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Fergal O'Boyle

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Large contemporary 4 bedroom residence in Galway City-Sleeps 8 People in comfor

25 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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Sleeps 8,contemporary interior designed home, superb location in Galway City

This excellently located house is the perfect base for your holiday. Located near the sea, it's minutes from spectacular views of Galway Bay & the Burren. It's only a Ten minute drive from the the city centre but, if you want to leave the car at home, there are regular scheduled public transport services from the property direct to & from the city centre every 15 minutes, or a taxi ride will cost as little as €10.

The house is beautifully appointed, spacious, stylish, very comfortable & well equipped. Everything you need is within easy reach and the local store is 2 minutes walk from the house.

The property boasts a secure south facing rear garden, secure off street parking for two vehicles. The beautifully cobbled rear court yard is perfect for an evening meal, drink or BBQ.

A babys high chair & infants cot are also available if requested.

Some of the historic and regional attractions: *Aran islands*, it is a place steeped in immense cultural heritage and history. Gaelic language is the first language of its residents. It is considered the foothold of Irish culture. *Connemara* has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. '*Connemara* is a savage beauty', *Oscar Wilde* a visit to Ireland and Connemara is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquillity that is Kylemore Abbey & Garden. *The Burren* A unique limestone plateau, it contains dozens of megalithic tombs and Celtic crosses and a ruined Cistercian Abbey from the 12th century, Corcomroe. This area is especially beautiful in spring with its abundant rare wild flowers. *The Cliffs of Moher* are 214 m high at the highest point and range for 8 km over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs.From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountain.

Some leisure activities, events and amenities: Some leisure activities, events and amenities. * Horse riding, hill walking, windsurfing, sailing, swimming, scuba diving, angling, golf, cycling, tennis. * Galway Annual Festivals include the Galway races Horse Racing Festival, the world famous Galway Arts Festival,the Galway & clarenbridge Oyster Festival, the Galway fleadh Film Festival, Writers Festival. * Amenities include Beaches, National atlantaquarium, Salthill promenade, Indoor swimming pools and leisure centres, Multiplex Cinema, bowling, Coole Park visitors Centre, Connemara National Park.

Golf Information: : The following are some of the popular golf clubs in the region. * Galway Golf Club, Salthill, Galway. This popular course with its well designed rolling fairways are bounded by mature woodlands and the spectacular seascape of Galway Bay. * Galway Bay Golf & Country Club & Hotel, Renville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. This well known coarse was designed by World Cup player Christy O'Connor Jr. * Connemara Golf Club Ballyconneely, Clifden, Co.Galway. This is a sand based links with its back nine described as the equal of anywhere in the world. Athenry Golf Club, Athenry Co. Galway. This course is generally uncrowned making it a very pleasant course to golf on.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fergal O'Boyle (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.7
based on 25 traveler reviews

Large contemporary 4 bedroom residence in Galway City-Sleeps 8 People in comfor
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
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5

Great time,Great house........

  • 5 of 5

We went to galway for the infamous Galway races & choose this property because of its location very close to the city & easy access for the Race track,& boy were we delighted with our choice,on our arrival in the city fergal met us & brought us directly to the house which was very handy. We found fergal to be a very welcoming host,The house itself is quite new, beautifully decorated with every conceivable facility one would require for a very enjoyable stay,it is located in a very nice & wonderfully landscaped private estate,Although we hired a car we did get the bus into the city center in the evenings when we were going out for a meal & a " Few Drinks "as there is an excellent bus service located a two or three minute walk from the house that brought us directly into the city center in ten minutes, which was great.There is a large shopping complex about a three minute drive from the house,with a local coffee shop,pharmacy,dvd store ect located within the estate there are a good few pubs,restaurants & two or three hotels/restaurants located nearby but we prefered to go to the city center where the craic (as they say in Ireland) really was that week.

All in all we had a great time at this lovely residence & will definately be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Would not describe as luxurious was adequate but more needed to be luxurious property

  • 3 of 5

The house in great location to get into Galway city and days out to different places. Near the racecourse which was ideal for us as we were going to the race festival that week. Would say the house could do with some updating in terms of furniture in living room. TV etc are very dated and only free view channels. Wifi did not work either. We also found only had certain amount of hot water when number of us trying to shower it would run out. Also the shower in main bathroom not good is tap connect. We had to all use the one in ensuite. It is nice comfortable property but not luxurious as described. Would have also benefited from some instruction sheets on how to use oven etc. Which bins are for recycle or how if we could have changed timer to get more hot water. Normally find these in holiday homes. Nice touch to find there was toilet rolls hand wash and cleaning stuff in the house though.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Good location, very comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights. The location is very handy: grocery store just down the hill, bus stop within walking distance to get to downtown Galway, and easy access to major roads for day trips to scenic sites. The house was comfortable and very clean with plenty of towels provided, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer and enough dishware, pots and pans to cook in. There were no extras - just salt and pepper in the cupboard and not quite enough toilet paper to last the first night so a bit inconvenient for an intermediate stay where you have to stock everything you might need to cook even one meal.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay here - Galway and the surrounding area has much to offer and I would recommend this house to anyone travelling to this area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great place in Galway

  • 5 of 5

Fergal's home was a quiet immaculate home just outside of Galway. We were going to take the bus in and out, but ended up driving which took all of 10 minutes, so easy. Fergal was very responsive, his home set up well and though we didn't cook much, could have done so easily because his kitchen was great. We enjoyed the stay and would stay again if we were lucky enough to return to Galway.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property not given the TLC as portrayed

  • 3 of 5

We had a group of 6 of us friends staying at the condo for 3 nights. It is located in a quiet neighborhood that is convenient to the city center and has a small grocery walking distance which we found very convenient as well. The condo has a large living space area with room for 6 to relax in the sitting room (fireplace is not functioning) and a large kitchen and dining room. However, the sleeping spaces were very close to one another and the guest room with the double bed was way too small for a couple to be comfortable especially with large luggage. We also had issues related to the Wi-Fi and found it very difficult to connect, as one of us has our own business and could not simply answer business-related email due to the poor connection. The owner tried to replace the modem, but the new one did not work so we did not want to bother with the hassle once again. Another issue was the dryer - I'm not sure how often the vent is cleaned out, but it took forever and a day to dry one load of laundry so for 6 people, we had to ration out our loads, which was very frustrating. We would advise the owner to pay attention to those little details that would make the stay more enjoyable, such as changing out the old shower curtain in the master en suite bathroom, freshening up the sheets (our sheets smelled very musty) and providing a coffeemaker upon arrival -we had to request one our 2nd day and didn't get to make coffee that morning. Also, please fix the fridge and make sure it is securely fastened - one of our guys simply pulled open the door and the whole unit came toppling over him. Thankfully has is a big strong man, otherwise it would have been bad if that happened to one of the women. Overall, we do not request high standard accommodations but for the price and the expectancy from the pictures and the description provided, we expected a more comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Everything was perfect including the weather! Fergal met us at the train station upon our arrival into Galway and brought us to the house. The house was clean and comfortable, the pictures are accurate. A quick few minutes walk to a well stocked SPAR store and the bus stop made this house very convenient. The bus runs every 12 mins into Galway center. Everything written about this house was true - attentive owner, great location and beautiful home. We all enjoyed our visit...thank you Fergal!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
City Centre
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The house is located in the east of the city nestled in a quiet, private cul de sac. It is a perfect base for your holiday whether you're on a short weekend visit to the city with a few friends or, on a family trip looking to soak up the wild west of Ireland.

This beautifully appointed residence has every modern convenience and comfort - including solid walnut flooring luxurious sofas, 36' TV with surround sound DVD & CD player, large solid mahogany eight seater dining table, beautifully appointed bathrooms & large, comfortable beds throughout.

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Rates & Availability

Galway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
rate 5
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$337
$1,118
 
 
rate 6
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$281
$1,068
 

Additional information about rental rates

wi fi $28
local authority charges $39
Refundable damage deposit $281
Tax Rate 4.0%

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Amenities

Galway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bath & shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Power shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk style
  • 4 bedrooms, sleeps maximum of 8 people. Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed, en suite, plenty of storage. Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed, plenty of storage. Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed, plenty of storage. Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed, bunk style. Plenty of storage. The main bed room has an en-suite bathroom with rose bud power shower.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a separate dining room and dining facilities in the kitchen - so the dining facilities will comfortably accommodate 8-10 guests. For longer term rentals please contact the owner directly.

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