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Big-Sky-Austria is a very special place with an atmosphere for people who want to relaxing in the middle of green nature, who want to do that in luxury and style. There are 4 residences: Starcastle (2 dbr), Spruces Child (3 dbr), Golden Deer (4dbr) and Rubys Retreat (4dbr) each one equipped with a huge designer kitchen holding everything from pizza slicer to micro wave oven. Dining and living are one spacious panoramic room with terraces facing the Swiss mountains and the valley down below. Indoorpool, Sauna & Gym can be booked exclusively at certain times. Our residences are ideal for families - animals are welcome - and our place is perfect for groups who want a luxurious hideout from where they can discover the heart of Europe. If you like what you see here, please contact us, even if the calendar indicates otherwise. We're flexibel and you’ll always get an individual offer according to your needs.
How to get here: There are three main airports within 125 miles: Munich, Stuttgart, Zurich. If you fly into Frankfurt, you can fly on (45 minutes) to the small airport of Friedrichshafen, which is not even a one hours drive from here. If you fly into Vienna, you can take a plane to Altenrhein (1 hour) and you'll be half an hour from here. From all these airports we'll pick you up. If you have your own car, you'll receive a detailled description upon booking.
Full service offer: We are not a hotel, but we can act like one. The apartment is mainly intended for individuals who want to have their own luxurious place with full privacy. In addition to the apartment we can offer: Breakfast service: you'll just order the night before and it'll be served in the morning; Lunch & Diner: We work together with the two best dining places in this country, which are about three miles away from our place. If you wish, we can organize your transportation there and back. Cars and transportation: We'll organize rental cars with or without drivers for you. As a special gimmick for touring the Alps the owner offers his 911 4WD Porsche sportscar. Further travelling: We can organize individual trips to almost any place in Europe, offering the same quality and style that you enjoy at our place. Just let us know, either by E-Mail beforehand or once you're here.
For horse lovers, we can offer riding on our own horses in the most beautiful riding place & stable in this country. With your booking 1 hour of western riding with an experienced coach, for you or your children is free.
Special packages and tours : Ask for our honeymoon or anniversary package. We also offer local tours with a guide or we plan individual tours for you. Well known European Attractions that you can do in one day from here: Crazy King Ludwigs Castles of Neuschwanstein (1 hours drive); Via Mala canyon walk (1 hours drive); Juf, Europes highest village, altitude of 8000 ft, with people still living there (1 hours drive); Shopping in Zurich, Munich, Como or Milan (1 - 3 hours drive); Opera & Music festival on Lake of Constance (half hours drive); where kings and queens ski, the Arlberg (Lech, Zuers, St. Anton) (1hours drive); Europes most impressive car factories (Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Audi) (2 hours drive); breathtaking cable car rides and ancient castles, monasteries and cities
Luxury Apartment Golden Deer: Zwischenwasser Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 502209ha
The Golden Deer makes a little bit of fun out of the alpine style. It's a cosy residence, with a lot of wood, slate floors in the kitchen, dining, living and bathroom areas, oak in the bedrooms. The spacious panoramic room opens up (40 ft) to a breathtaking view of the Swiss mountains and the valley of the river Rhine far down below. Only open since 2010, this luxurious residence gives you a lot of space (2500 sqft plus terrace) on 3 levels. On the main level there is the entrance and the huge panoramic room with kitchen, dining & living, Internet / WLAN. Upper & lower levels are in total 4 bedrooms, each one decorated differently and with an exquisite bathroom. In front of the panoramic room there is a terrace with barbecue and sun deck, where you can relax or sit together and have fun. The kitchen is fully equipped not only with all modern appliances but also you'll find some welcome drinks, soft drinks, spices and a lot of different practical stuff.
In all four main bedrooms and also in the childrens cave you'll find some lovely details, each one is completely different from the other. Oak flooring, warm colors, electrical slidings will make you feel at home and make you sleep like a log. Each bedroom has an adjoining bathroom with a separate WC. There's also a flatscreen with satellite TV on the wall in each bedroom and in addition to that also W-Lan for direct internet access....moreless
Colorful slate on the floors and lots of mirrors. All showers are 'walk-in' and equipped with 'raindance'-shower heads. Hair dryers, towels, house coats, cleenex, soap & bath lotions, everything is there....moreless
Upon your arrival, you will find the most important basics (included in price): Prosecco, white wine, red wine, coffee, tea, sugar, spices, vinegar, oil, toilet paper, shower gel, as well as all the textiles needed, like in a hotel. You can also use the owners collection of DVDs and for honey mooners there is a very special selection of romance movies and CDs. Broadband Internet is included as well as PC with colour printer. Our basic philosophy is that you should feel and be happy. So if you feel there is something else you need, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're happy to provide....moreless
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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All our price are total prices including VAT, local taxes, energy, water, cleaning, welcome drinks, basic ingredients in the kitchen, textiles like bedspreads, towels etc. and all other services mentioned here. Please note, we always give a detailed offer for each inquiry, so the prices here are only an approximate estimate of the real costs. For your calculation: Our prices start at € 60,- per person/day, based on full occupation. Higher prices you can expect in main season, Christmas, Easter and other special holiday seasons.
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Dafins is centrally located, right in the heart of Europe, within one day you can see four different European countries. The small village is very original, untouched by mass tourism. You'll find a small, sunny paradise, above the fog in winter, and you will get to know the friendly locals. If you feel like shopping or having cultural activities, within 1 hour you are in St. Gallen, Lindau (Lake of Constance), Bregenz, Feldkirch, Liechtenstein and Zurich, two hours to Munich, Stuttgart and Innsbruck and 3 hours Salzburg, Lake Como, Milano, Frankfurt, Strassbourg. You can't be more central. This place is ideal to serve as your base where you can start your trips from, since everything is real close. The owner is well traveled, speaks fluent English and he'll be happy to assist you with all your needs, he'll even rent you his 911 4WD-Porsche or organize a Mercedes limousine with a driver. Ask for the special honeymoon package.
Other Activities: Motorbike
Golf: Four 18 hole golf courses within one hour.
Ski: Europes finest skiing resorts within one hour.
Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: We are Heike and Guenther and live with our children, Sophia and Simon at the most beautiful place in the world: Dafins. High above the Rhine Valley we run a communication and journalism office. Our passion is our vacation paradise Big Sky Austria for guests from around the world who share the same high expectations about relaxing holidays in a luxurious environment. In the coming years we will build three additional luxury residences to meet the increasing demand from around the world. So we offer the opportunity to participate in this attractive concept. Just ask us.
Why the Owner Chose Zwischenwasser: The origins of the main house dates back to the 50s of the last century. Gradually the former landlady built-up the farmhouse to the inn 'Happy panoramic view' with 25 small guest-rooms. 1985 Günther acquired the old house and operated initially a jazz and blues cafe. In 2002 together we started new plans for the traditional building. After a new terrace-building was not wanted by the community, we started in 2005 to expand the first apartment. With much love and patience the following two years we rebuilt out of the old barn todays' 'Star Castle'. Two years later, the ground floor was rebuilt with all the luxury into 'Spruces child'. The owner of this feudal apartments were among the first guests and fell spontaneously in love with this beautiful place. Quickly it became clear that for a dream holiday we needed a swimming pool and sauna and for larger groups of guests we needed more space. So we built another building next door. Here are now the spa and fitness area and the two very spacious residences 'Rubys Retreat' and 'Golden Deer'. And today all four residences inspire people. First it is the luxury and the fact that everything is here, from pizza slicer to W-LAN Then the suitability for children and pets. And in addition to that the convenient location right in the heart of Europe. Within only 3 hours you can travel to Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Italy. Lake Constance is close and the mountains around the house are ideal for hiking, skiing, sledding and mountain biking. There is everything here except Hullygully. Mostt fascinating is the spectacular panoramic view of the Rhine Valley and Swiss mountains.
The Unique Benefits at this Hotel: Each residence in 'Big Sky Austria' tells a different story. We have carefully ensured that every residence has its own concept and that all the rooms are created differently. Even each piece of furniture has his own story and all details have been carefully matched. In Rosenresli (in Golden Deer), for example, hangs the wedding painting of Heike's grandmother. In the Old Rock room (Spruces child) the old stone wall has been worked out so that the old house is still tangible. In Star Castle the entire living room was designed so that the jacuzzi could be integrated and Heikes dream kitchen could be fit in. There are countless stories to tell. All residences are fully equipped, not only for cooking but even for decorating your tables. If you need a specific cooking equipment, just ask us. If it is not there already, we will provide it till you arrive.