Between the Usedom Alps and the natural conservation area of Thurbruch, 5 km from the Baltic coast and the famous “emperor’s resort” of Usedom, two red wooden houses rise amidst the venerable fruit trees of a small village. It sounds like a fairy tale but it’s all quite true: At the Apfelgarten (apple orchard) modern architecture meets rural idyll – where the cock crows and the Stork builds his nest. From all natural materials, a gem of a holiday home for families as been created. And as the island of Usedom – which boasts more than 40 kilometres of beaches – has been dubbed Germany’s sunniest island, the terraces and balconies all face south west, with a view sweeping right down to the sea. Wood and glass lend the apartments their warm, airy atmosphere. The furnishings are timelessly tasteful and all the apartments have a sauna and a wood-burning stove. And let’s not forget the walks over Kückelsberg to Benz, where a historic windmill awaits you with the best home-made cakes on the island!
What to do
Beach (the Baltic Sea beach and the seaside resort Bansin are 5 km away), railway along the coast (from Peenemünde to Poland), cycling tours, visits of the seaside resorts with historical spa architecture, hiking.
Why we like this house
Beautiful apartments with fireplace and sauna and idyllic garden. A perfect homebase from which to explore the island.
This house is great for
It was love at first sight. She has always been in love with the sea, he prefers the mountains. In the "Usedom Alps" they found an ideal location and created a holiday paradise out of an overgrown garden plot. Together with their three daughters, Berlin architect Robert Frey and his wife - communications expert Anke Frey - love to spend their holidays in the apple orchard. During fall they make their own apple juice and in wintertime, after the sauna, they do somersaults in the snow.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Usedom
Name: Apfelgarten Usedom
Scenery: quiet village location
Number of guests: 6 apartments for 4 people each
Design: Robert Frey, Berlin
Special Features: The place is run by the architect.