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

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Portsalon is a coastal town in County Donegal, Ireland. It’s situated on the scenic Lough Swilly and it is world-renowned for its beach, which was deemed to be the second most beautiful beach in the world by The Observer. The region is a popular tourist destination for both local and international tourists. The stunning beaches, the blue waters, and the elegant landscape make up the landscape of Portsalon. Up until the second half of the 20th century, there was very little in the area, now it is a very popular tourist resort and many visitors have built holiday homes around Portsalon. There are several hotels, restaurants, lodges, recreational facilities, and a good transport system. For more information, continue reading to find out about the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Portsalon, Ireland, and book now!

1. Rural Romantic Thatched Cottage

Stay at this captivating 150-year-old traditional cottage located in a tranquil region close to the stunning hills and the heavenly beaches, well set in a remote and beautiful surrounding. The nearest shops, restaurants, and bars are two miles (3.2km)away. The two bedrooms are cozy, holding a double bed each, and it has an indoor fireplace too, easily accommodating four guests. The living area has comfortable seats facing the historical wood burning stove that serves as a fireplace. Get to experience a touch of rural Ireland by staying at this home, It is ideal for enjoying the great outdoors before spending relaxing evenings by the fire. There’s ample parking space, cable Tv and Heating services are available.

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
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
i would recommend edna as a host and the cottage to anyone staying in donegal
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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2. Ocean view house (from USD 147)

This beautiful four-bedroomed ocean view house is situated steps away from the stunning beaches, on fertile grassland. The bedrooms are cozy, holding three double-sized beds, and two single beds, and they have stylish wardrobes. The living area has comfortable seats facing the fireplace and television. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern equipment and the necessary cooking materials to ensure easy preparation of meals. This affordable accommodation is ideal for up to 10 guests and it is a perfect base for exploration of the Fanad Peninsula and Wild Atlantic Way. Book this Airbnb vacation rental and enjoy your visit.

Fabulous 4 bed house near beach and pier
Portsalon, County Donegal, Ireland
56 reviews
Entire house 7 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfy and the colour schemes of the rooms were beautifully done
very clean & tidy
very spacious clean looked after with attention to slightest detail
it’s a lovely house very clean and tidy
the house was immaculate and a lovely warm welcome from alice
the thoughtfulness and care of our hosts evident throughout the home
the hosts hospitality was also excellent and they answered all our questions promptly
the hosts were welcoming and thoughtful and we would certainly recommend this accommodation to others
lovely hosts and a lovely house well located
extremly helpful and well above expectations
totally fantastic house and location
excellent stay in great location
great location to go and explore from
location great for local attractions and beaches
what an amazing house to stay in and beautiful places to visit close by
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3. Charming house (from USD 188)

This modern and stylish Airbnb vacation rental is situated in a central area just a short distance from major roads, shops boutiques, and restaurants. The compound of the house has well-trimmed grass and a comfortable patio. The home accommodates eight guests, the three spacious bedrooms holding double beds and a sofa bed. The living area with a sofa bed and sun loungers lead to the balcony which offers great views of the beautiful Ballymastocker strand. The garden and patio area are secluded and are perfect for hosting summer barbecues with friends and family. Guests have access to an iron, heating services and a laptop-friendly workspace.

Spacious 3 bed in the heart of Portsalon
Portsalon, County Donegal, Ireland
45 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
only thing that would add to the property would be wifi but would definitely stay again
house is bright clean spacious
this house was lovely and clean warm and lots of hot water
we had a wonderful stay in this beautiful spotlessly clean comfortable home
the house is super clean and we were made to feel really welcome
the house is sparking clean cosy and perfect for a family get together
quick response when contacted and very helpful
robert was helpful and quick to respond and reached out to us throughout our stay
good communication with the host prior to arrival
beautiful house in a quiet family friendly area and perfect base for exploring
perfect location in beautiful area
great location for a family holiday
great house in beautiful location
great house in a fabulous location
fantastic house in a perfect location
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4. Elegant house (from USD 118)

This four-bedroomed elegant house is located in the heart of the village, just a few meters from the beach, golf club, bar, restaurants, and recreational facilities. The rooms are spacious with elegant finishes. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern equipment and the necessary cooking materials to ensure easy preparation of meals. The living room is spacious, holding comfy seats, a television set, ​and an indoor fireplace. This establishment is an ideal base for enjoying the local amenities and exploring the beautiful surrounding area, at a fraction of your money. Be sure to book this amazing Airbnb vacation rental.

4 bedroom house central to all amenities
Portsalon, County Donegal, Ireland
53 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
only small recommendation i would have is to have softer bed sheets to make for a more enjoyable sleep
lovely comfortable beds well equipped kitchen and very well set up for families with kids of any age
this was a warm cosy house which was spotlessly clean
the property was lovely it was warm comfortable clean and really well equipped
the place was very clean and there was a lot of space for the family
clean warm comfortable and in easy walk of the shop
this is a great place to stay if you want a very clean spacious practical space particularly for families
spectacular home and amazing hosts
beautiful house with lovely hosts
kate and her husband are great hosts and provided us with everything
kate and pat were such good hosts
the hosts were very welcoming and well acquitted to running a holiday home
located very near local shop and a walk away from beautiful portsalon beach/golf club
a great house in an excellent location close to the golf club
we very much enjoyed our stay at this location
this house has a great location which is very handy to get around north donegal
kate's house was very pleasant and comfortable in a beautiful location
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5. Portsalon beach house (from USD 193)

This astounding four-bedroomed Airbnb vacation rental is a two-minute walk to the second most beautiful beach in the world as voted by the Observer newspaper. Portsalon’s best restaurants, shops, hotels, and other attractions are within a walking distance of the house. The bedrooms are cozy, with comfy beds. The kitchen is equipped with the necessary appliances and equipment. The living room is spacious, with comfy seats, a television set and a wooden table, also has an indoor fireplace to warm the house on cooler nights. This establishment can accommodate eight guests. It’s a great base to explore the Fanad Peninsula, coastal and hill walks, part of The Wild Atlantic Way, local Heritage sites, golf, fishing, and also for relaxation.

Fabulous 4 bed house 2min walk to Portsalon beach.
Portsalon, County Donegal, Ireland
46 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
fabulous house very clean and comfortable
it was spotlessly clean too
the house was spotlessly clean
fantastic house lots of room and very clean
lovely clean comfortable house equipped with all you could need
fantastic hosts most certainly will be returning
hosts were very kind and welcoming
thank you to geoff and erin for being great hosts
definitely super hosts
geoffrey was a very helpful host
great house in a great location
great location walking distance to beach and restaurants
safe location for kids 5 mins walk from a beautiful beach and close to letterkenny for rainy days
great location within walking distance of stunning beaches
beautiful home in wonderful location
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6. Cozy coastal cottage (from USD 106)

Stay at this picturesque coastal holiday cottage in beautiful Portsalon on the Fanad peninsula. It’s Within a five-minute walk of the golf club and ‘The Stores’ traditional bar and restaurant and one of the top listed blue flag beaches in the world. Recently refurbished with all modern amenities, this amazing house has two bedrooms and can accommodate five guests. A short drive from Fanad Lighthouse, Glenveagh National Park and Letterkenny town, it is an ideal base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way or just relaxing in a tranquil setting. This home offers clean beddings, comfy beds, a completely equipped kitchen, cable Tv, wireless internet, and more for you to discover!

Cosy Coastal Cottage
Portsalon, County Donegal, Ireland
21 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is no wifi but we had good 4g coverage through vodafone
view from sitting room is lovely
a lovely shower and bathroom which are great amenities in ireland
the cottage is very welcoming cosy and comfortable
there is ample space and it is very comfortable
very clean and comfortable
clean homely and a well-stocked kitchen
very pleasant cottage and very clean and modern inside
the cottage itself was lovely and very clean
stephanie was a really wonderful host exceptionally helpful and friendly
our first visit to portsalon and we found the local people extremely friendly and the scenery fantastic
portsalon is a beautiful location and you are only a 10 minute walk to the village pier
it's close to portsalon but felt truly rural
fantastic location we will definitely be back to this cottage
great location reasonable price and perfect host
we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone looking for a little quiet break away
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7. Portsalon Luxury Cottages (from USD 250)

This beautiful luxury cottage is situated in a remote area in the beautiful village of Portsalon. This astounding house has four bedrooms and accommodates up to nine guests, and it is entirely updated with all modern amenities. The compound of the house has four other similar houses, in a gated community surrounded by well-manicured hedges and lush green grass. The house features a modern kitchen, a large dining area, and a superb conservatory. The living room is beautiful and tastefully decorated, has a large window which is a great vantage point of the surrounding landscape. This home offers clean beddings, clean covers, comfy beds, a completely equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, a washer, a dryer, a DVD, and a cable TV.

Five Classic Cottages Near the Sea.
County Donegal, Ireland
8 reviews
Entire house 7 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the house was an excellent base it was spacious had multiple bathrooms and was very clean
the management was very helpful
great location only few minutes walk to the beautiful beach bar restaurant shop
great house and great location would definitely go back and recommend
great place to stay for big groups
lovely house in a nice quiet area
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8. Fantastic luxury camp site (from USD 142)

This Airbnb vacation rental on an 18-acre (7.28 hectares) site on the Fanad peninsula in Donegal is such a great place to stay. A small and exclusive luxury campsite with five yurts available to guests, offering spectacular views of the coast and the mountains, and great opportunities for exploration and hiking. Each yurt features a lockable front door, king-size bed (with bedding), double sofa bed, wood burning stove, with 24-hour access to a toilet, hot shower block, hairdryers, shaving points, sink areas with mirrors. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern equipment and the necessary cooking materials to ensure easy preparation of meals. Also accessible is a small lounge area with a wood burning stove and a library. This amazing rental accommodates two guests and free wi-fi is available.

Fantastic yurt in coastal setting
Portsalon, County Donegal, Ireland
7 reviews
Private room in yurt 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
our stay at the yurts was fantastic with really helpful hosts too
beautiful location well spaced out with plenty of privacy
beautiful views and ideal location for wild atlantic way trip
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9. Modern holiday home

This self-contained Airbnb vacation rental is such a great place to stay. It is located on an elevated site in the picturesque seaside village of Portsalon on Fanad Peninsula, North Donegal. It enjoys superb views of Lough Swilly, Ballymastocker Bay, and the Inishowen Hills. It’s a walking distance to the beach and restaurants as well as other recreational amenities. This charming house has three bedrooms and accommodates eight guests, and it is entirely updated with all modern amenities. The fabulous location from the village, the coast, and the mountain make this home a perfect authentic vacation destination. A washer, dryer, cable TV, and free wireless internet are accessible​.

Modern 3 bedroom holiday home
5 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 8 Guests

10. Cozy seaview home

Stay at this sunfilled and airy three-bedroomed house in the heart of Portsalon. It’s conveniently situated a few minutes’ walk from a pub, restaurant, watersports rental shop and a beautiful sheltered harbor with a sandy bay. It will take you only five minutes to walk to the beautiful sandy beaches and magnificent links golf course, that also has a restaurant close by. The kitchen is equipped with the necessary appliances and equipment. The living room is spacious, with comfy seats, a television set and a wooden table, and it also has an indoor fireplace to warm the house on cooler nights. This establishment can accommodate six guests. The lovely bay windows allow one to get the breathtaking views of the sea and the amazing landscape outside. ​It’s a great base to explore the coast and hills hiking trails, part of The Wild Atlantic Way, local Heritage sites, golf, fishing, and also for relaxation.

3 bedroom sea view home in the heart of Portsalon
Portsalon, County Donegal, Ireland
34 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breath taking views and great local facilities
very clean and tidy house
lovely clean house with everything we needed
house lovely and clean and plenty of room
everything inside was spotlessly clean and there was a generous supply of pillows towels etc
beautiful home spacious and very clean
excellent location very close (walking distance) to pier/beach
a great house in a great location
really lovely house great location
super cosy house in an exceptional location in a wonderful part of the world
it is a perfect location for exploring donegal
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An enchanting experience

Whatever your preference, combined with the loving atmosphere of Portsalon, ​Ireland, ​be assured of a warmly unique and enchanting experience.

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