We loved our stay in Hafling in this chalet. We stayed here in June for a short hiking vacation in South Tyrol. We were two families with 3 teenagers. The house is very nicely furnished and appointed with high end utensils, furniture, and dish ware. It does not feel like a rental, but like an upscale mountain home. The owner put a lot of effort into keeping the authenticity of rural Tyrolean life in the home, which really is reflected in the thoughtful design of the home. We had access to wine, apple juice, jam and bakery products produced locally and delivered to the home, which was really nice. We ate too many of the jams and drank too many of the juices to deplete the reserves for this year. The hikes around this area were absolutely breathtaking. We also enjoyed visiting Merano and going to the thermal baths (twice!). Of course, we went to see Oetzy in Bolzano (a must, if you visit this region).
Coming from Chicago, Hafling is kind of out of the way, but nevertheless, we will try to come again and we highly recommend it to others. We truly enjoyed the hospitality of the hosts and of the people in this autonomous region. They value what is best in the Austrian and in the Italian culture.
Wow, I am not sure where to start on our stay at Villa Aich! I have stayed in many VRBO’s over the last several years and this one was a game changer. The level of cleanliness, friendliness and accomodations was over and above. Before our arrival I received a few emails from the owner Martina to welcome us and ask if we had any questions. We arrived very late on our first night and the owner Hanjorg was there to greet us and show us how to use the “smart” house. Both Martina and Hanjorg were both so friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome in their amazing home. The home itself is amazing, with great views and the modern style of the house is great. The owners did not overlook any detail of the house as it is fully stocked with just about anything you can think you will need on a trip to another country. The are that the house is in is a just outside of a small village with many great restaurants, pubs and shopping. The house sits amongst the fields of grapes and apples, which are two of the regions biggest crops. The hiking and biking can be done right outside your doorstep! You may hike to many castles in the area (which I highly recommend ).and the views from the area are spectacular!! I cannot say enough about how amazing our stay was in the South Tyrol region. I would give this stay more than 5 stars if it were possible. It is going to be hard to find another VRBO that tops the stay we had in Villa Aich. Martina and Hansjorg went above and beyond to make us feel welcome in to their home! If you are traveling in this region and need a place to stay, Villa Aich will not disappoint! It was outstanding, amazing and a game changer,!!