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My family very much enjoyed our week in Machtlfing. The village is very easy to get to with a car and is in the heart of a farming community - so expect to hear cows and tractors! - but otherwise it is tranquil and beautiful setting. Bus stops are just outside the house so it would probably be easy to explore by bus and link to trains to travel around the area by public transport. The apartment is very spacious, comfortable and modern in layout and fittings and provided ideal accommodation for our family of four. Our stay was during the heat-wave so air conditioning (which we expected from the property listing but was absent) would have improved our comfort, though Maria quickly provided fans to give some cooling of the rooms. The overhang design of the apartment roof and window blinds also provide some shade. Parking in the yard was straightforward and access to the apartment always easy with roomy stairs and a lift. The balcony was a lovely place to relax in the evening and also useful to dry laundry. With a car we found it easy to travel northwards to Munich and southwards into the Alps, as well as short visits to the beautiful lakes and villages within easy reach of the property. Andechs Monastery and Beer garden were a lovely place to visit in the evening. Food shopping was no problem with plenty of choice in Lidl in Tutzing and supermarkets and a variety of shops in more distant towns. Marie provided a warm welcome and farewell and showed a genuine interest and care in ensuring we enjoyed our stay. For us it added up to the perfect holiday property providing a chance to explore an area during the day and evening and all you need 'at home' to relax and refresh overnight.
The apartment was very well furnished and included everything one needed for a self-catering holiday (including tea, coffee, cooking and salad oils, vinegar, spices ......). Outside was a wonderful patio complete with table, chairs and loungers -even a barbecue. The property is right on the lake and a minute's walk down at the bottom of the garden.
If I had to find fault I found that getting into the lake was very painful on the feet due to the stony 'beach'. Also I felt that the view of the lake was excessively restricted by the trees. It would be better if say the centre one, which is very bushy, was cut down so as to enable the lake to be seen over its top.
Overall the place is good and Kirsten and Michael are good hosts but it is relatively expensive and because of the faults noted above, I doubt that we will return.