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Ralph & Jiwa

Hey, I’m Ralph & Jiwa!

Adligenswil, Switzerland · Member since July 2012
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I'm a Dutch guy, separated from his mum in 1971 in the province of Zeeland, The Netherlands, now living in Switzerland for most of the past 20 years. I dedicated my life to the hospitality industry in its' every wicked way.

Welcome to Ze House, a 14 minutes' busride / 10 minutes by car from Lucerne's pulsing city centre.

6 spacious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, partially with bath tub, are available to upto 12 passing travellers or families choosing this to be their base, while exploring the cities, lakes and mountains around. Upto 4 private parkings are available to those bringing their own wheels.
Those travelling by public transportation will always be transferred from and to the next busstop upon arrival and departure, free of charge.

The rooms and bathrooms are spread accross 4 individual floors, making Ze House suitable for and available to different parties simultaneously; while enjoying the privacy of having an individual floor with private bathroom, one can mingle with others when using general areas and amenities, such as the well equipped kitchen, spacious living, dining table seating upto 14, the panoramic loungy terrace or the green garden.

I usually live in the basement, which is the fourth floor that Ze House is comprising. Always conveniently closeby if needed, but not 'in your face' should you require more privacy.

Inhouse, you may come accross of Jiwa, who atm is still a puppy, but will soon become a real lady Beagle. Though right now she is of little more use than helping you taking of your socks and sorting out your laundry, she is being trained to later show you the way to the next busstop and beat (EMAIL HIDDEN)e and share a few thoughts at this wonderful place: over coffee, tea, wine, fondue, music and sunshine.. by the fireplace, on the terrace, in the garden and - if you're really nice - in the jacuzzi.

Looking forward to seeing you soon: in bikini, on a bike, in a 2CV, the water, my kitchen, my garden, the mountains, a bar, the city, the concert hall, at the fair, my table, in my life..

..and so does my accountant

About the area..
The neighbourhood is a quiet and peaceful street on a slightly elevated site, It's only an aerodynamic stone throw away from the pulsing city centre of Lucerne (10 minutes car ride to town) yet is leaving one with many other options.. hiking, biking, touring, you name it. The area is so damn safe that one can walk around in bikini in the middle of the night and nothing would happen, even if one wanted to*

* between October and March there is a good chance you will catch an ammonia though.

About guest access..
Physically challenged guests welcome but may require the assistance of a caring friend or family member. There will be no messing around with your vehicle, i promise. Mentally challenged guests will have good chances of making a new friend.

All general areas, including kitchen, living, terrace and garden, are accessible to all and using them is free of charge, provided they are left in the same condition as you found them.. or better.

About house rules..
Human common sense usually does it.

About discounts..
Children over the age of 65 in the company of both parents stay free of charge. A discount for having a good sense of humour is included in any room rate. Discounts for being blessed with many children, having a good looking single sister-in-law, being a good looking single sister-in-law, having inside information of the stock markets or being a WWII veteran (any side), have also been included in the room rates.

About getting here..
From Lucerne railway station / centre of town:
Please find bus 73 waiting for you in front of the railway station, a little to your right upon leaving the main exit. It will take you to the nearest busstop to my house, called Adligenswil Dorf, in 14 minutes. Drop a line when on the bus and you will always find me waiting at the busstop to escort you and your luggage from / to the house by car, upon arrival as well as departure, free of charge.

A direct stairs from my house will take you there by foot in 4 minutes and back in 6 minutes (since uphill).

A great supermarket, 3 restaurants, a bar, post office and church can be found down the street; 200 bars and restaurants more in town.

Please note that any shops and supermarkets close at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and are not open at all on Sundays: you will find good yet more expensive and busy supermarkets and shops open 7 days a week till 10 p.m. at the Lucerne railway station though. When arriving late, do not hesitate to share your shopping list and find some goods waiting for you upon arrival.

Other F.A.Q.

Strong Wi-Fi available anywhere on the premises, free of charge.

Laundry service is available on the premises, free of charge for guests staying 5 days or longer, CHF 10 per load for anyone else.

Things to do..

The mountain classics: a visit to Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Titlis, Mt. Rigi or Mt. Jungfraujoch, which often can be combined with a panoramic trainride or a boattrip on the lake.

The city classics: Lucerne, Zürich, Bern, Interlaken

Other classics: a visit to the Rhinefalls (near Schaffhausen), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Thun.

Insider tips: the St. Beatus caves and monastery in Beatenberg, a trip with the cabrio cablecar to Mt. Stanserhorn, The National Tranportation Museum near my house (on a rainy day), a relaxing afternoon at the lakefront Lido playground near my house ( when travelling with younger kids on a sunny day)