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Highlights County Galway

  • Walking
  • Nature
  • History
  • Boat trips

Best Vacation Rentals in County Galway

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Connemara, County Galway
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
Cozy cottage with sea views, just a short walk from the quiet harbor town of Cleggan. Your holiday home has two floors and children can set up an undisturbed play area in the gallery on the top loft. A total of three bedrooms offer enough refuge for all fellow travelers and from the living room with fireplace you can enjoy the beautiful view over the water. The well-equipped kitchen invites you to cook evenings together, from which you can enjoy the delicious result at the dining table - also with a sea view. And sometimes it can happen that some sheep pass by outside! The small harbor town...
from $148 / night
Connemara, County Galway
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
Freshly renovated and very cozy: the beautiful cottage is located directly on the Killary Fjord and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape and the mountains. A wood burning stove provides cooler evenings at cooler evenings and brings a traditional piece of Ireland. Your house is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable self-catering holiday, to the washing machine. Leenaun (Leenane) is not only a beautiful town with groceries, the Wool Making Cultural Center and a traditional pub, but it is also idyllically situated at Killary Fjord, just 4 km from the famous Aaslel...
from $106 / night
Roundstone, Connemara
Vacation Rental • 861 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
Ideally located holiday apartment for up to four people with a view of the harbor in the small, idyllic village of Roundstone. Located on the south-west coast of Connemara, this accommodation is the ideal base for day trips to Clifden, or for example the famous Dog's Bay beach with white sand, calm waters for swimming and windsurfing and views over the coast. Explore the town's many arts and crafts shops and round off your holiday in one of the nearby restaurants or rustic pubs.
from $125 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices County Galway

$247for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
$269 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability County Galway

22%for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
45% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in County Galway

An Irish gem

County Galway offers a package deal to its visitors that no holidaymaker can refuse. Rugged landscapes with an ethereal atmosphere that you can explore at your own leisurely pace, check. Unspoiled beaches that you’ll only share with seagulls, check. Fascinating historic attractions that will take your breath away, check. As if that’s not enough, there’s also the city of Galway. A lively, colorful city with a unique atmosphere, incredible food, and warm locals. County Galway is the perfect destination for anyone who seeks a vacation filled with nature, history, and culture.

Finding your County Galway vacation rental

Vacation rentals in County Galway come in all shapes and sizes, offering a little something for every type of holidaymaker. Opt for a traditional rental with stylish attributes, such as a lovely fireplace to keep warm during chilly nights and wooden design features. Book a vacation rental just steps away from the sea to fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing. Stay in a rental surrounded by trees and with a large garden, where you can enjoy plenty of peace and silence. Get a renovated rental oozing with historic Irish flare. Many of the County Galway vacation rentals are pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along. Nearly all rentals come with the modern amenities and comforts you’ll need throughout your vacation including Wi-Fi, heating, and fully functioning kitchens. With so many excellent vacation rentals to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one suited perfectly to your preferences in County Galway.

Vacations in County Galway

The area and getting around

Arriving in County Galway

Two of the nearest major airports you can use to reach County Galway are Shannon Airport and Knock Airport. You can take a bus from these airports to your vacation rental. Both of these airports are around 56 miles away from the city of Galway. If you’ll be traveling from Dublin, a bus ride to County Galway takes around three hours. If you’ll be traveling by private car, that will reduce your travel time to a little over two hours.

Getting around County Galway

County Galway has a fantastic public bus system which allows visitors to reach many corners of the county. There are also trains which can take you to various locations around the county. If you’ll be staying mostly in the city of Galway, you can utilize the public bus system which can get you almost anywhere in the city. However, most of the best gems in County Galway are in the middle of the wilderness, and the only way to reach them is by private car. You can hire a car in the city of Galway or at any major town or airport.

Travelers and activities

County Galway for road trip lovers

County Galway is the ultimate vacation destination for an epic road trip. Drive along Wild Atlantic Way for an unforgettable road venture. This coastal road boasts stunning landscapes and dramatic cliffs. You can make stops whenever you’d like to take photos or to visit paths leading to secluded beaches. Have picnics in unspoiled landscapes and trek through lush green meadows. Another great road trip can be found by driving along Sky Road. This narrow, winding road boasts spectacular scenery of the sea and islands. If you drive here during sunset, you’ll be sure to catch some breathtaking views.

County Galway for history buffs

County Galway offers a wide variety of attractions for history enthusiasts to enjoy. Visit Ross Errily Friary to discover a ruined medieval monastery. The monastery was built in the 15th century and was abandoned in the 18th century. It’s preserved so well that you can easily picture the way people lived here during its thriving years If you’d like to step back in time a little further, visit Dún Aonghasa from the Iron Age. The ruins of this castle are set on a dramatic cliff with a fabulous view. The walk to the castle can be a little trying at times, so it’s best to come prepared with proper shoes and lots of water.

County Galway is considered one of the most festive areas in Ireland. The county hosts more than 120 festivals each year!

Top 5 travel tips in County Galway

1. Explore Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib is a stunningly beautiful lake with a serene atmosphere. There are many walking and cycling paths here which you can explore on foot or by bicycle. There are also hour-long boat trips that you can join. The tours are led by a knowledgeable boat captain who will fill you in on the history and heritage of the area.

2. Spend a day in Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park is a scenic area offering spectacular views and dramatic landscapes to its visitors. Walk to Diamond Hill for incredible panoramic views. Stop by the Visitor Center to find information about the plants and animals of the park. There are plenty of shorter trails for visitors who prefer a less challenging and more leisurely walk.

3. Discover Galway

The city Galway is a lively and vibrant city with fascinating attractions for visitors of all ages. Explore Quay Street to see the talented buskers and colorful alleyways. Have a walk along Salthill Promenade to take in the gentle sea breeze and salty ocean air. Don’t leave without stopping by the Latin Quarter of the city for a spectacular meal at one of the top-rated international restaurants.

4. Walk to the Worm Hole

The Worm Hole is a fascinating stone pool by the sea that boasts a perfectly rectangular shape. The hole was shaped completely by natural causes, which makes it even more phenomenal. Getting there can be a bit tricky so be sure to wear your best walking shoes and follow the red arrow signs along the path.

5. Take a ferry to Inishbofin

Inishbofin is a dreamy island with rugged, unspoiled landscapes. You can reach the island via a ferry, and you can easily spend the whole day exploring the various natural areas here. There are plenty of walking trails here that will lead you through various areas around the island. Hire a bicycle to explore it even more deeply!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in County Galway

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in County Galway last year?

Our data shows that County Galway had an average price of $232 per night, a relatively high one compared to the destinations in Ireland.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

According to last year, the months that allow you to save the most in County Galway are May, February and June, with average prices of $219, $222, and $222, respectively.

When does the price of vacation rentals in County Galway go up the most?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in County Galway, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, August, July and January, with average prices per night of $255, $250, and $241, respectively.

Is County Galway a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put County Galway on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your vacation ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 70% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

Last year, the months with more available accommodation of the year in County Galway were November, October and April, with average availabilities of 45%, 41%, and 40%, respectively.

When are fewer rentals available in County Galway?

According to data from last year, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in County Galway are, in order, August (with 10% of available rentals), July (11%), and June (22%). During this period, the availability is very low (15%). It is therefore recommended to reserve early.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in County Galway?

We have 1,100 rentals for you in County Galway, provided by our 14 local and international partners.

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