10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Newcastle, Northern Ireland - Updated 2024

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Nestled at the foot of Slieve Donard Mountain, the town of Newcastle also finds a spot on the lovely Irish coastline. Its location by the sea and mountains means that it has all the trappings of a charming coastal town, along with the beauty of a mountainous retreat. It is also minutes away from forested landscapes, so staying here means that you’re truly in the lap of nature. The town is home to beautiful Airbnb homes and accommodations that offer guests the best that Newcastle has to offer. Well looked after and minutes away from the town’s amenities and attractions, these accommodations will ensure that you find a home away from home. If you’re looking for the perfect apartment or cottage that is best suited to your needs, we’ve got just the list for you. Check out our hand-picked list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Newcastle, UK, below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 22, 2024.

1. The Seagulls Nest

A bright studio space adjacent to the host’s own home, this accommodation reflects the coastal charm of the town itself. A well-designed space, the home is kitted out with handmade knick-knacks and cute showpieces crafted from local materials gathered by the owners themselves, giving the space a lovely personal touch. Almost like a cozy cocoon that you may not feel like leaving, this home is located close to the beach so you can take that morning walk you always dreamed of. It is also close to the town center so that you’re never too far from important conveniences.

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Newry, Mourne and Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3.41 km (2.2 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
109 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with a lovely little breakfast provided as well as tea and coffee
we were given a breakfast hamper which was such a lovely touch
laura was very easy to deal with and left some items for a continental breakfast
space was spotless and stylish would definitely stay again (:
a lovely bright spacious and clean place to stay
cleaned very well and hosts are very hospitable
lovely hosts place is exactly like the photos and very clean great location
her space is very clean and stylishly decorated and just a short walk to the town centre
lovely accommodation and great owners
lovely space and very nice and friendly host
laura was a great host; very helpful and welcoming
could not fault the accommodation or hosts
great host’s the space is calming & very creative we loved the whole vibe
location is also great
great location near to everything newcastle has to offer
cute accommodation only 10 mins walk from the town centre and the seafront
very friendly and helpful host location is ideal very close to newcastle town
lovely little place great location and close to the town
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2. Homey retreat best for families (from USD 191)

Spread over two floors, this pretty house sits on a quiet street near the Mourne Mountains, yet it is fairly close to the town’s amenities, the beach, and the golf course. Spacious as well as well-decorated with thoughtful touches, this home is an ideal choice for big families. Another bonus is that the upper floor comes equipped with a cute little balcony that opens up to views of the mountains - a lovely spot to unwind with some tea! Families with children will also love the enclosed and private back garden with space to frolic about and play. If you fancy a barbecue dinner, the patio area comes kitted out with handy BBQ essentials.

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County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3.58 km (2.3 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
180 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds very comfy properly equipped kitchen sizable garden and nice balcony with view of the mournes
beautiful home very clean and tidy
lovely fresh clean bed linen and towels
the house is spotlessly clean and the beds are amazing so comfy clean and fresh
the house was immaculately clean and very comfortable
the house was very clean and lots of space
andrea was very helpful
andrea was a very good host
great host who did everything she could to welcome us and make us feel at home
helpful friendly & approachable host
andrea was a brilliant host despite our very late arrival she was patient and mannerly
a perfect location
great house in an amazing location
andreas house is perfect location for newcastle
the location of the house in newcastle is perfect
perfect location for family & walking distance to all amenities
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3. Shimna Vale Studio (from USD 121)

Decorated in pretty pastels and exuding a charming vibe, this studio apartment is an instant delight. Its location off the town’s Main Street translates into easy accessibility to several conveniences around town. The bus station is a mere three-minute walk away from the apartment, whereas other town attractions, cafes, and landmarks such as Slieve Donard Hotel are within easy reach. Whether you wish to enjoy the outdoors in this lovely seaside town, or simply unwind with some Netflix in the apartment, this home is an ideal choice for both.

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County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3.29 km (2.1 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
326 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was even a huge bouquet of live flowers in the room
great to have access to a tv with all mod cons and for a studio bathroom was amazing
she left snacks food for breakfast and gorgeous truffles in the fridge
i forgot really cosy room well furnished and had netflix to relax and watch whilst in bed
her place was sparkling clean with many personal touches
the apartment was spotless clean
a stylish and wonderfully clean studio apartment
sparkling clean with some really lovely touches eg
it was super clean stylish and spacious
sarah is the perfect host
sarah is a lovely host too
sarah was an amazing host
sarah was a lovely host so friendly and approachable
sarah really is such a fantastic host
the location is fantastic
location wise; fantastic not even a 2 min walk from newcastle main street
great stay very comfortable and central
super location close to main st with some great little restaurants
such a lovely airbnb - central location to newcastle main promenade
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4. Cozy apartment with a balcony (from USD 126)

Tucked away in a quiet locality surrounded by mountains and sweeping views of the sea, this Airbnb home is a lovely haven in Newcastle. The home, which is aesthetically styled, comes with an attached balcony that looks out onto the beach. Despite its quiet location, the home is well-connected to public transport and public parks, should you fancy a quick walk or stroll. Guests will find that local bars and pubs are also within a short walking distance. Brunel’s, an award-winning restaurant offering fresh local cuisine, is located right across from the apartment. If you’re inclined towards outdoor activities, you can enjoy everything from mountain biking and kayaking, to golfing, all within a short distance from the vacation home.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
3.73 km (2.4 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
61 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
close to beautiful beaches and walks in tullymore forest and an amazing view from the apartment
lovely cozy and well located apartment with all the amenities you could ask for
so clean and truly a luxury stay
well kept and extremely clean throughout
the apartment was so clean and had everything we needed
house itself is really clean well maintained and cosy
the apartment is lovely - very clean modern and well equipped
thanks anne for being a great host
ann was a lovely host from start to finish i would definitely stay at 1 sea haven again
the hosts were very good to respond and did everything to make our stay enjoyable
ann and phil were great hosts and a pleasure to deal with
the hosts were charming helpful and great communication
wonderful location and charming place
fabulous location in the heart of newcastle
it is a beautiful location
perfect space & location very modern
perfect location so comfortable and decorated brilliantly
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5. Centrally located home with a garden (from USD 153)

Ever wanted to live in a home that was close to the mountains, the sea and the forest? Then this lovingly decorated home behind Newcastle’s Main Street is just the place for you. Located near the town’s center, yet situated in the lap of nature, this home is close to attractions like the Mourne Mountains and Murlough Nature Reserve. The rental itself is a delight, with warm touches that offer the comforts of home away from home. There is an indoor fireplace for cold nights, as well as a pretty garden space where you can bask in the sun.

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Newcastle, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3.46 km (2.2 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
140 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
great communication and clean place
the place is clean and comfortable
the house is clean spacious and very well provisioned
helen's home was very clean warm and cosy and close to all amenities
it was super clean and she was very hospitable and we felt welcomed in the house
quick response and very kind person
helen was great host very helpful and quick to reply
the owners called us just to make sure everything was going ok
helen was friendly and responded promptly
helen was very quick to respond to our queries and a perfect host
lovely location in the town
great location for a stay around newcastle
great location in this beach town - nostalgic memories
superb location just off the main street
lovely large house in an excellent central location
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6. Luxury penthouse apartment with mountain views (from USD 250)

Overlooking the Mourne Mountains, this spacious house beautifully blends modern amenities and conveniences with understated luxury. A two-bedroom space, the house comes with a lounge, and a nifty kitchen to cook your meals with ease during your stay. Tucked away in a quiet locale, this house is still very much accessible to the town center and shops.

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Newcastle , County Down, United Kingdom
3.59 km (2.3 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
13 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a beautiful spacious modern apartment beside the sea in newcastle with views of the mourne mountains
the mountain view loft is a nice new modern two bedroom apartment right in newcastle town
spotless clean and very well equipped
great location spotless clean and great communication
the apartment is stylish spotless and really warm - perfect
excellent care from host
perfect central location but in a nice quiet spot
parking is a bonus for such a central location
great modern space in a central location
it’s central location and parking facilities are an excellent bonus
the location was fantastic and great communication from john and dolores
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7. Well-located cottage with a backyard (from USD 96)

A cozy cottage dappled with ample natural light, this home is ideal for those who prefer a quiet place to unwind and relax. Despite its intimate location in a residential neighborhood, the cottage is within walking distance of Newcastle’s main attractions and town shops, including Tesco, giving you the privacy you desire along with convenience. Guests can walk to the beach and take in views of the mountains during the day, and return to the cottage at sundown for a quiet retreat.

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County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3.1 km (2.0 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
304 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
brilliant accommodation just outside newcastle with a view of the mournes from the living room
the house was very charming the beds super comfy and the kitchen well outfitted
comfortable stay with all the essentials
the weather was fantastic … we slept like babies in comfortable beds with crisp cool cotton sheets
the place was clean and tidy
it was lovely and clean and the beds were really comfortable
the apartment was clean sheets and beds were comfortable and the bathrooms new and very nice
very clean and comfortable place to stay friendly and helpful
it was sparkling clean and the back garden was recently done up to enjoy some outdoor space
excellent service provided by the host
she was so attentive and accommodating and gracious
many thanks to our host
karen and her mother were more than kind and patient with my questions before and after check in
host karen was very welcoming and had the house spick and span for us coming
excellent location for shops
fantastic location with a short walk to the town centre
house in a good location within walking distance to the town and handy to public transport
lovely quiet and convenient location
great accommodation and location for exploring the area
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8. Modern apartment with sea views (from USD 155)

Located on the first floor of a gated community, this modern, well-furnished apartment overlooks the gorgeous waters of this seaside town. Its location right at the heart of Newcastle’s bustling center makes it wonderfully accessible to numerous conveniences and attractions, including the beach, shops, cafes, and pubs. If you love going for walks, the beach promenade is right at the apartment’s doorstep. The proximity to local bars and pubs ensures a great way to enjoy the local culture of this charming town.

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County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3.53 km (2.2 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
115 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
absolutely beautiful space with comfortable furniture and nice furnishings
amazing apartment with fantastic views across the sea and newcastle
fantastic apartment with outstanding views
this apartment is brilliant the view from the veranda is fantastic
great apartment spacious secure and just fab views over newcastle sea and mountains
clean warm and comfortable
lovely clean and modern place
very clean and comfortable with everything you would need
centre of town and very clean and comfortable
the apartment overall was brilliant and very clean
great host and luxurious apartment
fantastic apartment and lovely host
roberta was a great host and i highly recommend a stay here
roberta is a wonderful host
roberta was a fantastic host who went the extra mile for us over christmas
ideal location for the hiking / walking trip to mourne mountains
fantastic location and everything you need is supplied
central to everything in town with secure parking and a lift
we would definitely stay again if in the location
the location is suberp and the apartment is absolutely stunning
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9. Ballyhome House

Affixed with a pretty private garden and an ingenious sunroom that welcomes plenty of natural light in, the Ballyhome House has all the trappings of a modern yet cozy vacation home. If you like cooking, you will be delighted by the spacious kitchen that is equipped with a wood-burning stove. The patio also makes for a lovely spot to enjoy your meal under the stars, especially on crisp winter nights. The house is fitted with oil-fired central heating, ensuring that it is warm and toasty. Despite its intimate location, guests are comfortably close to the town center and other attractions like forest parks and the beach, as well as the promenade, which are all a short walking distance away.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
3.03 km (1.9 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great house with lots of facilities along with its convenience to the local town centre
david's home was big cosy and comfortable and with beautiful views in a very convenient location
sparkling clean place thats warm and cosy
the house was comfortable clean and cosy
very clean warm and spacious house with plenty of room for a full family
it's a beautiful house very well equipped clean and cosy
the accommodation was spacious warm and clean
david was a very friendly host
owner very pleasant and helpful
our experience with david as the host was excellent
david was very friendly and helpful with plenty of recommendations for things to do nearby
really good place well kept and a great host
great house in a great location
great location in newcastle everything is within walking distance communication was exceptional
location is great only 10min walk from main street and beach
very comfortable house in a great location
the location and value are great
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10. Spacious townhouse best for families

Bathed in white with lovely pops of color that make the space more inviting, this splendid townhouse is a haven in Newcastle. The three bedrooms and the living room are minimally decorated, ensuring that the house is spacious and can comfortably fit larger families. The house’s central yet quiet location means that it is a short walking distance from the town’s local shops, restaurants, and other functional conveniences. It is also delightfully close to Murlough Beach.

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County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3.38 km (2.1 mi) from Tollymore Forest Park
82 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful home immaculate with comfortable beds and amenities
very clean new and modern house
very clean as well
a lovely clean and modern place
warm sparkling clean and cosy
clean spacious and had everything we needed
shane is a great host and is quick to reply and accommodate
shane was very responsive to questions and made check-in a breeze
great house in ideal location
great house in a central location
great location; close to the town centre tesco and a fuel station
perfect location will stay again
a great house just a few minutes later walk away from the town
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A slice of coastal beauty

The seaside resort town of Newcastle is a beautiful coastal gem in County Down, with plenty of natural attractions such as the Mourne Mountains and Tollymore Forest Park. Whether you’re a solo tourist seeking adventure, or a family looking to spend a fun time in a comfortable home, our recommended Airbnb homes promise a vacation that you won’t soon forget.

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