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Make a holiday rental, home or villa in Switzerland your home away from home

Choose Switzerland for your Ski Holidays

Landlocked between France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, Switzerland offers a huge amount of activities and natural beauty. Switzerland is an Alpine country, and therefore offers exceptional skiing in winter, hiking in summer and Swiss Alpine chalets for rent. The capital of Switzerland, Bern, is a melting pot of German, French and Italian cultures, fused with the tidy, prompt and well ordered Swiss mentality.

Places to holiday in Switzerland

Bernese Oberland is a major skiing destination, with 9 world-class destinations high in the Alps. It is spectacularly beautiful, and the walking in the summer is un-rivalled, with clear air, snow capped mountains lush hills and jagged rocks.

Valais, one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland is a fascinating land of mountains; ripe for skiing, climbing and downhill biking, as well as fabulous golf, white water rafting, paragliding and bungee jumping in the summer. There is plenty to entertain a family staying in Valais rental accommodation.

Lake Geneva is considered to be a showcase for all things Swiss. Snowy mountains, vineyards, castles, cathedrals, the lake itself and bustling nightlife can all be enjoyed from a city break to Geneva.

Graubunden, is an almost entirely mountainous canton of Switzerland, and has much of the Swiss National Park and Ela Nature Park within its boundaries.

Things to do in Switzerland

A holiday to Switzerland can take many different forms. Switzerland's Alpine ski resorts and snow sports are legendary. There is fantastic skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, bobsleighing, snow shoe hikes through picturesque snow covered forests and lively après-ski in abundance. Skiing holidays to Switzerland are extremely popular due to not only the authenticity of the country and the lack of crowds, but also the quality of natural and man made resources.

During the summer, the spectacular mountain views and pure air make Switzerland a summer favourite for hiking, walking, climbing and mountain biking. If you discover a natural pool high in the mountains a refreshing dip in some of the most tranquil surroundings in Europe always helps to clear your mind and weary limbs!

The country is wonderfully authentic, and Alpine dairies, Swiss chocolate and clocks are still as prominent as they always have been. It is impossible to sum up all there is on offer in Switzerland in any article less than a full book, but there is undoubtedly something for everyone here, and the unbelievable beauty of much of the country is humbling!

Weather in Switzerland

Summer is warm, lasting from June to September, with average temperatures peaking at around 25°C in July, the busiest tourist period. Switzerland's ski resorts open in mid-November and remain open until April. Winter temperatures can dip as low as -3°C in the mountains during the winter, but average temperatures are around 2°C during the coldest months.

Travel to Switzerland

Switzerland has three main Airports, Zurich Airport (ZRH), Bern Belp Airport (BRN) and Geneva Cointrin International Airport (GVA), so there is plenty of access to which ever destination you decide to take a holiday rental in Switzerland.

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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
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    Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #6789860
      4
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #1079368
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 5 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          Apartment #472665
          13
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            Excellent! 4.6/5
            (16 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Chalet #6555406
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
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              • Sleeps 8
              Chalet #94210
              31
              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (39 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #741304
                39
                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (26 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #85254
                  26
                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (39 reviews)
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                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #2090554
                    39
                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (20 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Apartment #465965
                      20
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                        (6 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #2121014
                        6
                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (14 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Apartment #819734
                          14
                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (25 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 10
                            Chalet #6678721
                            25
                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (30 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #1015670
                              30
                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                (24 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #2068999
                                24
                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Good! 3.8/5
                                  (24 reviews)
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                                  • Studio
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Apartment #1586483
                                  24
                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (50 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #548696
                                    50
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #1599329
                                      10
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        Chalet #6498548
                                        7
                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (39 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #39130
                                          39
                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (15 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Apartment #1302094a
                                            15
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (18 reviews)
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                                              • 7 BR
                                              • 7 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 15
                                              Chalet #406214
                                              18
                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Apartment #2021925
                                                22
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (31 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #22890
                                                  31
                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #8110559
                                                    7
                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (30 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      Apartment #67620
                                                      30
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (25 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        Apartment #688627a
                                                        25
                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #20886
                                                          13
                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            House #2499587
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                              • Studio
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #6504150
                                                              10
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Chalet #26195
                                                                22
                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (23 reviews)
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                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Chalet #6681265
                                                                  23
                                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (34 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #41968
                                                                    34
                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #2413298
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #1775914
                                                                        15
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (20 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #4082460
                                                                          20
                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #3558428
                                                                            14
                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Farmhouse #2198570
                                                                              19
                                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Chalet #2225723
                                                                                12
                                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #761654
                                                                                  2
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Barn #6660854
                                                                                    17
                                                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (28 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      Apartment #1068941
                                                                                      28
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • Studio
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Apartment #2514429
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6561355
                                                                                          6
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (17 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 16
                                                                                            Chalet #84902
                                                                                            17
                                                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #2552895
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Chalet #5404174
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  Chalet #1501764
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Chalet #2444989
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #1088449
                                                                                                      13
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The perfect Swiss Chalet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great experience renting this property. Great communication prior to our trip, easy to follow instructions regarding access and a truly breath-taking location. 360 degree mountain views and a lovely campsite with pool and bar area just in front of the property. The chalet was fully equipped with everything we could possibly need - kitchen utensils, coffee machine, fridge freezer etc. Bedrooms were cosy and spacious. An overall top experience - hopefully be back someday in the near future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was an excellent stay. Perfect appartement, very clean, with everything you need in it, in a very good location. Thank you 😊
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017