Testimonials

Dear Liz, Thank you for everything. Nice house ! We have enjoyed and had a good time. Dank jullie wel voor alles.

Wittaya (Thailand) and May (Holland), November 2018

 

Thank you for the wonderful weekend. The view and house is amazing. Can’t wait to tell my family and friends about this place. Best wishes for you both.

The Alvorado family, November 2018

 

Dear Sir, thanks a lot for your warm welcome at your house ‘Haus am See’. View from here is excellent and more so your friendly and helpful nature made our stay comfortable. Would like to come back again with family, that’s for sure.

Warm regards, Saurabh, Eashaam, Chhaya & Suhus, India, November 2018

 

Dear Liz and Geoff, We would like to thank you for staying here. It was one of the best experiences we have ever had. 🙂

Soma and friends, Hungary, October 2018

 

Vielen Dank! We have had a very beautiful experience here. Best holidays in Austria so far. All the best luck for your family! Hugs!

Egidijus, Lithuania, June 2018

 

Liebe Tompkinson family, We have had an amazing time here at Haus am See, thank you! There is nothing like pretending you are a local when you visit stunning places like Hallstättersee. Thank you for letting us use your boat. It is by far the fanciest rowing boat we have ever been in and the children absolutely adored our outing at ‘see’. Hope you have a great summer! P.S. Thank you for the lovely apricot jam. It saved the day and it was delicious (I went to get bakery supplies for breakfast and they didn’t let me use my credit card, so all I could get were 3 small breadsfor the Euro 1,50 I found at the bottom of my bag) It went a long way with your delicious jam. xx

Kind regards, The Mackinlays, May 2018

 

Dear Liz & Geoff, thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It has been such a pleasant & relaxing few days. We wish you well & Happy Easter ! Hope to see you again.

Melissa, Jade and Iz, April 2018

 

Dear Liz and Geoff ! Thank you dearly for those days in your beautiful house and amazing surroundings. We have stayed here for skiing in Dachstein West in very nice weather most of our time and enjoyed. We are very thankful to you and wish we could stay longer ! Special thanks for ou7r chatting moments and all your hospitality. We love Austria !

Ingibjörg and family, Iceland, March 2018

 

What a way to start the New Year ! Three young kings (one in a black face) sang to us in Hallstatt. Then we explored a Nativity collection in the ancient basement of the walk store. Last night we were amazed at the incredible Glöcklerlauf in Bad Ischl! Indeed, no evil winter spirits could endure the beauty & joy of that wonderful parade. Thank you, dear hosts, for the use of your lovely house and also for your warm hospitality. Hope to see you again – and, of course, we’ll catch you on Vimeo!

Steve and family, Vienna/USA, January 2018

 

Hi Liz and Geoff, Thank you very much for this time and the house! We would like to come here again, because it’s a beautiful place, with beautiful and hospitable hosts! Best regards

Stephan, Victor, Julia and Varvara, Moscow, December 2017

 

Hey Liz and Geoff, thanks for a beautiful house and the most amazing view! We loved the biscuits, the jam and the bread & butter pudding. It couldn’t have been better. Kindest regards.

Oscar, Alex & Billy, London, UK, November 2017

 

Our last evening in Haus am See, with Liz’s surprise cake and looking forward for tomorrow morning’s lake view – the always changing and surprising. For sure it’s not our last visit in Liz’s fantastic located and very high quality house. For sure we’ll recommend it to our friends too. Thank you Liz and your family.

Eva & Attila, Budapest, November 2017

 

Beautiful place with spectacular views .. Just to wake up to that view was amazing 🙂 Warm & cozy little house was perfect for our little family.  Kids loved it too. Thanks for all the bedding arrangements in the room, it was very comfortable, even for our baby. Felt very welcoming ! Though we had bad weather awaiting us here, just taking the views in, even on the rainy days, was good.  Highlight for us was the walk to Hallstatt through the mountains; just didn’t want the day to come to an end. Finally ended our lovely holiday with a drive around Grossglockner Alpine Highroad ! Thank you Liz & Geoff, will definitely come again and hope to meet you then. Thank you to your lovely neighbour for helping out with our car.

Rao Kishor and family, England, October 2017

 

Thank you so much for everything ! 🙂 I hope our paths will cross again soon. Travel is the only thing we buy that truly makes us richer.

Craig Benson, Santa Barbara, California, October 2017

 

Dear Liz and Geoff, Our stay from 17 to 31 August was very successful. We enjoyed the beautiful view over the lake, the surrounding area, the weather and the house. All we need is present and you were very friendly and helpful. We were the first guests from the Netherlands and we will definitely recommend this house to our country. Thank you for your hospitality and delicious jam and cake!

Greetings from Hendrik and Esther, August 2017

 

It was the best place to celebrate birthday. Great view. Beautiful house. thank you for the boat. It was an amzing family experience for us. Our kids just loved that. Thanks for your hospitality and a tasty pie.

Max, Julia, Leo und Simon, May 2017

 

“We had a great, relaxed Christmas staying at Haus am See. Liz and Geoff were exceptional hosts, going above and beyond to get us settled in with everything we could possibly need for the perfect stay. Liz and Geoff are on hand if needed but they’ve also provided a wealth of information in the house about the Bad Goisern-Hallstatt region, including restaurant/tourism recommendations and practical information like where to find the nearest ATM and supermarket. The house itself is well equipped, warm, inviting and beautifully positioned on the lake with impressive lake and mountain views from the upstairs bedroom. It’s the perfect base to explore the area by day and snuggle in at night. We have absolutely no complaints about our stay at Haus am See, other than we wish we’d stayed longer. Highly recommend a stay here, and if we’re ever back in the Bad Goisern area, we know where we’ll be staying. Thank you Liz and Geoff!”

Emma and Pavel, Australia and Czech Republic, December 2016

 

Dear Liz and Geoff, We have had a wonderful holiday here in Haus am See. With day time temperatures ranging from 8 to 34 ° C we have been very creative in our activity! The Schafbergbahn was great, with fantastic views. Dachstein and the ice cave are both well worth the queue – wait ! A day trip to drive the Grossglockner high alpine road was fantastic, and for an amazing adrenaline rush the Stoderzinken zip-line is a must. The local (and not so local) high alpine villages are stunning in their settings, even in the rain. Our favourite supermarket for quality and choice was Merkur on the outskirts of Bad Ischl. Bad Goisern is lovely for a morning stroll and to pick up fresh bread and pastries. Our first visit to Austria, but not our last. Many thanks for the loan of your holiday home.

Best wishes, Lesley and Zak, July 2016

 

 Dear Liz and Geoff, We had a wonderful time here and really enjoyed the tranquil and scenic location, as well as all of the amazing places to visit nearby. A particular highlight was watching the thunderstorms from the balcony, front row seats indeed. A brilliant honeymoon location.

Thank you, Peter and Abigail Rushforth, July 2016

 

We have had a wonderful week here in the lovely Haus am See. The views over the lake and mountains are fantastic and we have enjoyed it when eating our meals outside and when taking trips in the boat. We have got some very good new friends here: mother duck and her 3 ducklings have come to visit us each day. We have been up in the mountains 3 times; the first was a rough hike up on Hoher Sarstein – the legs were exhausted for days but the view was magnificent. In St. Wolfgang we went up with the Schafbergbahn, a nice old train which brought us up very high. Finally we went up to the Ice Caves and further up to the 5-fingers – fantastic ! All 3 sites are clearly recommendable. Thank you for all the good advice on sites in the area – and also for the lovely ‘marille’ jam and cake. There is so much fantastic nature to discover here in Austria. This was our first vacation in this country – and it will not be the last.

Greetings from Albert, Sofus, Mikkel and Metter from Roskilde, Denmark, July 2016

 

Liz & Geoff, Thanks so much for welcoming us into this amazing place. We had only one clear night for viewing the Milky Way, but it was an awesome sight. Ian managed to get some good photographs. We enjoyed hiking up to the Hallstatt Salzwelten Tour and roaming around Hallstatt. We hope our constant travels bring us back here soon.

Cheers, Ian & Diana, California, USA, May 2016

 

 Liz is a very kind person. She warmed the house in advance so we could enjoy a warm house already when we arrived. She also brought me to the supermarket and tourist office. On top of that she gave me many useful information about visiting around and how to get there. The house itself is well located (just next to the lake) with a great view of the balcony. Bit enough for 4-5 people and very comfortable to live. I had a great time staying at Liz’s house and won’t be hesitating to recommend to people who are interested.

Jinghuan with mother and grandmother, China, January 2016

 

A lovely house with a great view. We have everything that we need in ‘Haus am See’, a warm place in winter and also the nice hospitality. Even this house is near the road, which is easy to reach, this place is quiet. This area offers every activity, even in winter, from hiking, sightseeing, until swimming in the nearby ‘Therme’. Definitely we will come back again.

Andreas & Septia, Vienna, December 2015

 

We had the most wonderful autumn break here. The house is amazing and comfortable. The scenery/surroundings are magnificent. It was better than we imagined. We look forward to visiting again in the summer.

Neela, Andreas & Cassandra, Ruislip, UK, October 2015

 

Liz & Jeff, Thank you so much. Your house is a delight. And the setting ….. oh, so beautiful. We appreciate how you have anticipated our needs. We’ll gladly recommend this stay to others. Even in the rain it was lovely with the changing clouds. And … comfortable when it was a day to just stay inside and read.

Best regards, Joyze & Ashley, USA, October 2015

 

Wunderbar! Bautiful! Thank you very much!

Karolina and Petr, Czech Republic, September 2015

 

Dear Liz and Geoff, thank you very much for your warm welcome. Your hospitality and the most beautiful view on the lake and mountains has made our holidays the most memorable one. P.S. Maybe next time we will be able to row on the boat 🙂

Thank you very much once again, Michal and Petra, Czech Republic, September 2015

 

Without doubt, this holiday has been everything we had hoped for and more …. We can’t thank Liz and Geoff emough for being such amazing hosts, so good in fact, we can’t wait to return. This was our first time in Austria and Haus am See was such a lovely location and base from which to explore the beauty of Austria in more depth.

Thanks so much for everything, Carolyn, Greg, Ollie and Anita, Leigh-on-Sea, UK,  July 2015

 

Thank you for everything! We had a great time at Haus am See. Your made for us really home atmosphere with home made cake and the eggs upon our arrival. The weather was great 29-33 degrees. The view is awsome, we will come back.

Pavel, Marta & Marek, Zlin, Czech Republic, July 2015

 

We have had a lovely holiday at Haus am See and the snow was perfectly timed – just what we wanted! We have enjoyed visiting the lakeside villages combined with a few days skiing in beautiful scenery. It was a treat to wake up to such a lovely view and we thank you for the little gifts including the tasty marmelade. We are all very sad to be leaving.

The Kelsey family, Tavistock, Devon, UK, January 2015

 

Thank you for the amazing holidays you offered us. The house is so cozy and inviting. We felt right at home. Everything was sparkling clean and bringing us marmelade, fresh eggs and home-made apple pie was very kind of you! We will definitely recommend this place to everyone!

Philipp, Katerina and Gista from Austria and Greece, January 2015

 

Impressive winter wonderland! We spent most of our time on our cross country skies. We saw beautiful mountains, silent woods and had a lot of space and time for us. Thank you very much for your little presents – it made us feel more than welcome!

Katharina & Martin from Germany, January 2015

 

We loved the house! This is an amazing place with lovely views and good location. Only thing was that the snow which came late. We had a great Christmas here. Thank you for everything! Best regards

Elina, Antti, Eine, Veijo, Anni & Lari from Finland, December 2014

 

Wonderfully relaxing at the Haus am See ! The view from the balcony in the morning really is amazing! What an incredible place within the beautiful mountains and of course the spectacular lake. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality – the only small problem being that we do not want to leave !! 🙂 Many thanks.

Lars & Lina from Australia and Germany, November 2014

 

Amazing views and great place to stay. We recommend the Salzwelten (salt mines) – nice to see some history from Hallstatt. Thank you for everything.

Greetings Jonne & Tobian from Holland, October 2014

 

Wonderful hosts and house and fantastic location. We would recommend hiring e-bikes as we were able to ride to Altaussee and other places, which may have been too far for a hike.  A highlight of our stay was the ‘Soleweg’ (high walk) to Hallstatt observation platform followed by a slow walk down into the town. Excellent Marillenmarmelade!

Michael and Peter from England, September 2014

 

“Quite simply a beautiful house in a beautiful place, with lovely people, what more can you need? :)”

Liz and Andrew from England, March 2014

 

“Perfect location for touristic and sportive activities, nice place with easy access, comfortable accommodation and well-equipped kitchen and kindly owners.”

Mr Sudakov and family from Slovakia, February 2014

 

“Hospitality and great communication with owners – Comfort – 2 separate bathrooms and 2 toilets – Great view out of windows – Garage with automatic door opening – Coffee with a coffee machine – Service similar to 3 stars hotel:)”

Jan, Eliska, Veronika and Lukas from Czech Republic, February 2014

 

“Lovely people, great apartment, amazing views. Internet fine, warm and cozy.”

Michal and Asher from Israel, January 2014