About this listing
Double ensuite room on a quiet street in the prestigious Taylor's Hill area of Galway City. A short walk (1.4km/0.86mile) from city centre along beautiful tree-lined streets, and equally close to Salthill and Europe's longest Seaside Promenade.
Kitchen. We have a few basics for guest use: cereal, milk, butter, essential caffeinated beverages.
We hope you'll feel at ease here, and have tried to make our room a warm and happy home away from home. The room is a double, with ensuite bathroom and shower. Towels and linens are provided, as well as some kitchen essentials (milk, tea, coffee, cereal).
There is free on-street parking in front of our building.
Guests will have their own room including private bathroom, and use of the kitchen for breakfast and to prepare lunches. Wifi is available.
We prefer that guests do not prepare their evening meal in the kitchen, as it is combined with our living space. It is a short walk into town where a broad range of restaurants and bars cater for any appetite, and any budget.
Interaction with Guests
Your host is Rosemary, an Irish PhD student (English) in her late twenties. (Ok early 30s). I like to cook, meet new people, and go on "adventures"; a master of the day trip, I will happily point guests in the right direction, or invite them to tag along if I can. However I'm also independent, and work long hours, so may not always have time to entertain.
I have a pet rabbit named Hossenpfeffer. He lives in his cage but likes to come out for a while in the evening. He enjoys hopping around, eating the herbs, and getting his nose rubbed. He's virtually useless for restaurant recommendations.
Taylor's Hill is a very nice area of Galway City. It is quiet, green and very safe. We love being just outside of town, away from the noise and bustle - a short walk (1.4km/0.86mile) away along quiet streets. We're also within walking distance of Salthill, and Europe's longest Seaside Promenade.
Galway is very accessible, and we are only a a 15 minute (1.4km/0.86mile) walk to the vibrant Quay Street area of Galway City, and the same to Salthill. We walk everywhere ourselves, or sometimes take a bike.
There is free on-street parking in front of our building.
It does take a little longer to walk from the bus and train stations - around 25-30 minutes (2.1-2.3km). We do recommend taking public transport if you have luggage, or if the Galway weather sneaks up on you.
The 402 Bus from Eyre Square to Seacrest/Knocknacarra stops outside our house, and costs only €2 from town.
Other Things to Note
There is no smoking in the house, though I do have a private balcony on which you may smoke, if you promise not to flick ash on the lettuce!
We hope you will leave the room as you found it.
There is no smoking in the house, though we do have a private balcony on which you may smoke, if you promise not to flick ash on Rosemary's lettuce!
Please be considerate of your hosts and our neighbours if returning late.
The space is for guest use only. Please do not invite friends to use kitchen facilities, etc.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen to enjoy breakfast, or to prepare a packed lunch. However, as the kitchen is combined with our living space, we prefer guests not have their evening meal here. We can offer restaurant recommendations to suit any taste, and any budget.
Our apartment, and on-street parking, is provided at the guest's own risk. We cannot take responsibility for loss or damage to person or belongings.
Giant mirrors for important outfit decisions. On the right there is a shelf and hangers for guest use. Other side entirely given over to Rosemary's unhealthy coat obsession.
My boyfriend and I spent 3 days at Rosemary's place, and it was one of the best Airbnb experiences we had.Rosemary was a great host, very friendly, cheerful, and we felt very welcomed.
Her apartment is lovely, bright, clean, and the bed we slept in is so comfortable ! The location of the apartment is pretty good. Rosemary recommended us several places to eat or drink, and everything was very good. We talked with her a lot, and we really enjoyed it. :)
Oh, and her bunny is super cute.
To sum up : great host in a great city ! Highly recommended.
Rosemary was very friendly and made us feel very wecolmed in her home. She gave us tips for places to eat and events in the city. Her apartment is in a quiet residential part of town about a 25 minute walk into city center. If you want to take the bus in the evening it runs only once an hour. It is easy to get a taxi and not too expensive.
My partner and I had an excellent time staying with Rosemary. Her place was just as described - a clean, comfortable and welcoming room. We had planned a visit to the Aran Islands, but the weather didn't allow - which was for the best as Rosemary recommended some great stuff to do in Galway - most importantly the Galway International Arts Festival. I would definitely recommend Rosemary as a host and we would certainly like to stay with her again if we are in Galway in the future.
This place is like the five star hotel of Airbnb! The room and en-suit bathroom were very clean and spacious. Our host was so kind and helpful while not being too overbearing. Overall amazing experience.
Rosemary's place was perfect for exploring Galway, Connemara, and the Burren. It was nicely located and very comfortable. Rosemary wasn't around much, but she made us feel perfectly at home and made me wish she was there more often to really get to know her! Highly recommend!
A Rose é uma anfitriã muito simpática e acolhedora. A casa é espaçosa, bem como o quarto que inclui casa de banho privativa. A casa encontra-se bem localizada (15 a 20 minutos a pé do centro) numa zona bastante calma.
Recomendo este alojamento!
Rosemary was a wonderful host and her place is lovely -- clean, neat, nicely decorated. The location is excellent: quiet neighborhood an easy, 10-minute walk to great pubs (music), an outstanding and inexpensive seafood restaurant, and the city center. Rosemary is very helpful in providing information and suggestions -- and is just fun to talk with. Her rabbit (Hassenpfeffer) is a bonus -- very entertaining. The morning my wife and I left, Rosemary gave us freshly-baked Irish bread. All in all, a great Airbnb.
About the Host, Rosemary
30* year old PhD Candidate, red-head and weekend adventurer. American literature nerd, writing a thesis on the role of comedy in novels about war. Born and raised in Ireland by a Philadelphian Mom and an Irish Dad. I love to cook, and will try anything. I believe local recommendations are the only way to go for food, bars, music and scenery. I like to learn about the history of the places I travel to by Geocaching. Runs like the wind, occasionally.
*changing this from 29 was hard.