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Destination guide

Options for all in stunning Switzerland

Switzerland hardly needs an introduction. Known around the world as much for its soaring mountain peaks and beautifully-preserved towns as it is for exquisite timepieces, creamy chocolate and financial smarts, the country is one of the most visited in Europe. Beyond the inspiring landscapes, fine goods and wealthy lifestyle, Switzerland serves up cosmopolitan cities with world-class cultural attractions and tranquil towns with pretty churches and medieval alleys. This is a country that comes in many different flavors. From smart apartments in Bern to traditional chalets in Grindelwald, Switzerland vacation rentals have you covered with a selection of homes to suit all tastes.

Things to do

Star turns in Switzerland

In a country of must-sees, choosing which of Switzerland's attractions to include in your adventures can be tricky. You're unlikely to see them all, nor would you want to. It's far better to experience a chosen few properly. Perhaps you'll take a breathtaking gondola ride beside Mount Titlis or the equally-daring roller coaster-like trip on the Gelmer Funicular in the Bernese Oberland. Maybe you'll board the scarlet-colored Bernina Express at Chur or St. Moritz and travel past postcard-perfect towns, dramatic mountain scenes and glistening glaciers all the way to the Italian town of Tirano, the train's panoramic cars offering mesmerizing views of this unique Alpine landscape.

Activities

Living the mountain lifestyle in Switzerland

The Matterhorn dominates local life as much as it does the landscape in the southern town of Zermatt. Perhaps the most famous of Alpine peaks, and certainly the most distinctive, the mountain provides an idyllic backdrop for hiking, climbing and skiing. In the town below, boutique stores and haunts for foodies stretch along the main street of Bahnhofstrasse, serving up plenty of reasons to enjoy your vacation at a slower pace. Before returning to your rental, be sure to swing by one of the lively apres-ski venues, where good company and great wine are almost always part of the deal.

Weather

Seasonal highlights in Switzerland

If you're heading high into the mountains, Switzerland offers 2 distinct seasons. The summer months of June through October are the perfect time to combine visits to eclectic Verbier and exclusive St. Moritz with long hikes through the spectacular surroundings of the Swiss Alps. In the winter season of mid-December through mid-April, those same surroundings transform to provide an unforgettable backdrop for all manner of winter sports. In between seasons, mountain facilities are at a bare minimum. No matter, though. Switzerland vacation rentals in the country's vibrant towns and cities provide the perfect base for adventure all year round.

Natural features

Regional appeal in Switzerland

Though perhaps best known for the Alps, Switzerland boasts a diverse array of natural delights, and often, you'll find them within easy reach of your vacation home. Switzerland vacation rentals in the buzzy city of Zurich are a mere excursion away from the drama of the 23-meter Rhine Falls, where a boat trip to the river basin surely counts as one of life's unforgettable experiences. Elsewhere, rentals near Lake Geneva in the south of the country place the sights, sounds and delights of the Swiss Riviera on your doorstep.

How many vacation rentals are available around Switzerland?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 12,290 vacation rentals around Switzerland. From 969 chalet rentals to 96 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Switzerland?

Have a look at that view! That's what you'll be exclaiming when you head for the hills and enjoy a tranquil high-altitude escape. Vrbo has no less than 3,514 mountain vacation rentals available. Alternatively, you might like trying a different style of vacation setting. Vrbo has a wide range of rental options to choose from, including:

  • 2,940 mountainside vacation rentals.
  • 1,147 village vacation rentals.
  • 888 rural vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Switzerland?

Experience this destination like a local from the comfort of a chic and cozy apartment. You'll feel like you're part of the neighborhood in no time! You can take your pick from 10,224 different options via Vrbo. How does $34 per night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't put it off for too long! Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other rental options, like:

  • House: 1,020 vacation homes. Prices start from $45 per night.
  • Chalet: 986 vacation homes. Prices start from $56 per night.
  • Hotel: 866 vacation homes. Prices start from $34 per night.

Can I stay in Switzerland in a large group?

Whether you're heading off on a special getaway with the extended fam or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's always stacks of fun staying under the one roof! And the good news is that Vrbo has options to suit. The top option for bigger groups here are apartment vacation homes, and you'll find 2,100 currently listed. Properties for rent around here that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 2,632 vacation homes suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as $44.
  • After a vacation rental for 5 guests? We have 1,221 that will be perfect. Prices start from $34 a night.
  • Seeking places for rent suitable for 8 guests? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 1,131 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as $56 per night.

You and the squad will be more than satisfied when you organize your Switzerland adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Switzerland?

Friends are the family we choose. Create new memories with those who truly matter and organize a value-for-money escape with Vrbo. Steckborn District is a good area to consider if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 25 rentals, and the average price is an affordable $149 per night. Diessenhofen District is another place to check out. We have 11 rentals here, and the average price is around $154 per night.

Explore destinations around Switzerland

Canton of Zurich
183 vacation rentals
Canton of Grisons
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Canton of Ticino
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Canton of Obwalden
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Canton of Basel-Stadt
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Canton of Bern
1,875 vacation rentals
Canton of Neuchâtel
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Canton of Fribourg
81 vacation rentals
Lucerne District
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Canton of Valais
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Canton of Uri
74 vacation rentals
Canton of Aargau
25 vacation rentals
Jura Canton
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Canton of Zug
33 vacation rentals
Canton of Schwyz
36 vacation rentals
Canton of Vaud
585 vacation rentals
Canton of Thurgau
48 vacation rentals
Canton of Saint Gallen
411 vacation rentals
Canton of Nidwalden
36 vacation rentals
Canton of Appenzell Outer Rhodes
33 vacation rentals