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Apartment Luterbach, Alpine retreat in a Tolkienesque valley

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

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.

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34 Reviews

4.8
based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

5

The location of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

The condo unit is very nice. Great and comfortable furnishings, nice space, good cooking equipment, a washer, dryer and comfortable bed. The owner was flexible with our departure time and gave us great advice on how to spend our time in the valley. It is a pleasant walk and easy bus ride to Lauterbrunnen and other locations in the valley. All of that warrants a high ranking but the views are astounding. On one side is the beautiful Stellbach Falls, on another is the view looking down the valley to the stunning snowcapped JungFrau. We really enjoyed our stay and wished we could have spent more than our 4 days and 3 nights at this location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and excellent facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Diarmuid was a great host,

very informative in helping us to dicide about places to visit during our short stayed in Lauterbrunnen.

The house very cleaned and well equipped,comfortable beds.The view from the house is fantastic.

Very strategic location as it is close to the bus stand and within a walking distance to the town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We're so happy you had a great time! Best regards.
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Basel or Zurich at 150 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Camping Jungfrau at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Zeebrugge or Calais at 850 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Interlaken at 13 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lauterbrunnen at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Interlaken at 9 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Jungfrau at 500 Metres 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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£429
for 2 nights
From
£214
£936
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,248
for 7 nights
£1,248
 
 
Ski Low
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£234
£1,053
 
 
Ski High
28 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£936
for 4 nights
From
£234
£1,248
 
 
Spring Ski
4 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£234
£1,092
 
 
Early Summer
22 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£234
£1,131
 
 
Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£936
for 4 nights
From
£234
£1,287
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£234
£1,053
 
 
Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£429
for 2 nights
From
£214
£936
 
 
Bargain
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£117
for 1 night
From
£117
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,248
for 7 nights
£1,248
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£936
for 4 nights
From
£234
£1,248
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £390
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

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 centre
  • 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 pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 84 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with 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 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/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.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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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