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Exclusive vacation apartment with open fireplace in stunning country villa - Sunnyside 1

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Sunnyside 1

Sunnyside 1 is 120 m2 large and is located on the 1. level. The apartment has a large, open fireplace, an original, very wide and old wooden hallway (1904) and is light and sunny. It has a Mediterranean charm and is very tastefully furnished with antiques. Through a large hallway you will get to the 3 bedrooms, 1 dining-fireplace room, 1 eat-in kitchen and 1bathroom with a free standing bathtub. The apartment has 3 wonderful bedrooms with double beds and antique furniture. From 2 bedrooms you will have access to the balconies. The large east-facing balcony is perfect for breakfasts with the sunrise. One of the bedrooms is so big (35 m2) that an extra cot would be possible for 2 children, or you can use it as another living/work room. The vacation apartment has a very beautiful, undisturbed patio with a Hollywood swing in a large garden. Whether you are together as 2 or 8, this beautiful and spacious vacation apartment has made all of our previous guests feel comfortable.

About the property

Villa Sunnyside

Our stunning country villa 'Sunnyside' is located on a vineyard between forests and fields above the Pillnitz Castle. You will live in a lovely renovated cultural landmark surrounded by a 6000 m2 vast garden with a lot of fruit trees, patios and fire pits. In the garden you can play table tennis, in front of the house boules. The vacation apartments are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors with separate entrances. They are very tastefully furnished with antiques. You will have a wonderful view of the scenery from all rooms and balconies. If you like to be in South France or Tuscany and prefer a demanding, artistic ambiance, then you will feel very comfortable here. You can go on beautiful hikes right from in front of the front door for 'Sunnyside'. Each apartment has a large compound with an absolutely undisturbed seat with a Hollywood swing. City center - 25 min. to the city center with a car, Pillnitz Castle in 4 MIn.

Further information about the apartment: For people who are looking for tranquility and inspiration, but also for families that value diverse excursions and prefer a beautiful surrounding where they can come back to every day and where they can stay without being bored - our vacation apartment is ideal for everyone. We have designed so that it is like the vacation that we had with our daughter in southern France and Tuscany, with a lot of attention to detail and an unobtrusive charm that gives you space to feel comfortable. There are countless possibilities on the property to play, relax and if you visit us next fall, then to eat unsprayed apples from the mixed orchards.

Further information: If you walk along the Poeten path for 10 minutes from the house, you will get to a look out point called 'Zuckerhut'. From here you will have a stunning view of the historical city center of Dresden and the Frauenkirche. You can go horseback riding by multiple stables nearby.

Further details: The house has a moving story and was built in 1904 by a family of nobility from Bültzingslöwen. Until 120, it was a lively meeting point for artists and communal circles from Dresden. For example the Brookhaus family, the artist Paula Modersohn Becker with her husband Otto Modersohn, Russian opera divas and celebrated pianists. Authors, bankers, publishers and artists all have regular entries in the old guestbook. The property was restored with care and preservation and serves as an important cultural landmark belonging to the city of Dresden.

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Peter and Harriet Meining
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

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Alle Preise sind inkl. Endreinigunskosten

Preis gilt für 4 Personen:
7 Nächte: 1. Nacht: 170.- EU jede weitere Nacht: 110,- EU
5-6 Nächte: 1. Nacht: 180.- EU jede weitere Nacht: 120,- EU
3-4 Nächte: 1. Nacht: 190.- EU jede weitere Nacht: 130,- EU
Jede weitere Pers.: 10.-

Preis gilt für 2 Pers.:
1.Nacht: 150.- jede weitere Nacht: 90.-
Jede weitere Pers.:10.-

Weihnachten und Silvester:
Preis gilt für 4 Personen:
ab 7 Nächten buchbar: 1. Nacht: 190.- EU jede weitere Nacht: 130,- EU
Jede weitere Person.:10.-


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pillnitz in Dresden

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Badezimmer 2 - Toilet , Waschtisch
  • The light bathroom has historical tiles and you can bathe in an antique, free standing bathtub. A large window gives you an unobstructed view of the garden and field.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Salon - für 2 Personen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cots possible, an additional small sink
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment has a Mediterranean charm and is lovely furnished with everything you need for a short or long term vacation. Included are books and picture books, music CDs, entertaining DVDs, cassettes fr children, boules balls, table tennis and badminton rackets, but also a lot of nice games for young and old. Unobtrusive images are on the walls. For all concerns, we are gladly available to help, whether it be insider tips for excursions, for a good restaurant or for the cultural life of Dresden - all of which we are very familiar with due to our profession. We would also be happy to reserve tickets for the Semper Opera for you. Nearby you can rent bikes - great for tours in the area. We offer you sleds and skis for free during the winter.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Sunnyside 1
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

A wonderful Christmas at the villa!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic holiday! Dresden is a magnificant city and especially so at Christmas with its old-world charm and Christmas market (dating back to the 15th c.), exceptional Semper Oper performances (we saw Hansel and Gretel), church concerts and charming Christmas candles or brightly lit stars adorning every window in the city. The surrounding villages are quaint and inviting, with friendly people everywhere who are genuinely happy to have visitors. And Pillnitz -- hometown for the villa -- is a short 20-minute drive from Dresden.

Our hosts, Peter and Harriet and their daughter Rebecca, were amazing... most gracious, welcoming and just altogether lovely people! They all went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Harriet got the opera tickets for us in advance (a must, as they sell out quickly), and Peter kindly escorted us to the local grocery to help us buy food for Christmas Eve. They even decorated a beautiful live Christmas tree for our livingroom in the villa. Then, on Christmas day, Rebecca offered to be our guide and drove with us to the Saxony Switzerland mountains -- which I highly recommend seeing.

The villa itself was perfect. The four of us stayed in Sunnyside 1 and I was amazed at how spacious yet cozy the rooms were. The photographs on the website hardly do it justice. The view was magnificent... overlooking the Elbe river and Dresden in the valley below. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for preparing light snacks or brewing coffee in the morning. And the bathroom had a real shower!

All in all, the Sunnyside villa exceeded our expectations, and I would recommend this lovely home-away-from-home to anyone. My husband and I plan to return and stay in the garden house on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property, fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week here with our three children aged 6, 4 and 3. The accommodation is spacious and bright with a perfect mix of charm and comfort. The "mummy and daddy bedroom" is enormous with amazing views.

The property is on top of a hill, making you feel that you have escaped the hustle and bustle of the world. Great walks can be found on your doorstep and a park and retaurant a little further up the hill. A brilliant location in between Dresden and Saxon Switzerland (20 mins to both) and lots of other days out close by. This is a beautiful part of Germany to discover and explore.

Harriet and Peter have created a truly lovely place to stay here, with care and attention to detail, we will most definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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wunderschöne und sehr großzügige ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

in der villa sunnyside haben wir eine absolute wunsch-ferienwohnung gefunden: sehr schön und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, hell, großzügig... sehr sauber... bei uns blieben keine wünsche offen. wir saßen im romantischen garten unter kirschbäumen - was will man mehr? diese wohnung sollte man eigentlich gar nicht weiterempfehlen - sie ist ein absoluter geheimtipp!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Großzügige Wohnung mit ländlicher Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in der schönen, großen Wohnung sehr wohl gefühlt. Uns hat es an nichts gefehlt, insbesondere auch in der Küche ist alles vorhanden. Die Wohnung eignet sich gut auch für 2 Paare oder 2 kleine Familien, da es je zwei komplette Wohn- und Schlafzimmer gibt plus Kinderschlafzimmer. Bei allem modernen Comfort hat man sich durch das Alter des Hauses dennoch auf wunderbare Weise in frühere Zeiten zurückversetzt gefühlt. Besonders angenehm fanden wir die ruhige Lage mitten im Grünen, am Waldrand, mit Blick auf das Elbtal und auf Vögel und Eichhörnchen, besonders auch von den großen Balkonen aus. Der riesige Garten bietet pure Erholung für Erwachsene und Kinder (große Wiese, Tischtennisplatte). Wir hätten dort gerne mehr Zeit verbracht, waren aber meistens den ganzen Tag im Stadtzentrum unterwegs, das man ab Pillnitz mit Bus und Straßenbahn in 38 Minuten interessanter Fahrt (immer wieder schöne Häuser, über das Blaue Wunder) erreicht. Der Fußweg hinunter nach Pillnitz dauert ca. 10 Minuten, zurück je nach Kondition. Sollte man nicht gut zu Fuß sein, ist jedoch ein Auto erforderlich. Wir werden uns immer wieder gerne an unseren Dresden-Urlaub erinnern, auch dank der Villa Sunnyside.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Künstlervilla mit großem Garten in toller Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbringen seit mehreren Jahren unseren Familienurlaub in der geschmackvoll und mit Liebe zum Detail restaurierten Künstlervilla. Bei schönem Wetter ist der großzügige Garten mit Bänken, Grillplatz und Liegen der ideale Ort zu entspannen und die tolle Lage über dem Elbhochufer zu genießen. Aber auch wenn es einmal kühler ist: Die großzügigen Innenräume und die überdachte Loggia sind Orte zum Wohlfühlen. Eine gut ausgestattete Küche erlaubt auch für viele Personen angemessen zu kochen. Nette und stets zuvorkommende Vermieter machen die Entscheidung leicht, auch nächstes Jahr wieder zu kommen. Fazit: Für alle, die ein Faible für historische Häuser in wunderschöner Lage haben sehr empfehlenswert

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Traumwohnung in Jahrhundertwende Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu sechst (2 Erwachsene und 4 Kinder) für ein paar Tage in Sunnyside 1. Eine herrliche, großzügige und wunderschön eingerichtete Wohnung. Es fehlte an nichts! Wir fanden eine gut sortierte Küche vor, Bücher, Spiele, Schallplatten, Wanderführer und Wanderkarten.

Alles war äußerst sauber und sehr liebevoll hergerichtet (z.B. Blumenstäuße auf den Tischen!)

Leider konnten wir den großen Garten wenig nutzen, da wir viele Ausflüge, teilweise direkt vom Haus weg, machten. Unsere Kinder fühlten sich in der grünen Oase pudelwohl und fanden so manches geheimnisvolle Eck.

Absolut empfehlenswert!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Car: recommended

An absolutely, secluded location in a nature park reserve with romantic hiking trails by the front door. Here you follow the traces of Weber and Wagner, relax by streams and regenerate yourself in one of the scenic excursion inns. Nearby you will find the hunting paths of August the Strong and his palace Pillnitz with a fantastic palace garden. From 'Sunnyside' downstream by the Elb, you can reach the historical city center of Dresden with all of its cultural treasures like the Semper Opera, painting gallery from the green arches or the lively new district with a 25 minute drive. Upstream, only 12km away is the national park 'Saxon Switzerland', our Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the absolute paradise for those who like to hike and climb. Here you will also find open-air theaters, the cliff stage Rathen and ponds for boating. A clean, large lake for swimming is located 8 km away. The Stolpen castle is 12 km away, hunting castle Moritzburg 18 km, stable and renaissance castle Schönfeld 1 km.

Other Activities: climbing in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Golf: A golf course is located in Ullersdorf - 10 km away.

Ski: You can go skiing directly from in front of the house! This possibility exists for cross country skiers. Descents can be reached in the Erz Mountains about a 45 minute drive away, here you will find multiple small ski areas with about 2-4 decents with different levels of difficulty. Skis and accessories can be rented. You can also go sledding at the two great decents by the mountain by our house (length: 400 and 800 m on the nearby mountain) towards the Elbe. Sleds and cross country skis are available for you!


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