We had a grand time staying at Carole's apartment which is located slightly above the town and provides a panoramic view over the town and surrounding area. We loved sitting on the porch, eating our meals and enjoying some wine and taking in the beauty of the vineyards near and far. Being able to walk into town and buy pastries and other treats just added to the benefits of staying here. It was perfect!
Carole provided excellent recommendations on what to see and do in the nearby towns as well as restaurants to try. She could not have been nicer or more helpful and went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. She even brought us a bottle of Crémant one evening to help us celebrate a special occasion. My wife and both agreed that staying here was the highlight of our trip to Europe.
I stayed in Colmar for 5 nights in early June and couldn't have been happier with my choice of rental flat. Brigitte was incredibly responsive and helpful in our messages before my trip, and she and Christian were generous enough to offer to pick me up and drop me back off at the nearby train station at the start and end of my stay. The property itself was spacious and as described in the listing, and I was perfectly comfortable during my time there.
The bed is comfortable, the bathtub was wonderful to have for a soak after long days filled with walking, the kitchen was well-appointed. But my personal favorite (and main reason I chose this property) was the private garden patio directly on the canal. I never used the living room in the apartment because (except for one day with bad weather) I spent the majority of my waking time at the apartment sitting outside - having coffee, reading, eating, or just soaking up the surroundings. It's a beautiful private setting, and you can watch the boats and ducks go by.
Outside your front door - what an ideal location if you're interested in spending most of your time in Old Town Colmar! The picturesque bridge is steps from your front door, and there are countless restaurants and shops available within steps. The covered market is just a couple blocks away, and there's a Casino grocery a few minutes further. Keep walking and you find even more streets filled with more shopping and more delicious food options.
As a female solo traveler, feeling safe is incredibly important and I always felt secure at this property. There's a locked door at street entry, and another key for the apartment. The windows are secure and there's a gate you can lower for the back patio door. And even with the canal, bridge, and a couple of restaurants right outside/next door, it was never too noisy or intrusive when you were inside.
For a solo traveler or small group, I can't recommend this property strongly enough! Again, Brigitte and Christian were wonderful hosts and I was perfectly at home in the flat. If I ever travel to the Alsace region again, I'll definitely check to see if I can stay here again!