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Superbly renovated traditional Swiss mountain ski chalet - Chalet Chimère - Top Level Apartment

Richard Lyon

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Superbly renovated traditional Swiss mountain ski chalet - Chalet Chimère - Top Level Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Leysin Apartment 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.

More Details

Details for Chalet Chimère - Top Level Apartment 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Recently renovated, the top apartment of Chalet Chimère (formerly Damami) retains this charming chalet's original character, with wood panelled walls, cosy atmosphere and a striking view of the mountains to the south. There are two large double bedrooms, living room, dining room (seating 6 - 8) / kitchen plus a modern bathroom. Floors are bamboo and oak, and high quality lighting is installed throughout. Each bedroom has a super-king size bed, which can be divided, using a ziplink system, to provide two single divan beds. A double sofa bed is available in the living room for occasional use, with a sliding wall for privacy to create an extra bedroom if required for occasional overnight visitors. A folding bed and cot are also available. The dining area is well lit, with comfortable bench seating in an alcove, with an impressive southerly view. A newly fitted roof Velux window (auto-closing with rain-detector) allows a flood of light into the dining area and living room.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Lyon (Owner)
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Chalet Chimère - Top Level Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Fantatstic !

  • 5 of 5

My family and i had a fantastic weeks stay at Chalet Chimerie. Resort was very close by. Chalet was very well equiped. The kitchen must have had every gadjet known to man in it! Very comfortable and clean. Huge great big comfy bed which was just what the Doctor orederd after a hard days skiing. Would highly recomend this as a place to stay and would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Geneva airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Caleche
Nearest Ferry
840 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Villars, Aigle or Gstaad
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Leysin Village
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Aigle (on Geneva/Lausanne/Montreux motorway A9)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Leysin village centre
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Main ski telecabines
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
On Lake Geneva
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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Rates & Availability

Leysin Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
January Ski
Jan 4 - Jan 31
6 nights
€139
 
 
Special Offer!
Feb 1 - Feb 14
6 nights
€96
 
 
February (2) Ski
Feb 15 - Feb 28
7 nights
€1,150
 
 
March/April Ski
Mar 1 - Apr 18
6 nights
€139
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 19 - May 30
6 nights
€93
 
 
Early Summer
May 31 - Jun 27
6 nights
€100
 
 
Mid-Summer
Jun 28 - Aug 29
7 nights
€750
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 - Sep 26
6 nights
€93
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 27 - Oct 31
6 nights
€86
 
 
Bargain Break
Nov 1 - Dec 19
6 nights
€82
 
 
Bargain Break
Nov 20 - Dec 20
6 nights
€121
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Deposits - 25% on booking with final 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

Leysin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Top level apt. bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Radio 4 available
  • The warm and bright bathroom has been recently modernised and re-tiled throughout. A deep bathtub and powerful shower are installed. BBC Radio 4 is available. A heated towel rail and hair dryer are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Top level apt. front bedroom - 1 king , Bed can be separated into two singles
    Top level apt. back bedroom - 1 king , Bed can be separated into two singles
  • The bedrooms are warm, spacious and comfortable, with plenty of natural daylight. Single folding beds are also available for overnight visitors and a child's cot is also available on request. The living room has a sofa bed for occasional use, and there is a sliding partition to give an extra bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If required, the living room sofa bed can be utilised for overnight guests. For privacy, this room has a sliding partition to separate guests from the dining area / kitchen. Fax / telephone are available on request. TV in living room provides UK Sky satellite channels plus Swiss TV digital services. A DVD/Video library features over 400 films in French and English. Games and books are also available. Smoke detectors and anti-fire precautions meet Swiss and UK standards, with a First Aid kit in each apartment. Garage parking is available on request. 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. A garden bench and table are available for all guests at garden level.

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