The Best Villas to Rent in Austria for Your Vacation

HochLeger offers simple yet stylish luxury chalets ideal for skiing enthusiasts
HochLeger offers simple yet stylish luxury chalets ideal for skiing enthusiasts | Courtesy of HochLeger /Expedia
Ronan J O'Shea

Renting a villa in Austria is arguably the best way to enjoy the nation’s famous scenery, which shifts dramatically between the seasons but remains stunning throughout the year. There are countless villas to rent in Austria, from luxury getaways to minimalist chalet retreats. Here are some of the best options for your next villa stay in Austria, bookable via Culture Trip.

1. HochLeger, for ski-in, ski-out alpine charm near Hochzillertal


A simple yet stylish alpine chalet at HochLeger, Austria
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Located 1,054m (3,458ft) above sea level in the breathtaking Zillertal, these mountain chalets and treehouses leave guests immersed in nature. The three TreeLofts sleep two each, while the chalets are ideal for groups. Fir, larch, and pine create cosiness, as do antiques and bathtubs with mountain views. Breakfast on organic jams, seasonal fruits, and tasty farmhouse eggs before a day on the slopes. The Hochzillertal Cable Car and Hochzillertal ski resort are within an easy 15-minute drive.

2. Luxury Chalet Schoenbichl, for Tirolean luxury near Panorama Badewelt


The manicured gardens at Luxury Chalet Schoenbichl, Austria
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This eco-friendly traditional alpine hotel will welcome you with open log fires, a cosy spa, and rooms with wooden feature walls and modern furniture. Although in the centre of St Johann, the hotel’s beautifully landscaped garden has views of the Kitzbühel ski area, the Kitzbüheler Horn, and Wilder Kaiser Mountain, eight minutes away by car. Sip a glass of warming red wine by the open fire before a session in the sauna.

3. Chalet in Piesendorf, for luxurious family breaks near the Sigmund-Thun Gorge


Stylish alpine chalet in Piesendorf with leather sofa and fireplace, Austria
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Set in the Salzburger mountains, you’ll unwind in style in this picturesque chalet’s sauna, Jacuzzi, and outdoor pool with mountain views. Leather easy chairs and sleek glass-fronted fireplaces create a contemporary but cosy feel while rooms are simple chalet style. It’s also close to the Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski resort and Schaufelberg Panorama cable cars. With restaurants, supermarkets and the town centre only a stroll away, it’s also ideal for families.

4. Luxury Villa in Ellmau, for alpine chic near Kufstein Fortress


Simple yet stylish bedroom at Luxury Villa in Ellmau, Austria
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Staying in the popular holiday resort of Ellmau puts you close to the Wilder Kaiser mountains as well as picturesque meadows and wooded hills slightly further south. The town itself is just a short walk away, while the closest ski lift is under a kilometre on foot. If you have a car, the villages of Kitzbühel, Scheffau, and Söll are within easy reach. Although with a Jacuzzi and roof-top terrace, urban-slick kitchen, and alpine-chic interiors, you may struggle to leave the villa.

5. Lavish Villa on an Exclusive Mountain in Weissensee With Sauna, for alpine views near Skiarena Nassfeld ski resort


The sprawling, modern kitchen, dining and living area in Lavish Villa on an Exclusive Mountain in Weissensee, Austria
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If you’re travelling with your family, you’ll adore this villa close to a water park as well as beautiful Lake Weissensee, where you can cycle, swim or hike. You’re also tantalisingly close to Skiarena Nassfeld ski resort, and with easy access to the nearby mountains, the location is ideal for lovers of nature and photography. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the alpine view you can admire from red leather sofas or the wooden sun terrace.

6. Design Chalets Lech, for urban cool near Lech Zürs

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Chic living room at Design Chalets Lech, Austria
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Nestled high in the Alps, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, this peaceful accommodation is perfect for escaping city life. Close to the Lech Zürs ski area, these alpine-meets-urban chalets include a two-bedroom option with a cinema and another sleeping eight with a sauna and decked relaxation space. An idyllic hideaway for summer or winter as the scenery is lovely at any time of the year.

7. Boutique Chalet in Sankt Georgen ob Murau With Sauna, for cosy comfort near Kreischberg Gondola

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Exterior of Boutique Chalet in Sankt Georgen ob Murau With Sauna, Austria
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This boutique beauty in Sankt Georgen am Kreischberg has easy access to Obermurau Castle and Finstergruen Castle, as well as a Kreischberg ski resort. Only a short walk from a forest, you can rise and take a gentle morning walk before a laid-back outdoor breakfast on the terrace in summer. A perfect mix of modern comforts and traditional outdoor pursuits, enjoy nature from the comfort of soothing rooms with knotted pine walls and floors while kitchens are firmly 21st century.

8. First IN Mountain Chalets, for sleek chalet style near Golf Club Zell am See

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Modern yet cosy living area at First IN Mountain Chalets, Austria
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This trio of chalets near the Kitzsteinhorn ski area blends contemporary ski-lodge style – sleek wooden beds and tiled terraces for sipping chilled wine – with traditional saunas (in Chalets A & B). If you’re away with your family, Maiskogel Play Park is nearby as well as Maisi Flitzer, Salzburg’s first Alpine roller coaster with waves, jumps and a roundabout. The town centre is also a short walk, great for those looking to mix self-catering with visits to local restaurants.

9. Plush Chalet in Hohentauern With Sauna & Whirlpool, for rustic luxury near Gesaeuse National Park

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Exterior of Plush Chalet in Hohentauern With Sauna & Whirlpool, Austria
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Close to Gesaeuse National Park and the Great Scheibelsee Lake, this chalet is ideal for nature enthusiasts. Just a short walk away from pretty lakeside picnic spots, this spot is also close to a popular skiing area. After a day spent hiking, warm up those muscles in the infrared sauna and Jacuzzi. With a beautiful terrace, warm fire, and elegant wooden furnishings, you’re bound to enjoy the blend of rustic activity with all the comforts of home.

10. Splendid Wooden Chalet in Hohentauern Near the Forest, for pine perfection near Hohentauern ski resort


Sign for Splendid Wooden Chalet in Hohentauern Near the Forest, Austria
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This pine-lined chalet in Styria is a good base for skiers with resorts and ski lifts running only 200m (656ft) away. Elegant wooden features mix with a modern wood-burning stove, keeping things cosy after a day in the snow. The area is also famed for its thermal baths and hiking trails. A slightly elevated property, its terrace offers excellent mountain views, and the chalet also has a fireplace and large dining area for indulgent meals with family or friends.

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