Liz here, owner & manager of Your Time in Ireland Vacation Rentals, our small family-run short rentals business bringing you some very nice property options in Dublin City and Galway City. With a small personal history to tell you about, in that realising some years ago we had a wonderful large period house in a superb location on The Crescent, Galway City –crying out for better usage, we thought to deliver something we’d learned ourselves in years of living overseas: specialised self-catering apartments & houses that would be truly interesting homes-from-home and seriously bring you something more special than ‘perfect but clinical’ serviced apartments, or perfect but over-quiet boutique hotels where you can’t open the windows! We could do better than this for our special trips abroad, if only we had time to find the special places…
And so, we got to work on renovating, upgrading, painting and polishing our first short rental apartment in Galway City – the lovely upstairs Silver Teal Apartment at Devon Place on The Crescent. Dusters out, polish in, fresh linens on beds, fresh food in the fridge – we could see from Year 1 this was working really well. The apartment is spacious, fresh, warm & homely – all quite perfect.
The hard work paying off – soon we were 3 apartments in the now-called Main House, and all have turned out exactly in keeping with our wish – Lovely! for you.
A steady stream of reservations and many guests later allowed us develop forwards – improving more areas of the house, and then leading us to Dublin where we developed our special & excellent Cork Street Apartment. This our unique & only option in Dublin City Centre – located in The Liberties Quarter and again – perfect! where it’s so easy to whizz off from and return to after wonderful explorations of the important places in the city centre – Christ Church & St Patrick’s cathedral areas, the Guinness Storehouse, and the Dublin Castle complex on Dame Street. All this leading you to the Temple Bar quarter and Trinity College – these all being the main treasures you will so want to enjoy exploring and investigating when in Dublin City. And all So accessible from our luxuriously comfortable Cork Street Apartment!
All this time we were learning from you – thank you. Familiarity with your needs is key to us continually improving on what works best and what you most like to enjoy and find on arrival. In Galway, we rebuilt the beautiful Coach House – a separate private town house just across from our lovely old period house there on The Crescent. In a contemporary take on the old horse stables and carriage-house that had stood since the 1840’s. This added wonderfully to our ability to look after larger guest parties – some staying in the now-called Main House, and some staying in the Coach House – meeting up in the middle at the trestle table in the garden/carpark. Which brought us to a replete level of building works – no more new options now! – this is plenty to ensure everyone coming in has their unique experience of staying at one of our options. To focus on
Almost eight years in and everything in place now – old hands you could say! – we’re having a marvellous run of things. In full swing – with a focus on the finer things & lightly adding special touches to freshly maintained interiors, interesting colour schemes, beautifully clean & fresh sheets & bed linens, most comfortable chilling out areas (historically known as Sitting Rooms!), and superbly equipped kitchens for the home epicureans amongst you, we’re delighted to also pop in a most useful basket of fresh groceries to start you off – no need to rush to the grocery shop…
All of this a pleasure to work on in preparing for your arrival and stay, even if we are still factoring how to include granny Bracken’s Guinness brownbread into the basket – and this will be breaking news yet! Without over cooking the egg, we’re deeply thoughtful about special touches & advice we can add in that make Your Time in Ireland a most memorable time when here, and we realise every week it is the thrill of knowing we’ve done our best in preparing for your arrival & stay, and then how lovely it is to say hello and welcome you in that is already a wonderful return to us, :).