WOW! The listing for this place does not do it justice, maybe because the region is so amazing people just take the views and comfort for granted?
The hosts (all 4 Margret, Helmut, Irene, and Gunter) were amazing, great communicators (Margret doesn't speak English, and does speak German, but her daughter, Irene, does, and did most of the communications with us :-), very helpful, lovely and welcoming, and generally made us feel completely cared for and at home.
The apartment is in Rungg/Ronchi just south of Termeno/Tramin (walkable) and north of Cortaccia/Kurtastch (almost everything here has 2 names, one for the Italian one for the German - this area used to be a part of Austria). The views are incredible, looking out across a valley to the mountains, spectacular!!
The apartment was immaculate, and lovely, and easy, and more than we were expecting having looked at other places nearby. The flooring is tile throughout with underfloor heating, and spotlessly clean! We stayed in the ground floor apartment (there are several here) and this is the one I will be describing. It is two bedrooms (and it really *is* two bedrooms), unlike other "2 bedroom" places that were in my american mind really 1 bedroom places.
One bedroom has two twin beds, the second bedroom has a queen bed. The beds were comfortable :-) and each bedroom has a love seat, and armoire, too.
The bathroom has a toilet, bidet, shower, sink, and washing machine (a huge bonus while travelling in the area, many do not). No dryer, a collapsible clothes line there works well.
The main room has double doors leading out to a picnic table on the patio, chairs, an outrageous view across the valley to the mountains on the other side, a yard, lovely garden, and home vineyard.
There is a kitchenette with a small refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, a two burner cook-top, and all the essentials for cooking-very well equipped.
The internet worked for email, downloading media,etc. but not fast enough for streaming video. Cellular service (Italian Vodafone sims) worked here. For those expecting to get Italian sims upon arrival, Italy has a 3 hour hold on new service! Our hosts son-in-law, Gunter was a technology wizard and got us set up in no time, as we were unable to get set up at the airport.
They don't use topsheets here like they do in the US, just a fitted one below, so bring one if you want. We also suggest leaving room in your luggage if you like wine, as the regions wines are absolutely spectacular, and world-famous.
Our hosts went above and beyond the entire time, from extra pillows, to helping me figure out a European can opener, to trips to the grocery, to installing sim cards, Helmut leaving us gifts of fruit from their garden, and beyond. They were always helpful, easily accessible, and generous with food, smiles, knowledge, and help.
We loved our stay, and would recommend this place to anyone travelling anywhere near!