Your home from home in the heart of the beautiful Salzkammergut!
Mike and Jenny Herridge
- 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 Bad Ischl
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 very 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!
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A beautiful apartment with a fully stocked kitchen and views of a lovely river. The location was perfect for strolling through the town of Bad Ischl as well as trips to Hallstatt and Salzburg. Mike and Jenny were there to greet us and provide us with complete instructions about the apartment as well as suggestions on what to see and do. We especially appreciate their suggestion to dine at Attwenger Restaurant at the end of the road. Absolutely the best meal we’ve ever had!! Would definitely recommend this lovely apartment and would enjoy coming back ourselves!
We're glad that you liked our apartment and its location. We renovated it in November 2018 to make sure that it remains looking good! We always personally meet our guests and try to be as helpful as we can. We're glad that you enjoyed the restaurant, it's our favourite in Bad Ischl as well! We would be delighted if you returned, we are always pleased to see such nice guests return.
Most beautiful location in walking distance to everything you need. The flat
Has everything you need, including a very cook friendly kitchen. It was decorated beautifully for the holidays and I would highly recommend for anyone to stay here. Lots of attention to detail with everything you need. The owners are very friendly and helpful with anything you need. Will definitely come back again.
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment, and found it ideal for your needs. We try to make sure it's fully equipped, and we never underestimate the importance of meeting and greeting our guests personally. Thank you for leaving it so clean and tidy! We look forward to meeting you again.
In Salzkammergut da kann man gut lustig sein! [White Horse Inn]
I reviewed a one week holiday in this apartment in July 2012 [see below] and wrote: "My wife and I would happily stay here again." We have just done so, which, coupled with my earlier review, should be enough to encourage anybody to book some time here; the combination of comfort, equipment, location and all-round quality must be almost impossible to surpass. The owners continue to be very enthusiastic about the area and are anxious that visitors should enjoy their time here. They try to ensure that everything necessary, other than food, is laid on, so that, for example, clingfilm, washing powder and dishwasher tablets are supplied. Bus and train timetables are available in the apartment, and there are plenty of up-to-date guides and publicity literature, as well as maps and plans.
Bad Ischl is not situated on a lake, but its position makes it easily the best centre for exploring the Salzkammergut. Except for watersports, it has better facilities than any of the other towns, and public transport is so good that a car is not only indispensible, it should be dispensed with. Even with a suitcase [preferably on wheels], the walk to and from the railway and bus station is easy.
In conclusion: the Salzkammergut is a magnificent holiday region, Bad Ischl is the best centre for exploring it, and this apartment is a splendid place in which to stay.
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your second holiday in our apartment. We have always believed that Bad Ischl is a fine centre for exploring this fantastic area, and we think that our apartment is a good base, particularly for guests that use public transport. We hope that you will make a further visit.
Comfortable, convenient, complete!
We stayed at this very comfortable apartment for 3 nights. The owners Mike and Jenny, met us upon arrival and toured the apartment with us to explain how everything worked , also gave us advice on things to do and visit. Bed was comfortable, kitchen very well stocked with everything one needed to cook in. A great location to visit the Salzkammergut area and only 10 minute walk into town, very close to ralilway station. Parking available in front of apartment, very convenient. Great internet connection. Nice to have the balcony to enjoy the great weather we had and the beautiful views . We would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone who is coming to this area.
Thanks for taking the time to review our property. We're glad that you found our apartment a great place to stay, for all the same reasons as we believe it to be. Most of all, we're glad you enjoyed your holiday in Bad Ischl, and we hope perhaps to see you again somewhen!
Perfect location, good sized & well maintained apartment and two wonderful hosts
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.
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!
The most beautiful accommodation!
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.
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.
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.
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, where you can visit the Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) and the Königsee. 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. 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 is ideal, with both facilities available.
There is a ski bus linking Bad Ischl with Dachstein West, and there is a daily minibus service to Rettenbachalm for cross country skiing.