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Cosy Traditional Swiss Chalet, Wintersports and Summer Spa resort

Vari

Member since: 1997
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cosy Traditional Swiss Chalet, Wintersports and Summer Spa resort

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Ovronnaz Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Stunning alpine views in traditional wintersports and spa village

Our chalet is situated in this fantastic ski and spa resort, perched high in the Valais. It is in a fabulous position with uninterrupted mountain views. The village of Ovronnaz is a real Swiss mountain village of beautiful chalets, where local people still retain their traditional way of life - but it is also a modern ski and thermal spa resort. Our chalet’s interior is warm and inviting. Upstairs - a lovely open fire in the lounge area, a spacious dining area, a luxury fitted kitchen, guest toilet and a super sun lounge - surrounded by a south and east facing terrace, perfect for lounging or eating outside . Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms - double, twin and single - a luxurious bathroom with bath and shower and a utility room with washer and dryer. The chalet is located on a quiet hillside lane where there is parking for one car only. Within 5 minutes walk, several local hiking routes; within 15 minutes walk, the village and thermal pool

Skiing, Boarding and Winter sports: Ovronnaz is a winter sports resort, for sports enthuiasts and also those who just love to be in the mountains on a sunny winter's day. You can ski and snowboard on wonderfully scenic slopes, cross-country ski on high Alpine tracks, snow show through the woods or walk through a very scenic village. Ovronnaz is a medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts (2 chair lifts, 5 surface lifts) that offers skiers and boarders an incredible 1336 metres (4382 feet) of vertical descent. Ovronnaz has 10 pistes with a total length of 30 kilometers (19 miles) and there are also 25 kilometers (16 miles) of cross country ski trails. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park. A proportion of the pistes at Ovronnaz are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Geneva.

There are 2 ski schools both located in the village centre offering skiing and snowboarding lessons. Hire shops are located nearby. The beginners' slope is right in the centre of the village, conveniently located for the local bars and restaurants so non-skiing adults can watch progress but escape for a 'vin chaud' as well. After the first few days, beginners can move on to the higher slopes, reached by chair lift. The main restaurant for the slopes is located right by the top of the chairlift and is easily accessible to non-skiers and skiers alike. The cross country ski tracks are within walking distance of our chalet, as are the winter walking and snow-shoe trails

Thermalalp – Thermal and Wellness Spa: The Swiss really understand how to make folks relax - put them in a beautiful mountain environment and let them look around! In Ovronnaz, you can do this whilst you relax in the themal pools, open all year round. In winter, OVronnaz is unique. When you buy your lift pass, you can chose to include entry to the thermal spa and pools – and at the end of a hard day on the pistes, lie back in one of the 3 naturally heated pools, indoor and out, enjoying the crystal clear views to the mountains all around. Unlike most “spa” resorts, Ovronnaz attracts a young and family clientele. Kids will adore the outdoor pools – naturally heated to 34-36°. As well as the Jacuzzi’s, whirlpools and water jets, the centre also offers a fantastic range of health and beauty therapies – early booking advisable. The thermal centre is open all year round which means the village is always inviting and hospitable, no matter what month you visit. (And, no – the water isn’t smelly and you don’t drink it!)

Relaxation, summer sun, sports, wine and weddings!: My favourite comment from a guest was: 'The view at dawn from the sun room of the chalet over the surrounding Alps was so amazing we had to get up early every morning to watch.' You could gaze at the mountains all day but then you would miss the walking, mountain sports and boundless other attractions. Take a mountain railway through the Alps to Chamonix or Zermatt. Children will love the thrill of real mountain adventure playgrounds which are found in the surrounding resorts. Wine-lovers will enjoy being right in the centre of the Swiss wine-growing region with it’s many opportunities for a “dégustation de vins ”! Mountain biking enthusiasts will find more than 50 kms of trails set in stunning scenery. Or simply wander the slopes around the chalet, enjoying glorious views over glaciers, mountains and valleys, enjoying nature at its best. New this year - 'Pass Valais Central' which offers unlimited access to the surrounding area - including the mountain railways and cable cars!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vari (Owner)
Member since: 1997
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2015

Why Vari chose Ovronnaz

Both the chalet and the surroundings could not be more charmingly 'Swiss'!

What makes this chalet unique

Entry to the wonderful thermal pools can be included in the ski pass. Lying back in the outdoor pools, looking out over the Alps as the sun sets...... Unbeatable!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Cosy Traditional Swiss Chalet, Wintersports and Summer Spa resort
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews
Birmingham, England
5

Chalet Brown

  • 5 of 5

It is a long, steep and winding drive up to Ovronnaz. Chalet Brown is nestled into the mountain side and our first views from the balconies are stunning. The chalet has an instant welcoming and relaxing feel - traditional but with every mod con needed to make a home from home - a small but well equipped kitchen, barbeque, a monster of a patio heater (which we didn't need as our evenings spent on the balcony were warm), CD player and a large, deep bath in which to soak away aches and pains after a long day mountain walking. There is even a fondue set, complete with instructions! In fact, Vari and Jamie have gone to a lot of trouble to supply detailed information on how to use everything in the chalet and to make the stay as smooth as possible. Ovronnaz contains all the basic shops, cafes and restaurants required and has a friendly atmosphere without feeling too touristy. There is a wealth of fabulous mountain walking to suit all levels on the doorstep, often through beautiful meadows filled with wild flowers - and all with continuously breathtaking views. The icing on the cake is the local Thermal Spa, a great way to relax after walking or on a cloudy day (of which we only had one). There is no need to travel further afield, except that one would miss the numerous nearby attractions that are well worth the drive - Sion, Grade Dixence and, an absolute must, taking the cable car up to Plein Morte from Crans Montana - to name just a few.

Vari and Jamie could not have been more helpful - even taking the trouble to email friends for recommendations for a suitable venue for a special celebration. The care taken to ensure you have an enjoyable stay is unsurpassed. A very special place and a truly magical holiday. A must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, mountians and walking. Thank you to Vari and Jamie.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really hope when guests rent our chalet that they will have a wonderful holiday - so it has given us immense pleasure to read this lovely review. "Haste ye back!" as we say in our home country!
5

A magical place to spend Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (two adults and three children 7, 5 and 3) spent a week at the chalet over Christmas. It was extremely comfortable, clean, and well maintained. The open fire was a real treat, and the deck was a lovely place to watch the sun set over the mountains with a drink in hand. We were able to cook a Christmas feast in the well equipped kitchen. The town of Ovronnaz is a delight - very friendly, with all the shops you need to buy the basic food supplies, and a great thermal pool complex. We enjoyed hikes from a nearby base, as well as day trips to the medieval town of Sion and the ski town of Zermatt. Highly recommend this lovely chalet.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to read that Ovronnaz and our chalet came up tops for this family. The area is a treasure trove of holiday experiences and our guests certainly took advantage of what is on offer. Note to self - time we spent more time exploring too!
5

Perfect chalet for family holidays

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at the Brown chalet in Ovronnaz. The chalet was as described, perfectly fitted for a family with two small children, including a baby cot and high chair. The chalet is really cosy with modern well appointed kitchen and bathroom. The sun lounge was a definite plus - a perfect playroom for the kids.

We enjoyed Ovronnaz's skiing and sledging - being very lucky with wonderful snow and weather, as well as the thermal baths. A perfect place for a very nice, relaxing week!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved to hear that the kids were happy in the sun lounge! A playroom with a beautiful view.
4

Terrific views from cosy chalet

  • 4 of 5

This chalet contains everything you need for a very comfortable stay in the Swiss mountains. Balcony gave great views of the beautidul mountains at all times of day - truly spectacular. My husband loved the BBQ /smoker and wished he could take it home! Ovronnaz is a compact village, we particuarly enjoyed the Spa in the afternoons after a morning hike. In the summer months you just have to grips with the openeing times!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Ecublens, Suisse
5

une semaine magnifique à Ovronnaz

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés une semaine magnifique à Ovronnaz. Il a fait un peu trop chaud pour le ski, mais nous avons pu profiter de faire de belles balades dans les environs!

Nous étions une famille avec un bébé de 1 an et tout était disponible sur place. (lit + chaise à crocher sur la table) Si vous voyagez avec des petits enfants, il faut juste savoir que les escaliers partent depuis le salon et ne sont pas sécurisés. A notre arrivée tout était prêt et très propre, nous nous sommes tout de suite sentis à l'aise.

Le chalet est exactement comme sur les photos avec des literies confortables et une salle de bain avec bain et douche séparés. Le grand plus de ce chalet est la vue magnifique depuis le balcon et la "sun lounge" à côté du salon.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we first found our chalet in the little Village of Ovronnaz our own children were very small too! We are so pleased to find that other families also enjoy the chalet and the amazing view - and find themselves able to relax there and have a wonderful holiday.
4

Very comfortable chalet

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in the Brown chalet. We enjoyed the comfortable house and noticed the personal touch which made it very cosy. Especially the couch in the sun lounge was much loved for reading and relaxing or just looking out to view on the mountains!

Maybe the only disappointing thing was the sun disappeared behind the mountain around 5 o'clock.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Geneva/Bern/Basle, closest Sion
Nearest Barpub
Several in surrounding area
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Sion or Martigny
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Riddes/Leytron
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Several in surrounding area
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Ovronnaz
Car: necessary

In the winter months - although surrounded by well-known ski resorts such as Verbier/The 4 valleys and Crans Montana, Ovronnaz has - until now - been a secret the Swiss have managed to keep to themselves. The Ovronnaz ski slopes are a few minutes by car or can be reached by a navette bus which stops just 2 minutes walk from the chalet. In summer you will find the chalet is situation on a sunny shelf, above the main wine growing area in Switzerland. The road to the village winds up through the vine yards and as you reach the higher meadows you will begin to hear the sound of cow bells and see the beautiful mountain scenery above. The chalet is in a wonderful position, between alpine meadows and mountain. The thermal spa centre and village are within walking distance but you can also take the local bus.

Other Activities: Thermal spa centre with wellness and beauty therapies. Wine-growing area

Ski: The resort of Ovronnaz, is renowned for its wonderful micro-climate, sparkling sunny days and an abundance of snow – ski uplift rises from 1350 metres to 2,500 metres. The runs are 30% beginner, 50% intermediate and 20% expert, with the longest run over 1000 metres in length. Uplift opens in late November and continues until after Easter. For cross country skiers there are 3 “loops” totaling 25 km which are for once, not located as normal, down in the valley - but on a high alpine shelf with fantastic views down and out over the Rhone valley. There are also 20 km of marked footpaths and an 11 km snowshoeing trails. All this comes a fraction of the cost of other better known ski resorts - and even more unique - you can include entry to the thermal baths in your lift pass. Day trips to enjoy other resorts in the area - Verbier (via La Tzoumaz) - about 50 minutes, Crans Montana - about 1 hour, the Portes du Soleil area - about 1.30 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

From £1,000 Per week

Ovronnaz Chalet Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit £250

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Amenities

Ovronnaz Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Upstairs - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double - 1 double
    Twin - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Single - 1 twin/ single
  • A fold down settee is also available in the sun lounge to give flexibility to sleeping arrangements. However the chalet is suitable for parties of 5 people (perhaps 6 with small children).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please note that the swimming pool/spa included in our description are at the local Thermal Center for which there is an entry charge. A fold-down double sofa bed is available in the sun lounge to add flexibility to the sleeping arrangements. Bed linen and towels are included in the cost of rental. Smokers are asked not to smoke inside or in the vicinity of the chalet.

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