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Delightful Bright Riverside Apartments, Zell Mosel, On Hahn Airport Bus Route

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Premier, 2 Bedroom, River View W/ Balcony, Sleep Up To 6, Near The Town Centre

Riverside in a prime position, our delightful apartment house dates from the 1920s and had a complete rebuild in the mid 1990s. Our house is one of the prettiest on the Zell waterfront, featuring flower boxes, slate roof and traditional timber work in the gabled façade. There is a patio adjacent the entry and once inside, a marble staircase leads upstairs.

The house has 5 bright apartments over the 4 floors with 4 presently available for short-term (and long stay) holiday rentals. Décor is white tiled floors, rendered walls and pine ceilings. Furniture is of good quality with plenty of timber.

Studio and both one bedroom River View apartments are of 3+ star standard while the 2 bedroom Balcony apartment is of 4 star standard. All overlook the Mosel.

Facilities include central heating, digital satellite TV, DVD, radio, wifi internet, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Bedding, towels and kitchen linen are provided. Servicing is available weekly at extra charge.

Zell on the Mosel River is a vibrant friendly 'weinstadt' in the midst of Germany's Rhineland - perfect for both short or long stay vacations. Midway along the scenic Mosel between the cities of Trier and Koblenz, Zell is an ideal base in the heart of Europe with much to see locally, regionally - and to points across all Europe thanks to the local Hahn Airport, a major Ryanair hub.

1. Short Stays: Fly into Hahn Airport and catch the 750 shuttle bus signed Zell-Bullay, or take the train to Bullay and catch the local bus (or cab) - or drive to Zell to enjoy our wonderful apartments, the river, the wines and the region. Bring your hiking shoes. Bikes and canoes can be hired. Many more attractions are within a day's touring and the nearby Zellerland regional tourism office is ready to assist in many languages.

Day coach tours offered from Zell from May to October include the local region, Trier, Koblenz, Rhine Gorges, Luxembourg and Paris. Prices are very reasonable.

To explore by bus and rail, you can use two regional networks: the VRM centred on Koblenz including the Rhine Gorges (and Hahn Airport); just to the west the VRT is centred on Trier and extending to Saarburg and the borders of Luxembourg and France. Day tickets are good, especially for groups up to 5 and include the airport bus, ideal if you have a late flight home and spend the last day exploring.

2. Long Stays: For Aussies, NZders, Americans and others from afar with plans to live in and/or explore Europe - our apartments make the ideal base. Nearby Hahn Airport offers flights to 50+ destinations across Europe, mostly on Ryanair. The shuttle bus 750 Hahn Flughafen to Zell - Bullay runs all week, 9 x a day, every 2 hours. Rail is attractive to travel all over Germany and beyond with excellent special fares. Our rates are negotiable for stays over 1 month.

Guest feedback:

'We really enjoyed our stay at Zell. It was our first time to visit the Mosel. The house was very nice and clean, with a beautiful view. It was really a pity we could not stay longer.'

M (Jul 2010)

'Just a note to say how we enjoyed Zell. The apartment was lovely and Elsbeth so kind and helpful. I have never been to Germany but found the area so pretty and the people were very friendly. I wish we had booked for longer!'

J (Aug 2010)

More Details

Property Manager
Ralph and Olga Jackson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Ralph and Olga Jackson

We the owners, Ralph and Olga, live in Australia while the former owner Elsbeth lives on site and manages the keys, cleaning etc. We were pleased to discover and purchase this apartment house in 2009. We visit once or twice a year.

We also run bike rides in Australia (Outbike) and small group charter tours.

Ralph and Olga Jackson purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Ralph and Olga Jackson chose Zell

We came up with an idea for long-stay rentals in beautiful places close to hub airports for low-cost carriers. We thought this would suit travellers from far places such as Australia and NZ, giving them a home-base in a perfect location, with lots to do regionally and all Europe at their convenience.

We couldn't find a more perfect location than Zell on the Mosel River in the heart of Rhineland and nearby Hahn Airport, Ryanair's #1 hub in Europe.

Our property was just about to come on to the market when we heard about it. One of the prettiest on Zell's waterfront, in wonderful condition and with 5 attractive self-contained apartments we thought it ideal to test the idea and snapped it up.

Elsbeth the former owner still lives on site and manages the house superbly.

What makes this apartment unique

The whole combination of our house, the town and people of Zell, the history and traditions, the wine making, the Mosel River, the scenery of Zellerland, Rhineland and nearby Rhine Gorges, Germany, near neighbours France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands - and easy access by rail and low-cost air to the rest of Europe make My Europe Base not just another holiday rental but a unique way to experience Europe, particularly for those of us from afar, more used to carrying a month's luggage on strict schedules and paying a fortune to do it!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Zell in Cochem-Zell

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed comprised of 2 single mattresses.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed comprised of 2 single mattresses.
  • Bedroom 1 overlooks the Mosel. Bedroom 2 is an internal room (to the rear of Bedroom 1) with its own ensuite bathroom. External light comes in from the bathroom window. Bedroom 2 has 1 entrance, from the stairwell. It can be locked off from the rest of the apartment and used as a separate hotel-style room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Delightful Bright Riverside Apartments, Zell Mosel, On Hahn Airport Bus Route
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Great week on the Mosel

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the Mosel. We explored towns and castles all week. Zell was the perfect mid-way base for our explorations. The apartment was perfect! We had lots of room to stretch out; since we were traveling with friends, we all had enough space to rest and have a little quiet after a busy sightseeing day. Elsbeth was a wonderful resource for restaurants and added local flavor to our stay. Thank you for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Stay

  • 5 of 5

While the 2 bedroom apartment was not exactly as I envisioned because the 2nd bedroom was outside of the main apartment, it was not a factor. The apartment had everything we needed for our 2 week stay. The apartment was clean, bright and spacious enough for 4 adults. The location was superb. The lady taking care of the building, Elisabeth was incredible. She was a gem. I would highly recommend this apartment and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing accomodations, amazing town. Elsbeth is wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could stay longer. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ

Love Zell

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our week in Zell. Place was close to town, comfortable, clean and quiet. Elsbeth was helpful and friendly. We would all stay here again without hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Junction City, Oregon

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Small but cozy and having two baths and the ability to do some laundry was great! Place was sparkling clean and comfortable, view was beautiful, especially the early mornings. Everything close by and were able to park our rental car right in front of the apartment. Elsbeth was very helpful and went out of her way to make sure we had what we needed. Price is great, whole experience wonderful. Since it is right on the street and on the water there is some traffic noise especially in the early morning, cars and boats but a pair of earplugs took care of that. We even had a small parade go down the street and were able to watch from our windows above, great fun!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
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Wonderful flat in Zell

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little flat. Parking across the street.

The owner was very nice and gave perfect instructions to get into the flat. Everything was clean and as stated in desciption. Great view, close to everything. I would recommend to others to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Ediger-Eller towards Cochem
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Bullay on Koblenz-Trier line
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Exit 125 near Wittlich on E44
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Eifel Region
Nearest Beach
350 Kilometres
North Sea
Car: not necessary

Riverside, backed by vineyards and right on the Mosel Bike Route, our delightful apartment house is 2 minutes walk to the many wine cellars, cafes, restaurants and the visitor information office in the historic town centre of Zell. It is one of the key towns along the scenic stretch of the Mosel from Trier to Koblenz. Numerous walks and bike rides are possible. Bikes and canoes can be hired locally. Day tours operate to attractions around the region on a weekly schedule (and even to Paris on Sat). Ferries go up and down to Cochem, Bernkastel-Kues etc. Buses cover the region including to Bad Bertrich spa. Bullay is 6km by frequent bus, midway on the rail Koblenz to Trier. Burg Eltz and other castles can be walked from stations on the line. France, Lux and Belgium are within 100kms. Ryanair's hub at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is 35 mins by bus, every 2 hours, 9 x a day. Cars can be hired at Hahn airport. Street parking opposite the house is unrestricted.

Other Activities: Day coach tours to Rhine Gorges, Trier, Koblenz, Eifel vulcan region etc. (inexpensive)

Golf: Golf Club Cochem Mosel (18 holes) is approximately 35 kilometres away. Drive along the river in the direction of Cochem to the villages of Ediger-Eller on the northern bank. The next village is Senhals. Here, turn off the river and take the K22 in a northerly direction up onto the plateau The golf course is about 5 kms from Senhals. The club has a website.

Golf Club Hahn (9 holes) is only 20 kms to the south and was built by the Americans in 1954 and modernised in 1996.

Golf Club Trier lies about 40 kms to the west near the village of Ensch.

Golf Cub Edelstein Hunsruck lies about 40 kms to the south near the village of Kirschweiler.

Three more golf clubs lie near Bitburg, about 60-70 kms to the west of Zell.

Ski: The Eifel is the nearest ski region. About 80 kms north from Zell, for alpine skiers Hohe-Acht Jammelshofen is attractive. This area also has about 8 km of cross-country trails. Close to the village Daun, 45 kms north of Zell, there are two separate small skiing areas, the Mäuseberg and the cross-country skiing centre, Ernstberg.

Other Eifel locations: Hollerath-Udenbreth has a cross-country skiing centre, Weißer Stein, with about 27 km of trails and two small ski lifts. Monschau has a small ski area, Wintersportzentrum Monschau-Röhren. Prüm has two small ski areas, Wolfsschlucht and Schwarzer Mann, both with about 10 km of cross-country and several small lifts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Zell, Moselle-Saar

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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