CHALET CHIMÈRE - MID 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 - MID 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 - Mid Level Apartment 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

The chalet's 'master apartment' offers an exceptional open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with folding floor-to-ceiling windows opening to a private balcony. The southerly mountain views are literally stunning. A large bay window (with seating) has a panoramic view from sunrise over Les Diablerets glacier to sunset over the Dents du Midi mountain peaks to the south-west. Style is contemporary throughout, with a magnificent new Italian kitchen (LCD TV), oak dining table (seating 10 - 12), oversize sofa (which converts to a double bed for occasional use) and a superb glass-fronted wood-burning stove. The large bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite slate-floored bathroom. An additional shower room is available for overnight guests. State-of-the-art communications and entertainment facilities are installed throughout with WiFi broadband and 2 flat screen LCD TVs (UK Sky+Swiss Digital), DVD/VCR Player/Recorders, i-Pod dock, stereo (DAB/MP3). Telephone / fax available on reques
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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5
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Chalet Chimère - Mid Level Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Chalet Chimère - Mid Level Apartment
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Hampshire
5

Middle and top apartments

  • 5 of 5
excellent property - did all it said and much much more. The apartment was very clean and like a home from home. An superb base for touring the local area but always greta to return back to the aprtment to enjoy that view!
Would recommend highly as apartment is well prepared and organised and the local people are very friendly and obliging without exception all speak v good english.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Virginia, USA
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5
I could easily spend the rest of my life on that porch looking at those mountains. I miss that view. I won’t soon forget looking down on that perfect rainbow. Absolutely superb accommodations. My wife and I stayed at the chalet in early July 2010, and it was our best vacation to date. Each day, we woke up, got in the car, drove about two hours and hung out in some truly incredible places. Matterhorn, Mt. Blanc, Montreux, Chillon Castle, Gruyere, Bern. One day, we just hiked up the mountain. Snack at the cheese house, lunch at Mayen, summit by early afternoon. Ideal location. Incredible kitchen. Welcome package from heaven. My only worry is that it won’t be available the next time I want it. We ARE going back.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Virginia, USA
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5
I could easily spend the rest of my life on that porch looking at those mountains. I miss that view. I won’t soon forget looking down on that perfect rainbow. Absolutely superb accommodations. My wife and I stayed at the chalet in early July 2010, and it was our best vacation to date. Each day, we woke up, got in the car, drove about two hours and hung out in some truly incredible places. Matterhorn, Mt. Blanc, Montreux, Chillon Castle, Gruyere, Bern. One day, we just hiked up the mountain. Snack at the cheese house, lunch at Mayen, summit by early afternoon. Ideal location. Incredible kitchen. Welcome package from heaven. My only worry is that it won’t be available the next time I want it. We ARE going back.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
madison, wis. usa
5

Great place in a great little mountain village

  • 5 of 5
Hats off to the owners! They have done a fantastic job of modernising this chalet which now has everything (and more) for a very comfortable stay. I have rented many holiday flats over the years and have never found such a nice place with such helpful owners. We stayed there for one week in Feb. 2010. Lots of snow and wonderful views from the front window. Cute little town of Leysin has a more "authentic" family flavor than other Swiss mountain top villages which quickly become pretentions and over-priced. The chalet is outside the town center and is extremely quiet. It is possible to walk into the town center where there is a very good supermarket and all services, but a car would be recommended. The garage was handy for snow days. The view from the top of the local ski lift is, to my mind, as good as any in the country. There is really no reason to leave the village. The locals are friendly and welcoming. Before arriving, having always stayed in German speaking Switzerland, I had my doubts, but Leysin is fantastic. The lack of chic bar scene was a real plus. This is one place to which we would gladly return! Tasteful, quiet, charming, relaxed, friendly, beautiful, comfortable. If you have never been to the Swiss Alps in the winter, you could easily pay more, but are very likely to get much less. Look no further.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
Lyon
5

Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect place that you will preffer not to tell so much to others in order to have more chance to return. We were in the mid appartment and really it was a very nice place. Only take a look to the internet pictures, the appartment is really as you see and you really will discover a nice place to spend your holidays. Incredible views of the mountains, very quite palce in summer.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Leysin Alps of Vaud
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5

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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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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Mid-Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€750
 
 
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:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Underfloor heating
  • This en suite bathroom is light and airy with new high quality fittings, spacious bathtub and powerful shower plus underfloor heating, a heated towel rail and hair-dryer. An additional wet room/shower room is available for occasional guests on the same floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Mid level apt. bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • A peaceful, light and attractive bedroom, with views to the snow-capped glacier at Les Diablerets to the south-east, and offering superb sunrise views through the French windows, both summer and winter. A walk-in wardrobe, en suite bathroom with underfloor heating under the slate-tiled floor, bamboo flooring throughout, and a bedroom TV/DVD are additional features. The king-size bed and mattress are newly installed, and summer/winter down duvets are available. All bed linen and towels are supplied. There is a also a double sofa-bed in the living room for occasional use plus a large bay window with high-quality mattress/cushions. A cot, baby bath and changing mat is available for babies.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 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 very special apartment with 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 from any point in the open plan living area. 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 hats.
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