About the home
A modern chalet about 200m from the lake in Bonigen, a quiet village on the outskirts of Interlaken. Flat lakeside walks or some challenging scrambles within minutes from the house. Easy car or public transport links to the famous mountains (Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau) of the area, rope parks, swimming pools, ice rinks and the town of Interlaken.
Well equipped house and used by the owners as their home. We would welcome you to our home and ask you to treat it with care! Small garden and patio, off road parking.
We have a Dolce Gusto coffee machine ( pods available in the local Coop supermarket or widely available in Europe) and a Philips Fidelio iphone/ipad speaker dock. We also have a Wii with two controllers and a few games and cable TV with over 100 channels including BBC1 and many other European channels
|Size:||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (9), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 14, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
2 bunks included in the bed count, but also additional pull out beds and mattresses not included in the bed count. Please let us know exactly how many guests to ensure bed linen is in place and that local taxes are paid. Local taxes allow free travel on buses and trains within the immediate area
We can provide welcome packs for guests
Family welcome Pack 40 CHF , Family drinks pack 35 CHF and Adult drinks pack 35 CHF. If you are interested please ask for more details
Bed linen and towels provided and local tourist taxes included (note we do need exact names and numbers of the party so that tax card can be provided). We ask for a 300 CHF deposit which will be returned. Whilst we would ask that the property is left clean and tidy the costs included do include cleaning at the end of your stay. There is usually food and drink in the house, we would ask you to replace what you use for the next guest.
We may also be able to arrange rental of a small studio apartment in the same village which is suitable for 2 people and has wheelchair access
The Bern/Obwalden region
An amazing year round holiday destination, lake and facilities (including heated open air pool) in the village. A wealth of mountains to walk in, including the trains up to the year round snow on the Jungfraujoch and the cablecars to Schilthorn. Lots of money saving tickets mean that the prices (which look eye wateringly expensive at first glance) can be heavily discounted (for example a ticket is available that gives children under 16 free travel) A short drive and train ride and you can be on the ski slopes ( about 40 minutes to your first downhill), but please notes that whilst lots ski from the Bonigen (including the ski instructors who live here!) it it not a traditional skiing resort and is very quiet in the evenings
You may want to make your own discoveries but we are happy to talk through your hopes for your holiday and share any ideas and tips we may have. Hopefully you will share your ideas for special places with us too!
The Interlaken area
Mountains, lakes, climbing, canyoning, white water rafting, skiing (in winter), year round glacer walking, local restaurants, swimming in the lake (cold), swimming pools (warm), museums, city of Berne about 50 minutes by car, Luzern easily day trippable, tunnel through to French speaking Switzerland from neighbouring valley. We love just walking in the meadows, looking at the old chalets and having a good rest.
How to get there
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Located near the Brienz lake on outskirts of Interlaken with boat and bus connections to Interlaken Ost train station. Good train connections direct to Geneva and Zurich airports and (just as fast but slightly more complicated) connections to Basel airport. We drive from Calais and it takes us just over 8 hours including meal stops (but is a bit of a slog)
Activities near Interlaken
Ski resort location
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
15 Jan 2013
The photographs don't do justice to the house. It's far more comfortable, larger and much more good looking.
The finishing is superb, plumbing grade A, heating very efficient, hot water abundant. The furniture and fixtures are all in excellent maintained condition, it really is a very well-equipped house.
As for house-hold appliances and knick-knacks, there is not one thing missing, in fact it has everything in duplicate, the house-owner has really made sure and that you don't have to search around for long for what you need.
The location is superb, the bus stop at Bonigen See is close, very picturesque and has twice an hour connections to Interlaken Ost.
Village is very quiet and beautiful, has a few quaint pubs and a little Volg for groceries etc.
Nick, the house-owner is very helpful, prompt in dealing with queries and a very gracious host.
It's an experience to cherish for a long time.
09 Sep 2012
We found ourselves as a group of six... including three teenagers and an 8 year old... so as you can imagine it was challenging to find suitable accommodation for a group such as ours... let alone find activities that would keep everyone entertained!
However, the chalet was easy to get to (considerably shortening the long car journey) as we had excellent directions which was fantastic. The chalet was also a very short walk from the lake and several great restaurants and also to two bus stops.
Both bus stops have buses which leave ever half an hour and are a 10 minute ride into Interlaken (or alternatively you could take the incredibly scenic 40 minute walk that follows the lake into Interlaken).
Interlaken has a lot of shopping and good restaurants, and the surrounding walks are great! (Perfect for leaving the teenagers to the shops while you go on a walk for the afternoon!)
The house itself is very spacious, with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which is ideal for large groups (especially when the shower is in high demand!) and the kitchen is well equipped with a dish washer and a fridge freezer.
We just want to say a huge thank you for renting the house out to us for the holiday! We had an amazing time!
23 Jun 2012
We were a family of nine staying at this Swiss chalet for our first Europe vacation and we were extremely happy with our stay.
The chalet is located in Interlaken region (Bonigen) right next to Lake Brienz (the views were just spectacular-see pics below). We could see the lake from all the street facing windows. It is also just a 15-20 minute scenic drive from Lauterbrunnen, Grindenwald etc.
The house is big and comfortable and includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge living room and kitchen. The living room had a bunch of board games as well as Wii (which the kids really enjoyed).
Nick was very helpful and quick to respond to any question from the day I first emailed him. He even offered us a detailed itinerary on what to do during our entire stay there.
The house also had good WiFi which was important when planning the next day's activities and uploading pictures to facebook :)
Highly recommend this place to any family/large group planning a trip to Interlaken!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Swiss CHF||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 11|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|18 Mar 12||13 May 12||CHF 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|13 May 12||9 Jun 12||CHF 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Jun 12||15 Sep 12||CHF 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Sep 12||1 Jan 13||CHF 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jan 13||4 May 13||CHF 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|11 May 13||29 Jun 13||CHF 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||CHF 2750||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Included tourist taxes for up to 4 people, additonal adults charged at 2.50 SFRS per night (charged this way to be fair to smaller parties).
A higher rate is charged for Christmas and Easter holiday periods and may be charged for half term holidays. Please enqure
Deposit payable in advance and refunded within 14 days assuming no damage or breakages. All payments MUST normally be received as cleared funds to our Swiss account in advance or happy to discuss alternative arrangements.
We ask for 10% to secure the booking and the balance before arrival. If you wish to pay in full at the time of booking we would be pleased to offer you a discount. We aim to keep our price realistic and therefore are not able to offer any other discounts unless you are thinking of staying for 3 or more weeksEnquire now
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