Carefully our house, originally buildet around 1850, was completely renovated in 2008. Originally a so-called “Bassena” house (running water only outside the flat), the apartments have been renovated intelligent, loving and superior to today's living standards. Top 11, formerly two so-called room-kitchen-cabinet flats, consist now of four rooms: the former entrance / kitchen area was reclassified to an entrance, a spacious bathroom with a toilet. Further there is a Dwelling-/Cookingarea (20sqm) and at least two spacious bedrooms (25 sqm & 30sqm). From a substandard apartment, generously acting, a modern apartment has been created. This effect is reinforced by minimalistic but aestheticly high quality furnishings. Ideally for 2 - 4 persons, this apartment is capable also for up to 6 people by providing extra beds.
THE APARTMENTS:: day trip, vacation, work stay. Our apartments offer the ideal starting point for your trip to Vienna. Lovingly looking unique pieces and constantly changing art provide the perfect atmosphere. :: FACILITIES:: The apartments have a modern, minimalistic interior.Real wooden oak floors, modern bathrooms. Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, Books, Music, DVD. Attention! Parking in the house! :: LOCATION:: We are located in close proximity to the Carmelite market with its numerous restaurants and the weekly Saturday farmers market. The city center is five minutes walking distance. Augarten and the Danube Canal offer recreational and sports facilities around the Ecke.Verkehranbindungen: U2, U4:: SERVICES:: hand-ironed linens, fresh towels as needed. Salt, pepper, sugar and olive oil are part of the basic equipment. For help with your wiener cultural and recreational activities we are happy to provide you with information and tips.
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- Nov 21, 2018
About Christian Droste
My name is Christian Droste, I was born in 1964. I live in this building since I was born. I am a freelance artist and musician. My wife Natalia and I run our holiday apartments since the summer of 2009.
Christian Droste purchased this Apartment in 1864
Why Christian Droste chose Leopoldstadt
Our house, a 160-year-old 'Gründerzeithaus' comes from family. My grandfather, he was a blacksmith, had his workshop here and lived here also. It is the center of our living and the center of our work. Workshop, gallery, hotel, office.
What makes this Apartment unique
I was born here and I grew up here in this house. It's my belly and my brain and I love it with my whole heart. Our building is a 160 year old lady with a lot of charm in one of the most beautiful districts of Vienna.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Good location, all amenities needed.
The slog up the 3 flights of stairs gave us pause (the price of high ceilings and no elevator) but the location is great. Very close to the center. This one bedroom, one bathroom apartment also has a futon in the living room that can become a second bed. The kitchen is basic, but everything needed for a short stay, and Christian was very accommodating and prompt to respond.
Great location, nice place
We had a nice stay here and Christian was very accommodating. Do be aware that there are three flights of stairs to navigate; something that is clearly advertised but shouldn't be ignored! Great proximity to the subway system and just across the river from the Ring. Quiet neighborhood with nearby amenities.
An enjoyable break
Christian's apartment is ideally placed for a trip to Vienna. It is about 10 to 12 minutes walk into the centre but it is situated in a residential area and so is quiet. The apartment is lovely, very artistically decorated, it is exactly as it is portrayed on the site. Everything is provided and it was very clean. The weather was cold when we were there but the apartment was very cosy and warm. We were in apartment 11 on the third floor and found bringing up the luggage difficult as there wasn't a lift! I think the bedding, sheets, duvet covers and mattress covers couId do with an upgrade. They were a little tired looking.
Would I come back again....yes! We wished we had a longer stay as there is so much to do and see.
The property is very well located with easy access to the city (about a 10-15 minute walk).
Christian was so helpful and went out of his way to help with anything asked. The apartment we stayed in was up three flights of stairs and we got great exercise with all the walking we did. The apartment is minimally furnished
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The apartment was in a really good location for us.
We could walk the city and visit the art galleries which was the main purpose of our visit. The apartment was a pleasure to stay in having all the equipment needed to make for a trouble free stay. My daughter and I both loved the spaciousness of the accommodation and the art work on display. The location near to a working market with plenty of nearby coffee and food stops suited us well. We both spent a thoroughly enjoyable time in Vienna made more so by the convenience or the apartment
six people covering five decades + two apartments = excellent vacation!
Schiffamtsgasse 11 was perfect for us. The location is great: a one minute walk to the metro, three minute walk to the supermarket, or a ten to fifteen minute walk to the city center (Altstadt). Both apartments, (a one and a two bedroom) were spotless, bright, airy, and full of interesting art on the walls. The bathrooms are enormous and the beds and linens very comfortable. The kitchens had all the fundamentals and then some, and the washing machine in the hallway was a piece of cake to use.
I couldn't figure out how to use the espresso machine, so Christian popped right over to show me, bringing his own one with him just in case ours didn't work, but the problem was my own ignorance, not any issue with a kitchen gadget.
Christian also has a table on the landing full of Vienna info, books, magazines, laminated articles, maps, all available to guests, in case they don't bring their own.
Some of us had breakfast around the big kitchen table every morning, but others went around the corner to the Karmelitermarkt, where there are numerous small cafes and restaurants (try Tewa, any time of day or night!).
While we sometimes took either the metro or a trolley, ultimately, if you like to walk, you can easily get to most of the Altstadt on foot: MAK, Stephansdom, the Hofburg, the Opera, Kaernerstrasse.
The trolley was good for the Belvedere and the metro is a must for Schoenbrunn.
The famous old cafes we found still worth it: Sperl and Central, each for entirely different reasons.
I would definitely recommend any of Christian's apartments to my friends. People who no longer tolerate stairs well might need a different option, but we loved being able to easily get away from the tourist-filled center and into our quiet but spacious flats.
Our apartments are located in the 2nd quarter at the “Karmeliterviertel”, only a stone's throw away from the historical city center (10 min walk). In 5 minutes you can walk to the beautiful Augarten, to relax or just visite the world famous Augarten china factory. Also nearby is the Danube Canal, which has developed into a boulevard with nice beach bars and restaurants. We should also mention the Karmelitermarkt - a meeting place for young and old, with it´s weekly Saturday farmers' market, with countless austrian organic cheese, meat and vegetable dishes and many other delicacies. Again, there are many good restaurants, bars and meeting places that are frequented by artists, all kind of people. In the Wiener Prater children and parents find traditional “Rummel” and modern attractions side by side. This is the special charm of the Prater. We have also some museums in our district. We do not write here about all the atractions of the historical center because the are known worldwide.
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