Dublin's best Airbnbs
This exquisite Victorian home is so visually exciting that it was featured on the cover of ’Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living’. Up to two people can stay here and the Airbnb part is self-contained, but you can have a nose round the rest of the place too, including the neat little walled garden. It’s situated close to the centre of the city, near the Grand Canal and lively Camden and Grafton Street areas.
By wandering just 20 minutes from the centre of Dublin (and a mere 10 minutes from the airport) you can land yourself a mansion on a private estate. We know it sounds pricey - but trust us, it ain't. Since it sleeps up to 12 people (who you can share the cost with) this place is an absolute steal. When you're not exploring the wonders of the city, you can play pool or a spot of tennis on the floodlit court, or take a stroll through the 27 acres of glorious woodland, followed up by dinner in the picturesque village of Malahide.
Traditional bnb's not cutting the mustard? Grab a coach-load of friends and head over to this luxury penthouse in Drumcondra, where something a little different lies behind a distillery's doors. Firstly it's absolutely huge - the bnb sleeps up to ten people, has a pool table and a pretty roomy balcony with gas barbecue (for making the most of those long summer nights). Look over the railings and you'll catch a glimpse of the glistening Tolka River, or (when you fancy a wander) shlepp it to Croke Park where you can catch sports and events. Even better? Stroll further south and you'll find yourself in the heart of Dublin.
Nestled nicely on the edge of Burrow Beach, this modern log cabin provides a relaxing seaside retreat for two. It's a 25-minute drive from Dublin airport and almost double that into the centre of the capital, but Howth village more than caters for anything you might need. A quick five-minute drive or 10-minute train will deliver you amongst cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops and a hurdy gurdy museum.
This quirky Georgian studio on a quiet street absolutely oozes charm. Built in 1792, the self-contained apartment lies at the top of the oval shaped part of the building, where there's a double bed on a mezzanine, kitchenette, lounge area and separate bathroom – the perfect amount of space for a couple. Nearby you'll find plenty of restaurants and cafés, as well as the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art, Writers' Museum, Gate Theatre – all less than a ten-minute walk away.
A very quaint, nineteenth-century cottage beside the Grand Canal that can very comfortably sleep two. Its white exterior, sky blue door and pink roses reminds more of the Med than Ireland, but if the weather looks upon you that favourably, then the terrace makes for a lvoely place to enjoy it. Otherwise, head off to the nearby, lively Camden Street for a bite to eat and drink, or take a 20-minute stroll into the city centre.
If you've got a penchant for sophisticated interiors and get enlivened by bright design then this is the perfect place for a south-east Dublin stopover. Thanks to the crisp white walls and an abundance of windows, the chic space fills with sunlight during the day, making for an airy living space. When you'd rather feel the breeze, kick back and relax on the leafy terrace or lounge in the private garden. Don't forget to bring your friends along too, because this stylish home sleeps six and is just a hop skip and a jump away from some of Dublin's must-see attractions, such as the Aviva Stadium, Grand Canal, National Museums and St Stephen's Green.
A family-friendly Victorian five-bed that sleeps ten and offers clear views of Dublin Bay. It's close to Clontarf Castle, North Bull Island Nature Reserve and a couple of golf clubs, but is also easily accessible from the central Dublin. The bus stops right outside the house, while the train is a 15-minute walk.
Based in an area that's known as the Old Jewish Quarter – and the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw – this superb Georgian house provides room for up to six. There's a private leafy garden, free parking and the neighbourhood abutts the scenic Grand Canal. St Stephen's Green is nearby, as is the traditional beigel shop Bretzel and the tearoom Wall and Keogh, among many other shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.
If you want to be close to just about everything, you could do worse than staying in this cool Victorian red-brick. The spacious place overlooks bustling Exchequer Street, with numerous bars, resturants and shops surrounding the place. St Stephen's Green and the Little Museum of Dublin are only a ten-minute stroll, as is the River Liffrey in the other direction. The spacious place sleeps up to five people, has a drinks and games cupboard and a balcony.