LUXURIOUS MOUNTAIN VIEW RETREAT IN CLASSY SWISS ALPS TOWN OF LEYSIN

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LUXURIOUS MOUNTAIN VIEW RETREAT IN CLASSY SWISS ALPS TOWN OF LEYSIN

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Leysin is an incredible mountain village rising 1500 meters (4600 ft) into the Swiss Alps. Conveniently located only 90 minutes from Geneva in the Swiss Alps. You are nestled amongst the mountains and will constantly take in the breathtaking beauty of the Alps. Only a 20 minute drive down to amazing Lake Geneva - Montreux, Lausanne, Aigle, and other towns - and less than an hour from France.

A classy, cozy alpine retreat at a great value.

This spacious 2-bedroom apartment retreat is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. It offers a magnificent unobstructed view of the Alps from its very large lanai/patio, with outside dining and sunbathing, The living room has a lovely fireplace, a thick hand-woven Moroccan carpet and a splendid voluptuous sofa which folds out into a king-size bed. Its newly refurbished American kitchen is decorated with a Moroccan tile wrought-iron table and chairs.

There are two bedrooms which can sleep one couple and 2 singles. The full-bathroom has both a bath and shower.

Leysin is known for its sunshine, pure air, wonderful skiing and bobsleigh school but is also very close to numerous other renowned ski resorts such as Gstaadt, Saanen, Château d'Oex, or the Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets to name a few.

There is much to do in or around Leysin: Year- round hiking and skiing. Bobsled lessons from a former Olympic bobsled champion, Aqua-branch theme park, Acrobatic snowboarding, Rock-climbing, Paragliding and Delta-planing.

In winter, guests love to eat Swiss fondue or raclette in the 'Igloo' restaurant built from snow at the top of the slopes just outside of the big Panoramic Restaurant which turns 365° every hour. In addition, there are several excellent mountain refuge restaurants serving home-made dishes from locally produced foods. Numerous pubs, bars and night spots cater to Leysin's young international student population. Relaxing spas and pools are also available. Nearby Montreux offers gambling at the local Casino as well as the International Jazz Festival and other major events. Lavey-les-bains offers natural hot-water spring baths.

Keywords: Swiss Alps, Glacier 3000 - Magnificent view, affordable, cozy, large sunny patio, no vis-à-vis, new kitchen, fireplace, BBQ, fabulous winter / summer sports, great Swiss/International food, Casino and Leman Lake - 30min.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
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I am a former American-born French and British trained lawyer having suffered burn-out and having decided to make a major life change. I left the bar and now share my time between part-time teaching at an international hotel management school, this lovely cosy flat in the Swiss Alps and Zen House, my Riad Private Guesthouse in Marrakech, Morocco (VRBO Ref. 152266).

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2009

I fell in love with the breath-taking beauty of the location of this Swiss alpine village (with its awesome view of the 'Dents du Midi' and the Glacier 3000 at 'Les Diablerets'), the innate kindness of its very international inhabitants, its dynamic young international student population (Leysin is home to several world-renowned universities and boarding schools catering to more than 100 different nationalities). If the sun is shining in the Swiss Alps it will shine in Leysin in this very open valley, known for its pure air and wonderful climate. I love the good winter skiing and summer mountain trekks it offers. I discovered a wonderful feeling of beauty and wellness when returning from a few days in Leysin which made me want to hang my hat there and nowhere else.

Indeed, the calm quiet atmosphere which reigns in Leysin allows me to charge my batteries before returning to my stressful work in Lausanne. There are wonderful mountain refuges serving homemade biologically grown products only found on-site. Leysin is one of the few remaining reasonable priced places in the Swiss Alps offering access to numerous neighboring famous ski resorts (Gstaadt, Saanen, Château d'Oex, Les Diablerets) as well as to water activites on the Leman Lake and such major cultural events as the International Jazz Festival in Montreux or the wonderful art exhibits at the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny. Chamonix, France is only 90 minutes away on the other side of the valley.

I adore the Swiss alpine atmosphere and culture of Leysin with its nearby glaciers and lakes, all a stones' throw away from such international cities such as Geneva and Lausanne.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Luxurious Mountain View Retreat in Classy Swiss Alps Town of Leysin
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Luxurious Mountain View Retreat in Classy Swiss Alps Town of Leysin
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Dubai
5

A DESTINATION ITSELF

  • 5 of 5
I had a nice 5 days stay at this lovely apartment. The view was spectacular. My arrival and reciving the apartment was smooth as Carla provide me with the driving direction to the place and the house keeper was ready to show me the way. The apartment was in perfect condition. Bedrooms and bed covers were comfortable. The kitchen is fully equiped. Iron is provided as well an access to the lundry room so doing laundry was not a problem. Leysin is located in high area so the weather was cold even in june and it is a perfect location to explore the near areas like Gsstad, lenk, villars and jaun.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Mountain View Retreat in Classy Swiss Alps Town of Leysin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340058vb
+41 786958310
Leysin Alps of Vaud
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
This comfortable and cosy apartment provided all that we needed for an enjoyable ski break. It is conveniently located, well equiped and offers a great view from the balcony. The owner was friendly and responsive - thanks for allowing us to stay. Overall, highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
business
Luxurious Mountain View Retreat in Classy Swiss Alps Town of Leysin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340058vb
+41 786958310
Leysin Alps of Vaud
5

EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5
Good size, big balcony, cosy and well equiped in every regard. The owner Carla was extremely helpful. All the amenities are in easy walking distance (Coop supermarket 5 minutes away and ski lift 10 mins away). We hope to be back soon.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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Luxurious Mountain View Retreat in Classy Swiss Alps Town of Leysin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340058vb
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Germany
5

THANKS

  • 5 of 5
Very sunny and bright flat, perfectly equipped, situated in central Leysin, Feydey, in the neighborhood of LAS (Leysin American School) and Kuman Leysin Academy, with an exquisite view over the “Dents du Midi”-Peaks and the Rhone Valley.
We felt very good there and used it as our base for hiking in the morning and discovering new worlds in the afternoon such as Vevey, Saline de Bex (http://www.selbex.com/en.html), Évian-les-Bains or the brand new EPFL Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne (http://rolexlearningcenter.epfl.ch/).

Recomanded for: Relaxation, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Kids, Moms & Dads, Fresh Air.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Mountain View Retreat in Classy Swiss Alps Town of Leysin
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
St Thomas Ontario Canada
5

FAMILY VACATION VISIT TO FAMILY IN LEYSIN

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed the well equipped apartment and breath taking view every morning as well as the starry night skies. This was a perfect location from which to explore Leysin as well as using it as a base to explore some of the sights of Switzerland none of which were too far away from this home base.
It is easy to find and the four of us who stayed there would recommend it without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Mountain View Retreat in Classy Swiss Alps Town of Leysin
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Buckley, WA
4

AWESOME VIEW; COMFY APARTMENT

  • 4 of 5
I came back with my family to visit Leysin after a 43-year absence, so I wanted a place to stay which would add to a happy homecoming. This apartment was it! Everything was clean and updated, the beds were comfortable, and we didn't lack for anything. There was even a fondue pot and raclette set which we made good use of. It was nice and quiet also. The view was more amazing than any of the pictures can depict, and we were blessed with good weather for most of our stay. The owner was very helpful with questions we had, and Jose, the caretaker, was the soul of helpfulness. We would be very happy to stay here again, and we hope it won't be another 43 years! The only reason I didn't rate it excellent was because the laundry commons in the basement of the complex has very strict rules about not doing laundry between 8 pm and 7 am (all the machines lock shut at 8 pm, which the signs neglect to mention), and we got stuck in a dicey situation, having to leave the following morning at 6 am. Jose tried hard to rescue us, but nothing could be done. All was well in the end, but any future renters need to be aware of this rule. Also, be aware that you need to buy special trash bags at the local Co-op to dispose of your garbage.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. Indeed, Swiss efficiency and respect for others tranquilllity imposes strict hours for noisy machines. Point well taken we will amply warn clients to strictly observe hours. This being said, like clockwork, I believe your laundry was ready at the earliest possible hour the next day, no ? Again Swiss efficiency. I guess we are just used to everything working like clockwork and thus did not think of this detail... Thanks again and we hope to see you back soon.
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"A former Swiss Bob Sled Champion has created a toboggan run in Leysin. Great fun for all ages"
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"The Hot Air Balloon competition the last week of January is a beautiful and fun event. "
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"The Hot Air Balloon competition the last week of January is a beautiful and fun event. "
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"Chamonix and the Mont Blanc in France are only a 90 minute drive from Leysin. A wonderful d..."
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"Aoste in the Valley d'Aoste, Italy is a small town in the Italian Alps. It is a 2 hour driv..."
Martigny
"The famous Fondation Pierre Gianadda offers fabulous art exhibits and is a very popular dest..."
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"The warmest thermal baths in Switzerland, Lavey-les-Bains is a skip and a hop up the valley..."
Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Geneva International Airport
Nearest Train
In Leysin
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Aigle
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Geneva Lake at Montreux
Nearest Barpub
In Leysin
Nearest Ski
In Leysin
Nearest Restaurant
In Leysin

Paragliding, Delta-plane, Zip-line theme-park, Mini-golf, Acrobatic snowboarding, Snow shoeing, Ice skating, In winter, Igloo dining (altitude : 2,000 m. or 6,600 ft), Glacier 3000 bobsleigh track (alpine coaster), Hot air ballooning races January - Château d'Oex, Fondation Pierre Gianadda Museum, Hot springs baths nearby, Casino Montreux, International Jazz festival in Montreux - July. On-site sports equipment rental (skis, mountain bikes, etc).

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Availability & Rates

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Leysin Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€195
€1,161
€5,000
 
 
High season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
€195
€1,365
€5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen and cleaning fee €195.00
Refundable damage deposit €300.00
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Swiss taxes : 3.10 chf per person per night plus 4% of the basic total rental fee

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Leysin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King-size convertible sofa bed, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Folding children's bed with bars, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) King-size convertible sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sledding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • hot air ballooning
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
Notes:
Secure ski, snowboard, sports equipment storage space (including for bikes). Individual floor heating.
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