Villa Erika

Summer resort by the sea. Half-timbering, charming loggias and balconies, wood-panelled walls, a bay window with a sea view here, a sunny conservatory there. Villa Erika on the steep slope of the seaside resort of Göhren on the island of Rügen transports its visitors back to times gone by. Built as a summer residence, by the Wolgaster Aktiengesellschaft [Wolgast Corporation]in 1891, the style of the villa is distinctive both architecturally and historically. This is because it is one of the so-called Wolgast houses – transportable prefabricated houses made of American pitch pine wood, which were popular on the German Baltic coast at the end of the 19th century and from here were even shipped, disassembled into their individual parts, all over the world. Each one of them is unique and was individually planned and built.

In order to revive the distinguished historical character of the heritage listed building, the two-storey villa with extended roof was completely renovated. Today there is accommodation for up to ten guests on three floors for a holiday by the sea.

On the ground floor everyone gathers, sometimes around the cooking island in the kitchen, sometimes at the table in the dining area or for breakfast in the glassed-in conservatory. In the small living room, not only does the bay window provide a sea view, but the historical wall panelling is also impressive.

Next come the library and the TV room, because there are almost as many favourite spots as there are grains of sand on the beach. Under the roof there are five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Everything is kept simple and furnished with timeless furniture. From the large conservatory, you can walk directly into the park-like garden with its old trees before heating up the garden sauna. This is what one does in a seaside resort.

What to do

Swimming (either within walking distance in Göhren or in Thiessow, Baabe, Sellin or Binz), jogging, Nordic walking, cycling, hiking on the Mönchsgut peninsula, diving, fishing, surfing, kitesurfing, beach volleyball, horse riding, Boat trips to Sassnitz or the chalk cliffs, a journey of discovery on the tree-top walk, with the narrow-gauge railway “Rasender Roland” [Racing Roland] to Baabe, Sellin, Binz, to the Granitz hunting lodge and to Putbus or an excursion to the AHOI! RÜGEN (swimming and adventure world in the water park Sellin).

Why we like this house

Holidays in the spirit of historic seaside resort architecture.

This house is great for

Larger groups of guests. Whether for a family reunion or for holiday with friends, or even for a seminar, up to ten people can stay in the five bedrooms available in the house.

Sustainability

Good public transport connections (the train station is below the house), EV charging station at the Waldhotel opposite.

Details

Region/Town DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rügen, Göhren
Name Villa Erika
Scenery On the high shore of the Göhren seaside resort
Number of guests Max. 10 guests in 5 bedrooms
Completed Year of construction 1891, renovation completed in 2018
Design Maxi Neubauer (architect), Berlin
Architecture Historical, Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Island, Sauna, Sea
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