We love an Airbnb here at Average Joes. Not only do they usually work out cheaper than hotels, you can also find some absolute gems in some truly unique settings if you take the time to look. So seeing as today is Swiss National Day, we thought we’d celebrate by taking a look at some of the most stunning Airbnb abodes you can rent in one of our favourite countries on earth, Switzerland!
Beautiful Cottage – Lavertezzo
Sleeps: 2 persons
Price: £104 per night
Switzerland is famed for its staggering Alpine views, so naturally there are plenty of options when it comes to hillside accommodation on Airbnb. But very few will beat this stunning cottage located in the quiet village of Lavertezzo. Perfect for a romantic weekend away, the Beautiful Cottage offers more than just your basic amenities with a fully-equipped kitchen, TV, indoor fireplace and al fresco dining opportunities, but the with spectaculars view of the forest, waterfalls and Verzasca river on your doorstep, you’ll not want to be staying inside anyway. A real gem.
2 Zimmer – Biel
Sleeps: 6 persons
Price: £92 per night
If you’re looking for a place to stay for the whole family, this beautiful converted old farmhouse in Biel couldn’t be more perfect. Situated on the coast, a short ride to Bern, the 2 Zimmer offers stunning views, as well as a warm and family friendly home away from home. Close to Bern’s tourist attractions, the house itself features antique Swiss beds, tables and armchairs, as well as a well-equipped kitchen, optimum open plan living and a sizeable garden for kids to enjoy.
The Mayen – Valais
Sleeps: 4 persons
Price: £138 per night
When we think of Switzerland, we think of hillside log cabins. And while The Mayen may appear to be exactly that, it’s actually much more. Located in The Valais (home to the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn mountain), The Mayen is a former 1890s barn-stable which has been transformed into a modern abode with all the essentials. The exterior reads like an authentic Swiss stable but head inside and you’ll find contemporary living, styled in almost brutalist fashion. On your doorstep you’ll have views over the ‘Dent Blanche’, while being located right in the centre of The Valais means there’s plenty of hiking and skiing opportunities.
Amazing 3-bedrooms w. Mountain View – St. Moritz
Sleeps: 7 persons
Price: £237 per night
St. Moritz is one of the most popular ski destinations on the planet and it’s not hard to see why. As well as some incredible slopes, the town itself is beautiful enough to put on a chocolate box – and it regularly is! However, being such a popular location among Europe’s rich and famous can often mean finding a bargain is near on possible. But we absolutely love the look of this apartment in the heart of St. Moritz which comes with room for up to 7 guests and balcony views to die for. It won’t break the bank either! Ideal for a group of friends looking to catch some pre-Christmas shredding.
Villa Wilen – Lake Sarnen
Sleeps: 5 persons
Price: £176 per night
As well as the Alpine vistas, Switzerland also boats some of the best lakeside panoramas in Europe. And one of the best affordable abodes in the Swiss lakes can be found standing elegantly on the edge of Lake Sarnen. Perfectly located in between Lucerne, Zurich and Bern, Villa Wilen comes with both mountain and lake views, as well as all the modern amenities you can think of, such as an Apple TV, Netflix and even an elevator inside the house. You should probably also part-take in some lakeside dining…
1-Zimmerwohnung in Chalet – Grindelwald
Sleeps: 2 persons
Price: £61 per night
But if you’re after something a little less modern and a little more authentic, check out this stunning chalet found in one of the most charming villages in Switzerland, Grindelwald. The picture perfect house offers one of the best views you find in the area, while the spacious and comfortable penthouse interior is well decked out for a long stay. Kitchen supplies are even provided for guests! Outside, you’ll find a quaint terrace, perfect for some mountain gazing.
Holiday Villa – Lucerne
Sleeps: 10 persons
Price: £729 per night
But if you’re after a true blowout in Switzerland, look no further than this stunning luxury Holiday Villa situation on Lake Lucerne. With room for up to 10 guests, the villa is perfect for a large group of mates or the extended family, and features 7 bright and spacious newly furnished bedrooms, a swimming pool in the middle of the gigantic garden, and uninterrupted views across the Lake. It’s also located within walking distance of Lucerne itself if you ever feel the need to leave the grandeur!
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