The apartment is located in a small privately owned chalet at the foot of the mountainside. Accommodation is spacious, comprising a large open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen, comfortable dining area, shower room and WC on the ground floor, with 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite double; 1 twin) and bathroom upstairs. A 3 seater sofa bed away from the main sitting area provides a further double bed.
The apartment exudes charm, benefiting from a working log fire and a wonderful collection of mountain art and furniture as well as Cable TV, DVD Player and WiFi.
The apartment benefits from superb easterly views of the Zermatt valley, including the Mischabel Peaks of Dom (4,545m) and Taschorn (4490m). The location is special for Zermatt in being so quiet and yet a mere 2 minute walk from the town centre; affording easy access to all lifts (especially the Gornergrat mountain railway), shopping and Zermatt’s many bars, famous restaurants and other attractions.
The Skiing: Zermatt’s symbol is the Matterhorn, the most dramatic and picturesque mountain of the Alps, it is best seen in real life; a photograph simply doesn’t do it justice.
One of Europe’s largest ski areas, 350km of piste extending into Italy (Cervinia), with a vertical drop of 2,300m. The Swiss side comprises 3 interconnected areas: Klein Matterrhorn, Gornergrat and Rothorn. The descent from Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt is 13km, representing one of the longest piste runs in Europe.
The higher altitude extends the season through to end of April and the high glaciers guarantee snow in a sparse year. Klein is the highest cable car in the Alps, augmented by eight or more 3,000 metre top lifts. Many resorts struggle to find one!
Summer Breaks: For many the summer provides the best opportunity to soak up this mountain world. The wild flowers need to be seen to be believed and the hikes into the mountain pastures are an exhilarating challenge with simple high mountain hotels and huts that are never seen in the winter. Overnight stays in these are relatively cheap and sunrise/sunset at altitude is an experience not to be missed.
There is golf at Täsch and the upper Rhone Valley is ideal for exploring by car, with vineyards, history and sightseeing. But the real joy is in the mountains in the sunshine under the awe inspiring presence of one of the finest peaks in the world – the Matterhorn.
The snow was good, the weather was sunny, the apartment was perfect and able to sleep 7 very comfortably. Great location, well decorated and we saw deer from the dining room window!
We still can't believe our luck in finding this place, especially in a town with such a boggling array of lodging - most of it overpriced and uninspiring. This apartment is a real gem: it is both cozy and spacious, with all the necessary amenities. Although it doesn't have a Matterhorn view, it does have a balcony, and it's tucked away from the main street but still very close to everything. The apartment was well-maintained, and the owner was very good about facilitating our stay. We will definitely stay here again.
We've just come back from a perfect week's skiing in beautiful Zermatt. I can't highly recommend this apartment highly enough. It is very comfortable and extremely well equipped. There were six of us and there was ample space (could have slept seven easily!) Its location is very convenient for the Station (for the mainline out of Zermatt to Tasch, for the Gornergrat train up to the ski area and for the ski bus which takes you to the top of the town). After a hard day's skiing it was the perfect retreat - so much so that we didn't even venture out to experience the apres-ski! In terms of skiing, we were a little concerned before we went that the snow might be lacking as has been the case in many resorts this season. Not so in Zermatt - the ski area is very high and the slopes were in great condition. We were even blessed with blue skies and sun for six days! It has to be one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in the world, with the Matterhorn centre stage. Michael and Janet were very helpful and always quick to respond to our queries and needs. As the previous reviewer states - 'look no further' - you will not be disappointed.
I have now stayed here 3 times. It is a really nice, homely apartment. Very large for 6 people and very comfortable with really great decoration (I love the old rugs, wooden skiis and paintings of the swiss alps). The apartment sleeps 6 easily, with a double sofa bed away from the main living area. There is a further single bed that can b sectioned of in the large landing area upstairs for an extra person. The bedrooms and beds are comfortable and the enormous bath is perfect at the end of the days skiing (there are 2 bathrooms, the other with a shower). The position is ideal, very private with amazing open views whilst being moments from the high street and the mountain railway, with the first train reaching the top of the mountain by 8.20am, this is he best way up the mountain. I would STRONGLY recommend this apartment to families or couples alike. A really great place to stay.
Haus Zayetta 2 is situated at the end of a quiet path (with some steps) on the edge of the village, yet only moments away from all Zermatt's amenities.
Two minutes walk: main train station, Gornergrat ski train station, tourist office, Co-Op supermarket, Bayard sports rental, pharmacies, bakery, banks, main square, high street, main bus stop - Bahnhofplatz (regular buses to Sunnegga funicular, 3 min. journey, and Klein Matterhorn lift, 5 min.)
A five minute walk: butcher, Migros supermarket, museum, church square.
At an altitude of 1,620 metres, Zermatt is a picture perfect mountain village nestled at the foot of the world famous Matterhorn mountain. Zermatt is Switzerland’s most famous ski resort and for many the Best Ski Resort in the World. Zermatt is entirely traffic free creating a magical peaceful village atmosphere, perfect for apres ski or drinks in the sun after hiking and climbing.
Please contact the owners directly for any queries regarding rental rates or periods, particularly regarding summer rentals for which dates are more flexible. In the winter season we will endeavour to accommodate shorter rentals or non Saturday to Saturday rentals, especially if at short notice during a period where the apartment would otherwise be vacant.