a little different to the bustling city of Nice, we also have beautiful accommodation in Villefranche Sur Mer and Antibes.