Soft bed in Connemara by the sea

House - Private room · Galway, County Galway, Ireland

The Space

Our house is in Connemara, and the sea/beach is just at the end of our road. We have an organic garden and orchard, and we also have two cats and a dog. Our house is colourful, warm, and peaceful.

The room has a double bed, and plenty of storage with an open plan wardrobe and chest of drawers with a shard bathroom.

We'll provide tea, coffee, and toast for breakfast, but we're open to other arrangements by request.

As for local attractions, we are very near the airport that services the Aran islands and also near the port for getting a ferry to the islands. There are also great walks to be taken on the shore or up on the bog where we save the turf for winter fuel. There are plenty of friendly pubs, music, etc. Galway is just 18 miles away, and there is a bus service which takes about 40 minutes, but occasionally faster depending on traffic.

Guest Access

Their bedroom/bathroom, kitchen/dining, sunroom, garden

Interaction with Guests

Generally we are here. Sometimes we may have a prior engagement that evening, when that happens we make arrangements for the guests to enter the listing. Once there we engage with them as much as they wish

The Neighborhood

The walk to the beach, the many small roads, named boreens, that lead to the beach and the bog

Getting around

Loads of parking space. Public transport about six times a day each way however none at night

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 4:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Lelia and her husband were so sweet and accommodating during my one night stay at their home. The room was perfect, the colors and mood so relaxing with a view of the ocean from one window, and a view of the countryside from the other. Upon my arrival, Lelia showed me the room then told me the dog, Snowflake, was the perfect companion for a walk to the coast, which he was! It was so nice to get away from the city and be in the country. Her family are artists, so the house had art all around which was nice. In the morning after a lovely breakfast, Lelia gave me advice on where to do a bit of shopping and which roads to take on my trip north. I had a very lovely stay and would recommend her home to anyone!

    March 2014
  • Great stay, really friendly and nice host/family. It couldn't be better. Thanks so much!
    Perfect location for going to the Aran Islands by air (highly recommended, airport next door, 8 min flight) or by ferry.

    February 2014
  • Myself and my partner stayed with Lelia at the end of a wet January. We were warmly welcomed with a cup of tea, a chat and cuddles from Snowflake, their sweet dog. The house was warm and the atmosphere very relaxed and easy going. We enjoyed a breakfast of eggs and McCambridges bread and lovely coffee. The local pub Tir na nOig also took care of our evening meals next to their cosy stove.

    January 2014
  • Very good stay in Leila's home.
    An unbelievable view on the sea, on the Aran Islands and the cliffs of Moher by the window of the room.
    A wonderfull place to visite the Connemara and the Aran Islands.
    Leila and Mick are very kind and make you feel confortable as you are at home.

    December 2013
  • We had an outstanding time at Lelia's house. Snowflake leading our walk on the shore, the comfortable room, the breakfast in the conservatory with the amazing view...
    This really is the place we regretted the most to leave during our stay in Ireland.

    September 2013
  • Lelia and her family were wonderful hosts, they have a beautiful, warm home by the sea, they helped wherever they could and served delicious breakfasts.
    i will not forget sitting on the patio, in the warm sun, enjoying the views and the surrounding nature while eating breakfast.
    thank you for that!

    September 2013
  • The room was really nice, and if you want a litte time to relax this small town is the right place! It's a very beautiful place! The breakfast was good espaccily the fresh eggs from their own hens. But we didn't feel so welcome and were a bit shocked, when we were asked to leave the house when the whole family did. That's nothing we know from other hosts.

    August 2013
  • Leila and mike are sweet couple.Leila was understanding when we were over an hour late during our meetup. Her house had a warm welcoming vibe, especially Snowflake's greetings. The room was spacious with a great view of the beach. I liked the color choice of the floor and the towels! Aqua blue. Shared bathroom with the family, which was not a problem. Comfortable bed and had a bowl of fruits in the room too! Oh and we recommend the pub down the street from their house! Had great food with interesting customers too :) Thanks for a nice stay!.

    August 2013
  • This was our first Air B&B experience and it went just great. Lelia and Mike were very gracious hosts and live in a cute house in a stunning area. We packed a picnic and walked 5 minutes down the road to watch the sun set over a beautiful rocky beach. Comfortable, cozy place, nothing super fancy. Lelia and Mike made us a great breakfast in the morning and we didn't want to leave since we were having such nice conversation. It's a little extra hike to get here from Galway, but super worth it.

    August 2013
  • We loved our stay at Lelia's & Mike. They are very friendly, the room is big and tidy and the situation of the house is perfect if you want to start a trip around Connemara or to visit the Aran islands. I will strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for accomodation in Connemara.

    August 2013
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I live by the sea in Inverin, Connemara, or as it is known locally Cois Fhairrige.. I spent many years as a handweaver and in recent years i earned a degree in textiles / sculpture here in Galway. We keep an organic garden and also have our own orchard. We spend nearly eight months of the year out and about, working the garden, saving turf, traipsing up and down to the beach which the dog adores, going on rambles, finding artistic inspiration .
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