Apartment A (Sleeps 2 - 4) The Ultimate in Luxury Apartments with floor to ceiling windows on 3 sides affording the most stunning 220 degree panoramic views over Engelberg and the mountains. This beautiful, magnificently appointed apartment is totally unique and is arguably the finest apartment in the region.
A massive living area with a delightful Wood Burning Open Fire, Hi Fi, Satellite TV, DVD Player etc. leads into a 'state of the art' Kitchen which includes, dishwasher, microwave etc. The large Double Bedroom with walk in wardrobe has a PC with DVD and the adjoining Bathroom is the ultimate in luxury with separate shower, double basins and a huge bath.
There is a continuous balcony around 3 sides with a large covered Sitting Area at the centre. There are 2 large terraces on each side, one with a Private Hot Tub which has unbeatable views. Guests also enjoy Covered Parking, use of the Finnish Sauna, Laundry/Washer Drier, Ski Room and use of the Garden.
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.
Vijay and Anita
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
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.
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.
'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.
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.
We stayed in the apartment in the first week of December in 2007... it is THE best place we have ever stayed. The views are breathtaking, and seemed to get more breathtaking by the day. Every morning that I woke up I would jump straight out of bed and open up the shutters to get a glimpse of the view.
We wanted for nothing, everything was there and more. The apartment was clean, spotless and looked after. The real fire was comforting and serene after a day out skiing and the cold. And the hot tub was amazing!
We also had lots and lots of snow, it didn't stop snowing for a good few days and was beautiful to watch the heavy snow through the panoramic windows whilst warming our toes in front of the fire.
I cannot wait to go back to this apartment... and we most definitely will!
The chalet owners are really friendly and helpful too.
We had a great time our son and daughter loved the apartment, WiFi access and indeed the hot tub! The vicinity of the apartment gave a lovely experience of being connected to the village from witnessing the sun rise break over the mountains onto the village, being able to hear the Monastry bells while having a great viewpoint including seeing the cable cars start up. Access to Lucerne via train was easy and also would highly recommend a trip to Mt Titlis - A lovely experience!
We can't say enough good things about our stay at Alphaven. Though the weather didn't really cooperate, it didn't matter. Spending time relaxing, enjoying the view, the hot tub and the surreal quiet was everything we hoped for. Our hosts were welcoming and eager to help. We began talking about our next visit before we even left!!
Engelberg itself is a treasure. We rented bikes one day and rode out 20km or so before hopping a lift up the mountain to hike. Before we knew it, we were alone in unspoilt mountain terrain - dramatic scenery as far as we could see. So much to enjoy for outdoor enthusiasts - if you can tear yourself away from the apartment...
We have rented many apartments in the Alps over the years but Alphaven Apartment A is our favourite by a large margin. The facilities in the apartment and the views from the bedroom and the open plan lounge, dining area & kitchen are second to none. Engelberg is an excellent area for summer hiking and the golf course is highly recommended.
Booking was easy & response from Ursula & John was fast. On arrival, we were welcomed & briefed by Candy, a friend of John, who also gave valuable information about visiting nearby places. The Apartment looks exactly as advertised on the website. The view is stunning!
The Apartment is at a elevated position and is away from town centre. It is perfect for a quite getaway. With such a beautiful view, it pays off even the tenants need to walk up/down the hill. Of course, one can always drive and it was easy to find a parking space in town.
With my picky standard, my only opinion are that the cleanliness of the kitchen area can be improved - heavy grease is found inside the microwave/ grill and the underside of the cabinet; and the kitchen knives are blunt. The mattress is a little bit sagging but with it's adjustable bed-frame, it still provide you a good night sleep.
• 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
• 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.