Breath Of Fresh Air: Top 5 HomeAway & Vrbo Rentals In Dublin, Ireland

Breath Of Fresh Air: Top 5 HomeAway & Vrbo Rentals In Dublin, Ireland
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Just like a breath of fresh air, the Irish capital of Dublin is a lively and exciting place to relish. Indeed, just like Ireland itself, this thriving and cultured metropolis has a strong impact on millions of hearts and minds.

Music, art, and literature have always been part of Dublin’s pride and honour. In 2010, it was awarded the UNESCO City of Literature in recognition of its cultural profile and literary excellence; an achievement, not every city can attain. The arts scene was always in need of strong creativity and individuality, which shows in Dublin’s intricate architecture and designs.

It’s not just art and culture you can look forward to; Dublin also boasts great shopping, interesting religious buildings, and an energetic nightlife.

Immerse yourself in the Irish life, feel the magnetic attraction of the city, and experience the soul and spirit of Dublin with a stay at one of these 5 refreshing HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals:

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. Aesthetic designs: minimalistic terraced house in Stoneybatter (from 305 USD)

Situated in Stoneybatter, one of Dublin’s oldest neighbourhoods, this aesthetically designed terrace house is less than 10 minutes away from the city centre / downtown. It offers beauty and convenience in one great package. Be welcomed by the clean and crisp interior, the hallway a minimalistic space that screams out “less is more”. The complimentary colours of yellow and green sure do create a vibrant and refreshing scene. Laze on the sofa bed, and admire the cute and quirky photo frames that line the walls, or the big green lantern that hangs from the ceiling. Go old school, get nostalgic, live times gone by, and groove to some golden oldies with this retro vinyl player! The clean and stylish kitchen, with all its modern equipment, will be the chef of the group’s favourite spot to be. The cute and vibrant master bedroom welcomes you with open arms! Relax on the cute sheets and drift off to sleep in next to no time; the second bedroom is as amazing as the first. Strike a few poses and update your Instagram feed in this cute artistic yard; the pictures will be sure to give great aesthetic pleasure.

City Pad, Sleeps 6/7 - City 15 Mins By Tram

Area: Arran Quay, Stoneybatter, Dublin

Price: from 305 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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2. Private garden terrace: luxury suite apartment, Fingal (from 209 USD)

Located in a quiet area with lovely walks nearby, this spacious one-bedroom and one-bathroom apartment is located within a great proximity of the airport, city centre, and interesting surrounding areas. Step into the spacious and sizeable living room, the maple flooring a constant, and the high ceilings decorated to the highest standard. From the mint green chandelier hanging beside the skylight, to the wooden ceilings and the block-painted turquoise wall at one side, this is a sight that is refreshing to the eyes. Sip some wine, watch some TV, and enjoy the softness of the plush couches as you sink into them. While there is no fully equipped kitchen in this quirky home, you can still prepare basic snacks and meals thanks to equipment such as a microwave, coffee machine, kettle, and toaster. You’ll find tasty treats and essential breakfast items, including bagels, jam, coffee, and tea to set you up for the day ahead. And, enjoy some Irish hospitality as you bite into the Irish chocolates. Mint green in clearly a favourite colour, with the bedroom having a painted feature wall too. Have a nap on the Egyptian cotton bed linen and gaze up at the intricately decorated chandelier hanging from the ceiling. It’s a charming room fit for a princess or a prince. This room isn’t just fit for two, but four! The pull-out sofa bed gives another two people a night of soundless slumber. Relax al fresco on your own private garden terrace.

Luxury Apartment 5 mins from Dublin Airport & 10 mins from Dublin City

Area: Fingal, Dublin

Price: from 209 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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3. Newly renovated: stunning coach house near Dalkey (from 206 USD)

Located just minutes from the seaside village of Dalkey, South Dublin, this historic coach house has been completely restored to a wonderful living space with a huge high-walled courtyard. It offers a lovely refreshing getaway. Enter the modern and sleek living room, complete with chic furnishings and equipped with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay. Lounge on the soft couches in this freshly designed space, the gas fireplace a necessity when it gets chilly at night. Step into the enchanting and alluring entryway to the kitchen, the neutral touches giving it an earthy and refreshing finish. Beauty is not only skin deep in this kitchen, as it is fully equipped and good enough to prepare a feast. The rustic brick walls and modern furniture in this bedroom create the ideal blend of comfort and serenity. Apart from the simple and minimalistic interior of this bathroom, the skylight, which gives you a glimpse of the sky, is an aspect that almost everyone would appreciate. The large courtyard with its high walls, lush foliage, outdoor furniture, and interesting decorations, is the perfect spot for you to go back in time to the Victorian era. Sip some tea and nibble on some croissants as you soak up some fresh air and enjoy being outside.

Stunning Coach House minutes from Dalkey Village, South Dublin

Area: Dalkey, Dublin

Price: from 206 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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4. Unique architecture: amazing federation house at Arran Quay (from 130 USD)

This newly renovated federation house at Arran Quay is only a 15-minute walk from the city. Do note that the unique architecture and narrow split doors might make this property unsuitable and / or uncomfortable for people with a larger frame and build. With internal central heating throughout the whole house, the home unfolds over 2 levels of contemporary architecture, with features that were incorporated into the house over 200 years ago. Featuring a real open fireplace and all the tools to keep the flames alive, stay toasty while watching your favourite shows on Cable TV. This fully equipped kitchen stars a kitchen island for additional bench space when whipping up a feast. Relish your meals indoors … or choose to go out and have them in the courtyard instead. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the chill ambience that comes along with being outdoors. The firm springy mattress and fine linens sure do look inviting!

Amazing Federation House 15mins Walk To City Sleeps Up To 8. Parking Space For 2

Area: Array Quay, Dublin

Price: from 130 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

Dave Kavanagh

Dave Kavanagh

Hello, My name is Dave and I am a local and national licensed Tour guide in Dublin, I operate walking tours taking you to some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks and buildings while discussing our great heritage and culture, we are known here in Ireland for our storytelling so expect lots of great stories on this tour.

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Dublin (Region) 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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Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

Anne Browne

Anne Browne

Hi - I’m Anne - a native Dubliner. I love this ancient city and am passionate about sharing the history and hidden gems. We have cathedrals, Georgian architecture, castles, distilleries, museums, libraries. Let me show you where the Vikings arrived and founded Dublin 1000 years ago. I also like to visit Wicklow and Newgrange - prehistoric sites an hour from Dublin. I always ensure visitors have a fun day out - and when you have earned it - shopping is option or a pint of Guinness. Contact me for any questions or requests.

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Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

john ducie

John Ducie

Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

Katherine McCartney

Katherine Mc Cartney

Breathe in, but don't forget to breathe out!

As fascinating and alluring as Dublin is, the night still does sleep … and so should you! You may have planned to visit every pub and nightclub that you can possibly squeeze in but, while Dublin’s cool nightlife is a sure don’t-miss, don’t eglect your health and well-being. Breathe in the bright lights and creative spirit, but remember to breathe out too at one of these 5 HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals in Dublin, perfect for a balanced break.

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