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Diarmuid Conaty

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

Apartment Luterbach, Alpine retreat in a Tolkienesque valley

31 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Amazing summer hiking/winter skiing apartment in stunning waterfall valley

We look forward to hosting you in our new luxury ground floor apartment. French doors open up to the patio and garden, with a small stream only footsteps away. The open-plan modern kitchen is fully equipped with a ceramic hob, oven, dish washer, microwave and coffee machine. The living room offers dining space for 6 as well as a flat screen TV, DVD player and wireless internet access. A double bed in the stylish master bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom comfortably sleep a total of four, with a possibility of extending the sleeping capacity to six if you count in the sofa bed. Enclosed garage parking is included. The apartment is suitable for families with children as well as the elderly and it is easily accessed by wheelchair.

A two minute walk brings you to the (ski) bus stop, ten minutes to the village. Lauterbrunnen is the departure point to the most spectacular railways in Europe and and beautiful alpine hikes.

Summer season: Whether you want a relaxing escape or an action packed adventure, Lauterbrunnen has it all on offer. The Jungfrau region has around 500 kilometres of hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulty with fantastic opportunities to spot wildlife such as ibex and chamois or various alpine birds. Lauterbrunnen is the departure point for the most spectacular mountain cog railways and cable cars in Europe. The mountain restaurants are open throughout the year offering breathtaking views. Cycle routes vary from gentle along the valley floor to steep mountain passes or proper downhill tracks. Bicycles are easily rented in the village and are allowed on most mountain trains. The lakes have lidos and beaches all along the shores and there is a heated open air swimming pool in the village. For those who want more adrenalin, white water rafting, canoeing, mountaineering, paragliding, hang gliding, bungy jumping and skydiving are all available in the surrounding area.

Winter season: Winter in Lauterbrunnen is ideal for skiers and non-skiers alike: There are 213km of pistes for skiers and snowboarders and 45 chair lifts, cable cars and trains to choose from in the Jungfrau region. Lauterbrunnen is nestled in the valley between the ski resorts of Mürren and Wengen and offers easy and fast access to both areas. You can follow the tracks of famous skiers on the Lauberhorn run, the world’s longest downhill race track, or, snow permitting, ski all 16km down from the top of the Schilthorn to the village of Lauterbrunnen. A cross country trail skirts the apartment. For non skiers there are more than 100km of winter hiking trails, 5okm of sledding trails and a couple of snowshoe trails. Hiking passes are available and allow non skiers to enjoy the mountain restaurants, the breathtaking views and the toboggan runs, as well as some of the most scenic walks in the alps. Other activities include ice skating, ice climbing, curling, heli skiing and the indulging in wellness.

Suitability: Aside from a 10cm step at the building’s entrance, there are no stairs at all, making the apartment wheelchair accessible and suitable for people with physical disabilities or families with small children. The doors are wide enough and the master bedroom has plenty of room. Specialized equipment can be rented. There is an indoor heated place to leave prams. Having small children ourselves, we understand the needs of parents and have many extras to offer. Please contact us with your requests. Starting from the apartment, there is an easy, flat and wheelchair (& pushchair) compatible trail. Public transport in the region (buses, trains & cable cars) is also easy and user friendly.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Diarmuid Conaty (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

About Diarmuid Conaty

Apart from our unusual names, we are bound by a love of this area and the outdoors. We met in Interlaken in 2004.

About D: A true Irishman although I have been in this area for over ten years. My love of snow brought me here, but with time I have come to appreciate the summers more and more. I am a qualified rafting and canyoning guide and work mostly in rope access.

About Kashi: My passport is Belgian and although I was born there, I have spent most of my life abroad. My parents instilled me with an unquenchable lust for travel and adventure. Since growing up in Nepal, I have lived and worked in the outdoors in Spain, Mexico, Nepal, Italy and Austria but decided to settle in this beautiful area. The last six years I have been employed as a photographer, hiking and snowshoeing guide, ski instructor, tour guide and event planner. Currently I am mostly a mom, the toughest and most rewarding job ever!

About Keanu: Born in Interlaken in 2008, I am a Swiss-born Belgian Paddy. I share my parents' love for water and I really like the Octonauts, diggers and my wolf Igor. I go crazy for cheddar cheese, and love to talk on skype.

About Kiran: Born in April 2010, I am the latest addition to the family. I'm a happy kid, I refuse to acknowledge that I'm the youngest and I love all animals

We are enamored with this area and there is not a day that goes by that we do not think we are the luckiest people to be able to live here.

Diarmuid Conaty purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Diarmuid Conaty chose Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau

Chosen for it's unique location; perfect for summer activities and nestled between fabulous ski resorts, we decorated the apartment just like we would like to find a holiday home. The kitchen is very well equipped (we love to cook and eat well) and we have all the accessories you may want for small children. It's well connected via public transport but in a quiet area. It's a perfect starting point for all your Swiss adventures!

Reviews

4.8
based on 31 traveler reviews

Apartment Luterbach, Alpine retreat in a Tolkienesque valley
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location with beautiful views, very clean, walk to the town and train station, or take the bus just across the road. Convenient store and good restuarant at the campsite a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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West Wales
5

Spectacular Swiss Stay

  • 5 of 5

As a family of five we had an amazing time at this wonderful chalet. Fabulous spotless accomodation with lovely views of the waterfall and snow capped mountains. It was nice to be able to walk into the village...hardly used the car at all. Plenty of walks in the vicinity...from the chalet or just a train or cable car ride away.

This was our fourth holiday in Lauterbrunnen... we just keep on going back !! Thank you, a lovely time had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Fantastic apartment beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We could have not chosen a better apartment or village to base ourselves for our stay in the Swiss Alps

The apartment itself is situated in a small complex about a 10-15 minute walk or three stops on the bus from the rail station in the village. Everything is so accessible from the apartment and being in Switzerland we quickly learned that transport timetables are completely reliable. You really do not need a car if you chose to base yourself here.

The apartment was very clean and spacious and the owners were fantastic to deal with. The kitchen is well equipped and being on the ground floor our children were able to run around outside without having to use the main door. Diarmuid popped round soon after our arrival and took the time to orientate us and recommend walks and things to do in the area

We felt that we made an excellent choice both with the location and apartment itself. Highly recommended on both counts for a fantastic stay in the beautiful Swiss alps

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

The perfect retreat in a magical setting

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a stunning apartment in a perfect location for exploring the Berner Oberland. This was our first trip to Switzerland and after some careful research we decided to make Lauterbrunnen our base for the week. Neither the village nor Cascia and Diarmuid's beautiful apartment disappointed, and both became a perfect retreat at the end of a busy day's adventures! Cascia was so accommodating after our flight was delayed and really took the time to ensure we had everything that we needed in the apartment for our stay. She offered great suggestions for things to see and do in the area and it was wonderful to have some insider knowledge.

The apartment itself is impeccably clean, modern and the best-equipped I have ever stayed in. From towels to cooking oil, every need had been considered for guests staying there and it made our stay so relaxing and comfortable. We spent many mornings and evenings on the patio just admiring the amazing view of the waterfalls and snow-capped mountains over a cup of coffee or glass of wine - the most incredible start and finish to busy days of hiking and sightseeing!

We cannot thank Cascia and Diarmuid enough for their hospitality and hope to make a return visit in the near future. Danke vielmals!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Perfect for family of five

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location right at the base of the Staubbach falls in Lauterbrunnen. So glad we stayed in charming Lauterbrunnen and not another town. Everything was perfect and perfectly clean for our family of five down to the fact that there was a fondue pot and a raclette grill. Wouldn't change a thing about this chalet condo and its amenities. Darmuid was very welcoming and gave us good advice for things to do with kids (ages 8,10, 14) for the week (some of which we should have taken and didn't: Don't leave any later than 8 am for the Jungfrau or you will get caught in hoards of tourist groups). My kids immediately took to the nearby stream, playground, bridges and fields-- the foreground surrounded by alps and waterfalls in the background. Epic playtime!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Wiesbaden Germany
5

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this amazing apartment with our two and four year olds for 5 days and loved every minute of it! The booking was easy from start to finish. Cascia and D are very attentive to customer's needs and are a big help in learning about the area and things to do.

The first thing we noticed about the apartment was how clean it was. The second thing we noticed was how the owners went the extra mile and provided spices, oils, and other basics for cooking, as well as dishes and a wooden stool for the kids. She even offered to bring a high chair if we needed it. They made it kid-friendly (with leather furniture) while still maintaining a modern feel. Little things like this make a big difference in creating a home away from home on vacation.

The location was perfect. An unobscured view of the mountains and Staubbach falls while sitting on the patio. Beautiful green grass and babbling brook running through the backyard. A bus stop nearby and only a short walk into town. We didn't even need our vehicle.

Very well stocked kitchen with all the utensils you'll need. It was wonderful to have a washer and dryer there to wash clothes! The toys, books, and movies were also a nice touch.

This is an apartment where the owners are most concerned with making your stay very memorable. :-D We'd definitely like to go back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Basel or Zurich
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Camping Jungfrau
Nearest Ferry
850 Kilometres
Zeebrugge or Calais
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Interlaken
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Lauterbrunnen
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Interlaken
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Jungfrau
Car: not necessary

Lauterbrunnen is probably the most impressive glaciated valley in the Alps, inspiring people such as Goethe and Tolkien. No less than 72 waterfalls cascade down the mountains. The village centre is a mere 10 min. stroll along the river, where you may find restaurants and shops, banks and the tourist office. Across the street there is a small convenience store. Lauterbrunnen is a perfect base for your adventures: spectacular mountain railways and cable cars whisk you past Wengen, famous for the Lauberhorn ski race, on to Kleine Scheidegg with breathtaking views of the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau and on to the Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe. Across the valley, Mürren awaits you with even more dramatic views, and 2 cable cars further you reach Schilthorn with its revolving restaurant. The area has hundreds of miles of summer hiking trails and endless skiing options, with a cross country piste skirting the apartment. All airports connect easily by rail.

Other Activities: Canyoning

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Rates & Availability

Lauterbrunnen Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,631
 
 
Peak Summer
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,733
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$306
$1,376
 
 
Autumn
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,224
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,631
 
 
Ski Low
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$306
$1,376
 
 
Ski High
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$306
$1,631
 
 
Spring Ski
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$306
$1,427
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$306
$1,478
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$306
$1,682
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$306
$1,376
 
 
Autumn
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,224
 
 
Bargain
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$153
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,631
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$306
$1,631
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $92
Refundable damage deposit $510
Stay tax CHF3 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

Prices quoted are in Swiss Franks. Swiss francs preferred. Other currencies are accepted. Rates include heating, electricity, covered parking, heated boot and ski storage & taxed garbage bags. Tourist taxes are charged separately. Rental rates quoted are for up to 4 people, however, the apartment can sleep up to 6 plus a cot.
There is a local tourism tax of Chf3.40 per adult per night/Chf1.20 per 6-15 year old per night.
This is not included in the rental rate, but is paid on arrival in cash.
In return you receive some discounts in the locality.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 84 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath linens are provided. Above the double wash basins, there is also a shaver socket and a hair dryer as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In lounge
  • Both bedrooms have separately adjustable floor heating. A cot can be added to either room at no extra charge. A comfortable sofa bed in the lounge sleeps an extra two guests.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The greatest care has been taken fitting the apartment out to a very high standard. There is a large DVD selection and the kitchen is stocked with a starter set of basics. Upon request, we can arrange extra groceries on arrival. Tennis and mini golf at 150m with discounted rates for guests.

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