Donegal Vacation Rentals

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Best Vacation Home Deals in Donegal

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e.g. 11/10 - 11/17
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
County Donegal, Northwest, Ireland
from $71 $83
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5.0
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-47%
e.g. 11/3 - 11/10
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Clifden, Galway, Ireland
from $77 $145
VRBO
4.9
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-44%
e.g. 10/27 - 11/3
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Ireland
from $43 $76
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Find a vacation rental that matches your expectations among the 1,895 welcoming options from numerous partner websites in Donegal. Using HomeToGo you can directly compare the offers of each available rental to discover the best price and save up to 47%.

Recommended Vacation Rentals in Donegal

Rent a vacation accommodation in Donegal: from $22 per night

House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Derrybeg, County Donegal, Ireland
from $47
Sykes Cottages
4.2
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House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
County Donegal, Northwest, Ireland
from $71
VRBO
5.0
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland
from $58
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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House ∙ 2 guests
Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
from $80
Homestay.com
5.0
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House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Kerrykeel, County Donegal, Ireland
from $80
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
from $81
VRBO
5.0
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Mountcharles, County Donegal, Ireland
from $79
Sykes Cottages
4.4
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House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
County Donegal, Northwest, Ireland
from $57
HomeAway
4.0
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Vacation Homes With Fishing Spots Nearby

Fishing
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Dunkineely, County Donegal, Ireland
from $76
VRBO
4.7
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Fishing
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Falcarragh, County Donegal, Ireland
from $93
VRBO
4.9
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Fishing
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Ireland
from $83
VRBO
5.0
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Fishing
Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
County Donegal, Northwest, Ireland
from $79
Booking.com
4.3
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Apartments With a Balcony or Patio

Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 2 guests
Kincasslagh, County Donegal, Ireland
from $55
VRBO
5.0
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
from $55
Wimdu
4.0
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
County Down, Ulster Province, Ireland
from $44
Wimdu
5.0
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
from $64
Wimdu
5.0
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Best Dog-Friendly Rentals

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Falcarragh, County Donegal, Ireland
from $51
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Kincasslagh, County Donegal, Ireland
from $60
Sykes Cottages
4.5
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Loughanure, County Donegal, Ireland
from $77
Sykes Cottages
5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Ireland
from $68
HomeAway
5.0
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Popular Rental Amenities in Donegal

  • No smoking (1,374)
  • Parking (1,254)
  • TV (1,080)
  • Internet (1,025)
  • Kitchen (1,011)
  • Yard (890)
  • Washer (760)
  • Fishing (638)
  • Microwave (520)
  • Pets OK (490)
  • Balcony/Patio (474)
  • Dishwasher (420)
Accommodations can be chosen based on various criteria. Above, you can see the number of rentals that include a specific amenity in Donegal. HomeToGo's data highlights that "TVs" and "yards" are the most frequently offered features in Donegal. Three features that are not typical are "saunas," "Jacuzzis," and "cribs."

Price and Availability Index Donegal

Vacation Rental Price Information in Donegal

The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. Prices in a week of August (8/4 - 8/11) go up to $126 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. Donegal is cheaper in a week of February (2/2 - 2/9), where prices are on average $71 a night.

Rental Availability Information in Donegal

Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Donegal. The week with the highest booking rate in the next 12 months is in August (8/4 - 8/11), where 79% of the vacation rentals are booked. It is easier to find a rental in a week of November (11/17 - 11/24), as only 14% of the accommodations are booked.

The Weather in Donegal

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You can see our climate diagram above. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 62° February is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 39°. Bring your umbrella in December, the rainiest month of the year!

In Donegal, more than half of the 1,895 accommodations are house rentals, which represent 58.15% of its listed properties. Interestingly, the average cost of this type of property in particular is $140 per night, with an average size of 1,560 ft². Moreover, this category of accommodation is an excellent option for large groups, as most of the house rentals can welcome 7 people. If you would prefer something else, you can search and compare many other options, such as bed & breakfast rentals, which are the second most popular property type in Donegal. Bed & Breakfast rentals in Donegal are 340 ft² on average, with prices averaging $104 per night.

With a Donegal vacation rental you can discover this wonderful county

Donegal County, located in Northern Ireland, is home to pretty towns and stunning scenery. Explore the Atlantic cliffs and traditional gastro pubs all within walking distance of your Donegal vacation rental. The Bluestack Mountains are another natural wonder waiting to be explored, and if you’re traveling with children activities such as bowling and jungle gyms will keep them busy for hours. Nestle down with a pint of Guinness in the island’s most northerly county and discover the beauty of this remote gem.

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Getting There

Getting to Donegal: how to reach Donegal by plane or car

Donegal does have an airport but it is only served by flights from Dublin and Glasgow. Therefore, most international travelers will arrive in Belfast. There are buses which connect Belfast to all the towns and vacation rentals in Donegal but hiring a car is advised, as this will make traveling within the region much easier upon arrival.

Daily services are also in operation between Donegal and several cities including Galway, Derry, and of course, Dublin. Once in Donegal, it is possible to travel by public bus, but hiring a car will enable you to explore the county with ease and really get off the beaten track.

Attractions

Sights in Donegal: what to see when you visit

Donegal town is the center of activity for visitors to the region. Though easy to explore on foot, bicycles are a common site and can be hired from the high street. The local traveler information center on Quay Street is an excellent resource for current events, but some permanent highlights of the town are the castle and the abbey. Rossnowlagh, located around 20 minutes from the center, is a popular blue flag beach that is an excellent location for both relaxing and recreation. Water sports, swimming and surfing are all popular activities here.

Donegal is a county brimming with natural beauty, and this is why most travelers choose to visit the region. The Slieve League cliffs on the Atlantic coast are stunning and a must-visit. You can traverse the many paths at your leisure while taking in the panoramic views before you return to your Donegal vacation home.

There are two inhabited islands which make for wonderful day trips. Arronmore and Tory Island both offer at least one hotel, several pubs and spectacular scenery. Arronmore is accessible by car-ferry while the smaller Tory Island can only be reached by the foot passenger service.

Those who like to take to the green for a spot of golf won’t be disappointed with a vacation home in Donegal. There are multiple courses littered across the county and the naturally rugged topography make for challenging courses with spectacular views.

Family Activities

Donegal with children: activities with kids

Donegal is very much a family-friendly destination. The Rose Cottage Riding School and the Letterkenny go-karting center both have great facilities for learning to ride and having a spin behind the wheel. The area isn’t short on rainy day activities either. Bundoran Bowling and Jungle King (a large indoor play area) are both ideal ways to pass the time if you need to stay indoors and have a little time away from your Donegal vacation rental.

If you want to explore the great outdoors then Maghera Caves and Glenveagh National Park are both close by. Glenveagh also offers family events in the summer, all of which are free but you are advised to book in advance.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Donegal: bars, pubs and restaurants

Donegal town, the epicentre of the county, is renowned for its pubs. Most offer live music in the summer months and many serve food so you can really make an evening of it. The Reel Inn is a popular haunt in the middle of town and they welcome musicians and singers to join in daily entertainment. The Castle Bar is as traditional as they come, and they serve pies and fresh seafood platters all day, perfect for a spot of lunch or an evening meal.

Letterkenny, the largest town in the county, has several drinking establishments and nightclubs. Sister Sara’s, Glencar Inn and The Cavern are all popular with locals and visitors alike.

If your Donegal vacation rental is a little further out, you’ll nearly always stumble across a local pub serving food, and of course, Guinness. When staying in more rural areas, stocking up the kitchen with food and spending the evening in the stunning surroundings is a great way to make the most of your vacation rental in Donegal.

Sights & things to do in Donegal

Exploring Donegal

Daniel O'Donnell Museum

Retrace the career of Irish country singer and presenter Daniel O'Donell through the past 25 years with rare videos and memorabilia, such as his wedding suit and his platinum and gold record awards.

Sea Arch

A slightly steep hike down to the beach brings you to the Great Pollet Sea Arch, a striking example of the sculptural effects of marine erosion.

Abbey of the Four Masters

Founded by the Franciscan friars in 1474, all that is left of this atmospheric ocean-facing abbey are ruins hinting at the life of early Christians in Ireland.

Lough Eske

The "Lake of the Fish" that lies to the northeast of Donegal is a firm favourite of anglers. Apart from salmon and trout, there are many beautiful hiking paths to enjoy here.

Donegal Castle

Perched along the River Eske in the center of Donegal, the castle is a must for those intrigued by the history of medieval Irish chieftains.

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