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Glorious views, stylish chalet apartment, summer and winter retreat

Sue Creamer

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Sue Creamer

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Glorious views, stylish chalet apartment, summer and winter retreat

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Lauterbrunnen Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Uninterrupted views, stylish and modern, large sunny dining terrace & BBQ

'.....they looked down on the Staubach Falls and the Lauterbrunnen Valley in all its glory' - John le Carré, (Our Kind of Traitor)

A stylish apartment with stunning views of the spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley that are genuinely unsurpassed. Located next to open pasture, on the outside edge of a small modern chalet development, wide french doors open out onto a large sunny terrace, great for outside dining and barbecuing, but even better for just sitting and gazing at one of the world’s most dramatic valleys. The Staubach Falls are over to one side and alpine meadows straight ahead, the views of which are unobstructed by any other buildings. In winter a cross country ski trail skirts through the grounds. Unsurprisingly, the area beyond is a UNESCO world heritage site. (As for the inside of the property, see 'More Details' below).

Inside is a large lounge and dining area, with comfortable oak and leather furniture and cosy underfloor heating. A luxury well equipped kitchen includes granite surfaces, dishwasher and microwave. Bathroom and bedrooms are to an equally high standard. A large double bedroom, with solid oak furniture, has ample room for a cot, if needed. The second bedroom, with full size bunk beds and a single bed provides flexibility for families or groups of friends. The level access throughout the property is often appreciated by both older people and those with young children.

Other features include free and unlimited WiFi internet, international cable TV, DVD, iPod dock, washing machine and drier, ski room and private garage. The price also includes all Tourist taxes, end of stay cleaning, all linen, heating and taxed rubbish/garbage collection, (ie there are no extra costs).

The property is situated well away from the traffic on the main road, but still only two minutes from the Post Bus which runs regularly along the valley (free Ski Bus in winter).

A well stocked local store is only a short distance across the river, but a full range of shops can be found in the village, ten minutes walk away.

As well as the trains to Interlaken, cable cars link to the international ski areas of Murren and Wengen, including the famous Eiger Northface cog railway to the Jungfraujoch. Further afield the excellent train and Post Bus service makes a car unnecessary.

Tennis courts are 200m back towards the village, used for ice skating in winter. (More information on skiing and summer activities can be found below). The Trummelbach Falls are an easy 20 minute walk, one of 72 waterfalls which tumble into the Lauterbrunnen Valley. In summary, the location is truly glorious.

(Our reviews will tell you a lot more, all of which have been written voluntarily by guests. However, if there is anything else that you need to know, please contact me. During your stay our local manager, who has lived nearby in the valley for over 25 years, is also available to deal with any problems.)

Finally, in order to provide you with financial security, we encourage all payments to be made through the secure HomeAway Payment system, rather than directly to ourselves - see 'Pay with Confidence' or 'Travel with Confidence', in the column to the right.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sue Creamer (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Sue Creamer

I am very fortunate to have been able to retire early, along with my husband. Having been a college vice-principle, I was always able to find time to do a bit more traveling than most - now we do a lot, including visits to Lauterbrunnen for both winter skiing and summer walking. Having three grown up children (and a grandson), who equally enjoy being there with us, is an added bonus.

Sue Creamer purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Sue Creamer chose Lauterbrunnen

When we saw the chalet being built we didn't see the building, we just saw the view! The other chalets are equally great, but this is special. It's a family retreat which we hope will be appreciated by our children and grandchildren for many years to come.

What makes this apartment unique

Stepping out onto the terrace into the heart of the valley with nothing to spoil the view.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Glorious views, stylish chalet apartment, summer and winter retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Excellent property and excellent service

  • 5 of 5

We would like to give a solid five stars to Sue and to this property rental. The apartment is as advertised, very clean, beautiful views, and ground floor entrance makes for an easy in and easy out. It was a great home base for us during our ski trip to Switzerland.

The biggest difference maker for us in choosing a vacation rental is not the property itself (although important) but in the professional character and helpfulness of the property owner. Typically, if the owner genuinely cares about quality, the property and the service will follow suit. We found this principle to be quite true during our vacation at this apartment in Lauterbrunnen.

Sue was very helpful to us in planning for our trip; she was able to provide many suggestions based on our itinerary and was very knowledgeable about the area and about where to access the services we needed, a la ski rentals, grocery shopping, transportation etc. There wasn't a question we asked in our correspondence with Sue that she wasn't able to answer. At the time of our stay, Sue also provided a local English-speaking contact who was available to help us in the event of any need. Having someone we felt we could trust made a big difference in the overall experience of our vacation.

As other reviews have already spoken, we too add our voice to the list of grateful vacationers. We consider this property worthy of rental, and extend to its owner the highest honor we can bestow by giving her the official nickname, Five Star Sue.

We would rent from Five Star Sue again, and if we ever come back to Lauterbrunnen, we would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

pictures dont do justice

  • 5 of 5

I traveled here this past fall along with my parents, both over 70, and we originally intended to stay for about 5 days. Upon arriving, not only was the condo spacious with great views of Staubbach falls, and easy access to basically everything, the amenities and instructions were superb! So instead of staying for just 5 days, we extended it to an additional 9 days. Sue's quick response, and helpfulness made us not want to leave, unfortunately we had already scheduled another reservation elsewhere, thus had to leave.

The condo's location is very central to everything in the valley, which made for stunning views during the day, as well as stunning star filled nights, and walking to the Coop market, or trummelbach falls, easy and enjoyable.

Also, the drinking water was perhaps the most delicious we had in all of europe and the shower pressure was awesome.

If you're looking for a great place to stay, with great amenities, including 2 fondue pots, and be central to everything there is to do in the valley, i would highly recommend Sue's condo. I'm looking forward to coming back here and staying at her lovely condo again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Exceptional property in a fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment for a week from 29May to 5June. As soon as we got in, we decided to stay longer and made it a 10-day stay.

Words are not enough to describe this place and it is every bit of what is mentioned in the description by the property owner. It is surrounded by mountains, with a view of 3 large waterfalls (the biggest of all Staubach falls is just walking distance). The apartment is surrounded by flush green meadows which were blooming during this time of the year. There is plenty of light till 9 -10pm and evenings are perfect to sit out and fill yourself with the views of the surroundings.

LauterBrunnen itself is an extremely charming town. It is away from the crowds of excessively commercialised places like Interlaken yet, it has enough happening around it. Quite a few restaurants (about 10min walk from the apartment).

Train station is a 20min walk (5-7 min by bus which is frequent) but since we had our own car, it is was so easy to get to town and back. There is a fuel station, Coop (grocer) right in front of the station.

Air-glaciers who provide Heli-sightseeing is just 300mts across. You can see several people paragliding on bright days.

The apartment itself has 2 bedrooms (1 master bedroom and 1 kids room). A living + dining room with open kitchen.

The kitchen is very well stocked with 4-stove, microwave, oven, kettle, all utensils etc.

There is a TV, ipod dock, comfortable sofas, 4-chair +table for the patio and everything you would expect in a self-serviced apartment.

The owner of the property lives in UK but she was very prompt with her responses and help. She has a local property manager who lives just across the street (in case you need any urgent help).

Overall, if you are planning a vacation anywhere around the Alps, forget the usual spots like Interlaken. Just come to LauterBrunnen and stay at this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Luxury in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a luxurious apartment in a stunning setting. My wife and I and our two children stayed there in February 2010 and loved it. We often talk about it as the best ski holiday we ever had, and often say we must go back some day. I was searching for this year's holiday in another area, and came across this listing, and felt I had to write.

This apartment is superb, and the scenery is stunning. I read "The White Spider" there while looking up at the Eiger. We watched James Bond in the exact same places we were that day! If you want to be out on the slopes from the moment they open, then this is probably not for you. But if you love a ski holiday along with the chance to appreciate the area, and enjoy the train ride, then this will be hard to beat anywhere.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Our little paradise for one week

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed every day at your apartment Sue! It felt like coming home. Thank you for the nice bottle of wine, chocolate and coffee. The apartment is very clean, the beds are so nice, the couch is very nice, the terrace with the magnificent view(s) is fantastic! Every day we saw the parapainters coming down. You don't need a car to explore the surrounding. We only used the care once! The surrounding is so beautiful with the Eiger, Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, Trummelbachfalle, Schilthorn (James Bond) etc. etc. etc. Our children did not want to go home....They loved the apartment. And please give our best to your local agent Kathy. She was so nice when we arrived late and something got wrong with the key. She could not help it and please tell her i am sorry for not being so nice to her. Thanks again and maybe next year again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The perfect home base for two couples.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly placed flat, looking south, down valley toward the peaks. The apartment was well equipped, spotless, and roomy. The kitchen was well laid out and made it easy to cook at home.

The apartment deserves its consistently high reviews. It is a wonderful base for exploring the area. A bus stop is five minutes away; the town and train are twenty. Lifts and cog trains at both ends of the valley take you up to countless vistas and walks. The valley itself is worth exploring and should not be overlooked for higher ground. For rainy days, connections for Thun, Bern, and Lucerne are simple. Or just sit on the patio and read--in one of the prettiest places on earth.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Basel or Zurich
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
830 Kilometres
Calais or Zeebrugge
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Interlaken
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Lauterbrunnen
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Interlaken
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
ski bus to cable car at 100m
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The village provides a range of shops and restaurants, a ten minute stroll away along the river. A well stocked local store offers most things 7 days a week, including fresh bread. Other local facilities include nearby tennis courts and cycle hire. Outdoor swimming pool, paragliding, rock climbing, white water rafting and mountain biking are all local, with excellent golf at Interlaken. Visits to historic towns and lakes like Bern, Thun and Lucerne are all convenient, as are many famous mountain passes. But the main reason for coming to the Lauterbrunnen Valley is the scenery, 72 waterfalls, spectacular mountain railways, diverse wildlife, birdwatching, glacial valleys, the Eiger, the Jungfrau and UNESCO World Natural Heritage designation. The area is however very accessible by Eurorail, motorway and train to 3 international airports; Geneva, Basel and Zurich. (For more on the immediate area google Eurocamp Lauterbrunnen Camping-Jungfrau

Ski and Winter Activities : The skiing is rivalled only by the scenery, probably the most spectacular in Europe. Lauterbrunnen is also the only place in the Jungfrau ski region with equally easy access to both Wengen and Murren, both car free villages sitting on the cliff tops on opposite sides of the valley. Murren, the birthplace of downhill skiing, has an international reputation as an elegant, true alpine village. It can be reached by either of two efficient cable cars rising up from the Lauterbrunnen Valley floor. Wengen is even more famous, being the home of the Lauberhorn, the longest downhill World Cup race, run annually in January. The whole area has great skiing for all levels, with 230km of pistes, rising to nearly 3000m, and 50km of sledging. It also offers the added excitement of skiing below the North face of the Eiger and from the revolving restaurant at the top of the Schilthorn, made famous as the location for the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.

Winter Holidays for non-skiers: Whilst famous for it's skiing, the Lauterbrunnen Valley is equally ideal for other winter activities, including just absorbing the fantastic scenery. Access to mountain restaurants couldn't be easier due to the network of mountain cog-railways and cable cars. For the more energetic extensive trails are maintained for snow-shoe trekking and there are over 50 kms of toboggan runs. There is also a local heli-skiing pad, paragliding, ice skating, ice climbing and ice go-karting. In addition Lauterbrunnen is the starting point for one of the world's most dramatic train rides by rack and pinion railway, through the snow fields of Kleine Scheidegg and the Eiger northface to emerge at Europe's highest railway station at Jungfraujoch, providing direct access onto Europes longest glacier, the Aletschglacier. For more down to earth activities local trains run into the heart of great shopping at Grindelwald and Interlaken and a little further afield to Thun and Bern, Switzerland's capital city.

Spring and Summer Activities: Many of Lauterbrunnen's winter attractions are equally attractive in Spring and Summer, not least the mountain restaurants and the ride up past the Eiger to Jungfraujoch and the Aletschglacier (see Winter Holidays above). However the melting snow also reveals swathes of magnificent alpine flowers and a vast range of hiking trails. Wild ibex, marmots and chamois can be found in the more remote uplands, whilst golden eagles, wall creeper, nutcracker and red kites are amongst the rarer birds frequently seen. Cycle routes vary from gentle routes along the valley bottom to tough tracks over mountain passes. For more sedate pastimes traditional Swiss culture is regularly on show, from yodelling to folk dancing, alpine horns and Swiss bands. Local hero William Tell is also celebrated throughout the summer at the open air theatre in Interlaken, where there is also an excellent golf course. In addition a number of beaches and lidos can be found dotted around the huge adjoining lakes, as well an open-air pool back in the village.

Wheelchair Access: The apartment is suitable for people who may be less physically able or for those with young children, with level access throughout and a large flat terrace. Wheelchair users will find that doors are wide and the hallways , bathroom and corridors are roomy. Although there is a small step at the entrance to the building(5cms), the approach is level and there are suitable footpaths throughout the valley, including back to the village. The cable cars, trains and buses are generally equally user friendly.

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Rates & Availability

From £127 Per night

Lauterbrunnen Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
May 16 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£990
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£990
 
 
Autumn
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
£890
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Notes *Prices include Tourist tax, end cleaning, all bed linen and towels, heating, taxed rubbish bags (ie there are no additional charges)
*Prices in £GB. Other currencies accepted ( US dollars, Euros or Swiss Francs)
*Exchange rates based on HomeAway currency converter at time of payment (see 'Select Currency' above).
*Payment through secure HomeAway system by credit card
*Dates flexible outside peak

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Amenities

Lauterbrunnen Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 91 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Twin wash-basins
  • The bathroom is pristine with bright full tiling. A powerful shower is situated over the bath and the mirrored cupboards include a shaver socket and hairdryer. Towels and bath mats are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , (single bed and two full size bunk beds)
  • **The view from both bedrooms is dominated by the 1000ft Staubach falls, which in winter turns into a massive cascade of icicles. **Each room has separately controlled under floor heating. ** Quality beds, including a double sofa bed in the lounge. **The master bedroom is fully furnished with a light oak suite.** The second bedroom sleeps up to three with a single bed and two full size bunk beds, a large wardrobe and drawers. **A cot can be provided on request (small fee payable locally). **In addition the option of the sofa bed in the lounge, with privacy screens, offers considerable flexibility for sleeping arrangements.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
As befits its location the apartment is finished to a very high standard, including furniture and equipment. There is a sense of space and comfort which will make summer activities relaxing and winter skiing exhilarating. The private garage can be valuable in winter if you plan to use your car. The free internet will keep you in touch if you want to bring a laptop and the cable TV has worldwide channels. The kitchen has everything needed for self catering; large fridge with freezer compartment, oven, ceramic hob, microwave, coffee maker and an excellent dishwasher! In the unlikely event of any problems during your stay our local manager lives jus across the road.

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