About this listing
This price is for a "clean, quiet and peaceful" double bedroom with your own ensuite WC/shower, in our bright, "beautiful", "homey", "cosy" house. The price includes free pick-up on arrival in Galway, and a simple breakfast (cereal/juice /tea/coffee/toast). Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 9:30 (before or after which you can self-serve).
***Please email at least 24 hours before your intended arrival date. Thank you!***
*****Please tell me WHILE YOU'RE HERE if there is any problem, ie not enough hot water. The hot water system is on a timer, so that there is always hot water in the morning in the master bedroom shower. (We also have an electric shower in another bathroom which ALWAYS has hot water.) If you want to shower in the evening instead of in the morning, you need to let me know in advance, so I can make sure there is hot water. THANKS!*****
Potential guests who have no references on this site are asked to give me some information about themselves like surname/university/town before I can accept a booking, for safety reasons. Thank you.
The house is a 10-minute drive into Galway city. Or a 20 minute bus journey. A taxi costs €10. There are buses every 20 minutes (€2). It is a 41-minute walk to the centre (according to a certain online map, but we walk it in 35 mins).
This "clean, quiet and peaceful" double bedroom with wooden floors and private WC/shower is LESS EXPENSIVE than sharing a 4-bed dorm in a Galway youth hostel. It is perfect for people with a car as there is free parking, or for people who don't mind taking buses or walking.
Real coffee and real olive oil! :-)
PARADISE FOR MUSIC/THEATRE/ART LOVERS!
We are a musical and artistic family who love hosting people and making your stay in Galway and Connemara as local an experience as possible. We can show you lots of cultural insider treats you would not find in guide books. We have one young child who is very visitor-friendly (very considerate and well house-trained :-)
We are located within a 15-minute walk of Salthill, with its lovely promenade and little sandy and stoney beaches, fine restaurants, pubs and even some good music. We are a 10-minute bus ride (off peak time) to the "city" centre (town is more like it :-) ). The house is in a quiet, leafy area tucked away from the main roads. No stunning scenery from the windows though!
The house is on 3 bus lines which will bring you to the town centre, via the university. There are buses/day trips from Galway to different parts of Conamara and the Islands. More details of best fares etc. by email.
WHAT MAKES OUR PLACE UNIQUE?
We love to host people, and we love to share our culture with people. If we are free we will bring you to see some cultural gems. Apart from Galway city, we have also lived in Conamara, and can give you invaluable hints if you plan to tour Conamara and/or the islands. Tell us what your interests are and we'll point you in the right direction.
And we have no TV! But we do have an open fire and some stories to share around it!
MY PRIVATE TOURS OF CONAMARA
If I am free while you're here, I can act as your personal tour guide, bringing you on a hiking trip to Conamara National Park or other destinations. You pay the same price as you would pay on a bus tour with another 30 tourists. It's only me and you on my tours! Please inquire before arrival. Brid shared her culture with us. Review: "We shared a magical day in Connemara, giving us an experience we wouldn't have had as tourists. We are very grateful and so happy with our stay with Brid."
We have hosted couch surfing guests from more than 8 countries and have positive feedback from all of them. We have rented rooms to long-term guests from 5 different countries, again all happy campers! We would prefer bookings of more than one night. Children are welcome at no extra cost.
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check-in (to your bedroom) is from 3pm (but you can check in to the house before that and leave your luggage/use bathroom etc, by prior arrangement). Check-out of bedroom 12 noon, and check-out of house is flexible.
***Please email at least 24 hours before your arrival date. Thank you!***
Kitchen, living room. (Cooking facilities are available at pre-arranged times, at a small fee of €3 to guests staying more than 2 nights ).
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you wish.
It is a very quiet area tucked away from the main roads, and within 10 minutes of leaving the house you can see the ocean.
Bus stop within a 7-minute walk of the house. Bus €2. Taxi €10. Free pick up on day of arrival by arrangement. Last bus from town is at midnight.
Other Things to Note
Check in and check out times are negotiable. Just let me know your needs in advance and keep me updated about any changes to your itinerary, so that I too can plan my day. Thank you!
NB Weekly and monthly price based on one person. Please inquire about weekly price for two.
Please no mobile phones or tablets/laptops during shared meals in the kitchen/dining area. Please remove your shoes when entering the house. This keeps the house clean, but also lets us know who is in and who's out. (I love to play loud music when no-one is trying to sleep or relax :-) ). Guests who are staying more than 2 nights may use cooking facilities for a fee of €3, at *pre-arranged* times, and laundry facilities, at *pre-arranged* times for a fee of €5 (washer and dryer). I will take a photocopy of your passport on check-in. Visitors are free to use our sitting room and dining area. No smoking in the house (not even through an open window). Thank you for respecting our haven and our other guests. :-)
About the Host, Bríd
I am a translator and language teacher and also a musician. I love music, dancing and sharing stories. I have traveled widely and lived in 6 countries. I love to get the local experience when I travel, and that's what is special about staying in my home - you will get to meet the locals when you stay with us!