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New, Modern, Architect-Designed Penthouse Loft With 2 Outdoor Roof Terraces

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, Living Room With Kitchen, 1 Bathroom With Shower, Terraces With View

This new, modern, 55 square meter (550 square ft.) penthouse loft with 2 outdoor terraces, built on top of a late 19th century apartment building in Vienna’s 15th, or “Fünfhaus” District, is owned and designed by an American, Harvard-educated architect.

Located on a quiet street in Vienna’s most multicultural district, the apartment is perfect for those looking for a unique place to stay in an interesting, diverse, up-and-coming neighborhood, removed from the typical downtown tourist areas.

Not to suggest that the apartment is in the middle of nowhere: it is only a 20-minute walk to the Schönbrunn Palace; a 3-Minute walk to the underground U3 subway station, bus, tram & taxi stand; a 10-15-Minute Subway ride to all major attractions and historical sites in the heart of the city, as well as in the thriving, fashionable 7th district (St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Vienna State Opera House, Ringstrasse, Mariahilferstrasse, Spittelberg, Museumsquartier); and a 5-Minute subway ride to the Westbahnof train station with regional / international train and airport bus connections.

This sleek, state-of-the-art loft faces a quiet courtyard and includes a large, beautifully designed bathroom with a toilet and shower, spacious living room with a fully-equipped kitchen and HDTV, and a cozy bedroom separated from the living room with sliding doors.

And to “top” it off: both living room and bedroom have direct access through large glass doors to a secluded apartment-level terrace, which is connected to another upper roof terrace with lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun and enjoying the beautiful view of Vienna!

The apartment is ideal for romantic getaways for couples, vacations for small families, as well as business trips for executives.

More Details

Property Manager
Monika Makowicka
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Monika Makowicka

I (the owner) am an American-born, Harvard-educated architect. I grew up in New York City, and have been living and working in Vienna for over 20 years. My firm, which I founded with 2 Austrian partners, specializes in building luxury penthouse apartments in Vienna.

Monika Makowicka purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Monika Makowicka chose Vienna

As an architect and part-time developer, I fell in love with Vienna because of its fantastic architecture, culture, and urban amenities. I personally and specifically hand-picked this property (at that time, an empty attic space) in Vienna’s 15th district, which is Vienna's most multicultural neighborhood, and reminds me of the diverse ethnic areas of New York City where I grew up during my youth. The area is quickly being developed, but at the same time maintains an authentic feel not found in other touristic parts of the city. The street is very safe, and the neighbors are friendly. Also, the excellent public transportation connections (subway, tram), which are just a 2-minute walk away, make it an ideal place to reside.

What makes this apartment unique

My tenant, the beautiful and friendly Monika, rents, manages and administrates the apartment and lives next door on the same level with her young son, Adrian, in the adjacent penthouse loft. She is a native of Vienna, and will take great care of you. And I'm quite sure you'll enjoy relaxing on the spacious outdoor terrace spaces after a long day exploring this beautiful city!


Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • we kindly request that all guests keep noise to a minimum after 8:00 pm. The use of the the washing machine / dryer is prohibited after 8:00 pm.
  • The number / identity of guests in the apartment is limited to those identified at the time of your reservation.
  • Unannounced guests during your stay are prohibited. If you intend to have visitors to the apartment during your stay, prior consent is required.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , with washer/dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • there is queen-size bed in the bedroom for 2, as well as 2 pull-out sofas in the living room for additional guests. there is direct access from the bedroom to the outdoor terrace through sliding glass door. the room can be completely darkened with electric blinds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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great stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. The Apartment was clean, located near a subway station and only a few stops from the center of town. Monika was easy to communicate and greeted us on our arrival. She was a perfect host and we would greatly recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Excellent neighborhood apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our seven day stay was fantastic in every way. The rooftop apartment was exactly as described, and was better eqipped than most we've stayed in. We like to cook and there was no problem putting together meals, especially since the neighborhood grocery options are great. A few blocks away, the Meiselmarkt is a wonderful indoor food bazaar (the Turkish bread was to die for) and above it is a well-stocked supermarket. Plenty of other prepared food options nearby, including a nice family bakery steps away.

The neighborhood is loaded with interesting restaurants and bistros. Within a short walking distance, the very authentic Heidinger's Gasthaus was perhaps the best meal we had in Vienna. Also nearby, amidst a fascinating community of garden homes, there's a classic Austrian beer garden that also seves food. (Look for the Auf der Schmelz sign.) No tourists at either of these spots, but they were totally welcoming.

Both of these were recommended by our host Monika, who was friendly, helpful, and totally into making our stay a pleasure. She said she tries to keep in mind what she wants in a rental when she travels, and it shows. I haven't come across a more accomodating host.

Some travellers might be reluctant to stay in a real Vienna neighborhood rather than in the Inner Ring. Again, I can only say that discovering Rudolfsheim/Fūnfhaus, "the Fifteenth," made our experience of Vienna incredibly richer than if we'd only marched around the marquee sites with the thousands of other tourists. Vienna has an amazing transportation system, and there's a subway stop five minutes away. Leaving the hordes and getting back to our quiet neighborhood each evening after a 15 minute subway or tram ride was a relief. Streetcars, subway and walking get you anywhre fast. The area is perfectly safe and no problem getting around if your German is shaky.

If you're looking to sample a bit of real life in your travels in addition to the well-trodden tourist spots- and why bother visiting great cities if you're not?- the ViennaApartment is a lovely, modern, extremely quiet, perfectly situated accomodation, and well-worth the reasonable rate. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice apartment on top floor with roof terrace.

  • 3 of 5

We really liked the apartment and it's close proximity to the subway. Area around apartment is a little run down without nice cafes and resturants you would expect in Vienna.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave, I am happy you enjoyed our apartment. However, I feel compelled to respond to your 3-star rating and critique of the neighborhood. Yes, the block where the apartment is located is primarily residential, as most blocks just outside of the touristy city center are. But if you had spent a few more days here (as you had originally planned), you would have been able to enjoy many of the great, interesting, ethnic restaurants and cafes in the area – including a beautiful “Biergarten” and wonderful farmer’s market – all within a five-minute walking distance (all of which are described in the binder we keep for guests in the apartment). As we mentioned in the property description, the apartment is “located on a quiet street in Vienna’s most multicultural district, the apartment is perfect for those looking for a unique place to stay in an interesting, diverse, up-and-coming neighborhood, removed from the typical downtown tourist areas.” I believe this is a very honest description. Of course, if you wanted to stay in a penthouse apartment next to the St. Stephans Cathedral in the tourist center of the city, you probably would have had to pay at least double the price. thanks a lot for your stay again Very kind regards from Vienna Monika
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Beautiful Rooftop Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very modern, sleek apartment close to the U-Bahn. Monica was an excellent host. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Amazing Vienna Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! Great amenities and spacious. Monika is a super friendly hostess and has the apartment well stocked. The views from the upper roof terrace are top-notch. This place is close to the metro and convenient to all the sites. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place at an affordable price.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You won't be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful owner, an outstanding flat, in a great location. You can't beat the location of this flat. It is located less than 2 blocks from the U-3 U-Bahn, which will get you to anywhere you need to go. The neighborhood is quiet and anything you could need from food to shopping is just a few minutes walk. The apartment is well equipped and the pictures accurately depict the apartment. We received prompt responses to messages before and during our visit. Our security deposit was quickly refunded after the visit.

All of the comments dated before ours regarding the owner, the apartment and the location, are accurate. You won't be disappointed if you rent this flat from Monika.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schloss Schönbrunn
"This palace was the residence of the Habsburg emperors. Visit its beautiful gardens and its ..."
"popular restaurant with great food and a lively mixed scene for young and old"
Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Vienna International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
on the Danube
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Metres
U3 subway, with direct connection to Westbahnhof
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
urban beaches along the danube canal
Car: not necessary

Enjoy the bustling market hall around the corner (“Meislmarkt”), selling fresh foods, fruits and vegetables from all over Europe, as well as the myriad of ethnic restaurants nearby with an eastern European and Turkish flair.

Stroll over to the “Schmelz” Park and visit the old-fashioned beer garden (Schutzhaus) where the locals go in the summer for a Schnitzel and a pint-sized “Krügel”. Walk 20 minutes down to the Schönbrunn Palace where the Habsburgs maintained their summer residence, and visit the great zoo with the kids while you’re there.

Walk 2 minutes to the subway or jump on the tram and take a 10-minute ride into the thriving, fashionable 7th district with its galleries, quirky shops and bohemian restaurants and bars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45.37
Additional Guest Fee $23.88 per person per night
Damage Deposit $238.81

A cleaning fee of €38.00 per booking will be charged.

Additonal unregistered guests (i.e. those that have not been made known to the manager/owner at the time of booking) are not permitted without prior approval of the manager/owner.

The apartment is to be used exclusively for residential purposes. Parties, business meetings, photo/film shootings, etc. without prior approval are prohibited.

The guest may cancel free of charge until 60 days before arrival. The guest will be charged 50% of the total price if they cancel within 60 days of his/her arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.