PARADIESLI, LUNGERN, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The Paradiesli vacation rental (meaning “little paradise”) in the charming village of Lungern is a very coveted apartment. It is a bright, spacious, very well-equipped and tastefully furnished. Beautiful hardwood floors give it a warm ambience. Its large and furnished terrace/balcony offers a fine view of the village and crystal clear lake below and the high Alps to the west. The friendly, English-speaking landlady lives downstairs.
The vacation rental is accessible from the street without any steps and only a 3-minute walk from the train station where one of Lungern’s best restaurants, the “Bahnhöfli”, can be found. It is a 5 to 10-minute downhill walk to the shops, restaurants, bank and ATM of Lungern and a 10-15 minute walk to the lakeshore for swimming, boating, fishing, tennis and mini-golf. The cable-car station at Obsee, which is only 15 minutes away, provides half-hourly gondola service to alpine heights.
Note that the pictures were taken using a wide-angle lens, making the rooms appear larger than they are.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms: 1 with combined twins, 1 with separate twins
BATHROOMS1 with tub/shower combination
KITCHENfull eat-in kitchen with microwave, dishwasher
LAUNDRYWashing machine in apartment
TRANSPORTATION3-minute walk to train station
MINUSESCan only book this apartment for a 2 week Untour. No one week bookings accepted.
PLUSESphone, balcony, proximity to train station and restaurant, lovely view; may qualify for kids save big (please call for details)
SPECIAL FEATURESphone, balcony, radio, satellite TV, Wi-Fi for a fee 2CHF per day, microwave, dishwasher
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What's included with the Switzerland - Heartland Untour?
- One or two weeks in a private Swiss apartment or chalet, often with spectacular views of the lakes and mountains.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Zurich, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Transfer assistance for most arrivals at the Zurich airport, with detailed instructions that allow you to reach your village with ease.
- An 8 or 15-day Swiss Rail Pass valid on trains, buses, lake ships; free entry to over 400 museums in Switzerland.
- An orientation session given by our very experienced local staff covering rail and sightseeing.
- Local information and our Swiss Heartland Dream Book and Swiss Hiking Guide, both researched and written by Untours staff, chock-full of suggestions for scenic hiking trails and day trips.
- A local cultural activity, such as a visit to an alpine village, a guided city tour, or a visit to a traditional alpine cheese maker’s hut.
- A dinner party (selected dates only) or excursion with lunch.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
- Special savings for kids 15 and under on this Untour in qualifying apartments. Call for details.
Landlord or Host for Paradiesli, Lungern, Switzerland - Heartland
The friendly, English-speaking landlady, Brigitt Steiger, is a veterinarian. She lives on the floor below.
Lungern, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Paradiesli
Lungern is a serene pastoral village nestled on the shore of turquoise Lake Lungern at the foothill of Hasliberg mountain. It consists of a lower part, which is home to most of the restaurants, 2 medium-sized grocery stores and bank/ATM, and an upper part with the train station and well-known Bahnhöfli Restaurant. Lungern’s landmark is its impressive 100-year-old Gothic stone church that was modeled after that of Lourdes and whose predecessor had fallen victim to floods. The equally impressive cemetery below the church features fine examples of carved wooden crosses. Two small white chapels in the village’s lower part share the bell-tolling regularity of the larger parish church, mixing church bells with cowbells to make up the symphony of Lake Lungern. One of the chapels, Burglen chapel, is a favorite wedding chapel for Swiss couples.
Lungern offers a variety of family activities—from great hiking to lake swimming and minigolf. The cable car from Obsee in the lower part of the village takes you to the alpine heights of Schönbühl, with its spectacular vistas and challenging hikes.
Lungern lies in the very center of Switzerland. Hourly rail service in both directions (1 hour to Luzern and Interlaken) makes it an ideal base for day trips throughout Switzerland.
Customer comments about Paradiesli, Lungern, Switzerland - Heartland
"Perfect location--2 or 3 minutes to the bahnhof. A lovely apartment and truly comfortable." Shirley Thomson
"The Paradeisli is outstanding. She is devoted to upholding the Untour standards." Mary Penders
"We loved the apartment. There was no noticeable noise from the proximity of the train tracks at night and we quickly got used to the church bells." R. Bruce Shearer
"My 4th untour and the best apt" Daylene McEathron
"Best we have stayed in. Hostess was very gracious and helpful." Shirley Howard
"The best UNTOUR accommodation we have experienced. Our host, Bridgett was wonderful." Carolyn Staley
"Despite the close proximity to the Golden Pass railroad tracks, the train noise was greatly muffled as bedrooms are on opposite side of house. The host, a veterinarian, was extremely helpful, and friendly. Very conversant in English." Ron & Jan Mittelstadt
“Best apartment in all Untour experience. Conscientious host.” Gwen Moy
“The apartment was spotless! It was well-equipped. The size of the apt. was wonderful, very spacious, and hostess was very helpful. The view from the balcony was spectacular. The apt. was filled with personal touches. The apt. was super.” Mee Soo Hoo
“Brigitt was very nice. Friendly & helpful. Brought us extra lite strawberries from her garden. Helped the people who were with us line up their rental car in Lungern. A wonderful host.” Helen Oettl
"This apartment had everything!" Arthur Gaisser
"The apartment was superb in every way --- landlady wonderful!" Robert & Beryl Barr
"We had a wonderful time and give very high marks to our location, apartment and landlady. We were interested in scenery and hiking foremost, and for that, our situation was ideal." Charles & Kathryn Johnson
"Brigitt's apartment was extremely charming and beautifully furninshed with everything we could possibly need or want! She was so sweet and friendly." Joe & Judy Giesing
"This was absolutely a superior apartment. Best accommodations we have had w/Idyll. Anything we needed was there - even for the party we had." Bob & Nancy Hulcher
"Great location. Made many trips down to the Hotel Röstli (restaurant on the main street) which was very good." Thomas Tomasi
"So convenient and well appointed. There is even a washing machine! We loved being so close to the Banhof and midway between Luzern and Interlaken." Rick & Stephanie Rogers
"This was a delightful apartment. We've had several apartments in different areas and we would probably list it as the best so far. The view was excellent from our balcony. Easy access to the train. Our hosts were delightful." Larry and Bev Van den Einde
"Apartment was wonderful. Clothes washer an unexpected plus." J. Michaels Peters
"It would be hard to find a better place to live. Lungern was blessedly quiet, the train station nearby, the view from the deck was awesome, and the apartment is marvelous. It is clean, convenient, spacious and well-equipped. We felt like honored guests sharing a treasured home." Don & June Minore
"Our fifth Swiss untour and by far the nicest apt. Located in a beautiful tranquil small town. Views from apartment were picturesque and oh so Swiss." John Rowland
"Since this was our second time to stay in this apartment, we felt like we were coming home! Everything was just the way we remembered, and exactly how we wanted it to be." Christine McElroy
"A lovely clean apartment with breathtaking views. Very cozy and comfortable. Not much in The town, a walk downhill to town and then straight Up coming back. Clos
Ratings for Paradiesli, Lungern, Switzerland - Heartland
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||5||5|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||4||4|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||5||5|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||12|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||8||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||8||8|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||9||9|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||5||4|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||8||8|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.
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