House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
SHORT DESCRIPTION HOUSE AND SURROUNDINGS:
This private house in the Tyrolian Alps, close to the breathtaking lake Achensee offers your pure relaxation from daily stress and complete regeneration. Usually used privately by a family, this house is open for you to rent since May 2013. A mix of traditional design, blended with modern and luxury interior, this house offers you everything you need for a perfect holiday.
Based on our experience, we think you will be particularly happy with your holidays, if you are a family with children and/or couples/friends wanting to enjoy the many possibilities for sports/hiking/skiing during all seasons and the great nature in this lovely valley in the mountains with the fjord-like lake Achensee. For this purpose we spend our holidays since many years in Achenkirch. Through the fresh mountain air you will be particularly tired during the first days of your stay and sleep a bit more than usually (an experience we have made since the beginning) - but it is exactly this fact that well help you to recover completely from the stress of the daily live and regain energy and finish your holidays with a feeling of being completely relaxed and regenerated.
FURTHER DETAILS TO THE HOUSE:
The HOUSE is the most southern of a combination of three terraced houses, with a private garden sourounding the house at three sides. Once in the house, it feels like a "fee standing,/ non-terraced house", there is no noise from the neighbours.
On the GROUND FLOOR, there is the main bedroom with a double bed and direct access to a large bathroom with separate shower and bath tub.
On the FIRST FLOOR, there is the second bedroom with a double bed and great views on the mountains directly from your bed. Besides the bedroom there is a second bathroom with a toilet and a shower. On the same floor are as well an open kitchen with a dining room, a fire place and direct access to the garden, terrace and barbecue.
On the UPPER FLOOR there is a large living room with a second fire place, comforable sofas, the television and access to the balcony with chairs to relax in the sun and enjoy the views.
The house is located in Achenkirch, a lovely Tyrolian style village. The 'Christlum' ski resort is the largest ski resort in the lake Achensee area. The lifts, slopes, ski-rental and ski school are approx. 0.5 miles away from the house and accessible within walking distance (but attention, including a steep hill on which the house is located) or by a very short car ride for higher convenience (especially for children with ski boots, a car may be needed). The region lake Achensee has more than 70 miles cross country skiing tracks, the access to 18 miles cross country tracks around the village Achenkirch is less than 500 yards away from the house.
A free of charge public beach (on grass, not sand) with changing rooms, 2 beach volleyball fields a lovely playground for children and possibility to hire pedal boats is just 1.5 miles from the house. Achenkirch has a sailing school and offers the possibility to hire sailing boats (please ask us before booking the house if you want to hire a sailing boat). On the other side of the lake Achensee there are perfect spots for kite and wind surfing. The 9 hole golf place is close by, a 18 hole golf place is a short drive from the village (12 miles). Tennis courts can be rented. Directly from the house there are endless opportunities for hiking and biking along the lake Achensee and up into the mountains.
- The house is located on a hill. During winter time you need snow chains for your car.
- Smoking in the property is not allowed.
- Pets are unfortunately not allowed.in this property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Grass Beach, 2 beach volleyball courts & playg 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Innsbruck / Austria 60 km, Nearest railway: Jenbach /Austria 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Austrian Alps region
Four lovely villages surround tyrols largest lake: "Lake Achensee". It is 5.6 miiles long and embedded in a stunning mountain scenery.
The region is a top destination during summer as well as winter. Its major assets are an impressive landscape, as well as endless opportunitues for sports and relaxing.
Several cities in the region are worth a visit: Innsbruck (34 miles), Munich (91 miles) and Salzburg (108 miles),
The house is located in Achenkirch, a lovely Tyrolean style village, which is a perfect location for your holidays during summer, autumn, spring and winter.
- A short film with impressions of Achenkirch during winter time: http://youtu.be/2ApIcGDbOr8 .
- The region lake Achensee has more than 70 miles cross country skiing tracks, the access to 18 miles cross country tracks around the village Achenkirch is less than 500 yards away from the house.
- Skiing: The 'Christlum' ski resort is the largest ski resort in the lake Achensee area. It offers 7 lifts, 16 miles / 27km of slopes between 950 and 1800 meters, of which 6km are rated as "easy", 16km as "intermediate" and 5km as "difficult". The lifts, slopes, ski-rental and ski school are approx. 800 meters (0.5 miles) away from the house and accesible within walking distance - but attention, including a very steep hill on which the house is located - with ski boots difficult, especially for children. So a short car ride might be your choice.
FURTHER COMMENTS ON DOWNHILL AND CROSS COUNTRY SKIING:
1.) CROSS COUNTRY ONLY:
Privathaus Achenkirch is the perfect place for you, whether you are expert, intermediate or beginner in cross country skiing. There is such a lage offer and so attractive tracks in the whole region, that you will enjoy a weeks cross country skiing (and more) without "getting" bored of the same tracks. If you want mainly skating (not classic) tracks, the choice of tracks is a bit lower (maybe too low for skating experts).
2.) DOWNHILL SKIING BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES AND FAMILIES
Privathaus Achenkirch is a perfect place for you. If you take a ski pass for more than 3 days, consider taking a ski pass not only for the ski resort Christlum, but the whole "Achensee Region". There are two further resorts close by - smaller than Christlum (so maybe too small if you are an extreme/expert skiier) - but with an amazing scenery and views on the lake. Busses (free) run between the three resorts.
3.) EXPERTS / EXTREME SKIIERS
You should consider taking the region ski pass for several days. Skiing a few days at Christlum ski resort + maybe a morning / afternoon in the two other ski resorts at lake Achensee. For a few other days, we suggest you move to the Zillertal, reachable by car - with EXCELLENT skiing for experts. That results in an exciting skiing holiday!
4.) MIXTURE OF ALL WINTER SPORTS
Privathaus Achensee is a perfect location. There are so many opportunities with cross country skiing, down hill skiing, snow shoe walking, ski touring, snow kiting, winter walks, sledging, etc. that you have found your perfect place, for expert skiiers as well as beginners.
5.) OVERVIEW OF SKI RESORTS
The ski resort CHRISTLUM (end of slopes visible from the balcony of the house)
Trail map: Ski resort Christlum map: http://www.christlum.at/pics/pistenplan-gross.jpg
Ski resort Christlum video with some impressions: http://dai.ly/xru7ss
There are two more ski resorts close by in the Achensee region and the Zillertal with its 178 lifts and 487km of slopes is within easy reach by car.
- Ski resort Rofan in Maurach: 8,5 miles/14km of ski slopes, 3 lifts + 1 rope tow/beginner lift (7,5 miles/12km from the house),
- Ski resort Karwendel in Pertisau: 7,5 miles/12km of ski slopes, 5 lifts + 2 Rope tow/beginner lifts (12 miles/19km from the house),
- Ski resort Spieljoch in Fügen: 7,5 miles/12 km of ski slopes, 7 lifts + 2 rope two/beginner lifts (20 miles/32km from the house),
- Ski resort Ski-Optimal in Kaltenbach: 36 lifts, 47 miles/76km of ski slopes (24 miles/38km from the house).
- Ski resort Zillertal Arena in Zell am Ziller: 49 lifts, 86 miles/139km of ski slopes (30 miles / 46km from the house)
- Ski resort Mayrhofen: 42 lifts, 82 miles / 133km of ski slopes (33 miles / 52km from the house)
A public beach (on grass, not sand) with changing rooms, 2 beach volleyball fields a lovely playground for children and possibility to hier pedal boats is just 1.5 miles from the house. Achenkirch has a sailing school and offers the possibility to hire sailing boats (please ask us before booking the house if you want to hire a sailing boat). On the other side of the lake Achensee there are perfect spots for kite and wind surfing. The 9 hole golf place is close by, a 18 hole golf place is a short drive from the village (12 miles). Tennis courts can be rented in the village. Directly from the house there are endless opportunities for hiking and biking along the lake Achensee and up into the mountains.
Video from the region: http://youtu.be/hGN0dvgosU4
Video from the 18 hole golf course (12 miles/19km from the house): http://youtu.be/xvHRVrZCWwc