Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Lake Balaton is one of the most favorite places of summer holidays
for Europeans. It is sometimes called The Hungarian Sea.
Lake Balaton offers excellent opportunities for
holidays and recreation. It is a perfect summer holiday destination for the family.
Our Sail House is about 150 meters from the Lake. Near by are Strand, Restaurants, Caffees, Discoteque, Therme (Annagora Park) Bakery, Grossery and Supermarkets. We have 4 bradnew Appartements with Kitchen, Bath/WC, Cable TV,WIFI internet, Terrace and a nice and peaceful Garden with gardenhouse & BBQ. Our parking area is safe. In our house are sailers specially very wellcome! The Yacht Marine of the Hungarian Yacht Association ( MVSZ-Zákonyi Ferenc u. 8. ) and Balatonfüred Yacht Club ( BYC - Zákonyi Ferenc u. 2. ) are 200/300 meters from the house - takes about 5 minutes walk. Feel free to use our pleasant Garden to lie down or have a rest, or to make BBQ at the Grillplace. In our own Weincave you can taste different Winesortiments not only from North-Balaton area but also from other wine regionen in Hungary. We offer different sailing tours (fishing, swimming, sunset) with our own Sailing Boat: ALCINA – www.nauticat.hu
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||100 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: http://www.flybalaton.com/ 45 km, 400 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
The Transdanubia/Pannonia region
Lake Balaton is one of the most favorite places of summer holidays for Europeans. It is sometimes called 'The Hungarian Sea'. Lake Balaton offers excellent opportunities for holidays and recreation.It is a perfect summer holiday destination for the family. One of the wine places can be considered the district of Badaskoni city on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, which is known primarily for its vineyards. You can enjoy the local wine in any of the numerous bars, where well-cooked fresh fish is also served. A small depth of the lake, which is about 3-4 meters, guarantees a pleasant temperature for swimming in the summer months, up to 27 degrees. Almost all the water sports can be performed at Balaton, and on the numerous banks. Along the whole shoreline of Balaton small towns with their picturesque landscapes, are situated and attract for a City-Trip to Balatons cultural Hearts. The biggest Towns on the northern shore are: Balatonfüred, Tihany & Keszthely. Balatonfüred, a small town with a historic atmosphere on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. The town looks back on a history of more than two thousand years, as it was inhabited as early as the Roman era. It became truly significant in the 19th century, when it was considered as one of the most important centres of culture and social life in the country. Famous poets, writers and politicians spent their summers and found recreation here. Its attractiveness is due to its beautiful location, the healing power of its carbonated springs, the fine, aromatic wines grown in the Uplands, and above all, to the hospitality of the people who live here. Our historic and cultural traditions, events organized for decades and natural treasures attract visitors to our town in every season. When you are in Balatonfüred, take a walk in the town, visit our monuments and sights, wander in the surrounding hills and enjoy the sunset as it reflects on the water of the lake. On Tihany peninsula the village with the same name is famous for one of the oldest monasteries in Hungary. Keszthely as a city has a history for more than 750 years. What makes Keszthely the capital city of the Lake Balaton is its natural beauty, the immediate natural environment, with several centuries of cultural and scientific past, and its unequalled geographical position. The Festetics-Mansion, witch is the best reconstructed and furnished mansion in Hungary, with unique parks, and Museums, with the Balaton Theatre and Georgikon University Keszthely is truly the capital city of the lake Balaton.
The history of Balatonfüred
Baltonfüred is a small town with 13.500 inhabitants, on the north shore of Lake Balaton, sorrounded by gently sloping hillocks. Foreign travellers – may they come here by rail, by road or by boat – start to feel the harmonious blend of past and present at the moment of their arrival. First and foremost the location of the town captures everyone: tender mountains on the north, the beautiful lake on the south embrace the town, which radiates that special Transdanubian serenity for ages. The town was inhabited already when the Romans conquered parts of Hungary. Walking in the town the visitor every now and then faces relics of old times. Ancient living quarters, old buildings, churches, homely vineyards, parks, mighty old trees preserve and whisper their messages to the people living here today.
The name of the town was first mentioned in the estate register of the Tihany abbacy. In the middle age there were several different settlements in the area where Balatonfüred lies today. First and foremost the so-called Füred, which became truly important only during the Reform Era. The name „Füred” does not come from the Hungarian word: „fürödni” (=to bathe) or „fürd?” (=bath), it stems from the word „fürjes” place, that is a place filled with quails. „Papsoka” is the name of the area to the west, it changed into „Siske” from the 14-th century on, and these two areas blended soon afterwards. On the north the so-called „Kéki-völgy” (=Bluish valley) reserved the name of the „Kék” village (=Blue village) till today. This whole valley used to belong to the Tihany Abbacy, and this villlage was mentioned in the estate register of Tihany in 1211 as a church estate. It was demolished and depopulated during the wars with the Turks, only the name survived. The name „blue” may refer to the many blue-coloured plants growing here: blackthorns, violets. Today the name still exists in the following place names: „Kéki-völgy” (=Bluish valley), „Kéki-d?l?” (=Bluish fields), „Kéki patak” (=Bluish brook).
The northern-east part of Füred called Arács used to be an independent village till 1954. And Arács encompassed the settlement called „Magyaré” by the end of the middle ages.
Historic traditions play a crucial role in the life and attitude of the inhabitants of the town and of those who were regular visitors here. The town is a tourist attraction for ages and it became a so-called healing resort in 1971 when the acidulous spring water of the town was officially accepted as healing water. Balatonfüred achieved the title of „International Town of Grapes and Wine” from 1987 on.
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