|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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With the peace of the countryside but in the midst of town, this excellently located house is the perfect base for your holiday. Located only 2km a 20 minute walk from Salthill Promenade,with its spectacular views of Galway Bay & the Burren, and only 2km 20 minute walk to the citys 'Dominic street/ West area with its many traditional Irish music pubs & eatery's. The property is also a two minute walk to a main bus artery with regular scheduled services running every 15 minutes to the City centre & surrounding areas in only 3 to 4 minutes. The house is newly decorated (Spring 2014), is spacious, stylish, comfortable & very well equipped. There are plenty of food stores within easy reach and an abundance of child friendly restaurants & pubs so whether you wish to stay in and cook at home or go out for the evening, the choice is yours. The property boasts a secure large south west facing rear garden & secure private off street parking. The patio area is perfect for an evening drink/bbq.
Some of the historic and regional attractions.: *Aran islands* It is a place steeped in immense cultural heritage and history. Gaelic language is the first language of its residents. It is considered the foothold of Irish culture *Connemara* has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. Connemara is a savage beauty', Oscar Wilde* A visit to Ireland and Connemara is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquility that is Kylemore Abbey & Garden. *The Burren* A unique limestone plateau,It contains dozens of megalithic tombs and Celtic crosses and a ruined Cistercian Abbey from the 12th century, Corcomroe. This area is especially beautiful in spring with its abundant rare wild flowers. * The Cliffs of Moher * are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains .
Golf Information: : The following are some of the popular golf clubs in the region. * Galway Golf Club, Salthill, Galway. This popular course with its well designed rolling fairways are bounded by mature woodlands and the spectacular seascape of Galway Bay. * Galway Bay Golf & Country Club & Hotel, Renville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. This well known coarse was designed by World Cup player Christy O'Connor Jr. * Connemara Golf Club Ballyconneely, Clifden, Co.Galway. This is a sand based links with its back nine described as the equal of anywhere in the world. Athenry Golf Club, Athenry Co. Galway. This course is generally uncrowded making it a very pleasant course to golf on.
Some leisure activities, events and amenities.: Some leisure activities, events and amenities.
* Horse riding, Hill walking, Windsurfing, Sailing, Swimming, Scuba diving, Angling, Golf, Cycling, Tennis. * Galway Annual Festivals include the Galway races Horse Racing Festival, the world famous Galway Arts Festival,the Galway & clarenbridge Oyster Festival,the Galway Film Festival, Writers Festival. * Amenities include Beaches, National atlantaquarium, Salthill promenade, Indoor Swimming pools and Leisure Centres, Multiplex Cinema, Bowling, Coole Park Visitors Centre, Connemara National Park
We enjoyed the house for a week last september , it was lovely and comfortable it is situated in a peaceful area , it is just some minutes driving to the center of Galway , you can also take the bus in front of the house . Galway is a lovely town full of young people and with a great atmosphere ,
Fergal was a wonderful host. The house is beautiful, clean, and very spacious. Close to downtown but yet far enough away from all the mischief. I would highly recommend this place.
House proved perfect for our large family gathering - very comfortable well set up bedrooms and bathrooms and spacious downstairs area. We enjoyed the BBQ and the big open plan kitchen couldn't have been better for us.
We walked (30 mins. approx) to the bars / restaurants / music area near Quay St. Lively bars and good traditional music - a lot of visitors there of course. Enjoyed a great evening in Athenry - Dowling's Pub - great music, all the locals, and very lively on Saturday night. Wonderful beer garden - definitely worth a visit. The drive into Connemara brought great views - enjoyed looking around Clifden.
Fergal checked on the internet connection for us; wouldn't hurt to bring your map/guidebook just as backup. Very straightforward to reach Fergal, who was there and ready to answer any question - much appreciated.
We loved the lay out of the house with plenty of room for our family of 7. Had some trouble with the en-suite shower which stopped working completely on our next to last day. Was disappointed that I did not receive a response to my text message letting owner know about the problem. Fortunately there was plenty of hot water in the main bathroom. The walk to town and Salthill is a bit more than 20 minutes but we managed to do it most days. Would suggest leaving information for guests such as a local map, Taxi Numbers, Bus Schedule, location of local supermarkets, wifi information, garbage pickup schedule, etc.
Overall was satisfied with our stay.
The house we rented was very nice and included all the amenities stated in the ad. Fergal was very quick to respond to our needs. The house was well situated within short driving distances to shopping and Galway City.
This property is handy for a large group. There were six of us staying there, but the house would easily cater for another couple of people.
The open plan kitchen & dining area is airy and spacious. The kitchen has all the usual facilities you need and there is a washing machine and drier in the utility room. The double door leading from the dining room to the living room area opens up the ground floor even more. There are three sofas and the TV has plenty of channels to choose from. The bedrooms are finished to a high standard and the beds are very comfortable. Once we figured out how the immersion worked, the shower in the main bathroom was nice and hot (the en-suite shower is a power shower).
The location was good for us. We had two cars between us so getting in to town wasn't an issue for us. If you don't have a car, taxis in Galway are relatively cheap.
Fergal called up to the house with the wifi dongle and it was great to put a face to the name. He was very friendly and asked if everything was OK for us.
I would recommend this property for a good value, stress-free stay in Galway.
The house is located in the West of the city - very near the Salthill area. It is minutes walk from the famous Galway Bay with it's beautiful views of the Clare hills and, the equally famous, Aran Islands. It really is a perfect base for your holiday whether you're on a short weekend visit to the city with a few friends or, on a family trip looking to soak up the wild west of Ireland.
Other Activities: Island hopping (Aran), touring
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$263|
|local authority charges||$42|