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Lakeside Home in the Alps

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 160 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

--We rent by the week (7 nights) from Saturday to Saturday--

Comfortable, spacious home directly on a beautiful, small lake mid-way between Interlaken and Lucerne. Located in Lungern, a quiet, down-home farming village. Individually owned by family with kids, comfortable for large family or two to three couples. Direct access to lake for swimming; walking distance to shops, restaurants, waterfall, tennis courts, mini-golf, unique indoor firing range, hiking trails, beach. Small motor boat rental optional with house; nearby rental of bikes, wind-surfers, paddle boats. Located in the center of Switzerland, perfect for day-trips around the country; accessible by train .20 minute walk from the station to the house and 25 minute walk to the station (uphill), about 1.6 KM .

All three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with own bathroom, skylight, door to balcony, twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated. Children's bedroom sleeps three in bunk bed and single (with another single that can be pulled out for 4th child). Access to balcony. Guest bedroom has twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated.

Notes: Owner likes to cook so kitchen is ready to cook for a crowd: dishwasher, glass-ceramic stove, full-size refrigerator, oven with convection oven, plenty of plates and pots and pans including equipment for making raclette, fondue, wok-cooking, etc. Kitchen gives onto covered patio with picnic table and gas grill for easy outdoor cooking/eating. Playroom in basement with toys, games, computer with Internet access, flat-screen TV and DVD player with eclectic collection DVDs. Big and varied library for adults and kids, mostly English but also French and German. Screens on at least one window per room (very rare in Europe!) keep out flies and mosquitoes, and house stays cool even in summer if shades are closed to keep sun out. House is insulated well and floor heat and fireplace keep downstairs toasty warm; upstairs also warm, heated by radiators. Good-sized yard, fenced in for kids.

Lungern is a Charming, peaceful village in the alps between two of the country's most popular touristic regions: Central Switzerland and the Berner Oberland. Easy access by train or car to Lucerne and Interlaken and the lake and mountain areas around them, or stay at home to bike and hike on local trails, and swim and fish in the crystal-clear lake of Lungern. See glaciers and high peaks in scenic excursions to Susten, Grimsel and Furqua passes, the Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Rosenlaui. Half hour drive to Ballenberg outdoor museum, or music festival in Lucerne. Drive 20 minutes to larger resort at Meiringen-Hasliberg. Village has a low-key, authentic atmosphere: not all shopkeepers speak English, no signs in Japanese or Arabic, no crowds and the local cultural festivals, from St. Niklaus to traditional wrestling to cow auctions are still celebrated by the townspeople, not just staged for tourists.

PS: Finally please note that Lungern lake is a natural lake but the water is used to produce hydro electricity during wintertime Therefore the waterlevel of the lake is low from January through May. The lake fills up again in spring with the snow melting away.

The house is on the shallow end during the winter months.

Keywords: house, garden, calme, friendly, lake, village, remote, famely, garden, hiking

More Details

Owner
Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, Very rudimentary Urdu
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser

We are a swiss/american family with 2 children that you can see on the picture. However they have grown up and are hardly children anymore.

Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser purchased this house in 1993

Why Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser chose Obwalden

This is my home town, the house was built buy my father and we have owned it ever since. It is a way for me to keep my roots even without living where i grew up.

What makes this house unique

Direct lake acces, and beautiful scenery , central location to visit switzerland.

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Zurich airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Brunig pub
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Lungern train station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A8 giswil
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Camping Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Meiringen-Hasliberg
Car: not necessary

Charming, peaceful village in the alps between two of the country's most popular touristic regions: Central Switzerland and the Berner Oberland. Easy access by train or car to Lucerne and Interlaken and the lake and mountain areas around them, or stay at home to bike and hike on local trails, and swim and fish in the crystal-clear lake of Lungern. See glaciers and high peaks in scenic excursions to Susten, Grimsel and Furqua passes, the Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Rosenlaui. Half hour drive to Ballenberg outdoor museum, or music festival in Lucerne. Drive 20 minutes to larger resort at Meiringen-Hasliberg. Village has a low-key, authentic atmosphere: not all shopkeepers speak English, no signs in Japanese or Arabic, no crowds and the local cultural festivals, from St. Niklaus to traditional wrestling to cow auctions are still celebrated by the townspeople, not just staged for tourists.

Other Activities: shooting

Ski: The house is a 5 minute walk away from the local ski station, lungern schön Buel. But a 25 minute drive from the much larger Hasliberg ski resorte.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lungern, Switzerland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • main - toilet , shower enclosure , in master bedroom
    downstairs - toilet , near entrance
    Shared - toilet , bath with shower , upstairs next to bedrooms
  • Both upstairs baths have double sinks, good water power.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • main - 2 single bed , 2 twin singles together
    children - 4 single bed , 1 bunkbed, 2 twin
    guest - 2 single bed , 2 twin singles together
  • All three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with own bathroom, skylight, door to balcony, twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated. Children's bedroom sleeps three in bunk bed and single (with another single that can be pulled out for 4th child). Access to balcony. Guest bedroom has twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owner likes to cook so kitchen is ready to cook for a crowd: dishwasher, glass-ceramic stove, full-size refrigerator, oven with convection oven, plenty of plates and pots and pans including equipment for making raclette, fondue, wok-cooking, etc. Kitchen gives onto covered patio with picnic table and gas grill for easy outdoor cooking/eating. Playroom in basement with toys, games, computer with Internet access, flat-screen TV and DVD player with eclectic collection DVDs. Big and varied library for adults and kids, mostly English but also French and German. Screens on at least one window per room (very rare in Europe!) keep out flies and mosquitoes, and house stays cool even in summer if shades are closed to keep sun out. House is insulated well and floor heat and fireplace keep downstairs toasty warm; upstairs also warm, heated by radiators. Good-sized yard, fenced in for kids.

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Lakeside Home in the Alps
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews
5

right on the lake...unique place in the Swiss Alps

  • 5 of 5

very well equipped...great gateway to visit the country

a joy to come back to you home base after a day trip

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: welcome back any time we love sharing our hide away in the Swiss Alps
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5

Lovely Home, Stunning Location, Truly-Accommodating Owner

  • 5 of 5

The vacation exceeded our expectations, and we would not hesitate to recommend the property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to finally meet at check out. Thank you for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the lake side vacation home and what the area has to offer. Your feedback was much appreciated :-) Hope that on your next trip you will hit a nicer weather spell
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5

Very nice home and location!

  • 5 of 5

The lake house had all the amenities listed, plus many more. The house was very clean and comfortable. We loved the views and the location. We did several day trips and it was always nice to get home and relax in a nice quiet town!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know that you enjoyed the house and the area :-) Thank you for staying with us and welcome back any time
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5

AWESOME summer family trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to the house and we will return as often as we can as it's simply an awesome spot to spend time as a family. We have two young children 4.5 and almost 2 and the house has everything we need to entertain the kids and also relax ourselves. We decided to try Lungern in the summer (instead of Autumn) and it was fabulous! We had BBq's, hosted some friends, hung out in the garden, swam in the lake every day and took the kids to the lido (opposite the house) for some water slides and sun bathing (for us)...needless to say we all loved it, particularly our daughter who proclaimed the slide was "the BEST fun EVER"!!! We took the cable car up the mountain for a walk and lunch and walked to the great pub at the other end of the lake for dinner and drinks...we did a few day trips (car and train) to Lucerne and Inter-laken and generally had a fab time. Patrick and Alice are really great hosts, listen to feedback and very welcoming as always and it's fair to say we always feel like we are at home in the house so thanks as always guys and we look forward to our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to see you back and we are delighted that you and the family enjoyed the house and what the Lungern area has to offer. We are alrady looking forward to welcoming you next time around.
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5

Wonderful holiday house!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house in wonderful location. Traveled with our son, daughter in law and 2 grandchildren ages 2 and 5. The house was wonderful for all.The lake was immediately accessible. The yard is fenced and perfect for children play. Everything was within walking distance. Small grocery, bakery, dairy, Bistro and the tram close to house. The walk to town and train station was easy. The house was extremely well kept and everything provided. The owner met us for access and accommodated an early arrival. There were no problems. We were there almost 2 weeks and no issues. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We love to share our lake side house in the Swiss Alps and are thrilled when our guests enjoy the place including the boat and what the area has to offer as much as your family did.
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5

Lovely House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Lakeside Home in Lungern was an ideal place for our family to vacation. It is in close proximity to Lucern as well as Lauterbrunnen which made day trips easy. We looked forward to coming back to the house at the end of the day to enjoy the crystal clear lake each afternoon. Lungern is a peaceful and quiet town with cow bells and church bells. There is a waterfall view from the front of the house and a magnificent lake view out the back of the house. The house was extremely clean & felt like home. There was plenty room for our two families of 4 adults and 3 kids. The kids loved the ping pong table. We would highly recommend this house to anyone traveling in the area. Patrick was a delight and answered all our questions prior to coming to the house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all have enjoyed your stay. Welcome back any time!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lungern, Switzerland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$376
A$2,180
 
 
Low-season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$338
A$1,880
 
 
Holiday
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$489
A$2,632
 
 
Mid-season
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$376
A$2,180
 
 
High-season
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$451
A$2,632
 
 
Mid-season
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$376
A$2,180
 
 
High-season
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$451
A$2,632
 
 
Mid-season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$376
A$2,180
 
 
Low-season
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$338
A$1,880
 
 
Holidays
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
A$451
A$2,632
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A$451
A$2,632
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning + Toutist Tax A$210.52

Cheque in (14h00) and out (09h00) is Saturday.
Rates are ALL inclusive appart from , cleaning fee and tourist tax (140).
Are included: Unlimited high speed Wireless internet,
Optional boat rental: 100 EUR/ week

We grant a discount for stays longer than 2 weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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