|Minimum Stay||2 - 10 nights|
The apartment Bad Ischl Bergblick is a comfortable, fully-equipped apartment, with light and airy rooms, and holds the highest quality classification of 4 Edelweiss awarded by the Upper Austria Private Landlords Association It is owned and run by an English family living locally, who personally prepare it for their guests. It is in a traditionally styled building, in a quiet no-through road, yet within easy walking distance of the town centre, station, and thermal baths. The apartment has a double bedroom with a large double bed and wardrobe. the lounge has two comfortable armchairs, a sofa (which can be turned into a double bed), and dining area. There is a log-burning stove in the lounge. It has a separate fully-equipped kitchen, with an oven, ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator and dishwasher. The large, fully-tiled bathroom has a large washbasin, full-size bath, a separate shower enclosure, and has underfloor heating. There is a separate WC. There is also a washing machine, and a drying rack is provided. Cycle and ski storage is available on-site.
The balcony, which is accessible from the bedroom and lounge, has wonderful views of the Zimnitz mountain and the fantastic sunsets. A table and chairs are provided for you to relax. Please note there is no garden.
This property is ideally situated for taking advantage of the natural beauty of the area. Cyclists of all ages are catered for, from flat cycle paths alongside picturesque rivers, to mountain biking amongst the magnificent scenery (cycle hire is available locally). For those interested in walking, there are many possibilities in the area, from light evening strolls from the apartment, to more taxing walks in the mountains. Once again, we can assist if you would like more information, as we are keen walkers ourselves!
At Lake Wolfgang, there is a whole range of water sports available, including sailing, pedalo hire, wind surfing, or simply swimming. All the lakes in the area are drinking-water quality, and are crystal clear. Lake Wolfgang is just a short car or bus ride away from Bad Ischl. In the summer, spend a day relaxing on a boat visiting the quaint towns of St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl, all with their own characters.
Golfing is available at the Salzkammergut golf course, less than 15 minutes drive from the apartment.
In winter, there is superb skiing at Dachstein West (Upper Austria’s largest ski area), or at Postalm (Europe’s second largest high mountain plateau). Both resorts are suitable for all ages and abilities. Cross-country skiing is also very popular in the area, particularly at Rettenbachalm, on the outskirts of Bad Ischl, and at Gosau, where there are approximately 45km of prepared tracks in a beautiful valley setting particularly suitable for beginners. Ski buses to all of these areas can be found within 5 minutes walk of the apartment, and is free for guests staying 3 nights or more. We can provide more information on request.
Some walking is still possible as there are cleared paths, and the local tourist office can provide further information
In Bad Ischl itself, the thermal spa is open all year, and it is possible to swim outside amid the snow!
And of course there are the advent markets, particularly round Lake Wolfgang where can enjoy a day travelling between them by boat.
For those who are less active, or if you just want to relax a little more, there are plenty of things to do both in the immediate area and further afield. Take a trip up the Schafberg mountain by rack railway, or the Zwölferhorn by cable car and enjoy magnificent views. The latter is particularly beautiful in the winter, with cleared paths and cosy mountain huts to warm up in with a glass of hot mulled wine!
A visit to Hallstatt is a must. From its old buildings dating back hundreds of years, perched on precipitous slopes in seemingly impossible locations, to the Bronze Age burial site, it cannot fail to impress and delight the visitor. Take a boat trip round the Hallstättersee (Lake Hallstatt), amongst the mountains that surround it. Other attractions in the same area include the Ice Caves, Krippenstein (with its almost lunar landscape), and the Five Fingers, a viewing platform with stunning views over Lake Hallstatt and far beyond.
Or go to Salzburg, with it's wonderful old buildings and modern shops, easily reachable by public transport. Further afield, the Austrian cities of Graz and Linz are ideal for day trips, as are Berchtesgaden, the Eagle's Nest, and Königsee in Germany,
We moved permanently to this beautiful area of Austria in 2009 from Southern England, and now live near the Wolfgangsee. We are familiar with the area and what it has to offer, and thus can help you make the most of your holiday here, whether you want advice on outdoor activities or where to eat in the many restaurants locally.
Mike and Jenny Herridge purchased this apartment in 2007
We have been visiting Austria for many years, both summer and winter, and decided to buy ourselves a holiday home here. We fell in love with Bad Ischl in general, and this apartment in particular, at first sight. Being in such a quiet area, yet near the river and within easy walking distance of the town, meant that it was ideal for us. Having spent two years visiting it, we moved to Austria permanently in 2009.
Our apartment was built as an everyday apartment, and as a result it is roomy and comfortable. The separate bedroom and kitchen, with a good-sized light and airy living/dining room means that you can really feel it is a home from home! The location, just 5 minutes walk from the train and bus stations, 7 minutes from the thermal baths, and less than 10 minutes from the centre, means that a car is not necessary to enjoy the area.
Lastly, being able to wake up in the morning to views of the mountains, and to sit on the balcony in the evening to enjoy the sunsets over Zimnitz, makes it a perfect spot!
We have taken villa and apartment holidays with our children, and now just the two of us, for more than 25 years. We therefore have some experience when saying that we have never encountered hosts who did more to welcome us and to ensure that our stay was as comfortable as possible.
It is easy to see why you are rated so highly. Perfection doesn't exist, but this comes very close.
The description & photos of the apartment were accurate so no unexpected surprises on arrival.
The apartment was super clean and in excellent condition. Good quality linens were provided and bath & kitchen linens were changed after 5 days in our 7 day stay. This was fabulous and unusual in our previous apartment stays.
A good sized balcony which caught the afternoon sun, great for drying our washing or a drink with nibbles after a hard day out. There was a parking spot provided with the apartment but we didn't need it. Good TV facilities which our hosts upgraded (increased English channels) during our stay. The location was super, 7mins to a Spar supermarket walking along the river and thru a cool treelined path or a 5min walk to the train & bus station made it all so easy to get around.
Our hosts were lovely, super helpful prior to our arrival & during our stay, they couldn't do enough to make sure you would enjoy the apartment or the town of Bad Ischl and its surrounding areas. We thank them for helping our stay to be so memorable.
We recommend this apartment and the town of Bad Ischl it has many charms and must do activities as well a great base for visiting Hallstatt, St Wolfgang, St Gilgen, Salzburg, many wonderful walks around beautiful lakes like Gosausee and others.
Its a place to stay and enjoy a wonderful magical area full of many pleasures Summer or Winter.
This apartment is very nice, cozy, fully furnished in a comfortable environment. Mike and Jenny are very kind hosts. They do everything to make guests in their apartment feel good. This was the best accommodation we have ever known.
seems like everything is just perfect.
Great flat, nice people and very close to the center of the town.
In case I travel again to Bad Ischl I will try to get this location again.
Nice and comfortable apartment close to the center of Bad Ischl. Kind hosts.
A spacious and very clean apartment located in the heart of the Austrian Lake District. We arrived by train and were able to use the regular public transport facitilites which are a 5 minute walk from the apartment. You get a free Erlebnis card allowing you discount on train travel and various attractions. The owners live nearby and gave us a very warm welcome and were very helpful. Their local knowledge was invaluable.
We had a great week there.
This apartment is clean, spacious, well-equipped and conveniently located. It is only a few minutes' walk from the railway and bus stations, from which there are good train and bus services to all parts of the Salzkammergut and Salzburg, and also from town centre supermarkets.
The owners are obviously keen that visitors should enjoy the Salzkammergut as much as they do. My wife and I would happily stay here again and I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to others.
Bad Ischl lies nestled in the heart of the Salzkammergut, at the confluence of the rivers Traun and Ischl. It is a spa town, and because of its climate, was chosen as the ideal spot for the summer retreat of the Kaiser whose former home can be visited today. In 2015, Bad Ischl is hosting the county garden show "The Kaiser's New Garden", with extensive newly-planted gardens throughout the town - a must to visit!
The Salzkammergut itself is Austria´s Lake District. It is one of the most beautiful areas of Austria being designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. Within twenty minutes drive are Hallstatt and Lake Wolfgang.
In winter, there is skiing at Dachstein West or at Postalm (Europe’s second largest high mountain plateau). Both resorts are suitable for all ages and abilities. And of course there are the advent markets, particularly round Lake Wolfgang where you can enjoy a day travelling between them by boat.
Or why not consider a day trip to somewhere further afield, such as historic Salzburg, Linz, Graz or Berchtesgaden. If you have time, take a boat trip along the Danube, or visit the Czech Republic.
Golf: Golf is available at the Golfclub Salzkammergut (5km), and at Mondsee (30km), set in a wonderful position alongside the Mondsee Lake
Ski: Extensive downhill skiing is available at Dachstein West and at Postalm. There are also extensive langlauf (cross country) facilities at many places within the area - in the winter it is possible to ski almost to Bad Ischl from Lake Wolfgang. If you have a mixture of downhill and langlauf skiers in your party, both Dachstein West and Postalm are ideal, with both facilities available at each resort.
There is a ski bus linking Bad Ischl with Dachstein West and Postalm, and there is a daily minibus service to Rettenbachalm.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rates shown are for occupancy by 2 people. Each additional person, including children from 2 years, is charged €15 per night. Use of the cot is charged at €10 per stay irrespective of length of stay.
Our cancellation policy is that deposits are non-refundable. After payment of the balance, no refund is given. We recommend that travellers have appropriate insurance.