Discover a selection of 469 vacation rentals in County Galway, IE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and parking. Prices start at $59 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in County Galway. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Get into the Irish groove in County Galway

Are you spoiling for unspoiled beauty? Then County Galway is where you need to go. Located smack-dab in the center of the West of Ireland, it's where you'll find untamed, rugged beauty—from the windswept Aran Islands to the somewhat beguiling desolation of Connemara and the mighty crags of the Burren. Traditions are alive and well here, and staying in County Galway vacation rentals are key to getting to know some of them. Catch earfuls of conversation between Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) locals, tap your feet to traditional Irish music in centuries-old pubs, and tantalize your taste buds with hearty Irish stew during the Galway Food Festival.

Activities

Find glee on land and sea in County Galway

There's a large concentration of Gaeltacht communities in the county, so it's no wonder that Seachtain na Gaeilge, a festival celebrating the Irish native tongue, is extra merry here. Held annually in the weeks leading to Saint Patrick's Day, its calendar includes screenings of Irish movies and joyous folk dance performances in the streets. Take a walking tour of Galway city's medieval streets, past historic sites like the Spanish Arch and Lynch's Castle. For aquatic pursuits, you can go windsurfing in Rusheen Bay, fish with the kids in Galway Bay, or snorkel in the waters off Glassilaun Beach.

Weather

Rainy days and Mondays hopefully won't get you down in County Galway

Galway County sees a lot of rain throughout the year, particularly in late fall and winter, from August to January. But don't let that get you down; the rain is what keeps the Emerald Isle so brilliantly green. Also, it doesn't rain all day, every day. Summer, from May to July, is the peak season for travelers, who come for 18-hour days—plenty of time to explore outdoors before the sun sets shortly before midnight. Temperature extremes are rare in the region; summer temps can go from a low of 43 degrees to a high of 66, while in winter, the mercury hovers in the high 30s.

What are the top vacation rentals in County Galway?

Whether you're planning your next epic adventure with friends or a romantic rendezvous with your darling, one of these top vacation rentals in County Galway is sure to attract you:

  • Eco - Friendly House Beside The Sea In The Wildness And Solitude Of Connemara: If you're looking for somewhere in Letterard with 3 bedrooms and plenty of style, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include a TV and an iron and ironing board.
  • The Swallow Loft' At Leitriff House - 2.5 km from centre of Galway: Stay at this escape in Galway and make use of books, a travel crib and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate the ones you love.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in County Galway?

Give these vacation properties a gold medal! The following weekend getaways in County Galway have all earned high marks from our very satisfied guests:

  • Restored Stone Barn On Farm On Wild Atlantic Way: A few days away at this Inverin stay will have you feeling like your good self again. Useful amenities here include high-speed internet services and free toiletries. When it's time to go adventuring, Maam Valey and National Aquarium of Galway are among the nearby natural attractions.
  • Sweet Little Townhouse In The Centre Of Galway City. 2 Bedrooms: With conveniences including a fireplace and a garden, we promise you'll feel right at home at this Galway City Centre retreat. Outdoorsy travelers will love discovering the local sights, like Aran Heritage Centre and Brigit's Garden.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in County Galway?

There's no shortage of studio apartments in County Galway. While they obviously can't compete in size with a mansion, they sure pack a punch when it comes to location, convenience and character. Here are two sought-after options:

  • Artist's Cottage - Entire Cottage - @ Multi Award in Spiddal puts you near some of the area's popular cultural sights, including Bold Art Gallery and Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas. A stovetop and an ocean view are a couple of the amenities you'll have at hand here.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at Cosy Self - Catering Apartment which offers towels, a hair dryer and more. Located in Wild Atlantic Way, sights like Druid Theatre and Punchbag Theatre will appeal to your inner culture buff.

Can I find short term rentals in County Galway?

If you have itchy feet but not a whole lot of time, there are plenty of short-term rental properties in County Galway where you can spend a few days or so discovering the sights. Here are just two getaways that'll help you scratch your travel itch:

  • Escape for a few days or so to Restored Stone Barn On Farm On Wild Atlantic Way. Its convenient location makes it an excellent base to explore the top attractions in Inverin, including Rossaveel Ferry Terminal.
  • Another option is Sweet Little Townhouse In The Centre Of Galway City. 2 Bedrooms in Galway City Centre. After settling in, get out and do some sightseeing. Galway City Museum is a great place to start.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in County Galway?

If you want to impress your someone special, then stay somewhere special! Organize a romantic weekend getaway in County Galway at one of these properties and let the sparks fly:

  • Catch up on cuddles and quality time at Eco - Friendly House Beside The Sea In The Wildness And Solitude Of Connemara in Letterard. A dining table and a fireplace are just two of the little touches you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, organize an amorous weekend escape at The Swallow Loft' At Leitriff House - 2.5 km from centre of Galway. Located in Galway, it offers outdoor furniture, a dining table and other highlights.

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

In County Galway, there are plenty of house rentals where you can make every day a pool day. Having a splashing good time will be your only priority at one of these top-notch properties:

  • Settle into Eco - Friendly House Beside The Sea In The Wildness And Solitude Of Connemara, where the first item on your must-do list should be taking a dip in the pool. This escape is located in Letterard and comes with a range of family-friendly amenities, including a fridge and an electric kettle.
  • Jump out of bed and enjoy a refreshing morning dip at The Swallow Loft' At Leitriff House - 2.5 km from centre of Galway in Galway. An iron and ironing board and a nearby marina are just two of the many amenities at this exceptional option.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in County Galway?

We've got large family vacation rentals that'll fit just about everybody — even that strange second cousin of yours! Whatever type of property you need, you'll find an ideal option on Vrbo. Here are some of our favorites in County Galway:

  • For size, function and style, you can't beat Water View Duplex Apartment. 3 Mins Walk To Eyre Square. Located in Galway City Centre, this vacation property provides 3 bedrooms and handy amenities like cable/satellite TV services and off-street parking options. It can comfortably fit up to 7 people.
  • Townhouse By The Marina. 3 Mins Walk To The Latin Quarter. Parking Included in Galway City Centre is another top option. It can accommodate up to 8 guests and features 4 bedrooms. An iron and ironing board and a dryer will help keep all your gang comfortable and happy.

Drag yourselves away from your comfy stay and make tracks to National Aquarium of Galway — one of County Galway's best family-friendly attractions. Leisureland and Shop Street are also worth visiting while you're in the area.

Can I find family cabin rentals in County Galway?

Reserving a cabin in County Galway is an ideal excuse to spend quality time with the family. Consider these awesome options:

  • Cabin - Luxury Two - Bed Glamping Pod In County Clare - Book a weekend or more at this retreat in County Clare. Amenities like a microwave oven and towels will help make your stay comfortable.
  • Cabin - Treehouse Dome - Amenities like a toaster and an oven also make this a popular pick with families. Escape to this Clifden cabin and enjoy some time in Mother Nature.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the County Galway vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in County Galway?

If you're traveling on your own or as a couple and don't need a whole lot of space, a single-bedroom vacation rental will be just perfect. Take a break and enjoy the comforts of home at one of these properties in County Galway:

  • Spend a few leisurely days at Artist's Cottage - Entire Cottage - @ Multi Award and see why this one-bedroom rental in Spiddal is a guest favorite. Golf and nearby birdwatching activities are just two of the conveniences that help make this place a winner.
  • Cosy Self - Catering Apartment in Wild Atlantic Way is another comfortable option where you can stay, play and sleep in comfort. Amenities here include towels and internet services.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in County Galway?

From simple cabins to ritzy apartments, we've got two-bedroom vacation rentals to suit everyone's style and budget. Check out some of our favorite options in County Galway:

  • Slip easily into vacay mode at The Swallow Loft' At Leitriff House - 2.5 km from centre of Galway. A stovetop and free toiletries are just some of the amenities you'll have available to you at this two-bedroom retreat in Galway.
  • Another enticing option is Restored Stone Barn On Farm On Wild Atlantic Way in Inverin. It comes with a nearby bay, high-speed internet services and a great deal more.

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