About this listing
Cosy, compact 1-bedroomed apartment: a clean, comfortable and peaceful place to relax after a busy day exploring Galway or the Wild Atlantic Way.
Conveniently located for both the city or the beach, the bus-stop is just 1 minutes walk away.
Free car parking in front of the apartment.
Bright, comfortable, compact and cosy 1-bedroomed apartment with own bathroom, living-room with kitchenette, off-street parking & cable tv.
There is free (speedy!) wi-fi.
The apartment is attached to our home but has its own independent entrance ensuring your privacy, and we are just next door should you need help with anything, or advice on interesting places to visit & good local places to eat.
The living room has comfy leather furniture & a large flatscreen LCD TV with lots of channels, so if you're feeling a little tired after all your sight-seeing why not just sit and relax for a while....choose a dvd or a book from the collection available & recharge your batteries!
There are also lots of tourist information pamphlets & maps provided, to help you get the best out of your visit to Galway.
The bright and comfy bedroom has a double orthopaedic bed which is (I am told!) extremely comfortable, ensuring you get a good nights sleep after your travels & wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
The electric shower in the en-suite bathroom ensures a constant, plentiful supply of hot water. Shampoo & shower gel are provided so you don't need to bring these with you:)
All towels and bed linen are provided and the bed will be freshly made and ready for you when you arrive.
In the wardrobe you will find a hairdryer, iron & ironing board for your use.
The small kitchen area is equipped with a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster, crockery, cutlery and glasses: everything you need to prepare simple meals. Our tap water is perfectly safe to drink.
* Please note there is no hot plate or other oven.
**As there is a charge for shopping bags in Ireland, you will find a supply of re-usable shopping bags in the kitchen cupboard for your convenience.
The fridge will be stocked before you arrive with your breakfast essentials, so there's no need to rush off to the supermarket!
The apartment is your private space for you to enjoy for the duration of your stay.
You are welcome to sit out in our sunny and secluded back garden, weather permitting of course!
If travelling by car, you are welcome to park in our driveway, directly in front of the apartment.
If you need to do some laundry that can be arranged for you at a cost of €10 per load, for a wash & dry.
If you prefer to do your own, there is a clothesline in the back garden where you can hang your laundry out to dry: you will find an iron & an ironing board in the wardrobe in the bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is attached to our home but you do have your own front door so your privacy is assured.
I have always lived in Galway and know our lovely seaside city & surrounding areas very well. I am generally on hand if you need any help or advice & love to chat, but am happy to leave you to your own devices if you would prefer not to be interrupted!
Our home is in a peaceful, leafy and well-maintained suburb of Galway City. We have great neighbours and there is a real sense of safety and community. I love living a little bit away from the hustle & bustle of the "city centre" and yet we're just a 5-minute car or bus ride into town, maybe 10 minutes if the traffic is heavy.
Salthill is also close by: Salthill (our "golden mile") is another suburb of Galway City. When the weather is fine this beautiful award-winning beach is packed with sun worshippers, swimmers and ice-cream vans!
Sun shining or not, it is also where hundreds if not thousands of Galwegians head to on a year-round daily basis to walk "The Prom".....the longest promenade in all of Ireland.
At the end of the prom you will see the Blackrock diving tower, which at this stage has acquired iconic status for many.
But do remember: if you do walk the prom you MUST kick the wall at Blackrock before turning back....its tradition!
A walk to either the beach or the city will take you approx 20-25 minutes from the apartment.
If you are travelling without a car, you will find the bus-stop for the number 411 "Red Bus" is literally 1 mins walk from the apartment, the service runs every 30 mins from early til late and will take you into the centre of Galway City at a cost of €2.10. You need to have the exact fare ready for the driver.
Alternatively, a taxi will cost €8-10.
If you have just arrived in Galway by bus or train & need to get to my place, you'll find the stop for the 411 bus at the top of Eyre Square, more or less under the clock on the Bank of Ireland building. This bus runs every 15 minutes past the hour, and 15 minutes to. Ask the driver to let you off at the stop for Cruachan Park (pronounced crew-cawn) and when you get into the estate take the second turn right & I'm the second house on the right.
If you DO have a car, please note you may park in the driveway directly in front of the apartment. Depending on traffic it is a 5-minute drive to the city or to the beach at Salthill.
If you are a cyclist & have left your bike at home its worth noting that the "Coca-Cola Zero" bikes scheme was launched in Galway towards the end of 2014. This initial phase of the programme has introduced 195 brand new bikes to Galway, distributed through 19 bike stations dotted around the city. A really great, inexpensive way of getting around and seeing more than you might do on foot!
Other Things to Note
There are a number of supermarkets and pharmacies within easy reach.
If you feel like a quiet drink without having to head back into the city, the Library Bar in the Glenoaks Hotel is just a 5-minute walk away.
Galway City itself is home to a host of award-winning restaurants serving a huge range of different cuisines. I'll be happy to guide you to the best "tried & tested" eateries:)
Fancy a picnic?
If you're heading off exploring for the day, for a moderate charge a delicious lunch can be packed up for you in a traditional wicker picnic basket, complete with everything you need, including a comfy rug.
*24 hours notice required.
* various menu options available.
Well, you are on your holidays so I'll try and keep this one short...;)
Earliest check-in time is 3pm & latest check-out is 11.00am.
The apartment accomodates 2 comfortably: no other overnight guests please!
My home is a smoke-free zone and so please do not smoke in the apartment: there is a door from the bedroom into the back into the garden for the addicts among you!
No pets allowed.
Please, please note, if you intend using a hair dye or bleach treatment while you're here, please don't use the towels provided...just ask me & I'll be happy to provide an extra towel suitable for that purpose :)
Other than that, relax....after all, you're on your holidays!!
Thank you :)
Great place to stay! We enjoyed this lovely apartment and Liz was very helpful with some ideas on how to spend our short time in Galway! She also served us a very nice breakfast! Highly recommend!
Enchantée par notre séjour chez Liz. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié son accueil très chaleureux à notre arrivée et les petits conseils pour les visites alentours dont le Connemara. Très bons petits déjeuners déposés dans le logement chaque matin. Petit appartement très mignon dans un quartier résidentiel très calme à quelques minutes en voiture du centre ville de Galway.
Liz nous a très gentiment accueillie et conseillée. Le logement était parfait, très propre et très bien équipé.
Nous avons pu profiter un peu de Galway sous la pluie, et beaucoup du Conemara entre soleil et averses.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Liz's beautiful immaculately kept apartment! Liz was so easy to communicate with & made us feel extremely welcome: she even dropped in a generous breakfast tray with warm homemade scones & jam, freshly squeezed orange juice & fruit! We were able to check in / depart at our leisure & felt so relaxed. Irish hospitality at its best for sure!! The apartment was spotless, with every convenience provided. Would highly recommend to any individual / couple planning to stay in Galway - the apartment is ideally located within a few minutes drive of the city centre, but also close to the seaside resort of Salthill, as well as the Wild Atlantic Way - perfect base for exploring Connemara!
Liz was very helpful in getting me through the Airbnb process in the first place and was a gracious host for my stay. The accommodation was first class. I'm almost afraid to praise just in case she's booked up when I next want to go to Galway! Excellent!
Liz provided a lovely, welcoming, immaculate place for us to stay. It was convenient to the Salthill Promenade and downtown Galway, and a wonderful place to relax for a few days during our tour of Ireland. She brought us a very nice breakfast tray every morning, and the apartment was spacious, comfortable, and full of thoughtful touches. Thank you Liz!
Thank you Liz for looking after us so wonderfully and accomdation out last minute changes and the wonderful scones for breakfast. See you next time we are in Galway
About the Host, Liz
I was born in Galway, and have a large family with just the youngest 2 still living at home. I love travelling to new places and meeting new people, and Galway city in itself is a great place to get out and about and meet people as there is (nearly!) always a gathering or festival of some description taking place! I love to cook and find it therapeutic: sharing a good meal with family & friends has to be one of life's great pleasures :-)