Matt and Makayla, Brisbane, Australia - Air BnB
From the minute we started communication with Sandy we felt absolutely welcomed! Sandy and her husband Rod were happy to answer every question we had and their love for the Gastein valley made our stay so unique and we were always learning something new! Their house is amazing (and huge) and so close to everything. They made us feel right at home and were so accommodating in every way. The room we stayed in was extremely homely and comfortable! Beautiful big bed, and great view of the winter wonderland outside! Their dog, Mischief, was amazing and he brought so much excitement to our stay! We wanted to take him with us. There are so many things to do in the valleys. We were only going to stay for 4 days and ended up staying for 11 days! So many different activities to do, from the hot thermal spas to the the 140m suspension bridge, you will always have something to do to entertain yourself. The only way to experience everything in and around Bad Gastein is to stay at Sandy and Rod's beautiful home! Looking forward to seeing it in the summer!
Caroline & Simon, Devon, England
Thank you for welcoming our big group of 5 adults and 5 children into your lovely home. We've had a fantastic holiday of skiing, spa-ing, walking, drinking and eating. Thank you for being a wonderful host and sharing your enthusiasm for this lovely place. We are leaving feeling thoroughly relaxed.
Ross, Cairns, Australia - Air BnB
My host Sandy Tilke was amazing! I was so welcomed and felt at home right away. Her knowledge of the area and in tune with the locals made it an awesome experience! Mischief, their dog is also a barrel of fun. Sandy took me around to see quite a few local bands and traditional dancing. So handy to have someone with you that can speak the local language also. The house is very comfortable, clean and homely. Not to mention the awesome views all around of the Bad Gastein Valley. I am definitely going back for the ski season at some stage as one of the locals and Sandy's neighbour, Michael was a ski instructor and the slopes are so handy. There are beautiful local restaurants within walking distance if required, or any number of beautiful places in Bad Gastein. If you are thinking of staying anywhere in the valley then this is the place!
Firefighters from Exmouth Fire Station, Devon, England
Rod and Sandy, thank you very much for inviting us to your home. What more could we ask for? We have had a great time and have done so much in such a short time. It has been a pleasure from start to finish. Thank you!
A great time in lovely surroundings with wonderful hosts. Thanks loads.
Bad Gastein is stunningly beautiful. It is among the most friendly and hospitable places I have ever visited, with something for everyone. Rod and Sandy were very friendly and helpful as our hosts.
Pauli, Aarhus, Denmark - Air BnB
Couldn't have asked for more. We booked 3 rooms for 6 people for a week, and everything was perfect from day one! We were treated like family and felt like home the whole week. Very nice and clean rooms/baths. The large and fully equipped kitchen made everything easier as well. Thank you for an awesome week :-)
Caroline, Dorset, England - Air BnB
I have just had a wonderful few days staying at Sandy's lovely home in Bockstein, Bad Gastein, Austria. She was the perfect host from arranging pick up from Salzburg Airport to some interesting visits. Gasteiner Heilstollen right inside the mountain for some radon health therapy to relaxing in the Bad Gastein Spa for the day to tobogganing 2.2km down the mountainside. I could not have asked for a better host. My room was well equipped, with a lovely tea tray, my bed was comfortable and all the facilities were spotlessly clean, I really could not have asked for more.
Giles and Kate, Exeter, England
Thank you so much for the honour of sharing your Krampus celebrations with us. It is beyond my ability to describe the fun we have had, but I am looking forward to repeating the celebration next year. Sore ears and Krampus bruises are worn with pride! We found it a real honour to be included. Thank you both.
Katharina, Vienna, Austria
Meine liebe Sandy! Vielen dank für deine wunderbare Gastfreundschaft! Leider viel zu kurz, aber ich komme wieder and dann auch länger! Atemberonbendes Setting, ein tolles, wunderbares Haus und die beste Gastgeberin, die man sich vorstellen kann! Ich freue mich schon auf ein Wiedersehen in UK oder Böckstein - hauptsache: bald! 1000 dank für die schöne zeit and bis ganz, ganz bald!
Rhiannon, Chloe, Ollie & Ellie, Hereford, England
Thanks to Sandy, Rod and Mischief we all had a lovely week skiing, in a fantastic location and amazing accommodation. We all had a pretty fun-filled week considering we haven't been skiing in years! My only regret is not being able to stay longer. Thanks again.
Thanks so much for all your help with everything. We had an amazing time! The skiing was amazing - especially the last couple of days! The weather was great on the first and the last few days, so we had a great start and end to the week. Especially recommend the long run down to Bad Hofgastein. Thanks again, and I'll miss Mischief's little midnight visits!
Charlie, Exeter, Devon, England
Many thanks to Sandy and Rod. Have had a fantastic week and can't wait to come back. Have met lots of brilliant people. Danke!
Hugh and Tara, Harriet and Hugh, Hereford, England
Great skiing and snowboarding. Lovely warm home, comfortable beds and perfect company. Such a lovely area you live in. Thank you, Sandy and Rod, for showing us around Bad Gastein.
Isobel, Bristol, Somerset, England
Amazing stay. Thank you so much for all your amazing hospitality. Beautiful home, gorgeous mountains, amazing walks and lots and lots of laughs and happy memories to take home.....
Nic, Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Glorious mountain scenery, amazing food (and beer) and Sandy - what more could anyone want?! Thank you so very much for making this visit so special.
Evelyn and Max, Antwerp, Belgium - Air BnB
Thank you foor the very warm welcome. We felt at home immediately! We had a short but perfect stay here and are already looking forward to coming back!
Ana and Roman, Mozirje, Slovenia - Air BnB
Very friendly and welcoming hosts. The house is lovely and offers everything we needed. Mischief is the best breakfast company! We had a great adventure discovering all the ski slopes and the local food and immediately making friends with Sandy, Rod and the other guests. We will definitely be back!
Caroline, Simon, Emily, Kate, Barry, Hattie, Tom, Guy, Ben and Hannah, Budleigh Salterton, England
2nd time back! We had a fantastic week, with lots of snow, great skiing and lots of fun. Thank you Sandy, once again, for your generous hospitality and hosting us in your very comfortable and welcoming home. We had a great time! Thank you also to Mischief for playing with us. We'll miss you!
Sue, Silverton, England
Thank you, Rod and Sandy, for a truly magical holiday. Your lovely house is 'home from home' and I felt totally relaxed in your company. I have seen and done so many wonderful things in the very short week I was here. Your kindness and hospitality are the best!
Roz, Willand, England
Well, what can I say...... I have had the most wonderful time with such lovely people. Sandy, you are a dream. You have taken me to so many places and I have had the most wonderful time. I am going to miss Mischief so very much, oh and you and Rod.....
Caroline, Dorset, England
I said I'll be back.... Another perfect week with Sandy & Mischief. Beautiful warm, cosy home, even when -14'C outside. Perfect hostess again. Will be back again soon!
Caroline, Teignmouth, England
A lovely homely welcome. Comfy beds, warm house, lovely bathrooms, good drying facilities. Loads of fun places to visit, eat, shop, exercise. Good food and company. Thanks.