Dublin is a must-see European city with a warm vibe, lively nightlife, shopping centers, and jam-packed with activities for travelers and tourists alike. Dublin is an international hub that is rich in culture and history. However, some need a break from city life, seeking a relaxing getaway devoid of people, busy roads, and honking cars.
Luckily, Dublin is nearby to cozier towns and communities that offer accommodations to those seeking a peaceful retreat away from the city. These tranquil and beautiful staycation spots are only a short drive away from Dublin!
9 Martello Sutton Tower
- Location : Red Rock, Sutton
Want to be king or queen of the castle?
Visitors can make their dreams come true and spend a night at Martello Sutton Tower. Enjoy a staycation in Sutton and sleep in a castle that was built in 1804, complete with concrete walls that are over 10-feet thick! Overlooking the expansive Dublin Bay, visitors can enjoy the feeling of owning their own castle for a couple of nights!
8 Alensgroves Cottages
- Location : Leixlip
Looking for a quiet stay just a stone's throw away from Dublin?
Alensgroves Cottages are located in the quaint community of Leixlip. These 10 cottages are situated just along the River Liffey, offering visitors an escape from Dublin's hustle and bustle. The properties are equipped with BBQ pits, dining amenities, and recreational activities to be enjoyed on the river. Friendly farm animals also call this property home!
7 Skryne Castle
- Location : Tara, County Meath
Built in 1142, Skryne Castle is 3-storeys high, equipped with 5 bedrooms, 9 beds, and 4 baths. For up to 15 guests, the entire castle can be booked for a memorable staycation!
Being only 40 minutes away from Dublin, the castle is newly renovated, equipped with amenities suitable for big groups and festive events. Activities like horseback riding and fishing are also available on the property upon request. Otherwise, guests staying at Skryne Castle can easily visit nearby attractions such as the Hill of Tara, New-grange, the Battle of the Boyne.
6 Roisin Dubh Houseboat
- Location : County Kildare
The Barge is a family-owned houseboat built in 1999 and gently sits on the waters of the Grand Canal. Guests who are lucky enough to book a couple of nights at Roisin Dubh Houseboat will enjoy the vibe emanating from Kildare.
Being 25-30 minutes away from Dublin, Kildare offers visitors a peek into Ireland's Ancient East history. This county is home to some of Ireland's best features! Visitors staying at Roisin Dubh Houseboat will fall in love with this rental and the lovely county of Kildare.
5 Roseanne's Seaside Cottage
- Location : Carlingford, County Louth
Roseanne's traditional Irish cottage is only an hour away from Dublin (and Belfast). This gorgeous property is located in Whitestown and is minutes away from Carlingford. Visitors can enjoy a peaceful stay at the cottage (which is only steps away from the beach) or enjoy a day of leisurely shopping. At night, visitors can check out Lily Finnegans Pub nearby. This property is has a strict, no-party policy, so leave your party hats at home and just bask in the tranquility of the coast!
4 KODA Loft
- Location : Brittas Bay, County Wicklow
Known as a "microhouse" the KODA Loft is perfect for the minimalist traveler (or for those who just want to experience something different). Being only 26 square meters, this loft is complete with a double bed, kitchen, and cozy living room space (with a flat-screen television). Guests are also welcomed with a fully stocked kitchen of basic groceries, tea, coffee, and chocolate. This award-winning loft is also surrounded by a panoramic view of lush forests, which is beside a beach area. Visitors can also head over to Arklow town, which is only a short drive away.
3 The Dome Home
- Location : Wicklow, County Wicklow
Staycation seekers looking for a unique experience near Dublin should book a couple of nights at the Luxury Dome, where modern living meets glamping! Perfect for couples and groups, the Luxury Dome features a room inside a transparent, dome-shaped covering. Visitors can enjoy the gorgeous view of the Wicklow Mountains from their bedside! The pet-friendly property is also equipped with a cozy kitchenette, shower, and washroom.
2 Knockrobin Glamping
- Location : Rathnew, County Wicklow
Craving the outdoors without the hassle of camping? For 130 Euros a night, visitors can enjoy a peaceful stay with Knockrobin Glamping! Those who are lucky enough to book a stay at Knockrobin can bask in the views of the Wicklow Mountains from the king-sized bed or sit on the patio deck.
You can enjoy some peace inside the roomy tent or spend the day visiting local attractions such as Brittas Bay Beach, The Murrough, Glendalough, and Mahermore Beach. Then, by night, you can cozy with your loved ones and admire the starry night sky!
1 Hotwell House
- Location : Enfield, County Meath
This cozy property features the Coach House which is over 200 years old! Visitors can enjoy a staycation close to Dublin in Enfield. The Hotwell House is home to 20 acres of land, where visitors can enjoy the tranquility of County Meath while meeting some local farm animals and taking a dip in Ireland's only warm spring, St. Gorman's Well, which are rumored to have healing properties!