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Top 10 VRBO Vacation Rentals In Zurich, The Swiss City Of Gnomes

Pratiksha
Published Jul 28, 2017

Zurich is the largest city and the financial capital of Switzerland. Situated at the north of Lake Zurich, the architecture of this city offers a feel of pre-medieval Europe. Zurich, which is also one of the wealthiest cities of Europe, offers high standards of living. In fact, it has been consistently ranked by a number of surveys globally as one of the top cities in the world offering an excellent quality of life. Besides being home to plenty of amazing tourist attractions, this city also hosts Europe’s largest techno street party. Due to its financial center and touristy stature, it is only obvious that this city attracts hordes of visitors every year. If you want to avoid booking expensive hotels in one of the world’s priciest cities, then you can consider these VRBO rentals for your Zurich trip.

1. Garden Apartment in an elegant residential area near Lake Zürich (259 USD)

This spacious 1 bedroom apartment is located in the city of Zollikon, which is just 5 km (3.1 mi) away from Zurich Old Town and is close to Zurich District 8. It is situated in a quiet neighborhood with parks, woods, clinics and restaurants located a few hundred meters away. Lake Zurich is also at a walking distance from this apartment. This VRBO rental is part of an old family villa belonging to the 1930s. However, the amenities and the decor look very much contemporary. Artistic paintings and showpieces adorn this fully furnished apartment.

The bedroom with a garden view has a queen size bed and a sofa bed that sleeps 1 person. The living room has a double-bed sofa and an attached terrace. Guests staying at this property have access to a functional kitchenette cum dining room, a laundry room as well as a business corner equipped with a computer, and a wireless scanner-printer-copier. Onsite parking is available as well. Besides, housekeeping service is available on alternate days. The best part is, all these frills are free of charge.

Garden Apartment in an elegant residential area near Lake Zürich

Price: from 259 USD

Number of Guests: 5

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2. Vacation home near the city (160 USD)

This 1 bedroom apartment is situated in the recreation area of Zurich and is close to the city. There are picturesque woods and beautiful walking trails in close distance. The train station and a number of restaurants are also at a walking distance. This apartment, with a private manicured garden, offers mesmerizing views of the Alps. The bedroom is equipped with 2 independent cozy beds and a large closet. Guests can cook a meal in the fully furnished kitchen. Moreover, free parking is available in front of the house. This VRBO rental can easily accommodate 3 people.

Vacation home near the city

Price: from 160 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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3. Idyllic country town on the Rhine - close to Zurich (331 USD)

This 3 bedroom apartment is located in the beautiful town of Eglisau, which has a small medieval country town feel. It provides easy access to Zurich city, Zurich airport, a number of vineyards and wineries as well as plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, boating and swimming. Wooden flooring, white walls, wise use of colors in furniture, bedding, as well as artworks make this apartment look classic as well as warm.

Each bedroom has a king bed and the kitchen has all essentials like a stove, oven, dishes, utensils, as well as a refrigerator. The apartment is tidy and is nicely maintained. This VRBO rental has enough space for 7 people and it still doesn’t really get crowded. Moreover, the owners are easily approachable and have a good knowledge about the town and the nearby attractions.

Idyllic country town on the Rhine - close to Zurich

Price: from 331 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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4. Apartment Wald (261 USD)

This apartment with 4 bedrooms is located in a lovely forest area in Zurich Oberland. Lake Zurich is just a couple of minutes away from this apartment. This house has 9 beds as well as 3 nursing beds and can easily accommodate 9 people. Moreover, there are 3 additional double rooms available on this property which can be requested for in case you have a bigger group. This apartment is brightly lit with natural light. It has a spacious bathroom done in a vibrant blue color. Guests can avail the facility of a Jacuzzi at minimal charges. This home is perfect for a complete family vacation. Moreover, this property has an elevator and is wheelchair accessible.

Apartment Wald

Price: from 261 USD

Number of Guests: 9

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5. Guesthouse Parques Rietberg (457 USD)

This 4 bedroom apartment, located in the center of the Enge district of Zurich, easily accommodates 7 people. It is perched on a hill near Rietberg Museum and Rieterpark and is a short distance away from Zurich Lake. It is a newly renovated property offering a combination of a guesthouse as well as a bed & breakfast. There is a shared kitchen with all the necessary equipment to cook a meal as well as pantry items. Furthermore, the 4 rooms have a shared bathroom.

There is a nice lawn outside the house where guests can enjoy some fresh air. Housekeeping service is included in the price. However, guests should be mindful of the fact that there are no TVs or air conditioners in the house. This shouldn’t be a problem as it is mostly pleasant outside and there are enough outdoor activities available in Zurich that will hardly leave you with any time indoors getting bored.

Guesthouse Parques Rietberg

Price: from 457 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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6. Lindas Beauty - Near Swiss National Museum (149 USD)

This double room vacation rental is located at Niederdorf and is paces away from the Swiss National Museum as well as Zurich Central Library. Linda’s Beauty has 6 air-conditioned rooms in all, with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The beds in the rooms are equipped with premium bedding. Flat screen television with cable connection is provided for the entertainment of guests. The price includes daily breakfast as well as housekeeping services. A round-trip airport transfer is available at an additional charge. This rental is perfect for couples who are on a Swiss holiday.

Lindas Beauty - Near Swiss National Museum

Price: from 149 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Top modern penthouse apartment in Bern (165 USD)

This modern loft is situated in an apartment building in Bern city. It is just a couple of minutes away from downtown and has good connectivity in terms of public transport. Convenience stores are located nearby too. This apartment is a large studio with a sliding door that separates the living area from the sleeping area. It is equipped with high-end amenities like a floor heating system which provides comfortable warm temperatures during cold winters.

The bedroom area in the attic has a double bed and sufficient storage space. An extra fold-out twin bed is provided in the living area. This studio has a spacious bathroom with a tub / shower combination, which has a special convenient entry facility. Besides, guests can enjoy a cup of coffee in the attached terrace. Furthermore, on arrival, guests are welcomed with sweets, wine, beer and a Bern Ticket allowing them to use all public transport facilities during their entire stay. This studio is a complete value for its price.

Top modern penthouse apartment in Bern

Price: from 165 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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8. Modern apartment in a quiet location surrounded by nature (125 USD)

This cozy 2 bedroom apartment is located in the tranquil town of Oberageri, which is just a few miles away from Zurich city. Located amidst unspoiled nature, this apartment offers splendid views of the lake and provides quintessential calm to its guests. A number of restaurants and shopping places are nearby too. The large living room is accompanied by a sofa-bed and a fireplace that provides the necessary warmth during winter.

The master bedroom has a double bed whereas the other bedroom has twin beds. The icing on the cake is the spacious patio outside the living room which has been furnished with sun loungers as well as seating arrangements offering different views of the lake and the mountains. This patio provides a perfectly romantic setting for couples to spend some quality time together while imbibing the captivating views.

Modern apartment in a quiet location surrounded by nature

Price: from 125 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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9. Chalet-apartment in Flims Laax (97 USD)

This newly renovated 2 room apartment with wooden floors and modern furnishings is located in Flims, a 1.5 hour’s drive away from Zurich city. It is conveniently located close to a bus stop. The bedroom in this apartment has a double bed whereas the living room has a convertible sofa-bed, which can sleep one more person. This vacation rental has an attached porch which offers mind-blowing views of the mountains, especially early in the mornings.

There is a Jacuzzi provided which provides the much needed warmth and relaxation after an exhausting day skiing. Guests can also use the sauna bath facility at a surcharge. Besides, this apartment comes with underground parking. This is an ideal location for travelers who want to stay in a peaceful remote location and yet be close to Zurich city.

Chalet-apartment in Flims Laax

Price: from 97 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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10. Ideal base in Basel, 10-minutes by tram from city center (113 USD)

This bed & breakfast is located in the fringes of Basel near St Jakobs Park. Tram stops near this VRBO rental provide convenient access to the city center. Restaurants and shopping places are located at a few hundred meters from this B&B. This B&B offers beautifully decorated cozy rooms that provide spectacular views of the park and have nice comfortable beds covered with vivid bedding. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast that is included in the price. This B&B has a lovely garden comprising of a children’s playground and barbecue. Moreover, free street parking is available. This B&B is a good option for couples.

Ideal base in Basel, 10-minutes by tram from city center

Price: from 113 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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Affordable living in one of the most expensive cities in the world

Zurich is much more than banks, chocolates and watches. It provides one the best of both worlds - a big city as well as a small town. It is clean, safe and has an amazing public transit system. It also has a decent nightlife. Besides, to know why it is consistently rated as one of the best places to live, you need to see it for yourself. And what better way than with these affordable VRBO options in a pricey city?

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