HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Recently renovated, charming, elegant 800 Year Old Austrian Home

Bedrooms 13
Space 8,072 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

11 bedrooms, 5 full baths, sleeps 20 to 28 people 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.

Lisa Greenberg
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

About Lisa Greenberg

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

Why Lisa Greenberg chose Großgmain

An 800 year old house with 11 Unique and charming bedrooms. Two kitchens, three living rooms, a bar, a reading nook. 7 balconies with tables and chairs. A large private yard with lots of room and things to play in. Surrounded my mountains and a castle on a hill. A brook runs the full length of the yard. Pretty statue in the back yard. Lots of garden furniture to enjoy the outdoors. Two barbecues.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Großgmain in Gemeinde Großgmain

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8072 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • 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 , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Beautiful large rain shower and a two person jacuzzi
  • All Bathrooms have been newly renovated with rain showers.
  • 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 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
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Recently renovated, charming, elegant 800 Year Old Austrian Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

This is such a special place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here and built wonderful memories with our German Familie. We especially loved the atmosphere of this unique property. It was my favorite place to stay! If you love history and very unique buildings....this place will fill the bill. I just wish the walls could talk.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Please come back to visit. We have Thanksgiving and Christmas open. Stephan
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Peaceful. Great place to study for exams.

  • 5 of 5

There were 11 people here studying for exams. It worked out really well.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Stepping back in time

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 people staying at the house. Everyone loved it from kids to grandparents!

It is a very old house and not like staying in a hotel, but that was part of the experience.

Would definitely go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Retreat in Haus Sonnenlehen / A great atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for helping to create the space for a retreat, which worked wonders for our retreatants! The house is lovely and full of character, charm and spaciousness. Enough space for 20 people inside, comfortably! Maybe a room or two with stacked beds would even be better, just in case you wanted to offer the property for larger groups - just an idea. On the other hand, the caretaker was so very helpful and we managed to get good bedding for everyone in no-time! Thank you again for the great opportunity of staying in this lovely villa!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We will continue to try to do our best for happy guests. Wish you all the best. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

home from home

  • 5 of 5

we have visited sonnenlehen many times and it is a very special place in our hearts. it can absorb a large number of friends and family so easily without being in eachothers pockets. the location is superb, a lovely village with everything you need (including a wonderful doctors surgery, very friendly and helpful if needed) at the foot of the untersberg; our marvellous mountain with endless walks and trails if you're into that kind of thing, spectacular views, 40 mins by bus from salzburg which has to be one of the prettiest cities in the world, 20 mins by car from konigsee; the king of all lakes, outdoor pool (3.50 euros a day) a 2 min walk away...so many things to see and do it is truly a slice of heaven. my only reservation is wanting to keep it a secret! everytime we visit we have a slightly different group and each time everyone loves it. you do need a car...and we are already looking forward to exploring new places next time we go. there is so much more to austria than snow and skiing...but shh....keep it quiet, our little secret!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 2


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Wastl's Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
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 Land

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Years 2018/2019
29 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Average cleaning fee var £155.08
Pet Fee £22.15

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question