Perfect Airbnb’s for a Family Staycation


Ireland is rife with people looking for the perfect staycations to avoid oversea travel due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and it’s effects on the travel industry. While it’s important that during this time we support our local businesses, including hotels – these vacations can be expensive and quickly end up costing just as much if not more for you to stay a few nights in a cramped hotel room with your family.

If you’re looking for a cost effective and spacious way for you and your family to spend your holidays this year – consider staying at an Airbnb. Airbnb’s are a great alternative to traditional hotel rooms and provides you with more space for your family, as well as all the facilities you have in your home meaning that you can save even more by cooking your own meals and making your own entertainment.

Today at we’ve put together five fabulous properties that are perfect for families with children who might be looking for a fun getaway, right here in Ireland.

Connemara country home – Galway


This beautiful Connemara home is for those who want to really try life off of the 20th century grid – there is NO mobile phone reception and NO internet, meaning it’s the perfect time to completely shut off and enjoy nature, read a book and spend time as a family.

The location is located in the beautiful Connemara Gaeltacht and is perfect for those who love to explore during the day, ideal for seeking out walking and hiking trails, spending a beautiful day with a picnic on the beach and exploring a number of biking paths. The hosts of the Airbnb can even help you schedule your stay and organize boat or bike rentals to make the most out of your time.

If you’re concerned about the remoteness of the location – fear not. The home is situated in between numerous villages which are ideal for supplies, dining and exploring and is only 50 kilometers away from Galway city where you can spend the day exploring the area for a change of scenery.

Did we mention that only 100 meters away there is stunning PRIVATE beach?

Enchanting bungalow by the lake – Kerry


If Kerry is more your style for your family staycation in Ireland, then look no further. This charming bungalow at the head of the Caragh Valley offers you the simplistic peace and tranquility that is perfect to relax your mind, body and soul after the last six stressful months.

The house itself features two bedrooms, full kitchen, and bath as well as a gorgeous private patio which is perfect for a morning cup of tea to take in the fresh air or to sit around in the evening with family playing games on the outdoor table enjoying the magnificent stars.

If you’re looking for a little more adventure during your stay, not far away there are many activities to keep you and your family occupied and excited! From horse back riding, to kayaking to trailwalking and more there are plenty of options to spend your day. The house is also perfectly located for tours of the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and Wild Atlantic way.

If you’re looking for a peaceful, but still exciting trip for you and your family – you can’t go wrong with this simple bungalow.


Ballinkeele country villa – Wexford


If you’re looking for something a little more “grand” for your staycation – this is it. This beautiful country villa located in Wexford sleeps a whopping 19 (!!) people in seven bedrooms with six and a half baths – – – meaning that there is room for everyone and it is ideal to gather your family together after an extended time apart.

The house itself pulls together a rustic and otherworldly charm with a modern flare which will leave you absolutely in awe of it’s architecture, while simultaneously drooling over the modern, fully equipped kitchen. The home is also kid friendly and the hosts can provide additional toys and amenities for little ones.

While the house is located on beautiful manicured grounds which are brilliant for exploring and taking in a lovely fall day as well as a gorgeous garden terrace, this is also the perfect place if you want to cosy up inside with friends and family on a colder day. There are multiple rooms to spend time in from the spacious kitchen to the fireside nook in the living room which gives off ultra-cosy vibes.

This breathtaking property is not to be missed for your next family get together.


Country cottage near Glendalough – Wicklow


Glenalough, located in Wicklow is one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland and this cosy country cottage right near by is the perfect place to spend a lovely long weekend and is absolutely perfect for families who are looking to get away from the city for a much needed break.

The house itself sleeps four people and is absolutely brimming with a rustic country charm. The gorgeous wooden fireplace in the living room is the perfect place to cosy up after a long day of exploring the Wicklow wilderness and the fully equipped kitchen an ideal setting to prepare your own meals. The exterior features gorgeous gardens with an outdoor patio completely filled will charm. The grounds even feature a treehouse (including slide!) that is the perfect play area for children.

At we understand that many people are facing a complete adjustment to their typical summer and fall plans due to the travel and safety restrictions of COVID-19. However, we believe in making the best out of any situation and these Airbnb’s can provide some much-needed peace in an otherwise hectic world. is dedicated to the security of the Irish people, and that includes your home insurance. For more information on home insurance from, visit our website.