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7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Dublin, Ireland

Want to enjoy a romantic break in Ireland’s capital city? You’ll find lots of things to do, from visiting medieval castles to strolls and afternoon tea in Phoenix Park. Of course, you’ll need the perfect place to stay, and there are plenty of options. Whether you prefer to stay in the heart of it all or enjoy a tranquil retreat outside of the city that’s within easy reach, you’re sure to find an option among these top picks.

Artisan Cottage by the Canal in Portobello Artisan Cottage by the Canal in Portobello, Dublin Airbnb
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Artisan Cottage by the Canal in Portobello

This super cute 19th-century cottage sits alongside a canal in the eclectic Portobello neighborhood, a 20-minute walk from the city center and some of Dublin’s best restaurants, trendy cafes and bars. You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay in the city, set along a pedestrian lane surrounded by lush greenery and a garden that makes it feel like you’re staying in the countryside. Sleeping up to two, it has a kitchen, dining area and south-facing terrace for enjoying the morning sun with your coffee. You’ll get a welcome basket with a variety of Irish breakfast and artisan food items, as well as a bottle of wine for the ideal romantic escape.

Warm Family Home & Garden in D9 Warm family home & garden in D9 Dublin Airbnb
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Warm Family Home & Garden in D9

This beautiful home offers a B&B stay with a delicious breakfast included, along with easy access to the city and the countryside.  Your friendly hosts will provide you with transport cards for discounts on buses, trains and trams, with the city center just 20 minutes away, the airport reached in under 15 minutes, and a bus stop is right out the front door. You’ll have a private double room and you can also enjoy access to the sitting room with satellite TV, the kitchen and dining room, a tranquil south-west facing garden and a hot tub.

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Martello Tower Sutton

This unique and romantic Airbnb sits on the north coastline of Dublin Bay, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the water. Built in 1804, this self-catering Airbnb has two bedrooms among its 10-foot-thick walls, with an original stone staircase and sits right on the rocks at the edge of the sea. There’s a balcony that spans the entire building and a stairwell for access to the pebbled beach. Ideally located for enjoying the area’s restaurants, shops, and attractions. It’s just a 5-minute drive to Sutton, 10 minutes from Howth Harbour and 20 minutes to Dublin.

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Designer Apartment Grand Canal City Center

Located in a vibrant working and living district in the southside area near Dublin’s city center on both sides of the River Liffey, this stylish two-bedroom, fourth-floor apartment, is just a 15-minute walk from the Temple Bar, Grafton Street, St. Stephen’s Green, and a wide range of popular cafes and restaurants. The complex itself has its own shops and eateries, sports facilities and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. You’ll have two balconies on either side of the apartment, a fully-equipped kitchen stocked with breakfast ingredients like a variety of teas and coffee (including Nespresso pods), fresh brown soda bread and preserves; granola, muesli & porridge, free-range eggs, yogurt and fresh fruit. It also comes with a comfortable living area with a large flat-screen TV, while bedrooms feature wireless Internet TVs, an Apple TV system, DVD and skyHD.

Sunny Barger - Grand Canal Dock Houseboat Sunny Barger - Grand Canal Dock Houseboat
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Sunny Barger - Grand Canal Dock Houseboat

You can even enjoy a unique romantic night right on the water in the Grand Canal with this Airbnb. The Sunny Barger is a houseboat located just a 20-minute walk from the Temple Bar area. It sleeps up to four, with three bedrooms, and has a living room with a TV and wood-burning stove.  There’s also a kitchen with an oven and grill, making it perfect for a quiet, quirky stay close to everything.

Stylish 2 Bedroom By the Sea Stylish 2 Bedroom By the Sea
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Stylish 2 Bedroom By the Sea

Located in a prime spot just off Ailesbury road in the historic postal district of Dublin you’ll be just a short walk from the DART train that will bring you to the center of Dublin in about 10 minutes, while Dublin Bay is just around the corner.  The elegant two-bedroom apartment offers a fabulous sea view from a south-facing balcony, and picturesque garden views too. It also comes with a cozy open fireplace and plenty of character, with works of art, a cocktail cabinet, mid-century furniture, plants and Sonos speakers, a TV with Netflix and strong Wi-Fi.

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Stunning Temple Bar Apartment

This spacious suite apartment offers an ideal location for taking advantage of many city attractions, just a few minutes on foot from Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Grafton Street, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the quiet quarter of the Temple Bar area on Cow’s Lane. Pubs, museums, music venues and theaters are all close by. You’ll enjoy a friendly and welcoming host, a fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV and free Wi-Fi too.

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