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Colmar-Old city- "Little Venice"- 3 real b.r- 89m2
Colmar-Old city- "Little Venice"- 3 real b.r- 89m2

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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About this listing

*SPECIAL OFFERS*(For families, not durind X'mas markets). Check in chapter «other remarks» . Right in the center of the old city (Little Venice), charming duplex, 3 real bedrooms(89m2 with 2 wc) completely restored and refurbished in a very charming way in Nov.2015, 3rd floor without elevator in a typical Alsacian house, touching Xmas markets and all comodities. Probably the nicest area of the city. Bicycles avail. Our travellers often say this was their "best Airbnb experience". Come and check!

The space

Free parking place (magnetic card included) just near by (less than 5 minuts walk), at parking St. Josse (4 rue St. Josse). NOT being a hotel, thank you to our nice fellow travellers for kindly taking GOOD NOTE of our arrival (17:00 - 19:00) and departure (10:00 - 12:00) schedule (and not to change it anymore after mutual agreement the day before arrival or departure...). Little arrangement can be found after request and approval , depending on next entering and last departing travellers. We live two hours away from the appartment and take care of our grand children, which request a minimum of good organisation...
REBATE ( for last minut SUMMER French scholar hollidays (July 3 to September 3): -40% for a full week. Ask us for our special offer after having set your requested dates in the simulation site.
Comment dated April 26-2017: " Extraordinary welcome and perfect bolthole from which to explore Colmar and surrounding area! Patrick & his wife are amazing and their apartment was the perfect cosy tonic...the fridge was full of goodies, the apartment a home, the welcome heartwarming. If only all Airbnb experiences were this perfect. We arrived to a freshly baked cake, woke up to find we had been left wonderful fresh coffee & milk in the fridge...spoilt beyond reason...!!!! "
DESCRIPTION: right in the center of the old city (with privativ parking nearby included), appartment has been recently cared with well kept vintage decoration, home appliance, sanitaries and bedding (new and very comfortable),all dated NOV.2015. TV, Wiffi, Blue-Ray DVD. Renting is done in an" all included spirit". Nespresso capsules on a 2 per day per personn basis, (standard coffe machine with filters AND coffe also available), tea, all the necessary for cheese "raclette" or "fondue", Tablets for dishing and washing machine, liquid soap, cleaning products (all organic/bio), beds ready and done, household linen and towels included. Kitchen fully equipped. Upon arrival, you will definitly find EVERYTHING you might need such as: toilet paper rolls, kitchen paper rolls, kitchen dish cloths, shampoo, emergency box and spare tampax, paper tissues/handkerchiefs, special glasses cloths, shoe polish, emergency sewing box, what to make a meal upon arrival, and even some more as a surprise...! Exactly the same as if we had just left the appartment to lend it to old friends and to be sure to make them happy! Many storages, 9 bicycles available (one with a children seat at the back, 3 men, 3 wemen, 3 kids, with a small shopping cart on each handle bar, pumps, helmets and backpacks). Secured parking included nearby at 5 minuts walk (2m. high max.). Others parking possibilities around for a second car (a bit less easy during Xmas markets, but we will explain where to find in the vicinity). Umbrellas ans shopping caddie (wheel trolley) also available. In summary, once arrived, you will not need anything! We have tried to think in advance in order to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Our goal is to lead you travell without having too much to care about in advance...! Just a tooth brush and some pesonnal spare linen in a small bag, does it speak to you...???!
WATCH CAREFULLY the bathroom on the dedicated picture. She has all you will find in a big one...but is NOT very large (bath tab with shower and toilet). Well, now you know, and if you don't spend your life in it...!!! Second toilets main floor, which is really convenient! As many travellers, you will probably think you never had seen or expected so much, and that all was finally truth! Some even think this was their best Airbnb experience ever...Check our comments!
And come and check yourself soon...!!!

Guest access

A) Here to begin is our standard arrival procedure, followed by
B )Specific arrival during Xmas or if work is in progress in the street.

Advise: it looks to be a good idea (by experience...) to tape your own arrival (A or B) on paper before your journey... It might help!!! Some travellers don't even read it, guet lost, and then call for help....which make everybody late at the end....

If you cant enter a "VIA" in your GPS, enter then first n° 8 rue des écoles, and when arrived, re-insert 3 rue de la poissonnerie the final destination .
Which will make you turn immediatly left ( DISREGARD the forbidden traffic sign only destinated to people NOT living in the street forward). Take it!!!
Arriving from Strasbourg or Mulhouse (A35), or preferably join Highway 35 if arriving from west, and take final excit at COLMAR excit n°25.
1-Thank you for telling us type and color of your car so that we can recognize you, and to confirm, upon effective departure, your GPS estimated arrival time plus rest stop via Airbnb messenger. (Or by SMS only in case of communication problem)
-Then, thank you for letting us know when being TWO HOURS AWAY GPS TIME, (or when just landed at the Airport) so that we have enough time to come down from our mountains without making you wait...Being punctual, we appreciate to be advised in case of any delay...
-Thank you for finally sending last message when exciting the highway 35 (at COLMAR excit n°25) so that I can decend and wait for you in the street under the porche.
-When being arrived at « 8 rue des écoles » (GPS then becoming less accurate due to narrow street), facing the bridge, insert 3 rue de la poissonnerie (in case of no "VIA" possible in GPS), turn left (despite the forbiden traffic sign, indicating allowed to inhabitants only), and enter QUAI de la poissonnerie with a little canal on your right for about 150m. At restaurant JY'S on your right, keep going and enter « RUE de la poissonnerie » for an other 150m down to number 3-5 on the right . Narrow street between old houses both sides, often pretty crowded. When at 3-5, park under the porche , maximum on the right side along the yellow wall, so that an other car can pass. I will be there waiting for you (100 kg, tall, glasses, beard, often with a hat)
2-From then, we unload lugage and put them ground flloor where they are secured. My wife will be waiting for everybody 3rd floor with all explanations.
During this time, I will be keeping an eye on the car in the street. As soon as he is back, I will go with the driver to the parking spot, and we will return by foot together (not more than 5 minuts).
Looking forward to wellcoming you soon!
Have a nice trip!
-Thanks for sending your personal email if you wish some arrival pictures!
-Let us know if you wish us to reserve a restaurant for your first evening. We recommend "Wistub de la petite Venise" (just opposit in the street), cosy, small and typical,with excellent home made food for good price. (All travellers enjoyed it!)

B- SPECIFIC ARRIVAL during Xmas markets or work in progress in the street
Appartment adress: 3-5 RUE de la poissonnerie...BUT....
Arriving from Strasbourg or Mulhouse (A35), or join it for easier arrival, with final excit at COLMAR n°25.
1-Thank you for telling us type and color of your car so that we can recognize you, and to confirm, upon effective departure, your GPS estimated arrival time plus rest stop via Airbnb messenger. (Or via SMS only in case of communication problem)
-Then, thank you for letting us know when being TWO HOURS AWAY GPS TIME, (or when just landed at the Airport) so that we have enough time to come down from our mountains without making you wait...Being punctual, we appreciate to be advised in case of any delay...
-Thank you for finally sending last message when exciting the highway 35 (at COLMAR excit n°25) so that we can decend and wait for you in RUE de Turenne n°5
-When being arrived at 5 rue de Turenne , stop on the right (in double line) just after "hotel Le Colombier" (with blue shutters) roughly in front of the hair- dressor. I will be there waiting for you (100 kg, tall, glasses, beard, often with a hat) with Anne.
2-From then, you unload lugage and bring them with Anne ground flloor where they are secured (less then 50m). You will go with her 3rd floor to the appartment and join me back as soon as possible in the street while Anne will give some explanations. During this time I will be taking care of your car (please leave me the kees in case it has to be displaced a few meters). I will then go with the driver to the parking spot, and we will return by foot together (not more than 5 minuts).
Looking forward to wellcoming you soon!
Have a nice trip!

-Thanks for sending your personal email if you wish some arrival pictures!
-Let us know if you wish us to reserve a restaurant for your first evening. We recommend "Wistub de la petite Venise" (just opposit in the street), nice and cosy small typical place with excellent home made food for good price. All our travellers who went just enjoyed it very much!

Interaction with guests

For their first evening in Colmar, and in order to recover from the trip, our travellers often appreciate to have dinner in a little typical restaurant just opposit the street (« Wistub de la petite Venise »). Cosy and charming place, excellent home made food at an excellent price, kids wellcome. But it is mandatory to make reservation a little in advance as it is often full. All our travellers who took the option have allways been very happy with it. Thank you for telling us as soon as possible if you wish us to make reservation for you !
Once you will be in the appartment, you will find our « red book » with all kind of indications and suggestions (departure procedure, urgency numbers, closiest pharmacy, emergency kit,various activities , suggested restaurants in and outside Colmar, electric bikes or car rental, taxi, Christmas markets in Colmar and in surrounding villages, where to buy food by foot, even organic products at the covered market just near by (umbrellas and shopping cart available), heardresser, cash money distributor, suggested typical days, etc…..In order to know what is to do around, we have made a list of most typical and interesting villages to visita round, with also different suggested activities around. This list is available on this site in the « house manual », reachable as soon as you will have completed your reservation. But if you wih, we will also sen dit to you by mail on your request !
Included in this list :
I)Most intersting villages to visit around
II) Activities by topics such as :
-a) Kid activities – b) Warm baths – c) On water – d) World War I & II memorials and remains – e) History and old stones – f) Museums – g) Christmas markets – h) Snow skying - i) Rent a car – j) Wine cellars -

Other things to note

*SPECIAL OFFERS*!!! (Except during X'mas period and during all month of december for which reservation will not be opened before september, except in case of a requested period exceeding 3 days-in this case just ask us, and we will reopen reservation page for you)- Essentially destinated to members of A SAME family with chidren (direct line such as grand parents-parents-children): for any period exceeding 3 days, get a 5%per day rebate, up to -30% for a complete week depending on the season ! Ask us! For other travellers, some poncutal offers depending on period and number of nights (except during scholar hollydays and some specific WE) . Special rebate (-14% = Airbnb fee) for a last minut reservation (maximun 3 days before arriving). Special rebate -23% available to all travellers for a complete week!
*CAUTION* After having clicked on your requested dates, ask us initially by simple contact (click on "contact host" under first chapter) and make your initial request asking for our ACTUAL SPECIAL OFFER IF ANY at the time. (If you don't, or if you click directly on"request to book" or "instant booking", special offers WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE anymore.)
MINIMUM stay of 2 nights, (except during school hollidays and X'mas markets with a minimum of 3 nights).
Week end fares: 230 € to 480 € depending on season.
Remember : you arrive with your hands in your pocket !!
Wellcome at the « Elephant vert »

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 5PM - 7PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 282
Weekly Discount: 23%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 5PM - 7PM

A) Règles de base: communication (dans les deux sens...!). Sourire et bonne humeur!
Arrivée s.v.p. entre 16h et 19H. (Nous sommes à environ deux heures du gîte).
Départ de : 10 :00 à 12 :00 (11h30 si possible en cas d’arrivée prévue dans l’après midi)
Merci de bien vouloir nous confirmer par sms (la veille au soir de votre départ) l'heure à laquelle vous souhaiterez quitter l'appartement le lendemain. Nous tenons à venir vous saluer au moment de votre départ afin de procéder à un rapide état des lieux.
L'appartement, si vous êtes déjà six personnes, ne convient malheureusement pas à plus d'un enfant de moins de deux ans pour un bon confort général. Merci de nous en aviser.
Seuls nos amis les animaux bien élevés de moins de cinq kilos sont acceptés. Merci de nous en aviser également.
Bâtiment en ossature bois. Merci de bien vouloir prêter attention au bruit dans les escaliers, ainsi qu'à la tranquillité des voisins après 22h30.
Enfin, n'étant pas à l’hôtel, mais chez de simples particuliers fonctionnant sur la base d'une confiance et d'un respect réciproques, nous avons décidé de ne pas imposer de frais de ménage systématiques à nos voyageurs, ceci aussi longtemps que l'appartement sera "restitué" sensiblement dans l' état de propreté dans lequel nos gentils voyageurs l'auront trouvé en arrivant (cf. charte Airbnb). Si vous ne souhaitez pas le faire, un forfait ménage de 80 € vous sera proposé. Merci donc de bien vouloir suivre notre petite procédure avant départ indiquée à l'appartement dans notre "book". Sinon, merci de nous en informer DES votre arrivée afin que nous prenions nos dispositions.
Nous nous efforçons de toujours faire le maximum pour tous nos hôtes et tentons de leur offrir ce que nous aimerions nous mêmes recevoir lors de nos voyages, c'est-à-dire ressentir que nous arrivons chez des amis de longue date qui nous laissent leur appartement pour quelques jours, avec tout le nécessaire, et quelques attentions particulières en plus... Ceci est la base de notre implication Airbnb.
Quelques uns de nos voyageurs nous disent en partant (et nous l’écrivent même) que ce fût leur meilleure expérience Airbnb ! (Voir les commentaires). Ceci est en tout cas notre plus belle récompense qui nous fait nous sentir si bien !
Nous espérons que ce sera également le cas pour vous…
Alors bienvenue ! Nous nous réjouissons de faire votre connaissance bientôt et vous souhaitons de passer un excellent séjour à l'éléphant vert!!!
Et n'hésitez surtout pas à nous appeler pour tout renseignement. Nous sommes là pour çà!!! Et ça nous fait plaisir! Alors...!!!
Patrick et Anne

Basic rules : good communication in both ways… keep happy and smiling !!!
ARRIVAL : please between 16 :00 and 19 :00h (We are about two hours away from the place)
DEPARTURE : from 10 :00 to 11:30 if possible, in order to give us enough time to set back the appartment for the following travellers (who might arrive from 16 :00 the same afternoon). If no arrival the same day, 12 :00 is OK !
Thank you for being kind enough to confirm by text message (the evening before leaving the appartment) the time at which you wish to leave the following morning . We wish to be able to be in time to come for a quick check and say by by.
Unfortunatly, if being allready six, the appartment is NOT convenient for more than ONE child under two years old, comfort minded. Thank you for keeping us advised.
Only our friends animals nicely behaving and being less then 5 kilos are accepted. Please be kind enough and keep us advised too .
The building structure being made out of wood might be a bit noisy in the stairs. So please pay attention, and also concerning any noise after 22 :30 for good neighborhood relation.
Finally, not being in a hotel, but at a simple individual home, we are used to function on a reciprocal confidence and respect basis, and we then have decided NOT to charge our travellers (up to now) with systematic housekeeping costs. This will kept as long as the appartment will be given back in the same cleanlyness condition as the traveller will havefound it upon arrival (such as suggested in Airbnb chart)
If you DO NOT wish to make it, a cleaning fee (80 €) will be proposed to you. Thank you then to let us know upon arrival if you wish to take this cleaning option.
Thank you also to read our departure procedure in the red book.
We make every effort to always do our very best for our travellers and try to offer hem exactly what we would be happy to receive when arriving somewhere ourselves while travelling, such as feeling we are arriving at some old friends place, with everithing we might need, plus even some more specific attentions !
We are very happy to wellcome you soon and hope you will experience one of your nicest Airbnb stay by us !!! That is anyway what some travellers tell and even write us when leaving… (check comments). That is for sure our best reward , making us feel so good !!!
And do not hesitate to contact us for any reason. We are fully dedicated to you for what we hope to be one of your best stay ever… !
Wellcome to the the « Elephant vert » !
Patrick & Anne



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53 Reviews

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Aaron User Profile
August 2017
It was very much noticeable the attention to details that Patrick and Anne have put in to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. They provided us with a clean and well furnished flat, in probably one of the best location in historical Colmar.
Patrick User ProfilePatrick is a superhost.
Response from Patrick:
Thanks for coming! As you mentionned being a bit apprehensive, I really suggest to queep choosing among "Super host" propositions while researching. Just click on the page (choose "superhost" criterias)!
August 2017

Madis User Profile
July 2017
Patrick's place is close to culture, castles, wine road and family entertainment like monkey mountain and Europa Park.
Patrick User ProfilePatrick is a superhost.
Response from Patrick:
Nice to read you enjoyed having been wellcome Just as friends, with the fridge filled with fresh wine , beers and cokes. Fresh cake and biscuits. Happy to know you enjoyed our recommandations and restaurants réservations, such as our red book informations. Happy to know you enjoyed our beddings. Finally, happy to read such a great comment with So many détails of what you enjoyed in our home. We sometimes ask ourselves what We could we do more to make our travellers more happy in order to keep So great and détailled comments...!!!!! Makes us so happy to feel we have been part of a great stay....
July 2017

Michael User Profile
July 2017
Patrick & Anne have the perfect home for families to enjoy the spectacular city of Colmar. We loved every moment from the warm welcoming, funky decor through to the view from the shower! Thanks for allowing us into your home. What a magnificent place to stay!

Praveen User Profile
June 2017
Patrick's home at Colmar is a delight. Tucked away from the hustle of the place. Still right in the middle of it. Patrick is a great host and very accommodating. We will be back soon.

Madelyn User Profile
June 2017
Everything was as described or better. Patrick has thought of everything you could need. He even made reservations for two restaurants which were both great. Loved being right in the middle of town and looking out the window at the beautiful view below. Very comfortable bed as well. Would highly recommend!
Patrick User ProfilePatrick is a superhost.
Response from Patrick:
Happy to read you appreciated our little attentions such as home made local cake, wine, beers, US breakfast set...
June 2017

Chia User Profile
April 2017
- best fully dedicated to their host. -excellent support/ organisation since first contact ( flowers bought , restaurant reservation made in a very nice place just opposit the street with special birthday cake , brakfest set for first morning as we arrived late) Beverages in the fridge, strawberries , fruits, etc.... -warm welcome -well organised - very clean place, cosy, nicely decorated, comfortable bedding, quiet place, at 2 minutes of all facilities in the heart of the little Venice. Excellent information in the red book of Patrick ( restaurants , activities in colmar and all around), plus close communication all the time when needing an advice. Send your question, you get the answer a few sec later!!!! Parking was easy, shopping too!!! We recommand this unique experience for sure!!!! Summary: Patrick and Ann not only a host, they are also a fully dedicated tour advisor, planner and sort out everything you need!! Excellent place to stay! Highly recommended
Patrick User ProfilePatrick is a superhost.
Response from Patrick:
Thanks for this nice comment! Happy you enjoyed your time and hope to see you an other time, maybe for Xmas, which is so nice and typical here!!!!!
April 2017

Misty User Profile
April 2017
This is a serious GEM! It's probably the most charming place I have ever seen in my life. I'd give it more stars if I could. The hosts are the most gracious and helpful I have ever had. They left a fridge with a few basics (milk, juice, etc) and some lovely treats (fresh strawberries!), as well as little dishes of chocolates that, of course, my kids adored! They helped us figure out great places to eat and play and had wonderful suggestions to add to my itinerary. Thank you Patrick and Anne!!! The location just can't be beat. Your parking will be a short walk away, but I ended up leaving our car there for our entire 3 day stay and walking everywhere since we were right in the middle of Little Venice already! There are canal tours right out your backyard, lovely restaurants on every street, and the most beautiful cobblestone streets connecting you to everything. Since I was traveling with young kids I also have to note that there are three really good playgrounds all within a 10 min walk from your front door. The home is cozy and comfortable, the washer/Dryer (*very* important for me as I'm traveling with little kids) was perfect, with loads of available hanging space for delicate clothes. All the beds and the sofa were comfortable and clean, plenty of storage space in the rooms. If you are looking at this place, go for it! You won't regret it!

Colmar, FranceJoined in November 2015
Patrick User ProfilePatrick is a superhost.

Anne, astrologue de longue date, et moi-même pilote de ligne, avons habité longtemps dans ce très agréable appartement. Venant juste de prendre ma retraite, nous avons décidé d’aller nous installer dans un chalet en bois en moyenne montagne, à 60 minutes de Colmar, et donc de proposer à la location cet appartement idéalement situé en plein centre touristique de la petite Venise à Colmar.

Ayant nous-mêmes pu constater que c’est un énorme "plus" de pouvoir voyager « les mains dans les poches », nous avons opté pour une formule tout compris (lits faits, linge de maison et de toilette, pastilles bio pour lave-vaisselle et lave-linge, quelques capsules Nespresso , sucre, sel, huile, etc...mise à disposition de vélos selon disponibilité, local à bagages , carte de parking couvert et sécurisé à 5 minutes (à pied) en cas de forte fréquentation touristique, mini safe (type hôtelier) etc…), le tout compris sans aucun compte fastidieux d’apothicaire , en tenant juste compte de la saison choisie.

Vous n’avez plus qu’à venir afin que nous vous remettions les clés de chez vous !

A bientôt !

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