POLLUX, REUTI, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The modern Pollux vacation rental is located in a new four-story apartment house in the picturesque alpine village of Hasliberg-Reuti. It features a quiet and sunny location with spectacular mountain views (Eiger, Wetterhörner and Engelhörner) and views of Lake Brienz down on the valley floor. Good hiking can be found right outside your door. Built in 2003, the apartment is bright, modern and tastefully furnished. Its ceilings and some of its walls are made of blonde wood. Special features are the wraparound balcony, which is furnished with a large table, chairs and an umbrella and perfect for reading and relaxing or just gazing, and a number of conveniences like TV, VCR, DVD and CD player. The apartment has one double bedroom and one sleeping loft that is reached via a wooden ladder and best suited for older children. An easy five-minute walk leads to the Reuti village center with a small grocery store, shops and three restaurants.
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SLEEPING1 bedroom with Queen size bed plus a sleeping loft with a double bed (for KIDS ONLY)
BATHROOMSFull bath with shower stall
KITCHENFull kitchen w/ microwave
LAUNDRYNo on-site laundry services but can arrange with caretaker.
LEVEL3rd floor (entrance is from the back, on the high side of the hill, so you actually walk down two short flights to reach the 3rd floor)
ACCESSIBILITY2 short flights of stairs (14 steps)
TRANSPORTATION5-minute downhill walk to bus station with hourly transportation to train, and aerial gondola with half-hourly transportation down to large town of Meiringen or up to hiking area (50% discount on gondola with Swiss Pass).
MINUSESno on-site landlord but caretaker nearby.
PLUSESquiet & sunny location, wonderful mountain and lake views, good hiking right outside your door, aerial gondola down to Meiringen, DVD with movies, Kids Save Big program (please call for details)
SPECIAL FEATURESBalcony, phone(incoming only), TV, VCR, DVD, CD player, Wi-Fi
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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 Pollux, Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland
The landlords live in the U.S., however a caretaker is nearby.
Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Pollux
The Hasliberg, a mountain, is also the name of a community made up of 4 villages: Hohfluh, Wasserwendi, Goldern and Reuti. They share one local government, one mayor, one tourist office, one community center and one bank. It is not clear exactly when the mountain was first settled, but the area developed a unique culture and personality over many centuries. In some ways, the inhabitants lived in splendid isolation, which perhaps explains why these 4 small villages appear to be right out of “Heidi.” A casual stroll through any one reveals beautiful old chalets, immaculate gardens and gentle hints of a way of life from long ago.
The Hasliberg is best described as a hiker’s paradise, with the greatest variety and concentration of outstanding walks and hikes in the Heartland. There is a wonderful walk for families with children created around the stories of “Muggestutz,” a Hasliberg dwarf. Each of the villages has at least one or two good restaurants and small grocery stores supplying basic needs, and Hofhluh also features a fine little bakery.
The post bus connects the 4 villages with the Brunig train station, which offers hourly service to the famed Bernese Oberland resort of Interlaken (45 minutes west) and the city of Luzern (75 minutes north.) An aerial tramway connects Reuti with Meiringen down in the valley every 30 minutes. Cable cars also connect Reuti to higher locations on the Hasliberg (gondolas to Kaserstatt, Bidmi, Magisalp and Planplatten) .
Customer comments about Pollux, Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland
"Adding a micro oven and wi fi since our last Untour visit in 2002 is truly a plus. For tranquility, comfort, and view, the apartment meets our preferences." Hung chao Ta
"This is the closest you will get to peace on earth. I have stayed in many of Untours locations and this apartment was one of my favorites. You have everything you need and more. The best part of the day was getting home after a long day to enjoy the local wine and cheese in time for the sunset. Wait until you see the sunrise with your coffee too!" Cary B.
“It was beautiful, more than we expected. We never did get the TV to work, but I count that as a plus!! Why on earth would you want to waste a minute looking at a TV screen when the Eiger was right out your back door?” William & Dorothy Kuester
"This apartment is a jewel - wonderful!!" (on a scale of 10, rated 20!) N. Fraser
"A lovely apartment ... the lovely view was memorable." Bruce Leon
"Although we had a few concerns (the climb uphill, the double bed) the Pollux apartment in Reuti was truly terrific: clean, modern, well equipped (it even has a bed light!) Views to die for. Absolutely the best apartment we have ever had in five Untours." Oscar & Barbara Arnay
"Pollux apartment was spectacular. This time we went for the view and did we get it. Apartment was best part of this trip - best I've ever had in six Idyll trips."
"Jacqueline (caretaker) was very nice - a little work with English but BIG heart. She came unnecessarily early on departure." John & Nancy Ragatz
"No host but caretaker was very helpful and did a good job." Bill & Julie Gibbs
Ratings for Pollux, Reuti, 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||1|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||6|
|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||5|
|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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