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Review 4238: Bavarian Forest Holidays, Haus Sterr

Review by julesy from Scotland

Apartments in adjoining houses in Bayerisch Eisenstein, Germany


July 2009, 2 weeks


Bayerisch Eisenstein is the last German village before the Czech border - it practically is the border! It is very beautiful, tranquil and welcoming. Steeped in history and on the edge of a national park it just has a very stress-free feel about it.

Nearby Amenities

There is a small and very reasonably priced supermarket a short walk from the apartment. The cafes in the village are lovely - especially the Kaffe Muhle where the kuchen has to be sampled to be believed! And there are several good restaurants - the only snag is the kitchens close relatively early at around 8pm.

The House/Apartment

The apartment - Arber - was in the eaves of the house - beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. It is a conversion of a traditional German guest house. Open plan living room/dining kitchen, bathroom with shower (very good shower) and two bedrooms (one double and one twin). The beds are comfortable. There is also a balcony with a lovely view straight up to the Arber mountain - hence the name of the apartment. There are three other apartments in the building and a basement with excellent recycling facilities.


There was a nice shared seating area outside. Our boys played a lot of table tennis there when it was quiet. The owners have other properties adjacent and along the road and most of the facilities are shared.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The apartment was very clean and well presented. My only complaint was that there was a sofa and a rather uncomfortable basket chair. We are a family of four and only three of us got a comfy seat! I did put this in my comment sheet to the owners who I'm sure will do something about it as they are excellent hosts and would do anything to make their guests' stay better.


Beds were very comfortable and rooms were nice. We only had one bathroom, which was fine as the shower was good quality. All very clean. Would have liked a washing machine in the basement.


Good kitchen - we ate in more than we've ever done on holiday. Well stocked and if there's anything that's not there you can borrow it from the forsthaus.

Problems or Bonuses

Great recycling policy. We hardly had any real rubbish.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

We booked with owners direct and it was easy and friendly. The hosts are great - everything is explained and nothing is a bother to them. English is spoken. Excellent value for money.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Would highly recommend this property and would stay here again.

Things to do in this area

There's lots to do but you have to get out and about. We went to the open air swimming pools, summer tobogganing, out on to the Arbersee, walking, cycling, up in the gondola to the top of the Arber - you name it!

Worth going for a day to Prague - stunning! And we also went to Munich which was excellent. Had a tour of the Allianz Arena (1pm every day the tour is in English). I bought some gorgeous glass jewelery.

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