An Irish Idyll: 5 Dreamy HomeAway & Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Ireland

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Ancient landscapes, brooding cliffs, and lush hills; Ireland is untamed yet full of magic and mysteries. It is no wonder that Ireland’s landscapes have jolted the imaginations and inspired the minds of many writers. Surrounded by rolling green hills and an occasional glimpse of sunshine, Ireland has a dreamy and otherworldly quality to it.

Here are 5 dreamy HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals in Ireland to spark your fantasies:

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 March 13, 2023.

1. Cosy Cottage Style Apartment In Historic Dublin (from USD 220)

This cottage-style apartment is conveniently situated close to ‘The Dubline’ Dublin Discovery Trail, which includes Kilmainham Gaol and Courthouse and The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ireland’s oldest public building dating back to 1684. The War Memorial Gardens are also a short walk away.

With a bus stop almost directly outside the building and the Luas (light rail / tram system) a 5-minute walk away, you have easy access to all that Dublin has to offer. Laid out like a traditional Irish cottage, the apartment is cosy and welcoming. Soft white curtains gently filter sunlight in, illuminating the space. The leather pull-out double sofa bed in the living room provides extra sleeping accommodation for 2. The apartment sits at the rear of the building at street level. As it overlooks the patio, you will be guaranteed a quiet night’s sleep undisturbed by any traffic noise. If necessary, a foldaway bed / cot can be provided if your child needs it. Homemade pies baking in the oven, a fragrant stew simmering on the stove. Get your groceries from the nearby supermarkets and get cracking. The kitchen is well equipped to whip up a tasty meal.

Cosy Cottage Style Apartment In Historic Dublin, Near Kilmainham Gaol

Area: Dublin

Price: From 119 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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785 meters (0.5 ft) from Irish National War Memorial Gardens
10 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would recommend this apartment for couples or small families
the cottage was just as described; it was very cozy and very clean
the apartment was just like the pictures and was well equipped
very fine clean organized and quiet
it was clean and cosy during the cold winter nights
the cottage was clean and well supplied with essentials on arrival
tim and grainne were most helpful at answering any questions we had
owners are super helpful and respond to emails very quick
the communication with owners / managers prior to and during the trip was wonderful
great location to public transport
the location was fantastic as it is located so close to public transport
bus and tram in dublin was close by and easy to use
this is an excellent location with the luas transit just a few minutes walk from the apartment
the cottage was conveniently located to bus and luas transportation and within walking distance to several attractions
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2. River views: Fantastic Apartment in Temple Bar, Dublin

The Temple Bar area is well known for its cultural institutions and lively nightlife. Right in the cultural heart of Dublin, this 2-bedroom apartment will comfortably fit your party of 6. The common area is spacious, furnished with a large wooden dining table and a comfy sofa that doubles up as a pull-out bed. The 2 bedrooms both have a double bed and one of the bedrooms open up to a private balcony. The small table in the kitchen looks right out over the river and Dublin’s historical bridges and quays. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or evening drink with this view.

Fantastic Apartment in Temple Bar

Area: Lower Exchange Street, Dublin

Price: From 231 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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3.27 km (2.1 mi) from Irish National War Memorial Gardens
64 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the kitchen window are amazing
great in person instructions given for the washer and dryer combo plus how to use the water heater
the couch converted to a bed to accommodate my 11 y/o daughter comfortably
very nice apartment with the amenities cleanliness and space that make for a comfortable and problem-free stay
loved everything about the apartment -- and it greatly enhanced the entire dublin experience
and the apartment was completely clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean
the apartment was convenient to the temple bar area and it was generally clean
the apartment is perfectly located clean fun and has a beautiful view
the apartment was clean simply decorated and the kitchen had the basics needed
a very nice and helpful owner and a smooth handling of the paperwork are further pluses
garret was very responsive
overall it was a great experience we felt very safe and garrett was very responsive
great central location residential apartment
the property was in a perfect location
garrett was responsive and the location is great
we had a great stay and found the rental to be walking distance to everything we visited
the most amazing thing about this property is its location downtown dublin in temple bar
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3. Coastal luxury: 5-star modern home with fantastic views, Clare (from USD 473)

Surrounded by rural Irish landscapes and framed by the hills of Kerry, this luxurious house is filled with the essence of Ireland and can accommodate a large group of 10. This property is perfect for a huge family getaway with plenty of space for the kids to roam and the adults to relax. Situated near the Cliffs of Moher, this spectacular house offers breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. From the comfort of the spacious living room, you can admire the changing colours of the Atlantic, with the ocean and tide pools visible through the full-length glass doors. A feature stone fireplace divides the living area and the dining area. The master bedroom takes up most of the first floor space and looks out over the deep blue ocean. The bathroom here is open plan so you can soak in the hot tub and enjoy the view from there. The children will delight in this vibrant bedroom, furnished with four single adult-sized beds arranged in a bunk style.

5 Star Luxury Modern Spectacular Coastal Home Fantastic Views

Area: Clare

Price: From 305 USD

Number of Guests: 10

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Liscannor, , Co Clare, IE
212.25 km (131.9 mi) from Irish National War Memorial Gardens
House 8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view was so good we spent hours just looking at the sea from the living room
the big table is designed for 8 people (8 chairs) but you can take another chair or two
my friend and i we had the room you can see on picture 3 and 5
the property was clean everything in the house is new
the home was clean and well equipped
the owner provided the best customer service that i could have
the hosts were very gracious and responded immediately to any questions
maeve and her brother brendan are excellent hosts responsive professional and friendly
he also is very kind and you feel good and welcome just in the moment you meet him
brendan was extremely friendly and helpful
the location is good and you have all you need so close to you
the location was remote enough to enjoy superb ocean views yet close enough to many local attractions
my large family had a fantastic time in this beautiful house in a beautiful location
we loved the burren and booked a guided walk which was superb
ancient sites mountainwalks beaches pubs restaurants golfcourses all in close range and of great quality
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5. Five-star comfort: luxurious 3 bedroom apartment in mews building, Dublin (from USD 701)

This apartment puts you in a quiet area that’s close to everything, with most sites of interest in Dublin within walking distance. Originally a carriage house, the renovated apartment still retains a touch of rustic charm while being modern and chic. The light-filled open-plan kitchen and common areas showcase the charm of the high wood ceiling and original painted stone walls. Fine Italian furniture, a Bose TV, and a superb sound system create the perfect space to spend a lazy afternoon dozing off on the couch or chilling with some drinks in the evenings. The master bedroom is elegant, with overhead windows so you can admire the night sky before you drift off to sleep. The beautiful bathrooms deserve 5-star ratings all on their own. The master bedroom leads out to a private outdoor deck with a hot tub and outdoor shower. Relax with a glass of champagne in hand and just listen to the sounds of the city going about its daily business.

Luxurious three bedroom apartment in Mews building

Area: Dublin

Price: From 630 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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4.67 km (2.9 mi) from Irish National War Memorial Gardens
68 reviews  
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very warm comfortable feeling
kitchen fully equipped with everything you could desire
apartment: very clean modern apartment
very modern and very clean
very clean and comfortable place to enjoy your vacation
it is spacious clean and everything is upscale
we loved this apartment - very clean and modern
paul was very helpful
recommend that you use paul (referred by owner) as a driver
paul & jacqui were both so professional responsive & enjoyable to work with
multiple outdoor spaces and a lovely hot tub jacqui was dream to correspond with and was quite accommodating
00 of my security deposit for the blanket claiming it was one of a kind
located 15 - 20 minutes walking to the downtown main attractions
the location was perfect for us
a very easy 10-15 min walk to main shopping area/trinity
the location is great for walking to most of the major sites in dublin
within walking distance of many good restaurants and pubs and a short cab downtown
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Ireland Tour Guide

Diana M

Diana M

Hi there! I am Diana :) My passion in life (next to my loved ones) is travelling and meeting new people, showing others the beauty of the world, art in various forms. My private guided day tours are experiences that are unique and are a great way to do an interesting activity without being overwhelmed. You get to do something only few other travellers would get to do and a chance to gain a local perspective. As your guide, I want to open you the door to Ireland's untouched beauty, from scenic cliffs to fairytale like forests and would point out many details you wouldn’t uncover on your own. You might also like to do an activity which can be difficult without local knowledge, like hiking or horse riding, - I am here to help and guide you.  I’ll handle all the planning and the driving on the left hand side of the road, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and soak in the beautiful sights and compelling stories. Ireland won’t leave you untouched and I will be delighted to be your guide and ‘local expert’ here. Hope to see you on one of my trips to the heart and soul of our beautiful country!

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Céad mile fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes)!

Ireland will definitely greet you with a hundred thousand welcomes, a Gaelic saying commonly used to greet visitors. Experience the hospitality of the Irish and feel right at home, no matter which HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rental you might choose. Warm greetings, incredible landscapes, and dreamy homes will make your Irish holiday a lovely one indeed.

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