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Mike and Jenny Herridge

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german

Apartment Bergblick - roomy, cosy, easy reach of the town centre

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 11 nights

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Overview

Salzkammergut Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Your home from home in the heart of the beautiful Salzkammergut!

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.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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.

WINTER ACTIVITIES

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.

SIGHTSEEING

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,

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike and Jenny Herridge (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german

About Mike and Jenny Herridge

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

Why Mike and Jenny Herridge chose Salzkammergut

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Sep 2015
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4.8
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Apartment Bergblick - roomy, cosy, easy reach of the town centre
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 110 reviews
5

Perfect location, good sized & well maintained apartment and two wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment, and that you found it as described. We always try to ensure that our guests are able to make the most of their stay. We originally purchased the apartment for our own use, for the reasons that you have mentioned - it's superbly situated in a quiet area, but close to public transport enabling easy access to the area, and within easy walking distance to Bad Ischl and its range of shops. We hope to see you again in the future!
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5

The most beautiful accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We always do our best to make guests welcome, and to make the apartment feel like a home away from home.
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5

Everything perfect

  • 5 of 5

Hello,

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.

Kind Regards

Stefan

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you liked our apartment. and we would be pleased to welcome you back.
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Nice an comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Nice and comfortable apartment close to the center of Bad Ischl. Kind hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, we try to ensure that the apartment feels as comfortable as home for our guests.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay, we try and make sure that all our guests enjoy their holiday to the full, whether it's by making sure the apartment is clean or providing information on the area.
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Apartment Bergblick, Bad Ischl

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We have equipped the apartment, and always personally prepare it, in order to ensure that our guests will enjoy their holiday to the full. We are always available to give advice on the area if required, or stand back if not! We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Salzburg
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bad Ischl
Nearest Ferry
1100 Kilometres
Dunkirk
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Salzkammergut (Wirling)
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Bad Ischl
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Thalgau
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Bad Ischl
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Postalm
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Strobl (Lake Wolfgang)
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Bad Ischl Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 5 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$93
$604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$82
From
$93
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Autumn 2016
Oct 27 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$60
From
$71
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Christmas (Advent) 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$71
From
$82
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 2016-2017
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
11 night minimum stay
$104
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$66
From
$11
Fri,Sat
$428
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$77
From
$11
Fri,Sat
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$77
From
$88
Fri,Sat
$538
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

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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.

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Amenities

Salzkammergut Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower , shower
    WC - toilet
  • The fully-tiled bathroom is extremely roomy, and benefits from a separate shower enclosure in addition to a bath. The washbasin is larger than may be considered usual. There is a cosmetics mirror, shelf, and storage for toiletries. The room also contains a washing machine, and washing liquid is included at no charge. There is underfloor heating in the room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom has a bed with two single mattresses forming an extra-large double bed. There is room for a cot (not provided). It has a large double wardrobe with ample hanging space, and integral drawers. There are two bedside tables, with bedside lamps and an alarm clock. There is access to the balcony from this room. The lounge has a large sofa bed for 2 people.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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