CHALET CHIMÈRE - GARDEN LEVEL APARTMENT

Richard Lyon

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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CHALET CHIMÈRE - GARDEN LEVEL APARTMENT

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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 - Garden Level Apartment 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

The exceptionally sunny garden apartment of this beautifully modernised classic Swiss chalet. Accommodation includes a modern open-plan living / dining area ( seats 4-6 at traditional pine table) with brand new and well equipped Italian kitchen, traditional wood burning stove; double bedroom (super-king bed or two singles), bathroom and hall. The apartment has 2 entrances, and French windows opening out onto the garden with magnificent views to the south-east towards Les Diablerets and its 3000m glacier, and Les Dents du Midi mountain peaks to the south-west in France. Furnishing and style is clean, contemporary and comfortable. UK Sky TV / Swiss TV, DVD / Video player / CD player; BBC Radio 4 via Internet Radio and fast WiFi broadband internet connections are available at no extra charge (own laptop required for access to the internet with WiFi or via wall sockets). There is a well-stocked library of board games, guide books and novels, videos and DVDs available for use by all guests.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Richard Lyon

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Speaks french, english, German
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Chalet Chimère - Garden Level Apartment
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

'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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Leysin Alps of Vaud
5

An incredible stay

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I stayed in the Mid-level apartment for 1 week in the late July, 2011. We have nothing to complain!The owner answers e-mail in a speedy way. He is always there to help. The apartment is equipped with 'thoughtful' necessities e.g.the light system, the thermometer, the cooking equipment is surperb!! Plus, the balcony, the ceiling to floor windows make you appreciate the fantastic view. Everything is well thought for a really comfortable stay. Words are not enough to describe my stay there. We've regretted to stay there for so short. If you want to have a swiss holiday, this is it!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Cumbria
5

Summer 2009

  • 5 of 5
Stayed in the garden apartment for 9 nights. Lovely views and apartment has everything you could wish for even to the point of maps, guides, day trip info etc etc. Richard (the owner) and Lola the apartment manager could not have been more helpful. I can honestly say we have never received the level of attention to detail or welcome that they provide even in first calss hotels. The apartment is perfect for couples, very cosy. We tended to stay out all day, shopped at the Co-op and ate in the apartment. The village free bus stops at 17:00hrs and it is a good slog up hill for about 20 mins to get home from the village and/or station so i cant comment on the village at night. There are taxis but we only used ABC taxi (free phone at stations) to get from the station to the apartment on arrival cost 20 francs and the guy was not very friendly so if using i would advise to take Richards (the owner) advice and use Kojak Taxi's. I would recommend this chalet as it is absolutely lovely and Leysin has a lot to offer as a village and a base for day trips out. We had a Swiss Pass but be warned if you dont purchase tickets before getting on the train you get an 80 franc fine ( we witnessed this happen several times)
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Tucson, AZ USA
5

Immaculate, Modern Apartment & Beautiful Setting

Immaculate, Modern Apartment & Beautiful Setting
  • 5 of 5
We loved opening the windows and french doors of the garden apartment, smelling the lilacs in bloom & the freshly mown grass of the beautifully landscaped grounds and enjoying the world class mountain views. The apt. was immaculate and decorated in extremely fine taste; also very comfortable. The owners have seen to every detail. We really appreciated the thoughtfulness. We can't wait to go back next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Burlington, Ontario
5

A great property...

  • 5 of 5
Owned by great folks. If you are looking for a comfortable Swiss mountain vacation, your search is over. Our apartment was exceptionally well equipped, clean and comfortable. The views were awesome. Even occasional April showers could not spoil our stay. The welcome pack was amazingly generous and every imaginable detail is covered in the copious notes and instructions provided by the owners. The town of Leysin is quiet and friendly and offers pretty much everything you will need for a short stay but side trips throughtout the area are recommended. We enjoyed our time at Chalet Chimere and expect others will too.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Reading, UK
5

Great Chalet, Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5
The condition of the property was excellent with pretty much all conveniences that are needed. These included dishwasher, microwave, food processor etc. The property was cleaned to a very high standard and they had thoughtfully provided a few essentials to get us started before getting round to a proper shop. I found it extremely useful to log onto the wireless broadband – an essential thing in order to find out things easily. The bathroom was great and hot water was no problem, nice to have a high pressure, steaming hot shower after a good 3 hour walking expedition. At the entrance to the chalet is a laundry room with washing machine and dryer - we didn't use it but very useful to have it there. There is a barbecue that you can use, bikes in the shed, prams/buggies in the shed. TV's in the bedroom and living room. Bottom line is pretty much everything you need is already there. Only thing you need to decide is are you going to eat out or in and then buy provisions accordingly.

We were not massively impressed with the eating places in Leysin - don't get me wrong there was nothing offensive about the restaurants there but they seemed a little overpriced and not quite what we were looking for. That said we didn't go to Switzerland for the food but for the views, walking, air etc - and these were incredible. Also the water straight from the tap has got to be the best I have tasted anywhere in the world - simply incredible. Like having the Volvic source in your kitchen !

The views were magnificent from the room. Also the notes provided are extremely useful for orientation to Leysin. The owners recommendation on the Rose wine (Oeuil de Perdix) from Coop is to be commended - a lovely bottle that I enjoyed on many occasions. I also recommend getting the soft pretzels available at the Coop - these are very fresh and tasty - you need to pick them up early otherwise they'll be gone.

In general – a fantastic chalet in a delightful spot of Switzerland and sensibly priced. I would be keen to return with some others and take the whole chalet. Highly recommended !
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, 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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Leysin Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
6 night minimum stay
€700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Deposits - 25% on booking with balance due 8 weeks before start of rental. In addition a €150 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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Amenities

Amenities

Leysin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • 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
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Underfloor heating
  • A newly fitted and spacious fully-tiled shower room, with poweful shower, underfloor heating, heated towel rail and BBC Radio 4 piped in.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Garden level apt. bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Bed can be split into 2 singles, folding beds available.
  • Warm, sunny and south-facing with excellent mountain views, the whole apartment has been recently refurbished with bamboo flooring and classic quarry tiles. The super-king size bed can be split into two single beds. Down duvets (summer and winter) plus anti-allergenic options are available on request. All linen is provided, together with towels. For occasional use there is a double sofa bed plus a single sofa bed in living room, with access to shower room. A single folding bed is available for overnight visitors and a choice of baby cots, high chair, baby bath and baby push chair are available.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
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:
A spacious, sunny garden level apartment, modern wood-burning stove / central heating. A well-equipped Italian kitchen features all appliances and good storage. Fax and telephone available by prior arrangement. Single and double sofa-beds are available for occasional use in the living room. Entertainment facilities are excellent: UK Sky / Swiss TV available in living room, DVD / VCR, plus BBC Radio 4,Internet Radio, DVD TV in bedroom. DVD/Video library with over 400 films in French and English. Games and books are also available. Garage available on request, subject to availability. Apartment is strictly non-smoking. Smoke, carbon monoxide detectors and anti-fire precautions meet Swiss and UK standards; First Aid kit available. Ski room available at roadside/garage level, with storage racks, ski maintenance kit and the latest Austrian Thermic overnight boot dryers (warm air and ultraviolet). Bicycles are available (adult male and female) with child safety seats and safety helmets.
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