Very basic, old and used, small house. No comfort. No TV. No jacuzzi. No ... No smoking. If you have a complete profile with picture and text and if you write a friendly message telling why you want to stay here, then we will make a better offer.
Please do not book more than 3 months in advance!
In Maur near Zürich we have this small old house with two rooms. This house needs to be rebuilt very soon. This 120 year old house is very basic and worn out. On ground floor it has a small kitchen and upstairs there is a toilet and a shower.
No smoking inside. Because we never smoke, we prefer guest who do not even know what tobacco is.
Some people have said that the house is smelling and that is is not healthy to live there. So the time is really coming that the house has to be rebuilt. But other people did not have this impression.
The house is heated with electric heaters and if it is very cold outside then it will not be very warm inside. Therefore it may be advisable not to book to early in winter and watch the weather conditions first.
Sure, the house is not for just everybody, but there are also many people who did quite like it.
We think this little house is ok until max 4 persons. A dog we count like an extra person.
Maur is still a farming village, 35 minutes by tram and bus from the main train station of Zurich (12km east, at a lake opposite of Uster)
BTW We are in Maur, not as the site says in Ebmatingen and the neighbourhood is also not Witikon
- pretty village with 4 restaurants and small castle of XII century
- 5 minute walk through the fields to the lake, or 4 hours around it
- free Internet access at PC in room and wireless (if it works). There is a repeater from the internet in our house and lately it has been working fine. However some movie fans found it was not fast enough.
- bicycles on arrangement, they have to be repaire first
- use showers reasonably as supply of hot water has to last for all.
Do not come with an expensive car. It does not suit with the house.
How to get there by public transport:
- a ticket (enter 8124 at machine) costs Fr.8.40 (valid 2 hours),
or an pass for 24 hours (Zones 10, 21,30) costs Fr.16.80 (Train rides to the airport are included in those tickets. If you buy a card with 6 tickets on it, you can buy half fare if you are not over 25 years old. A monthly all zones pass valid after 9am, personal or transferable, costs about SFr.130.-.)
- tram number 3 to Klusplatz (allow 20 minutes to get there)
- then bus 747, leaves at about 19 and 49 past every hour, last bus at 36 minutes past midnight, 20 min. ride via Witikon, Binz, Ebmatingen to Maur Dorf (at the foot of the hill).
From the Airport Tram 12 to Stettbach and then bus 743 to Maur Dorf. This works until about 8pm. Later Stettbach to Fällanden then bus to Pfaffhausen then bus 747 to Maur Dorf. Or right away but more expensive from the Airport train to Zurich main station, tram 3 to Klusplatz (final stop), bus 747 to Maur Dorf.
Pleas don't ask me for the price. Airbnb can calculate it much better than I and if you think it is too cheap then you can make an better offer.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Don't book immediately! Write us first a message telling who you are and why you want to stay in this house. Please write at least 20 words into your Airbnb profile. If your personality is top secret, then we prefer that you stay elsewhere.
We are not always around, but we love to chat, laugh or have a drink with our guests. The guests who never talk with us are usually the ones who leave a negative reference.
Gäste, die länger als 3 Tage bei uns bleiben, sind gebeten ihre Getränkeflaschen selber korrekt zu entsorgen (Glas bei der Sammelstelle unterhalb des Gemeindehauses. Plastik im im Geschäft, wo die Flaschen gekauft wurden. - Niemand nimmt gerne Flaschen zurück, ohne etwas zu verkaufen.)
Leute die den ganzen Abfall in den gleichen Sack werfen, kommen besser nicht zu uns.