Ancient ruins and tales, astounding natural beauty, and unpredictable weather that cloaks most of the island all year round– these are some of the things that make Ireland a beautiful place to visit. While you’re here, experience the entire length of Wild Atlantic Way, stop by Blarney Castle and Gardens, and explore the vast Killarney National Park. The Emerald Isle has a history that spans millennia, and the Irish countryside is dotted with castles and vestiges of this storied past. That doesn’t mean, however, that Ireland is stuck back in time. Some cities, such as Dublin, Galway, and Cork, are modern and feature world-class shopping and dining. Plus, the people here have a taste for some of the finer things in life, like luxury Airbnbs. If you want the upscale Irish experience, see the top luxury Airbnbs in Ireland below.
Welcome to Radestown House, which is about 10 minutes from Kilkenny’s city center and located in the beautiful fields of County Kilkenny. This sophisticated country home has a total of 7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and more than enough space for a party of 16. Inside, the home is bright and airy, decorated with splashes of color and contemporary art and furnishings.
Ideal for big family gatherings, weddings, and team building events, Radestown House has a formal dining room, a spacious gourmet kitchen, large entertainment and lounge spaces, and manicured gardens that you can explore. Front parking can accommodate up to 10 cars, and the east side of the property has space for 10 more.
Radestown House Kilkenny Sleeps 34. 4km to KK CityRadestown, County Kilkenny, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe house was gorgeous there was lots of space kitchen had all amenities and beds were comfortabletons of space and very comfortable would absolutely stay againbeds are super comfortable - pillows perfect - and the linen bed sheets are the height of luxuryrooms spotless garden was just amazing and the lounge are to chill out was just perfectbeds and sheets were extremely comfortable and every bathroom was stocked with shower gels and shampooshouse is absolutely amazing clean and comfortablethe house is even better in real life extremely comfortable spotless and warm
Host:jane’s home is incredible and she is a wonderful host the place and the hospitality completely exceeded all expectationsjane was such a great hostjane was such an amazing hostjane is a great host very friendly and welcomingjane was a wonderful host and was extremely accommodating to our group of 20 girlsRead more reviewsso close to kilkenny too so we were able to pop to the shops very easilyradestown house is a real amazing place
Making your way down the 2,500-kilometer (1,553-mile) Wild Atlantic Way? Make sure to stop by Galway, which is located in the center of this scenic road trip route. Plus, while you’re here, you can stay at this minimalist townhouse near two of Galway’s iconic landmarks – Spanish Arch and the Corrib River.
This luxury townhouse has four bedrooms, offering a total of eight beds, and two bathrooms. It is newly renovated and located in Galway’s new Cultural Quarter. The property also comes with a free parking spot at Hynes Yard Car Park, which is about a two-minute walk away.
Spanish Arch Townhouse - City Center- Free ParkingGalway, County Galway, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit fit our group of 6 adults and 1 child perfectly and was very comfortableapartment was large and nicely stockedbeds were clean and very comfortablenice and cleanthe place was perfectly clean and quite handyit was very clean and easily fit 6 adultsbathrooms are new and clean
Host:francis is also a very attentive and excellent hosthost was very easy to communicate with and left very clear directionshis recommendations were spot on and so helpfulfrancis is wonderful and responsive hostwould return again host was quick to respond and friendlyRead more reviewsamazing location and ideal for a familyamazing location and great apartmentabsolutely perfect location to explore galwayamazing location walking distance to everything in galway centerthe location just across from the spanish arch is fantastic
Aidan’s Island is a modern, cabin-style luxury home located near Westport, one of County Mayo’s most picturesque towns. The property has extensive grounds, plus three bedrooms and two baths. One of the home’s most defining features is its panoramic picture windows that let you enjoy vistas of the surrounding countryside, as well as Croagh Patrick and Lough Islandeady.
Aidan's IslandWestport, County Mayo, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsa beautiful house with absolutely stunning views very comfortable beds and beddingfrom the amazing facilities inside the home to the exceptional views outlooking the lakea beautiful home really comfortable in stunning surroundingsvery warm and comfortable with absolutely everything you needkitchen well-stocked and all bedrooms very comfortablethe place was super cleanthe house is spotless & beautifully presentedamazing views in a very clean and well kept house in a brilliant locationthe house is clean well equipped and in the most beautiful locationthe house is extremely clean and had lots of small touches (shampoo toothpaste kitchen condiments) really helpful
Host:aidan himself was a great host and was available when neededbeautiful house with great hostsin addition aidan and maura were perfect hosts in every waythe hosts aidan & maura were warm friendly and welcomingwould easily stay here again as aidan was a great hostRead more reviewsbeautiful house in a beautiful locationamazing location and viewsa beautiful house in a wonderful location really enjoyed our staya beautiful house perfect for big groups excellent location near westport and castlebarexcellent house great for a group of friends good location between westport and castlebar
Looking for a quieter but still authentic Dublin experience? Consider staying in one of the city’s many suburban neighborhoods. Take this luxury townhouse, for instance. Located in Ashtown, this four-bedroom property is in a quiet setting yet still near the best of Dublin’s offerings, local attractions, and hotspots.
This urban townhouse is right across Phoenix Park, which is almost like the property’s front yard. You can go on lovely picnics and walks here during slower days. What’s more, all of the bedrooms in this townhouse have big beds and can sleep up to eight people.
Phoenix Park , wonderful home away from home!Ashtown, County Dublin, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat amenities in the house (iron cooker tv wifi hairdryers fire etc)the photos give a very accurate representation—very clean and comfortable for a family or a groupthe house itself is really good with its open plan living / dining room and kitchenit was the perfect size for a family of 6 and the bedrooms were comfortablevery clean nice townhouse with 3house was spotless and very comfortablethe house was superb very clean spacious and modernoverall the house was clean and tastefully decoratedwe had a great stay in deborah's house it was clean warm and comfortable
Host:deborah was a wonderful hosta great home and a perfect hostdeborah was a brilliant hosthost was very responsive and helpfuldeborah was extremely helpful from the moment we booked until departureRead more reviewslovely house near phoenix parki personally loved being so close to the phoenix parkwe had to do a few airport runs and this house location had great access to the highwaylovely house in excellent location for city centre sightsgreat place just outside dublin
Ever wondered what it’s like to stay the night in an old castle? Well, now is your chance. This private castle in Clarinbridge is open to up to five guests. While it may be on the smaller side, with only two bedrooms and one and a half baths, it’s still impressive and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Kilcolgan Castle comes equipped with free WiFi, a fully stocked kitchen, outdoor living spaces, and barbecue facilities. From your rooms, you can enjoy beautiful views of the water. If you’re traveling with a larger party, you can also rent the farmer’s cottage within the grounds. Connemara, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, and other County Galway gems are a short drive away.
Private Castle AccommodationKilcolgan, Galway, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe home was clean and comfortable
Host:karen was a fantastic hostkaren was a wonderful hostkaren was an amazing host and the castle was absolutely wonderfuland karen was a superb hostkaren was a lovely host - very gracious and laid backRead more reviewsthere are good options very close for retaurants pubs and a grocery storeit's worth a walk around to investigate and admire thembut i can also imagine it would be a beautiful peaceful location just for adults tooit is a unique and special place that is definitely worth a staykaren's place is astoundingly beautiful
In the middle of your Wild Atlantic Way road trip, don’t forget to explore County Mayo. Make this luxury lodge your serene base and hideaway. Situated on expansive private property, this luxury lodge offers four bedrooms and three baths, perfect for large groups of up to eight people.
This luxury Airbnb rental has outdoor living spaces and barbecue facilities that allow you to fully enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the area. There’s a nearby lake where you can also fish for brown trout. Your million-dollar views will include Lough Mask and the nearby mountains. From here, you can easily drive to some of County Mayo’s best attractions, including Ashford Castle.
Mask Valley Lodge near Cong, Westport & ClifdenMayo, County Mayo, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe house is comfortable with lots of space nice furnishings and amazing viewsthe wifi was superb which made it all the betterwe had an excellent view over the valley from the dining roomit is a spacious beautifully decorated house with magnificent views from every roomit has a high standard with very comfortable bedrooms tv in each bedroom and gorgeous bathroomsthe house is very well kept clean and well maintainedsupper clean thru out and you guarantied sweet sleep on those nice bedseverything was lovely house was clean and kitchen was usablenot only was the property and its surrounding areas breathtaking the house itself was immaculate clean and comfortablethe house is very spacious and comfortable the surroundings are beautiful
Host:james was the perfect hostjim and maria are great hostsour time at mask valley lodge was fabulous and our host was the bestjames was very helpful ensuring we had a great staynot to mention james was a great and responsive hostRead more reviewsbeautiful location in the countrysideincredible location well worth a visitvery private location but just a short drive to tourist attractionsbeautiful location great house for familiesplus quaint little towns like cong were close and worth the visit
If you’re after a more rugged but still luxurious experience of the Irish countryside, head southwest to County Kerry and into Dingle, the only town in the peninsula. Travel a bit further from town and you’ll find this waterfront bungalow. Tastefully decorated, it has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 beds, accommodating up to 10 guests.
Since it is perched on one of the rocky outcrops in this peninsula, you’ll have panoramic and unobstructed views of the North Atlantic, Dingle Bay, Coumeenole Beach, and the Blasket Islands. Make this your stop in your Wild Atlantic Way adventure.
Wake up to the sound of the sea - Walk to beachDingle, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe views from every room are breathtakingit was immaculate comfortable extremely well appointed but the views stole the showhad a lovely time at slea head - home was clean comfortable and the view was simply lovelythe scenery is gorgeous super comfortable beds and lots of spacehouse was very clean and cozy and had all of the amenities we could possibly needeverything was very cleaneverything is clean and modern and very cozyit was clean comfortable and welcomingit's spotlessly clean ridiculously well-equipped tastefully decorated and the hosts are kind beyond beliefsuch great views large clean house and the host was great
Host:the hosts are quite lovely and very informative and responsivelisa and tomas are wonderful hosts with a wonderful homethe owners were responsive and helpful with plenty of local tipsshe offered so much helpful info and local dr info as well as extra comforts for my momthe host was great quick communication and sent a ton of tips for exploring the areaRead more reviewsit is in the perfect location for everything you will want to do on the dingle peninsula
Be the lord or lady of the manor in this beautifully preserved 19-century country home in the village of Ballymurn in County Wexford. Named “Ballinkeele,” this heritage property can accommodate up to 16 guests with its 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. The country home features a fully equipped modern kitchen, a great room, high-speed WiFi, and a high-end heating system.
Ballymurn puts you in a great spot to explore County Wexford and its share of treasures. This includes the Saltee Islands, an important bird sanctuary.
Ballinkeele - Country class with warmth - Sleep 19Ballymurn, County Wexford, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewseach room was amazing and very well equipped beautiful furniture throughout with plenty of space to explorebeautiful bedrooms welcoming living and dining rooms and an enviable kitchenthe bathrooms were outstanding especially in the main bedrooms what a treat for everyone staying overthere was plenty of room for all of us to stay and every bedroom was gorgeousthe drawing room has lovely comfy couches as well as board games for a bit of funhouse was clean and as advertisedit was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortableeverything was sparkling cleanthe house itself is amazing and so clean we all had great fun exploring itwarm clean and simply spectacular
Host:really nice house and hosthosts go above and beyond to make the stay perfectvery nice stay and helpful hostslaura and val were amazing hosts and made us feel very welcome from the startlaura the host was very helpful throughoutRead more reviewsbursting with character set in a beautiful locationwe could not recommend ballinkeele highly enough as a the perfect place to spend a few days awaya super place to relax & unwindthis is a wonderful place to stayballinkeele house is a fantastic place to stay
Historic homes don’t have to be stuffy and moldy all the time. Just look at this contemporary luxury cottage in Galway’s city center. With its high-end kitchen, outdoor hot tub, and modern living and dining spaces, you wouldn’t believe this home dates back to the 18th century.
This renovated luxury cottage features 7 bedrooms and 4 full baths, enough to accommodate up to 16 people. There’s a large private garden outside with plenty of outdoor seating and a fully stocked kitchen. Plus, Galway’s iconic Eyre Square is about a three-minute walk away.
Luxury Cottage - City Center - For Large GroupsGalway, County Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsbathrooms in the bedrooms are a bit cramped for showering but otherwise everything was greatthis apartment is amazing for you and a small bunch of friendssuper clean with informative and warm greetingthe house is lovely cozy clean and very comfortablehouse yard and hot tub were all very clean
Host:lovely style inside and out and the managers are quite attentive and accommodatingproperty itself very well maintained and host laura was very helpful throughout the stayexcellent location great service from the hostsuch a relaxing peaceful place to stay and so spacious and the owner is so helpfulthe host was very nice great communicationRead more reviewsbrilliant location & amazing housesuper location toolocated perfectly 2 min walk to eyre squareideal location and would definitely returngreat house and great location
One of the best ways to see the city of Dublin is to view it from above. You can do just that when you stay in this penthouse. Located on top of one of Dublin’s former textile factories, this penthouse features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and terraces where you can soak up the sights and sounds of the Irish capital.
This luxury Airbnb listing is one of the few authentic penthouse lofts in Dublin, occupying the top two floors of the building. On the first level, you’ll find one of the bedrooms, a full terrace, and an open-plan living and dining space. On the topmost floor, you’ll find the rest of the bedrooms and a large drawing room perfect for tea time and conversations with friends and loved ones.
City Penthouse LoftDublin, Co. Dublin, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsken’s apartment is as bright and beautiful as it appears in the photos he sharesa beautiful elegant apartment and remains homely with all the amenities you need for a very special staythe space is fantastic well appointed and comfortable with lots of windows and excellent viewsthe apartment is beautifully furnished very spacious with great views of the wicklow hills and the cityken's apartment is just as beautiful as the photos show and it is quite comfortablewell equipped and very cleansuper comfortable beds and spotlessly cleanthe beds were great and the space was very cleanthe bathrooms are large and clean with great towelsthe flat was spacious absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean
Host:ken was a fantastic hostken is a fantastic hostken is a warm and gracious hostken is just an amazing person and hostken was a fantastic host he met us at his amazing property and showed us aroundRead more reviewseasy walk to stbeautiful place in an amazing locationlocation couldn’t be betterlocation was very good as it was a short walk to stgreat location walking distance to taxis hop on hop off bus stop and teeling distillery
Visit the Emerald Isle
There is definitely a long list of things to do in Ireland that one paragraph isn’t enough. You can come here and see for yourself all the beauty it has to offer. Whether you are into beautiful scenery, interesting architecture, or vibrant nightlife, you will leave Ireland with wonderful memoriess. Complete the experience by staying in a luxurious Airbnb.
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