The Elfenhaus

Lake apartments directly on the shores of the magnificent Grundlsee.

Elfenhaus means the home of the elves. With is truly magnificent. The Elfenhaus has been a holiday home for famous families for decades. Now this unforgettable spot is accessible for vacationers. Located in the beautiful Ausseerland. Directly at the shores of the beautiful Grundlsee. 


With plenty of privacy, a unique sea and mountain views, a large park, directly on the shore, spacious apartments, and countless leisure possibilities.


A location could hardly be better: Directly at the lake, located in the Austrian Salzkammergut, at the southern end of the mountains-  your new holiday apartments. The Elfenhaus on the Grundlsee is a quaint, almost magical property full of history.


Generous 80m exclusive private shoreline shared by only four luxurious lake apartments.  You stay here in our beautiful exclusive holiday complex among themselves. Everyone has enough space to socialize or even withdrawn. Whatever you want to. 


The Grundlsee has a unique appeal at each of his seasons. Whether swimming, hiking, perquisites, culture, and home to enjoy or cozy on the wood-burning stove, in the private sauna or go skiing in the winter.


time for us

time for me

quality time

Das Elfenhaus


The history  


Family Gaiswinkler purchased the waterfront property in 2006. Previously, the artist couple Dahlke lived in the former "Heller Villa" from the Austrian industrial family Heller, lived here for more than 50 years. They renamed it to "Elfenhaus"


So even the world-famous artist Andre Heller spent his childhood days here.  

Elfriede Dahlke was not just an actress but created a unique small sculpture park which has been preserved until today on the estate. The incomparable property has a calming and inspiring atmosphere and offers a neat modern accommodation in the Salzkammergut beautifully situated directly on the Lake.


The current owners - family Gaiswinkler - live in the Elfenhaus and maintain their property in the sense of artistic and welcoming thoughts. After the loving restoration of the former guest house and the new apartments, your a fantastic holiday on the Grundlsee in this special oasis may now begin.

Coming home


Find your way home. In the evening  after an exciting day, after a cozy dinner or a walk along the lake promenade. The Elfenhaus is bathed in warm light.

Fill up the attractive stove with wood and feel the heat.


Local firewood by local foresters is located directly in front of the door. Open one of the good Austrian red wines of your host and look into the distance across the Lake. Take you time. This is pure pleasure and indulgence.


Celebrating at the Elfenhaus 

Anniversaries, birthday celebrations, family gatherings, friend's meetings, baptisms, silver weddings, Christmas with the whole extended family in the enchanting Ausseerland in the snow. Or just for you without any occassion.


The Elfenhaus can be rented exclusively by booking all four apartments. 

Because we are often very well booked for years, it is a good option especially from September to June.


Enjoy the large facility fully among your family and friends privately.

Getting married in the Elfenhaus


In Grundlsee  you have the possibility to celebrate your most beautiful day in the life in cooperation with the Elfenhaus.

In the music Pavilion at the lake the civil marriage and in the church overlooking the lake.

A subsequent boat trip and celebration in a traditional restaurant round off the experience.

Or intimate in a small circle directly on the shores of the Grundlsee in the Elfenhaus.