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Very special, large Apartment in Kaprun/Zell am See

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4/6, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Relax on our large balcony with stunning views after a day on the slopes, or out in the beautiful Austrian countryside. Snooze by the pool in the summer, and sleep in the most comfortable beds, with crisp white linen and fluffy towels. Our spacious apartment, in a converted Chalet, is ideal for families and couples alike. It's brilliant for skiing/boarding in the winter, and walking, cycling and outdoor adventures during the summer. For details of Skiing/Boarding go to

Alongside the Schmittenhöhe with 77 kilometres and the Kitzsteinhorn with 41 kilometres of ski slopes, the Maiskogel family mountain with 20km of slopes also has excellent winter adventures in store, with excellent snow-making facilities on all slopes. Saalbach/Hinterglemm is only 20 minutes by car too.

The Ski Bus is free with a Lift Pass and only a few minutes walk from the apartment. You can see the Maiskogel slopes (Kaprun) and Kitzsteinhorn Glacier from the balcony and the substantial Schmittenhöhe ski runs (Zell am See) are a short 10 minute Bus or Car journey, with free parking.

The Tauern Spa is just down the road, as are two supermarkets and various very good restaurants.

The views from the balcony are breathtaking and the sight of the sun coming up or going down behind the snow capped mountains is a memory that will stay with you forever.

It has 2 large double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets and 2 spacious walk-in wardrobe/dressing rooms. The open plan kitchen/living room has a sofa-bed, flat-screen TV and DVD player. All rooms open out onto a large south facing balcony with panoramic views of the Grossglockner mountains and valley below. The property also benefits from a heated outdoor pool, residents' lounge, free WiFi and private garage. It is a true year-round location with superb outdoor activities available in the summer, such as cycling (off-road and dedicated tracks), wonderful scenic walks and water-based activities on Lake Zell. It is also ideally situated for the ski season, which starts early in Kaprun. The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier offers year-round skiing and the apartment is only 80 yards from the ski bus, with Zell am See, Saalbach, Mittersill, Bad Gastein, & Kitzbuhel within 5-45 minutes away.

The kitchen is very well equipped and the local food shops very good, so you can easily self cater. However, there are a number of excellent restaurants to suit every budget in Kaprun and Zell am See for those that prefer to eat out.

An added benefit of the accommodation is the services of an Onsite Building Manager, who is available each morning. You will also be visited by our Housekeeper, Gerdi, who can talk through restaurant recommendations, sites, ski areas, etc.

The apartment benefits from a 15 metre long heated outdoor pool which is open from May to end September. There is an adjacent grass area and sun loungers for relaxing. From here the view across the Hohe-Tauern National Park to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and Kaprun ski areas is breathtaking. There is a lockable bike store, private garaging for 2 cars and a new, large ski/boot room with heated racks is easily accessible on the ground floor, near the main entrance.

Our apartment is ideally located for taking full advantage of the superb hiking and biking trails, both through the valley and in the mountains. You can even walk directly from the apartment to the top of the Scmittenhohe slopes, which are immediately behind the apartment and run directly down to central Zell am See. Local bike hire can easily be arranged and we can also arrange guided hiking tours, both half and full day!

Please read the Guest Reviews and you will see that all our guests love the area and comment on how much there is to do. If you require any further information, please let me know.

More Details

Catherine Marks
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Catherine Marks

My name is Catherine, and my husband and I are the owners of the apartment. We have one daughter and live in Essex. I worked in the City of London for 20 years, but gave up work to look after our daughter. I am now actively involved in our local community and I'm also a Justice of the Peace.

Catherine Marks purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Catherine Marks chose Piesendorf

We had been looking to purchase a holiday property for some time, without much success. When we saw the details for this property we acted uncharacteristically quickly and decided to go ahead and buy it. We are all keen skiers, so this area is perfect, particularly as the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier provides guaranteed snow. But as the apartment is within easy driving distance of some many other resorts, the scope for skiing in years to come is virtually endless. But we wanted more than just a winter holiday from our apartment. Having just spent two weeks there in July 2011, there was so much to do we didn't want to leave. With temperatures averaging higher than London, it is a perfect spot for outdoor activities and marvelling at the wonderful scenery. We hope you enjoy it too.

What makes this apartment unique

The view from the balcony and windows is what really makes this property special. When you wake in the morning, with the sun filling the room, you can see the valley and snow-capped mountains beyond from your bed. All the amenities of Kaprun and Zell am See are within easy reach and the quality of the restaurants is really quite amazing. The outdoor heated pool is also a real bonus, whether for the children to play in or to relax in at the end of the day. And as the sun goes down, just sit back on the balcony and enjoy a cold glass of Gruner!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Piesendorf around the Gemeinde Zell am See

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Bed linen & towels to be placed in the laundry bag upon departure. Rubbish to be disposed of in the Waste Disposal room on the ground floor.
  • Items provided free, such as soap, washing up liquid etc to be left in the apartment otherwise a charge for replacement will be made.
  • Kitchen area to be tidied and all dishes etc to be washed and put away in the cupboards. Fridge and freezer to be emptied of unwanted food items.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Separate wc
    Bathroom to bedroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Separate wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • There is also a large sofa bed in the Living Room that sleeps 2 people. We also have a child's travel cot available. Maximum 4 adults (over 15 years).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Final clean fee. No additional charges for gas or electricity. Please bring own pool and spa towels.


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Very special, large Apartment in Kaprun/Zell am See
average rating of 4.7213116 based on 61 reviews
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Great Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 2 weeks at this apartment and couldn’t rate it high enough. Great sized lounge/kitchen/dining area even when 2 of them are teenage boys. Ideal setup with the bedrooms each side of the living area with their own bathrooms. Although we were there late fall I can only imagine how gorgeous it would be to sit out on the large sun drenched verandah in the summer looking out to the mountains. The bus stop is only a very short walk from the door and there is a well stocked supermarket nearby. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely want to stay here. Thank you Catherine for sharing your apartment with us 😀

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, thank you for taking the time to do such a great review. I'm glad the stay worked out well for you all and we would love to welcome you back again, perhaps in the summer so you can enjoy those fabulous views from the balcony! Catherine
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Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Property was in a beautiful location, the view was spectacular. Owner was very easy to deal with and accommodating. This was a last minute rental for us and did not realize how many stairs which made it difficult for my father but we made it work. Supplies are scarce, had to request dish cloths, t towels and dish soap. The first two were supplied the dish soap we were told "we use the dishwasher". No salt, pepper, or oil were supplied.

While very clean for the most part, there were alot of "dust bunnies, etc" behind the couch. This may have been because of the last minute rental. Overall we were happy with the location and facility.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking the time to write a Review. Apologies for not having our normal "supplies" available. We had planned our normal seasonal "spring clean" the day you arrived, but as this was a last minute booking this got rearranged to later in May. At that stage, we not only stock up on supplies, but we always ensure the extra cleaning is done, including pulling out the sofa to kill those dust bunnies! I'm glad you enjoyed the lovely view though and the countryside around. Catherine
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Fabulous property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 2 couples and the set up of the property was perfect for us, with a suite of rooms for each couple (bedroom, toilet, bathroom and dressing room) and then a shared kitchen/dining room/sitting room.

The apartment was clean and warm, with absolutely stunning views from the balcony.

Situated close to Kaprun and Zell-am-See, we were able to use the ski, shop and restaurant facilities in both and also walked to the unbelievable Tauern Spa, which has 3 outdoor pools and we had fun swimming while the snow fell around us.

I would absolutely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your Review and I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Having Gerdi around is a great asset as she is on hand to sort out any issues that may arise. Sounds like you did a lot in your 2 weeks and we look forward to seeing you next year! kind regards Catherine
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Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment in a good location for Kaprun and Zella am see. It was well equipped and clean. The apartment has a big balcony with fantastic views overlooking Kaprun and surrounding mountains. We had a lovely holiday, Austria is a beautiful country and it was lovely to come back after hikes and days out to the pool and cool down or relax on the grass area. Catherine the owner was always quick to respond to any queries and helpful , thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Danielle & David, thank you very much for taking the time to review my apartment. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. The balcony is such a bonus, in all weathers, and the pool and terrace area really come into their own on warm days. There are not many better views to be had anywhere in Austria! kind regards Catherine
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Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Really impressed with this apartment, completely as described. Two good sized bedrooms/bathrooms with a good set of amenities. I traveled with my son and daughter with there partners, end we all enjoyed our stay. The location of the apartment suited as. If I had to make a criticism it would be that there was no cleaning products available. I would definitely consider renting this apartment again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave, glad you all enjoyed your stay. Good point about the cleaning stuff - I will see that some is left in future. Kind regards Catherine
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Samur Matzen
Nearest Golf
2.2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Kaprun Railway Station
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Samur Matzen
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Transfers from Salzburg: 90 mins by train.

105 mins hours by bus (260 bus) or 90 mins by hire car.

Transfers from Innsbruck: 120 mins by hire car or train.

Transfers from Munich: 150 mins by hire car.

Driving in Austria is easy and the routes from the Airports are all very straightforward and wonderfully scenic.

This beautiful part of Austria is a true alpine gem and a great year-round destination. If you are planning a summer holiday, you will be spoilt for choice with 200 km of bike cycle routes in the valley and 700 km of well defined mountain bike routes for the more adventurous. There are wonderful Hiking Trails for all abilities and ages, as well as water-based activities on beautiful Lake Zell. The best bike hire is with Inter Sport. They are all over the place but best locations are in central Kaprun and at the bottom (south) end of Zell, next to the train station (Bahnhof). Best place for kayaks, electric boats, banana boats etc is Thumersbach on the west side of Zell See. Great place for lunch too, or as a half way stop when cycling round the lake (allow one hour for a leisurely peddle all the way round).

On wetter days the Tauern Spa (1km on road to Kaprun) is fantastic. You can buy 3 hour passes or one day passes. The water slide is great fun! Take your own towels, robe and flip flops if you have them, although you can hire/buy them there. There is an excellent cafe and you charge all food/drinks to your wrist band, settling up on the way out.

The Sigmund Thun Gorge and Lake is a great trip for all the family as well as the Krimmel Waterfalls.

Evening meals - particular favourites are:

In Kaprun - Hilberger's Beisl (excellent); and Auhof (in central Kaprun) and Baum Bar Pizzeria (on road into Kaprun as you make turn to the town centre)

In Zell - Crazy Daisy; Deins and Meins; Steinerwirt (all central).

Wider a field - Kitzbuhel is approx 45 mins away, heading away from Zell towards Mittersill. Great views along the way and particularly tight hair pin bends as you head up to Pass Thurn. Salzburg is also a great day out. Plenty of historic sights, wide range of shops and great coffee/cake places. The drive takes just under 2 hours, although it may be just as easy to go by train from Zell (1 hour 36 mins) as this brings you right into the town centre.

Our guests are offered a 40% discount on ski/boot hire from a local shop. Zell am See - Kaprun, base for the US Ladies’ Ski Team, is one of the most beautiful areas in Austria with altitudes up to 3000 metres and 139 km pistes for all abilities.

The apartment gives you easy access to the three main ski areas. There is a Ski Bus (included in your Lift Pass) that runs at regular intervals 2 minutes walk from the apartment that takes you to Kaprun (3 minutes trip), Schuttdorf (5 minutes) and Zell/Scmittenhohe (10 minutes).

Two cable cars take you quickly from Kaprun to the lift connection of the Kitzsteinhorn. From Zell am See three rapid cable cars depart for the highest peaks of the Schmittenhöhe. From Schüttdorf there is a connection with the Areitbahn to the Schmittenhöhe.

Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang and Mittersill are just 15-20 mins away. From Mittersill you can link to Kitzbuhel via the new Panoramabahn cable car, or drive direct to Pass Thurn and Kitzbuhel in 30 mins.

Golfers have a choice of two championship courses at the Golf Club Zell am See which affords spectacular views of the Kitzsteinhorn. The golf courses are open for play from April through November and are the largest facility in the Austrian Alps.

The par 72 'Schmittenhöhe' course measures 6,837 yards for the men, and women play it from 5,881 yards. Although the 'Kitzsteinhorn' layout is shorter than the 'Schmittenhöhe' at 6,565 yards for the men and 5,844 yards for the ladies it plays one shot more with 73 as par.

There is an excellent pro shop, with a British pro, and a driving range and practice putting green to warm up your skills. There is also a full service restaurant and bar where alcohol can counter-act all the previous water.

In addition, there are 28 other spectacular courses within a 45 min car journey, including Mittersill, Saalfelden, Bad Gastein and Saalbach.

The apartment benefits from a 15 metre long heated outdoor pool which is open from May to end September. There is an adjacent grass area and sun loungers for relaxing. From here the view across the Hohe-Tauern National Park to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and Kaprun ski areas is breathtaking. There is a lockable bike store, private garaging for 2 cars and a new, large ski/boot room with heated racks is easily accessible on the ground floor, near the main entrance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Piesendorf,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£572 **
Christmas/New Year 2018/19
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£997 **
High Ski Season 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£787 **
Spring 2019
14 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£617 **
Summer 2019
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£787 **
Autumn 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£594 **
Christmas & New Year 2019/20
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£997 **
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£787 **

Additional pricing information

Austrian Tourist Tax £ 1.07 per person per night
Linen & Towels £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £134.37
Final clean £94.06
Stay tax £1.07 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

Towels and bedlinen free for up to 4 people, €10 pp after that. Non refundable deposit of €150 at time of booking. Final balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Guests will be contacted by our representative during their stay and she is happy to advise on ski hire, restaurants etc. Changeover day Saturday, unless by arrangement. There is a mandatory payment of Austrian Tourist Tax, which is €1.20 per adult per night, over 15 years of age.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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