View from the apartment balcony in MayView from the apartment balcony in Winter
Alpine Loft: Ski-Hike-Bike-Golf-Spa

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1 bedroom

2 beds
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Just 70 minutes from Salzburg, 1,000m up, set in front of the Emperor's residence and snow capped peaks of Austria's highest mountains in the stunning Hohe Tauern National Park, at the edge of the historic ski and spa town, next to the waterfall: a loft style apartment with perfect alpine views through wall of glass. Open living/dining area with sofa & chaise lounge, WIFI & cable TV. Compact Austrian twin bedroom. Quality kitchen. Bath/Shower. Balcony. Parking. 220km piste/350km alpine paths.

The space

THE VIEW:
From the apartment 'window wall' and balcony: Unobstructed views down the centre of the lush Gastein valley, framed with high peaks all around. River, 18 hole golf course, horse riding, swimming lake, cross country ski route, Bad Bruck village (foregound) and Bad Hofgastein town (in the distance) all stretching out in front of you.

STYLE:
Cool post-modernist architectural design outside, contemporary eclectic cosy mountain design inside.

Light and spacious interior, clean and freshly decorated with white walls, wood clad ceiling and epoxy / concrete flooring.

PARKING:
Free private gated undercover parking space.

OUTSIDE SPACE:
Front balcony (with table, chairs and the view) gets evening sun and entrance terrace (with chairs) gets morning sun. Plus communal lawned areas surrounding.

LIVING / DINING AREA:
Living area with comfy double sofa and chaise lounge, large (55 inch) flat screen Smart TV with free cable channels and free Wifi/Internet, DVD player and DVD's, radio and CD player, board games and local tourist information brochures. Great views. Extends to dining area and wide hallway.

BEDROOM:
Compact Austrian twin bedroom with quality mattresses and adjustable wooden slated beds. Fresh linen included.

BATHROOM:
Bathroom with deep bathtub and shower above. Fresh bathroom towels included. Hairdryer.

WALK-IN-WARDROBE ROOM
Plenty of space for your clothes, including hanging rails with hangers.

KITCHEN:
Quality kitchen with fridge/freezer, combination microwave and oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle and electrically operated windows for ventilation. Well equipped / ready to go including: crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots/pans, kitchen utensils, salt/pepper, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, cloths, etc.

PLEASE NOTE:
The price quoted by Airbnb, after you have entered your required dates, is per night for the whole apartment and includes the cleaning fee, fresh bed linen, fresh bathroom towels and basic kitchen and bathroom essentials.

The price quoted by Airbnb excludes the €2.20 per person per night 'Kurtaxe' (tourist/city/spa tax) which is payable locally. If you are staying 4 nights or more there is also an additional one off 'research fee' of 1.10 Euro per person. For children up to and including 14 years there is no charge. In return you will receive a 'Gastein Card' providing discount on many local transport and leisure facilities. Guests are required to register/pay at the Bad Gastein 'Gemeindeamt' (the community office at the top of town) at the start of their stay. This is a local government legal requirement.

Small children should not be left alone on either the balcony or entrance terrace as it may be possible for a small child to climb through the railings.

The property is built on a slope and there are a number of steps to gain access so it may therefore not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The central heating is supplied to the apartment via a 'community' heating system which supplies most properties in the area. During the Summer this system is switched off, therefore central heating is not available in the apartment during the summer months.

Guest access

Guests have access to all rooms, balconies and communal garden areas.

Free wireless internet.

Free cable/internet TV.

Free gated undercover private parking space.

Interaction with guests

The friendly house manager (German speaking) is a neighbour and will let you in and help out with any requests


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Cleaning Fee £55
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please no shoes in the apartment. Guest slippers are provided.

For our neighbours, please keep noise to a minimum, especially after 10pm.

Please no guests whose priority is drinking/partying.

Please no house parties. Only booked guests may stay overnight.

Please leave skis, bikes or any other bulky/dirty/wet items on the entrance terrace where there is a lockable ski rack and rails which bikes, etc can be locked to.

Please leave the apartment in the state you found it in.

Please register for and pay the ‘Kurtaxe’ (tourist/city/spa tax) and get a Gastein discount card at the ‘Gemeindeamt’ (community office) at the start of your stay. This is a local government legal requirement.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

71 Reviews

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Wendy User Profile
September 2017
Great apartment with the most stunning view. Everything you need is provided. The information given by Richard and Birgit is very helpful. We had a fantastic time hillwalking in the most beautiful mountains.

Rachael User Profile
June 2017
We had a fantastic stay. Richard and Birgit made sure we had lots of information to get there smoothly, and tips for places to go during our visit. We were overwhelmed by the view - simply stunning. Such a comfortable space, really good bed, well equipt kitchen, stylish decor. I didn't want to leave.

Andrew User Profile
April 2017
Brilliant hosts, provided fantastic information and local knowledge. We were there 5 days, perfect for cycling, hiking and relaxing. The apartment is incredibly well equipped with everything you would need and amazing view. We hope to revisit in the future.

Hannah User Profile
March 2017
As per Birgit and Richard's apartment in Falmouth in the UK, their place in Austria is immaculate, stylishly decorated and equipped with everything you'd need. The view of the valley and mountains, which you can see from bed, is breathtaking and it's worth staying for this alone! Again, their communication was brilliant - very attentive, with a great list of recommendations for our trip. We hired a car, which we would recommend as it made getting to town and to the slopes really easy. The walk/bus is do-able but a bit more effort with ski stuff! Skiing in Sportgastein was excellent - big wide, empty pistes. We'd definitely visit again.

Debra User Profile
February 2017
Fantastic appartment with great location for skiing, all ski areas nearby, and exploring the Gastein area. Stunning view from the appartment. Excellent hosts who couldn't be more responsive and helpful. Having a car is very beneficial, making everything easily accessible.

Rico User Profile
February 2017
A lovely stay! Would definitely come back. Apartment is beautiful, cosy and well-furnished. The town is easily walkable and the apartment is right on the bus route. Richard and Birgit were very professional hosts and were very prompt and helpful in their responses. Skiing was also excellent!

Andrew User Profile
December 2016
Richard and Brigit were easy to communicate with and very extremely thorough in providing details of things to see and do and provided us with good tips to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Happy to recommend.

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Richard & Birgit User ProfileRichard & Birgit is a superhost.

Hi, I'm Richard from Scotland and I'm married to Birgit from Austria, we live mainly by the sea in Cornwall, UK, but also love spending time in the Austrian mountains.

We both enjoy walking, hiking, sailing, swimming, surfing, golf, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, good food/drink/atmosphere, nature and architecture/design.

We have spent much of the last 5 years renovating our Cornish home 'Porth Pennti' which overlooks Falmouth harbour and more recently a fab alpine loft apartment in the historic ski and spa town of Bad Gastein in the Austrian Alps.

We hope you enjoy Cornwall and/or Austria as much as we do.

Best regards,

R&B

Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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