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Adrian.

Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian

Perfectly placed for skiing / boarding and walking holidays around Zermatt

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Zermatt holiday apartment

3 bedroom, 21/2 bath, facing the mountains, central but peaceful. Walk to shops.

The is a127m2 two floor apartment on the top third and fourth floors of the apartment house. Most of the ceilings include massive wood timbers traditional in Swiss architecture.

After leaving the lift to the 3rd floor, you enter the apartment into a lovely open plan living area with ample seating, open fireplace access to the balcony and dining area, and connected to the kitchen via a counter. There is also a WC with wash hand basin.

Upstairs are two bedrooms - one Swiss-double and one with twin beds - with between them a shower-room with a large corner bath, a separate shower, double washbasins, WC and small washing machine.

At the bottom of the stairs a door leads to a bedroom & ensuite shower room. This large room has a Swiss-double bed, CD player, TV, table, a shower room, built in wardrobes, and a visually separated area suitable for an extra child’s bed or one or two travel cots (an extra bed and a cot are available by prior arrangement).

The kitchen, conveniently separated from the living room area by a counter, has a ceramic hob, full electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, Nesspresso coffee machine, kettle, and is well stocked with cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. There is a Fondue set, and a teapot and toaster. (A microwave oven is available in a cupboard if you need it.)

The dining area has a table which can seat 6 or more with the leaves extended, half the seating is traditional Swiss built in seating, and the other half chairs. There is a small sideboard, table mats, candlesticks etc.

Doors from the living room and also from the the downstairs bedroom lead to the 19m2 balcony with enjoyable mountain views, and from which also the top of the iconic Matterhorn can be seen. There is a sunbed, two tables and 6 chairs on the balcony.

The living room is furnished with two sofas and an armchair. This furniture, carpets and curtains were all new in 2012.

There is free wifi through the apartment, and the TV has many international channels including all UK terrestrial TV channels, and BBC radio, including radio 1,2,3,4.. There is a Zermatt channel which includes rotating webcam views from the high points of the area, so you can review the weather conditions before leaving home. There is also a fireplace, a CD player, and a multizone DVD player.

The two main supermarkets are also within walking distance, about 2 - 4 minutes away, important in Zermatt as there are no cars and all shopping has to be carried home.

The apartment is also within walking distance of the main station where everyone arrives (2 minutes) and Gornograt station (2 minutes, then about 45 minutes up to 3000 m) , and 10 minutes walk from Sunnega station (which whisks you underground up to 2300m in a few minutes). The stop for the free bus to Sunnega and to Klein Matterhorn (up to 3800m) gondlebahn is also 2 minutes walk (it's outside Gorngrat station.)

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Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
Adrian. (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian

About Adrian.

We moved to Switzerland in 2001 and fell in love with Zermatt. In many ways, Zermatt is even more enjoyable in summer than in winter. The weather is great, the village charming, and the mountains beautiful. We also love the wild flowers and wildlife, It is not uncommon to see the small horned Chamoix (Gems in German) or much larger horned Ibex (Steinbock in German) or Maromots. Golden Eagles are reputed to be common in the Alps now, and are reputed in 2012 to have nested in the Zmutt valley. The Lammergeier (literally Lamb-vulture in German) also called Bartgeier (bearded vulture) is very rare - only about 500 pairs in the European range. But they are being reintroduced into the east of Switzerland, and I have photographed one (in spring 2012) between Zermatt and Zmutt - it is a huge bird - up to about 2.5m wingspan. The silhouette photo - it was very high - cannot be loaded onto this website, but I am happy to send to you if you are interested.

We own our apartment as our holiday home and enjoy renting it to others to enjoy too.

Adrian. purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Adrian. chose Matterhorn

The quiet yet central location, with views of the mountainside make this a gem of an apartment. In this car age we forget how heavy a few bottles of wine and a shopping bag of food can be when one has to carry it far - and Zermatt is spread over quite and extensive area. Being able to pop around the corner for the bread or croissants for breakfast while the rest of the household is getting up is very pleasant and convenient. As is access to the transport systems to get up (or down) the mountains if you prefer not to walk up (or down).

Cooking at home is enjoyable. There are also more than 50 restaurants in and around Zermatt - at all price points, and also plenty of bars. Supermarket prices are as for the rest of Switzerland. There is good shopping, a small alternative cinema (try to watch one of the charming old movies about Zermatt) and (we think public) tennis courts, become ice hockey rinks in the winter months.

What makes this apartment unique

Around 29 of Switzerlands 36 mountains over 4000m occur around the Zermatt valley. And only Zermatt has the very photogenic (see if you can stop photographing it!) Matterhorn. First ascent by Whymper an Englishman, although that's a tragic story. The English association with Zermatt is a long one - visit the charming Zermatt museum, modern with a novel audio guide around old Zermatt - to understand more. There is even an English Church; St Peter's.

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveller reviews

Perfectly placed for skiing / boarding and walking holidays around Zermatt
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Newbury
5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week in March 2015 with my daughter and her fiance. It was my daughter's 30th birthday and her fiance's 31st within a few days. The weather had promised to be very snowy but thankfully we had some really fine days. The apartment was so well located and for us, only being three people, it was huge. It had everything that we needed and was very quiet in spite of being just one street off the Bahnhofstrasse. Everything was very clean. The dishwasher broke down while we were there but a simple phone call to Adrian and he sent in someone to fix it on the same day. The very best thing is the location. Near Gornergrat, buses, and all the shops in the main street. Would definitely stay again if we choose Zermatt in the future. Zermatt is one of our very favourite ski resorts having such a good lift system and superlative pistes and plenty of entertainment, which is, of course, reflected in the price. Having no cars is also a great bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back. We find the apartment equally comfortable even with 6 adults, and some guests have brought 2 children too, as other reviews report. As for costs: one gets what one pays for, as you clearly know: you could have rented a much smaller place, or one more inconveniently located or spartanly furnished, or stayed in one of the many hotels! But for me I like the freedom and space, and option of self catering, even in the Zermatt setting with, as you say so many places for entertainment, including eating! And where else provides the extensive infrastructure for getting into and around the Alps, most of it open both summer and winter. Every year there is new (expensive) investment to make our holidays more enjoyable. I think the Zermatt valley enjoys something like 29 of the 48 4000m + alpine peaks of Switzerland. According to National Geographic: "To many, Zermatt is world's ultimate ski resort. And the Zermatt ski area is the only Swiss ski resort included among the 25 best in the world. The recipe to become a top ski resort is as follows: It begins, of course, with skiing and snowboarding. Add to this a romantic mountain destination with beautiful ski slopes, shopping opportunities and the cultural aspect, and then you have the perfect ski resort according to National Geographic. Among other things, it was the international ski area with 350 km (= 217 miles) of piste, the breathtaking panorama, the highest aerial cable car in Europe to the Matterhorn glacier paradise, (3800m = 12,500ft) the culinary pleasures in more than 50 mountain restaurants and the view of the Matterhorn that convinced the editors. Zermatt, Switzerland Best For: Photographers with a taste for old-world culture and never-ending descents. Switzerland is a country of classic ski towns, but Zermatt is its crown jewel. Though surrounded by several glacier-clad peaks, everything here-the town, the skiing, the sky-is dominated by the spiking pyramid of the mighty Matterhorn, one of the most distinctive mountains on Earth."
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5

well appointed apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay here. Ideal for six adults and a one year old.

Adrian was very helpful organising a cot. Everything is so close by.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alistair. This year was the first when we have rented directly over the winter, previously we've used agents, and i'm not so sure they provide such a 'personal' welcome. I certainly enjoy assisting guests to have a great time. And this winter for the first time we realised that an extra folding bed and cot availability could make the Zermatt experience more affordable for families with young children. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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5

Central and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A well-equipped family apartment about 150 yards from the start of the Gornergrat railway, and therefore perfect for skiers. The first bus stop for the bus shuttle to the Matterhorn gondola is just outside the railway station. Also nearby is a Co-Op supermarket, with a slightly cheaper Denner a further five minutes down the street. There are three handsomely-sized bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a big tub) and an extra lavatory. We did not try lighting it but the sitting area has a fireplace. Summer visitors might derive some use from the balcony. This was the first Home Away flat we had tried and it exceeded our hopes.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Q, So pleased that you enjoyed the apartment and it's convenience for Zermatt, both on arrival, for the free ski buses and access to all the slopes as well as the supermarkets! Very important in car free Zermatt where all shopping has to be carried home by hand! We look forward to welcoming you again, winter or summer, or in my Italian Villa - also advertised om Home Away - i'll send you details.... best wishes, Adrian
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5

Great Location and Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th experience in Zematt - and this was a great one. We spent a full week skiing in December.

Adrian, the owner, was extremely helpful and attentive to all our questions and needs.

The apartment is cozy and decently appointed. The location is a quiet building literally around the corner from both the main train station and the Gornergrat train. We rented our ski equipment at Bayard, also around the corner from the apartment. You can catch the e-bus right there which will take you to the Sunnega funicular lift as well as to the Matterhorn cable cars for Trockner Steg, et al. Both the Coop and Migros are less than 5 minutes away by foot. So are the 2 skating rinks.

The beds were plenty comfortable and there was good space for the whole family to hang out. The kitchen is a little small, but well equipped (though I wish the fridge/freezer would have been a little bigger). There is also a washing machine upstairs which was a life-saver for us - and Adrian was kind enough to translate the German instructions.

We managed to sit the whole family around the dining table. The wifi coverage is perfect and the sat tv pulls in English programming, which was very useful for the kids. Adrian even has a small library of fiction which made for some good reading during down time. An added nice touch was the fireplace which we used (though we didn't need it for warmth as the heating system worked just fine).

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear S and family, Thank you so much for your kind words. It's very pleasing to be able to satisfy guests and know they enjoy the apartment as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back again, hopefully next year. And i hope that the new 7th bed still fits your youngest child. Next year you'll meet the new easier to use (but still German language) washing machine! Best wishes, Adrian
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Phoenixville, PA
5

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION..THIS IS THE PLACE!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults enjoyed a wonderful week in this well-appointed apt. All amenities are as described. The kitchen is well stocked for those wishing to cook. The apt is in excellent condition, well maintained, spacious and very comfortable. There is a small washing machine in upstairs bathroom which we didn't use as it was just as easy to hand wash clothes and hang on provided drying rack.

The location of this apt CAN NOT BE BEAT! It's a 5 min walk from the train station and off the main street. It's a 5 min walk to Gornergrat station(next to train station). The two supermarkets, COOP and Migros are both within 5 mins walk(important for those wishing to save money by preparing meals in). Of course restaurants abound from 5-20 min walk away. While Zermatt is compact it does take 15-20 min to walk to apts/hotels on the other side of the village and UP a gradual climb from the train station. It was nice to make a quick trip to the corner bakery or supermarket when necessary. Walking to Rothorn lift station is just across the river(<10 min) and lift station to Glacier Paradise is 20 min walking to the opposite side of the village(gradually up hill).

We enjoyed using the lifts to gain elevation and hike down, sometimes all the way back to Zermatt, other times part way to another lift then back down. We purchased the Swiss Transfer ticket/ 1/2 price ticket combo online prior to arrival in Switzerland as this is only available to non-Swiss residents and MUST be purchased outside Switzerland. The transfer ticket allowed us to travel from Geneva to Zermatt and back. As we had no other travel destinations in Switzerland, this was best for us. The 1/2 price ticket was good on all lifts and trains and quickly paid for itself. The blumenweg hike was an excellent orientation hike for any hiking ability. The hike down from Gornergrat all the way to Zermatt was my favorite of the week. The views of glaciers, mountains, lakes, flowers, villages cannot be topped! Hiking to Täsch is a good short hike with little elevation change, nice views, waterfalls and lots of wildflowers. You can eat in Täsch then take the train back to Zermatt.

I cannot say enough good things about Adrian, the owner. He replied promptly to my initial inquiry and responded to each subsequent email. He provided lots of useful hiking info and answered any questions regarding our time in Switzerland. Do not hesitate to seek his advice. Would highly recommend this apt!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, How wonderful it is to have such fulsome feedback! Thank you. Zermatt is a very special place: summer and winter, and with no cars for many apartments - but not ours as you noticed (!) - it can be tiresome to get the shopping home, or get to the restaurants and bars, or even to find it on arrival. By the way, the Rothorn lift station also goes by the name of Sunnegga Express for the underground funicular first part from Zermatt to 2300m in 7 minutes. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and will be very pleased to welcome you back again. Best wishes Adrian
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5

Perfect Location for a Fantastic Time in Zermatt!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six highly recommends this Zermatt apartment to all! This lovely rental property turned out to be the perfect location for a fantastic time in Zermatt! My family and I were ready for a quiet retreat following a busy tour of Germany and Austria. We were excited to arrive at this immaculate Zermatt apartment and discover all the amenities anyone might need to feel "at home." The spacious rooms, comfortable furnishings, and convenient location offered everything our family of six needed for the perfect holiday!

We greatly appreciate the information and photos the owner provided regarding the apartment. The documents forwarded to us were extremely well organized and helpful during our stay. It was also so nice of the owner to be available either by email or phone to answer our questions. We had a fantastic week skiing, hiking, exploring, relaxing, and eating! It was especially nice for us to have the kitchen facilities to prepare meals. In fact, we ate every meal in the apartment around the dining room table during our stay.

My family and I are grateful we had the opportunity to vacation in this lovely Zermatt home. We will forever treasure the memories we created during our visit to picturesque, Zermatt, Switzerland. In fact, we would love to return to this same apartment in Zermatt one winter (in the not so distant future) to enjoy some serious Zermatt skiing! "

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Zermatt is THE premier resort of the Alps. The gold standard. Summer and Winter.

In summer the temperature can get up to around 30C and the mountain air, flowers and scenery are outstandingly beautiful. One can ride high, up or down, to a maximum of about12,000 ft (3800m), with three different transport systems and there are around 600km of well signposted walking routes, some away from all the lifts /underground/overground transport infrastructure.

For the more adventurous (can you walk 300m vertical in an hour, as needed, and walk for 5 hours? Do you have a 20-35 litre pack, and clothing if the weather turns bad?) the English owner, a member of the Swiss Alpine Club, can advise on making bookings at SAC mountain huts for very reasonable simple overnight accomodation, and simple meals. This is a wonderfully unique experience. Carry only your toothbrush, and bad weather gear - just in case.

For all, one can easily enjoy walking the mountains and there are plentiful places to stop for a light or not so light lunch with or without wine or beer, from simple rustic places to real gourmet.

For the less adventerous, one can get up to 3800 m (12,000 + feet) without any strenuous walking, and still enjoy many of the sightseeing benefits. June and July are best to see the mountain flowers, and by end August the nights are getting cooler - days still warmer - and winter is on the way.

May and September are rather in-between-season months (winter and summer), and the place is quieter.

October, November skiing is possible on a wider area than just the 20Km of pistes on the glaciers available in high summer.

There are no cars in Zermatt, only a few electric taxis, and a few horse drawn carriages. Helicopter tours and paragliding can be arranged. There is a creche for very young children if needed.

All visitors arrive by train, If coming by car one has to park in Taech and take the 11 minute shuttle train ride to Zermatt. If coming by train from an airport, booking your tickets before you arrive may be cheaper. The owner will assist you. From Zermatt Station it is less than a five minute walk to the apartment, and the owner provides easy to follow illustrated directions.

The apartment is very central yet faces the mountains and is quiet. All the restaurants and bars and shops are within walking distance.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Zermatt, Switzerland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
14
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$1,771
 
 
15
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$1,437
 
 
16
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$4,501
 
 
17
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,696
 
 
18
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$2,361
 
 
19
28 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,514
 
 
20
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,670
 
 
21
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,514
 
 
22
4 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,360
 
 
23
18 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,514
 
 
24
22 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,360
 
 
25
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,399
 
 
26
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,487
 
 
27
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,771
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed by accepting contract terms (sent on request.), and receipt of 25% of the rental amount as a non-refundable deposit, with the balance of the rent due to be paid 45 days before the first day of rental, with both payments via the website credit card system. Rents quoted are inclusive of everything, including central and water heating, wifi, fixed line telephone for free Swiss calls in and out, etc etc and excludes of course food and, at your discretion, fuel for the fire which in winter be purchased at the supermarkets. Please contact me if any questions. Adrian

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Zermatt, Switzerland

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 127 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Bath is large corner bath, 2 wash basins, small wash machine
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • tennis