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Famous, elegant and historic residence. Walk to the city center and beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

3 en suite bedrooms, elegant reception rooms and gardens in central Galway City

Built in 1807 by a Captain and Commander in Nelson's fleet , Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area gets its name,offers an unusually high standard of elegant and spacious accommodation in one of the most imposing and historic private residences in the City of Galway on the shores of Galway Bay, in the West of Ireland.

This prestigious property is available to rent on a short term basis, and makes a unique and outstanding vacation home.

It offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for up to six guests in three en suite bedrooms, with super-king size beds. In one bedroom, the bed can be configured into two singles.

Nile Lodge is an ideal venue for guests who appreciate privacy, whether this is to conduct business in Ireland or to enjoy a very private holiday in the heart of the City.

The property is perfectly located down the road from the historic Galway City, just far enough to have the tranquility and quiet that this house offers, while also having the convenience of being close to the finest restaurants, live music events and dozens of delightful Irish pubs, where music and lively conversation is at its best.

This beautiful house is perfectly located for all that the West of Ireland has to offer. Take a day trip to picturesque Connemara, with its rugged scenery of hills and lakes, perfect for off road cycling and hill walking. The Burren , The Cliffs of Moher and the pretty coastal villages like Kinvara and Roundstone, are within an hour's drive. The amazing Aran Islands, with their spectacular cliffs and the ancient Dun Aengus fort, are within a hour and a half from the house.

Galway, with its famous horse racing events, the arts and literary festivals is hugely popular with both native Irish people and visitors to Ireland alike. The wonderful seaside promenade - the longest in Europe, enjoyed every day by joggers and walkers - is located just down the road from the house. The panoramic sea views enjoyed while exercising on the promenade lifts the spirits by their sheer beauty.

Lots of superb golf courses have regular visitors from all over the world, and are within easy reach of the house.The closest to the house is the lovely 18 hole links course of Salthill, just one mile away.

There is plenty of game and coarse fishing, as you would expect in Ireland with its plentiful rivers and lakes. Lough Corrib, which opens into the sea via the river Corrib, is one mile from the house. Anglers from all over the world have enjoyed the famous salmon and trout fishing, in addition to coarse fishing, on these waters.

Nile Lodge has the most amazing location when it comes to enjoying all that Ireland has to offer, and Galway City itself is known to be the music capital of Ireland. Musicians love to live here and play in groups in the many sessions around the City.

The standard of the music is truly fantastic, and the only problem is getting to see as many as possible!

Nile Lodge is one of the most prestigious private houses in the City of Galway and has a wonderful, rich history, which is clearly visible in the house, showing details from Nelson's time through the past 200 years.

This beautiful house, built to the design suggestive of the bridge of a ship, originally had a sea view, stands on over an acre of private, mature, beautifully landscaped gardens which provide a wonderful green oasis within minutes of the center of Galway. There is a high-walled orchard to the rear of the property which is enjoyable for children and adults alike to enjoy space and privacy.


I am a family doctor. I see private patients, by appointment only, on the lower ground floor of Nile Lodge on some evenings and during the day on weekends.

It is a small practice and my consultation rooms have a separate entrance and are completely sectioned off both from the interior and exterior of the house.

I live nearby while the house is being rented.

Guests of Nile Lodge are very welcome in my consulting rooms during my normal hours of work, and can ring me directly on my mobile.

For convenience just across the road from the property is a small supermarket which has late opening. Also located nearby is the luxury grocery store Morton's of Galway as well as larger supermarkets.

More Details

Maire MacDermott
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Galway, Shannon, Knock and Dublin Airports
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Crane Bar, Wards, O'Connors, Roisin Dubh
Nearest Ferry
147 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Salthill Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Galway Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M6, N17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kai, Oscars, Anair, Ard Bia
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Salthill Beach
Car: not necessary

Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area takes its name, is one of the most prestigious private houses in Galway City. Standing on over an acre of private landscaped gardens, the house is located a five minute walk from Galway City Centre, with its pretty dockland marina, excellent restaurants and many pubs with traditional music. The house is within minutes of the seaside promenade with its spectacular views over Galway Bay and the sandy beaches of Salthill.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Salthill, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Jul 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Race Week 17
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
August - Sept 17
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oyster festival 17
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas NY 17-18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$704

For bookings of over 1 week, special discounts are available.
Rates quoted are for up to 6 guests in the main house. If additional guests (up to 2) require accommodation this can be provided in the linked accommodation in the lower level (1 bedroom with kingsize bed with own private shower and toilet). ADDITIONAL RATE OF 100 EUROS PER NIGHT IS ADDED FOR EXTRA DOUBLE BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION.

20% of total on booking to confirm reservation (non refundable deposit) and then remainder 7 weeks before arrival. We will send you a link to our secure online credit card system, where you can pay directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Salthill, Ireland

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • On the main floor each bedroom has its own private bathroom. The three bedrooms on the upper level have en-suites. THE ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL DOUBLE BEDROOM ON THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR , OFFERING COMPLETE PRIVACY, HAS ITS OWN SHOWER ROOM NEXT TO IT.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can also be configured as double
  • There are 3 Bedrooms, two with working fireplaces, all with original sash windows and shutters. Each bedroom is en suite. Two of the bedrooms have views over the beautiful gardens, and two have open turf fires. A FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM AND SUPER KING BED IS CONNECTED BY A STAIRCASE TO THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR. THIS IS FOR ADDITIONAL GUEST USE AND COSTS AN EXTRA 100 EUROS PER NIGHT. IT INCREASES THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY TO 8
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Minimum rental 5 nights.

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