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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Arrive, take a deep breath and be at home

Your time is precious to us, so we offer you a wellness holiday 365 days a year in the Haus Otium.

No matter which type of accommodation you choose:

- Romantic Garden Studio 'Ursula' for 2 peope

- 3 1/2 rooms, 4 star Soldanella for 5 people

- 4 1/2 rooms, 5 star Helianthus for 7 people

- The whole house Otium privately for 14 people

Treat yourself to something special:

Joy of life and well-being pure!

An ideal place to enjoy life. The weather above the lake will enchant you.

Whether in front of the fireplace, at the solid walnut dining table, or in the bedroom: Always enjoy the view of Lake Thun, the Niesen and the Bernese Oberland mountains.

'How wonderful it is to do nothing and then rest from doing nothing»

We guarantee rest and relaxation!

Let it all hang out during calm moments on the sunny side of Lake Thun. Ponder on your thoughts while watching the goings on Lake Thun from the deck bed under the palm trees.

During the summer months from the 1st of May until the 31st of October you can find in the manicured gardens of the community the private pool and the romantic garden studio 'Ursula' for 2 people.

During the winter months from the 1st of November until the 30st of April a High Quality bio sauna can be booked for private use in the garden-hall.

Bathing with a view:
In our garden swimming pool every minute is a double pleasure. Learn about the privacy and tranquility of your own pool and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Thun and the mountains of the Bernese Oberland every time you look over the edge of the pool.

Whether a few cozy swimming laps in the morning or a bath at full moon: Our pool provides cool water and beach atmosphere in a private setting, overlooking the rooftops of Oberhofen.

For longer swims numerous bathing facilities are located in Lake Thun. Very close to the outdoor and indoor pool in Oberhofen.

Bio Sauna with a view:
Relax in the very private sauna in winter, regain strength and do something for your health: Experience the luxury of a sauna completely on its own. The 'Haus Otium' has a high quality Küng-Bio-Sauna.

Even in the summer heat you do not have to give up the view of the Alpine panorama. Check out the large picture window of the sauna onto the Lake of Thun, the mountains or into the starry sky.

Our bio sauna is based on a concept, which allows all people with weak circulation to enjoy the amenities of a sauna in full.

Relax in the cold months with classical music in the reading and relaxation room, with stunning views over Oberhofen, Lake Thun and the mountains.

'Enjoy doing nothing and then rest from doing nothing»

Haus Otium: Thun Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 772835ha

The Otium House is ideally situated on the sunny side of Lake Thun, above the Oberhofen castle situated near the Park Hotel. Privacy and stunning views of Lake Thun and the mountains is guaranteed. The Haus Otium includes two flats Helianthus, Soldan Ella and the garden studio Ursula. Each room is equipped with wireless Internet, and there are 3 reserved parking spots on the property available. In addition, you can use the garden, the swimming pool and the sauna privately. The 5 bikes can be used free of charge.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • : 1 king

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  • : 2 king

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  • : 1 queen

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  • : 1 king

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  • : 1 king

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  • Sleep to restore your life force. All our flats are equipped with natural beds from Hüsler or Samina. In natural beds, natural materials are used, which have a positive effect on recovery and sleep quality. Therefore, only the highest quality materials are used in the preparation of those products. The stuff the 'dream beds' are made of are made from pure natural, breathable cotton, filled with 100% organic sheep's wool, obtained from free roaming sheep. Warming in winter, cooling in summer - pillows and blankets with wool provide a completely natural way for a harmonious and dry-warm bed climate. Untreated ash The unique clamping force of the untreated ash wood slats and the natural elasticity of natural rubber are the success factors for the orthopedic important relief and support of the body during sleep. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • : toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • : toilet, shower

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  • Grander Water - A lively holiday with revitalized water Our guests will enjoy the special 'Grander water' throughout the entire 'Haus Otium'. The energized water is a treat - when showering or bathing, drinking from the fountain, and of course in our pool and spa area. When Johann Grander discovered the 'revival' of water a few years ago, he would hardly have known what triumph his discovery would be around the globe. Through his method, the original force of the water, which is lost due to environmental influences and transport in pressure lines, is restored. Moreover, through the 'revival' the natural magnetism is enhanced in water. Thus, the structure of water is changed in time and we can speak of a finer taste of the water, longer shelf life, enhanced well-being, making your food much tastier, and much more. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • In our swimming pool in front of the house every minute is a double pleasure. Learn about the privacy and tranquility of your own pool, and enjoy every time you look over the edge of the pool, to take in the breathtaking view of the mountain panorama of the Bernese Oberland. Relax in the sauna, regain strength and improve health: Experience the luxury of a sauna just for you. The 'Haus Otium' has a high quality Küng-Bio-Sauna. Even in the heat during the summer time you do not have to give up the view of the Alpine panorama. Look out of the large picture window of the sauna onto Lake Thun or into the starry sky. Our bio sauna is based on a conceptm which allows all people with weak circulatory system to enjoy the comfort of the sauna to the fullest. Want to explore the area on bike? No problem: Here in 'Haus Otium' five in-house quality Mountaiks are available. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    In the flat Helianthus the dining table accomodates 8 people. In the flat Soldanella there is space for 4 people at the dining table ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer:

    The tumble dryer can be used free of charge....moreless

  • Dialup Access:

    In Helianthus, there is a modem....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood for the first time use is provided free of charge. Each additional bundle of twigs can be purchased for CHF 10 .--....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The heater is set at 23 ° Celsius....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The beds are made upon arrival....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street:

    There are 3 private parking spots available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    1 bath towel is provided per person....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine can be used free of charge....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Each room has Wi-Fi access...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Induction hob...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

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  • Boat:

    We can arrange for a private boat tour on Lake Thun or Lake Lucerne. Ask us......moreless

  • Golf:

    In Interlaken-Unterseen you will find one of the most beautiful and richest golf landscapes of our country. Nestled between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, with view of the Alps....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    In the garden, with sun loungers and a charcoal grill. Charcoal can be bought from the landlord....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    In Oberhofen you will play on the most beautiful sand courts. Nestled in the historic property Wichterheer, the place excites with a view of the Bernese Alps and Lake Thun....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is open during the summer months for private use....moreless

  • Sauna:

    The sauna is available for private use. The first time use is free, each additional use is charged with CHF 40.-....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring time
Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
€820
Summer time
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
€880
Winter time
Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
€760
Hollydays
Dec 18 - Jan 5, 2016
2 night min stay
€880
Winter time
Jan 7 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
€760
Spring time
Mar 1 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
€820

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee €50
  • OfflineRDD €1,000
  • Taxes Not included
  • Stay Tax *

* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

29 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bern
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Pier 17, Oberhofen
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Ship station Oberhofen
17 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Interlaken
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Thun
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Thun
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Park Hotel Oberhofen with 14 GAULT MILLAU points
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Valley Station Niederhorn Beatenberg
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach Oberhofen

Car: Not Necessary

How about relaxing and having an unforgettable holiday in the heart of Switzerland in an exclusive location in the Bernese Oberland on the beautiful Lake of Thun?

Be enchanted by the versatile Swiss mountains.

The 'Haus Otium' provides the perfect setting.

Stylish 4- and 5-star flats await you.

Treat yourself to a break from everyday life with an impressive panoramic view of the Alps and Lake Thun.

Choose active recreation in a beautiful landscape.

The Lake Thun region will delight you with cultural highlights, sports activities, wonderful excursions and unforgettable hikes.

All this in the midst of the most beautiful summits of the Alps, and at your feet a Mediterranean lake full of variety and contrasts.

Vive la vie - life can be so beautiful.

In the most beautiful places where we feel comfortable.

Other Activities: Migros Fitnesscenter- indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and mini golf and tennis courts in Oberhofen, diving club and sailing school in Thun Hilterfingen.

Golf: In Interlaken-Unterseen you will find one of the most beautiful and varied golf landscapes of our country. Nestled between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, in view of the world famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, you will find a very attractive Championship Course, which has existed since 1966 and has been constantly renovated since 2004 and was upgraded for a better playing technique.

Hiking: With the Lake of Thun-Beatenberg-Niederhorn Railways we take you 8 kilometres away from the Haus Otium to the starting point of your trip.

The paths are wheelchair accessible.

Ski: Even in the cold season, you can make your free time on the Lower Horn versatile:

On 4 ski slopes of 400 metres height difference plus on the downhill slope Beatenberg you can enjoy winter fun. The family ski area is manageable and provides fun for both beginners and experienced skiers and boarders.

On the toboggan Niederhorn - Vorsass you will be sledging through the snowy winter landscape, while enjoying the view of Lake Thun, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The sledge is suitable for experienced sledders and offers lots of fun for young and old. The sledge run to Vorsass takes about 40 minutes.

There are numerous snowshoe tours in the immediate vicinity, and in the cold season you also have a choice between several well-prepared winter hiking trails. The hike takes 1-3 hours.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Markus + Zivit Achermann are the hosts in Haus Otium. It has always been that this unique holiday home accommodates guests from all over the world, who are always looked after with great passion. What was carefully arranged by the grandparents is now continued by the third generation. Meanwhile, we count on loyal and customers from around the globe and all walks of life. The Haus Otium with the different sized 4 and 5 star flats Soldanella and Helianthus has become a real pearl in the Bernese Oberland tourism industry, and we would be very happy to welcome you here and take you away from everyday life for a while. Welcome to the Haus Otium Markus + Zivit

Why the Owner Chose Thun:
Arrive, take a deep breath and be at home 'Haus Otium' is in a quiet and most beautiful south facing position above Lake Thun. From the tastefully furnished flats you will enjoy a stunning view over Oberhofen, Lake Thun and the mountains. In the well-kept gardens, the swimming pool provides views of Lake Thun. Your time is precious to us, so we offer you a wellness holiday 365 days a year. Whichever flat you decide to treat yourself to it is something special: Joy of life and well being pure! The romantic city tuna at your doorstep... At the entrance to the Alps of the Bernese Oberland is Thun, the tenth-largest city in Switzerland, an intact old town with magnificent buildings, squares and high pavements, dominated by the imposing Zähringer Castle. What is possible in the world metropolis of Paris, has been around for a long time in Thun. The island is full of shops, charming cafesm , and restaurants. Those looking for something unusual, rare or simply typical Swiss will find it on the 'main street' of the old town, with everything your heart desires. Take advantage of great dining options: As different as the guests in Thun are, as different are the restaurants. In Thun there is always something going on. On a warm summer evening enjoy the offer of open-air cinemas, the Thunfest (every two years with Lake Festival), the musical stage on Lake Thun, and - when it gets cooler - the numerous concerts, theaters and exhibitions. Visit the museums and take advantage of big excursion offers. Also the nightlife leaves no wishes unfulfilled. If you want more action, you can get in touch with the numerous suppliers for water sports. From sailing, windsurfing and diving, the possibilities are endless! Even for winter sports Haus Otium is perfectly positioned, only just 8 kilometres from ‘Niederhorn’ is the nearest Family Ski Resort.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Haus Otium with the best location on the sunny south side of Lake Thun's offers a stunning view over Lake Thun Oberhofen and on the mountains. From here you can admire the daily events on the Lake of Thun, but also the weather spectacle on the other side of the lake. The property is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and rest. At the same time it is the best starting point for exploring the Bernese Oberland and even the rest of Switzerland. The view of the castle Oberhofen is not only something special during the day, even at night and during fog it has its charm. Then the castle is illuminated and seems as mystical as in a fairy tale. The Otium House with views over the lake and the pyramidal Niesen, is located in a designated Swiss powerful place. Positive energy is guaranteed with us! Throughout the house you will also benefit from energised 'Grander water'. Our flats are equipped with high-quality natural beds from Hüsler or Samina. In the well-tended garden are a swimming pool and the quality panoramic bio sauna with a view, for private use. Enjoy doing nothing and then rest from doing nothing! (Erich Kästner) In the immediate vicinity you will find various specialty shops for bread, meat and cheese etc. Culinary delights will be reinforced by highly excellent restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The romantic old town of Thun is just 4.5 kilometres away and is easy to reach. You have 5 on-site bicycles at leisure or you can just stroll along the promenade. In addition Oberhofen is easily accessible by bus and boat through public transport. The next hiking and skiing areas are only 8 kilometres away. The Bern-Bell Airport is just 28 kilometres away. For your car, private parking is available at the property free of charge.


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Speaks: english, german

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Photos

  • Otium recreational havens

    Otium recreational havens

  • Cooling with a view in the community pool…

    Cooling with a view in the community pool…

  • Views of the Niesen, across the lake through the panoramic window in Helianthus

    Views of the Niesen, across the lake through the panoramic window in Helianthus

  • Breakfast with the best views on the Alps in Helianthus

    Breakfast with the best views on the Alps in Helianthus

  • Cooking with the best panoramic view of the Helianthus

    Cooking with the best panoramic view of the Helianthus

  • Large private lounge in Soldanella with views over the lake and the Alps

    Large private lounge in Soldanella with views over the lake and the Alps

  • Cosy hours in front of the fireplace in Soldanella

    Cosy hours in front of the fireplace in Soldanella

  • Great views of the lake and the mountains from the lounge in Helianthus.

    Great views of the lake and the mountains from the lounge in Helianthus.

  • Living in Helianthus

    Living in Helianthus

  • Romantic evening by the fireplace in Helianthus

    Romantic evening by the fireplace in Helianthus

  • Bedroom with natural beds from Samina in Helianthus

    Bedroom with natural beds from Samina in Helianthus

  • Spacious and fully equipped kitchen in Helianthus

    Spacious and fully equipped kitchen in Helianthus

€760 - €880 per night (EUR)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
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  • Calendar last updated 04/06/2015
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