I spend a couple of hours each week flicking through Airbnb, trying to uncover unique places to stay.
You’ll find many of Ireland’s most unique Airbnbs that we’ve found and written about on our guide to quirky places to stay in Ireland (there are loads).
Today, we’re taking you a buzzy and beautiful corner of Galway, to give you a peek at a cottage that offers stunning sea views in a swanky setting.
Let’s dive in.
Welcome to Dolphin Beach Lodge
If you’re looking for a place to head with a group of friends or family for a weekend away, then Dolphin Beach Lodge in Clifden is a solid option.
There’s a tonne of places to visit nearby, you’re at the heart of some of the Wild Atlantic Way’s most spectacular scenery, and the lodge is very fancy altogether.
Not a bad combo.
Located at the edge of Clifden’s Sky Road (find out more about the Sky Road in our guide to 34 of the best things to do in Galway), this property is a stone’s throw from the Atlantic and offers stunning views throughout.
Views for daysss
The biggest draw that this rental has for me is the views out over the Atlantic.
You’ll soak up views of the ocean when you wake up in the morning (above), when you’re waiting for the kettle to boil (below), and when you’re kicking back with dinner in the evening (below).
Perfect spot for a retreat with friends
I love the idea of rounding up a group of friends and heading west to this place.
The communal areas, like the dining area and the living room, are spacious, comfy, and make perfect use of the spectacular views that lay outside.
I can see myself happily wedged into one of those couches with a beer, chatting sh*te, chilling, and admiring the view.
How much a night here will set you back
So, this place isn’t cheap if you’re staying on your own or with one other person.
There’s a minimum 3-night stay, which isn’t ideal either, especially if you’re only looking to head away for a weekend.
That being said, if a group of 6 go, it’s pretty reasonable.
I’ve slapped in a Friday to a Monday in November for 6 people and the price works out as:
- Total: €1,147
- Total per person: €191
- Total per person per night: €63
- See more of it here
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If you’re a fan of unique and unusual accommodation, you’ll love having a nosey around in the where to stay section of our site – it’s packed with places to stay like this!