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Martina and Josef Schuler-Bissig

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Holiday house in the leisure paradise that is the land of Tell and Lake Lucerne

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Overview

Isenthal Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Mountain village: nature, bathing beach, hiking, skiing, sporting, resting

This comfortable, peaceful house offers:

A modern eat-in kitchen, a stylish living room, a wood-burning stove, a reading room, playroom, and audiovisual library. For children, there are toys, a playground next to the house, swings, a climbing tower, and a climbing wall available. It is an ideal place for hikes on the national Weg-der-Schweiz trail (with restaurant) and for taking the Gotthard railroad. Clean and free bathing beach, Isleten- Vierwaldstättersee. There are many idyllic spots in the woods and along brooks, as well as a free pitch for practicing sports and playing tennis.

Mountain village Isenthal was granted the national SAB-Berg Innovation Prize. The valley is located in natural arena Urschweiz, home of cultural route ViaUrschweiz and attractive sports and leisure activities, such as panoramic hikes, the Urirotstock educational nature circuit, the Bärenweg (Bear's Trail), and a farm zoo. There is a large mountain and ski tour network; the village has six great cable cars. A cable car leads to the Gitschener panoramic nature trail with an inn and an alpine public house. Isenthal skiing area and the Uri-Rotstock-Arena (with the Biwaldalp and Musenalp) are nearby.

Within one hour driving, you can reach: Lucerne, Zürich, Gotthard, Titlis, or Lugano. Visit the Rütli, the Tell Museum, and the operating sites of freedom fighter Tell. Leisure, hiking, and bathing: the free Isleten bathing and surfing beach, the Isleten hiking trails and climbing park, romantic steamboat cruises on Lake Lucerne, adventurous rides over the Postauto Route, several cable cars to Gitschen or Gietisflue-Gitschen and Furgelen, as well as the indoor tennis centre in neighbouring Seedorf are very attractive excursion destinations. On the mountain, in the one-of-a-kind natural paradise of Gitschen, there is a superb alpine tavern offering exquisite cuisine.

Culture and events:

The holiday house is located in the heart of Switzerland, near the famous 'Rütli', the origin of the Swiss Confederacy. From the Isleten Harbour, you can - by steamboat - easily reach the Tellskapelle ("Tell's Chapel") and Tellsprung ("Tell's Leap") on the Tellsplatte ("Tell's Slab"). Our region is part of Kulturschweiz ("Cultural Switzerland”). Please, visit the website. Cultural highlights are the Tell Games, steamboat rides, and excursions with the favourable Tell Pass, or also the historical Bahnwanderweg hiking trail along the mythical Gotthard. In the year 2015, "200 years of host country" was celebrated. In 2016, the largest tunnel in the world (NEAT), which runs through Mount Gotthard and the Swiss Alps, was reopened. As a representative of sports and culture for the Canton of Uri (Josef Schuler), it will be my pleasure to show you more cultural and tourist highlights that the regions of Uri-Gotthard, Lucerne, and Switzerland have to offer. Isenthal - Innovative mountain village: Isenthal was awarded the Swiss Innovation Prize for Mountain-Area Development (SAB-Trophee). In 1996, the cultural village of Isenthal won the cantonal environmental award and in 2001, the Albert Köchlin Foundation's cultural prize. I am looking forward to telling you all about it!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martina and Josef Schuler-Bissig (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

About Martina and Josef Schuler-Bissig

I, Martina, and my 9 sisters grew up on a farm. I am a training officer and I take care of learners in a nursing home in Erstfeld. My husband is a representative for Culture and Youth in the canton of Uri. Marianne became a doctor in Lucerne, Roman is studying at the University of Bern, and Vera is in secondary school. It is our pleasure to tell you about the history of this valley and the people of the original mountain villages. We are looking forward to receiving guests from around the world.

Martina and Josef Schuler-Bissig purchased this apartment in 1986

Why Martina and Josef Schuler-Bissig chose Lake Lucerne

Already 70 years ago, our holiday house existed as the post office. My husband has been a teacher in the village for 20 years. He purchased this charming house and remodelled it with a feel for style. We live in the same house. We live in a village where others come to have their holidays. We are close to the mountains and the lovely lake, which has many leisure possibilities.

What makes this apartment unique

The special thing about the holiday house is its typical and central rural placement with a wood-burning stove/fireplace, as well as the wild garden with a large linden tree. We have very good relations with our lovely neighbours. You will love it!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Holiday house in the leisure paradise that is the land of Tell and Lake Lucerne
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews
Bristol
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday, the apartment was exactly as described,clean and tidy. The road up to the place was very windy which would have been good to know, but the views and the apartment more than made up for that. You definitely need a car, unless you are planning to stay at Isenthal .Lots of nice places to visit near by Luzerne, Brunnen and Schwyz to name a few. If you are willing to travel a bit further afield there are other lovely places. But you could just as easy stay near by and go hiking and there is a mountain you can go up on a cable car. We had a lovely meal at the top of the mountain. Martina and Joesf were very helpful and friendly.In the apartment there were plenty of leaflets for different places, could have done with a few more in English but we easily found some leaflets when out.

The people in the village were friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

Have been using Homelidays long before becoming HomeAway for our holidays in Europe.

Isenthal is one of the most beautiful location we ever been to.

The owner, Martina, is very nice, very helpful and the property is ideal for a family of four like ours or for even a larger one, up to 6 people can sleep in.

Everything you need for self catering , we found a LIDL shop about 7 km away for food.

Burt, for me, the best of the best was the road leading to the village, the last 5 km of it, single file road, uphill, with fantastic views over the lake and the mountain . If you go in winter like we did, winter tyres are a MUST!

We'd definitely like to go again, in summer time eventually .

We managed to drive 4 days to Andermatt and make use, using a family card, of the fantastic Glacier Express and of the local trains. In winter, the views are just magnificent .

Can not recommend strongly enough!

Thank you very much Martina for your hospitality .

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Espoo, Finland
4

Very nice stay!

  • 4 of 5

Very friendly and welcoming owners, spotlessly clean and extremely fast wifi. Could definitely recommend this place.😊

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: Herzlichen Dank für das Feedback. Es freut uns sehr, wenn es unsern Gäste so gut gefällt, dass sie vielleicht wieder kommen. Danke.
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4

Stay In Isenthal

  • 4 of 5

We returned after 15 years with the kids. Nice clean apartment in the centre of the village. Great for walking and there is a cable car ride up the mountain thats not for the fainthearted !about 5 k out the village . Good restaurant opposite (check times of opening) bit pricey but the euro was very weak at the time.Supermarket also next to the restaurant which was helpful.Good supply of brochures in the apt and fortunately the weather was great .We were free to come and go as we wished and hardly saw anybody bar the kids in school next door.The cooker didnt fully work and owner informed us it was being replaced ,cant say it affected our stay as we ate out a lot ,picnics etc.Lots of toys and games for the kids which helped. Highlight was a train ride up the mountain in Andermatt ,for movie buffs it is where they filmed the early car chase in Goldfinger.Would recommend and will probably return . Steve ,Anne ,Tom and Emile (France)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Austin, TX
4

A Beautiful Mountain Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is a great vacation spot! In July, we (4 adults, 3 kids) flew from the U.S. (Austin) to Switzerland (Zurich) and rented a car with a navigation system -- the hour and a half drive to Isenthal is beautiful. The hairpin turns on the road from the bottom of the mountain up to Isenthal are amazing. This particular rental property has the best location in town – it is across the street from the store/bakery/post office, a restaurant, and the school playground; up the street from the ATM and bus stop; and down the street from the village’s other restaurant and Bissig carpentry gift shop. We rented this property for the lovely garden photo, and that is where we spent every morning and evening, watching the wildlife and farmers on the mountain and the sunshine on the snow. Day trips included the Isenthal Bärenweg hike overlooking the village, the Isenthal Bärchi bike trail overlooking the lake, the seilbahn to Gitschenen, the seilbahn to Musenalp (cash only at the top), the beach/restaurant/boats/Swiss Path hike path at the bottom of the mountain (rocky shore, bring water shoes), Altdorf, the Pilatus railway, and Lucerne. Isenthal is also a great opportunity to see the region’s hydroelectric power system and lumber industry up close, both of which have infrastructure in the village. The property owners were very responsive to emails in English and German in preparation for our visit, and the property is as pictured. Note for folks with kids: the bunk beds are in a hallway, and the second bed is a small fold out (the very friendly property owners note that a new fold out is coming shortly).

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the precise feedback. We are happy that our guests feel good and at home in the apartment und the garden. I SENTHAL is'nt the top Swiss destinations, but ISENTHAL is very quiet and ideal for families and nature lovers. We are pleased that many English-speaking guests are with us. Thank you.
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A place where you always return with pleasure

  • 5 of 5

For those who like mountain landscapes and nature, the life of rustic and quietly villages, here is a perfect place for a holiday. Beside that, you can enjoy the nice local people and most of all the nice and decent host.

The apartment was a large one, clean with a large kitchen and a nice living. I was impressed about the library that was available. All kind of books : literature, books for children and a lot of information guide.

You can enjoy a nice restaurant and a general store which are very close to the property. Also, the bank is very close and there you can find a bankmachine where you can get euro or CHF.

I recommend this place the ones who love nature and hiking. In winter, you can enjoy in the area all kind of winter sports.

Best regards to Martina & Josef.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Owner's Response: For the first time a feedback in English. We look forward to many English-speaking guests... are welcome in Isenthal!!.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Zürich
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
Altdorf
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Boat station, Isleten
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Seedorf
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Flüelen Uri
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Flüelen A2
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
In the centre of Isenthal
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Isenthal - Gitschenen (cable railway)
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Isenthal is a tranquil village in the middle of central Switzerland, not far from Lucerne, Zürich, the Gotthard, and holiday destination, Andermatt. The village is located in the middle of a lovely mountainous landscape and hiking area, in the unique 'Uri-Gotthard-Andermat' nature arena. A mountain road leads directly to the famous Lake Lucerne beaches and to the national Weg der Schweiz hiking trail. Also in the area is Rütli, the birthplace of Switzerland with Wilhelm Tell. Very closeby as well is the historical Gotthard road with the Via Gottardo. Isenthal sits far away from the tourist bustle. The village is a starting point for hiking, and mountain and ski tours in the middle of nature. In the valley, you can visit the family-friendly Gitschen ski area and one of the purest swimming lakes for sailing, surfing, and swimming.

Isenthal is located in the heart of Switzerland. Within 20 minutes, you can reach the main town, Altdorf (with the Tell memorial and a Tell museum). The city of Lucerne is one hour away. You can visit Zurich or the southern, sunny Lugano, which is located in the Tessin canton.

Other activities:

Seedorf golf course, climbing facilities, surfing and bathing beach, Isleten, the water park in Altdorf, and ski, hiking, and mountain tours.

Golf:

Not far from this holiday home in Isenthal - from Lake Lucerne following the motorway towards Gotthard - in Andermatt, one of the most modern holiday destinations is being built along with a winter sports arena and an exclusive 18-hole golf course. The Egyptian, Samis Sawiris, is constructing this great holiday resort.

Skiing:

In Isenthal, Gitschen ski area offers a family-friendly and very affordable skiing area with a ski lift and a children's lift (please, visit their website). There are ski courses, an inexpensive ski kiosk and a very cosy mountain inn (please, visit their website). Those longing for a larger zone, can visit the large skiing areas of Andermatt (see the official Andermatt website) or Klewenalp (see the official Klewenalp website). On top of that, there are skiing areas in Bielbiel-Kinzigag and Eggbergen (please, see their official websites).

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Rates & Availability

Isenthal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nebensaison
Aug 17 - Oct 18
4 night minimum stay
$76
$507
 
 
Tiefsaison
Oct 19 - Dec 20
4 night minimum stay
$67
$445
 
 
Hochsaison
Dec 21 - Jan 3
6 night minimum stay
$86
$585
 
 
Hochsaison
Jun 29 - Aug 16
5 night minimum stay
$87
$585
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$67
$445
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reinigung $78
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Wohnungswechsel jeweils Samstag (bis Samstag).
Preisreduktionen ab 14 Tage
Bei Dauermiete ab mindestens 3 Monate beträgt der Mietzins nur 990 Euro pro Monat..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Isenthal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed
  • 1 baby cot is available upon request. Breakfast, half board or full board, is available in guesthouse-restaurant Touris, across from our holiday rental, as well as in Hotel Urirotstockurirotstock. Affordable guesthouses neighbour our holiday rental.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In the immediate surrounding (2 minutes walking), you will find a residential dining restaurant with regional specialities, a hotel with a cosy garden restaurant, a convenience store with fresh goods and pastries (fresh 'Gipfeli'), a catholic church, a bank, a post office, and the bus station. In just 20 minutes by car, you will reach the modern water park of Altdorf, a golf course, the Seedorf natural delta, the Minerals Museum and A Pro Seedorf castle, as well as the cantonal theatre, the arthouse in Uri, the historical museum in Altdorf (11 km away), and the Wilhelm Tell Museum in Bürglen. A washing machine is available for €1 per washing.

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