PERFECTLY PLACED FOR WALKING HOLIDAYS AROUND ZERMATT

Adrian.

Speaks french, russian, german, english, spanish, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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PERFECTLY PLACED FOR WALKING HOLIDAYS AROUND ZERMATT

Zermatt Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 21/2 bath, facing the mountains, central but peaceful

The is a127m2 two floor apartment on the top third and fourth floors of the apartment house. Most of the ceilings include massive wood timbers traditional in Swiss architecture.

After leaving the lift to the 3rd floor, you enter the apartment into a lovely open plan living area with ample seating, open fireplace access to the balcony and dining area, and connected to the kitchen via a counter. There is also a WC with wash hand basin.

Upstairs are two bedrooms - one Swiss-double and one with twin beds - with between them a shower-room with a large corner bath, a separate shower, double washbasins, WC and small washing machine.

At the bottom of the stairs a door leads to a studio bedroom. This large room has a Swiss-double bed, CD player, TV, table, a shower room, a kitchen corner with hob, oven, fridge, sink, and a visually separated area suitable for an extra child’s bed or one or two travel cots (extra bed or cot(s) available by prior arrangement).

The kitchen, conveniently separated from the living room area by a counter, has a ceramic hob, full electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave oven, Nesspresso coffee machine, kettle, and is well stocked with cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. There is a Fondue set, and a teapot and toaster.

Doors from the living room and also the studio bedroom lead to the 19m2 balcony with enjoyable mountain views, and from which also the top of the iconic Matterhorn can be seen. There is a sunbed, two tables and 6 chairs on the balcony.

The living room is furnished with two sofas and an armchair. This furniture, carpets and curtains were all new in 2012.

There is free wifi through the apartment, and the TV has many international channels including all UK terrestrial TV channels, and BBC radio, including radio 1,2,3,4.. There is also a fireplace, a CD player, and a multizone DVD player.

The two main supermarkets are also within walking distance, about 2 - 4 minutes away, important in Zermatt as there are no cars and all shopping has to be carried home.

The apartment is also within walking distance of the main station where everyone arrives (2 minutes) and Gornograt station (2 minutes, then about 45 minutes up to 3000 m) , and 10 minutes walk from Sunnega station (which whisks you underground up to 2300m in a few minutes). The stop for the free bus to Sunnega and to Klein Matterhorn (up to 3800m) gondlebahn is also 2 minutes walk (it's outside Gorngrat station.)

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Adrian. (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks french, russian, german, english, spanish, italian

About Adrian.

We moved to Switzerland in 2001 and fell in love with Zermatt. In many ways, Zermatt is even more enjoyable in summer than in winter. The weather is great, the village charming, and the mountains beautiful. We also love the wild flowers and wildlife, It is not uncommon to see the small horned Chamoix (Gems in German) or much larger horned Ibex (Steinbock in German) or Maromots. Golden Eagles are reputed to be common in the Alps now, and are reputed in 2012 to have nested in the Zmutt valley. The Lammergeier (literally Lamb-vulture in German) also called Bartgeier (bearded vulture) is very rare - only about 500 pairs in the European range. But they are being reintroduced into the east of Switzerland, and I have photographed one (in spring 2012) between Zermatt and Zmutt - it is a huge bird - up to about 2.5m wingspan. The silhouette photo - it was very high - cannot be loaded onto this website, but I am happy to send to you if you are interested.

We own our apartment as our holiday home and enjoy renting it to others to enjoy too.

Adrian. purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Adrian. chose Zermatt

The quiet yet central location, with views of the mountainside make this a gem of an apartment. In this car age we forget how heavy a few bottles of wine and a shopping bag of food can be when one has to carry it far - and Zermatt is spread over quite and extensive area. Being able to pop around the corner for the bread or croissants for breakfast while the rest of the household is getting up is very pleasant and convenient. As is access to the transport systems to get up (or down) the mountains if you prefer not to walk up (or down).

Cooking at home is enjoyable. There are also more than 50 restaurants in and around Zermatt - at all price points, and also plenty of bars. Supermarket prices are as for the rest of Switzerland. There is good shopping, a small alternative cinema (try to watch one of the charming old movies about Zermatt) and (we think public) tennis courts, become ice hockey rinks in the winter months.

What makes this apartment unique

Around 29 of Switzerlands 36 mountains over 4000m occur around the Zermatt valley. And only Zermatt has the very photogenic (see if you can stop photographing it!) Matterhorn. First ascent by Whymper an Englishman, although that's a tragic story. The English association with Zermatt is a long one - visit the charming Zermatt museum, modern with a novel audio guide around old Zermatt - to understand more. There is even an English Church; St Peter's.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
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Perfect Location for a Fantastic Time in Zermatt!

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My family of six highly recommends this Zermatt apartment to all! This lovely rental property turned out to be the perfect location for a fantastic time in Zermatt! My family and I were ready for a quiet retreat following a busy tour of Germany and Austria. We were excited to arrive at this immaculate Zermatt apartment and discover all the amenities anyone might need to feel "at home." The spacious rooms, comfortable furnishings, and convenient location offered everything our family of six needed for the perfect holiday!

We greatly appreciate the information and photos the owner provided regarding the apartment. The documents forwarded to us were extremely well organized and helpful during our stay. It was also so nice of the owner to be available either by email or phone to answer our questions. We had a fantastic week skiing, hiking, exploring, relaxing, and eating! It was especially nice for us to have the kitchen facilities to prepare meals. In fact, we ate every meal in the apartment around the dining room table during our stay.

My family and I are grateful we had the opportunity to vacation in this lovely Zermatt home. We will forever treasure the memories we created during our visit to picturesque, Zermatt, Switzerland. In fact, we would love to return to this same apartment in Zermatt one winter (in the not so distant future) to enjoy some serious Zermatt skiing! "
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Car: not necessary

Zermatt is THE premier resort of the Alps. The gold standard. Summer and Winter.

In summer the temperature can get up to around 30C and the mountain air, flowers and scenery are outstandingly beautiful. One can ride high, up or down, to a maximum of about12,000 ft (3800m), with three different transport systems and there are around 600km of well signposted walking routes, some away from all the lifts /underground/overground transport infrastructure.

For the more adventurous (can you walk 300m vertical in an hour, as needed, and walk for 5 hours? Do you have a 20-35 litre pack, and clothing if the weather turns bad?) the English owner, a member of the Swiss Alpine Club, can advise on making bookings at SAC mountain huts for very reasonable simple overnight accomodation, and simple meals. This is a wonderfully unique experience. Carry only your toothbrush, and bad weather gear - just in case.

For all, one can easily enjoy walking the mountains and there are plentiful places to stop for a light or not so light lunch with or without wine or beer, from simple rustic places to real gourmet.

For the less adventerous, one can get up to 3800 m (12,000 + feet) without any strenuous walking, and still enjoy many of the sightseeing benefits. June and July are best to see the mountain flowers, and by end August the nights are getting cooler - days still warmer - and winter is on the way.

May and September are rather in-between-season months (winter and summer), and the place is quieter.

October, November skiing is possible on a wider area than just the 20Km of pistes on the glaciers available in high summer.

There are no cars in Zermatt, only a few electric taxis, and a few horse drawn carriages. Helicopter tours and paragliding can be arranged. There is a creche for very young children if needed.

All visitors arrive by train, If coming by car one has to park in Taech and take the 11 minute shuttle train ride to Zermatt. If coming by train from an airport, booking your tickets before you arrive may be cheaper. The owner will assist you. From Zermatt Station it is less than a five minute walk to the apartment, and the owner provides easy to follow illustrated directions.

The apartment is very central yet faces the mountains and is quiet. All the restaurants and bars and shops are within walking distance.

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Zermatt Apartment Rental Rates

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  • UKP400 + signed contract to make a reservation. Then 50% of rental 56 days before rental starts and 50% 28 days before. Reservation / Security deposit minus final cleaning/laundry fee of UKP125 minus any damage refunded within 14 days of rental end. Heating, light, water etc all included. All payments to and from UK bank account (or in Swiss Francs to & from Swiss bank account using exchange rate at date of confirming reservation.)

Amenities

Amenities

Zermatt Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 127 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • tennis

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