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Luxury New Chalet ALPHAVEN, 4 Apartments, Stunning Views, Sauna - Apartment A

John O'Brien

Member since: 2004
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Luxury New Chalet ALPHAVEN, 4 Apartments, Stunning Views, Sauna - Apartment A

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment


Engelberg Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apt A Sleeps 2-4 Apt B Sleeps 2-6 Apt C Sleeps 2-6 Apt D Sleeps 2-4

ALPHAVEN is a newly built Chalet Style House with 4 luxury apartments. It is situated on the sunny side, above the beautiful mountain paradise of Engelberg. The views are simply stunning, a 220 degree panorama across the entire valley with the mighty 'Titlis' and the Benedictine Monastery at the centre. Arguably one of the most beautiful views in Switzerland from an apartment. Apartment A (150 Square metres) the ultimate in luxury apartments, probably the finest in Engelberg and in the most magnificent setting. With floor to ceiling windows and balcony around 3 sides, State of the Art Kitchen and Bathroom, Wood burning fireplace, satellite TV, Hi-Fi, DVD, 2 large private terraces, one with a “hot tub”. Apartment C (90 Square Metres) is on the top floor and is luxuriously appointed. 2 Beds + loft, 2 Balconies ensure sun all day long and the views are breathtaking.

Facilities: Finnish sauna, laundry room, ski room, covered parking. Contact us for our website details.

Alphaven ... more information: ALPHAVEN … a few other things you might like to know!

• Alphaven is 1200 metres (4000 feet) above Sea Level.

• It is a 4 MINUTE WALK to the SKI BUS (Route 4) which is FREE during the Ski Season and is every half an hour.

• It takes 10 minutes to walk to the village and allow 15 minutes to walk back up!

• When there is snow cover … you can Ski / Board back to the house from the “Brunni” side of the mountain.

• There is a footpath next to the house which connects to all the beautiful walking routes.

• There is a Sitting Area in the Garden above the house which is a perfect setting in the summer for Barbecue’s or simply relaxing and enjoying the magnificent views.

• If you want to eat out and don’t want to drive, the four* Waldegg Hotel is a 5 minute walk, it has a delightful restaurant with wonderful food and a recently completed Swimming Pool and Gym.

A Magnificent new 18 Hole Golf Course completes the picture for the perfect Summer Stays.

Guest e-mails: Dear Ms O'Brien. You are the first one that I contact after our return to South Africa. That says a lot considering that I had more than 200 e-mails to respond to. It was absolutely marvellous! We enjoyed every minute, come sunshine, rain or snow. The changing light from the balcony is something that one can only experience and not describe. The apartment is magnificent and a true joy. Best regards, Yours sincerely, Frank and Rene Hodgson ....

Ursula and John,

Patrice and I are now very spoilt. Engelberg and your beautiful home was a perfect place to vacation for the week. The people in town, the restaurants (as you recommended, Axels was excellent as was the Waldegg), the skiing and wonderful scenery made for a great week. We look forward to coming back to visit again in the future. If you ever have a potential customer who needs a reference on your home and Engelberg... we'll get right back to them with rave reviews.

All our best wishes, Tom and Patrice Culligan...

Guest e-mails: Hi Ursula,

I cannot thank you enough for our great stay in Alphaven. It is beyond what we had imagined. Our first wedding anniversary went off just beautifully!!

It is just a beautiful place and my wife was so happy to be there. The only problem we had was that we never felt like leaving the place … the view and the luxury in your apartment was just amazing. We will remember it for the rest of our lives.

Again, thanks a lot for making this happen for us. We know where to stay when we are in Switzerland next time around.

Warm regards

Vijay and Anita

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Details for Apartment A 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

Apartment A (Sleeps 2 - 4) The Ultimate in Luxury Apartments with floor to ceiling windows on 3 sides affording the most stunning 220 degree panoramic views over Engelberg and the mountains. This beautiful, magnificently appointed apartment is totally unique and is arguably the finest apartment in the region. A massive living area with a delightful Wood Burning Open Fire, Hi Fi, Satellite TV, DVD Player etc. leads into a 'state of the art' Kitchen which includes, dishwasher, microwave etc. The large Double Bedroom with walk in wardrobe has a PC with DVD and the adjoining Bathroom is the ultimate in luxury with separate shower, double basins and a huge bath. There is a continuous balcony around 3 sides with a large covered Sitting Area at the centre. There are 2 large terraces on each side, one with a Private Hot Tub which has unbeatable views. Guests also enjoy Covered Parking, use of the Finnish Sauna, Laundry/Washer Drier, Ski Room and use of the Garden.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John O'Brien (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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About John O'Brien

I am a retired Television Producer/Director and Ursula my wife is a psychotherapist. We spend half our time in Engelberg and half in the UK Midlands.

Why John O'Brien chose Engelberg

We designed and built Alphaven, definitely a labour of love and it's a joy sharing it with our guests ... it is quite unique and very special to us and everyone who has spent some time there.

What makes this apartment unique

The breathtaking views, the stunning views and the jaw dropping views ... arguably the best in Switzerland. Please read our reviews if you have any doubts ... quite amazing. We are used to them however we still stand in awe of the scenery and constantly changing weather every time we are here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The most Beautiful Place I've ever been’. Diane Sanderson Scottland. “A great find on the internet … it is everything it says on the site and more! We will never forget the view … what a way to wake each day. It’s going to be sad to leave.”

Stephen Madge – England.

“Great Apartment!

Great View!

Great Weather!

Great Hosts!

In short, a perfect stay in a perfect place, we hope to return again!”

Patrick and Marielle – Netherlands.

“We had a fantastic time in your beautiful apartment.

The view is breathtaking, it is truly “Alp Heaven

Thank you for the warm welcome, kind regards. “

Daayil and Hasnaa – Finland.

“This place was truly amazing. It opened up a lot of views for me. The week we stayed here was overwhelming and I’m honestly sad to leave, since being here has made me the happiest I’ve been in a long time. Thank you for everything!!

Love the Tylers – United States.
Nov 2007
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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

A little piece of heaven on earth.....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment in the first week of December in 2007... it is THE best place we have ever stayed. The views are breathtaking, and seemed to get more breathtaking by the day. Every morning that I woke up I would jump straight out of bed and open up the shutters to get a glimpse of the view.

We wanted for nothing, everything was there and more. The apartment was clean, spotless and looked after. The real fire was comforting and serene after a day out skiing and the cold. And the hot tub was amazing!

We also had lots and lots of snow, it didn't stop snowing for a good few days and was beautiful to watch the heavy snow through the panoramic windows whilst warming our toes in front of the fire.

I cannot wait to go back to this apartment... and we most definitely will!

The chalet owners are really friendly and helpful too.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that they enjoyed their stay so much ... Alphaven is quite unique and it gives us real joy when our guest's experiences are so special. Their expectations are understandably high and they are invariably exceeded ... we know that photos alone can never capture the scale of the breathtaking panoramic views. Very much look forward to seeing Natalie & Jason again soon and our sincere thanks to them for posting the review. John & Ursula.

Modern living place in hide away mountain village

  • 5 of 5

We visited Engelberg, Gridelwald and Belmont-Lausanne during the recent Easter holiday, among which I found Engelberg the best. It is a hidden gem laying beneath Titltis, near Lucerne. A great variety of sports and sightseeing spots available at reasonable price.

John and Ursula's apartment locates at middle-high level of the village. 270 degree windows wall bring up magnificent snow mountain view from morning to dawn. I especially appreciate landlord's hospitality and good taste. All the question and email were answered promptly, the facilities in the room are all of good quality which are the brand and mode you would choose for your own house ( some other vocational rentals only provide basic or cheaper appliance, utensil to reduce cost). Moreover, the sauna room is a sweet treat after whole day travel.

To conclude, I would recommend both Alphaven and Angelberg for Swiss mountain explorer, no matter you are couples, a group of friend or family with kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect Luxury Apartment in Engelberg

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of 5, stayed in Alphaven's Apt. A for nearly 2 weeks in October.

What can I say. This is one spectacular apartment in the Swiss Alps! We've been in Switzerland several times, and Alphaven is by far the best property we've been to.

Everything you see in the pictures is there and much more. The apartment is very spacious (We had no trouble with accommodating 3 kids), has a luxurious finish, very tastefully designed, incredibly equipped (Mac, printer, every possible utensil, Wi-Fi, a fireplace, electrically adjustable bed, books and DVD's and the list goes on and on). There's also a Sauna, washing machine and a dryer in a communal area.

The view from every floor-to-ceiling window, which surrounds the apartment, is breathtaking. You'll feel like in exceptionally beautiful postcard. The inside is so pampering and the views right from the balcony are so good you'll be tempted to stay in with a good wine, watch in awe and enjoy. Stunning. Add that to a great hot tub facing the Titlis and the surrounding snowy mountains – and it really doesn't get much better, anywhere in the world.

John is easy to work with, very honest and attentive.

Engelberg is a great place to stay in, there are numerous activities right in the vicinity of the village, and even more within no more than an hour drive. We used the Tell-Pass for easy transportation throughout the region.

Booking in Alphaven is a no-brainer, warmly and wholeheartedly recommended. We already booked our winter vacation there!

Thanks for everything John, we had a phenomenal vacation and a perfect stay, and we are coming back…

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in Apt A. Everything was perfect and the chalet and the view are even better than the pictures show. We travel often and regularly use VRBO for accommodations and this chalet is by far the nicest rental we have or probably will ever find. Everything in the unit is designed for luxury and comfort and the view from every room in the chalet is unbelievable. The owners are lovely to deal with and even arranged for a friend to make sure we had everything we needed while they were out of town. This rental is far better than any 5 star property..heaven on earth!

Megan & Bill

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Alp haven

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment, which fully met our expectations. Hot tub, sauna, wonderful views to the mountains and town below. Good ski resort for both beginners and advanced skiers, excellent services and facilities, and friendly people. Definitely want to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

honeymoon heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I couldn't have imagined a better place to spend our honeymoon. At Alphaven Apt A we found better accommodations than any hotel could've provided. There's nothing like relaxing in a private hot tub with the striking view of mountains at sunset. The view from every room was also beyond belief and the apartment itself was very luxurious and modern with a fully equipped kitchen. The owners John & Ursula are very friendly and helpful as far as preparing you for your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the cute little town of Engelberg. Everything about Alphaven surpassed our expectations and we couldn't have asked for more!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Zurich Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


• Engelberg has one of the longest Ski Seasons In Europe … November to May

• Most of the 86 kms of Skiing / Boarding is above 1800m guaranteeing excellent snow cover

• Engelberg is renowned for off piste Snowboarding with a superb Snow Park

• Other Winter activities:

Cross Country Skiing … Paragliding … Swimming … Tennis … Ice Skating … Winter Walking …Sledging … Ice Climbing... Go -Karting … Horse and Carriage Rides... Sports Centre... Kindergarten


• A stunning 18 hole GOLF COURSE

• SUMMER WALKING 400 km of well signposted hiking paths.

• Other Summer Activities :

Kayaking … Glacier Walks … Glacier Grotto … Bungee Jumping … Paragliding … Rock Climbing... Mountain Biking …Devil Biking …Canyoning ... Flying Fox(Abseiling)…Skating... Summer Sledge Run … Swimming & Tennis (indoor and Outdoor) … Glacier Skiing and Boarding

• Founded in the twelfth century, the HISTORIC BENEDICTINE MONASTERY is magnificent.

Other Activities: Ice Skating,

Ski: ENGELBERG has one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. Mid November to the end of May ... most of the Skiing starts at 1800 metres which guarantees superb snow cover.

SNOWBOARDERS AND SKIERS are in heaven here with a 2 amazing Snow parks and extensive off piste runs including the famous 'LAUB'.

One of the biggest vertical ascents in the world 3000 metres to 1000 metres and a 13 km run. World Cup Ski Jumping here every December.


Rates & Availability

From €280 Per night

Engelberg Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
1 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €30.00
Bedding per person €20.00
Cleaning €170.00
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Engelberg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • This bathroom is very spacious and luxuriously appointed in granite and marble with a double basin unit. Underfloor Heating compliments this beautiful space. Enormous bath with stunning views of the 'Hahnen' mountain. Definitely the place to relax !!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • The bedroom, like the rest of the apartment affords truly magnificent views. The view from the bed of the mountains and the stars will stay with you forever. There is a childs cot available too !! (up to 2 years old)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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