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Bonn 53179 Germany

Listing # 52409

Rates From EUR 500 Weekly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Relax on the banks of the Rhine

Our bright, airy and comfortable house is located just 100 m from the banks of the Rhine. On the top floor there is a master bedroom, and two smaller bedrooms currently being used as offices (one with a double sofa bed, the other with a daybed which can be pulled out for a double bed). The master bedroom has french windows and looks out over the Rhine Valley toward castles and vineyards. In the fall and winter you can see the river barges go by, and we buy our wine from the vineyards we overlook. The master bedroom has an attached bath with tub/shower. The two smaller office/bedrooms face toward the garden, and share a small balcony. There is a second bath (shower only, no tub) on this floor which has a washer and dryer (no carrying laundry up and down stairs!).

The main floor has a sunny living room with huge windows and french doors to a balcony overlooking the garden. A fireplace divides the living and dining rooms. In addition, the main floor has our kitchen, entry hall and a guest WC. The floors on the main level are terra cotta tiles covered with oriental carpets, while the upper floor has parquet flooring. Both the main floor and the upstairs have radiant heat (always warm feet!).

The above-ground lower level has a family room with double sofabed, large screen TV and lots of books. This room has direct access through to a paved terrace and the garden. The garden itself is lush and green and quite private, there is a lovely pergola at the back covered with vines and filled with rattan garden furniture (an outdoor living room for us in the summer months). Due to our mild weather here in Bonn, we even have a couple of palm trees and started our banana trees a couple of years ago. Mostly, however, there are lots of roses, which continue to bloom until the first hard frost, which often arrives after Christmas. Our friends all say our house is like being on vacation all the time (smile).

Public transportation (buses) just two blocks away, the local train station is 5 mins by bus, 3 mins by car. There is a small business area with shopping, banks, etc. just a few minutes' walk or bike ride away, and numerous excellent restaurants along the Rhine to walk or bike to easily. Bonn, as the former capital of Germany, still has a lively cultural life with museums, concerts, opera and ballet. It's also close to Cologne, the beautiful Ahr and Mosel Valleys known for their wines, the beautiful landscape of the Eifel region and much much more -- lots to do on weekends!

During winter months (which are relatively mild in Bonn), there is also plenty to do. Starting in late November there is a very nice Christmas market which is open until 23 December. Great place to find Christmas presents or to just grab a bite to eat and warm up with Glühwein.

In February it's Karneval (Germany's answer to Mardi Gras -- although our big day is Rose Monday, not Fat Tuesday). The 2018 Karneval parade in Bonn had over 5,000 participants and was a couple of miles long. Great fun!

Note: we have a (neutered) tabby cat who would really appreciate being able to stay home while we are gone. Simon's mostly an outdoor cat, but does come and go. He is very affectionate and not at all shy. However, if need be, we can make other arrangements for him during your stay.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1700 Sq. Feet
Suited for
8 people
Property Type


Available from Friday, September 21, 2018 until Monday, December 31, 2018
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bonn
Postal Code - State or Province 53179 NRW
Country Germany
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University Bonn
University nearby Cologne, Koblenz, UN Univ, Univ Appl Sci Rhein-Bonn-Sieg, Bad Honnef

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Washington

State or Province
United States of America

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Friday, September 21, 2018 until Friday, December 21, 2018

Rental Price:

EUR 500 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
We have a cleaner who comes every second week and we would continue this while we are gone.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
Our "free range" cat would like to stay home, if possible (negotiable). We also have a few plants that need watering from time to time.

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About Me
We (German/American couple) are both researchers, one in education and the other computer science, who will be spending 3 months at, respectively, Johns Hopkins and George Mason U. Our 24-year-old son may join us for a short time at the end of our stay.

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