If you’re in search of a unique Airbnb Kerry has plenty!
Nestled in the southwestern corner of Ireland, County Kerry is home to the finest scenery of any region in Ireland.
From tiny homes to roomy cottages perched atop cliffs overlooking the ocean, Kerry caters to all tastes and budgets when it comes to accommodation.
In this article, we will take a look at some unique Airbnbs in Kerry, focusing on 11 of the best places to stay in this gorgeous corner of Ireland.
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The most unique Airbnbs in Kerry, Ireland
There’s an almost endless supply of unique and unsual Airbnbs in Kerry, as you’ll discover in the guide below.
From the quaint South Kerry Glamping to some lesser-known spots off the Ring of Kerry route, there’s something to tickle every fancy below.
1. South Kerry Glamping
If you’re in search of quirky Airbnbs on the Ring of Kerry, then this popular glampsite should tickle your fancy.
Ever wanted to go camping in style in one of Ireland’s most strikingly beautiful areas? This stunning pod in County Kerry has room for up to four guests across two bedrooms, making it an ideal rural escape for friends or families in the area.
Small but perfectly formed, this modern and luxurious space is home to a recently refurbished kitchen, bathroom and lounge area, as well as a large terrace with a seating area and barbecue outside.
For fancy campers who want to be located close to the scenery of the Ring of Kerry, this gorgeous property is ideal.
2. Wheatfield (our favourite Airbnb Kerry has to offer)
With room for up to six guests across three bedrooms, this stunning Airbnb in Kerry is located high in the Kerry countryside.
Indeed, the elevated location of this property is one of its unique selling points and reasons with it is one of the top places to stay in Kerry.
The views from here are quite frankly ridiculous, taking in much of Kenmare Bay and the adjacent mountains.
Designed by an architect, the attractive cathedral ceilings and full-length windows make for a special vibe all round, whilst the presence of a wood-burning stove adds some rural traditional charm. Book a night or see more here.
3. A charming cottage in Dingle
If you’ve read our Dingle accommodation guide, you’ll recognise this gorgeous little cottage that’s tucked away in one of the liveliest towns in Ireland.
With room for four guests across two bedrooms, this stunning little home in Dingle has to be one of the finest Airbnbs in Kerry.
Blending old and new, the home is packed with style and quirky elements that make it a joy to spend time in. In particular, we love the wood-burning stove, original tile flooring and real wood tables.
This property sits just half a mile outside of Dingle town centre, making strolls to the local pubs, bars and restaurants a pleasure at any time of year.
4. Old stone cottage on the Skellig Ring
This incredibly charming cottage near Portmagee holds up to six guests across three bedrooms. Brimming with character, there is over an acre of land to enjoy here.
Boasting beamed ceilings, a hearty stone open fireplace & magnificent sea views, the Old Stones Cottage is a fully-restored, luxurious former fisherman’s cottage.
With stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean and nearby mountains, guests here will be able to enjoy a real sense of freedom away from the crowds.
With that said, the town of Portmagee is nearby and has all the amenities you could need including some truly fantastic traditional pubs.
5. A luxury pod at Farmyard Lane (one of the quirkiest places to stay in Kerry)
A couple of tiny houses with room for two people in each near Beaufort, this Kerry Airbnb is ideal for couples or friends looking for an affordable yet unique base in southwestern Ireland.
This pod-style accommodation sits nestled in an orchard in greenest rural Kerry, with guests able to enjoy a real taste of the Irish countryside far from the hustle and bustle.
With that said, there’s no shortage of luxury here. Each pod has been recently restored and guests can look forward to high-quality beds, power showers and a kitchen stocked with incredible local produce. Book a night or see more here.
6. The Farmhouse Retreat
If you’re in search of unique Airbnbs in Kerry that can accommodate a large group, then this next place should be right up your street.
Beaufort is a particularly beautiful area of Kerry and this large home has room for up to eight guests to base themselves here and explore the county.
A working farm at the heart of the Reek District, the building dates back to 1802 and is packed with period features.
Blending modern convenience with traditional rural luxury, this stunning home is the ideal spot for a family or group of friends to hunker down during winter or spend long summer nights after a day’s hiking.
With a Belfast farm sink and traditional slate flooring, this place is truly something special. Book a night or see more here.
7. Ballyheigue cliff side apartment
Next up is another mighty Airbnb Kerry has to offer that comes with views that’ll make you never want to leave.
This modern flat on the shores of Ballyheigue Bay is a great place for couples or families with children to spend some quality time exploring southwestern Ireland’s most beautiful coastal area.
Whether its fishing, swimming, surfing or hiking that brings you here or simply a desire to get away from it all, this luxuriously appointed home is a perfect base.
With all the mod cons and a modern yet homely vibe throughout, this apartment is ideal for rest and recuperation in between exploring Kerry’s stunning rural areas. Book a night or see more here.
8. Wild Atlantic Rest (the most luxurious Airbnb Kerry has to offer)
A bungalow near Derrynane Beach, this unique Kerry Airbnb is ideally situated for friends or families seeking a small, luxurious spot from which to explore southwestern Ireland.
Boasting a private hot tub, sauna and gym, guests here can indulge in some serious R&R when they’re not exploring the wild and wonderful Derrynane Blue flag beach and the Kerry Way walking trail.
Just a short walk for pubs, bars and restaurants, visitors here will notice the luxurious touches throughout the space including robes, luxury bed linens, slippers and much more.
9. The Boathouse
Valentia is a gorgeous part of County Kerry and this Boat House on the Beach is one of the best Airbnbs in Kerry.
With space for up to six guests across two bedrooms, this gorgeously restored 250-year-old building is a unique place to stay.
In fact, everything about this former boathouse has been made just so that guests can enjoy every little element of the stunning views and Valentia Island locale.
Located on the sprawling 40 acre Glenleam Estate, this property allows guests to truly detach from the madness of day to day life and gain some serious perspective.
10. Courtyard Cottages
Just 3km from Tralee, the capital of County Kerry, this stunning clutch of courtyard properties is a great base for up to four guests to enjoy exploring the area.
The interiors are stunning, with a blend of antique and modern furniture offset by plenty of freshly picked wildflowers and a wood-burning stove.
With a tennis court, playground and barbecue area, guests will never be bored here and there is plenty to keep kids occupied in particular.
Privately owned, guests here will have constant access to the owners who are only too happy to tend to your every whim. Book a night or see more here.
11. The coastal cottage
We end with a stunning cottage with room for up to six guests on the Wild Atlantic Way. The views here, which take in the beautiful Coumeenoole Beach, might be in the with the finest Kerry Airbnbs.
Inside, things are just as amazing. This cottage is decked out in a blended style that fuses vintage and contemporary, with use of original slate floors and stone walls as well as a Belfast farm sink, wood burner and more.
This might just be the best choice in the area for families or groups of friends looking for a large cottage from which to explore the surrounding area of Kerry.
Airbnb Kerry: More places worth checking out
Fancy seeing what other Airbnbs Kerry has to offer? You can browse the best of them right here.
I’m sure there’s plenty of other Airbnbs in Kerry and beyond that are well worth visiting. Have one to recommend? Let me know in the comments.
James Connolly is a professional writer based in London. Having lived in cities across the world including Mumbai, Medellin and Barcelona, he uses his expertise to write articles showcasing the best of global travel.