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20 Dog Friendly Airbnbs in Ireland

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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 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 of these dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland have Superhosts and are highly recommended by guests who left excellent reviews. I have also included some recommended pet-friendly holiday homes from vacation rental site VRBO. Hopefully there will be an accommodation option 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:

Read: 40 hotels in Ireland that allow dogs

Read: Top 10 accessories for travelling with pets in Ireland



1. Wood Smoke Cottage with outdoor hot tub & sauna, Co. Clare

airbnbs that allow pets in 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.

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2. Minaun Cliff Cottages at the sea, Achill, Co. Mayo.

dog friendly airbnbs on the wild atlantic way

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.  

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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3. Traditional Irish Thatched Cottage on the Ring of Kerry  

pet-friendly holiday homes in Kerry

This gorgeous 3-bedroom cottage sits proudly on an acre of land and offers both mountain and sea views. A pet-friendly holiday home that oozes charm and character, yet has been completely renovated with all mod cons. A sun room and an outdoor deck enhance this already charming holiday home, and a five minute stroll will lead you to a beach at the bottom of the road.


The pretty village of Glenbeigh just 1.5km away, which has a handful of pubs and restaurants, and the larger Ring of Kerry town of Killorglin is just 12km away. Minimum stay is 7 nights.

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4. Childwall Cottage, Co. Kilkenny

Dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland

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. 

Read: Things to do in Kilkenny with kids

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5. Traharta House & Cottage, Castletownshend, Cork

pet-friendly holiday homes to rent in West Cork

 You only have to look at this view to know that this is a holiday home you want to stay in. Listen to the sea as you lie in bed and enjoy breakfast on this patio in the morning – it doesn’t get much better than this! There are two properties here, the cottage has two bedrooms, and the house has three bedrooms. There is also a patio where you can enjoy al fresco dining, acres of land for your pet to explore and the sea is just metres away. These dog-friendly Airbnbs in Ireland can be let separately or would suit a group of 10. There is a charge of €25 per pet per stay.


Both of these architectural gems offer uninterrupted views of Skiddy, High and Low Islands, and are located just 2km from the pretty village of Castletownshend and 8km from the lively town of Skibbereen. Check out the YouTube video via the link below to see just how beautiful this setting really is.

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6. Pier Cottage, Restored stone house, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

pet-friendly holiday homes to rent in Kerry

Pier Cottage is a beautifully restored 18th century stone cottage which has two self-contained units. The ‘West End’, sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms, while the ‘East End’ sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms . The whole Cottage, sleeps up to 11 so it is ideal for a large family gathering. Located just off the famous Ring of Kerry, and just 50 metres from its own shingle beach, its location is idyllic. 

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7. The Beach House, 5-Bedroom Holiday Home near Glosh Beach, Mayo

pet-friendly holiday home in Ireland

This large holiday home is set in an idyllic location beside one of Ireland’s hidden gems – Glosh beach. If offers stunning views over the sea and the nearby islands and there is a patio with barbeque and garden furniture to enjoy.

There are also garden toys available for children as well as fishing nets and footballs. This pet-friendly holiday home in Ireland receives excellent reviews from previous guests, which you can read via the link below. 

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8. Boat house on the beach, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

dog friendly airbnbs in 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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9. 5-star Cottage with private beach, Co. Donegal

cottage near the beach in Donegal, Ireland

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.

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10. 200-Year old Thatched Cottage, Cork


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Tirna Spideoga is a 200 year-old property located between Inchigeelagh and Ballingeary at the start of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork.  The location couldn’t be better as it gives you the opportunity to explore the counties of Cork and Kerry.


The nearby lake is great for fishing and the hosts organise deep-sea fishing trips and canoe rental. This delightful two-bedroom cottage is also pet friendly. I found this hidden gem on VRBO, who are a vacation rental company owned by the Expedia Group.  

Read: 20 holiday homes and Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way – available in July and August

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11. Country Cabin with Private Hot Tub: Kinlough, Co. Leitrim

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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. 

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12. Normangrove stone cottage, Co. Galway   

dog friendly airbnbs in 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.

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13. On the beach in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

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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.

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14. The Hideaway, Co. Roscommon

dog friendly airbnbs in Ireland

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.

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15. Villa Yeats, Ardmore, Co. Waterford – 5 Bedrooms

luxury airbnbs in Waterford for large families

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!

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16.  Oystercatcher Seaside Cottage, Connemara, Co. Galway

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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.

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17. Granary Cottage, Co.Wicklow

dog friendly airbnbs in 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.

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18. Four-bedroom beachfront home with hot tub, Larne, Antrim Coast 

holiday homes beside the sea in Northern Ireland

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.

Read: A magical few days on the Causeway Coast

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19. Modern apartment in Kinsale, Co. Cork

pet friendly airbnb in Cork, Ireland

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. 

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20. Seal Cottage with private sandy beach, Co.Donegal

pet friendly airbnbs in Ireland

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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21. Nanny Murphy’s thatched cottage, Co.Longford.

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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. 

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22. Hogan’s Cottage, near Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford

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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.  

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23.  4-bedroom home in Dingle, Co. Kerry

pet friendly airbnbs in Kerry, Ireland

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. 

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24. Doolin Cottages, Co. Clare – 2 & 3 bedroom homes, Co. Clare

airbnbs in Clare for large families or groups

Luí na Gréine (Sunset) is a three-bedroom cottage that is attached to a two-bedroom cottage Eirí na Gréine (Sunrise). These two properties share the same building but have a separate parking area and patio with outdoor furniture. These can be rented separately or are ideal for two families who wish to holiday together, but also have some independence.


Located beside the Burren Way walking trail and just 5km from Doolin, the location is ideal to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, Clare’s beautiful beaches, and the Cliffs of Moher.

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25. Tig Admaid: Secluded seaside cabin with hot-tub, Co. Kerry

dog friendly airbnb in Ireland 
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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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.


These homes were researched on various websites and when you make a booking, you do so via the supplier listed. Note some of these links are affiliate links where I will receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.




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20 Luxury Airbnbs in Europe to Inspire Your Next Vacation

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From luxury villas in the Mediterranean, to a tree house in the forests of Norway, these luxury Airbnbs in Europe will give you plenty of travel inspiration.


I published a post recently on the best Airbnbs in Ireland and it proved so popular that I decided to look for similar properties elsewhere. I am an Airbnb Associate, so I spent hours searching the Airbnb website and found everything from ski-in ski-out chalets, to luxury villas in Santorini as well as countryside farmhouses in Italy and France. I was amazed at the variety that is on offer. For this post I have chosen luxury Airbnbs in Europe, all of which come highly recommended from previous guests. 



1. Trullo Della Ghiandaia, Alberobello, Puglia, Italy

We spent a magical few days in Puglia last year stayed in our own trulli on the outskirts of Alberobello. Trullo Della Ghiandaia was one of the highlights of our trip – we didn’t want to leave it. It was a fairy tale like villa, complete with two restored trullos and three bedrooms. There was a large outdoor swimming pool, with a terrace, BBQ and pizza oven. Cristina, our host, greeted us with home made lasagne, delicious focaccia and wine from her fathers vineyard – what a welcome!


I loved staying here, because we were able to go into Alberobello in the morning and evening time, without the usual day trippers being there.   

Read: Top places you must visit in Puglia

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2. Hector Cave House, Santorini, Greece

luxury airbnbs in Europe - Santorini 
Santorini is one of Europe’s top bucket list destinations, and staying in a 250 year old cave house, that has been carved into the Caldera cliff just adds to the magic. This was originally a wine cellar, before becoming a family summer house, and is now one of the most popular Airbnbs in Santorini.


The house has just one bedroom, but can sleep up to five people as there are sofa beds in the living area. The private terrance offers breathtaking sea views and the outdoor plunge pool will ensure you get the perfect Instagram shot. 

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3. Cavtat Villa, near Dubrovnik, Croatia

luxury airbnbs in Croatia

Cavtat is one of those picture perfect resorts with stunning sea views and a great food scene. It also happens to be located close enough to Dubrovnik to enjoy its highlights, but far enough away to avoid the crowds.

We holidayed here a few years ago and loved it. This newly restored five-bedroomed villa is located close to the main centre and offers beautiful views of Cavtat Bay from its outdoor terrace.  

Read: Visiting Croatia and Montenegro

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4. Positano Private Villa with Pool, Amalfi Coast, Italy

luxury airbnbs in Europe - Positano

A three bedroom villa with its own pool in Positano – this is the holiday of dreams. This luxurious villa has contemporary outdoor areas with stunning sea views and is conveniently located close to the centre of Positano and the beach. If you want to tour the Amalfi Coast, visit Capri and the ancient city of Pompeii, this is perfect place to stay.

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5. 5-Star Villa in the Côte d’Azur, France

luxury airbnbs in the south of france

With a heated pool from early April to November, and a clear view of Saint-Tropez, this south-facing 4-bedroomed villa deserves a place on this list of luxury Airbnbs in Europe. Relax in the five-seater outdoor jacuzzi or under the thatch roof canopy, and enjoy the stunning views of the Côte d’Azur while the kids play in the shaded playhouse. 

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6. Villa Llenaire, Puerto Pollensa, Majorca, Spain

luxury airbnbs in spain - majorca

Puerto Pollensa is one of my favourite Spanish resorts. Not only is it perfectly situated on Majorca’s northern tip, but its old town has some great restaurants and bars too. This contemporary four-bedroomed villa overlooks the bay of Puerto de Pollensa, and  comes with an outdoor pool, sun terrace and BBQ area, all perfectly positioned to enjoy the sea-views. 

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7. Villa Casa Aggi, Lagos: 4 bedroom villa on the Algarve, Portugal

4 bed villa in Lagos, Algarve

Villa Casa Aggi is a luxurious detached villa with a large outdoor pool and bright modern interiors. It is only 15 minutes walk to the superb Meia Praia beach, and a short drive from the historical town of Lagos, which has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants. This is one of best value villas in Portugal that I found, considering its size and location.

Read: 25 Luxury villas in Portugal to inspire your next vacation

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8. Å Auge – River Eye – Treehouse, Norway

An outdoor lovers dream, fall asleep under the stars in this luxury treehouse, that is surrounded by nature. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can fish in the stream in front of your house, forage for food in the forest, or go skiing in the nearby ski resort.


This treehouse is spacious with three bedrooms so is suited to families and groups, as well as couples looking for a relaxing retreat. Instead of electricity, you will find candles, solar lamps and a solar phone charger. If you need to connect to the outside world, free WiFi is available in the nearby cabin (50 meters walk), along with plenty of power-points for charging. 

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9. Villa with Heated Pool, Chania, Crete

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Chania, on the western side of Crete is a beautiful region full of Venetian towns and stunning beaches. We stayed here last year and loved exploring it. This villa is ideally located just a few minutes drive from the centre of Chania and the beach. It has five bedrooms, one of which is an independent studio, and it also boasts a heated pool, kids pool, indoor jacuzzi, gym as well as a playroom with Playstation 4 and 50″ HDTV.  

Read: Top things to do near Chania, Crete

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10. Chalet a la Casa in Zermatt, Switzerland

luxury ski chalets in europe on airbnb

This luxury chalet is superbly located, with a sunny position in the summer months, and ski-in ski-out accommodation during the winter. It is less than ten minutes walk to the centre of Zermatt and just 150 meters from the ski bus station. With two bedrooms a sauna, an outdoor jacuzzi and a large heated terrace, it is the perfect location to enjoy mountainous views all year round. 

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11. Luxury villa with infinity pool and sea view, Corfu, Greece

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This unique two-storey stone villa with hand crafted furnishings is an architects dream. As well as three bedrooms, it boasts an infinity pool with sea views, wonderful stone terraces with an outdoor dining area and BBQ.

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12. Luxury beach house, Estoril, Lisbon Coast, Portugal

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A private villa close to the beach on the Lisbon coast is not an easy find! Luckily I found this gem in the pretty resort town of Estoril. Located just 300 metres from the beach, and within easy access of Lisbon city, Cascais and Sintra, the location couldn’t be better. The villa boasts a pool, billiards table, games con sole and basketball area.

Read: 25 Luxury villas in Portugal to inspire your next vacation

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13. Architecturally Designed Retreat in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France

airbnbs in france near wine region

This stunning stone house is a wine-lovers paradise. Located in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape area, within walking distances to wineries, a picturesque 11th-century church, it is the picture perfect countryside retreat.  A four-bedroom home with cutting-edge architectural design, you can enjoy a glass of wine on its top deck overlooking Mont Ventoux. This is my idea of heaven!

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14. Mijas Villa beside the beach, Costa del Sol, Spain

luxury airbnbs in Spain

Beach or pool will be the only decision you have to make if you stay in this luxury Airbnb in Spain. With five-bedrooms, this large modern villa can sleep up to 14, so it is ideal for extended families or a large group of friends.

Located just 500 meters from the beach, and a 20 minutes walk to La Cala, this luxury villa is also within easy reach of the top resorts on the Costa del Sol including Marbella and Puerto Banus. 

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15. Boutique traditional townhouse with small heated pool, Malta

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This unique Airbnb boasts an underground cave with a spa area, set within traditional stone walls and natural wooden beams. There is also an outdoor terrance that offers sunset views over the old town of Rabat. This is an ideal Airbnb for couples looking for an authentic experience in Malta.

Read: Top 10 reasons to visit Malta

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16. Palm Villa with pool and jacuzzi, Lanzarote, Spain

luxury airbnbs in Lanzarote

Located in Lanzarote’s most popular resort, Puerto del Carmen, with beaches, bars and restaurants on your doorstep, this is a great choice if you are looking for an Airbnb in the Canary Islands. This three-bedroom luxury villa has a pool, jacuzzi and outdoor dining area so you can enjoy the year round sunshine.

Read: Why Lanzarote is my favourite Canary Island

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17. Luxury villa with private pool, Tuscany, Italy  

luxury airbnbs in europe

This three-bedroom luxury villa is the picture perfect Tuscan villa. It is beautifully furnished in typical Tuscan style and located within 83 hectares of forest – so privacy is guaranteed! The outdoor pool and dining area with BBQ completes the ultimate Italian retreat. 

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18. Secluded Lakeside Cottage, Iceland

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This lakeside cottage is the perfect place to watch the sunset, or if you are lucky, theNorthern Lights. There is a wooden deck that wraps around the house with a hot tub and it provides the perfect countryside retreat. Although quietly situated it is close to the hiking trail to Iceland’s highest waterfall, warm outdoor swimming pools, and Reykjavik is only a 45 minute drive away. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in Iceland

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19. Enchanting loft in the heart of Paris, France

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Located just a few steps from Opera square, with 19th century exposed beams and parquet floors, this stylish loft is a superb place to stay in Paris. Luxury airbnbs in Europe are usually at a premium but this is surprisingly good value.

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20. Dunas Villa, Dunas Douradas,  Algarve, Portugal

Dunas Douradas luxury villas on airbnb

A popular complex with Irish holiday makers, the luxurious Dunas Douradas villas offer all the benefits of self-catering with hotel facilities close by. Located between the upmarket resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, with the beach just a 10-15 minute walk away, the location is superb.


This beautiful two-bedroomed villa has a heated pool with a separate kids section  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.

Read: 25 Luxury villas in Portugal to inspire your next vacation

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I hope this post on luxury Airbnbs in Europe will help inspire your next vacation.  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. I always recommend booking a hotel or Airbnb with free cancellation in case there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you.


These homes were researched on the Airbnb website and when you make a booking, you do so via Airbnb. Note as I am an Airbnb Associate, I will receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.


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Staycations as seen on TV3’s Sunday AM – 9th April 2017


Looking for a last minute Easter break or want some inspiration for Summer holidays? Check out some of my favourite staycations as seen on TV3’s Sunday AM.


Causeway Coast

I’m just back from a magical trip to the Causeway Coast. Before I went I thought the main highlight was the Giant’s Causeway, however there is so much more to see. What’s great about this coastline is that all the main attractions are so close together. The Giants Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Dunluce Castle and the Dark Hedges are all within a 20 minute drive from each other. The coastal drive is as good if not better than I have seen on the Wild Atlantic Way and the dining options are excellent. For more information on my trip, read my blog post on the Causeway Coast. We stayed in a beautiful 3 story 3 bedroom house in Ballycastle, a great option for families, and is available through Airbnb. The Bushmills Inn is a great choice for couples, a multi award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant, ranked in the top 25 hotels on tripadvisor in the UK.

Bushmills Inn Hotel

Price for 2 nights B&B with cocktail, 4 course meal on first evening, entrance to Giants Causeway. £255 per person midweek over Easter holidays. Summer time £258 per person 1 night B&B, £50 a la carte credit, entrance to Giants Causeway. 

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Staycations as seen on TV3's Sunday AM - Causeway Coast

Beachview House, Ballycastle ( Airnbnb)

Price per night from €130 – €150 per night during the summer months. There is limited availability at Easter from Wednesday 19th April for two nights €189 per night including cleaning and Airbnb service fee.  If you haven’t tried Airbnb before sign up here and save €20 off your first stay.

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staycations as seen on TV3's Sunday Am - Ballycastle


Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney

There is so much to do in Killarney that you really need a minimum of four days, but more if you have it! The Killarney National Park, Mucross Abbey, Torc Waterfall, the ring of Kerry are just some of the highlights. The Castlerosse Hotel is a great choice, particularly for families as they have self catering cottages on site that have access to the hotels facilities. The hotel has a 20 metre swimming pool, kids club and lots of sports activities as well having an idyllic location overlooking the lakes of Killarney.

staycations as seen on TV3's Sunday AM - Killarney

There is limited availability during Easter holidays. Prices from €490 for 3 nights BB & Dinner each day, for 2 adults & 2children. Summer prices in July & August €590 for B&B & Dinner each day for 2 adults & 2 children.

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Harvey’s Point, Donegal.

Voted best hotel in Ireland and 25th best in the world by tripadvisor, if you are looking for a staycation, this has to be on your list. Its only 6km from Donegal Town but miles apart at the same time as it is situated on the shores of Lough Eske and the foot of the Blue Stack mountains. Harvey’s Point offers award winning cuisine and is definitely one for the romantics, as suites come with a bath tub for two!

staycations as seen on TV3's Sunday Am - Harveys Point

Price for a two night break in a suite with breakfast, one evening meal is €238 pp midweek and €299pp weekend until the 21st of June. There is availability over Easter holidays, not Easter Saturday but before or afterwards.

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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Galway.

Situated in Connemara, this luxury castle overlooks the Ballynahinch river in an idyllic location. This is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family break. Enjoy guided adventure walks through the woods or some fishing on the lake. Children will love the farm animals on site and the art competitions run by the hotel. The cultural village of Roundstone is only 15 minutes drive away and Leenane, the village made famous by the movie, The Field, is a 40 minute drive.

staycations as seen on TV3's Sunday Am - Ballynahinch Castle

They have availability at Easter time. Price for a two night stay is €580 based on 2 adults and 2 children, including breakfast each day.

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