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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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    (35 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Apartment #95287
    35
    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (13 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Chalet #6555406
      13
      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #6789860
        3
        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 5 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          Apartment #472665
          12
          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (26 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            Chalet #94210
            26
            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (33 reviews)
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              • Studio
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #2090554
              33
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (25 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #85254
                25
                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                  (13 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #3558428
                  13
                  Viewed 14 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 18 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (14 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #1079368
                      14
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (38 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #741304
                        38
                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (24 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Apartment #688627a
                          24
                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (14 reviews)
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                            • 7 BR
                            • 7 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 15
                            Chalet #406214
                            14
                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (28 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #1015670
                              28
                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                (23 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #2068999
                                23
                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                  (11 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #20886
                                  11
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (38 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #39130
                                    38
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (13 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #1302094a
                                      13
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #2413298
                                        7
                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (46 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Apartment #548696
                                          46
                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Good! 3.9/5
                                            (20 reviews)
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                                            • Studio
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #1586483
                                            20
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (22 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #2021925
                                              22
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #1599329
                                                7
                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #6636407
                                                  15
                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • Studio
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                    Apartment #6730316
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      Apartment #67620
                                                      29
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 16
                                                        Chalet #84902
                                                        15
                                                        Viewed 16 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 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (22 reviews)
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Chalet #26195
                                                            22
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Apartment #465965
                                                              15
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #2346716
                                                                10
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Chalet #6498548
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Apartment #8008146
                                                                    11
                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Apartment #6669960
                                                                      17
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #2314841
                                                                        51
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #4082460
                                                                          15
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • Studio
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Apartment #2514429
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #6561355
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #8110559
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Farmhouse #2198570
                                                                                  15
                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #1775914
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Chalet #2444989
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (19 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Condo #751363
                                                                                        19
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (22 reviews)
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                                                                                          • Studio
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Chalet #6681265
                                                                                          22
                                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (14 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Barn #6660854
                                                                                            14
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #2499587
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (32 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #41968
                                                                                                32
                                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #6504150
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (30 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #759063
                                                                                                    30
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #2121014
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic property in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was perfect for a family ski trip to Zermatt. It is warm and cosy, with more than enough space for 3 adults and 2 children. The location is perfect - very central with easy access to the slopes etc. The boot room is great, and ski bus stop just down the road. It is equipped with every thing you need for a comfortable stay. Adrain is a great host - he provides lots of information regarding the property and the area. We would certainly love to stay here again on our next visit to Zermatt. Many thanks Adrian.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful chalet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Wonderful stay, amazing views, great living space, well equipped, would strongly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017