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SWISS CHALET IN QUIET ALPINE VILLAGE. GREAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Pam and Bill Adams

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Pam and Bill Adams

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2014
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SWISS CHALET IN QUIET ALPINE VILLAGE. GREAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Kandersteg Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

A renovated Swiss Alpine chalet set in an unspoiled alpine village. The apartment is luxuriously appointed, self catering, light-filled, with a large living room, double bedroom with twin beds, sleeping loft, kitchen and bathroom, balcony, garden. Extra toilets on the landings. Our beds are 2m long. The bathroom has a bath with a shower. Free WiFi

In Summer, follow the Swiss National Hiking Trail, or enjoy hiking in and around the valley. Choose from easy to difficult trails. If you are more adventuraous rock-climbing and paragliding are available on your doorstep. The Via Ferrata is one of the most difficult rock-climbing routes in the Alps.

In Winter, explore the valley on the 80km of cross-country tracks or the 50km of walking trails. Enjoy the family alpine skiing areas above the village. You may like to try (or watch) ice-climbing at international level.

Let the clean, punctual, comfortable Swiss public transport whisk you to all the wonderful sights of Switzerland. Kandersteg has two trains per hour, regular buses and three cable-cars. Choose from a variety of special value tickets. We can advise you on the one for you.

Come home to relax in the garden with 360 degree views of the mountains and a glass of good Swiss wine.

Pack your great-grandmother's ball gown and join Kandersteg for a week in January when the village returns to the Belle Epoque era of the late 19th century. Victorian activities of all types are on offer (including formal balls) and most Kandersteg residents dress in Victorian clothing. You can rent costumes in the village.

Keywords: apartment, flat, large garden, swiss alps, quiet, vacation rental, self-catering, holiday rental, English spoken, fully equipped kitchen, Ethernet, TV/Radio/DVD, four star, centrally located, shops, restaurants,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pam and Bill Adams (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
77%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2014

About Pam and Bill Adams

Bill and Pam Adams are now Swiss but were born in the US and UK. They took early retirement and now rent holiday apartments in their renovated Swiss chalet. They love hiking, discussions with their guests, cooking and eating, reading, travelling.

Pam and Bill Adams purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Pam and Bill Adams chose Kandersteg

We spent many holidays in Kandersteg and when early retirement became possible we jumped at the chance. The Kanderstegers were so friendly and helpful, the air is fresh and clean and public transport is the best in the Alps. There are trains from three Swiss international airports and Milan. A Victorian Hotel came up for sale. It needed major renovation and changes in design but was completed in 6 months. We live on the ground floor and enjoy meeting with our guests. We take the labrador pup from the Senior Centre for a walk most days.

What makes this apartment unique

The area around Kandersteg is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The scenery is truly spectacular. The lake above the village is probably the most beautiful in the Alps.

We are a two minute walk from the shops and post office, 3 minutes from the station.

The visitor card gets you free travel on the local bus, reductions on the cable-cars and the museum, swimming pool. etc.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Swiss Chalet in Quiet Alpine Village. Great Public Transport
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
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Swiss Chalet in Quiet Alpine Village. Great Public Transport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378500vb
-+41 33 675 29 90
Kandersteg Bernese Oberland
5

Truly an Eden!

  • 5 of 5
We have been staying at this idyllic retreat for many years and do consider it a 'home away from home'. We love Switzerland and have been to many other beautiful towns and cities but always come back to Adams Alpine Eden because of the place and the people. The apartment is definitely a home as it lacks nothing. The beds are comfortable and cozy with their Swiss duvets. The kitchen has everything one needs...more utensils than we have at home and a full complement of high-quality pots and pans. The apartments are just perfect.
But, Adams Alpine Eden is more than pretty, comfortable, well appointed apartments in a wonderful little town with lovely restaurants and a magnificent mountain setting. Pam and Bill are the most welcoming hosts we have ever found. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the town, the area and Switzerland and always willing to take the time to share information...we have had some much appreciated history lessons. Their hiking and visitor tips have given us unforgettable experiences. They have become friends who always welcome us back and allow us to feel like we truly belong.
We have shared Adams Alpine Eden with our three grown children, my brother and sister-in-law and good friends who came with us this year. All agree that the place and the people - Pam and Bill - are, indeed, very special.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Swiss Chalet in Quiet Alpine Village. Great Public Transport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378500vb
-+41 33 675 29 90
Kandersteg Bernese Oberland
Port Ludlow, WA
5

Amazingly serene...

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I travelled to Kandersteg at the invitation of our good friends from Minnesota. They had come here many times and stayed at Pam and Bill's lovely and serene Adams Alpine Eden. They told is we would love it and they were right. I have read many of the other reviews and agree whole heartedly. The word that comes to mind for me is 'serene'. The apartment is so quiet and so well insulated that we never had to turn the heat on while we were here during the first two weeks of October. You had all the ambiance of a small Swiss village with the convenience of a train station within a five minute walk of the apartment. One last thing that impressed my husband and I was the warmth and friendliness of Pam and Bill. Their door was always open as we would pass by going in or coming out. Even though Bill had some health issues while we were here, Pam was more than helpful and always asking us about how our day went. We even dined together one evening at her first floor home and had a great night of conversation. I would highly recommend the Adams Alpine Eden for anyone in search of the ultimate Swiss experience.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Swiss Chalet in Quiet Alpine Village. Great Public Transport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378500vb
-+41 33 675 29 90
Kandersteg Bernese Oberland
Lancaster, PA
5

Wonderful Two Weeks

  • 5 of 5
We have recently returned from staying two weeks at Adams Alpine Eden. This was our third time to stay with Pam and Bill. The apartment is very comfortable and extremely well outfitted with anything that you could possibly need. Pam and Bill are excellent hosts, so kind and friendly and always willing to help in any way. It is very close to the railroad, groceries, bakery, banks and a great cheese shop. There are so many things to do in Kandersteg and the surrounding area. We will be returning next year with our son and daughter-in-law.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Swiss Chalet in Quiet Alpine Village. Great Public Transport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378500vb
-+41 33 675 29 90
Kandersteg Bernese Oberland
5

Great apartment in friendly village

  • 5 of 5
Even leaving aside the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners, this would still be one of the best apartments that we have stayed in. It was very spacious indeed, lots of room to relax, the beds were very comfortable, the whole place was spotless, and the kitchen was very well equipped. Although it is on the main street of the village and very handy for everything it was very quiet. It is only 5 minutes or less to the railway station and a minute to the bus stop. There are loads of books and DVDs for bad weather, and the WiFi seems to work well. There is a nice sunny garden to sit in, which we used as the weather was fantastic while we were there.
Kandersteg is a reasonable size village with supermarkets, specialist shops and a tourist office, but seems a lot more friendly than other Swiss villages we have stayed in. The Oeschinsee area is absolutely beautiful, although at that time of year there is not a lot of walking available there, but it is worth a day even if you are not skiing. The Sunnbuel area and the Gemmi Pass are definitely worth a visit, although we were surprised at how busy this area was, perhaps due to the amazing weather. You can reach other beautiful places, such as Lotschental, very easily from Kandersteg via the wonderful Swiss transport system. It is definitely worth researching the travel passes available well before you come since some can only be purchased outside Switzerland. The owners can advise on good walks and trips.
We were in touch with them before arrival and they were very good at addressing any concerns. If we asked for anything they got it for us immediately - I don't know how they could have been more helpful, but they were never intrusive.
We fully intend to visit Kandersteg again, and will certainly stay at this apartment.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Swiss Chalet in Quiet Alpine Village. Great Public Transport
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-+41 33 675 29 90
Kandersteg Bernese Oberland
5

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a week in this wonderful old hotel that has been converted to apartments. The apartments are very comfortable, and the kitchen is exceptionally well stocked with everything you need. Pam and Bill are very nice and are happy to give advice about what to do in the area. They went out of their way to be sure we were comfortable and happy. My husband and I travel a lot, and we've never met nicer proprietors. We had our border collie with us, and they also welcomed him quite warmly. Our week was definitely a 5-star experience. Kandersteg and the surrounding area are very beautiful!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Swiss Chalet in Quiet Alpine Village. Great Public Transport
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-+41 33 675 29 90
Kandersteg Bernese Oberland
Eastleigh, Hampshire , UK
5

Wonderful alpine retreat

  • 5 of 5
Pam and Bill made us very welcome from the moment Pam collected us from the station. The apartment was much larger and better equipped than some holiday apartments we have used over the years and had the feeling of a home from home.

Kandersteg is a wonderful base for walking, anything from a gentle stroll by the River Kander to exposed terrain mountain paths. If you have never been to Switzerland, all the approved footpaths are marked with yellow signs "wanderweg". The signs can be a bit patchy, so it's as well to have a local map to confirm your route. The local "wanderkarte" map is available at the tourist information office complete with English notes on the nearby paths.

The hourly train service to Thun, Spiez and Brig gives many opporunities for exploring different areas of Switzerland. Through ticketing is available across the whole network, not just BLS, which is the local train company. There are all sorts of discount and holiday passes available on Swiss Railways. Most of these passes will give 50% discounts on mountain railways. Visit the SBB web site for further details of Swiss Travel passes..

If you want to do a mountain railway, the funicular from Mulenen to the summit of Niesen is much quieter than many and is only a 15 minute train ride away. It's also possible to walk to the summit as well!.

For a relaxed day, try a trip on the lake ferries on the Thunersee and Brienzersee, which are run by BLS. The timetables are available on line or at Kandersteg station show which sailings are worked by paddle steamers.

The restaurant across the road, Cafe Schweitzerhof has the widest range of vegetarian food in Kandersteg. It's friendly, the food is good and has the ultimate accolade of being used by the locals.
If you like interesting beers, try the Feldschlossen "Dunke Perle" dark beer which is available here.

I would recommend Adams Alpine Eden to friends and relatives as a homely, convenient holiday location. We're now looking forward to returning and exploring more of the Kander Valley.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Car: not necessary

Paragliding, Rope Park, Sled dog racing, Summer tobogganing, Winter sledding

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Rates & Availability

From SFr100 Per night

Kandersteg Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low, Autumn
Sep 15 2014 - Dec 20 2014
5 night minimum stay
SFr100
SFr700
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
SFr200
SFr1,400
 
 
Low, Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
SFr100
SFr100
 
 
Winter
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
SFr160
SFr1,120
 
 
Low, Spring
Mar 16 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
SFr110
SFr770
 
 
Early, Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
SFr140
SFr980
SFr3,800
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 14 2015
6 night minimum stay
SFr160
SFr1,120
SFr4,500
 

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Amenities

Kandersteg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 58 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath with shower, toilet and corner wash basin. Extra toilets on each landing.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large garden, garden furniture, owners live on site, public transport 2 minutes away on foot, transport to and from station, welcome pack - bread ,milk ,butter, tea, jam, coffee, orange juice, wine, hundreds of books - mostly in English, hundreds of DVDs

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