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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Dunfanaghy, Ireland - Updated 2020

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Dunfanaghy, Ireland is a prime spot in County Donegal on the country’s northwest coast. The town name translates to “fort of the fair field” and it’s not hard to see why once you arrive. Overlooking Sheephaven Bay on its west side, Dunfanaghy is home to a number of soothing natural sights which includes the Derryveagh Mountains in the distance and those of the Wild Atlantic Way. Travelers have made their way here for a hearty slice of Irish countryside life throughout the years and haven’t come away disappointed. With that in mind, more are taking the time to find places in Dunfanaghy to stay that will add embellishment to their experience in a serene way. Check out this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Dunfanaghy and book one for your upcoming trip!

1. Light, bright with beautiful views (from USD 107)

Located less than ten minutes away from Horn Head is this vacation rental, which is an entire home. It overlooks New Lake, which is only a short distance away. The home can accommodate up to six guests between three bedrooms, with three and a half bathrooms available. It’s set up to provide visitors with an immersion into the Irish countryside atmosphere, and it’s also not too far from some of Dunfanaghy’s local attractions such as the Ards Forest Park. The amenities on hand here include a washer and dryer for laundry needs, a full kitchen, and an indoor fireplace.

Light, bright with beautiful views
Dunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland
96 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
modern and comfortable place with a great view
great & warm house with a great open kitchen / lounge with fireplace and a stunning view
huge tv in living area with main channels
we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and stress free
kitchen v well equipped only thing that isn't working is the microwave but it didn't bother us
the house is 'spotlessly' clean
lovely comfortable house spotlessly clean and all the facilities we needed
exceptionally clean and prompt response when communicated with
the house was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean
the house is spotlessly clean and very well equipped
sarah and jeff were great hosts
jeff & sarah are great hosts
as hosts they were fantastic
thanks to jeff and sarah for being such great hosts
great hosts who responded quickly to any queries
fantastic location only a few minutes walk from the beautiful dunfanaghy
a wonderful house in a beautiful location
fantastic house in a great location
fantastic house in a brilliant location
beautiful house in a beautiful location
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2. Hornhead Mews (from USD 147)

This vacation rental is tucked into the hills that are close to Horn Head, and a little ways from Dunfanaghy itself. It consists of a traditionally constructed bungalow, and is airy with regards to its interior design. Hornhead Mews can hold up to four guests between two bedrooms. There’s a cozy kitchen available along with the bathroom, and the amenities here include wireless Internet access, an indoor fireplace, and a space for those who need to work on laptops.

Hornhead Mews
Dunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland
58 reviews
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cosy 2 bed cottage with lovely views of dunfanaghy and muckish
the shower had a good strong pressure and there was never a shortage of piping hot water
the house was cosy and inviting with a beautiful big open plan living and dining room
the house was incredibly clean and comfy
host is very accommodating and thoughtful
our host urusla couldn't have been anymore helpful
ursula was a wonderful host
top class accommodation and really friendly host
ursula is a great host
beautiful house and great location
beautiful location and easily accessible to nearby town
amazing place to stay and in a great location 10/10
we had a great time at ursula's cute place
a nice walk across bridge into town centre
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3. Wild Atlantic Way apartment (from USD 77)

This apartment offers those staying here a chance to relax in a roomy place that allows for the opportunity to roam the hills and the shoreline that composes part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s on the second floor of a home, and it can accommodate a total of two guests in one bedroom with one bathroom available to them. Its location puts it in decent walking distance to the shops within Dunfanaghy itself. There’s a full kitchen combined with a living room space here, and the other amenities provided by the host includes cable television and wireless Internet access as well as an indoor fireplace.

Wild Atlantic Way Apartment
Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland
151 reviews
Entire apartment 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had a lovely stay at brids apartment spacious with a complete kitchen wifi and on the high street
a previous review noted he heating not working but the apartment was lovely and warm throughout our stay
the bed was extremely comfortable
for that alone the apartment is very good value for money
the apartment was really nice very bright sparkling clean great furniture and very comfy bed
really clean and comfortable
apartment was spotlessly clean and comfortable
traditional decor clean and comfortable
great apartment very clean and comfortable
the apartment was very clean and comforting
the host is very friendly
brid was a great host
everyone was very friendly
brid is a great host who responded to our messages very quickly
thanks for hosting me brid
great location in town
perfect location for small town experience
a great location for a relaxing weekend away
fantastic location and really cozy
great central location warm and comfortable
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4. Modern & cozy (from USD 146)

Situated not too far from Dunfanaghy’s beaches and the village itself, this vacation rental is a entire home with enough privacy to allow guests to enjoy the town and its surroundings with serenity. The home can host up to five guests with three bedrooms at their disposal. There’s a large kitchen that has all the modern trimmings available. The amenities that are up for grabs here include an indoor fireplace, oil heating, and free parking on-site for those driving in from other areas.

Modern & cosy - close to village...
Dunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland
48 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would benefit from wifi
the cottage was easy to find very close to the village centre comfortable and every amenities
cosy clean and very comfortable
it's a comfortable and clean holiday home
the house was perfect for our stay and it was clean and furnished well
an amazing place quite spacious and well maintained
host was welcoming and helpful
she was lovely and friendly
eileen was a lovely host friendly and welcoming
great host very responsive on communications
host very helpful and responsive
great house and great location with easy walking distance to the village and close to fantastic beeches
the location for this house is great really close to the town centre
comfortable central semi detachd house within walking distance of the town centre
location is great just 5 min walk from main steet shops restaurants and bars
wonderful location close to town and right on way to horn head
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5. Sandhill apartment, Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy

This intimate place is located in a glade overlooking the panoramic scenery of Sheephaven Bay. Sandhill is designed to provide luxury comfort, and it’s a short walk to the Killyhoey blue flag beach and less than five minutes from the Dunfanaghy Golf Club. It can accommodate up to two people, although those with a child can also stay here as well. The host is close by in the main home, and they offer amenities such as a television, a hair dryer, and a washing machine and dryer for their guests.

Sandhill Apartment, Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy.
35 reviews
Entire chalet 1 Bed 2 Guests

6. Apartment with amazing balcony view

This vacation rental is composed of a bedroom in an apartment that boasts some terrific views of Horn Head and the overall landscape that surrounds Dunfanaghy. It’s in the Portnablagh area of the town, and it can host up to two people during a stay. There’s a balcony that guests can lounge on to take in these thrilling sights, and a nice array of amenities which include a gym, an elevator in the building, and a light breakfast.

Apartment with amazing balcony view
18 reviews
Private room 2 Beds 2 Guests

7. Apartment with amazing balcony views

This vacation rental is part of the same apartment that is mentioned in the seventh listing in this article. It’s composed of one bedroom that is suitable for two people, with access to one bathroom. The room also has access to a balcony that gives one a thrilling view of Dunfanaghy and the picturesque landscape around it. There’s a sizable amount of amenities that are on hand here, which include a full kitchen, a washer and dryer for laundry purposes, and the ability to use the gym within the building.

Apartment with amazing balcony views
11 reviews
Private room 3 Beds 3 Guests

8. Luxury cliffside retreat with an ocean view

This vacation rental gives guests a striking view of the Wild Atlantic Way and the surrounding landscape of Horn Head. Composed of a guest lodge, it can accommodate up to two people during a stay with one bathroom attached to the bedroom. The retreat is equipped with Wi-Fi as part of the amenities along with free parking, but note there isn’t a full kitchen on the premises.

Luxury Cliffside Retreat Ocean View
Donegal, Ireland
165 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Beautiful view over New Lake (from USD 125)

Set on a calm road that’s a few minutes’ walk from the town is this charming home that offers up some lovely views of New Lake nearby. The home has gone through upgrades to provide a real welcoming air from furniture to the modernized kitchen. It can accommodate up to five guests with three bedrooms at their disposal. There’s a couple of popular restaurants nearby the home, as well as some pubs. The amenities that are provided by the hosts include electric blankets, an indoor fireplace, and usage of a washing machine.

Dunfanaghy with beautiful view over the New Lake
Dunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland
31 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic views comfortable space and amazingly quick responses
it's comfortable well decorated and the view is beautiful (even better than the photos )
it was comfy with some lovely touches and the view to the lake during breakfast is priceless
the cottage is cosy and we felt very comfortable for our few days there
we also enjoyed having dinner round the table and looking out at the wonderful view
it's very clean and tidy
host was fantastic and very helpful
elizabeth is very helpful and gave us lots of suggestions and answered all our questions promptly
elizabeth came to meet us and was very welcoming and hospitable
elizabeth was very helpful and easy to communicate with
we had a lovely time here the house was great and elizabeth was very helpful
beautiful house in a stunning location
the location is great because it's a short walk into dunfanaghy village but in a quiet peaceful spot
the location is stunning and the place is nice and cozy
great place beautiful location and elizabeth couldn't have been more helpful
its a lovely quiet area and perfect for exploring the gorgeous surroundings of donegal
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10. Martin-Annies cottage in the heart of Dunfanaghy

This cozy cottage is adjacent to the middle of the town, and fits in well with the cheery atmosphere. It’s equipped to host up to four guests between two bedrooms. The Martin-Annies cottage is also situated at a decent walking distance to the beaches. Those staying here will be able to enjoy the renovated interior, and the amenities that are offered here include Wi-Fi, television, and parking on the premises.

Martin-Annies Cottage-heart of Dunfanaghy-2 D/beds
Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland
61 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities excellent with milk tea/coffee and breakfast cereals provided
we had a great sleep on both nights and your kitchen was warm and cosy
lovely clean very well appointed cottage
the accommodation was very clean and comfortable
great clean and spacious place to stay
the bedroom was clean and comfortable
very clean and tidy and in a perfect location
friendly host v welcoming
she is a very attentive host and gave us good recommendations
anne was a wonderful host
anne is such a lovely woman and a great host
she was always available if we had questions or needed help and was very accommodating
perfect location within walking distance of dunfanaghy
an excellent location just a short walk to the centre of dunfanaghy
lovely cottage located close to dunfanaghy
loved this cute cottage great location with everything you need
great location to the main street literally a 5 min walk
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Some last words on staying in Dunfanaghy

Making a visit to Dunfanaghy while visiting Ireland will give a traveler another facet of the country to contemplate. There’s a few things of high appeal here whether you’re content to hit the links, hike through the glades and hills, or if you’re just interested in checking out the pubs in this part of County Donegal. It’s fitting that the places profiled here fit in with the embracing personality of the town’s people and the country on a whole.

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Christopher Smith is a writer who hails from New York City. Growing up, he had the love of travel instilled in him from a young age thanks to his parents to go along with a love of writing. After a...Read more

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