Want to bring your pet on holiday? Plan your next staycation with them in mind, I’ve got 20 dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland to suit all tastes and budgets.
I love to spend time searching the Airbnb website. I found some fabulous dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland that I think you will love. I have luxury Airbnbs along the Wild Atlantic Way, charming cottages in Ireland’s Ancient East, as well as some cosy cabins in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.
All Airbnbs have Superhosts and are highly recommended by guests who left excellent reviews. Hopefully there will be one here to suit you, and you will be planning a staycation with your four-legged friend soon. However, if you prefer to stay in a hotel, I have a post on that too:
1. Wood Smoke Cottage with outdoor hot tub & sauna, Co. Clare
Wood Smoke Cottage is a two-bedroom home that offers country living with a wood fired stove, as well as a private deck with a fire pit that opens directly on to Burren Stone. You will also find a wood-fired hot tub and sauna beside the cottage, and pets will love the meadow next door.
The hosts have a cockapoo dog called Luna and a cat called Kiwi, so you can rest assured your pet will be warmly welcomed here. Located just 3km from Ballyvaughan, and with Galway City, the Cliffs of Moher and the Wild Atlantic Way a short drive away, the possibilities for day trips are endless.
2. Seal Cottage with private sandy beach, Co.Donegal
This detached two-bedroomed Irish cottage is superbly located with access to its own private sandy beach, and only five minutes to the nearest village. The cottage is centrally heated throughout, and has a large turf-woodburner as well as Netflix, if you fancy a cosy night in.
Your pet, or pets (they will accept up to 3) will have a great time exploring the surrounding area and the beach, and if you fancy visiting with extended family or friends, the host has six cottages along this shoreline on Airbnb.
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3. Minaun Cliff Cottages at the sea, Achill, Co. Mayo.
These two-bedroom cottages have panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, an open turf fire, and a shared garden for you and your pet to enjoy. There are two cottages (rented separately) so they are a good option if you wish to travel with friends or extended family.
Located just minutes walk to the beach, with countless walking trails near by, Achill is a superb choice for a dog friendly holiday along the Wild Atlantic Way. We explored some of Mayo’s beaches this summer and were blown away by their beauty.
4. Childwall Cottage, Co. Kilkenny
This three-bedroom cottage is a beautifully restored stone barn featuring all mod cons including, SKY TV, a log burning stove and a mature garden with garden furniture. The owners have many pets on site, including three dogs, a cat, as well as chickens and ducks – so you pet will feel right at home. Private stables are also available if you want to bring your own horse / pony.
Located on the edge of three counties, you will enjoy exploring Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, and the local pub ‘Paddy Ryan’s’ is just a ten minute walk from the house.
5. Nanny Murphy’s thatched cottage, Co.Longford.
Nanny Murphy’s three-bedroom thatched Cottage has been featured regularly in the media, as it has been renovated using century-old techniques. The 24″ thick walls were made from mud and straw and you will be able to experience what it is like living under a thatched roof.
This sustainable cottage offers an abundance of Irish culture and heritage with many authentic features, including exposed beams, an open fireplace and even a Bodhrán. There is no TV so you are encouraged to have a digital detox and immerse yourself into this old Irish cottage, however, WiFi is available if required.
The cottage is located within walking distance to the local shop and just five minutes drive from Arvagh town and the nearest pub. There are countless walking trails nearby that will be welcomed by your pet, and if you fancy swapping cottage life for a castle, nearby Lough Rynn Castle is only twenty minutes drive away.
6. Tig Admaid: Secluded seaside cabin with hot-tub, Co. Kerry
This stunning three-bedroomed cabin is located right on the right on the shore of Kenmare Bay. There is a private beach, and an outdoor jacuzzi on your own private deck – is this one of the best dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland?
There are woodland walks close by, and the town of Kenmare is just two miles away if you fancy a change of scene. The minimum stay is seven days during July and August, but short stays are welcome at other times of the year. Two small dogs or one large dog is welcome.
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7. Boat house on the beach, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
I have been eyeing up this Airbnb for my own holiday, its location on Valentia Island is stunning. The Boat House is located right on the beach, just check out that view from the sitting room! This dog friendly Airbnb is a 250 year old natural stone building that boasts two bedrooms, but can accommodate up to six people.
The bath tub and sauna will be warmly welcomed after a day in the sea, and there are 40 acres of gardens, woodlands and fields in Glanleam Estate for you and your pet to explore. Kids will love all the animals on the estate including Conneamara ponies, donkeys, lambs, geese, and three dogs, as well as the fairy village and pirate trek.
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8. 5-star Cottage with private beach, Co. Donegal
If isolation is what you seek, this Donegal stone cottage will fit the bill perfectly. Located on its own private beach surrounded by seven acres of land, it is surely one of the most secluded dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland – the public can only access this beach via a boat.
The cottage is over 100 years old, and retains its original thatch, overlaid with a modern roof. It is now equipped with all mod cons, even Netflix – just incase the weather doesn’t behave. With two large bedrooms, it is ideal for a family or group of friends, and your pet will love exploring the beach and surrounding land.
9. Hogan’s Cottage, near Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford
This 300 year old stone barn has been beautifully restored containing many original features. The roof timbers were sawn from the owners old pine trees, and the kitchen units were handmade by a local craftsman from their storm felled cedar tree.
However, you will also find it well equipped with strong Wifi, a power shower and a satellite HD TV. There is also a cosy open fire for the long winter nights, but if you fancy exploring Wexford’s top attractions, they are just a short drive away.
10. Country Cabin with Private Hot Tub: Kinlough, Co. Leitrim
This two-bedroom cosy cabin in located in the peaceful Leitrim countryside, yet only a ten-minute drive from the lively coastal town of Bundoran and the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy an evening dip in the private hot tub, but watch out for the local wildlife, the native red deer may pay you a visit.
The beautiful Lough Melvin is located nearby, where you and your pet can enjoy woodland walks, a picnic area and wildlife gardens. The host also has a beautiful two-bedroom Bavarian log cabin close by, which is also pet-friendly, making this a great option for two families or friends who wish to holiday together.
11. Normangrove stone cottage, Co. Galway
Normangrove cottage is located just three miles from the vibrant village of Kinvara on The Wild Atlantic Way. This stone cottage that has been beautifully furnished and is equipped with walnut floors, a jacuzzi bath, Netflix, Apple TV, as well as underfloor heating and a real fire stove. This dog friendly Airbnb is an ideal choice in summer or winter. There is a large garden with a trampoline and playhouse, as well as a deck to enjoy views of The Burren and the west coast’s famous sunsets.
Its location is an outdoor lovers dream, with walking, cycling and watersports (wetsuits provided) all available nearby. Pets are welcome and the owners have two collies who would be happy to play with your pet, or can be kept away if required.
12. 3-bedroom seaside home near Castletownshend, Co. Cork.
This stunning home that was featured in Homes and Gardens magazine in 1968, was beautifully restored in 2019, and boasts one of the best views in Ireland. I probably need not say any more! You will find sea views throughout the house, as well as an outdoor patio and roof-top gallery with panoramic views of the islands.
There is also a patio where you can enjoy al fresco dining, acres of land for your pet to explore, and the beach is only 100 metres away.
13. On the beach in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
This three-bedroom beach house offers panoramic views of the beach, and the sun sets right in front of the living room. Located in heart of Enniscrone, with direct access to the beach, the location couldn’t be better. The house is very well equipped, with two bikes, a surf board, body boards, and a fishing rod is also supplied. If your dog likes the beach, then he will love it here.
14. The Hideaway, Co. Roscommon
This delightful cabin is located on a small farm in Boyle. You can help yourself to vegetables from the garden, feed the hens and pigs, and even collect some fresh eggs for breakfast. The cabin sleeps up to four people so is ideal for couples or families with small children.
The family have swings, a trampoline, bikes, as well as den which kids are welcome to use, and its close proximity to Lough Key Forest Park will ensure some great days out for you and your pets.
15. 4-bedroom home in Dingle, Co. Kerry
This four-bedroom holiday home is ideal for couples, families and groups, and is located within walking distance of Dingle Town. Once a farmhouse, this has been renovated and now features all mod cons, including an AGA range, a separate laundry room and super-fast broadband. There are plenty of beaches and hiking trails to explore with your pet, as well as some of Ireland’s best loved pubs and restaurants nearby.
16. Villa Yeats, Ardmore, Co. Waterford – 5 Bedrooms
Villa Yeats is a modern 5-bedroomed home with private beach access in one of Waterford’s most idyllic locations. Set on a five-acre estate with a sister property, Villa Galileo, it is ideal for large gathering as both houses can be rented together, and can accommodate up to 29 people.
Each house has a separate garden and an outdoor terrace with BBQ, and there is a shared shed with two kayaks and tennis rackets for guest use. The five-star Cliff House Hotel is nearby with its award-winning Michelin star restaurant – but make sure to book it in advance!
17. Oystercatcher Seaside Cottage, Connemara, Co. Galway
This traditional two-bedroom cottage enjoys panoramic sea views from its outside decking area, and is close to many of Connemara’s beautiful beaches. It has been fully renovated, but still maintains it’s rustic charm. The cosy sitting room has a TV, Xbox, DVDs games and plenty of books for you to enjoy, and there is also free WiFi.
Its idyllic location is paradise during the summer time, but I’m sure lighting the wood burning stove and watching the Atlantic Ocean outside, would be pretty special during the winter months too. This must be one of the most popular dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland, so best to book it early to avoid disappointment.
18. Granary Cottage, Co.Wicklow
This beautiful stone walled cottage is ideal for a couple looking for a secluded hideaway with great views and excellent walks. There is a large garden with seating area and plenty of room for your pet to explore. It is remotely located with no passing traffic, yet within driving distance of Glendalough, The Wicklow Way and some of Wicklow’s beautiful beaches.
19. Four-bedroom beachfront home with hot tub, Larne, Antrim Coast
The large holiday offers stunning views of the Irish Sea from the lounge as well as the outdoor terrace or hot tub that seats 8 people! There is also an Arctic hut, furnished with throws and reindeer hides and has a central BBQ. The house is set within two acres and has gated access to a pebble beach from the garden – so it is ideal for families and there is plenty of space for your pet to enjoy.
The villages of Glenarm and Ballygally are close by. and the location is ideal for those looking to explore the Causeway Coast which is home to some of Northern Ireland’s top attractions.
20. Modern apartment in Kinsale, Co. Cork
This newly built bright apartment is located between the Old head of Kinsale and Garretstown. There are numerous walks and water sports available nearby, and the beach is just a fifteen minute walk away. The apartment has satellite TV, a BBQ and a large garden for your pet to enjoy. This is a great value Airbnb that is ideally located to explore West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way.
I hope this post on dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland, will help you plan a staycation soon. It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity – please check with individual Airbnb owners for clarification.
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