Vacation rentals in Dublin

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Popular amenities for Dublin vacation rentals

Stay near Dublin's top sights

Temple Bar528 locals recommend
Guinness Storehouse950 locals recommend
Phoenix Park1,242 locals recommend
Dundrum Town Centre143 locals recommend
Dublin Castle403 locals recommend
Croke Park302 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Dublin

  • Total rentals

    11K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    284K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    3.1K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1.3K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    30 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    3.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Dublin

All About Dublin

Sitting midway down the east coast of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is a buzzing port city bisected by the River Liffey. You can cross the chilly waters via more than 20 bridges, from the ultramodern Samuel Beckett Bridge in the east to the wide stone arches of O’Connell Bridge right in the heart of the capital. The city is a lively blend of cutting-edge tech companies, offbeat small businesses, and centuries-old pubs where you’ll find traditional fiddle playing and pints of ink-black stout.

Temple Bar is a maze of pubs and bars that gets especially lively during the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in mid-March, while the narrow streets around the main shopping thoroughfare of Grafton Street are home to vegan cafes, delis piled high with locally made treats, and studios showcasing new twists on heritage crafts.

Pockets of green space are framed by grand Georgian townhouses, from Mountjoy Square north of the river to Fitzwilliam Square near St. Stephen’s Green. The National Museum of Ireland tells the story of Dublin through Viking artifacts, minerals, and ceramics at sites across the city, and you can learn about hurling — Ireland’s ancient pastime and the fastest sport on grass — at the GAA Museum before trying it for yourself in over 1,500 acres of Phoenix Park to the west of the city.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Dublin

Dublin has four mild seasons, and you can expect rain any time of year. Winter can get chilly, spring and autumn are comfortable, and summer is pleasantly warm. The closer to the coast you get, the windier it will also be. If you’re visiting in spring, take a trip outside the city and look for the purple and yellow wildflowers at the iconic Cliffs of Moher. Make your way through one of Dublin’s green spaces, like Phoenix Park, as trees shed their leaves in the fall months. During the summer, experience one of Dublin’s 12 castles and relax in their lush gardens. And in the cold winter months, you can warm up at a whiskey distillery by day and visit Dublin’s holiday market stalls at night. While planning your trip, consider what kind of vacation rentals Dublin offers and what you might like best.


Top things to do in Dublin

Little Museum of Dublin

Learn about Dublin’s compelling history and culture at the Little Museum of Dublin, where exhibits including a US presidential lectern and a whole floor dedicated to one of the capital’s most famous musical exports tell the city’s story from this 17th-century, narrow townhouse. You can also sign up for a brief, guided tour or explore the museum at your own pace. St. Stephen’s Green park is a perfect spot for a post-museum rest just two minutes down the street.

Howth

Take Dublin’s high-speed train less than an hour to the coastal village Howth. Start at the Howth Head lookout point. Admire the dramatic, grass-covered cliffs overlooking the Dublin Bay, and come prepared with a rain jacket. From here, you can follow the marked path up to the Howth Summit for more sweeping views. Howth’s castle dates back more than 800 years and features over 200 species of rhododendron in its gardens.

Trinity College

Peruse rows of staggering bookshelves at the Library of Trinity College in Dublin. Head to the library’s long room for the most impressive view. This dome-shaped building is full of floor-to-ceiling books, and it’s more than 300 years old. After the library, you can relax and people-watch at the pristine Trinity College Botanical Gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Dublin?

    Dublin experiences a temperate maritime climate, characterized by mild winters and cool summers. Average temperatures range from 41°F (5°C) in winter to 63°F (17°C) in summer. Rain is common throughout the year, but it's usually light showers. Remember to pack a sturdy umbrella or raincoat if you plan to explore the city on foot.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Dublin?

    Dublin invites you to explore its rich history at the National Museum of Ireland, enjoy a peaceful stroll through the St Stephen's Green park, or engage with literature at the Dublin Writers Museum. You can also discover the city's past at Dublin Castle.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Dublin?

    Many visitors prefer Dublin in the warmer months of June to August. During this time, local events such as the Bloomsday Festival, a celebration of James Joyce's 'Ulysses', and the Dublin Pride Festival add to the city's vibrant atmosphere.

  • What are the best places to stay in Dublin?

    Popular areas to stay in Dublin include the city center for its accessibility, Temple Bar for its cultural scene, Ballsbridge for its quiet charm, and Stoneybatter, known for its local community vibe.

  • What are the best places to visit in Dublin?

    Visitors to Dublin often explore the historic Kilmainham Gaol, the stunning St Patrick's Cathedral, or the educational Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells. The Guinness Storehouse is also popular, providing insight into Dublin's brewing heritage.

  • What are some hiking trails in Dublin?

    For hiking enthusiasts, the trails in Dublin's mountains, such as the Wicklow Way or the Howth Cliff Path Loop offer breathtaking views. The Dublin Mountains Way, which spans 42 km (26 miles), is also a popular choice.

  • What are some family activities to do in Dublin?

    Families in Dublin can enjoy a day at the Dublin Zoo, learn about science at the interactive Explorium, or engage with nature at the National Botanic Gardens. The Viking Splash Tour is also a fun way to explore the city with kids.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Dublin?

    Popular day trips from Dublin include exploring the ancient Newgrange monument, visiting the charming town of Howth, or experiencing the scenic beauty of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. You could also journey to the historic city of Kilkenny.

  • Are there apartment rentals with a dedicated workspace in Dublin?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,080 apartment rentals in Dublin featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do apartment rentals in Dublin have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 440 apartment rentals with self check-in in Dublin. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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