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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 A

25 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

Engelberg/Titlis 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 A 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

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.
Suitability:
  • 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

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

Apartment A
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
Staffordshire
5

A little piece of heaven on earth.....

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that they enjoyed their stay so much ... Alphaven is quite unique and it gives us real joy when our guest's experiences are so special. Their expectations are understandably high and they are invariably exceeded ... we know that photos alone can never capture the scale of the breathtaking panoramic views. Very much look forward to seeing Natalie & Jason again soon and our sincere thanks to them for posting the review. John & Ursula.
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Stuuning Views from Luxury Apartment

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Pleasant stay, Excellent View!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

A dream!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay! wonderful view! extremely clean! we will come back

Sonia & family

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Stunning views and much more...

  • 5 of 5

The location toped our expectations! We enjoyed a wonderful get-away wkend in a clean, well equipped and very pleasant property. The arrangements upfront were excellent, and a warm welcome on site confirmed our very positive impression. After an exciting snow shoe hike departing right from the house, we enjoyed a cozy evening 'home away from home'. The fire place, hot tub and the stunning views added that special extra to a very memorable visit in Engelberg. We warmly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a special place to spend our Honeymoon and man did we find it. We spent the second week of October in Alphaven in apartment A and it was exactly what we needed. Ive never been to a place where you didn't have to leave the apartment to have everything you wanted. Of course we were on our honeymoon! But the layout of the apartment was well done, with a panoramic view of the mountains that gave you a feeling that you could reach out and touch the Alps. Spacious rooms, a porch that wrapped around the apartment where we could sit and enjoy the views that never got old. If your looking for a place to leave the worries of life behind this is it. The Apartment was like new when we arrived and gave us the feeling of being right at home. John was very helpful in the whole set up process when we booked this apartment. He gave us every bit of information we needed and more about the apartment and the surrounding area. He was also very quick in responding to any questions that we had. The surrounding town Engelberg was also a great place to visit. We could get any thing we needed there and there were plenty of great restaurants if we wanted to eat out.

I have been to a lot of places in Switzerland but we got a chance to go up to the top of Titlis mountain which is right in the area of this apartment and it by far takes the cake! There is not a friend that we meet since we have been back who we don't recommend this place too. We can't wait for the day when we are able to visit Alphaven again.

Rob& Claudine

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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
2 night minimum stay
$439
 
 
7
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$329
 
 
8
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$548
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$307
 

Additional information about rental rates

Bedding/Towels $66
Cleaning $197
Pet Fee $44

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Amenities

Engelberg/Titlis Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • This bathroom is very spacious and luxuriously appointed in granite and marble with a double basin unit. Underfloor Heating compliments this beautiful space. Enormous bath with stunning views of the 'Hahnen' mountain. Definitely the place to relax !!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • The bedroom, like the rest of the apartment affords truly magnificent views. The view from the bed of the mountains and the stars will stay with you forever. There is a childs cot available too !! (up to 2 years old)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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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