Spacious 3 room apartment, sleeps 5, private parking, and wifi
Apartments Ruth, Salzburg
Dr. Ruth Dick
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Why Dr. Ruth Dick chose Salzburg
I used to live in the 3 room apartment and I love it because it is so close to the center (15 walking minutes) but in a quiet residential area, in a small house with altogether 6 apartments, with a private parking place for each in the yard and a small garden in the back. What I also like about my apartments is that they have doors and windows in 3 directions so they are airy and there is almost always sunlight coming in somewhere. There are bus stations not more than 4-5 walking minutes away, still it is quiet, you don't hear the busses. And you can walk to the historical center in 15 minutes through pleasant streets. I also love the tall Magnolia tree in the back yard.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Loved our stay!
Great place..... like staying at your Austrian Oma’s house!! So fun!
Ruth's place was perfect for the celebration of our 46th wedding anniversary! It is located in a quiet neighborhood yet in walking distance to a bus that goes directly to historical Salzburg. It's also close to a couple of restaurants and a grocery store.
Ruth is a great communicator, answering not only our questions but giving good ideas of what to do and see. We would definitely go again ~ perhaps for our 50th!?
Spacious and clean
This flat was very spacious and clean. It was very comfortable with two large bedrooms and very well equipped kitchen. Unfortunately, there was no AC but the landlady did provide us with a fan.
Lovely, large, quiet apartment
This is a really nice place in a quiet neighborhood only a 15 minute walk from the historic area. Dr. Ruth Dick was in contact with us as well as having another person in the building available for any assistance we needed. Was great to have a washer and dryer mid-way through a 3 week trip to Europe.
Great Location in Quiet Neighborhood
Here are thoughts & suggestions from 2 retired Americans on a 3 week vacation in Italy, Austria, and Germany. We stayed at 7 VRBO homes (2 Bed & Breakfasts, 4 apartments, and 1 efficiency).
General Experiences at all VRBOs:
- Tax: almost all places collect a special tax (~ a couple euro/person/night) often not mentioned in the offered price.
- Wash Cloth: Europeans have a different approach apparently. Most rentals do not provide wash cloths. Bring your own or go to store and purchase.
- Rental Type: Set your expectations properly by understanding the difference between bed & breakfast, apartment, and efficiency.
- Address: It seems HomeAway suggests the Rentees provide the address only 1 week or less before the rental date. Unfortunately this makes travel planning for longer trips more complicated. It would be nice if they provided actual address 3 weeks before rental date.
- Business Hours: It was interesting dealing with business hours in different countries. We started in Rome where almost everything was closed in early afternoon and then open very late into the night. Then when in Austria, we had to search hard to find open stores after 6pm. We also ran into multiple non-standard holiday issues that affected when businesses were available.
- Google & Apple Maps: Don’t always trust Electronic Maps for directions. Use your common sense. Google Maps routed us on a 1-2 miles walk to catch a bus that was only 1-2 blocks away.
- Laundry: Many places had washers, but plan to air dry clothes.
Specific to Salzburg:
Since Dr Ruth was out of country, she had her house keeper help us get into her apartment. The apartment was very good sized and comfortable. We walked several blocks (~0.5 mile) to local grocery store and cooked supper in her kitchen. Her place was convenient for walking to old downtown Salzburg (we walked to HohenSalzburg and to Sound of Music tour). Quaint neighborhood was quiet. Weather kept us from enjoying her balcony since the clouds concealed the mountains.
Spotless and spacious.
Had a great stay at this apartment. Close to the old town and very close to public transport. Communication with Ruth the owner was excellent. The apartment was spacious and spotlessly clean. Would absolutely recommend this property.
I am so happy that you enjoyed our stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you back in Salzburg some day. Best wishes, Ruth
The apartments are at Ganshofstrasse 18, close to the historical center, in the part of the city called Max Glan, about 8 minutes driving distance from the airport and from the freeway and about 10 minutes driving distance from the train station.
How to get there: Coming form freeway A 10 EXIT Salzburg Airport, go ahead to the first traffic light, then turn left to the Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse. At the end of Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse turn right to Maxglaner Hauptstrasse. After having passed a small bridge, turn left to Straubingerstrasse. At the end of Straubingerstrasse turn left to Ganshofstrasse. It's the second house on the left side, a light green house. From the airport take either a taxi or bus number 2 to Hans Schmid Platz. Go back about 100 meters until you see a sign 'zum Gasthof zur Einkehr', Before this sign turn right , cross the little bridge and turn right into Ganshofstrasse up to number 18. Or take bus 8 to Glansteg, cross the street,, walk a few meters back, turn right the narrow way and cross the little bridge, then turn right into Ganshofstrasse and walk up to number 18.
Attractions and activities:
within a walking distance of 15-20 minutes you can reach most of Salzburg's main attractions. The Festspielhaus where concerts, operas and theaters are played, the Getreidegasse, a beautiful street in the historical center where you will also find Mozart#s birth place. There is now a museum in that house. The fortress Festung Hohensalzburg from which you have a beautiful view on the city. But my favorite place for a beautiful f view is going up the elevator to the Mönchsberg where the museum of modern art is situated, there you have the nicest view on the old town.. The Dom, Salzburg's biggest church, several other beautiful churches, the old cemetery with its catacombs, the Peter's Keller- which is supposed to be the oldest restaurant in Europe which offers good food and evening concerts with or without dinner. The mirabell garden, on the other side of the river and close by the Marionettentheater, a very artistic puppet theater for adults playing operas by Mozart. You can take a bus to the palace of Hellbrun and watch the water games which are really fun and take your kids to the zoo. Or take your children to the museum of science in the historical center, the 'Haus der Natur' . This just to name some of the most important attractions.
Ski: The closest Ski mountain is the Untersberg in Salzburg. With the car it takes about 15 minutes to get there. There are also busses going there and there is a skibus in winter that takes guests to different ski resorts.