In the heady days of the early 20th century Austria, a retreat in the mountains was very much en vogue for Vienna’s well to do. It was a chance to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and take in the air in picturesque Semmering. The tradition is now revived with this jewel of art nouveau imbued with the chic and charm of yesteryear. Voilà – Villa Antoinette!
This picturesque estate near the health resort town of Semmering is perfectly suited to meet a variety of pleasures. The only thing you will definitely find “set in stone” is the local historic railroad route; a little nostalgia that, in a certain way, is an indispensable part of a visit to this area.
Villa Antoinette’s six guest rooms sleep 10 guests and will delight seekers of relaxation. In additional to the master suite and other bedchambers, the reading room may be rearranged for overnight stays. The private balconies are also perfect for early morning exercise or simply enjoying the mountain vistas. Then again, the crystal-clean air of the Villa’s 900m elevation, even if only taken through an open window, can also prove to be remarkably invigorating!
As a health resort, Semmering was once known for its strengthening cold water therapies. This practice has also been preserved at the villa, with a plunge pool located in the wellness area. Other health traditions are also provided for and reinvigoration is assured with a Finnish sauna, steam room with saltwater mist, outdoor Jacuzzi and resplendent sun deck.
At Villa Antoinette, one can also bask amidst the tranquil nature of the surrounding hills. The immense panoramic windows allow your gaze to wander and your spirit to soar.
If your soul needs to drift further afield, then the Bath House converts into your own private cinema. From the comfort of the chaises longues, the whole world can open up to you.
Once refreshed, the elegant salon with open marble fireplace, sofa and grand piano await your arrival, or if already the hour for nourishment, head straight to the cosy dining room. The fully equipped kitchen has the facilities of a country manor house with a large stove with six induction hobs and dual ovens, American-style refrigerator and separate pantry.
The reading room with open fireplace features a handpicked selection of books and periodicals, as well as a fold-out bed for extra guests. The villa also features WiFi, Satellite TV, as well as a Sonos music system in all common areas, both interior and exterior.
Outside, the breakfast terrace with table can accommodate around eight guests, whereas the sunset terrace can provide seating for up to 18 people and interior courtyard seating for up to 12. If snow allows, there is an organic vegetable garden; edible hillside berries as well as a fire pit and play areas for Antoinette's young guests.
Breakfast is included and drinks and snacks can be served at any time, but it is also possible to add in other additional services such as a private chef. Please contact us for further details. Final cleaning is not included and costs €300.
Please note the swimming pool is not available for use in the winter season.