Excellent

2 reviews

1 / 21 Home from road

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Overview

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
7
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

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, cable car to small ski-station, 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 (15 minute walk from station).

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.

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.

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.

Beds: 2 Double Beds, 3 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

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. Walk to cablecar for winter skiing or summer hiking and paragliding at Schoenbuel Panoramawelt or 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.

Owner profile

Alice And Patrick G
About the owner

Swiss American family with 2 children (now grown up)

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Amenities

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (2)

Excellent – based on 2 reviews Excellent
2 reviews

“A wonderful, spacious, well-located home”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2017

I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to give thanks for the wonderful winter stay we had in this well equipped house. The house is clean and well stocked with amenities. I recommend investing in some local Lungern cheese to make raclette with, which was a real treat. The location is excellent, with lovely views of the lake on nice days and a feeling of space and privacy, but at the same time very close to the local shops and other locations of interest. If you would like to ski, you would be hard put to find a place this spacious and affordable such a short drive from the local slopes or Hasliberg. Many thanks to the owners who went out of their way to make sure we had a comfortable trip. we hope to visit again soon.

“Completely Satisfied”

Reviewed 13 May 2015

We recently stayed at this property for a week and can happily say we had a wonderful trip and were very satisfied with our accommodation. The home was perfect for all of us - 4 adults and 2 children. Excellent facilities - plenty of bedding, towels and great kitchen facilities. A great central location and we hope to return one day. We can happily recommend this property.

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