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Best Airbnbs in Ireland For Couples – Romantic Retreats And Homes with Hot Tubs

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Looking for the ultimate romantic retreat? I’ve got seaside cottages, countryside cabins, homes with hot tubs and ancient castles. This post has some of the best Airbnbs in Ireland for couples. 

I love nothing more than ogling over luxurious and unique stays at home and abroad. I have many posts featuring hotels and holiday homes on my website, but decided this time to search for the best Airbnbs in Ireland for couples. I found some delightful countryside retreats, romantic cabins with hot tubs, seaside homes, treehouses, and even a 15th century castle!
 
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I have chosen properties from all over Ireland that are highly recommended from previous guests, and are managed by Airbnb ‘superhosts’ – so you should enjoy a wonderful welcome and great service. 

If you are looking for larger Airbnbs in Ireland,  homes on the Wild Atlantic Way or pet-friendly holidays, you can read all my Airbnb posts here.

 

 

 

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

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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 Airbnb is a 250-year-old natural stone building that boasts two bedrooms, it is pet-friendly too.
 

 

 
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 to explore.
 
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Read: 20 more Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way available in July and August
 

 

 

2. Luxurious cabin with hot tub and fire pit, Co. Wicklow

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This luxurious country cabin is tucked away in the woodlands of Wicklow. Beautifully furnished and equipped with Egyptian cotton sheets, bath robes, and slippers, this is a cabin like no other. Enjoy the views from the comfort of your rocking chair on the top deck, or soak away your worries in the hot tub on the lower deck. There is also a fire pit and bistro set for al fresco drinks or dining.
 

 

 
Located just 10 minutes drive from Brittas Bay and 25 minutes drive from Glenadalough, this county retreat has the best of Wicklow on your doorstep.

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3. Blue Stonecutters Cottage, Lahinch, Co. Clare

This delightful 100-year-old cottage has been beautifully restored, with many original features including beams, recessed windows and period furnishings. It boasts stunning views of the Wild Atlantic Way, and the villages of Doolin, Lahinch, and Liscannor villages are all close by.  
 

 

 
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.

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4. Rock House, Co. Donegal

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Located just 2km from Malin Village on the Wild Atlantic Way, this modern, architecturally designed home offers stunning views, and is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts. The house overlooks a bird sanctuary and there is an elevated bird hide at the bottom of the garden – binoculars and bird books are also supplied in the library.
 

 

 
The house is a short drive to Malinhead and bicycles are also available. There is an outdoor hot tub in the garden – you might get lucky and spot the Northern Lights, as they were previously sighted here.

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5. Bavarian style log cabin with hot tub, Co. Leitrim

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Lakeland Lodge is a stunning 300-year-old Bavarian style log cabin located in the countryside village of Kinlough, and only a short 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! 

Read: 20 dog-friendly Airbnbs in Ireland

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6. Granary Loft, Annestown, Co. Waterford

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Located in the grounds of historic Annestown house, this newly refurbished one-bedroom loft offers Atlantic views and has direct access to Annestown beach. It is located on Ireland’s stunning Copper Coast, a place I visited last year during my trip around the Munster Vales. It’s proximity to the Waterford Greenway, Dungarvan and Waterford city ensures plenty of opportunities for day trips. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in the Munster Vales

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7. Couples Retreat with Sauna and Jacuzzi, Co. Cork

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A converted stable, this secluded cottage with a sauna, hot tub and wood burning stove, is the perfect romantic hideaway. Surrounded by working farms, it is quietly located near Ballydehob in West Cork, and close to the Beara Peninsula and Wild Atlantic Way.  

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8. Airbnb with spectacular sea views, Lahinch, Co. Clare

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If you are looking for the holy grail of sea side holiday homes along the Wild Atlantic Way, look no further. This modern 2-bedroomed home has a 270 degree view of the sea, with stunning floor to ceiling windows overlooking Liscannor bay and the Cliffs of Moher.
 

 

 
The open plan living area has polished concrete floors and there is a rotating stove in the middle of the living area. This has to be one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland, and it is one that is firmly on my own Irish bucket list! 

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Read: 20 more Airbnbs available on the Wild Atlantic Way in July and August
 

 

 

9. Rosewood Cottage, 5-star home with hot tub, Co. Galway 

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Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the border of Galway and Clare, and just 20 minutes from Galway city, this luxurious two-bedroom cottage has everything you need for a romantic escape. With a modern open plan kitchen and living room, a patio for outdoor dining and a large hot-tub, what more could you want?

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10. The Boathouse, Strangford Lough, Co. Down

Airbnb's in Ireland with boat accessRecently refurbished, this beautiful two-bedroom cottage has direct access to the beach, and even offers deep water mooring in front of the house. The panoramic sea views are unobstructed and there is a deck to the front of the house with a BBQ area – a perfect place to enjoy the view. Strangford Lough Yacht Club, which welcomes temporary members, is within walking distance and kayaks and canoes can be rented locally.

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11. 15th century Tubbrid Castle, Co. Kilkenny

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I think I struck gold when I found this Airbnb. Is there anything more romantic than staying in a 15th century castle – especially one that looks like this! Tubbrid Castle has been restored to its former glory retaining many original features, such as the grand oak banqueting table and four-poster bed, but you can also expect some modern luxury, like a powerful rainforest shower.
 

 

 
Located just 20 minutes from Kilkenny City, it is ideally located to explore the medieval city and Ireland’s Ancient East. There are three bedrooms so it is suitable for a stay with friends, but I felt it also deserved a place on this list of best Airbnbs in Ireland for couples.

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12. Couples Cottage, Co. Kerry

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Located on farming grounds with beautiful views of the Ring of Kerry, this cosy cottage has all you need for a romantic getaway. With Derrynane beach, Killarney and the Wild Atlantic Way all close by, there are lots of opportunities for day trips, however, the four-poster bed, jacuzzi and cosy fire, may entice you to stay inside!

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13. Seal Rock, Two-Bedroom Designer Cottage, Co. Kerry

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.

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14. Rustic retreat with hot tub in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

An Nead is an 18th century cottage that has been beautifully restored, and is one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland for couples. It is located in the heart of Glendalough, just a five minute stroll to the Round Tower, and ten minutes from the award-winning Wicklow Heather Restaurant. The cottage offers beautiful views from its private mountain garden, which has two cobbled patios and a private hot tub.  
 

 

 
The interior is pretty special too, with a wrought-iron spiral staircase and a hand-crafted bed that was carved from 5000 year-old bog oak. However, despite the rustic interiors, there is WiFi throughout, as well as a flatscreen TV with built in Netflix.  

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15. Skellig Rest Cottage, Waterville, Co. Kerry

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Skellig Rest is a beautiful 100-year-old cottage, that offers stunning views of the Skellig Rocks. Located between Waterville and Caherdaniel and just 5km from Derrynane beach, it is not surprising that it is listed as one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland. The Kerry Way walking trail is at the end of the garden, and you can enjoy sunset views from your own private hot tub or garden hammock.
 

 

 
Its location in Kerry’s International Dark Sky Reserve, offers superb stargazing on a clear night. As well as superb facilities including a hot tub and sauna, you will find Skellig Rest equipped with robes and slippers, a telescope and binoculars, an artist easel, picnic basket and cooler and even deck chairs, wet suit and body board for the beach. A welcome pack with wine is also included.
 
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16. The Hideout, Romantic Tree House in Co. Wexford

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Are you looking for somewhere unique to stay in Ireland? This beautiful tree house should do the trick. Featured on RTÉ’s The Big DIY Challenge, this fully insulated tree house comes with a wood stove and multiple oversized windows, to catch the perfect sunset views.
 

 

 
You can also stargaze through the skylight in the loft-style bedroom, and enjoy a BBQ on the outside deck. The house has all modern electrics, and the bathroom pod has a normal toilet and a large two-person shower.  

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Read: Top Airbnb Glamping sites in Ireland
 

 

 

17. Martello Tower, Co. Dublin

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One of the reasons I love my job is that I get to discover new travel experiences. I was amazed to learn that I could stay in a Martello Tower in Dublin – this must be one of the most unique Airbnbs in Ireland.

Located close to Sutton village, within easy access to Howth and Dublin city centre, this historic tower offers stunning sea views, an original stone staircase and a balcony around the entire building.  

Read: The best Airbnbs in Dublin

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18.Wild Atlantic Lodge, Co. Mayo

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I fell in love with Achill last year and this Airbnb is great choice if you want to see why. This luxurious one-bedroom apartment offers stunning views of the Wild Atlantic Way and is tastefully furnished with all mod cons. There is a private patio which overlooks the majestic Minaun Cliffs and some of Ireland’s beaches are right on your doorstep.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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

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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 this Airbnb in pet-friendly too!
 

 

 
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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Read: 10 cosy cottages to rent in Ireland on Airbnb
 

 

 

20. Gatelodge Woodenbridge, Co. Wicklow

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This stunning resorted castle is located in the vale of Avoca, and only 4km from Arklow Town. Guests have full use of the small castle including the a private garden and BBQ grill. Breakfast is also provided by the hosts. Check out this video for more details.

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21. Beachcombers Cottage, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

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Beachcombers Cottage is a modern two-bedroom house located beside the fabulous Fintra Beach in Donegal. The fireplace and a modern 50-inch TV with Netflix, are perfect companions if you fancy cosy nights in, or the town of Killybegs is just 3km away if you want to venture out. If you like hiking, Ireland’s tallest sea cliffs, the Slieve League Sea Cliffs, are just a 20 minute drive away.  

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Read: 25 luxurious Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach
 

 

 

22. 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 cottages to rent in Connemara, so best to book it early to avoid disappointment.

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23. Cuckoo Wood Hexagon, Westport, Co. Mayo

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This hexagon hut is not only one the most unique Airbnbs in Ireland, but it is also quite romantic! Situated on its own land with woodlands and wildlife a-plenty, this small cabin has decking on both sides to enjoy both morning and evening sun. Although a typical Airbnb for nature lovers, it also happens to be located just 5km from Westport, offering the opportunities to dine out or enjoy the nightlife of this vibrant town.

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24. Coastguard Cottage, Co. Waterford

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This 200-year-old cottage offers stunning sea views from its outdoor hot tub. It is less than two minutes walk to the beach and although family friendly, its remote location is ideal for a romantic getaway. There are three outdoor areas including a patio with hot tub, and a sunken sheltered backyard which is perfect for sunbathing on a windy day. 

The house is 10 minutes drive from Ardmore and 20 minutes to the foodie town Dungarvan and the Waterford Greenway. 

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25. Kylemore Hideaway in Connemara, Co. Galway

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With stunning Lough Fee and the Garraun Mountains all around you, you may not want to leave this cosy cottage in Connemara. Listen to the waterfall outside as you add some more turf on the stove. Although you may feel like you have truly escaped, this two-bedroomed farm cottage is fully equipped with all mod cons including a large TV with Netflix, free WiFi, and an electric shower. There is also a BBQ with outdoor seating.

It is located close to Kylemore Abbey and the many beaches of Connemara, so if you fancy exploring the area, you will be spoilt for choice.

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I hope this post on the best Airbnbs in Ireland for couples, 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 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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Sarah

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20 Airbnbs in Ireland With Swimming Pools or Pool Access

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Looking for a holiday home with the benefits of a hotel? Check out my top 20 Airbnbs in Ireland with swimming pools on site, or have free access to swimming pools nearby.

I love the freedom and space that a self catering holiday home provides, but I also like to have facilities like leisure centres and restaurants on my doorstep. With this in mind I searched the Airbnb website to find some gorgeous Airbnbs in Ireland with swimming pools, or Airbnbs that have complimentary access to hotel pools or leisure centres. I have holiday homes and apartments in all shapes and sizes, from all over Ireland, so hopefully there will be one here to suit you. 

 

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1. Catherine’s Cottage at Ross Castle, Co. Galway – 3 bedrooms

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Catherine’s Cottage is one of three, three-bedroomed courtyard cottages at Ross Castle. All cottages have access to the grounds and gardens of the estate, as well as the indoor heated swimming pool, billiards room, tennis court and the lake with boats.
 

 

 
Catherine’s cottage offers all modern comforts including underfloor heating, but also retains a rustic charm with exposed wood and repointed stone walls. With Connemara, the Aran Islands and the Wild Atlantic Way close by, this is a super location to explore Ireland’s west coast. If you are looking to organise a group getaway, you can see the other cottages at Ross Castle here.

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2. Sheen Falls Country Club, Kenmare, Co. Kerry – 4 bedrooms

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This luxury detached four-bedroom house at Sheen Falls Country Club in Kenmare is furnished to the highest standard, and provides complimentary access to the swimming pool at the Sheen Falls Lodge Hotel. Kenmare is located on the Ring of Kerry and is a delightful town with a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. 

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3. The Gate Lodge at Lough Erne Resort, Co. Fermanagh – 3 bedrooms

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I stayed in the lavish Lough Erne Resort a few years ago and loved it. This three-bedroom Gate Lodge offers the best of both worlds – a luxury detached house offering all the independence of a home away from home, but with access to the five-star resort’s facilities including the spa facilities and fine dining options. 

Read: Living it up at Lough Erne Resort – my review

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4. Sunnybank House with private pool, Clifden, Galway – 11 Bedrooms

11 bedroom Sunnybank in Galway is one of the best airbnbs in Ireland for groups

Located in the heart of Connemara this 11-bedroomed country estate can sleep 16+ guests. It has an outdoor pool that is heated from late May – mid September, as well as a sauna and tennis court. It is just 150 metres from the town square, where you will find a great selection of bars and restaurants. The nearby private leisure centre with indoor heated pool and gym is also available for use all year around.

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5. The Lime House with outdoor natural pool, Slane, Co. Meath – 6 Bedrooms

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If you are looking for large Airbnbs in Ireland for groups, then look no further than The Lime House eco lodge – it can sleep up to 22 people. There are six ensuite bedrooms, as well as a wood-fired hot tub*, pizza oven and BBQ area beside the house. There is also a natural swimming pool about 300 metres away, which can be used all year round, but warmest from May to September.  

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6. Gleneagle apartments, Killarney, Co. Kerry – 2 bedrooms

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The Gleneagle Hotel is one of Killarney’s most popular hotels and these two-bedroom apartments offer all the advantages of staying at the hotel, with the space and convenience of self catering. The apartments can sleep up to five, with two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan living / dining area.
 

 

 
Guests have complimentary use of the leisure facilities of the hotel, including a 25m swimming pool, kids pool, gym, squash and tennis courts, pitch and putt (minimum charge applies), snooker, children’s play centre, and kids and teen clubs during school holidays.  

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7. Golf Lodge at Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny – 4 bedrooms

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This spacious 4-bedroom golf lodge in Mount Juliet Estate is a great find on Airbnb. I stayed in Mount Juliet recently and loved it. The house is very well equipped and modernly furnished with a dining suite for 10 and a log burning stove – perfect for a large family get together.
 

 

 
The large south facing garden is furnished with an outdoor table and chairs, and you also have access to the Mount Juliet’s swimming pool and gardens.

Read: My review of Mount Juliet Estate

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8. Quilty Holiday Cottages, Co. Clare – 3 & 4 bedrooms

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The traditional Quilty Holiday Cottages are located on Clare’s coast and offer panoramic views on the Atlantic Ocean. There are a variety of holiday homes available and most offer complimentary access to the indoor swimming pool and tennis courts.
 

 

 
These are the holy grail of summer holiday homes, but I think it would be gorgeous during the winter months too. Imagine walking the Cliffs of Moher on crisp cold day, and returning to an open fire in your cottage – bliss! 

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Nearby Caherush Lodge is a four-bedroom house that also shares the indoor heated pool with Quilty Holiday Cottages residents. This can also be rented on Airbnb and it sleeps up to ten people.  If you are looking for a group of Airbnbs in Ireland with swimming pools, these might tick all boxes.

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9. Kilronan Castle Holiday Home, Co. Roscommon – 3 bedrooms

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These three-bedroom homes enjoy an enviable position on the grounds of Kilronan Castle Estate. This stunning hotel is surrounded by 40 acres of grounds on the shores of Lough Meelagh. You will have full access to the hotel swimming pool, spa, and gym, and the house all all mod cons including a 40 inch smart TV for cosy nights in.

There are a wide selection of independent owners with homes available, so I have linked two options below.

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10. Ballyisrode Apartment with outdoor natural pool. Co. Cork – 1 bedroom

Airbnbs in Ireland with outdoor swimming pool

This one bedroom home is ideally suited to a couple or small family during the summer months. It boasts a natural pool (deep) in the gardens as well as a sheltered sundeck and BBQ. You can enjoy super sea-views and views of Fastnet Rock from your private south-facing terrace.

Try some of the great restaurants in nearby Schull, or enjoy exploring the Cork and Kerry coastline, with the Beara Peninsula, Mizen Head, Kinsale and the Ring of Kerry all close by.

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11. Coynes House – renovated historic Clifden townhouse, Co. Galway – 3 bedrooms

Airbnbs in Ireland with access to a swimming pool

Clifden is one of the most saught after Irish holiday towns, and this newly renovated townhouse is located right in the centre. With three bedrooms, a private courtyard and a balcony overlooking the bay, it is firmly on my own Airbnb wish list!
 

 

 
It is very well equipped with good WiFi, Netflix and a Nespresso coffee machine, and included in the rate is complimentary use of the leisure centre ( subject to restrictions), located just two minutes walk from the house. 

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12. Coach House At Glashnacree House & Gardens, Co. Kerry – 2 bedrooms

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The Coach house is set within a private garden estate overlooking Kenmare Bay on the Ring of Kerry. There are ten acres of woodlands and gardens to explore, and you have access to a heated pool from April to October, as well as fire pit, grill and outdoor seating.
 

 

 
The property has two ensuite bedrooms, a large sitting room with flat screen TV and a wood burning stove. There is another property on the estate, the Caretakers Cottage which can be rented if a group of friends of families wish to travel together. This would allow exclusive use of the private pool, gardens and fire pit, if both houses were rented together.

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13. Greenway Gem near Mulranny Beach, Co. Mayo – 3 bedrooms

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If you haven’t visited Mulranny beach yet, you don’t know what you are missing! This spacious three-bedroom home is located just ten minutes from the beach and one minute from the Greenway cycle track (which goes all the way from Westport to Achill). The house provides access to Mulranny Park Hotel’s facilities close by. You can enjoy free access to the pool, leisure centre and gym, and enjoy a choice of dining options too.
 

 

 
The house offers stunning views with sunny areas at front and back, as well as has an outdoor patio area well equipped with Netflix, an Xbox, books, a few toys and boardgames for all the family.
 
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14. Driney House with private jetty, Co. Leitrim – 4 Bedrooms

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This four-bedroom house is located on the waterways in Leitrim. There is a private jetty and access to the lake just 50 metres from the garden, and there is also a heated indoor pool with lake view, which is open from April 1st – December 31st.

The BBQ and outdoor terrace offer the perfect place for al-fresco dining, and the house is well equipped with WiFi and a fireplace if you fancy a cosy night in.

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15. Ballylickey House and Garden Lodges with heated outdoor pool, Co. Cork – 2 bedrooms

Airbnbs in Ireland with swimming pool outdoors

These gorgeous two-bedroom luxury lodges are set within seven acres of gardens in Ballylicky House. Located close to Bantry Bay, with Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and West Cork on your doorstep, this is a superb base to explore the Cork and Kerry coastline. You  also have the added advantage of having access to the heated outdoor swimming pool, during your stay. 

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16. Millbank House with private pool, Mountrath, Co. Laois – 5 bedrooms

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Millbank is an 18th century Georgian Country House that is ideal for a special occasion or extended family holiday. The main house has five bedrooms and can accommodate up to 13 people, and there is a separate 3 bedroomed cottage which can also be rented if required. The swimming pool, sauna and steam room are also at your disposal.  All reviewers of Millbank have left a five-star rating, so this must be one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland with swimming pools. 

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17. The Boat House, Baltimore, Co. Cork  – 4 bedrooms

The Boat House in Baltimore - luxury airbnbs in ireland for large families

West Cork is one of my favourite parts of Ireland and The Boat House location 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. 

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18. Lily Rose Cottage at Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork – 1 bedroom

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This delightful one-bedroom cottage is located on the farm adjacent to Ballymaloe House. Guests can enjoy exploring the gardens, collect some fresh eggs for breakfast, and borrow bicycles to explore the local area. The outdoor pool at Ballymaloe House is available for use during the summer months and there are plenty of dining options to suit food lovers.

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19. The Mullins apartment on the grounds of the Mill Park Hotel, Co. Donegal – 2 bedrooms

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An Airbnb in Donegal, with access to a swimming pool is a rare find! This super two-bedroom apartment overlooks the Mill Park Hotel and is less than a 10 minute walk from the town centre.
 

 

 
Two guests will have access to the hotel’s pool, gym, jacuzzi and steam room, and children under three are free. If there are any additional guests sharing, a charge will apply payable directly to the hotel. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar. 

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20. Old World Converted Stableyard with private pool, Co. Dublin – 4 bedrooms

Airbnbs in Dublin with swimming pool

This four-bedroom home is one of the most luxurious Airbnbs in Dublin, and is arguably one of the most popular Airbnbs in Ireland with swimming pools. Not only does the house have a private pool that is heated all year round, but there is also a sauna and golf clubs available for you to enjoy.
 

 

 
Its idyllic location offers the sense of being in the country with views of Phoenix Park, yet it is located just ten minutes from Dublin city.

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21. Mount Hanover House, with private pool, Co Meath – 9 bedrooms

Airbnbs in Ireland with private swimming pools

This unique period country house is located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, in Ireland’s Ancient East. The house boasts nine bedrooms and a large dining room that seats up to twelve. While retaining its traditional features, it has been fully modernised and offers its own indoor swimming pool, changing rooms and sauna, games room with dart board, table tennis and gaming consoles.
 

 

 
There are mature gardens with walkways for nature lovers, and a sunny conservatory or patio area with BBQ, for relaxing during summer days. There is also a tennis pavillion with all weather floodlit tennis courts, barbecue, pizza oven, smoker and sink.  

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I hope this post on Airbnbs in Ireland with swimming pools, 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 the various websites and when you make a booking, you do so via the supplier listed. Note I may receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.

 

 

 

Like this post? You might like:

Airbnbs in Ireland for groups and large families

10 cosy cottages to rent in Ireland on Airbnb

Luxurious Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach

Top Airbnb glamping sites in Ireland

 

Sarah

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30 Luxurious Airbnbs in Ireland Near the Beach

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If you are looking for a self catering holiday beside the sea, but don’t want to scrimp on style, these Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach should do the trick.

I am a massive beach lover, give me the sea over the pool any day! I published a post recently on top beach hotels in Ireland, and while most of you loved it, many of you asked for self catering alternatives. With more extended families holidaying together and the desire to stay in rather than go out, a holiday home can be the perfect solution. I decided to search the Airbnb website and found these luxurious Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach.
 

 

 
I have chosen properties from all over Ireland and I would happily holiday in any of them! All houses are highly recommended and very well equipped, however in some cases you may have to book a year in advance to get the date you require.

I also have this post on more affordable Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way, – these all are currently available during July and August.

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1. Folan’s Stone Cottage, Roundstone, Galway

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Folan’s Cottage is located just meters from a quiet sandy beach in Connemara. Rebuilt in 2010 from two ruined stone cottages, it is your picture perfect Irish hideaway. With 3 bedrooms, a large kitchen, underfloor heating throughout, and a south facing terrace with sea views, it is surely one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland at the beach. In fact it is so popular, it is always sold out during July and August, and for the rest of the year is only rented by the week, Saturday to Saturday. 

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2. Lighthouse Keepers, Youghal, Cork

unique airbnbs in ireland near the beach

Featured as RTE’s Home of the Year and voted one of Ireland’s top 50 places to stay by the Irish Independent, when it comes to unique Airbnbs in Ireland, it doesn’t get much better than this. A 200 year old building, this house was the home of every lighthouse keeper that manned Youghal lighthouse since the 1800’s.
 

 

 
The owners spent two years renovating it and it is now a modern masterpiece, but still manages to hold on to its character and heritage. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, underfloor heating, and a conservatory complete with a hanging chair. Read the reviews from previous guests if you still need convincing.

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3. Skellig Rest Cottage, Waterville, Kerry

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Skellig Rest is a beautiful 100 year old cottage, that offers stunning views of the Skellig Rocks. Located between Waterville and Caherdaniel and just 5km from Derrynane beach, it is not surprising that it is listed as one of the top Airbnbs in Ireland. The Kerry Way walking trail is at the end of the garden, and you can enjoy sunset views from your own private hot tub or garden hammock.
 

 

 
Its location in Kerry’s International Dark Sky Reserve, offers superb stargazing on a clear night, similar to what you might expect to find in the plains of Africa or the Grand Canyon. As well as superb facilities including a hot tub and sauna, you will find Skellig Rest equipped with robes and slippers, a telescope and binoculars, an artist easel, picnic basket and cooler and even deck chairs, wet suit and body board for the beach. A welcome pack with wine is also included.
 

 

 

 

23. Tigh Thor, 5-bedroom luxury home in Dingle, Co. Kerry.

unique, luxury stays in Ireland - Tigh Thor

The newly renovated Tigh Thor is arguably one of the most luxurious homes you will find on The Dingle Peninsula – I’m having serious interiors goals just looking at it. There abundance of light, contemporary furnishings and open plan living area with views of Dingle Bay make it extremely inviting. There is also a snug lounge if you want to sneak off somewhere quiet with a good book, and let’s not forget the outdoor hot tub…

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5. Beachview House, Ballycastle, Antrim

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We were fortunate to stay in Beachview House a few years ago, when we explored the Causeway Coast. This stunning three-bedroomed house was recently renovated and is now modern, bright and spacious. It is located in the heart of the friendly village of Ballycastle, across the road from the beach, and close to all the attractions along the Causeway Coast, including the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and Dunluce Castle. 

Read: A magical few days on the Causeway Coast

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6. 5-star Cottage with private beach, 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 beachfront 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 you can even bring your pet along with you.

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7. The Boatstrand Beachhouse, Waterford

modern airbnb house in Waterford near the beach

If you are looking for a modern Airbnb in Ireland near the beach, this one ticks all boxes – in fact it has a beach at the end of the garden! Beautifully decorated with panoramic sea views, this Copper Coast hideaway is ideal for families and friends alike. The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large garden with a BBQ – perfect for relaxing nights in.

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8. Penthouse, 3-bedroom apartment in Portrush

sea view apartments to rent on Causeway Coast

A luxurious penthouse with a balcony overlooking the amazing Whiterocks Beach – it doesn’t get much better than that! This popular holiday rental has restaurants, bars and the Causeway Coast’s top attractions on its doorstep – Dunluce Castle is just 5 km from the apartment.

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9.  The Dunes Thatched Cottage, Wexford

traditional Irish Airbnb cottage near the beach

Located just 70 steps from an unspoilt beach, this remote 300-year old thatched cottage is the perfect choice for a quiet beach holiday in Ireland. Enjoy beach and forest walks or pop into Wexford Town (15 minutes drive) if you fancy a change of scene.  

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10. Inchydoney Beach Cottage, Cork

best Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach

Inchydoney is home to one of Ireland’s best beaches and this cottage not only overlooks it, but also has a private path that leads down to it.  It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and is very well equipped, with added amenities like waffle, toasted sandwich, and smoothie makers and a 32″ flatscreen TV with Netflix installed.
 

 

 
The outdoor areas include a Zen garden, and a patio with BBQ and stunning sea views, but if you do fancy a change of scenery, Inchydoney Hotel and Spa is just a few minutes walk away and the lively town of  Clonakilty is only five minutes drive from the cottage.

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11. Brittas Bay Retreat, Wicklow

modern airbnb in Ireland near the beach

This four bedroom luxurious home is located just ten minutes walk from the stunning Brittas Bay beach. One of my favourite beaches in Ireland, I can think of nothing better than spending a week in this beautiful home.
 

 

 
With four bedrooms and a south facing garden with BBQ, three tennis courts and a football pitch on site, this is an ideal choice for an extended family or friends who wish to holiday together. If you fancy a change of scenery, Arklow town and Wicklow town are close by,  and Dublin is just a 45 minute drive away.  

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12. Luxury front line beach house overlooking marina in Kilmore Quay, Wexford

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This unique beach house doesn’t just overlook the beach, it is on it! With three bedrooms, a living room with a window seat, and a spacious private garden and balcony, you will be spoilt for choice for places to catch the sunset. Located in the lively village of Kilmore Quay, there are three restaurants and two pubs within few minutes walk of the house. 

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13. Log Cabin in Kinsale, Cork

log cabin airbnb in Ireland near the beach

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.

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14. Dingle Stone Cottage, Kerry

best Airbnb's in Ireland near the sea

Overlooking Clogher Beach, the views from Stone Cottage are stunning. The house has four ensuite bedrooms – the master bedroom has two sets of large windows over looking the sea, and a clawfoot bath!  Located in Ballyferriter, and only a short drive away from the lively town of Dingle, this is the perfect place to explore the Dingle Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way.

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15. Shorehaven, 3-bedroom home, Quilty, Clare 

Holiday homes beside the sea in Clare, Ireland

Located just 500 meters from the village, and a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean, this is a superb holiday home to explore the beaches and villages of Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way. However with views like this, you may not want to leave. 

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16. Galway City with Harbour Views

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Enjoy the best of both worlds by staying in this luxurious four-bedroom townhouse in the heart of Galway City. Spread over four floors, you will have views of the marina from each floor. Surrounded by Galway’s bars, restaurants and shops, you can enjoy some time in the city, as well as being a short walk away from the beaches of Salthill. 

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17. On the beach in Enniscrone, 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, spades and buckets and a fishing rod are also supplied.

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18. Achill Atlantic House, Mayo

best Airbnb's in Ireland near the beach - Achill Island

You only have to look at the image above to see the unobstructed views that lay in store if you stay at the Achill Atlantic House in Mayo. You will also have private access to Cloughmore Beach, which is just 50 meters away, Achill’s Atlantic Drive is just five minutes walk from the house and you can find your own ‘catch of the day’ at the local harbour. This is one of the most popular Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach.

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19. Luxury detached home with sea-view, Dungarvan, Waterford

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Dungarvan is an upmarket town with a great food scene, and this luxury detached house is a great place to stay if you want to explore it. Located beside Abbeyside Beach and just minutes from the Waterford Greenway, it offers the best of both worlds. It is a large home complete with four bedrooms, two large sitting rooms and a library. The master bedroom has a large walk in wardrobe – you may not want to leave! 

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20. Seal Rock, Two-Bedroom Designer Cottage, Co. Kerry:  

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 
 

 

 
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.

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21. The Boathouse, Strangford Lough, Down

Airbnb's in Ireland with boat access

Recently refurbished, this beautiful two-bedroom cottage has direct access to the beach, and even offers deep water mooring in front of the house. The panoramic sea views are unobstructed and there is a deck area to the front of the house with a BBQ area, a perfect place to enjoy the view. Strangford Lough Yacht Club, which welcomes temporary members, is within walking distance and kayaks and canoes can be rented locally.

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22 Airbnb with spectacular sea views, Lahinch, Co. Clare

top airbnbs in Ireland at the beach

If you are looking for the holy grail of Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach, look no further. This modern 2-bedroomed home has a 270 degree view of the sea, with stunning floor to ceiling windows overlooking Liscannor bay and the Cliffs of Moher.
 

 

 
The open plan living area has polished concrete floors and there is a rotating stove in the middle of the living area. This has to be one of the best Airbnbs in Ireland, and it is one that is firmly on my own Irish bucket list! 

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23. The Stone House, Fanore, Clare

Stone House to Rent beside the Sea, Ireland

How stunning is this house? It was purposely built to resemble a stone barn and its fair to say the owners succeeded! This two-bedroom cottage has a Great Room on the second floor with breathtaking sea views from its floor to ceiling windows, and the interiors and design are modern throughout.
 

 

 
If you can manage to tear yourself away from this gorgeous house, the beach, O’Donohue’s Pub, a small grocery shop and a fabulous restaurant are within walking distance, and the Cliffs of Moher is just 10 miles away.

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24. Dolphin Beach Lodge, Clifden, Co. Galway

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Dolphin Beach Lodge is the picture perfect Connemara hideaway. Located just metres from the beach, with panoramic views of the bay from almost all living areas, the design is superb. The three-bedroom lodge is located beside the hosts Country House which operates as a luxury B&B. There is a minimum stay of one week during high season – but when you look at the interiors, you won’t want to stay for less!

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25. The Pier House, 3-bedroom cottage, Loop Head, Clare 

Cottage in Loop Head Clare, Wild Atlantic Way

Pier House is arguably ‘the nearest house to New York’,  so if are looking Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way, it doesn’t get much wilder than this! With its own beach, rock pools and a garden, it is an ideal house for families. There is a playground and pub / restaurant just 150 metres away, and it is located beside the harbour so a fishing trip is a must.
 

 

 
The lounge has panoramic views across the bay and the open fire creates a cosy atmosphere. Its eclectic design has ceilings resembling an upturned boat, floors with ancient slate flags, a high-pitched ceiling with fisherman lantern lights, and two vintage leather club chairs that look like the perfect place to relax.

Did I mention the garden is purposely left wild with meadow flowers? – This place is now going on my own wish list!

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26.  Beach View, three-bedroom cottage, Inch Beach, Kerry

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Inch beach is arguably one of the best locations if you are looking for holiday homes near the beach in Ireland. Beach View cottage has been newly refurbished and offers luxurious furnishing, a gorgeous outdoor dining area, and stunning views over one of Ireland’s best beaches.  It is located just a short drive from Dingle town and the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way is right on your doorstep.

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27. 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 it is also pet friendly. 
 

 

 
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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28. The Oyster House, three-bedroom cottage, Donegal: €161 per night

seaside cottage to rent in Donegal

This beautifully restored holiday home by the sea in Ireland is the picture perfect Irish cottage.  There is a pathway from the garden to the sea and there is an outside covered terrace which is the perfect place to admire the spectacular views of the Wild Atlantic Way. 
 

 

 
It is situated halfway (10km) between two of the finest beaches in West Donegal – Dooey Strand and Maghery Beach and just 20km from Glenveagh National Park.

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29. Dingle Bay View, Six-bedroom home, Kerry.

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This modern five-bedroomed Dingle home is ideal for a large gathering in one of Ireland’s most loved towns. It is just a two-minute drive to the centre of the town and has a large private garden with two patios.

Make sure you experience the Slea Head Drive, take a boat out to the Skellig Islands, or enjoy a swim with Dingle’s favourite friend, Fungie the dolphin – there is so much to do on the Dingle Peninsula.

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30. Villa Yeats, Ardmore, Five-bedroom home, Waterford  

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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I hope this post on luxurious Airbnbs in Ireland near the beach 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.
 

 

 
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. Read more in my privacy policy.

 

 

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