About This Listing
We live in a Zurich suburb Altstetten. It may sound far away, is situated very close to the center. In 10 minutes you are at the main station in 20 minutes at the airport or 20 minutes to the lake. From here there are wonderful trails to Zurich and the surrounding area to experience intense, and I run with you - if you wanted.
Shared kitchen, bathroom, 1 balcony. Telephone, ADSL / Wi-Fi, washing machine and much more.
If you want to use a bicycle - no problem, we have a bike for our visitors.
The access to public transport - there are a lot:
Buses, trams, metro and train
Ideally located in Zurich, is that one does not need a car. Buses and trams run so often and so far that any part of the city can be reached. But who wants to experience from Zurich, Switzerland, who was already renting a car or bring his. At least do our friends.
Free internet access is part of it. If you want a very strong coffee and interesting conversations.
German, Farsi, English or Spanish, should be sufficient to answer many questions can be good.
We also want to rent to students like to learn the German language in Zurich. If so, then simply log. We look forward to it!
What I just noticed, the "real" bed is in fact a proper guest bed. Who would rather be content with an air mattress or a regular mattress would take, no problem. We have everything here!
Gute Laune ist uns wichtig und wenn es geht, bitte nicht so kompliziert sein. Da wir selber recht neugierig auf andere Sprachen sind, freuen wir uns natürlich, wenn wir uns am Abend bei einer Flasche Wein unterhalten können. Gut geht es in Englisch und Spanisch - super natürlich in Deutsch und Farsi. Mein Russisch ist schon etwas länger her - trotz der 12 Jahre Unterricht.
Nicht Rauchen - no smoking!
Wer möchte, der kann gerne mit mir Joggen gehen. So eine kleine Runde von 10 km sollten wir dann in einer guten Stunde schaffen. Es gibt auch kürzere Runden.
All was fantastic! Mike and Layla are truly gracious and accommodating hosts. Every day I felt that I was returning to a comfortable home away from home, to a second family that actually cared about my happiness and well-being.
Since I was in Zürich to start my studies at ETH, I spent my 3 weeks in their cozy Altstetten apartment searching for more permanent housing. The location couldn't have been better... a short walk to the train station, then you're only two stops away from the transit hub of Zürich. Great if you want to see a lot of the city, or simply don't know where you need to be each day.
I had all the creature comforts a person could need... a clean bed (which is *much* bigger than the picture), fast Internet (though I did need to use a cable instead of WiFi), warm showers, fresh air, easy laundry access, and a good balance of privacy and conversation in the evenings.
But it is Mike and Layla that make this place special... they helped me with my search for a new home, shared food and wine, helped me practice my (painstakingly slow) German, were always ready with a cup of tea or (strong!) coffee, and simply made sure all was right in my world. Mike is an eager conversationalist, always quick to laugh, and is full of interesting thoughts on life. We may not have always agreed, but that is part of the fun! Layla has a truly kind heart, warm and giving, with a smile that lights up the room. Not once did she let me want for anything. And together... the two of them go back and forth like a fabulous old married couple -- you can't help but to feel part of a home.
I can honestly say that my successful start in Switzerland is in no small part due to these wonderful people. Thank you Mike and Layla!
Alles war wie beschrieben. Mike war ein Gastgeber, der sich wirklich um mich gekümmert hat. Gerne wieder !
Mike und seine Frau sind sehr freundliche, interessierte und aufmerksame Gastgeber. Ich hatte als Gast das größte Zimmer in der Wohnung und der Umgang miteinander war vollkommen entspannt. Sie sind sehr hilfsbereits und haben ein wirkliches Interesse an Ihren Gästen. Für war das Ganze sehr angenehm. Nichts zu meckern.
Great place, I highly recommend it. Very nice apartment located near the Altstetten station, with access to the city center within few minutes. Great hosts – thank you Mike and Leyla for the very warm welcome and the very inspiring conversations! Hope to see you again :-)
I greatly enjoyed my 6-day stay at Mike and Leyla’s apartment in Zurich. Mike and Leyla are great, generous, and kind hosts, who make you feel like family. I had very nice conversations with both of them over breakfast in the morning and other times when I was at home. They always prepared coffee and tea for me and shared their food, and Leyla even cooked Iranian food and took me out in town. I definitely hope to see them again and highly recommend staying at their place!
The apartment itself is spacious, especially the guest room which also has lots of light, a TV, and a balcony. The bathroom has a tub and the kitchen is nice to sit in at breakfast. Even though the apartment is not in the city center, it is very conveniently located with only a 5-minute ride (by train) or 10 to 12-minute ride (by two tram lines) to the main train station in Zurich. I actually liked that it was out of the city center, as you get to experience other parts of Zurich, especially Zurich west near the lively Schiffbau area.
Thank you Mike and Leyla for a lovely stay!!
Ich habe mich bei Mike & Leila wohlgefuehlt, sowie die interessanten Gespraeche gehabt.
Great hosts, room and neighbourhood. Mike and Laila made the stay very comfortable (and added a special touch with a mug of Persian brewed tea!). The location is great for quick access to Zurich city and parts thereof...Enjoyed my brief stay with them. Thanks!
About the Host, Mike
Trainer für Cardiofitness, Trainer für Sportrehabilitation und Ernährungstrainer B-Lizenz - kurz, alles um die Gesundheit. Ich coache Menschen, damit Sie Ihre Ziele erreichen können.
Viel Lesen, wenig Fernsehen, immer neugierig - sehr oft viel zu müde und fast immer ein Lächeln in den Au