|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||93 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Other, Away from it all, Mountain, Town|
Description from the owner
In a peaceful location overlooking the town and valley the mountains beyond, Apartment Peter is a 4 star, luxury apartment near the town centre with two double bedroom and comfortably accomodates 6 adults in its lounge and dining area.
Officially 4 Star,this exceptionally spacious luxury accommodation was renovated in 2009 and is furnished and equipped to a luxury level with 93 sq m of actual living space with all living rooms facing south overlooking the valley.
The large kitchen/diner has a hob/stove, extractor fan, oven, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The dining area has a beautiful oak oval table with 6 comfort...Read more
Eifel Apartments - Apartment Peter
Gerolstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Additional Location Information
Our House is set on the hillside beneath the Munterley Plateau of the renowned UNESCO recognised Gerolstein Dolomits in a prime residential area about 400 metres from the main line station and 600 metres from Gerolstein town centre.
The House is a large semi-detached property on 3 levels, recently acquired and re-furbished as apartments, with the majority of rooms south facing.
The the ground floor apartment is now the home of the resident owner, Gisela, and her English husband, Alan, who moved to Gerolstein from Telford after raising their family in England. The move is a realised retirement ambition to live in a renowned health resort in an area of outstanding beauty.
Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875), author and poet, after his stay in the middle of the 19th century declared that Gerolstein is: 'The most wonderful place in my life and during the last three days I am overwhelmed with amazement.'
Situated on the river Kyll about 350 metres above sea level, surrounded by forests, fabulous mountain scenery, volcanic lakes and castles Gerolstein is world renowned for its significance in the volcanic history of the UNESCO recognised VulkanEifel GeoPark .
Gerolstein is also renowned as a climate health resort and for the natural 'health tonic' spa water first enjoyed by the Romans.
Importantly Gerolstein is fast developing a huge reputation as a holiday activity centre for outdoor family activities: hiking: there are over 500km of, recommended trails with mapped routes and organised hikes. Nordic walking: gaining popularity as a health and fitness sport. 3 attractive sponsored Nordic Walking trails available. Jogging and walking: in perfect conditions for those who are comfortable with extensive forest walks. A dedicated feature is the variable distance 10km jogging track through the forest with distance information marked every 500m with clearly marked shorter distance turning points.
Rock climbing: in the 380 million year old volcanic UNESCO recognised Dolomites landscape is an exhilarating challenge.
Fishing: on a 15km stretch the river Kyll, is excellent. The location is idyllic for anglers and nature lovers alike.
Cycling: for all ages and experience on or off road on the numerous mapped cycling routes and trails.
Mountain biking: on over 60km of 4 dedicated trails, each presenting a high level of difficulty.
Motor cycling: in the Eifel Mountains, renowned for its biking routes, is a real experience. 10 of the top 89 routes identified in Germany, are in the local vicinity. The 23 km route from Gerolstein to Kyllburg is very highly rated.
Horse riding: in the unique landscape of the Eifel National Park. Swimming and tennis - Ballooning and Hang Gliding.
There are numerous lakes in the Region many of which offer safe bathing and water sports. At Kronenburg - 16 miles - 35 minutes drive a strand has been laid gently sloping into the water and is particularly attractive for young families. There are playground and other facilities that make this location a day out.
At Schalkenmehren, Gemundermaare and Pulvermaare - all crater lakes within 30 minutes drive there are controlled bathing facilities.
1. MOTOR SPORT
a) The NÜRBURGRING with its new £225 million motorsport indoor Theme Park for enthusiasts including leisure facilities for the family and the fastest roller coaster in the world; its 6000 seat Event Arena and its 300 metre Boulevard open 365 days a year.
As a tourist you can also drive, ride or take a BMW M5 "Taxi" at racing speed around the "Ring" -13 miles and at least 73 bends add up to what even top racing drivers describe as the most demanding circuit in the world.
Only 20 miles away and a must visit.
b) SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS is one of the worlds most fascinating circuits. We are less than 60 minutes drive from Spa. You can now drive Spa also.
c) Best time to drive the circuits are in March and November. More dates, times, flexible bookings & less busy
See illustrated Guides on our Website
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$48 - $99||$48 - $99||$0||$0||2 nights|
|Nov. 23 2012 - Dec. 21 2012
|Dec. 22 2012 - Jan. 1 2013
Christmas / New Year
|Feb. 2 2013 - Mar. 28 2013
|Mar. 29 2013 - Apr. 26 2013
|Apr. 27 2013 - May. 24 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|May. 25 2013 - Jul. 5 2013
|Jul. 6 2013 - Sep. 2 2013
|Sep. 3 2013 - Sep. 29 2013
|Sep. 30 2013 - Oct. 27 2013
|Oct. 28 2013 - Dec. 21 2013
|Dec. 22 2013 - Jan. 1 2014
|All Other Dates||$48||$48||-||-||2 nights|
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- Booking - $80 / stay - Fee - End Clean/ Towel and Bed Linen/ Lighting, Heating and Water/Administration/Taxes
Additional notes from owner
70% Balance payable 28 days before arrival
DISCOUNTS FROM DAILY RATES only
LAST MINUTE BOOKING - 20% - 7 Days or less before the arrival date
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Lynton, United Kingdom
Couldn't be better !!
We arrived wet and cold after a long ride from Calais. Alan offered to drive us to the Supermarket so we could get some provisions before it closed !! We were all impressed with the kindness shown. It didn't stop there, our hosts were always there if we needed them. We lived for a week in the ground floor appartment where we came and went as we pleased. The accomodation was clean, spacious and good quality. A lovely part of Germany, near to so many attractions, also with a railway station nearby to go to Cologne or Trier when the rain came in.
A great holiday. I would definately return again.
Sorry about the belated review, I don;t normally bother with reviews, but these folks deserve this one.
Janet and Julian, Mark and Zara
Response from Gisela Reynolds - 01/04/2013
Thanks for your kind review
All the very best for the new year.
With kind regards
Alan & Gisela
London, United Kingdom
Spacious comfortable and relaxing
We (parents with son and daughter in late teens) received a very warm welcome from alan and Gisela who, rather than just a minimal tour of the apartment (as with some of the holiday homes we have rented) took the time to explain everything on offer within the property. Alan and Gisela are simply wonderful and will regularly check that everything is going well with your stay but they are not at all intrusive. They both speak excellent English (not surprisingly for alan as he comes from the Midlands) and have a wealth of helpful information if you, like us, are visiting the area for the first time. Alan provides a very detailed guide explaining everything on offer (and there is a lot) in this pretty area of Germany. Gisela, was happy to book up restaurants on our behalf (we don’t speak any German) and even checked that there was an English speaking waitress. (On the language situation, speaking German would, of course, be a benefit but we found that there were enough English speaking people in the area that we had no real communication problems (particularly once we learnt a few pleasantries).
The apartment’s description is very accurate but you will probably still be surprised to find how big it actually is. It was also very clean. We enjoyed the spacious lounge, with its comfortable settee and armchairs, which leads out onto a balcony where we relaxed with a book and a drink while our kids watched English TV or some of the Dvds we brought with us. There is a table on the balcony with enough room for four to eat but we mostly ate out (we had coffee and cake every day and got fat as the portion sizes are ridiculous but so nice). We all found the beds to be comfortable and the bedrooms quiet for an excellent night’s sleep.
Basically, great accommodation run by a knowledgeable and helpful couple in a beautiful area with lots to see and do where they sell good beer, wine and cake.
A pleasant stay in a non-touristy town
A good spot to explore the surrounding region, although some drives were quite long. The train service to Trier was excellent with the station a convenient walk down the hill. The apartment was warm, comfortable, spacious and well equipped, spotlessly clean and a good supply of clean towels. the decor is a trifle fussy and may not be to everyone's taste. Gerolstein is a pleasant town to walk around although the restaurants were not particlarly worth a mention. There is a superb ice cream parlour just down from the apartments also serving excellent coffee.
Born again biker
A great place to stay in a great location with great hosts
Myself and 5 other motorcycle friends (bikers) hired both 'Peter' and 'Charlie' Apartments because they ;looked clean and spacious, had all amenities, and was in a location that provided great roads for biking and hills for walking. We were not disappointed. Combined with the great weather (sunny and mid 20's for much of our stay) Alan and Gisela's hospitality and endeavour to make sure everything was 'just right' made it an unforgettable week. It really ticks all the boxes for holiday rental accommodation - location, amenities, things to do, places to eat and drink, cleanlinees, space - but above all - the hospitality of alan and Gisela's - it couldn't be faulted - made us all feel at home and welcome - even letting us use the garage for the bikes.
Exmouth Devon England
Surprised by the excellent quality of Germany
We had a really enjoyable stay with alan & Gislea. they are excellent hosts. Happy to give you all the space you need but have provided everything for you to have busy full sight seeing schedule. Alan's guides to the region cover just about everything and are excellent background to the sights, scenes and culture of Gerolstein and the surrounding areas.
My wife and i will definitely be returning in august but this time with the whole family. So that they too can share in the great sights, villages and wine festivals and much much more. This time staying in the Charlie apartment, which is of equal quality to apartment Peter.
Alan & Gisela have taken every opportunity to equip both the apartments to the highest quality and with everything that anyone need need for a totally enjoyable stay. They also make themselves fully available for your enquiries should you have any. They're truly excellent hosts,
Mary and John
Home from Home
From the moment we met alan at the airport and Giesla at their home we felt that we had come home too. An apartment that was created with love and detail situtated in such a beautiful location. And the garden with the ducks and knomes. The squirrels were a joy to watch too. Lovely lovely location. On our list to return
Ronnie and Eunice
Great place to stay, large well equiped and decorated apartment. Lots of walks and cycling in area. Hosts provide lots of information about area. Great place to stay. Will stay again when in this area.
Amstelveen in The Netherlands
Five star accommodation and value for money
We visited Eifel region in summer of 2009 with our parents and our 1 year old kid. Eifel apartment is the best apartment in the region. We felt at home the moment we stepped in. Alan and Gisela are genuine, friendly hosts and they have made sure that guests can enjoy their holidays to the fullest. The region has so much to offer. The lakes, rivers, castles, vinyards, sports, adventure... it has everything and Eifel apartments is a central point to all of these and more. We would definitely recommend this apartment to all our friends.
Tom and Olive
A relaxing week away from it all ...
We go on a self catering holiday every year, and in alternate years it's to mainland Europe.
Our stay in Gerolstein ticked all the boxes for us. There are visitor attractions in the region to suit almost all tastes. Apartment Peter was a very comfortable 'home from home' with every requirement met.
We toured extensively but Gerolstein itself is a delight. Shops are within walking distance and there are superb places to go for a daytime snack or an evening meal. There are pleasant local walks and bus and rail travel are easy to organise. Both stations are a short walk from the apartments.
Alan and Gisela could not be more helpful as hosts, so if not sure of anything ... you ask.
In light of our experiences elsewhere we would rate these apartments at the top of our European accommodation and we highly recommend a visit. We tend not to do 'repeat visits' but we're going back to Gerolstein this summer.
We would not hesitate to recommend alan and Gisela and their superb apartments.
Roy and Margaret
Excellent location ,owners friendly/ helpful -accomodation aplus
An area we havent visited before,such a wealth of things to do and places to go.Plenty of restaurants ideal area for motor racing enthusiats beautiful lakes and villages, vineyards and rivers --spoilt for choice.An excellent location to use as a base to explore.