Alice Gainger Gasser

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Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Alice Gainger Gasser

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LAKESIDE HOME IN THE ALPS

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Lungern House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

--We rent by the week (7 nights) from Saturday to Saturday--

Comfortable, spacious home directly on a beautiful, small lake mid-way between Interlaken and Lucerne. Located in Lungern, a quiet, down-home farming village. Individually owned by family with kids, comfortable for large family or two to three couples. Direct access to lake for swimming; walking distance to shops, restaurants, cable car to small ski-station, waterfall, tennis courts, mini-golf, unique indoor firing range, hiking trails, beach. Small motor boat rental optional with house; nearby rental of bikes, wind-surfers, paddle boats. Located in the center of Switzerland, perfect for day-trips around the country; accessible by train (15 minute walk from station).

All three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with own bathroom, skylight, door to balcony, twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated. Children's bedroom sleeps three in bunk bed and single (with another single that can be pulled out for 4th child). Access to balcony. Guest bedroom has twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated.

Notes: Owner likes to cook so kitchen is ready to cook for a crowd: dishwasher, glass-ceramic stove, full-size refrigerator, oven with convection oven, plenty of plates and pots and pans including equipment for making raclette, fondue, wok-cooking, etc. Kitchen gives onto covered patio with picnic table and gas grill for easy outdoor cooking/eating. Playroom in basement with toys, games, computer with Internet access, flat-screen TV and DVD player with eclectic collection DVDs. Big and varied library for adults and kids, mostly English but also French and German. Screens on at least one window per room (very rare in Europe!) keep out flies and mosquitoes, and house stays cool even in summer if shades are closed to keep sun out. House is insulated well and floor heat and fireplace keep downstairs toasty warm; upstairs also warm, heated by radiators. Good-sized yard, fenced in for kids.

Lungern is a Charming, peaceful village in the alps between two of the country's most popular touristic regions: Central Switzerland and the Berner Oberland. Easy access by train or car to Lucerne and Interlaken and the lake and mountain areas around them, or stay at home to bike and hike on local trails, and swim and fish in the crystal-clear lake of Lungern. See glaciers and high peaks in scenic excursions to Susten, Grimsel and Furqua passes, the Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Rosenlaui. Half hour drive to Ballenberg outdoor museum, or music festival in Lucerne. Walk to cablecar for winter skiing or summer hiking and paragliding at Schoenbuel Panoramawelt or drive 20 minutes to larger resort at Meiringen-Hasliberg. Village has a low-key, authentic atmosphere: not all shopkeepers speak English, no signs in Japanese or Arabic, no crowds and the local cultural festivals, from St. Niklaus to traditional wrestling to cow auctions are still celebrated by the townspeople, not just staged for tourists.

PS: Finally please note that Lungern lake is a natural lake but the water is used to produce hydro electricity during wintertime Therefore the waterlevel of the lake is low from January through May. The lake fills up again in spring with the snow melting away.

The house is on the shallow end during the winter months.

Keywords: house, garden, calme, friendly, lake, village, remote, famely, garden, hiking

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alice Gainger Gasser (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish

About Alice Gainger Gasser

home owned by a swiss/american family with 2 children (seen on the picture)

Alice Gainger Gasser purchased this house in 1993

Why Alice Gainger Gasser chose Lungern

This is my home town, the house was built buy my father. It is a way for me to keep my roots even without living where i grew up.

What makes this house unique

Direct lake acces, and beautiful scenery

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Lakeside Home in the Alps
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Lungern Obwalden
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
5

Stunning!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Each time I come here, I feel that I have come home.

The house is equipped with everything a body could want, from a scale in the kitchen drawer ( and everything else you need to cook, including spices and herbs) to American washcloths in the bathrooms to interesting and original art and photographs,some done by the owner. Americans especially will appreciate the screened windows (at least one on each side of the house on each floor).

For the first time ever, we used the fireplace, a marvel that heats the whole first floor using only one log at a time.

Everything about this house is wonderful, but the best part of all is looking out of it--from the kitchen you see and hear a waterfall, and from the living and dining room you see the lake, the village across it, and the Alpine meadows and mountains above . It is mesmerizing and tranquil from dawn to dusk. When I am about to have a root canal or some otherwise unpleasant experience, this is the "happy place" I go to in my mind.

Thank you, Patrick and Alice, for sharing this paradise with us once again!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

The Perfect House in the Alps

  • 5 of 5
The house is perfect in terms of location, scenery, equipment and friendly owners. My friends and I stayed for a week and even though the weather was not as good as expected we had wonderful time staying even indoors because the place is really cozy and perfectly equipped. Lungern is typical Swiss village in the Alps where you can feel the spirit of the local people and their everyday life. At the same time you are only 30 min away from Interlaken and less than an hour away from Luzern.
The house is even more beautiful than the photos. You will find everything you need in it. The kitchen is perfectly equipped and there is a grill place in the garden. The view of the lake from one of the bedrooms and the living room is breathtaking. There is a fire place which made the house even cozier.
The owners are very nice and the communication was perfect.
I highly recommend it, it really felt like home which made it very special.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We love to share our hide away in the Swiss Alps and are delighed to read that you enjoyed your stay.
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Lungern Obwalden
5

This place is perfect!

  • 5 of 5
This property is equipped with every amenity, in addition to an idyllic location lakeside. There is a modern, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, plenty of bathrooms, a variety of books to read and movies to watch. This is a home where you can stay indoors for a week and be well entertained, or you can spend the week out in the yard or walking and hiking around the lake and up the surrounding mountains. The train station is a 15 min walk from the house, allowing you public transportation for your daily outings. There are even adapter plugs for every type of electrical plug. Everything about this home and this town conveys hospitality; it would be a wonderful vacation spot in every season of the year.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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5

A Dream House in a Dream Village

  • 5 of 5
This home in a delightful, picture postcard village was just perfect for us. The house was lovelier than the pictures, spotless, and with every amenity imaginable. We have stayed in VRBO rentals before and this was our best experience to date. The owners were busineslike, efficient, and friendly. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by Isabel, who showed us how to operate the many modern appliances, answered our questions, and provided suggestions about the Lungern area. She also brought bread, wine and cheese which we enjoyed. Imagine looking out one window and seeing water cascading off the side of a mountain, and looking out another to see a lake, cathedral and village--all within walking distance. We made this spot our home base for a week of travels in Switzerland. Due to Lungern's central location, we were able to enjoy both beautiful cities and awesome nature on easy day trips. If we have an opportunity to return to Switzerland, here is where we will want to stay.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. Lungern is a greate gateway to visit the Lucerne area and the Bernese Oberland.
Thank you also for taking good care of the house. Welcome back any time!
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Lungern Obwalden
Atlanta, GA
5

Very comfortable house for a family

  • 5 of 5
Our family really enjoyed our stay in Lungern. The house exceptionally clean and well equipped. The kitchen is great for cooking and has everything you need. My kids loved the bunk beds, and we loved the great quality down duvets. There are tons of books for both adults and children, which is a nice touch. The TV is a little old (no HDMI plug if you're bring iPad, etc) but worked well and my kids enjoyed all the movies they had available. The house truly feels like a home and not just a rental house, and the owners were very helpful during our stay. Having a garage with an electronic door opener was a really nice surprise, especially in snowy winter time! The drive was even shoveled for us after a snow. We loved being able to walk over to the Schoenbul lift to go sledding on the 3km trails. Warning- they are steep and fast!!! And the views from the top are worth it alone- truly the most stunning view we have ever seen in our entire lives. We also enjoyed skiing in nearby Halisberg. It's an easy 20 minute drive, and there are many stations to choose from with great pistes. My kids loved the ski school and activities at Bidmi. The people of Lungern seem very nice, and we even had car trouble and repairs done at the local garage. They were kind enough to lend us a car so we could continue to enjoy our vacation while the car was being repaired. The little grocery is small, but well stocked with good quality foods. We can see how amazing it would be in the summer, and really wish to return.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Owner's Response: We would be delighted to see you back, why not for a summer vacation?
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Lungern Obwalden
5

Great Vacation in the snow

  • 5 of 5
The house is situated in a beautiful location surrounded by mountains. The moment we walked in we just felt at home. Personally I loved the skylight in our bedroom but we sadly were only able to use it the first day as it got snowed in. And every room had a very nice view either of the village on the other side of the lake, or the mountains and waterfall.

The village is quite charming and the "lungerers" were very friendly. There were a few shops with basic products but we were surprised to find that they close at lunch time. We did actually drive down to Sarnen a 20 minute dive to do some more extensive shopping and found supermarkets there.

One of the nicest activities was walking around the lake it took us 2 hours but was worth it. An interesting thing was that the lake was Lowe, the first day it looked a bit like a crater and we went down walking in it witch was very muddy but then it snowed and looked more like the moon.

Lungern is a small village but we there were a few different restaurants one of witch was very close to the house. We were also surprised to Learn that there was a shooting range in the village, and that was a very impressive experience ! Personally it was the first time that I shot , we got an instructor and all really enjoyed shooting even though I was quite skeptical about it at the beginning. The kids loved shooting in the "shooting theater" and so did we though lazar guns where not as interesting as the real thing.

Oh and Isabel who showed us the house and how everything worked was very helpful.

The house felt open but also very private witch was nice as we were three different parties. The only thing missing was maybe a jaccusy on the balcony so that we could enjoy the snow in our bathing suits !

Best Regards,

Lea
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Lungern
Car: not necessary

Charming, peaceful village in the alps between two of the country's most popular touristic regions: Central Switzerland and the Berner Oberland. Easy access by train or car to Lucerne and Interlaken and the lake and mountain areas around them, or stay at home to bike and hike on local trails, and swim and fish in the crystal-clear lake of Lungern. See glaciers and high peaks in scenic excursions to Susten, Grimsel and Furqua passes, the Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Rosenlaui. Half hour drive to Ballenberg outdoor museum, or music festival in Lucerne. Drive 20 minutes to larger resort at Meiringen-Hasliberg. Village has a low-key, authentic atmosphere: not all shopkeepers speak English, no signs in Japanese or Arabic, no crowds and the local cultural festivals, from St. Niklaus to traditional wrestling to cow auctions are still celebrated by the townspeople, not just staged for tourists.

Other Activities: shooting

Ski: The house is a 5 minute walk away from the local ski station, lungern schön Buel. But a 25 minute drive from the much larger Hasliberg ski resorte.

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Availability & Rates

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Lungern House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
4 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Low-season
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 12 2014
4 night minimum stay
€1,250
 
 
Holiday
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Low-season
Jan 10 2015 - Jan 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,250
 
 
Mid-season
Jan 31 2015 - May 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
High-season
May 23 2015 - Sep 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Mid-season
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Low-season
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,250
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €140
Notes Cheque in (14h00) and out (09h00) is Saturday.
Rates are ALL inclusive appart from , cleaning fee and tourist tax (140).
Are included: Unlimited high speed Wireless internet,
Optional boat rental: 100 EUR/ week

We grant a discount for stays longer than 2 weeks

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lungern House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • downstairs - toilet , near entrance
    Half Bathroom -
    Half Bathroom -
    main - toilet , shower , in master bedroom
    other - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs next to bedrooms
  • Both upstairs baths have double sinks, good water power.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • main - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin singles together
    children - 4 twin/ single , 1 bunkbed, 2 twin
    guest - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin singles together
  • All three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with own bathroom, skylight, door to balcony, twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated. Children's bedroom sleeps three in bunk bed and single (with another single that can be pulled out for 4th child). Access to balcony. Guest bedroom has twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owner likes to cook so kitchen is ready to cook for a crowd: dishwasher, glass-ceramic stove, full-size refrigerator, oven with convection oven, plenty of plates and pots and pans including equipment for making raclette, fondue, wok-cooking, etc. Kitchen gives onto covered patio with picnic table and gas grill for easy outdoor cooking/eating. Playroom in basement with toys, games, computer with Internet access, flat-screen TV and DVD player with eclectic collection DVDs. Big and varied library for adults and kids, mostly English but also French and German. Screens on at least one window per room (very rare in Europe!) keep out flies and mosquitoes, and house stays cool even in summer if shades are closed to keep sun out. House is insulated well and floor heat and fireplace keep downstairs toasty warm; upstairs also warm, heated by radiators. Good-sized yard, fenced in for kids.
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