Summer: Villa Wilen taken from Lake SarnenAutumn: the view on a sunny winter afternoon from the Villa
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Villa Wilen - Swiss premium for summer & winter

Entire home/apt
5 Guests
2 Bedrooms
5 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Villa Wilen is a top modern and spacious house in the inner heart of Switzerland and allows to reach most of the Swiss highlights within a very short time. The Villa is popular for its architecture, its direct access to the lake and the awesome views. Now with entertainment system (home-cinema with surround boxes, apple tv, Netflix, Zattoo, DVD-Player with some DVDs, Laptop etc.). Ground floor with kitchen is shared with hosts

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $71 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $71
Security Deposit: $306
Cancellation: Strict


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. Should 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, Turkey, Oman, Luxemburg... - 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 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.

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 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 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, the bus station is 500 meters from the house.

Other things to note

Just have a look at the photos and the reviews - they show you the real insights very clearly...:)

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

Die Preise zeigen die exklusive Nutzung der Gästezimmer (Chillout Room, Garden Room, Badezimmer) und die gemeinsame Nutzung des restlichen Hauses (die Privaträume der Gastgeber ausgeschlossen).
Bitte keine Schuhe im Haus, kein Rauchen und keine fremden Gäste. Bitte keine Drohnen auf der Liegenschaft aufsteigen lassen.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Your Host



Sarnen, Switzerland · Joined in July 2011

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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Response time: within an hour

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