About This Listing
Villa Wilen is a very modern and spacious home in the inner heart of Switzerland and allows to reach most of the touristic highlights within a very short time. The Villa is popular for its architecture, its access to the lake and the awesome views.
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, Qatar, Egypt, Serbia, Slovenia, Indonesia, Austria, Argentina, Thailand, Ukraine, Kuwait... - we love the social exchange with different cultures!
The house can be rented completely during vacations of the host or shared with the residents while they are present - but still with a high degree 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.
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 2 private bathrooms for private use, kitchen, dining room and backyard are shared.
If you are interested in an unshared option - please ask for.
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 in the morning or in the evening.
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.
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, the bus station is 500 meters from the house.
Other Things to Note
Just have a look at the photos and the reviews - this shows the real insights very clearly...:)
The indicated prices include the exclusive usage of the guest rooms (Chillout Room, Garden Room, private Bathroom) and shared usage of Kitchen, Living Room, Toilet on Ground Floor, Parking. During vacations of the Host exclusive usage of the Villa (excl. 2 private rooms) is possible. Please ask for these time periods.
Shoes off, no Smoking inside the Villa, no parties - please.
This is the unique view at Villa Wilen - in the middle of Switzerland, where Switzerland is still very authentic and unspoiled.
Ronald and his family were extremely nice! We felt right at home. From the very clear explanation of all the areas of the villa, along with recommendations when needed. Ronald is a superb host, his villa is amazing! Breath taking views from a luxury home in the middle of Switzerland. Had I known this place would earn our love, I would have booked a full week and never left the villa! Its that nice!
I will return to Villa Wilen, not sure how soon, there is a challenging hike on top of the beautiful mountains across lake Sarnen, I will come back and climb with Ronald and Claudia.
Roland has a dream house and the location and the house are something you don't want to do just once, you want to keep coming back to the breath taking views, the cosy comfortable house and his great hospitality.
We stayed there for 3 nights and we were 2 couples with babies and we had the best time of our vacation in Villa Wilen.
The location is so good that one can go around easily to Lucerne, Interlake, Mount Titlis, Mount Pilatus, Zurich etc.
We would suggest everyone to rent a car as you may end up spending more on the trains going to all the nearby places.
Roland let is do a bonfire and we did a bbq on our last night and accommodated all our requests.
One cannot find a better place and better location and host in Switzerland :)
Roland의 멋진 집은 정말 모든면에서 최고였어요~!가족 모두 너무나 만족했던 스위스 여행이었어요~!
우리 가족의 이번 스위스 여행은 그동안 접했던 일반적인 숙소와는 다른 새로운 숙소를 찾고 있었어요~!
Roland의 집은 약간 생소할수 있는 Sarnen이라는 예쁜 마을에 위치하고 있으며, 차를 가지고 여행하는 우리 가족에게는 관광지의 여러곳을 여행하기에 좋았어요^^
Roland는 머무는 내내 우리 가족을 챙겨주었고 즐거운 여행을 할수 있도록 멋진 추억을 선물해주었어요!
넓은 잔디와 멋진 산과 호수가 보이는 환상적인 뷰를 바라보며 아이들과 머무는 내내 너무 만족하고 행복했으며, Sarnen의 Roland의 집은 정말 다시 가고픈 여행지 1순위로 저희 가족에겐 남았어요~!
스위스 여행을 계획 하시는 모든분께 이곳을 정말 추천합니다~!
정말 모든것을 만족하는 여행을 하실수 있을꺼에요~!^^
Roland is an excellent host. He picked us up from the station, helped us plan some of our excursions, always responded promptly to the smallest of our queries and gave us advice which really helped. Villa Wilen is very tastefully made and has amazing views. You can easily spend a few days just enjoying the Villa and its views. The natural beauty surrounding this property is amazing, the views from the balcony or the garden are amazing, you can even go down to the lake from the garden. Roland had advised us to rent a car for our trip but we didn't in the beginning and then when we did rent a car on our third day, we regretted not listening to Roland before. Having a car at your disposal really makes the trip much more enjoyable, you are much more flexible about when and where you want to go. We drove from Sarnen to Paris and then to Brussels and it was much better than travelling in train and bus even though it was my first time driving a Left Hand Drive vehicle and the car was a Skoda Superb SW which is longer and wider than an average car. Would love to come back and stay a little bit longer at Roland's place and next time we will rent a car from the first day.
We had a great time at Roland's house ! The house is neat and elegant . The view of the leak is breathtaking . Roland and Claudia were extremely welcoming and helpful and they provide amazing and relaxing experience . You could just stay at this place the whole day and never be bored!
We had a fantastic time at Villa Wilen! Everything is very convenient! The place is very beautiful and peaceful. Breathtaking view from our room. It's just like living in fairy tale land.
very nice location, we can reach most of the places within an hour by car.
Roland and Claudia were wonderful hosts. They are very friendly and helpful! Gave us very good advice where we can visit!( we have two small kids). Perfect! Great experience. Wish we could have stay longer. Looking forward to coming back next year!
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About the Host, Roland
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...)
Just have a swim in the Lake of Sarnen or take our nice Canadien to explore the shores of this natural beauty.Hostettstrasse Sarnen OW 6062
Public Transport in Wilen (10 Minutes walking distance from Villa)Sarnen OW 6062
Nearby Premium Bakery to shop typical Swiss bread or some basic food. Or just to have a Premium Coffee with nice service.Wilerstrasse Wilen (Sarnen) OW 6062
The local shop has everything you need. Just 3 Minutes by car or 10 minutes on foot. Very nice service. Help the local trade to survive - buy your stuff there!Wilerstrasse OW 6062
A nice Restaurant directly on the Lake of Sarnen with local Dishes and great Service...Wilerbadstrasse Sarnen OW 6062
Around Villa Wilen are some very nice small trecks, just for a one hour walk or for jogging. The view is unique - just do it and enjoy!Giglenstrasse Sarnen OW
The very unique and brand new seaside resort in Sarnen. A nice place to go swimming outside Villa Wilen - very nice for Kids and to eat outside as well.Seestrasse Sarnen OW 6060
Seerestaurant 11, near the Football Stadium of Sarnen. I often go there to have a good dinner with a perfect view!Seestrasse Sachseln OW 6072
Central Station of Luzern - the best opportunity for 24 hour shopping (closing at 10 p.m.)Nelkenstrasse Sarnen 6060
The best supermarket nearby!Marktstrasse Sarnen OW 6060
Swiss shops close around 7-8 p.m. and are not open on Sundays. With some exceptions, such as Shops on petrol stations. This shop offers a minimum range of products to cover your basics. 5 min. by car.Güterstrasse Sarnen OW 6060
Hiking on the Arnigrat - one of the countless hikes nearby! Stunning views - Hard Core Hiking for Freaks...!Sachseln OW 6067
A beautiful natural park - just half an hour away from home... Lots of trees, fresh air and easy hikes in a beautiful environment. In Winter: the Best for Nordic Skiing and Trekking!Sarnen OW 6063
A MUST TO DO: take the car to Alpnach, buy a ticket, take the steepest train in the world to Mt. Pilatus, down by gondolas to Luzern, sightseeing in Luzern, take boat on Lake Lucerne back to car!Brünigstrasse Alpnachstad OW 6053
A wonderful place in the Alps with 3 beautiful lakes. In Summer just for Hiking, in Winter for Skiing - to be reached by car within 20 min, then by Gondola. In Summer you can drive up easily up there.Sachseln OW 6072
A very close and cosy place for easy skiing - the closest solution - a short drive by car.Giswil 6074
Glasi Hergiswil - a nice place with kids. Beside the glassmaking demonstrations it is a nice place to share with kids - there are many opportunities for kids to play there. Finally have a drink there!Seestrasse Hergiswil NW 6052
A very close and cosy place for easy skiing.Lungern OW 6078
Engelberg is the hub to go up to Mount Titlis with its nice Glacier. The nearest solution to smell and touch a real Swiss glacier!Klosterstrasse Engelberg OW 6390
A very nice place for skiing - very popular among Snowboarders. A 35 minutes drive by car.Hasliberg BE
A nice to place to shop: close to Luzern, a wide range of shops, mostly interesting for big shopping food (coop).Ringstrasse Kriens LU 6010
The GoldenPass Train is one of the most picturesque in Switzerland. It links Lake Lucerne with Lake Geneva with unique Chillon Castle. Just catch the train at Sarnen (3kms) and relax!
A stroll through the past. More than one hundred century-old buildings from all over Switzerland, 250 farmyard animals, traditional, old-time gardens and fields. 30 minutes on the way to Interlaken.Museumsstrasse Brienz BE 3858
A very nice half day trip: within half an hour from home your reach the Buergenstock hill - take the stunning slope and get boosted up by the incredible Hammetschwandlift up to the top!Ennetbürgen NW 6373
Just a 20 minute ride brings you to one of the most beautiful Swiss cities. An ideal hub for shopping, boat trips, museums and to stroll around the old town and to visit the Chappel Bridge!Luzern LU
Giessbachfälle drops over a series of foaming drops as it falls down the southern slope of Lake Brienz in a heavily wooded gorge. Just on the way to Interlaken, 35 minutes from Villa Wilen.Brienz BE 3855
THE hub in Switzerland for foreigners to go up to the Jungfrau Joch or just to do some outdoor adventures (River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.). - just a 45 minutes drive by car from home.Interlaken BE
Jungfrau Joch - a must for every Swiss and tourist... just have a look at the website of the Jungfrau - just amazing and unique...Wengen VS 3801
An unforgetable daily trip by car: you will cruise over the 4 stunning passes of Grimsel-Nufenen-Gotthard-Susten. The best way to enjoy the beauty of some of the most beautiful Swiss alpine roads.Ulrichen 3988
If you wanna go for Global Shopping - with a one hour drive you reach Zurich for nice big shopping...Zurich ZH
just go the Swiss Capital Bern - a beautiful environment to stroll and to see the nice Old Town, the Parliament, art galleries, Swiss culture and lots of other places of interest...Berne BE
The Rhine Falls - the biggest Water Fall in Europe - are a half trip away from Wilen. On the way to this unique place you can combine your trip with a visit of the city of Zurich (ideal day trip).
Take the Golden Pass train in Sarnen and enjoy a wonderful scenery of Swiss alps whilst arriving on Lake Geneva. There enjoy the vineyards, Chillon castle and the French speaking part of Switzerland.Montreux 1820