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 - they show you the real insights very clearly...:)
The indicated prices include the exclusive usage of the guest rooms (Chillout Room, Garden Room, 2 private Bathrooms, guests' free parking) and shared usage of Kitchen, Backyard, Guest Toilet on Ground Floor. During vacations of the Host exclusive usage of the Villa (excl. owners' private rooms) is possible. Please ask for these time periods.
Shoes off, no Smoking inside the Villa, no visitors - please.
Beside this - our personal house rule is to make your stay wonderful and unforgettable. Looking forward to hosting you!
This is the unique view at Villa Wilen - in the middle of Switzerland, where Switzerland is still very authentic and unspoiled.
The house is indescribable, amazing location, balcony, garden, terrace..all what we need for a house on the lake.
The location is perfect the quietness is unbelievable, certainly the best I've ever seen in Europe.
Roland and Claudia are very kind, flexible and helpful.
Hosts were very friendly and made us feel comfortable from the start of the booking till we left.
Breathtaking views of pristine lake, pictures would not do true justice to the views. Recommend a swim in the refreshing lake.
Roland, Claudia and Flo (:-)) are spectacular hosts, we had very lively conversations giving this whole experience akin to stay over at friends place.
Beautiful house, great location by the lake, stimulating conversation and homely feel is how we would sum up our experience.
Highly Recommended for anyone looking for more than a hotel!
We had an awesome experience in this Villa. Roland was super responsive and helpful. The villa has a stunning architectural design and the view is breathtaking. The lake is so accessible and pristine that we swam everyday - really the best of all worlds.
Location wise, its minutes away from first class attractions but in a quiet peaceful and safe area.
We would definitely return!!!
As the name of house, its absolutely a premium stay in such a lovely and premium country! Ronald is such a helpful host who provide instant reply anytime u needed him while getting the room, the nice house actually~ Here during the stay, u can absolutely enjoy the treasure of Swiss, the lake~ Awesome lake view in the big lovely room with balcony, also the beautiful sunshine and lake that u can swim to spend the day~ Whole villa is well decorated,designed and facilitated~ Thx roland for this wonderful experience of us, here is definitely much better pick than hotels else anywhere! And definitely a nice experience of Swiss for travellers~
Everybody's dream home and a really nice host. Word can't describe how wonderful the place is and you have to experience it yourself. It's not easy to find a waterfront private home to stay for holiday. Go there after all the tiring traveling !
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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...)