Situated on a tree lined street, 10 minutes walk to the city, and Salthill seashore with its stunning prominade. The house has been renovated and designed by Maria using salvaged materials and antiques from many parts of Ireland, France and Italy, giving charachter and an eclectic atmosphere. Guests say it has the old world charm of an Irish country house, mixed with the quaintness of an old Parisian Hotel. Most rooms have a fireplace, and there is something mystical about soaking in an old clawfoot bathtub in front of an open fire, whose windows look out on the ruins of an old convent.
Guests can enjoy the privacy of their own lounge and small library where a full breakfast of their choice is served. However, most guests like to sit with us at our 9ft old pine kitchen table, having tea and homemade scones in front of the wood burning stove.
If the calendar is booked, it it just for the room listed which is a double, however, I have a second double which is in the photo line up. Mail me and I may be able to facilitate you. The facilities include multi-jet power shower's, wireless internet, with the use of a big-screen computer which doubles as a tv (supply of movies). There is a state of the art sound system which runs throughout the whole of downstairs.
Location is another key factor when staying at this beautiful home, as it is just 10 minutes walk to Salthill Prominade and also 10 mins walk to the restaurants and bar area of the city, (latin quarte etc)). Eyre Sq. and the centre is a 20 mins walk. Taxi's are widely available, are inexpensive and take 5 mins. The bus stop is close by and runs every 20 mins. I am also within easy walking distance of our wonderful university, and local golf club.
Galway is rrenowned as a cultural landmark, not just in Ireland but throughout the world. We host many festivals each year in literature, theatre, film, and have ongoing art exhibitions. As well as a wonderful museum, we have famous connections with James Joyce, and W.B.Yeats, and many hollywood movie stars have been spotted having a quiet drink and enjoying our wonderful traditional
music. For the brousers we have a vibrant open air farmers market, displaying the best of local produce and local arts and crafts. This is held outside the medieval St. Nicholas's cathedral.
There are day trips to the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands, Connemara and the Burren, which are truly worth a visit and will linger in your memory long after your trip.
The stay at Marie's was fantastic. Not only does she have a beautiful house that is so homely and cosy, but she made us feel so welcome despite our short stay. Her house is situated in a very centralized location - not too near to the town centre, but near enough that you could walk there. The reviews I had read before choosing to stay with Marie were really accurate, and for anyone who has apprehensions with trying out Airbnb, go for it. This was my first time as well, and honestly, we could not have picked a better host. Marie picked me and my boyfriend up from the train station when we arrived, and whenever she was free, she gave us a lift nearby as well. She gave us amazing information about tours that we could do, and even went the extra mile to help us check out the bus timings etc. She really has a truly lovely house, and I really really enjoyed the late night conversations over tea and rice cakes :) This homestay is not like one of those impersonal ones, but rather Marie really makes you feel like part of the family. This accommodation is truly worth 5 stars and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to experience Galway. Will definitely be choosing Marie the next time I visit. :)
We had a great time staying at Maria's place.
We arrived late in the evening and she welcomed us, showed us our space, and even offered to call the restaurant down the road to see of there was a free table.
The room was beautiful, clean, and quiet. Breakfast was lovely and it was only a 20 minute walk from town.
We would stay here again!
Marie and Michael were very welcoming hosts. It really was a pleasure to make their acquaintance. They were very helpful and friendly, as well as allowing us our privacy. The design of their home is stunning and the en-suite room we stayed in was cosier and more beautifully designed than any hotel room could be. The location was perfect, only short strolls into either Galway City or to the seaside in Salthill. We definitely recommend a stay with Marie and Michael!
My husband and I stayed with Marie for three days on our first trip to Galway. My first surprise was having her and her husband Michael receive us at the station.
She has a beautiful home very classy and stylish.
We had a problem with the mattress in the room but Marie very quickly resolved it . The bathroom was good. The breakfast every morning was prepared fresh by Marie herself . Above everything else she is a charming hostess.
Marie was such a great host and such a beautiful house. Location was nice and quiet about 10-15 mins walk outside of downtown in Galway and Salthill. Great breakfast both mornings and she made us feel right at home. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!
Marie was great. She contacted me to arrange the time of arrival. I ran late but it was all fine. I left my car there as I'm travelling and it suited to leave it in Galway and that was no problem. Marie's house is beautiful. The room is lovely and well located with just a short stroll to the centre of the city. I would recommend highly.
Nous avons passé quatre jours chez Marie ,qui est une charmante hotesse aprés nous avoir installé dans notre chambre qui correspond bien à la photo c'est trés joli et trés propre (une salle de bain privé dans la chambre). Marie nous à fait visiter la Maison avec son jardin .On peut profiter d'un trés grand salon et salle à manger le tout trés bien décoré ou l'on à envie de passer du temps pour se détendre. Marie nous à fait visiter la ville et montrer les bons coins .Le lendemain un jolie et bon petit déjeuner. Marie était disponible pour nous aider à organiser nos visites c'était sympa et nous a fait gagner du temps. Pour l'emplacement géographique de la maison: pas loin du centre ville à pieds. D'ailleurs on laissé la voiture dans son jardin ça éviter de chercher une place .Des hotes trés sympa et disponibles avec une maison trés chaleureuse. un petit truc interressant c'est qu'il ont une deuxiéme chambre si on est nombreux ça peut etre une bonne info . AH oui j'oubliais UN TRÉS BON MATELAS
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I live in a recently restored house in Salthill with close proximity to its famous promenade and walking distance to the city centre and Galway Golf club. I love cycling, walking, baking, cooking, antiques and I am passionate about literature, classical music and art. I enjoy like minded people who are interested in getting to know the cultural capital of Ireland. I have a wonderful home which I personally designed, to the highest of standards. It is luxurious and comfortable and i am delighted to open it up to people looking for a home from home.