CHALET CHIMÈRE - FAMILY CHALET OR 3 APARTMENTS

Richard Lyon

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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CHALET CHIMÈRE - FAMILY CHALET OR 3 APARTMENTS

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4/5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10 in non-smoking comfort

Situated at 1260m, with spectacular mountain views, our traditional Swiss chalet offers the choice of a spacious family home or 3 independent apartments. Featuring panoramic windows, modern furniture, well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms, main dining area seats 10-12, Swiss TV, Internet TV, fast WiFi broadband Internet.

Features an efficient central heating system and traditional wood burning stoves. Exceptionally sunny weather allows guests to slide open the magnificent floor to ceiling windows onto the mid-level balcony with its stunning views.

Two garages / extra parking available. Hourly shuttle bus stops outside the during winter and summer seasons - 2mins to village centre.

Excellent ski facilities via telecabine lifts to 2000m (at Berneuse) 3 mins by car/shuttle. Extensive ski runs from 1200 - 2300m with superb snowboarding. The neighbouring Les Diablerets glacier @ 3000m can provide all year skiing. Professional ski and mountain guides available on request.

Travel information - air: Air services to Geneva are excellent, especially from the UK. In addition to budget airlines (contact the property owners for details on low cost flight and car hire websites) it is worth checking fares on British Airways and Swiss - both airlines offer competitive rates on this route, frequently undercutting the no-frills operators. It can also be important to avoid peak-travel times (Friday evenings and Monday mornings can be particularly difficult) and flights can be very busy over the weekend, especially during the winter season. Geneva airport offers a wide range of car hire options (check to see whether your airline offers special car hire rates in addition to the specialist companies, also if arriving late, make sure your car hire desk will remain open) and the railway station in the airport offers direct connections via Geneva to Aigle, our nearest town, throughout the day (see below). At Aigle one changes onto the classic mountain cog railway for the 20min ascent to Leysin.

Travel information - rail: There are generous discounts available on the Swiss Railway system for frequent travelers and families (contact the owners for details on rail travel websites).

Leysin has excellent rail connections to Geneva and directly through to Geneva Airport via Aigle; the service between Leysin and Aigle is a classic mountain cog railway which functions in most weather conditions. Services from Geneva Airport station start at 0630 each morning, with trains to Leysin every hour (via Aigle) through to 2130. On the return journey services run from 0530 through to 2130. Total journey time is around 1hr 50mins, with a quick transfer in Aigle. In Leysin there are 4 stops, with Leysin Village and Feydey offering connections to the free shuttle bus, which runs through the village (and stops outside the chalet) every hour. There are also three taxi services with minibus, for use outside the shuttle bus hours, from any Leysin station. A taxi from Aigle to Leysin is quite expensive (around SFr 75+).

Travel information - road: The motorway system south of the North French channel ports is fast and efficient. From Geneva the motorway is excellent, bypassing Lausanne and Montreux, with superb views of Lake Geneva across to France. One leaves the motorway at Aigle, to follow the mountain road for around 18kms up to Leysin. Total distance from Geneva airport is 125kms, and journey time around 1hr 30mins. All roads are kept clear in winter, though in snow and ice conditions 4-wheel drive or chains are reasonably essential (and in some conditions compulsory) on the mountain roads. Please contact the owners for details of route-planning websites, which can make the journey to Leysin very straight-forward from any point in Europe. Motorway restaurants, including the ubiquitous Mövenpick chain, are well worth using in Switzerland, and are well-equipped with shops, mini-markets, clean toilets and in many cases, WiFi (either free or nominal charge). There are three large supermarket complexes on the route from Geneva.

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Details for Chalet Chimère - Family Chalet or 3 Apartments 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms

An expertly renovated Swiss chalet offering extensive family accommodation or three independent apartments; Internet Radio/TV / fast WiFi available. Stunning mountain views to south, east and west. 1) Garden apartment - large, modern open plan living / dining / Italian kitchen, wood burning stove; double bedroom, shower/bathroom. 2) Mid-level apartment - contemporary open plan living / dining (seats 10-12) / kitchen area, terrace, wood burning stove and vast picture windows with breathtaking mountain views. Large double bedroom, en suite shower/bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Wet room/shower is also available. Superb Italian kitchen (all machines and LCD TV). 3) Top apartment - traditional wood paneled style, 2 large bedrooms, living room, kitchen/dining area with attractive bench seating; modern bath/shower room (with sliding wall, living room can be used as extra bedroom). Attractive sunny garden with small stream. 2 garages, parking available.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Richard Lyon (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks french, english, German
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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'Fantastic place, very enjoyable time, wonderful views....', 'A glass of wine in the evening sunshine, accompanied by a symphony of cow bells...a memory of heaven to savour for a long time', '....had a fabulous holiday, lots of snow and brilliant sunshine....after just two lessons the children were able to ski from top to the bottom of the mountain...', '....ski runs very picturesque, good skiing, lovely, unpredictable, healthy, few days' break, many thanks...', '....peace, absolute peace...', '....our only problem was finding anyone who would talk in French! Everyone we met spoke fluent English - the local shop owners couldn't have been friendlier, and the restaurants were superb, varied and excellent value - we particularly liked La Fromagerie with imaginative local dishes, a fascinating cheese-making demonstration running throughout the evening (helped by our kids) and the village museum on the upper floors - magical!' '...local Classic cinema shows 1st run English films!'
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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BEAUTIFUL RESPITE!

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect place for those who are looking to get a brief relief from the "normal" world. The chalet is beautifully situated with lovely mountain views. I was in Switzerland doing research in Geneva at the United Nations and it was worth the travel time to come home to Leysin. We hiked and enjoyed the beautiful community and the very friendly people.

We spent 6 summer weeks in Europe and this was by far the highlight of our trip. As Goldilocks might say, London was too cold and wet, Rome was too hot, but Leysin was just right.

I would highly recommend this property. In addition, Richard is so amazingly well organized. Lola (sorry if I am messing up the name) was a great help. I needed a taxi for some of my early morning commute and she graciously arranged that for me.

If you come be sure you go to Montreux and to the Château de Chillon. Absolutely wonderful. You can take the train to Montreux and then catch the ferry to Chillon.

Thank you for a wonderful place to experience Switzerland.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great stay in Charlet Chimere

  • 5 of 5
My family memebers, 7 of us had a great stay in Charlet Chimere. Thanks for Richard and Lora's hospitalities and courtesy, staying here is the best part of our Europe trip.

My 3 kids liked everything here, the cartoons, the bread and jams, the snow was favulous, they expressed their feelings on the guest book.

We had 2nd and 3rd floors and I think 2F has the best view.

Hope to come back to hike in the Alps sometime.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Fantastic skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5
We had the most wonderful holiday staying in Chalet Chimere. As six adults and three children the different levels gave us all space to relax but we could share meals and entertainment together. The chalet is very well equipped and is very clean and well maintained.
There is an endless source of information about the area and things to do as well as the how things worked and where to find things in the chalet. The chalet is so well situated, two minutes by bus into the village but far enough up the mountain for the most spectacular views. The information and photos on the website are accurate and in fact the chalet just gets better from the time you arrive.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
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October in Leysin

  • 5 of 5
Our October stay at Chalet Chimere was magical. In the beginning of our trip, we hiked and rode horses in sunny, warm weather amid the fall leaves. To our surprise and delight, we were also able to build a snowman and go sledding by the end of our week in Leysin. The spacious, clean chalet is well-suited for young families (in our case two families of 4), and the views were amazing from the first floor balcony. The owners, Richard and Jenny, were a delight to work with and made the stay more comfortable by stocking the fridge with drinks and breakfast foods ahead of time and offering suggestions of things to do in the area. Not to be missed is the Chateau de Chillon in Montreux.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Geneva airport
Nearest Ferry
840 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Leysin Village
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Aigle (on Geneva/Lausanne/Montreux motorway A9)
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
On Lake Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Caleche
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Main ski telecabines
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Villars, Aigle or Gstaad
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Leysin village centre
Car: not necessary

Leysin, is a high mountain village in the French-speaking Vaud canton of Switzerland, south-facing, at 1260m, overlooking the Rhône Valley. Well-known for its unique climate, claiming to be the sunniest Swiss village, with low humidity, mountains shield Leysin from cold north winds. Leysin is exceptionally friendly - part of its charm is the busy local farming community. Many of Switzerland's finest wines are produced in the neighbouring vineyards, with excellent restaurants and shops in the village and surrounding district, featuring local produce, emphasising wine, cheese, honey and mushrooms. Leysin is linked to the Rhône valley A9 motorway at Aigle by road (kept clear in winter) and a classic mountain cog railway, with fast train connections direct to Geneva city, Geneva Airport and south to Italy. Montreux, Les Diablerets, Gstaad, Les Mosses, Rougemont, Château d'Oex and Villars are close by. Leysin: a unique village, in an exceptional situation with excellent transport options.

Other Activities: squash, ice skating, tobogganing, curling, boules, mini-golf, bike park

Ski: An attractive Vaud Alps resort, Leysin is traditionally recommended for beginners and intermediates, with good off-piste for advanced skiers and an international snowboarding reputation – “one of the top resorts in Switzerland for snowboarders .... 50km area having virtually no drag-lifts” (British Ski Club guide). Annual Nescafé championships utilises the superb half pipe. 61km of pistes available (14km protected by snow-making equipment), with 14 lifts and 7km of cross country skiing. Skiing from 1330m-2200m is uncrowded, with several traditional family mountain restaurants. Leysin has Europe’s largest toboggan park, excellent multi-lingual Swiss Ski School, ice rink and well-stocked ski hire shops. Ski passes can include neighbouring Villars, Les Diablerets (year round glacier skiing @ 3000m), Gryon and Les Mosses (kids under 9 ski free!). For recommended personal ski guides, sports/activities info. and weather/snow stats. websites for Leysin and local resorts. - contact owners.

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Availability & Rates

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Leysin Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
6 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
6 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Bargain Break
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
6 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,500
 
 
New Year 2014/15
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Deposits - 25% on booking, balance due 8 weeks before start of rental. A €500 security deposit held against breakages and damage, and will be returned within 10 days after final inspection and return of keys and subject to any deductions. Minor replaceable breakages will not be charged. Holiday travel insurance including cancellation is strongly advised as rental payments are non-refundable.
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Amenities

Amenities

Leysin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Safe
  • Garage
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Garden apt. bathroom - toilet , shower , Underfloor heating
    Mid-level apt. bathroom (1) - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Underfloor heating
    Mid-level apt. bathroom (2) - toilet , shower
    Top apt. bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • All 4 bathrooms/showers are new, with high quality fittings and halogen lighting; constant hot water is available with good water pressure for showers; 2 bathrooms have underfloor heating and all have excellent ventilation. Bathroom (2) at mid-level is a wet room, useful in the ski season and for visiting guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Garden Apt. Bedroom - 1 king , Bed can be converted to 2 singles
    Ground Level Apt. Bedroom - 1 queen
    Top Apt. Bedroom (Rear) - 1 king , Bed can be converted to 2 singles
    Top Apt. Bedroom (Front) - 1 king , Bed can be converted to 2 singles
  • All bedding is extra high quality, with down duvets (non-allergenic also available) and new mattresses throughout. Convertible beds in both Top apartment bedrooms have zip-link mattresses allowing each bedroom to have the option of super-king size bed or two single beds. Baby cots available on request. Master bedroom at mid-level has French doors with superb view of mountains and early morning sun. En suite bathroom and dressing room. In addition to the above bedrooms each of the 3 living areas has a double sofa bed for occasional use, with private access to bathrooms. There are also single folding beds for overnight visitors. A sliding wall in Top apartment living area allows an extra bedroom with double sofa bed, though this is not recommended for a long stay. Garden and Mid-level apartment bedrooms have TV/VCR with internet radio. Fresh linen and towels provided weekly (or more frequently at extra cost).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ski lift privileges
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
Swiss TV / Internet TV and radio available. Three well-equipped kitchens offer AEG/Bosch/Miele/Panasonic machines + good coffee making facilities. Mid-level apartment has gas hob and wok burner. Laundry at garden level has Miele washing machine + condensation drier + drying room. Cots, high chairs, baby buggies, nappy changing facilities and potties are available for the youngest visitors. Fast WiFi broadband available. DVD/Video library features over 400 films mainly in French and English. Games and books are also available. State-of-the-art communications and entertainment facilities installed with WiFi Radio / TV, satellite and 2 flat screen LCD TVs, DVD/VCR Player/Recorders, i-Pod dock, stereo (DAB/MP3). Telephone / fax available on request. The chalet is non-smoking throughout. Smoke detectors and anti-fire precautions meet Swiss / UK standards, First Aid kit in each apartment. Bicycles available (adult male and female) with child safety seats
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