House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A lovely light, bright and spacious modern house with up to 4 bedrooms on three storeys with fantastic views of the magnificent Kitzsteinhorn Glacier and surrounding mountains. Used also for holidays by the owner's extended family, this property is very well-equipped, including a wide range of children's equipment (carry cot, travel cot, bottle steriliser, 2 high chairs, 3-wheeler push chair, toboggans etc) and toys, making this an ideal base for active or relaxing family holidays in the mountains at any time of year. It is ideally suited to two families, three couples or an extended family including grandparents etc.

Kitzview is located on the edge of the traditional Austrian village of Kaprun (10 mins level walk to centre) in a quiet yet convenient location and only a 10 minute bus/car journey from the snow-sure Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. There is a well-stocked supermarket within 150 metres and the ski bus and nearest restaurants are a similar distance. The local indoor/outdoor swimming pool spa complex is in Kaprun also. Whilst a car is not essential, the house does offer use of a secure garage which is also suitable for storing skis, bikes and other equipment, in addition to one extra allocated parking space. Private ski room in house basement.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Salzburg 85 km, Nearest railway: Zell am See 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The property is spacious with a large open plan wooden floored living area providing spectacular views of the Kitzsteinhorn mountain and surrounding area.

The house is well equipped to a high standard with full cooking and laundry facilities. There is underfloor heating in the basement and ground floor living areas and individual radiators in each bedroom. Heating and FREE WIFI is included within the price.

The first floor bedrooms consist of a twin, a double, and a room with two sets of full size bunks. The double sofa beds in the lounge and basement rooms extends the accommodation to 10 if needed.

The large basement includes a drying room, ski/boot room and multi-functional ancillary/additional bedroom. Washing machine/dryer also.

Full equipment available for toddlers and younger children free of charge - travel cot, carry cot, 2 high chairs, three wheeler buggy, baby bottle warming, bottle steriliser, toys, games, DVDs, books, inflatable paddling pool, toboggans and slide trays. One child's bike (age about 6yrs) plus tag-a-long bike. Children's ski clothing may be available on request.

Free use of computer. Free wireless internet. Free access to piste web cams via cable TV.

Selection of videos, DVDs and books.

Large selection of local maps and guides with plenty of personal recommendations for skiing, walking, cycling, swimming and touring.

Further details outdoors

In the summers months the terrace provides a great private barbecue area (gas and charcoal BBQs provided)with stunning views. Private lawned garden for children. Patio dining table and chairs provided. Kid's picnic table also.

Private lock up garage and additional external car parking space. The garage provides secure storage for car, skis and bikes etc

Children's tag-along bike trailer available for use with two adult bikes.

"We had a great time and loved the place! The kids loved skiing and the house was well organised when coming home tired. Toys, space... We are even considering coming back over summer and surely for another winter stay!!! We will be in touch. Thanks for all the great tips and extensive detailed information in the house! We will surely share our experience with friends and colleagues." Anneleen and family, Luxembourg

"A real home from home with every comfort thought of. Lovely warm house to come back to after a day's skiing. Local supermarket with good choice of food made it a joy to stay in and cook a leisurely meal in the evening. We will definitely be back. A big thank you to the Truman-Smith family for creating such a wonderful place.

"It's all in the head", Ski instructor to Sue." Sue Chapple (1st time skier!), Devon

"Oh no - back to the harsh reality of working life tomorrow morning… and no more bread runs, sore legs, glühwein toasting, Bella Casa pizzas or wienerschnitzels. Two feet of powder on the glacier - great gulley and bowl skiing. Wow. Fantastic holiday - and yes, just enough room for ten of us!" Heidi, Graeme and the other eight, London etc

"We have found your perfectly appointed, well fitted out comfortable and warm Austrian hideaway the most enjoyable base form which to enjoy brilliant skiing. Plenty of potential for some summer fun. 'Til next time! Thank you!" Ceri, Harry & William, Worcestershire

"Excellent four days' skiing, laughing and evenings in Kaprun made all the better with great, clean accommodation. Many thanks for the use of your house. I would like to book in January next year please."

Mark Gribble, Devon

"What a great place to come and stay. Excellent holiday. Will be back. Tip: great food at Hilbergers Restaurant in Kaprun village. Book to secure table." Derek Lammonby, Aussie beginner, Devon

"Fly in Friday evening; Sat am, Rafting ("bumpy white water - did I really fall in after 5 minutes", Julian); Sat pm, Canyoning ("cliff jumping into freezing water down a narrow ravine - just like being a little boy again," Matt); Sat evening, lakeside drink at Zell; Sat night, Kaprun nightlife ("Hello [random girl's name], my names is James, I'm getting married next month…"); Sun 8am 'til noon, Glacier skiing ("This is the most dangerous thing I have done all weekend. I think I need to rest", Morgan); Sun evening - haute cuisine en route to airport; Sunday midnight - tucked up in bed in London. Phew! Tip: amazing what you can do in a weekend!" James, Martin, Morgan, Matt and Julian, London, New York, Southampton, Devon

"T-shirt glacier skiing all week. Great place. Great time. Thanks a lot." Alan Ranger, Manchester

"Beautiful backdrop to the living room. What a romantic place. Thanks for sharing your house. Can I book a slot now for next year please?!" Nicola Roberts, London

"Inaugural Boys' skiing weekend.. Fantastic skiing. Great place to stay. Back next year.

Tip: Après ski drink with stunning Kitzsteinhorn view at roadside Bar/restaurant half-way on left returning from Glacier." Richard Cussons, Devon

Further details

This is very much a home from home. We purchased the property as an extended family eight years ago and continue to enjoy many happy holidays there at all times of the year. We are continually surprised at how much the area has to offer.

As a winter resort, Kaprun benefits from the glacier and very advanced and extensive snow making facilities on the lower slopes making the ski/snowbaording season a genuine November through to May. Visit between mid December and mid April and you are almost guaranteed that all lifts will be open.

In late spring and summer the region comes into its own with miles of off-road cycle paths, mountain biking, swimming, walking, climbing and general lounging! In addition to the lake at Zell, nearly every village has its own panoramic outdoor pool or swimming lake. The recent addition of the Tauern Spa World in Kaprun is icing on the cake.

The shoulder seasons of May/June and Sept/October are quieter and generally child free. A good time to explore with the car, or maybe play a bit of golf at the 36 hole course 5 minutes drive away.

The Salzburg Region

Kaprun and Zell an See are situated in the heart of the Alps in the province of Salzburg in part of the Hohen Tauern national park. It is one of the most spectacular skiing and hiking regions in Austria. The two villages are 7 km apart and surrounded by the ski-mountain peaks of Kitzsteinhorn (3.203 m), Schmittenhöhe (2.000 m) and Maiskogel (1.675 m).

In addition, the Saalbach-Hinterglemm (30 mins), Kitzbuehel (45 mins) and Maria Alm (35 mins) ski areas are also accessible by car.

The Kaprun/Zell am See region provides:

* 138 km of slopes with only one Ski pass

* Snow sure and a longer than normal ski season thanks to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier

* 200 km of cross country skiing trails

* Almost endless skiing opportunities with the Kitzbuhel, Saalbach Hinterglemm, and

other ski areas within 30-45 mins drive

* A wide-spread network of hiking and cycle paths

* For snowboarders 5 Funparks, Halfpipe + 6m Superpipe, loads of Freeriding and many

events

* Spa complex Fun pools in Zell am See and Kaprun with sauna and steam bath

* Championship golf course

* Sightseeing flights, paragliding, parachuting, ballooning,

* Toboggan runs + "moonlight toboggan bus"

* Horse riding through the snow

* Ice sports: ice skating, ice hockey (Zell has a premier league team), curling,

* Graded cycling routes

* Tennis & squash

Kaprun

Kaprun is a picturesque traditional Austrian village, with a decent selection of restaurants and accommodation. It has lots of character and no concrete high rise buildings. Nightlife is quieter than in neighbouring Zell, but is still varied and great fun.

In winter Kaprun is the ideal resort for beginners and advanced skiers alike. The Kitzsteinhorn glacier guarantees snow and skiing all year round. There is also lots to do in the summer with amazing walking and climbing, miles of dedicated cycle paths, two excellent golf courses and water sports on the lake just to name a few.

Being only 75 minutes drive from Salzburg international airport means that you will arrive in Kaprun fresh and ready for your holiday.

There are regular market days in neighbouring Zell am See and parades and processions throughout the year. Austria is a country very set in tradition and customs and Summer, in particular, is a great time for quirky village and town events.

Whatever time of the year you visit you will find there is plenty to do, see and visit.