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Luxurious Mountain View Retreat in Classy Swiss Alps Town of Leysin

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Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Leysin apartment description

Leysin is an incredible mountain village rising 1500 meters (4600 ft) into the Swiss Alps. Conveniently located only 90 minutes from Geneva in the Swiss Alps. You are nestled amongst the mountains and will constantly take in the breathtaking beauty of the Alps. Only a 20 minute drive down to amazing Lake Geneva - Montreux, Lausanne, Aigle, and other towns - and less than an hour from France.

A classy, cozy alpine retreat at a great value.

This spacious 2-bedroom apartment retreat is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. It offers a magnificent unobstructed view of the Alps from its very large lanai/patio, with outside dining and sunbathing, The living room has a lovely fireplace, a thick hand-woven Moroccan carpet and a splendid voluptuous sofa which folds out into a king-size bed. Its newly refurbished American kitchen is decorated with a Moroccan tile wrought-iron table and chairs.

There are two bedrooms which can sleep one couple and 2 singles. The full-bathroom has both a bath and shower.

Leysin is known for its sunshine, pure air, wonderful skiing and bobsleigh school but is also very close to numerous other renowned ski resorts such as Gstaadt, Saanen, Château d'Oex, or the Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets to name a few.

There is much to do in or around Leysin: Year- round hiking and skiing. Bobsled lessons from a former Olympic bobsled champion, Aqua-branch theme park, Acrobatic snowboarding, Rock-climbing, Paragliding and Delta-planing.

In winter, guests love to eat Swiss fondue or raclette in the 'Igloo' restaurant built from snow at the top of the slopes just outside of the big Panoramic Restaurant which turns 365° every hour. In addition, there are several excellent mountain refuge restaurants serving home-made dishes from locally produced foods. Numerous pubs, bars and night spots cater to Leysin's young international student population. Relaxing spas and pools are also available. Nearby Montreux offers gambling at the local Casino as well as the International Jazz Festival and other major events. Lavey-les-bains offers natural hot-water spring baths.

Keywords: Swiss Alps, Glacier 3000 - Magnificent view, affordable, cozy, large sunny patio, no vis-à-vis, new kitchen, fireplace, BBQ, fabulous winter / summer sports, great Swiss/International food, Casino and Leman Lake - 30min.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters much be over 25 years of age...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                With the outdoor patio, this flat is not good for small children....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking on the outdoor patio is, however, permitted....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The apartment is all on one level with elevator access. Bathtub access may be difficult for clients with limited leg mobility....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • King size beds (1) King-size convertible sofa bed, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Folding children's bed with bars, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) King-size convertible sofa bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Secure ski, snowboard, sports equipment storage space (including for bikes). Individual floor heating....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library:

                    Small music library...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library:

                    Small video library...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Incredible Unobstructed Views of the Swiss Alps...moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    10 minute walk from the ski lifts...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    In the building but not in the flat...moreless

                  • Elevator
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Fireplace and huge corner couch which makes out into a king-size bed...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    An attributed parking space...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    In the building but not in the flat...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Very large patio - Eastern and souther exposure...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Miniature golf course next door to the flat - closed in winter...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Leysin is a ski resort and there are numerous others close by with a shuttle bus from Leysin to the Glacier in Les Diablerets...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Private pool and spa in neighboring hotel - 8 Swiss francs (approximately $9.50 or € 6.60) per person per entry...moreless

                  • Sauna:

                    Private pool and spa at neighboring hotel - 8 Swiss francs (approximately $9.50 or € 6.60) per person per entry...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High season
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €195
                  €1,365 €5,000
                  Ski season
                  Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €195
                  €1,161 €5,000
                  High Season
                  Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €195
                  €1,161 €5,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  €125
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Linen and cleaning fee €195 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
                  • Tax Rate 5%

                  Notes:

                  Swiss taxes : 3.10 chf per person per night plus 4% of the basic total rental fee. Our cancellation policy appears in the rental agreement.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 09/22/2014
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                  Location

                  • Château de Chillon

                    "The visit of the castle makes a great day outting from Leysin. You can take excursions on L..."

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                  • Olympic Museum

                    "Sports geeks will love this place !! Lausanne is a 45 minute drive from Leysin. "

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                  • Les Diablerets et Glacier 3000

                    "Only a 15 minute drive from Leysin or a short bus ride, the Glacier is located at approxima..."

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                  • Aigle

                    "There is a great zip lining park in Aigle, just down the mountain from Leysin only 15 km or ..."

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                  • Restaurant Tournant Panoramique Le Kuklos

                    "A great day outting any time of year offering an awesome view over the Alps. A lovely meal ..."

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                  • Leysin

                    "A former Swiss Bob Sled Champion has created a toboggan run in Leysin. Great fun for all ages"

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                  • Château-d’Œx

                    "The Hot Air Balloon competition the last week of January is a beautiful and fun event. "

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                  • Château-d’Œx

                    "The Hot Air Balloon competition the last week of January is a beautiful and fun event. "

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                  • Montreux

                    "The famous international jazz festival is great fun along with gambling in the Casino and ge..."

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                  • Lac Léman

                    "Located only 50 km from Montreux, Leysin allows for easy access to all water sports and exc..."

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                  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

                    "Chamonix and the Mont Blanc in France are only a 90 minute drive from Leysin. A wonderful d..."

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                  • Aoste

                    "Aoste in the Valley d'Aoste, Italy is a small town in the Italian Alps. It is a 2 hour driv..."

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                  • Martigny

                    "The famous Fondation Pierre Gianadda offers fabulous art exhibits and is a very popular dest..."

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                  • Lavey-les-Bains

                    "The warmest thermal baths in Switzerland, Lavey-les-Bains is a skip and a hop up the valley..."

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                  85 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Geneva International Airport
                  Leysin
                  Nearest Barpub
                  In Leysin
                  Leysin
                  Nearest Train
                  In Leysin
                  15 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Aigle
                  Leysin
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  In Leysin
                  Leysin
                  Nearest Ski
                  In Leysin
                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Geneva Lake at Montreux

                  Paragliding, Delta-plane, Zip-line theme-park, Mini-golf, Acrobatic snowboarding, Snow shoeing, Ice skating, In winter, Igloo dining (altitude : 2,000 m. or 6,600 ft), Glacier 3000 bobsleigh track (alpine coaster), Hot air ballooning races January - Château d'Oex, Fondation Pierre Gianadda Museum, Hot springs baths nearby, Casino Montreux, International Jazz festival in Montreux - July. On-site sports equipment rental (skis, mountain bikes, etc).

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: I am a former American-born French and British trained lawyer having suffered burn-out and having decided to make a major life change. I left the bar and now share my time between part-time teaching at an international hotel management school, this lovely cosy flat in the Swiss Alps and Zen House, my Riad Private Guesthouse in Marrakech, Morocco (VRBO Ref. 152266).

                  Why the Owner Chose Leysin:
                  I fell in love with the breath-taking beauty of the location of this Swiss alpine village (with its awesome view of the 'Dents du Midi' and the Glacier 3000 at 'Les Diablerets'), the innate kindness of its very international inhabitants, its dynamic young international student population (Leysin is home to several world-renowned universities and boarding schools catering to more than 100 different nationalities). If the sun is shining in the Swiss Alps it will shine in Leysin in this very open valley, known for its pure air and wonderful climate. I love the good winter skiing and summer mountain trekks it offers. I discovered a wonderful feeling of beauty and wellness when returning from a few days in Leysin which made me want to hang my hat there and nowhere else. Indeed, the calm quiet atmosphere which reigns in Leysin allows me to charge my batteries before returning to my stressful work in Lausanne. There are wonderful mountain refuges serving homemade biologically grown products only found on-site. Leysin is one of the few remaining reasonable priced places in the Swiss Alps offering access to numerous neighboring famous ski resorts (Gstaadt, Saanen, Château d'Oex, Les Diablerets) as well as to water activites on the Leman Lake and such major cultural events as the International Jazz Festival in Montreux or the wonderful art exhibits at the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny. Chamonix, France is only 90 minutes away on the other side of the valley.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  I adore the Swiss alpine atmosphere and culture of Leysin with its nearby glaciers and lakes, all a stones' throw away from such international cities such as Geneva and Lausanne.


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                  Speaks: english, french

                   

                  Photos

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Eastern facing patio

                    Eastern facing patio

                  • Igloo Restaurant - Top of ski lift

                    Igloo Restaurant - Top of ski lift

                  • Patio dining space

                    Patio dining space

                  • Lake Geneva and the Alps just outside the Gastronomy Museum in Vevey Switzerland

                    Lake Geneva and the Alps just outside the Gastronomy Museum in Vevey Switzerland

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                    Your Spectacular View of the Swiss Alps from your Balconey

                  • Second Bedroom with 2 Twin-Size Beds

                    Second Bedroom with 2 Twin-Size Beds

                  • Spacious Contemporary Kitchen with Handmade Moroccan Table and Chairs

                    Spacious Contemporary Kitchen with Handmade Moroccan Table and Chairs

                  • Your views can change constantly as the clouds gather over the Alps

                    Your views can change constantly as the clouds gather over the Alps

                  • Hiking in early May

                    Hiking in early May

                  • Inside the Igloo -  it's surprisingly not cold in there.....

                    Inside the Igloo - it's surprisingly not cold in there.....

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                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  €125 - €195 per night (EUR)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Calendar last updated: 09/22/2014
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