The pandemic has changed the way that people go on holidays. You need a vaccination certificate, PCR tests and if you go to a country outside the green list, quarantine. For this reason it isn’t as easy as before to have a trip abroad. But you can still have holidays without leaving the country, and this guide of the 9 unique Airbnbs in Ireland is perfect to explore Ireland. Staying in an Airbnb is a good way to visit a place because you are on your own and it is easier to disconnect from everything.
Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle because of its green fields. If you think about it, you imagine castles or huts like the one that starts this list. For the first accommodation, the Nissen Hunt, you will have to travel to Rathmoylan Cove in Dunmore East.
This village is in Waterford county located in the south-east of Ireland. That said, this hut is perfect if you want to stay in a stylish and comfortable place with the water’s edge on your doorstep. The price per night is 190€ for two guests.
This cosy cabin is five minutes from Oranmore and also, it is in an ideal location next to the Atlantic Ocean. This place is in a great location if you want to travel around Clare and Galway.
This studio-style accommodation features a bedroom, living room, dining room, bathroom, WIFI, private entrance and parking. You can also use the table and chairs in the garden if you want to have breakfast outside. Or spend a pleasant time in the hammock and swings if the weather is nice. All this for a price of 90€ per night.
3. Waterfront hideaway
People always say that less is more, and on this occasion it is absolutely true. This shepherd’s hunt is ideal for a comfortable holiday getaway all year round. It has all the amenities at home as well as spectacular views at sunrise and sunset.
If you like hiking you can walk to the shore. In addition, it is possible to spend the day at Dooey Beach which is about 5km away (40 minutes walk and 5 minutes drive). You can also visit Lettermacaward which is a village 2 km away. Here you can buy food or enjoy the pubs. If you wish to stay in this shepherd’s hunt the price per night is 85€.
4. Pops Dream
This dream boathouse is situated in Williamstown Harbour in Clare county. What makes this accommodation special is its location on the edge of the Lough Derg loch. If you decide to stay here during your holiday, you can wake up to views of the loch on one side and the coastline on the other.
You can switch off from the stress of everyday life in the city by being close to nature. You can spend a day strolling about the loch or have a barbecue, and then, fall asleep with the sound of the water by the log fire, a real haven of peace and tranquillity. You can have your staycation here for a price of 150€ per night.
The hexagon is the perfect place to take a rest in a beautiful and quiet place if you want to go back to nature. While this stunning rural setting is ideal for couples hiking or cycling on the area’s many trails, it’s also really close to Westport for dinner and drinks and close to the beach for surfing.
It is like a retreat away from the busy world because everywhere you look at the window is green and fresh. In addition, the homely touches of brown bread, fresh eggs, milk, fruit and flowers make you have an amazing experience. Enjoying this place costs 95€ per night.
If you are looking for something different and more outdoors than the typical hotel room, this treehouse can be a good option for you. Also, it is the best option if you want to switch off from everything. This is possible here because you won’t have access to a TV or internet connection, and even any human interaction if you wish.
It is located in Baltinglass, Wicklow, with beautiful scenery and the farm animals make the overall experience there even better. You can see them from the large terrace which is equipped with a barbecue for outdoor cooking and dining. This experience has a price of 130€ per night.
The coastal studio is the perfect place for a break from the routine and here you can make the most of the stunning coastal views and completely relax and get away from reality. It is only a 30 minute drive from Cork. It overlooks the ocean with many nearby beaches within walking distance or a short drive. Furthermore, you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the comfort of cool armchairs. The view is almost panoramic.
On the other hand, the studio is 10 minutes from a small private cove where you can swim if you wish. It is also 10 minutes from a sandy beach ideal for walks and runs on the beach. Fancy going here? It is 170€ per night.
This beautiful pod is in a really remote part of Donegal. It is a fantastic getaway into a quiet and amazing part of Ireland. The walks and drives you can take in from the cropod are like something from a fairytale. If you stay here, nearby Port beach is a brilliant place to visit. Besides, the Pod is within driving distance of some of Donegal’s best beaches, making it an ideal base for a weekend getaway, and restaurants and pubs are also a short drive away. During the night you can enjoy and see millions of stars on a clear night. The price for a stay here is 89€ per night.
The perfect place to retreat located on the banks of Lough Atalia, but also so close to a city centre. A completely different way to have staycations without leaving the city. In the boat you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the sea and have a seat on top of the boat when the weather is nice. It is also close to shops and Galway City’s beautiful, vibrant Latin Quarter, where you’ll never get tired of visiting bars, restaurants and just watching the world go by. This is the most expensive place on the list (205€/night) but staying here is absolutely worth it.
Having staycations is the easiest way to travel right now. So, I hope this list of peculiar places to stay while you enjoy being surrounded by nature and disconnect helped you if you are looking for places to visit in Ireland. What accommodation on the list liked you the most? Let us know in the comments below.