About this listing
Spectacular 95 m2 Apt with free Lake Zurich View
This modern flat is in a quite residential area, only 18 km ride away from Zurich City.
A solid public transport connection, supermarket, bakery, hairdresser, shops, restaurants, forest and waterfalls, all at your doorstep!
... And in the radio of just half an hour you can find many attractions as ski/snowboard slopes, main Swiss touristy cities, great nature landscapes, hiking and biking routes, free animal parks!
The entire apartment is very spacious with lots of light all day long, close enough to Zurich's charms, but far enough as well for you to enjoy the stillness of its surroundings villages.
You will have a lot of fun, in either any of the seasons: winter, autumn,spring or summer. Go to the nearby ski pistes in winter just half an hour away by car and/or public transport, you could explore the waterfalls in the forest right behind the apartment, beautiful any time of the year! Enjoy the lake's many beaches and open air swimming pools (badi's) in the summer, and/ or just sit back & relax on the balcony with a wonderful sunset view.
Guests have free internet access, cable tv, apple tv (with of course own login details), an underground private parking space, and, shared laundry room with washing machine, dryer, and inside conditioned hanging-clothes area.
The flat is completely furnished and fully equipped, including with kitchen ware (pans, cutlery, glasses, plates, etc...), as well as towels, bed-sheets, pillows, duvets, hair-dryer, steam iron, cleaning appliances,
All you need to bring is just your very personal belongings!!!
There is a gas bbq on the big terrace for guests to use.
There are also bathroom amenities available.
Communal closed rubbish room, to be used under strict rules.
Interaction with guests
We won't be there, although available via telephone and by email at all times.
What we love about our neighborhood is that is very convenient, it has very handy all you need and more.
Besides that you can enjoy the Zurich Lake view through your window, by stepping out of the building, you can also have nice walks along the lake, its beaches and relax at the beach bars, perfect for sunny days.
The supermarket and the bakery, also right across the building, are great and very practical.
Explore the surroundings, nature is all around. There is a really nice forest behind the house with a couple of waterfalls one bigger than the other, which gives you the impression of being somewhere else, high in the mountains.
There are various nice restaurants close-by, including an authentic Indian and Thai restaurant, or a stylish modern lake-view restaurant (L'O next to Horgen station on the lake side with high ratings, very recommendable for an unforgettable experience), as well as pizzeria right next to the house Dieci's 10, see Guidebook.
Getting around is very easy, with such a solid Swiss public transport it is really not necessary to move around with private car, of course unless you want to.
- Public Transport:
Home > Horgen Main Train Station: There is a bus stop right in front of the building named "Bergwerk" (you can see it from the window) the ride is less than 5 min. to the Horgen Main Train Station with the bus number 121, the frequency is every half an hour.
Horgen Main Train Station > Zurich City: The train to Zurich takes just 15 min. Trains S2, and S8 running every half an hour.
Horgen Main Train Station > Zurich Airport: There is a direct train ride to Zurich Airport (S2) taking 40 min, although exist several combinations to get to the Airport.
Attention: There is another station in Horgen called " Horgen Oberdorf", that is in the higher/mountain part of Horgen village, not at the lake side, to don't be confused.
Good to know about public transport:
The application "SBB" comes very handy to perfectly plan your journey, up to the second, to any part of Switzerland, as Swiss public transport is known to be very punctual as well as clean, neat and tidy.
The fares for travel transport are quite costly, but with the advantage that when you get a ticket, this one can be used for the time and zones acquired, in either of its forms: bus, train, tram and/or boat, meaning, it will be valid to travel in all of those.
In general you would have to get your ticket in advance, which you can do as usual at stations or also in the SBB application, where you can pay with credit cards.
When in the bus, if you don't have already your ticket covering the zone and time-frame, you will have to pay in cash with coins. The trip to Horgen Main Station from home costs CHF 2.20 p/p.
If you want to get to know Switzerland, all main spots and fantastic panoramic tourist routes, there are very convenient offers for not-residents, which you will get by showing your Passport at the SBB tourist information, in every station in Switzerland.
You can also get a Taxi at Horgen Main Station, the ride from there to home costs around CHF 15.
The ride from Horgen to the Zurich Airport, you can get it for CHF 100, check first with the taxi company or taxi driver before getting in the car or can be a lot more expensive.
Taxis here are not the preferred transport method as can get very pricey quite quickly.
- At the Airport:
In Zurich Airport you have a facility not every airport offers.
With some of the airlines companies, you can organise a drop off luggage 1 day in advance, by leaving your heavy luggage already checked in and traveling your scheduled day without inconveniences, without rush and light.
Or you could even organise the pick up service, so you do not have to bother, somebody will come to your place and pick up your luggage the day before. You can travel light without stress and sure that your luggage will be checked in your scheduled flight.
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Other things to note
The place accommodates 5 people, 1 King Bed size, and a Bunk-Bed with 3 single beds that holds max. 80 kg each bed.
We have an additional individual foldable bed.
We kindly ask you to treat the house with care and respect just like you'll treat yours or best, as we live here and is our beloved home.
We do not smoke and don't want anybody to smoke besides in the terraces.
It s not allowed in the building to do laundry on Sundays.
Not allowed in the building to wash the car in the garage.
From Dec 01, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017 the minimum stay is 25 nights.
I love travelling and meeting new people, new cultures, new ways of living, enrich myself by positive things I can learn from others and try to bring a little bit of my positive thinking, energy and joy to others Life.
For me being social and in contact with people is very important.
I am Spanish working in Switzerland in the financial industry.
Me and my boyfriend we have been travelling the world, most of the time visiting friends, and making new ones along the way.
We like simple life style, we enjoy more relax-honest people, and get to live nice new experiences.
Above all I love to laugh every single day, either if I have to work or just go and have some fun.