For those of you looking for a unique trip away, we’ve got just the ticket for you. More so, those who love boats but are scared of water will rejoice!
This alternative stay in County Cork is something for the bucket list, and we know you’ll agree. Forget B&Bs and discounted hotels that offer cookie-cutter accommodation; this Irish land boat is available to rent on Airbnb, and it’s so quirky!
Airbnb is an online market place that allows homeowners to rent out their accommodation. Seeing that this place has at least 100 five-star reviews, we had to take a look and see what all the fuss is about.
This boat has been stationed on land to become one of the most unique stays on all of Airbnb in Ireland.
Popping out of the surrounding green scenery with its blue and white exterior and pink accents, this boat is a funky sight.
The listing explains, “Almost everything in her has been recycled. She is bright, cosy and a funky little place to stay to enjoy the beautiful local countryside.”
Nesbitt—the name of this unique land boat—sits in a private garden fitted with a picnic table and kids’ sandpit on countryside grounds in County Cork. Surrounded by rolling green pastures, with donkeys in the neighbouring field, this property is as serene as they come.
The 37-foot land-based boat is shrouded in privacy with its own garden, although it sits on part of a larger, locally-owned farm, meaning that the host is on-hand for any issues or assistance guests may need.
With that said, these hosts truly respect privacy, so you won’t be seeing much of them unless needed!
Shrouded in the silence of the countryside, with local flora and fauna to keep you company, this quiet retreat presents opportunities to relax in the Cork countryside, read a book, or play a board game.
If you’re eager to balance your quiet stay with adventure and exploration, the host explains that the property is “just 10 mins from Kinsale and 5 mins from some fantastic beaches.”
The fine details
The Nesbitt, a fully renovated Irish land boat that is available to rent on Airbnb, that was lovingly transformed by the hosts over an 18-month period to become one of the quirkiest stays available on Airbnb in Ireland.
According to the listing, the property consists of “a bedroom with a triangular shaped double bed, a galley kitchen with sink, hob, grill, microwave, kettle, toaster, and small fridge.”
The boat also has a living space with a dining area. The seating area and table can convert into a single bed, which can accommodate one adult or two small children.
The Nesbitt can thus sleep up to three adults, or two adults and two children. A travel cot can also be provided upon request.
There is a wet-room bathroom on board, which includes a toilet and an electric shower with hot water. The premise is also fitted with heating, so it is more than cosy during the colder months of the year, as well as being an ideal summer getaway.
This property offers a true countryside experience, so forget TV or Wi-Fi and immerse yourself in authentic farm life without the distractions of the digital age!
Airbnb bases its user reviews on six factors: accuracy, cleanliness, communication, location, check-in, and value. The Nesbitt has received five stars in every category for over 100 reviews!
One recent guest simply couldn’t get enough: “What an incredible hidden gem. I found this place and decided to stay on an impulse, and what a great decision that was! Dawna couldn’t have been more helpful and facilitating, she even left a few beers in the fridge for me I honestly can’t wait to come back!!”
Another shared in a similarly positive experience: “Very quirky boat in a beautiful location. Really enjoyed our stay on Nesbitt! Would highly recommend. Hospitality, amenities and personal touches were just perfect! Thank you Dawna!”
The property is clearly a popular choice, so we suggest you book your stay while this quirky Irish land boat is available to rent on Airbnb.