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|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake (8 miles long!) 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Salzburg/Linz 80 km, Nearest railway: Altmunster 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
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:
'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!