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Achill Island vacation rentals

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Cottage in Keel
Designer cottage by the beach, Wild Atlantic Way
Cottage is 100 yards from mile-long sandy beach and Minaun Cliffs - among highest in Europe. The Toolis family have been living here for over 400 years. The deserted Dookinella stone village still stands in nextdoor field. Keel village is 5-minute drive with restaurants, local butcher selling Achill lamb and fisherman selling from boat. Surf school for all ages. Fabulous walks begin right at the door from easy to mountain hikes. Good for couples and families. Free wifi. Wheelchair accessible.
$120 per night
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Cottage in Keel
Cosy Keel Cottage (WIFI)
Comfortable and warm house which is well equipped with all utensils. It is situated in the centre of Keel village surrounded by all amenities. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, grocery store, butcher and chemist within walking distance. Keel's very own famous blue flag beach is situated right on the door step. Ideal location for water sports/outdoor activities or the perfect location for a romantic or peaceful getaway.
$108 per night
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Cottage in Achill Island
Trá na Rón
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Trá na Rón(the seals beach) is the perfect spot for a coastal escape on the beautiful, picturesque Wild Atlanic Way on Achill Island. This immaculate and perfectly appointed cosy house over-looking the sea is fantastic for a cycling-break, walking weekend or a romantic couples retreat.
$76 per night
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Other great vacation rentals in Achill Island

Dome in Dooagh
Bespoke Studio Self Catering Accommodation Achill
$87 per night
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Guest suite in Achill Island
'Inish Rua' Island view on the Atlantic Shore
$162 per night
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Cottage in Doogort
The Old Beach Cottage, Achill Island
$167 per night
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Home in Achill
Big Sky Island Hideaway
$131 per night
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Cottage in County Mayo
Doras Glas, Dugort, Achill Island (with wifi)
$140 per night
Cabin in Achill Island
Danny's Old Shop - Closhreed, Keel
$146 per night
Cottage in Achill Island
Achill Atlantic House
$162 per night
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Rental unit in County Mayo
Ocean View, One bedroom cozy apartment.
$76 per night
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Private room in Achill
Keem Road House, Luxury King Size Room 1
$81 per night
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Home in Achill
Charlie Toms Achill cottage in Dooagh village
$124 per night
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Guest suite in Achill
Hillside views in the heart of Achill
$92 per night
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Private room in Achill
First floor single bedroom
$70 per night
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Your guide to Achill Island

All About Achill Island

Located off the western shores of County Mayo, Achill Island is the largest isle in Ireland, known for its rugged beauty, rich history, and traditional Gaeltacht communities, where the Irish language plays an important role. You’ll discover untamed nature in the jagged cliffs of Croaghaun Mountain rising from the sea while the rolling windswept hills give way to peat bogs. The island’s coastal villages are full of thatched cottages, traditional pubs, and streetside cafes. Beyond the scenery, Achill hosts several important archeological sites like the 15th-century Kildamhnait Castle and the Neolithic tombs that dot the landscape. Achill Island attracts travelers looking to experience traditional Irish culture and seafood, including local salmon and oysters, and the area’s expansive beaches provide plenty of opportunities for surfing, paddling, and swimming. Another way to explore the mystical landscapes and dramatic vistas is by lacing up your boots and taking off on one of the many hikes the island offers.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Achill Island?

The chilly waters of the North Atlantic bring consistent rain throughout the year. In summer, the warmer weather, lighter rainfall, and stunning scenery come together for some of the most splendid conditions in Ireland. Winters tend to be long and cold with heavier rains. Regardless of the time of year, it’s crucial to pack a waterproof jacket and a few layers as there is always a chance of rain and brisk conditions. Summer sees a handful of festivities and events, including the Yawl Festival, a series of weekly races in traditional wooden sailing boats from July to September.


What are the top things to do in Achill Island?

Slievemore Deserted Village

Just outside of the village of Keel in the island’s northern region is Slievemore Deserted Village. Dozens of ruined stone cottages and farms sit on an archeological site that dates back more than 5,000 years. You can wander the area and explore the remains of Neolithic burial sites and the cottages at the base of Slievemore Mountain.

Slí Grainne Mhaol

More than four miles of hiking paths make up the Slí Grainne Mhaol loop, one of Ireland’s most beautiful walking trails. The route cuts inland on the sheltered southeast side of the island along undulating hills and stark coastal cliffs. For a post-trek reward, stop for a pint and a plate of oysters at one of the pubs near the trailhead.

Keel Beach

You’ll find surfers, divers, beachcombers, and horseback riders on this sprawling sandy shoreline. Over two miles long, just outside of the village of Keel, the beach has become a magnet for ocean-bound adventurers. Keel Beach is also a scenic spot for sunbathing or simply enjoying a sunset picnic while the waves lap the shore.

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