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Spacious, luxurious residence with a breathtaking panoramic view - Luxurious Apartment

Heike Waiblinger

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Heike Waiblinger

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Spacious, luxurious residence with a breathtaking panoramic view - Luxurious Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Zwischenwasser Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Whirlpool, designer kitchen, panoramic view, Alps, nature, skiing, riding, Pool,

Big-Sky-Austria is a very special place with an atmosphere for people who want to relaxing in the middle of green nature, who want to do that in luxury and style. There are 4 residences: Starcastle (2 dbr), Spruces Child (3 dbr), Golden Deer (4dbr) and Rubys Retreat (4dbr) each one equipped with a huge designer kitchen holding everything from pizza slicer to micro wave oven. Dining and living are one spacious panoramic room with terraces facing the Swiss mountains and the valley down below. Indoorpool, Sauna & Gym can be booked exclusively at certain times. Our residences are ideal for families - animals are welcome - and our place is perfect for groups who want a luxurious hideout from where they can discover the heart of Europe. If you like what you see here, please contact us, even if the calendar indicates otherwise. We're flexibel and you’ll always get an individual offer according to your needs.

How to get here: There are three main airports within 125 miles: Munich, Stuttgart, Zurich. If you fly into Frankfurt, you can fly on (45 minutes) to the small airport of Friedrichshafen, which is not even a one hours drive from here. If you fly into Vienna, you can take a plane to Altenrhein (1 hour) and you'll be half an hour from here. From all these airports we'll pick you up. If you have your own car, you'll receive a detailled description upon booking.

Full service offer: We are not a hotel, but we can act like one. The apartment is mainly intended for individuals who want to have their own luxurious place with full privacy. In addition to the apartment we can offer: Breakfast service: you'll just order the night before and it'll be served in the morning; Lunch & Diner: We work together with the two best dining places in this country, which are about three miles away from our place. If you wish, we can organize your transportation there and back. Cars and transportation: We'll organize rental cars with or without drivers for you. As a special gimmick for touring the Alps the owner offers his 911 4WD Porsche sportscar. Further travelling: We can organize individual trips to almost any place in Europe, offering the same quality and style that you enjoy at our place. Just let us know, either by E-Mail beforehand or once you're here.

For horse lovers, we can offer riding on our own horses in the most beautiful riding place & stable in this country. With your booking 1 hour of western riding with an experienced coach, for you or your children is free.

Special packages and tours : Ask for our honeymoon or anniversary package. We also offer local tours with a guide or we plan individual tours for you. Well known European Attractions that you can do in one day from here: Crazy King Ludwigs Castles of Neuschwanstein (1 hours drive); Via Mala canyon walk (1 hours drive); Juf, Europes highest village, altitude of 8000 ft, with people still living there (1 hours drive); Shopping in Zurich, Munich, Como or Milan (1 - 3 hours drive); Opera & Music festival on Lake of Constance (half hours drive); where kings and queens ski, the Arlberg (Lech, Zuers, St. Anton) (1hours drive); Europes most impressive car factories (Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Audi) (2 hours drive); breathtaking cable car rides and ancient castles, monasteries and cities

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heike Waiblinger (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Heike Waiblinger

We are Heike and Guenther and live with our children, Sophia and Simon at the most beautiful place in the world: Dafins. High above the Rhine Valley we run a communication and journalism office. Our passion is our vacation paradise Big Sky Austria for guests from around the world who share the same high expectations about relaxing holidays in a luxurious environment. In the coming years we will build three additional luxury residences to meet the increasing demand from around the world. So we offer the opportunity to participate in this attractive concept. Just ask us.

Heike Waiblinger purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Heike Waiblinger chose Zwischenwasser

The origins of the main house dates back to the 50s of the last century. Gradually the former landlady built-up the farmhouse to the inn 'Happy panoramic view' with 25 small guest-rooms. 1985 Günther acquired the old house and operated initially a jazz and blues cafe. In 2002 together we started new plans for the traditional building. After a new terrace-building was not wanted by the community, we started in 2005 to expand the first apartment. With much love and patience the following two years we rebuilt out of the old barn todays' 'Star Castle'. Two years later, the ground floor was rebuilt with all the luxury into 'Spruces child'. The owner of this feudal apartments were among the first guests and fell spontaneously in love with this beautiful place. Quickly it became clear that for a dream holiday we needed a swimming pool and sauna and for larger groups of guests we needed more space. So we built another building next door. Here are now the spa and fitness area and the two very spacious residences 'Rubys Retreat' and 'Golden Deer'. And today all four residences inspire people. First it is the luxury and the fact that everything is here, from pizza slicer to W-LAN Then the suitability for children and pets. And in addition to that the convenient location right in the heart of Europe. Within only 3 hours you can travel to Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Italy. Lake Constance is close and the mountains around the house are ideal for hiking, skiing, sledding and mountain biking. There is everything here except Hullygully. Mostt fascinating is the spectacular panoramic view of the Rhine Valley and Swiss mountains.

What makes this apartment unique

Each residence in 'Big Sky Austria' tells a different story. We have carefully ensured that every residence has its own concept and that all the rooms are created differently. Even each piece of furniture has his own story and all details have been carefully matched. In Rosenresli (in Golden Deer), for example, hangs the wedding painting of Heike's grandmother. In the Old Rock room (Spruces child) the old stone wall has been worked out so that the old house is still tangible. In Star Castle the entire living room was designed so that the jacuzzi could be integrated and Heikes dream kitchen could be fit in. There are countless stories to tell. All residences are fully equipped, not only for cooking but even for decorating your tables. If you need a specific cooking equipment, just ask us. If it is not there already, we will provide it till you arrive.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our stay at the Golden Deer with a group of 10, This place exceeded all of our expectations - very clean, well kept with plenty of space. The owner was very accommodating, extremely personable and made himself available to us at all times. The views are spectacular and the location of the home allowed us to choose from a wide range of activities, all within a short drive. The pool, sauna and exercise room were a unique feature that we made use of each day. We had a great stay, and would highly recommend this home and owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

A Voralberg rental gem

  • 5 of 5

For 10 days the three of us (my wife, me and our dog) stayed at Star Castle. We travel a lot around the globe and normally use rentals for our trips. So, it was not too difficult to understand from the very 1st day of our stay that finally we found THE RENTAL = a "home" which matched our many-years-old idea of what it should be like. The location is great. You have lots of fantastic destinations within reasonable driving time (1-2 hours). You have kilometres of tracks with the most picturesque views your dog will be happy to enjoy by your side (mountain slopes, forests, lawns, mountain streams, waterfalls..). The view from the HUGE terrace is absolutely hypnotising. The apartment, on one hand, shows immaculate taste of its designers (the wonderful owners family, Heike and Guenther), as every little interior detail speaks of a HOME, a place created as if the owners themselves initially were planning to live there. On the other hand, it's a fully equipped place where everything you might need during your stay is provided for you (full-scale kitchen with all possible appliances, ALL the consumables, mountains of towels and robes, high-speed wi-fi, a PC, etc.). Actually, one doesn't have to spend a single cent on anything but food and drinks in addition to what one pays for the rent. Heike and Guenther will give you all the support you might need before your arrival answering your numerous questions, getting tickets for some events you might want to see (in our case it was Bregenz Festspiele - annual opera festival of the international fame) and so on and so forth. During our stay they were always there for us meeting literally EVERY our demand (I have to admit we used their hospitality shamelessly). And again, we saw them ONLY in case WE wanted it (i.e., privacy is guaranteed). However, be sure you'll want it quite often not only because of some practical needs, but because it's sheer fun just talking to them. So, if you look for a rental in Austrian Alps that combines all the luxury of a 5* hotel with what you'd expect from a "homeaway" - Star Castle is THE place to be (the last but not the least, at a very fair price).

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Best Vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting your "star castle" during the winter with our dog, we found the place to be nothing but amazing. the highly modern very well equipped kitchen,the great living room, the super bedrooms and above all the worm cosy fireplace located in the center of the great looking sweet apartment were all nothing but beautiful,sweet,worm and clean

The area of Dafins with its mountains,sightseeing,the great tracking area,the food and above all the hospitality were all extremely special and sweet

The owners Heike and Gunter made our vacation a very special one,they were there for any question,need or desire ready to help and give great advice whenever asked

We are a frequent travelers used to spend many vacations in the area but one thing poped up clearly: We have never had such a great vacation , we never met such a great couple like Heike and Gunter and we have never seen such a beautiful modern clean place with such an amazing Alps view

We have already booked our next vacation at this amazing place and it is highly recommended by any standard

Way to go...... super vacation,super atmospheric,much above all expectations !!! if there were more then 5 stars to rate you obviously got 10 stars from us ... Definitely B E S T !


  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

groß, super ausgestattet, sehr nette Eigentümerin

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren schon 2mal da: Im Frühjahr zum Wandern/ Mountainbiken, und ein langes Wochenende im Dezember mit Schneewandern und Whirlpoolen..

Die Wohnung ist wirklich rundum gelungen: Endlich eine Unterkunft ohne Billigmöbel und Herrgottswinkel, wie es sie ja gerade in den Alpen noch zu häufig gibt. Sehr angenehm die Fußbodenheizung und die großzügigen Bäder (Flusskieselboden und original Raindance-Duschen).

Und der Whirlpool mit Blick über das Rheintal ist die Krönung nach einem Tag mit viel Draussenaktivität. Das Haus liegt in 800m Höhe über dem Rheintal am (steilen) Berg, so dass wir mit dem Mountainbike Höhenmeter gemacht haben wie selten. Wer es (wie unsere Eltern) langsamer angehen möchte, ist schnell im flachen Tal (5 min) oder am Bodensee (knappe halbe Stunde). Ausserdem kann man natürlich nach Belieben wandern - Kartenmaterial und Wanderführer sind in der Wohnung komplett vorhanden.

Man merkt, dass die Wohnung nicht nur als Renditeobjekt dient, sondern mit Liebe eingerichtet ist. Die Vermieterin ist unaufdringlich, hilfsbereit und unkompliziert - so soll es sein...

Diesen Herbst werden wir mit 4-6 Erwachsenen und drei kleinen Kindern wiederkommen und die 2 optionalen Zusatzzimmer mittesten!

Fazit: Die Lage bietet für jeden was, die Ausstattung ist komplett und sehr hochwertig (Details stehen ja in der Beschreibung). Nur zu empfehlen!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es gibt für mich als Vermieterin und Gastgeberin kaum ein größeres Glück, als freudestrahlende Gesichter bei der Ankunft und total entspannte wie auch glückliche zum Ende der Ferien. Ich bin darauf bedacht, die Wohnung samt Terrasse laufend zu perfektionieren und bin offen für alle Anregungen. Das Appartement hat absolut Hotelcharakter und die Gäste genießen den Komfort inmitten der Natur mit ihren einzigartigen farbenprächtigen Himmelsschauspielen. Ich danke sehr herzlich für die gute Bewertung und vor allem für vielen schönen Momente, die wir gemeinsam mit unseren Gästen erleben dürfen und lade Sie ein zu einem Urlaub der Extraklasse an den Himmelspforten.


  • 5 of 5

tres belle appartement moderne et decorer avec gout , tout ce qu 'il faut pour passer des magnifiques vacances ,terrasse disposant d'une tres belle vue sur les montagnes,prestations digne d ' un hotel4**** (piscine, sauna ,salle de sport ,jacussi et fleurs fraiches disposer dans toutes les pieces a votre arrivee)) rien a emporter tout est sur place peignoir, serviette de bain,gel douche, cuisine tres bien equipee , sans oublier les bouteilles de vins , processo et jus de fruit dans le frigo a votre arrivee et ce qui ne gache pas le charme de cet endroit les proprietaires sont tres sympathiques et pas du tout envahissant .

Pour avoir deja fait pas mal de location c 'est un endroit exceptionnel que nous aimerions trouver plus souvent a la location .

sehr schöne moderne Wohnung mit Geschmack dekorieren, alles, was es für einen schönen Urlaub nimmt, Terrasse mit einem wunderschönen Blick auf die Berge, Dienstleistungen würdig eines hotel4 **** (Schwimmbad, Sauna, Sport und frische jacussi haben in allen Zimmern bei Ihrer Ankunft Blumen)) nichts nehmen alles vor Ort Bademantel, Handtuch, Duschgel, sehr gut ausgestattete Küche sowie Weinflaschen, processo und Fruchtsaft in Kühlschrank, wenn man ankommt und was nicht verderben den Charme dieses Ortes die Besitzer sind sehr freundlich und überhaupt nicht aufdringlich.

Um dies bereits getan haben eine Menge von Miete, die ein großartiger Ort ist, dass wir öfter Mieten finden

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Nürnberg, Bayern

Sooo schöööön

  • 5 of 5

Diese Ferienwohnung ist in Natura noch schöner, als im Internet ersichtlich.

Diese Wohnung ist mit all Ihren Details so wunderbar eingerichtet, dass man eigentlich nur noch seine Klamotten einpacken muss und los gehts. Die rießige Designerküche ist fantastisch zum gemeinsamen Kochen. Die extra große Dachterasse hat einen grandiosen Ausblick. Einzig die noch nicht abgetrennte Dachterasse zum Nebenan ist ein bisschen störend, wird aber wohl behoben.

Auch der Wellnessbereich ist mit allen Finessen ausgestattet (z.B. Gegenstromanlage im Pool ...)

Und der Kontakt mit der Vermieterin war sehr herzlich. Außerdem hatte

die Vermieterin in Ihrer Abschieds-E-Mail nach Verbesserungvorschlägen gefragt. Hiermit konnten wir NICHT dienen.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank, dass Sie unsere so liebenswerten Gäste waren und ein herzliches Dankeschön für die formidable Bewertung! Es ist uns eine Herzensangelegenheit, dass Sie im Himmel über Dafins überglücklich sind und dass für Ihre komfortable Ferien- oder Businesszeit bereits alles für Sie da ist. Übrigens: Unser immergrüner, großzügiger Sichtschutz zum Nebenan ist schon bestellt. Es hat eine Weile gedauert, das Richtige zu finden - schließlich muss jedes Detail stimmen. Gestern ist auch ein extra Getränkekühlschrank eingebaut worden und heute dürfte der neue Dampfkochtopf eintrudeln ... ständig kommt eine neue Verbesserung dazu. Wenn Sie also nächstes Mal unsere Gäste sind, werden Sie wieder einige Neuerungen entdecken. Dieses Prinzip gilt übrigens für alle unsere vier Residenzen: Sternenburg, Tännchens Kind, Rubin Alpe und Zum Goldenen Hirschen. Die Himmelspforten freuen sich auf Sie ... :-) Ihre H.


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Altenrhein CH, Friedrichshafen D
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Lake Constance
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Dafins is centrally located, right in the heart of Europe, within one day you can see four different European countries. The small village is very original, untouched by mass tourism. You'll find a small, sunny paradise, above the fog in winter, and you will get to know the friendly locals. If you feel like shopping or having cultural activities, within 1 hour you are in St. Gallen, Lindau (Lake of Constance), Bregenz, Feldkirch, Liechtenstein and Zurich, two hours to Munich, Stuttgart and Innsbruck and 3 hours Salzburg, Lake Como, Milano, Frankfurt, Strassbourg. You can't be more central. This place is ideal to serve as your base where you can start your trips from, since everything is real close. The owner is well traveled, speaks fluent English and he'll be happy to assist you with all your needs, he'll even rent you his 911 4WD-Porsche or organize a Mercedes limousine with a driver. Ask for the special honeymoon package.

Other Activities: Motorbike

Golf: Four 18 hole golf courses within one hour.

Ski: Europes finest skiing resorts within one hour.


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From €1,680 Per week

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Jun 1 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Zwischenwasser Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • River stones - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom Mint - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom Creme - 1 king
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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