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James Brett

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Luxuary 5* duplex apartment in the centre of the village

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Saas Fee Apartment Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cloakroom, log fire, BOSE™ Lifestyle, sauna, hot tub...

Lettings:

Sunday-Sunday although weekday change overs can be arranged under special circumstances.

Jessica Sechs is on the south west side of the top two floors of Jessica, a new chalet designed by Iwan Kiechler. The contemporary design mixes up-to-date technology with some traditional alpine touches. All bedrooms have BOSE™ SoundDocks and flat screen TVs. There is a BOSE™ Lifestyle system in the living area. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a state-of-the-art Miele coffee machine. A large log fire opens on two sides into the dining and sitting areas. The double master bedroom (Alphubel) is adjacent to the living area and there is also a cloakroom with basin and WC on this floor. On the half landing, there is an office/study, ideal for using your computer. WiFi is accessible throughout the property. Upstairs, a twin bedroom (Mittaghorn) and second double bedroom (Langfluh) share the family bathroom. A third double bedroom (Cow Bell) shares an en-suite shower room with another twin (Waldesruh) which makes a lovely family suite if required. Wellness and ski rooms in the basement.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Brett (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About James Brett

We live at Bamburgh, Northumberland in the North East of England. Our children learnt to ski in Saas-Fee in the nineties and we have since been to similar resorts throughout Switzerland and Austria but none better than Saas-Fee!

James Brett purchased this apartment in 2007

Why James Brett chose Saas-Fee/Saas Valley

Chalet Jessica may not be in a ski-in, ski-out position, but she is in the very centre of the peaceful car free village. We looked at lots of property before settling on Jessica. She may be a 7 minute walk from the ski lifts, but the walk is pretty flat, and your muscles will be gently warmed before you set off to break the downhill record on your first run...

On the way home in the afternoon you will pass the shops so it is easy to collect all your groceries, do some serious shopping, or just have a drink as you wander along the main thoroughfare. Other properties may be nearer the lifts, but often up a hill fit for a mountain goat. Others are much further out of the village in the Wildi area. You can leave your ski equipment at the foot of the nursery slopes in lockers (free service if you rent equipment).

Trust us….we looked at many locations before finding this one.

What makes this apartment unique

Jessica Sechs is our second home rather than a holiday let. She has a great location with wonderful views, a family suite, a study/office, Persian Gabbeh rug, 2 way log fire, BOSE sound and TV's throughout, hair dryers in all bathrooms, WiFi, Miele coffee machine.......

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you very much for renting your wonderful apartment to us. Everything we needed was here and it felt like being at home but with better views! Chalet Granny said she would definitely come again!

We have had a wonderful week; sunshine 5 out of 6 days and despite being April, still enough snow for the kids to learn on the nursery slopes before they made it up the mountain with us. All your useful tips - Eskimos, shops, booking return bus - have made the holiday even easier".
Apr 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Luxuary 5* duplex apartment in the centre of the village
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Great Accommodation, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Jessica Sechs provides beautifully appointed and spacious accommodation for 8 or 10 people. The apartment is located in the centre of the village close to all the restaurants and bars and a short walk from the start of the ski area and lifts. Everything worked superbly from the pick-up at the parking area to the return to car. Great views of the mountains from the dining area. We have been to Saas-Fee a number of times, staying in both hotels and other apartments, Jeesica Sechs is the best, would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words.
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Happy Days!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous spot. March 2015 was our 4th family visit – an opportunity to enjoy once again this stunning apartment and to catch up with old friends. Over the years we have managed to celebrate several New Years and Birthdays plus Easter.The apartment is very well appointed and equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is always a pleasure to return to following a day on the slopes, particularly when the fire is on in the depth of winter! We have very much enjoyed just spending time in the comfort of Jessica.

Will we return for another holiday soon? Definitely!

JRF

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5

This is my third visit to this special place, and it just keeps getting better. Always with good company and making fond memories, for me it's a winter battery recharge with so much skiing still to explore. The apartment is of a very high standard and maintained so well with a very homely settled style and makes it feel like a home from home, I hope it does not become too popular as I would not want to stay anywhere else in Saas Fe. Thank you Mr & Mrs Brett.

Gordon Stanger-Leathes.

Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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A fairy tale Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. We spent Christmas week at Jessica Sechs with our newborn baby as well as our parents and in laws.

The flat is beautiful, comfortable and very well-equipped. All the furniture and decoration has been chosen with great care and the result is a perfect mix between traditional alpine features and modern comfort. Moreover everything was spotlessly clean and well taken care of. We felt just like at home.

We were lucky to have a lot of snow for Christmas and spent many cozy evenings by the fireplace enjoying the magnificient views from the flat.

We would definitely stay at Jessica Sechs again and can only recommend it to anyone considering a holiday in Saas Fee.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Roberts Family Skiing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything we could have wished for and more. We were greeted by Laura who showed us round and told us everything we needed to know and left us her number should we need anything else. The property was extremely clean and well maintained. The kitchen had all the appliances you might want (except a microwave) and was well equipped. The beds were made up in beautiful white linen and we had plenty of towels each. We were a party of six adults and five young children and the accommodation suited us very well. The location was very good - not far from the town and shops and also not far from the main ski area and lifts. With having young children we didn't eat out in the restaurants so I can't really comment on them. The owners were extremely helpful and provided us with lots of information before and during our stay. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For the avoidance of doubt, Chalet Jessica is about 200m from the village centre.
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Saas fee Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable week in superb apartment well worth the cost no complaints at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
230 Kilometres
Geneva or Zurich
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Metro Bar
Nearest Golf
585 Metres
Nursery Slope
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Visp
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Sierre
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
La Ferme
Nearest Ski
585 Metres
Ski area
Car: not necessary

Why choose Jessica Sechs?

Chalet Jessica is a luxury duplex apartment in the very centre of the peaceful car free village. We looked at lots of property before settling on Jessica. The ski lifts are a flat 7 minute walk through the village. You can leave your equipment and boots at the foot of the nursery slopes in a free ski room.

On the way home in the afternoon you will pass the shops so it is easy to collect all your groceries, do some serious shopping, or just have a drink as you wander along the main thoroughfare. You can leave your ski equipment at the foot of the nursery slopes in lockers (free service if you rent equipment).

A new gondola has replaced the Spielboden lift to provide shorter queues and faster journey times to the top of the mountain. Phase 2 of the new gondola will connect Längfluh to the Feejoch (3880m) opening potential links with Täsch and Zermatt.

The Butchers and Bakers shops, along with the Pharmacy, UBS and Cesar Sport, are all very close to Chalet Jessica. The south end of the car park, the tourist office and bus terminal are all within a 3 minute walk.

Why choose Saas Fee?

Car free - Saas Fee is a sort of miniature Zermatt without the conspicuous consumption. Good snow is guaranteed, even late in the season. The altitude you spend most of your day at – between 2500m and 3500m is unrivalled in the Alps. Good for beginners and intermediates with a good attitude towards snowboarding. For non skiers/boarders, the Hannig lift provides access to the non-ski area which has many marked footpaths, and also the sledging run.

Beginners (39km):

The village nursery slopes provide some of the best terrain for learning in the Alps with a very gentle and wide slope to get used to the feeling of sliding around on snow. Another wide but steeper slope allows for a seamless transition to get beginners performing basic open turns at controlled speeds.

Intermediate skiing (75km):

Walking out the tunnel at the top of the Felskinn or Aplin Express lifts (3000m) will get you to some easy blues and gentle reds. A 6 man chair will loop you around 'Morenia' where the most suitable terrain lies.

Advanced skiing (39km):

Head straight to the top (3500m) by catching the train after Felskinn or Aplin Express and shred around the glacier where some of the best snow in the Alps can be found. DO NOT go far off the pistes whilst you are on the glacier unless you are with a guide. The numerous itinerary (yellow marked off-piste) routes change all the time and are dependent on snow and weather conditions meaning you can tackle them one day after the other and have a totally different experience. You will likely find yourself repeating many of the main pistes during your week due to the 145km ski area. However the width of the pistes gives you the opportunity to explore new lines and re-think how you ski.

Expert (?km):

If you are interested in free-riding and find yourself thinking about challenging lines, Saas-Fee has some incredible off-piste terrain if you know where to find it. Your best bet to make the most of the mountain is to get friendly with the ski instructors at aprés ski who will certainly point out the good spots.

Ski Schools:

ESKIMOS aims for the 'trendy, down with the kids' style whose ethos is based around having a good time on the hill whilst reaching your limits in your riding. The team is a mix of local Swiss and European instructors who all have well spoken English.

Optimum: The youngest of the 3 ski schools with an English team of instructors pushing for its recognition as a professional business providing up to date instruction directly from the British association of ski instructors.

Swiss Ski School: The 'red' ski school employs some of the village's most experienced instructors whose traditions still linger on. They excel at taking kid groups and hold large ceremonious events at the end of a week.

Golf: There is a 9 hole golf course and driving range on the Kalbermatten and Stafelwald nursery slopes.

The local Golf Club Matterhorn is on the way to Zermatt between Randa and Tasch. This 18 hole course which opened in 2004 is great fun and has some challenging holes. See http://www.golfclubmatterhorn.ch/

Further afield, there is another 18 hole course at Leuk and Crans Sur Sierre, host to the European Masters, is about an hour away by car; a great course with spectacular views of the Rhone valley.

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Rates & Availability

Saas Fee Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CHF
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer holidays
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,336
 
 
Autumn / Early Winter
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 17 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,614
 
 
Pre-Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 20 2016
Changeover Day: Wednesday
3 night minimum stay
$857
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$5,782
 
 
New Year
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,504
 
 
January
Jan 4 2017 - Jan 28 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,614
 
 
Early Feb
Jan 29 2017 - Feb 11 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,059
 
 
Feb Half Term
Feb 12 2017 - Feb 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,782
 
 
Late Feb
Feb 19 2017 - Mar 4 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,059
 
 
March
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,336
 
 
Early April
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 15 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,059
 
 
Late April
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 22 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,614
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $774
Final cleaning $258
Laundry $413
Stay tax CHF4 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

Rates include final cleaning, laundry and are are based on occupancy of 4 bedrooms by up to 8 guests. A fifth bedroom is available at additional cost of up to CHF700 per week to accommodate up to 10 guests by special arrangement. Access from 4 p.m. on day of arrival to 10 a.m. on day of departure.
All bed linen, bath, kitchen and hand towels are provided.
Visitors Tax varies in price from season and age of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Saas Fee Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Alphubel - toilet , shower , Double washbasins
    Family - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double washbasins
    Family room en-suite - toilet , shower , Single washbasin
    Cloakroom - toilet , Single washbasin
  • Commercial quality hair dryers in all of the bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Alphubel - 1 double , En-suite shower room
    Mittaghorn - 2 twin/ single , Shares family bathroom
    Langfluh - 1 double , Shares family bathroom
    Cow Bell - 1 double , En-suite shower room
    Waldesruh - 2 twin/ single , Single washbasin and en-suite shower room
  • We let for 8 guests as standard however we can allow for 10 guests to stay under special arrangement. BOSE™ SoundDocks and flat screen TV's in all of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
BOSE™ Lifestyle music and home cinema system with iPhone/iPod dock in living area. Coin operated washing and drying machines are located in the basement along with a shared ski/boot room and a private ski locker. There is also a shared wellness room in the basement comprising a sauna, hot tub and shower, WC and washbasin.

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