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Recently renovated, charming, elegant 800 Year Old Austrian Home

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 13
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 13 bedroom holiday home in Großgmain - Haus Sonnenlehen

11 bedrooms, 5 full baths, sleeps 20 on 3 different floors

The property is located within 10 miles to Salzburg, Austria. The house is approximately 800 years old and is filled with antiques and history with each turn you take. The property has full Internet and 2 living rooms with DVDs, full music set-ups, and big screen televisions. The front yard is almost the size of a soccer field. The property is ideal in winter time for Olympic class skiing within 40 minutes drive, bob sledding, tobogganing, and other winter sports are available throughout the region. In summer, there is an Olympic size pool within walking distance and literally 100s of miles of walking and biking trails. The third floor of the house has been fully renovated to include a 2nd kitchen and full bath with jacuzzi tub. The 1st and 2nd floor retain the original charm of the home. Each bedroom is different in size and many come with a private balcony. Both the 1st floor and 2nd floor showers have been re-done. The house has been repainted and new windows installed.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lisa Greenberg
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2016
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About Lisa Greenberg

We try hard to make our guests happy. Lots of little things.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Recently renovated, charming, elegant 800 Year Old Austrian Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Chicago, Illinois

A One of a Kind Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six enjoyed 4 nights here. We've stayed in many Homeway/VRBO properties, but this is probably the most unique and perhaps the best value. The house is both both very old but also well-furnished, and one has the feeling of being transported back in time to another era. Grossmain is a nice base for a Salzburg area vacation--only about 30 minutes by car, and 45 minutes by a bus that stops right in town. Berchtesgaden National Park and Lake Konigsee are just 30 minutes away. Suggestions to visitors: get a Salzburg Card; eat at Kaiser Karl's in Grossman; eat/drink at Augustiner's beer garden; see Heilbrunn Castle and the trick fountains; watch the Sound of Music before going and then be surprised as you walk the City and discover all the places where scenes were filmed ( a cheaper alternative to a guided tour). Stefan and Lisa were very responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Estate, Excellent Value

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end the experience was delightful. Our group of eight spent a week at Haus Sonnenlehen in April 2016.

We have booked several homes for large and small groups in Europe, the USA, and Central America and Haus Sonnenlehen was the best experience yet. Stephan was prompt with responses, and because we booked so far in advance, would even check-in periodically to see if we had any questions as we were planning our trip. Before even arriving in Austria, we knew we were renting from a family who cared about and were proud of their property--it's clearly an estate they wish to preserve, not just collect rental fees from while it's in their care.

Upon arrival, Lassim introduced our group of eight to the house and the grounds and quickly got a fire going--unfortunately, our arrival was timed with cold weather and a late spring snow storm! We enjoyed spending the week exploring the estate, it's even more charming than their extensive website displays. The spacious kitchen and sitting rooms gave us plenty of space to congregate as a group; but there was also room to spread out for some alone time--I think we all found our favorite nook in the house.

We found the location to be a perfect launching point for our daily excursions--Salzburg, Herrenchiemsee, Großgmain, etc.

In addition to all of this, this was one of the best stocked homes we've rented, and by far the best value for the money spent. There were plenty of linens, pots/pans/dinnerware, firewood, cleaning supplies, etc. We wanted for nothing during our stay. For most homes we've rented, the first evening we take quick stock and do a supply run; with Haus Sonnenlehen we were able to spend our first evening settling in and enjoying each other's company!

Overall, this is our favorite home rental yet. We'd recommend Haus Sonnenlehen to any family or group of travelers looking for a unique place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous and fun haus stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a fascinating house and my 8 member family throughly enjoyed our four day visit here. We were greeted by an attentive Lassim from next door, who gave us a tour and pointed out liquid refreshments and a delicious local cake left by the owner to celebrate two of our birthdays and an anniversary. We loved the history of the house and its many artifacts, including the autographed Richard Strauss photo in the gallery. We had just visited the Strauss house in Garmisch, and were interested to learn that the home owner's uncle was a former owner of the house and was an opera singer for whom Strauss wrote an opera. In addition we learned that the home had an interesting history during the war years. The location was very convenient for our trips to Salzburg, and we enjoyed convening at the outdoor tables. A highlight trip to Salzburg was our Fraulein Maria Sound of Music bike tour, which involved cycling past many sites from the SOM movie and the beautiful Austrian countryside. I would recommend this house to any large group wanting to create wonderful memories of their trip to Austria.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic value for a Large, Charming Haus

  • 5 of 5

Here are the thoughts of my family and myself on our one week stay at Sonnenlehen:

-We loved the location of the Haus – Grossgmain is a quiet small town with access to some great hiking trails. It was away from the noise of an urban setting but close enough to the highways. The trampoline was a hoot.

-The house itself had its quirks but it was clean and nicely equipped with all the basics. The grounds are well maintained and Lassim was attentive. He noticed when we needed kindling!

-The village was quaint; check our the beautiful church cemetery and the fountain in the square. Hiking trails abound in the area for all levels.

-Easy drive into Salzberg and other attractions in the area including Halstatt and Jenner @ Lake Konigssee. The cable car up the mountain is not to be missed!

-In my own words, " the house itself is very interesting with tons of artifacts and even a hidden room - try to find it! Being so spacious, we were able to spread out and enjoy the surroundings. We spent lots of time on the excellent patio. When the weather was inclement, we turned to the dining area and fireplace. Overall, Haus Sonnenlehen proved to be a very good choice for our family and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks to Lassim for attending to our needs so well and to Stephan for providing this unique house."

-I would add that it was definitely good value for the money and that although quirky and upon first glance may appear a little worn, one discovers that it is actually clean and comfortable and well equipped for a large group.

-Last, but nowhere near least; Stephan the owner was exemplary in all respects! We have rented a great many large properties throughout Europe and Stephan is easily the most attentive, considerate and thoughtful owner/manager we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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historical with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

We're just back from a wonderful family vacation in this house. We had a great time. The rooms are big, full of history and we had lots of space. We had a very good and direct communication with the owner. The special thing in the house: it is filled with history. Great antique furniture. we also loved the huge garden. The kitchens are big and fully equipped. Very cool place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bedankt voor de geweldige ervaring!

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben met 4 gezinnen, 8 volwassenen en 8 kinderen (variërend van 8 tot 16 jaar), in februari 2015 een weekje doorgebracht in Haus Sonnenlehen. Dat was een geweldige ervaring.

De eigenaar is zéér attent en flexibel. Hij voorziet op verschillende manieren in een zeer warm welkom. Dat geldt ook voor de beheerder op lokatie. Laat je verrassen.

Het huis zelf is een verhaal apart. De enorme historie is duidelijk overal aanwezig: het interieur, de boeken en de foto's. Wij hebben onze ogen uitgekeken. In de woonkamer is een mooie haard en er is ruimschoots hout aanwezig. De kamers zijn zeer ruim opgezet. De bedden zijn voorzien van goede matrassen en goede kussens.

In het dorp zijn prima voorzieningen. De bakker is 's ochtends vanaf 06.00 geopend voor verse broodjes.

Er zijn meerdere ski gebieden in de regio. Wij hebben gekozen voor ski gebied Lofer. De ski uitrusting en de lessen hebben we naar volle tevredenheid genomen bij Ski school Lofer Georg Herbst. Zij verzorgen in deze perode iedere woensdagavond een ski show die wordt afgesloten met vuurwerk en die zeer de moeite waard is voor groot en klein.

Wij kijken terug op een prachtige verblijf in Haus Sonnenlehen, een geweldige ervaring. Dank daarvoor!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Wastl's Pub
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A1 in Austria or A8 in Germany
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hotel Voetterl, Steinerwirt, Kaiser Karl, Wolfschw
Nearest Ski
13 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

House is on a 7500 Square meter property with a brook running the full length. Surrounded by mountains and a castle. 1 km walk to village with excellent food and pastries. Good hiking and bicycling in the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Großgmain, Salzburg & Outskirts

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 May 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

26 to 50 people nights £133
11 to 25 people nights £89
51 to 100 people nights £178
Pet Fee £22
4 to 10 people nights £44
over 100 people nights £222

Rates vary from 22 to 29 Euros per person per night based on size of party and length of stay
We welcome large groups. Excellent location for family reunions, weddings, etc
We will pay for a Mozart Kugel Cake from the local bakery for Birthdays, Anniversaries or special occasions for stays over 750 Euros

One third of total due to hold the reservation as an initial payment. The remainder 15 to 20 days before arrival. 4 % discount if paid in full at time of reservation.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Großgmain in Salzburg Land

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • Fax
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 11 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 13 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , one bed 180 cm by 200 cm
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
Our prices are based on per person per night except for Christmas and New Years. Please contact us for prices. Prices have a slight seasonal variation.

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