Your Perfect! Holiday Apartment, Galway City
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Galway City apartment description
The Silver Teal Apartment is a superb holiday option for your time in Galway City. Beautiful & spacious, with 2 high-ceilinged double-bedrooms in this perfect city centre location, the apartment sleeps 4 guests in excellent comfort, and 5 to 6 guests comfortably! Enjoy Galway City at your fingertips - the town centre on one side, the university & general hospital on the other, and beautiful seaside promenades at Salthill in the middle - all just 5 minutes away!
Perfectly located on The Crescent, in the privacy of a unique period house, this top-notch apartment offers you a fresh and luxurious home-away-from-home, with all the modern conveniences you will expect.
A five minute walk brings you to restaurants on Sea Road; the Latin Quarter on Quay Street and Spanish Arch plaza areas. Beautiful long seaside promenades await you at Salthill & Blackrock - drink in that fresh sea-air!
From The Crescent, Galway's town centre & Eyre Square is just minutes away for many Rail & Coach services & tours to Connemara; the Aran Islands; the Burren; and daytrips to Dublin, Limerick & Cork Cities. You are quite spoiled for choice on The Crescent!
Two large double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate Kitchen, Living Room & Dining Room, flat screen TV, cable TV service; wireless broadband Internet - a small heaven for 4 to 5 guests for a 5-star time in Galway.
Our on-point guides bring you to interesting places, good restaurants & pubs, - and small adventures perhaps. Book in now for a truly great time in the West!
See also www.vrbo.com/313223 and www.vrbo.com/408583, :)
For Dublin & Kilkenny please see www.vrbo.com/191923 & www.vrbo.com/362036
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
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A Gem of an Apartment in Galway City
A Gem of an Apartment in Galway City
The Silver Teal Apartment in Galway more than lived up to our expectations. Having previously spent 4 nights in the Dublin Cork St. Apartment managed by the same person, we were not disappointed. The bedrooms were spacious and there were two well-appointed bathrooms which was great, since we were two couples travelling together. As in Dublin, the welcome basket was a delightful surprise and the fridge was already stocked with essentials that made grocery shopping unnecessary. Having a washer and dryer was a great benefit after spending a week at B&B's. The property was clean, bright, and very quiet at night. It was nice to be able to park the rented car for t he 3 days we were there as all the city centre attractions were within easy walking distance, as was the lovely waterfront. Liz was an amazing guide, providing us with dining and entertainment tips. We would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a place to put down roots for a few days and explore a wonderful city with a fascinating history. Our favourite pub was Ward's pub, a short walk from the apartment where we heard the best traditional music of our entire 14 day trip. If we ever have the good fortune to return to Galway City, we will certainly book the Silver Teal Apartment again.
- Guest Carol and Ed (Canada)
- Date of stay 05/28/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Well, my fourth visit to your lovely vacation home did not disappoint. I so enjoy climbing the stairs after a day of visiting the local sights (this year was able to take my friend Brian to the Aran Island of Inishmore with fantastic weather; wonderful!) to find myself happily ensconced in the Crescent. Your welcome, Cathy, was warm and generous as ever (what a basket!). What I so enjoy are the possibilities a stay at your home provides. As other reviewers note, there are wonderful restaurants nearby (Cava, Rouge) and great pubs (The Crane, Monroe's). But one can also cook. I learned how to make Aunt Mona's (family from Ballina in Mayo) bacon and cabbage this trip and was able to prepare a pretty good reproduction of the dish in your kitchen. Delicious! Next year I believe I will be traveling with my Mother and, alas, at her age she will not be able to climb the stairs to Silver Teal. But, hey-ho, you have solved that situation! I can stay at the wonderful Coach House! When you gave me a tour of this newly renovated apartment I thought this would be perfect for our family and a wonderful place to stay. So nicely appointed! Under floor heating! If it isn't in the Coach House you probably don't need it anyway. What is most important is that one still gets to stay in this location; the Crescent is a fabulous place to begin exploring Galway. Just a few minutes walk from everything! The Coach House looks to be a fantastic place to stay and I know my mother will love it. As much as I've enjoyed my many stays at Silver Teal. What more can one ask? Look forward to seeing you, Declan and family next year! Keep well, Ed
- Guest Ed (Seal Beach, CA)
- Date of stay 10/07/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Perfect Apartment in Galway
Perfect Apartment in Galway
This apartment was exactly as shown and described on the website -- maybe better. The owner was so helpful and welcoming. On our first jet-lagged day, she even drove us to the bus station to pick up our daughter! The apartment is charming and spacious. We found it to have plenty of room for 5 people (2 adults mid-50's and 3 adult children) The kitchen was well-equipped and the welcome basket provided was so thoughtful and had enough food to get us started without having to run out to the store right away. The location was perfect for us...a little outside of town center, but an easy walk. (about 10 minutes to the Spanish Arch) We liked being a little outside of the hubub for a quieter place to rest up at night. The only negative for us was a tight parking situation -- drive in carefully..But that was a minor factor in an otherwise perfectly charming set-up! Thank you Liz and Cathy!
- Guest tubsxjl (NJ/US)
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 06/08/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Perfectly Awesome Stay and Apartment
Perfectly Awesome Stay and Apartment
My wife, son and I were visiting my daughter, who is in Galway for a semester abroad program, for a week. The apartment was a perfect location for exploring Galway and beyond. It was comfortable and was a great base of operations for our exploring. The apartment had plenty of Irish charm and is located just on the edge of the town, which enable you to be in the middle of it within minutes, thus adding more Irish charm. We rented a car to see the sites on the West Coast and it was nice to have parking off the streets to eliminate the worry about the care, when it was not being used. Out hosts, Liz and Cathy could not of been more helpful to us prior to and during our stay in Galway. They have also served as a resource for our daughter, while she is there. It does not get any better than this. Highly recommeded by us !!
- Guest Don (CT, USA)
- Date of stay 03/15/12
- Review Submitted 03/28/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Glorious Galway Apartment
Glorious Galway Apartment
My husband and I stayed at this fabulous place while visiting our daughter. It exceeded our expectations in just about every way. We LOVED the interesting (and certainly European floor plan) and it was warm and cozy and in good taste (no dusty rose placemats). Our hostess was a sweetheart....from picking us up at the bus station in the rain to allowing us to stay an extra night. And, LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Really great to be out of the busy part of Galway and within walking distance of everything...we felt like locals (and ate and drank like locals, too!). Our hostess gave great activity and restaurant recommendations...all spot on. We fell in love with Ireland and our stellar week in Galway was all part of the experience. Yes, we will go back.
- Guest Robin (Santa Barbara)
- Date of stay 03/13/11
- Review Submitted 06/04/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Can we stay there forever..
Can we stay there forever..
Our family stayed at the Crescent over the holidays and we can't say enough how much we loved it!! The apartment was perfect for our family (2 adults & 2 kids: ages 11 & 13) and had everything we could possibly need. The location was just perfect- we walked into town everyday. When we arrived at the apartment, we had a beautiful welcome basket waiting for us, they even had a Christmas tree set up for us with a box of decorations to use. The beds were so wonderful, the rooms very spacious, we loved hanging out in the living room with the fireplace going. Was wonderful having 2 bathrooms (great size and location) and the kitchen was huge and well stocked with everything you could need. Did I tell you how much we loved this place!! The owners were simply amazing and really went out of their way to make our stay just perfect.. they were gracious and flexible with our late arrival due to airport closings and flight/snow delays. We had rented a car but you really don't need it around the city because you're so close to everything. We're actually moving to the area soon and our family loved the location so much, we're looking to live in that part of town and are recommending this place to all our friends and family when they come to visit us! Two fun places to check out and eat nearby: Mustard Restaurant in The Bridge Mills, in Galway City on the banks of the River Corrib. Great place- burgers are to die for as is the desserts! The other place is Couch Potatoes off of market street. A simple, casual but fun place that serves huge baked potatoes in every possible way and has wonderful desserts, too (try the lumpy bumpy cake and a slice of bannoffi pie). We highly recommend the Crescent, not only did we love it but our Irish friends couldn't stop raving what a beautiful place it is! Did I mention how much we loved it?
- Guest Kristina (CT, USA)
- Date of stay 12/22/10
- Review Submitted 02/11/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
It is with a heavy heart that I sit down to write this note. I have just completed my second stay at this spot, and am hesitant to give my honest observations to you, gentle reader, for selfish and personal reasons. I simply don't want to have to compete with any of you for a reservation there the next time I visit Galway. Certainly, one man's ceiling is another man's floor (I read the review from Tampa above). However, the qualities that they found difficult we found charming. In fact, I'm really not sure how I could disagree with them more... Liz will help you find the flat. I suggest you give her a call prior. Even though I had gotten a chip for Ireland for my GPS, the address is not in the software for some reason. Oh, well, overall GPS was a life-saver in Ireland! And I've navigated it both ways. The apartment is in a lovely residential neighborhood just a 10-minute walk from Quay Street and most everything you'll want to see. People I talked to in town were always amazed at the location, "You're staying in the Crescent? I didn't know anything was available in the Crescent! How did you find it? I slept in the front, street facing bedroom both stays and yes, you can hear the whoosh-swoosh as the cars go by. It never bothered my sleep for an instant. If you are older or physically unable to get about the stairs might be an issue; I'm 58. The staircases themselves are ample and easily navigated. Bottom is office space, and the apartment is the top floor. It is a great space. I've stayed at a lot of VRBO locations; this will not disappoint. I've roasted a chicken and pan sauteed lamb chops in the kitchen; you can prepare almost anything. Washer-dryer and dishwasher in the kitchen. The beds are so comfortable, and the bedrooms have privacy as they aren't next to each other. I slept with the window open and only used one of the comforters. The living room has a working fireplace (open hearth). Get supplies from the great nearby market. We watched the HD TV and printed our boarding passes on the Wi Fi. Take the parking! Worth the money. As I writeI miss the roiling Corrib River. Take a walking tour! Visit the Aran Islands, even in the rain! Liz, with her incredible energy and wit was a great hostess. What a welcome basket! If you are looking for a pasteurized experience, stay at Jurys. If a quirky, wonderful Irish journey is in your future you will do well to stay at this lovely apartment (great value for the money) in the Crescent.
- Guest Ed (Seal Beach, CA)
- Date of stay 10/26/10
- Review Submitted 11/06/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Convenient and clean, but...
Convenient and clean, but...
Four of us spent a week in Galway at this apartment which is well positioned for walking to all Galway City has to offer. There are a few things to consider when staying here: the apartment is on the third floor so all luggage must be carried up narrow stairways; one bedroom is on the front of the apartment and there is much noisy traffic. The two bathrooms are halfway downstairs and can be difficult at night. There was construction all aound us the week we were there which made for even more noise and the parking situation is horrible. The apartment is bright and clean though the living area has seating for only 3 people. The kitchen is large and well-equipped. Fortunately, we were out enjoying the sights of the area most of the time so everything was OK. The apartment was difficult to locate because there is no number on the door or front of the place. The city of Galway is a great place to explore and has several top-notch restaurants and food shops. Of particular note are Cava and Ard Bia and Sherridan's Cheese Shop. Take the ferry to the Aran Islands and do some driving in the countryside particularly Counties Galway, Clare and Mayo. Beautiful.
- Guest Tampa Traveller (Tampa, FL)
- Date of stay 05/22/10
- Review Submitted 06/02/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Owner response: June 4th 2010 Dear Cathy, just a short note to tell you we enjoyed our stay at the Devon Place apartment in Galway. It was a really good base for our excursions. Thank you for all your help and recommendations, including tea at Ashford Castle, which was a highlight of the trip. And thanks especially to Liz for her enthusiastic assistance and swell recommendations. Da Roberta restaurant in Salthill and Cava on Dominick Street were memorable, as well as our walk on the Prom. With best wishes. Yes, and thank you to our guests from Tampa, Florida. Sorry about the stairway, but we work hard to ensure our guests are fully aware of this before they reserve the apartment. - so it was a surprise to read about this. To our future guests - yes, we have just finished a rebuild of our lovely Coach House, which is to the rere at the edge of the carpark. Unfortunately, our builders broke loose (!) and desperately needed some space to deposit some building rubble - upsetting for us too. However, there was plenty of safe parking space left over. It is all back to normal now. And our lovely Hall Door was being repainted that week, as there was very clement weather. The brassware was temporarily removed to facilitate this, but is all back on again. We are so sorry this offended our Tampa guests. The bathrooms are an integral part of the apartment, and we've found that because they are a small flight of stairs away from the Living Room and Kitchen room, that that is a nce thing. Yes, we've taken note of our 3-seater recliner not being enough cosy seating, and have popped in a extra comfortable deep sofa. Thank you, and we always look forward to considering all improvements. Looking after you is our business, :).
Beautiful, spacious Apartment, sleeps 4 to 5 guests, superb location... Jan, Feb, March ............ euro720/wk; St Ptk's Wk ........... euro820/wk Apr, May, June ............. euro780/wk; Easter Wk ............. euro820/wk July, August ............... euro890/wk; Sept, October ......... euro850/wk Nov, Dec ................... euro750/wk; Christmas/New Year .... euro890/wk Housekeeping/Preps fee: eur80/-; Car-park e35/wk Night rate: e150/- to e180/nt; Min stay 3 nights. All major credit cards accepted
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- Nearest Train: Galway Train Station at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Galway-Dublin; M6 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Salthill / Blackrock at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Sea Road - Crane Bar, traditional Irish music at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Galway Golf Club at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sea Road - Kai Restaurant at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Hello, I am the owner of The Devon Place Apartment, Galway and returned to Ireland recently - having lived overseas for many years. Together with my lively & engaged family, we've enjoyed many worldwide trips and travels ourselves over the years. We're now putting into practice many of the high standards we enjoyed around the world - at our beautiful Galway holiday / short-stay apartment. We work hard to ensure you find a lovely, welcoming & fresh apartment awaiting you that's a pleasure to enjoy yet easy to manage. Beds all made up for you with our fresh, luxurious linens and deep duvets, you can quickly settle in and get busy with the many activities and pleasures to explore and enjoy out & about the town & countryside!
Why the Owner Chose Galway City:
Galway is a great town! It is a bustling & lively university city that sits between the beautiful Corrib Lake, the River Corrib and the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich maritime backdrop, the town abounds in canals and sea-side walkways, from the Salmon Weir bridge and its many canal walks in town to the fabulous & lengthy Salthill promenade, and we highly recommend these as 'must-do' visits for our guests! Galway has just hosted a 2-week stopover for the global Volvo Ocean Yacht Race, before its final leg to St Petersburg, and this 2-week maritime festival in early June 09 was truly fabulous, showing off the city at its summer best. And there is more to come - with the excellent Galway Arts Festival in mid-July, the Galway Races at end of July, the Oyster Festival in September, and the Baboro Theatre Festival in October. With many smaller festivals and activities happening in-between, the city is alive with visitors, restaurants, cafe-bars and our many unique, traditional bars and pubs, where music & the chat are always on tap and on the go!
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our location on the Crescent is just perfect for your stay in Galway, because we are within a most pleasing and short walk to the city centre and surrounding places of interest. The town centre is just 5 minutes away, and a walk to Salthill is equally brief and enjoyable. At The Devon Place Apartment, you settle in quickly because we have all beds freshly made up for you with our 100% cotton linens, and our generous Welcome Basket of Groceries. We collect you from your arrival point in town and bring you directly to the apartment, and in this way - you don't have to worry about directions or an early shop for necessities. From the apartment, it is so easy to plan and enjoy many of the city's activities. Night life is a pleasure - with many good restaurants in town - on Quay Street and the surrounding Latin Quarter - just a 5 minutes walk away. Yet our apartment is in such a quiet location - you can so comfortably retire back to take time out when enough activities have been done. Trips to Connemara or to the Aran Islands are a simple matter of booking tickets online via our wireless broadband connection, or when in town. You can then amble over to Galway port ('the docks') at the required check-in time and you're off on a small adventure. For golf-lovers, there is an abundance of golf courses - the city hosts an excellent golf links just a short 5 minute drive or bus-ride from the apartment. There is Barna GC, Athenry GC, Galway Bay GC at Renville, and Creganna GC where green fees will have you catching up on some challenging course before you know it! We may provide sets of men's & ladies clubs in the future, if we get feedback that this would be helpful to guests.
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Dining Room - seats 8
Spacious Kitchen with dining table - seats 4 to 6
Double Bedroom #2 - with 2 single beds or California King
Our Welcome Basket of Groceries
Original flagstone entrance - welcome in!
Sitting Room with 2-recliner sofa suite & Connemara marble fireplace...
Double Bedroom #1 - with California King or 2 single beds
Bathroom #1 of 2 (with ensuite shower cabinet)
The Silver Teal & Silver Acres Apartments; Main House built c1830
Entrance Hall Door to ground floor
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