Grasberg on Lake Traunsee
About the home
Just some of the things our recent guests who don't want a Facebook account have said:
June 2012 - We would recommend anyone to go and enjoy the house, Booking, locating the house and getting keys all great as was the overall condition of the house including beds and bedding, kitchen, bathroom, facilities, amenities and customer service. Good value for money and we can only recommend it. What did we like the best? - the view. What did we like the least? - leaving.
Moira and Les Thornhill (UK)
May 2012 - The time at your house was wonderful. It is like no other in that it felt like being at home from the start and we really look forward to coming again. The peace and quiet and the beautiful landscape meant everything about our stay was really relaxing and we would have liked to have stayed there longer. Thank you for the lovely accommodation. Ja, Ihr Haus ist wirklich mit keinem anderen Ferienhaus zu vergleichen. Mann fühlt sich sofort wie zu Hause! - Sibylle Küpper (Germany)
New Year 2011/12 - This property was the perfect venue for our family's New Year's holiday to celebrate a 60th birthday. It was just what we wanted. The views were awesome, and it was a great base to explore the local area where we were spoilt for choice of things to keep us entertained. We can't wait to go back and see the rest of the massive list of sights we wanted to see. It was a perfect winter destination, and we didn't even make it to the slopes! But there was plenty to make it perfect for the summer too. We'd definitely go back! David was very helpful and friendly and a joy to do business with! - Sarah Kelsey and family (Germany)
July 2011-Wow, what a great place you have in Altmunster! After reading the information in your ad and the comments of former guests, we expected a beautiful spot but this really exceeded our expectations! If friends of us are looking for a place to stay in Austria, we will surely recommend your house!
Set in its own grounds on a south facing hillside with uninterrupted views over Lake Traunsee and the Alps and yet only five/ten minutes from the lakeside towns of Altmunster and Gmunden with their wide range of restaurants and shops, the house is fully centrally heated and has three bedrooms, a large lounge/diner, a very well equipped breakfast kitchen with dishwasher, a bathroom with underfloor heating and a laundry room with washing machine,
The house has been extensively renovated and is comfortably furnished, well equipped and has two south-facing sun terraces offering 'views to die for' (see 'Guest Book').
A reasonably priced, locally renowned, restaurant is only five minutes walk away for those occasions when you just don't want to cook with numerous restaurants and cafe houses in the local towns and on the lakeside.
We have set the house occupancy at a comfortable/spacious 6 but there is a sofa-bed in the lounge plus two fold-out matresses which then allows for flexibility for up to 8 guests.
Bedroom one - double bed plus cot (plus two further fold-out matresses if required)
Bedrooms two and three - two single beds in each.
There is parking for two/three cars and lots of space in the garden for children to be children.
With lots to see and do within one hour's radius of the house, Grasberg offers a perfect winter and summer holiday location for every age group and taste.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lake (8 miles long!), 3km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Laundry room with toilet and washbasin in addition to main bathroom
Fridge has a freezer compartment.
Satelite TV with DVD player
Further details outdoors:
Two south facing, panoramic alpine view, terraces.
Garden furniture for eating outside.
We lived in the area for eight years before returning to the UK in 2001. We know the area like the proverbial 'back of your hand' and If you need any help with local knowledge or bookings/reservations in German, just ask us. We're only too pleased to help.
For all other information regarding booking, cancellations, late deals etc. see 'Rental Rates' below.
The Upper Austria/Salzkammergut region
Never heard of the Salzkammergut region of Austria? Whether it makes you go 'Ahhh' or 'Agh', just think of the 1960's hit British film 'The Sound of Music' and the sights and sounds of this still relatively -undiscovered part of Austria will come flooding back.
Named after its historical links with salt mining in previous centuries, the Salzkammergut is a tourist board carefully kept secret. A by-word for nature at its very best. A kaleidoscope of mesmerising images of lakes, mountains and architecture, both traditional and tantalisingly modern, blending in perfect harmony with one another.
With all that such a region has to offer - 'food for the body, mind, soul and spirit' - this veritable feast is
topped - off by the wonders of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, only an hour away. Here, visitors can feast their eyes and ears on the sights and sounds of some of the world's most dynamic, emerging artists and musicians and still leave room for some of the 'sweet things of life'. After all, it's part of what being on holiday is all about, isn't it?
To have a foretaste of this and to whet the appetite for more, why not take a few minutes to explore the region by using the links below. (click on the relevant flag on home page for translation)
Skiing - Nine ski areas to choose from (beginner to advanced). All major ski areas are equipped with snow canons ensuring great ski conditions.
Take the opportunity to widen your horizons and see and enjoy much more of this magnificent part of Austria than just the piste/ski village - there are a number of ski areas within easy reach of the house offering a wide range of skiing experience including challenging down to beginner and family friendly (especially on the purse), such as:
• Dachstein West and Gosau - a real favourite with a wide range of runs from novice to black, great ski schools and crèche facilities for the kids.
• Kasberg - a great mixture of challenging and family friendly runs. Beautifully located in a picture-postcard setting.
• Feuerkogel - can be seen directly from the house and a great area for beginners to intermediates.
• Post Alm – the second highest plateau in Europe and so almost guaranteed snow, this is a great place for families to learn and play together. Great for non-skiers and novices.
• Dachstein- Krippenstein - a free stylers paradise and challenging resort.
• Hinterstoder - Worldcup downhill venue.
• Wurzeralm - Senior Worldcup venue
For more see:
The Gmunden am Traunsee / Altmunster am Traunsee area
'Grasberg' lies above Lake Traunsee - 'Gateway to the Alps' - and the tourist towns of Gmunden and Altmunster in the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria. Idyllically situated, it is within very easy reach of all main amenities and only one hour from the historic city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart.
Together with its many cultural attractions, it is also an ideal summer/winter location with any number of mountain/water based activities including skiing - five areas ranging from beginner to advanced all within 15-45 minutes driving distance including Gosau/Dachstein West with its 140 km of pistes and 67 lifts and the spectacularly beautiful Kasberg region(see links below) But, if none of this is what your looking for, why not simply take time to 'chill - out' and enjoy the culinary delights of the region!
Bicycles and skiing equipment etc all available for hire in Altmunster/Gmunden
191 metres deep, 12 kilometers long, and 3 kilometres wide, Lake Traunsee which is just five minutes drive from the house is named after the river which feeds it and is crowned at its northern most end by Traunstein which at 1691 metres high forms the 'Gateway to the Alps'.
Drawing generations of visitors and entrepreneurs to the region (the lake's pleasure cruiser company was founded by the British in the 1800's), Gmunden has been the administrative centre for the region since 1265.
If that doesn't provide you with a sense of history, older still is the thousand year old, 'Jewel in the Crown', off-shore castle, Schloss Orth. In recent years, largely through the popular television series 'Hotel Schloss Orth', it has become a must - visit feature on many people's holiday itinery. Don't plan to stay there, however. Breakfast you may get, but a bed certainly not.
Whether you want to be active or just relax, this part of the Austrian Salzkammergut doesn't fail to deliver! A great place for families and individuals alike and with something for everyone (and with a little left over as well), the possibilities are endless. And remember, should you by any chance get the urge to explore further afield, then rest assured, Gmunden is at the hub of the Salzkammergut and Austria!
How to get there
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By Air - the earlier you book, the better the deal!
Lufthansa - great prices to Munich, Linz, Salzburg and Vienna
BA to Munich and Vienna
To Linz , Salzburg and Vienna (Via Bratislava)
Parking at the aiport?
For a really cheap deal on UK airport parking try www.skyparksecure.com
**Linz and Salzburg 1 hour from house - trains/taxis readily available but hire car gives fantastic flexibility.
House best accessible by car but there are trains to Gmunden and Altmunster with taxis to the house.
By Road from the UK
The AA advise that Gmunden/Altmunster is approximately a 10 hour drive from Calais/Dunkirk via the French and German motorway system. We normally stay overnight in Strasbourg at reasonably priced, just off the motorway, hotel. Ask us about the specific route. We've done it many times.
Please feel free to contact us if you need help. We have excellent local knowledge of Austria where we lived for many years and we speak German as well as English!
Activities near Gmunden am Traunsee
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
19 Mar 2013
Quiet, peaceful location and yet just a short drive to amenities and restaurants. Awesome view of the valley. Kept my husband very busy capturing shots of the amazing surrounding landscape which appeared to be constantly changing with the sunshine, snow, sunrise
and sunset. Great location to base your vacation as many places of interest are just easy drives away. Well heated. This is a house with character - it simply grows on you.
It is always a privilege being able to host guests like you and like you, we never fail to tire with the beauty and tranquillity of this wonderful corner of the Austrian Alps. As our living 'adverts', you're welcome at any time. Thank you for sharing our 'home' with us.
28 Feb 2013
A really nice house in a great location with stunning views, the six of us visited in February while it was still snowing, there was plenty of room in the house which was clean and tidy with a very well equiped kitchen, the road up the hill to the house is winding and can be tricky to navigate in the snow but with winter tyres or chains not a problem just adds to the excitement of the experience, and the sledging in the garden down the hill side is brilliant fun! A great base to travel from to see the surrounding sites or just stay in and admire the views of the mountains and lake below! We'd love ot come back in the spring or summer and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, thoroughly recommend it! Thank you David and family.
Many thanks for your generous review and we are really pleased that you were able to have the holiday you had hoped for and that you were able to discover how beautiful this part of Austria is. You're welcome at any time of the year. Feel free to mention us to friends/family - you are our best advertisers.
11 Aug 2011
We stayed in this lovely house for 2 weeks and had a very relaxing time - very well equipped with everything we needed. The views from the house are outstanding and the house is in a quiet location yet only 5 minutes drive from shops, lake etc.We made good use of the Strandbad swimming pool in Gmunden and also swam and used the dinghy in the lake.Lots of lovely walks in the surrounding area. We visited the saltmine at Halstatt and a High Ropes course at Altaussee (about an hours drive away and quite hard to find but well worth it and good value).
Many thanks for your very kind comments about the house and your appreciation.
We're delighted that you had such a great time at the house and having owned it for a number of years, we know that it is in a 'jewel' of a location - 'Better than the photos!'- as a previous guest once said. Do visit again and we hope that others discover it as well.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 420||£ 65||£ 65||2 Nights|
|Summer||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 460||£ 70||£ 70||2 Nights|
|Summer Holidays||29 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 480||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Late Summer||7 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 390||£ 60||£ 60||2 Nights|
|Winter||2 Nov 13||14 Dec 13||£ 420||£ 65||£ 65||2 Nights|
|Christmas New Year||14 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 480||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekly rates based on Saturday to Saturday bookings for two adults and up to 4 school-age children.
Please enquire about rates for more than two adults in a party.
Long lets available. Please enquire about generously discounted rates.
Small charge levied by tourist office for local taxes (guest tourism tax) - amount varies according to age.
End of stay cleaning and bed linen/towels, £60 total regardless of group size/duration of stay.
Payment accepted in GBP or Euros
If you wish to discuss anything with us please contact us by e mail or telephone - Mobile +44 (0)776 615 7544 - Landline +44 (0)121 475 0625. Both English and German spoken.
Payment in Euros also accepted.
Payment by bank transfer or cheque (please allow up to ten working days for clearing cheques)
50% deposit on booking. Remaining 50% payable 1 calendar month prior to date of arrival.
Refunds - full refund up to 3 calendar months prior to date of arrival (minus any charges levied by banks). No refunds within 3 calendar months of date of arrival if cancelled by guest (please insure yourself against this).
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