About this listing
Norman Villa is a period townhouse oozing with character. The house has been developed to allow its period charm to shine, its light filled interior is the perfect canvas for expressing Dee and Mark’s unique and direct style.
Norman Villa is a Victorian townhouse situated just 15 minutes walk from Galway City center. The house combines period detail with contemporary art and design. The owners Dee and Mark Keogh operated an Art Gallery in Norman Villa for many years and their personal collection is showcased throughout the house.
The house sits on the Lower Salthill Road with a railed classical front garden, to the rear a modern kitchen, living room extension sits in the original courtyard and behind this a coach house and walled garden. Internally the house has a direct unfussy style with striped floorboards, working shutters and original cast iron and marble fireplaces. Contemporary modern art is a passion for the Keoghs and their collection of paintings, sculpture and ceramics gives Norman Villa its special style.
The room is located on the first floor at the rear of the house and has king sized bed with back support mattresses and snug en suite facility. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Free on street parking is available directly outside the house. Wireless broadband is available.
Breakfast is served in the open plan kitchen, living room making for a uniquely personal experience. Everything is freshly prepared and cooked to order with locally sourced organic ingredients where possible. Norman Villa’s breakfast includes fresh squeezed orange juice, fruit, organic cereals with yoghurt, home-made breads and a choice of cooked breakfasts including fish.
Along with the many attractions of Galway city centre, Salthill Village and the sea are a 5 minute walk from the house and there are many Pubs and Restaurants close by. Information and advice on Galway and the surrounding areas is always available.
Dee and Mark aim to provide a unique personal experience in a relaxed atmosphere allowing guests to explore the vibrant city of Galway and the surrounding attractions of the Aran Islands, Connemara and the Burren.
Norman Villa has two other listings on Airbnb under Unique Victorian Townhouse 1 and 3.
Along with their bedroom guests have access to to the sitting room and library, the garden and the kitchen/dining room for breakfast.
Interaction with Guests
Dee and Mark welcome all guests, this is their home and they are always available with advice and directions.
Norman Villa is situated in a quiet residential area a short walk from Galway city center and the sea (Salthill Promenade).
Bus stop 1 minute away. Free on street parking available outside the house.
Guests are expected to behave in a mature manner.
No pets and we ask guests not to smoke in the house.
Stayed here recently while in Galway for a wedding.
The house is beautiful, pictures don't do it justice. Very stylishly decorated.
Enjoyed it very much and the breakfast was great too.
Dee and Mark were very nice, welcoming and helpful throughout.
Dee et Mark ont poussé le BnB au rang d'art. Tout a été pensé pour que le séjour chez eux soit un moment d'élégance. Leur accueil est chaleureux et la chambre proposée, comme toute leur maison, est décorée avec soin. La chambre est grande et donne sur le jardin, ce qui permet une nuit au calme. Les indications qu'ils nous donnent pour découvrir Galway et ses alentours sont précises et judicieuses. Le petit déjeuner traditionnel irlandais que Mark prépare est aussi raffiné, son café est de ceux qu'on boit sans sucre, le tout dans un magnifique espace architectural, sur fond de musique irlandaise lente, dont il nous explique volontiers les particularités. Nous savions déjà que Galway est un centre d'arts et de culture, et maintenant que Dee et Mark en sont ses ambassadeurs.
Fabulous charming hosts, stunning house and breakfasts. Location great.
Thank you Mark and Dee for your hospitality advice and local knowledge.
Myself and my girlfriend Alex felt so welcome in Mark and Dee's place. The house was even more impressive than the photos and the room was beautifully decorated. Mark and Dee were very helpful giving us tips for the best local restaurants and routes to Connemara. We were also lucky enough to be cooked a full breakfast by the pair the next morning which kept us full until mid afternoon! Would love to stay here again.
Norman Villa is an amazing property enhanced even more so my the fantastic hosts. Both Mark and Dee made us feel extremely welcome. The food and service was second to none. Thanks for all your advice on where to go and what to do
Absolutely lovely stay here. Mark and Dee are incredibly welcoming, and their home and art collection are beautiful. Mark makes an incredible breakfast in the morning. Stay here if you can!
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About the Host, Dee And Mark
Dee and Mark are a happy outgoing couple who love interacting with people.
They have both been involved in the hospitality sector and have run an Art Gallery dealing in contemporary Irish Art for over ten years. They love reading, music, cooking and travel.