About this listing
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.
Absolutely memorable and delightful for our entire family, really cant imagine Marie being a kinder host
A beautiful stay in Galway at Marie's! She was out when we arrived so she arranged to have her friend meet us and bring us to the house. Marie's house is beautifully decorated and meticulously clean. Our room was gorgeous, bright and spacious. The bathroom is big and elegantly finished. Marie had a delicious breakfast ready for us promptly at the time we requested. Her house is located very close to the city centre so we were able to walk everywhere.
Marie is the most warm, friendly and helpful host one could ever ask for. She made us feel so welcome, we felt as though we were staying with friends. Loved it!
The house is lovely and Marie is very sweet and helpful. Breakfast every morning was a delight. Really nice bathrooms with a clawed foot tub. A little far from downtown, maybe a 15 minute brisk walk, but she's happy to call you a cab. Would recommend!
We just stayed for one night. The room was fantastic. The cleanness is top. Thanks for the stay.
What a perfect introduction to Ireland! After a rather lengthy and delayed train and ferry journey, Marie's wonderful welcome was much appreciated. The house is beautiful - charming and stylish with pretty objects everywhere. Marie made dinner reservations for us in a flash - The Latin Quarter - it was a perfect choice.
After a fantastic night's sleep in the dreamy bedroom and super comfortable bed, breakfast was a tasty and relaxed affair. Marie was a perfect host with excellent recommendations and a warm manner.
An enormous and luxurious bathroom was a lovely start to the day and I could have happily stayed in the shower for an hour!
I'd recommend Marie's residence without reservation... an easy and pleasant walk into the centre, beautifully styled rooms, a chatty and knowledgeable host... I would love to come back!!
Very close to many pubs and we definitely enjoyed listening to traditional Irish music at a near-by pub that Marie recommended. Marie's daughter was visiting for dinner on the day we arrived and she was nice enough to give us a lift to a nice French restaurant. The house is beautiful and Marie prepared us really nice breakfast!
A couple things if you are staying out late - make sure you learn how to unlock the front door. After our visit to the pub, we went back to her place to sleep around midnight. We did have keys, but struggle to unlock the front door for ~1 hour and had to wake up Marie to let us in :( Also, unless you are using the en-suite room, you can make lots of noise using the bathroom and can end up waking up other people. Not ideal, and hope you don't make the same mistake.
All four of you were having showers up until 3 o'clock in the morning and were running back and forth between rooms with the BATHROOM, and bedroom doors open, as if it was middle of the day, I endured this as I understood you were on different time zone, to Corea, although I had to ask you to close the bathroom and bedroom doors.. Although your english was quite good, maybe you did not understand the instructions for opening the door, this has never been a problem, as it is a simple universal yale lock. Again apologies for not sensing that you did not understand me, you indicated differently. and you locked yourselves out, by doing the opposite of what I explained, that was not a problem as I was inside, and was amazed that you did not ring the doorbell. Thank you for your visit and for reminding me to discourage late night showers, as per most other small establishments, Next time if you don't understand something, don't hesitate to let your host know, as we are there to make sure you have the best experience and are only too delighted to help.
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About the Host, Marie
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.