Entire home/apartment in Vienna

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Palffygasse, Vienna, Vienna 1170, Austria
Carl
Your host, Carl
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

PARKING INFORMATION-SEE BOTTOM

I own the apartment and it is available for a minimum two night stay. It is an entire floor, 70 sq. meters, in a hundred year old house that is situated in the inner court of the apartment houses lining the surrounding streets. Because of this, it is absolutely quiet. The court has large, shady trees, with birds in the warmer weather.
There are two large rooms with high ceilings (bedroom and living room) on the wings of the house, with a modern kitchen, bathroom and hallway in the center between the two large rooms. I've attractively and artistically designed the place, as I think the photos show. There are a number of pieces reflecting my interest in the Arab world, particularly Palestine, where I have traveled extensively and been involved for over thirty years. The master bedroom has a comfortable double bed, plus an attractive futon couch which opens to sleep two. In the living room, the large, oversized couch (see photo) is flat and comfortable, and has easily slept two adults. So really, six people could sleep, but for a number of days, four people would be a more comfortable number. All bedding covers provided.
The apartment is very convenient to the inner city, also known as Old Vienna, or the First District. This is where most of Vienna's famous buildings, monuments and sites are. I am 1.5 blocks from the #43 tram, which is then only five stops away from the Ringstrasse, the border of the inner city. It is a ten minute tram ride, or, a nice thirty minute walk through the student area bordering the University of Vienna. If you take the tram in the direction opposite the inner city, you'll wind up at the end of the tram line, and near the famous Vienna woods.
There are many restaurants and supermarkets in the immediate area, especially in Yppenplatz, two blocks away. An Do is an outstanding fish restaurant there, and Kent is a very reasonable Turkish restaurant with a casual, even family style atmosphere. There is an open air Turkish style market in Yppenplatz also, next to the Turkish bakery with a huge brick oven for fresh baked bread.
To hook up with the world class Vienna UBahn system, take the #43 tram toward Old Vienna and get off after just one stop to transfer to the UBahn line #6. This puts the whole city in the palm of your hand via the easy to use network of subway, trams and buses.

PARKING: First the bad news: Each Vienna district is different, and things have been changing, and almost all districts now charge for on-street parking. As of last year, parking on the street in my district (the 17th) is no longer free Monday thru Friday BETWEEN THE HOURS of 9am-7pm, except on Saturdays and Sundays. You can park for only three hours at one time, and must buy tickets for the dashboard at the Tabac/Trafik shop one-half block away, for about 1 euro per hour.
Now the GOOD NEWS: Parking is still free on the street in the 18th District, from which you can reach my flat in 5-10 minutes on foot, except for any spots on streets with a circle saying "Kurzparkzone", meaning short parking zone. City maps have the district boundaries shown on them so 17th and 18th district boundary is easily identifiable.
ALSO, there are 3euro per day (or 12euro per week) park and ride parking lots. The easiest one I know of is right next to the Heiligenstadt UBahn stop, at the top of the UBahn 4 line. From here, you can take the UBahns five stops to the apartment, about 15 minutes. Here is the website address for the park and rides in Vienna:
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Guest Access

There is a hairdrier, and plug-in access for phones at night close to the sleeping areas.

Interaction with Guests

Not at all. My neighbor downstairs, Astrid, handles the key and requests for help. But I am always out of town during rental times.

The Neighborhood

Proximity to major supermarkets and to the outdoor cafe scene in Yppenplatz, just two blocks away.

Getting around

UBahn and streetcars just down the street take you everywhere in Vienna.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $631 /week
Security Deposit: $140
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • My adult son and I stayed at Carl's apartment for a week in April 2014. We had an excellent experience. This was my first time to use Airbnb, and my first time to travel to Europe in many years, so I had a lot of questions before I made my decision about where to stay in Vienna. Carl responded to my questions quickly and respectfully, and he was very flexible about arrival and departure times. (so much better than hotels!)

    The apartment is clean, pleasant, and convenient. (It's just a few blocks to the #43 Tram which goes to the city center, and a couple more blocks to the Underground train) Our contact person for getting the key was also very responsive and flexible and friendly, as long as we kept her updated about our arrival and departure times. We were really pleased to be able to use the apartment as sort of a two bedroom place, since the sleeper sofa was a comfortable bed (according to my son) and he was able to have his own space in the living room. Another very nice thing was that Carl left some fresh, healthy food and juice for us upon our arrival.

    We felt perfectly comfortable in the neighborhood, and we often came home on the Tram late and tired. We heard there is a "red light" district not far from this immediate neighborhood, but we never saw any signs of problem behavior. This neighborhood and Vienna in general seemed very safe to us.

    April 2014
  • Carl is a very good host! He responds very quickly and helps whenever one has a question. His home is in a nice neighborhood and with good public transport available. Cosy home and a good deal for the price! I can very much recommend him!

    December 2013
    Carl
    Response from Carl:

    Thanks, Michael! Greatly appreciate it.
    Carl

    December 2013
  • Carl gave us very helpful and useful Information in advance. It was a very nice and uncomplicaed contact via email. And everything worked out fine: We really enjoyed our Vienna-Weekend and loved the appartement. Everthing was fine and it was a fabulous base from where to start our Vienna-explorations. By Tram, the City-Center can be reached in about 10 to 15 Minutes.

    July 2013
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Glen Rock Jr Sr High School, California State University Sacramento
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Vienna International School
About
I am an internationalist sort of person, an American who for over forty years now has traveled all over, and outside, the United States. I had previously lived overseas a couple of times, in Greece and in England, and have traveled extensively in the Arab world. After meeting an Austrian while I was living in Greece one summer, I eventually moved from California to marry and set up my life here in Austria, where I teach English literature in the Middle Years program at Vienna International School. In addition to offering my apartment in Vienna for rent during school vacation times, we are building a house in a beautiful place in the Greek islands, which we will eventually rent out at times (see my fourth photo for the view from our land). I motorcycle in the Austrian Alps, play Irish tunes on guitar, and study Middle East history and politics. My wife Dagmar is a teacher also (Art and ESL), and has been a student and teacher of bellydance for many years.
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