While we are all counting down the time to our next holiday and we can’t wait to explore somewhere new, sometimes to get that adventure feeling we don’t have to look too far.
Some of the coolest places to stay are right here in Ireland.
Looking for some serenity and peace? We are full of middle-of-nowhere houses you can rent.
Surfing trip? Hawaii might be expensive but Bundoran is right here on our doorstep.
City Break? Galway and Cork are known for their amazing atmosphere and nightlife.
Ireland is absolutely beautiful if you just give it a chance and we are here to help. Here are 10 houses and homes you need to stay at this summer.
Blackrock Point, Lough Derg
Set overlooking Lough Derg in Clare, this house has panoramic views of the lake throughout.
A patio area at the front of the house allows guests to dine while enjoying magnificent views of the lake.
Cabin on the sea – Dingle Peninsula
Located in County Kerry on the Dingle Peninsula this cabin is located ‘right’ on the sea. The listing explains it is perfect for those who love camping/glamping.
Complete with a private beach, a barbecue area, an outdoor shower as well as one side of the hut consisting of mostly windows to give you that incredible view this is perfect for those who are looking for a private glamping adventure.
Stone Cottage on Mizen Head
Originally an 18th-century farmhouse built from local stone, overlooking Barleycove beach and Crookhaven harbour in Cork.
According to the description: “This cottage is a cosy and romantic getaway where you can walk for miles through an unspoiled landscape, or visit the neighbouring villages, take a boat to the Islands or just relax, de-stress and listen to the birdsong and the tranquil sound of the sea.”
Knockrobin Glamping, Rathnew
This luxury bell tent glamping is guaranteed to feel like you are on an adventure outside of Ireland. It’s complete with fully furnished tents with comfy king-sized beds and fresh cotton linen daily, each with its own private bathroom as well as a hot shower available 24/7.
Not to mention these tents have electricity in the tents for lamps/phone charging etc.
According to the listing, there is also a breakfast tray delivered to the tent inc tea/coffee, croissants, orange juice, fresh fruit, toast and yoghurts.
Boat House on the Beach, Valentia
The Boat House is located right on the beach on the island of Valentia off the Southwest coast of Ireland.
The big window in the sitting room overlooks the beach, Lighthouse, Beginish Island and beyond.
It can fit up to six guests and it’s equipped with five beds and two bathrooms. Perfect for those who are looking to escape busy life for a while.
Pops Dream Cabin, Clare
Located in Lough Derg this small slice of serenity for two.
The boathouse is self-contained complete with a full kitchen, bathroom and mezzanine bed as well as a private veranda with seating for two and a small barbecue.
It is important to note this stay does not allow pets.
The Surf Shack, Antrim
Described as paradise for surfers this Surfer’s Shack is a unique tiny space created from an upcycled shipping container based in Antrim.
Perfect for a quiet secluded getaway all the while being within minutes of the top spots such as the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Dark Hedges and the Bushmills Distillery. A 15-minute drive will also take you to Portrush.
Furnished with a full-sized double bed, a kitchenette and a cosy sitting area as well as a bathroom (an outhouse next to the container). There is both a shower and a washing machine, perfect for after a day’s activities on the coast and an outdoor hot tub as well!
The Hobbit Hut, Mayo
Located in Mayo this Hobbit hut sleeps up to four people complete with a TV, wood-fire sauna & hot tub as well as a communal kitchen, toilet & shower units on site.
This is the ideal location to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Luxury Dome Camping, Wicklow Way
This is a newly built dome where guests can spend the night glamping on the Wicklow Way.
Including luxury linens, bedding, plush towels, bath robes, double bed, solar-powered lighting and an outdoor deck.
Separate from the dome built into the woodland is a purpose built, fully equipped kitchenette, shower and WC.
The Birdbox, Donegal
The Birdbox is a handcrafted treehouse nestled in Glenveagh National Park, just a short distance from The Wild Atlantic Way.
This is the ideal fun and peaceful getaway or even a great base from which to explore Donegal.
It is suitable for adults only and equipped with a shower, grill, oven and bathroom this is the perfect place to complete our childhood dreams of living in a treehouse.
Ireland is the perfect place to explore this summer so why not start planning your adventure right on your doorstep this summer?