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Lakeside Home in the Alps

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

--We rent by the week (7 nights) from Saturday to Saturday--

Comfortable, spacious home directly on a beautiful, small lake mid-way between Interlaken and Lucerne. Located in Lungern, a quiet, down-home farming village. Individually owned by family with kids, comfortable for large family or two to three couples. Direct access to lake for swimming; walking distance to shops, restaurants, waterfall, tennis courts, mini-golf, unique indoor firing range, hiking trails, beach. Small motor boat rental optional with house; nearby rental of bikes, wind-surfers, paddle boats. Located in the center of Switzerland, perfect for day-trips around the country; accessible by train .20 minute walk from the station to the house and 25 minute walk to the station (uphill), about 1.6 KM .

All three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with own bathroom, skylight, door to balcony, twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated. Children's bedroom sleeps three in bunk bed and single (with another single that can be pulled out for 4th child). Access to balcony. Guest bedroom has twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated.

Notes: Owner likes to cook so kitchen is ready to cook for a crowd: dishwasher, glass-ceramic stove, full-size refrigerator, oven with convection oven, plenty of plates and pots and pans including equipment for making raclette, fondue, wok-cooking, etc. Kitchen gives onto covered patio with picnic table and gas grill for easy outdoor cooking/eating. Playroom in basement with toys, games, computer with Internet access, flat-screen TV and DVD player with eclectic collection DVDs. Big and varied library for adults and kids, mostly English but also French and German. Screens on at least one window per room (very rare in Europe!) keep out flies and mosquitoes, and house stays cool even in summer if shades are closed to keep sun out. House is insulated well and floor heat and fireplace keep downstairs toasty warm; upstairs also warm, heated by radiators. Good-sized yard, fenced in for kids.

Lungern is a Charming, peaceful village in the alps between two of the country's most popular touristic regions: Central Switzerland and the Berner Oberland. Easy access by train or car to Lucerne and Interlaken and the lake and mountain areas around them, or stay at home to bike and hike on local trails, and swim and fish in the crystal-clear lake of Lungern. See glaciers and high peaks in scenic excursions to Susten, Grimsel and Furqua passes, the Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Rosenlaui. Half hour drive to Ballenberg outdoor museum, or music festival in Lucerne. Drive 20 minutes to larger resort at Meiringen-Hasliberg. Village has a low-key, authentic atmosphere: not all shopkeepers speak English, no signs in Japanese or Arabic, no crowds and the local cultural festivals, from St. Niklaus to traditional wrestling to cow auctions are still celebrated by the townspeople, not just staged for tourists.

PS: Finally please note that Lungern lake is a natural lake but the water is used to produce hydro electricity during wintertime Therefore the waterlevel of the lake is low from January through May. The lake fills up again in spring with the snow melting away.

The house is on the shallow end during the winter months.

Keywords: house, garden, calme, friendly, lake, village, remote, famely, garden, hiking

More Details

Owner
Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Very rudimentary Urdu
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser

We are a swiss/american family with 2 children that you can see on the picture. However they have grown up and are hardly children anymore.

Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser purchased this house in 1993

Why Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser chose Obwalden

This is my home town, the house was built buy my father and we have owned it ever since. It is a way for me to keep my roots even without living where i grew up.

What makes this house unique

Direct lake acces, and beautiful scenery , central location to visit switzerland.

Amenities

Lungern House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • main - toilet , shower , in master bedroom
    downstairs - toilet , near entrance
    Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs next to bedrooms
  • Both upstairs baths have double sinks, good water power.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • main - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin singles together
    children - 4 twin/ single , 1 bunkbed, 2 twin
    guest - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin singles together
  • All three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with own bathroom, skylight, door to balcony, twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated. Children's bedroom sleeps three in bunk bed and single (with another single that can be pulled out for 4th child). Access to balcony. Guest bedroom has twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owner likes to cook so kitchen is ready to cook for a crowd: dishwasher, glass-ceramic stove, full-size refrigerator, oven with convection oven, plenty of plates and pots and pans including equipment for making raclette, fondue, wok-cooking, etc. Kitchen gives onto covered patio with picnic table and gas grill for easy outdoor cooking/eating. Playroom in basement with toys, games, computer with Internet access, flat-screen TV and DVD player with eclectic collection DVDs. Big and varied library for adults and kids, mostly English but also French and German. Screens on at least one window per room (very rare in Europe!) keep out flies and mosquitoes, and house stays cool even in summer if shades are closed to keep sun out. House is insulated well and floor heat and fireplace keep downstairs toasty warm; upstairs also warm, heated by radiators. Good-sized yard, fenced in for kids.

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Lakeside Home in the Alps
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
West Texas
5

Wonderful holiday house!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house in wonderful location. Traveled with our son, daughter in law and 2 grandchildren ages 2 and 5. The house was wonderful for all.The lake was immediately accessible. The yard is fenced and perfect for children play. Everything was within walking distance. Small grocery, bakery, dairy, Bistro and the tram close to house. The walk to town and train station was easy. The house was extremely well kept and everything provided. The owner met us for access and accommodated an early arrival. There were no problems. We were there almost 2 weeks and no issues. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We love to share our lake side house in the Swiss Alps and are thrilled when our guests enjoy the place including the boat and what the area has to offer as much as your family did.
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5

Lovely House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Lakeside Home in Lungern was an ideal place for our family to vacation. It is in close proximity to Lucern as well as Lauterbrunnen which made day trips easy. We looked forward to coming back to the house at the end of the day to enjoy the crystal clear lake each afternoon. Lungern is a peaceful and quiet town with cow bells and church bells. There is a waterfall view from the front of the house and a magnificent lake view out the back of the house. The house was extremely clean & felt like home. There was plenty room for our two families of 4 adults and 3 kids. The kids loved the ping pong table. We would highly recommend this house to anyone traveling in the area. Patrick was a delight and answered all our questions prior to coming to the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all have enjoyed your stay. Welcome back any time!
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant lakeside experience in the heart of Alps. Conveniently located close to major highways and prime attractions in the area. Many thanks to Alice and Patrick for accommodating early check in. The home is large and can accommodate 7 people comfortably. Three large size bathrooms, lots of closet space, outdoor furniture and no limit to linens, dishes, utensils, etc. made our stay very relaxing. Breath taking views from the balcony and patio complete it all. Very easy check in and check out, complete privacy, direst access to the lake, kids activities, restaurants close by as well as food store makes it all as pleasant as possible. Great town, great people, great athmosphere!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place and great view.

  • 5 of 5

I will try to get the same property in my next visit. Well furnitured house with a great position.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: welcome back any time, thanks for staying with us.
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Tucson, AZ
5

Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were friendly and quick to respond to any questions. Patrick's sister stopped by to welcome us and answer any questions we had about the house/area.

The house was big and we all had more than enough space. It was well stocked and had pretty much everything we needed.

The best part: the view from the backyard was breathtaking. Absolutely stunning.

I would stay here again without hesitation the next time I visit Switzerland.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying with us. We love to share our place with people from across the globe and are delighted that you enjoyed staying at our hide away in the Swiss Alps. Welcome back any time ... and remember Switzerland when it gets too hot in Tucson!
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5

Loved our stay at this centrally located home in picturesque Lungern!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Patrick and Alice for sharing their beautiful home with us. We had a fabulous February stay with gorgeous weather! The house was very spacious for a family of four with lots of room to spread out. Loved that it was very well stocked in terms of kitchen supplies, spices, paper products, hand soaps, towels, linens, DVDs and books!

Since the house was centrally located, we were able to travel with our car and easily visit so many areas of Switzerland in just a short drive. Also, it was very convenient to nearby ski slopes. Beautiful location right on the lake and surrounded by mountains. We loved our Swiss vacation and were very well taken care of by the owners. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen and family for staying with us. Thank you also for having taken excellent care of the house and leaving it in perfect condition. It was nice meeting you on your way out. Welcome back any time
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Map

Brünig Indoor Aktiengesellschaft
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Lungern
Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Zurich airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Brunig pub
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Lungern train station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A8 giswil
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Camping Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Meiringen-Hasliberg
Car: not necessary

Charming, peaceful village in the alps between two of the country's most popular touristic regions: Central Switzerland and the Berner Oberland. Easy access by train or car to Lucerne and Interlaken and the lake and mountain areas around them, or stay at home to bike and hike on local trails, and swim and fish in the crystal-clear lake of Lungern. See glaciers and high peaks in scenic excursions to Susten, Grimsel and Furqua passes, the Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Rosenlaui. Half hour drive to Ballenberg outdoor museum, or music festival in Lucerne. Drive 20 minutes to larger resort at Meiringen-Hasliberg. Village has a low-key, authentic atmosphere: not all shopkeepers speak English, no signs in Japanese or Arabic, no crowds and the local cultural festivals, from St. Niklaus to traditional wrestling to cow auctions are still celebrated by the townspeople, not just staged for tourists.

Other Activities: shooting

Ski: The house is a 5 minute walk away from the local ski station, lungern schön Buel. But a 25 minute drive from the much larger Hasliberg ski resorte.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $164.4

Cheque in (14h00) and out (09h00) is Saturday.
Rates are ALL inclusive appart from , cleaning fee and tourist tax (140).
Are included: Unlimited high speed Wireless internet,
Optional boat rental: 100 EUR/ week

We grant a discount for stays longer than 2 weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.