6 Irish treehouses to visit on Airbnb this year

Treehouses aren’t just for kids anymore. Airbnb has amazing luxury treehouse rentals for weekend getaways, Easter break, and summertime adventures. Across the country, guests can indulge in childhood nostalgia in an upscale way and stay in a cabin amidst the treetops, with woodland views and modern amenities.

Here are the six best treehouse stays in Ireland right now.

Urban tranquilityCo Cork

This authentic tree house is just a five minute walk from Cork city center but you couldn’t tell when you arrived. Surrounded by trees, it sits six meters above the ground with its own rope bridge entrance. It is fully secluded with a double bedroom and an observation deck, with views of the city and surrounding leafy treetops. Hot croissants are provided for breakfast via a pulley system from below. Stays from 140 per night.

Tuckmill Treehousecounty wicklow

If you’re looking for a tech-free stay away from news, email and social media, then Tuckmill is the perfect escape for two. Tucked away in a wooded area near a farm, this Airbnb purposely has no TV or wifi. Patio doors open onto a large deck, where you can see deer, red squirrels, ponies, peacocks and other wildlife. Based in the town of Baltinglass, the house is right at the start of the Wicklow Way, a walking trail that begins in Dublin‘s Marlay Park, runs through County Wicklow and ends at Clonegal in Carlow. Stays from 130 per night.

The return of the swallowCounty Louth

In Carlingford, this treehouse is located at the back of the friendly owner’s property, seven feet off the ground and surrounded by tall sycamores. Ideal for small families or friends, the house is made of shiplapped wood and can accommodate up to four people (with one bedroom and a trundle bed). The rental has all the conveniences of a brick and mortar home with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, full bathroom, electric heat and a small balcony. Kids will also love the property’s swings and trampoline. Stays from 112 € per night.

Ox Mountain TreehouseCounty Sligo

Located in Ox Mountain Adventure Camp, guests will never run out of things to do. Many outdoor activities are available, including guided tours with habitat guides, archery lessons, golf, horse riding, fishing on nearby Lough Easky and Lough Talt and walking and cycling trails along The Sligo Way. The accommodation itself sleeps five, with two bedrooms and a bathroom, a kitchen and dining area, and a hammock on the deck – the ultimate summertime reading spot. Stays from 90 € by night.

The BirdhouseCounty Donegal

This bright, modern treehouse features colorful interiors and stunning views of Glenveagh National Park. Designed for adults only, the tiny place makes smart use of space with a kitchenette, compact bathroom, and a loft with a double bed above the living room. The house also has a rope bridge and a private terrace with patio furniture and fairy lights. And, as it’s in a Gaeltacht area, traditional music is easy to find in local pubs just a five-minute drive away. Stays from 8 €5 per night.

Wicklow Wilderness Tree Tentscounty wicklow

Technically this is a tree tent and not a tree house, but it is a similar elevated experience. Located in a private forest in Rathdrum, guests stay in a treetop tent suspended above the ground. Owned by Tipi Adventures, the campsite is focused on eco-friendly accommodation; there is no running water or electricity, but composting toilets and hand sanitizing stations are available. The experience has rave reviews and with evenings around the campfire, nature lessons and a knowledgeable and friendly host, it’s a great place to host a birthday party this summer. Stays from 90 per night.

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