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Luxury Swiss Chalet with Outstanding Views, Located 50m from Piste

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Chalet, 4 Bathrooms, Balcony, Mountain, Hot-tub/Sauna

Les Hirondelles is a luxury self-catering chalet completed in 2009. It sits on the south facing slopes at Barboleuse near Villars, with stunning mountain views. Direct piste access 50m away. A 5 min. drive to local amenities. The chalet is set out over 3 floors and sleeps up to 10 people. Three double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, four bathrooms, TV room, games room and well equipped kitchen. It combines both contemporary and antique alpine furnishings. Spa has a hot tub and sauna/steam-room with a panoramic view of the mountains. Linen, towels and end of stay professional cleaning included. Option of daily cleaning and catering.

Ideal for winter and summer rental, with outstanding skiing. 225km of runs, two ski schools, ski guiding, heli-skiing, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. 300km of pedestrian paths accessible directly from the chalet. Spectacular 18 hole Golf course at 1600m open from May to October. Numerous summer and winter events.

More Details

Owner
Ian and Denese
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at Les Hirondelles with great skiing, good food and many laughs. Everything went well and you have a truly gorgeous property there in the  Alps.
Mar 2017
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Amenities

Gryon Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , part of spa
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Luxury Swiss Chalet with Outstanding Views, Located 50m from Piste
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 38 reviews
5

Superb chalet

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from 5 days at the chalet, Les Hirondelles, and we had a fabulous time. The chalet itself is extremely comfortable and very well appointed. It has that special combination of being homely but incredibly functional: clearly a lot of care and thought has gone into designing and furnishing Les Hirondelles and nothing has been overlooked.

We were in Villars to do some walking and the chalet was well located for this. The area caters for all levels of walks and hikes and everything is extremely well sign-posted. Generally we would go out in the mornings and have lunch at one of the mountain restaurants recommended before heading back to the chalet to recuperate and take in the stunning views over the valley from the chalet balcony.

We would unhesitatingly recommend Les Hirondelles to anyone looking to spend summer days walking in Switzerland. You could spend the entire summer there and still not get through all that is on offer in terms of walking, biking, swimming and, of course, eating. Useful information for all of these is provided at the chalet and the owners were extremely helpful when it came to the complicated rules of recycling in Switzerland.

We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceeded our high expectations! :-)

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely enjoyed our week long stay at Les Hirondelles chalet and would highly-recommend it. Plenty of room and space for our family of eight (six adult 'kids') to play, relax, cook, and make some great memories together. Ah, the view - which is stunning - and then it gets turned up yet anther notch by the surprise double-rainbows and the magnificent sunsets, the cows and their harmonious bells in the distance and a sky full of stars. Really special.

Great hikes to Travayenne, Solalex, mountain biking, visits to the new Bains de Villars, the bakery in Barboleuse, Le Table restaurant and nostalgic day-trips to Vevey, Gruyere, Fribourg and Interlaken/Thun. Our second to last day also coincided with the Vaud wine festival and Marché Artisinal which was so much fun.

Transaction and communications with the owners and property manager were smooth and efficient.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

9 years in Villars and yet to find better

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful visit for half term with my family to Les Hirondelles in Villars (see Taline F. review). This year was extra special, for the first time we navigated our way down the mountain as a family of 5. Given we are avid skiers this was a BIG milestone. When this feat is considered in combination with the familiar luxury and comfort the chalet it amounted to our best holiday ever. L'Etable is still a fantastic restaurant, the pistes are still extensive and well groomed, the post-ski hot tub and sauna get more necessary every year and the view from the sitting room still takes the breath away. I cannot recommend this chalet more highly.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing views and chalet

  • 5 of 5

Amazing. I have already booked for next year

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Outstanding Family Chalet

  • 5 of 5

As a family we have skied in many resorts and stayed in many chalets. Chalet Les Hirondelles if by far the very best we have ever stayed at.

Firstly it has the most unbelievable view from every window. It is decorated with huge style and comfort and has a wonderful friendly feel to it ... a little like being in ones own home.

All the bedrooms are of a fantastic size with their own immaculate and up to date bathrooms. The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need and more. The open plan living room with central fireplace is stunning and works so well as an entertaining space and equally well as a space to sit and read your book while looking at that view!

If you have children their is a great games room, TV/snug room and a wonderful hot tub - we couldn't get our children out of this!

It is located just off the slopes so makes for the perfect start and end to your skiing day.

I highly recommend a stay at Chalet Les Hirondelles - you will never want to stay anywhere else again!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Excellent Chalet. You will not be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Les Hirondelles, and wished we could have stayed longer. This chalet really is superb. It is spacious, well laid out, excellent facilities, very tastefully decorated, a real luxury experience. The views from the chalet are stunning and really help you unwind. There is plenty to do and see in the area. We enjoyed trips on a mountain railway from nearby Villars, a trip to Montreux and Vevey on lake Geneva, an excursion to a spa bath (there are several to choose from) and the cable car from nearby Barboleuse up to Les Chaux. We also hiked a few times out of the chalet and up to Les Chaux where you will find a cafe with a terrace that we just loved. We would love to return to this place, and without question would try and stay again at Les Hirondelles. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Barboleuse
Nearest Ferry
575 Miles
Calais
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Villars Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Aigle or Bex
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Aigle (A9)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
In Barboleuse
Nearest Ski
0.05 Kilometres
piste is 50 metres away
Car: necessary

Barboleuse, part of Villars/Gryon ski area is a vibrant all-year resort. It caters for families with extensive intermediate level runs and a snow-park as well as some more challenging off-piste skiing and access to the Diablerets glacier. Ski passes are free for under 9s. Close to Gstaad and Verbier for day trips.

There are excellent cafes, restaurants, bars and food shops, many of whom offer home delivery. The resort also has a newly refurbished bowling alley and cinema . Small ice-rink in the place at Barboleuse and a larger one in Villars. There is also a swimming pool in Villars and two excellent quality day spas. Two local creches which accept children under 6 on holiday and an English baby-sitting service that also rents baby equipment.

In the summer the resort is busy and there is mountain biking, golf, fishing, tennis and hiking. Within 30 mins. of the chalet there are two children's adventure parks, zoos, an aqua-park, steam park, mountain railways and the lake.

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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 $586.37

A deposit of 50% is payable upon booking being accepted. The balance of the rental being due 8 weeks before the rental commences. A CHF1,000 returnable deposit to be held against breakages and other damage is required.
These rental rates are fully inclusive of all bed linen, bathroom towels, pre/post stay cleaning, local agent liason, key handover and collection, firewood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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