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Make a holiday rental in Austria your home away from home

Austria is a country of diverse attractions and one that unfortunately doesn’t receive the praise due it as a tourist destination. This Central European nation is richly endowed in terms of flora and fauna despite the fact that it is landlocked. Its mountainous Alpine terrain provide optimal conditions for many animal and plant species to thrive. Austria rivals most any other country in the Old Continent in terms of heritage and boasts a long, eventful past, reminders of which are seen throughout the nation’s cities. Holiday homes in Austria provide conducive places of retreat that suit the needs of different kinds of travellers visiting in different times of the year. Winter tourists can take advantage of the holiday homes conveniently located close to popular pistes. HomeAway provides summer visitors with beautifully furnished holiday rentals in Austria from which they can set off on day-long hikes, exploring the rich green countryside.

Things to do

-Nature: Austria is famous for its divine mountain scenery with lofty snow-capped peaks piercing into layers of clouds. The Central Eastern Alps, Northern Limestone Alps and Southern Limestone Alps are all at least partially found within Austria. These mighty mountains descend into beautiful green valleys. Summer visitors will have all this splendour at their disposal to hike in or bike around. The cycle routes in this country are renowned for the magnificent scenery cyclists are treated to along the way.

-Winter sports: A good number of the tourists who flock ski accommodation in Austria in winter are there to take advantage of the delicious Alpine slopes found there. Between December and March people from all over Europe and beyond arrive to ski and snowboard to their heart’s delight. Those into cross-country skiing will also have kilometres of excellent terrain to indulge. Some holidaymakers however are simply there for the après-ski fun, and who can blame them.

-Cultural events: Austria and opera are inseparable and most visitors come to this patch of mountainous land in the heart of Europe to hear the amazing performances belted out in halls in Salzburg and Vienna. During the Salzburg festival held every summer visitors can have their fill of classical music while rubbing shoulders with enthusiasts from around the world. For traditional accordion-driven folk music one can visit countryside pubs.

-Monuments: Among the fascinating ancient buildings that speak of Austria’s illustrious past, the Burg Riegersberg is one of the best preserved. It is open to the public though it is owned by the ruling family in Liechtenstein. Hofburg Innsbruk is another of the country’s most important historical buildings. It was occupied by elite members of Austrian society such as the Empress Maria Theresa.

-Museums: Art lovers will be well taken care of and should not hesitate to book their Austria ski accommodation. Along the Walk of Modern Art they will get feast their eyes on contemporary artworks by leading artists displayed outdoors.

Weather in Austria

The climate in this country, thanks to its altitude, can be described as cool and temperate. With most of the country being in the Alps, the climate is also described as alpine. Winters are therefore unsurprisingly cold with temperatures ranging between -10 and 0°C. Daylight hours can be as little as two in a day at this time of year. But that doesn’t mean the summers don’t get hot. Between July and August temperatures averages of 26°C are usually observed and on the odd day temperatures climb beyond 30°C.

Travel to Austria

Though holidaymakers can jet in through any one of the country’s six airports, most of them end up jetting in through the Vienna Airport, Austria’s biggest and busiest. Tourists heading to Austria ski accommodation could also use the Salzburg Airport, the second busiest after Vienna. Those coming from Eastern Europe could come in by bus and those coming from the Czech Republic, Hungary or Germany can use fast trains.

Holiday accommodation options in Austria


Villas in Austria

Ski apartments in Austria

Ski chalets in Austria

Log cabins in Austria

Lodges in Austria

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very Comfortable Apartment

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our 10 day stay in Vienna very much - there is a lot to see and do. The location and quality of Sandra's apartment certainly added to our experience. It is quick and easy to get into the centre of Vienna using the underground - the station is located only a few minutes walk away. The local area has several good and very reasonably priced restaurants which we used in the evening after a day of sightseeing in the centre. The apartment itself was clean and spacious and above all comfortable. We were very happy to return to it after a day out in the city. Any communication between ourselves and Sandra before we arrived in Vienna was dealt with very quickly and efficiently and we had no need to contact her during our stay. We used the taxi company she recommended to take us to and from the airport and pre-booked it before our arrival . All in all a good trip.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Spacious and well equipped . Beautiful scenery.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A well positioned and apportioned apartment. We had another lovely stay, revisiting it for the second time. We had everything we needed, Gerdi sorted out our showers which were subsequently fantastic. Apart from a weekend of thunderstorms the weather was good. We visited a dam, a waterfall, Salzburg again, and swam in some glacial fed lakes. Surprisingly they were not really cold, just the right temperature to swim in. Our teenage daughter wasn't ready to take the flight home and we are planning to book for next summer! We thoroughly recommend this apartment with its own swimming pool. Also its nice and quiet and clean and the pool cannot be used after 10 at night.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017