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River Front Apartment. Private balcony. Wonderful Views. Sleeps 2.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Studio house set on the beautiful River Aare

A feeling of tranquility and privacy as you settle down to your well earned break. The Boat House has been recently renovated with a stylish fresh design and are located next door to each other.

Wake each morning to views of emerald green waters and the stunning surrounding mountains directly from your bed.

The Boat House, a unique free standing studio house on the river Aare. Private balcony Ideal as a couple’s getaway, an artists retreat or couples with a small child.

This cosy and romantic studio house boasts an upper floor balcony, perfect to enjoy breakfast at sunrise or a glass of wine as you take in the amazing alpine glow sunset.

The Boat House has a fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom, cable TV, free WI-FI, washing machine, dryer, highchair and cot.

Accessible from Interlaken Ost train station by either an enjoyable 20 minute walk or 5 minutes bike ride along the Aare river. There is also public parking just 2 minutes away (CHF 4.- per day). Two bicycles are provided free of charge during your stay.

More Details

Juliet Fowles
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Juliet Fowles

I am from the UK and fell in love with Interlaken on my first visit in 2001. I now live here permanently with my son Charles.

I hope to make your first stay in Interlaken as special as mine was, or your returning visit one to remember.

Juliet Fowles purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

The Boat house is a free standing house located directly on the banks of the beautiful river Aare allowing swimming and kayaking from your doorstep. A tranquil location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a week at the Boat House in September 2013. We really enjoyed our stay and can strongly recommend it. Although small, it had everything we needed and we found it very comfortable. It was great to sit on the balcony and look across the river. There always seemed to be something happening, be it pleasure boats, trains, joggers, or the changing clouds across the valley. You could easily walk along the riverside path into Interlaken or beyond to Unterseen. Interlaken was a good centre for exploring the whole region: the Thunersee and Brienzersee, the Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald valleys, the Giessbach and Reichenbach Falls, and the three passes (Grimsel, Furka, Susten). We also had a lovely day in Bern, conveniently reached by

train. We thought the Boat House was a great place to stay and there are many

more things to do if we came again.
Sep 2013
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Ringgenberg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Small bathroom with a good strong shower, toilet, sink, mirror cupboard and hairdryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Large wardrobe with mirror.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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River Front Apartment. Private balcony. Wonderful Views. Sleeps 2.
average rating of 4.4375 based on 33 reviews
Orlando, FL

Quaint Boathouse Stay in Interlaken

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Boat House for 3 nights and really loved it. Juliet provided great instructions for arriving there by car and we had no issues finding it, even as first time Switzerland drivers. Everything was well kempt, clean, and the bicycles were a huge help in getting into town with ease! We actually found a free walking tour with a great guide in one of the brochures in the Boat House and it was that tour that set up the rest of our excursions while in Interlaken. For 2 small to medium sized individuals, the Boat House is perfect getaway with a fantastic view of the Aare River and the surrounding Swiss Alps. Had a wonderful time...thanks!


  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Compact rental with beautiful views

  • 3 of 5

Basically one room with a separate shower room which is probably the smallest you'll ever encounter (the shower tray is not much bigger than a sink and by time the shower curtain has clung to you, you'd struggle to swing a mouse let alone a cat).

The kitchen area includes pretty much everything you could need, a couple of large wardrobes give plenty of space to store things, and a full length balcony is just wide enough to sit out on with a couple of chairs and table. Beneath the apartment is a storage area with a washing machine which is also used by a resident in the apartments next door (the cleaner?). The lower terrace is also used by that same family.

The rental was very clean and bright (lots of windows) with blinds to provide privacy (although will not block out the early morning light from outside if you need black out curtains to allow for undisturbed sleep). A bedside light would have been useful as you had to turn the lights out by the door then make your way to the bed in the dark.

The thing that sells this apartment is the view which gives you 180 degree views of the river and mountains (although not the Jungfrau etc.). It was lovely to watch the boats, canoes, paddle boarders and even swimmers (it was exceptionally hot when we were there).

What let down our stay was the condition of the bicycles. We knew and were happy the apartment is 20 minutes from Ost station but it is probably a further 15 to 20 minutes into the centre of town/West Station/Unterseen where all the better restaurants are. As a result, we were relying to use the bikes in the evening to go out for dinner and to return to the rental. However, the bikes are not safe to use; the gears don't work, the seat on the larger bike is broken, there are no front/rear lights provided for night use and they are very rickety. Therefore, we could not use them which entailed a long walk in and back each night. Luckily we had great weather and an extra 2 miles each way walk wasn't too much of a problem. However, if the weather had been wet, it would have been very different.

Although we enjoyed our stay, mainly because the weather was on our side, I wouldn't book here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The boat house

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment. Fabulous location.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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The Boat House was the PERFECT stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I would highly recommend the boat house to anyone interested in staying in Interlaken. It is hands down the best place we could have imagined to stay. As soon as we arrived we were in awe over the breathtaking views. Although it is not directly in town, we took the bikes along the river and were there within 5 minutes and loved every second of the scenic ride. We had the best of both worlds, a beautiful ride to town, and our own personal secluded house with the best views in Interlaken. It was the first stop of our honeymoon and the best stop! It is absolutely perfect for a couple looking to have a romantic holiday. The accommodations were terrific, Juliet made sure we were in good hands. I have nothing but positive things to say about the boat house. If you are contemplating the boat house over a hotel in town, choose the boat house!!! We would not have wanted our stay in Interlaken any other way!! Thank you to Juliet for making Interlaken so memorable for us!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Great view from the balcony!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at the Boat House in Interlaken! The apartment is small, but has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is even a washer and dryer in the basement of the apartment. The apartment is located right on the river and has unbelievable views of the surrounding mountains from inside and especially from the balcony. We managed to walk from the train station to the apartment with our luggage in about 20 minutes. It can be difficult since the path along the river is stone, but it wasn't too bad for us. There is no parking at the boat house, so a taxi would need to drop you off at the parking lot a few hundred feet down the path. The bikes provided with the apartment made subsequent trips back into Interlaken and around town very easy. The owner was very easy to deal with, always being available for questions or concerns. She provided a great package of suggestions and left us a bottle of wine as well! I would recommend the apartment for active couples who want to be away from the center of town and enjoy the quiet nights on the river. We cant wait to come back to Interlaken again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a stop. It´s location on the riverbank was only 20 minutes walk from Interlaken OST station and is perfect for day trips. We stayed during winter and absolutely loved the cosy feel to the place, also the central heating was very good. The Boat House is compact, but was well equipped and suited our needs perfectly. The host was very easy to deal with and even though we never met, everything was as described. The information folder provided was very handy and answered any questions we had. Just perfect and we hope to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Car: not necessary

Interlaken is a massive outdoor adventure base, similar to that of Queenstown in New Zealand.

Paragliding, Skydiving, Canyoning, Rafting, Ice Climbing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Fly Fishing, Mountain Biking, Hang gliding, Bungy Jumping, Canyon Jumping are activities available during the summer.

Paragliding, Skydiving, Hiking, Hang gliding, Canyon Jumping, sledding, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding are activities availalbe during the winter.

For the less adventurous and families there heaps of famous train journeys, boat rides on either Lake Thun or Lake Brienz and lots of day that include amazing playing parks. There are children friendly hiking routes, with bbq spots on the way.

The 1st of August is National Swiss Day. The day has continuous events, parades and is capped of with one off with a brilliant fireworks at 10pm followed by live bands.

Basically Interlaken has so much to do, I am still working my through the list. The safety, simple style of life and beauty of the place is why I feel lucky to live here. I truly cannot recommend it enough.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Clean $53.17
Refundable damage deposit $236.29

There is flexibility on length of stay, feel free to contact me regarding 2 nights stays where you can see small gaps in the calendar or for last minute discount bookings.

The rental rates include bed linen, towels, tourist tax, toilet paper, washing up liquid, garbage bags and end of stay clean for 2 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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