About This Listing
Lucerne is a stunning town, 40mins by train from Zurich and situated on a wonderful lake, surrounded by the beautiful central Swiss Alps. It is the perfect base for hiking, biking, running, sailing and skiing in the winter months (50 mins to the resort of Engelberg, Klewenalp, Emmetten and more).
My South American wife and I live in a light and spacious apartment overlooking Lucerne's famous lake, just ten minutes walk to the station. We have a quiet private double bedroom available to rent (at the other end of the apartment to our room) and you are welcome to use the balcony overlooking the lake and the bathroom.
Fast WiFi is free. Fresh bed-linen and towels are included and we have a big flatscreen TV with more then 200 channels from all over the world.
The apartment is in a quiet area, and very close to the major attractions of Lucerne (the Transport Museum, the Natural Museum, the city old walls, the Glacial Garden and the old city with its historical buildings, shops, restaurants and coffee houses). Everything is in easy walking distance.
The apartment is a 3min taxi ride from Lucerne train station (there is a taxi rank at the station) or a 15min walk. Alternatively take the bus (Number 1) and get off at Löwenplatz - the flat is a 5min walk.
There are also some major events throughout the year that thousands of people come to Lucerne to experience. These include:
Fasnacht – Carnival to say goodbye to winter
Honky Tonk Festival – Live music around the city
Fumetto – Bringing comedy to Luzern
Lucerne Festival - classical music festival in the famous KKL
Rose d’Or – Entertainment Festival
Rowing World cup – Interntional sports in beautiful surroundings
Blue Balls Music Festival – with big names, in 2011 they had Lenka, Ben Harper, Macy Gray and Erykah Badu.
Luzern Marathon – Attracting athletes young and old
Luzern Blues Festival – Bringing the blues to Luzern
Street Parade - Zurich event with 1mill visitors
Nobody should stay in the flat except those people agreed in advance. Guests should not introduce strangers or animals to the building except with our agreement.
Please respect other residents in the house by limiting noise when you enter/leave the property or use the communal staircase.
Do not play loud music or otherwise make loud noise that might disturb neighbours (closing doors carefully).
Please do no use any strong fragrances like (Eukaliptus, cold ointment, fragrant oil or similar things)! Agent against clothes-moth in the luggage strictly forbidden! The next guests and me will be grateful.
Please do not smoke in the flat, though you may do so on the balcony.
Please report any breakages before you leave.
No use of kitchen for cooking.
Easy bathroom requests because you sharing it (like "hang wet towels in bathroom", "sit to pee - no hang urinal")
Please respect private areas in the flat.
Exkl. Taxe 16 p.d.p
Special transfer guest service: pick up by car at the train station
The location is not easy to find if you travel on your own. Once you get there the place has spectacular view of the city. The host has some guidelines which made us little uncomfortable at first. The host really cares to keep place neat and clean. He makes sure that you are comfortable and enjoy your stay.
easy to find with description and very central in middle the town - 5 minutes walk to historic city, lion monument, shops, restaurants etc.). Communication with them (entrepreneur from California) was short and a little bit impersonal. Two easy, naturally bathroom requests - no problem at all (to aerate after having shower and to sit down in order to pee - no hung urinal - women will be happy). Everybody was always very happy about the large, clean and tidy room. That what each guest expects from a stay in a hotel :-).
This is the perfect place for rest or sightseeing. We enjoyed both. The location is within reasonable walking distance to everything. Thomas is very kind and helpful. The room is comfortable and larger than it looks in the pictures. The balcony has a wonderful and incredible mountain view, perfect for morning coffee. For a fee Thomas will pick you up and drop you off at the train station. It's so worth it for the convenience. We enjoyed our stay.
Thomas and his place is what AirBnB is all about, in my opinion. It was a beautiful place located in an ideal area (close to everything with a breathtaking panoramic view) with a very nice and accommodating host. Thomas took the time to sit down and chat with us, which was really fun. He was more than willing to talk about Lucerne, the area, and anything Swiss. I'd highly recommend staying w/ Thomas if you're stopping in Lucerne. Carol and I hope to visit again soon!
Lucerne is a beautiful city and Thomas apartment has one of the best view. Thomas picked us up from the railway station and took time to explain the house manual. We had great conversations over wine and tried some of his recommended places of interest / meals. The apartment is a short time 10-15 min walk to the city and only 5 min from old town. Thank you for the hospitality and the wonderful experience in beautiful Lucerne. :) Looking forward to meeting you in Asia!
Thomas is a nice guy and the room is very comfortable. And it is close to the city!
Thomas is a great host. I stayed at his apartment with my husband for 4 nights and we found the place very comfortable, neat, clean and tidy. His suggestions about the places to visit in and around Lucerne and about the restaurants were really helpful. We also had some interesting conversations with him regarding travel, culture, politics etc. (I must say Thomas is an extremely well-read person :-))
He took out time and came to pick us up at the train station as well came to drop us at the station at 5 am, which is very kind of him.
We missed meeting his wife but hope to meet her soon in London.
About the Host, Denise + Bernhard
We are a Swiss and South American couple living in Lucerne. We love to cook, watch films, drink great red wine, walk in the mountains, ski in the winter and enjoy meeting people from all over the world. We hope you will come and visit!