This Swanky Airbnb By The Coast In Galway Treats Guests To Insane Sea Views

All kinds of class

Master bedroom with view

I spend a couple of hours each week flicking through Airbnb, trying to find 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

House from the outside

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 dayssssss

View from the bedrooMaster bedroom with view

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).

Kitchen view

Perfect spot for a retreat with friends

View from the kitchen

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.

Clifden Airbnb

How much a night here will set you back

Outside at night

So, this place isn’t cheap if you’re staying on your own or with one other person. There’s also limited availability.

I’ve popped in 3 nights in January for a family of 6 sharing. Here’s how much it works out at:

  • Total: €1,229
  • Total per person: €204.83
  • See more of it here
  • If you use the link above we’ll make a tiny commission that goes towards the running of this website and you won’t pay anything extra (cheers if you do – it’s appreciated!)

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the view from outside

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  1. So where can I apply for the weekend? 😉
    Thanks for your great posts and ideas. I just came back from two weeks at the west coast and the drive from Leenane is really special and the story behind the place moved me.

    • Thanks Heidi! The drive from Leenane is out of this world, isn’t it?! I feel like each time I do it I come across something new. I’ve been mulling over cycling it for a while – a task for the summer of 2020, I think!

    • Hey Niamh. This isn’t a property that I own (I wish!). You’d need to click the link to the Aribnb in the article above and contact them through there. Cheers. Keith


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