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 holiday homes and 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 alternative Airbnbs or holiday homes. 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 hotels or glamping sites in Ireland, 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:
Some of these holiday homes and 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. Thatched Cottage – Sleeps 6, Donegal: €386 per night
How gorgeous is this thatched cottage? I found it to rent on VRBO – the vacation rental site owned by Expedia. This delightful three-bedroom cottage is located just under 5km from the village of Lettermacaward and 6km from Dooey Beach.
2. Two-bedroom seaside Apartment, Galway: €120 per night
The four-star Arús Grattan Holiday Apartments are a super choice if you want to be close to Galway city but also have the benefit of sea views from your balcony, and have a selection of beaches close by. Located on the Prom in Salthill, there is a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants on your doorstep.
3. Seal Rock, Two-Bedroom Designer Cottage, Co. Kerry: €364 per night
Seal Rock Cottage is a stunning stone holiday home beside the sea in Rossmore Island, Kerry. It is situated on an acre of grounds and is connected to the Ring of Kerry by an ancient stone bridge.
It is clear from the stylish decor and furnishings that the home was designed by a professional interior designer, but the exterior is impressive too. The landscaped gardens retain many of the natural features including a stream and mini-waterfalls, and there is an ocean-side terrace and private beach to enjoy. Note: children under 12 are not allowed.
4. Luxury two-bedroom apartment, Newport, Mayo: €219 per night
This stylish Airbnb on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooks Newport Harbour. It is just five minutes walk to the town and the Great Western Greenway, which stretches to Westport and Achill Sound. We visited Mayo last year and loved it. – this apartment is superbly located to explore its beautiful coastline and top attractions.
5. Three-bedroom Home on the Ring of Kerry, Killorglin, €300 per night
This charming hilltop home is located on the Ring of Kerry and offers stunning views of the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrauntouhill. Dingle bay can also be seen, as well as the town of Killorglin, which is just a five minute drive / 15 minute walk from the house.
Killorglin has a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants and is located just 13 miles from Killarney and 32 miles from Dingle. The gorgeous Blue Flag beach at Rossbeigh is just a short drive away.
6. Ben Haven One-bedroom Cottage, Sligo: €76 per night
This newly furnished Airbnb is superb value for visiting the Wild Atlantic Way. Located just five minutes by car from the famous Mullaghmore and Streeddagh beaches, and with Glencar Waterfall and Benbulben Forest Walk close by, the possibilities for day trips are endless. This Airbnb has received excellent reviews from previous guests, and the apartment is very well equipped for a couple or family stay.
The accommodation can sleep up to four as there are two sofa beds, although there are steps at the entrance which may not be suitable for younger children.
7. Clairs Cottage, Cliffs of Moher, Clare: €197 per night
Clairs Cottage is a beautifully renovated traditional country cottage that was built over 200 years ago. Overlooks Liscannor Bay, it is one of the closest houses to the Cliffs of Moher trail. It is situated on an acre of land in a secluded area and is close to Moher Hill which has a petting farm, crazy golf and go karting. The shuttle bus that runs every half hour to the Cliffs, Liscannor and Doolin is 50 metres from the cottage.
8. Four-bedroom luxury home in the heart of Galway City – Sleeps 11: €737 per night
Located on the most photographed street in Ireland, this stylish home is on situated on a row of historic town houses which attracts visitors from around the world, including Ed Sheeran, who featured it the video for “Galway Girl”.
This large home is beautifully furnished and offers gorgeous sea views, as well as being just minutes from the heart of Galway city – the Latin Quarter is just 100 metres from the house, where you will find an abundance of pubs and restaurants.
9. Two-bedroom Chalet beside the sea, Connemara: €56 per night
If you are looking for great value Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way then look no further! It is located close to the village of Carraoe, with plenty of beaches nearby. There are two bedrooms so it would suit a family, friends or couples, however note there is no WiFi in the house. This is a great option to explore Connemara and Galway’s top attractions at a reasonable price.
10. 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.
11. Luxury Apartment in Kinsale’s Marina, Cork: €380 per night
This fabulous duplex penthouse apartments has an outstanding location on Kinsale’s marina. Its stylish interior has New York loft style vibes, and it is furnished to a five-star standard – including a solid walnut dining table can seat up to eight! However, with Kinsale’s gourmet restaurants on your doorstep – the famous Fishy Fishy restaurant is next door to the apartment, you may prefer to dine out.
Note: Due to 19 steps inside and outside the apartment this property is not suited for elderly, infirm or children under 10 years old.
12. Ardbear Cottage Gatehouse, Clifden, Galway: €58 per night
Ardbear Cottage is ideally located in the popular town of Clifden on the Wild Atlantic Way. This former gatehouse which has undergone a full renovation is super value for a such a great location. The cottage sits on over an acre and is just ten minutes walk from Clifden town, which is reachable via a scenic pathway.
13. The Pod, Glamping Experience, Skellig Coast, Kerry: €103 per night
The Pod is a unique glamping experience located just 5km from the town of Cahersiveen on Kerry’s Skellig Coast. The pods are ideal for couples but they can sleep up to four, so they can also accommodate small families. There is a double bed, shower room, kitchenette and couch, as well as a large deck to enjoy a BBQ.
The Pod will be stocked with breakfast before you arrive – something that received great compliments from previous guests.
14. Two-bedroom apartment with sea views in Salthill, Galway: €166 per night
This modern apartment is a great choice for families or friends who want a sea side location close to Galway city. It is located in Salthill, just 15 minutes walk to Galway city, with shops, bars and restaurants on its doorstep. There is a play ground outside the apartment and a small balcony to enjoy sundowners. The National Aquarium and Leisureland with three indoor pools is just five mins away.
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. The Long Strand Nest, Clonakilty, Cork
If you want to escape every day life and have a digital detox without Wifi or TV, then this is the place to do it. Overlooking Castlefreke’s beach is a bungalow that houses two identical apartments. They are let separately so they would suit couples or friends, ideally those who want to swim, surf or just enjoy listening to the ocean waves.
The rustic design include birch branches as columns and recycled coloured tiles, however the homes are well insulated with wood-burning stoves and double glazing.
See more here Cabin 1
See more here Cabin 2
17. 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.
18. Cosy Donegal Yurt, Donegal
If you are looking for a traditional glamping experience within easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way and Northern Ireland, then look no further than the Cosy Donegal Yurt. This yurt has a king size bed, carpeted floor and a solid fuel stove. A shower and toilet are located beside the yurt, as well as a small kitchen, private decking and BBQ area.
This yurt is ideal for couples or a small family, and there is room in the garden if you want to pitch a tent for extra guests or children.
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. Luxurious 1-bedroom Wild Atlantic Way cottage, Donegal: €99 per night
This luxurious stone cottage in Donegal is located on the grounds of Killaghtee House overlooking St. Johns Point. It was once a cow shed and hay loft but has been beautifully resorted and is stylishly furnished. There is a courtyard and gardens for outdoor dining, and the interior is equipped with all mod cons including a 40″ smart TV with Netflix, a Nespresso coffee machine and a king size walnut bed.
This cottage is ideally located to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, Slieve League Cliffs and Donegal’s glorious beaches.
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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