We're Ralph and Olga Jackson, residing between Noosaville on Australia's Sunshine Coast with some of the year in Zell. Ralph's career has been in adventure tourism - a keen traveller, hiker, cycle-tourer and chess player. Olga is an accountant and also loves to travel, hike and ride.
Our other activities:
Outbike cycle tours in Australia and Europe
Arcadia Travel, an independent AFTA-accredited travel agency in Noosa Queensland
Bandicoot Tours mostly runs small group charters in Australia for European adventure companies. bandicootbus.com
With My Europe Base, we could see potential in offering attractive affordable accommodation in a beautiful, regional location with convenience to travel away from and handy to a key low-cost air hub.
We invite you to try our base!
Ralph and Olga
In 2009 we discovered Zell-Mosel and the delightful apartment house about to come on to the market. It's owner was a delightful, effervescent and 'busy-bee' of a lady named Elsbeth, clearly a town identity. In a mutually neat relationship, Elsbeth agreed to stay on, living on site, attending to guests and looking after the house she loved.
Together we attracted and looked after a wonderful mix of short and long stay guests, including many Australians among the latter.
Sadly in September 2019 Elsbeth lost her battle with cancer.
Ralph and Olga
In December 2019 we welcome Gunter and Analiza to the role of house managers.
They live nearby and are fluent in German. With English, Analiza is fluent and Gunter is pretty good.
Gunter has lived in Zell all his life and is semi-retired, working just one day a week in the wine business. Analiza is a resident of 35 years and works casually in hospitality.
More to come!
Ideal for short or long stays, our apartment house in Zell-Mosel gives you an affordable home-away-from-home with the convenience of easy access all-over the Continent, in this case, by rail, by road, by river - and by air from the nearby low-cost flights hub, Hahn Airport.
A beautiful location, Zell-Mosel is in the midst of Rhineland which in turn, is central between the North Sea and the Alps. From Zell, you can travel in every direction.
The apartment house we chose is one of the prettiest on Zell's waterfront and our units are modern, fully furnished and very pleasant to stay in. They are of 3+ to 4 star standard.
Since 2010 our guests have been enjoying the ambience of Zell, the Mosel River and the many attractions within 1 and 2 days reach, not to mention the wonderful local food and wines. Many guests are returnees or recommended by past guests.
Whether you are looking for a short-stay Mosel River holiday or a long-stay base to explore Rhineland - or beyond - you'll be delighted with the town of Zell and our apartments.