Find the best place to stay — Galway

Where to stay around Galway?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 163 vacation rentals near Galway. From 70 cottages to 44 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Galway for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent cottages in Galway?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 70 cottages in Galway. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Galway include:

  • Houses: 44 rentals available
  • Apartments: 29 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I rent golf rentals in Galway?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 91 golf rentals in Galway. You have also many other possibilities in Galway area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 57 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 41 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 25 rentals

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Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Galway?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Galway. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Welcome to free-spirited Galway

    Known for its bohemian culture and liberal locals, Galway is Ireland's self-confessed sweetheart. While the city is brimming with history, it also embraces its contemporary side. In fact, it's such a trailblazer that it's been crowned the European Capital of Culture for 2020. As you stroll around the city, you'll be immersed in a scene of brightly painted pubs, artisan restaurants, sidewalk cafes and vibrant markets – and, of course, plenty of live Irish folk music. Set in the heart of the city center, Galway vacation rentals put you just steps from the action.

    Soak up the Galway street scene

    Galway is anchored by the Latin Quarter, a characterful district encircled by ancient city walls. Inside, you'll find a labyrinth of cobblestone streets and historic shopfronts selling postcards, vintage books and handmade Claddagh jewelry. The atmosphere is fantastic, so why not stay local with Galway vacation rentals in the Latin Quarter? On a sunny afternoon, the Tigh Neachtain terrace is always packed. Pouring pints since 1894, this local institution offers front row seats to the city's top street performers. Set on Galway Bay, the trendy neighborhood is known for its upmarket restaurants that shuck Ireland's best oysters.

    Catch a show at Galway's Mick Lally Theatre

    Familiarize yourself with local history at the Galway City Museum. Artifacts date back to the 1800s and include everything from Great War weaponry to contemporary Irish art. For a taste of Galway's vibrant cultural scene, why not enjoy a night out with the Druid Performing Arts Company? Internationally acclaimed performances are held at the historic Mick Lally Theatre, a cultural center based in a building that was once a tea warehouse. Expect anything from contemporary Irish plays to modern adaptations of Shakespeare.

    Gear up for the Galway International Arts Festival

    Galway is at its best in the summer, when the sun shines and the city radiates energy. You'll find locals shopping at Galway Market, strolling along the Salthill Promenade and soaking up the short-lived Irish summer. The city is especially busy over the last half of July, when it hosts the annual Galway International Arts Festival. Visiting in winter? While you'll need a good coat and an umbrella, Galway is a great place to enjoy a city break. Spend your days museum hopping, shopping in the Latin Quarter and sipping Guinness by the fireplace of your Galway vacation rental.

    Discover the rugged beauty of Galway County

    Set on the west coast of Ireland, Galway sees the River Corrib meet the Atlantic Ocean. The harbor city is fringed by Salthill Promenade, a scenic seaside path that hugs the coast for over a mile. The city also serves as a gateway to County Galway. The region is known for its rolling green countryside, white sandy beaches, rugged mountains and the stunning Connemara Peninsula. Closer to home, you'll find attractions like Atlantaquaria, Ireland's largest aquarium. It's filled with local sea creatures, including sharks, rays and seahorses.