Leysin Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Sunny apartment, 2 bdrms, l.r., kitchen, balcony, sleeps 4, spa/pool, parking
Our south facing Leysin apartment is located at the heart of a beautiful and restorative Alpine environment, and is an ideal SKI and HIKING APARTMENT, situated in this popular Swiss resort, with its great facilities, pistes for all abilities, and no crowds and no queues.
Our apartment is spacious, modern but with traditional detailing, and offers 2 twin bedrooms and well equipped kitchen, each opening onto a large balcony with spectacular mountain views, a self contained living room with a very comfortable, new, easy to use sofa-bed which sleeps two, and a round wood dining table for six, bathroom and additional toilet. It is located in a modernised 19th century building of character and 'Haut Standing' (luxury), offering the use of a spa, with pool, sauna and jacuzzi, open 'til 10 at night; and with an allocated secure indoor parking place. Our moderate rental rates offer very good value and make a Swiss Alpine holiday an affordable luxury. Our Leysin apartment sleeps four to six people very comfortably, and is well suited to holiday makers, as well as those wishing to spend a longer time in this special environment.
The sun filled accommodation is light and airy, with breathtaking panoramic views from every room. Attractively furnished and fitted, it is comfortable and cosy, made to feel like a home from home. It is located only a two minute walk from the centre of this authentic and characterful mountain village - a popular tourist resort, kept lively all year round by its local inhabitants and the many young people attending the international schools. Therefore, Leysin is suitable for an energetic or relaxing stay any time of year. The apartment is convenient for all the village amenities, the free village bus and the train.
We provide satellite TV (lots of stations in many languages) and a DVD player. Optional Internet access is offered at an additional charge.
The village has all the shops and services you would expect, supermarkets, banks, ski-hire shops, ski school, mountaineering school, restaurants, two sports centres (one with pool, squash and tennis courts, the other with tournament sized skating rink), mini-golf, horse riding, paragliding.
Our holiday apartment is easily reached by car in 20 minutes from the Rhone valley, 1hour 20minutes (126kms) from Geneva Airport. Alternatively, by train to Aigle, change to the cog wheel train to Leysin (20 spectacular minutes).
For winter sports Leysin is part of the Canton Vaud ski domain, with a cable car to the Berneuse and chair lifts to its 60kms of pistes, where snowboarding is very popular. There are virtually no queues, and great off piste skiing, as well as cross country tracks and well marked snow-shoe walking trails, and a big tobboganing park and an ice restaurant serving fondue and raclette. (For more details see under 'Location')
Hiking around Leysin: This area offers a network of signed walking routes for all hiking abilities, via Ferrata, and rock climbing.
Mountain Bike routes: Newly created, there are two tracks for racing down the mountain at breakneck speed, or you can use the farming roads and forest tracks, of which there are many.
Leysin can be a base for tours by train or by car, as much of Switzerland is easily accessible in a day-trip, and France is a forty minutes' drive away. Start with the Aigle chateau and museum of wine, visits to classy villages such as Gstaad, Verbier or Crans Montana an hour's drive away, whilst Lake Geneva (Le Lac Leman) is a half hour away by car, for swimming, walking, vineyard tours, historical towns and villages, the Castle of Chillon, boats and steamers. (see more under 'location')
The region offers a wide choice of activities, but our holiday apartment in Leysin is equally attractive as a place to just relax and enjoy the local area.
Details for p864823 Les Frenes 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Gabriella Klein
We love hiking and skiing and have a passion for mountains. Leysin is so relaxing and enervating, and we would like others to enjoy our home in the Alps as much as we do, the wonderful scenery, the great local wine and cheese, and the excellent sporting opportunities available in the area. For us, Leysin is a very special place, to come away from feeling recharged and happy.
Gabriella Klein purchased this apartment in 2003
Why Gabriella Klein chose Leysin
Its sunny position and spectacular views, its many wood features, the spa facilities, centrally located. In a 19thC building, the conversion is of a very high standard - the combination of space and quality is just so very Swiss. We have a secure indoor parking space, and the spa is a facility we love using frequently, especially after a day on the slopes or hiking.
We love Leysin not only for its stunning location, but for its wealth of sporting possibilities, its varied architecture and cosmopolitan, international ambience. And, it is so quick and easy to reach Leysin - just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Geneva airport by car, or two hours by train.
Leysin could not be a friendlier place. Everyone says bonjour and it warms your heart.
What makes this apartment unique
The apartment is always warm and filled with light, has a big balcony, a living room with a door, and a self-contained kitchen! The spa is open 'til 10pm, with a pool and power stream option, a sauna and cold plunge pool, and a jacuzzi. The building is secure and locked at night. The TV provides hundreds of stations and there is a DVD player.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Leysin - the apartment was perfect, with a fantastic view to start the day. Also the weather was very kind to us - great snow for 3 days, then sunshine for the remainder of the week.