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

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Rathmullan, “Maolain’s ringfort” in Irish, is a coastal village of Donegal County, Ireland. Located in Lough Swilly’s western shores, it occupies a page in Irish history being the location of the 1607 Flight of the Earls. You’ll find historical edifices like the Carmelite Friary ruins built in 1516 which served as an English garrison in 1595 and housed the last Gaelic Order in 1607. Fanad Head Lighthouse on the Peninsula’s western shore is the second most beautiful in the world. The spectacular coastal scenery and lush countryside terrain is ideal for golf, cycling, walking, hiking and water sports. The bevvy of pubs, restaurants, and activities keep visitors well entertained. The Lough Swilly Deep Sea Fishing Festival held annually in June attracts water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. If you are in town for a holiday or event, book one of the Airbnb vacation rentals listed below that offer the coziest stays!

1. Large house with private beach access (from USD 202)

Lady Margaret’s lodge is a massive property in Rathmullan village with a private beachfront access on Kinnegar beach. It’s the perfect long-term homestay for family vacations or for guests attending special events nearby Drumhalla House or Rathmullan House. The two-level home accommodates ten guests comfortably. The second-floor features a fully equipped modern kitchen, dining area, living room, and a full bathroom with an electric shower. Enjoy refreshing outdoor views from the huge windows while dining or lounging on the plush sofas around the fireplace. There are five spacious ground-floor bedrooms with a total of six beds. Three of the biggest bedrooms contain cozy king beds, large wardrobes, chest of drawers, and ensuite bathrooms. The fourth bedroom contains bunk beds ideal for parents who want their children close by. The fifth bedroom is a lounge area with a sofa bed. A huge lawn and a fence surround the perimeters, making it safe for kids and pets to play outdoors. The patio is ideal for outdoor dining or BBQs. Free parking, heating, hot water, laundry facilities, bathroom toiletries, baby equipment, and desk space are provided.

Large House, Stunning Views & Private Beach Access
Rathmullan, County Donegal, Ireland
91 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful views from most rooms and the garden
there are stunning views across the bay from the large upstairs kitchen / dining / living area
we loved the main room upstairs which had such wonderful views over the beach and lough
alistair and jill are very helpful and have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable
the house was large and comfortable with lots of extras for children
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious house with everything we needed
the house is lovely clean spacious and very comfortable
the house was warm spacious & very clean
clean fresh and comfortable accommodation with everything we needed - would recommend
they are really helpful and their house is clean and lovely
Host:
hosts were very helpful and friendly
they along with their lovely children were the best hosts we could have wished for
the directions and communication from our hosts was fantastic
hosts are so friendly as indeed were all the locals we encountered
great hosts with spot on suggestions of places to visit and eat
Location:
the location of the house is brilliant
location wise it is central to many amazing points of interest and the town of rathmullan is beautiful
excellent accomodation in a superb location
stunning location and a brilliantly well equipped house
large comfortable house in great location
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2. Luxury private mobile home five minutes from the beach (from USD 68)

This unique mobile home is a modest space tastefully decorated with hardwood flooring, picture windows, and modern furnishings. It’s minutes away from the beach, Drumhalla House, Rathmullan House, pubs, restaurants, and outdoor activities such as boating, paddle boarding, and horseback riding. The wide-open layout showcases a living room with a sofa bed cozy for sleeping two guests or lounging while watching TV, a tiny dining area, and a fully stocked kitchen. A wood burner keeps the space warm during winter months. The bedroom has a double bed that sleeps two guests comfortably with lots of storage space and heating. The tiny bathroom has a sink, toilet, walk-in shower, and free toiletries. Enjoy outdoor dining on the patio with beach views. For Wi-Fi access, you’ll have to visit the nearby Beachcomber Pub.

Quiet and quirky mobile home 5 mins from the beach
Rathmullan, County Donegal, Ireland
109 reviews
Camper/RV 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's a beautiful deck and picnic table to sit out and enjoy your breakfast
it was lovely and cosy with all the mod cons a really comfortable stay
very nice interior and decor and everything you could ever need in the kitchen bathroom etc
it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
the mobile home also has all the facilities necessary one would need to be comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy convenient for attending a wedding at rathmullan house
the mobile is clean and easy to find
even in feb it was as toasty warm & super clean
the home itself is clean cozy and romantic
very clean cosy luxurious and affordable place to stay in a stunning location
Host:
lovely hosts really helpful
edna was a great host and was so helpful
edna was an amazing host and so much help whenever we needed it
the hosts were easy to contact and communicated brilliantly throughout our stay here
enda & shaun were great hosts will definitely go back for a bit longer next time
Location:
great location for a secluded getaway
such a lovely location in rathmullan
tucked away but very close to the beach and a gentle walk into rathmullan
excellent location and great base for exploring
this is perfect for a get away in a gorgeous location
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3. Miller Cottage in Rathmullan, Donegal (from USD 124)

Miller Cottage is perfect for short stays for up to seven guests. It’s near Rathmullan beach within the Rathmullan House grounds close to shops, restaurants, and pubs. The cottage is in a corner of the woodland surrounded by a huge lawn where guests have privacy and kids can play. The interiors are a mix of a modern and retro motif. The conservatory style dining room allows you to see the sky and the outdoors while having a meal. There’s a fully fitted kitchen with a dining area, a carpeted living room with leather sofas perfect for relaxing in front of the indoor fireplace and cable TV, and a little corner with laptop desk space. The three upper-floor bedrooms have a total of four huge beds along with heating, free Wi-Fi, and baby equipment. The two private full bathrooms have enclosed showers, hot water, and free essentials. There is a patio with a seating area and free parking outside.

Miller Cottage, Rathmullan, Donegal
Rathmullan, Donegal, Ireland
56 reviews
Entire cottage 0 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
however lots of places in town have free wifi so you won't be completely cut off
the cottage was comfortable well equipped and in a good location
it is well equipped and warm with two bathrooms and comfortable beds
the sitting room is very comfortable with a lovely open fire and the kitchen is welll equipped
great house with comfortable rooms for all the family
Cleanliness:
clean nicely decorated and very cosy
the house is well equipped and bed linen and towels were all spotless and house clean
everything was really clean and when we arrived the heating had been left on for us
very spacious clean and cozy
the cottage was clean and very well maintained
Host:
communications with the host were excellent
we needed answers to a couple of questions a received immediate and responsive replies
the host was very responsive and check in was very easy
pleasantly surprised at the reasonable rates for a fabulous dinner and great staff
it had everything we needed was very spacious inside and our hosts were very easy to contact
Location:
the location was great
great house in an excellent location
really quiet and peaceful location
great location house and sean was a great host
lovely house in a great location really enjoyed our stay
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4. Beach holiday home on the Wild Atlantic Way (from USD 119)

This charming home offers a homely stay for seven guests and their pets right on the Rathmullan House Country Hotel grounds near the beach and village with access to shops, restaurants, and thrift shops. The two-level home has a pitched roof with a well-kept garden offering views of Lough Swilly. The ground floor features a cozy living room with a fireplace, TV, DVD, leather sofas, and a connecting door leading to the outdoor patio. The fully stocked kitchen has a conservatory style dining area where guests are served free breakfast. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms with a total of three single beds and two double beds. Enjoy conveniences like heating, free parking, laundry facilities, and a lockbox.

Beach Holiday Home on the Wild Atlantic Way
Rathmullan, County Donegal, Ireland
16 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
could have been cleaned a bit better
Host:
everything needed was provided and host was very relaxed about everything would recommend
great location to stay host were easy to contact
Location:
great house in a great location
walking distance to a quaint wee village with lovely restaurants
nice house in a fantastic location
great location very close to both beaches at a rathmullan
great location right next to the beach
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5. A tranquil stay for you and your pets (from USD 99)

This massive bungalow sits on an estate overlooking the countryside can host six guests and pets. The spacious two double rooms and two single rooms have cozy, thick cushioned beds provided with heating, large wardrobes, and huge windows with scenic views. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with an enclosed shower and another full bathroom with a bathtub complete with free toiletries. The fully equipped kitchen has a washer and adjoining dining area. Lounge in the living room around the fireplace to keep warm and toasty during cool weather. Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio. The property is an hour away from Derry and Glenveagh Country park, and 30 minutes to Letterkenny.

A tranquil stay for you and your pets!
Rathmullan, County Donegal, Ireland
12 reviews
Entire bungalow 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy beds fantastic views and great location
Cleanliness:
the house is lovely and homely and very clean
Host:
jim was extremely friendly and welcoming
great place in county donegal great value top man jim very helpful
Location:
great place to stay
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6. Charming ensuite in a Caoghlan cottage

Found in the same cottage as the previous listing, this en-suite is conveniently located 4 miles (6.42 km) away Rathmullan village. It offers a cozy private bedroom for two guests. Ards Forest Park and Glenveagh National Park is a short drive away. The upper floor room features a slanted ceiling, hardwood flooring, and a picture window with a countryside view. There’s a double bed with a thick mattress, free Wi-Fi, desk space, heating, and an ensuite bathroom complete with an enclosed shower with hot water and toiletries. Complimentary continental breakfast is served in the dining area though guests may cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Free parking, luggage dropoff, and long-term stays are allowed.

Wild Atlantic Way Cottage Bed & Ensuite Room 2
47 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

7. Luxury beachfront house in Rathmullan

Loughview House is a huge property on Lough Swilly coast in the Fort Royal Court grounds with direct access to Rathmullan beach. It’s a luxurious space for eight people and long-term stays. The two-storey detached home has modern interiors of hardwood flooring, neutral coloured walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and chic furniture. The four huge fully carpeted bedrooms contain a total of five cozy double beds, large cabinets, heating, and wide windows with awesome views of the lough. The two huge bathrooms feature a bathtub, sink, toilet, and essentials. The spacious fully equipped kitchen has a kitchen island and a dining area. The living room has plush white leather sofas you’d love to sink into while watching cable TV or surfing the net using free Wi-Fi beside the indoor fireplace. Double doors in the living room open to the vast manicured garden where you can play tennis.

Luxury on Rathmullan beachfront
6 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 8 Guests

8. Cozy en-suite in a Caoghlan cottage

Couples will find cozy shelter in this private room in a Caoghlan cottage 4 miles (6.42 km) to Rathmullan, 30 minutes from Fanad Head, 40 minutes from Glenveagh, and 25 minutes from Letterkenny. After walking and biking around the countryside, find rest in a spacious bedroom containing a king-sized bed with thick cushions and fresh linens. It offers a picturesque view of the coast and mountains from its wide windows along with free Wi-Fi, desk space, heating, TV, and a private bathroom complete with hot water and toiletries. Free continental breakfast, complimentary tea and coffee, and free on-site parking are provided. Luggage dropoff and long-term stays are allowed.

WAW Rathmullan Caoghlan Cottage Bed&Ensuite Rm 1
Rathmullan, County Donegal, Ireland
94 reviews
Private room in cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Beacon Hill house

Two guests are welcome to check into a room in this gorgeous mansion located in Fahan, Donegal just 5 minutes away from the beach, marina, Railway Tavern Firebox Grill, Red Door Country House Restaurant, and North West Golf Club. It is near a bus stop coming from Dublin, Derry, or Letterkenny. Up for rent are two bedrooms, each featuring a luxurious queen bed, a small seating area, laptop desk space, heating, TV, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with a bathtub provided with free toiletries. Guests are served free breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen which they can use to cook their meals. There’s free on-site parking.

Beacon Hill House
Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland
11 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really appreciated lorraine's flexibility and the breakfast spread in the morning
the bedroom was very spacious and there was a lovely living room available to guests
the bedroom was a good size brilliant shower and the decoration & style of exceptional standard
Host:
lorraine is a charming and warm host and offered many suggestions for places to visit
loraine was very helpful and easy going
Location:
a great place to stay friendly and great location
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10. Seafront home in the village

This modest sea-front home is in the village near pubs, cafes, shops, hotels, 24 km (14.91 miles) from Letterkenny, 40 km (24.85 miles) from Glenveagh National Park and Derry. The house is facing the main road and the beach. At the entrance, there is a stairway to the second floor and straight ahead is a tiny equipped kitchen with a small dining area. To your left is a door to the living room with relaxing sofas and a TV. The three spacious upper-floor bedrooms contain cozy double beds that sleeps four guests, free Wi-Fi, desk space, heating, tall wardrobes, and wide windows offering awesome views of the coast. The two full bathrooms have enclosed showers with hot water and free toiletries. Free on-site and street parking is available. The owner allows luggage-dropoffs and long-term stays.

Sea-front home in the village. eircode F92P9W7.
County Donegal, IE, County Donegal, Ireland
84 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a spacious apartment with lovely sea views
very comfortable great heating wifi and all that you would need for your stay
the view from the house is absolutely amazing the beds were very comfortable
the excellent tap room at rathmullan house is slightly further but still achievable
great property with great views 3double rooms bathroom and downstairs toilet amazing value for location
Cleanliness:
clean and spacious accommodation
very clean plenty of space for the whole family
the house was spotless and very well equipped
the house was very clean comfy and convenient to everything we needed
the house is clean and tidy spacious with an amazing view
Host:
rosemary is a great host
rosemary was a great host
rosemary was a fantastic host
rosemary was an excellent host she was very quick to respond to our questions
rosemary is a very thoughtful host who looked after us excellently
Location:
the location is perfect
great house in a great location
superb location and stress-free stay
this location is excellent for the village easily within walking distance of the bars and cafes
great location right next to the water
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Extravagant stays in Rathmullan

The vacation rentals offered in Rathmullan varies from a room to an entire mansion with price ranging from very affordable to quite expensive. One thing in common is that they all provide a luxurious stay that will make your visit a most pleasurable one. Once you find one that suits your needs, you’ll definitely be back for more!

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