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Luxury Traditional Wooden Swiss Chalet Near Ski Slopes, Now With Private Sauna

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Klosters-Serneus Chalet Rental Photos and Description

4 double bedroom, 2 bathroom. + large sofabed shower Sleeps up to 8-10

Built in 2001, this luxury chalet faces south and west with views across the valley in a bright, sunny position. It offers 4 double or twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), and a shower. it has its own private wellness centre with a steam room and a sauna. There are two living areas, both with double sofabeds. One of them is a huge luxury leather one. It has two TVs, both with several English channels. It is rated 4*+ Luxury by the local Tourist Board.

No need to hire a car for this chalet. Trains from the airport drop you just 5 minutes' walk away. A bus stop is 50m from the chalet, and the free bus ferries you around the village and between the ski areas. The nearest bubble car, ski area, ski rental shop and ski school is just 5 minutes' walk away. Our record is being on the slopes with hired skis within 30 minutes of the train dropping us!

If you have kids, the nearest ski school specialises in teaching children and has lots of English instructors. If you have very small kids, there is even a crèche with fully qualified staff at the top of the nearest mountain where you can leave 18mn-5yr olds for an hour to a day whilst you ski.

The kitchen is equipped with every facility including latest cooker/microwave and hob, etc. Even a fondu set is provided!Large fridge/freezer. the kitchen and bathrooms are fitted with Italian tiles. The décor is modern/cozy with paintings sourced from Denmark, and traditional antique local prints.

There are traditional Swiss wooden chairs as well as comfy sofas. Fitted carpet throughout. Bedrooms are lined with walls and ceilings in traditional pine. Cable TV, including several English channels radio, CD, DVD as well as WiFi throughout the house. A large area for ski clothing and equipment. All washing facilities, including washing machine, drier, iron, ironing board. Stunning views, just 5 mins walk from the nearest cable car.

There is an English letting agent in Klosters to provide information.

Access to over 350km of world-renowned ski slopes. A creche for the very young run by fully qualified staff, + specialist children's ski school 5 minutes away.

Klosters is justifiably world famous as a ski resort. Offering everything from beginners to black runs and huge off piste areas- no wonder Prince Charles goes there! The Ski Club of Great Britain has a rep there throughout the season. There are 5 different ski schools. But what makes Klosters so special is that it is still also a small traditional Swiss village with wooden chalets. Permanent population is just 3000. For non-skiers there are walks through glorious forests and trips to 18th century shopping towns such as Chur, and many traditional Swiss tearooms - so different from purpose built resorts!

In Summer there is a huge outdoor swimming pool, a sailing lake at Davos, walks/treks/and climbs. For children there are playgrounds, zoos, horse rides. This is Heidi Country with specially marked walks amongst the tiny villages. For adults, there is even a tour of the highest vineyard in Europe. The highest brewery in Europe, about 15 miles the other direction, also offers tours!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mark Fox
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Mark Fox

Over 800 guests a year now stay at my five holiday homes run by me and listed on Homeaway. The average rating of over 250 online reviews is 4.85! I try to deliver consistency and quality.

The business started when we who bought the chalet for our own family holidays to give our children a chance to learn to ski, just as I learned as a small boy. I learned in the neighbouring valley, so had very good local knowledge as to where to buy. Now they are teenagers and totally competent on any black run or off-piste. But they all learned from being small children in the local ski school and grew to love the resort and the area. We still gather for family holidays and ski there as well as enjoy summer rambling and hiking. Our 14yr old describes it as his 'favourite place on earth' - you can't say better than that!

I am a retired banker, my wife is a doctor.

Mark Fox purchased this chalet in 2001

Why Mark Fox chose Prättigau/Davos

Car hire in Switzerland is very expensive, and I can't be bothered with snow chains and parking. This property is a walk to one ski area and the pass stops 50m away to the other. The railway station is a 5 minute walk, so we never need a car in winter, just arrive and leave by train from the airport. There are spectacular views across the mountains. No point in a chalet that feels like the middle of a city!

This is a chance to be at a world class top resort without having to pay top prices.

We also wanted a proper 'house/chalet' feel, not just an anonymous flat in a apartment block. It feels like a proper home. It is equipped for our family holidays, not a commercial let. So much better than the average chalet.

What makes this chalet unique

Chalets rather than just flats are rare in this part of Switzerland. We like the space and privacy of a proper house. It feels much more open and gives more freedom. The only view from lot of ski places is just the building next door! You would never know that you were in high mountains! We wanted a spectacular view. Just looking out on the sunrise or sunset at the ever-changing mountain view is special all by itself.

There aren't many chalets that have a sauna and steam room just for themselves. It offers an amazing luxury experience that can normally only be found at the world's most expensive hotels.

This is one of our five places, all listed on Homeaway. So far this year we have had over 400 guests and over the years more than 200 online reviews of our properties . Our average rating is 4.85! I try to ensure that my places deliver consistent quality again and again.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'Your chalet was absolutely gorgeous'. 'I would love to stay there again'. 'I will pass on your details to my friends with the highest recommendation'.
Nov 2007
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Luxury Traditional Wooden Swiss Chalet Near Ski Slopes, Now With Private Sauna
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Superb and spacious chalet with excellent views

  • 5 of 5

The chalet itself could not be better. We've never stayed in a better one. It is tasteful and spacious, the kitchen is excellent. The sauna and turkish bath are a true treat after a day in the snow. The terrace is really big and since we had only good whether we used it every day. The view from the chalet on the old village and mountains is really superb. Klosters is still as charming as it was decades ago and is unspoiled by mass tourism. All in all, you will never regret a stay in Chalet Rhaetia.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed the chalet so much, it is a dream-come-true for us. You are always welcome back!
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Conveniently located yet very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from the wonderful ski holiday in Davos and Klosters. Mark's chalet became one of our favourite places.

First of all, Mark was very helpful and quick to respond while making plans for our holiday.

On our arrival we were met by Mitzi at the railway station. She was a very delightful, kind woman and in fact was very helpful. She showed us around and went through many things about our stay in the chalet.

The moment we arrived at the chalet, we just fell in love with it. It was comfortably warm inside with floor heating. The chalet was very spacious and the interior was quite decent . The views from windows were beautiful. Most importantly, everything was very clean and immaculate. There was also a new private sauna that was really relaxing after skiing all day.

There are several ski courses around this area but we especially liked Jakobshorn where the lifts were mostly chair lifts. You can reach the resort by train in about 30 min. The train and bus rides were all free within this area for visitors. Although you may find traveling is a bit nuisance, I would prefer this quiet area to a big city like Davos, and the chalet is very relaxing like your home.

All our family had such a wonderful holiday. We will definitely visit Mark's chalet again! That means I would definitely recommend this chalet to those who loves Swiss ski holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well you can't rate better than 5 stars! I am delighted that you everything went so well and that you had a really good time. You are always very welcome again. Mark.
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

we spend a week there and it was a pleasant experience, lovely and new home with all you need for a family vacation.

Very nice view and conveniently located around all the attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Family stay at Chalet Rhaetia

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great family holiday staying at Chalet Rhaetia. The chalet is of a very high standard and it was a pleasure to stay there. Location is great with great views across the valley to mountains (when clouds permit!!!), and trains!

Ideal location with public transport working very well, especially with the 'guest cards' giving much of the local travel free of charge.

Website was great for information and we did a number of the suggested walks and itineries. Mitzi too was really helpful when we arrived with plenty of local info.

A week was definitely not long enough and we would hope to visit again before too long.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Late Spring Skiing

  • 5 of 5

Spent a very enjoyable and warm week in Klosters Dorf in mid April towards the end of the ski season The Chalet is very well appointed and was very comfortable for the 2 families sharing it. The quality is typical Swiss. modern and has everything for an excellent skiing week , and the advice provided allows a fast start and trip to the slopes.

The local contact was very helpful and could not be faulted.

All the kids being complete I pods. phone etc fans were overjoyed to find free wifi.

chalet is within walking distance of one lift and the bus stop is about 60m away with an 8 minute ride to the Gondola that leads to Parsenn For our stay travel was a bit inconvenient requiring most days for us to travel to Davos to catch lifts up the mountain as this season the snow was limited, but the resort had done a great job of keeping 2 areas open. The snow was excellently groomed and of course the slopes at this time were not busy. With the local cards provided as part of the kurtax you have access to all buses and trains so this does not cost, and during the high season clearly the transport is more frequent and the skiing allows runs down to Klosters.

The chalet is pretty convenient for those arriving by train as Klosters Dorf station is only 400m walk and definitely Klosters is more scenic and Swiss than Davos.

Despite having lived in CH for 3 years this was first time we had skied this area, and definitely plan to do some day trips next year

For the warm afternoons the terrace is nice to sit out and enjoy the spectacular view. This seating could be perhaps more substantial : I suspect in winter you would not use it.

We have stayed in several chalets and locations in Switzerland and I can recommend this as a lovely holiday location.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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A Perfect Ski Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Mark's home. If you are looking for the perfect ski vacation base, particularly for a family or more than one couple, this is the place for you.

It is a beautifully designed ski chalet. You walk into a ground floor complete with ski storage room, clothing racks that can easily accommodate 8 peoples' ski gear and a laundry room. There is a lovely kitchen where you can easily cook a delicious meal and a spacious living room and dining room and outdoor patio with spectacular views of the mountains, valley and town. The beds are very comfortable, especially after a long day of skiing.

You step out the door and either walk to the Madrissa left or jump on the bus to easily access the other ski areas. Note to skiers: We found the ski options at Madrissa to be very limited and preferred to catch the bus to Klosters Platz, where you can catch the gondola to the Parsenn ski area. You can also easily catch the train to Jacobshorn. Mark's recommended ski rental shop was terrific. They had a good selection of high performance skis and happily switched them out to better accomodate our desires.

Finally, the restaurant, Bargis Gasthaus, right next door, is cozy with friendly staff and good cordon blue and ravioli.

The online description of the property was accurate. Mark was extremely responsive to e-mail and helpful. We have rented vacation homes and apartments in Argentina, Uruguay, Belize, France, Italy, Malta, England and the US, and this home offered among the best ratios of quality to money spent.

From Grandpa Bob at 75 to the kids at 10, 12 and 14, everyone loved our vacation in this lovely home. We highly recommend it and we intend to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Situated in Klosters Dof, it has spectacular views to the mountains across the valley. 5mins walk to Madrissa Skilifts, childrens ski school, and ski rental shop. There is also a food shop and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Bus stop 30 seconds, 5mins bus ride to the other giant Gotchna/Parsenn ski area. 85kms of runs and 7 lifts, from easy to black, accessible within 5 minutes' walk. A further 150km of runs, 30 lifts, within a 5 minute bus ride or 5mins walk to train station, then 2mins to the bottom of the cable car. Restaurants and shops within 5mins walk. Area of great natural beauty including a national park. Pony and horse trekking. Klosters is a proper traditional Swiss village built of wood, as is the chalet itself. Paragliding. Indoor/outdoor swimming pools. Farm next door. you can buy fresh milk, lots of cheeses and yoghurt from the farm shop 1 minute away. Also the well-known atmospheric Bargis that specialises in Swiss and even local regional dished. There is a wonderful pizzeria just 5 minutes' walk away. Great for kids/family. The chalet is so convenient we never use a car in winter, just a train to get there and then everything is a walk or short bus ride away. Yet is it quiet, on the lower slopes of the Madrissa mountain itself, with a huge nature reserve forest just behind the back door. So wonderful for outdoor walks from your own doorstep! A covered garage is part of the property for storage, or parking + a reserved parking space as well.

Other Activities: skating, curling, toboganning. Cross country skiing


Rates & Availability

Klosters-Serneus Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Dec 4 2016 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Aug 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £3 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

Deposit of Swiss francs 500 returnable at end of week. INCLUSIVE of laundry/cleaning/heating/WiFi
Additional Swiss Tourist tax of CHF 4.50 per adult per night, CHF 2.50 for 6-12yr olds. Children below are free.
Note that in peak summer changeover only on Saturdays. Flexible other times
Tourist Bed Tax of CHF4.50 per night for adults and CHF2.50 per night for children will be added to the cost.

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Klosters-Serneus Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 1 modern bathroom en suite, with shower 1 modern bathroom with shower for other bedrooms 1 additional modern WC + sink facility,
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , 1 baby crib , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 3 twins, 1 cot. One bedroom has en suite bathroom and shower. Other bedrooms share a bathroom and shower. There is also an additional WC/sink. All bedrooms with traditional pine panelled ceilings and walls. Bedrooms have side tables, reading lights, extra carpets and paintings - oh, and spectacular views!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Especially suitable for families. travel cot, high chair on site. 8 beds. Full high speed internet connection, WiFi throughout the house. Facilities include microwave, English kettle & toaster. NEW THIS YEAR: a private SAUNA and STEAM ROOM/ jet shower.English language TV/ cable TV. Hi Fi. DVD player. We have our own recommended chef available if you want to arrange catering for the week. very highly equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine, dryer. Luxurious modern furniture + some traditional Swiss antiques (above child level!).

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