During our recent three week vacation in Switzerland, we were privileged for one week to enjoy the amenities of the "Studio Apartment Sonnenblume"! The apartment is exactly as represented by the photographs, was immaculately clean, boasted every comfort and amenity that two persons could hope for, and is owned by two of the most delightful, caring, and hospitable owners that anyone could hope to meet!
Charly, a retired dentist and still avid musician, was gracious enough to meet us at the local "Kriens Mattenhof" train station upon our arrival! ...Rolling our suitcases along the sidewalk for less than 4 minutes found us at the doorstep of our wonderfully impeccable
apartment! The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom/shower offered plenty of hot water, the kitchen was perfect to prepare light evening meals, WIFI worked very well,
the Espresso machine provided a wonderful beginning to our mornings, oversized easy chairs in the living area along with ample lighting permitted relaxing evening reading, and
in a most inviting manner, a table and chairs right outside our front door in the midst of beautiful tranquil gardens, provided a peaceful oasis to sip a glass of wine!
With the local train station 4 minutes by foot, and the local bus stop only two minutes away, this apartment served as the perfect "home base" from which to enjoy the myriad of delights that the Lucerne area has to offer! A large and wonderful COOP grocery store was accessible via the local bus (#16) to the "Pilatusmarkt" for day to day yearnings!
In only 4 minutes by S5 or S4 train from Kriens-Mattenhof( trains come every 15 minutes) you arrive at the Lucerne HauptBahnhof (Main train station). Once in Lucerne, we enjoyed over the course of our week, walking the streets of the Altstadt (Old Town),
crossing the Chapel Bridge, 4 different scenic boat rides on Lake Lucerne, an excursion to Mt Pilatus (Go only on a clear day), walking along the lake promenade to the Transport Museum, and on our one rainy day, a delightful tour of the Hergiswil Glassworks Factory!
The highlight of our trip, however, was a delightful evening spent with our hosts, Charly and his wonderful wife, Vreni! We were blessed to be able to share evening wine and appetizers, and even a marvelous "seafood soup" prepared by Vreni!!--We feel twice blessed after our memorable week in Lucerne--once for the perfect apartment, and secondly, for the wonderful new friends that we now have! WE WILL BE BACK!!