The Nile Lodge - luxury Irish short term rental

Large villa-style residence, with an 'upstairs-downstairs' ambiance. The house is quite traditional in layout with a stunning entrance hall and bright, spacious rooms with large windows. 

The drawing room and dining room are on opposite sides of the hall and both have a wonderful formality and elegance, while still being comfortable and cosy. Both rooms are ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. The vaulted ceilings have beautiful plasterwork and marble fireplaces, exquisite hand cut chandeliers, beautiful Irish carpets and superior quality antique furniture all add to the grandeur of Nile Lodge. 

Catered dining with local produce Galway Bay
Dining Room at front of house

Dining Room at front of house

Main Lounge and Dining Room

Main Lounge and Dining Room

Drawing Room 

Drawing Room 

There is a luxurious living room at the end of the entrance hall which also has a high vaulted ceiling, magnificent antique furniture and large open fire making it perfect for relaxed, intimate conversation and family fun. 

The living room opens onto a period conservatory which, in turn, opens onto a furnished Italianate patio, the perfect place for summer evening barbecues, relaxing with a glass of wine.

Kitchen with double

Kitchen with double

Outdoor dining Salthill Galway
Fine wide bright entrance hall

Nile Lodge is an ideal venue for small intimate weddings, private family celebrations, reunions and memorable holidays.


  • Cocktail lounging area with open fire, old style piano and cards table
  • Formal dining room suitable for 10 to dine with open fire
  • Lounge/ more relaxed style dining room with a large table, grand piano, big flat screen TV and cable, an open fire and board games
  • Beautiful bright parlour for lounging or dining
  • Outside eating area by the parlour full of plants, a table and chairs and barbeque
  • Two master super-king size bedrooms - en-suite
  • 1 Double bedroom - en-suite
  • Additional super-king size bedroom on request - private bathroom
  • Beautiful bright kitchen
  • Spacious, beautiful front garden with stunning landscaping
  • A huge back garden, closed off from the front garden. Perfect for children to have games of football and run riot


  • I-pod docking station and CD music players in most rooms with a range of music available. Relax to the sounds of Ireland

  • Lots of toys for children, cots available, baby sitting recommendations

  • Free extremely fast Wi-Fi

  • Free smartphone for mobile internet and GPS throughout your stay

  • Flat screen TV with chrome cast functionality

  • Hairdryers and bathroom amenities

High tea in the parlour after cliffs of Moher Galway
High Tea in outdoor private gardens Galway

Christmas time in Nile Lodge

We love Christmas time in Galway and Nile Lodge especially. We will be decorating the house around this time every year. If you would like us to decorate Nile Lodge for your stay and it's not quite Christmas time, just let us know and we would be happy to oblige. We can set the fires and caterers can be called in to make your Christmas stay as easy as you like. So sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of mulled wine in front of the roaring open fire.

Small Christmas weddings Galway
Christmas accommodation Galway

Appreciate the history... feel the comfort

There are three spacious bedrooms on the main level, two with hand made super-king size beds and one with two luxury sprung single beds. All have fine linens and high quality bedding.

The bedrooms are also furnished with fine antiques, designer fabrics and offer wonderful views over the landscaped gardens. These bedrooms are all en-suite, two with shower rooms and one with bath and overhead shower. The en-suites have all been tastefully restored recently, with antique and modern fittings, designer fabrics and power showers.


Luxury Accommodation Galway Ireland
Master bedroom 2
En-suite with power shower and deep bath
Sleeping in Luxury Galway Bay
Luxury accommodation in historic house Ireland
Luxury double room with en-suite Salthill

Additional Room Available upon Request

We also have an additional super-king size bedroom available downstairs. This comes with a separate, private shower/water closet room. 

Beautifully landscaped gardens on over an acre of private land

This beautiful house, which 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 centre of Galway. There is a high-walled orchard to the rear of the property which is enjoyable for children and adults alike.

Nile Lodge is an ideal venue for small intimate weddings, private family celebrations, reunions and memorable holidays. It is perfectly located for all that the West of Ireland has to offer, especially its many superb golf courses, game and coarse fishing, or sailing and scuba diving off the coast.

Stunning private, walled, landscaped gardens
Stunning outdoor eating area
Antique figureen in the pivate outdoor eating area
bluebells in spring
Catering available for private functions Galway
Gateway to the gardens
Private Back Gardens

Private Back Gardens

Idylic dining in the sunshine parlour Galway