- Family/child friendly
- Lockable room
|Address||Palffygasse, 1170 Vienna, Austria|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||6 days ago|
I own the apartment and it is available for a minimum two night stay. It is an entire floor, 70 sq. meters, in a hundred year old house that is situated in the inner court of the apartment houses lining the surrounding streets. Because of this, it is absolutely quiet. The court has large, shady trees, with birds in the warmer weather.
There are two large rooms with high ceilings (bedroom and living room) on the wings of the house, with a modern kitchen, bathroom and hallway in the center between the two large rooms. I've attractively and artistically designed the place, as I think the photos show. Having traveled a lot in the Middle East, particularly in Palestine, the decor is peppered with artwork from these cultures. The master bedroom has a comfortable double bed, plus an attractive futon couch which opens to sleep two. In the living room, the large, oversized couch (see photo) is flat and comfortable, and has easily slept two adults. So really, six people could sleep, but for a number of days, four people would be a more comfortable number. All bedding covers provided.
The apartment is very convenient to the inner city, also known as Old Vienna, or the First District. This is where most of Vienna's famous buildings, monuments and sites are. I am 1.5 blocks from the #43 tram, which is then only five stops away from the Ringstrasse, the border of the inner city. It is a ten minute tram ride, or, a nice thirty minute walk through the student area bordering the University of Vienna. If you take the tram in the direction opposite the inner city, you'll wind up at the end of the tram line, and near the famous Vienna woods.
There are many restaurants and supermarkets in the immediate area, especially in Yppenplatz, two blocks away. An Do is an outstanding fish restaurant there, and Kent is a very reasonable Turkish restaurant with a casual, even family style atmosphere. There is an open air Turkish style market in Yppenplatz also, next to the Turkish bakery with a huge brick oven for fresh baked bread.
To hook up with the world class Vienna UBahn system, take the #43 tram toward Old Vienna and get off after just one stop to transfer to the UBahn line #6. This puts the whole city in the palm of your hand via the easy to use network of subway, trams and buses.
PARKING: First the bad news: Each Vienna district is different, and things have been changing, and almost all districts now charge for on-street parking. As of last year, parking on the street in my district (the 17th) is no longer free Monday thru Friday BETWEEN THE HOURS of 9am-7pm, except on Saturdays and Sundays. You can park for only three hours at one time, and must buy tickets for the dashboard at the Tabac/Trafik shop one-half block away, for about 1 euro per hour. Even the 18th district, within a five minute walk to the apartment, has recently changed their free parking and now requires paid hour-long blocks for parking.
Now the BETTER news: There are 3euro per day (or 12euro per week) park and ride parking lots. The easiest one I know of is right next to the Heiligenstadt UBahn stop, at the top of the UBahn 4 line. From here, you can take the UBahns five stops to the apartment, about 15 minutes. This is a reasonable solution for parking your car, almost for free, for a few days while visiting Vienna. While here and touring the city, you definitely do not need the car, and in my opinion, don't even want it. The public transportation with UBahn, streetcars, and buses is simply outstanding and frees you up from driving and parking in the city. Write to me if you want more specific information about the parking lot at Heiligenstadt UBahn station. Here is the website address for the park and rides in Vienna:
Make sure all doors to all buildings are closed after you enter.
Keep the noise down after 10 p.m.
No shoes inside the apartment. These should be removed, and replaced with house slippers, in the front entrance area of the flat.
No smoking whatsoever inside the building anywhere.
Don't grab hold of thin bar holding up shower curtain. Use the several handrails instead.
Rinse hair catch screen in bathtub after EACH AND EVERY shower.
Generally respect the order and cleanliness with how the apartment is when you arrived.
During cold weather, heat thermostat is NOT to be turned above the 20 degree celsius setting. At night, turn down to 15 or it'll be too warm to sleep.
No more than TWO showers per person, per day.
Any questions for repairs, see Astrid in the flat on the first level (first door) as you enter the back, yellow building.
|Weekly rate||$ 704 AU|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Very considerate Host. Extraordinary apartment, absolutely quiet day and night, cosy atmosphere.
Very nice and cosy appartment: I will come back to Vienna in January or February next year and I will definitely try to get this one again.
The apartment is very nice - you may feel like home. Good location.
The owner is a very nice person.
Świetna lokalizacja. Bardzo blisko przystanek tramwajowy, całkiem niedaleko stacja metra (my korzystaliśmy tylko z metra dojście do stacji ok 7 min). Mieszkanie "z duszą", przytulne, wygodne, wyposażone we wszystkie niezbędne sprzęty. Cisza, spokój, wejście przez podwórze. Polecamy gorąco.
Bei Carl zu wohnen war für uns ein ganz neues erlebniss. Wir haben uns wie Zuhause gefühlt, als hätte ein Freund von uns die Schlüßel von ihrer eigene Wohnung überlassen. Für eine Familie mit kleinen Kinder würden wir die Wohnung nicht empfehlen. Es sind viel zu viele private und interessante Sachen dort - bei kleinen Kindern würde man Angst haben dass sie etwas kaputt machen. Obwohl es mitten im 1.Bezirk von Wien lag haben wir ganz gut geschlafen. Es war total ruhig und leise. Danke für alles, Carl!
Living in Carl's appartement, was a very new experience for us. We felt, like a friend has given us the key for his appartement. We wouldn't recommend it for families with young kids. There are so many private and interesting things - young childs could break something. Altough it was in the first district of Vienna, it was very quiet and we slept well. Thank you for everything Carl!
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