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16 Amazing Airbnb Beach Houses In Ireland (With Sea Views)

16 Amazing Airbnb Beach Houses In Ireland (With Sea Views)

There’s some glorious Airbnb beach houses in Ireland.

And, while some are insanely pricey, others aren’t too bad, when you split the cost with friends or family.

Below, you’ll find some stunning beach houses in Ireland that are either right on the beach or that offer mighty sea views.

Our favourite Airbnb beach houses in Ireland

beachfront airbnb in ireland

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Disclaimer: Many of the places below aren’t actually Airbnbs… this post used to contain only Airbnbs, but then Airbnb stopped paying commissions for the thousands (literally) of bookings that we were sending them.

So, in order to keep this site afloat, we’re working with VRBO now (they offer the same service as Airbnb), who pay us a small commission for each booking. If you do make a booking, thank you – you’re helping us to keep this site running.

1. The Shoreline

the shoreline

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Few Airbnbs by the sea in Ireland are as close to the ocean as our first property. Located just a short stroll from Quilty village, this West Clare holiday home was designed to maximise the beachfront location and stunning sea views.

You can almost cast a fishing line from the terrace! There’s a full kitchen with washing machine, laundry and breakfast table. Three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms accommodate 7 guests. The tile-floored sitting room has a seating around the gas fire with plenty of books for a quiet read.

There’s no such thing as a bad day with the advantage of the glazed sun room with dining table. There’s a picnic table on the patio and steps down to the rustic beachside dining area with barbecue.

2. A Home With A View

Clonakilty Bay View

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What a view from this modern holiday home overlooking the Bay of Clonakilty. Set in a tiny hamlet in West Cork, this solar-powered luxury property comfortably sleeps 5 in three comfortable bedrooms, all ensuite.

The open kitchen has modern fully fitted units and breakfast bar while the formal dining area overlooks stunning sea views. The sitting room also has a cosy woodburner, TV, rugs and artworks.

You’ll want to spend most of your time on the large furnished deck enjoying waterfront and rural views which are also available from the deep-cushioned sofa through patio doors.

If you’re looking for Airbnb beach houses in Ireland that offer stunning ocean views, you won’t go wrong here.

3. The Seafront Cottage

Seafront Cottage

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Skellig Bay Cottage is a luxury 4 bedroom cottage for 8 with comfortable furnishings. It boasts stunning views of the bay and Skellig Islands from the generously sized sitting room with deep bay window.

Relax in front of the open fire or enjoy the bright conservatory and BBQ area in the garden with spectacular sea views. The modern fully fitted kitchen has a neat island breakfast bar.

Four bedrooms (2 ensuite) and a family bathroom round off the amenities. Just minutes from Waterville, this seafront cottage is the ideal base for exploring the Ring of Kerry and is minutes from two championship golf courses.

4. A Luxury Escape

Inch escape

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Located in a prime position on the lovely Dingle Peninsula this luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage accommodates 6 guests. Newly refurbished, it is steps from the Blue Flag Beach and has panoramic sea and mountain views.

The open living/dining area has wooden floors, a cosy gas fire and oil fired heating. Head to Sammy’s Cafe for breakfast on the beach or a seafood dinner after a busy day exploring.

Tasty home-cooked meals prepared in the fully fitted kitchen can be eaten al fresco in the garden with interrupted sea views. If you’re looking for luxurious Airbnb beach houses in Ireland that are perfect for a summer break, give this place a look.

5. Lake View

lake view airbnb

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Savour peaceful Lough Conn views from the private patio of this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment for 7. Spread over the ground floor, it has a modern fully fitted kitchen complete with oven, washing machine and island.

The sitting room is equally well appointed with plush armchairs around the fireplace. Bedrooms include two doubles and a bunk room for 3. Families will appreciate the lawned garden with dining table, play area and swings.

Walk to the beach and waterfront and toast the sunset over the lake. With kayaking, golf, hiking and biking on the doorstep, this is the perfect home-from-home.

6. Wild Atlantic Wonder

Only a handful of Airbnbs by the sea in Ireland can boast about a location as quiet, scenic and as close to endless attractions as our next property. Steps from Kinard Beach and Dingle Bay, this comfortably furnished house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for 6.

Standing in one acre gardens, the elevated position delivers stunning ocean and mountain views. The paved terrace provides an outdoor living/dining area to complement the open living room with corner sofa, woodburner and dining table.

The smart kitchen has a full range of appliances including oven and fridge-freezer. Enjoy rural/sea views from every window by day and enjoy stargazing in the dark-sky park after dusk.

7. Beach View

Dingle beach cottage

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This luxury holiday cottage has panoramic views across the Blue Flag waters of Inch Beach. The home has 3 comfortably furnished bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with power showers.

Rustle up meals and snacks in the kitchen and dine at the table or outdoors on the patio overlooking the bay. End the day with your feet up in the sitting room in front of the fire.

Stroll along to the beach cafe, shop and bar and book surfing lessons in summer at this popular seaside destination.

8. Ballycotton Beaut

Ballycotton Airbnb

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Overlooking a secluded beach near Ballycotton, Co. Cork, this modern 4 bedroom house sleeps 8. Built in 2003, it is bright and spacious with quality fixtures and furnishings. Three king-size bedrooms (one on the ground floor) have ensuite bathrooms and there’s a twin bedroom.

All have hotel standard linens, duvets and cosy throws. The kitchen has an enviable array of equipment including Nespresso coffee maker and American-style fridge with water/ice dispenser.

Snuggle in front of the logburner and watch TV or head into Ballycotton village for bars and nightlife. If you’re looking for Airbnb beach houses in Ireland that’ll treat you to breath-taking coastal views, this place is worth checking out.

More beautiful Airbnbs by the sea in Ireland

best beach airbnb in ireland

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The second section of our guide is packed with more gorgeous Airbnb beach houses in Ireland.

Below, you’ll find everything from waterside retreats and sea view cabins to more of the best seaside Airbnbs in Ireland.

1. The Lookout

Killary Fjord Hillside Cottage

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Nestled on the cliffs above Killary Fjord, this spacious 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home is ideal for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. But first you have to tear yourself away from panoramic views from most rooms, terraces and the garden.

Large picture windows and deep-cushioned armchairs enhance the open living space. It includes a well equipped kitchen with Aga, dishwasher and dining table.

Surrounded by countryside and beaches, this detached home is a short walk from Leenane village which has a choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs with live music.  

2. Coastal Paradise

coastal bliss

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Enjoy this Irish cottage haven which enjoys stunning views across Derrynane Bay. This luxury cottage is well appointed with pine floors, comfy armchairs, logburner and full-height windows framing sea views.

Cook up tasty local seafood in the well equipped kitchen and feast around the dining table. There’s a separate laundry room and two comfortable double bedrooms sharing the family bathroom.

The lawned garden has a patio with outdoor furniture and breathtaking views. This bungalow is in a Dark Sky Reserve with golf, beaches and hiking nearby.  

3. Luxury In The Woods

seal cottage

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This impressive waterfront home is a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom residence for 8 with solar-heated pool and cinema room in the loft. It has a spacious living room with fireplace and French doors open onto furnished patio in the 3.5 acre woodland gardens.

Eat-in kitchen with range and a huge conservatory with tropical plants. Three bedrooms (one downstairs) include a master suite with whirlpool tub overlooking garden and sea views.

Located on the idyllic Beara Peninsula in Castletownbere, West Cork, it has its own beach, sauna and amazing sea views. If you’re looking for Airbnb beach houses in Ireland that’s perfect for a family summer break, check this one out.

4. The Kerry Stunner

kerry stunner

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Few luxury Airbnbs by the sea in Ireland can go toe-to-toe with our next property. This beautiful holiday home with stunning sea views is right next to sandy Barrow Beach and Tralee Golf Club. Built in 2019 with an open floorplan, it has a nicely furnished living/dining area and well-equipped kitchen with everything you need.

Enjoy panoramic views through the picture windows from the corner sofa. Snuggle by the fire watching TV or relax on the terrace when the weather permits.

There are 3 double bedrooms, all ensuite, plus a twin room and family bathroom. Surrounded by countryside and a hop from the golden sandy beach, this is Kerry at its best!

5. The Dingle Getaway

the Dingle group accommodation

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Bring family and friends to this 6 bedroom 5 bathroom modern holiday home with sea views. Dingle Town is a scenic 10 minute stroll away.

Furnished to the highest standard, this luxury home has a games room, an open dining room and pine kitchen with island, range, dishwasher and black granite worktops. Spread out in the family room and living room with leather sofas, fireplace and panoramic bay window views.

There’s a king-size ensuite bedroom on the ground floor and two king-size en suites, a twin, double and another king-size bedroom upstairs with family bathroom. 

6. A Home By The Sea

home by the sea

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Next up is arguably the best seaside airbnb in Ireland for a group getaway. Located on the dramatic Wild Atlantic Way with views of Dunmanus Bay, Bay House is a superb 5 bedroom waterfront property to sleep 10.

The open plan living room is well equipped for families with a sun room, large kitchen, American-style fridge-freezer, surround sound, leather sofas, iPod docking station and dining table for 10.

Three double ensuite bedrooms have bay views and two twin bedrooms share 2 more bathrooms. Set in 1.7 acre private gardens with steps to the shingle beach. Durrus village (1.5km away) has pubs and shops.

7. The Rossbeigh Beach Stunner

Rossbeigh Beach House

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Backed by rolling hills, this fabulous beach house near Glenbeigh overlooks the pristine 7km golden sands of Rossbeigh Beach on the Ring of Kerry. Every room in this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house has stunning views across the bay to Inch Beach, Blasket Islands and the Dingle Peninsula.

There’s a spacious living room with leather armchairs, fireplace and TV and a fully fitted kitchen with stainless appliances. There’s a formal dining room for when you’re not dining al fresco on the large deck enjoying panoramic views.

Parking, large garden and barbecue. If you’re looking for Airbnb beach houses in Ireland with views like something from an oil painting, you’ll love this one.

8. The Fort

the fort

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Part of a luxury apartment complex in Greencastle on the Inishowen Peninsula, this smart 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows and superb Lough Foyle views.

Built in 2014 in the grounds of the historic Napoleonic Fort and Martello Tower, this high-end apartment has lift access and a spacious open living room with red leather sofa, dining table and a wall of windows.

The gourmet kitchen has solid oak cabinets and sinquastone worktops. There’s access to the terrace for enjoying drinks and meals while spotting dolphins!

FAQs about the best beach Airbnb in Ireland

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What beachfront Airbnbs in Ireland are the fanciest?’ to ‘Which are best for groups?’.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What are the coolest Airbnb beach houses in Ireland?

Personally, I think The Seafront Cottage and The Shoreline (see guide above) are pretty hard to beat.

What is the best seaside Airbnb in Ireland for groups?

If you’re looking at places from the guide above, ‘A Home By The Sea’ is a stunner of a spot that sleeps 10.

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Danielle

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

Hi, Do you have an Air bnb link for the pet-friendly cottage with a private beach. I'd love to stay here and can't find it anywhere.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Danielle

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