Retreat to the Country and Venture to the City
Submitted: January 14, 2010
Stayed: January 2010
Our family (2 grandparents, 1 mom, 3 kids, & 1 dad) sneaked away for a few days to hit the sites in Salzburg. We found Stephan's house and knew it was where we wanted to stay. I spoke with Stephan several times and he gave us some great recommendations for the area. The house is HUGE and old (800+ years). The two girls loved having their own "apartment" and our son thought the loft was perfect. When we arrived the house was warm and Lassim (a fantastic hausmeister) had fires going in the stoves. The house's location is great...a gas station nearby, a bakery and grocery within and even castle ruins walking distance. Being literally on the border of Austria and Germany, it's fun to walk from country to country and a good photo op at the "Welcome to Germany" sign. WIthin 20-30 minutes drive are all the sites of Salzburg (recommended by Stephan and now me have a moderately priced meal at the Elefant Restaurant in Salzburg's walking district), several salt mine tours, and castles and churches galore. Once you're worn out from all the travel, head back to the house and have a home cooked meal or relax with a movie in the family room. The house's two kitchens have all the supplies you'll need to cook (pots, pans, dishes, and even spices and oils). Linens and towels were bountiful. If you bring your computer, the house has free WI-FI throughout (very rare in Europe). There are also about 30 dvd's and various books in the house. (If you have kids and plan to watch a movie or two, I recommend you bring kid friendly titles. Most are rated PG-13+. Also, make sure your dvd's are formatted for the European region.) Enjoy the jacuzzi tub, the scenery, and the neighborhood. For the size and location, this house is one of the best deals around.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 7/8
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