Austria is a country with scenery beyond compare; spectacular mountains, streams, waterfalls, forests and crystal-clear lakes. The Alps take up roughly half of the country, and offer skiing that is second to none. Add to this a multitude of activities from walking to cycling, golf and swimming and you have the perfect holiday destination. In the season besides skiing, snowboarding, night skiing and sledging are on offer in the Alps or the Inner Salzkammergut. Popular ski resorts include Zell Am See, Eben Im Pongau and Kaprun.
Austrian food is comforting and tasty, from ubiquitous wiener schnitzel to delicious pastries and desserts such as sacher torte and apfelstrudel. In the beautiful city of Salzburg you can enjoy a wonderful Mozart dinner concert, take a horse and carriage ride around the old city, visit the Fortress, the Mirabell Gardens, the Palace or just enjoy the wonderful shopping, the gluhwein and Christmas stalls. Both Salzburg and Vienna are renowned for their musical heritage, with many concerts and celebrations of famous Austrian composers such as Mozart, Strauss, Schubert and Beethoven. Vienna is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, with medieval cobbled streets full of history, lying on the banks of the Danube.
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Anton-Wallner Strasse 5
Excellent location, nice balcony, funky layout
We were initially a bit worried that we might arrive in Austria to find no apartment---there were no reviews, the response rate here on Holiday Lettings was 34%, and the owner asked for a direct bank transfer of the full amount up front (not via the Holiday Lettings website)---but she did agree to let us pay cash on arrival, so that made us feel it was more likely really there. Rest assured, the apartment is there and in an ideal location---it seems the oweners rent often, but must not do much via this website. Personally, I think they'd have far more traffic if they set up the ability to pay via Holiday Lettings---though now that WE know it is legit, we'll be willing to send a bank transfer ahead of time for future stays (we do hope to go back).
Getting ahold of the owner was also a bit diffucult--that response rate was indicative of our experience. In the end we called the phone number in the listing and then used WhatsApp to finalize details. I suggest this to anyone interested in booking this one.
The apartment is in a gret location right in the heart of town. That aspect could not be better. That is THE reason to book here.
We were told that there is parking for the building that is "first come first served" Along the side of the building are about 6 spaces but all but one were blocked off with locked chains (not being used at all, just blocked off). In front of the building are signs that say the parking is for building inhabitants--but it was not clear if that meant those staying in the apartments or those visiting the bussiness on that side. Many of those spaces were blocked by a chain suspended between a poles on tires (so that could be moved). We moved the chain and chanced parking there, leaving a bussiness card from the apartment in the dash board, and had no issues--but were never sure of where we were meant to park. Better instrutions for that would be a really helpful addition to the apartment. The "nearby public parking" was all completely full and the garage runs 16 euros per day if you can get a space.
Getting in was easy, with a lock box on the side of the building---so no need to coordinate an arrival time and second guess traffic, which was very nice.
The apartment itself has both pros and cons:
-Fabulous balcony--bigger than we though based on the photo here. Stays shaded all day, nice views of the mountain, table to eat on and several chairs---we enjoyed it so much we kept getting take-out for meals and just eating there.
-large living room with comfortable sofa and a nice selection of DVDs to watch (came in handy in a heavy rain)
-kitchen was well stocked and I think you could actaully make a fair amount in it if you wanted to (but it is TINY---seriously teeny tiny---you cannot have more than one person in it ever).
-main bathroom can only be accessed via the smaller/kids bedroom (with two single beds). If you had small kids in bed early, you'd have to walk through their room to shower/do laundry/etc. Even with just two adults and a teen that was awkward.
-smaller bathroom (off the living room) is ONLY a toilet. Nowhere to wash hands---so you either have to cut through the bedroom to get to the bigger bathroom to wash up, or wash in the kitchen.
-beds were OK as far as comfort---fine for a couple of nights but not much more. …
Maria Alm Apartment
Well located holiday apartment
We had no trouble finding the Apartment, being just off the main road and not far from the centre of Maria Alm. The view from the front balcony across the village to the mountains is quite stunning and also there is another balcony at the back for sunshine later in the day. The apartment is well equipped, cosy and clean with a good kitchen, dining area and lounge. There is a great collection of DVD's to watch, satellite TV and free Wifi connection. The local area is good in summer for walking, mountain biking and further afield canoeing rivers. Within an hour or two drive are other attractions such as the Hallein Salt mine, Berchtesgaden, Hohenwerfen Castle and Krimml Waterfall to name a few.
The local village has plenty of nice Restaurants, a couple of minimarkets, petrol station and other shops.
Thanks again to Liz for excellent communication and organisation from start of booking up to and including the holiday …
Stylish country house near Graz - peaceful oasis, pool
Lovely stay in nature
We had a very nice stay in this place in the middle of nature. The salt water pool was super as was the house itself. Samy is a very friendly and helpfull host. If you like being in nature and love a quiet place for your holiday, this is the place to be! …
Apartment Chalet Anna
Great Loction & Accomodation
Great location for visiting many attractions in the area. Accommodation is excellent with everything you will need. Owners are very hospitable and will help with any requirements. …
Lovely House in convenient location.
The house was quiet, clean and very convenient to all attractions. It had everything you need for a comfortable stay and the owner was helpful and accommodating. The pool was a bonus for the kids although due to the change in weather, very cold. Easily walkable to the local train station, 20mins and you’re in central Vienna. There is also a nearby bar and several restaurants to eat in locally. Thank you for a lovely stay. …
Apartment Lilienbrunn - your home in the heart of Vienna
Fantastic Location in a Fantastic City
The apartment is in a modern building in a very (very) quiet area only a couple of hundred metres from the Schwedenplatz transport hub in the heart of Vienna. St. Stephan's Cathedral is a 10 minute stroll. We couldn't believe that an apartment in such a quiet area could be so central. It also felt like a very safe area and we didn't see one incident of anti-social behavior during our entire stay.
The apartment was spotless and very well maintained. It had everything required for a relaxing stay in Vienna. Marc, the owner, is great to communicate and was very accommodating.
When you leave the apartment and head towards the Cathedral you have a very wide selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and wallets.
As the world's second most famous Austrian (after Mozart) likes to say..."I'll be baaackk!" …
Farm, 19th century, modern standard, lots of space
Historic, comfortable, clean,
secluded, farmhouse in the lower Austria countryside. Ideal for families with young children, cyclist and motor bike enthusiasts. We loved staying in this house, it had everything we needed and was warm, clean and comfortable. 10 minutes to the Rax cable car, this is a must do activity. The charming local villages and beautiful countryside make this a lovely place to visit. …
Prime City Center location - Walk to everywhere !
Excellent apartment in ideal location
A very clean, comfortable and convenient apartment ideally situated in walking distance of the city centre tourist venues and transport links. Selection of restaurants, cafes and a supermarket close by. Helpful, but unobtrusive owners. We really felt at home and hope to come back again soon. …
Happy Mountains Apartment 2
My family and I stayed in the 2nd floor apartment for the best part of a fortnight in August 2018. The accommodation was excellent and very well equipped. The rooms are all a good size for a family of 4 and we never felt we were on top of each other.
Emily and Stephen were excellent and helpful hosts and gave provided a great holiday home at a very reasonable price in a beautiful part of Austria.
Very handy for Seefeld if you want to take a train to Germany or Innsbruck but try to find a cheap parking place if driving to the station. Parking prices in Seefeld can be Eye watering if you're out for the day.
So, great accommodation, lovely location and thoroughly recommended. …
CENTRAL LOCATION 1 BED APARTMENT "RUDOLFSPLATZ"
My husband and I spent 5 nites in Vienna. We loved having this apt for our stay. It was extremely clean and comfortable. The bed was especially comfy! Everything is nearby such as grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries. Stefanplatz is a just a short stroll away. I loved that is was in the center of everything but still away from the busy area. Having the park across the street was very relaxing too. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. …
City Center Apartment ALMIAN
This apartment was so great! It was in a perfect location near 2 underground stations, which made it very easy to get everywhere I wanted to go. There are definitely cool areas of Vienna that I wouldn't have seen (such as Prater) if I hadn't been staying at this apartment. Local stores and coffee shops were super convenient! Will absolutely be looking into this apartment if/when I go back to Vienna.
Thanks Michael + Andrea! …
Studio Apartment Ian with Summer Card, Own Ensuite + Free Parking & Fast Wi-Fi
Very cosy and beautiful view, we enjoyed our stay 100 percent. The host was very friendly and helpful. You can find everything you need at the location.
It is exactly as described in the pictures and even better.
We're definitely coming back!!! …
KitzView House/Chalet - 3 storey self-contained
Perfect family holiday home
This is a lovely home which was perfect for 2 families and we were made to feel very welcome. We ate in most evenings so having a fully equipped kitchen was ideal for us. The location was great for either walking into the village or driving to the slopes. We would definitely like to return. …
Apartment Vienna Downtown Prater
A good location
The apartment is good located, markets and cafe were close to the apartment. There was everything we need for stay. …
Lake view apartment
Great location and the flat itself was functional and exactly what we wanted.
Great location for ski and walk in to Zell.
The flat had all amenities we wanted for two of us with the odd visitor (my son who lives in Zell). Great to have washing machine.
There were a few snags that need sorting but these didn’t impact the stay and should be fixed by agent. If I were to be really picky the kitchen and floor could do with an upgrade, but everything worked and all utensils were provided. …