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Top-floor apartment covering 92sq.m plus two balconies giving open mountain views on both sides. Three large double bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan living/dining room with a fully equipped kitchen area and wood burning stove. The utility room with washing machine and separate dryer provides room for storing outdoor clothes and boots. Home comforts include TV and DVD player, CD player with iPod dock, second TV with Playstation and children's videos, variety of board games, books and DVDs. (TV - limited channels, English and German). Well-stocked local supermarkets in Rauris provide a wide choice and the village shop in Bucheben, just 5 minutes drive up the valley, has all the essentials, with fresh milk and bread and is also open on Sunday mornings. For eating out, the well-known Gasthof Andrelwirt and Gusto restaurants in Worth provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a wide choice of restaurants in nearby Rauris. The free ski bus and local post buses provide a reliable service within the valley, stopping 20m from the door.
The apartment: Our apartment is light and spacious, perfect for spending time with the family but with enough room to find a quiet retreat. It is airy in summer and cosy in winter with electric central heating and a wood burning stove inclusive. There are plenty of child-friendly activities provided and fully enclosed balconies ensure safety. There is a car parking space in the large courtyard at the rear of the property and private bike storage is available.
The area: Rauris has two well-stocked supermarkets, two bakeries, one with a coffee shop, and various clothing and outdoor sports shops. Bank with ATM, a post office and tourist information office, (where you can buy teh Salzburgerland Karte which gives free access and discounts for many attractions). There is a visitors' centre for the National Park Hohe Tauern attached to the town hall. Coach tours of the surrounding valleys operate from the town centre. Rauris has many hotel bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of food and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Travel: Salzburg airport, which is served by the low cost airlines, is just over one hour's drive away. The nearest train station with direct services to Salzburg and Innsbruck is just 10km from the apartment and can be reached with the local Postbus or taxis. Car hire is recommended but not essential as public transport is very efficient. The medieval town of Rauris and the ski lift station are 4km from the apartment. The nearest large town is Zell am See which is 25km distance. Salzburg is approximately 85km and Munich airport 220km. The Thermic Baths and Wellness Centre of Bad Hofgastein is 23km and the newly opened Tauern Spa in Kaprun is 24km.
Both bathrooms have vanity basins with storage, WC, heated towel radiators, tiled walls and floors and modern lighting....moreless
The washing machine and clothes dryer are in a separate utility room away from the kitchen.
The apartment is on one level on the second floor. It is accessed via a traditional stone staircase but does not have a lift. This might be difficult for the elderly or infirm.
Both balconies are fully boarded and child friendly but supervision is recommended....moreless
Late Autumn Oct 10 - Dec 11, 2015 5 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Early Winter Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2015 5 night min stay
Christmas/New Year Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016 5 night min stay
Winter Jan 2 - Feb 5, 2016 7 night min stay
School Holidays Feb 6 - Feb 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Spring Feb 27 - Apr 9, 2016 7 night min stay
Late Spring Apr 10 - May 20, 2016 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Summer May 21 - Sep 2, 2016 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit£200
No additional mandatory fees
A refundable security deposit of £200 required on payment of balance. A mandatory local tourist tax is payable of £1 per person per night, (the actual charge is 1.1 Euros). A final cleaning charge of 60 Euros is payable locally to our housekeeper.
All bookings based on a Saturday to Saturday rental period. Short stays and alternative start days may be negotiable for bookings made within 4 weeks.
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The Rauris valley is a popular location for both winter and summer activities. In winter, Rauris has family-friendly skiing with well-respected ski schools. The skiing area (950-2200m) with 30km of slopes offers something for all standards with typically uncrowded slopes. (Free ski bus 20m from apartment).
In the summer there is walking for all abilities along marked routes with regular refreshments stops. Mountain biking is also well catered for with a good network of marked routes for all standards. Rauris has a heated outdoor swimming pool in an elevated position providing swimming 'with a view', indoor and outdoor tennis courts, squash, paragliding and various sauna and wellness facilities. Horse riding, rafting and gold panning are all available nearby. The presence of bearded vultures and golden eagles within the valley provide an added attraction to visitors and further information is available from the newly built bird information centre located next to the apartment.