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... - 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.
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!
Villa Wilen is a great place, I will recommend without hesitation for anyone planning a leisurely private yet non expensive trip..
First off, landlord Roland and Claudia, and Cat Flo are very friendly and helpful.. They gave us pointers and continuously offered help
The place Sarnen is new to me and likely to many Swiss visitors, it's 20 min drive to Luzern (mind that tunnel driving speed is 80km w police cam) and 50 min to Zurich.. Interlaken is 45 min away to the south. So well within many interesting spots. Perfect for a hub of activities in all seasons. (We came in spring)
The architecture is modern and chic. The private villa has a lake side garden, 2 bedrooms, a open kitchen w a splendid view of Swiss lakes and mountain.. And a private elevator! Plan to stay 3-4 nites to really enjoy the sunrises and sunsets..
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Absolutely incredible experience in Sarnen! Superb location by the lake! The house is equipped with everything necessary for a good holiday! We enjoyed the stay and are looking forward to coming back next year!
Wir haben zu Viert und in drei Generationen die Ostertage in der Villa Wilen verbracht. Roland, der Gastgeber, war zwar nicht persönlich anwesend, aber online enorm präsent. Alle Informationen, welche wir für die Anreise und das Checkin brauchten, erhielten wir von ihm in freundlichen und kurzen klaren Nachrichten rechtzeitig.
Sein Haus in wunderschöner Lage entspricht den Photos auf airbnb und den durch sie geweckten Erwartungen. Die Innenräume beziehen die Aussenräume augenfällig mit ein. Man lebt darin und gleichsam auch aussen. Das Haus ist äusserst geschmackvoll eingerichtet und strahlt Ruhe aus. Wir fühlten uns bald sehr wohl und vertraut. Nette Post-it-Zettelchen bezeichneten die Räume, welche wir benutzen durften und welche nicht. Der eingebaute Lift war hilfreich für die 84-jährige Grossmutter. Das Haus eignet sich, um darin Ferientage in jeder Jahreszeit und bei jedem Wetter zu verbringen. Es ist werktags gut an den öffentlichen Verkehr angeschlossen. Über die dort verbrachten Feiertage haben wir hin und wieder, auch weil die Grossmutter nicht mehr so gut zu Fuss ist, ein Taxi bestellen müssen. Das funktionierte bestens. Die Telefonnummer lag in der Villa auf.
Gerne würden wir weitere Male als Feriengäste in der Villa Wilen verweilen wollen.
It was the very first time that we have used airbnb to book the apartment and had some doubts about the outcome. Normally the things said and pictures given on site are very different and better than real.....but i must say our experience was fantastic with everything ....the host Roland and family were too good from the day we started interaction through the site...very quick replies...we were guided in each and everything from directions to taxi fares to timing of local buses etc...The villa was a perfect dream destination with whole of it to us as Roland and family have left for a (email hidden) had everything you can dean of..including the location ...we were greeted by the lively cat Flo and a lot of written instructions on everything and each room...It was amazing . Roland was always available for any help on Whatsapp ..on last day we need a taxi at 6 in the morning and we're finding it difficult to book because of the language problem with local call taxi ...But then there was Roland again helping directly from Thailand it was so easy...our four nights in the Villa Wilen looked like four hours...passed too quickly ...but I am sure we will go there againI could not have expected a better experience...A must visit I will say and rate it 10 out of 10
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
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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...)