Make your next vacation – or staycation – and unforgettable one with our favourite unique treehouses in Ireland that you can rent and stay in.
Tired of hotel rooms and B&Bs? We don’t blame you! While we adore our comfy hotel beds, breakfast buffets, and flat screens, we love to mix things up occasionally and opt for a somewhat different overnight experience.
Luckily, there’s plenty of choices on the Emerald Island. And, right now, sleeping in a tree is a real thing. Yes, you read correctly! You can book yourself up in the treetops – and if you are super lucky, your vacation home even comes with luxury amenities such as a hot tub or a bottle of champagne.
Sounds good? Check out five unique treehouses in Ireland for your next vacation below.
5. Tuckmill Treehouse (Co. Wicklow) – for everyone graving a break from reality
Tuckmill is ideal for everyone looking for a digital detox vacation. This rustic Airbnb on the premises of a Wicklow farm has no TV or Wi-Fi on purpose, making it one of the most authentic and unique treehouses in Ireland.
With self-checkout in place, you can even avoid human interaction if that’s what you are looking for.
Instead, go for a hike on the Wicklow Way which starts right in front of your doorsteps, enjoy the woodlands and afterwards stretch your legs on your balcony mezzanine or have a BBQ overlooking the farm.
The property also has several animals, including a pony, a donkey, cows, hens, and peacocks. Prosecco on ice is available at extra cost.
Address: Saundersgrove, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Prices: From €125
4. Teapot Lane (Co. Leitrim) – for a romantic weekend in the woods
This super cosy treehouse is the perfect romantic couple hideaway. Nestled in the woods, on the borders of Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo, it comes with a wood-burning stove, a king size bed, window seats with lots of cushions, a veranda, a wine fridge and even a fancy Nespresso machine.
The house sleeps two people and can be booked all year round. And in case you have a birthday or an anniversary to celebrate or are ready to pop the question, you can get a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a box of chocolates and candles delivered straight to your wooden home.
This property has a two-night-minimum stay but, honestly, we wouldn’t mind extending it to a week (or two).
Address: Teapot Lane, Tawley, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Prices: Not released
3. Urban Tranquillatree (Cork) – a modern treehouse just minutes from the city
While most unique treehouses in Ireland are in a rural setting, Urban Tranquillatree is just a five-minute-walk from Cork’s city centre!
The unusual accommodation is situated in your hosts private garden six metres off the grounds with panoramic views over the whole city.
The treehouse comes with all modern amenities including a comfy double bed, a veranda with cushions and blankets, and even robes and flip flops to make you feel straight at home.
Breakfast croissants are delivered directly to the deck in a basket by a pulley from ground level. Please note that access to the city is via a steep hill!
Address: Montenotte, Co. Cork, Ireland
Prices: From €130
2. The Birdbox (Co. Donegal) – one of the most unique treehouses in Ireland
Nestled in the branches of mature oak and scots pine trees, this cute self-contained Airbnb is five metres from the ground and accessed by a rope bridge.
It has a tiny wood burning stove, a comfy couch, a kitchenette, a double bed on the mezzanine, a little balcony and huge windows.
We love the rustic interiors and amazing views towards Glenveagh National Park. What’s more, this property is only a 15-minute-drive from The Wild Atlantic Way and minutes from the nearest hiking trails, making it a great base to explore some of the highlights of Donegal.
Please note before booking that this is an adult-only accommodation!
Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland
1. Cottages for Couples (Co. Cork) – a unique treehouse with a private hot tub
As the name suggests, Cottages for Couples on the outskirts of Skibbereen in Western Cork specializes in magical getaways with your significant other – and we instantly fell in love with the three treehouses on their premises.
Located in the wood in front of the main building Grove House, the luxury treetop escapes are constructed 100% from sustainable materials, leaving zero carbon print. Thus, making this the perfect option for sustainable travel in Ireland.
Each one of them comes with an open lounge and dining area and a king size bed as well as a full kitchen, satellite TV and Bluetooth speakers.
The absolute highlight, however, is a private hot tub on the veranda, making them not only some of the most unique treehouses in Ireland but also the most romantic ones!
Address: Carbery Enterprise Park, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, P81 HF72, Ireland
Prices: Contact for prices