Cosy family house in the west of Austria

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Country: Austria Suburb/Town: Gai├čau City: Bregenz State/Province/Region: Vorarlberg Type of home: House Located: in the country Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 5
Our home:

Our home is a nice house on the countryside. The best things about it are the big corner bath, great shower and a lovely fireplace.

It is located in the small and peaceful village of Gaißau, perfect for a relaxing, stressless holiday. It is surrounded by nature, mainly (strawberry) fields. On a clear day, the nearby Lake Constance can be viewed from the dining table. Looking the other direction there is a great view on the swiss mountains and the Alps. 

The house consists of one parents-bedroom with a walk-in-wardrobe and a queen-size four-poster bed, one guest-room with a king-size bed and a children's room. It only has one bathroom, but that is quite spacious.

In the winter the underfloor heating keeps you warm, and in the summer the sun, as it's got a big amount of windows.  

There is a garden around the house. with a bench and table to sit and a small slide for children. The garden is surrounded with a fence, as we are the proud owners of a lovely dog. (So if you are allergic to dog hairs, maybe our house is not a good idea.)

Home amenities

  • Balcony,
  • Bath,
  • Bicycle,
  • Cable/Satellite TV,
  • Carport,
  • Clothes Washer/Dryer,
  • Dishwasher,
  • Fireplace,
  • Garden-Yard,
  • Heating,
  • Internet Access,
  • Lock Up Garage,
  • Microwave,
  • Patio/Deck,
  • TV/DVD,
  • Video Games
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Our neighborhood:

The Lake Constance is in walking distance, the closest "real" mountain is a twenty-minutes carjourney away. The Lake Constance has got three islands, Lindau, Reichenau and Mainau, which are easiest reached by boat. There are ferrys and excursion boats going all over the lake. If your prefer to be your own captain, all around the lake you can find boating schools, mostly with boat hire. In summer it is great to have a swim early in the morning, in a cold winter ice-skating is possible. 

The village of Gaißau itself is, as mentioned, quite small, but we do have got a local food store, a café and three restaurants. As it is located at the Swiss Border, the small village of Rheineck is the next adress for more (evening) entertainment. 

The next cities are Bregenz, which is the capital of the federal district of Vorarlberg, and Dornbirn. I have to admit that they are not exactly big, but they have got  a great atmosphere. 

Local Activities

  • Art Gallery,
  • Biking,
  • Cafes,
  • Fishing,
  • Hiking,
  • Historical Sites,
  • Ice Skating,
  • Lake,
  • Museum,
  • Parks,
  • Public Transport,
  • River,
  • Sailing,
  • Surfing,
  • Water Skiing,
  • Windsurfing

Our Houseswap preferences

Swap type: Simultaneous and non simultaneous ok Preferred start date: any Length of Swap: any Preferred destinations: any Open to offers?: yes

Other preferences

  • Car swap negotiable,
  • Non smokers only,
  • Pets ok
Number of travellers: 2 Languages spoken: German, English, Portuguese
About us:

We are a family of two, my little daughter (one year old) and me. At the moment I am mainly a mother, but also a freelance journalist. 

Also Santino, a Golden Retriever is part of our family, though he will be taken care of by relatives, while we are travelling. 

My parents and my sister are living in the next village, so they will be there if you have any questions or need help. 


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