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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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                                                                                                    Perfect stay. Want to return

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We have just had the most fabulous time at Sue's property. Firstly, Sue is great at returning email queries both prior to our holiday and while we were there. We had a query about the DVD player and Sue returned replied within 3 hours! It is definitely as good as the photos if not better. It is well appointed. Immaculate in every respect. In fact it was like stepping into a brand new property. You can wake up with the sound and sight of the Staubach Falls, although the sound of the falls won't trouble you if you are a light sleeper. On our first morning there was a rainbow in the falls. The beds are really comfortable. I suffer from a bad back and had no trouble sleeping at all. We had two children who did not want to share a room and there is ample room in the sitting/living area for someone to sleep. There are lovely mattress toppers and christy pillows. Our daughter has asked us to buy her a pillow just like the one she had on holiday. We had all the things we needed in the kitchen and there is plenty of cutlery and crockery so you are not having to wash up or empty the dishwasher all the time. All the appliances are in perfect working order. There is even a Miele washer and dryer in the bathroom. The furnishings are lovely-I would be happy to have either leather sofa in my home. It really is a delight to wake up and sit on the patio overlooking the mountains. The bus can be caught just a few yards across the road and they go back and forth every half hour. The walk into town is a twenty minutes, but a very enjoyable stroll it takes you longer because you keep stopping to take photos. Lauterbrunnen itself is a great place as a base for travel to Jungfraujoch or even onto to see the Reichenbach falls. Trains take less than half an hour into Interlaken. If we return to Bernese Oberland we would not bother looking for another place to stay as we can't think of anything that could be better. It is the icing on the cake to have such fabulous care and service from Sue as well. Just perfect!!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Spacious Setting

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                                                                                                    We considered ourselves fortunate to find this gem of an apartment so close to downtown Lucerne! We had a party of 5, but could have had 5 more as there was so much room! Had some rainy weather in Lucerne, but it didn't faze us as we had this beautiful apartment to return to at the end of a soggy day. Bus #10 that takes you downtown and to/from train station is right outside the door, and its schedule is very convenient (and it's posted on the back of the apartment door) so you can pop outside just before it arrives. If I remember correctly, you can get a daily pass with unlimited bus trips which is a good idea if you don't want to walk back and forth. Kitchen well set up with all the basics you'll need for cooking, and there's a nice espresso machine as well. Washer/dryer combo was great to have as well. The beds were comfortable, with new linens, and the rooms large by European standards so plenty of room for suitcases, etc. We enjoyed having the sitting area with large couch as well as the long dining table so we could spend time together as a family. Having two bathrooms was great and allowed us to get out the door faster in the mornings...and the water pressure was great. Tanja was a wonderful host, very conscientious about providing information and guidance. We didn't need to contact her for anything during our stay but I'm confident she would have responded in a heartbeat. Our correspondence with her setting up our reservation was smooth and timely. She met us the morning of our departure to wish us well and ensure we didn't have any problem getting to the train station...Tanja is kind and thoughtful.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    Brilliant

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                                                                                                    This is an awesome property. We spent a week at the property and it has been brilliant. Ms.Rosenthal, the owner of the property ensured that everything was in order. The communication was prompt and the details provided regarding the property was extremely useful. The property is minutes away from stunning Alps, pristene lakes and breathtaking passes (furka, susten and grimsel). Easily accessible by train, car and public transportation. We would definetly come back!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016