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Richard Lyon

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Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Leysin Chalet Rental Photos and Description

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 Duplex 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 3 Bathrooms

This spacious duplex consists of the mid and top levels of this superb chalet offering spacious shared living accommodation for 6 - 7 adults and children, or two completely independent apartments. Mid-level is open-plan with living and dining space for 8-10 adults and children. Sliding floor-to-ceiling windows open up the dining area to a balcony with magnificent views towards Les Diablerets, Gstaad and the Les Dents du Midi on the French border. A spacious bedroom features en suite bathroom, walk-in clothes storage, and views to the snow-topped mountains. The living area has Lutron mood lighting and wood-burning stove, plus a delightful bay window with day bed/sofa. The designer Italian kitchen is generously equipped with ovens, gas hob, coffee making facilities, fridge-freezer and warming drawer. The top level is wood-panelled, with additional living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom and two spacious bedrooms with choice of super-king double beds or singles.
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Richard Lyon

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Speaks english, french, German
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Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Chalet Chimère Duplex
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Chalet Chimère Duplex
+44 (0) 1273 834313
Leysin Alps of Vaud

Beautiful location and extremely well-equipped

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
We have just had a very enjoyable week staying in this lovely chalet in Leysin, not far from Lake Geneva. The chalet is extremely well-equipped and the owners provide a very useful welcome pack in case you arrive after the supermarkets close. The accomodation was extremely well-maintained and very comfortable. The views from the living-room are stunning and there are lots of opportunities for walkers on the doorstep. We were sent a lot of very useful information about the house, the equipment and the area and the visitors' book provided extra tips of what to see and do. We found walks to cater for most abilities and stamina levels, lake swimming, waterfalls, cable cars and mountain trains. We would not hesitate to recommend this property. Switzerland must be about the most expensive country to visit in Europe but it is still impressive and self-catering offers a economic way of appreciating its many delights.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Geneva airport
Nearest Ferry
840 Kilometres
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

Leysin Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
March / April Ski
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 18 2014
6 nights
Late Spring
Apr 19 2014 - May 30 2014
6 nights
Early Summer
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
6 nights
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 nights
Late Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
6 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Deposits - 25% on booking with balance due 8 weeks before start of rental. In addition a €300 security deposit is 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 cover is strongly advised.
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Leysin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Alarm Clock
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Basic Soaps
  • fax
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bottled Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Paper Towels
  • Tiled Stove
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wetroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • At mid-level there is an en suite bathroom (bath and shower) with an additional wetroom shower. The top level has a bathroom with combination bath and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Choice of super king bed or two singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Choice of super king bed or two singles
  • All bedrooms are equipped with down duvets (non-allergenic available), bed linen and towels.
  • Stereo
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Games
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • ski lift privileges
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • ski privileges optional
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • mountaineering
Mid-apartment has many unusual features, both technical and aesthetic. Lutron solid state lighting is an important element of the interior design and can be operated by remote control. A DVD/Video library features over 400 films in French and English. Games and books are also available. Smoke / carbon monoxide detectors and anti-fire precautions meet Swiss and UK standards, with a First Aid kit in each apartment. It is relatively common to find oneself in blazing winter sunshine, apparently floating either by day or night above a sea of dense cloud in the valley far below - a unique experience! The spacious balcony is available for al fresco dining. A ski room is available at roadside/garage level, with storage racks, ski maintenance kit and the latest design of Austrian Thermic overnight boot dryers (warm air and ultraviolet). Bicycles are available (adult male and female) with child safety seats and safety harnesses. Internet radio and TV is available on both levels
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