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Tranquil and Cosy with Views of the Swiss Alps

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Want to take in a panorama of the swiss alps? This 150 year old barn has been converted to modern standards to meet all comforts.

Public transport is a few steps away and the start of many trips, local and around Switzerland are at your door.There is use of the pergola and fireplace in the garden in summer, if you want to just relax. Centrally situated, but in a quiet village, this converted barn is ideal for a couple or single wanting to base themselves for trips or just enjoy the serenity of Switzerland. I have an oasis of tranquility and cosiness.

I live in a charming 1770 house near the barn and am available for information, suggestions for places to go and see.

I am very central to local transport and the little village is very peacefully situated.

A bus stop is a minute walk away, taking only 5 min to the main railway station.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About The Owner

In the 70's I spent over a year rucksacking from Australia through Asia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and then lived in a cave on a Greek Island for 5 months. A few years later I returned to Australia by island hopping to every Pacific island, from the US to Aus and that again for almost a year. So I love finding new places, meeting new people and that enthusiasm has continued throughout my life. I work in an international secondary school, love the contact with the youth of today and just trying to keep up on all the latest technology that they enjoy.

Why The Owner chose Zürich

I love living in a part of Swiss history!


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Tranquil and Cosy with Views of the Swiss Alps
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Monte Vista, CO

I Can't Wait to Return

  • 5 of 5

I can't wait to return; that should tell you a lot about how much I liked staying here. The owners went above and beyond (and I don't even like that phrase) to make my friend and me welcome. The house -- a restored 18th century barn! -- is beautifully decorated and was a labor of love for the owners. To wake up every morning and see the Alps was fantastic. For my purposes, the location was ideal. You can walk to the grocery store and it's an easy jaunt to the train station in Affoltern am Albis. The house is near several Wanderwegs that take you through the valley. But be warned; it IS possible to get lost in the tiny village of Obfelden. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sentiments are mutual and we hope to see you again one day!
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay in this sympathetically modernised barn with all the facilities that one could want. The kitchen and bathroom are extremely well equipped. It is very quiet and peaceful with a delightful garden and views of the mountains from the upstairs bedroom. There is a convenient bus service only a few minutes walk away that goes to the railway station with frequent trains to Zurich and Lucerne. A co-op supermarket is only a fifteen minute walk away so a car is not needed. Walks to neighbouring villages and the local river and nature reserve are possible along safe footpaths.

The owners Sue and Dave are both very friendly and helpful, and provide additional welcome packs and travel guides that are not found in many rented properties.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John, you both were a pleasure to have stay with us!
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Fantastic stay in this cosy Swiss home

  • 5 of 5

It is not very often that you are able to provide a great review of the home that you stayed in as well as the owners. This is one such instance. We were really fortunate. The place is great in terms of its cosiness, cleanliness, location and the welcoming atmosphere. The home is equidistant to Zurich and Lucerne and we made good use of its proximity to both cities. Susan and Dave are the benchmark in hospitality. Anyone who chooses to stay here will be making a very wise decision.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Obfelden Barn Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Obfelden Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 105 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • There are 2 beds on this level; double and a 3/4 size placed behind a divider. So ideal is to have 3 people sleeping comfortably in these 2 beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing

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