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country holiday home - 4 rooms - 4/5 personsHouse with garden

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
0
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Windstein House Rental Photos and Description

Tastefully decorated

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
LUCIENNE RANZENBERGER
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

country holiday home - 4 rooms - 4/5 personsHouse with garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
5

Excellent in all respects

  • 5 of 5

Prior to booking, the reviews that I read and the description and photographs of this property on the website suggested that this was a special place and we were not disappointed.

The whole property was immaculate, but still homely which allowed us to settle in and enjoy every aspect, which made us feel that it was 'ours' for the time we were there.

The owners are very friendly and obviously experienced at making their guests feel at ease, even though the language was a bit of a barrier (more our fault than their's!) The welcome file of information was very comprehensive which helped us to quickly get aquainted with both the property and the local area.

The rainy weather at the time in Alsace meant that we weren't able to fully utilise the pleasant garden though we did manage a bbq for which ample coals and firelighters were provided and the pool table provided a welcome distraction one evening.

The old Windstein castle ruins are easily reached through a short but steep walk up the hill and are well worth a visit along with a very nice Auberge a few hundred yards up from the property. Sadly this was only open Friday to Sunday during our stay. There is also a lovely restaurant in the nearby village of Dambach which serves excellent Tartes Flambes and is run by an English lady and her French husband...well worth a visit.

One thing we noticed about this part of Alsace is that it is not very 'touristy', which to some may be ideal, but this also means that there is a need to 'hunt out' bars and restaurants which actually open during weekdays. However, the border with Germany is relatively close so if driving around to explore is your thing then this will give more options for sustenance.

We also visited one of the authentically restored forts which formed part of the Maginot Line. This was extremely interesting and well worth a visit, though does entail a fair amount of walking.

In summary, I would not hesitate to recommend this property as a base for anyone wishing to visit this lovely area of France.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre visite en Alsace et votre séjour dans notre propriété. Les belles voitures de collection et leurs propriétaires très sympathiques me laisseront un agréable souvenir . Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous revoir à nouveau.
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5

"The house and surroundin...

  • 5 of 5

"The house and surrounding are wonderfull, as well as the hosts which made our stay very pleasant.

We will definitly look to come again."

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"We thoroughly enjoyed ou...

  • 5 of 5

"We thoroughly enjoyed our week in the apartment in Windstein. The apartment was immaculate and extremely comfortable with a large dining/lounge area, well equipped kitchen and two good sized bedrooms. We also appreciated being able to use Wi-Fi. Windstein is a small peaceful village with beautiful views of the countryside and is a very good location from which to explore the unique Alsace area. It is within easy driving distance of beautiful Strasbourg and surrounded by interesting historical areas including the two chateaux in Windstein itself. Lucienne is a charming and very helpful proprietor who welcomed us with a bottle of Alsatian wine and traditional Kugelhopf . We greatly appreciated being able to relax in such a comfortable apartment after our daily explorations of this beautiful area."

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"We had a wonderful stay ...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful stay at the Windstain at 28 rue des Chateaux. The owners were cordial and an excellent source of what to see and visit in the area. The house was fantastic (3 levels, 2 toilets, bathtub, shower etc.) and the rooms were immaculate and very welcoming. The house is full of interesting artifacts from around the world. It is within walking distance from local restaurants, old castles and hiking trails. We can't wait to return for another stay!

owners of the house have been some of the best people we have met in France, and their house was very comfortable. It has really been a pleasure meeting them, they made us feel very comfortable, very well taken care of and at home.

We are very much appreciated the friendliness and openness of our new friends + their lovely friendly dog.

We were greeted and welcomed with a bottle of local Riesling and cake, which was very beautiful addition as well to our visit. The owners had also invited us to the beautiful main house to have a nice conversation and tastings of local wine."

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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5

"The accommodation is the...

  • 5 of 5

"The accommodation is the cleanest I have ever stayed in. Very quiet in the evenings and silent at night, which was perfect. Lovely views from the rooms and only 100 metres walk to the footpaths. The only traffic is to the restaurant 100 metres away. Parking is in the yard of the house, next to your door. The house is very well equipped and Lucienne had provided absolutely everything we needed for our baby. There are two small spiral staircases in the house but stairgates were fitted on the main level which was very good. I must not forget to mention the wonderful Kugelhopf and bottle of Reisling which greeted us on our arrival. We hope to return!"

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"We were very pleased wit...

  • 5 of 5

"We were very pleased with the accommodation, which was full of character, beautifully clean and in perfect order. The surrounding area is as lovely as we thought it would be, and the whole area is peaceful and quiet. The owners are charming and very helpful, even welcoming us with a bottle of Alsatian wine and a kugelhopf, an Alsatian speciality cake. Gites don't get any better than this!"

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Strasbourg-Entzheim
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Niederbronn-les-Bains
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Bitche
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Niederbronn-les-Bains
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Haguenau
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Windstein
Car: necessary

(Text automatically translated) Map Recommended: 87 From Strasbourg to A4 towards Paris, exit Haguenau, follow Schweighouse highway, exit Niederbronn, then N62 to output Gundershoffen, then straight to Reichshoffen, opposite City Hall, take the D58 on 7.8 km, then turn right towards Windstein, straight 1 km below the castle at No. 28

(Text automatically translated) Our region is rich green valleys, wild cliffs and majestic forests where wildlife is so abundant and varied that they constitute a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. You can explore its hiking trails, stroll between undergrowth and fishing ponds, freely observe a deer, deer or bison. The region still has many other treasures with these castles pink sandstone, churches, museums, pottery villages or glassworks, evidence of a unique cultural heritage.

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Rates & Availability

Windstein House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Moyenne Saison
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$448
 
 
Haute Saison
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$523
 
 
Hors saison
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$73
$418
 
 
Moyenne Saison
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$75
$463
 
 
Hors saison
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$73
$418
 
 
Moyenne saison
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$75
$463
 
 
Haute saison
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$85
$523
 
 
Moyenne Saison
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$75
$463
 
 
Hors saison
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$73
$418
 
 
Moyenne Saison
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$75
$463
 
 
Basse Saison
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
$73
$418
 
 
Moyenne saison
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$75
$463
 
 
Haute saison
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$85
$523
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

TARIF DEGRESSIF en fonction de la durée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire .
Toute l'année tarif WEEK-END = 200€
DUREE FLEXIBLE à la demande
JOUR D'ARRIVEE FLEXIBLE à la demande

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Amenities

Windstein House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
    Toilet 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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