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2 Apartments for skiing & summer relaxation - Garden Apartment



Updated: 27-Dec-2016
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online


Garden Apartment

65 square metres - This is our cosy and romantic apartment - the bedroom has an an ensuite shower room and a dressing area in which we also have a bunk bed.

The lounge/ kitchen / dining area has a splendid double sofa bed in front of an open fire.

We limit guests to a maximum of 5 . The Flat is ideal for a couple or a family.

The sauna can take up to 7 (we make an additional charge for this) and has a separate shower.There is a separate W.C.

The Garden Wohnung can be rented with the Family flat above and together they are ideal for parties of up to 12..

Outside is a garden (with table tennis under the balcony tin the summer) and access to the communal streamside BBQ area near the waterfall .

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About the property

Heinke's Haus

Two apartments in St Oswald (1300 m) in the same chalet . The ski lift (also open for much of the summer ) is 600+ m away. The apartments are separate but connected by an in house stairway. They work well together and are ideal for those wishing to holiday together with the option of 'own time'. BKK is a ski resort 20+ lifts, 90 km of runs and so much more including Spa Baths . But dont miss out on the rest of the year - mountain walks or biking, summer flowers, golf, tennis, lakes & spas touring all make for relaxation and enjoyment. The Garden Wohnung (sleeps 2 but 5 max.) 1 bed/familyroom en suite (with a bunk beds in the dressing area), sauna, lounge/kitchen/diner with open fire and sofa bed.

The Family Flat -(sleeps 7) 3 beds., Bathroom with shoer ,bath and double sink, sep. WC, large lounge/dining/ room with kitchen . Views over the valley and 'our' waterfall. The apartments can be rented separately or together. Ideal for families and friends. German wings ,Austrian Air to Klagenfurt many airlines to Salzburg . Ask about our 'return' discounts including on the Palm Dubai .

St Oswald: St Oswald is a village 6- 7 km up a well maintained tarmac road from the spa town of Bad Kleinkirchheim (BKK)which boasts 90 km + of ski runs, 2 thermal baths and a host of other attractions and facilities . You can ski, snowboard, hike,(for 100s of miles) bike, play golf, tour the Alps and lakes and above all relax. Italy and Slovenia are only an hour away.

St Oswald has the Nationapark Brunnachbahn gondola lift which is open during the ski season and much of the summer. This connects with (and is part of the BKK ski area) .St Oswald has a ski school, ski hire and a clutch of restaurants.

A car is recommended but the Ski bus which runs throughout the valley also serves the Village.

We do not have a shop but there are plenty of shops in BKK .

Those seeking a different nightclub everynight may be disappointed .

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About the Owner

John or Heinke Felton
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German
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27 December, 2016

About John or Heinke Felton

Heinke is German I am English and we have been married 48 years We are still trying to retire. We live in Dubai in the winter (helping with 3 of our grand children) We come to Austria in the summer and you will understand why we called this retirement business Contrastescapes.

Sounds silly but I first saw the property in June and couldn't believe all the flowers in the next door fields. That and the sound of the waterfall and I knew Heinke would love it.

John or Heinke Felton purchased this apartment in 2004

Why John or Heinke Felton chose Carinthia

We love our 2 very different Austrian Flats. The Garden Wohnung is more traditional , cosy and a bit eccentric whilst the Family flat is more modern and has more room.

Both are places to relax ,drink in the scenery and enjoy.

What makes this apartment unique

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We charge an Endreinigung Charge on all stays and will quote this beforehand. There is a local tax payable to the town .Heating & electricity are included as are bed linen and towels.We do not provide swimming towels. We do our best to provide WIFI BUT we cannot guarantee this as the local service is variable. We offer discounts for booking of both flats, longer stay and for return visitors.WE welcome pets in the Garden Wohnung in the summer but ask that they are not left on their own. We sometimes dog sit.

4 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


The Garden Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a beautiful vacation in St. Oswald. We stayed in the garden flat and it was perfect. We woke up in the mornings and had tea on the patio looking at the waterfall. Then, we would go off on one adventure or another (I recommend Monkey Mountain for sure). In the evening we would either eat at one of the restaurants nearby, recommended to us by John and Heinke, or eat at the flat. Every recommendation given to us was amazing. The flat was clean and very comfortable. It was like being at home rather than in an impersonal hotel. John and Heinke could not have been more friendly and helpful. We feel like we are part of their family now.

We will definitely be going back!

Io e la mia famiglia ci siamo divertiti molto, nell'area di S.Osvaldo ci sono molte attrative turistiche la montagna delle scimmie , il bellissimo parco/zoo a Rosegg ( in parte all'interno di un castello medievale) e la cava di granato (dove abbiamo potuto "picconare" alcune gemme).Abbiamo particolarmente apprezzato la compagnia di John e Heinke!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heinke's Haus: St. Oswald

  • 4 of 5

Wir(10 Personen) haben unseren Urlaub in Heinkes Haus verbracht und haben uns dazu beide Apartments gemietet.

Die Apartments sind beide in einem Top Zustand, großzügig und sehr gepflegt. Für diese Lage (~500m vom Schilift entfernt) ist der Preis sehr günstig!

Einziger negativer Punkt - das Internet war die ganze Woche nicht verfügbar...

Ich kann Heinkes Haus ebenfalls nur weiterempfehlen!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Herzlichen Dank fuer eine so liebe Bewertung! Haetten wir vom Internet problem gewusst, haetten wir ganz bestimmt versucht Ihnen zu helfen... obwohl wir wirklich keine Komputerexperten sind.
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Köln, NRW, Deutschland


  • 5 of 5

Der Zustand des Domizils war sehr sauber und gepflegt. Die Lage ideal, da einerseits Nähe zu Seilbahnen und auch die Aufstiege zu Bergwanderungen und Ausflügen direkt vor der Haustüre liegen. Idealer Ausblick in den Wald und die Berge. Kaminfeuer und Sauna runden das Gesamtkonzept ab. Betreuung durch die Vermieter war wirklich ausgezeichnet, sehr herzlich und stehen mit wertvollen Tipps zur Seite. Definitiv weiter zu empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Romantisch und Ur-gemütlich

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben gerade 5 wundervolle Tage in Heinkes Gartenappartement verbracht. Das Appartement ist sehr gemütlich und gut angelegt. Es gibt zwar kein eigenes Kinderzimmer, aber die Trennung durch einen Kasten ist optimal und ausreichend. Besonders genossen haben wir die Möglichkeit direkt im Appartement in die Sauna gehen zu können und nackt im Garten in den Schnee zu springen - Herrlich. Dazu rauscht etwas unterhalb der das fast gänzlich zugefrohrene Bächlein und der Wasserfall - muss auch im Sommer toll sein, beim Wasserfall zu grillen. Anschl. vor dem offenen Kamin entspannen, was gibt es schöneres. Die Entfernung zum Schilift wäre zu Fuß bewätligbar, wir sind bequem und mit dem Auto gefahren. Alles war rundherum perfekt! Ideale Unterkunft für Sommer und Winter

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love our 2 very different Austrian Flats. The Garden Wohnung is more traditional , cosy and a bit eccentric whilst the Family flat is more modern and has more room. Both are places to relax ,drink in the scenery and enjoy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Klagenfurt or Salzburg at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : In BKK at 9 Kilometres Nearest Train : Feldkirchenl or Spittal an der Drau at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Tauernautobahn at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Bad Kleinkirchheim is in the valley below the village of St. Oswald. The whole valley is a ski resort. The area is beautiful with mountains rivers and lakes. To us St Oswald is the place to relax but both in summer and winter you can have the most active of holidays. Italy is just an hour away so give yourself the time to tour around but you may prefer to sit and watch 'our' waterfall. hiking, golf, mountain biking spa baths and other attractions - the list goes on and on This is a place to explore and enjoy with cake shops, restaurants and a reputation for hospitality. The skiing is extensive and somehow there don't seem to be long queues for the lifts.

Ask us about driving through the Alps, bringing the car by train or flying to Klagenfurt , Salzburg or even Venice or Vienna ).

Other Activities: Winter Sports, golf, tennis, walking hiking, rambling even ambling

Golf: Bad Kleinkirchheim has its own Golf course with several others in the area. Special arrangements allow purchase of cards allowing use of a selection of courses.

Ski: Bad Klienkirchheim is a resort with a proud history of excellent skiing. Heinke's Haus is approximately 600 metres from the Nationalpark Brunnachbahn gondola lift which is part of the complex of 26 and a new one is being built.. B.K.K caters for snow boarders and other winter sport activities.


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Places for Happy times

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wireless Internet


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 65 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite to bedroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, in sauna room
  • En suite shower room, with wc and sink . Separate shower in sauna room (careful use the normal shower tap not the letter box shower head if you dont want a very very cold post sauna shower) There is also a separate W.C.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Dressing area with bunk beds
  • We have created a dressing area in which there is a bunk bed. This gives sleeping options . Many parents opt for the super double bed that somehow hides in the sofa in the lounge ( in front of the fire) and let the children have the choice of the large double or the bunkbeds hidden in the corner. We have however decided to limit guests in this apartment to a maximum of 5.We want our guests to be really comfortable and not overcrowded.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • With 2 apartments we have a range of 'extras' a cot, games, a set of slazenger golf clubs and so on. Please ask. Wifi Internet access is available so please ask so we can explain and make arrangements. Some facilities are only available during summer including bikes for which we require prior notice and make a small charge. Golf clubs are the same and only when I am not using them - no charge save I expect to have one or two more balls than when you started! We do not like the implication of the expression 'elderly' but the property is on a slope (come to think of it the whole area has more than it's fair share of 'slopes'). A person either elderly or otherwise who has difficulty with stairs may not be able to take advantage of everything either the flats, garden or area have to offer but there is no harm in trying. No smoking in the flats..

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