Beverly Hills may have its mansions, India the Taj Mahal, but neither have the charm of this Galway vacation home, a stone cottage aged 300 years.
Don’t be fooled by the worn exterior. You won’t have to sacrifice the comforts of modern living, including Internet, a fax machine and a sauna. (Yes, really, a sauna.)
But we all know that you visit Ireland for the lovely scenery and the lovely scenery you will get. The two-bedroom, one-bath home sits at the foot of the The Sliabh Aughty mountains, a zig-zag land of cottage-dotted greenery as far as ye Irish eyes can see.You’ll also be able to ride horses on the property.
During your stay, don’t forget to head to Galway City to get your fill of all the other fantasies that brought you to the Emerald Isle in the first place: fiddlers, frothy pints, Aran sweaters, colorful painted pubs and those darling Irish brogues.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.