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14 Coolest Airbnbs in Switzerland

One of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever seen, Switzerland is jaw-dropping, with landscapes that include many turquoise lakes, rivers, and waterfalls, while the towering Alps provide a dramatic backdrop. It’s lush and green, with bell-wearing cows and traditional chalets spread throughout. In many places, you’ll think you’ve stepped into a storybook. Even the cities are lovely, like Lucerne and Bern, with their medieval Old Towns a joy to stroll through. No matter where you go here, you’ll likely find a great base with numerous Airbnbs to choose from throughout the country.

Holiday Apartment Eiger - Grindelwald Holiday Apartment Eiger
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Holiday Apartment Eiger - Grindelwald

This two-bedroom rental for five is centrally located in the town of Grindelwald, tucked into the Swiss Bernese Alps and bordered by the north face of the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountain peaks. You’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of Eiger from here, with both bedrooms overlooking it. The living area has a TV with Netflix, standard cable, and a DVD player, while the full kitchen includes all you need, including items to make Swiss fondue and raclette. A washer/dryer is included too.

Limmatquai River View Apartment with Jacuzzi - Zurich Limmatquai River View Apartment with Jacuzzi - Zurich
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Limmatquai River View Apartment with Jacuzzi - Zurich

Zurich is famous for its decadent chocolates and high-end shopping, and this exclusive Airbnb will put you in the heart of it all. It comes complete with your own private rooftop terrace where you can gaze out over the Old Town with its historic squares and guild house, as well as the blue waters of the river and glorious sunsets. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious rental with the inside just as impressive as the out. Magnificently designed, it sleeps up to eight guests and comes with all you need and then some, including a private hot tub for memorable soaks after a day of exploring.

Stylish Loft with Amazing Views - Geneva Stylish Loft with Amazing Views - Geneva
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Stylish Loft with Amazing Views - Geneva

This cool loft provides a serene oasis in an ideal location just a few steps from a tram that will bring you to the city center of Geneva in five minutes or the train station in about 10, while a walk along the river will bring you to Lake Geneva in less than 20 minutes. It not only has lots of character with original wood beams, but gorgeous mountain and river views from the sixth floor, accessed by an elevator. Accommodating up to four, you’ll have a 50″ flat-screen TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Chromecast, Disney+, Apple TV, Fire TV, and cable channels. There’s a Sonos sound system, a washer and dryer, and a high-end kitchen with a Nespresso machine and dishwasher.

The Lakeview House - Zurich The Lakeview House - Zurich
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The Lakeview House - Zurich

Located in the most exclusive area of Zurich and one of Zurich’s top Airbnbs, this three-bedroom house for up to six is just a 10-minute drive from the city center. The lake can be reached in just three minutes on foot, and after you return from a day of exploring, you can look forward to swimming in the infinity pool with a breathtaking view over Lake Zurich. It has all the essentials, like a well-equipped open kitchen with a spectacular lake view and a washer/dryer. There’s an area for alfresco dining and a BBQ grill, too. Plus, services like airport pickup, spa treatments, and even babysitting can all be arranged.

Edelweiss Studio with Matterhorn Views and Balcony - Zermatt Edelweiss Studio with Matterhorn Views and Balcony - Zermatt
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Edelweiss Studio with Matterhorn Views and Balcony - Zermatt

Located in one of Europe’s most beautiful mountain towns, with the Matterhorn towering high above at nearly 15,000 feet, this studio rental provides epic, direct views of Switzerland’s most famous peak. Enjoy it with the fresh mountain air from your balcony while being just a short walk from the car-free city center, shops, and the train station. The Sunnegga Funicular Railway, which will bring you to the hiking/skiing area, is less than 500 feet away. You’ll have all the necessities, including a bright living room and well-equipped kitchen with a Nespresso machine, while enjoying a quiet setting too.

Idyllic Baroque Cottage - Lucerne Idyllic Baroque Cottage - Lucerne
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Idyllic Baroque Cottage - Lucerne

This unique and beautiful Baroque cottage sits at the edge of the forest, yet Lucerne and its picturesque Old Town, one of the prettiest in the country, can easily be accessed on foot. While you’re here, enjoy relaxing on your private patio with the songs of the birds and a tranquil view. It’s a great place to retreat, perhaps to work on a novel, write a song, or just enjoy quiet contemplation. You’ll have a small, simply equipped kitchen with a kettle and capsule coffee machine, along with a grill for cookouts, Wi-Fi, and TV.

Stunning Lake View Apartment - Geneva Stunning Lake View Apartment - Geneva
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Stunning Lake View Apartment - Geneva

This stylish apartment for up to two guests gets rave reviews, offering a quiet setting while providing a convenient location for getting to the main train station, the United Nations, and WHO. Plus, you’ll have easy access to the lake via a private park. It offers a spectacular view of Lake Geneva, a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and Nespresso machine, and a washer/dryer too.

Bright, Modern Apartment with Garden Seating - Bern Bright, Modern Apartment with Garden Seating - Bern
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Bright, Modern Apartment with Garden Seating - Bern

If you’re looking to explore the capital city and its beautiful Old Town, this bright and spacious modern apartment is located at the highest point of the city, which means you’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the Bernese Alps. It’s near the Zentrum Paul Klee & Rosengarten, a museum and rose garden that’s one of the most picturesque parks in Bern and accommodates up to five in three bedrooms. It includes a spacious garden for relaxing, a BBQ grill, a full kitchen with an espresso machine, a washer/dryer, and lots of items for the little ones that make it especially ideal for families.

Unique Riverside Loft - Basel Unique Riverside Loft - Basel
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Unique Riverside Loft - Basel

Located in the heart of the trendy Kleinbasel district along the sunny Rhine promenade, this unique loft sleeps up to three and comes complete with an office that has a river view. It would be hard to find better if you’re looking for a workspace and want to explore the town of Basel, one of the most incredible cities to visit in Switzerland. It’s very homey as the host’s personal belongings are here, along with rare and valuable design classics. There are many books, movies, and works of art, and an outdoor lounging area. Of course, you’ll have all the necessities, too. The full kitchen has a steamer and Japanese grill top; there’s a TV with Netflix, a washer/dryer, and a bathroom with a tub for a relaxing soak.

Designer Flat with Fantastic View in the City Center - Lucerne Designer Flat with Fantastic View in the City Center
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Designer Flat with Fantastic View in the City Center - Lucerne

This designer flat will put you in the heart of Lucerne, an ideal location for exploring the historic center, lake, and mountains. It accommodates up to four with two large bedrooms and two bathrooms, while standout features include a terrace with a picturesque view overlooking the river and a BBQ grill for cookouts. There’s also a lounge with an open fireplace to cozy up to, a fully equipped kitchen with complimentary coffee and tea, a laundry room with a washer and dryer, and two TVs. Some items for those traveling with little ones are included, too, like a travel crib.

Apartment with Amazing View for Four Guests - Interlaken Apartment with Amazing View for Four Guests
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Apartment with Amazing View for Four Guests - Interlaken

This apartment on a little hill is just five minutes from one of Switzerland’s most beautiful small towns – Interlaken, which lies between two alpine lakes. It boasts an enchanting landscape with snowcapped mountains laced with waterfalls and has drawn tourists since the early 1800s, who came to enjoy spa treatments, the fresh mountain air, and incredible views of three famous Swiss mountains: Eiger, Jungfrau, and Monch. The rental provides an ideal base for it all, complete with a full kitchen with a coffeemaker and a Nespresso machine, some tea and coffee to get you started, and cooking basics like oil and spices. A cable TV, Wi-Fi, and washing machine are all included too.

Romantic Large Apartment in Simmentaler Haus - Diemtigen Romantic Large Apartment in Simmentaler Haus - Diemtigen
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Romantic Large Apartment in Simmentaler Haus - Diemtigen

This rental may be an apartment, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it, with a maze of rooms and a ton of historic character. It accommodates up to five in three bedrooms with lots of space to spread out. The friendly owners lovingly renovated the 16th-century Simmentaler Haus in 2021 while retaining many of its original features. The views are incredibly picturesque and quintessentially Swedish, yet you’ll enjoy all the modern amenities, including fast Wi-Fi and a full and well-stocked kitchen with a Nespresso machine (coffee supplied), spices, cooking oils, and more. Laundry facilities are provided for a small fee paid in a little deposit box. Enjoy a large garden area with a BBQ grill, a hammock, a pool table, and foosball too.

Countryside Apartment with Amazing Mountain Views - Wilderswil Countryside Apartment with Amazing Mountain Views - Wilderswil
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Countryside Apartment with Amazing Mountain Views - Wilderswil

Located in the quiet village of Wilderswil, just over a 5-minute drive from Interlaken, this countryside apartment is surrounded by fields, mountains, and vineyards while Swiss cows roam nearby. You’ll enjoy a 360-degree view of the Alps and smaller mountains, and it’s a convenient base for hiking trails that wind through the forests and mountains nearby. It has lots of historic character with the old doors and wooden wall paneling retained, along with an antique tiled stove, a non-working Kachelofen that reveals the impressive old craftsmanship. Heated floors, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer are all included.

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Apartment Huwi - Zermatt

Apartment Huwi is nestled in the pretty little hamlet of Winklematten, famous for its tranquil charm, ideal for those who want to be in a quiet area with Zermatt within easy reach. It sits up higher on the mountain than the town below, affording fabulous views. Part of a chalet, you’ll have your own private entrance, a kitchen, a TV, and a spectacular vista of the Matterhorn.

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