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Alphaven Luxury Apartment-Stunning Panoramic Views with Sauna

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

ALPHAVEN has four beautiful luxury apartments ... all with stunning panoramas offering arguably the best views from a building in Switzerland.

Apartment A ... Probably the finest apartment in Engelberg and in the most magnificent setting. With floor to ceiling windows and balcony around 3 sides, the views are simply stunning and it boasts a massive floor area of 150 sq metres.

A large private terrace to the side has a covered “Hot Tub” (Exclusively for Appartment A's use) all year round... along with a Barbecue. Additional features include an open wood burning fireplace, Cable and UK Satellite TV, Hi-Fi, DVD & Internet access (Wireless and Cable connection for your Laptop.)

Treat yourself…it really is... The Ultimate in Luxury Apartments.

Apartment C has utterly breathtaking views and has a floor area of 90 sq. Metres (1000 square feet) … Sleeps 2 - 6

An amazing apartment on the upper floor, full of architectural features offering the best views in Engelberg … if not the whole of Switzerland.

A spacious private balcony at the front together with a private side balcony (accessed directly from the living area and the bedroom), allows you to catch the sun and the panorama from sunrise to sunset.… you will feel like you’re floating above the town and can touch the mountains.

The Apartment in the Sky.

Accommodation includes...

Open plan Living Area with TV, Hi-Fi, and Sofa bed, Kitchen area; Master Bedroom with double bed, family Bathroom. A unique Second Bedroom with 4 beds, two singles and a double accessed by 'ladder stairs' in the Loft Area, commanding exceptional views through the large feature window.

Use of Finnish Sauna, Laundry / Washer Drier, Ski Room and FREE Wireless Internet Access. There is also a delightful Sitting and Barbecue area above the house.

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John O'Brien
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About John O'Brien

Ursula is Swiss and I (John) am British. We are both semi retired but split our time between Switzerland and the UK ... the best of both worlds!!! We love Engelberg and Alphaven ... we never tire of the outstanding beauty we see every day from Alphaven and sharing the experience with our guests is the most rewarding experience of all.

ENGELBERG really is one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in the world

… and you’ll discover that ALPHAVEN enjoys the most beautiful setting in Engelberg

John O'Brien purchased this apartment in 2002

Why John O'Brien chose Switzerland

We built Alphaven in 2002 which is up on the sunny side of the mountain. ENGELBERG really is one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in the world … and you’ll discover that ALPHAVEN enjoys the most beautiful setting in Engelberg

What makes this apartment unique

The views from Alphaven are absolutely stunning. The 220 degree panorama just has to be seen to be believed ... it is utterly breathtaking. Guests invariably arrive with very very high expectations ... and they are always surpassed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 out of 5

In love with Engelberg...

DSU2000 Westminster, London

Review Submitted: October 20, 2009 Date of Stay: December 2010

We have just got back from the most perfect weekend at Alphaven in Engelberg. The property was of the highest specification of any I have ever had the pleasure to stay in, with picture postcard views and every home comfort you can think of, right down to SKY no need to miss you favourite TV shows! Absolutely perfect! We were also there for the first snow fall of the season, which made the weekend even more special. Definitely heading back there soon! Thanks again John & Ursula!
Dec 2010
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Engelberg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Alphaven Luxury Apartment-Stunning Panoramic Views with Sauna
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Spectacular views and outstanding hosts

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Alphaven on our European trip and it was the highlight of the trip. The views are spectacular as described and the location in Engelberg has to be one of the most beautiful in the Alps. The space is very spacious and clean with views from nearly every room.

The owners are gracious and incredibly helpful. This is a VRBO listing you'd expect to be featured in their marketing materials.

One heads up (especially for Americans).... Bring your own bathroom toiletries as they are not provided.

Bottom line.... Do not hesitate to stay here. You will joy regret it

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Heaven!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a month in Europe which included 5 days in beautiful Alphaven! This without a doubt was the highlight of our trip!! The pictures and description just don't do it is so much more unbelievable! Our weather was absolutely perfect for hiking, sunny blue skies every day. There is a trail just outside the door which leads up to Ristis and Brunnihutte. We loved listening to the cowbells as we hiked! Every morning we would sit on our deck and have coffee and tea and enjoy the view, then every afternoon after returning from a hike we'd go back on the deck and enjoy the sunset! The town is a 15 minute walk down, and a 20 -25 minute walk up (depending on your speed), but so worth it! The apartment has everything you need! It was comfortable, clean as can be, with the most beautiful views imaginable! The only suggestion would be a pair of binoculars. We didn't have a car while we were there - it isn't necessary. We have traveled extensively in Canada and the US, and this is by FAR the most beautiful place we've ever stayed. That includes the apartment in the chalet as well as the scenery!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Engelberg is right in the centre of Switzerland and is ideal as a touring base either by Car or Train.

There is plenty to see and do without travelling too far ... Lucerne is a must see. it is one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe and is only 30 minutes by car from Engelberg and 50 minutes by train. Both the famous Mt. Pilatus  and Mt. Rigi  are close by and well worth a visit if you have the time.

Going to the top of the Titlis 3,200m which you can see from your apartment more than compares in terms of Swiss Mountain experiences ... it is on your doorstep, much less costly and crowded than the Jungfraujoch, has a glacier with a glacier park and some of the most spectacular views in Switzerland.

If you are looking to take an unforgettable Lake Trip … Lake Lucerne and it's historic paddle steamers (some of which are over a 100 years old) take you on the most wonderful scenic cruises with some of the best Lake & Mountain views in the Alps.

Bern the capital & Solothurn are also fantastic places to visit.


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Engelberg Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $54.47
Bedding & Towels $65.37
Cleaning $163.42

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