Murau, Austria

Sauna :-)

Sauna :-)

The eastern balcony overviewing Murau and the valley

The eastern balcony overviewing Murau and the valley

Rainbow over Murau

Rainbow over Murau

Off-track on Kreischberg

Off-track on Kreischberg


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Beautifully appointed Alpine Chalet in the Styrian Mountains overlooking the Town of Murau and the River Mur Valley

Chalet Elsa is a true jewel with a view! A building with its oldest parts dating back to 15th century. It is a unique heritage building in a very privileged location with all modern amenties included. It has been in our family since 1954. Perfect for skiing, hiking, relaxing.

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The holiday apartment includes two master bedrooms featuring king size beds (one with a sunny Eastward facing balcony with a stunning view and deckchairs, the other with a South-facing balcony as well as a sofa convertible into a king-size bed). The third - small - bedroom hosts a 1,40m wide double bed. The apartment is equipped with a bathroom featuring a shower and toilet as well as a double handwash basin. In addition, there is a separate toilet, an outdoor sauna with a panoramic view with a terrace and deck-chairs as well as cold water. The kitchen is fully equipped. A roofed patio with a large table comfortably seating 8 people invites you to spend your pasttime in the warmer months. A gas-fired BBQ is situated next to it. The old apple tree is perfect for using the double hammock in summer. In addition to the garage, a large parking lot offers additional space for cars. In front of the house, the huge trampoline invites you to use it. There is also a basic swing under the apple tree. As the house enjoys a privileged location directly below the castle of Obermurau, it is only accessible by stairs from the parking lot.

The area surrounding our place is idellay suited for families and those seeking solitude and quietness. A perfect skiing resort ( is around the corner (5min) and many atractions for children and adults can be found within a few minutes

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 9 Exchanges made


  • Wolfgang is a management consultant
  • Susanne is a Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Vienna

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the mountains
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8
  • Living Area: 86 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Sauna private
  • Garage / private parking
  • Bicycles: 3


  • Non-smoking house
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Morocco
  • Costa Rica
  • England, UK
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Norway
  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Canary Islands, Spain
  • United States
  • San Francisco, CA, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Graz (GRZ)/ Vienna (VIE) - 150 km/ 262 km


  • Wolfgang is a management consultant
  • Susanne is a Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Vienna


  • Girl - Age: 28
  • Boy - Age: 7
  • Boy - Age: 19


  • Golden Tabby Cat Garfield


We love to travel and explore the history, the sights, the people and the culinary heritage of a region. We love to cook and have travelled extensively.
We believe in our global world and also think that by exchanging experiences and houses people value other cultures much better.

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This member has completed 9 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: