Entering the house, the entrance hall opens on 2 levels (ground floor + gallery/first floor) with a Steinway concert grand piano. The hall leads to the spacious, elegantly furnished living room and dining area (2 tables each with 6 and 10 seats) with TV / DVD, stereo, an open fireplace and bar. At the ground floor there are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with toilets. 2 bedrooms with panorama view, the other bedrooms are facing the garden behind the house. Upstairs (1rst floor) there are 3 guest rooms and 1 bathroom (shower bath) with a toilet. On the gallery level there is a sitting area with a small library and access to the bathroom and all bedrooms. The largest guest room on this level provides beds for 4 persons. The other 2 bedrooms have space for 2 guests each. At the ground floor there is also a comfortable kitchen (oven, micro wave, dish washer, separate storage room, large fridge etc.). The living room opens to an inviting terrace and a wide garden with a fantastic view over the Lake of Sarnen and the mountains of Obwalden. At the basement of the house there is an indoor-playground (the former pool): the KIDS' JUNGLE. The parents may enjoy BILLARD - DARTS - TABLE SOCCER.
- Villa3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Panoramic view, elegant living room + dining area with open fireplace, large terrace
Gabriele Brachmann and Andreas Knüpffer
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- Jun 20, 2018
About Gabriele Brachmann and Andreas Knüpffer
We, Andreas Knüpffer and Gabriele Brachmann, come from Northern Germany (Hamburg) and live in Munich since we left school. We have two children.
Gabriele Brachmann and Andreas Knüpffer purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Gabriele Brachmann and Andreas Knüpffer chose Sachseln
Since 2011 we own the villa 'Bijou sur Lac' near Lucerne. Andreas knows the area since his childhood because the house has been built by his grandfather.
What makes this Villa unique
We love the house because of its' fantastic panorama view, its' 'splendid isolation' and because we've spent already many happy hours with our friends. There is space enough for several families.
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Our family had a spectacular time in Switzerland and looking forward to coming back! The villa was beautiful, clean and had breath taking views! Everyone was so kind and helpful. Thank you!
Heaven On Earth!
Our generational family of 15 stayed in this house for 5 days in June. All I can say is that we were totally unprepared for the stunning setting on the lake!
This house itself is beautiful and was exactly as shown in the pictures and perfect for our age group of 13-77 years old. The teens had their space and adults did too. We used the patio for evening cocktails and s'mores by the fire. The kitchen is unbelievably well equipped. We went to Migros every afternoon and made dinner for 15 which helped offset the high cost of Switzerland! We rented cars but used the train for day trips. I would highly recommend this house in Sarnen. You will not be disappointed!
A holiday home that will always be remembered
Bijou sur Lac provided our extended family with the most wonderful holiday stay we could wish for in Switzerland. Travelling as a group of 12 people (including 4 young children), we were looking for a place to start our holiday that was central to exploring Switzerland as well as providing facilities for relaxing at the house as required. This site exceeded all expectations, with a fantastic play room for the kids, an adult games room and expansive eating and living rooms (with exceptional views from all). The house provided all of the services we required (cooking, washing, drying, music, BBQ etc) given the size of our group. The house has well maintained gardens and facilities generally and the bedrooms are spacious, beautifully presented and well equiped. Bathroom facilities are well distributed to cater for large groups. Apart from being central to many locations by bus/train or car, it also provided easy walking to local facilities and recreational activities around the lake. The Local Manager was professional and helpful on greeting, throughout the week and at departure - she made sure that we were going to have a great week. Having just returned to Australia from our three week family get together, our children and grandchildren are still talking about Bijour sur Lac as the highlight of their tour. Thank you Gabriele and Andreas for creating such a wonderful experience for travellers from the other side of the globe.
Dear Brady-Family - THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for this outstanding review. We are very very happy to have this great comment on our home. We'd really appreciate to have you again!
Keep well and come again,
Gabrielle and Andreas
Swiss Family Vacation
The house is lovely, has an amazing view of Lake Sarnen and was equipped with ample amenities--a fire pit for cool evenings on the terrace, a charcoal barbecue pit, ample dining seating indoors and out, a well-equipped kitchen, games and books, pool and foosball, trampoline, bicycles, musical instruments and more. It accommodated our 3 generation family of 12 easily. All of our family members would highly recommend the home to others. The wi-fi did not seem able to accommodate everyone's devices simultaneously which, happily, gave everyone vacation time from their on-line worlds.
Absolutely loved this house!
This house was amazing. The Sarnen area was gorgeous! The kids playroom was awesome, the house had everything you would need! What a great experience! Thank you so much to the owners and caretakers. Everything was perfect!!! Can't wait to come back.
Dear Mary - THANK YOU so much for your "full marks"!!! We'd be VERY HAPPY INDEED to welcome you as our guests again. Hope to hear from you again: all the best,
Gabrielle & Andreas (the proud owners)
The home and surrounding area were absolutely perfect!
This beautiful home was everything we were hoping for and more. Every detail was take care of and our whole family of 10 enjoyed every moment of our week in Switzerland. We would love to come again!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, dear Karen! And we thank you also for your wonderful entry in our guest book at "Bijou sur Lac". OF COURSE we'd be absolutely happy to welcome you again as our guests!!! Please keep us in mind and - if you wish to return in spring/summer - make a booking request as early as possible because this is the most popular season .... All the best - hope to hear from you in the future - from Gabrielle and Andreas
The attractions of this area include the church of Sarnen St. Peter & Paul (UNESCO World Heritage), the Regional Museum, several outdoor pools, lake tours ('Seestern'), scenic flights. Main mountain is Mount Pilatus (2128 m), 15 minutes by car (the steepest cogwheel railway in the world). Highly recommended: the small weekly market, held every Saturday in the warm season in Sarnen.
Sachseln: best-known pilgrimage site in Switzerland (St. Nicholas von Flue..). Who would not only go on pilgrimage, next door can take in a renovated Art Nouveau hotel 'Pax Montana' a drink or enjoy the beautiful alpine views while dining at the hotel restaurant.
Lucerne: 25 minutes drive away. Beautiful old town, international music festival, best shopping. A special experience is the Alpine Fasnacht in Lucerne and in the smaller villages in the area! The luxurious spa area in the hotel 'Wilerbad' (7 minute walk) can be of our guests used (against fee).
5 ski areas are all within about 30 - 45 minutes drive away: Melchsee-Frutt, Moerlialp, Langis Faith Mountain, Hasliberg and Engelberg where all winter sports can be practiced.
Restaurants, Local: 9 gourmet restaurants nearby (including 'Hotel Bahnhof Giswil', 'Alpenblick' in St.Niklausen, '' Belvedere 'in Hergiswil), a Bio-Diner (' mill 'Sarnen), numerous (!) Local Civil Swiss cuisine (. example 'Jordan' and 'Giordano' in Sarnen) Chinese and Thai restaurants, Almbeizen, smoking establishments (bid: 'Muffis' in Landsberg, Sarnen) nightclub.
Additional information about rental rates
Im Mietpreis enthalten: 1 Set Bettwäsche/Handtücher pro Gast (zusätzl. Wäsche wird gegen Aufpreis zur Verfügung gestellt), W-LAN, Strom, Wasser, Heizung, TV, Gartenpflege, E-Bikes. Wg. der großen Wohnfläche ist die Endreinigung (450,-- EUR unter 10 Personen, 750,00 EUR über 10 Personen) verbindlich, Zusatz- oder Zwischenreinigungen können vereinbart werden. Kinderreisebett m. Wäsche: pauschal 25,-- EUR. Bar: Abrechnung nach Verbrauch. WICHTIG: Für den Vertragsabschluss ist der Abschluss der SCHRIFTLICHEN UNTERLAGEN ausschlaggebend! Die Informationen über dieses Portal sind NICHT rechtlich bindend für die Vermieter, sondern allein die original unerzeichneten Vertragsdokumente! Das Portal Fewo-Direkt und seine assoziierten Portale übernehmen lediglich die Vermittlungsfunktion für das inserierte Objekt.