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Perfectly placed for skiing / boarding and walking holidays around Zermatt

Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Apartment1367 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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.)

Owner

Adrian.

Member Since 2010
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
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 Täsch

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, Bath is large corner bath, 2 wash basins, small wash machine
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, wash basin
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, wash basin

          Location Type

            • Downtown
            • Mountain
            • Rural
            • Village

              Theme

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

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Iron & Board
                        • Elevator
                        • Garage
                          Best is multi-storey right next to Taesch Station. No cars in Zermatt.(Except a few electric taxis and a few horse drawn vehicles.)
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Underfloor, included in rent. Also a fireplace and fuel can be purchased at the local supermarkets in the relevant months.
                        • Internet
                          a free fast wifi or ethernet cable connection is available
                        • Fireplace
                          (Don't forget to open the chimney with the lever inside the fireplace on the right!)
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Telephone
                          incoming international and Swiss in and out calls free of charge with fixed line phone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Free Wifi

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Including fondue set.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  High chair available by prior agreement
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                      Some in the apartment. There are also a few good bookshops in Zermatt in multiple languages, within 4 minutes walk.
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Multi-zone
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV includes US & UK English channels: TV & radio, as well as many other languages.
                                    • Stereo
                                      CD players (2)
                                    • Television
                                      Digital - many channels and languages. All terrestrial UK channels TV and radio

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                          19m2 with 6 chairs and 2 tables.
                                        • Bicycles
                                          No bicycles are provided. If you bring your own there is a bicycle store. One can also hire scooters to carry up high and ride down
                                        • Golf
                                          A course is close to Taesch - about 11 minutes on the shuttle train, then car or maybe taxi
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          The highest Alpine resort: one can ski or board down from 3800m.Skiing and boarding are possible all year round in Zermatt
                                        • Tennis
                                          several public courts in Zermatt in summer season

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          21 Reviews

                                                          Exceptional5/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Comfortable, Cosy Appartment in a Fabulous, Central Location

                                                          Vivienne H.

                                                          If you're looking for a sleek, modern, minimal apartment, this one is not for you. However, if you want somewhere comfortable and cosy to chill-out after a great day of skiing, then I highly recommend it. The apartment is warm with good sized bedrooms and all the practical amenities you need. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and the apartment is big enough for 6 adults to dine and relax comfortably.

                                                          It's conveniently located right in the heart of the town centre, one street back from the main street. (We noticed no street noise, despite its town-centre location.) It's a five-minute walk from the station which not only makes not arrival and departure days easy, but makes getting up onto the slopes a doddle. The ski-bus departs from right outside the Gornergrat station but we found the Gornergrat railway the quickest, most relaxing option to get up on to the mountain.

                                                          Whilst the décor may be a little dated for some tastes, we found the apartment to be charming and full of character - beautifully clean, warm and cosy. It had everything we needed. Piping hot showers and baths (with great water pressure) were appreciated by everyone after long days of skiing. We cooked, enjoyed family meals in comfort at the spacious dining table, watched films and played some of the board games provided. Very convenient for eating out too.

                                                          Adrian, the owner and host provided a wealth of useful information that was also most appreciated.

                                                          We certainly hope to return.......

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks Vivienne for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again.

                                                          Adrian

                                                          Excellent apartment and fantastic host

                                                          Masha K.

                                                          The Bellevue apartment is one of the best accommodations we ever had for our sky vacations! Very convenient location, easy to arrive and to get to the Gornergrat train; COOP and Migros are within 5 minutes walk.

                                                          The apartment itself is very nicely decorated, clean and tidy. Great fit for two families traveling together (our case). All amenities are available; wide set of kitchenware is provided. The washing machine is extremely helpful for crazy skiers! The fireplace is in excellent condition; some woods were available and we bought more.

                                                          Special thanks to the host. Adrian is extremely friendly and helpful. When we had issues with the wash basin in one of the bathrooms he immediately found plumbers to fix it. As the weather conditions during our trip were not very good Adrian sent us daily reports from the Zermatt Tourist Office and consulted on possible activities.

                                                          Highly recommended!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Maria & Sergey, Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. Zermatt is continuing to experience extremely high snowfall, and the tourist office is repaying the visitor taxes I pay to them for guest visits by excellent and frequent updates on the situation, which i am pleased to pass on. Fortunately there are lots of things to entertain you in Zermatt, even if the weather closes in. In any event it's really great to know that the apartment assisted you to have a great "sky" holiday (=ski holiday in the high altitude sky of Zermatt). Yes the location of our apartment is really central, and quiet. I really wouldn't want to be far from the shops in the current weather, or from the ski-bus when the skies are blue again! Please come again. Adrian

                                                          Great central location

                                                          Susie N.

                                                          Spacious 3 bed apartment, close to the center. Only criticism were the bathrooms are in need of an update.

                                                          Dining area was sweet and traditional.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks Susie. Everyone appreciates the ample space on the two floors inside our apartment and its very central and quiet location. No-one has commented on the bathrooms before. We'll investigate the possibilities, and their affordability! And yes, we agree it's very cozy to eat around the dining table. We look forward to welcoming you again.

                                                          Wonderful in all respects

                                                          adrian D.-

                                                          We were very keen to visit Zermatt with some family visitors from the US to us in Switzerland. Only 2 nights were available, and we took them. With assistance in planning the short visit from Adrian we were able to make the most of it from such a conveniently and well appointed apartment. Our US family left for the rest of the Swiss catch-up visit, very happy to have included the crown jewels!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Rosemary. Even a short trip is enjoyable, with planning. Come back again soon - and for longer if time allows! Adrian

                                                          Great Apartment in a Fantastic Location!

                                                          Jorun S.

                                                          We were so very happy with our three-week stay in this apartment and with its amazing location! We have three older children and they all loved Bellevue and so did my husband and I. The apartment is so spacious with a lovely dining room area, well-outfitted kitchen, comfortable beds and bedrooms and cozy and relaxing common areas. I loved having our own washing machine! We enjoy cooking so having Migros and Coop just minutes away with fresh bread and groceries was great! The apartment is in a fantastic location, barely five minutes from both the train and the Conegrat station. It is also located just about thirty meters from the main street that runs through Zermatt and is located on a very nice stretch of that street. We thoroughly enjoyed the cafes, restaurants, and shops and although they are close to the apartment it is still very quiet! My husband is very sensitive to noise and was never bothered - very quiet! Also - the fact that there is a view of the Matterhorn from the long apartment balcony meant the world to us since we were in Zermatt to climb it. Adrian is the most incredible host - so helpful and so very responsive! We had really such a great time in Zermatt and much of it was because we came so prepared after Adrian provided us prior to our arrival with so much information in regards to trains, lifts, trails, restaurants and much more. This information ensured that we bought the Swiss Transfer Ticket to and from Zurich and also the Swiss Half Fare Card at the train station in Zermatt which allowed us to pay only half price for all our lift and gondola tickets up the mountain! We are planning to return to Zermatt in the near future and will definitely stay in this apartment again!!! Thank you so much Adrian for making our visit and stay so very special!!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Jorun,

                                                          It is always a pleasure to be appreciated! Of course Zermatt, and the apartment and its location should take most of the credit. I was glad to assist you and your family, and look forward to your return when you are ready: summer or winter. Best wishes,

                                                          Adrian

                                                          Fantastic property in a great location

                                                          Emily P.

                                                          The property was perfect for a family ski trip to Zermatt. It is warm and cosy, with more than enough space for 3 adults and 2 children. The location is perfect - very central with easy access to the slopes etc. The boot room is great, and ski bus stop just down the road. It is equipped with every thing you need for a comfortable stay. Adrain is a great host - he provides lots of information regarding the property and the area. We would certainly love to stay here again on our next visit to Zermatt. Many thanks Adrian.

                                                          Location

                                                          Zermatt, Switzerland

                                                          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.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          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

                                                          $280avg/night
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