Top rated rentals — Switzerland
Destination guide

Winter escape in Switzerland holiday lettings

With over a hundred ski resorts, miles of trails, picturesque towns and cosy places off the beaten path, Switzerland is the ideal destination to make some memories. Whether you want a winter-wonderland holiday on the slopes or an alpine-village experience with fine dining and après-ski drinks by a roaring fire, you’ll find the perfect escape in Switzerland holiday lettings.


Historic attractions near Switzerland holiday lettings

The rich history and heritage of Switzerland are celebrated in many historic sites throughout the country, all within reach of your holiday rental. The Chapel Bridge, an iconic 12th-century bridge with a grand stone water tower and a decorated roof, and Grossmünster, a landmark 12th-century Romanesque cathedral, are musts for history buffs. The Fraumünster Church, an 11th-century church with Chagall stained glass windows and copper-topped spires, and the Swiss Museum of Transport, an interactive transport museum with artefacts and a planetarium, are also interesting sites to explore. For a more cultural experience, the Swiss National Museum has displays on Swiss handicrafts and homewares, an armoury tower and historical exhibits.

Things to do

Things to do near Switzerland holiday homes

Switzerland has endless alpine areas with fun activities and dramatic views of the landscape. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Jungfrau, an alpine summit with a scenic railway, ice-sculpture palace and chocolate shop, and Jungfraujoch, a glacier railway that passes shops and an observatory with spectacular views. You could also visit Pilatus, a mountain peak with cable-car and gondola rides, and the Chillon Castle, a lakeside castle and cultural centre with underground vaults and great halls.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Switzerland holiday lettings

Switzerland is a premier destination for outdoor fun and adventure near your holiday rental. Tobogganing, snow playgrounds, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, snow-shoe trekking and ski tours are popular activities to explore the alpine splendour. In warmer weather, the mountains, waterways and sky become a vast playground for adventurers, offering such activities as hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, glacier trekking, canyoning, via ferrata climbing, rafting, canoeing, golfing, rope walks and canopy walks. No matter your skill level or interest, you’ll find a range of thrilling outdoor adventures near your Switzerland holiday rental for an unforgettable experience.

How to get around

Transport to Switzerland holiday cottages

Switzerland has several airline companies providing service to various cities in the country and multiple train lines that run from major European cities directly into the country. The extensive motorway network in Europe also links to Switzerland, allowing you to drive your own car or a hire car within the country.

Food & drink

Cuisine in Switzerland

The cuisine in Switzerland combines influences from German, French and Northern Italian culinary cultures, but it varies in different regions of the country. Many dishes have the distinction of crossing local borders and becoming favourites throughout Switzerland, such as cheese fondue, a melted cheese eaten with bread cubes, raclette, a melted cheese with cocktail gherkins, onions and jacket potatoes, and Älplermagronen a gratin with potatoes, macaroni, cheese, onions and cream with stewed apples on the side. The most iconic delicacy of Switzerland, however, is Swiss chocolate, a food craft that dates back to the 16th century. No matter how you choose to experience the culinary culture of Switzerland, you’ll find a variety of restaurants, eateries and cafes near your holiday rental with creative meals and unique recipes.

How many holiday rentals are available around Switzerland?

Our 2022 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,926 holiday lettings around Switzerland. From 40 villas to 928 chalets, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Switzerland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Switzerland. From Vrbo UK travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Nendaz: 1,858 holiday homes
  • Verbier: 1,726 holiday homes
  • La Tzoumaz: 1,699 holiday homes
  • Zermatt: 952 holiday homes
  • Saas-Fee: 911 holiday homes

Vrbo UK offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Switzerland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Switzerland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Switzerland with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Nendaz: 1,858 holiday lettings
  • Zermatt: 952 holiday lettings
  • Saas-Fee: 911 holiday lettings
  • Lauterbrunnen: 693 holiday lettings
  • Grindelwald: 967 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Switzerland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Switzerland are:

  • Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.): 76 self catering accommodations
  • Zurich (ZRH): 205 self catering accommodations
  • La Chaux-de-Fonds (ZHV-Les Eplatures): 65 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Switzerland?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Switzerland. From Vrbo UK travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Lucerne: 545 holiday rentals
  • Lucerne Station: 564 holiday rentals
  • Les Diablerets Ski Resort: 3,095 holiday rentals
  • Grimentz-Bendolla Gondola: 3,305 holiday rentals
  • Zermatt-Furi Gondola: 538 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Switzerland listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Switzerland

Canton of Fribourg
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