About the property
- Chalet1829 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Great for summer, sightseeing and hiking holidays in the Swiss Alps: Wonderful chalet from 1934 in Brienz, partially renovated in 2013, with a two-room and a five-room apartment, fully equipped, with a magnificent view on the lake and the mountains, in a very calm residential area, just 7 minutes away on foot from the train station and shops.
Ground floor: Small holiday apartment (floor area: 32 m2) with private entrance, living room with sitting area (sofa bed), dining and kitchen area, bedroom with 2 beds 1 person, shower room. Facilities: TV (23 channels), DVD player, radio / CD / cassette, library, board games, WiFi. Perfect for 2 adults, can also accomodate a family with 1-2 children.
First and second floors: Big holiday apartment with private entrance. Perfect for 4 adults or a family with 2-3 children, can also accomodate up to 10 adults and 2 children.
First floor : living room with lounge, cable HD TV (166 channels), DVD player, Playstation 3 and video games, board games, and a dining area for 8 people, also including a library, as well as a beautiful antique piano ; fully equipped kitchen including a dining area with table for 8-10 people and cable TV (23 channels) ; bathroom with bath, toilet and sink ; closed gallery with views to the east and south.
Second floor : bedroom with double bed 140 cm and access to a large balcony ; bedroom with 2 twin beds of 90 cm and a bed for a teenager or a child, with TV and DVD reader; an office-bedroom with a double bed of 140 cm, closed with a curtain ; a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided. Beds made on arrival. Central heating. Parking with room for 2 cars on the property.
Private access to a Finnish sauna and a wellness area in a renovated garden house, which can accommodate up to 4 people.
Private access to three gardens and a large terrace, with garden furniture and deck chairs, and a charcoal grill.
Ping pong on the property (with rackets and balls). Public sports field nearby, with grassy and concrete surface; we provide several outdoor games, including: badminton sets with net set beach ball, balloon family , frisbee.
Tennis courts for rent by the hour between May and October, 10-15 minutes away on foot from the house (we provide rackets and balls).
Many tourism activities available in sommer : hiking, with paths to the mountain from the village ; boat trips ; beach at the lake ; Ballenberg, a large open-air museum of the Swiss rural habitat.
For up to 2 babies or toddlers, we provide: cot with mattress and fitted sheet ; baby relax ; high chair ; a park ; barrier stairs ; changing mat synthetic coating; basin / baby bath ; hygienic pot ; bottle warmer ; child plastic dishes ; electric jack covers for security. A paddling pool for children is also available..
Non smokers only. Ashtray available outside of the house.
Pets : only allowed in the two-rooms apartment.
Only 20 minutes on car away from the skiing resort of Hasliberg with 60 km of ski trails, up to 2400 meters high, with a ski school for children. Or 45 minutes away from Grindelwald, with 220 km of ski trails. This gives the opportunity to enjoy the slopes during the day and the calm of Brienz - as well as the warmth of the sauna - during the evening and the night.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Why Ludovic Monnerat chose Brienz
My wife and I did fell in love with this traditional and beautiful chalet during Summer 2012. We decided to buy it and to rent it, after some renovations, and are doing this since 2014. We are definitely attached to this property and have spent countless hours in order to prepare it for guests coming from all over the world.
What makes this Chalet unique
This chalet is a traditional house made of wood, decorated with style, so that every guest may enjoy an uplifting stay. The garden house with the finnish sauna provides a fantastic opportunity to relax and spend quality time, especially in winter. The views of the Lake of Brienz and of the mountains can be breathtaking.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice chalet but read "The Rules"
Whilst the good things about this chalet are that it is in a lovely position with marvellous views and well equipped sad to say the bottom apartment for two people had a constant musty smell.
Any persons hiring this chalet should read with care "The House Rules".
The owner meets you and takes over an hour going over these, the first rule being never to enter the house with your shoes on. The owner provides previously used mules which may well have been washed but I would suggest taking your own slippers if you wish to comply.
There are photos on the doors of the kitchen cabinets of the order you are expected to keep the China, glass etc and even the wardrobes have pictures of the arrangement of the hangers and extra blankets expected on departure.
This means you are constantly having to make sure nothing is out of place.
This does not make for a relaxing holiday.
We even had an email from the owns telling us that a couple of fruit stains on a damask table cloth had been hard to remove. I suggest a plastic one would be better then .
An anonymous review with this content is difficult to handle, since the person who booked the house for the whole party wrote us after the stay "many thanks again to a another wonderful holiday in Switzerland".
Some members of the group were not satisfied with their stay. We weren't satisfied with them either.
The complaint regarding the 2-room apartment with its "musty smell" could not be confirmed by the next guests. In fact, the people who stayed in this apartment just the week after gave us a glowing, five star review on another website. The anonymous commenter advised us to buy a dehumidifyer for this apartment, what we did on the very same day they left the house. However, this appliance wasn't necessary, because *airing* the apartment was enough to keep a nice atmosphere, which the next guest did confirm.
Yes, we have a thing we call "house rules" and we expect our guests to know them and to follow them. They are mentioned on the website and are explained with the lease agreement. People coming in our home will find neat and tidy things ; is it too much to expect from them to let those things at the same place at the end of their stay ? People coming in our home will find a nice and clean place as well ; is it too much to drop one's shoes in the hall and not to walk with dirty shoes in the house ? If a relaxing holiday means no respect whatsoever for the house, then please relax in another place !
In fact, those people didn't respect the house rules we took care to explain them during check-in. They even told us we took too much time and gave too obvious examples, but they nevertheless didn't understand how we sort out the waste in Switzerland, mixed things up completely, let more than 24 empty bottles of alcohol, and simply let their waste bags lying in the garden, when everybody in Brienz is able to put everything on the right spot on the street. The person who booked the house did apologize for this.
In fact, this booking has been for us the worst of the season and many things went wrong. We have never been sure who exactly stayed in the house, because the people switched during the check-in (without any prior information !). An elder woman, who complained about the house, didn't even stay there. Two younger people complained about the beds, because they weren't modern ones (checking the picture before booking is advised). And they told us only on departure about this, so that we hadn't the opportunity to do anything during their stay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The resort tax is paid to the Tourism Office of Brienz. The costs are 3 CHF / day for every adult and 1 CHF / day for every child between 6 and 16 years. The optional cleaning fee ist 250 EUR.