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Independent house with garden at the foot of Zugspitze

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

House solely for dwelling - for 10 persons with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms

The independent house (170 m2) with garden house (30 m2) and garden (900 m2) is located in the romantic Alpine village Grainau (near Garmisch) at the foot of Zugspitze, just 1 minute walk to the Zugspitze cable car. The house belongs to the famous professional rock climber and adventurer Stefan Glowacz and is modern with Shabby Chic and industrial furniture (website hidden) is quietly located close to the spa / swimming pool with great view of the mountains. In the main house there are 4 bedrooms (8 beds) and 2 bathrooms spread over 3 floors. Next door on the same property, there is another large living-bedroom (2 beds) with private bathroom and TV and sofa. The main house has a lovely, open plan living kitchen merging in to a large dining room with fireplace and sunny living room in the conservatory with TV. Wi-Fi is available in the entire house. In front of the living room there is a large patio on the south side with a view of Zugspitze. The house has a basement with plenty of storage space for skis, bikes etc. and a yard for 2 cars. Bank, bakery, grocery stores, pharmacy and swimming pool are very close by. The location is ideal for winter and summer sports, like skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, etc.

Tanja Valérien-Glowacz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Tanja Valérien-Glowacz

Stefan Glowacz (48) is one of the most popular professional rock climbers and adventurers and he lived with his family for a long time in this house in Grainau. Since 2013 he lives with his wife, Tanja, who has an advertising agency, and 5 children on Lake Starnberg and together they have remodelled his house in Grainau lovingly in to an extraordinary holiday home.

Tanja Valérien-Glowacz purchased this house in 1995

Why Tanja Valérien-Glowacz chose Grainau

The special location in the middle of the city and yet with wonderful view of the mountains fascinated us very much!

What makes this house unique

Only 1 minute walk to the Zugspitze cable car or 5 minutes by car to the beautiful Lake Eibsee. Summer and winter offer everything that a nature lover / sportsman wants.


Obergrainau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Small bathroom for bedroom 1 in the ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom in the 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in the garden house
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 individual beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 individual beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 individual beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 beds. Attic room has no
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 individual beds
  • A large living room / bedroom no. 5 (2 beds) is found in the garden house with private bathroom and TV.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Independent house with garden at the foot of Zugspitze
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic house in an amazing area and with a great host.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks and only wish it could have been longer. The house is delightful and had everything we needed for a great family holiday. Grainau is fantastics for families with a wonderful pool, lots of restaurants and beautiful hiking trails. Annaliese was a wonderful host and couldn't have been more accomodating. Had a great time and would strongly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect property for a family skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. The house is funky and comfortable at the same time and easily accommodated 6 adults and 6 children under 7. The facilities in the house are just what is needed - washing machine and dryer were very much needed! The ski train is only a 3-5 minute walk and goes quickly to the ski slopes. There are good restaurants in Grainau and the area is beautiful. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I would definitely go back

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 stayed at Ferienhaus Stefan Glowacz for a week and the accommodations were wonderful. The location was perfect for doing a variety of activities - you can easily get to the cities of Munich and Innsbruk or simply enjoy the countryside and small villages. Grainau is ideal in that it is a small town but has ample shops and restaurants. Our family of 10 is two grandparents, 5 adults and 3 five year old children. The house was very comfortable and well maintained. The separate cottage gave the grandparents a place to find "alone time" when needed. Our host, Anneliese Trechsler, was accommodating and responsive to my inquires. I look forward to my next visit to Bavaria and would highly recommend Ferienhaus Stefan Glowacz

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth it

  • 5 of 5

Exquisitely maintained, beautiful house with a stunning view of the Alps. We had a cool and sometimes rainy week and really valued the house all that much more, especially the "winter garden" (glassed in porch). We spent a lot of time in that room, enjoying the Fussbodenheizung (floor radiant heat). The kitchen was well equipped, the interaction with the property manager was very smooth and she accomodated our communication preferences (email). You can tell that a professional designer put love into this place, with many nice touches. Within sight of the house is the Musikpavillon, where several evenings of Bavarian entertainment happened, with parades right by the house preceding all of them. The Zugspitzbahn is a 3 minute walk, as is a bike rental place, and the public swimming pool. Grainau is a nice old town with several restaurants and shops that still adhere to "Mittagspause" (closing between 12 and 2:30 for lunch. There's lots of hiking and gliding and climbing and mini golf. Only suggestion: I'd recommend getting different (smaller, firmer) pillows to complement the huge ones on the beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place, Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

This house worked out very well for us. We had 7 people, a mix of couples and kids, and we were all very comfortable in the bedrooms. The patio outside and the dining table inside both made great places for us to gather for meals and games and simply sitting around enjoying the view.

The train station was very close and convenient for getting to Garmisch, Alpspitz and Zugspitze. We also did a lot of walking around Grainau, but the town is quite small. The sleepy little town did make sitting outside pleasantly peaceful. Clanking cowbells from the local mountainside added to the ambience.

The furnishings and appliances were in great, almost new condition. We had everything we needed to make and serve meals and do a little laundry.

Overall it's a great place to spend a week in the Bavarian Alps.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this house while traveling Through Europe this summer, and I can easily say this was the highlight of the entire trip.

The house itself is beautiful - very clean and bright, while still very warm and homey. The pictures here really don't do it justice.

There is a fairly sizeable yard with a sweet little garden and deck in the back, from which you have an astonishing view of the mountains.

The fifth bedroom is detached from the rest of the house and is very private, with it's own bathroom and sitting area - which was very nice for my parents, who met us there.

Within walking distance is a bakery, butchery, and general store, should you want to do your own cooking in the house.

For the kids, there's a small waterpark and miniature golf course nearby, and an ice-cream shop down the road.

In the evenings, there were open-air concerts for the public at the music hall across the street.

A Cog-Wheel train station is also within meters of the house, which we rode to the top of the Zugspitz and went sledding!

I would definitely rent this house again, and I recommend it to anyone else traveling in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and it was our pleasure to have you as our guests. We would be delighted to welcome you at "Ferienhaus Stefan Glowacz" another time.
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Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Innsbruck /Austria
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Garmisch /Partenkirchen
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A 95
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Metres
Zugspitze cable car
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Obergrainau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 6 2017 - Sep 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
14 night minimum stay
Jan 26 2018 - Feb 12 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $233.32
Kurtaxe Erwachsener pro Tag $2.92
Kurtaxe Kinder 6-16 Jahre pro Tag $1.17
Endreinigung $221.65
Pet Fee $11.67
€15,00 Kind bis 12 J. $29.16
Stay tax $2.92 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Die Preise gelten für das komplette Ferienhaus für bis zu 10 Personen. Nach Ihrer Abreise wird Ihnen die Kaution innerhalb eines Monats zurück überwiesen (unter Abzug etwaiger durch Rechnungsbeleg nachgewiesene Zahlungen für Schäden im/am Haus, die bei der Endkontrolle festgestellt wurden).
Die Kurtaxe beträgt pro Erw./Tag EUR 2,50 und EUR 1,- pro Kind/Tag von 6-15 Jahren.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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