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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 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus

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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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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New, Modern, Architect-Designed Penthouse Loft With 2 Outdoor Roof Terraces
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 63 reviews

Clean Open Space

  • 4 of 5

Located a 5 minute walk from the underground makes it easy to get to central core. Area is multicultural in nature but felt very safe for walking even at night. Modern open apartment with nice deck (although we did not use because of the snow...) Close to bakery and ethnic restaurants, walk to Schoenbrunn Palace and Museum of Technology.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

You may as well stop browsing other apartments in Vienna. This is the one to reserve for the solo traveller (like me) or a couple. An astonishing space at the top floor of a wonderful building. A comfy bed in a room that can be sealed off and a good size living room distinguish the flat. Plus a bathroom that's positively colossal by European standards (with washer/dryer) and it's a done deal. And from the top deck, seeing the Gloriette at Schönbrünn is icing on the Sachertorte. Much obliged to Monika (extremely kind and accommodating, BTW) for making this wonderful spot in a cool neighborhood available.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment is beautiful, comfortable with a great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the apartment. It was easy accessible to the subway or walking to many of the touristy sites. Monika is a fabulous host and always answered any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Was not a perfect stay because I don,t like take subway not even bus and this apartment is not in the center and I spend to much money in taxis, but if you don,t have any problem with the public transportation is ok

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your stay. In response to your review, I would like to mention that using Vienna’s very safe, clean, and efficient public transportation system is an essential part of being able to explore the city, as it is in most European cities. I told you already before you booked our Apartment that the nearest subway (3 minutes away) takes you from the apartment to the middle of Vienna at Stephansplatz within 10 minutes. I was also offering you the cable car. With your arrival it took me almost one hour to describe you all different possibities! I was sending you links also with detailed discriptions. So I am wondering that you not using the cable car instead of Taxis. There are also possibilities for renting a car. Also, there are many interesting and popular sites to see and experience very close to the apartment, including the famous Schönbrunn Palace, which is a 15-20 minute walk away. Of course, if someone wants to stay at a comparable penthouse apartment in the central 1st district, he or she should expect to pay at least double the price (and I believe the majority of our guests will attest to the high quality of the apartment itself, as well as to the large terraces with their unique views of the city. Thanks again and kind regards from Vienna, Monika
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Beautiful Modern Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this very clean and modern apartment. It was extremely convenient to the Johnstrasse Station and a local bakery and market. The internet worked very well and we loved having a stereo with the cds they provided. Eric and Monika were very nice and made us feel at home. The kitchen was well equipped which made it easy to make meals for our family of 4. We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Vienna!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: and we really hope to have you here very soon again ;-)
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Absolutely Delightful and Amazing Value

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely Vienna apartment for a week. It was just perfect. We loved the neighborhood. It was just a short 2 minute walk to the public transit which is very clean and efficient. We appreciated coming home to the tranquility and quiet of the neighborhood and apartment after spending the day exploring. It is also walking distance to Schonbrunn Palace which was an added bonus. Don't miss Augustin restaurant which is just a block away.

We had a wonderful dinner at a very reasonable price and the ambiance is truly extraordinary.

Monika and Eric were very welcoming and attentive.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Luita thanks a lot for your stay and your kind Review. We look forward to welcoming you soon again. Kind regards from Vienna Monika
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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

Refundable damage deposit $246.12
cleaning fee $46.76

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 up to 60 days before arrival. The guest will be charged 50% of the total price if they cancel within 60 days and up to 30 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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