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

Clara
Updated Feb 05, 2017

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:

1. Aesthetic designs: minimalistic terraced house in Stoneybatter (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.

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Be welcomed by the clean and crisp interior, the hallway a minimalistic space that screams out “less is more”.

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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.

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Go old school, get nostalgic, live times gone by, and groove to some golden oldies with this retro vinyl player!

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The clean and stylish kitchen, with all its modern equipment, will be the chef of the group’s favourite spot to be.

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The cute and vibrant master bedroom welcomes you with open arms!

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Relax on the cute sheets and drift off to sleep in next to no time; the second bedroom is as amazing as the first.

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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 (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.

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Step into the spacious and sizeable living room, the maple flooring a constant, and the high ceilings decorated to the highest standard.

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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.

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Sip some wine, watch some TV, and enjoy the softness of the plush couches as you sink into them.

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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.

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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.

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This room isn’t just fit for two, but four! The pull-out sofa bed gives another two people a night of soundless slumber.

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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 (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.

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Enter the modern and sleek living room, complete with chic furnishings and equipped with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay.

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Lounge on the soft couches in this freshly designed space, the gas fireplace a necessity when it gets chilly at night.

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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.

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The rustic brick walls and modern furniture in this bedroom create the ideal blend of comfort and serenity.

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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.

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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.

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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 (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.

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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.

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Featuring a real open fireplace and all the tools to keep the flames alive, stay toasty while watching your favourite shows on Cable TV.

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This fully equipped kitchen stars a kitchen island for additional bench space when whipping up a feast.

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Relish your meals indoors … or choose to go out and have them in the courtyard instead.

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Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the chill ambience that comes along with being outdoors.

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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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5. Cosy and homely: stylish urban cottage at Merchant's Quay (163 USD) (from 164 USD)

This stylish urban cottage is located on a pretty square near Francis Street and its art galleries, cafes, and antique shops. It’s a breath of fresh air for anyone visiting Dublin.

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Enter the warm and comforting living room, a spacious area that includes a three-seat sofa-bed and a footstool for you to stretch your legs out.

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All that is missing from the delightful scene is a hearty home-cooked meal. Grab your pots and pans and prepare a feast with this well equipped kitchen.

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Have your meals at this cute dining area. There is a full range of plates, glasses, cups, and utensils, perfect if you would like to have a fine dining experience at home.

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Sleep is important, and what better way to drift off than by lying down to rest in a calming and soothing environment? From the pillow cases and the blankets to the carpet on the floor, this room is outfitted tastefully to give you the ultimate slumber.

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The separate dressing room / shower room gives those sleeping in the lounge a place to store their clothes and luggage, as well as a private area for them to get dressed.

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An ideal home isn’t complete without a whiff of fresh air. Head out to the large decked patio to have your meal, or simply just laze and chill with some friends.

Stylish Urban Cottage

Area: Merchant’s Quay, Dublin

Price: from 164 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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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.

This article was originally published on Oct 24, 2016
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Clara likes to spend her time daydreaming about countries she has never visited before, and while she is at it, exploring new cafes and cool spots in Singapore. She is passionate about reading and...Read more

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