"Grüessech" from the capital of Switzerland

Traveling Group
  • Urs Marketing (48)
  • Elena Nurse (47)
  • Dylan Student (14)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Portugal

    July 2 — August 14, 2016

    2015 is already arranged. We prefer a simultaneous exchange.

  • Florida, USA

    July 2 — August 14, 2016

    2015 is already arranged. We prefer a simultaneous exchange.

  • Marbella, Spanien

    July 2 — August 14, 2016

    2015 is already arranged. We prefer a simultaneous exchange.

  • France (south)

    July 2 — August 14, 2016

    2015 is already arranged. We prefer a simultaneous exchange.

Interests

  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About

We love beaches

As residents of an alpine landscape we love the beaches.

Vacation Type
5

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2009

My wife and I just finished a 3 week exchange with ...

Reade
Reade from Victoria, Canada said

My wife and I just finished a 3 week exchange with Urs & Elena. Everything about the exchange went well. - They were very good communicators and helped in setting expectations and coordinating the small things. - The house is in a wonderful location and the plants/garden are very peaceful (the pictures don't do it justice). Front and back balconies allowed us to feel like we were resting outside yet we had great privacy. - The house is in a very quiet area with easy access to Berne (and the rest of Switzerland). Excellent for a central base for exploration - They took great care of our house and belongings. I would highly recommend Urs & Elena and their house for anyone doing a home exchange.

Urs & Elena
What we said about Reade's house:

We spent 3 weeks in the cozy house of Reade & Sharilyn. The house is in a very quiet area but nevertheless very close to the city centre of Victoria. It's a great base for trips to the city, to all the other parts of Vancouver Island, to Vancouver and even to Seattle. - We had an excellent communication. They were very helpful to explain there house and gave us a lot of tips where to go and what to do. - They took great care of our house and car. Alltogether everything in this exchange went very well and we can highly recommend Reade & Sharilyn for such a home exchange.

January - December 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful 3-week exchange in Bern, Switzerland in ...

Dave & Penny
Dave & Penny from Escondido said

We enjoyed a wonderful 3-week exchange in Bern, Switzerland in Urs and Elena's home. It is bright and modern, with a typically beautiful Swiss garden, perfect for outdoor dining. We appreciated being able to walk just a couple minutes to the market every day, and the city center was also very easy to get to, and close by via the bus. Everything about the exchange went smoothly, and we found the communication to be great. They provided us with a lot of information about the places to see... and there is so much! The Lauterbrunnen Valley was our favorite. I can highly recommend Urs & Elena as home exchangers -- you won't be disappointed.

Urs & Elena
What we said about Dave & Penny's house:

We spent 3 weeks in the cozy house of Dave & Penny. The house is in a very quiet area but nevertheless very close to the city centre of Escondido. It's a great base for trips to the beaches, to San Diego, Los Angeles and all other places of southern California. - We had an excellent communication before and during the exchange. They were very helpful to explain there house and gave us a lot of tips where to go and what to do. - They took great care of our house and car. Alltogether everything in this exchange went very well and we can highly recommend Dave & Penny as homeexchangers.

January - December 2010

We visited the Siegenthaller family home in the summer of 2010. ...

Barbara and Zoltan
Barbara and Zoltan from Florida said

We visited the Siegenthaller family home in the summer of 2010. We stayed in Berne for almost a month and it was one of our best vacations ever. Their home is immaculate and beautiful. There was plenty of space for our 4 member family and we all felt comfortable there. The area where they live is central to many attractions so it was the best starting point to explore the country. Switzerland is BEAUTIFUL. we can't wait to be back one day! The exchange with Elena and Urs went very well. They are easy-going and fun loving people! They took care of our cat and home like they belonged to them. This exchange was an amazing experience and we can thank Elene and Urs for making it a success. We highly recommend them as an exchange partner.

Urs & Elena
What we said about Barbara and Zoltan's house:

We can highly recommand Barbara and Zoltan as homeexchangers. Their house is in a beautiful and safe community. We communicated very well before and during the exchange. They gave us a lot of tips which were very helpful during our three weeks holidays. They took good care of our home. We were VERY satisfied with this exchange.

July - August 2014

It was the request from Urs and Elena that sparked ...

Sue
Sue from El Cerrito said

It was the request from Urs and Elena that sparked the beginning of an amazing double exchange and river cruise for us. After their request we realized we might be able to take a long desired Viking Rhine River cruise in between exchanges at either end of the cruise - one exchange in Amsterdam and one in Berne. We were able to juggle dates with Urs and Elena and also set up plans for an exchange in Amsterdam, too. After the dates were all figured out we shared a friendly Skype conversation with their family and continued by agreeing to cars, contracts and airline dates. Everything went smoothly with each step. It was a pleasure to plan with them. We arrived at their very lovely home in Berne after our first exchange and river cruise. It was a pleasure to have everything there, elegant kitchen with fresh milk and eggs in the refrigerator and wine and chocolate on the table.(We arrived on a Sunday and the stores were closed) The gardens, front and back were lovely and the car and garage worked perfectly. The house had clearly been made ready for us with empty closet, and thoughtful directions. Lovely brochures and maps were spread on the table with possible destinations for day trips. The house is steps from the tram to the town center and we easily took it to explore Berne. A supermarket is also steps away. We took several days trips to the Alps and medieval walled cities like Gruyere. Urs and Elena left our house in perfect condition, too, and we were even able to arrange for a quick meetup at the Zurich airport on our return trips. It is our 10th exchange and probably one of the best. Thank you Elena and Urs!

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Urs & Elena
What we said about Sue's house:

Our family of three spent fantastic three weeks in the home of Sue and Bert. It is a very cozy house with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Because it is on the hillside, the view is breathtaking: from the Oakland-Bay-Bridge to the skyline of San Francisco over Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, you have all the town’s landmark at a glance. To exchange with Sue and Bert is very easy and they are very helpful. We got lots of maps and tips from them to explore the region. The communication before and during the exchange was excellent. They took very good care to our house and car and everything went very well with this exchange. It was a big pleasure to meet Sue and Bert at the airport, even though it was only for a few minutes. This was the final proof that we had made an exchange with very likeable people! We can highly recommend Sue and Bert as home exchangers.

July - August 2014

It was the request from Urs and Elena that sparked ...

Sue
Sue from El Cerrito said

It was the request from Urs and Elena that sparked the beginning of an amazing double exchange and river cruise for us. After their request we realized we might be able to take a long desired Viking Rhine River cruise in between exchanges at either end of the cruise - one exchange in Amsterdam and one in Berne. We were able to juggle dates with Urs and Elena and also set up plans for an exchange in Amsterdam, too. After the dates were all figured out we shared a friendly Skype conversation with their family and continued by agreeing to cars, contracts and airline dates. Everything went smoothly with each step. It was a pleasure to plan with them. We arrived at their very lovely home in Berne after our first exchange and river cruise. It was a pleasure to have everything there, elegant kitchen with fresh milk and eggs in the refrigerator and wine and chocolate on the table.(We arrived on a Sunday and the stores were closed) The gardens, front and back were lovely and the car and garage worked perfectly. The house had clearly been made ready for us with empty closet, and thoughtful directions. Lovely brochures and maps were spread on the table with possible destinations for day trips. The house is steps from the tram to the town center and we easily took it to explore Berne. A supermarket is also steps away. We took several days trips to the Alps and medieval walled cities like Gruyere. Urs and Elena left our house in perfect condition, too, and we were even able to arrange for a quick meetup at the Zurich airport on our return trips. It is our 10th exchange and probably one of the best. Thank you Elena and Urs!

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