Looking for a holiday home near the sea this summer? These Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way should do the trick!
There is no doubt the Wild Atlantic Way is one of Ireland’s most popular holiday destinations. As well as being one of the top attractions in the world, it also boasts some of Ireland’s best beaches, and let’s not forget about those gorgeous West of Ireland sunsets! I received many requests for people looking for affordable holiday homes this summer, so I decided to list some Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way that are available to book now.
I will update this post regularly, so when rooms are no longer available, I shall replace them with alternatives. Hopefully this will ensure that this post has plenty of Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way available during school holidays. I have chosen one week slots, but if you wish to stay for longer, or are just looking for a short break, simply edit the dates on the links below to suit your requirements.
If you prefer to stay in luxurious Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way, hotels, or glamping sites, this post on the the best places to stay on the Wild Atlantic Way might be of interest. I also have similar posts on other destinations in Ireland:
I am an Airbnb associate so these Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way include my affiliate links – where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
1. The Gables, four-bedroom house, Donegal: €150 per night
This modern home is a great choice for a holiday on the Wild Atlantic Way. As well as being well equipped with a sun room, garden and a 50″ TV with Netflix, it is just five minutes walk to the village of Laghy.
This village has a choice of restaurants, as well as pubs offering traditional music, while Donegal town and the local beach are just five minutes drive away. The famous Rossnowlagh beach is just a ten minute drive away, as are some of Donegal’s top luxury hotels.
2. Two-bedroom Doolin Townhouse, Clare: €296 per night
A modern townhouse, beside the traditional Irish town of Doolin, with the Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch beach close by, this is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the Wild Atlantic Way. With bright contemporary decor, a jacuzzi bath, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, its design is sure to please.
This is an Airbnb ‘Plus’ home, meaning you will find a home that is full of character with one-of-a-kind details, exceptional hospitality, fully equipped kitchens and fast WiFi.
3. Oyster Bay four-bedroom house in Connemara, Galway: €224 per night
This large family home is beautifully situated beside the sea, and offers panoramic views over Ballinakill Bay and Leitir Hill. It is located close to the village of Letterfrack and the entrance to the Connemara National Park, and Kylemore Abbey is just 4km away.
4. Two-bedroom home near Ashford Castle, Cong, Mayo: €133 per night
This gorgeous Airbnb is located in the pretty village of Cong, the home of Ashford Castle. Although it is not located on the coast, this is a wonderful base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way. This two-bedroom apartment is beautifully decorated and is an Airbnb ‘Plus’ home, which means it is full of character with one-of-a-kind details, exceptional hospitality, fully equipped kitchens and fast WiFi.
5. Doonbeg, two-bedroom Beach Cottage, Clare: €189 per night
Located just 500 meters from the magnificent Doughmore Beach and adjacent to Doonbeg International Golf Club & Resort, this cottage is the ideal choice if you want to mix beach time with a little golf thrown in. Its central location on the Wild Atlantic Way means you can explore the Cliffs of Moher, the Loop Head Peninsula, and the Burren, all within an hours drive.
This stylish cottage has two bedrooms and an open plan living area with sliding doors that lead out to a garden with BBQ and sun loungers.
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6. Harbour View Cottage, Inch, Kerry: €180 per night
This stunning stone cottage has all the comforts of home, without loosing any of its old world charm. Overlooking Castlemaine Harbor on the Dingle peninsula, and just five minutes drive from one of Ireland’s best beaches – Inch beach, the location couldn’t be better.
Dingle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry are all on your doorstep, and there is even a secluded pebble beach 80 yards from the cottage.
7. Village haven, Clare, three-bedroom holiday homes on the Wild Atlantic Way
Located in the village of Quilty, with Spanish Point and Miltown Malbay close by, this holiday home on the Wild Atlantic Way has the benefit of being close to shops, bars and restaurants, but also offers stunning sea views. The sun lounge is the perfect place to enjoy the views, while the kids play happily in the garden.
With the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Bunratty Castle all close by, the possibilities for day trips are endless.
8. Seaside three-bedroom home in Leitrim, close to the Donegal town of Bundoran: €103 per night
Although located just a few minutes drive from Bundoran in Donegal, this holiday home is actually located in Leitrim. Leitrim has Ireland’s shortest coastline at just 2.4km, and this home is located right beside the sea.
Bundoran is one of Donegal’s busiest sea side towns, but this offers you all the benefits of being close by, without the busy crowds. A small local bar is within walking distance, the famous Glencar Waterfall is just a fifteen minute drive away. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit some of Europe’s largest sea cliffs, the Slieve League Cliffs.
9. Water’s Edge, Three-bedroom Cottage, Clifden, Galway: €143 per night
This spacious ocean-front cottage is beautifully situated with views to Omey Island to the west, and the Twelve Bens of Connemara to the east. It offers all the benefits of a peaceful location with amazing sunsets from its sun room, but also has the advantage of being just fifteen minutes from the vibrant town of Clifden,
10. Five-bedroom log cabin, Kinsale, Cork: €589 per night
This five-bedroom log cabin offers superb sea views and is located just ten minutes drive from Kinsale. This will house up to 11 guests, so it is ideal for an extended family or group of friends. There is a large garden, a balcony with views towards the Old Head of Kinsale, an office and a home gym.
There is a small beach at the end of the road which is ideal for canoeing, and there are plenty of sandy beaches a short drive away.
11. Seashelter, two-bedroom cottage, Clare: €151 per night
Seashelter’s colourful cottage offers stunning views over the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as a hot tub, wood burning sauna and a wonderful garden that children will love. There are swings, slides, a trampoline and goal post as well as a new toddlers area.
There is also a conservatory with comfy sofas if you just want to chill out want watch the waves. However if you fancy a change of scene, the town of Milton Malbay which has a selection of shops, restaurants and traditional music pubs, is just 3km away.
12. Seashore, two-bedroom Cottage on Galway Bay: €117 per night
This two-bedroom cottage is superb value during July and August. It is located just two miles from Oranmore village, with Galway City, Connemara and the Burren all easily reached by car.
13. Two-bedroom Crones Cottage, Rossbeigh, Kerry: €116 per night
This charming cottage overlooks the famous Blue Flag Rossbeigh beach, near the beautiful village of Glenbeigh on the Kerry Way. The reviews from previous guests are excellent, with many loving its beachfront location and stunning views. I recall walking along Rossbeigh beach with my Mum a few years ago and loved it.
14. Malin View, four-bedroom home, Donegal: €122 per night
This large four-bedroom house is located just ten minutes from Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head. It offers stunning views of Trawbegga Bay and Isle of Doagh, and is less than two minutes to the beach.
The patio area is ideal for barbecuing, and outside seating in the large garden ensures you can enjoy the views all day long. Pets are also welcome.
15. Wild Atlantic two-bedroom Cottage, Sligo: €80 per night
Situated in the seaside town of Enniscrone, this spacious holiday home is the perfect balance of a traditional Irish cottage with a modern twist. Located just 3km from one of Ireland’s best beaches and the town of Enniscrone, this is a super choice to explore the Wild Atlantic Way.
16. Seaview two-bedroom cottage, Galway: €94 per night
This recently renovated three-bedroom cottage overlooks the Wild Atlantic Way, and is just 1km from sandy beaches and the village of Tullycross. There is a large garden with a patio area and gas barbeque – perfect for some al fresco summer dining, and the Connemara Coast is on your doorstep should you wish to go exploring.
17. The Roost, one-bedroom Garden home, Westport, Mayo: €124 per night
This recently renovated Garden home is perfect for a couple who want to stay in the heart of Westport town, and enjoy exploring Mayo’s stunning coastline. It is well equipped with a modern kitchen, dining area and sitting room, all located in the bottom of a large garden in the centre of town.
18. The Workshop, one-bedroomed home, Beara, Cork: €113 per night
Located on the stunning Beara Peninsula – a favourite location of mine, this renovated WorkShop must be one of the most unique Airbnbs in Ireland. With high ceilings, exposed plumbing and a vintage design, this gives the impression that you are staying in a warehouse, yet it has all mod cons, including a gorgeous wood burning stove, freestanding bath, and walk-in shower.
Note, there is no TV, so you will just have to spend most of your time exploring the Wild Atlantic Way…
19. Two-bedroom Westport Townhouse, Mayo: €166 per night
Location, location, location…. Archway House is a beautifully restored townhouse located on a historic street in the heart of Westport. It is bright, modern and well equipped, and also has a small private yard. This is a superb choice for anyone who wants to stay in the heart of Westport – restaurants, shops and bars are all on your doorstep.
20. Bavarian style two-bedroom log cabin with hot tub, Leitrim: €184 per night
Lakeland Lodge is a stunning 300-year-old Bavarian style log cabin located in the countryside village of Kinlough, and is less than 10 minutes drive to the Wild Atlantic Way. It was originally built by farmers in Germany but 20 years ago, a well-known architect meticulously dismantled it and transported it to Kinlough.
This stylish home is decorated to the highest quality, without loosing its charm and character. One of the bedrooms has its own stove to keep you warm at night, and the surrounding balconies on each floor offer beautiful views of Lough Melvin. The bathroom has a Victorian style bath, but if you prefer to bathe outside, there is an outdoor hot tub located in the four-acre site. This amazing home is pet-friendly too!
21. The Boathouse, Baltimore, four-bedroom home with pool access, Cork: €468 per night
The Boat House location in West Cork is idyllic. This four-bedroomed house is one of ten properties on an island estate, reached by a stone bridge. It is ideal for a large family, or if there are a group of families or friends who wish to travel together, you can rent more of the properties on Inis Beg estate.
It is also located close to Baltimore and Skibbereen, so if you fancy a change of scene, you don’t have too far to go. You will also have access to an indoor heated swimming pool during your stay. The Boat House is included in my post on luxurious Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach.
I hope this post featuring available Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way 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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