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Outstanding vacation rentals in a historical property facing the vineyard - WHITE STORK ***** - Outstanding luxury apt for 2

Bedrooms 1
Space 60 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights



WHITE STORK ***** - Outstanding luxury apt for 2

Exceptional loft under the roof with covered terrace. Panoramic view on vineyards, Vosges and roofs of old Riquewihr.

Prefectural ranking official of 5 stars (19 March 2013)

The White Stork is the emblematic bird of Alsace. Its habitat is perched, as is this exceptional loft in space 'cathedral' attic ...

The exceptional and unique character of this apartment reflects both the plan and the location of the old Renaissance house on top of which the house of the White Stork is arranged.

Accessible by a wide and comfortable built to modern standards stairs, this luxurious apartment offers a unique charm, romantic and unusual. The structure rises to more than 5 meters above the living area which opens to the four cardinal points. A large bay window seating area and connects the dining room to a covered terrace of 12 m2 south facing roofs of the old medieval village of Riquewihr.

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About the property

Les Remparts de Riquewihr

The location is exceptional: in the medieval ramparts, facing the vineyards. It is quiet, but only a few hundred meters from the heart of Riquewihr, one of the most beautiful villages in France ...

This is a collection of 6 new outstanding luxury holiday homes: 4 of them are located in a big Renaissance house (actually a winery built in 1580) on the first belt of the ramparts (built 3 centuries earlier in the year 1291). The property is facing the famous Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard producing some of the best Alsace wine; 2 other apartments are in a 17th Century adjacent house. The houses are surrounding a small garden. The renovation works took more than 2 years. The result is a gem!

Property Manager
Jean-Paul Krebs
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, german
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Jean-Paul Krebs

Les Remparts de Riquewihr (Ramparts of Riquewihr) is our small family business. We are a couple of tourism professionals - Martine and Jean-Paul - having many years of experience in airline business and travels.

We think that - especially for a rather long stay (most of our guests are discovering the slow travel concept and are staying 7 nights and more) - it is not enough to sleep well during the night but it is necessary to enjoy the stay in a place which is somehow of the same level as the historical surroundings, the landscape, the mountain and the vineyards: beautiful. We put a lot of effort and care in the renovation and decoration of our vacation rental apartments because we want our holiday homes to be a memorable part of your travel experience to Alsace and France.

Jean-Paul Krebs purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Jean-Paul Krebs chose Riquewihr

After 6 years of efforts rebuilding this old medieval property we are proud to announce that our collection of new outstanding luxury holiday homes in Riquewihr, Alsace just earned a 4 and 5 stars official classification by the French ministry of Tourism.

Our holiday homes belong without any doubt to the finest places to stay in Alsace.

What makes this apartment unique

The location is exceptional: a very quiet historical place facing the most famous vineyard in the area but within short walking distance of the historical center of the village.

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Les jours d'arrivée et de départ sont flexibles mais les dates ne doivent pas générer de trou d'une ou deux nuits dans le planning.
Attention: pas d'arrivée ni de départ les jours de Noël, Nouvel An et Pâques.

Arrival / departure dates are flexible but should not generate any gap of 1-2 nights with existing bookings shown on the calendars. No check-in or check-out on Christmas Day, 1rst of January and Easter Sunday.

Anreise- Abreisetag sind flexibel aber sollten keine unvermietbare Lücken hinterlassen (1-2 Nächte).
Keine Anreise / Abreise an Ostersonntag, Weihnachtstag und Neujahr.


Accommodation and facilities for WHITE STORK ***** - Outstanding luxury apt for 2 in Riquewihr

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Spacious with large shower, separate toilet, large vanity unit, washing machine and dryer and lots of storage. Overlooking the vineyard.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • King size bed. A second television with DVD player. Window and skylights bedroom overlooking the impressive ramparts of 1291 and offer exceptional views of the Vosges Mountains, the forest and the vineyards of Schœnenbourg! At harvest time, you will be ringside to follow the precious grape harvest and throughout the year, you can follow the meticulous work of the winemaker.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Apartment strictly NON SMOKING


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WHITE STORK ***** - Outstanding luxury apt for 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful charming apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days and loved the apartment The reservation process was easy, check in smooth, and professional. The White Stork is the best of all our vacation VRBO rentals. I can't think of any negatives about our stay.

The White Stork is beautifully furnished and charming and has all the needed amenities---kitchen well stocked, bathroom bright and clean, comfy bed, and beautiful views over the tiled rooftops and onto the rolling hilly vineyards. My husband walked to the bakery every morning to buy fresh buttery croissants to drink with coffee before setting off on our hikes or touring the other small villages. We sat on the balcony enjoying the Alsatian wines and terrific views in the afternoon before walking the few steps to dinner in charming Riquewihr. The parking provided was in a secure car park but the entire village felt safe. I know the owner has other apartments available(some smaller, others larger) and I would not hesitate to book any of them.

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for sharing your experience. The White Stork is on top of a former medieval winery. Facing the vineyards but less than 100 meters from the main street. Definitely a quiet and privileged location. Regarding the stairs to climb, there are 3 easy flights. The staircase was rebuilt to modern standards and each step is only 17 cm high. All availabilities shown on HomeAway for this apartment or any other one of ours, are always accurate since they are automatically synchronized with our own planning.
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A Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing Christmas in this beautiful apartment. It is very comfortable and has lots of really good features, such as wonderful lighting, good furniture, plenty of modern electricals (2 coffee makers, a toaster and kettle) and unbelievable views.

The owners and Valerie were very friendly and we were very happy.

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in The White Stork for two weeks and it was one of our more relaxing vacations. Although we were out just about every day seeing some place new, coming home in the late afternoon and relaxing in our little gem of an apartment was just perfect. My husband is tall but we felt like we had plenty of space. We enjoyed many meals out on the veranda over the garden and the church bells were a charming extra delight. This was our second apartment rented from the talented Krebs and the quality for us has been excellent - elegant yet super comfortable! No elevator but the exercise up the stairs was welcome. Cooking facilities and frig were top notch, washer came in handy. There is a wonderful little grocery a few doors down where you can find pretty much anything you need. Local markets provided all kinds of excellent produce and other goodies.

Riquewihr is the perfect little village if you just want to stay "home" as there are beautiful little streets to explore. You can walk to other villages to get a break from the car. Alsace has a lot to offer, all within easy access.

  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience. The White Stork apartment is at the top of a old winery house built in 1580 and facing the most famous vineyard in the area. From there you can see in all directions: old roofs of Riquewihr, vineyards, forest and mountain, Rhine valley and even, when weather is clear, the Black Forest in Germany! Be welcome back anytime!
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best place we've ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was gorgeous. It was very private and quiet, yet close to everything you need. I enjoy cooking especially in the Alsace where you can source such great fresh ingredients. The kitchen enabled this and is very well equipped. The owner is meticulous and all of the instruction manuals for each appliance is available on site. The Kaysersberg market on Monday had everything we needed except fish and Valerie told us about a fishmonger in Houssen who was amazing- we were very very happy once we found him. We love the private balcony overlooking the town and took walks amongst the vineyards each evening after dinner. We will never forget this quiet, romantic vacation. Highly highly recommend the flat.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to say a big thank you for staying with us in Riquewihr. As you can imagine, restoring old places needs a lot of efforts, not only money but ideas and some strengh and will to overcome all the obstacles. Our White Stork apartment is on the top floor of an old winery built in the year 1580 and facing the most famous vineyards in Riquewihr. The village itself is a gem on the Alsace wine route. Riquewihr was just elected this Spring "most beautiful village in France" by the Japanese travel trade association. Learning that our guests are having a pleasant stay is our best reward. Be welcome back anytime at your convenience!
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A second wonderful sojourn at White Stork !

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at the White Stork apartment in March 2015 my husband requested a return visit in March 2016 ( his birthday treat - again) . For a couple who have never ever booked the same property rental in 15 years and 40+ rentals under our belt , this in itself is a HUGE compliment to Remparts de Riquewihr and their first class, historical properties.

March can be pretty cold and sometimes misty and showery , but this year we had lovely clear sunny days during our short stay. The apartment is so warm and cosy and sitting on the balcony with a chilled glass of Riesling or Cremant is a joy to experience. A premium renovation with high quality fixtures and fittings the apartment provides a wonderful place to return after to after a day's touring. Riquewihr is a splendid location. Surrounded by wonderful vineyards and pretty towns but also close enough to visit Colmar, Strasbourg, Baden Baden, Freiburg and the Rhine.

From my first reservation enquiry to checking out, the owner's responses were 100% efficient, helpful and professional. Valerie is charming and makes sure your arrival is seamless. The apartment is great for a couple, top floor so some steps, but great views and so peaceful.

I can recommend this property in good faith and would not hesitate to book it again.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect apartment in a perfect location !

  • 5 of 5

Opening the door at White Stork was a joy. Everything so beautifully clean and high quality decor,fixtures and fittings. on a chilly March day it was very warm and bright. We spent each evening and morning on the generous balcony overlooking the neighbouring rooftops. Black redstarts swooped and 'chattered' amongst the chimneys and around the spire and it was so silent we could not believe we were steps from one of the most charming of the 'Beaux Village de France'. the linens and dinnerware were of high quality and we have rented over 40 properties worldwide but this has to be one of the cleanest and charming - right down the the Teddy bears ! We would love to stay at White Stork again. Maybe in the depths of winter or autumn to see the vines in full colour. The booking process and contact with Jean Paul and Valerie ( on site) was first class.

Their new rental property in the South of France will be of equal quality we are sure and it is on our list to perhaps stay there too.

Jean Paul and Martine can be justifiably proud of the hard work they have undertaken to renovate and furnish all their properties and dealing with them as a company has been excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
30 restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Riquewihr, perhaps the most romantic medieval city of Alsace is hidden among the vineyards and the Vosges Mountains.

Alsace and the medieval town of Riquewihr the vineyards are definitely a great destination. Alsace offers a unique combination of history, culture and landscapes. A renowned gastronomy and delicious wine make it one of the most interesting regions to visit in Europe.

In early 2010, the famous travel guides Lonely Planet elected Alsace among the original 10 destinations in the world to visit this year! For Lonely Planet, Alsace is one of the most beautiful and the most original of France which, thanks to its wine, cuisine and other attractions and tourist facilities are worth the trip.

Riquewihr is one of the crown jewels and has still the face that was hers there nearly 500 years. More than 30 restaurants are within walking distance in the village, the traditional family restaurant in the establishment of prestigious Michelin star.

Riquewihr is also a convenient place to stay for exploring and discovering all Alsace, but also very close to Germany and even Switzerland.