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Villa - Entire home/apt · Hostettstrasse, Sarnen, Obwalden 6062, Switzerland

Villa Wilen is a very modern and spacious house in the inner heart of Switzerland and allows to reach most of the touristic highlights within a very short time. The Villa is famous for its architecture, its access to the lake and the phantastic views

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Villa Wilen is a very modern and spacious house in the inner heart of Switzerland and allows to reach most of the touristic highlights within a very short time. The Villa is famous for its architecture, its access to the lake and the phantastic views

The Space

This is the ideal hub for people who like to stay a bit outside of the cities, like to enjoy Switzerland's nature in order to relax and to stay away from the mass tourism. If you get bored - there is a strong Wifi, covering the whole house.

The villa is a juwel for any kind of resident. Its modern timeless architecture, the unique views to Lake Sarnen and the nearby Sachsler Mountains attract everybody! Spacious rooms, modern furniture and interior, a spatious and cleaned up garden - all directly on the shore of Lake of Sarnen.

VERY CENTRAL: 20 minutes from LUCERNE, 45 minutes from INTERLAKEN, 55 minutes from ZURICH AIRPORT, 75 minutes from BERNE or BASLE. You don't have to book accomodation at all these places - Villa Wilen allows you to catch the most popular tourist spots of Switzerland easily from one single spot.

The hosts are pleased to help you to find the best tourist places based on your individual wishes.

It is useful to visit Villa Wilen by car (parking is no problem, there is a huge free parking lot in front of the Villa). The place has its advantage due to its unique secluded location on Lake Sarnen.

Shopping is no problem. The nearest shop can be reached by a 10 minutes walk, there are also restaurants and bars nearby. More restaurants and bars are located in Sarnen (distance 3 kilometers) or Lucerne (25 kilometers).

In summer this is an ideal hub to visit LUCERNE, INTERLAKEN, (Jungfrau & Outdoor Sports), Giessbach Falls, Ballenberg Outdoor Museum, Berne, Engelberg (MOUNT TITLIS), Lake of Lucerne, ZURICH, Italy and nearby Mount Pilatus, Melchsee Frutt, Älggi (geographical Center of Switzerland) or Flüeli Ranft/Sachseln (Brother Klaus). BTW: There are all kind of hikes nearby.

In winter it's perfect for SKIING: you can have the ideal combination of alpine skiing/snowboarding (Engelberg, Melchsee-Frutt, Klewenalp, Hasliberg, nearby Mörlialp, Lungern Schönbüel), nordic skiing (Glaubenberg), snowshoe trekking, sledging (Melchsee Frutt) and sight seeing or shopping (Lucerne, Zurich, Berne). Even Milano can be reached within 2 1/2 hours as well...

The house has some nice goodies: in Summer direct acces to the lake for SWIMMING, the very popular chillout room allows to enjoy the awesome views on the TERRACE, inside it has a modern CHIMNEY and a beamed CINEMA TV, in Winter the SAUNA in the guest's bathroom might be a welcome recreation as well.

You will be delighted - have a look at the reviews!

We started our airbnb-activity in summer 2011. Since then we could welcome visitors from: USA, China, Pakistan, Israel, Canada, South Corea, India, France, Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia, Holland, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, UK, Columbia, Sweden, Russia, Australia, England, Norway, Poland, Quatar, Egypt, Serbia, Slovenia, Indonesia... we love the social exchange with different cultures!

Important note:
The house can be rented completely during vacations of the host or shared with the residents while they are present - but still (email hidden) of privacy since the house is very big and the hosts are at work over the week days or even sleep outside. The in house elevator facilitates to move between the high floors and avoids to cross each other.
We only host one guest "unit" (not more than one group) at the same time.

Guest Access

Villa Wilen has very large and high rooms and an elevator - this allows easily a shared situation with the 2 hosts. In case of hosts' vacancies there is a possibily to have an unshared situation. There are 2 guest rooms and a private bathroom for private use, kitchen, dining room and backyard are shared.

Interaction with Guests

This is up to you our guests. Some want to have a daily interaction for the coming day, some just enjoy their stay of their own. Since the hosts are working over the working days, there is only interaction possible early morning or in the evening.

The Neighborhood

The Villa is just a few kilometers away from the geographical center of Switzerland (Aelggi). Therefor you can easily reach the most important touristic highlights within an hourly drive. The closer neighborhood is very unique: the lake, the mountain chain, the views...see the photos.

Getting around

We recommend to rent a car, since the Villa is located in the countryside. There is an important train station in Sarnen (3 km's away) and a public bus runs every hour 500 meters to the house.

Other Things to Note

Just have a look at the photos and the reviews - this shows the real insights very clearly...:)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 5
Extra people: $81 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $2306 /week
Monthly Price: $8647 /month
Security Deposit: $346
Cleaning Fee: $81
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We love Sarnen, we love our hosts and we absolutely love our stay in Roland's cosy and stunning House! Roland (email hidden), making our stay in Switzerland such a pleasant one. We loved his recommendations, such as driving through the scenic road through Montruex. The house is clean, with a sleek and elegant design. The house is surrounded by beautiful flowers and birds by the lake. As a frequent traveler, I'll definitely highly recommend Roland stunning house to anyone who is visiting Switzerland. I'll rate this as one of the best Airbnb experience I've ever come across, and would recommend this place in a heartbeat. Roland (email hidden)! He is very hospitable, patient and gracious, and he will do his very best to make your stay a more than pleasant one. Thank you Roland for your great hosting! :)

    June 2014
  • We had a fabulous time in lovely villa ( villa wilen )
    and it’s 3 nights Me and my waif withe 2 daughters will never forget it.
    The villa is perfectly located and unique location directly on Lake Sarnen with 180 degree lake views. The View is Magnificent !

    Roland & Claudia truly very kind and helpful and very easy going.
    To be clear, they gave us our space and privacy, but were very warm and hospitable.
    I loved my stay here. If you need to get away from the stresses of daily life it is the right choice . I highly recommend this place.
    We were lucky enough to stay (website hidden) was literally the best part of our trip.

    Roland ,Claudia, Shae and Flo thanks again and hope to hosting you in Qatar and good Luke for swiss in World Cup

    June 2014
  • Sorry for the very late feedback. I want to say we had a very nice stay in Roland's house:
    1. The house is brilliant, spacious, nice garden, especially the view of chillout room;
    2. The facility is good, you can find almost everything you need;
    3. The town is also very nice, and easy to go around

    In addition, Roland is very nice. He picked up us in the first day we arrived, and we lost the ticket in the house last day, he sent it the station!

    The only thing you need to keep in mind is if you do not drive, you need to remember the timetable of the bus, otherwise, you need to wait if you want to go out.

    June 2014
  • Awesome!! Four of us, my husband and I (ages 67) and my brother and his wife (ages 54). Roland's home is the perfect location for seeing Switzerland. The views from our rooms spectacular. We swam in the lake while looking at the snow covered Alps. Incredible! Roland was an informative host who helped us make great decisions about what to do. We loved the Mt. Pilatus experience on Lake Lucerne, but most of all we loved our hike on the mountain side where we
    heard the cuckoo birds, saw the herds of cows while hearing their bells around their necks and enjoyed the view of a lifetime. We even sang a chorus of "The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music." Something we will never forget!!
    Thank you, Roland, Claudia, Shae and of course, "Robbie."

    June 2014
  • It’s an amazing house with very beautiful view. We all enjoy staying here.我们是四人待了两晚,风景超级美,非常推荐!

    June 2014
  • Roland (email hidden) who went out of his way to ensure our stay was nothing short of excellent! The accommodation was, simply put - splendid! There are fantastic restaurants within a stones throw and a local shop (if needed). The location of the house was perfect, its quite, serene, picturesque location was exactly what we were looking for! Thanks Roland for being a fun and fantastic host!

    June 2014
  • Luxurious pension where I never met before!!

    If you selected this pension, you made just right choice during swiss trip^^

    This pension is very spacious and the hosts, Claudia and Roland is very helpful and kind.
    When you have awful weather during your stay, dont worry!

    Just staying the pension insure your vacation!

    Below in Korean

    자르넨의 빌라에서 지냈던 하루하루는 파리관광으로지쳤던 저희에게 말그대로힐링이되는 곳이었습니다.

    사진그대로이구요. 전혀 과장되거나포장 되어있지않습니다.

    저희는신혼여행으로 스위스에오게되면서 이곳에묵게되었는데요, 주변에
    인터라켄 루체른 브리엔쯔호수등 차로 1시간 거리에서 다누릴수있는 위치에있어서 거리상으로도 편리했습니다.

    작은딸아이 shae와 고양이flo도 너무귀여웠고요.

    렌트카여행을추천합니다. 저도외국 여행에서 렌트카는첫여행이었는데
    속도위반만 조심하시면 주차비 및 연료비도 한국보다 더 저렴한것같아요.

    기차여행도좋지만 삼사일 이상묵으실거면 자동차여행으로
    바글바글 한국사람들을피해 sarnen 으로 오셔요^-^♥♥

    Vielen Dank Roland, Claudia, Shae und Flo.

    Wir sehen nach wieder!

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Roland's beautiful house in Sarnen. Sarnen is very centrally located and a great base for exploring the entire country by either train or car. The home is beautifully decorated and well appointed, the beds comfortable and the view can not be beat. We loved the back yard overlooking the lake and mountains. The town of Sarnen is just a few minutes down the road and has some nice restaurants and an awesome playground for little ones. Roland and Claudia had some great suggestions for activities and places to see and were very helpful while we were there. Would love to go back some day and would not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone!

    May 2014
  • It was an absolute delight to have chosen Roland & Claudia's Villa as our "home" in Switzerland. Roland and Claudia made us feel at home from the time we arrived and were extremely warm and cordial. It was a pleasure meeting two enthusiastic travelers and of course their cute lill daughter.

    The Villa is an utterly Dream abode and anyone staying here will surely share the same feeling. Its love at first sight!! Everything about the home is awesome. The place is fantastic in all respects and pictures on airbnb are utmost realistic. The house is extremely contemporary with top notch gadgets and modern amenities including an elevator!

    The location is absolute killer and one can enjoy the paradise of Switzerland even without stepping out of the villa. The Lake, the snow peaks, the ever changing magical scenery is all live from the dining room or Living room and of course the terrace deck.

    We shared the house and especially the kitchen with the hosts, which was also fairly easy.

    We ended up making friends with the hosts and had long chat with them on evenings, which helped both of us understanding diverse cultures and also importantly I am glad that our stay and interaction helped clearing some earlier conceptions created by other groups.

    I must mention here that the communication with Roland was and is fantastic. He even helped us so many times with our queries even while he was in office. The very prompt communication and eagerness to help is much appreciated.

    I highly recommend the place to make Swiss vacations memorable.

    May 2014
  • This is my second time for staying in Roland's lovely place and as usual I loved the stay and the view of the is a breath taking

    Thank you Roland for hosting us and say hello to your lovely family.


    May 2014
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Stansstad, University of Lucerne
We enjoy both nature & style and the benefits of cities & travelling. Here in Sarnen we can retreat from the civilization, but get back to business and city life within a very short time. We have the great luck to live here in peace and like staying in contact with travellers of all over the world and sharing our outstandig home with interesting people of style. Due to having travelled over 60 countries and being demanding customers, we know the needs of travellers, tourists very well. Welcome to Villa Wilen! Roland & Claudia Privacy is given, since we are outside the Villa most of the time. Welcome to our paradise! (PS The mountain photos show the location from a nearby peak, sometimes you will see little girl Shae around...)
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