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We enjoyed a wonderful stay at our host's home for a week this August. This is a peaceful, well-positioned house in a quiet residential neighbourhood, less than half an hour outside Salzburg. The detached property was well kept with a 'family-feel', clearly welcoming of young visitors and, if you were travelling with a baby, would be well-equipped too. Being slightly older, our children found the house comfortable with plenty of space for two kids to have their own bedroom if they choose, and access to films, and the internet. There is so much to do in the region, however we were barely in the house except for evening meals. Within a few minutes of the house there are two eateries we dined at, reasonable prices with hearty local cuisine and beers to sample. Our host could not have been more helpful and his Welcome Pack information (sent helpfully in advance by email, as well as being available in the house on arrival) really helped us with planning excursions and accessing all amenities. Alexander went out of his way to ensure we had all we needed, including contacting us after arrival to make sure we had gained safe entry and that all was to our satisfaction.
Should any issues arise during your stay (they didn't) our host puts at guests' disposal his family members who live nearby in the neighbourhood. We did not have any difficulties during our stay, but the family were still a helpful additional source of information about local routes and amenities.
All of us enjoyed the mature, peaceful garden with its large eating area for meals. Local shops are accessible and with good range of prices. Safe, off street parking at the house is a plus point for those with a holiday hire car that needs extra care of those car rental excess premiums! Trips from the house to amuse all ages and interests are easy, on foot, by car and the bus to Salzburg is very close to the house (25 minutes).
We took our host’s advice and visited Wolfgansee (Lakes), numerous cable cars (including panning for 'Gold' at a former mineral mine), ascending local viewpoints to striking panorama overlooking Austria's mountainous roof and used the house too, as a base for longer-distance days out. We travelled easily over the boarder to Salt Mines and historic Bercahsgarten and back, comfortably in a day.
We heartily recommend Alexander as a host and his house.
Our family of 4 spent a very relaxed couple of days here.
The apartment is comfortably and creatively decorated with lots of really great details - having bikes with locks was perfect to ride into the city along the beautiful river Salzach; wifi worked well; having supplies of tea, coffee, condiments helped us avoid buying big packets of things just for a couple of days; good shower and lovely to have a bath too!
Elisabeth very helpful on email before we arrived and very welcoming and kind while we were here.
Highly recommended for couples or families - as is Salzburg itself.