Panoramic view, elegant living room + dining area with open fireplace, large terrace
Gabriele Brachmann and Andreas Knüpffer
- english, german
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 Wilen
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - equipment for toddlers availableequipment for toddlers available
No pets - no petsno pets
Parties/events allowed - Please keep us informed about your plans.Please keep us informed about your plans.
No smoking - strictly non-smokingstrictly non-smoking
Max guests: 16
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Awesomely Huge & Stylish House
We’ve just returned to Singapore from a 18 days Europe holiday.
I would highly recommend this house to stay in Switzerland especially if you are travelling with children.
My family of 10 adults + 4 kids + 2 babies stayed in this house for 6days.
There are 7 bedrooms just nice to fit all of us with our own privacy. Our children had so much fun at basement of the house where you find a playground. Whenever we can’t find our children, we surely know that they are having fun in the playground.
There is also an entertainment room with pool table, dart board & a Soccer game, good for adults in the evening.
We had a BBQ dinner on Christmas Eve in the patio.
Our overall experience is excellent!
You will never have a chance to feel bore in the house.
The host are friendly too!
Thank you so much Gabriele Brachmann!
Happy New Year to you & Family.
Dear Sandy Teo - THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your really detailed and valuable review. We are glad that you appreciated our efforts to offer a home which is an individual and comfortable accomodation.
All the best for 2019 - come again!
Gabriele & Andreas
Very spacious, well equipped house with amazing views of the lake.
Six bedrooms, multiple living areas, indoor playground, pool room, office - there is nothing lacking in this residence. Every detail is looked after and all items you need are at hand. Best home away from home we have ever had!
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!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! We are very happy and honoured to have such an encouraging feedback. We always try to make our guests feel at home as much as possible. It is a great reward to experience your appreciation.
Warm regards - come again!
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!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your warm words.
All of us (the owners as well as the local staff) do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Such a nice comment is truly rewarding our efforts.
Come again, we'd really be very happy to welcome you as our guests!
All the best to all of you,
Gabrielle & Andreas
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
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.