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Apartment in a typical Swiss Chalet with Water Fall & Mountain views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Apartment With Mountains & Water Falls Views

The apartment is a ground floor apartment, very nice, simple, well decorated with modern rustic furniture and comfortable. It has one bedroom with a large double bed and lovely mountain views, one toilet with a large shower, a open plan kitchen - living area with stunning views from the valley, mountains and water falls, the living area has a comfortable double size sofa bed. The apartment is located in a quiet area of Lauterbrunnen up the hill at a waking distance from the train station, grocery shop, bank, post office, etc... This apartment is a perfect place to relax.

Helena Francis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swiss German
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Helena Francis

We a small family living in the area for more 10 years now. We LOVE the valley, is a gorgeous place to visit and perfect for everyone. We have other apartment renting in the area and we manage a few more for other owners. We have long experience with tourist and we always try to help our guests enjoying the area as much as possible.

Helena Francis purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Helena Francis chose Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau

We recently got this house and we very happy here. The chalet is a ECO friendly made property called by the locals the 'Chalet Terra'. This apartment is what we called 'The retreat' because is located in a very quiet area away from the centre of the village, although is still at walking distance from everything. From the bedroom and living area we can see the main road from the village, the mountains and the water falls that surrounds us. We recently renovated the apartment and is now ready to welcome guests.

What makes this apartment unique

The best benefit of our apartment is by far the fact of it quietness and peaceful location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lauterbrunnen in Interlaken District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a underfloor heating system. Large shower room. One sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Area bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double size sofa-bed
  • Lovely bedroom with mountains views, large double bed, very comfortable mattress, electric heating along the wall. Chest of draws with closet on the hall. This room has enough space for a baby cot (not a fold up bed). Living area has a double size sofa-bed, with comfortable firm mattress. The living area has enough space for a fold up bed for young children. It also has a portable electric heating and a fire place heating system.
  • Books
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Apartment in a typical Swiss Chalet with Water Fall & Mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

The Wonderful 'Retreat'

  • 5 of 5

Returning to Lauterbrunnen to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary I jokingly said that we had fallen in love with Switzerland. Being just the two of us this year, we chose to stay at The Retreat instead of the Francis apartment on the other side of the town. The views were equally impressive and we were still able to survey scenery which was spectacular but also somehow serene. Inside, the accommodation was comfortable, well-appointed and fastidiously clean. Helena and the family extended a very warm welcome to us but ensured that we had our privacy too.

As before, we invested in a Bernese Oberland regional pass which made travel by train, cable car, gondola and boats on the lakes particularly easy and gave us quick access to the mountains where the majesty of the landscape was fully revealed. All that on our doorstep, but yet we also felt that in Lauterbrunnen we were visiting a 'real' community.

This is a place that weaves a spell on you, so ... until the next time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Our children loved this place! The chalet is very clean and was spacious enough for our family of 4 (including 2 young kids). Both the bed and sofabed were comfortable while the kitchen was well equipped and had basic cooking ingredients plus coffee and tea. We cooked dinner every night during our stay there. Helena promptly responded to all our emails prior to our arrival and was quick to help when we had a bit of an emergency there. You couldn't ask for a better host.

This chalet is on a little hill that took our 7 year old about 15-20 minutes (including a couple of rest stops for her) to walk up from the train station. The chalet was really quiet at night and away from the crowds on the main street which made our stay there even more authentic.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location and excellent hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start.The apartment was just perfect for our first trip to Switzerland. Helena was a brilliant host right from the hassle free booking to welcoming us there and offering valuable information for our stay.

The apartment is spotlessly clean and has everything you need. It was ideal for us with our 6 year old daughter. We arrived by train and used public transport for our stay so the apartment was well located being close to the train station. Be aware though that the road is rather steep and was hard work carrying the luggage up. If you are also planning to use public transport I recommend buying a Regional travel pass. It gives free transport on trains, buses and some cable cars.

The views from the apartment are truly stunning. I could sit outside looking at the vista for hours.

One week just wasn't long enough for us. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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The perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeds all expectations. Beautifully appointed, spotless, perfect location in the most heavenly part of Switzerland. Helena basically acted as my personal travel planner, giving me daily itineraries for hikes, drives, and rides up the mountain. I will be returning with my children soon—would never stay anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Immaculate well equipped & maintained apartment. Helena and Mike provided much more than expected, (including a bottle of wine and cookies) were quick to respond to needs, and very eager to suggest attractions and restaurants.

The views were fabulous, the mountains, waterfalls, hikes and towns were easily accessible. The transportation with cable cars, trains and funiculars meant that our car never left its parking spot.

Be aware that there is a steep walk from the chalet into town, but not much more than a 15 minute hike up.

We would highly recommend this chalet and this area to everyone. It is truly spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Wonderful Stay in the Alps

  • 5 of 5

The setting of the property and the views from the windows are breathtaking. It is close to the train station and one can be hiking the mountains in a very short time. The property was clean and spacious. Most of all, I can't say enough about the host, Helena and her lovely family. The reservation was easy to make and Helena answered any question that we had very quickly. If/when we return to Switzerland we will be returning to Chalet Francis!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
146 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Horner pub
Nearest Golf
16.1 Kilometres
Neuhaus Golf Interlaken
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Lauterbrunnen train station
Nearest Motorway
10.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Center of Lauterbrunnen - several restaurants
Nearest Ski
2.2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Lauterbrunnen is a magic valley, is a all year around place for holidays for everyone, from all different ages!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lauterbrunnen, Bernese Oberland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter start
1 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Winter Season
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Winter
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £153.82

Change - Over day is any day of the week for us, not just on Saturday's!
We accept payments via Pay Pal, Bank transfer or TransferWise.
Short stay's considered.

Rates based on 2 people (linen for bed in bedroom included, sofa-bed NOT included ).
Sofa-bed available on request, charged at 100.CHF per week, or part of.
Baby cot and Baby high chair available on request, charged at 20.CHF per child, per week, or part of.
Fold up bed for young child available on request, charged at 30.CHF per child, per week.
We request a payment to secure your booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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