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Ireland's 'Top 10' Xmas Holiday Rentals

#1 Luxury Lodge Tinakilly: Wicklow (7 Bedrooms)
#1 Luxury Lodge Tinakilly: Wicklow (7 Bedrooms)
#2 Luxurious Beach Cottage: Connemara, Galway (4 Bedrooms)
#2 Luxurious Beach Cottage: Connemara, Galway (4 Bedrooms)
#3 Waters Edge Bantry Bay:Cork (6 Bedrooms)
#3 Waters Edge Bantry Bay:Cork (6 Bedrooms)
#4 Lavish Period Residence:Merrion Road, Merrion Road, Dublin (4 Bedrooms)
#4 Lavish Period Residence:Merrion Road, Merrion Road, Dublin (4 Bedrooms)
#5 The Lake House: Overlooking Carragh Lake, Kerry (6 Bedrooms)
#5 The Lake House: Overlooking Carragh Lake, Kerry (6 Bedrooms)
#6 Edwardian Lodge: Connemara
#6 Edwardian Lodge: Connemara
#7 Silver Birch Glenfarriff Bay:Cork (11 Bedrooms)
#7 Silver Birch Glenfarriff Bay:Cork (11 Bedrooms)
#8 West Cork Retreat: Cork (4 bedrooms)
#8 West Cork Retreat: Cork (4 bedrooms)
#9 Starboard House: Carlingford Bay, Louth (5 Bedrooms)
#9 Starboard House: Carlingford Bay, Louth (5 Bedrooms)
#10 Moonstone Executive Retreat Galway: Galway City (1 bedroom)
#10 Moonstone Executive Retreat Galway: Galway City (1 bedroom)
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Luxury Lodge Tinakilly, Wicklow

With the festive season fast approaching Five Star are pleased to present some of Ireland's finest homes for those wanting a luxurious Xmas or New Year break. See Top 10 Luxury Rentals for Xmas & New Year> »

#1 Luxury Lodge Tinakilly: Wicklow (7 Bedrooms)

Less than 45 minutes from Dublin city, close to Wicklow town, this is one of Ireland's most alluring homes by the sea. With secluded grounds and electronic gated entrance, our five-star lodge is the ideal sojourn for discerning Five Star clients seeking a superior residence which affords excellent recreational and living areas in a very private setting.

#2 Luxurious Beach Cottage: Galway (4 Bedrooms)

Experience an exceptional beach holiday immersed in one of the world's most scenic coastal settings. Beautifully situated in Ballyconeely near Clifden, this traditional thatched cottage and idyllic log cabin are surrounded by white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking scenery, along The Wild Atlantic Way, and directly on the beach.

#3 Waters Edge Bantry Bay:Cork (6 Bedrooms)

Experience 5-Star self-catering when staying at this cedar-wood villa, an oasis of calm on the encapsulating shores of Bantry Bay. Waterfront accommodation on 1.5-acres of lush mature gardens crisscrossed by paths and dotted with ancient pines. The 3,000sq ft home, with its red slate roof overlapping cedar boards, is just one of a handful of properties along this route to have seclusion and direct access to the water. Many of the superior rooms benefit from mesmeric views to the adjacent shoreline and shingle cove.

#4 Lavish Period Residence:Merrion Road, Dublin (4 Bedrooms)

Sumptuously rich, this lavish Period residence is on the Merrion Road in one of Dublin city's most exclusive areas. Synonymous with the Georgian era this Luxury Five Star property has everything the discerning client could wish for; experience elegant living in the heart of Dublin surrounded by mature shrubbery and manicured gardens.

#5 The Lake House: Kerry (6 Bedrooms)

Luxurious Lake House residence in an enviable location with breath-taking views of Caragh Lake, Seefin Mountain and the Dingle Peninsula. This is a superior family home which has been tastefully finished and fitted to exacting standards, while still retaining all its original characteristics and charm. An impressive central living area features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors which overlook a large stone patio, expansive lawns and 70 meters of private lakefront.

#6 Edwardian Lodge: Connemara

This recently accredited 8-bedroomed Five-Star Lodge and grounds enjoy a colourful history and enviable setting along the rugged Wild Atlantic Way. This house was originally designed by Edwin Lutjens for Bruce Ismay the Chairman of the White Star, the company which owned the Titanic ship.

#7 Silver Birch Glenfarriff Bay:Cork (11 Bedrooms)

Spectacular 11 bed-roomed luxurious rental on Ireland's Atlantic Coast. Famed for its natural beauty, Glengarriff is situated 'where the mountains meet the sea', on world-renowned Bantry Bay. This Five-Star vacation rental boasts breathtaking views overlooking Glengarriff harbour, and is literally a few minutes stroll from the seashore.

#8 West Cork Retreat: Cork (4 bedrooms)

Experience the ultimate luxuriant West Cork vacation rental when staying at this Five-Star waterfront residence. Visitors to Ireland will relish this alluring destination which affords total privacy and serenity with mesmerising views over the mercurial Atlantic Ocean. Built in the 'West Cork style,' the two contemporary stone houses are majestically set in lush gardens leading down to the sea. The property benefits from having a private beach and dock.

#9 Starboard House: Louth (5 Bedrooms)

Substantial five en suite bed-roomed lodge set on three acres of mature wooded gardens overlooking Carlingford Lough. Boasting over 5,000 square feet of sheer elegance, this stunning property offers unrivalled views of Carlingford Lough, The Mourne Mountains and The Cooley Mountains.

#10 Moonstone Executive Retreat Galway: Galway City (1 bedroom)

Luxurious accommodation with a unique garden roof terrace overlooking Lough Corrib and Galway city. With a private gym, sauna, state of the art jacuzzi, wraparound super fast turbo sunbed and formidable indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces, this attractive villa style property will appeal to senior executives and romantic couples seeking the ultimate Galway getawa