All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .2200
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 48870
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Last Updated: June 23, 2020
About Us – Bed and Breakfast - Bio/Organic Vineyard
Dave and a dog called Brandy living in Switzerland.+
Helpers required 2020
Vineyard & Small Bed & Breakfast with two (2) rooms for guests.
Dave (me) loves to cook and the BnB thrives on his cooking skills, website reviews and best of all word of mouth!
Also known as "Dave Cuvee" to guests and social friends, creating quality, delicious meals with love and passion is my destination.
Most helpers leave here with extra kg, I am not not talking about extra carry luggage ;-)
*Please Note! “Grandpa Ed" my father passed away 20 June 2017* Most Reviews reflect when he was alive.
Brandy is a female Hungarian Vizsla born 20.10.2013. She is in training to search for truffles in the local forests. Brandy is a middle size dog weighing ca. 19kg and is very active. She is very intelligent, playful and uber friendly to everyone she has contact with. Brandy is being trained and fed by Dave, but she requires walks and exercise when Dave is at work. You should be a very dog friendly person.
Dave speaks fluent English and Swiss German (20+ years in CH), tattoo artist/piercer by profession, multilingual, grew up in NYC, is the owner/operator of a tattoo studio in Basel. Dave has a very flexible work schedule which finds him at home often.
Dave is also father to a young boy named Jonathan 01.2005 who speaks both English and German fluently, enthusiastic gamer, and lives part time in the house.
Our Diet: As a family we eat a wide variety of foods at our home and BBQ year round. Naturally enjoying wine from our vineyards to compliment the foods we eat. In regards to food and cuisine, we are extremely international in our tastes... Thai, Indian, Chinese, French, Italian, American, German, Japanese, etc, etc...
Dave is an outstanding cook and every night is a culinary excursion. We strive to eat locally grown foods which are bio and fresh when in season, from our garden... and enjoy as well a wide variety of cheeses. Brandy eats all natural, raw meat and bones only and her diet/meals are completely handled by Dave.
Our home is located in a small village of approx. 600 people, 30 minute train ride in either direction to Basel or Zurich by train, local transport by bus to the train station is 5 minutes or 20 minutes walking. There are 4 bedrooms in the house, 2 full baths, large eat in kitchen, foyer, living room, dining room, fireplace, balcony, large cellar/garage, situated on a south facing hill. The house is surrounded by a large garden (partly fenced for Brandy), vineyard, terrace and clubhouse with views of forests and pastures.
The vineyard is maintained biologically, with 3 varieties of grapes, Cabernet Cortis, Cabernet Carol and Saphira. Annual production is ca. 300ltrs depending on mother nature.
Best destination to arrive is Basel.
The house is fully equipped with internet/wifi, modern stove, oven, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, 2 refrigerators and 3 freezers. The river Rhine flows past the next village and the German border is a 5 minute drive away. Your room is located on the second floor of the house, there is a full bath upstairs and downstairs for your use.
Help around the household, light housekeeping, help preparing meals, laundry, and other small tasks to help things run smoothly.
*Help maintaining garden, vineyard and surrounding property (seasonal)...
*Companionship and Walks with Brandy
Solo Uno, a most pleasurable experience to relax the body, mind and soul for a few hours http://www.parkresort.ch/en/parkresort/baths-saunas/#content-top
Highly recommended visit during your stay, close to our home.
Basel, a very beautiful city, over 50 museums, lots to do... www.basel.com/en
Bad Sackingen, a few minutes away by car from our home... http://www.bad-saeckingen-tourismus.de/index.shtml?en_homepage
Zurich, my least favorite city in Switzerland... Although I do appreciate what it has to offer regarding music and concerts venues and also ZRH being international as an airport, I go only when needed. https://www.zuerich.com/en#section-01
I would suggest Luzern as an alternative option for a day trip... not only do you have the beautiful lake, sights of the Alps, scenic old village, there is an excellent museum called the "Swiss Transport Museum" which is very, very cool! The museum is also a great escape if the weather changes abruptly ;-)
*There are super saver train fares available within Switzerland and I can help you avoid paying high train fees, so do not book anything in advance.
*Flixbus to Basel or BSL by plane is most convenient destination for me to pick you up.
In general the schedule is very flexible and relaxed with Dave and Brandy. You will find yourself with much free time during your stay.
Min. required stay 3 weeks.
*Min. required stay 3 weeks
*You must be very dog friendly!
*Non Strict Vegetarians welcome, we are omnivore!
Best arrival destination is Basel