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7 gorgeous getaways around Ireland still available for rent this summer


By Shayna Sappington
20th Apr 2021
7 gorgeous getaways around Ireland still available for rent this summer

Dreaming of a post-pandemic holiday? Here are our favourite Irish getaways on Airbnb right now.

There’s only so many walks around the park you can take. Over the past year, we’ve been yearning for a proper staycation, imagining a rural getaway surrounded by greenery, fresh air and scenic vistas.

And with restrictions looking to ease this summer, we can finally start planning. Scratch that holiday itch by booking a fun getaway at one of these picturesque stays across the country.

Here are our favourite Airbnb finds to indulge your travel bug and treat yourself to the escape you’ve been longing for.

Tiny Blue House – Kinvara, Co Galway

This eco-friendly, tiny house strikes the perfect balance of green-thinking and modern luxuries. It’s kitted out with solar powered lighting, a wood-burning stove and insulation, and its skylight and many windows show off the gorgeous garden that surrounds it. Located on the edge of Kinvara, you can take a short stroll to the village, swim at the beach or explore The Burren.

Golden Cove – Sneem, Co Kerry

A part of Sneem Hotel, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom cabin is fitted with a stunning, stone fireplace, a full kitchen and beautifully designed interiors with seafront views. It’s a great place to stay if you plan on finally checking the Ring of Kerry off your bucket list.

Glengarriff Lodge – Glengarriff, Co Cork

Just a few minutes drive from Glengarriff village, this gem is located near the breathtaking Beara peninsula, surrounded by ancient oak woodlands. It used to be former hunting lodge for the Earls of Bantry and is now fully restored with period furniture, wood-burning fires, and beautiful gardens.

Log Cabin at Mournes – Newcastle, Co Down

This log cabin is right by the Mourne Mountains and just a five-minute walk from Newcastle’s harbour area. It is also right by Donard Park and Tollymore Forest Park, where Game of Thrones was filmed. Its cosy one bedroom has a freestanding tub too — a romantic hideaway for couples.

Seaside Escape – Lettermacaward, Co Donegal

It doesn’t get more seaside than this. Cosy up on the window seat with a good read or sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the waterfront views. A granite cottage with a cool timber-clad extension, this Donegal getaway has seven acres of rolling hills and it’s own private beach. Time it just right, and you just may see the local seals.

Celtic Cottage – Gorey, Co Wexford

The ultimate retreat to unwind and relax, this Wexford home has a private deck with a hot tub, a hammock and al fresco dining. The interior is colourful and cosy with a double bed, kitchenette, bathroom, sofa and mini bar with spirits on tap. Plus, it’s just an hour south of Dublin, making it an ideal weekend getaway.

Perwinkle House – Youghal, Co Cork

Periwinkle Cottage is the perfect summertime escape. It sleeps four, with spacious interiors and a sundeck with wide ocean vistas. Plus, the host, Peter, comes highly rated for his friendly and helpful service.