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Recent Ireland reviews

  • Home away from home!

    "My husband and I stayed at Burnham View with my sister and her husband. Breda met us and was extremely helpful with suggestions on what to do and see in and around Dingle. The home was lovely and immaculate! We had a wonderful time. It is nice to have the space to spread out with all the conveniences of home!"
    Guest: Dee Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • Fabulous!

    "My daughters and I had a fabulous time at Errislannan house! Marcus is so nice to work with, the home is lovely and has every amenity. The location is fantastic."
    Guest: Nancy G. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 18, 2014
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  • Luxury and location

    "We had a wonderful stay in this great house at the coast near the Cliffs of Moher. The owners have done a great job with this house leaving very little to be desired. There is plenty space in and outside the house and the the interior is of high standard. Also the warm welcome and good bye of the very helpful Brendan, who left us alone otherwise was greatly appreciated. The location is also good to do trips from (Cliffs, The Burren, Doolin, etc.) making thanks to its location every trip no matter how long or short interesting from start to finish. Also the restaurants and other advise received was all very good so did not require a lot of research to know where to best go. A bit of a longer drive but very worthwhile is also a visit to beautiful Connemara, all together providing a great variety of beautiful Ireland and the friendly hospitality of the people all around who almost without fail share a great sense of humor."
    Guest: Paul N. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
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  • Excellent home with accessible, central location

    "I have been renting through VRBO for five years, averaging six stays per year. Of all my experiences, this home in reality was the closest to its description. It's exactly as it appears in the pictures and has a lot of high end touches you rarely see in Ireland. It has radiant, in-floor heating and most of the rooms have individual controls. The main setting which controls the kitchen, dining & living room is housed in a locked box on the outside of the home - so this needs to be changed by the caretaker, Mary. All of the other rooms have their own controls, so you choose your comfort. The kitchen appliances are all high end and have the manuals in a binder to assist you. I would like to note the home is accessible - it has a ramp at the entrance, two bedrooms, two baths (with roll-in showers), the kitchen & dining room all on the same floor. The rooms are gigantic and the hallways & doorways are wide. The living room (TV & fireplace), sun room and the master suite are located up three stone stairs, however. The house is also suited for families with young children - it has several board games, a toy house, blocks, etc. The stove has child lock measures for safety too. The house is also suited for groups or families with teens as the master bedroom is on the complete opposite side of the house as the two other bedrooms. And every bedroom has it's own en suite bath, so privacy is amazing. The only FYI's that should be noted are: 1) You are in Ireland on a wooded lot, so expect to see a few spiders/bugs (especially in the fall or winter as Ireland is notorious for its spiders during these seasons). 2) The microwave's timer does not work - you set it for a specific time, but it doesn't count down, it just keeps running. So don't set it and then walk away expecting the *ding.* 3) The shower temperatures are a little touchy. If you find the water isn't hot enough, I recommend shutting it off, turning the temperature knob to a hotter setting & then turn it back on. For some reason it wouldn't get hotter once it was on. 4) It is a self-catering house, and when I was there it didn't have some things you would think may be there - like black pepper & sugar. Just be prepared to look around the kitchen before you head to the store. 5) The fireplace doesn't emit a lot of heat, I think the chimney is a little too large and the heat escapes up it. So don't invest in a lot of firewood or peat logs unless you just want the ambiance. Overall: Amazing"
    Guest: Kelsey Z. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 23, 2014
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County Galway Travel Tips

Exploring Ireland from Your Galway Vacation Rentals

Galway is known as the friendliest city in Ireland, although almost without exception, the Irish are a warm and welcoming race. Founded in Anglo-Norman times, it is situated on the estuary of the River Corrib. Many visitors flock to Galway for its many summer cultural festivals including the Arts Festival, the Oyster Festival, the Film Festival and the well-known Galway Races. Festivals include parades, plays and street performances along with local dance and even Druid performances. Visitors are sure to hear the Gaelic language spoken here as well as local fiddle music in the many pubs and inns which are an integral part of everyday life.

Getting to Your Galway Accommodation

The easiest and cheapest way to reach Galway is usually by air. Shannon International Airport is the closest major airport and it is 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the center of Galway. There are several ferry crossings to Ireland and from there, the driving along motorways and quieter rural routes is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the Emerald Isle. The main ferry crossings are from Holyhead to Dublin or further south, from Pembroke to Rosslare.

The Weather in Galway

Like much of Ireland, Galway has a damp and changeable climate. Its proximity to the Gulf Stream keeps winters mild. Temperatures rarely drop below freezing, allowing palm trees and fig trees to survive here. It is also a very humid climate with around 45 inches (1.1 meters) of rainfall throughout the year. Summer average highs are around 60 F (16 C) in this typically maritime temperate climate.

Things to Do Around Galway Cottages

Galway is a beautiful area, best explored on foot or bicycle. The green fields and narrow winding lanes are full of wild flowers in the summer and the coastline is stunning. Walk along pebbly beaches dashed by the spray or enjoy some of the cliff top paths in the area. Horseriding is also a popular way to enjoy Galway. Bird watchers will appreciate the many species of gulls, birds of prey and garden birds which can be spotted here. The best way to enjoy the Corrib Lake and river is on a cruise which departs from Woodquay regularly; the captain gives a narrated tour of the beautiful area.

Places to Visit from Your Galway Vacation Rentals

Areas close to your Galway accommodation include wild Connemara, known for its horses, the nearby Aran Islands and the many lakes which can be visited. Lough (Lake) Corrib is over 26 miles (43 kilometers) long. The Cliffs of Moher are a spectacular sight with amazing views from their 754-foot (230 meter) height above the dashing waves.

Closer to home, Galway has one of the finest medieval houses in Ireland, known as Lynch’s Castle which now houses a branch of the local bank. St. Nicholas Collegiate Church is also worth a visit as it is the largest remaining medieval church still in use in Ireland today. The city also has an interesting Atlantaquaria which features both fresh and marine wildlife including the fabled Galway salmon.

Why Choose to Stay in Galway Cottages

Galway cottages are the perfect accommodations for those wanting to experience local village life in Ireland. Close to the shops, pubs and entertainment, which are often within walking distance of your Galway accommodation, you'll find these lodging choices provide the perfect way to enjoy the Irish way of life. Rental cottages are very economical compared with hotels, especially for families, who will also appreciate the extra space and freedom from the rules of a hotel. Eat when you like, and sleep as late as you choose in your own Galway cottage. A home away from home is also an ideal place to play games, watch a film or read a book if the weather is inclement. For those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, a washer/dryer is a real benefit.

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