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Nick & Jill Lindsay

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french

Superb Family Chalet in Stunning Location

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Overview

Alps of Vaud Chalet Rental Photos and Description

8 Beds, 2 bathrooms, large open plan living area

Chalet Le Renard was built in 2007. It comprises 3 floors. There are 3 bedrooms on the top floor, 2 doubles and one bunk room with 2 sets bunks. The bunks are equipped with quality mattresses and are suitable for adult use. There is one large bathroom on the top floor with full size bath and shower. The middle floor has a large open plan living area, dinning table for 8, well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting area with wood burning stove. The ground floor/ basement. There is an additional shower room with WC on this floor. There is also a large entrance hall with stairs leading to the basement. This floor includes a boot changing area, large single garage with table tennis table, games room with a bar football table, boiler drying room and a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is masses of hot water and the heating is very efficient. There are 2 large south facing balconies and a large patio area.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nick & Jill Lindsay (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french

About Nick & Jill Lindsay

I am a semi retired farmer living in Northern Ireland, We have a large family, all of whom enjoy skiing and mountain life in general.

Nick & Jill Lindsay purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Nick & Jill Lindsay chose Alps of Vaud

We came to Leysin to stay with friends, fell in love with the place and ended up building this chalet. We love the peace and quietness of our location at the bottom of the village. In summer we can enjoy our quite large garden and the fantastic walks and hikes in the mountains. Leysin has some of the most dramatic scenery I have seen anywhere in the Alps. We do most of our skiing in Diablerets and Villars, which are less than 15 minutes away by car and on the same lift pass as Leysin. Huge ski area and very rarely any queues. Leysin skiing is great but not as extensive as the Diablerets/Villars area.

What makes this chalet unique

Modern, warm, comfortable chalet. Wonderful views, very quiet and peaceful. Brilliant for both summer and winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time. The awful weather put us under pressure to make it the best possible holiday for the kids. We left in the mornings and hit the acqua park, Cailler chocolate factory, Lausanne reptile centre, St Bernard dog centre in Martigny, Chateau Chillon, toy shops in Lausanne. We packed it in and were able to do all of that in the rain.

When it cleared we took a few trips on to Vevey and Montreux on the old boats, went to Les Mosses market, Berneuse and Martigny Labyrinth Park. We also hung around Leysin.

The sheer beauty and comfort of the Chalet was a refuge in the rain and a paradise in the sun.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and this was due in no small part to Chalet Le Renard.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Superb Family Chalet in Stunning Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Amazing views and great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Switzerland and we just fell in love with Leysin and how accessible the train station was from this chalet. The chalet was cozy and charming and had everything you needed. The local crepe cafe was delicious and the staff was always friendly and hospitable. We had a great experience with everyone in the town.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

HEAVENLY VACATION

  • 5 of 5

If you want a real vacation away from daily anxiety, Nick and Jill’s chalet, Le Renard, is the place to go. Drinking my morning coffee on the deck with the view of the mountains and breathing that fresh air was absolutely amazing. Talk about total relaxation. The deck was fully equipped with sun umbrella’s, extremely cozy cushioned lounge and upright chairs. A perfect place in the evening, after dinner, where the family would gather outside to gaze at the stars while sipping a glass of wine and chit chatting about whatever.

The chalet is fully equipped as if it were your own home. Comfortable beds, plenty of sofas and chairs and a big dining table facing the view of the mountains, The kitchen had from A to Z including lots of big pots and pans.

The chalet is very clean and tidy. Plenty of towels, pillows and linens. Wi-fi and TV function perfectly. We all had I pads, laptops and I phones. The internet service was excellent.

Nick and Jill are so jovial. Even though we have never met in person, I feel like I have known them forever. They are promptly available for any questions you may have before and during the rental.

If you are looking for a rental without surprises, this chalet is for you. The web photo’s are perfectly genuine.

Angela W

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Beautiful chalet for a memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable, week long, family holiday here. The chalet was very comfortable and welcoming and had everything we needed. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry, comfy and cosy bedrooms, gorgeous garden teeming with wild flowers and a breathtaking view across the Alps. Everything was as lovely as we expected from the listing.

We were travelling with a 1 year old and the owner arranged a cot and high chair with no fuss. The owners had great communication and were a pleasure to deal with.

Leysin was a little quiet at this time of year but we enjoyed some great day trips to Glacier 3000 and Lausanne and the trip up to the summit in the cable car from Leysin is well worth it for the stunning view.

We would definitely recommend this chalet as a great place for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Home, sweet home!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best weeks we've had in a chalet! We have spent a lovely week with friends here and we all felt that it was like coming home. There was enough space for all of us, it has a perfectly equipped kitchen and everything was superbely maintained. The chalet sits on a hill with a gorgeous view on the Swiss Alpes. I've slept so well here, because it's quiet and the air so clean. If you come by car there is place enough to park it. So I would definetely recommend this chalet, and I'll hopefully can come here again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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5

A wonderful base for Summer Hiking and exploring

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to the Alps at all, we were keen to find a base that had plenty to offer, and Chalet Reynard in Leysin was certainly that. The town itself had everything that we needed - supermarkets, restaurants, bars etc. The highlights of the trip through were the chalet itself and the wonderful countryside and scenery. We went walking / hiking almost every day, and with 4 kids ranging from 8 to 13 we were lucky in that there were trails with a wide range of difficulty, depending on need. For the most part though, when we weren't walking, we were at the chalet, which was wonderful. Well equipped, comfortable, with breathtaking views. All extremely clean and tidy, with plenty to amuse the children in particular with lots of board games. Our favourite aspect though was down in the basement, (used for ski kit during the winder season), where there was a great table football table and table tennis.

Even though the weather for parts of our stay was not ideal, the chalet was so well insulated as to need windows and doors open anyway, and the sun terrace was perfect for catching the afternoon sun. Uninterrupted views over the mountains opposite were compelling and changed every day, depending on the weather. And there was always the tinkle of the cow bells to remind us what country we were in.

It was only a 5 minute walk to get into the centre of town, and a couple of minutes more to get to the ski-lift up to Le Berneuse. We certainly came back somewhat fitter!

All in all we had a wonderful time, and we will certainly be hoping for a return visit to Chalet Renard.

Jules and Katie (with Holly, William, Rosie and Dominic) Porter

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Semaine parfaite, dans un chalet magnifique!!

  • 5 of 5

Le chalet est un mélange entre neuf/moderne et chaleureux/cozy. Il est parfaitement équipé avec tous qu’on aurait pu vouloir pendant la semaine

(livres, jouets, jeux, ustensiles de cuisine).

L'emplacement est idéal, avec une vue panoramique spectaculaire vers les Alpes, et avec la ville de

Leysin et ses restaurants et magasins à 5 minutes à pied. La région propose un grand choix d'activités …mais on peut aussi se détendre dans le joli

jardin avec une boisson fraiche

Nous étions 8: 4 enfants et 4 adultes, tous ravis de notre séjour. Je rêve déjà à la prochaine fois !

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Aigle
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Leysin Village
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Aigle
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Several
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Leysin
Car: recommended

Chalet Le Renard is situated on the edge of Leysin village, 1.5 hours by car from Geneva or 2 hours by train. It is reached by a romantic mountain railway connection from Aigle. Leysin is part of the Alpes de Vaud ski area that includes Villars, Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000 & Les Mosses. It is also only 45 mins from the Porte de Soleil ski area by car. Leysin has some of the most breathtaking views in the Alps and the summer activities are numerous, including walking, swimming, mountain biking, rock climbing etc. Leysin is famous for its revolving restaurant at Berneuse with incredible 360 degree views of lake Geneva and the southern Alps. Leysin has many good restaurants, many of which are within 5 minutes walking distance of Chalet Le Renard. Leysin boasts a huge skating arena which operates all year round, swimming pool, tennis courts and an amazing floodlit toboggan run in the winter. It is the complete holiday location for summer or winter.

Other Activities: Skating, Tobogganing, Via Ferrata

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Rates & Availability

Leysin Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July/August 2016
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,977
 
 
September 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
October/November/December 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,318
 
 
Xmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,635
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,294
 
 
January 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,306
 
 
February 2017
Jan 29 2017 - Mar 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,767
 
 
March 2017
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,174
 
 
April/May 2017
Apr 2 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
June 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,647
 
 
July/August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,977
 
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
October/November December 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,318
 
 
Christmas period
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,372
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,294
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $659

A small amount of Swiss Tourist Tax is payable locally at the Tourist Office. All gas and electricity, as well as final cleaning and laundry costs are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Alps of Vaud Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 has a very large bath and twin sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has a extra large double bed with twin mattresses. Bedroom 2 has an extra large double bed and mattress. Bedroom 3 has 4 bunks. The bottom 2 bunks are very comfortable and suitable for adults The top two are also comfortable but more suitable for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This is an exceptional family chalet suitable for 4 adults plus 4 children or 6 adults. It is situated in a quiet road within easy reach of shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and bus stops A car is an advantage but definitely not essential. The views are stunning and we have a 1300sq metre garden .

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