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Swiss Chalet On The Lake Of Brienz

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three story home at the top of Isletwald

A beautiful three level swiss chalet built by the head of the famous Brienz wood carving school. The house sits in an apple orchard with a gentle walk down to the lake, ferry, bus stop,(service hourly from Interlaken) and some of the best restaurants in the region.

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

We fell in love with the village of Isleltwald on the beautiful Lake of Brienz. The home is only 6 miles from the 'extreme sports' city of Interlaken so all of our 8 children and 10 grandchildren love coming to visit!

Owner/Property Manager purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Switzerland

The Berner Oberland region has some of the best hiking trails in all of Switzerland plus we have two ski areas within 30 minutes of the house.

What makes this chalet unique

We can walk to some of the most incredible restaurants on the lake. Both the bus and the ferry are only 1/4 mile from the house and they can take us to some of the most interesting places and sites in the region . . . plus the vistas from the house may be some of the best in all of Switzerland.


Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Geneva or Zurich airport~2 hours by train/car
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Interlaken (10 minutes by car/ferry or bus)
Car: not necessary

Extensive ropes course in Interlaken.

Outdoor 'live' theater in Interlaken.

Wood carving school and store in Brienz.

Swiss trains can take you anywhere in Switzerland and into Europe.


Iseltwald Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (4) Four bedrooms have king size beds., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two bedrooms have twin beds, Bunk Beds (1) One room has a set of bunkbeds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Swiss Chalet On The Lake Of Brienz
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful, great place and super location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on super great property with fantastic views of the lake and the mountains. Large, clean, cared for, well appointed, airy, light, comfortable - Beyond the chalet, the location of being near Interlaken gave us access to most any place in Switzerland within a 2-3 hr drive or the train station in Interlaken which is only 8 minutes away. So for seeing most any place in the country, the location is ideal.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! Very comfortable home for large group/family, incredible views and location!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many vacation homes and this one is my absolute favorite. Charles, the owner, and Maggie, the manager, in Switzerland, were very responsive, personable and helpful. I am at a loss to describe with words how much we enjoyed this house and its location in Iseltwald. Wow! The house is on a hill overlooking the Brienzersee, and a short walk down to the village. We so enjoyed walking around the village, and taking dips in the lake. The house has a deck with amazing views of the lake. A favorite memory is sitting on the deck watching a storm over the lake. We were so happy to settle in to life in Iseltwald during our stay, and really felt at home. So much better than being in a hotel and more of a "tourist". Although we had to take a bus to get to some of our day trips and the train, we never minded because returning to Iseltwald at the end of the day was wonderful. So peaceful and tranquil compared to the crowds in Interlaken! There is also a wonderful path along the lake to an old hotel, waterfalls and swimming along the way. The house is so well situated that on some days, several members of our group opted to just stay at home and enjoy Iseltwald. The house is large and divided in two sections so plenty of space for a large extended family group. We were a family of 14 including grandparents and grandchildren. Everyone had space and some privacy. We loved eating in the breakfast room with views of the lake and doors that open to the outside. I really cannot say enough good things about this house--it is perfect for those that like beauty, peace and comfort. If I return to this area with a large group, I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT. and Still Grasping for Adjectives

  • 5 of 5

What an Amazing place to stay for a visit to Switzerland. Whether planning a vacation full of outdoor activities or seeking a quiet place for solitude, This PERFECT home and location is an incredible find. The views overlooking the charming village of Iseltwald on gorgeous Lake Brienz, and the views up to the Alps surrounding the Interlaken area are spectacular. The manager was extremely helpful and patient and had prepared a book with a complete list of Events and Activities in the area, and even included the weather forecast for the days of our stay. The owners are warm and accommodating and made us feel like we were visiting family. Their beautiful chalet has everything needed for the vacation of a lifetime. It is the ultimate location to explore the endless activities in the Swiss Alps around the Interlaken area, surrounding cities (Bern is also incredible), and the valleys and mountain destinations in nearby Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald and Mürren. After our last hike, we cooked out and ate dinner under the outdoor dining room with a yodeling choir practicing in the nearby school echoing through the village. Thank you for sharing your unbelievable home on VRBO. It was the perfect vacation home for visiting the most beautiful place we've ever seen.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Perfect Location to Explore Swiss Alps - Beautiful Family Home

  • 5 of 5

This Swiss Chalet is the place you want to stay while you visit and explore the Swiss Alps. Look no further at any other property because this home will give you an experience of a lifetime!! The Chalet is nestled on top of a small and private hill, which provides breathtaking views overlooking the Swiss Alps and Lake of Brienz. The Chalet has a convenient location making it the perfect home base to explore the Swiss Alps near Interlarken.

This property has the best amenities from a large fully stocked kitchen to multiple dining options indoor and outdoor, high quality bedrooms/bathrooms offering beautiful views, full washing/drying area, cozy family areas, and plenty of room to sleep lots of families! The owners are the dearest people to work with as they are very professional and really care about making your trip memorable and special for your guests. The owners pay attention to every detail; for example, they have a book of all kind of activities, information about the area, and helpful tips to make your stay in Switzerland special and inviting. This is the second time we have stayed in this Chalet and the memories we shared in this house will be etched on our hearts forever. We're so thankful for the chance to stay in this property, and I would encourage you to rent this place!! Look no further this is the place you want for your Swiss holiday!!

This property is accessible to easy transportation, but also is nestled back from the town which provides an intimate setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Your family will love this beautiful home in an idyllic setting. We spent our Christmas holiday here, with three generations of family, and could not have been more pleased. The location is ideal, the home and surroundings just beautiful. The home is equipped with a full kitchen, high quality linens and all the amenities of home. The owner is responsive to all requests, even during the hectic holiday season. Cannot recommend this property highly enough. Thank you for all your kindness and consideration!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin….The home is located in a quiet village next to a lake with the most beautiful color of turquoise blue water I’ve ever seen. It is centrally located in Switzerland which made it easy to do day trips anywhere else in the country. My wife and I rented a car and travelled somewhere different every day (except for the day we hiked from the home to Geissbach Hotel/Falls), returning each day to share stories with other family members. There were nine of us, and the home was large enough to accommodate everyone with room to spare. The kitchens were both well equipped, and the main dining room was large enough to seat all of us. The home is kept in superb condition, and the local manager of the property met us at the beginning of our stay (spoke excellent English) to make sure any questions we might have were answered. The home is beautifully constructed and is impressive just to look at and admire the workmanship that went into building it.

This trip was a once in a lifetime journey for my siblings and I to visit the Swiss mountain home that our paternal grandfather was born and raised in prior to immigrating to Kansas to start a new life. The experience of staying in Charles and Margolyn’s chalet home put a perfect touch on our experience. I keep referring to it as a home instead of a house because that’s what it felt like during our stay. Thank you both so much for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review regarding your stay in our home. We are sooo pleased that your trip was all you wanted it to be. We hope you have the time to return sometime! Sincerely, Margolyn and Charles
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
cleaning fee $400
Refundable damage deposit $800

Check with owner
Oct-May - $5,000 week Jun-Sep/holiday weeks - $6000/week Cash or Check Only
3 night minimum
* If you liked this home, you may be interested in our other VRBO home #243550
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50% with resveration balance 30 days before occupancy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.