6 bedroom house, sleeps up to 13 with ease. Ideal for two or three families.
Alex & Lucy Balls
About Alex & Lucy Balls
We are both teachers in independent schools. We have three young boys and the house is very much our holiday house. We have a love of the mountains, both for skiing and summer fun of walking, mountain biking, swimming in lakes etc etc (and, of course, climbing for Alex!).
Alex & Lucy Balls purchased this House in 2010
Why Alex & Lucy Balls chose Rußbach am Paß Gschütt
The location, being on the outskirts of a traditional village but also so close to the lifts of the Dachstein West. The space inside also allows for everyone to get on with whatever they are doing without feeling too cramped.
What makes this House unique
A traditional house in the very friendly village of Russbach. It is in a quiet location but also only five hundred metres from the bottom of the nearest nearest slope and only one kilometre from the Hornbahn Ski Station. The house has plenty of space for two or more families to stay together without getting in each other's way. As for the summer, there is so much to do: active adventure in the mountains, fun for the children, culture in adundance or just relax and unwind on one of the balconies and admire the views!!!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A lovely home ideally situated close to slopes with a brilliant view
I had a wonderful time staying in this very spacious home, everything was great, booking was easy, I made a few changes that were accommodated for and responses were very prompt.
The group arrived in sparse groups but we this was accommodated for and even though I was not present there was no issues and we managed to arrange for the first group to gain access.
A number of things that should be advertised that were not, the garage fits two large cars, which suited us perfectly. The drive was cleared by the local plough driver at around 0930 (when required) which meant we were able to leave and arrive at the slope (which is only a 5 minute drive away) at a decent time in the morning.
Alex and Lucy were always very polite when I had enquires and provided a very informative pack (by email) prior to arrival.
Thanks so much for having us and I'm sure if I am back in the area I'll be contacting you again.
Many thanks, Steve, I am delighted that you had a great time (you were blessed with some top weather to enjoy the snow...and I am glad that all lifts and runs were open by the end of your stay so that you could enjoy the whole area).
Hope to see you again soon!
The location of the Balls home in Russbach is great!
The house was perfect for a large family gathering. Except for a couple of mechanical issues our stay was ideal. It is located at the edge of Russbach which gives it the feel of being in the country. A lovely stream is across the street and we had free use of the Wasserpark pool in town everyday because of our rental. We were located in between Abentau's alpine slide and Golling's waterfall on one side and Hallstatt and Gosausee on the east. We enjoyed many outings. The hiking in the area was great. Please be aware that besides once a week garbage pick up, you are responsible for taking your own rubbish away. We found this very inconvenient since we were trying to leave.
All in all it was a wonderful rental in a quaint village.
Glad you had a good time and got a feel for Russbach and the area, we think it is great too! New dishwasher, tumble dryer and iron bought this week...along with additional rattan furniture for the balcony at the back (to sit in the shade on those sunny afternoons) brought out from the UK. I hope the advice offered on activities helped with your week.
We had a great time in Russbach
The house is good equiped, big and have enough place for big group. It was very clean. The description of location was accurate. The owner was very helpfull. I recommend this property!!!!
Many thanks indeed; we are really glad you had a good time.
Great house. It was big enough for a big group. It has all the comfort you want (except maybe a frying pan).
Not everything was clean, but for the price we paid, it was oke. In 10 minutes it was clean enough.
Skiing was great. Unfortunately the snow became slushy because of the temperature, but we loved it anyway. We might come again....
A fantastic stay in a big, spacious, family house
I fell in love with the house. It was spacious, clean and very well equipped. The arrangement of rooms was effective for family living and enough room for adults and children alike. The quietness and solitude with the amazing views made it all the more special. Perfectly situated at the edge of the village which was delightful full. The views and scenery were breathtaking and the sounds of the trickling stream provided a very relaxed way of life. The house was well equipped and the rooms decorated to a good standard and made to feel extremely homely. The kitchen was lovely and sociable and it was lovely to be able to eat and have breakfast I. The same room. The balcony was large enough to offer alternative dining facilities and in the midst of summer it was a pleasant end to a day. As the sun went down many night were spent star gazing! Both bathrooms had effective showers which offered plenty of hot water and great pressure. The owners had spent time making sure their guests were fully catered for and lots of information and brochures were available for viewing. Overall it was a fantastic holiday with as much to do in the summer as the winter skiing season. There are plenty of local attractions and the house is perfectly situated to explore the region as and when we wanted to.
Grote woning, wel wat gedateerd maar dat maakte ons niks uit. Ruimte was geweldig!
Korte afstand naar de lift (5 minuten auto) en dorpje op 20 minuten wandelen. Mooi gebied maar niet altijd goed geprepareerde pistes. En veel ankerliftjes. Huis ruim en prettig. En lieve buurman Sep zorgde goed voor ons. Ideaal trouwens de garage waar twee auto's in konden staan. Gasthof waldwirt op 300 m. Vriendelijke bediening en goed eten voor weinig. Hotel kirchenwirt in dorp beter maar ook duurder.
I am glad that you had a good week in our house and that you were well looked after by our legendary neighbour Sepp! I am sorry to hear that you felt that some of the pistes were not in good condition; this is unusual for the Dachtsein West.
The house is situated in the hamlet of Russbach-Gseng. The village of Russbach is a delightful little community at the heart of the Dachstein West Ski Region and on the edge of the Salzkammergut (the Austrian Lake District). This is an area loved by Austrian honeymooners and a cherished getaway for the citizens of Salzburg and, perhaps more importantly, is relatively little known elsewhere. This will surprise anyone who has visited what Emperor Franz Joseph I described as an 'earthly paradise' and been captivated by the beauty of its rugged mountains, pristine glacier lakes, forests and lush alpine meadows.
In the winter, the Dachstein West provides a most family-friendly resort (winner of various awards) but the area is also a fantastic summer holiday region (with plenty to do for the active, the health conscious, the culture lover and also for children).