Overlooking the Danube, away from the noisy tourist hassle, in Vác, just 30 minutes from the centre of Budapest: spacious 3 room apartment, ideal for families and those who want to combine a city trip to the beautiful capital of Hungary with nature walks and relaxing in the garden.
In the charming baroque town of Vác, just half an hour by train from the center of the beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest we offer a spacious, self-catering two bedroom holiday apartment with separate living room, kitchen and one bathroom and with views on a quiet and tree-shaded promenade and park and on the Danube river.
The apartment is situated on the ground floor of our house and has a separate entrance. The accommodation, which sleeps two to six people, is also well-suited for parents with children. It has a large bedroom with a double bed, a smaller bedroom with two single beds as well as a living room with a sofa that can be converted to a double bed. The apartment has central heating, but in the living room, you will also find a traditional Hungarian masonry heater.
A baby cod and a highchair are available. We also provide games and toys like Lego, badminton and jeu de boulle available for people who travel with kids.
The apartment offers ADSL-cable, free WiFi and a TV plus DVD player with a collections of DVD's. There is also a well filled book case with Dutch and English books and books on Budapest and Hungary. The separated kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, coffee machine, a double hotplate, and microwave. The bathroom has a shower and there is a washing machine. Guests are invited to use the secluded garden and the barbecue facilities behind the house.
Vác is situated on the banks of the Danube River. The town is the perfect place for those who want to combine a visit to one of Europe's most beautiful cities with more leisurely holiday activities. The centre of Budapest is just half an hour by train. The main train station is a ten minutes walking from the apartment, and trains run from 05.30 AM till 00.48 AM. By car, the city center takes three quarters of an hour. To the south of Vác, the Danube riverbanks are part of the Danube-Ipoly National Park. It's a paradise bird watchers. The neighboring Börzsöny Mountains National Park offer lots of hiking possibilities. Along the Danube in front of the house passes the Passau-Budapest cycling road, and we offer bicycles for rent to our guests.
Vác itself is a charming little town of 30,000 inhabitants. The baroque main square, just around the corner, has been extensively renovated. You will find some very picturesque historical buildings as well as several restaurants, cafes, and coffeehouses (including a superb chocolate place). There are also several small museums, most interesting probably the exhibition of the mummies of Vác; the almost fully preserved remains of local citizens from the 18th century and their beautifully hand-painted coffins. In summer, there are regular open air performances on the square, ranging from classical concerts and folk dance to pop music. Nearby is also a daily market, where peasants from the surrounding villages sell their produce. The local open air swimming pool is just one minute from the house.
We are both foreign correspondents, working in Hungary, and we have written guides about Budapest and the country (in Dutch). We can provide you with lots of information and we can borrow you maps and other useful materials. If you are interested, we can also organize guided tours in Budapest (and Vác). We speak Dutch, English, German, some French, and Hungarian
Private entrance, use of garden, barbecue, up to four bicycles for rent. Two bicycles are always available, the other two in consultation. There is also some bicycles suitable for (not too small) children.
As Runa has written a book on Budapest and Henk a guide for Hungary, we are happy to give you advice. We also organise tours in Budapest, if you are interested. We are always open to chat, but respect your privacy if you don't feel up to conversation.
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In the third or fourth weekend of July, there is a local festival in Vác, with performances ranging form classical concerts and jazz to folk and pop. There are many other activities as well. The festival is very nice, but of course, it also creates the necessary bustle. If you want to book during that period and you think it would disturb you, please inquire with us when the festival takes place, as the exact date varies.
We charge € 45 for the first 1-2 people and € 5 for every person extra, up to maximum 6 people. We have a central heating system, but during the heating season, we charge € 2,50 per day heating costs.
We do have four bicycles for rent for our guests (€ 5 per bicycle per day). There is a children's bicylce as well.
We do have pets (a dog and two cats), but as we want to make sure that people who are allergic can stay with us, the pets are not allowed into the apartment. There is a gate in the garden to keep the dog away from the entrance to the apartment, in case guests are scared of her.
I'm a Dutch journalist, working in Hungary as a correspondent for Dutch newspapers. My husband Henk Hirs is also Dutch and also a journalist. He is editor in chief of a tourist magazine, Where Budapest. Apart from that, he sometimes reports for Dutch radio. While I have written a book about Budapest (in Dutch), Henk published a travel guide on Hungary (also in Dutch). We have been in the country since 1990, and as correspondents, we not only report on tourism, but on Hungary in general. We also organize city walks (and bicycle tours) in Budapest. We live together with our two cats and our dog, Gaia (the animals are not allowed into the apartment, by the way).
The first time we walked into our house, we fell in love with the place. It had everything we could wish for: in front a lovely view over the Danube river, in the back an equally lovely garden, a historic town centre with cafés and restaurants just minutes away (but not so close by that you can hear their noise), as well as great nature in the vicinity and very easy access to Budapest. The apartment that we rent out is in the building at the ground floor and our guests generally feel the same about the place, we noticed. We love renting out the apartment. It has brought us in touch with many nice and interesting people.
For those who read Dutch: follow our blog boedapest op maat for tourist tips. Or watch our videos on Hungary, in English on youtube (boedapest op maat). Not yet an enormous collection, but it will hopefully grow.