Holiday Homes in Switzerland - Keep Calm and Fall in Love With Them

They say, everybody is happy in Switzerland, and rightly so! Landlocked in Central Europe, this country is home to some of the most scenic mountain ranges, many marvellous lakes, traditional villages and the famous Swiss-cheese. Well, if you think about it, Switzerland is home to a few more awesome things. Let’s list them! Watches, Chocolates, Trains, Banks, Music Festival, Red Cross, Cuckoo Clocks, and the list goes on. 

An ideal Swiss holiday would mean you walking through the picturesque old Swiss towns; or taking a cable car ride up one of the Alps; exploring waterfalls and old railway bridges; eating your weight in Swiss cheese (well, no kidding); taking a chocolate making workshop; going wine-tasting; or maybe you can just Netflix and chill 😉

Spending anything less than 2 weeks in Switzerland would be unfair. And what better way than going all local. With scores of holiday homes in Switzerland, you will have a plenty of options to choose from. Here is a list of a few kick-ass homestays in Switzerland, categorized based on budgets, just for you! Read on..

Homestays Under USD 100

1. Cozy Bungalow in lush Garden

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How about starting your day with a leisurely breakfast of coffee and croissants while enjoying the views of the placid Lake Zurich? Sounds tempting, right? Stay at Elizabeth's garden house and enjoy the stunning views of the mountains and vineyards. At night before you sleep, make sure you keep the blinds open so wake up to a tremendous view. The bed is soft and clean and the interiors are done with a mix of stone and wood. This property also has a pool amidst the colourful garden where you can take a leisurely dip. Spend 3 days in Zurich in absolute luxury and comfort of this cozy homestay.

Where? Meilen, Zürich, Switzerland

What's coolest? Views of Lake Zurich

What's free? Parking, Shampoo, Hair Dryer, Home Essentials

What's the Check In? Any time after 3PM

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2. Charming traditional apartment

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A site of an old pub-cum-restaurant, this place seeps of old charm and love. Surrounded by a small vegetable garden, this property is blessed with breath-taking view of the rugged blue-green mountains. Here you can spend your day exploring the Swiss countryside, or stay in and get cosy on the furry sofas. If you are visiting during the winters, Zeneggen is a heaven for skiers. A café is located at a 10 minutes’ walk from here, while the house itself comes with all basic kitchen amenities like tea & coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, plates, and pots. Hosted by a mum and her twin daughters this property speaks of warmth and friendliness.  

Where? Zeneggen, Valais, Switzerland

What's coolest? This house is located at 1400 metres above the sea level and offers stunning views of the Swiss milieu. 

What's free? Kitchen, Heating, Parking, Wireless Internet

What's the Check In? Any time after 2PM

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3. Chalet Pfingsteggblick, Grindelwald

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Alexandra's lovely chalet is located in the sleepy village of Grindelwald. This property comes with 2 bedrooms and a sit-out patio, a perfect setting so that you enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while soaking in the views of the surrounding alpine mountains. This lazy and comfortable home can accommodate up to 4 persons and is clean and well-designed. Spotless white sheets spreading over the cosy beds, the rooms come with en suite bathrooms. Located in the heart of the village, a typical day here can start with your setting out to explore the cobbled streets and frescoed houses. Closer home enjoy the innumerable things to do in Bern.

Where? Grindelwald, Bern, Switzerland

What's coolest? Eating breakfast amidst the views of the snow clad Eiger mountains. 

What's free? Kitchen, Heating, Parking, Wireless Internet, Washer, Dryer, Home Essentials

What's the Check In? Any time after 4PM

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4. Berghaus Klondike

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Nestled in the quaint village of Engelberg, just 15 minutes from the ‘oh-my-god-so-beautiful’ Mt. Titlis, this 300 years old wooden cottage is an ideal holiday home. Host Thomas’s house is a perfect home away from home. Here, you will be welcomed by his adorable furry friend who will make your stay even more “bow-tiful” 😊 Modern kitchen, clean & comfortable beds, an indoor fireplace, a porch to spend your evening while you sip on some martinis and laugh the night away, makes this property quite a fascinating one. 

Where? Engelberg, Obwalden, Switzerland

What's coolest? Rose gardens and fairy lights

What's free? Kitchen, Heating, Parking, Wireless Internet, Washer, Fireplace

What's the Check In? Any time after 3PM

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5. 10 Gehminuten von Ascona Zentrum, mit Parkplatz

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Situated in the Ticino region of Switzerland, Ruth’s home is a perfect blend of traditional Swiss and modern-day design. With the family living on the lower floor of the house, the guests have a separate entrance to enter this little piece of Ruth’s paradise. The living space is snuggled into a cellar giving it a very warm feeling. Equipped with a kettle, a microwave and a fridge, this place is perfect for the active travellers. The beautiful village of Ascona is at a walking distance and Ruth would be more than happy to help you with navigating through the beautiful streets of this village. 

Where? Losone, Ticino, Switzerland

What's coolest? Take a dip in the pool while gazing at the nearby gorgeous mountains. 

What's free? TV, Parking, Internet, Washer, Dryer, Pool

What's the Check In? Any time after 2PM

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Between USD 100 and 200

6. Villa Wilen - Swiss premium for summer & winter

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Located in the heart of the lovely Switzerland, this property is less than 90 minutes’ drive from all major Swiss cities. With a direct access to the lake, Roland and Chlaudia’s home is everything you need for a perfect holiday. With unequivocally gorgeous views, a fantastic private beach along the Lake Sarnen, exquisite bedrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen, this house can accommodate up to 6 guests. The highlight of this property is the open-terrace that will treat you to different hues of green and blue.  

Where? Sarnen, Obwalden, Switzerland

What's coolest? Terrace of the Chillout Room

What's free? Parking, Wireless Internet, Heating, Washer, Hair dryer, Cable TV

What's the Check In? Any time after 3PM

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7. Beautiful Cottage / Verzasca Valley

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Host Rosemarie’s chalet sits in the village of Sambugaro (Lavertezzo) that will take you back in time with its magical alleys and many fascinating stories. This home comes with one bedroom, a bathroom with a bathtub, a fully equipped kitchen and a lovely fireplace. Wake up to the views of the picturesque mountains and numerous water streams. Catch a break from your day to day life and spend some time here, in the lap of mother nature. 

Where? Lavertezzo, Tessin, Switzerland

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What's free? Kitchen, Home Essentials, TV, Parking, Washer

What's the Check In? Between 3PM - 5PM

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8. Privat Appartement "The Art of ZENagain"

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Host Desiree’s chalet is located in the heart of Zeneggen village. Perfect for people looking to enjoying some country-side hiking, this village has some of the most scenic trails in Switzerland. This property comes with two bedrooms and can accommodate four persons. Complete with all home essentials, this home has a lovely indoor fireplace. Watch the Swiss Alps sitting comfortably in your bedroom while you gorge on some Swiss chocolate. Check out best hiking trails in Switzerland.

Where? Zeneggen, Wallis, Switzerland

What's coolest? Free breakfast!

What's free? Breakfast, Internet, Shampoo, Heating, Hair Dryer

What's the Check In? Between 2PM - 9PM

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9. Idyllisches Barockhäuschen

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This little Baroque house is situated in the town of Zeneggen. Sitting on an edge of a forest, host Karin’s idyll home is all your need for that perfect soul-searching holiday. Karin has put an extra effort in decorating this cottage herself and has kept it extremely clean and stylish. This studio has one bedroom and is ideal for couples looking to spend some romantic time together. 

Where? Zeneggen, Wallis, Switzerland

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What's free? Breakfast, Internet, Shampoo, Heating, Hair Dryer

What's the Check In? Between 2PM - 9PM

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10. Centre of Bern's Old City

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Nestled in the medieval-looking Swiss capital of Bern, this home is equipped with all modern conveniences. Featuring a typical Bernese architecture, this house has a spiral stairwell, which adds to its prettiness quotient. Hosts Sara and Rob are very warm and welcoming and would be in constant touch with you to make sure you are having a great time. They will also help you discover some the best kept secrets of the city of Bern. A 10-minute walk from here will take you to all the major attractions. 

Where? Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

What's coolest? A cozy apartment located right in the heart of the Swiss capital. 

What's free? Internet, Home Essentials, Heating, Hair Dryer

What's the Check In? Any time after 3PM

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Between USD 200 to 400

11. Villa Celeste

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Host Giuseppe’s charming villa is located in the city of Lucerne and is at a walking distance from all the central shops and restaurants. This clean and comfortable property has four bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and all other home essentials, along with the parking area. Perfect for larger groups, this house can accommodate up to 10 guests. Walk up to the Lucerne Lake, explore the town on foot and enjoy the evening cooking a barbeque dinner. This place will definitely keep pulling you back. Check Out things to do in Lucerne.

Where? Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

What's coolest? A 10 minute walk will take you to Lake Lucerne.

What's free? Parking, Kitchen, Internet, Hair dryer, Cable TV, Washer

What's the Check In? Any time after 2PM

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12. Spacious and beautiful 2-story loft

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A super luxurious loft duplex, fitted with all modern amenities like Cable TV, Washer, Dryer, Heater and more; host Miguel’s property is located in the Swiss city of Geneva. This place is ideal for people looking to stay right in the middle of all the action. Visit Jet d'Eau, Palace of Nations, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Natural History Museum of Geneva; or just sit at one of the cafes and enjoy a cup of coffee with a bagel and be a part of these tunique things to do in Geneva.

Where? Genève, Genève, Switzerland

What's coolest? Located right next to the railway station (minus the noise)

What's free? Internet, Dryer, Cable TV, Iron, Washer, Hair Dryer, Air conditioning, Heating

What's the Check In? Between 4PM - 10PM

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13. Cozy Alpine Chic - 2 BDR

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This two-bedroom house is situated in the laps of Mt. Matterhorn and is one of the most stylish and chic holiday home in this alpine region. With soft linen, pleasing upholstery, a flat screen TV with home-theatre system, fully equipped kitchen, and a BBQ grill at your disposal, Raphael And Andrea’s home is perfect for families. Feel the soft fur rug under your feet as you sip on some red wine while gazing at the starry Swiss skies. 

Where? Zermatt, Wallis, Switzerland

What's coolest? Balcony with a view. 

What's free? Indoor Fireplace, Internet, Iron, Cable TV, Internet, Heating, Game console, Window guards

What's the Check In? Between 3PM - 2AM (next day)

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14. Chalet Romantica, Carpe Diem

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Now this is one of those places that looks more amazing in person. Sitting on the banks of Lake Brienz, this chalet is a perfect place to indulge in a luxurious holiday. As you enjoy your early morning breakfast on a terrace, you will have the sun shine off the crystal-clear lake waters, and the cool breeze will make you wanna reach out for another cuppa. Spacious bedrooms and living areas, central heating, and cozy wood stoves makes host Monique’s home an ideal holiday home in Switzerland.  This one ought to be on your list of places to visit in Switzerland for honeymoon.

Where? Brienz, Bern, Switzerland

What's coolest? Lake Brienz right at your feet.

What's free? Parking, Kitchen, Washer, TV, Hair Dryer, Home Essentials, Heating

What's the Check In? Between 2PM - 8PM

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15. Luxuriöses Blockhaus in den Bergen

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Imagine taking a sauna bath in an attic while sipping on some champagne and contemplating at the views of the snow-capped mountain peaks. Sounds perfect, right? Host Bruno’s home has just this perfect setting for you. With 1 bedroom, 1 living room and a kitchen, this house is located in the tranquil village of Diemtigen. The days here can be spent lounging around the house as you hear the sounds of tinkly cowbells. At night, as you hit the bed and are ready to end your end, you will be treated to the soothing sounds of water from the nearby streams. Bruno will be more than happy to teach you the Swiss way of cooking, and accompany you on beautiful hikes.

Where? Diemtigen, Bern, Switzerland

What's coolest? Luxurious and flawless house setting

What's free? Kitchen, Parking, Home Essentials, Indoor fireplace, Heating

What's the Check In? Any time after 4PM

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Feel like you are already there, right? Well, I would suggest you start planning your Swiss trip right away. Do let me know of your holiday home in Switzerland in the comments below.

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AADITEE KULKARNI AADITEE KULKARNI

Ever since my first trip at the age of 4, I’ve been fascinated to explore places around the world. Lover of world cultures, food, souls and all things blue; I spend most part of my day writing about travel. I also travel with my buddies when my boss approves my leaves.

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