Discover a selection of 12 holiday rentals in Galway, IE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and parking available. Prices start at £ 126 per night, and houses and flats & apartments are popular options for a stay in Galway. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

The lively area of Galway awaits your stay

The area's live music and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Galway. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the bars, local tours and shopping. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Galway

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Galway a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Leisureland (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Mountain View Horse Riding Centre (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • National Aquarium of Galway (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Galway Golf Club (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Galway

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Galway is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Galway Bay (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Aillwee Cave (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Lough Corrib (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Doolin Cave (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Millennium Children's Park and Playground (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Lough Atalia (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Galway

Fly into Shannon (SNN), the closest airport, located 40.4 mi (65.1 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Galway Station.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Galway?

Whatever you're seeking in a holiday, you'll find a rental property in or around Galway that's a match made in heaven. Take a peek at these favourites:

  • "Eco - Friendly House Beside The Sea In The Wildness And Solitude Of Connemara" is a hit with guests. Around 35 miles from Galway, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including off-street parking options and a hair dryer.
  • "Luxurious House In Renvyle - Situated On The Wild Atlantic Way" is another top pick, offering 3 bedrooms, heating, WiFi and more. It's around 45 miles from Galway.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Galway holiday rental for you.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Galway?

Your Monday to Friday will be much easier to face if you've got something spectacular organised for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by arranging a stay at one of these top weekend getaways in or near Galway:

  • Book a couple of nights at "Sweet Little Townhouse In The Centre Of Galway City. 2 Bedrooms", around 0.1 miles to the east of Galway, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend break. You'll have nature hotspots like Coole Park and Galway Harbour nearby and amenities like WiFi and a washing machine at your fingertips.
  • Also look into "Water View Duplex Apartment. 3 Mins Walk To Eyre Square", which you'll find around 0.1 miles southeast of Galway. After a day exploring nearby sights like Merlin Woods Park and Bearna Golf And Country Club, relax in your rental and make the most of cable/satellite TV services, a microwave oven and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Galway?

Studio apartments set the bar high when it comes to location, character and convenience. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Galway and discover the buzzing local vibe:

  • Throw your bags down at "Sea View Apartment". Amenities including heating and WiFi will help you feel at home here.
  • Another tempting choice is "Artist's Cottage - Entire Cottage - @ Multi Award". Make the most of a lake view, a fridge and other convenient amenities during your holiday.

There are lots of sights around Galway to add to your agenda. Nourish the culture lover in you by visiting Dun Eochla and Galway Cathedral.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Galway?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Galway. Stay a night or two in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a compact apartment or a large home. Whatever type of property you'd like, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. These are some of our favourites:

  • Located close to the centre of Galway, "Sweet Little Townhouse In The Centre Of Galway City. 2 Bedrooms" is a terrific base for a quick break. While you're in the area, make sure you get to top sights like Galway Cathedral and Galway City Museum.
  • Roll out of bed, make a strong coffee and then plan what to explore around "Water View Duplex Apartment. 3 Mins Walk To Eyre Square". Spanish Arch and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church should be on your list if you choose to stay at this appealing rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Galway?

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your boo. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Galway that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Put on some love songs and kick back together at "The Swallow Loft' At Leitriff House - 2.5 km from centre of Galway ". Around 2 miles from Galway, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including a nearby bay and a dining table.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days sipping wine and canoodling at "Restored Stone Barn On Farm On Wild Atlantic Way", around 19 miles from Galway. A nearby bay and a fireplace will help set the mood for romance.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Galway?

We've got some terrific houses you can rent for a weekend in Galway City Centre. If you're looking for somewhere with lots of character where you can spend a relaxing couple of days with family and friends, this suburban suburb is an excellent option. You'll find it around 1 mile from central Galway. The residential suburb of Salthill, around 2 miles from Galway, is another cool place for a mini break.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Galway?

A pool is often a must-have when choosing where to stay on holiday, particularly if you're travelling with kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Galway and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "The Swallow Loft' At Leitriff House - 2.5 km from centre of Galway ". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a TV and a DVD player.
  • Spend leisurely holiday days splashing about or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "Beautiful Historic Galway City House". This property is another top choice and comes with a stair gate, a theme park and more.

Don't know how to pack for your Galway getaway? This appealing destination has an oceanic climate. During the summer months, expect average temperatures ranging from 50null to 65null. Scroll through our selection of Galway holiday rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Galway?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is up in the hills or on the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with your favourite people. Book one of these large family holiday rentals in or near Galway and bring the whole gang along:

  • Located around 0.1 miles to the southeast of Galway, "Water View Duplex Apartment. 3 Mins Walk To Eyre Square" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 7 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a toaster and a kitchen.
  • "Townhouse By The Marina. 3 Mins Walk To The Latin Quarter. Parking Included" also offers the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This rental is around 0.1 miles to the south of Galway, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A microwave oven and a kitchen will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you want to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your wish list. National Aquarium of Galway, Leisureland and Shop Street are good places to start.

Are there one-bedroom holiday rentals in or near Galway?

Often situated in sought-after positions due to their compact size, a one-bedroom holiday rental is a great choice for one or two travellers. Here's a quick taste of Vrbo's range in or near Galway:

  • Great things really do come in small packages, and "Sea View Apartment" is no exception. This one-bedroom holiday property is in a handy central location and features amenities like a kitchen and a barbecue grill.
  • "Modern Apartment In Galway's Historic West End" is another lovely one-bedroom escape also close to the centre. When you're not out exploring the area's top sights, make the most of a water park, a kitchen and much more.

Can I find two-bedroom holiday rentals in or near Galway?

It's easy to organise a wonderful getaway with Vrbo. Whether you'd like a cute cottage or a trendy apartment, we've got plenty of two-bedroom options in or near Galway: Here are a few of our top choices:

  • First on the list — "The Swallow Loft' At Leitriff House - 2.5 km from centre of Galway ". This two-bedroom stay has handy amenities like a kitchen and a garden. Visit Galway's various attractions from this homely pad.
  • Another highly recommended option is "Sweet Little Townhouse In The Centre Of Galway City. 2 Bedrooms". With useful amenities like a fireplace and a garden, you'll have no difficulty making yourselves at home here. Choose your favourite room, unpack your bags and let the good times roll!