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Luxury countryside retreat. Just 15 minutes drive to Galway city .

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

This is a new home containing many luxurious features. You will step into an open foyer leading into a large sitting room (with fireplace), small sitting room (with fireplace), dining room with fabulous views of the sea , and also the Clare hills, and the gourmet kitchen - all with scenic, serene views. The home marries modern features with traditional Irish features like an artisan stone fireplace. There are three finely appointed bathrooms with a walk-in shower, a spa steam shower, and a jacuzzi bath. A laundry room is featured off the kitchen. There are white oak floors throughout most of the house along with a marble kitchen floor. There are there large bedrooms, one master with an on-suite, and the other two rooms have access to another main bathroom.


Owner
Esther and Chris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Shannon
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Maree
Nearest Ferry
47 Kilometres
Doolin
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Renville Oranmore
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Galway
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Oranmore
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Oranmore/ Clairnbridge
Car: recommended

The scenic property is located in the quiet countryside with water views of an open bay in front of the home, and expansive green fields framed by hills behind the house. It is only a 20 minute drive to Galway City where you will find great restaurants, lively pubs,and unique shops, and all types of entertainment. The house is located about a 10 minute drive from Oranmore where you can taste some delicious local food, hear traditional Irish music. Banks and food markets are also located in the village of Oranmore. Clarenbridge is another village located about 10 min away from the house . Here you can find exceptional restaurants featuring exquisite sea food dishes and light shopping. There is also a church, community center (which has a bar for a few social drinks at night), petrol station, and convenience shop within walking distance from the house. Tawin Island's breathtaking views are around the corner. Take a walk or bike into Tawin island and experience a refreshing afternoon of breathtaking views, bird watching, and enjoy the seals floating along the coast. It is a great enriching experience for all to enjoy. Rinville has a golf course, sailing club, an a fantastic park for kids - and this is all located close to the house! If you feel like a drive, take a trip to the cliffs of Moher, Connemara, or the Burren.

Galway city of the Tribes, is the west of Ireland, a great county to bring the family, or a loved one, a group of friends, or to just go by yourself. The city has retained all of its small old town charm and beauty, cultural , and historical heritage . Take a walk through its busy narrow streets and admire its medieval buildings tastefully mingled with modern structures, visit Galway Cathedral, the Spanish Arch, Lynch's Castle, the Salmon Weir bridge, or wander through the cobbled streets of the Quays area and the Claddagh, enjoy shopping , or just stop for a coffee or a drink in the many , restaurants , bars and coffee shops. Galway has some of the best gourmet products in the country . Galway now has an annual food festival which provides demostrations, and a wide variety of gourmet food. Try and plan your visit around one of the many festivals in the city – Arts week, Galway races( ladies day is a must, but wear your Sunday best) , Salthill Airshow, the volvo ocean race or the Oyster festival.

Travel west into Connemara an unspoilt bog land , and still fresh lakes.Travel to the Twelve Bens. Visit Clifden, the Connemara Capital. From Clifden you can drive north to visit Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park or South to visit Ballyconneelly, Roundstone and continue east to Ballinahinch Castle.

A few miles south of Galway, visit the Burren area. Start your tour in the beautiful seaside town of Kinvara with a visit to Dunguaire Castle and continue your drive through the Burren. The Burren is a limestone plateau which has been inhabited since the Stone Age. The Burren has unique flora and you may see some wild goats during your visit. Take a nice drive to the Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, these are great activites for kids . Other areas to visit , the Aran islands take the boat from Rossaveal. The Aran islands is great if you love bike riding, you can see most of the island by bike I would defiantly recommended it . For additional on most of these activities visit www.galway.net

Amenities

Galway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms in this house are all beautifully tiled. One has a 5 jet jacuzzi , one has a walk in power shower, and the en-suite has a spa steam shower, which is great for relaxing.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Three bedrooms all located upstairs, with views of the from both front and back windows. All bedrooms have fluffy soft feathered pillows and duvets. The master bedroom has an on suit bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Luxury countryside retreat. Just 15 minutes drive to Galway city .
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

Everything we look for in a "home away from home".

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in the Irish countryside. Recommend for exploration of Galway, Cliffs of Morr, Aran Islands. Beautiful views from this well appointed bespoke home

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary Jane for the lovely review!!
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay, everything was provided. very comfortable, very peaceful location, natural light is excellent and a nice view of Galway Bay from the front of the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you , Gary !!! I hope you get to come again.. best wishes, Esther
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5

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely house, clean and very comfortable

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely reception when we arrived at the house. The house is spacious and well equipped, definitely big enough for 6 people. The amenities were all great. I think that some parts of the house are still in development as there are some cables that are still exposed. It is a beautiful and well appointed house and I think in due course it will be finished completely. Margaret was extremely helpful on our check in and explained everything about the house. The value you get for the weekly rent is fantastic, especially when sharing the house with 6 (or even 4) people. The photos on the websites don't do the house full credit as it is bigger and more impressive than can be taken from the pictures. There are not a lot of tv channels that are available so we were happy to have brought tablets using the Wi-Fi to get online. The kitchen is great and can really be the center of the house during the evenings. Oranmore is close and has a pretty good Tesco and petrol station. Would recommend for groups visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Thomas for the lovely review, just to let you know those wires are for an alarm system . Some day I may put one in, but the area is very safe so I am not too concerned about it at the moment. Hope you visit again!
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5

Our Dream Irish Country House

  • 5 of 5

We'd had a long drive south after a family wedding in Donegal, but when we turned into the drive way, we knew that the house would be something special - First impressions count, and ours was "tasteful", and we weren't disappointed. In case I don't have time at the end of the review, I cannot express enough how tasteful the whole house is set out and decorated, topping all of our expectations.

For us adults, the highlight downstairs was the "landhaus" style kitchen and dining area, it's exactly what we are looking at having put in at home, and it has all of the necessary appliances, together with a massive American style fridge and wash/dryers in a utility room.

For the kids, the highlight it was natuarlly the TV room with (for our teenies) WiFi.

Upstairs, each of the four double rooms is - just like every other room in the house - individually and tastefully decorated, one of the bedrooms has an ensuite with, what our kids immediately christened the "Star Wars Shower", a total hit !! At the other end of the upper floor, a large separate bathroom contains a bath with jacuzzi (a hit with us oldies). Each of the bathrooms (there is also a shower/toilet downstairs) being provided with a surfeit of hand and bath towels.

One thing I should mention is the House Manager - Margaret - and her husband Fintan, who are exceptionally helpful and are always reachable if you have any questions or problems.

Speaking of which, if we were to have had a problem with the house, it was simply that we couldn't fold it up and take it back to Germany in our suitcase....

That's enough about the house, but it is also perfect locationwise - views back and front are great, and Galway City is only a 15-20 minute drive away. On top of this Oranmore/Maree is within a reasonable distance of many of the tourist attractions of Galway and the West (Ennis, Moher, Athenry etc etc) and is thus a perfect base for touring.

I suppose the best compliment I can give the owners is that within a few hours it had ceased being referred to as "the house" and for the rest of the week was "home" and the question from the kids as they realised that we had to pack the cases and head to the airport: "When are we coming back?"

Well, as long as the house is available, the answer is Summer 2019........

- Mike & Petra McNally (with Stephen, Elena and Liam).

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for the lovely Review!!!
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5

Fantastic home near Galway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home near Galway for one week to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our family of six. This home was exactly as it is shown in the pictures. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, living room and sitting room. It was very clean and well kept and it had everything we could have possibly have wanted. It had a nice yard for our granddaughter to play in and a grill for cooking. Esther and Margret were most wonderful, extremely helpful and made things very easy for us. I would highly recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review 😊
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $118.22

Notes
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You are reminded that a booking is a legally binding contract, so if for any reason you have to cancel or shorten your booking then you are still liable to pay the full amount.

We strongly recommend that you use a holiday insurance facility.

Cancellation and curtailment charges If you cancel your holiday the cancellation must be confirmed in writin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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