M. Jean-Paul Krebs

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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THE DOVE'S NEST****

Riquewihr House Rental Photos and Description

Alsation tradition, elegant decoration and top comfort

Our guests believe that our charming gites (the French word for vacation rentals or holiday homes) in Riquewihr belong to the finest places to stay in Alsace. They are the alchemy of the Alsatian tradition and modern comfort.

We offer several beautiful apartments in a historical and unique environment and some more are expected for Spring 2011.

Riquewihr is without any doubt one of the prettiest villages in France.

All our holiday apartments in Riquewihr are within a short walking distance, so that it is easy for larger parties to remain all together within a same area. For our guests looking for a bed and breakfast service or even half board (including dinner) we have special agreements with local restaurants within a very short walking distance (50 to 150 meters

Romantic holiday rentals with style & top comfort: We are proud to offer you some of the most beautiful vacation rentals available in Alsace and even in France. Places where you will like to spend and to enjoy some time. This is what our guests are saying.

About our availabilty calendars: Since it is not always possible for us to maintain an accurate availability calendar on third party websites, we prefer to publish none. Kindly send us a request with your preferred dates. Include alternative dates if possible. Thank you for your kind understanding.

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Details for The Dove's Nest**** 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Romantic house with luxury self catering accommodation for 2 up to 4 pers (max 2 couples in 2 double rooms). A large & elegant living space spreads over the first floor: lounge, kitchen and Alsatian 'stub' (dining room). Minimum stay is 3 nights. Our romantic medieval house is a listed national heritage building. It is embedded in the medieval rampart (built 1500) of Riquewihr, only some yards away of the famous fortified gates of the Obertor and the Dolder. On the mountainside, the medieval city wall is the western wall of the house. On the street side, it is an Alsatian traditional timber framed house. Decorated with great care and especially equipped for 2 couples looking for an outstanding holiday home on the Alsace wine route, at the foot of the Vosges a few minutes of Colmar only. It is a romantic house with 2 double rooms (double bed and private bathroom for each one of them). When occupied by 2 people only one bedroom is available. Official 4 star rating by the tourist office.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

M. Jean-Paul Krebs

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Les Remparts de Riquewihr (Ramparts of Riquewihr) is a small family business created and run by a couple of tourism professionals - Martine and Jean-Paul - having many years of experience in airline business and travels.

M. Jean-Paul Krebs purchased this house in 2006

Our vacation rentals are a very special combination of authentic national heritage character and modern amenities.

We think that - especially for a rather long stay (most of our guests are discovering the slow travel concept and are staying 7 nights and more) - it is not enough to sleep well during the night but it is necessary to enjoy the stay in a place which is somehow of the same level as the historical surroundings, the landscape, the mountain and the vineyards: beautiful. We put a lot of effort and care in the renovation and decoration of our vacation rental apartments because we want our holiday homes to be a memorable part of your travel experience to Alsace and France.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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The Dove's Nest****
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504212
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Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

OUR RIQUEWIHR IDYLL

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful holiday in Riquewihr in June this year. The Sentinel was our home for four weeks. The apartment was everything we expected from our study of the excellent website and could have asked for nothing more. It is ideal for two people. A pleasant ambience was created with simple but comfortable furniture in keeping with the character and age of the building. Modern appliances kept us in the 21st century and the standard of cleanliness was excellent.
Riquewihr is an artist's paradise. My husband had a wonderful time with his sketchbooks and pastel pencils. To enter the town was like walking onto the set of the opera 'The Meistersingers of Nuremberg.'
The length of our stay gave us ample time to savour the delights of Riquewihr and build up a rapport with the local shopkeepers. It also enabled us to explore other villages long the wine route as well as the attractive 'easy to drive in' Vosges Mountains without having to travel excessive distances.

The assistance given to us on our arrival by the owner and the housekeeper throughout our stay was greatly appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble.

We enjoyed the restaurants, Le Sarment D'Or, Le Tire Bouchon and
Le Brendel Stub and supported L'Epicerie and Boulangerie.
We would certainly come again, health and age permitting.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Roma and Ian, we are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Spending 4 weeks in Riquewihr is a typical Slow Travel philosophy and gave you the opportunity to discover the area more in depth. Thank you for taking the time. I can tell you that the people of Riquewihr do remember you.
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Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5
This charming apartment is the ideal base from which to enjoy the medieval town of Riquewihr as well as explore the nearby towns and villages via the local "wine route." We travelled by local bus or on foot -- a car is not necessary. Riquewihr itself is very popular with tourists but mostly these are day-trippers, leaving the evenings for those of us lucky enough to be staying there. The description of the property and the photos were very accurate, though nothing could prepare a visitor for the charming views or the care and attention with which the apartment has been decorated. Customer service was excellent -- we were contacted by telephone within a few hours, even though our initial inquiry was made over the Christmas holiday period. We would absolutely recommend this apartment and have already done so. Nearby attractions include the town of Hunawihr, with its butterfly garden and nature preserve and, of course, there are lots of vineyards and caves for wine-tasting. Recommended restaurants in Riquewihr include the Dolder and Le Sarment d'or. All in all, a real gem and highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to learn that you had a wonderful stay, even without a car. Actually you are the first who tried the experience during the whole stay. It is easy to arrive at Colmar train station, hire a taxi to get to the apartment with the luggage and use the bus facilities for the rest of the stay. As you saw it, there are plenty of nice and scenic walks through the vineyards, connecting the village of Riquewihr to Kienzheim, Hunawihr and Ribeauvillé. Walk there, come back with the bus or vice versa.
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Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Dallas, TX
5

A WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I rented Le Columbier for a week-long stay in May 2009. We freely admit that we are very selective about where we stay, but, that said, Le Coumbier was absolutely perfect. Valerie, the housekeeper, met us at the previously agreed-upon time, and showed us around. We found the accommodations to be first-class, all the way: luxurious linens, extremely comfortable beds and pillows, a nicely furnished kitchen. Everything was spotless. It was obvious to all of us that a lot of time and money had been spent in the restoration of this property.

I found this property on the internet while searching last year for a place to use as a "base" for visiting the Route du Vin area of Alsace. In this instance, it more than exceeded our high expectations. Additionally, it is so close to many charming towns and villages, as well as less than an hour from Strasbourg. We enjoyed Riquewihr in the early morning and evenings, and traveled throughout the days.

I would highly recommend this as a perfect place for two couples (or, in our case, a couple and a single person). Each bedroom had its own in-suite bathroom, and with one on the first floor and one on the third, everyone had their own space.

Thank you, Jean-Paul and Valerie, for helping to make our vacation so lovely!
  • Submitted: May 25, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments.
We think that - especially for a week stay or more it is not enough to "survive" during the night but it is necessary to enjoy a place which is somehow of the same level as the historical surroundings, the landscape, the mountain and the vineyards: beautiful. A place where our guests like to have a rest and enjoy some time, not only a place for sleeping. We cared for the health of our guests, using only organic products. We paid respect to the history of the place and the local traditions. All furniture are genuine antiques. And finally, we added the modern touch and comfort. We are very happy to learn you enjoyed your stay with us. Jean-Paul
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Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Dundas, ON, Canada
5

LES REMPARTS DE RIQUEWIHR- A FABULOUS PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 4 middle-aged Canadian couples- all well-travelled , and experienced in European house rentals- found this wonderful house on the internet and were extremely happy with our stay here.
The house is exactly as beautiful as the photos would suggest- it is spotless, very comfortable (beds were wonderful) and completely equipped with everything needed for self-catering.
There are shops within a few minutes walk, to buy whatever you need in the way of food and wine.
The restoration has been done in such a way as to preserve the character of this ancient house, but provide comforts and conveniences expected in a 5 star hotel (the bathrooms are spectacular).
The furnishings, artwork, dishes and cooking equipment are all first class; furnishings are comfortable, yet fitting the character of the house well .
The owner greeted us on arrival and took extraordinary care of us- he really did go out of his way to make our stay absolutely unforgettable ( arranged special dinner reservations, wine tasting, and more). We enjoyed meeting him and found his hospitality above and beyond anything we have experienced.
We found Riquewihr quite magical- a medieval town perfectly preserved - surrounded by hills of grape vines. There are many places of interest to visit nearby.
However, the house is so lovely, it is tempting to stay put, reading in the living room while looking out the windows at views of the hills and vines.
We rented all 3 apartments and found this worked very well for our group of 8. We used La Columbier as the base for cooking and socializing. There was enough room for 8 around the table and the living area was also roomy enough for us.
Having individual bathrooms for all was very nice.
We certainly plan to return again -as this house was an unforgettable place and the surrounding countryside offers many places to explore.
It is convenient to Strasbourg as well as other major centers - Basle, Freiburg.
We would recommend this house to anyone who enjoys staying in a quiet, comfortable home, shopping for local food and wine, and feeling at home, while exploring new places.
And if cooking is not for you, there are good restaurants within a 5 minute walk (a list of recommendations is provided)

Altogether a fabulous experience and we will come again!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is a great help for us to receive feedbacks from our renters.

It is not always possible for us to welcome our guests personally since we are living at the edge of the Champagne vineyards near Paris, some 350 kilometres away from Riquewihr. But Valérie, our housekeeper in Riquewihr is always ready to do her best for a warm welcome and help when necessary. And when, from time to time we manage to be there ourselves, it is always a great pleasure to share some time with our guests.

As one can imagine, bringing back to life such old houses need a lot of efforts, - not only money - but ideas and some strengh and will to overcome all the obstacles. Our aim was always to provide, not only a comfortable accommodation but a place with a spirit. And make the stay in Riquewihr and the Alsace region a real and deeper personal experience, as close as possible from the local traditions and culture.

Learning that our guests do appreciate and enjoy the result keeps us on track for the future. We have another restoration project in Riquewihr, even more crazy: 4 beautiful holiday apartments will be available in a Renaissance house of 1560, built on the 1291 ramparts and facing the Grand Cru Schoenenbourg vineyard. A blog about this project will shortly go live. At the moment, the place is a ruin... We will need 18 month for the restoration as well as... the moral support of all our friends and guests!

Martine and Jean-Paul, owners
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The Dove's Nest****
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Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Brandenburg
5

GANZ HERVORRAGEND

  • 5 of 5
nur zu empfehlen! Sehr netter und sehr zuverlässiger Vermieter. Freundlich, kompetent und alles stimmt!
Ganz ganz hervorragend insgesamt.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung. Wir sind froh daß Sie einen schönen Urlaub bei uns im Elsaß hatten!
Das Taubenhaus gehört zu den schönsten Fewos. Dieses zauberhafte und komfortable Ferienhaus in der Stadtmauer von Riquewihr wird – Sommer wie Winter- all jene verführen, die großen Wert auf eine historische Umgebung (vermischt mit den Annehmlichkeiten der heutigen Zeit) legen und das ausgewogenen Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis zu schätzen wissen…
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The Dove's Nest****
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504212
+33 (0)608033752
Riquewihr Ribeauville area
97828 Marktheidenfeld
5

ZAUBERHAFT!

  • 5 of 5
Hallo Jean-Paul!
Mit größtem Vergnügen bewerten wir Ihre wunderschöne Ferienwohnung. Mit Stil und Hingabe haben Sie dieses Refugium renoviert und gestaltet, bis ins kleinste Detail ist es mit Charme gestaltet. Wir haben uns gefühlt wie im Paradies; das zauberhafte Riquewihr, die Ausflugsmöglichkeiten, überall freundliche Menschen und gutes Essen haben ebenfalls dazu beigetragen. Nun hoffen wir, bald wieder zu kommen!
Herzliche Grüße
Lucia und Hartmut
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Basel
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Colmar
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ribeauvillé
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Lac Blanc
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Ammerschwihr
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Riquewihr
Car: not necessary

Riquewihr is a medieval city of an exceptional beauty. Riquewihr, a colourful village out of a fairy tale, hides in a small valley on the foot of the Vosges mountains, on the wine trail of Alsace, hardly a dozen kilometres from Colmar. In Riquewihr you are in the middle of this so picturesque Alsace of the picture books. For centuries, Riquewihr produces some of the most beautiful wines of Alsace and the world. A nature superbly made up of vineyards and wooded mountains is protecting this exceptional jewel which is Riquewihr. Ramparts, rich residences and more modest medieval houses make it the pearl of the Alsatian vineyard and one of the most visited and most beautiful villages in France.

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Availability & Rates

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Riquewihr House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Frühling bis Herbst
May 29 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
€229
€1,323
 
 
November
Nov 2 2014 - Nov 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
€179
From
€199
Fri,Sat
€1,113
 
 
Weihnachtstmärkte
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€229
€1,323
 
 
Weihnachtsferien - Neujahr
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
€219
€1,323
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
€179
From
€199
Fri,Sat
€1,113
 
 
Easter - Ostern - Pâques
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
€229
€1,323
 
 
Spring - Frühling - Printemps
Apr 13 2015 - Apr 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
€199
€1,218
 
 
Saison
Apr 30 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€229
€1,323
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€229
€1,323
 

Additional information about rental rates

Bettwäsche + Reinigung €85
30% bei der Buchung. Restbetrag 4 Wochen vor der Anreise.
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 2 years.
Notes Anreise- und Abreisetag sind flexibel aber sollen uns keine unvermietbare Lücke verursachen.
Bitte siehe Verfügbarkeitskalender auf unserer Homepage ferienwohnung-riquewihr.com
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Amenities

Riquewihr House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Well behaved children over 7 years old are welcome (under the full responsability of the parents). Children less than 7 years old not possible due to safety issues (open space). Babies not walking welcome.
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