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Enjoy holiday homes to rent in Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and the heart and soul of a Celtic holiday getaway. Whether you’re interested in the land’s deep history, its emerald green pastures, the great beer and local cuisine, quality shopping or just an escape from the rigours of daily life, it’s all right here. Dublin has everything you need for a great family outing, business trip, romantic week away or solo holiday experience. When you secure holiday homes to rent in Dublin, you’re getting the trip of a lifetime.

History

Historical sites near Dublin holiday rentals

As a city that dates back to Roman times and earlier, Dublin offers a wealth of historic attractions to visit near holiday homes. Christ Church Cathedral is an important historical and cultural landmark that dates back to the Middle Ages with medieval crypts to tour. Malahide Castle near the coast was built in the 12th century and features a collection of furniture and artwork. The Glasnevin Cemetery Museum exhibits graves dating to 1832 that are the resting place of many iconic figures from Ireland’s history. Kilmainham Gaol, once a prison that held Irish revolutionaries, today serves as a public museum.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Dublin

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Dublin a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Guinness Storehouse (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Dublin Zoo (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Croke Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Clontarf Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Elm Park Golf and Sports Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Royal Dublin Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Dublin

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Dublin is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Stephen's Green (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • War Memorial Gardens (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • National Botanic Gardens (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • St. Stephen's Green (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Iveagh Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Grand Canal (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Dublin

Fly into Dublin (DUB), the closest airport, located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Dublin Tara Street Station, Dublin Pearse Street Station and Dublin Connolly Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Dublin by jumping on the metro at Jervis Station, Abbey Street Station or St. Stephen's Green Station.

How to get around

Transport around Dublin holiday homes

Dublin is a major city with a wide array of available transportation options. Travellers from around the world can fly directly into Dublin Airport and from there can take a shuttle, taxi or bus to holiday rentals. Regular public transportation throughout the city is available via bus, rail and tram. Car hires allow you to drive around town yourself, while hiking and cycling are great ways to see the downtown area or explore the surrounding countryside trails and scenic points.

Food & drink 

Regional food and drink in Dublin

The first thing you’ll need to try while at your Dublin holiday accommodation is a pint of Guinness from a local pub. This stout has been called the national drink of Ireland and is quite different from the beer you get abroad. The chicken fillet roll, a boneless cut of poultry topped with cheese and lettuce, is a staple of street-food cuisine. Irish stew is a simple yet popular dish of meat, veggies and potatoes. Brown bread is great with stew, as a breakfast staple or as a snack covered in butter and marmalade.

Essential info

What to know about Dublin holiday homes

Dublin has a maritime climate featuring cool summers, mild winters and a lack of extreme temperatures. The average high is around 13°C, and the average low is around 6.1°C. Annually the city sees about 754 mm of rainfall divided relatively evenly over the months. English is the dominant language near holiday rentals, though Irish is also spoken in many households. For the benefit of travellers the city is divided into districts including the Medieval, Georgian, Docklands, Cultural and Creative Quarters, each offering its own unique attractions and feel.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Dublin?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 644 holiday rentals around Dublin. From 460 Condos/Apartments to 127 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Dublin is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Dublin?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dublin:

  • City Centre Dublin: 461 holiday homes
  • Ballsbridge: 171 holiday homes
  • Phoenix Park: 110 holiday homes
  • Dublin Southside: 526 holiday homes
  • Drumcondra South: 34 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dublin?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Dublin. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Temple Street Children's University Hospital: 643 holiday rentals
  • Dundrum Town Centre: 693 holiday rentals
  • Sandymount Beach: 646 holiday rentals
  • Dublin Killester Station: 682 holiday rentals
  • St. Michan's Church: 648 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dublin listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Dublin?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 460 Condos/Apartments in Dublin. Our other popular types of Dublin holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 127 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 24 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 24 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dublin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9 holiday homes with pool available in Dublin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.