Top 10 most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland

From horseboxes to bubble domes, check out the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland for your next vacation or staycation.

Are you heading to Northern Ireland? You are in for a treat!

And we are not just talking about all the natural wonders like the picture-perfect beaches and the famous Giant’s Causeway. Northern Ireland has some of the most unique accommodations on the Emerald Isle. 

If you’ve ever dreamed of sleeping in a bubble dome, a shepherd’s hut, or a stylish glamping pod, this is the time and place to make your dreams come true!

Have a look at our list of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland below – and if you decide to go, we’d love to see your pictures! 

10. The Cabin – a cosy wooden holiday home with sea views from the bed

The Cabin is a cosy wooden home with great views.
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Overlooking Ballycastle and just a five-minute walk from the beach, this cute cabin has everything you need for a relaxing holiday or staycation in Ireland.

Think sun deck, cosy wooden furniture, and a living room with a stylish couch to stretch your legs after a day of exploring. 

The cherry on the cake awaits upstairs though as the bedroom boasts a hand-built king-size bed with views over the beach and the ocean. Breakfast in bed, anyone?

Address: 9 Bayview Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6BT

Price: £45 per night

More info: HERE

9. Burt’s Bothy – the cheapest Airbnb you can find near the Giant’s Causeway

Next up on our list of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland is Burt's Bothy.
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If you love the outdoors and would rather spend your money on fun stuff than a super fancy holiday home, then Burt’s Bothy on the Sperrin hills walk near the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Distillery might be right up your alley. 

The host, a passionate mountain biker and fisherman, describes the cottage as a budget-friendly base “without doilies, a trouser press, and a row of stars on the front door”.

The Airbnb sleeps up to six people, has a solid fuel stove, a TV, and a PlayStation. You can bring your own bedding or rent it for a small extra fee. 

Address: Garvagh, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland 

Price: £14 per night

More info: HERE

8. Knockdhu Luxury Glamping Pod – a family retreat with a private hot tub on a farm

Knockdhu Luxury Glamping Pod is perfect for a family retreat.
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Just a mile from Ballgally Beach near Larne, this family and couple friendly pod home makes an excellent base for an outdoorsy weekend. 

It comes with a modern bed, kitchen, log burning stove, and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows. And, hold your breath, there’s also a private hot tub where you can enjoy a bottle of bubbly under the stars. 

The glamping pod is located on a hobby farm with a bunch of donkeys, sheep, and pigs being your temporary neighbours. 

Address: Weyburn Rd, Carncastle, Larne BT40 2RL

Price: £125 per night

More info: HERE

7. Brent Cove – a stunning designer studio right at the beach

Brent Cove is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland.
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If cool Scandinavian style is your cup of tea, we’d highly recommend Brent Cove as one of the best and most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland.

Located in a secluded cove of Strangford Lough with stunning water views from your bed, it’s hard to believe that this designer studio is just 20 minutes from Belfast.

The Airbnb comes with all the modern jazz from an open plan kitchenette including a sandwich toaster to free Netflix and Apple TV, as well as plenty of USB charging points.

And if all of this hasn’t convinced you yet, it’s also solar-powered and super eco-friendly. 

Address: Cunningburn Rd, Newtownards BT22 2AN

Price: £85 per night

More info: HERE

6. The Shepherd’s Hut – enjoy a digital detox break in the mountains

The Shepherd's Hut is perfect for a digital detox in the mountains.
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Ever wondered what life as a shepherd would be like? Test the waters by staying at this remote hut on the slopes of Knocklayde Mountain on the north coast. 

One of the most unique Airbnbs to stay at in Northern Ireland, this stone-built home comes with panoramic mountain views, a cosy double bed, a camping stove with kettle and pans, and a private garden.

There’s no electricity, Wi-Fi, or TV, so you will be able to enjoy the surroundings without distractions.

Please note that you need to earn your reward with a 20-minute hike to the hut – only book if you are reasonably fit!

Address: Moyle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 

Price: £65 per night

More info: HERE

5. The Pod @ Bancran School – for a glamping experience in style 

The Pod at Bancran School is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland.
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Glamping, meaning camping in luxury style, has experienced a massive boom in times of COVID and staycations, and this cool pod in the heart of the Sperrins ranks right at the top of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland. 

Perfect for couples looking for a remote holiday home, it has a double bed, comfy chairs, a fridge, microwave, kettle, and toaster.

There’s also an outdoor area with Sky Sports and a BBQ to be shared with other guests as well as a hot tub available on request.

Address: Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland 

Price: £50 per night

More info: HERE

4. The Surfer’s Shack – a former shipping container turned into a cute holiday retreat 

The Surfer's Shack is a former shipping container.
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Surfing, anyone? This little holiday home was created from an upcycled shipping container and comes with rustic wooden furniture, vintage surfboards, and a porch perfect for watching the sunset over a glass of wine.

It’s surrounded by farmland, so expect a good night’s sleep and maximum privacy.

Considering its overall cuteness and top-notch location just 15 minutes from world-famous attractions such as the Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-A-Rede-Rope Bridge, we didn’t have to think twice to put it on our list of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland. 

Address: Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 

Price: £66 per night

More info: HERE  

3. Pod by the Pond – a cosy love nest with a private garden overlooking a pond

The Pod by the Pond is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland.
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A 10-minute drive to both Bushmills and Ballycastle, and just around the corner from Whitepark Bay, this pod is an excellent base for outdoorsy couples. 

It comes with a double bed and living area, a toaster, kettle, and coffee machine, as well as a BBQ and a ring gas burner. The bathroom facilities are in an outhouse that will be used just by yourself. 

We’ve instantly fallen for the little private garden overlooking a pond – and we bet you will, too!

Address: Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 

Price: £69 per night

More info: HERE

2. The Oat Box – a former horsebox converted into a cool vintage holiday home 

A night at the Oat Box would be perfect!
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Sleeping in a converted horsebox certainly sounds like an unforgettable experience, and The Oat Box provides just that. 

The 1968 Bedford TK Horse Lorry is located on private farmland and has been turned into a luxurious holiday home for two.

Complete with mahogany floor and ceiling, cute vintage furniture and décor, as well as a small balcony and a firepit, The Oat Box is certainly one of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland. 

This is the perfect base to explore the northern coast – and later rest your legs in a setting you won’t easily forget.

Address: Causeway Coast and Glens, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Price: £120 per night

More info: HERE  

1. Foxborough Bubble Den – a romantic dome for a magical night 

Number one on our list of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland is Foxborough Bubble Dome.
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Imagine lying in your canopy bed, looking at the stars! This stylish bubble dome in County Antrim provides just that plus tons of other amenities such as super fancy decor, a private fire pit, an outside area with sunset chairs, and a breakfast basket in the morning. 

This is the place to bring your significant other and spend a weekend to remember – or even pop the question if that’s what you have on your mind.

It really can’t get much more romantic than this, so don’t wait too long as the dome books up quickly. 

We are totally in awe of Mark’s place, and it’s definitely one of our favourites on this list of the most unique Airbnbs in Northern Ireland. 

Address: 170 Gortgole Rd, Ballymena BT44 8AS

Price: £181 per night

More info: HERE

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