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Spacious and comfortable top floor apartment with mountain views - Sleep Six Max



Updated: 19-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedroom apartment, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, in Rauris Valley

Top-floor apartment covering 92sq.m plus two balconies giving open mountain views on both sides. Three large double bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan living/dining room with a fully equipped kitchen area and wood burning stove. The utility room with washing machine and separate dryer provides room for storing outdoor clothes and boots. Home comforts include TV and DVD player, CD player with iPod dock, second TV with Playstation and children's videos, variety of board games, books and DVDs. (TV - limited channels, English and German). Internet available if required at additional an cost.

The rental cost includes all heating, linen and towels.

End of stay cleaning charge of 90Euro is payable locally on departure.

Well-stocked local supermarkets in Rauris provide a wide choice and the village shop in Bucheben, just 5 minutes drive up the valley, has all the essentials, with fresh milk and bread and is also open on Sunday mornings. For eating out, the well-known Gasthof Andrelwirt and Gusto restaurants in Worth provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a wide choice of restaurants in nearby Rauris. The free ski bus and local post buses provide a reliable service within the valley, stopping 20m from the door.

New 10 person Gondola for season 2016/17

The apartment: Our apartment is light and spacious, perfect for spending time with the family but with enough room to find a quiet retreat. It is airy in summer and cosy in winter with electric central heating and a wood burning stove inclusive. There are plenty of child-friendly activities provided and fully enclosed balconies ensure safety.

There is a car parking space in the large courtyard at the rear of the property and private bike storage is available.

The area: Rauris has two well-stocked supermarkets, two bakeries, one with a coffee shop, and various clothing and outdoor sports shops. Bank with ATM, a post office and tourist information office, (where you can buy teh Salzburgerland Karte which gives free access and discounts for many attractions). There is a visitors' centre for the National Park Hohe Tauern attached to the town hall. Coach tours of the surrounding valleys operate from the town centre. Rauris has many hotel bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of food and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Travel: Salzburg airport, which is served by the low cost airlines, is just over one hour's drive away. The nearest train station with direct services to Salzburg and Innsbruck is just 10km from the apartment and can be reached with the local Postbus or taxis. Car hire is recommended but not essential as public transport is very efficient.

The medieval town of Rauris and the ski lift station are 4km from the apartment. The nearest large town is Zell am See which is 25km distance. Salzburg is approximately 85km and Munich airport 220km. The Thermic Baths and Wellness Centre of Bad Hofgastein is 23km and the Tauern Spa in Kaprun is 24km.

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About the Owner

Andrew and Lisa Thorne
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Andrew and Lisa Thorne

We are an English family who live near Cambridge, UK. We purchased the apartment from the original Austrian owners who still live on the ground floor.

Andrew and Lisa Thorne purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Andrew and Lisa Thorne chose Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Very private with lots of space and not in a complex.

What makes this apartment unique

Low cost family resort in the National Park which is good for skiing and great for walking and cycling in the summer months. All without the crowds

43 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)


Great apartment in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the apartment in Woerth/Rauris. The accommodation is very well equipped, very spacious & clean and has everything you could possibly want/need whilst on holiday. The customer service provided by Andrew & Lisa was excellent; the entire booking process was seamless, and we were given lots of additional information which adds to a great holiday. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and quiet holiday in the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very please you found the apartment met all your requirements and together with the good weather, allowed you to have a great week in Rauris.
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Lovely apartment in beautiful valley

  • 5 of 5

We ( 3 adults and 2 children of 12 and 15 years old) love the apartment, it's very comfortable, spacey and clean. We were lucky to have a lot of snow so the view was spectaculair and we had a lot of fun in the snow. The apartment was very guiet wich was very nice for us. In Rauris, wich is a 10 minutes drive, you can get your groceries. When you drive another 10 minutes in opposite direction you get a lovely view in the valley where we had lots and lots of snow.

I would certainly recommended this appartment to everyone (please leave a date open so we can go back :) )

I hope we can stay another time to in this apartment !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back another time, may be in the summer or another winter.
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the apartment was spotless, more than big enough for a family of 4. Had a few lovely restaurants on its door step. The ski lift was a 5 min drive. Overall ticked all the boxes, would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad everything met with your expectations and hope you might return for a visit in the summer.
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Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our needs – spacious, clean, well maintained, warm and comfy, with every facility. It made our Christmas skiing holiday very special thank you. We particularly enjoyed the luxury of a bath to ease aching muscles – a bath is a rare commodity in a ski apartment. The views all around are also very pretty.

Andrew was easy to deal with, very friendly and helpful, generous with advice and responded promptly to all our questions so everything went smoothly.

All the locals we encountered were also friendly and helpful, including the lady in the downstairs flat, the ski hire shop staff, and staff in the local supermarket and mountain restaurants.

We would definitely recommend Rauris if you're looking for a small, friendly ski area – the skiing was great despite the lack of snowfall (except for Christmas Day when it snowed practically all day!) since the snow cannons kept the pistes covered, so we skied every day.

It was refreshingly quiet on the slopes too, we had the slopes almost to ourselves most of the time and never had to queue for any of the lifts.

Thanks again, we had a super time and would warmly recommend the apartment and Rauris to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear the apartment fulfilled your needs and you had and enjoyable White Christmas in Rauris.
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Attractive apartment in a good location

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable and attractive apartment in the Rauris valley which was not as busy with tourists as the neighbouring two valleys (Gastein, Kaprun). The other two, however, are easy to reach for more good walks if, like us, that's the primary reason for a summer visit.

For walking, a personal tip is to acquire, e.g. from Amazon, the Kompass maps 030 (Zell am See - Kaprun) and 040 (Bad Gastein) which cover all 3 valleys at a scale of 1:35 000.

Rauris has enough good shops to keep you supplied 7 days of the week. Andrew the owner wants you to enjoy your stay and was very helpful with personal suggestions and local tourist information.

For a modest additional cost you get good WiFi. Don't bother reading emails, use it to find good tourist info and enjoy your holiday.

We had a nice time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased the apartment and the Rauris area provided all you with all you required for a good walking holiday in the Alps and we were glad you were able to experience the weather at it's best. Thanks for the tips regarding the maps.
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Ski Holiday in Rauris

  • 4 of 5

Apartment rented for 3+weeks and was ideal for a quiet spring brake, quiet location in the town of Wörth. Apartment is well appointed and fully equipped, clean and functional. Parking on site with friendly and helpful locals living down stairs. We enjoyed late spring skiing, hill walks and cycling in the valley. two good equipment rental shops in Rauris with friendly and helpful staff. Will go again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and your time exploring the Rauris valley. Hope you will return to try the new ski lift being installed in time for next season 2016/17
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From the Owner

Very private with lots of space and not in a complex.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Salzburg at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Andrelwirt at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Zell am See at 24 Kilometres Nearest Train : Taxenbach at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bischofshofen at 44 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Andrelwirt at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Hochalmbahn at 4 Kilometres Car: recommended

The Rauris valley is a popular location for both winter and summer activities. In winter, Rauris has family-friendly skiing with well-respected ski schools. The skiing area (950-2200m) with 33km of slopes offers something for all standards with typically uncrowded slopes. (Free ski bus 20m from apartment).

In the summer there is walking for all abilities along marked routes with regular refreshments stops. Mountain biking is also well catered for with a good network of marked routes for all standards. Rauris has a heated outdoor swimming pool in an elevated position providing swimming 'with a view', indoor and outdoor tennis courts, squash, paragliding and various sauna and wellness facilities. Horse riding, rafting and gold panning are all available nearby. The presence of bearded vultures and golden eagles within the valley provide an added attraction to visitors and further information is available from the bird information centre located next to the apartment.

Other Activities: ski touring, snowshoe hiking, canoeing, rafting, squash, winter mountain climbing, sledging, winter hiking

Golf: Nearest Golf course is Zell am See

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Winter
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Holiday
10 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Card Fee £20
Internet £25
Stay tax £1.80 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

A refundable security deposit of £250 required with payment of balance.
A mandatory local tourist tax is payable of £1.8 per adult per night, (the actual charge is Euros).
A final cleaning charge of 90 Euros is payable locally to our housekeeper.
Our apartment sleeps a maximum of 6 people.
All bookings based on a Saturday to Saturday rental period. Short stays and alternative start days may be negotiable for bookings made within 4 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 19-Apr-2017


From the Owner

Low cost family resort in the National Park which is good for skiing and great for walking and cycling in the summer months. All without the crowds

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 92 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, en-suite Bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large walk-in shower
  • Both bathrooms have vanity basins with storage, WC, heated towel radiators, tiled walls and floors and modern lighting.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have safe balcony access. Travel cot available.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The washing machine and clothes dryer are in a separate utility room away from the kitchen. The apartment is on one level on the second floor. It is accessed via a traditional stone staircase but does not have a lift. This might be difficult for the elderly or infirm. Both balconies are fully boarded and child friendly but supervision is recommended.

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