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Beautiful Swiss chalet, hike in the Alps, Valais, Anniviers, Ayer

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

All that Heidi would have dreamed of and more - Absolutely authentic

Alongside a refreshing mountain stream and its neighbouring forest, Karma Zoura is nestled at the very top of Ayer (alt. 1570m).

The chalet is new (2011). Built with care and first rate materials, its old larch beams and wooden floors contribute to the feeling of cosyness and well-being. The interior is snug and carefully planned for your comfort. Stunning mountain views over towards Grimentz.

Ideal for up to four people, Karma Zoura is perfectly suited for nature loving individuals who enjoy hiking, climbing high peaks (4000m) or reading in the sun.

The ground floor is open plan with a sitting area, dining area and kitchen opening onto a grassed terrace. The sitting area has a comfortable sofa and wood burning stove.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms; one a double, the other with bunk beds. The bathroom is fully equipped.

Here, wilderness rhymes with civilization (walk to shop, forest on one side, chalets on the other).

Parking space is provided adjacent to the chalet.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Marc

Caroline and Marc have bought and restored chalet Karma Zoura in 2009. They rent the chalet during the spring and summer season since 2012. Since then, tenants from all over the world (USA, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Norway, India, Australia) have spent their vacation in chalet KZ.

We are proud that so many people had the chance to enjoy the Swiss Alps from our little cosy place in the Val d'Anniviers!

Marc and Caroline live in Geneva (2hours and half from Chalet KZ). Marc is a professional musician and a geologist. Caroline is a math teacher and also runs in the summertime a sailing school on the Lake Leman.

Marc purchased this chalet in 2009


Ayer Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bank beds
  • The bedrooms are small and cozy in a very sweet chalet style. You may sleep one couple and two others easily. There is a bed above the staircase to host a late night visitor or a friend who doesn't need an enclosed bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Swiss chalet, hike in the Alps, Valais, Anniviers, Ayer
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Un super chalet dans un coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Chalet très coquet et douillet, très bien aménagé. Idéalement situé sur les hauteurs de Ayer, plein ouest avec une vue magnifique. L'accueil des helvétiques a été TRES chaleureux, comme d'habitude. Une semaine de sérénité, de repos, de "petites randonnées" mais néanmoins superbes dans ce val d'Anniviers magnifique.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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change of scenery !

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cottage ideally located and very well designed;

We would gladly this cottage to our friends where everything is designed for an ideal stay

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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A perfect mountain chalet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the end of summer in this beautifully restored and furnished chalet at the top of Ayer village. Stunning views across the valley; fresh mountain air, and the only sounds the stream, the church bells far below, and the occasional bird. Comfortable and spotless with everything we needed - all the arrangements were perfect, including getting us in food for our stay.

A wonderful centre for summer walking, with free passes for local buses and cable cars and some truly magnificent mountain walks.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Enchanting place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Karma Zoura is a lovely chalet in the quiet hamlet of Ayer. The building itself is traditional in style and beautifully constructed. Inside, is a warm and welcoming ambience which strikes a perfect balance between being homely and practical. The owners have left all the things you need for a great stay with a great range of cookware, right through to DVD's and games to play in the evenings. There's beautiful views all around, and plenty of walks nearby. Do be advised that Ayer is quiet and you will need to travel a few kilometres for restaurants and shops and the tranquillity is part of the appeal. We loved our stay and were very sad to leave - would recommend if tranquillity and cosiness are what you are looking for.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Cheers to a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Dear Caroline and Marc,

Your chalet is an inspiration. The structure and attention to détail is exquisité and so harmonious. We’re honoured to be your first tenants and have loved staying here. It feels so happy, so friendly and splendidly efficient, we feel totally blessed and full of appréciation.

Over the last two weeks we feel we have walked the entire valley, although sadly didn’t get to try the myrtille tart in the Weisshorn Hotel.

Thanks for the suggestion of climbing the Bishorn – that was the highlight of Richards fortnight. And, if you need a guide for other visitors we would recommend Jerome Lambert. He is friendly and relaxed, speaks very good English and the whole group enjoyed his presence.

We hope we have put everything back in the right place. Please don't hesitate to call if you can't find something.

Warm wishes,

Wren and Richard

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a beautiful time in this charming chalet. It didn `t look like a house for rent. A lot of nice and lovely details, comfortable and in best condition. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Thanks for everything! We would rent again and can recommend this house for 100&!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
190 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Sierre main station
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Your destination is Ayer, some 2 hours to the East of Geneva beyond Verbier but before Zermatt.

Ayer is a totally unspoilt village in the picturesque valley of the Val d’Anniviers, in the Swiss canton of Valais. Close to Grimentz, St Luc and Zinal, you have a vast choice as far as skiing and hiking are concerned.

The road ends at the chalet, so there is almost no traffic.

Apart from the weather (300 days of sun annually), the skiing, the spectacular landscape, the local culture, the flora and the fauna makes Valais and Ayer, in particular, an exceptional holiday destination both in summer and winter.

Its marvelous location in the middle of the four thousand-metre peaks of the Swiss mountains and its numerous trekking tracks make Ayer a paradise for hikers, with pretty views of the Weisshorn, Matterhorn, etc.

Summer activities include lots of hiking from the chalets, cycling, paragliding, bungee jumping, canyoning, tennis, aerial adventure, mountaineering and much else.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Above rate is for 7 nights (independent of number of guests) and includes the rent, the bed linen and towels, kitchen towels, as well as electricity, heating, hot and cold water, and VAT.

Final cleaning of CHF100.- (1-2 people) or CHF150 (3-4 people) is added to the rental rate.

The visitors tax of CHF 2.50.- per adult and CHF 1.25 per child per day must be paid extra and will be calculated in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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