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 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.
--Your deposit will not be returned if you lose the key(s) for the property.
really nice! I got in contact with Eugene and it was really easy to get all the information we needed about the place. Once we arrived, the house was as described and very clean. We didnt have any problem getting the keys and inside we found all the information we wanted about Galway and the area, as well as some nice restaurants/bars to visit. I would come back there again and recommend it!
We had a wonderful experience in Galway. The apartment was perfect for us and a quick walk to the center of town. The book of recommendations where very helpful and we had the best dinner at the tapa's restaurant Eugene suggested. The place was nice and clean and we loved all the bright colors. Eugene you have a special gem in Galway. We loved being able to go walk along the ocean and causeway.
The listing was exactly as described and it was a great spot to see Galway and other parts of western Ireland. Eugene's place is perfect for walking to the sea and to the central part of Galway. Everything was great and I would definitely recommend it and would gladly stay there again.
Adresse à recommander sans hésitation, on s y sent comme chez soi.
Très bien agencée et décorée, rien ne manque, situation idéale en bordure de mer et près du centre.
Nous n avons pas rencontré Eugène mais il communique très rapidement par mail pour répondre à toute question et besoin.
Eu e minha namorada tivemos uma experiência fantástica! O lugar é muito perto do centro, do supermercado e de alguns pubs bem famosos como o Monroes. O Eugene foi super atencioso e fez questão que nós não tivéssemos nenhum (website hidden) recomendo o Euguene como Host pela sua atenção, limpeza do lugar, preocupação com o hóspede e sua vontade de ajudar, apesar de suas tarefas off-airbnb.
O apartamento é ideal para casais com filhos, casal de amigos e até somente amigos. Se uma pessoa for para Galway e não ficar no apartamento do Eugene, tenho certeza que perderá um apartamento fantástico.
Lovely house to stay in, perfectly located for Galway centre. Easy to find, osp, clean and tidy and plenty of kitchen goods. Thanks for a great stay.
This was a great location to check out Galway city and be close to the water. Three of us stayed in the apt and found it a much nicer size compared to a one room hotel or bnb. The apt was as expected from the pics and description.
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I'm an out-going, friendly, entrepreneurial type. I've always got some hair-brained idea on my mind! I did Biomedical Engineering in university but never ended up going into it. I love food, travel and meeting new people, so I've worked in hospitality since college, adding property and holiday letting into the mix since July 2013.
I'm a bit addicted to Bikram Yoga right now but I balance it out with a healthy affection for red wine. :)The engineer in me is always looking for something new to learn, so my interests are many and they change often.
I fall more and more in love with Galway each year. The food scene here is vibrant and exciting, the arts are everywhere and the atmosphere is laid back and friendly.
I've lived here all my life, so I'm more than happy to help you with any questions you may have about the city or surrounding area.
My family has been letting for over 25 years so we know a thing or 2 about making people feel welcome and comfortable.
We take a hands-off approach to hosting. We'll be in touch before you arrive to ensure you know where you're going. When you arrive, we'll meet you at the property to introduce ourselves, show you around and hand over the keys. Of course, we are available if you have any questions during your stay.