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Ray and Rita (R & R)

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Spacious Period Home, Galway Centre a few minutes away: Full House Rental Only

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house

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Overview

Galway Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Galway County House, Sleeps up to 15. Full House Rental Only. No Single Rooms

Full House Rental Only. Please note, no single rooms rented out.

* HOME: Historic and beautifully renovated , detached private residence, 3000 square feet, 5 bedrooms,, sleeps up to 15. You will have the entire home and large private gardens to yourselves! Whether you're a group of two or 15, Banba House is your luxurious home away from home. look for our own site too. We are easy to find

* LOCATION: Banba House is just 12 minutes from Galway's main street. Banba is located on a quiet, residential, tree-lined road on a large, secluded lot with private gardens. Banba is close to the train station but you won't hear the trains from the house.

*INCLUDED: Linens, towels, soaps, electricity, oil-fired central heating, and plenty of hot water!

* PREMIER SERVICE: Banba's has a fully-equipped kitchen, but you can also pre-order our famous arrival buffet meal so you can kick off your shoes and fully relax the moment you walk in the door.

* HOW TO GET HERE: We're on the direct train line from Dublin and then a two-minute walk from the Athenry train station. Or you can take a bus to Galway from the airport (Dublin or Shannon) and take a 12 minute train ride to Banba House.

*GETTING SETTLED: I'll be there to greet you, get you settled in and upon check out. I'm off-site but available for 24/7 help during your stay.

*IDEAL “HOME BASE” for your trip to West of Ireland. We're conveniently located just a few minutes from Galway's bustling main street and close to: Cliffs of Moher, Connermara, Kylemore Abbey, Aran Islands and more. Book early – the summer is “hoppin'” in Galway. Stay with us when you attend the Galway Festivals and Races.

* TRANSPORTATION: You don't need a car to get here or when you are here. The train (coast to coast, Galway-Dublin-Limerick) is located just a two-minute walk from Banba. Bus service to Galway runs until 2.30am on weekends, and pickup/drop off is just a one-minute walk from the front door. Coach tours to all the tourist sites are just 12 minutes from Banba. The historic centre of Athenry with pubs, restaurants, churches, and food shops is a three-minute walk.

Other Things to Note

Please note, Banba is for full house rental only, no single rooms for rent. Whether you're a group of four or fourteen, you will have the entire home and large private gardens to yourselves!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ray and Rita (R & R) (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ray and Rita (R & R)

We are selling at end of season 2018. We will consider house swap and longer term rentals for winter of 2017. Let's do it !

Ray and Rita (R & R) purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Ray and Rita (R & R) chose Ireland

Banba House called to me. Has ease of access to Galway city only a few minutes away and no parking problems and no drink/drive issues with buses and trains running every hour, and 'till 2.30 am at weekends. Athenry is a very beautiful historic town with attractive narrow streets and magnificent fully-restored castle. Train to Dublin ( 2 hrs)and Limerick just two minutes walk to the platform. Seven golf courses within 20 minutes and very good local town course. It's a wonderful laid-back place to chill out and let your hair down.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Long and short term rentals. An artists \ writers musicians winter retreat. Art studio available by arrangement....See our reviews on tip advisor

Large private exclusive and very safe residential area.

It's so handy to Galway and with the train to Dublin and Shannon just two minutes walk away, why rent a car until you get here, the car hire companies will collect you or deliver if you ask. You can't hear the train, but it's out there, first class service is available on most trains.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Spacious Period Home, Galway Centre a few minutes away: Full House Rental Only
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Madison, WI, USA
5

Family Graduation Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Athenry at the Banba House. Fabulous location within walking distance of grocery, restaurants and pubs. Whisper quiet train took us quickly into Galway whenever we wanted more excitement. J.Glynn's Pub in Athenry was one of our favorite pubs with it's cozy fire and pleasant owner.

It was so nice to arrive to a warm welcome and lovely meal. Ray was warm, helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We even caught his live, musical performance at one of the famous Galway pubs.

We hope to be able to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ......thanks so much for your very gracious review,it was my pleasure to welcome you and your family to Banba House, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. regards Ray.
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17 1
London
4

Valintines get together

  • 4 of 5

Banba House, we will always remember our time at this wonderful location in Galway Ireland. The owner had a complementary lunch prepared for us on arrival after our long trip and it just made us feel so welcome. We took the train from Dublin and walked 150 yards to the house and used the train to go into the city centre, a ten minute trip. great location , great people, very confortable and peaceful pleasent situation. We will be back.. Rodger, Marie Mahoney and family.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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14 1
Laughlin, Nevada
5

Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of seven rented Banba House last summer and we had a fantastic time! I’m actually on this site now to rebook it for this year and decided to write a recommendation that is long overdue.

To begin with the location is fabulous. Although you wouldn’t know it because it’s so quiet, it’s literally right across the street from the train station with trains that take you to Galway in about 10 minutes, Dublin in about 2 hours, or any charming town along the way if you’re interested in touring more of the country on day trips. Banba House is also just a couple minutes walk to the center of historic Athenry with pubs and shopping. Athenry even has its own castle that is open for tourists!

The home itself is wonderful. The house has high ceilings, gorgeous bay windows, gleaming wooden floors in the dining room, plush warm carpeting throughout the rest of the house, and beautiful fireplaces. The rooms are bright and spacious. There are 2 1/2 baths, all very large and modern. The gourmet kitchen is incredible - I became a better cook just by standing in it! The bedrooms are all very big and comfortable, each with its own sink and vanity.

The house was absolutely perfect for our large group. We saved a huge amount of money by not staying in a hotel and eating out for every meal. In addition, we could be together when we wanted but there was enough space that everyone could have privacy, if desired. One rainy day we all stayed in, played cards by the fireplace, watched movies, and made a wonderful dinner - very cozy! And a nice break to recharge from being a tourist!

The owner, Ray, is a charming man who made us feel very welcome. He left us the house “Bible,” which included directions to popular tourist destinations, train schedules, lists of stores for shopping, instructions for the house, etc. He even loaned us Irish cell phones for our stay! One perk that I’ll always remember is a meal ready and waiting for us when we arrived – talk about Irish hospitality! This was something very much appreciated after a long international flight. Ray was not on site but always just a phone call away if we needed anything or if we had questions.

One recommendation I have is to reserve this property early. There are so many large events happening in the Galway area..sailboat and horse races; music, art and food festivals; etc that Banba House tends to be booked very much in advance.

Have a wonderful stay at Banba House - a beautiful "home away from home!"

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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19 1
London
5

Banba House

  • 5 of 5

Banba House is just a couple of minutes away from Athenry Castle. We were four couples in Galway for an extended stay. the house was perfect, warm comfortable and its of space to roam around and have a quiet moment when required.

The owner put up an amazing reception for us and had fresh hot food on arrival to help us settle after out long journey. We had hired car but only used it a few times as we took the train which is only a couple of minutes away to Galway and Dublin and limerick.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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11 1
London
5

Banba House

  • 5 of 5

Banba House is just a couple of minutes away from Athenry Castle. We were four couples in Galway for an extended stay. the house was perfect, warm comfortable and its of space to roam around and have a quiet moment when required.

The owner put up an amazing reception for us and had fresh hot food on arrival to help us settle after out long journey. We had hired car but only used it a few times as we took the train which is only a couple of minutes away to Galway and Dublin and limerick.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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11 1
Cortland, Ohio
5

Bamba House

  • 5 of 5

We were totally impressed with this property. We loved the location and the owner was very helpful throughtout our stay. We had a party of 10 and the house worked out perfectly. There was privacy, yet room to socialize also. It was a great location going into Galway the train was 8min ride but the town of Athreny was wonderful to explore also.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Galway Shannon, Dublin Belfast Cork
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Dans Bar plus 20 more
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Aran Islands..Doolin Ferry... Dublin Cork Belfast
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
5 Golf Courses within 10 miles and local 3 miles
Nearest Train
1 Metres
Main Dublin Galway Line, Station is two mins wal
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Galway Dublin Highway 2 miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Many local good eateries 250 yards
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Oranmore and Salthill
Car: not necessary

Aran Islands.. Cliffs of Moher.. Dingle.. Clifden.. Bunratty Castle.. Connemara..Ashford Castle. Cong. Shannon .

Premium Service available. Helicopter and airplane service available on notice ,, Collection at airports.. Sailboat racing. private Art studio available. Preparation of meals and gourmet dining at the house if pre booked.

Cleaning service available for day of leaving if pre booked.

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Galway Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Amenities

Galway Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double and Single in Master with Sink and vanity in room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Two double beds and sink and vanity in room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Detached Unit - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Cottage with two reception, 1 double bed and one single
  • Double beds 1700 mm wide, Single beds 900 wide. all sizes aprox.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Oil fired Central heating is included in the rental charge for your night time comfort and hot water. Full 24/7 heating is available on request by arrangement Electricity is included in the rental charge *****I also have a separate cottage for rental****** Entrance hallway and wc with shower. Television room 5m x 3.5m.... Large sunroom 8m x 5m. Fully fitted kitchen. 5m x 4m One very large master bedroom 5m x 5 m with walk in dressing room and en suite, one single bed for sleeping in sunroom with seperate ensuite, cottage suitable for 3 persons. Long and short term rentals.

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