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Spacious, luxurious residence with a breathtaking panoramic view - Spruces Child - luxurious residence

Gemeinde Zwischenwasser, Austria
  • Apartment2260 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Whirlpool, designer kitchen, panoramic view, Alps, nature, skiing, riding, Pool,

Big-Sky-Austria is a very special place with an atmosphere for people who want to relax in green nature and who want to do that in luxury and style. Right in the heart of Europe but out of the world. There are 4 residences: Starcastle (2 dbr), Spruces Child (3 dbr), Golden Deer (4dbr) and Family Villa (8dbr, Golden Deer integrated) equipped with huge designer kitchens 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


Dr. Günther Frick

Member Since 2007
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english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Feb 08, 2018
About Dr. Günther Frick

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.

Dr. Günther Frick purchased this Apartment in 1985

Why Dr. Günther Frick chose Gemeinde 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.

What makes this Apartment unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Rock room
        1 king
      • Namibia
        1 king
      • Vincent
        1 king
      • From each bedroom you have your own separate entrance into the large garden area. All bedrooms are decorated differently in warm colors and they are equipped with sliding stores so you'll have an undisturbed sleep. There is a flatscreen with satellite TV in each bedroom and also W-Lan plus direct internet access by cable. Beds for babies and small infants can be provided.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Alpine View
        jetted tub, with alpine view and door to garden
      • Badezimmer 2
      • Badezimmer 3
        toilet, shower
      • Badezimmer 4
        toilet, shower
      • Badezimmer 5
        toilet, shower
      • Get full relaxation in this jacuzzi with a splendid alpine view. All baths adjoining the bedrooms are equipped with walk in showers and raindance shower heads and the riverstones on the shower floors will create a sensation on your feet. Towels, house coats, cleenex, shampoo, everything is here.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Luxury
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Music Library
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library


                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Terrace


                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Communal Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Jacuzzi in Spa area, temperature 38 °C
                                            • Indoor Hot Tub
                                            • Indoor Pool
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Central pool with individual using times for you. Pool water has the perfect temperature for swimming 25 - 27° C
                                            • Sauna
                                            • Spa Whirlpool
                                            • Whirlpool
                                            • Whirlpool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Optional
                                                • Massage


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • ski privileges optional
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      3 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A slice of Heaven

                                                                      Lucinda and Tom R.-

                                                                      We had a family reunion here with 3 generations, from 3 continents, ages from 10 to 88 years old. We rented 2 of the apartments. Both apartments are extremely spacious, ultra modern, fully equipped with top of the line appliances. The location is perfect for a quiet getaway. There is nothing more relaxing than to listen to the only "noise" - the soft ringing of cow bells. The views are fantastic and the owners are extremely helpful. Owning vacation rental homes ourselves - we truly appreciated these apartments - that are way beyond any standard. We will be back for sure one day.

                                                                      Tom+Lucinda, - Miami, FL

                                                                      Spruce Child, great place, great view

                                                                      Kim ö.

                                                                      we stayed at Spruces Child, there was 5 of us, two couples. we all had our own bedrooms with bathrooms, the living room/kitchen was amazing and so was the view, which changed constantly, because you are about 400m high above the valley below. you need a car but the location is great to go and visit many places in austria, switzerland, germany and liechtenstein.

                                                                      the owners are very nice and helpful, and make your stay great.

                                                                      we highly recommend going and staying here.

                                                                      Himmel auf Erden

                                                                      Barbara V.

                                                                      Liebes Team vom "Himmel über Dafins",

                                                                      nach einer wundervollen und erholsamen Woche im "Himmel über Dafins" möchte ich mich sehr herzlich bedanken für alle Annehmlichkeiten und Aufmerksamkeiten, die wir zum Jahreswechsel genießen durften und die wieder einmal alle Erwartungen übertroffen haben.

                                                                      Neu im Programm der Verwöhnkunst ist besonders die Wellnessmassage ganz besonders zu loben. Nach einer Woche Skifahren war nicht nur mein Rücken ziemlich verkrampft. So kam ich in den Genuss einer  außerordentlich entspannenden und erhebenden Erfahrung in Form einer Ganzkörpermassage. Die angenehme Atmosphäre wurde schon vor dem Betreten des Hauses durch einladendes Kerzenlicht geweckt. Der Ruheraum der Sauna war sehr angenhm temperiert und mit Kerzen dekoriert. Auf der professionellen Massageliege bestens gebettet, mit sanfter Musik eingelullt konnte ich dann länger als eine Stunde lang fürwahr himmlische Genüsse in Form einer Aromaölmassage genießen. Man spürt, wie positive Energie sich durch sanfte Berührung in Entspannung und Wohlfühlen verwandelt. Danke für diese schöne Erfahrung! Jede Minute ein Genuss!

                                                                      Als vielleicht allerbesonderste Neuerung möchte ich die Möglichkeit zum Reiten in einem 5 Sterne Westernreitstall auf "Tender San", dem Pferd mit einem Herzen aus Gold als ein großes Vergnügen und eine besondere Erfahrung erwähnen. Wer hier nicht zu einem Liebhaber der Reiterei wird....

                                                                      Unter fachkundiger Anleitung der engagierten Reitlehrerin kann auf solch einem geduldigen und feinfühligen Pferd jeder Reiter einen Einstieg in die Westernreitkunst bekommen. Dieses Pferd fühlt sich in den Reiter hinein und zeigt besonders bei Kindern seine sanfte Seele. Dabei ist er eifrig, willig und durchaus auch temperamentvoll, gut ausgebildet und nervenstark. Er fehlt mir jetzt schon, ich freue mich auf ein Wiedersehen in 2013!

                                                                      Mit ganz herzlichen Grüßen an das gesamte Team und auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen!

                                                                      Andrea und Familie

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                                                                      Gemeinde Zwischenwasser, Austria

                                                                      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.


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                                                                      Die Preise sind Endpreise inkl Strom, Wasser, Heizung, Reinigung, Willkommensgetränke, Küchengrundausstattung, Internet und aller Steuern und Abgaben. Kinder unter 6 Jahren, die im Zimmer der Eltern schlafen, wohnen gratis. Der Basistarif kann sich, je nach Saison (Weihnachten, Ostern, Pfingsten, Hauptferienzeit) verändern. Auf Ihre Anfrage erhalten Sie immer ein individuelles Angebot

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