About the property
- Chateau / Country House4305 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
With sauna,swimming lake,fireplace,pooltable and many games,internet,cable TV...
The house is located in a tiny village near the Austrian-Slovenian border. From one side it is surrounded by pine trees, from the other by a long green pasture, running from the veranda with far reaching views down through the valley and up to the nearest neighbour a half mile away. It is set far from all clamour of the city, yet is fully equipped – a luxurious resort in a beautiful and intact region. With 6 bedrooms the house provides accommodation for 14 guests. It is equipped with a Finnish sauna and cold water tub; a game room, awaiting the guests with a pool table, table soccer, and a poker table (numerous board games, poker and mah jong set); the storeroom is prepared for table tennis or darts matches. Also sets of badminton, croquet and pétanque are available. The artificial swimming lake, the volleyball court belonging to the property, and the soccer field next to it complete the list. Computer, broadband Internet access and sat. TV ensure that rural won't mean isolated too.
About the location: Lying in the heart of the „Vendvidék” – the historical region where Hungarian Slovenians live in Western Hungary – upon the hills, the Vend Guesthouse was built in the lovely village of Apátistvánfalva. The region is on the Hungarian-Austrian–Slovenian border. It's a wonderfully clear and intact region. Many say that here even the sun shines brighter. The birds sing beautifully, and nature’s calmness is not disturbed by loud traffic here. Far from the clamour of the city, the house is a shelter where travellers breath the fresh air of pine forests. The village to which it lies near to is calm and quiet at all times. However it’s only 10 minutes and we find ourselves in Szentgotthárd, a quiet and lovely town with all amenities - shopping, cinema, restaurants, bars and cafes. There is also a 24 hour medical service available and a pharmacy.
You choose wisely coming to us, no matter whether you are looking for the one of kind calmness of this region, which your soul has been longing for sitting in a neon-lit gloomy office, and just want to sit outside in an armchair listening to birds singing on the trees or if you would like to spend a holiday enjoying refreshing activities - just look at the list of things we offer on this page. We had guests who praised the opportunity to play ball games outside or ping pong inside, and nearly everyone favoured the breath-taking walks or bicycle rides in the forests around.
Weather: The region lies at the feet of the Alps and is often called sub alpine. This implies that the weather is that of a continental area, with 4 seasons largely varying in temperature, however mostly mild.
The region has a particular beauty at all seasons of the year. Springtime the freshness of the green pastures and coniferous forests is matchless. Summertime the weather is hot and ideal for many sports, for sunbathing or for a swim in our lake. Autumns bring an enchanting melancholy - a jaded sun looks over the fog covering the valleys, hiding the grazing roe deer. At the feet of the evergreen pine trees the most delicious mushrooms grow. During wintertime it often snows: we can put on the skis, the ice-skates and bring the sledge from the garage.
Further information: Guides:
English, French or German speaking guides can be arranged to prior request
to help you in organizing programs.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, french, hungarian, German (basic notion)
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Pure nature, lovely people and lot's of space
We spent three weeks in this huge house and enjoyed every minute of it. With three children, the garden ( it's more a valley) the little lake and the surrounding forests are a guarentee for a relaxed holiday. The house provides everything you need - big and well eqiupped kitchen, game area, sport equipment, sauna and enormous space. The indoor design is a little bit odd and we needed to get used to it, but as soon as you meet "Uncle" Zoltan, everbody forgott about it. He is such a lovely person , who, took not only care of everthing, but let the kids drive the tractor and organised us fresh eggs and tipps for day trips. The little pond or lake was the highlight of our holiday , not just because of the warmth but because it's fill with dragonflies and frogs, birds are coming to drink ,as well as deer and foxes! It's clear and no chlorine is making your skin itch...
Basically for everbody who loves wildife it's a dream and for children it's a great adventure in the outdoor with the comfort of no traffic or lot's of other people getting in your way. If you need activities, they are provided by the National Park authorities or you cross in 10 minutes to Austria and visit castles and the wine regions. We are sure to come back next year, because we dearly loved it! Again a big thank you to Zoltan and Daniel and see you in 2018!
It was lovely to have you and your family and we very much look forward to having you next year.
As for the interior design, I agree, it may be a little "odd", but we worked really hard to make it this "odd" :) it's an eclectic decoration with historical artefacts from various cultures, sculptures, paintings and textiles collected all around the world. The design was partly created by one of Hungary's most popular interior designers, Renáta Rőth and the house itself was designed by László Vincze, an award winning Hungarian architect.
A perfect place to stay!
Our holiday at the country house was awesome. The house is beautiful from the inside and outside, everything is very clean and the housekeeper was very kind and did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We will come again for sure :)
Perfektes Wochenende in perfektem Haus
Wir haben Daniels Haus für ein langes Wochenende (3 Nächte) gemietet. Obwohl wir (Sparverein mit 14 bis 20 Personen) jedes Jahr einen anderen Ort bzw. ein anderes Ferienhaus mieten, überlegen wir nach zehn Jahren zum ersten Mal, ob wir die Reise wiederholen sollen. Der Grund ist einfach erklärt: das Ferienhaus bietet alles, was man sich wünschen kann: Garten, Teich, Spielmöglichkeiten, gemütliche Einrichtung. Das Haus entspricht genau der Beschreibung und die Kritik am Stil der Einrichtung konnte niemand nachvollziehen. Ganz im Gegenteil: immer wieder hörte man jemanden sagen: "Hier ist es so schön!" Neben den geräumigen Wohnräumen, mit einer Küche, die alle "Werkzeuge" bereitstellt, einem Wohnzimmer, das uns zum Lesen animierte und dem unglaublichen Spielzimmer (mit Billard, Fußballtisch, etc.) sorgte auch der riesiege Garten mit Terrasse sowie Badeteich und Weitblick für Begeisterung (trotz mäßigem Wetter).
Hervorzuheben ist auch die Sauberkeit und die unkomplizierte Abwicklung dank Daniel (Vermieter) und Zoltan (Hausbesorger).
Wir können das Ferienhaus allen Freundeskreise und Familien wärmstens empfehlen, da für alle, ob jung oder alt, etwas dabei sein wird: ob aktiv am Spieltisch oder im Garten oder lesend auf einer der gemütlichen Sofas. Rundum perfekt!
Charming country side house
We highly enjoyed our stay in Hungary. The house is huge and we (four families) spent an amazing short-term holiday there. The kitchen is very well equipped and there are plenty of possibilites for playing - in and outdoor. This year we specially enjoyed the Volleyball play ground. We will definitly come back again!
We had a really beautiful vacation at the VendGuesthouse.
The house was clean and everything was just as it looked at the pictures.
The surrounding was stunning and because there are no neighbours nearby we had a lot of privacy.
We are definitely thinking about coming back!
Thank you, we're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to having you again!
Great weekend with friends and family
Wonderful quite place with a huge garden, Sauna, terrace, playroom and lots of other great things.
All of my invited friends and family were excited when the saw this lovely place and we had a great weekend together!
This won't be our last stay in VendHouse and we want to say thank you to Zoltan, Daniel and the hole family for their warm welcome.
Half-hidden among the trees,the Vend Guest house can be reached only from a graveled road. At the feet of the Alps the location is marked by coniferous forests with many wild animals, green pastures, brilliant sunshine, fresh air. The hilly region is great for hiking, road cycling and mountain biking. In nearby forests boar, deer, game and many other animals can be hunted. 15 minutes by car and we arrive to Austria. For a short trip to visit our Austrian neighbours you can go to the beautiful Graz, but the wonderful Vienna isn’t that far away either. With many ski resorts near to the border, the house is a great starting place for ski tours to Austria or Slovenia during wintertime. Four splendid spas are no further from the house than 30 minutes by car. For those longing for more activity one can try golf in Loipersdorf and hot air balloon rides in Austria, near to the border. Other Activities: horse riding in the village, soccer field next to the house, hot air balloon and quad rides, spas and water parks Ski: Several ski resorts near to the house. Visit Hebalm or Semmering in Austria or go and try the Slovenian slopes! Great starting place for occasional ski trips, and the sauna and the fireplace awaits you after a long day of winter sports!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
While it is not included here, we do charge an extra fee above our maximum occupancy, 14 persons. We can provide a few extra beds, however extra guests require prior approval and discussion. The fee charged depends on the age and number of guests, but is usually around EUR30/person/night. If the reservation and/or payment is made in less than 70 days prior your arrival, the full payment is to be made in one instalment. For further details, please consult the detailed offer or enquire.