Baden bei Wien, is just 25 mins from Vienna by half-hourly train service.
We welcome single travellers and groups alike (but strictly no rowdy parties).
White Villa offers spacious, high-ceilinged and newly re-furbished top class self-catering boutique accommodation aimed to provide your every comfort and convenience with newly installed 42" HD "Smart" TV with free English/US stations as well as Netflix etc and of course all the local stations too.
Situated in this fascinating thermal spa town with great summers, and very cosy winters, surprises include a glamorous casino, over three thermally heated luxury swimming baths, a huge choice of outdoor and indoor restaurants and wine taverns (with food), invigorating walks on well-maintained pathways, either high in the forested hills or down on the valley floors (directly from the front door).
Around 40 minutes drive away is a UNESCO world heritage site in the form of one of Europe's biggest and most unusual 'plain lake' (Steppensee) being entirely spring fed and therefore having a fascinating feel to it.
Many small resorts line this lake's shoreline including a large outdoor water theatre and a notable outdoor classical music sound stage built in the cliffs of a vast Roman settlement.
The apartment itself occupies the main part of an architect-designed 1960s luxury villa, and spans the entire ground floor which extends over the integral garages due to its split-level layout. The rooms are very large and comprise three double bedrooms, spacious kitchen-dining room, XXL sitting room with grand piano plus flat screen TV and a luxury bath/shower room.
With the only other apartment in the building being situated above on the the attic level, guests can be assured that thick concrete floors separate the two residences meaning ambient sound cannot pass through.
The property, like most properties of the region, is built with one foot thick walls meaning the house stays cool in summer and cosy warm in winter.
The accommodation is laid out as follows:
+ Completely private entrance from outside
+ Large farmhouse style kitchen / dining room with French windows onto twenty foot fully furnished breakfast verandah
+ Ultra-large living room with grand piano and log burning stove
+ Master bedroom with glazed french door onto twenty-foot covered verandah
+ Family bathroom / shower room
+ Two further double bedrooms (twin at request)
+ Spacious inner hall / further sitting area
+ Sauna available for bookings (complete with power shower and drying area
Complimentary welcome pack:
+ Breakfast cereals and muesli
+ Various provisions including tea, coffee, milk (high and low fat).
+ Bottle of local wine
+ Mineral Water (although cold-tap water is drinking water).
Option to order box of provisions (vegetarian option) including fresh meat, veg, pasta, fruit, bread for first evening meal after a long journey. Price €25.
For those who enjoy outdoor living, Baden has a lot to offer. From miles of riverside cycle paths along the Helenental valley floor to steep walks from the doorstep through scented pine forests to ancient castles and ruins, there's no shortage of eye-opening things to do. The high spot for many is the culture of the thermal wine-growing region.
IN BADEN DISTRICT ITSELF:
+ Casino Baden
+ Christmas markets including punch and mulled wine through December
+ Traditional coffee-culture cafe houses
+ Arnulf Rainer Museum and Gallery
+ Roman Thermal (Roemertherme) indoor spa baths
+ Thermal Strand Bath (Thermenstrandbad) lido spa complex with two restaurants
+ Sooss award winning wine region and wine outlet taverns (Heurige)
+ Rauhenstein Castle and Ruin
+ Rudolfhof forest restaurant and cafe (summer)
+ Emperor Franz Joseph forest museum
+ Landscaped town park and cafes and start of forest walks (Kurpark)
+ Two Town Theatres
+Hamam Turkish Steam Rooms
+Many Excellent Bars and Restaurants
+ High grade municipal tennis complex
+ Second park, cafe, rosarium and boating lake
+ Multiple Italian 'gellati' ice cream cafes (outdoor seating)
+ Helenental valley walk and woodland restaurant
PROXIMITY OF BADEN TO:
+ Vienna Central Station around 23 mins (train)
+ Neusiedlersee lake and resorts 40 mins (car)
The Neusiedlersee is a UNESCO World Heritage site and acclaimed as an unusual and fascinating phenomenon. Having one of the largest surface areas in Europe, it is popular for yachting, wind-surfing and family visits to the small resorts around its shores to cool off on hot summer days. There are several leisure parks for children as well as ancient towns where stalks arrive in springtime from Africa and inhabit big nests atop the village chimney stacks.
The area has a special feel to it and the standard of food, wine and other beverage is second to none with the county's wines having a unique and distinctive purity and having won awards the world over. With a large ancient Roman settlement in the hills overlooking the panorama of the lake on the approach from Eisenstadt this region has attracted visitors for over 20 centuries.
+ Skiing at the Semmering Mountain range (until March) 60 mins (car) 90 mins (train)
+ Snow mountain (Schneeberg) with cable cars all year round 60 mins by car.
+ Heiligenkreutz Monastery, home of the world famous Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz who oddly in 2008 released the million selling 'Chant: Music for the Soul' (Universal Records) which brought them world notoriety and a perhaps unexpected financial windfall. This is 15 minutes from White Villa by car.
+ Vienna Airport 60 minutes by train 40 minutes by car
Within walking distance of the town of Baden lies the start of the Sooss wine-producing region, an absolute mecca for not only wine lovers, but lovers of great social evenings full of chat, humour and good food. Sooss village is in the heart of the vineyards, consisting of around 40 individual wine outlets which serve their own wine together with a broad choice of home produced hot and cold food, direct to the public at wholesale prices.
Nick Dobson, independent wine expert and founder of Wines of the World writes about Austria:
'Austria is quite simply one of the most fascinating wine producing countries in Europe today. Steeped in culture and history, it has a wine growing heritage stretching back over three millennia. Austria produces some of the best wines in the world, of unparalleled quality, from grape varieties not grown elsewhere. Yet remarkably, her wines remain relatively unknown and under-represented in the UK.'
Note: The apartment lies approximately 15 minutes walk downhill to Baden town centre. To avoid an uphill walk back, a taxi or rental car is recommended. There are plenty of taxi ranks in the town centre and the short journey costs around £3-£4.
Property type: Apartment
Bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms, one has a large double bed, the others have separate singles fixed together to make doubles. These have individual bedding and can be pulled 30cm apart if desired.
Bed linen and towels provided.
Living room: Space for 8 in the living room
Kitchen Dining Room: Space for up to 8 people
Decorative wood-burning fire
Bathrooms: 1 bathroom/shower room(s) in main apartment, one en-suite wash hand basin and shaving mirror
1 Shower in Sauna area (sauna bookable upon request)
Cooker, Oven, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Kettle, Toaster, Dishwasher, Clothes drier, Iron, Cutlery, Crockery, Glassware and cooking utensils.
Entertainment & facilities:
Television, DVD, Satellite / Cable (UK / US Channels), CD player/Radio, Internet, WiFi,
Balcony, Beautiful views, Private parking, External lighting
Not suitable for infants due to no stair gates
Not suitable for pets
Not suitable for wheelchairs
This is a non–smoking property. This means no smoking anywhere on the premises. We have been forced to control this with the use of smoke sensors and a €500 penalty. This is essential to keep the property clean and free from contamination for our other guests, many of whom have children therefore this will be very strictly enforced.
Located up an exclusive residential hillside
Local activities & attractions:
Swimming, Sailing, Boat hire, Wind surfing, Walking, Cycling with several bike hire shops, Mountain biking, Horse riding, Golf
Tennis, Sports centre, Historic Museum, Cinema / Theatre, Shopping, Theme park, Restaurant, Food shops and supermarkets