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Loft in the heart of Heidelberg

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Right in the historic center and inmidst of the nature at the same time.

The apartment is situated in the perfect spot between University Square and Castle.

On the lower level there is a double bedroom, living room with cable-tv, fully equipped kitchen and a toilet. In the attic you will find an open area with a double bed and a separate room with another double bed. On that level there is also a small bathroom with combined shower/bathtub and a WC.

The apartment comes with a spacious private terrace with weber grill, beer barrel fridge ( request filling in time pls.:-) and a beautiful view over the 'Altstadt'.

Other amenities - all free of charge of course - are W-Lan, a set of linen and towels and parking in our own garage.....

where you might as well leave your car for a while if you brought it along. Because you just turn left outside of the house and take a 5 minutes walk to the university square which is right in the middle of the 'Altstadt'. Or you turn right - 5 minutes to the castle.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Volker

We are a German - American family and Heidelberg is our adopted city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comfortable and in the perfect location - few minutes walk to Altstadt & Castle. Owner really friendly!
Feb 2015
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Heidelberg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Loft in the heart of Heidelberg
average rating of 4.7 based on 31 reviews

A great little bolt hole in Heidelberg.

  • 3 of 5

This was the second time I have stayed at Volker's loft apartment. It is superbly situated only minutes walk from the centre of the Altstadt. The first time I stayed, two years ago, everything was fresh and new. The apartment is still in fairly good order but is looking a bit "tired". Shrubs, trees and weeds have grown, so that the view across to the Philosophenweg on the other side of the river is mostly obscured. Volker still provides cooled beer on tap, which is very welcome after climbing the sixty seven steps up from the road!

Having the use of the garage is a great bonus, as parking in

Heidelberg can be something of a nightmare. Once tucked away, the car can be left, while exploring the delights of the town and needs only to be taken out for excursions away from Heidelberg.

It is by no means Volker's fault that, due to Brexit, the pound sterling has fallen in value but it does mean that the apartment is now much more expensive for British visitors. Whereas two years ago it represented very good value for money, now it has become less.

Nevertheless my stay was most enjoyable and given a little care and attention, provided that the sixty seven steps are not a problem, I would recommend this as a great little bolt hole in Heidelberg.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Cozy loft in the heights of Heidelberg!

  • 5 of 5

Great place - exactly as it was advertised. Clean and comfortable. Volker was a wonderful host! Convenient to the Hauptstrasse and the castle- easy access to trains and buses so you could get anywhere you needed. Only downside might be that it was up on a hill and then you had to go up a lot of steps to get to the apartment so it could be difficult for some people but it was fine for my family (good way to burn off the calories we ate at the nearby restaurants!) Wished we could have stayed another night or two. Thanks Volker!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

The owner was friendly and welcoming, and gave us usable advice in getting around the city and to the castle. The apartment was comfortable, clean, and ample for the five of us. The location made it easy to walk to the old city, and we were close enough to walk to the castle. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Place

  • 5 of 5

Volker and his family were welcoming and friendly. Their apartment is ideally located near the Hauptstraße and plenty of restaurant options. A short walk up the hill gets you right to the castle grounds and beautiful views of the city. The keg fridge is a welcome sight when you come back in from a long walk along the Philosopher's Way. The apartment was clean, and they even set us up with some essentials (milk, butter, and juice to name a few) in the kitchen so we wouldn't have to go to the grocery store right away. It was great. There is a healthy dose of steps up from the street so don't forget anything in your car below. Overall, a wonderful stay and a super location.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Great way to stay in Heidelberg

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is wonderful! It's great apartment in a beautiful spot, close to everything you'd reasonably want to do in Heidelberg. Volker is an exceptional host-- really among the best I've ever experienced doing these kinds of vacation rentals.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great place in beautiful Heidelberg

  • 5 of 5

We loved Volker's place. It is within minutes walking distance of the beautiful old town as well as the castle. The apartment is very charming, and was plenty spacious for the four of us. The kids loved the loft upstairs, their own little hideout. The internet was fast and stable.

The walls may be a bit thin, as we could hear other people at times. But they settled down before we went to bed, so that was not a problem.

Volker, the host, always answered our emails promptly, and was there to greet us when we arrived. Despite the sub-zero temperatures outside, he had a keg of beer tapped, just in case.

We hope to return to Heidelberg, and we'll definitely stay here again. We couldn't have wished for a better experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Heidelberg Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $47.06
Additional Guest Fee $23.53 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.