Yes, there’s an Airbnb in Donegal with a private beach.
Now, it doesn’t own the beach, but it offers private access to a beach that you’ll likely have to yourself (see our guide to Airbnbs by the sea in Ireland for more places like this!).
This gorgeous little cottage is cosy on the inside, for those wet and wild days in Donegal and a stone’s throw from the water for when you fancy a paddle.
Below, you discover everything you need to know if you fancy kicking back in what is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Donegal.
An Airbnb in Donegal with a beach
You’ll find this Airbnb with a beach in Donegal, a short spin from Dooey in Lettermacaward (West Donegal – between Dungloe and Glenties).
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Now, there’s actually two very similar Airbnbs here (both right by the sea) that you can rent from hosts Greg and Lucas:
- Seal Cottage
- The 5-Star Cottage
An Airbnb in Donegal with beach access
The cottage sleeps 4 (1 double bed in one room and 2 single beds in another) and is perfect for those of you in search of self-catering cottages in Donegal.
The home overlooks a sandy beach and the front door is, quite-literally, feet from the water.
Is it actually a private beach?
So, my understanding (I may be wrong) is that no beach in Ireland is privately owned. However, some beaches in Ireland can only be accessed via private land.
As is the case with this Airbnb (again, this is my understanding). In the Airbnb listing it’s described as: ‘Detached luxury, spacious Donegal stone cottage overlooking ‘our’ sandy beach (i.e. a beach accessed only via our land).’
This is my long-winded way of saying that you can be pretty confident that you’ll have this glorious stretch of coastline all to yourself.
How much a night will set you back
To check the price, I popped in 2 nights in August, 2021 for 4 people sharing. It works out at (prices accurate at time of writing):
- Total: €865
- Per person: €216.25
Discover more incredible places to stay in Donegal
We’ve written a fair few guides to unique accommodation in Donegal. Below, you’ll find some of the best:
- 17 quirky places to go glamping in Donegal
- 21 cosy and scenic holiday cottages in Donegal
- A guide to luxury accommodation and five star hotels in Donegal
- 11 mighty places to go camping in Donegal
- A guide to the finest spa hotels in Donegal
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.