Discover a selection of 286 vacation rentals in County Cork, IE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and parking. Prices start at $53 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in County Cork. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Expeditions and adventures in charming County Cork

From charming fishing villages and whale-watching expeditions to music festivals and mountains, County Cork draws travelers with its unique blend of attractions. Keen anglers can head out into the Atlantic Ocean for deep sea fishing expeditions or stick to the region's rivers, while the beautiful beaches and rocky coastline are perfect for hikes, sandcastle building and treasure hunts with the kids. Need a place to relax? County Cork vacation rentals offer the perfect base for expeditions and adventures.

Things to do

Discover Irish heritage in County Cork

Blarney Castle is known throughout the world, with visitors drawn to kiss its fabled stone, before exploring the medieval stronghold and taking a stroll through the beautiful gardens. Like a tipple? Visit the beautifully-preserved Jameson Distillery, where tours end with a taste of the whiskey that has been made in Ireland for more than 230 years. Seeking history? Pick a County Cork vacation rental close to the imposing 12th-century Castlemartyr Castle, which once belonged to the mysterious Knights Templar, or Ballydehob, where you can see prehistoric Celtic standing stones.


Waterfront fun in County Cork

The clear waters of the North Atlantic Ocean mean adventures are always on the agenda here. Pull on diving gear and explore old shipwrecks and sea life, or take a trip to look for playful dolphins cavorting with whales, the choice is yours. With sailing and kayak trips on offer, County Cork vacation rentals provide easy access to the coastline, with boat tours to nearby islands a popular draw, while inland, beautiful castles and museums await.


Sunny summers in County Cork

Set in the North Atlantic Ocean, County Cork boasts mild temperatures that rarely fluctuate. Summer is the warmest season, with temperatures in the mid to high 60s, and 18 hours of daylight making it a popular time to visit. Spring and fall are gorgeous here, with warm days, cool nights and temperatures in the mid-50s to low-60s. Winters can be cold in Ireland, but snow is rare, freezing temperatures infrequent and days often in the mid-40s.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in County Cork

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, County Cork is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fitzgerald Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Fota House Arboretum and Gardens (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Cork Harbour (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Ballycotton Cliff Walk (19.7 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Inchydoney Island Beach (26.6 mi / 42.8 km)
  • Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail (29 mi / 46.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around County Cork

The nearest airport is in Cork Airport (ORK), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cork Kent Station, Glounthaune Station and Fota Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in County Cork?

From luxurious houses to inexpensive log cabins, Vrbo has properties to match all tastes and budgets. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in County Cork:

  • "Asheville Treehouse, Luxurious": This Fairview escape comes with 4 bedrooms and is rated highly among visitors. Conveniences such as a coffee grinder and free toiletries are on hand to make your stay a comfy one.
  • "Perfect Luxury 2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Apartment. 5 Star Reviews": Located in Cork City Centre, this popular getaway has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. A printer and coffee and tea making facilities are just a couple you'll find here.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect County Cork vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in County Cork?

Give these vacation homes a gold star! The following weekend getaways in County Cork have all received top marks from our delighted guests:

  • "Fantastic Luxury One Bedroom Apt": A couple of days away at this Cork City Centre stay will have you feeling like your good self again. Amenities here include a hair dryer and a microwave oven. When you're ready to explore, Farran Forest Park and Belvelly Golf Course are some of the natural attractions in the area.
  • "Beautifully Restored Victorian Townhouse Located In Cork City Centre": An equally appealing pick, this escape in Shandon comes with WiFi, off-street parking options and more. Muskerry Golf Club and Cobh Museum are nearby when you want to get your fix of nature.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in County Cork?

Easy to keep clean and with everything you need within reach, studio apartments are a fantastic option if you're traveling by yourself or with a pal. If you're on the lookout for somewhere small and intimate to call home, take a look at these studio apartments for rent in County Cork:

  • "Fantastic Luxury One Bedroom Apt" in Cork City Centre puts you within close reach of some of the area's leading cultural sights, including Everyman Palace Theatre and Savoy Theatre. Towels and free toiletries are a couple of the amenities you'll have at hand here.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Country Farmhouse Self Catering Accommodation" which offers towels, nearby whale-watching activities and more. Located in Cobh, sights like Labbacallee Wedge Tomb and Savoy Theatre will appeal to the culture buff in you.

Can I find short term rentals in County Cork?

Swap the standard hotel experience for the privacy and space of your own place. Even if you only have a couple of days to get away, you'll find short-term rentals in County Cork that feel like a home away from home. Here are a few to start with:

  • You'll be close to the heart of Cork City Centre if you stay at "Fantastic Luxury One Bedroom Apt". Make the most of your quick adventure by discovering top attractions around you, beginning with Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone.
  • "Beautifully Restored Victorian Townhouse Located In Cork City Centre" is another excellent option. Spend a couple of days or so at this vacation rental in Shandon and plan a visit to Blarney Stone and Cork City Hall, which are within easy reach.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in County Cork?

If you're thinking about taking a memorable trip away, don't go alone; take everyone along. You'll have loads more fun sharing the adventure with the ones you love. These vacation rentals in County Cork are ideal for larger groups:

  • "Farran House - Groups Of 6 - 18": With 9 bedrooms, this vacation rental in Ovens has enough room for you and all your besties. Amenities such as a kitchen and a fireplace will keep everyone happy.
  • "Riverview Kinsale Cork": Located in Kinsale, this spacious option has 5 bedrooms and is another favorite for a get-together with loved ones. There's a whole lot to keep guests both entertained and comfortable, such as a water view and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in County Cork?

In County Cork, you'll find lots of house rentals where you can make every day a pool day. Having a splashing great time will be your highest priority at one of these sought-after retreats:

  • Settle into "Waterfront Period House", where the first thing on your itinerary should be dipping a toe in the pool. This escape is located in Monkstown and comes with a host of family-friendly amenities, including free toiletries and a separate dining area.
  • Lounge by the water while the kids frolic about at "Farran House - Groups Of 6 - 18". This option in Ovens comes with a range of features to keep your gang comfortable, such as a microwave oven and a DVD player.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in County Cork?

The first step to any unforgettable family getaway is finding an awesome place to stay. If you'd like a home away from home with space enough for everyone, one of our large family vacation rentals in County Cork is sure to suit:

  • For style, size and function, it's hard to go past "Asheville Treehouse, Luxurious". Situated in Fairview, this getaway provides 4 bedrooms and useful amenities like a toaster and a stereo. It can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests.
  • Alternatively, treat the gang to a few nights at "Beautifully Restored Victorian Townhouse Located In Cork City Centre". This Shandon fave boasts 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 7 people. Spread out and enjoy handy amenities like coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen.

Get out for the day and make tracks to West Cork Model Railway Village — one of County Cork's top family-friendly attractions. Fota Wildlife Park and Cork City Gaol are also must-see's while you're in the area.

Can I find family cabin rentals in County Cork?

If you're planning a trip with the fam, book one of these cabin rentals in County Cork and give the kiddos a vacation they'll always remember:

  • "Cosey Cabin The In Beautiful Peaceful Setting In The Wicklow Mountains" - Book a wonderful weekend at this getaway in Donard. Amenities like childrens activities and free toiletries will help make your stay extra comfy.
  • "Cabin - Perfect Getaway In The Wicklow Mountains" - Conveniences like a barbecue grill and a dining table also make this a popular pick with families. Head to this Greenan property and enjoy some time in the great outdoors.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the County Cork vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in County Cork?

If you're traveling by yourself or with your partner and don't need a whole lot of space, a single-bedroom vacation rental will tick your boxes. Enjoy a fantastic getaway with all the comforts of home at one of these properties in County Cork:

  • Spend a few days or longer at "Fantastic Luxury One Bedroom Apt" and find out why this one-bedroom rental in Cork City Centre is a top pick with many guests. A kitchen and an oven are just some of the conveniences that help make this stay a standout.
  • Or, throw your bags down and spend your vacation at "Country Farmhouse Self Catering Accommodation". A garden and a kitchen are just a couple of the many useful amenities available to use at this option in Cobh.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in County Cork?

From basic cabins to deluxe apartments, Vrbo has two-bedroom vacation rentals to suit every style and budget. Check out some of our favorite options in County Cork:

  • Toss your bags down at "Perfect Luxury 2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Apartment. 5 Star Reviews" in Cork City Centre and then head out and discover the area. Amenities like a kitchen and an oven will help make your stay at this two-bedroom retreat comfortable and enjoyable.
  • Another excellent option is "Rustic Rooms, Self Catering Accommodation" in Cobh. It comes with a garden, an ocean view and many other extras.

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