Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in County Galway 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 $78 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.

Things to do

From medieval artifact exhibits to marine life encounters

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, you'll find that Galway County offers a plethora of attractions to bond over. History buffs will delight in the collections on display at the Galway City Museum, ranging from prehistoric relics to medieval tapestries and weaponry from Ireland's 20th-century wars. Book County Galway vacation rentals in the Salthill neighborhood for easy access to family-friendly attractions like the Seapoint Leisure Centre, an entertainment center with an arcade for kids and an exciting casino for adults. Close by is Galway Atlantaquaria, the largest native species aquarium in Ireland, with hundreds of marine and freshwater creatures.

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.

Natural features

Come to Connemara and watch Mother Nature shamelessly show off her beauty

County Galway is blessed with diverse scenery and wildlife, and one of the best places to observe and appreciate this is Connemara National Park. Hills and mountains in the Twelve Bens range loom over thousands of acres of grasslands, woodlands, bogs, lakes, and heaths. Bird-watchers and nature lovers can check into County Galway vacation rentals and have a field day in the park, where songbirds, birds of prey, and winter migrants from northeastern Europe fly overhead. When night falls, out come mammals like rabbits, bats, foxes, and stoats.

How many vacation rentals are available around County Galway?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 627 vacation rentals around County Galway. From 478 house rentals to 287 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.