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Robert Maguire

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french

Spacious penthouse apartment, Murren

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Mürren Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Penthouse apartment of 160sq m in the centre of the car free and historic village of Murren located at 1,650 m. The apartment has spectacular views to the Jungfrau, Monch and Breithorn from the spacious living room, master bedroom and balcony. It also benefits from a large modern eat in kitchen seating up to 10 people with direct access onto a west facing balcony with views over the main street and ski slopes descending to the village. The apartment has wireless internet access and cable TV in the master bedroom and mezzanine loft TV lounge. The apartment is most conveniently located for all local services - local shops are immediately available, the Schilthorn Cable Car is less than a 5 minute walk and the Almenhubel funicular is a 2 minute walk. This is a truly ski-in ski-out location.

Murren: Mürren, a village rich in tradition, Illustrated in many historic photographs, the fascinating history of the beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley, where the resorts of Murren and Wengen still reflect the former influence of early British tourism. Among the first enthusiastic visitors to the Lauterbrunnen Valley were such great names as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Lord Byron, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Mürren is regarded as the cradle of Alpine Ski Sport and the modern slalom was also born here, devised by Sir Arnold Lunn. Read about the construction of impressive mountain railways, and their significant role in the development of the valley. Read interesting and amusing anecdotes from the biographies of such important personalities as Ernst Gertsch, the 'Father of the Lauberhorn Downhill Ski Race'.

Winter Walking: Winter walking The villages of Mürren, Wengen,Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald, Stechelberg and Isenfluh all belong to a sunny winter walking wonderland, with well maintained trails through stunning Alpine scenery. Winter-walk to impressive vantage points or to the inviting terrace of a mountain hotel. Even fanatical skiers should leave their skis behind for once and discover the delights of one of the beautiful winter walking paths!

Ice Sports and Tobogganing: Ice sports and tobogganing The two artificial ice-rinks (indoor and outdoors) at the Alpine Sports Center in Mürren are perfect for ice skating. Tobogganing, as seen here on the fantastic forest run from Sulwald to Isenfluh, has a long tradition in the area. The familiar wooden toboggans are still often used as a means of transport on snow covered village streets and paths. Tobogganing remains a great favourite with all age groups.Toboggans and bobs can be hired at local sports shops. CURLING - take time to try your hand at this traditional wintersport. ICE SKATING - an openair ice-rink is always available (entrance free) in Murren.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robert Maguire (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were really pleased with the apartment: it is

always good to arrive at an "internet" destination and find

accomodation that surpasses the photos and descriptions. It's more than

twenty years since we were last in Murren and the town continues to be as charming as ever. The apartment worked really

well for us and the rental office was very easy to deal with. Breakfast

on the balcony facing the valley and the Jungfrau was always a delight.
Jul 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Spacious penthouse apartment, Murren
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Swansea, Wales
5

Murren Penthouse

  • 5 of 5

An excellent appartment in a typical Swiss village!!

The standard of the facilities provided exceeded all our expectations.There was even a "docking station" for our son's Ipod!!

Information supplied by the owner was accurate and it allowed us to start our holiday the minute we arrived. He always replied promtly to all my questions prior to departure.Three large double room with two bathrooms make it ideal for families and groups of up to six people. The appartment can take up to eight people with the additional two sleeping on the large mezzanine floor.

Getting to Murren can be a problem. We booked a flight and coach transfer with Inghams at a cost of about £240. The coach drops off at Lauterbrunnen at the base of the mountain and the cable car/train journey up to Murren is a further 20 CHF return.The flight is from Gatwick is convenient at 12.15hrs with about a 45 minute transfer from Berne airport to Murren.

The alternative is a flight to Geneva or Zurich with a train journey with several changes.Transfer times can be in excess of three hours this way.

The appartment is located very close to both the ski hire shop (Edy's), the cable railway up to the slopes and several excellent restaurants. Ski in and ski out is a real bonus.The local produce shops (meat, cheese, bread etc) are supplemented by a very well stocked Coop which is next door. The locals are very friendly and helpfull!!

The setting of Murren, looking over to the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau is stunning.The views for the appartment are equally stunning!! A visit to the "James Bond" rotating restaurant (Piz Gloria) is a definate must!! An "all you can eat" breakfast, with a glass of champagne, is served until approx 11.00hrs every day. Its not cheap at 33CHF/person but the ambiance and the views make it worthwhile.

The skiing area serves all levels. The pistes can be narrow in places but there are no crowds so no real problems. In a weeks skiing, we never queued at a chair once!!

Only down side is that Switzerland is currently expensive for Brits but we would definately return ourselves and would recommend it to all of our skiing friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
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Washington DC
5

wonderful base for Swiss Alps hiking

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful property for 6 nights and could not have been more pleased! The views from the chalet are even better than the photos, with 270 degree views available, and every comfort of home is provided. The location within Murren is excellent for accessing all three cable cars/trains and being directly above the grocery store is extremely convenient. The owner is very responsive and easy to work with. Our family of 5 truly loved this chalet and highly recommend it to anyone considering a trip to Murren.

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

Perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

We've had 2 summer holidays at Chalet Steinbock. Our most recent stay was in September 2012 but we also spent a week in June 2006. The apartment is spacious and lies in a wonderful location. From the living room balcony the 3 peaks of the Jüngfrau are right in your face and you can also look down to the little village of Gimmelwald. The kitchen / dining room is very spacious and looks out over the main village street, more mountains and the Allmendhübel funicular - the base station is less than 100m from the apartment. The village supermarket is down 2 flights of stairs, its not expensive and it has most things you'll need for your stay - we treat it like its our pantry but you must remember that its closed on Sundays!

The apartment has everything you'll need without being precious - the beds are extremely comfortable, the shower is hot and strong, there are 2 TVs and 2 DVD players with a selection of DVDs, there are games for children and adults. The Jura automatic coffee machine was a real bonus - it was fantastic having hot frothy cappuccinos on demand.

A couple of points on Mürren itself: The village is quiet at night but I suspect no different to any other Swiss alpine village. We were there for alpine hikes, cows with bells, mountains, fresh air and jaw-dropping views.. Because its a car-free village means that children can roam about in safety - there's also a small field with a soccer net inside the village.

The location of Mürren, being on the other side of the valley to the Jungfrau means you get the spectacular views but the village escapes the hoards of tour groups that come for the day only to trek up to the top station of the Jungfrau and back down again. We thought this was a great positive too.

Finally, if the weather's good I recommend you start your day with a walk to Winteregg station (20-30min from Mürren) and have breakfast there.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Kingsport, TN, USA
5

Fantastic apartment in an amazing mountain village

  • 5 of 5

I want to go back! We just returned from 17 days traveling around and hiking in Switzerland...and Murren and this apartment were an amazing 7 days of that trip. Perfect location. We had 3 couples and we had plenty of room. I cannot think of one thing negative, it was just a perfect place to say in a postcard village. If you want to spend a week feeling like you live in one of the most beautiful villages on earth, then this would be a great rental property for you too!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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San Francisco Bay area
5

Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

Traveled from California for a two week vacation visiting different locations around Switzerland in July. Spent one week at this property in Murren and wouldn't hesitate for a moment in recommending to close friends. Unbelieveable views from both back and front porches, peaceful, quiet and puts you right in the middle of the Swiss Alp experience. This apartment is tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you'll need, including for those who want to cook.There is a Coop market and ATM downstairs (although you'd never know it while upstairs). Plenty of quality restaurants in town and great access to local attractions. One aspect of this location that I really enjoyed was the lack of cars. Getting up to Murren, from Lauterbrunnen, at the base of the valley, you'll have two options, both of which make this location special. The first is to arrive in Lauterbrunnen and walk across the street and get on the gondola for the ride up. You then immediately board a small train and take the ten minute ride into Murren. The other option is to arrive in Lauterbrunnen and get on the bus for the ten minute ride to the top of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and board the gondola for the ride up the Gimmelwald and onto Murren. Both of these options leave you with a level five minute walk to the apartment and this is when you really begin to appreciate the lack of any traffic. As you walk along, admiring the mind-blowing scenery, the gardens, the local architecture, you'll begin to realize that you've made a great choice even before arriving at the apartment. Can't wait to get back here for a winter visit. By the way, dealing with the owners in terms of wiring money and arranging contract, went very well.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Owner's Response: It's great to be appreciated, thanks for the kind review!
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Rustenburg North West Province South Africa
5

Spot on, it is spacious!

  • 5 of 5

After 4 skiing holidays, this was definately the best accommodation we've had. Listing description was spot on, chalet was actually more stunning than on pictures. Good customer service from owner, property was clean, well-maintained and very well equipped, especially the stunning kitchen which only lacks a microwave. We loved the extra large wine glasses and also the coffee machine! More than enough linen & towels. You don't need to take anything. Also enjoyed the DVD player and 2 TVs as well as all the games. The apartment is very spacious and the location great, just above the bank and supermarket, opposite the ski hire shop and very close to restaurants as well as Allmendhubel lift station and ski school. Will definately recommend to friends and relatives. Kids loved the bob run. We had supper at Steiger Stubli and Hotel Jungfrau and would recommend them both. Negatives about Murren are that there is little or no night life and few shops. However as a family on a skiing holiday this was not an issue at all.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bern International Airport
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Wilderswil
Car: not necessary

Mürren (1650 m) - a marvellous mountain village, public car free, rich in tradition. Perched on a high, sunny terrace facing the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the village is the highest altitude ski resort in the Bernese Oberland. It nestles at the foot of the Schilthorn with its revolving Piz Gloria Restaurant, made world-famous by a James Bond film. In winter In summer, Mürren is the perfect place from which to start a host of hikes, from simple to strenuous. You can reach Mürren from Lauterbrunnen by mountain railway (BLM) or from Stechelberg by aerial cableway (LSMS). From Murren you can take the mountain cog railway to Wengen, Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe) and Grindlewald.

Ski: Welcome to the Jungfrau Top Ski Region. Enjoy exciting winter sports in the world's most spectacular scenic snow-setting, before the stunning splendour of the mighty Eiger Mönch & Jungfrau. A network of 45 modern transport installations, 213km of perfectly prepared pistes, 100 km of wonderful winter walking paths and 50 km of thrilling toboggan runs! Guaranteed to set the pulse of every winter sports fan racing! The JUNGFRAU TOP SKI REGION Skipass is the key to unlimited skiing and snowboarding fun on all installations in this remarkable region.

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Rates & Availability

Mürren Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Middle Season
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Middle Season
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Middle Season
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$3,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter High Season
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,752
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Middle Season
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$3,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Middle Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,576
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,744
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates apply for a maximum of six persons. Each additional person to a maximum of eight people will be charged 275 chf per week.
An additional charge of CHf 200 (CHF 225 for 8 people) for final cleaning is payable with the rental charge.

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Amenities

Mürren Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Spacious family bathroom with double sinks - fully tiled with high quality fittings. Bathroom 2 - Shower room with toilet and sink - fully tiled with high quality fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Loft Sleeping and TV Room
  • Bedroom 1 - faces East and has stunning view of Jungfrau and Breithorn. Bedroom 2 - faces West and has access to balcony and view into Village. Bedroom 3 - faces West and has access to balcony and view into Village. Bedroom 4 - Spacious 35sq m mezzanine loft with reduced head height.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please note that the indoor pool is the Muerren Village pool which is a 3 minute walk from the Chalet. It is a high quality 25m x 11 m pool with patios for sunbathing in the summer and views of the mountains from the swimming pool.

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