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Best options to rent temporary apartment online in Zurich area?

Hi,

We (me and my girlfriend) are starting work in Zurich in April and we will be relocating from Poland with our dog.
Due to long distance and time constraints (we are both still working full-time), we can't really come and search for an apartment.
So our idea is to find a temporary furnished apartment online for 2-3 months and then start looking for a permanent location after we relocate.

What are our best options to find and rent a temporary furnished apartment online (without getting scammed)?
As of now we're looking at Airbnb and Booking.com.

Thanks!
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Re: Best options to rent temporary apartment online in Zurich area?

Search for furnished properties with pets allowed on these sites

www.immoscout24.ch
www.immostreet.ch
www.homegate.ch
www.home.ch
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Search for furnished properties with pets allowed on these sites

www.immoscout24.ch
www.immostreet.ch
www.homegate.ch
www.home.ch
Thank you very much for the links. I should have mentioned that I have already visited those sites, but unless I'm missing something they just "pair" potential tenants with landlords and it's up to them to make a deal - is that right?
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Thank you very much for the links. I should have mentioned that I have already visited those sites, but unless I'm missing something they just "pair" potential tenants with landlords and it's up to them to make a deal - is that right?
Yes. They're just places for landlords/agencies to post ads.
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Re: Best options to rent temporary apartment online in Zurich area?

You might find a limited time contract offer on these traditional ads which might be convenient but it's true it might be difficult to sign a contract remotely depending on the owner.
I think airbnb will be your best option since you can also filter for pets allowed and it's all online.
That you can book online directly I can only think of corporate/furnished apartment services but I don't expect they allow dogs and maybe you don't want to pay for all those other services.
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Thanks for the help guys!
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I've stayed at the EMA House, but it was part of a relocation package.
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Hi,

We (me and my girlfriend) are starting work in Zurich in April and we will be relocating from Poland with our dog.
Due to long distance and time constraints (we are both still working full-time), we can't really come and search for an apartment.
So our idea is to find a temporary furnished apartment online for 2-3 months and then start looking for a permanent location after we relocate.

What are our best options to find and rent a temporary furnished apartment online (without getting scammed)?
As of now we're looking at Airbnb and Booking.com.

Thanks!
Often people go on long holidays for 3 or 6 months. They then rent out their places.
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Often people go on long holidays for 3 or 6 months. They then rent out their places.
Thanks. I'm aware of that, the thing is I don't really have time to come to Switzerland and search for a place before we move, so I'm looking for the best (most safe) option to rent something online for 2-3 months. As of now Airbnb seems like our best bet.
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I've stayed at the EMA House, but it was part of a relocation package.
I "second" the EMA House. I rented three apartments from them at their Seefeld location when my family visited and all seemed very pleased with the accommodation. Best of luck to you OP!

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I understand it to be the case that some Swiss airbnbs are legal and some are not but I'm not sure if any guests have ever had to leave illegal airbnbs. I wouldn't call it the safest option.
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