Destination guide

Friendly Irvine will entice you

Enjoy the museums and other features of Irvine. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the golfing, restaurants and bars. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Irvine

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Irvine a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal Troon Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Heads of Ayr Farm Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Irvine

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Irvine is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Irvine Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Kay Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Ayr Beach (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Brother Loch (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Irvine

The nearest airport is in Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), which is 19.5 mi (31.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Irvine Station.

Where to stay around Irvine?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 140 vacation rentals near Irvine. From 53 Houses to 58 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Irvine for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Irvine?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Irvine. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Irvine Station: 271 vacation rentals
  • Irvine Beach: 261 vacation rentals
  • Scottish Maritime Museum: 260 vacation rentals
  • Vennel Gallery: 262 vacation rentals
  • Glasgow Hyndland Station: 675 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Irvine listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Irvine?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 53 Houses in Irvine. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Irvine include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 58 rentals available
  • Cabins: 23 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Irvine?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Irvine. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.