About this listing
Situated on a tree lined street, a short walk to the city, and Salthill seashore with its stunning prominade. The house has been renovated and designed using salvaged materials and antiques from many parts of Ireland, and abroad, giving charachter and an eclectic atmosphere. Guests say it has the old world charm of an Irish country house, and 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.
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 15 minutes walk from both the city centre and 8 mins to salthill promenade, ( bus stop outside door.) 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.
Other Things to Note
There is free private parking.
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Marie very kindly drove to the nearby hotel so that I could follow her to her house in my car. The location was lovely, near enough to Galway so that one can walk there, but not too close so as to make the place too busy. Marie was very warm and friendly and we had some interesting conversations. Her house is lovely too, very comfortable bedroom with a beautiful garden and a very nice bathroom. I highly recommend staying here.
Had a wonderful stay. Marie could not have been more welcoming or hospitable. Her home is gorgeous and the room in which we were staying had an extremely comfortable bed and a lovey ensuite. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed a wonderful few days in Marie's lovely house. Marie was a gracious host and made sure we had all we needed. We would love to return someday!
Marie met us at the front gate and was very warm and welcoming. The rooms are huge. The house is very beautiful restored turn of the century house located in a nice residential area about 15 minutes walk from the center of town. Marie made reservations for us at a good restaurant. I would recommend this for travelers, particularly a couple. The bathroom had a nice claw foot bathtub, as well as a modern shower.
I had the most wonderful stay with Marie, she truly is the most wonderful host, my first airbnb experience exceeded all expectations. Rooms and bathrooms and the whole house in fact are of the highest standard, really beautiful. Great location and pleasant walk back from the city, felt very safe walking back late, as a lone female traveller. I can not find a single fault with this place, truly fantastic! Thankyou Marie.
What a beautiful house! A house with character, and Marie made it a home with style and comfort. As if entering in another era but with modern comfort. I loved how all those little details, came together into something harmonious.
What a fantastic host! A warm welcome, providing all your needs, a lift when raining, booking a good restaurant on a busy weekend evening, an open fire in the sitting room for after dinner, and even preparing a hot bath, candles included.
What a real Airbnb! This is more than a comfortable room with good services. No this is also a place for meeting people, making friends, having a home away from home. A place to come back.
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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.