Famous, Elegant and Historic Residence. Walk to the City Center and Beach
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- Minimum stay:4-5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Built in 1807 by a Captain and Commander in Nelson's fleet , Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area gets its name,offers an unusually high standard of elegant and spacious accommodation in one of the most imposing and historic private residences in the City of Galway on the shores of Galway Bay, in the West of Ireland.
This prestigious property is available to rent on a short term basis, and makes a unique and outstanding vacation home.
It offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for up to six guests in three en suite bedrooms, with super-king size beds. In one bedroom, the bed can be configured into two singles.
Nile Lodge is an ideal venue for guests who appreciate privacy, whether this is to conduct business in Ireland or to enjoy a very private holiday in the heart of the City.
The property is perfectly located down the road from the historic Galway City, just far enough to have the tranquility and quiet that this house offers, while also having the convenience of being close to the finest restaurants, live music events and dozens of delightful Irish pubs, where music and lively conversation is at its best.
This beautiful house is perfectly located for all that the West of Ireland has to offer. Take a day trip to picturesque Connemara, with its rugged scenery of hills and lakes, perfect for off road cycling and hill walking. The Burren , The Cliffs of Moher and the pretty coastal villages like Kinvara and Roundstone, are within an hour's drive. The amazing Aran Islands, with their spectacular cliffs and the ancient Dun Aengus fort, are within a hour and a half from the house.
Galway, with its famous horse racing events, the arts and literary festivals is hugely popular with both native Irish people and visitors to Ireland alike. The wonderful seaside promenade - the longest in Europe, enjoyed every day by joggers and walkers - is located just down the road from the house. The panoramic sea views enjoyed while exercising on the promenade lifts the spirits by their sheer beauty.
Lots of superb golf courses have regular visitors from all over the world, and are within easy reach of the house.The closest to the house is the lovely 18 hole links course of Salthill, just one mile away.
There is plenty of game and coarse fishing, as you would expect in Ireland with its plentiful rivers and lakes. Lough Corrib, which opens into the sea via the river Corrib, is one mile from the house. Anglers from all over the world have enjoyed the famous salmon and trout fishing, in addition to coarse fishing, on these waters.
Nile Lodge has the most amazing location when it comes to enjoying all that Ireland has to offer, and Galway City itself is known to be the music capital of Ireland. Musicians love to live here and play in groups in the many sessions around the City.
The standard of the music is truly fantastic, and the only problem is getting to see as many as possible!
Nile Lodge is one of the most prestigious private houses in the City of Galway and has a wonderful, rich history, which is clearly visible in the house, showing details from Nelson's time through the past 200 years.
This beautiful house, built to the design suggestive of the bridge of a ship, originally had a sea view, stands on over an acre of private, mature, beautifully landscaped gardens which provide a wonderful green oasis within minutes of the center of Galway. There is a high-walled orchard to the rear of the property which is enjoyable for children and adults alike to enjoy space and privacy.
I am a family doctor. I see private patients, by appointment only, on the lower ground floor of Nile Lodge on some evenings and during the day on weekends.
It is a small practice and my consultation rooms have a separate entrance and are completely sectioned off both from the interior and exterior of the house.
I live nearby while the house is being rented.
Guests of Nile Lodge are very welcome in my consulting rooms during my normal hours of work, and can ring me directly on my mobile.
For convenience just across the road from the property is a small supermarket which has late opening. Also located nearby is the luxury grocery store Morton's of Galway as well as larger supermarkets.
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- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Minimum rental 5 nights.
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
Large formal dining room at the front of the house overlooking the gardens on a beautiful antique 180-year-old mahogany dining table. Less formal dining in the beautiful living room beside the kitchen...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
There is a beautiful formal living room with vaulted ceiling and big open fireplace and fabulous views over the gardens. Another large living room perfect for family gatherings opens onto the patio....moreless
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Standard Rate 2015
Sep 1 - Dec 21, 2015
5 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2015
5 night min stay
New Year 2016
Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
Standard Rate 2106
Jan 4 - Jul 23, 2016
5 night min stay
July Race Week 2016
Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2016
5 night min stay
Standard Rate 2016
Aug 1 - Dec 22, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit €500
- 2 hourly cleaning rate €40
- Taxes Not included
For bookings of over 1 week, special discounts are available.
Rates quoted are for up to 6 guests in the main house. If additional guests (up to 2) require accommodation this can be provided in the linked accommodation in the lower level (1 bedroom with kingsize bed with own private shower and toilet). Please contact for rates for groups larger than 6 guests.
20% of total on booking to confirm reservation (non refundable deposit) and then remainder 7 weeks before arrival. Only methods of payment are as follows ; Bank transfer to Bank Of Ireland Salthill, Galway, details of account will be e mailed to you on request. Credit card or debit card payments are by phone to Maire at ++353 871756832.
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Car: Not Necessary
Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area takes its name, is one of the most prestigious private houses in Galway City. Standing on over an acre of private landscaped gardens, the house is located a five minute walk from Galway City Centre, with its pretty dockland marina, excellent restaurants and many pubs with traditional music. The house is within minutes of the seaside promenade with its spectacular views over Galway Bay and the sandy beaches of Salthill.
Year Purchased: 1942
About the owner: Nile Lodge has been part of the MacDermott family for over half a century. With a great interest of Irish history and culture I have worked for many years to preserve this beautiful house and grounds. Further research is currently being undertaken on the Captain who lived here two hundred years ago and the results to date are very exciting.
Why the Owner Chose Galway City:
This house is a local landmark and is one of the most important historical houses in Galway City.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Location, space, privacy, luxury, walking distance to most major attractions.
- Primary: +353 871756832
- Secondary: +353 91448540
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Beautiful Historic House in the Heart of Galway City
Beautiful Vintage Kitchen with Aga and antique overhead clothes drying rack
Victory Room Fireplace
Double/Twin Room with views of garden
Breakfast in the Conservatory...
Galway's Long Walk where the River Corrib joins the Atlantic
Excitement at world famous Galway Races
Cliffs of Moher, up to 214 metres (702 ft) in height!
Visit nearby Aran Islands for stunning landscape 1800 year old fort, Dún Aonghas
Formal Dining Room
Victory Room, superking bed, open fireplace, ensuite bathroom and garden view
King Room with open fireplace and en-suite shower
Nile Lodge Gardens
Famous Quay Street at night.
Fun at nearby Salthill beach
Sunset from the Claddagh
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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