About this listing
1930s house in a quiet tree lined street, only moments from the seafront with one of the longest boardwalks on the West coast of Ireland. We are a family of 4 with two teenage boys. Our mission is to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
Gleann Oir B&B - Large bedroom with a double and single bed and your own private bathroom in a period 1930s house. The house is 10 mins bus ride or drive to city centre or a 30 mins walk. The walk is along the seafront and is rather scenic and refreshing.
We have wireless internet. The house is a large 7 bed house but we only let out one bedroom to guests. Because we are a large big house, you can have your privacy if that is what you want. The street is a quiet tree lined street with many houses from the turn of the last century. The neighborhood is popular with walkers and you will meet lots of people out walking alone or with their dogs at all hours of the day and night. The most attractive aspect of our house is that we have a sea view but are a few streets away from the main sea front, so we have the view without the traffic. Our street is very quite. I am a mature student at the local university studying digital media. My husband works in insurance. We have two boys aged 14 and 17. In the past, we lived in London for 15 years. When I was single, I lived in New York for 4 years. Mairead
We found the house under renovation and the smell of paint gave my wife a very bad headache. 2 nights here was not a good experience.
We would like to thank Mairead for having us for a week. The room and the location were both beautiful. The house was busy, which was fine for us, and the furry friends were lovely to have around. Mairead was friendly, helpful and very willing to have a chat - definitely a mother hen running a home away from home.
We had a very good time to Mairead's house. We felt like at home with Westy and his friend cat. Everything was perfect. Mairead was very helpful and so nice with us. My son was so happy to have a delicious birthday cake. Now he would like to stay one month to Mairead's home!
We loved staying with Mairead!! She was very welcoming, friendly and an incredibly thoughtful host. She prepared delicious breakfasts each morning and was a pleasure to sit and talk with. Her home is delightful and the room is very comfortable and spacious. The location is perfect with the Salthill Promenade near by and an easy walk into Galway (there is a bus too but walking on the promenade is beautiful!). We would highly recommend Mairead as a host to anyone traveling in this area!!
Spent three lovely days in Mairead's home. Everything was perfect (and just as described in the listing). I had a car, so off street parking was a plus. The bed in the spacious, airy room was super comfortable and the shower pressure in the en suite was nice and strong (that matters to some people). Mairead welcomed me with a pot of tea and we got right to work planning my agenda for the next two days. The location in the Salthill area of Galway is great. Easy starting point for exploring in every direction. No need to take the car into Galway city center as the bus stop is just at the bottom of the lane, and the pubs, shops and restaurants of Salthill are just a few minutes by foot. The excellent breakfast each morning got every day off to a great start. I highly recommend booking at Mairead's.
We really enjoyed our stay at Mairead 's lovely house. She made us very welcome. The location is perfect - beautiful sea views and easy proximity to the beach and promenade. In the morning, the sun streamed through the windows and the birds sang! What more could one ask for? Oh yes - a picturesque cat and dog - they were there too! We also liked our soft, white sheets, plump pillows and oh so cosy beds. The bathrooms are spanking new and the power shower was a treat. Our breakfast was healthy and enjoyable. This was a great place to stay!
It was our first experience with Airbnb and couldn't have been any better than this. Right from the moment I booked the place, Mairead was very helpful in planning our stay at Galway. Her house is beautiful and warm. Mairead is very gracious and such a friendly host. She was very considerate and always made something extra for breakfast everyday to accommodate the likes of my 6yr old son. She also drove us to the bus station on our way back. I wish we could go back to Galway sooner and stay with Mairead again.
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About the Host, Mairead
Mature Student with two teenage boys. I worked as a IT technical writer for 10 years in London before coming back to Galway,Ireland my home town, 10 years ago. In the 1980s, I worked New York for 4 years; first as a teacher and then as a accounts assistant with 'The New York Observer' newspaper. I recently completed a degree in mathematics and a masters in Digital Media. My husband works in insurance. I really enjoy having interesting house guests. I particularly like house-guests that are self-sufficient but also like sharing experiences.