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John O'Brien

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german

Luxury Chalet ALPHAVEN 4 Apartments, Breathtaking Panoramic Views, Finnish SAUNA - Apartment C

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Engelberg Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apt A Sleeps 2-4 Apt B Sleeps 2-6 Apt C Sleeps 2-6 Apt D Sleeps 2-4

ALPHAVEN is a newly built Chalet Style House with 4 luxury apartments. It is situated on the sunny side, above the beautiful mountain paradise of Engelberg. The views are simply stunning, a 220 degree panorama across the entire valley with the mighty 'Titlis' and the Benedictine Monastery at the centre. Arguably one of the most beautiful views in Switzerland from an apartment. Apartment A (150 Square metres) the ultimate in luxury apartments, probably the finest in Engelberg and in the most magnificent setting. With floor to ceiling windows and balcony around 3 sides, State of the Art Kitchen and Bathroom, Wood burning fireplace, satellite TV, Hi-Fi, DVD, 2 large private terraces, one with a “hot tub”. Apartment C (90 Square Metres) is on the top floor and is luxuriously appointed. 2 Beds + loft, 2 Balconies ensure sun all day long and the views are breathtaking.

Facilities: Finnish sauna, laundry room, ski room, covered parking. Contact us for our website details.

Alphaven ... more information: ALPHAVEN … a few other things you might like to know!

• Alphaven is 1200 metres (4000 feet) above Sea Level.

• It is a 4 MINUTE WALK to the SKI BUS (Route 4) which is FREE during the Ski Season and is every half an hour.

• It takes 10 minutes to walk to the village and allow 15 minutes to walk back up!

• When there is snow cover … you can Ski / Board back to the house from the “Brunni” side of the mountain.

• There is a footpath next to the house which connects to all the beautiful walking routes.

• There is a Sitting Area in the Garden above the house which is a perfect setting in the summer for Barbecue’s or simply relaxing and enjoying the magnificent views.

• If you want to eat out and don’t want to drive, the four* Waldegg Hotel is a 5 minute walk, it has a delightful restaurant with wonderful food and a recently completed Swimming Pool and Gym.

A Magnificent new 18 Hole Golf Course completes the picture for the perfect Summer Stays.

Guest e-mails: Dear Ms O'Brien. You are the first one that I contact after our return to South Africa. That says a lot considering that I had more than 200 e-mails to respond to. It was absolutely marvellous! We enjoyed every minute, come sunshine, rain or snow. The changing light from the balcony is something that one can only experience and not describe. The apartment is magnificent and a true joy. Best regards, Yours sincerely, Frank and Rene Hodgson ....

Ursula and John,

Patrice and I are now very spoilt. Engelberg and your beautiful home was a perfect place to vacation for the week. The people in town, the restaurants (as you recommended, Axels was excellent as was the Waldegg), the skiing and wonderful scenery made for a great week. We look forward to coming back to visit again in the future. If you ever have a potential customer who needs a reference on your home and Engelberg... we'll get right back to them with rave reviews.

All our best wishes, Tom and Patrice Culligan...

Guest e-mails: Hi Ursula,

I cannot thank you enough for our great stay in Alphaven. It is beyond what we had imagined. Our first wedding anniversary went off just beautifully!!

It is just a beautiful place and my wife was so happy to be there. The only problem we had was that we never felt like leaving the place … the view and the luxury in your apartment was just amazing. We will remember it for the rest of our lives.

Again, thanks a lot for making this happen for us. We know where to stay when we are in Switzerland next time around.

Warm regards

Vijay and Anita

More Details

Details for Apartment C 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

An amazing apartment (which sleeps 2 to 6 people) on the upper floor, full of architectural features offering the best views in Engelberg…if not the whole of Switzerland.

A spacious balcony at the front together with a private side balcony (accessed directly from the living area and the bedroom), allows you to catch the sun and the panorama from sunrise to sunset.… you will feel like you’re floating above the town and can touch the mountains.

The Apartment in the Sky.

Accommodation includes...

Open plan Living Area with TV, Hi-Fi, and Sofa bed, Kitchen area; Master Bedroom with double bed, family Bathroom. A unique Second Bedroom with 4 beds, two of them accessed by ladder, high in the roof space and commanding exceptional views through the large feature window.

Use of Finnish Sauna, Laundry / Washer Drier, Ski Room.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John O'Brien (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german

About John O'Brien

Ursula my wife is Swiss and I (John) am from the UK. We spend nearly half the year in Engelberg and the rest at our house in Berkswell in the UK. Having travelled the world and discovered many wonderful places, it was the beauty and tranquility of Engelberg, first visited in 1998, that made us realise we had found somewhere quite exceptional ... so we bought a plot of land up on the sunny side of the village with the best views in Engelberg, and finished building our house in 2002. Since then we enjoy nothing more than sharing Alphaven with our guests, family and friends.

John O'Brien purchased this apartment in 1998

Why John O'Brien chose Engelberg/Titlis

When we found the perfect plot of land to build on in Engelberg in 1998 ... because of my previous "creative" life in Commercial Television and Live Events, I had a very clear vision of what I wanted in our dream property and within 24 hours, I had completed plans and elevations for the house which was essentially what we built ... a wonderful architect then worked with me to make sure it stood up on our steep bit of mountain. It has been a true delight to live there ever since.

What makes this apartment unique

Everyone who visits Alphaven waxes lyrically about the Breathtaking Panoramic Views to be had from every apartment. It has without doubt the finest views from a property in Engelberg and arguably the best Mountain views in Switzerland (you don’t have to take our word for it, please look at our Tripadvisor and Homeaway reviews) All our apartments are contemporary but very warm and comfortable with underfloor heating in all rooms. With high spec technical facilities and equipment along with modern furnishings and an abundance of floor to ceiling windows … it makes for a perfect holiday destination. Engelberg gets 220 days per year of sunshine and Alphaven being south facing gets the sun all day long.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The most Beautiful Place I've ever been’. Diane Sanderson Scottland. “A great find on the internet … it is everything it says on the site and more! We will never forget the view … what a way to wake each day. It’s going to be sad to leave.”



Stephen Madge – England.



“Great Apartment!

Great View!

Great Weather!

Great Hosts!



In short, a perfect stay in a perfect place, we hope to return again!”

Patrick and Marielle – Netherlands.

“We had a fantastic time in your beautiful apartment.

The view is breathtaking, it is truly “Alp Heaven



Thank you for the warm welcome, kind regards. “

Daayil and Hasnaa – Finland.





“This place was truly amazing. It opened up a lot of views for me. The week we stayed here was overwhelming and I’m honestly sad to leave, since being here has made me the happiest I’ve been in a long time. Thank you for everything!!



Love the Tylers – United States.
Nov 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)
Apartment C
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews
5

World Class Homeway Listing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Alphaven on our European trip and it was the highlight of the trip. The views are spectacular as described and the location in Engelberg has to be one of the most beautiful in the Alps. The space is very spacious and clean with views from nearly every room. The owners are gracious and incredibly helpful. This is a VRBO listing you'd expect to be featured in their marketing materials. One heads up (especially for Americans).... Bring your own bathroom toiletries as they are not provided. Bottom line.... Do not hesitate to stay here. You will joy regret it

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This place not only has cosy rooms but also the most amazing view of the whole town. The hosts are so friendly and helpful. A great escape from the city!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Cary, NC USA
5

UNBELIEVABLE

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family stayed in this apartment and loved every minute of it. The property was clean and well maintained and John, the owner, was fantastic with communication. The views from this apartment were magnificent. My kids loved the loft bedroom and we all loved eating breakfast while taking in God's beauty on the deck. While staying here, we hiked, went to the top of Mount Titlis, ate a meal at the Alpenclub, and also toured Lucerne. I would highly recommend staying in this apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Philadelphia
5

Modern elegance with world-class views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Alphaven (Apt A) in August 2013 and were very, very happy with the apartment, the amenities and the owners. We have rented homes across Switzerland, and this was probably our all-time favorite one!

As other guests have noted, the views from Alphaven are not to be believed. We enjoyed waking up each morning to see the sunrise over the mountains and return at night to see the moon come out at night after a full day of hiking. The apartment was very clean, spacious and peaceful. We like to cook and enjoyed having a well stocked kitchen. Engelberg is a great location for hiking and other outdoor activities. The only drawback was the walk up to the house from the train. We were not traveling with a car and did not realize how steep the walk was, which made it somewhat difficult for lugging groceries, luggage, etc. If you are traveling with a car, this will not be a problem. (We could have hired a taxi but did not bother).

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Fantastic apartments in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my new wife on our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it. The apartment was everything we could have hoped for. Engelberg itself is a fantastic little place and the views from the apartment were stunning. The walking trails right outside are brilliantly signposted and so easy to follow and not get lost! We'd recommend this to all.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Stunning views with fully equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

Greeted by stunning views every morning is what our family enjoy in Alphaven Apartment we stayed during April 12-18. Timing was too short for us to enjoy the lovely place with impeccable views and facilities. Kitchen was amazingly well-equipped and it is perfect for our family. Our 2 years old daughter woke us up every morning to see the new shape of snow view from the balcony. We glad to travel half of the world (from Thailand) to this place and would definitely plan to go back there again. John has been a great host guiding us through this charming town and equipped us with good information to enjoy our vacation. Strongly recommend to those who seek to enjoy a piece of paradise for a break, but would be even better to have a car to travel from town to the Alphaven as walking up when it is rain is a bit of a challenge, but it was a good fun.

Santiphong, Pakawan, and our daughter Sasichaya

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Zurich Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Engelberg
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Engelberg
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Stans
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Waldegg
Car: not necessary

WINTER

• Engelberg has one of the longest Ski Seasons In Europe … November to May

• Most of the 86 kms of Skiing / Boarding is above 1800m guaranteeing excellent snow cover

• Engelberg is renowned for off piste Snowboarding with a superb Snow Park

• Other Winter activities:

Cross Country Skiing … Paragliding … Swimming … Tennis … Ice Skating … Winter Walking …Sledging … Ice Climbing... Go -Karting … Horse and Carriage Rides... Sports Centre... Kindergarten

SUMMER

• A stunning 18 hole GOLF COURSE

• SUMMER WALKING 400 km of well signposted hiking paths.

• Other Summer Activities :

Kayaking … Glacier Walks … Glacier Grotto … Bungee Jumping … Paragliding … Rock Climbing... Mountain Biking …Devil Biking …Canyoning ... Flying Fox(Abseiling)…Skating... Summer Sledge Run … Swimming & Tennis (indoor and Outdoor) … Glacier Skiing and Boarding

• Founded in the twelfth century, the HISTORIC BENEDICTINE MONASTERY is magnificent.

Other Activities: Ice Skating,

Ski: ENGELBERG has one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. Mid November to the end of May ... most of the Skiing starts at 1800 metres which guarantees superb snow cover.

SNOWBOARDERS AND SKIERS are in heaven here with a 2 amazing Snow parks and extensive off piste runs including the famous 'LAUB'.

One of the biggest vertical ascents in the world 3000 metres to 1000 metres and a 13 km run. World Cup Ski Jumping here every December.

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Rates & Availability

Engelberg Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
6
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$293
 
 
7
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$191
 
 
8
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
1
Dec 31 2016 - Feb 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
2
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$360
 
 
3
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$248
 
 
4
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
5
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$248
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$203
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $113
Bedding $45
Pet Fee $45

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Amenities

Engelberg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sleeping gallery, 1 cot, 1 Double Sofa Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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