There’s nothing like going for a road trip or a weekend away with your dog in tow.
But unfortunately, not all Airbnb’s are pet friendly which can make it a bit tricky if you don’t want to leave them at home.
We’ve put together this list of 15 unique dog friendly Airbnb’s in Ireland so you can forget the pet sitter and bring your four-legged friend along for the ride.
Quirky pet friendly Airbnbs in Ireland
From secluded seaside cottages to restored farm cabins, there’s something for every type of getaway on this list.
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1. Old World Converted Stableyard with Swimming Pool
This elegantly converted stableyard is a stunning place to stay for a big group getaway. The beautiful old stone building has such a country charm that you’ll forget that you’re just 5km from the centre of Dublin.
The house sleeps eight guests with four bedrooms and has an indoor heated pool and separate sauna that can be used all year round.
For pet owners, this place is especially ideal. The pretty courtyard is perfect to keep your dog secure within the property at night.
When it comes time for your morning walk, you’re right on the edge of world-renowned Phoenix Park. Book a night or see more here.
2. Peace, quiet and plenty of hill walks
This hundred-year-old stone cottage is a complete escape from your busy life. The owner has beautifully restored this old cottage into a cosy space for four people and their furry friend.
It’s quite secluded, with nearly a two-hour drive to Cork and no public transport network. However, that’s the charm of the property that sits on the picturesque Sheep’s Head peninsula.
You can explore the surrounding countryside on foot with your dog or even head down to the seaside for a picnic. Book a night or see more here.
3. Dunmore House
If you’re after a secluded ocean escape, this cottage is a little slice of heaven. The old stone cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has direct access to two sandy beaches.
You’ll be completely removed from the hustle and bustle here, situated at the far end of the Carrickfinn Peninsula.
You can bring seven friends with you to this three-bedroom place, but your dog might even love it more than all of you.
There’s plenty of open space outside for them to enjoy and the nearby beaches are quiet and perfect for summer picnics. Book a night or see more here.
Related read: Check out our guide to 15 of the best beach houses on Airbnb (with stunning sea views).
4. Haggart House
This restored 19th-century farmhouse is the perfect romantic hideaway. The two-bedroom heritage stone house has been beautifully refurbished with a modern interior that still has an old-world vibe.
The property is situated in the Mealagh Valley, just 8km from Bantry town. It’s the perfect spot to bring along your pup with access to some great walks nearby.
Both Sheep’s Head Way and St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Way cross the valley and there’s plenty of country roads and fields to explore.
Of an evening, you can enjoy the outdoor patio or sit by the antique wood-burning stove indoors. Book a night or see more here.
5. A waterfront Hideaway for 2
This is a completely unique little hideaway on Traighenna Bay. The property has a private shepherd’s hut and converted shipping container overlooking the water.
You have access to both the cosy little spaces which are set on a wooden deck on the edge of a small lake.
The shepherd’s hut can sleep two guests, while the open shipping container has a fireplace and lounge to relax while gazing at the outside view.
Dogs are welcome with a small surcharge but it’s definitely worth bringing your pooch. They’ll love the open spaces and you can easily take them for a walk down to the beach.
Book a night or see more here.
6. A cosy cabin in Wicklow
Head for the hills and this cute little country cabin in the Wicklow Mountains and Blessington Lakes region.
This small wooden cabin for two is in a convenient location, just 20 minutes from Glendalough and 15 minutes from Blessington.
The self-contained cottage is at the end of a pretty garden and has a warm, rustic interior perfect for a romantic getaway.
The owner’s Labrador, Barney, is a friendly neighbour and apparently loves making friends with all other breeds, so your own pet is more than welcome.
The open garden and surrounding area are perfect for adventuring with your four-legged buddy too. Book a night or see more here.
7. A seaside cottage with spectacular views
You can enjoy sweeping views over the Atlantic Ocean from this rustic cottage in Connemara. The property is situated on the Renvyle Peninsula just off the Wild Atlantic Way.
The cottage has two loft bedrooms with a cosy lounge and kitchen area. The best feature of the small house though is the ocean-facing deck at the front and the surrounding open fields which makes you feel completely secluded from the world.
It’s the perfect seaside getaway to enjoy with your dog. They’ll love the open spaces and you can easily reach nearby beaches for a stroll. Book a night or see more here.
8. The lakeside shipping container
If you’re a bit of a design enthusiast, then this tiny home on the edge of a coastal lake is a real treat.
The trendy converted shipping container is located on a property overlooking Traighenna Bay in West Donegal.
The little space is entirely self-contained and decked out in a completely modern style. If you spend a night here, your pooch will have a whole acre of land at their disposal.
You also have a choice of sandy beaches within an easy five-minute drive for coastal walks and picnics. Book a night or see more here.
9. Swallow’s Nest
This tiny home is as tiny as they come. The small cabin on a farm near the village of Slane is built out of barley straw and natural clay.
If you’re after a cosy space for a couple’s retreat, then this is more than ideal, with one bedroom and a small deck area to enjoy the peaceful farmland.
You’re free to bring your dog here but respect the owner’s wish to keep it on a lead if you want to go for a walk in the main farm area.
But you’re within walking distance of the village so you can easily explore further afield too. Book a night or see more here.
10. By the waterside
This pet-friendly, restored architectural gem of a house is a seaside paradise. You could almost imagine that you’re somewhere on the Mediterranean with its pretty alfresco dining area and the clear waters of Traharta Cove practically at your doorstep.
The beautiful sea views from this three-bedroom house are what most guests rave about. Despite feeling quite remote though, you’re only 8km from the town of Skibbereen.
Your dog will love the one and a half acres of garden and the quiet roads around the area. You can also head down to nearby beaches for a longer stroll. Book a night or see more here.
11. Journeys End at The Old Rectory Farm
This converted barn is a luxurious farm stay in the foothills of some incredible landscapes. If you’re after a country getaway with your partner and furry friend, this place is perfect.
Located on the grounds of the old rectory farm in Glenealy, the one-bedroom barn is a beautiful place with more than enough space for a couple and their pet.
There are nearby biking and hiking spots in the surrounding mountains, which both you and your dog will love.
The cosy and comfortable open plan lounge in the barn is ideal for relaxing after a day of exploring. Book a night or see more here.
12. Romantic seclusion with lake water lapping
This cabin buried in the woods looks like an absolute dream. The beautiful small hut has enough space for two with a basic kitchen and comfortable ensuite bathroom.
The large glass windows facing out to the surrounding gardens will make you feel as though you’re completely secluded in the woods.
The cabin is situated near Assaroe Lake in South Donegal with access to a jetty and seating area overlooking the water. Pets are welcome after consulting with the hosts. Book a night or see more here.
13. Roseanne’s Seaside Cottage
This traditional Irish cottage is ideal for a weekend trip to the beach with friends. It’s just 5km from the bustling village of Carlingford and at the same time, right on the seashore with incredible views down to the nearest beach.
The property can sleep six guests and the large enclosed gravel yard is perfect for keeping your dog secure at night.
During the day, you can easily head off for a walk along the coastline with your pooch. Book a night or see more here.
14. Jack Wright’s at Hushabye Farm
You can’t get much more unique or irresistible than staying on an alpaca farm. This two-bedroom cottage is tucked away on a working farm in the foothills of the Slieve Blooms.
From the cute self-contained cottage, you have views across the farm and surrounding landscape. The alpacas are moved from paddock to paddock, but you’ll always be able to see them grazing.
What makes this place even better is that you can bring your dog along. They’ll love the large fields and you have plenty of country lanes and trails nearby for long walks. Book a night or see more here.
Note: There’s currently a ban on travelling to Offaly, so make sure to plan your trip here for the autumn/winter months.
Fancy discovering more unique Irish accommodation?
If you drop into the where to stay in Ireland section of our site, you’ll discover a tonne of different unique places to stay.
From lakeside shipping containers to hobbit pods, swanky homes by the sea and more, there’s something to tickle every fancy.
Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.