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     Welcome to the No.1 website for renting luxury holiday homes in Ireland. Unlock the majestic beauty of the Emerald Isle on a relaxing self catering holiday in Ireland. Stay in a sensational luxury cottage, house or apartment in one of Ireland's best locations. From Cork to Mayo, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow, Sligo and more, browse sensational holiday rentals in dazzling destinations for the perfect escape.

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     Based in Ireland, we're specialists in 5 star villa holidays worldwide. Whether holidaying with family or friends or travelling as a couple or single, our passion is to always bring you the best collection of luxury accommodation so you'll always find a match that exceeds your requirements. From flights, to transfers, extras and excursions, we can tailor-make any itinerary for your self-catering holiday in Ireland for you.

      Search the best and widest selection of luxury cottages, homes and apartments in Ireland today to find beautiful self-catering accommodation in a divine location.

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Luxurious holiday cottages and homes in Ireland

      You can't help but unwind in an awe-inspiring landscape so rich in its patchwork of undulating hills and untouched valleys. Each blanket of enlivening green edged with towering peaks, lush forests, slashes of cliffs or beautiful sandy beaches, every one a rewarding end to any hike, cycle, watersport or drive.

     Yet amongst the tranquility lie vibrant cities and towns. World-class cityscapes bursting with warmth and energy. Enjoy museums and galleries, architecture and shopping, pubs and bars, brewery tours and live music alongside many layers of fascinating culture and history.

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Breathtaking vistas and reviving views are here at every corner.

     Uncover gothic architecture and island wilds, thumping patchworks of green scattered with lakes and hillocks, waterfalls and mountains. Revel in the discovery of legendary medieval castles, pretty rows of neat, pastel-coloured houses bordered by deep blue waters and idyllic stretches of sand.

     Find tranquil cottage retreats amongst the rolling hills and serene valleys, beautiful holiday homes on the coast with breathtaking ocean views, sumptuous holiday cottages for families or couples with hot tubs or private pools, historic thatched holiday cottages in stunning locations, unique holiday rentals and stylish city apartments close to all the action.

     Whatever type of luxury Irish holiday rental you have in mind, you'll find it all and more here.

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      Call our friendly Irish travel experts today. From our offices here in Ireland, we'll give you all the information you need about luxury self-catering accommodation in this beautiful country we call home. Not sure what to do during your stay? We can tell you about all the amazing things you can do here during your holiday.

     We'll listen carefully to what you need from your rental accommodation and the surrounding area then match you to the perfect selection of Irish holiday cottages, homes or apartments which seamlessly suit your needs.

      Our portfolio of luxury rental accommodation in Ireland is unrivalled. Whether you're travelling with a family or group, want a short break, weekend stay, action-packed adventure holiday, last minute getaway or pampering escape, we guarantee we've got the sumptuous accommodation you need.

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Holiday cottages and homes in Kerry

     Renowned for its spellbinding natural beauty, Kerry is a feast of glorious landscapes and pretty towns. From towering peaks to hideaway isles, green hills and valleys and heart-stopping coastline where waves crash rhythmically against gigantic cliffs, Kerry makes for a sensational escape.

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     Explore the phenomenal landscapes of the Ring of Kerry, sprinkled with lakes, mountains, forests, waterfalls and charming towns. Head to 15th century Ross Castle or Muckross Abbey for captivating history or White Strand Beach, the Dingle Peninsula, Macgillycuddy Reeks or Killarney National Park to drink in the views across Kerry's diverse landscapes.


Cottages and rentals in Cork

     You'll adore Cork with its lively buzz, maritime heritage, artisan foods, rivers and canals and elegant Georgian architecture. For those interested in the Titanic or tracing the footsteps of their local heritage, the historic seaside town of nearby Cobh is a big draw. The place from which the Titanic set sail has also seen many migrating residents say their goodbyes from its shores. Over in Bantry Bay you'll find monumental gardens bursting with exotic flora at Bantry House as well as the Caha Mountains, the Isle of Garnish and a magnificent seal colony on Seal Island.

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Holiday rentals and cottages in Galway

     Whether it's Killary Fjord the Cliffs of Moher or the mountains, beaches and waterfalls of Connemara, Galway is teeming with natural beauty.

      You'll marvel at the ancient expanse of limestone caves, paving and cliffs of The Burren, neatly dotted with colourful flora. Head to the Kilfenora Visitor Centre to better understand the evolution of this striking region and its dramatic landscape. Gaze across Galway and out to sea from the 214m high Cliffs of Moher. From this thrilling vantage point you'll relish monumental views out to the Aran Islands as well as sightings of puffins and a superb variety of other seabirds.

      Beyond the charming pull of nearby villages, towns and historic sights, a visit to medieval Galway City should be high on your list. Historic Galway City has a creative buzz and infectious energy that makes it extremely popular with students. From museums, to architecture, pubs alive with the sounds of traditional music, cobbled streets and picturesque coastline, there's lots to do and see.

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Holiday homes in Dublin

     Steeped in history, Dublin is a chance to take a journey through many phases of Irish history in a city that's world-class.

      In the city itself, medieval castles, Georgian architecture, infamous Trinity College, museums, galleries, stylish bars, top restaurants and over 1000 pubs, means there's plenty to see and do in the home of the "black stuff". Top Dublin sights not to be missed include the 7-storey Guinness Storehouse and elegant Dublin Castle.

      The history continues in nearby towns. Head to the Viking town of Waterford for historic city walls and forts. Unwrap stories of mass emigration during the Great Famine at the Dunbrody Famine Ship and Museum in Wexford County, ancestral home of the Kennedys. Or sample a brew from historic Smithwick's Brewery after surveying the wonders of 11th century Kilkenny Castle and 13th century Kilkenny Cathedral.

      Whatever you plan to do, browse our luxury self catering accommodation in Dublin for the perfect place to return after a busy day.

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Holiday cottages and homes in Donegal

     Packed with iconic sights, Donegal is the gem of the north west. Glorious swathes of unspoilt coastline matched by gigantic peaks and rugged cliffs interspersed with serene lakes and hidden glens create a phenomenal landscape that can't help but impress.

     Marvel at the 60 million year-old Giant's Causeway, an astounding rock formation and iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the famous ruins of medieval Dunluce Castle for history on a grand scale or take a rejuvenating hike through the woodlands, peatlands, lakes, waterfalls and mountains of Glenveagh National Park.

     As you traverse Glenveagh's many trails, you'll spot golden eagles, wild deer, wood warblers, otters and more. Stop off at Glenveagh Castle and Gardens for beautiful botanicals or head to Inishowen Peninsula for dramatic views across Donegal and the Atlantic Ocean. Tour the ancient town of Donegal on foot or by boat, with its Jacobean Castle, beautiful architecture, Bluestack Mountains, Heritage Centre, Famine Village, waterside restaurants and more, there's lots to explore.

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     Talk to one of our expert advisers today and we'll help you find the perfect Ireland holiday home to suit your needs. Providing beautiful luxury holiday homes to travellers for over 10 years, our amazing collection of Irish cottages, holiday rentals and apartments is unrivalled.

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In 2005, John Paul Donnelly, began his luxury villa journey. He spent three years building resorts and holiday apartments in Alanya, Turkey, along with his brother, Joe. The concept was to create the most luxurious villas on the Turkish coastline and provide clients, along with their family and friends, the opportunity to enjoy exclusive holidays together.

By 2008, after the successful development of 3 resorts, JP had well and truly fallen into the world of villa rentals. With a portfolio of 6 villas and a desire to explore new places, he decided it was time to take the villa rental business outside of Turkey. He wanted to give his clients access to beautiful holiday rentals in destinations across the globe.

The expanding villa rental company was rebranded in 2011 to 5 Star Villa Holidays, and today 5 Star Villa Holidays offers over 10,000 luxury villas around the world.

JP and his partner, Helena are currently travelling the globe, devoted to hand selecting the best villas and property management companies, and giving them their stamp of approval! 5 Star Villa Holidays' ambition goes beyond being an ordinary holiday rental company. It is a marketplace for luxurious and exclusive villas around the world.

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