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Top 14 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Donegal, Ireland - Updated 2020

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Carmela
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Donegal, the fourth largest county in Ireland, has attracted the attention of many when it bagged the number one spot in the “Cool List” of National Geographic, UK. The beautiful landscape of this county makes it a rich source of inspiration and refreshment for travellers. You will be amazed at how vast and majestic their woodlands, lakes, and mountains are. Feel even more relaxed and at home by staying in Donegal’s most-loved accommodations. We’ve compiled the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Donegal on this list for you!

1. A quaint and peaceful Irish cottage

This cottage is privately located near a beach and a lake. It is built on a ¾ acre of land, with a magnificent backdrop of the landscape. It is no wonder this property is tagged by Sunday Times as one the Top 20 places for the Summer in Ireland last 2012. If you love communing with nature, you have to book this listing now. It has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to four guests. Pets are welcome, too!

The Times: Best Irish Cottage! Pets OK
168 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 4 Guests

2. Wilderness dream cottage in Donegal

This traditional Irish cottage is specially designed for travellers who love the charm of nature, landscapes, stunning views and scenic views you can only find on postcards. The property is newly-renovated and was given a modern look. At the same time, the ambience takes you to local, traditional living. There are no TV or Internet connection, thus making your stay more intimate and relaxing. It is also near one of the best villages in Ireland–the village of Andara. Another must-try is Nancy’s Bar for great seafood, and the Corner House Bar for a taste of Irish traditional music.

Wilderness dream cottage in Donegal
162 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests

3. Cozy cottage (from USD 62)

Immerse yourself in a relaxing vacation by staying in this fabulous cottage located in a very peaceful and scenic area. It’s ideal for solo travellers or couples looking for a quiet retreat while being close to nature. The cottage features an open living area, dining, and kitchenette. There is one bedroom but the property is spacious enough for two guests. You will also have your own private garden and a barbecue in your backyard. The view of the lovely Glendowan mountains will take your breath away! The Glenveagh National Park is also a sight to behold from this quaint rental. Don’t miss the chance!

Cosy Converted Cowshed near Glenveagh National Pk
Fintown, CO DONEGAL, Ireland
438 reviews
Barn 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is super cozy and tranquil
pete and anna's little cottage is cozy and comfortable and has all the necessary living ameneties
the cottage is very cozy with books to read games to play and music available
this tiny cozy house is really comfortable it's warm and perfect to become creative we would always come back
Cleanliness:
cottage was very clean and cosy
it was a spotlessly clean and comfortable space
cosy clean and comfortable
the space was beautiful and clean spacious yet cosy
the cabin was very cozy clean with some nice personal touches
Host:
they were perfect hosts
anna was wonderful great host
absolutely wonderful hosts none of our questions were too much
thank you for being such lovely hosts
anna was so very helpful considerate and caring
Location:
definitely a good place to get away from the hustle of the city
great place to get away from it all
its pretty much slap bang right in the middle of donegal so everything is pretty close by
location was perfect a great we drive through the mountains to glenveagh national park
had a brilliant time in a beautiful location
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4. Historical yet modern cottage (from USD 73)

This cottage dates back to 200 years ago and was amazingly refurbished and renovated into a modern, fully-functional and comfortable home. It is located in a quiet neighbourhood surrounded by great value shops, pubs, and restaurants. It’s approximately 6 minutes away from the Glenties and offers a constant panoramic view of the mountains and the coastal line. This is a perfect home for families who love their vacation slow, easy, and peaceful. There are two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room with a lovely fireplace.

Lough Anna Cottage, Donegal
Glenties, Donegal, Ireland
371 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lot’s of hot water nice breakfast and fully stocked kitchen
beautiful cozy cottage in a gorgeous secluded area
the cottage was a comfortable space and we spent a lot of time there
the cottage has a very well equiped kitchen for guests who like to cook
ideal for hikers backpackers and those that like funky places away from tv / cell phones
Cleanliness:
it is really clean too
the space is very clean and extremely cozy
the house is clean quant and super classy
sparkling clean great info provided by allaye and great communication we would highly recommend
the cottage was very clean and had lots of character
Host:
alleye was the perfect host
allaye is a wonderful host
allaye was an amazing host she made us feel right at home
allaye is a delightful host
allye is a wonderful host
Location:
a beautifully located cottage close to the lovely village of glenties
the perfect location for our family getaway
allaye’s place is perfectly situated on a hilltop tucked away in the woods
quiet location which makes it great for a relaxing time
allaye’s place was so cute and cozy
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5. Greenhills cottage (from USD 76)

Located in the Wild Atlantic Way, this 2-bedroom cottage is filled with a panoramic view of the seas and the cliffs of Sliabh Liag. If you want to get away from the noise and the bustle of the city, here’s a perfect home-away-from-home for you. The entrance is a shared driveway with a private parking available. Additionally, warmth and hospitality are guaranteed by the hosts upon your arrival! They are very much happy to give you recommendations on where to and what to do while in Donegal, Ireland.

Greenhills Cottage
Kilcar, Donegal, Ireland
371 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities everything you’d need for a very comfortable stay
the cottage is so cute has a great view and a huge kitchen/living/dining room
the cottage has a beautiful homely feel to it and very comfortable for a few days stay
greenhills cottage is a well equipped very comfortable and much more spacious little house than we had expected
the place was very cozy and warm and the beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:
very nice place very clean
the space was clean and very quaint great rustic charm
the property was clean and comfortable with a pretty decor
the place is so clean and comfortable with all the things you need but don’t travel with
Host:
the host was very welcoming
the owners were very helpful and kind
the hosts were very helpful and friendly
lovely cottage with very friendly welcoming hosts
the hosts were very friendly and provided helpful tips about the area
Location:
lovely spot house is ideal very cosy atmosphere is amazing location is perfect
everything you could possibly need right on the wild atlantic way close to wonderful sights
the space was stylish and located in a beautiful location surrounded by green hills and cliffs
great location and wonderful hosts
patrick's place was so beautifully located--rolling green hills all around
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6. Traditional stone shed in Donegal (from USD 73)

This 200-year old cottage has undergone a modern revamp, able to attract guests with the romantic and authentic cottage living it offers. A beautiful green meadow will greet you in the morning with hills in the background. It is recommended for couples who love to spend some quality time together. The cottage offers fresh linens, towels, basic toiletries, freshly-baked scones, and cooking essentials. You’ll have your own private driveway and entrance. You will surely enjoy spending some of your afternoons at the outdoor deck and barbecue nights with your loved one.

Traditional stone shed in Donegal
Glenties, Donegal, Ireland
364 reviews
Barn 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i love that there weren't any distractions (tvs internet etc etc
the gorgeous fireplace elegant bathroom and cozy bed with its brilliant view are truly magic
and the bed is amazing with the most wonderful view would definitely recommend for a romantic weekend away
the swallow's nest was snug comfortable and has been thoughtfully renovated
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and well equipped if you fancy cooking
the cottage was very clean and supplied with all we needed
spotlessly clean cozy warm and allaye the most amazing and accomodating host
Host:
allaye was a wonderful host
fantastically friendly and hugely knowledgeable host
allaye was a kind and very hospitable host
allaye is a superb host
she makes you feel right at home and is super accommodating
Location:
the location is stunning
it's a secluded location perfect for star gazing
really cosy that is situated in a great location
a wonderful hidden place - perfect location for hiking or desconnect
you are so close to so many amazing things to see and do
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7. Cosy cabin, stunning Glenveagh view (from USD 84)

What makes this property unique is the way it was personally handcrafted and designed by the host to make it look modern, artsy, and refreshing to the eyes. The aesthetics are perfect, as well as the ambience it creates. It sits 15 minutes away from the Wild Atlantic Way. One of the favourite spots is the couch against the centre back that offers an amazing view of the mountains. You can also enjoy some quiet time at the private deck area with seating, table, and barbecue. The whole cottage is heated by the wood-burning stove with fuel.

Cosy Cabin with Stunning Glenveagh Views
Fintown, Donegal, Ireland
369 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cabin is very clean and fully equipped (even iron and cd/ipod player) and shelves are full of books
the place is stylish & comfortable & anna & pete are incredibly welcoming
pete and anna's cabin is a very comfortable and cosy space in a gorgeous and tranquil setting
Cleanliness:
very clean and has everything you might need to cook and pass the time
it was comfortable clean and has a great view
Host:
anna was incredibly welcoming and is a great host
pete and anna are wonderful hosts too
pete and anna greeted us upon arrival got us settled and provided helpful tips for the area
pete and anna r brilliant hosts
anna and pete are truly wonderful hosts that have an attention to detail that is unmatched
Location:
great wee getaway in a beautifully serene location
this is a dream location that feels like home
stunning location and views
if you’re looking for a secluded relaxing getaway this is a perfect place
beautiful space in a beautiful location with lovely personal touches to make it extra special
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8. Classic luxury cottage (from USD 89)

Between Donegal Town and Killybegs Fishing Harbor is a stone cottage that is a must-try for its luxury and comfort. It features an open plan space, patio, and a refreshing garden. The view gives you St. John’s Point. It used to be a traditional cattle shed and later on renovated to become one of the warmest, sophisticated, and relaxing cottages on Wild Atlantic Way. You’ll enjoy your own private courtyard and garden. Ideal for families or group of friends on a getaway. All essentials are provided, including a fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. There is also a 40-inch TV with Netflix and DVD for a much-deserved movie night with your loved ones.

Wild Atlantic Way Cottage -Classic Luxury- WIFI
Dunkineely, County Donegal, Ireland
397 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really beautiful comfortable pleaaantly outfitted cottage in stunning donegal
tom's cottage is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable and cozy
the shower was hot the bed so comfortable and the cottage so lovely
it was lovely comfortable and had everything you needed
it’s also very comfortable and has a beautiful backyard
Cleanliness:
very clean and warm and comfortable
place was sparkling clean too
this was the most spotless clean place i've stayed in
it was spotlessly clean i can not fault it any way
brilliant place fantastic hosts spotlessly clean we’ll be back
Host:
sylvia was the perfect host making us feel at home within seconds
wonderful hosts who went the extra mile
tom and sylvia are wonderful hosts
highly recommend this place and hosts
the hosts are very helpful and gracious
Location:
great location near donegal town but far enough away for hustle and bustle
great location for exploring donegal
ideal location for slieve league
great location and a great place to stay
nice accommodation in a great location
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9. Rural romantic cottage (from USD 104)

If you’re the type who loves the authenticity and vibe of rural houses, this rental is not to miss! It lies in a rural setting amidst a peaceful environment with a nearby lake. Approximately 500 years old, this cottage has witnessed quite a lot. Most of its original features are kept intact up to this day, making it a unique home indeed. Not only will you learn about Irish architecture, you’ll also experience–or at least have a glimpse of–Irish living from decades ago. This cottage has two bedrooms and good for four guests.

Rural Romantic Thatched Cottage
Portsalon, Donegal, Ireland
228 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
played cards on the kitchen table with wood stove heating
the wood stove and backup water heater are extremely effective
the fire and additional heaters kept us warm and the temperature inside was ideal
there are portable heaters in every room too which help
the interior was cozy and equipped with everything we needed for a few restful days' vacation
Cleanliness:
beds were comfortable and the towels & bed linen were spotless
super clean cozy and comfortable
top tip - make sure it's been cleaned before booking
very clean and thoughtful inventorie it has everything one can need
we had to clean the area and wash the cutlery and crockery before we could use them
Host:
i would recommend edna as a host and the cottage to anyone staying in donegal
Location:
amazing atmosphere and location
wonderful peaceful location off the beaten track
nice pub about a five min drive or 30 min walk
when the rain stops the location is fantastic for walking
a wonderful place to get away from it all
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10. Driftwood cottage

How about staying in a quiet lane near Fintra beach? Fintra beach is one of the most beloved beaches in Ireland. The driftwood cottage will take you just a few minutes walk away from such wonder! The property was renovated by the hosts, adding some flair of modern style while preserving its ancient beauty. From here, you can also access famous attractions such as Slieve League, Ardara, and Killybegs for your market and grocery needs. The best way to end a day in this cottage is to simply relax on the big couch and have an open fire with your loved ones.

Driftwood Cottage
Donegal, Ireland
152 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
slightly difficult with no wifi and no cellular service at all but overall a perfect holiday destination
the cottage is comfortable and has a cozy interior
cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting
the cottage was full of character and was very comfortable
being wifi free was another bonus great place for a time out
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfortable
very comfortable clean and relaxing
the beds were comfortable and clean
the house was very clean and it was obvious that it was well cared for
it was clean spacious and a lovely place to spend a few relaxing days
Host:
sonia was really helpful
thank for being such gracious hosts
the hosts were very helpful and quick in response
sonia was very helpful in getting in settled
lovely hosts and very friendly locals too
Location:
location was great walking distance to fintra beach
ideal location and a wonderful house
it is a great location to visit donegal
wonderful house in a great location just a short stroll from the beach
a fabulous location and property with wonderful character in a beautiful spot of donegal
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11. A beach house retreat in Killybegs (from USD 89)

Take a quick retreat from the stresses of life with this beach house near the coasts of Killybegs. The place is equipped with necessary amenities, such as an indoor fireplace, a centralised heating system, a hot-water facility, and other required essentials, to ensure that your stay is a comfortable one. If the views of the calm sea, peaceful sunsets and tranquil sands do not satisfy you, the friendly locals in the nearby shops and restaurants of Killybegs are more than eager in letting you know of other interesting activities.

Puffin Lodge
Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland
262 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the important amenities available loved the wood burning stove- very cosy and a really comfortable bed
the space is cozy and perfect for two people to relax
the cozy interior was perfect for warming up after a day of hiking in the rain and win
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and as pictured (perhaps even better)
the house is exactly as described - clean peaceful and comfortable
the cabin was very comfortable and clean
the cottage is clean and well laid out with everything you need
tina provides a clean comfortable and restful place to stay in killybegs
Host:
our host was very lovely
host was also very responsive
david & tina were amazing hosts and so sweet
tina was a fantastic and friendly host who made us feel very welcome
tina and her husband were great hosts
Location:
walking distance from the cute coves that are near by
wonderful location close to beach and town
great location better than expected
location is beautiful and little town near by is great for restaurants would recommend
the beach house's location was terrific
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12. A modern luxurious beach cottage with amenities (from USD 100)

One of the many beach cottages that overlook the amazing Fintra beach, this cottage is a great place to start your beach holiday in Killybegs. Panoramic views await you as you stare out into the horizon of the sand dunes, with the beach itself not being too far away. If you somehow miss the modern way of life, head back inside the cottage to seek refuge. Inside, you will be greeted with a wide range of modern amenities, including a modern 50" flat screen TV that comes equipped with Netflix, free of charge, and a breakfast bar.

Beachcombers Cottage - Modern Luxury -WIFI-Netflix
Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland
266 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a lovely stay and felt very comfortable the whole time
the beds and linens are very comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean & comfy
very clean comfortable space
immaculately clean and so many thoughtful touches
it was super clean with lovely bed linen
loved how clean and stylish the house was
Host:
they were excellent hosts
sylvia and tom are wonderful hosts
tom and sylvia are great hosts
tom and sylvia are great hosts
tom and sylvia are truly wonderful hosts
Location:
great location as well
location is superb just a short walk to the beach
good location and right on beach
we loved the location and the house
beautiful location and perfect accommodation
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13. Seaside cottage (from USD 67)

This seaside cottage is the perfect holiday home to accommodate up to six guests, ideally for a group of friends or a big family. This property in Derrybed has three bedrooms: two with a double bed each and the third with two single beds. Located on a secluded beach, the living room of this property has comfy couches and a large flat-screen TV. The large windows in the living room offer a spectacular view of the surrounding area. The kitchen is well-equipped with updated cookware, heating facilities, and food storage to assist you in preparing meals if you prepare to eat indoors than eat out.

Seaside cottage
Derrybeg, County Donegal, Ireland
179 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is very cosy and comfortable and the view is absolute stunning
the view from the living room is lovely
great 4 bed cottage with amazing views and a 15 minute walk to teac jacks
cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable
amazing location with fantastic views from the bedroom and living room
Cleanliness:
very clean and we slept well
the only thing clean were the floors
the place is exactly as advertised and was very clean
it was clean and very comfortable and just perfect for a peaceful and quiet get away
sparkling clean long bright nights by the peat fire the perfect holiday wish i was back already
Host:
the host is very helpful and friendly
great host and wonderful cottage
people are very friendly and welcoming in the area
her brother-in-law showed us around he was really friendly and welcoming
seán was there to greet us when we arrived and could to have been more helpful
Location:
the location is amazing
stunning location overlooking the bay
the location is absolutely amazing
great remote location for peace and quiet
short walk to nice pub
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14. Beachfront apartment (from USD 56)

Located near the Fahan beach, this comfortable property for two people offer great views of Inch Island and Marina Island. Apart from the views, this cozy apartment has a double bedroom, a functional kitchenette for cooking your meals, and a newly installed bathroom with marble tiles that also have shower essentials for guests to use. You have your own pathways to the beach where you can laze off or take a leisurely stroll. A short walk will take you to some of the most popular pubs and restaurants in the area. Lisfannon Golf Course is also within walking distance from this Airbnb vacation home in the picturesque Lough Swilly.

Beachfront apartment, Fahan-with pathway to beach!
Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland
248 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view and lovely apartment
beautiful view and very warm comfortable
the view from the apartment is fantastic
great spot superb view and very comfortable
had the most beautiful stay at rhonas beach view apartment
Cleanliness:
clean warm and cozy
clean and perfect size for two
nice place clean comfy as described
lovely place to stay very clean would strongly recommend
spotlessly clean it has everything you need to enjoy your stay
Host:
rhona was very helpful
rhona was a lovely host
rhona and ryan were great hosts
rhona is very friendly and helpful
nice compact apartment lovely scenery rhona is very helpful
Location:
perfect getaway location
amazing location restaurants and sight seeing
recommend dining in the railway tavern a short walk away
beautiful location and apartment was perfect for what i needed
will look forward to booking again and staying with her as the location is breathtaking
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Traditional meets modern

Donegal, Ireland is one of those few places where you experience a fusion of ancient and modern. Not only in terms of the attractions but also in the houses you’ll stay in. These accommodations will definitely take you to a peaceful state, giving you a kind of vacation that is hassle-free, steady, and rejuvenating. Make sure to bring your loved ones with you when you plan your visit to Donegal. Nothing beats feeling the warmth of family and friends while you enjoy some stunning views, the refreshing green meadows, hear the sound of waves, and much more.

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Carmela Ann Santos is a freelance writer and a licensed teacher from the Philippines. Her top destinations would include any place with a clear view of cloud formations and peaceful waters. She...Read more

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