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Centre of Bern's Old City, Just Steps Away from the City's Main Attractions

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Absolute best location in Bern, right in the heart of the old medieval city of Bern.

2016 dates are filling quickly! Don't hesitate, BOOK NOW!

Please visit our other two AMAZING listings in the same building to see our other apartments and look for special pricing for the winter season!

Listing #508589 (1st Floor above ground level apartment, same building)
Listing #669536 (3rd floor apartment, same building)

FYI: We do not live in these apartments, they are all yours...while you are a guest in our building.

Here is your chance to live like a local in the old city of Switzerland's capital city, Bern. Step outside your front door to discover the city's main attractions like the famous Zytglogge (Renaissance Clock Tower), Münster (Cathedral), Kursaal, Kultural Casino Bern, Concert theater, BärenPark, and Einstein's house where he developed his famous theory of relativity.

Nestled among amazing restaurants, cafés and bi weekly street markets, this apartment has everything you could possibly need and is full of original character as well as all the modern conveniences and furniture! Charming and light filled, the apartment can accommodate 1-5 people, 2 on the 160x200 cm (queen) bed and 2 on the sofa bed (double) and lastly one person on a fold-out bed (suitable for smaller adults or children). You will have your own modern kitchen and bath room as well as a large living room, dining room and master bedroom.

On the 1st and 2nd floor, in the typical Bernese apartment style, the kitchen and bathroom is separated from the bedroom and living room and is accessed by walking across the landing through the house's spiral stairwell. Although, this staircase is used by all four apartments in the building, running into anybody between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 am is very rare. Many guests love this unique aspect as it allows for two separate living spaces, one side for quiet time and one side for early risers or conversations.

A scant 10 minute walk under the romantic arcades brings you to/from the train station and mere seconds away from all the main tram and bus lines.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25, exceptions are possible...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Sofa bed in living room: 1 double

    Sleeps 2....moreless

  • Large, quiet bedroom with a comfortable bed, hardwood floors, a fresco painted on the ceiling by an anonymous artist in the past. An original 333 year old oven with beautiful handpainted tiles. Lots of cabinets for your belongings. We can supply a baby playpen with a soft mattress to convert it to a crib. We also have a fold-out bed for a 5th person....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Modern and updated....moreless

  • Modern bathroom with a sink, toilet, tub with shower.

Other Amenities

  • HOUSE RULES: • SMOKING and CANDLE BURNING is strictly forbidden anywhere inside the building including the terrace and courtyard. • 10:00 p.m. noise curfew applies to everyday of the week. • Guests may invite people over, however, only registered guests may stay overnight. As this is a family building, we ask that gatherings larger than 4 other people have prior approval from Rob and Sara. • When leaving the apartment, please close all the windows and turn off the lights. • Turn off unnecessary lights at all times. • Please ensure all doors lock securely behind you. • Guests are responsible for any damage they cause during their stay and should report damage immediately. • Do not hold the door open for any persons you do not know. • As this is a vacation rental with a private kitchen in a tenanted building, please avoid cooking with strong smells, i.e. aromatic spices, fish, etc… • DO NOT eat in the beds or on the sofa. Thank you and enjoy your stay!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Radio with Bluetooth functionality....moreless

  • Television:

    Available upon request. Limited channels, 1 available for 3 apartments, first come first served....moreless

  • Toys:

    We have some duplo and some trucks for younger children. Please let us know if you would like to use them....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The apartment is almost in the geographical centre of the old city. Walk to restaurants and sights in seconds (Zytglogge) and minutes (the Münster)....moreless

  • Monument View:

    You can see the Münster (Grand Cathedral) and the twice weekly farmer's market from the windows of the apartment. From the street corner outside the building you can see the Bernese Alps....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is also a small eating area in the kitchen and a dining area in the main apartment space....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets, duvets for different seasons, pillows and cases....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large and bright, looks down on the Münstergasse, with a view of the cathedral....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand towels provided. Beach towels are available for 5 CHF per day...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso machine with 10 free cups to start you off....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    This is your own private kitchen....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, and some pantry items are left in the fridge. Please replace any that you may use up....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter Rate 2016/2017
Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$154

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

April Ferien
Apr 8 - Apr 23, 2017
5 night min stay
$180

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$180

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $82.30
  • Bern Visitor Tax per day $5.45
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

- Nightly rate is based on double occupancy, guests beyond two charge 25 CHF/guest/night (including children).

- Estimated charges by VRBO may not be accurate. Please request a precise quote from us directly.

- The Bern Ticket is charged at 5.30CHF/night per person over 16 years. http://www.bern.com/en/travel-planning/bernticket


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bern
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
We are in the restaurant quarter
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Bern Main Train Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1, 6, 12
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
We are surrounded by the best restaurants
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lots and closeby!

Car: Not Necessary

Here is your chance to live like a local in the old city of Switzerland's capital city, Bern. Step outside your front door to discover the city's main attractions like the famous Zytglogge (Renaissance Clock Tower), Münster (Cathedral), Kursaal, Kultural Casino Bern, Concert theater, BärenPark, and Einstein's house where he developed his famous theory of relativity.

Nestled among amazing restaurants, cafés and

twice weekly street markets, this apartment has everything you could possibly need and is full of original character as well as all the modern conveniences and furniture and beds are all brand new as of February 2013! Charming and light filled, the apartment can accommodate 1-5 people, 2 on the 160x200 cm (queen) bed and 2 on the sofa bed (double) as well as a comfy cot. You will have your own modern kitchen and bath room as well as a large living room, dining room and master bedroom. In the typical Bernese apartment style the kitchen and bathroom is separated from the bedroom/living room/dining room.

A scant 10 minute walk under the romantic arcades brings you to/from the train station and mere seconds away from all the main tram and bus lines.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1947

About the owner: I am a Canadian born Swiss citizen and fourth generation to live in my family owned 500+ year old house in Bern's Altstadt. I live with my husband, Rob and our two kids on the fourth floor of the building. The rental apartment is located on the second floor so we are never far away should you need any help. We love meeting new people and sharing the beautiful city of Bern.

Why the Owner Chose Grünes Quartier, Bern, Switzerland:
It's truly a fantastic and special experience to stay in our apartments. The LOCATION is absolutely amazing! We are right in the heart of the medievel old town of Bern. Our building is surrounded by restaurants, shops, museums. We host the twice weekly farmer's market in front of our building. Steps to transit and with your Bern Visitor Tax, transit is included! Add to that, our own experience hosting travelers for more than 3 years gives you everything you need for a great holiday or work stay on Münstergasse.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Unique location in the heart of the old city close to everything you'll want to do and see like restaurants, museums, the river Aare, the Bundeshaus parliament buildnigs, the Zytglogge, the Bear Park and so much more!


Contact us

Speaks: english, german

 

Photos

  • Large living and dining area

    Large living and dining area

  • Bedding is stored inside the couch. Double sized 140 cm x 200 cm

    Bedding is stored inside the couch. Double sized 140 cm x 200 cm

  • Feel free to borrow one of our many guidebooks.

    Feel free to borrow one of our many guidebooks.

  • A functional desk, a radio with bluetooth connection and great, fast WIFI!

    A functional desk, a radio with bluetooth connection and great, fast WIFI!

  • Dining for four or more.

    Dining for four or more.

  • Large bedroom with a queen size bed, baby bed available upon request.

    Large bedroom with a queen size bed, baby bed available upon request.

  • Large modern equipped kitchen, with granite counters, dishwasher, glass cooktop

    Large modern equipped kitchen, with granite counters, dishwasher, glass cooktop

  • 333 years old this year!

    333 years old this year!

  • View from the apartment on Market Day, Cathedral seen in the background.

    View from the apartment on Market Day, Cathedral seen in the background.

  • Bear Park, 10 minute walk away!

    Bear Park, 10 minute walk away!

  • Source of Swiss Chocolate!

    Source of Swiss Chocolate!

  • Chalet in the Gurtendorf.

    Chalet in the Gurtendorf.

  • A comfy place to sit and read.

    A comfy place to sit and read.

  • Bed for 5th person, recommended for a short adult or child.

    Bed for 5th person, recommended for a short adult or child.

  • Our street, second house on the left.

    Our street, second house on the left.

  • Parliament Buildings, 1 minute walk from our building!

    Parliament Buildings, 1 minute walk from our building!

  • View from Bundesterasse.

    View from Bundesterasse.

  • Meadow behind the Zentrum Paul Klee, 10 minutes from apartment by bus.

    Meadow behind the Zentrum Paul Klee, 10 minutes from apartment by bus.

  • Dining for two in the kitchen.

    Dining for two in the kitchen.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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