Sunny and airy in summer (right); cozy wood stove fire in winter (left)Dining table expands for up to 6 people.
Central 1-bdrm apt, sleeps 4, nr U4subwy, charming
Central 1-bdrm apt, sleeps 4, nr U4subwy, charming


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4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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Sleeps 4 w/ privacy between the 2 sleeping rms! Lovely wood stove. Great location 1 stop U4 to Karlsplatz. Walk to Naschmarkt, Mariahilferstraße, Museumsquartier, Staatsoper15min, Stephansdom20min. Park&sunset view, hand-picked furniture, wood flrs, well-equipt stylish kitchen. Park 6€/day at MQ lot 15min walk. Quality sofa opens to real bed. Easy hoch-parterre level (6 steps above ground floor). Cozy 40m2 (430sq ft). Room w sofa bed faces street w/ traffic, but has privacy, bedrm is quiet.

The space

You are a 15-min walk to the 1st district of Vienna!– and the most beautiful area of the center at that! -- the side with the Staatsoper, Burggarten, Kunst- and Naturhistorisches Museums, and Heldenplatz.

Lovely wood stove for ambience and warmth (in addition to installed electric radiators). Easy to use.

The main concert houses, the Musikverein and the Wiener Konzerthaus, the lovely Stadtpark, are walking distance or a 3-min ride on the U4 away, and the Museumsquartier is a 15-min walk or short Ubahn ride away as well.

And you also in the hip 5th district! The Naschmarkt is right nearby, and an Art Nouveau architectural walk starts 30m from the apartment. See the map at bottom of this listing for great neighborhood finds – bars, restaurants, stores! I have also included my recommendations of the classic Vienna tourist activities.

All the usual amenities are on Pilgrimgasse, a 3-min walk away – grocery store, toiletries, bakeries, post office.

Fantastic local transportation hub – U4 subway, plus several buses are a 3-min walk from the apartment.

In addition there are Citybike stations nearby at both Ubahn stations – where you can borrow 3-speed bikes for free (after setting up an account online) to ride on Vienna's excellent bike path system to your sightseeing destinations, which ALL have stations where you can leave the bike, and then borrow again to go to your next destination, without spending a penny.

You will enjoy the newly-renovated 40m2 apartment, which has a separate well-equipped kitchen, and a separate small (see photo) cozy bedroom (bed 140cmx200) with a window onto a small "lichthof" or airshaft, and a 25m2 living room. The apartment has been lovingly decorated with a combination of modern and retro-chic furniture from the 50's and 60's.

Your group of 3 or 4 people will have privacy because there is a door between the 2 sleeping rooms. Both of these rooms have ceiling fans. It is peaceful and quiet in the bedroom. The high-quality sofa bed in the living room is brand new and is a pullout that feels like a real bed (150cmx200). The bedroom has a door so 2 couples can stay and have privacy during the night, as both sleeping rooms access the bathroom without going through the other room.

You can have a 3rd bed (single futon with extra padding on the floor that can be rolled up and tucked away behind sofa during the day, quite comfortable) at 5€ per night (after 3rd night no charge, i.e. 15€ max), if one of your group prefers having personal space to sharing a regular bed.

Two luggage racks provided, in case you prefer living out of your suitcase to using the wardrobe, shelves, drawers and hooks available for your clothes.

The apt is slightly higher than ground floor, therefore cozily dim but with pleasant indoor lighting options, and in afternoon there is lovely direct light from the unobstructed sunset in the west, as in our main picture. The plus is it is cool in summer, with a beautiful large window (200+cm wide, 185 tall) that opens like 2 doors.

You can open the windows for excellent cross-ventilation through the apartment making it airy. The neighbourhood is extremely safe but nevertheless for feeling secure a grate has been installed on the window, the upper half of which opens and closes with a key provided.

The street (which the apt window faces) is intermittently busy with car traffic, and the living room, where the sofa bed is, is a bit loud with the window open but not unpleasantly so, and distinctly quieter with the high-quality windows closed. Light sleepers would prefer the bedroom.

The kitchen is brand new and as well-outfitted as if it was someone's permanent home -- oven, stove, microwave, fridge, blender, kettle, coffee maker, salad spinner, etc, these plus the washing machine make the apartment ideal if you are staying longer than a few days. We keep coffee, tea (black and an herbal), olive oil, vinegar, milk, butter, etc in stock for you so you don't have to waste money or time buying those sorts of supplies.

If you have come by car, there is a nearby indoor parking option at Museumsquartier is walking distance and 6€ per day. If you are staying longer, the cheaper option is Park and Ride, 3.40€ per day, 17€ per week at Spittelau U4 stop 12-min subway ride away.

Summary:
Chief advantages of this apartment: location; charm; comfort; kitchen -- close to the centre of Vienna; subway and buses very nearby, all amenities nearby, accommodates 4 people

Drawbacks: on a lower floor and only gets direct light in the late afternoon (but you do have nice view of the western sky and park across the street); window faces the street so it can be loud with the traffic when window open (there is much less traffic at night, and much quieter with the windows closed.)

Guest access

The entire apartment is available for your private use. Entrance at the front of the building 5 or 6 steps up, apartment is immediately on your left.

Interaction with guests

We live right by Museumsquartier and a short bike ride away, and available for any support you need. We are happy to make recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants, clubs etc if you want. Once in a while we may be out of town but we will let you know that and have a friend (another airbnb host) available to help if need be! We enjoy meeting our guests who come from all over the world!

Other things to note

We do ask for quiet enjoyment of the apartment and no smoking.

There is a city tax we are required to charge you and then pay to the city of Vienna, 3.2% x the fee (minus commissions). We will send you an invoice in advance, and this is collected at check in.

Regarding check-in and -out: We live nearby and are happy to work with guests regarding their check-in and -out time, contingent on scheduling the cleaners, and of course, the needs of the preceding and following guests. The guideline is 11am checkout, and 2pm checkout BUT we will try to work with you if we can if you want to come earlier or stay later. YOU can help us accommodate other guests by letting us know your arrival and departure times as soon as you know; this is much appreciated.

NOTE: There are luggage lockers at the airport, Wien Mitte, Hauptbahnhof and Westbahnhof.

Please let us know your arrival time and details (such as Airline and flight number) as soon as you can.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 2PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 9 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 23
Security Deposit: 208
Weekly Discount: 9%
Weekend Price: 55 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 11PM

Checking in and out
- We aim to accommodate and can generally be flexible about later check-in time (by arrangement), and can sometimes accommodate early check-in where you drop luggage at apt, get the keys and then go out sightseeing so cleaner can clean and give you full access at normal 2pm checkin time
-- after you book, please let us know as soon as you can about your timing, for arrival, including flight info if applicable, and also your departure time, so we can plan our schedules to accommodate you, as well as accommodate the guests who precede and follow you!
-- we just ask for updated text communication regarding delays and change of plans as arrival time approaches, and a txt from you when you are leaving Vienna airport or train station etc to come to the apt is greatly appreciated
-- we have (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), viber, and of course the airbnb app on our iPhones

- Attention to energy saving is very much appreciated.
- Quiet consideration of neighbors, it is a residential building
- absolutely no smoking, deposit will be held
- Please do not lose the keys -- they cost 100€ per set of 2 to replace (really!) and we would have to take it out of your deposit
- Pets allowed only on case-by-case basis, please inquire. Extra charge of up to 10€ per day

- !!! CITY TAX !!!
Please be informed that the regulations for the city charges in Vienna have changed and therefore we are obliged by law to collect a city tax from the 1st of May 2016 from our guests.
We will need to charge 3.2% of your accommodation costs including the cleaning fee. Unfortunately the tax cannot be collected directly over Airbnb and therefore needs to be paid at the check-in in cash.
You will receive an invoice from me for the city tax via email and a hard copy at the check-in. We know that this whole procedure is a bit inconvenient, however we are required by law to proceed this way. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Ugo User Profile
July 2017
My wife Angela and her mother had a very pleasant stay in Sheila’s flat (regretfully I was not able to join them). Here is Angela’s review: ‘My mum and I spent a few days in Vienna for her birthday. Our stay at Sheila’s was just perfect. The flat is very clean, newly refurbished and it has everything you might need. The apartment is no more than five minutes walking from the tube station (U4) and is quite close to the city centre. The nearby area has wonderful historical buildings by Otto Wagner and is very lively thanks to the market and lots of restaurants and bars. There is also a supermarket opposite the station. In the flat both the bathroom and the kitchen have been newly refurbished. I just loved the shower because it is huge and functional. Sheila has been very nice and has provided us with plenty of important information: she even invited us to a jazz concert but unfortunately my mum was too tired after walking around Vienna all day. If I manage to go back to Vienna I will definitely stay at Sheila’s!!! (5 stars)’

Danni User Profile
June 2017
Great location for exploring Vienna, right by the metro and the Naschmarkt. The apartment had everything we needed for our stay and Sheila had left plenty of recommendations in the flat. A little bit noisy on a night due to the flat being right by the entrance to the building, but not too noisy that we wouldn't stay again. Overall, we would recommend Sheila's place!

Rebecca User Profile
June 2017
Amazing place! Loved how close it was to public transportation lines in a large city. Also walking distance from central areas. Place was very nice and comfortable with all necessary amenities! Sheila provides such a long list of perfect recommendations making it easy to stay and do a lot in a little time, or live comfortably and like a native for a long time! Would stay again!

Beckie User Profile
June 2017
Sheila is very kind and friendly, giving us all the detailed information about the apartment & around. The location of the apartment is easy to take public transportation to city center, railway station and airport. It is highly recommended.

Pete User Profile
June 2017
The place is located pefectly close to the public Transport links of Vienna. In approximately 3 minutes walk from the accomodation, you have Access to bus stops, U-Bahn Station and the all important City bikes. The accomodation is located on a fairly busy road (not a residential quiet road but by no means a Major road), but the passing cars didnt disturb me in any way - Only if you are a very light sleeper and are easily disturbed would this cause any concern. The accomodation itself has an extremely spacious living area with Sofa, Dining table, coffee table, wardrobe and book shelf. It is well lit by a large openable double door which opens onto the street (it is raised about 0.5 meters above the street Level, so more like a balcony), perfect for getting fresh air into flat on an evening. The layout is rather quite unique, as the bathroom can be accessed from both the bedroom and kitchen. Though the bedroom is quite compact (luggage and clothes would be stored in the living room area), it does not feel cramped, but more cosey. The most impressive aspect of the accomodation is the ammount of additional Features and conviniences provided. The kitchen alone was better equipped than my own at home (3 different types of coffee makers, blender, hoover, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Basic Foods and condiments, cleaning things etc etc). The only Thing missing was a TV, but im not sure why People would visit vienna to stay home and watch TV anyway! If you do need to stay home, the wifi in the accomodation covers all Areas and the connction is very reliable so Streaming Music and Videos is not a Problem. The host is extremely friendly and communication was no problem at all. The Information packs created to help visitors was the best I have seen so far on Airbnb. I would highly reccomend this accomodation if you want to spend a few days exploring Vienna. Thank you again for such a wonderful stay!

Jenna User Profile
June 2017
Shelia's place is perfect! It is located about 20 minute walk to the center and close to two subway stops and a bus stop, if you prefer not to walk. The place is very roomy for 2 people and could easily accommodate 3-4 and still be comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes an espresso machine!! There is also a washing machine. Shelia was great at communicating and giving directions over email and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) so that our check-in and arrival were very easy and smooth. It's also about 1 block from a fun outdoor beer garden! (but just far enough away that you don't hear it from the apartment) I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone traveling in Vienna.

Abby User Profile
May 2017
Very nice apartment and well equipped kitchen. It includes cooking oil and other seasoning. There has some books and travel info available there It would have some noises as apartment is just beside main road. It would be quite in the sleeping room Recommend to stay on this apartment

Vienna, AustriaJoined in November 2013
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.

Professional jazz musician (vocals and saxophone) and coach, married with one child , born in Canada, since 2006, living in Vienna after 20 years in New York City. I love reading, biking, traveling, cooking, walking in nature, watching films. Also interested in art, personal growth and healing.

I am new to hosting but have been an airbnb guest many times (please see my reviews.) I am looking forward to meeting people via hosting, and being available to help them enjoy this beautiful city.

My motto in life is the same one I take onstage with me: "My main job here is to love and accept myself, and in so demonstrating, to inspire others to do the same." As a performance coach, I love helping people reach this place in themselves through getting up and singing in front of others.

Languages: Deutsch, English
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