Skip to main content

19 Apr – 08 May 2016

Mallnitz is a snow skiing paradise. There’s nature all around and the snow covering on the mountain slopes is slowly disappearing.

There is a silence here that is unusual in modern hectic times

Everywhere you look is simply stunning…. a photographers paradise.

The house/chalet here has a large garden and is surrounded by mountains and about an hours drive away from Salzburg airport.

The Beautiful Marta

l am  discovering a sparkling natural wonderland: the Hohe Tauern National Park together with “MARTA: the most affectionate, but energetic young Vizler who simply loves going for long walks along some of the many mountain ski trails.

She also loves company and her second favourite thing to do is snuggling up for a cuddle and likes lots of affection.

My fabulous hosts Guy and Jill warned me prior to my arrival that their home is located at 1200 metres and get all kinds of weather at any time!

Well, they weren’t wrong!

When I arrived it was beautiful and warm and the bulky fur lined jacket, that I purchased in Paris specifically for this visit, was certainly not needed as we shared a beer in the glorious sunshine of their balcony.

Three days later… it was a different story as the weather changed back to mid winter and overnight everywhere was transformed into a magical winter wonderland with snow as far as the eye could see.  Thank goodness for that jacket!!

A Photographer’s Paradise

Here’s a few of my favourite images

 

Here’s what the hosts said…

Anthony Cottrell, the ideal housesitter.

Charming, friendly, organised, reliable, and most importantly understanding of the dog owners' need to be kept informed and reassured that all was well each and every day of our absence.

Anthony walked our precious dog in all weathers (literally, - sun, wind, rain and snow in the space of 16 days) whilst taking the opportunity to explore our beautiful village and the mountains and lakes in our area.

He also gave her the fun and cuddles that she thrives on.

Our holiday was so much more relaxing because we were anxiety free, and that was as a result of the level of daily contact we received to let us know our dog was safe and well.

On our return, the house was in great shape and Anthony had cooked a wonderful dinner.

(I ought to add that Anthony used our car too, and all was well there too!)

A vase of flowers and a box of chocolates thanking US for the experience was the icing on the cake, but really the gratitude is all ours.

If Anthony offers to house/pet sit for you, snap him up!! We hope he's coming back ...........

Jill and Guy

Jill and Guy

Mallnitz - Austria

More Information

Other Recent Assignments

Upper Mudgeeraba – Gold Coast – Queensland – Australia

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Teddy is a mostly inside dog who likes to sleep on the bed during the day under the fan. But, he loves to go for walks and particularly enjoys the…

Arundel – Gold Coast – Australia July 2023

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Yes, Peggy by name, (short for "Peg Leg" due to her cute one white leg). This loveable little girl was an absolute pleasure to care for. Nothing was too much…

Bundall – Gold Coast – Australia

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Tinkerbell, Ragdoll, who is very affectionate, and loves company lives in a luxurious two storey home in Sorrento, Bundall overlooking the spectacular waterways in the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia. With…

East Grinstead – United Kingdom

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Dunga, a Rohodesian Ridgeback who loves company! He is of a gentle and sensitive nature, friendly with other animals, people and children, and has a gorgeous presence around him. It…

Bicuda Cascais Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Max is a very happy and sociable dog. He is usually up at 7am wanting to go out into the garden, then breakfast at around 8am, and a walk in…
Ericeira

Ericeira

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Angee moved to Portugal from the U.S. to realise her decades-long dream of living here. She owns her own business (recruiting and career coaching) and felt fortunate to be able…

Setubal – Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
  This grand home is amongst 5 hectares of land and boast a majestic pool pool and guest rooms. Matt and Sandra are a family of four who  moved to…
OBIDOS

Obidos Portugal September 22

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Darcy, the eldest dog has diabetes and is on a restricted diet and also needs insulin injections twice daily...  she is happy to have them I think she knows the…
Abrantes

Abrantes Portugal – July 22

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Amy is Asta's pet parent and she  grew up in Canada, but have lived the last 15 years in Europe. Having recently moved to Portugal to be more immersed in…

Lisbon Portugal 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Sam is quite a character and certainly, at first, did not like the idea of a total stranger coming to stay. After all....  this wonderful penthouse adjacent to Lisbon's Parque…

Cortega├ža – Mortagua – Central Portugal – 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Set at the end of a quaint village,  50 mtrs from forest with miles of tracks for walking cycling etc is the home of Floki,  a 3 year old, energetic…

Corregal do Sal – Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Nico and Elsje have taken a few week to discover northern Portugal and Spain in their newly built camper leaving behind these three adorable cats, each with their very own, unique personalities. Piet Cato…

Ervedal – Central Portugal 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
  Yes, Lidl by name, but large by nature, this little black boy is the life of the party and just loves being cheeky, cuddles and playtime. Mikel and Evan…

Bom Sucesso – Portugal – 2021 – 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Bom Sucesso Resort is a gated community of contemporary architecturally designed residences integrated into a world class golf course. This sit assignment was shared with two delightfully mischievous kittens (Ottilia…

CASCAIS Portugal 2021

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
A magical repeat assignment caring for the cheeky little Daschund, "Toops", a delightfully curious cat, "Oscar". Cascais is at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a region infamous for 20th…
Anthony

Author Anthony

More posts by Anthony

Leave a Reply