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Our house is tucked away in the quiet little hamlet of Russbach-Gseng. The village and surrounding area is set amongst some stunning scenery and is a great venue for a memorable holiday. Whether you are looking for a place to get away from it all, an adventure packed holiday or somewhere to enjoy with your family and friends, this is a special place.
The house is about 200m² and the layout is great for two or more families. It consists of: Ground Floor: Entrance hall, very large garage (the other is kept locked by owners), boiler room (wood pellet boiler), wash room (recently re-decorated), cellar. First Floor: Wide entrance hall, kitchen, larder, sitting room, dining room, double bedroom, twin bedroom (bunk beds), toilet, shower room, 2 large balconies with excellent mountain views. Second Floor: Wide landing, two twin bedrooms, double bedroom with access to third balcony, family room (double bed and single), bathroom. Large garden and several balconies to enjoy the views and mountain air. WiFi and cable television.
Events Worth Considering: Christmas Markets and Krampus Parades in early December Balloon Week 'Snow Spectacle' Feb/Mar 2013 Fasching
Christmas & New Year Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
High Jan 3 - Jan 9, 2016 7 night min stay
Mid Jan 10 - Jan 22, 2016 7 night min stay
High Jan 23 - Feb 19, 2016 7 night min stay
Mid Feb 20 - Mar 18, 2016 7 night min stay
High Mar 19 - Mar 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit€200
Bed Linen & Towels (pp)€14
Stay Tax *
* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.
Does not apply to children under 15 years.
Deposit of 25% required to secure booking
Final cleaning charge of 70 Euro charged per stay = mandatory.
Tourist tax is 1,15 Euro per person (15 years +) per day = mandatory.
Bed linen and towels 14 Euro per person per stay = mandatory.
A damage deposit of 200 Euro is also required, payable in cash on arrival, to be refunded on departure as long as there is no damage.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The house is situated in the hamlet of Russbach-Gseng. The village of Russbach is a delightful little community at the heart of the Dachstein West Ski Region and on the edge of the Salzkammergut (the Austrian Lake District). This is an area loved by Austrian honeymooners and a cherished getaway for the citizens of Salzburg and, perhaps more importantly, is relatively little known elsewhere. This will surprise anyone who has visited what Emperor Franz Joseph I described as an 'earthly paradise' and been captivated by the beauty of its rugged mountains, pristine glacier lakes, forests and lush alpine meadows.
In the winter, the Dachstein West provides a most family-friendly resort (winner of various awards) but the area is also a fantastic summer holiday region (with plenty to do for the active, the health conscious, the culture lover and also for children).
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are both teachers in independent schools. We have three young boys and the house is very much our holiday house. We have a love of the mountains, both for skiing and summer fun of walking, mountain biking, swimming in lakes etc etc (and, of course, climbing for Alex!).
Why the Owner Chose Abtenau: The location, being on the outskirts of a traditional village but also so close to the lifts of the Dachstein West. The space inside also allows for everyone to get on with whatever they are doing without feeling too cramped.
The Unique Benefits at this House: A traditional house in the very friendly village of Russbach. It is in a quiet location but also only five hundred metres from the nearest lift (with easy parking and little queues) or indeed only one kilometre from the Hornbahn Ski Station. The house has plenty of space for two or more families to stay together without getting in each other's way. As for the summer, there is so much to do: active adventure in the mountains, fun for the children, culture in adundance or just relax and unwind on one of the balconies and admire the views!!!