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Grandeur with views over Elbe, Sandstone rock formations & Rathen. - Stolpen-West

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Niederrathen Villa Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious & spacious Villa with two balconies offering stunning views.

This completely renovated and monumental villa is situated on a mountain slope in the picturesque spa town of Rathen and offers exceptional views of the Elbe and sandstone rock formations. Its small railway station, the vintage paddlewheel-steamboats cruising the Elbe, and the characteristic mountains all add to the suggestion of being in a model-railway landscape.

In addition to many sporting activities Saxon Switzerland has a lot to offer culturally (theatre, castles, narrow-gauge railways and many museums). Should you need to recover, there are many Wellness treatments to choose from. And the local wines, from the most northern vineyards in Europe, are delicious.

Details for Stolpen-West 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The apartment Stolpen-West is located on the top floor of Villa Richter, on the side of the Elbe. This apartment is decorated in a warm, yet modern style and has two balconies so that you can always enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine in the sunshine with the best possible view.


Stolpen West and Ost are adjacent and therefore ideally suited to use as one accomodation. An attractive option for befriended couples and big families.

The apartments have their own entrances and are connected by a corridor, which is accessible through a joined entrance (lockable).


The cosy dining room has an entresol (former attic) which sleeps two. Children especially love this place. Bathroom, kitchen and master bedroom are directly accessible from the dining room. This bedroom has an open ceiling exposing the original beams. A lovely place where parents can have quiet and relaxing evenings together. Watch TV from the comfortable chairs or look at night-time Rathen from the balcony.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sylvia Brinkman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, dutch
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About Sylvia Brinkman

We - Sylvia Brinkman and Hugo van der Sluijs - met when we were students. Being passionate mountaineers we used as much of our spare time as possible to go away on climbing trips in Belgium, Luxemburg and, of course, Germany.

Around this time we started thinking about having a wonderful place to ourselves one day. Of course we fantasized a lot about our future ideal home. Our haven would be in a quiet area, with interesting scenery, ideally a place where rocks, deciduous forests and vineyards (agreeable climate) are found together. We then thought that the Pfalz, where we loved to climb, was the most likely place.

Our favourite sport changed from climbing to tour skiing, but our dream remained. We finally decided to put our plans into action a couple of years after the reunification of Germany. East Germany was completely unknown to us and so we set out to explore.

After a few visits to the east it was finally Saxon Switzerland's turn to receive us as their guests in Rathen. Right from our first visit one thing was crystal clear: this place surpassed everything we had ever seen.

We had a great time and, back in Holland, we could not stop thinking about Rathen. On one of our next visits we found Villa Richter. On first inspection we realized that this project would require a lot of dedication. And, the seize of this building surpassed anything we had ever dreamt off. The Villa's exceptional setting finally brought us round to take this big step.

After years of preparation the scaffolding was put up around Villa Richer on 1 May 2012. Some one-and-a-half years later we granted our architect discharge and we welcomed our first guests in the spring of 2014.

We hope you will be just as excited as we are by this location and its surroundings. We enjoy it immensely and from our house we now watch other climbers tackling the rocks.

Sylvia Brinkman purchased this villa in 2007

Why Sylvia Brinkman chose Rathen

Rathen is the centre of Saxon Switzerland, or, as it is also called, Elbe Sandstone Mountains. For its outstanding beauty at has been placed on Unesco's World Heritage List.

Surrounded by beautiful landscapes this picturesque little village has managed to hold on to its timeless atmosphere.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Richter lies in the quiet neighbourhood called Niederrathen which has very little traffic.

The Villa has been restored to its former Swiss land house style glory. The comfortable and spacious apartments are individually and stylishly decorated. This makes them Boutique holiday accommodation.


based on 3 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Villa met prachtig uitzicht op de Bastei

  • 5 of 5

Wie een prachtige uitvalsbasis zoekt in de Sächsische Schweiz zoekt kan ik deze mooie villa in Rathen aanbevelen. Je hebt er een mooi uitzicht over het dorp met op de achtergrond enige rotsformaties van de Bastei. Ook kun je beneden de Elbe zien liggen. Je kunt hierop met de raderboot leuke tochtjes maken. Verder is Dresden en de vesting Königstein niet ver. Een wandeling naar de Bastei mag natuurlijk ook niet ontbreken. De appartementen zien er prima uit. Je voelt er je snel thuis. Als enige minpuntjes moet ik noemen dat je het laatste deel van de weg niet toegankelijk met de auto zodat bagage naar boven gedragen moet worden en dat het wifi signaal niet heel sterk is maar dat mocht de pret niet drukken!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastisch !!

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Wohnung, geschmackvolles Ambiente, traumhafter Blick !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Ruhig und super gelegen!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr gefreut in Villa Richter zu verbleiben. Wir waren, glaube ich, die einzigen im ganzen Haus, und damit war das ganze sehr ruhig. Die Aussicht ist fantastisch, und der Lage ist perfekt als Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Owner's Response: Danke für Ihre Nachtricht, wir möchten Sie gerne ein nächstes mall wieder begrüßen!
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Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Airport Dresden
Nearest Barpub
180 Metres
Beer garden Am Bach
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Landing stage Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Dresden - Prague
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Gaststätte Panorama
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Rugiswalde & Altenberg
Car: not necessary


_________Bastei Brug (Bastion Bridge)_________

The 'Bastei' (Bastion) is the oldest tourist attraction and a major landmark in Saxon Switzerland. This place offers fantastic vistas of the bizarre rock formations that inspired many painters and poets, like Caspar David Friedrich. The 'Bastei' rises nearly 200 meters above the waters of the river Elbe which flows 110 meters above sea level. From Villa Richter the Bastei is a thirty minute journey taking the easy road, or approximately 70 minutes through the 'Schwedenlöcher'.


___Vestung Königstein (Königstein fortress)___

The Königstein fortress is a unique example of European hilltop fortress architecture. Situated on top of a table hill the fortress walls rise majestically to a height of 40 meters. The 9.5 hectare hilltop fortress, with its 2,2 km long rampart offers a splendid view of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the Eastern Ore Mountains. In total there are over 30 different buildings: such as the well house, the oldest Saxon garrison chapel, the Gatehouse, the old and new armoury and the old barracks.


_ Felsenbühne Rathen (Rathen Open-Air Stage)_

Near Villa Richter lies one of Saxon Switzerland's most popular destinations - Felsenbühne Rathen . Its unique location with its stage backdrop of real rock formations and its high round towers, turn it into, what is doubtlessly, "Europe's most beautiful natural theatre."

The evening performances are absolutely sublime. Under the canopy of the starry night sky the works of Shakespeare, Carl Maria von Weber and many others, are a joy to watch.


_______Schrammsteine (Rock formations)______

Tabletop mountains, stairways, via ferrata, impressive nature and fabulous walks.


________Elberadweg (Elbe Cycle Route)________

The 1260 km long Elberadweg is Germany's most beloved cycle route. Take this route for relaxing bike rides from Rathen to places like Pirna, Dresden and Meißen.

On the way you will come across castles (Pillnitz a.o.), vineyards and many attractive little restaurants and Biergärten (beer gardens).


Rates & Availability

Niederrathen Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hauptsaison 2016
Oct 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nebensaison 2016 - 2017
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Weihnachten & Silvester 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nebensaison 2016 - 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Ostern 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Himmelfart 2017
May 19 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pfingsten 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2017
Jun 12 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Duitse Eenheid 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2017
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nebensaison 2017 - 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Weihnachten & Silvester 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Nebensaison 2017 - 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung $74
Refundable damage deposit $109
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Kurtaxe: Kinder unter 14 Jahren bezahlen 0,50 € pro Nacht und pro Person.
Die Parkgebühr beträgt 2,10 € pro Tag und pro Auto.
Diese Kosten bezahlen Sie vor Ort an die Gemeinde (Touristinformation).
For customers outside the European Union we offer PayPal to reduce fees.

Innerhalb von 24 St erhalten Sie von uns per E-Mail eine Reservierungsbestätigung und eine Rechnung. Dann haben Sie 7 Tage Zeit, um Ihre Anzahlung an die VR zu überweisen. Spätestens 28 Tage vor Ihrem Aufenthalt in der FeWo müssen Sie die im Angebot aufgeführten Kosten bezahlt haben. Bei Reservierungen innerhalb dieses Zeitraums müssen Sie alle auf der Rechnung aufgeführten Kosten sofort bezahlen.

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Niederrathen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 4,4 m2 bathroom with under floorheating and a towel Radiator
  • The bathroom is beautifully tiled (Mosa Global Collection) and has under floor heating. Including radiator and towel rack, washing basin with a mirror the entire width of the wall. Shower cabin with thermostat-controlled tap and adjustable shower-head.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Entresol - 2 twin/ single , The entresol offers a perfect sleeping place for children.
    Bedchamber - 1 queen , With Box Spring Bed
  • Your master bedroom is the nicest room in the Villa. Its high open ceiling and original beams give it a homely atmosphere. There are four leather chairs, comfortable to sit in, from which you can watch the tv. This room has immediate access to the highest balcony with amazing views.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
You will use a code to enter the apartment. Therefore you are not tied to an appointment to exchange keys with our caretaker.

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