Fancy snooping around six of Ireland’s most expensive Airbnbs?
The world is opening up to us again and slowly but surely we are rediscovering this travel virus again inside of us. There are so many great options here in Ireland for a stay, especially with Airbnbs stepping up their game in the home vacation wave.
But have you ever wondered what would happen if you pushed the price filter all the way to the thousands on Airbnb?
Well that’s exactly what we did, and let me tell you there’s a whole different world of Airbnbs once you hit the thousands range. Restored Norman castles, an old Georgian mansion, secluded lakeside lodges… we’ve selected six of Ireland’s most glamorous Airbnbs that cost serious $$$$ so you can snoop around and see how the other half live.
Healthfield Manor, Glynn, County Wexford (€ 1,500 per night)
This holiday home in Wexford is a lush little country getaway, not too far from the pretty and touristy town of Wexford. There are eight bedrooms, most of which apparently sleep three people in a double / single room configuration, and two of the bedrooms form a family suite with its own bathroom. Large, comfortable beds with premium bedding will ensure all guests get a restful and enjoyable night’s sleep.
The magnificent house overlooks the River Slaney and has beautiful antique furniture with a touch of luxury… like something straight out of Pride and Prejudice! Despite the antique furniture, the kitchen is large and fully equipped with a large American style refrigerator to store all the groceries guests will need to prepare meals in this fabulous kitchen. All modern conveniences are provided and there is a large dining table in the kitchen where breakfast can be served.
More formal meals can take place in the large dining room. Here, guests can sit around a large table and enjoy a meal and chat in a lovely relaxed atmosphere and pretend to be at a feast for the night – glam!
Ballintubbert House, Ballintubbert, County Laois, Ireland (2,000 € per night)
Tucked away in a secret location just an hour from Dublin and surrounded by beautiful hills and forests, Ballintubbert House and the extraordinary beautiful 14 acre gardens truly are a hidden gem. The main house, luxurious but friendly, has 5 super comfortable bedrooms; 2 living rooms and a large kitchen and dining room. Ballintubbert is ideal for gatherings of family and friends.
Idyllic, peaceful and just a little quirky, explore the beautiful gardens with its miniature lake and fountains or explore the stables, flower gardens and orchard to enjoy the main vibrations of Bridgerton – be sure to pack a long flowing dress for the full effect!
The main house has five bedrooms. The rental price includes 5 other luxurious rooms in the old stables which face the house like a courtyard. One of these bedrooms is its own small detached cottage with a very nice kitchen. Five of the bedrooms have fixed double beds.
Addergoole Lodge, Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland (3,000 € per night)
This fabulous home is nestled at the foot of Diamond Hill. This architecturally designed property is one of a kind with the upstairs living room to make the most of the beautiful views.
Spend the evening preparing a lovely meal in the superb fitted kitchen and enjoy your meal alfresco on the balcony which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.
Just a 10 minute walk from Kylemore Abbey and just a 5 minute drive from Connemara National Park and Letterfrack village, this is an ideal base for exploring all that Connemara has to offer. With an open concept living room, kitchen and dining area and double doors leading to a veranda with stunning mountain views. Downstairs there are four generously sized bedrooms all with king size beds, 2 en-suite bathrooms, and a master bathroom.
Lisdonagh House, Caherlistrane, County Galway, Ireland (980 € per night)
If you want to live out your mansion lady fantasy, this is the one for you. Enjoy the 18th century Irish countryside in an idyllic location overlooking private Lough Hackett. Lisdonagh House is beautifully located fifteen miles from Galway City and offers guests a timeless getaway on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is ideal for extended families, groups of friends or special occasions, accommodating nineteen people in nine en suite bedrooms.
Peacefully set in a secluded forest surrounded by lush green fields and a beautiful private lake, Lisdonagh Manor House is an enchantingly elegant manor house that has been lovingly restored with magnificent original features as well as extensive collection of antiques. Full of traditional character and charm, the tasteful decor pays homage to Lisdonagh’s history with rich, warm colors.
Upon entering, guests are greeted by a spacious living room with fireplace, an elegant dining room that seats over 20 people, as well as a large country kitchen and traditional stove. Spread over three floors, there are nine beautifully restored en-suite bedrooms, as well as a rustic-style library and bar. The perfect place for a glamorous yet intimate evening.
Kilteelagh House, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland (€ 2,500 per night)
This elegant 15,000 square foot mansion offers peaceful and serene vacations, retreats, long walks, boating, sailing, fishing, biking, hiking, tennis, golf, shooting, golf yoga, meditation, entertainment and more. Walks, the symphony of birds, peace and quiet, agriculture and horses, sunrises and sunsets, Irish skies and pure nature abound!
Thanks to Kilteelagh House’s central location it makes an ideal base for exploring all of Ireland, with the picturesque sailing village of Dromineer a short walk or boat ride away for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or yacht club activities and parks.
Adair, Ashford Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Dromoland, Portumna or Yeat Castle and Cashel’s Rock are all relatively close by and a rental boat can take you for a picnic to Holy Island or the many villages on the island. along the Loch.
But the best part? The house has a Cordon Bleu chef, caterer and additional staff for daily maid service, which means you’ll eat like royalty during your stay here! Boat rentals are highly recommended in order to see the riverside towns, restaurants and nearby islands. It is the ideal place for a small wedding or a celebration, with its picturesque and unique heritage of 150 years.
Durhamstown Castle, Durhamstown, County Meath, Ireland (€ 1,350 per night)
Durhamstown is a Norman castle dating back to 1420. The original vaulted rooms, 4 in number, are intact with still 600 year old plaster, which is utter nonsense. Downstairs you have the kitchen, hall, dining room, living room and music room, all interconnected, which is ideal for large gatherings and parties. It is decorated in a friendly but eclectic style – antiques mingle with the treasures of the flea market.
It’s very rural, but Dublin is only 30 minutes away (there is a bus service from the city center to Dublin every 30 minutes) so a bit of razzmatazz and culture is needed! Meath is full of historical and prehistoric remains: New Grange, Lough Crew, Tara etc. as well as horse riding, fishing and hunting. There are beautiful walks on the beaches or in the woods. The local town has some great pubs, an art center and for a bit of local color the Causey Farm is a must see. Learn to dance a jig and bake bread – real Irish Craic!
They have 8 double rooms in total and you can either book the whole castle or a room of your choice and they also rent the castle for private events such as weddings, birthdays and large family reunions. The chateau can be rented for a whole week or a weekend and you can always book a fabulous dinner prepared and served by the chateau staff. Very Downton Abbey!