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This Snug Little Airbnb in Donegal Comes With A Gorgeous Private Beach

This Snug Little Airbnb in Donegal Comes With A Gorgeous Private Beach

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

Airbnb in donegal with fire

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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

donegal airbnb with a beach

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Located in Lettermacaward, a stone’s-throw from many of the best things to do in Donegal, this is a fine, unique base for your Donegal Road Trip.

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?

Donegal airbnb with private beach

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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

donegal holiday cottages

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We’ve written a fair few guides to unique accommodation in Donegal. Below, you’ll find some of the best:

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Grainne Boyle

Thursday 30th of May 2019

Hi check this place out The cart house at teach Neillí.Unreal spot.fab views up just want to cuddly up fire lit and take in the views. The bonny woods a great day exploring where you will find enchanting lakes deep in forest 5 min walk. And not forgetting the most scenic Narin beach where you can walk out to inniskeel when the tide is out. Who wouldn't want to visit here Regards Grainne


Friday 31st of May 2019

Good God that place looks amazing.

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