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, Quatar, Egypt, Serbia, Slovenia, Indonesia, Austria, Argentina... 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 a private bathroom for private use, kitchen, dining room and backyard are shared.
If you are interested in an unshared option, have a look at my second entry "exclusive rent of Villa Wilen" on Airbnb too.
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 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.
Wir waren geschäftlich (5 Pers.) eine Nacht in Sarnen und Roland & Claudia haben sich super um uns gekümmert. Die herzliche Begrüssung erfolgte durch Claudia, welche mit uns einen Rundgang durch die wunderschöne Villa gemacht hat. Die Lage sowie die Aussicht zum Arbeiten war atemberaubend und hat dem gesamten Team sehr gut gefallen.
Wir werden bei Gelegenheit sehr gerne wiederkommen und können die Villa nur weiterempfehlen!! Einfach eine Wohl-fühl-Oase:-)
Agglo Basel Team
The property is exactly as shown in the pictures and what most of other guests have described. Roland is truly a warm host and a wonderful human being. We were made felt a warm welcome and Roland followed up to make sure we arrived safely.The view from the chalet room was simply awesome. I woke up at 6:00 am being an avid photographer and took some of the most awesome photos ever. Then we walked around the village which was again a great place to take photos. Will surely come back here once again. Just wished we had spent more time here.
Roland's house is really a "dream house" to us!! With the amazing view and all the staff are all just perfect in the house! My friends and I had a wonderful holiday over there with Roland's excellent host. We all beleive that we will go back and sepnd anther journey in Roland's house.
Roland是很好的房东, 房子的地理位置绝佳,靠山傍湖, 风景一流. 绝对是一个梦幻小屋! 而且小镇很安静很美.值得下次再去!
Roland's place was just beyond our imagination(in a positive way). The day we arrived was pretty sunny and we were really impressed by the view - we had lakes, mountains everything right outside our window; and the weather changed the following days and so we had the luck to see the scenery in different "seasons". All the rooms are nice and clean, and well-decorated.
Roland and Claudia the hosts were such a nice person, thoughtful and helpful. Roland gave us some hints of good places to go, and they never let us down.
We had a good time here. Thanks Roland and Claudia. See you next time:)
Roland's apartment was the best in my one month's stay in Europe! Waking up to the mountain and lake view feels so good everyday! Roland's apartment has everything you need! A very pretty kitchen and big living room! He has a lift in the apartment so no issue for people with walking difficulties. I would highly recommend his room to anyone and everyone! We will be back soon!!!
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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...)