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Luxury 6 Bedroom Chalet with Stunning Views in the Bernese Oberland

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Autumn view from the south facing terrace

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Interlaken chalet description

This exquisite 6 bedroom chalet is located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, near Aeschi bei Spiez, at the end of a private lane, 400m from the nearest house. It offers some of the most stunning views in Switzerland.
The spacious living area includes a large, comfortable lounge with breathtaking views on 3 sides, and a fireplace. The entire house was renovated in 2011, and features wifi, satellite flat screen TV, and new bathrooms.
All bedrooms offer spectacular views. Both terraces are south facing, and, with a BBQ, are perfect for al fresco dining both in Summer and in Winter. The large garden backs onto a nature reserve. The chalet is particularly suited for those who like a wide choice of activities, in an exclusive, secluded setting.
Aeschi itself is packed with restaurants and a wide variety of things to do. Cross country skiing and extensive walking paths all pass within meters of the chalet, and some of the best downhill skiing is within a very short drive away.


Close your eyes, imagine The Sound of Music, think of Heidi and Peter, then open them and look out of the windows of Halteweidli – breath the pure mountain air, and relax! It is not rare to see deer, chamois and other wild animals grazing just under the kitchen window when you get up to make your first cup of coffee.
Walk through the nature reserve, up mountains, or along relatively flat paths, to the waterfall and enjoy a drink and something to eat at a mountain hut, or walk down to Lake Thun to take a steamer ride, or buy some freshly caught fish from the local fisherman.
Summer in Halteweidli is the most exhilarating time – the chalet is tucked away, half a kilometer from the main road, with breathtaking views from every window, as well as its’ two terraces and large garden.
The chalet is particularly child-friendly with a large split-level playroom-come-bedroom, sledges, board games, puzzles, high chair, etc. It is located right next to the largest Lama and Acapulco herd in Europe (250 animals), and in a village that offers great slopes for beginners and younger skiers.
There are so many things to do, both in the surrounding countryside, but also a bit further afield, that you just won't have time to do them all!
Visit Ballenberg open air museum and it’s 250 Swiss farm houses, Interlaken or the Top of Europe Jungfrau train, take a funicular up the Niesen for a spectacular sunset, or visit the caviar farm in Frutigen, or take a pedalo ride on the Blauesee in Kandersteg.
Within one kilometer of the chalet go Western Riding, rent an electric bike, a mountain bike, or go for a carriage ride - or just visit the local pool and it's spa.
The possibilities are endless, but lying on the terrace, far from it all, enjoying the view of the whole of the Kandertal, must be one of the nicest “activities” of them all!

In the Winter, you are in the heart of some of the best skiing in the world. Mythical names such as Wengen, Adelboden-Lenk, Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and of course Gstaad are just 30 minutes away. Not to speak of the Jungfrau region. It is ideally located for those who like discovering new slopes every day, whilst enjoying the quality of life of a beautifully secluded spot in an exceptional setting.
Aeschiried itself has 4 lifts for children and beginners, but is really renown for its’ cross country skiing. Over 30km of trails, the main one passing 50m from the front door, offer both spectacular views and the peacefulness of skiing thru a nature reserve.

At Christmas, Halteweidli is in the heart of Aeschi’s Weihnachtsweg (Christmas Path), where twelve beautiful crèche scenes depicting the Christmas story illuminate a trail through the snow-covered countryside. Warm refreshments reward visitors at the end of the trail on the neighbouring Lama farm.
And of course, after a long day outside, what could be better than to relax in front of the open fire, with a nice glass of wine in your hand, surrounded by friends and family.

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Chalet
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Car Available

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            the big children's room has books, games, a dressing up chest, a small table and chairs, and we also have sledges for the winter and outside games for the summer as the chalet is 400m from the nearest road, children are perfectly safe playing outside...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 child bed

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 6: 3 twin/ single

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          • All bedrooms have great views, four have built-in wardrobes, three have outside access, the children's room is on a split level. All linen/towels were new in December 2011....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Both bathrooms were entirely re-done end 2011. The larger one has double wash basins....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Game Room
          • Games For Kids
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Books:

            almost 1'000 books in english, french and german, from novels to cookery books, including children's books...moreless

          • Games:

            lots of board games, puzzles, sledges, badminton, pétanque, .......moreless

          • Toys:

            dressing up clothes, teddy bears...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Adventure
          • Luxury
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Forests
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls
          • Pond

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Groceries
          • Hospital

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Village
          • Rural

          sports and adventure activities

          • Fishing
          • Water Skiing
          • Ski Privileges Optional
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Rafting
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Skiing
          • Golf
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Child's Highchair
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Fireplace
              • Parking
              • Activities Guide
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Laundry Soap
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Shampoo
              • Toilet Paper
              • Internet
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Living Room:

                very large sitting room, views on three sides, high ceiling, seats 12...moreless

              house cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Grill
                  • Blender
                  • Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Freezer:

                    small one in the kitchen , full freezer in utility room...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    induction...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    nespresso machine and a bodum system...moreless

                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    dishes etc for 20, all utensils you need to cook and serve food...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    2 raclette machines, a fondue set, etc...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Terrace
                  • Barbecue
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    1500m2 garden ...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    two bedrooms have a south facing balcony...moreless

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    big gas BBQ with a spare gas cylinder just in case!...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    two south facing terraces...moreless

                  property descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late Summer
                      Aug 23 - Sep 12, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,900

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Early Autumn
                      Sep 13 - Oct 24, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Autumn
                      Oct 25 - Dec 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,100

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Christmas
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €2,900

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rental is from Saturday to Saturday

                      Rate includes linen, towels, table cloths, and final cleaning.

                      Half the rental is due on booking, the other half is due six weeks before arrival


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                      Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                      Location

                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Zurich (Bern nearer but small airport)
                      9 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Spiez
                      8 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Spiez
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Chemihütte
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      Aeschi bei Spiez
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Bergblick

                      Car: Recommended

                      Located on the outskirts of Aeschi bei Speiz, our chalet offers the perfect setting for exploring some of the worlds’ best skiing in the Winter (Wengen, Adelboden, Lauterbrunnen, Kandersteg, Gstaad, Grindelwald) and offers extensive walking in the Summer.

                      The chalet is set quite on its own, and backs onto the Suldtal nature reserve, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking.

                      There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and white water rafting on or near Lake Thun. There are also several golf courses nearby. The towns of Bern, Thun, Interlaken, Gstaad, are within easy reach and are great for sightseeing, shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions. And of course, the Top of Europe train to the top of the Jungfrau is a real must!

                      The nearest airport is Bern just 30mins away, otherwise Zurich or Geneva airports are also within easy reach.

                      The bus stop is almost at the end of our private lane, about 500m from the chalet.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: I grew up in Switzerland in England, and I've spent most of my adult life in Switzerland. I married into a Swiss family who come from the tiny mountain village of Aeschi, and Halteweidli is their family home. I serve as director on a number of high-tech companies, and two charities, and live near Geneva.

                      Why the Owner Chose Interlaken:
                      The chalet was the dream chalet that my in-laws built when they retired. They had always walked along the trail that passes the chalet, and had always sat in the meadow where it is built for their picnic, dreaming of one day being able to build their dream house there. And that is exactly what they did. I bought the chalet in 2011 and have renovated it completely: replaced the roof completely, putting triple glazed windows in, changing the bathrooms, and putting in solar heating.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
                      The chalet has to be seen and lived in to believe. It is really unique. It has amazing views from all sides. A sweeping view of the Thunersee and all the mountains on one side, and right down the Kandertal on the other side, through big bay windows make you feel as if you're in paradise every time you look out. As it's set completely on it's own (400m from the nearest house), at the end of a long private lane, deer, foxes, squirrels, quietly grazing or walking nearby, and it is a perfect antidote to the stressful life I live.


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                      Speaks: french, german, english

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                      Photos

                      • Autumn view from the south facing terrace

                        Autumn view from the south facing terrace

                      • Side of the chalet

                        Side of the chalet

                      • View from the south facing terrace

                        View from the south facing terrace

                      • The 'cow' bedroom

                        The 'cow' bedroom

                      • The private lane leading to the chalet

                        The private lane leading to the chalet

                      • The kitchen

                        The kitchen

                      • Lower bathroom

                        Lower bathroom

                      • Back of the chalet

                        Back of the chalet

                      • Christmas

                        Christmas

                      • Cross country tracks pass right next to the chalet

                        Cross country tracks pass right next to the chalet

                      • Children's room

                        Children's room

                      • View the length of the Kander valley

                        View the length of the Kander valley

                      • Sitting room

                        Sitting room

                      • Spring view of the chalet from afar

                        Spring view of the chalet from afar

                      • Sitting room on a snowy day

                        Sitting room on a snowy day

                      • The Children's room

                        The Children's room

                      • The dining area

                        The dining area

                      • Top bathroom

                        Top bathroom

                      • The top bathroom

                        The top bathroom

                      • Some of the games in the Children's room

                        Some of the games in the Children's room

                      • The dining area

                        The dining area

                      • The 'red' bedroom

                        The 'red' bedroom

                      • Desk in the 'red' bedroom

                        Desk in the 'red' bedroom

                      • Sitting room on a sunny day

                        Sitting room on a sunny day

                      €1,100 - €2,900 per week (EUR)
                      14

                      6 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 08/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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