About This Listing
I'm offering a charming 2-bedroom-apartment in Kerns, Central Switzerland. The apartment is situated in a raised ground floor of an old wooden house.The house is detached on the outskirts of town with a large meadow and majestic views
I'm offering this charming 2-bedroom-apartment in Kerns in Central Switzerland. The apartment is situated in the mezzanine, a raised ground floor, of an old wooden house. My own apartment is on the first floor.
The house is detached on the outskirts of town with a large meadow and majestic views in all directions surrounding it.
The apartment comfortably sleeps 4 people.
You have an own eclosed apartment.The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom furnished with a bathtub. In good weather there is also the opportunity to sit in the garden.
Interaction with Guests
My own apartment is on the first floor. I am working both in Kerns and also in Lucerne. I like to support you in getting to know the beautiful region.
Kerns is is a village in the canton Obwalden in Switzerland. Elevated at 1850 ft it is often called the "sun terrace". The Way of St. James or rather the Bruderklausen-Way passes by near the house. In the summertime, this idyllic place is an excellent starting point for hiking, mountaineering, climbing or biking tours. Lake Sarnen invites to a refreshing swim. Kerns also has the "Aquacenter" with swimming pools for adults and kids, and a wellness pool and sauna. It is where I am offering WaterShiatsu in the 34°C/93°F wellness pool. There are also possibilities of tennis, horse-riding and golf in the corner.
In the wintertime, Melchsee-Frutt, a scenic ski resort, can be reached in 20 minutes from the house to the bottom station of the gondola Stöckalp. The "Postauto"-Bus Stop leaves from around the corner, too, if you don't want to go by car.
Homepage Melchsee-Frutt: (website hidden)
In the village there is a supermarket and different bakeries, a Post Office and several taverns. On foot in 5 minutes above the house is a farmer's shop selling typical local products in a beutiful traditional atmosphere.
Lucerne/Luzern, the beautiful city at Lake Lucerne is well worth visiting with its wide cultural variety. It offers world class-concerts in Jean Nouvel’s KKL (culture & congress centre Lucerne) as well as theatres, art museums, several music festivals, the Fasnacht Carnival at the end of winter and many traditional Swiss custom festivals.
Lucerne is 20 minutes by car away, public transport ("Postauto"-bus and train) takes about 35 minutes. 45 minutes from Interlaken, 55 minutes from Zürich Airport, 75 minutes from Berne or Basle.
The public bus is reached in 3 Minutes from the house. From the next town,Sarnen, there is a train station direction Lucerne or Interlaken.
Description public transport from Lucerne to Kerns:
There are two different types of train between Lucerne and Sarnen: one is the "Interlaken-Express", it does not stop in between Lucerne and Sarnen and has around 15 Min. The other is the S-5, this train has around 30 Min to Sarnen (very beautiful panorama-view).
From Sarnen there is a bus 343 to Kerns. Exit "Chäli Burgflueh". From there it is 5 minutes by feet to my house: you go the same direction like the bus, first street after the tea shop left "Haltenstrasse" and suddenly the next little street at left. There you see my house on the right sight of the street with many coloured flags.
There is also another direction “Kerns Sand”. You can also take this and exit at "Kerns Post". From there it is 15 minutes by feet always up.
Kerns really is well connected with public traffic. The last bus from Sarnen is at 11:45 pm
In the evening it is only a little bus named "Abig-Bus" = Evening-Bus and there you have to tell the driver where you want to go. He only drive where he is asked for...;)
Other Things to Note
Heating will be charged separately, CHF 6,- per night. The wood for the chimney I'll sell directly if desired.
Washing with the washing machine will be charged separately, CHF 6,- per machine.
The house is a no smoking house, but there is a possibility for smoking on the covered veranda.
The apartment is pet hair free, so I cannot accept pets.
The house is really beautiful.Andrea Pilchowski was really friendly.Thank you for everything.
Andrea is an interesting host , coming to the apartment :
1. Great, serene location
2. Very clean
1. We were of group of 4 people traveling and on the 1st day there was a specific request to put extra towels in the house to which I was told its an AirBnB request and not an hotel ( not sure why this was mentioned cause generally BnB also provide extra towels to guests staying 4 nights
2. The host stays on the top so any noise during the night and I mean talking in loud voices etc was something she was not comfortable with ( we did not have a party etc just to clarify)
3. On the first day we arrived heating was done by the host but we had not requested this to her, the same should not have been charged if done for courtesy
4. We believe the host who lives above also entered the floor we were living during the time we were not there to check on things which was not proper (again this is based on the fact that windows were found open in the living room when we had not opened them)
Dear Abhishek, I am really astonished about your rating. First of all you have booked for three guests and the arrival-day you arrived after 10 pm. This arrival night you were really loud discussing for long time so that I could not sleep before midnight.
Then you asked to take in a fourth person with you in the apt. For this you phoned me at 10 pm the second day. I told you that I will prepare an extra-bed in the living room. This was the only - and announced - time I entered the apartment for preparing a new bed for your new guest.
For the heating: I asked you, if you want to heat during the night and you said Yes. Interesting that you complain about 6 Swiss Francs.
My subjective feeling is that I was very tolerant, also in rating you as airbnb-guests. Too bad that it is not worthwhile. I never have had guests before requesting so much and the same time complaining so much.
This place was just idyllic, nice and quiet with great views this coupled together with great self catering accommodation and friendly host made it the perfect stay for all.
Thank you very much Andrea!
Wir haben eine schöne und gemütliche Zeit in der hübschen Wohnung von Andrea verbracht. Andreas war sehr gastfreundlich, zuvorkommend und hat uns gute Tipps gegeben.
Das Haus ist gut gelegen und nicht weit von der Busstation entfernt. Wegen dem schlechten Wetter, mussten wir unsere Pläne bisschen umstellen. So fuhren wir einen Tag nach Luzern, wo viele Museen, Cafés, Kinos oder sonstige Angebote, vor dem Regen schützen.
Die Umgebung eignet sich hervorragend zum Wandern und mit dem Bus ist man rasch auf der Melchsee-Frutt oder in Sarnen.
Everything was great.
The host gave us a warmly welcome and a helping hand if needed.
The palce was very comfortable and would like to come again.
Thank you so much,
다른 후기에도 있지만, 호스트가 아주 친절해요. 이것저것 꼼꼼히 잘 챙겨줘서 편안하게 머물 수 있었지요. 집이 넓고 조용하고 예뻐요. 전망도 좋구요. 난방도 따뜻하게 잘됐고요. 주변 산책로 또한 최고입니다. 대만족이었어요.
참고로 저희는 승용차 없이 대중교통으로 이동했는데, Sarnen 에서 Kerns 가는 버스가 자주 있어요. 한번 일부러 숲을 경유해 걸어봤는데 40여분 걸리더군요. 리기산 쪽을 가려면 루체른을 거쳐야 하겠지만, Titlis나 Pilatus, 그리고 Melchsee 는 Kerns에서 편하게 갈 수 있어요. 우리가 묵은 11월 중순에 Melchsee 쪽은 닫혀있어서 Titlis를 다녀왔는데 교통이 편해요. Kerns에서 Stans로 직접 가는 312번 Bus가 있는데 20여분밖에 안 걸려요. Stans 에서는 Titlis 가는 열차가 있고요. 티틀리스는 정말 좋더군요. 개인적으로 융프라우 쪽보다 더 좋았습니다. 만약 여름 시즌중이라면 아침 일찍 출발해서 티틀리스를 들른 뒤 Jochpass 쪽으로 올라가서 4개 호수 트래킹을 하고서 Stoeckalp-Melchtal 쪽으로 해서 Kerns로 돌아오는 코스도 아주 좋을 것 같습니다. 하루를 아주 알차게 보낼 수 있는 코스라고 생각해요.
개인적으로 스위스 비경 속에서 자전거를 맘껏 타보고 싶었는데 여기 머물면서 소원을 성취했어요. Sarnen 역에서 도보로 7,8분 거리에 있는 Militaerstrasse 12번지 찾아가면 자전거 대여 가능합니다. 호수를 한 바퀴 도는 데 두 시간이면 충분해요. 어렵지 않고 경치가 아주 예쁩니다. 안전하고요. 저는 호수를 한 바퀴를 돈 다음 Sachseln 마을 쪽으로 올라가서 마을 뒷동산 쪽을 이리저리 돌아다녔는데 여기도 정말 좋았습니다. 이 마을 정말 예뻐요. 위쪽에서 호수를 내려다보는 경치도 정말 멋지고요.
여기 3박 4일간 예약해 놓고서 조금 길지 않을까 했었는데 이틀쯤 더 있어도 좋을 것 같았어요. 주변 산책로를 제대로 다 다니지 못해고 떠나기 아쉬웠지요. 시간 되면 pilatus도 다녀왔을 텐데요.. 이곳에서 스위스와 알프스를 제대로 느껴보시기를 강력 추천합니다. (개인적으로 이번이 세번째 알프스 여행이었는데 열차 편으로 비엘/빈 - 라우터브루넨 - 케른스를 연결한 이번 여행의 만족도가 아주 높았어요.^^)
Perfect! Everything was good. We had a wonderful stay for 3 nights. Strongly recommend.
About the Host, Andrea
Hey, my name is Andrea, I am German, living in Switzerland. I am understanding Swiss-German, speaking currently English and French and a little bit Italian.
Obwalden, this beautiful canton in Central Switzerland is my adopted home and I'm looking forward to many guests to visit and enjoy this lovely place.