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M. Jean-Paul Krebs

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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M. Jean-Paul Krebs

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2014
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THE SENTINEL****

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Riquewihr Apartment 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.

More Details

Details for The Sentinel**** 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Some steep steps (the original historical stairs) take you up from the street to the first floor, at the same level as the former covered defence way of the ramparts, where the medieval soldiers used to watch out for enemies or invaders! This romantic little apartment (50 qm) has an official 4 star rating. It is coming out of complete restoration works. Our expertise both in restoration and decoration works makes sure that it offers ideal self catering accommodation for 2 persons. A romantic and elegant living space spreads over the first floor: lounge, kitchen and Alsatian 'stub' (dining area). This romantic flat is organised in a medieval house listed as a national heritage building. It is embedded in the medieval rampart (defence wall built 1500) of Riquewihr. On the mountainside, the medieval city wall is the western wall of the house. On the street side, it is an Alsatian traditional half-timber framed house.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
M. Jean-Paul Krebs (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2014

About M. Jean-Paul Krebs

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 apartment in 2006

Why M. Jean-Paul Krebs chose Riquewihr

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

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

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The Sentinel****
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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The Sentinel****
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504212?uni_id=145298
+33 -(0)608033752
Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Columbia, SC, USA
2

Disappointing apartment

  • 2 of 5
My husband and I found The Sentinel to be a very disappointing experience. The apartment is lovely to look at, but unfortunately we found the bed to be miserably soft and uncomfortable. While the furniture looks nice, it is worn and uncomfortable as well. The apartment is adequately equipped and has many extra touches; it is a shame that the furniture does not match the rest of the apartment's charm. Unfortunately our stay was plagued by constant rain making it even more frustrating not to be able to come home and be comfortable. The apartment was very clean.
The Sentinel is on the second floor with very steep and narrow steps.
Requewihr is a lovely town and the Alsace region is beautiful. The town of Requewihr is a good place from which to explore the area.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about your stay in the Sentinel apartment. We try very hard to satisfy our visitors but it seems it did not operate this time. We are sorry for that but it gives me the opportunity to clarify some points.

About the bed: It is new (2012). Some people like a bed to be soft, some others firm, some even very hard. As many different people use our beds everybody will understand that it is impossible to match 100% of all expectations. We have the same bed at home. I find it perfect. My wife finds it by far too hard. We have chosen the beds made by a very well-known company specialized in bedding for hotels. They have a long experience: the bed should be reasonably firm, but not too hard. We took their best product. Some of our guests even wanted to purchase the same bed for their home!

A new couch was installed in the living room last year by a well-known furniture and home design company. It is firm, hard even.
The rest of the furniture can be seen on large pictures on our personal website.
The cupboard in the living room is a genuine XVIIIth Century Alsatian piece newly restored. Same for the wooden painted box under the TV.
The 3 tables, one in the kitchen the 2 others in the living room are authentic traditional Alsatian furniture. The armchair is a 19th Century famous Voltaire type (but with a seating recently reshaped). The 2 tall lamps near the TV and the couch were specially made for us by decorators using two authentic 18th Century wooden columns.

The chairs are traditional hand-crafted Alsatian chairs. So yes, all this is worn. Worn by centuries of history written in the wood. We thought it would be a pity to furnish this very historical place with some unstylish modern and - yes probably more comfortable - pieces of furniture. Alsace is a region with a strong cultural and historical identity. The vast majority of our visitors comes especially for that kind of experience.

The Sentinel is a historical place in a national heritage house. Some steep steps take you up from the street to the first floor (second floor for the US), at the same level as the former covered defence way of the ramparts!
As described on our web that steep stair case is a piece of history. If this was an issue why not choose another of our 14 places?

Yes bad weather is putting down one's mood. This year it seems all of Europe had to face unexpected cold and rain. We thank you for your indulgence.
business
The Sentinel****
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504212?uni_id=145298
+33 -(0)608033752
Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Grantham, New Hampshire/New England, USA
5

Vacation Perfection in Riquewihr, France

  • 5 of 5
The Alsace region, the town of Riquewihr, the Sentinel apartment, and Jean-Paul and Martine provided us with an outstanding vacation experience - one that has stolen our hearts!

The Sentinel apartment is as charming in person as it is online. It’s lovely, well maintained, well equipped with everything you need, and warm and inviting - the perfect home away from home. If you are in need of anything, a simple phone call to Valerie is immediately answered. Jean-Paul and Martine provided brochures and other information about the region which was extremely helpful in planning and getting the most out of our vacation days.

With its location between the Vosges mountains and the vineyards, Riquewihr’s ambience is positively enchanting. The wines produced in the region are superb and the food is spectacular. We loved every restaurant we visited in Riquewihr. We would especially recommend Le Sarment d’Or for the food and experience and the outstanding wines of Maison Zimmer (Au Tire Bouchon Winstub). Plan on spending a substantial amount of time exploring Riquewihr and all it has to offer (like the open market on Friday!) and also venture out to Colmar, Ribeauville, and Strasbourg, as well as just about any other nearby town or city - each is unique, beautiful and rewarding. If you get the chance, meet the artist Christian Schwob, who created the artwork in the Sentinel, and perhaps purchase one of his pieces to memorialize your vacation.

A highlight of our vacation in Riquewihr was the kindness and thoughtfulness of Jean-Paul and Martine. For a truly unforgettable vacation make your reservation in Riquewihr with the Krebs! Don’t wait another minute or you’ll miss the opportunity - their apartments book up quickly for a reason!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Sentinel****
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504212?uni_id=145298
+33 -(0)608033752
Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Saarland
5

Wunderschöne, Romantische Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5
Der Aufenthalt in der Ferienwohnung "Die Wache" war einfach genial. Die Wohnung war genauso liebevoll und romantisch eingerichtet und mit einem tollen Comfort ausgestattet, wie im Internet beschrieben. Die Wohnung ist sehr sauber und einfach nur zu empfehlen, für romantische Tage, zum Wandern und um die kleinen Dörfer rund um Riquewihr zu besichtigen. Die Vermietung und die Abwicklung war sehr nett und sehr gut organisiert.
Wir hatten einfach eine wunderschöne Zeit und werden ganz sicher wieder kommen.
Grüße aus dem Saarland
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung. Riquewihr im Elsass ist ein schönes Reiseziel im Sommer aber auch im Spätsommer (Weinproben!) oder im Winter (Weihnachtsmärkte). Sonderpreise in der Nebensaison (November, Januar - März).
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The Sentinel****
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504212?uni_id=145298
+33 -(0)608033752
Riquewihr Ribeauville area
5

Génial !!!!

  • 5 of 5
Mon Amie et moi même occupions L'appartement "La sentinelle".
Cadre original et très Accueillant, confortable. L’équipement est moderne et complet.
Le tout nous a permis un séjour très agréable.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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The Sentinel****
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504212?uni_id=145298
+33 -(0)608033752
Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Deutschland
5

Oase der Ruhe

  • 5 of 5
Die Tage in "La Sentinelle" waren wunderbar - ein großartiger Ort für Ruhe und Entspannung, dazu noch perfekt eingerichtet, man fühlt sich sofort wohl. Einrichtung und Ausstattung der Wohnung sind auf höchstem Niveau.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank! Wir sind froh dass Sie eine gute Zeit in unserer Ferienwohnung Die Wache in der Stadmauer von Riquewihr hatten! MfG aus dem Elsass.
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The Sentinel****
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504212?uni_id=145298
+33 -(0)608033752
Riquewihr Ribeauville area
Münster
5

Hochwertiges, sauberes, mit Liebe zu Detail...

  • 5 of 5
... eingerichtetes Apartment. Wir haben uns unglaublich wohl gefühlt und eine entspannte Woche im Elsass verbringen können. Wir haben selten - auch zum Beispiel im Hinblick auf Küchenutensilien - ein so vollständig ausgestattetes Feriendomizil gemietet.

Zudem ist die Betreuung durch Vermieter und Verwalterin ist vorzüglich: klar, präzise, pünktlich, ohne Missverständnisse.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung. Ja, obwohl nichts perfekt ist, versuchen wir, unser Bestes zu tun und so zuverlaessig und professionnell wie möglich zu sein. Wir sind froh, dass es Ihnen bei uns so gut gefallen hat. Bis bald. Jean-Paul

Map

Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Basel
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Ammerschwihr
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Colmar
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ribeauvillé
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Riquewihr
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Lac Blanc
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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Rates & Availability

From €105 Per night

Riquewihr Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Weihnachtsferien + Neujahr
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
€129
€833
 
 
Winterangebot
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
€105
From
€115
Fri,Sat
€623
 
 
Ostern - Easter - Pâques
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
€129
€833
 
 
Special
Apr 13 2015 - Apr 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
€115
€693
 
 
Saison
Apr 30 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€129
€833
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€135
€833
 

Additional information about rental rates

Bettwäsche + Reinigung €56
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 (1-2 Nächte) verursachen.
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Amenities

Riquewihr Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Lovely bathroom with a view on the mountain.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large king size bed 180 x 200 cm. XVIIth Century carpenter work. Airconditioning.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
Notes:
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.

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