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Centre of Bern's Old City, just steps away from the city's main attractions

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Grünes Quartier - Bern City Rentals (2nd Floor)

Short term, Executive, Rental Apartments

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Absolute best location in Bern, right in the heart of the old medieval city of Bern.

We are currently taking many bookings for 2017! Don't hesitate, BOOK NOW!

Please visit our other two AMAZING listings in the same building to see our other apartments and look for special pricing for the winter season!

Listing #508589 (1st Floor above ground level apartment, same building)

Listing #669536 (3rd floor apartment, same building)

FYI: We do not live in these apartments, they are all yours...while you are a guest in our building.

Here is your chance to live like a local in the old city of Switzerland's capital city, Bern. Step outside your front door to discover the city's main attractions like the famous Zytglogge (Renaissance Clock Tower), Münster (Cathedral), Kursaal, Kultural Casino Bern, Concert theater, BärenPark, and Einstein's house where he developed his famous theory of relativity.

Nestled among amazing restaurants, cafés and bi weekly street markets, this apartment has everything you could possibly need and is full of original character as well as all the modern conveniences and furniture! Charming and light filled, the apartment can accommodate 1-5 people, 2 on the 160x200 cm (queen) bed and 2 on the sofa bed (double) and lastly one person on a fold-out bed (suitable for smaller adults or children). You will have your own modern kitchen and bath room as well as a large living room, dining room and master bedroom.

On the 1st and 2nd floor, in the typical Bernese apartment style, the kitchen and bathroom is separated from the bedroom and living room and is accessed by walking across the landing through the house's spiral stairwell. Although, this staircase is used by all four apartments in the building, running into anybody between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 am is very rare. Many guests love this unique aspect as it allows for two separate living spaces, one side for quiet time and one side for early risers or conversations.

A scant 10 minute walk under the romantic arcades brings you to/from the train station and mere seconds away from all the main tram and bus lines.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Sara Greig
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016
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About Sara Greig

I am a Canadian born Swiss citizen and fourth generation to live in my family owned 500+ year old house in Bern's Altstadt. I live with my husband, Rob and our two kids on the fourth floor of the building. The rental apartment is located on the second floor so we are never far away should you need any help. We love meeting new people and sharing the beautiful city of Bern.

Sara Greig purchased this apartment in 1947

Why Sara Greig chose Bern

It's truly a fantastic and special experience to stay in our apartments.

The LOCATION is absolutely amazing! We are right in the heart of the medievel old town of Bern. Our building is surrounded by restaurants, shops, museums. We host the twice weekly farmer's market in front of our building. Steps to transit and with your Bern Visitor Tax, transit is included!

Add to that, our own experience hosting travelers for more than 3 years gives you everything you need for a great holiday or work stay on Münstergasse.

What makes this apartment unique

Unique location in the heart of the old city close to everything you'll want to do and see like restaurants, museums, the river Aare, the Bundeshaus parliament buildnigs, the Zytglogge, the Bear Park and so much more!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Centre of Bern's Old City, just steps away from the city's main attractions
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Great family apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a number of VRBO rentals around the world and this was one of our favourites. Great location to the train, tram, grocery shopping and restaurants. Tons of things to do in Bern (Rose Garden, Gurten Park, Beak Park, Einstein Museum, Zytglogge, and of course the Aare River swim) and a quick train ride to other cities (Lucerne). Rob and Sara are excellent VRBO hosts and offered up great suggestions.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL
5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in a wonderful location and the hosts were absolutely delightful! We were a family of 4 and never felt cramped even with only one bedroom. Bern is a very walk-able city and the apartment was centrally located. I'd recommend the Parliament tour, Bear Park, Rose Garden, Einstein apartment, and Oberhafen Castle on Lake Thun along with walking all around Old Town. Make sure you walk the entire Marktgasse and check out all the colorful fountains. We would definitely stay at this apartment again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brisbane
5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend This apartment. The hosts were amazing and made our stay extremely comfortable with everything at your disposal. You'd be mad not to stay here. It's centrally located, included a holidays travel voucher so transport was free and had a great kitchen facilities for cooking. I'm an allergy suffer and it was the first place in our travels that I wasn't affected. It was clear that the owners take great pride in keeping everything clean and respectable. Thank you from the bottom of our heart for our family stay in Bern. Truly brilliant!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD
5

Convenient, Comfortable, and Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in a lovely apartment in the old city of Bern that could not have been more charming. It had a very old world feel since the building is 333 years old, yet it had all of the modern conveniences. The bedroom even had a painted ceiling from the renaissance era. The entire apartment was a step back in time in terms of appearance, but all aspects of it were well-restored and maintained. It is bigger than the photos suggest, and there is plenty of storage space as well for clothes and luggage.

It was also very conveniently located. We walked every where in Bern, and during our stay we took the train to other towns 4 times, and the train station is only a 10-minute walk away. In fact in one case, we took a train to a mountain town for lunch for dinner by a beautiful mountain lake and then hopped on the train again to go to another town for dinner and then back to Bern. Bern is an excellent hub for direct trains to many of the sites in Switzerland. On a couple of occasions we used the local buses, with passes our hosts provided as part of our rental, and that was great. The system was easy to use, and our hosts provided good guidance.

The tour inside the old clock tower, which is only minutes away from the apartment is not to be missed. Plus we enjoyed a walking tour of Bern, which provided some excellent historical information. All the restaurants we attended, most of which were on the recommended list in the apartment, served very good food. Whether we ate outside or inside, the atmosphere was always pleasant.

Our hosts were most gracious and provided a very warm welcome and checked in on us to ensure all was OK. They could not have been more pleasant or helpful.

To get to your private bath and very modern and well-equipped kitchen, you cross a landing between the circular staircase flights. You cannot see up or down, so if feels private, and this walkway added charm to our experience because it reflected the traditional architectural design of the past. So do not let that feature deter you.

We give our hosts and their apartment our highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Australia
5

Wonderful welcoming week

  • 5 of 5

We found this apartment to be exactly what we wanted - clean, comfortable and central to not only the old town of Bern itself, but also to the many exceptional delights further afield. Our stay was made even more meaningful and enjoyable by the friendly welcome and information provided by the hosts. It really was like staying with friends. And before we arrived, all email communication was quick, accurate and efficient. It would certainly be our number 1 choice if we were lucky enough to be able to visit Switzerland again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious Apartment in The Old Town of Bern

  • 5 of 5

This historic apartment modernised with new kitchen and bathroom, situated in the centre of the old town is ideal for couples or a family. It's location is perfect for accessing shopping areas, nearby transport connections,including the main railway stations, museums and Kultur Casino. Appliances and equipment meet tourist needs and nearby excellent supermarkets make self catering a good choice. Numerous and varied restaurants are close by. TIP...should you arrive on a Sunday supermarkets will be closed but 2 smaller ones at the main railway station will be open .

Contact with owners Sara and Greg and arrangements for check-in by e mail could not be faulted. A lovely place to stay and enjoy the city of Bern

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bern
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
We are in the restaurant quarter
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Bern Main Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1, 6, 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
We are surrounded by the best restaurants
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Lots and closeby!
Car: not necessary

Here is your chance to live like a local in the old city of Switzerland's capital city, Bern. Step outside your front door to discover the city's main attractions like the famous Zytglogge (Renaissance Clock Tower), Münster (Cathedral), Kursaal, Kultural Casino Bern, Concert theater, BärenPark, and Einstein's house where he developed his famous theory of relativity.

Nestled among amazing restaurants, cafés and

twice weekly street markets, this apartment has everything you could possibly need and is full of original character as well as all the modern conveniences and furniture and beds are all brand new as of February 2013! Charming and light filled, the apartment can accommodate 1-5 people, 2 on the 160x200 cm (queen) bed and 2 on the sofa bed (double) as well as a comfy cot. You will have your own modern kitchen and bath room as well as a large living room, dining room and master bedroom. In the typical Bernese apartment style the kitchen and bathroom is separated from the bedroom/living room/dining room.

A scant 10 minute walk under the romantic arcades brings you to/from the train station and mere seconds away from all the main tram and bus lines.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grünes Quartier, Berne area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CHF
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall/Winter Rate 2016/2017
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£117
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
April Ferien
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£749
for 5 nights
From
£136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
July Holidays
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£749
for 5 nights
From
£136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£476
for 3 nights
From
£136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £62
Bern Visitor Tax per day £4

- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
- Nightly rate is based on double occupancy, guests beyond two charge 25 CHF/guest/night (including children).
- Estimated charges by VRBO may not be accurate. Please request a precise quote from us directly.
- The Bern Ticket is charged at 5.30CHF/night per person over 16 years. http://www.bern.com/en/travel-planning/bernticket

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grünes Quartier in Berne area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Modern and updated.
  • Modern bathroom with a sink, toilet, tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sofa bed in living room - 1 Double Bed , Sleeps 2.
  • Large, quiet bedroom with a comfortable bed, hardwood floors, a fresco painted on the ceiling by an anonymous artist in the past. An original 333 year old oven with beautiful handpainted tiles. Lots of cabinets for your belongings. We can supply a baby playpen with a soft mattress to convert it to a crib. We also have a fold-out bed for a 5th person.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
HOUSE RULES: • SMOKING and CANDLE BURNING is strictly forbidden anywhere inside the building including the terrace and courtyard. • 10:00 p.m. noise curfew applies to everyday of the week. • Guests may invite people over, however, only registered guests may stay overnight. As this is a family building, we ask that gatherings larger than 4 other people have prior approval from Rob and Sara. • When leaving the apartment, please close all the windows and turn off the lights. • Turn off unnecessary lights at all times. • Please ensure all doors lock securely behind you. • Guests are responsible for any damage they cause during their stay and should report damage immediately. • Do not hold the door open for any persons you do not know. • As this is a vacation rental with a private kitchen in a tenanted building, please avoid cooking with strong smells, i.e. aromatic spices, fish, etc… • DO NOT eat in the beds or on the sofa. Thank you and enjoy your stay!

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