|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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.
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.
We rented the apartment for two weeks during the summer and had the most wonderful time. The panoramic view from the apartment seemed to change every day and there are so many picturesque places to walk to and visit in the local area. We loved the castle at lake Geneva and the wonderful spa baths at Montigny.
The apartment itself is one of the best equipped I've ever been to, I didn't at any stage feel there was anything it needed. It was comfortable and bright. Thank you Carla, our first experience of Switzerland was a great one.
We rented this property in the summer. The property was just as advertised. It was tastefully decorated, well equipped and the views from the spacious porch were spectacular. It was great to wake up every morning and look out and see the views. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with. We had a very comfortable stay.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Linen and cleaning fee||€195 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||€300|
|Notes||Swiss taxes : 3.10 chf per person per night plus 4% of the basic total rental fee. Our cancellation policy appears in the rental agreement.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.