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Superb Family Chalet in Stunning Location

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Nick & Jill Lindsay
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

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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Amenities

Leysin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Amazing Chalet in a lovely village in the Swiss Alps.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two children stayed here in summer in the beautiful alpine village of Leysin. We could not have wished for anything better. The Chalet was perfect for what we wanted and well equipped to keep the kids happy while my wife and I relaxed on the deck enjoying the view. Leysin is perfectly placed to explore much of what Switzerland has to offer. Great walking trails and hikes at your door step. Kids did not want to go home.

The buzz word of our stay was "wow". I think we all said it about 50 times each per day.

I would recommend it to anyone thinking about staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Excellentl

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Even better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

The property has a really nice living space, with patio doors to 2 aspects that can be opened in nice weather. The views are amazing, and the location is one of the best in Leysin: it's a little outside the centre, on a very quiet street, but no more than 10 mins walk from lunch/dinner places (from crepes to pizza/pasta to Chinese to fondue...). There are also several supermarkets in town, where you can find pretty much anything.

The garden offers an attractive space to sit out. We had a fox and a small deer wander through while we were there!

The washer/dryer are a nice touch, and there's tons of utility space in the basement for drying. Plus the owners have a great set of board games and jigsaw puzzles, for quiet evenings in.

There are plenty of nice local walks, including to the nearby Gentian Garden, and it's about 5 mins walk to the nearest sports centre, which has outdoor tennis courts. There are also some nice mountain walks, especially if you take the gondola up to Berneuse.

Leysin is also a good base for visiting places like Geneva, Bern, Gruyere and Lucerne - easy motorway driving, plus beautiful mountain vistas if you're happy with back roads. Aquaparc's also a great option if you have kids.

The owners were always available for questions, and the property instructions were very clear.

Overall, if you're looking to stay in this part of Switzerland, this is a great option, which we can't recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great location, great house, great owner

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our two week vacation in Leysin was wonderful. We loved this house with its bright, clean and spacious interior. Bedrooms are all very comfortable with comfy comforters. Kitchen is adequately equipped. The outside terrace is lovely. We ate al fresco almost every night enjoying the local wines and cheeses. (The laiterie in Leysin is excellent). Excellent wifi. Even foosball and ping pong in the basement. Everything perfect.

Nick, the owner, does a fantastic job managing rentals. Very prompt and communicative. He answered all our questions and gave advice activities and getting around.

Leysin is wonderful in early summer. Great views in every direction. So many gorgeous hikes. Tour d'Ai is spectacular with great views in every direction. Grocery stores and many restaurants all within walking distance. Neighbors are very friendly. We loved hanging out with nearby cows and goats. While not required, it was nice having a car to go to hikes and attractions. We visited Zermat one day (very crowded and expensive) and were so glad we chose Leysin. Absolutely perfect location. Wish we could have stayed all summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the Christmas holiday at Chalet le Renard. The chalet is charming, clean and warm. We only had one very minor issue arise during our stay and Nick made sure it was taken care of immediately. The views are breathtaking, and cannot be fully appreciated from the photos. Leysin is a quaint town with plenty to do when we stayed local, but also a great point from which to explore the surrounding area. We enjoyed day trips to Chamonix, Zermat, Gruyeres and Bern. Highly recommended for any relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Immaculate chalet in a perfect location - peaceful and relaxing with lots to do in summer

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Nick and Jill's chalet in Leysin in August. Nick was very helpful when booking the chalet, and the pre-arrival information was the best we have ever received, with clear instructions on how to find the property and lots of information about local activities and restaurants. The chalet is indeed superb. It is in a fantastic location, facing away from the village and looking over meadows (complete with cows and their melodic cow bells) to the mountains beyond - every day we woke to stunning views of snow capped peaks. Beautifully finished, with lots of lovely personal touches that made it feel like a home from home rather than a soulless holiday let. It is very comfortable with lots of seating inside and out, and a very well equipped kitchen. The TV with a DVD player worked perfectly and the WiFi was excellent. There was ample space in the bedrooms to store clothes, the bathrooms have a gorgeous deep bath and powerful showers, and there was plenty of linen and towels.

Leysin itself is a lovely little village with plenty of shops and restaurants. There is the cable car to the top of the local mountain, and a train from the valley floor, plus a number of indoor and outdoor sports facilities that we didn't use but looked very good. Despite being high up the valley, Leysin is very well placed with lots of fantastic places in less than an hours drive - including Montreux on Lake Geneva, Lac Lioson, Glacier 3000 (yes we did the Peak Walk!), the Grande Dixence Dam, Trient Ravine - in fact there was just so much to do in this area that our original plan to explore further afield was thwarted. We are going to have to return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $675.58

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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