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Perfectly placed for skiing / boarding and walking holidays around Zermatt

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Property

Updated: 19-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedroom, 21/2 bath, facing the mountains, central but peaceful. Walk to shops.

The is a127m2 two floor apartment on the top third and fourth floors of the apartment house. Most of the ceilings include massive wood timbers traditional in Swiss architecture.

After leaving the lift to the 3rd floor, you enter the apartment into a lovely open plan living area with ample seating, open fireplace access to the balcony and dining area, and connected to the kitchen via a counter. There is also a WC with wash hand basin.

Upstairs are two bedrooms - one Swiss-double and one with twin beds - with between them a shower-room with a large corner bath, a separate shower, double washbasins, WC and small washing machine.

At the bottom of the stairs a door leads to a bedroom & ensuite shower room. This large room has a Swiss-double bed, CD player, TV, table, a shower room, built in wardrobes, and a visually separated area suitable for an extra child’s bed or one or two travel cots (an extra bed and a cot are available by prior arrangement).

The kitchen, conveniently separated from the living room area by a counter, has a ceramic hob, full electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, Nesspresso coffee machine, kettle, and is well stocked with cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. There is a Fondue set, and a teapot and toaster. (A microwave oven is available in a cupboard if you need it.)

The dining area has a table which can seat 6 or more with the leaves extended, half the seating is traditional Swiss built in seating, and the other half chairs. There is a small sideboard, table mats, candlesticks etc.

Doors from the living room and also from the the downstairs bedroom lead to the 19m2 balcony with enjoyable mountain views, and from which also the top of the iconic Matterhorn can be seen. There is a sunbed, two tables and 6 chairs on the balcony.

The living room is furnished with two sofas and an armchair. This furniture, carpets and curtains were all new in 2012.

There is free wifi through the apartment, and the TV has many international channels including all UK terrestrial TV channels, and BBC radio, including radio 1,2,3,4.. There is a Zermatt channel which includes rotating webcam views from the high points of the area, so you can review the weather conditions before leaving home. There is also a fireplace, a CD player, and a multizone DVD player.

The two main supermarkets are also within walking distance, about 2 - 4 minutes away, important in Zermatt as there are no cars and all shopping has to be carried home.

The apartment is also within walking distance of the main station where everyone arrives (2 minutes) and Gornograt station (2 minutes, then about 45 minutes up to 3000 m) , and 10 minutes walk from Sunnega station (which whisks you underground up to 2300m in a few minutes). The stop for the free bus to Sunnega and to Klein Matterhorn (up to 3800m) gondlebahn is also 2 minutes walk (it's outside Gorngrat station.)

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About the Owner

Adrian.
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Adrian.

We moved to Switzerland in 2001 and fell in love with Zermatt. In many ways, Zermatt is even more enjoyable in summer than in winter. The weather is great, the village charming, and the mountains beautiful. We also love the wild flowers and wildlife, It is not uncommon to see the small horned Chamoix (Gems in German) or much larger horned Ibex (Steinbock in German) or Maromots. Golden Eagles are reputed to be common in the Alps now, and are reputed in 2012 to have nested in the Zmutt valley. The Lammergeier (literally Lamb-vulture in German) also called Bartgeier (bearded vulture) is very rare - only about 500 pairs in the European range. But they are being reintroduced into the east of Switzerland, and I have photographed one (in spring 2012) between Zermatt and Zmutt - it is a huge bird - up to about 2.5m wingspan. The silhouette photo - it was very high - cannot be loaded onto this website, but I am happy to send to you if you are interested.

We own our apartment as our holiday home and enjoy renting it to others to enjoy too.

Adrian. purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Adrian. chose Zermatt-Matterhorn

The quiet yet central location, with views of the mountainside make this a gem of an apartment. In this car age we forget how heavy a few bottles of wine and a shopping bag of food can be when one has to carry it far - and Zermatt is spread over quite and extensive area. Being able to pop around the corner for the bread or croissants for breakfast while the rest of the household is getting up is very pleasant and convenient. As is access to the transport systems to get up (or down) the mountains if you prefer not to walk up (or down).

Cooking at home is enjoyable. There are also more than 50 restaurants in and around Zermatt - at all price points, and also plenty of bars. Supermarket prices are as for the rest of Switzerland. There is good shopping, a small alternative cinema (try to watch one of the charming old movies about Zermatt) and (we think public) tennis courts, become ice hockey rinks in the winter months.

What makes this apartment unique

Around 29 of Switzerlands 36 mountains over 4000m occur around the Zermatt valley. And only Zermatt has the very photogenic (see if you can stop photographing it!) Matterhorn. First ascent by Whymper an Englishman, although that's a tragic story. The English association with Zermatt is a long one - visit the charming Zermatt museum, modern with a novel audio guide around old Zermatt - to understand more. There is even an English Church; St Peter's.

9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Great location to skiing, train and downtown activities

  • 5 of 5

Really nice 3 bedroom place. Great location. Comfortable furniture. Pretty well stocked kitchen. Only minor down side was they didn't provide soap or shampoo. Easy enough to address.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anthony for your review: we look forward to having you return from US. European self-catering apartments don't generally supply toiletries: the choice is so vast and personal. And Zermatt's supermarkets stay open late - usually to 2000 (8.00pm) - for holiday makers. There are two supermarkets less than 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Yes: easy enough to address!
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5

Unbelievably positioned comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the apartment. The location was brilliant ! The information Adrian provided prior to our arrival ensured we were able to arrange rail tickets at a discounted price and we thoroughly enjoyed the restaurants he recommended. We highly recommend this accomodation .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna, Thank you for your prompt review: by my estimation you are still en route back to Queensland, Australia with your family! Come back soon!
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5

A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a really great time in Zermatt and loved Bellevue! It is a fantastic location a 5 minute walk from the train station and Gornegrat station. I have 3 small children and it was so easy to get to the pistes with all of our gear..just a hop on the ski bus (across the street from the main train station) to Sonnega or the express or just take the Gornegrat train. We took the train all the way up to the top at sunset and it was spectacular! We also loved the coop, the local supermarket, which was also only a five minute walk across the street from the train station. The appartment is so warm and cozy and spacious! My kid didn't want to leave and keep asking me when we can return!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marissa, Thanks so much for your feedback: clearly the early snow was good at Zermatt's elevation. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Adrian
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5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week in March 2015 with my daughter and her fiance. It was my daughter's 30th birthday and her fiance's 31st within a few days. The weather had promised to be very snowy but thankfully we had some really fine days. The apartment was so well located and for us, only being three people, it was huge. It had everything that we needed and was very quiet in spite of being just one street off the Bahnhofstrasse. Everything was very clean. The dishwasher broke down while we were there but a simple phone call to Adrian and he sent in someone to fix it on the same day. The very best thing is the location. Near Gornergrat, buses, and all the shops in the main street. Would definitely stay again if we choose Zermatt in the future. Zermatt is one of our very favourite ski resorts having such a good lift system and superlative pistes and plenty of entertainment, which is, of course, reflected in the price. Having no cars is also a great bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back. We find the apartment equally comfortable even with 6 adults, and some guests have brought 2 children too, as other reviews report. As for costs: one gets what one pays for, as you clearly know: you could have rented a much smaller place, or one more inconveniently located or spartanly furnished, or stayed in one of the many hotels! But for me I like the freedom and space, and option of self catering, even in the Zermatt setting with, as you say so many places for entertainment, including eating! And where else provides the extensive infrastructure for getting into and around the Alps, most of it open both summer and winter. Every year there is new (expensive) investment to make our holidays more enjoyable. I think the Zermatt valley enjoys something like 29 of the 48 4000m + alpine peaks of Switzerland. According to National Geographic: "To many, Zermatt is world's ultimate ski resort. And the Zermatt ski area is the only Swiss ski resort included among the 25 best in the world. The recipe to become a top ski resort is as follows: It begins, of course, with skiing and snowboarding. Add to this a romantic mountain destination with beautiful ski slopes, shopping opportunities and the cultural aspect, and then you have the perfect ski resort according to National Geographic. Among other things, it was the international ski area with 350 km (= 217 miles) of piste, the breathtaking panorama, the highest aerial cable car in Europe to the Matterhorn glacier paradise, (3800m = 12,500ft) the culinary pleasures in more than 50 mountain restaurants and the view of the Matterhorn that convinced the editors. Zermatt, Switzerland Best For: Photographers with a taste for old-world culture and never-ending descents. Switzerland is a country of classic ski towns, but Zermatt is its crown jewel. Though surrounded by several glacier-clad peaks, everything here-the town, the skiing, the sky-is dominated by the spiking pyramid of the mighty Matterhorn, one of the most distinctive mountains on Earth."
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5

well appointed apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay here. Ideal for six adults and a one year old.

Adrian was very helpful organising a cot. Everything is so close by.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alistair. This year was the first when we have rented directly over the winter, previously we've used agents, and i'm not so sure they provide such a 'personal' welcome. I certainly enjoy assisting guests to have a great time. And this winter for the first time we realised that an extra folding bed and cot availability could make the Zermatt experience more affordable for families with young children. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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5

Central and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A well-equipped family apartment about 150 yards from the start of the Gornergrat railway, and therefore perfect for skiers. The first bus stop for the bus shuttle to the Matterhorn gondola is just outside the railway station. Also nearby is a Co-Op supermarket, with a slightly cheaper Denner a further five minutes down the street. There are three handsomely-sized bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a big tub) and an extra lavatory. We did not try lighting it but the sitting area has a fireplace. Summer visitors might derive some use from the balcony. This was the first Home Away flat we had tried and it exceeded our hopes.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Q, So pleased that you enjoyed the apartment and it's convenience for Zermatt, both on arrival, for the free ski buses and access to all the slopes as well as the supermarkets! Very important in car free Zermatt where all shopping has to be carried home by hand! We look forward to welcoming you again, winter or summer, or in my Italian Villa - also advertised om Home Away - i'll send you details.... best wishes, Adrian
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Location

From the Owner

The quiet yet central location, with views of the mountainside make this a gem of an apartment. In this car age we forget how heavy a few bottles of wine and a shopping bag of food can be when one has to carry it far - and Zermatt is spread over quite and extensive area. Being able to pop around the corner for the bread or croissants for breakfast while the rest of the household is getting up is very pleasant and convenient. As is access to the transport systems to get up (or down) the mountains if you prefer not to walk up (or down). Cooking at home is enjoyable. There are also more than 50 restaurants in and around Zermatt - at all price points, and also plenty of bars. Supermarket prices are as for the rest of Switzerland. There is good shopping, a small alternative cinema (try to watch one of the charming old movies about Zermatt) and (we think public) tennis courts, become ice hockey rinks in the winter months.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Zermatt is THE premier resort of the Alps. The gold standard. Summer and Winter.

In summer the temperature can get up to around 30C and the mountain air, flowers and scenery are outstandingly beautiful. One can ride high, up or down, to a maximum of about12,000 ft (3800m), with three different transport systems and there are around 600km of well signposted walking routes, some away from all the lifts /underground/overground transport infrastructure.

For the more adventurous (can you walk 300m vertical in an hour, as needed, and walk for 5 hours? Do you have a 20-35 litre pack, and clothing if the weather turns bad?) the English owner, a member of the Swiss Alpine Club, can advise on making bookings at SAC mountain huts for very reasonable simple overnight accomodation, and simple meals. This is a wonderfully unique experience. Carry only your toothbrush, and bad weather gear - just in case.

For all, one can easily enjoy walking the mountains and there are plentiful places to stop for a light or not so light lunch with or without wine or beer, from simple rustic places to real gourmet.

For the less adventerous, one can get up to 3800 m (12,000 + feet) without any strenuous walking, and still enjoy many of the sightseeing benefits. June and July are best to see the mountain flowers, and by end August the nights are getting cooler - days still warmer - and winter is on the way.

May and September are rather in-between-season months (winter and summer), and the place is quieter.

October, November skiing is possible on a wider area than just the 20Km of pistes on the glaciers available in high summer.

There are no cars in Zermatt, only a few electric taxis, and a few horse drawn carriages. Helicopter tours and paragliding can be arranged. There is a creche for very young children if needed.

All visitors arrive by train, If coming by car one has to park in Taech and take the 11 minute shuttle train ride to Zermatt. If coming by train from an airport, booking your tickets before you arrive may be cheaper. The owner will assist you. From Zermatt Station it is less than a five minute walk to the apartment, and the owner provides easy to follow illustrated directions.

The apartment is very central yet faces the mountains and is quiet. All the restaurants and bars and shops are within walking distance.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
18
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£198
for 1 night
£1,385
 
 
19
28 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,178
for 4 nights
£2,061
 
 
20
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,739
for 7 nights
£2,739
 
 
21
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,061
for 7 nights
£2,061
 
 
22
4 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,384
for 7 nights
£1,384
 
 
23
18 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,061
for 7 nights
£2,061
 
 
24
22 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,384
for 7 nights
£1,384
 
 
25
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 7 nights
£1,407
 
 
26
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,459
for 7 nights
£1,459
 
 
27
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 7 nights
£1,039
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed by accepting contract terms (sent on request.), and receipt of 25% of the rental amount as a non-refundable deposit, with the balance of the rent due to be paid 45 days before the first day of rental, with both payments via the website credit card system. Rents quoted are inclusive of everything, including central and water heating, wifi, fixed line telephone for free Swiss calls in and out, etc etc and excludes of course food and, at your discretion, fuel for the fire which in winter be purchased at the supermarkets. Please contact me if any questions. Adrian

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Around 29 of Switzerlands 36 mountains over 4000m occur around the Zermatt valley. And only Zermatt has the very photogenic (see if you can stop photographing it!) Matterhorn. First ascent by Whymper an Englishman, although that's a tragic story. The English association with Zermatt is a long one - visit the charming Zermatt museum, modern with a novel audio guide around old Zermatt - to understand more. There is even an English Church; St Peter's.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • city centre
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 127 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wash basin
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, wash basin
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bath is large corner bath, 2 wash basins, small wash machine

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

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