LUXURY 6 BEDROOM CHALET WITH STUNNING VIEWS IN THE BERNESE OBERLAND

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LUXURY 6 BEDROOM CHALET WITH STUNNING VIEWS IN THE BERNESE OBERLAND

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6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 11, 200m2, 2 south facing terraces, large garden

This exquisite 6 bedroom chalet is located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, near Aeschi bei Spiez, at the end of a private lane, 400m from the nearest house. It offers some of the most stunning views in Switzerland.

The spacious living area includes a large, comfortable lounge with breathtaking views on 3 sides, and a fireplace. The entire house was renovated in 2011, and features wifi, satellite flat screen TV, and new bathrooms.

All bedrooms offer spectacular views. Both terraces are south facing, and, with a BBQ, are perfect for al fresco dining both in Summer and in Winter. The large garden backs onto a nature reserve. The chalet is particularly suited for those who like a wide choice of activities, in an exclusive, secluded setting.

Aeschi itself is packed with restaurants and a wide variety of things to do. Cross country skiing and extensive walking paths all pass within meters of the chalet, and some of the best downhill skiing is within a very short drive away.

Close your eyes, imagine The Sound of Music, think of Heidi and Peter, then open them and look out of the windows of Halteweidli – breath the pure mountain air, and relax! It is not rare to see deer, chamois and other wild animals grazing just under the kitchen window when you get up to make your first cup of coffee.

Walk through the nature reserve, up mountains, or along relatively flat paths, to the waterfall and enjoy a drink and something to eat at a mountain hut, or walk down to Lake Thun to take a steamer ride, or buy some freshly caught fish from the local fisherman.

Summer in Halteweidli is the most exhilarating time – the chalet is tucked away, half a kilometer from the main road, with breathtaking views from every window, as well as its’ two terraces and large garden.

The chalet is particularly child-friendly with a large split-level playroom-come-bedroom, sledges, board games, puzzles, high chair, etc. It is located right next to the largest Lama and Acapulco herd in Europe (250 animals), and in a village that offers great slopes for beginners and younger skiers.

There are so many things to do, both in the surrounding countryside, but also a bit further afield, that you just won't have time to do them all!

Visit Ballenberg open air museum and it’s 250 Swiss farm houses, Interlaken or the Top of Europe Jungfrau train, take a funicular up the Niesen for a spectacular sunset, or visit the caviar farm in Frutigen, or take a pedalo ride on the Blauesee in Kandersteg.

Within one kilometer of the chalet go Western Riding, rent an electric bike, a mountain bike, or go for a carriage ride - or just visit the local pool and it's spa.

The possibilities are endless, but lying on the terrace, far from it all, enjoying the view of the whole of the Kandertal, must be one of the nicest “activities” of them all!

In the Winter, you are in the heart of some of the best skiing in the world. Mythical names such as Wengen, Adelboden-Lenk, Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and of course Gstaad are just 30 minutes away. Not to speak of the Jungfrau region. It is ideally located for those who like discovering new slopes every day, whilst enjoying the quality of life of a beautifully secluded spot in an exceptional setting.

Aeschiried itself has 4 lifts for children and beginners, but is really renown for its’ cross country skiing. Over 30km of trails, the main one passing 50m from the front door, offer both spectacular views and the peacefulness of skiing thru a nature reserve.

At Christmas, Halteweidli is in the heart of Aeschi’s Weihnachtsweg (Christmas Path), where twelve beautiful crèche scenes depicting the Christmas story illuminate a trail through the snow-covered countryside. Warm refreshments reward visitors at the end of the trail on the neighbouring Lama farm.

And of course, after a long day outside, what could be better than to relax in front of the open fire, with a nice glass of wine in your hand, surrounded by friends and family.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Royston (Owner)
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About Jane Royston

I grew up in Switzerland in England, and I've spent most of my adult life in Switzerland. I married into a Swiss family who come from the tiny mountain village of Aeschi, and Halteweidli is their family home.

I serve as director on a number of high-tech companies, and two charities, and live near Geneva.

Jane Royston purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Jane Royston chose Aeschi bei Spiez

The chalet was the dream chalet that my in-laws built when they retired. They had always walked along the trail that passes the chalet, and had always sat in the meadow where it is built for their picnic, dreaming of one day being able to build their dream house there. And that is exactly what they did.

I bought the chalet in 2011 and have renovated it completely: replaced the roof completely, putting triple glazed windows in, changing the bathrooms, and putting in solar heating.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet has to be seen and lived in to believe. It is really unique. It has amazing views from all sides. A sweeping view of the Thunersee and all the mountains on one side, and right down the Kandertal on the other side, through big bay windows make you feel as if you're in paradise every time you look out.

As it's set completely on it's own (400m from the nearest house), at the end of a long private lane, deer, foxes, squirrels, quietly grazing or walking nearby, and it is a perfect antidote to the stressful life I live.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were very privileged to spend a few days of our holidays in Switzerland at Halteweidli, an unforgettable chalet in which we celebrated our 1 year old twin daughter’s birthday. The chalet is just idyllic, a truly enjoyable place, very tastefully decorated. It reminded us to the chalet pictured at Hitchcock’s movie North by Northwest). It is cosy, extremely well equipped, particularly the kitchen and the children’s play room and, to cap it all, it is surrounded by the most impressive landscapes. All the rooms are very comfortable and well furnished. The views from the windows to the mountains and the valley are unique, very dramatic, and really spectacular. The location is just ideal; so central that you can reach most landmarks and towns in Switzerland in no time. Although we only stayed there for a few days, we managed to make some tourism and visit Thun, Interlaken, Neuchâtel, Lucerne and Bern. It is a very enjoyable and extremely recommendable chalet for a relaxing holiday both, in the summer and in the winter, and it is just a few minutes away from the idyllic Spiez, a very beautiful lakeside village where you can eat the most delicious Kaisersmorren and spent a lovely day at Freybad, a leisure club with lovely views and great leisure facilities. We would love to come back to chalet Halteweidli one day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane and Harry for making our holiday in Switzerland so unforgettable. The Jané-Heidsiek family.
Jul 2013
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4.9
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Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland
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Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland
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Aeschi bei Spiez Thunersee
5

For the second time in paradise "Halteweidli"

For the second time in paradise "Halteweidli"
  • 5 of 5
As a family we try to spend our summer holidays just the four of us together, but in springtime, around Easter, we always have a break with family and friends. For the second time in a row, we came to this idyllic place in Aeschiried and got more than a confirmation of our expectancy's. As a matter of fact, we've already bookt for the 3th time...
The weather was wonderfull and we could even enjoy our breakfast on one of the terraces, we had multiple evening BBQ's and gatherings on the lower terras. Meanwhile dreaming away by the sunset with the "Niesen" as leadplayer.
We also had the priviledge of getting to know all the chalet's neighbors, Mr and Mrs Easterbunny and their 40 kids, The Deer Family, Mr Fox, lots and lots of bird Families and of course the Lama bunch.
Nice siteseeing possiblities and lots of "wanderwegen" or to put it in an other perspective: Everything you need to become a 100 years old is present on this location, by witch I do not mean the material stuff! (By the way, also the material things present in the chalet are more than OK!!!)
Congratulations to Jane and Harry, you have done a wonderfull job on the restoration.

If heaven needs to be relocated, this would be the perfect spot!

Warm greetings from the Vermost Family from Belgium
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland
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Wunderschöne Lage mit hohem Komfort

  • 5 of 5
Halteweidli ist ein sehr gut eingerichtetes, gemütliches Haus. Es ist an idealer Ausgangslage für alle Skigebiete in Richtung Adelboden, Gstaad und Grindelwald. Sogar das kleine Skigebiet in Aeschiried war in Betrieb. Die sehr gut präparierte Langlaufloipe direkt vor dem Haus führt bis ins idyllische Suldtal und bietet Abwechslung für Tage, die man vor Ort verbringen will. Besonders geschätzt haben wir die schnelle, unkomplizierte und herzliche Betreuung durch die Vermieterin. Ihr liegt viel am Wohl der Gäste. Gerne erinnern wir uns an die Abende in warmer Ambiente vor dem Cheminee, als es draussen schneite. Unvergessen bleiben auch die vielen Sonnenstrahlen, die wir auf der grossen Terrasse mit Blick ins Kandertal genossen.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland
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Aeschi bei Spiez Thunersee
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Fantastic Chalet in a Perfect Location.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Halteweidli for a week at the end of August and had a fantastic time. Every morning there were wild deer outside the kitchen window and the views down the valley were beautiful. The chalet is a short 20mins drive from Interlaken which is the gateway to the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valleys. With a Jungfraunbahnen region pass we had free travel on boats, cablecars, trains and mountain railways. We visited Murren, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mannlichen, the First, Pfingstegg and Grindelwald, went on a paddle steamer on the lake and a trip to the top of the Jungfraujoch where the we had a snowball fight in August at nearly 3500m high! We visited Kandersteg and did the toboggan run, came down from Grindelwald First on the zip wire and mountain scooters and our oldest daughters went canyoning. We had busy days and it was lovely to go back to the chalet at the end of each day and relax. It is just a short drive back each time but we could leave the busy world of the tourists behind and enjoy the chalet’s beautiful location, take in the views and have some peace and quiet. We are a family of 5 so we had plenty of space to spread out and the wifi enabled the girls to update facebook with pictures of the amazing things they did. The chalet is very well equipped, modern, clean and tidy and it’s wonderful to just sit outside on the terrace and listen to nothing but nature. Are you reading this and wondering if it’s as good as it sounds? Well its better so just book it, you won’t be disappointed! I would be happy to recommend the chalet to anyone and would love to stay there again in the future. The De La Mare Family.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland
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An excellent home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
This place is idyllic! Stunning views and walks, with nature close-up, something to see or watch every few steps you take. The image we saw when we walked across the meadow along the trail and came upon the valley surrounded by all the peaks will be imprinted in memory for ever! The chalet itself is perfect, spotlessly clean and so, so comfortable! Beautiful furnishings with great taste and all you need available; excellently equipoed kitchen and laundry room, comfortable and clean beds, large colour-coded (very good idea) bath towels, efficient bar-b-que, books of all genres, comfy sofas, cosy throws, lovely rugs on the floors, marvellous views on all sides - the perfect holiday home. We simply have to visit again in the future. So thoughtful in providing anything one might need. And very important, it is so clean that you feel you need to keep it that way, and all you need to keep it that way is available. We had lovely evening meals in the dining room and also bar-b-q on the terrace in the sun. Plenty of seating available.

Very easy to reach Thun, Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, Bern, Gruyere, Lucerne; these are all beautiful places one should definitely visit. Each holds its particular brand of magic. Spiez itself is beautiful with its schloss (castle) and marina. We even managed to have a 'refreshing' dip in the lake from a spot on the opposite bank, a few metres away from the enclosed swimming area

This was a dream holiday - we definitely recommend this chalet. I had contacted the owner on various occasions by e-mail and she kept me well-informed and sent me excellent instructions regarding the chalet and activities going on. Parking on site.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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What you see is what you get

  • 5 of 5
The description and the pictures of Halteweidli you find on this webpage, 100% match with what you will find when you arrive at this well maintained, tidy and perfectly situated Chalet.
We were 10 people, 4 grown-ups and 6 teenagers between 14 and 19 years of age. The chalet offers plenty of room to easily and comfortably accomodate 10 people.
2 clean and spacious bathrooms with enough warm water for everybody help you quickly feel like at home. The kitchen matches the standard set by the rest of the house.
Before you start for Aeschiried you will receive a comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date documentation that will help you find your way in and around Halteweidli without any difficulties and should a question still remain unanswered, Jane will gladly and promptly provide the answer to it.
It certainly is an advantage to travel to Halteweidli by car as it is located just outside the village and probably too far away from the bus station to carry luggage or shopping bags to the house. If you go there by car, you can very easily reach smaller shops and very nice restaurants within a few minutes in the village of Aeschi. If you prefer to go to a supermarket, you will find those in Spiez, about a 10-15 min. car drive away.
Back at home at Halteweidli you can choose on which terrace you prefer to have the BBQ. Both terraces provide a splendid view on the "Kandertal" and enough space for all, no matter how big your party is. BBQ and all that is required for it is there, ready for you to use.
Due to its perfect location you can reach any place in the Bernese Oberland and even the capital Berne in less than one hour, which makes Halteweidli the perfect place to stay if you are intending to visit the world famous places in that area.
Should you have really bad luck and the weather does not allow for trips to the mountains there is a big choice of places to visit even in bad weather. And if you prefered to stay at home, the house is so comfortable you might even enjoy to staying in for a day and relax.
If you don't need a discotheque or bar just around the corner and like hearing the river quietly flowing through the forest down in the valley you will most likely enjoy your stay at the Halteweidli as much as we did.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland
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Aeschi bei Spiez Thunersee
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Beyond all expectations!

  • 5 of 5
Since booking the chalet back in October I had a steady correspondence with the owner so knew we were going to a well loved home. However it went beyond all expectations and was so comfortable, welcoming and relaxing. From the minute we stepped in the front door we felt at home. The chalet is maintained to a very high standard. We were 8 ladies going on to a conference in Lucerne and when the time came to leave we were reluctant to do so. The weather wasn't particularly good (or bad) and it didn't keep us in. We had one car so some of us frequented the bus to Aeschi and Spiez and found the locals very helpful. We ate at Chemihutte one evening also found the buffet at Spiez Railway Station to be very good and reasonable.
We all long to return
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Zurich (Bern nearer but small airport)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Chemihütte
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Spiez
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Spiez
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bergblick
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Aeschi bei Spiez
Car: recommended

Located on the outskirts of Aeschi bei Speiz, our chalet offers the perfect setting for exploring some of the worlds’ best skiing in the Winter (Wengen, Adelboden, Lauterbrunnen, Kandersteg, Gstaad, Grindelwald) and offers extensive walking in the Summer.

The chalet is set quite on its own, and backs onto the Suldtal nature reserve, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking.

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and white water rafting on or near Lake Thun. There are also several golf courses nearby. The towns of Bern, Thun, Interlaken, Gstaad, are within easy reach and are great for sightseeing, shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions. And of course, the Top of Europe train to the top of the Jungfrau is a real must!

The nearest airport is Bern just 30mins away, otherwise Zurich or Geneva airports are also within easy reach.

The bus stop is almost at the end of our private lane, about 500m from the chalet.

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Aeschi bei Spiez Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Autumn
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Autumn
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €800
Notes Rental is from Saturday to Saturday

Rate includes linen, towels, table cloths, and final cleaning.
Half the rental is due on booking, the other half is due six weeks before arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

Aeschi bei Spiez Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms were entirely re-done end 2011. The larger one has double wash basins.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have great views, four have built-in wardrobes, three have outside access, the children's room is on a split level. All linen/towels were new in December 2011.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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