About this listing
Located in the oldest residential area of Galway, this quiet 2 bed end-of-terrace property is 50m from the seashore, 9 minutes walk from the city center and includes off-street parking, wi-fi, laundry facilities and a private back yard.
The property has been decorated with a mix of the old and new. It features upcycled furniture and local artwork, but modern facilities such as electric shower and comfortable recliners.
It accommodates 4 people over 2 floors with bedrooms and bathroom on the upper floor and a kitchen, dining space and living room on the ground floor.
Complimentary wi-fi is included.
The kitchen has all the essential cooking tools, some basic ingredients, a dishwasher and complimentary refreshments on arrival. Huzzah!
The living room has a 32'' digital TV with a selection of digital channels, and a DVD player with a choice of DVD's. Large comfortable recliner chairs provide a great space to relax after a long days sight-seeing. There are lots of books to keep you occupied if you prefer to read also.
The master bedroom boasts a 4'6'' bed, vanity table, built in wardrobes, chest of drawers and full length mirror. The secondary bedroom has the same features, but with a 4' bed.
In the bathroom, all guests will be provided with fresh towels, electric shower and complimentary toiletries.
The rear yard is private and features comfortable outdoor furniture. On sunny days, it's a great spot to catch some rays in peace.
Laundry facilities are available on-site.
Guests have access to the entire property and it's amenities.
Interaction with Guests
I will make contact before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the listing. When you arrive, I'll walk you through the place, explaining all the amenities. I will not be present at the listing during your stay but am contactable at anytime by email, phone or AirBnB message.
Our welcome pack contains all the information you'll need to enjoy your stay, including personal recommendations for restaurants, pubs, and attractions, instructions on how to use the amenities and information about local transport/shopping.
The Claddagh is an area of the city that dates back to the 5th century. Originally, it was a small fishing village outside the city walls of medieval Galway.
In the 19th century it attracted a lot of artists and writers who spread the word about the area, increasing its notoriety internationally.
The area is most known for The Claddagh Ring, a famous design of 2 hands, a crown and heart, symbolizing love, friendship and loyalty.
Just down the road, at the river, people sit on the banks in the sun. On the Claddagh banks, parents and children feed bread to the many swans that live in the area.
If you head down to the seashore you can walk along the longest promenade in Europe towards Salthill, a bustly village by the sea.
Some great restaurants, pubs and clubs are located within walking distance of the property. I'm a bit of a foodie so I'm happy to recommend some of my favorite spots!
Off-street parking is provided so you are free to rent a car during your stay and keep it at the property for convenience.
The city center is only 9 minutes walk away, but bus services are available if required. Plenty of taxi and hackney services are also available.
It is possible to walk to the property from the bus/train station and will normally take about 20 minutes to cover the 1500m. If you have heavy luggage I would recommend grabbing a taxi.
Other Things to Note
We're a family run operation that has been successfully letting for nearly 30 years. We pride ourselves on providing great hospitality and love welcoming new people to Galway and the West of Ireland.
We're obviously not a 5-star hotel, but we aim to provide what we hope you think is a 5-star experience.
--We ask that you only use the shower between the hours of 8am and 9pm as it a disturbance to our nextdoor neighbours.
--We ask that you respect the property and its contents.
--Please be mindful not to make too much noise as it is a residential area.
--Please lock the front and back door behind you each time you leave.
--For your safety, do not use candles, incense or any other naked flame product in the apartment.
--Strictly no smoking inside the property. Those who do smoke in the property will be charged an additional night at the calendar rate.
--For those staying more than 7 nights, a change of bed/bath linen and a full cleaning of the property is provided and compulsory.
--Please try to clean and tidy after you, for the benefit of incoming guests.
--The property owner accepts no responsibility for any damage caused to personal property through use of any of the appliances on the property, including the washing machine and internet connection.
--Some of the artwork is of considerable value. You will be held liable for repair or replacement of any damaged or missing pieces upon departure.
--If you lock yourself out of the apartment, a €50 call out charge will apply to regain access, payable to the security person on arrival.
--If you lose the key(s) for the property, a €100 charge will apply.
...and large built-in wardrobes. A very comfortable space to get a good night's sleep.