European apartments usually have several important differences compared with apartments in the United States:
Europeans, as a rule, don’t use window screens. In most, but not all places, there are fewer bugs than in the United States. In any event, most Europeans don’t like screens on their windows, period. Unless otherwise indicated, while your apartment may have every convenience, it probably will NOT have window screens.
Towels and linens are provided. A new set will be supplied halfway through your 2-week stay. Maid service is not available in Untour apartments. Doing laundry during your stay is possible either by arrangement with the landlords or through self-serve machines. Payment is arranged directly with the landlord.
Reading lamps leave a lot to be desired all over Europe. We’re not quite sure why, but rather than try to reform the whole continent on behalf of our customers, we simply tell our customers: If you like to read in bed, you may want to bring a small battery-powered reading lamp like those sold in bookstores everywhere in the States.
Most, but not all, of our apartments are adjacent to, or near, the host’s home. Furnishings vary widely and according to the custom of each country. Many of our apartments are furnished with family possessions, antiques, etc. This gives a very different feeling than a typical "vacation rental" property in the States; it’s often warmer and more homey, with all the pros and cons that "warm and homey" imply.
The Rhine Untour vacation rentals are located in 4 villages west of Frankfurt: St. Goar, Oberwesel, Kaub and Bacharach. All villages have good train service and each has its own distinct charm, while offering restaurants, markets, banks and butchers. The apartments are tastefully furnished according to local customs, giving you an authentic taste of life in a German Rhine village. You’ll also enjoy the warm hospitality of charming small-town life.