Penthouse in Graz, European Capital of Cultur

Austria - Österreich - Graz

Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Living-Dining-Kitchen
Living-Dining-Kitchen
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Dining-Kitchen
Dining-Kitchen
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Kitchen
Kitchen
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Kitchen-Dining
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Lounge
Lounge
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Hallway
Hallway
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Hallway
Hallway
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Guest Bathroom
Guest Bathroom
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,First Bedroom
First Bedroom
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Second Bedroom
Second Bedroom
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Second Bedroom
Second Bedroom
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Main Bathroom
Main Bathroom
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Main Bathroom with Heat Cabin
Main Bathroom with Heat Cabin
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Heat Cabin
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Third Bedroom
Third Bedroom
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Third Bedroom
Third Bedroom
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Second Bathroom
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Terrace
Terrace
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Terrace
Terrace
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Garage
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Our Apartment Complex, top floor, left
Our Apartment Complex, top floor, left
Home exchange in,Austria,Graz,Family Vacation
Family Vacation
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is preferred

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

The Home

We live in possibly the best part of town here in Graz, the second-biggest city in Austria. In 2003, Graz was the European Capital of Culture and has always been renown for its cultural offers (opera house, classical concerts, museums etc.), its many students (around 60,000 from all around the world) and for its Italian charm.

We bought the brand new penthouse in 2015. One could definitely describe it as luxurious; it comes with two parking bays in the underground parking, a large terrace and an elevator, that directly connects our floor with the parking. The apartment offers three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms with showers, a large entry hall with guest toilet, a very modern open living-dining-kitchen area and a second entry to one of the bedrooms/guestrooms. The master bathroom contains a bathtub besides the shower and a heat cabin. Two of the bedrooms have king-size beds, one comes with a queen-size bed. All three of them offer cable tv and internet. Up to six people can sleep comfortably in our home.

Type

Apartment/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Elevator Access
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Urban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our apartment complex lies nestled in between the university suburb, a big hospital complex and a large park with green woods and a small lake. Nevertheless, we are incredibly close to the city centre which can be reached in 5 min by car or 10-15 min by tram, (the stop is only a 3 min walk away). Within a few minutes you get to our local bakery and supermarket. The bigger shopping centres are either in the city or on the edge of town but are all accessible via public transport, or, of course, by car. Our neighbours are very nice, quiet people, university professors, entrepreneurs, MDs etc.

Graz in itself is often described as the world's smallest major city, or the biggest small town. It offers extensive flair, culture and all kinds of entertainment, yet also the possibility to easily get to other fantastic places in Europe. Most of them can be reached within a few hours by car or train. Here are a few examples: Vienna 200 km, Venice 430 km, Budapest 430 km, Ljubljana 200 km, Zagreb 190 km, Salzburg 280 km or Munich 420 km.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Tram

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

While Graz is not a skiing destination as such, there is a superb range of winter sports available close-by. A number of skiing regions are less than one hour away. Schladming is the city that will host the ski world championship in 2013, and it is less than two hours’ drive away.

For those who enjoy swimming there are many public indoor pools around the city, as well as fantastic thermal spas about an hour’s drive away from Graz.

Our International Airport is only 30 min from the house, offering a large number of flights daily. Low fare airlines tempt you with short trips to Düsseldorf, Berlin, Zürich, Frankfurt, London, Mallorca and many more great cities around Europe.

http://www.graz.at/EN
http://www.steiermark.com/en/
http://www.flughafen-graz.at/en/home.html

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We own two adorable drama-free cats who enjoy being both in- and outdoors, as one stays at home/on the terrace and the other one uses our cat-ladder! Therefore, we are unfortunately unable to invite dogs.

Herta and I love travelling and we successfully did some 25+ home-swaps during the last years

We would much appreciate a car exchange and can gladly offer: 2012 Skoda Yeti, 2002 Smart Cabrio, 2001 Audi TT Cabrio, or a 1932 Chevy Roadster.. whatever pleases you.

The people
We are both in our late 50ies/early 60ies (non-smokers) and have two wonderful grown-up children. Herta, my wife is retired, she worked as a teacher in a high school and I (Richard) am an entrepreneur (vintage cars and real estate). Our daughter Stephanie and our son Niki live near Graz and in Vienna and they will not travel with us and can thus be of assistance with the house hand-over.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed inside

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is preferred

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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