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.