Summer: Villa Wilen taken from Lake SarnenAutumn: the view on a sunny winter afternoon from the Villa
Villa Wilen - Swiss premium for summer & winter
Villa Wilen - Swiss premium for summer & winter
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2.5 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2.5 baths
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Villa Wilen is a top modern and spacious location in the inner heart of Switzerland. It allows to reach most Swiss tourist highlights within a very short time. The Villa is popular for its architecture, its direct access to the lake and the awesome views. Very well equipped kitchen with lake view. Entertainment system (home cinema with Apple TV, Netflix, Zattoo, DVD-Player, Laptop, easy access to your own devices ). Ground floor with kitchen is shared with hosts (one guest group only!).

The space

This is the ideal hub for people who like to stay a bit outside of the cities, like to enjoy Switzerland's nature in order to relax and to stay away from the mass tourism and avoiding parking problems in the cities. Should you get bored - there is a strong Wifi, covering the whole house, and an entertainment system.

The villa is a juwel for any kind of resident. Its modern timeless architecture, the unique views to Lake Sarnen and the nearby Sachsler Mountains attract everybody! Spacious rooms, modern furniture and interior, a spatious and cleaned up garden - all directly on the shore of Lake of Sarnen.

VERY CENTRAL: 20 minutes from LUCERNE, 45 minutes from INTERLAKEN, 55 minutes from ZURICH AIRPORT, 75 minutes from BERNE or BASLE. You don't have to book accomodation at all these places - Villa Wilen allows you to catch most of Switzerland's touristic attractions easily from one single spot.

The hosts are pleased to help you to find the best tourist places based on your individual wishes.

It is useful to visit Villa Wilen by car (parking is no problem, there is a huge free parking lot in front of the Villa). The place has its advantage due to its unique secluded location on Lake Sarnen.

Shopping is no problem. The nearest shop can be reached by a 10 minutes walk, there are also restaurants and bars nearby. More restaurants and bars are located in Sarnen (distance 3 kilometers) or Lucerne (25 kilometers).

In summer this is an ideal hub to visit LUCERNE (with Mount Pilatus), INTERLAKEN, (Jungfrau, Schilthorn & Outdoor Sports), Giessbach Falls, Ballenberg Outdoor Museum, Berne, Engelberg (MOUNT TITLIS), Lake of Lucerne, ZURICH, Melchsee Frutt, Älggi (geographical Center of Switzerland) or Flüeli Ranft/Sachseln (Brother Klaus). BTW: There are all kind of hikes nearby.

In winter it's perfect for SKIING: you can have the ideal combination of alpine skiing/snowboarding (Engelberg, Melchsee-Frutt, Klewenalp, Hasliberg, nearby Mörlialp, Lungern Schönbüel), nordic skiing (Glaubenberg), snowshoe trekking, sledging (Melchsee Frutt) and sight seeing or shopping (Lucerne, Zurich, Berne). Even Milano can be reached within 2 1/2 hours as well...

The house has some nice goodies: in summer direct acces to the lake for SWIMMING, the very popular chillout room allows to enjoy the awesome views on the TERRACE, inside it has a modern CHIMNEY and a beamed CINEMA TV. In Winter the SAUNA in the guests' bathroom might be a welcome recreation as well.

You will be delighted - have a look at the reviews!

We started our airbnb-activity in summer 2011. Since then we could welcome visitors from more than 40 - we love the social exchange with all different cultures!

Important note:
The house can be rented completely during vacations of the host or shared with the residents while they are present - but still with a high degree of privacy since the house is very big and the hosts are at work over the week days or even sleep outside. The in house elevator facilitates to move between the high floors and avoids to cross each other.
We only host one guest "unit" (not more than one group) at the same time.

Guest access

Villa Wilen has very large and high rooms and an elevator. This allows easily a shared situation with the 2 hosts. In case of hosts' vacancies there is a possibily to have an unshared situation. There are 2 private bedrooms and 2 private bathrooms for guests' use only; kitchen, dining room and backyard are shared.

Interaction with guests

This depends on the individual wishes of our guests. Some want to have a daily interaction for the coming day, some just enjoy their stay of their own.

Other things to note

Just have a look at the photos and the reviews - they show you the real insights very clearly...:)

Free parking on premises

Extra people $94 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $94 AUD
Security Deposit $403 AUD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Prices are including the exclusive usage of the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms and the shared usage of the ground floor, including the kitchen (own guests' fridge), dining room, guest toilet, the whole garden area (several dining and relaxing options) and the access to the lake shore area.

Please take your shoes off in the house. No smoking in the house (outside allowed). No other guests. It is not allowed to start drones above the area.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property
Some spaces are shared


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

327 Reviews

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Mike User Profile
September 2017
The photos and descriptions don't lie, Roland's house, garden, view and neighbourhood (and cat!) are truly wonderful and the peace/tranquility was ideal for us wanting to overcome jet lag after the long haul direct from Australia. Roland and Claudia were lovely hosts and always willing to offer assistance, thank you to you both! Our only reservation is that this was our first Airbnb where we were living in such close quarters with our hosts with the shared kitchen and living areas. At no fault of our hosts, we did feel somewhat confined and that at times we'd be intruding if we ventured out of our rooms. However I'm sure those who are used to shared living arrangements would find Roland's place perfect!
Roland User ProfileRoland is a superhost.
Response from Roland:
Thank you for having been our guests and we are looking forward to hosting you again! Sharing is clearly described on our Airbnb website and at the end of the booking process it is clearly mentioned and described under the house rules. It is indeed listed under "entire home" since Airbnb does not offer the option "shared house". There are just three possible options: entire home, private room and shared room. Although I have already insisted several times at Airbnb, the category "shared house" has not yet been listed by Airbnb. And you must agree that our setting is not only a private room. The Villa is very spacious with high walls and large rooms (you even insisted in getting two bedrooms for 2 people...). And the shared area offers lots of options such as a top modern kitchen, a huge dining room, guest toilet, many outdoor sitting options with chairs, tables and sofas. Not to forget the huge garden area and the access to 40 meters of private lake shore. There is even an elevator easing mobility and privacy a lot. And we always ask our guests or arrival about the degree of privacy they wanna have with us. And you answered "everything is perfect"... I guess, you just oversaw the description and the house rules when you booked the location.
September 2017

M User Profile
November 2016
Absolutely breath taking view, in a modern yet unique house, definitely coming back to stay here. Thank you for being a super host.

Pooja User Profile
June 2016
I'd like to start off by saying that more than the house, Roland deserves a 5 star rating. A host who goes out of the way to make your stay comfortable. Thanks again Roland! Coming to the house, it was extremely beautiful and well equipped than most of the hotels I've ever been in. Access to his home entertainment system was an added bonus. The pictures don't lie, the house does have a gorgeous view. Unfortunately because of the bad weather we couldn't make the most of it. Would definitely recommend a stay here. Big thumbs up!

Manish User Profile
April 2016
I stayed at Roland’s villa for a week, and was very happy that I stayed there. Communication with Roland before, during and after my visit was great: he was very responsive to all my questions and replied promptly. Roland & Claudia were very kind to meet me on arrival and were a fantastic host: friendly, and knowledgeable. We got a very warm welcome on reaching the Villa and got detailed information on the house and the city. The villa was great, very clean fully equipped and organized and well located within walking distance to everything. I would highly recommend this accommodation and Roland as a host.

Alex User Profile
January 2016
Great please. The town is beautiful and not far from main skiing resort.... The house was beautiful and functional in every way....

Michael User Profile
June 2015
Roland's place in Sarnen is truly an amazing home and we loved our stay there. Sarnen is a beautiful little town like most of Switzerland and the house is situated right on the lake with the most spectacular views all around. The house was by far the coolest house I've been in, it even had an elevator to take you between the floors! Our room on the top floor had all the amenities you could ask for, including a comfortable bed, great bathroom facilities and the fantastic views. Roland and Claudia were very friendly and helpful with recommendations for things to do around Sarnen and Lucerne. We shared a glass of wine and chatted with them one of the nights, which was quite nice as we hadn't had the chance to spend time with any of our other AirBnb hosts so far this trip. This is a very cool place and we highly recommend staying here.

Warren User Profile
May 2015
Roland's house is as impressive as the photos and is on a magnificent location on the lake. The area is quiet, peaceful and safe. We enjoyed the direct interaction with Roland throughout our stay.

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Sarnen, SwitzerlandJoined in July 2011
Roland User ProfileRoland is a superhost.

We are both very natural and enjoy our small paradise here on Lake Sarnen every single moment. We are also very happy to travel and think to know the needs of the travelers very well. We started to rent our house on Airbnb in 2011. Since then, we hosted over 400 guest groups from all over the world. We appreciate the interaction with our guests of style.
We are very active in sports and spend a lot of time in nature, be it on foot, on our mountain bikes or in winter on skis.
We would be very pleased hosting you - wherever you come from!
Welcome to Villa Wilen!
Roland & Claudia

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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