House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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.
|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|
|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
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. Probably 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 Austrian Alps 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
* Guided snowshoe-tours, Nordic walking
* For snowboarders 5 Funparks, Halfpipe + 6m Superpipe, loads of Freeriding and many
* 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
* Fit & fun in the fitness-studios of the area
* Fun pools in Zell am See and Kaprun with sauna and steam bath
* Championship golf course
Kaprun glacier 2008 - 2009 seasonal weekly snow averages (c/o Ski Club of Great Britain)
Last week November to 3rd week of April
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Upper Kitzsteinhorn slopes (cm) 104 111 108 120 190 181 180 187 191 186 185 292 389 368 420 424 438 391 372 367
Lower Kitzsteinhorn slopes (cm) 55 58 51 54 89 76 76 80 84 78 89 108 135 119 116 123 129 119 92 75
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 80 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.
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15 Jun 2012
"fantastic A1 apartment/house"
We booked the house for a ski holiday in Kaprun for two families (4 adults and 3 kids aged 12,10 and 7)Having stayed in Kaprun on two previous occasions we knew the area well and decided that we preferred the freedom of a self catered house.The photos looked great and the description seemed to be perfect for us so we booked through the owner who was very accomodating and friendly with us from the start.On arrival we were so pleased that the apartment was even better than described!!! It was perfect and contained everything that you could possibly need from the ski drying room to fantastic bedrooms. The view from the lounge to the glacier is fantastic too and we honestly have absolutely nothing negative to say.We will return to Kaprun again and this will be our number 1 accomodation choice. The bus stop is a two minute walk away and it runs every few minutes to both the glacier ,zell am see and kaprun centre.The supermarket is also a two minute walk and stocks everythng you could need including cheap mulled wine!!!!!!!
The skiing was fantastic with queue free lifts and the prices of food and drinks on the mountain were good too compared to last years trip to France.
overall we wont stay anywhere else when were in the area its just perfect!!! Many thanks to the owner (Martin Truman) for letting us stay.
28 Oct 2011
"Great house well appointed and in an excellent location"
Modern well appointed property with great views located 5 minutes walk from town and 2 minutes from a well stocked supermarket
Restaurants close by and garden equipped for eating al fresco
Plenty to do in the area and Salzburg card good value
Would love to return in the winter
3 Oct 2011
"Great family home in a perfect location to explore the wonders of Salzburgerland!"
We are a family of 4 - one 2 yr old and one 7 yr old, along with mum and dad! For this holiday we also took Gran too.
This home, not house, was perfect for us! Very clean and laid out perfectly for a family holiday - open plan living area but plenty of bedrooms. The home has a kitchen which has all the mod cons you'd expect at home and is a welcome surprise on holiday!
Kaprun itself is small but adequate - it has all the basics you need. It is wonderfully positioned to explore Salzburgerland - an amazing area full of fabulous things to do as a family. The home has lots of information to help plan your holiday, plus tips from previous guests.
The area is outstanding as an area of beauty and will stay as one of our best family holiday ever! We will be back and we will stay at Kitzview!
28 Sep 2011
"A superb holiday, spent in excellent accommodation amidst glorious scenery."
This house is spacious, and can accommodate 6 adults and 4 children very comfortably. The kitchen is remarkably well equipped, the beds are very comfortable, and there is plenty of room to relax. There is a good supply of books and films, and a wide range of games and films for children. The local Billa supermarket is out of sight but only 3 minutes walk away, and provides a very wide range of food and drink and all the other household items you might need. There are plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance in Kaprun, as well as other supermarkets and shops. There are bus stops within two or three hundred metres of the house, very useful in the ski-ing season but also in the summer for travelling to surrounding areas. There are so many beautiful places to see in the local countryside, and pleasant walks in abundance. Altogether an excellent base for a relaxing, happy holiday.
25 Sep 2011
"Lovely place to stay for a late summer break"
Very good location, excellent ameneties and felt just like home for a week.
Would recommend the trip up to Weiss Zee and also the Grossglockner glacier road, we drove it twice! So much to do in the summer, we left some for our return visit. All the cable cars were open so there was excellent walking in the mountains.
26 Jul 2011
"Luxury home from home with the playground of the Alps on your doorstep."
A superb property to rent for using as a base for activities in the Austrian Alps. We have stayed there for both winter and summer holidays and have found it exceeded our needs on all occasions.....w… More
22 Jul 2011
"Perfect home from home venue, in one of the best ski regions around"
We have stayed in this property on many occasions. It is a large spacious house, easily accommodating large family groups, without feeling on top of each other. The house is equipped with everything y… More
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