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Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland

Aeschi bei Spiez, Switzerland
  • Chalet2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 15, 200m2, 2 south facing terraces, large garden

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, 49" 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.

Owner

Jane Royston

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Jane Royston

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 four charities, and live near Geneva. I have two wonderful daughters.

Jane Royston purchased this Chalet in 2011

Why Jane Royston chose Krattigen

The chalet was the dream chalet 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 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.

What makes this Chalet unique

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 child bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Has either 1 single bed or 2 single beds, side by side
      • Bedroom 5
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 6
        5 twin/ single
      • All bedrooms have great views, four have built-in wardrobes, three have outside access, the children's room is on a split level.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Both bathrooms were entirely re-done end 2011. The larger one has double wash basins.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural
        • Village

          Theme

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

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      very large sitting room, views on three sides, high ceiling, seats 15, 49" smart TV HDR
                    • Fireplace
                    • Local Maps
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchen
                          induction hotplates, dishwasher, nespresso machine, microwave, fondue set, raclette machine,, Electric mixer, Food processor, Paella pan, Muffin tin, Cake rack, Egg boiler, elec kettle, toaster
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          dishes etc for 20, all utensils you need to cook and serve food
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          small one in the kitchen
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                          nespresso machine and a bodum system and an electric filter machine
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          induction
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Games
                                  lots of board games, puzzles, sledges, badminton, pétanque, ....
                                • Books
                                  almost 1'000 books in english, french and german, from novels to cookery books, including children's books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  130 channels
                                • Television
                                  49 inch flat screen HDR TV
                                • Toys
                                  dressing up clothes, teddy bears
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      big gas BBQ with a spare gas cylinder just in case!
                                    • Balcony
                                      two bedrooms have a south facing balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      two south facing terraces
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      1500m2 garden, partially enclosed
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      on an extensive cross country ski track, not far from both beginners and normal ski lifts
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Yard

                                      Suitability

                                        • Groups
                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • forests
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • ski lift privileges
                                                        • ski privileges optional
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          33 Reviews

                                                          Wonderful4.9/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Exactly as described everything you could possibly need and amazing views from every window.

                                                          Tracey H.

                                                          party of 8 Australian's spent an amazing Christmas in this chalet in the mountains. Perfect location for some down time mid holiday around UK and Europe. Jane was a great host and her communication was excellent.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Christmas in the snowy mountains is particularly magical!

                                                          Like choosing your own Christmas tree to cut down and bring inside or being in the heart of the Christmas Story Trail.

                                                          So glad you had such a good time, and I hope the rest of your trip goes well.

                                                          Zauberhafter Ort umringt von Natur und Bergen

                                                          Marcel L.

                                                          Vier Familien mit 8 Erwachsenen und 5 Kindern zwischen 6 und 1 Jahr waren auf der Suche nach einem schönen Ort in den Bergen um den Jahreswechsel zu feiern. Gefunden haben wir das Halteweidli, ein echter Glückstreffer! Die grosszügigen Wohnfläche, das Spiel- und Kinderzimmer, zwei Badezimmer, grosse Küche.... und ein grosses Wohnzimmer mit Kaminfeuer und 180° Ausblick auf die Bergwelt! Klingt gut? Es kam noch besser: Das Haus ist umringt von Wald, Wiesen, Bauernhöfen und wunderschönem Berg-Panorama. Der Blick auf das Nebelmeer über dem Thunersee war märchenhaft schön und der Schnee verwandelte alles in eine Winterlandschaft der Superlative. Rund um das Haus kann man bei Schnee Langlaufen, Schlitteln und Winterwandern. Bei genug Schnee sind auch die ortseigenen Skilifte in Betrieb. Reicht der Schnee nicht für die Skilifte in Aeschi, so sind diverse Skigebiete in ca 30 - 40 Minuten per Auto erreichbar, darunter Schilthorn-Mürren, James Bond lässt grüssen!

                                                          Alles in allem ein traumhaftes Haus und umbedingt zu empfehlen. Jane ist eine wunderbare Gastgeberin und sehr hilfsbereit. Wir werden bestimmt wieder einmal ins Halteweidli fahren! Nochmals vielen Dank Jane!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you very much Marcel - it was a real pleasure hosting you. I'm really glad you had such a great time.

                                                          A quiet place

                                                          D&W F.

                                                          We looked for a quiet place to stay in the Berner Oberland area and we got it!

                                                          A spacious Chalet for just the two of us, just perfect for two couples and/ or a large family.

                                                          The perfect place

                                                          ted p.

                                                          We were so lucky to find a perfect place to stay

                                                          Unfortunately we were there less than a week

                                                          We were seven adults and there was room for all of us

                                                          The hostess, Jane, thinks of everything

                                                          We made car trips each day from there and looked forward to returning each evening to prepare a beautiful dinner

                                                          The info sheets and personal attention we received couldn't have been better

                                                          Location and services were also just what we needed

                                                          I'm so glad I discovered this gem

                                                          Ted Plavin, Israel

                                                          A magic place

                                                          Pierre B.

                                                          When we (the ten of us, including four small children) pulled up to the parking area on an overcast and partly rainy day we were immediately stunned by the view into the Kandertal. It reminded us of illustrations in fairy tale books: the dark pine trees thorough which mysteriously meandered the fog, anticipating magic creatures populating the woods with the giant Niesen standing by like a guardian. The impression was not lost on the children who daily explored the surrounding woods in search of mystery. Early morning hikes up and down the valley also exhilarated some of us adults.

                                                          The inside of the house was no less stunning; the living area a bright wide open tastefully decorated space, a large chessboard by the window inviting to contemplation and relaxation, a solid wooden table in the dining area. The kitchen was well equipped to produce great family meals. The children’s bedroom simulating a hayloft was a hit from the start. The rooms were simply decorated and neat. One greatly appreciated feature we took advantage of daily was the terrace equipped with a large table and plenty of chairs and a retractable awning. Even a slight drizzle could not spoil the enjoyment of our fondue (in Aeschiried, across from the indoor pool is a good butcher who also keeps a very nice selection of higher quality cheeses than found in the chain stores). Last not least, Halteweidli is an ideal place to enjoy the Berner Oberland, both its pastoral charm as well as the tourist attractions a short ride away (Lake Thun, Jungraujoch, Aareschlucht etc). The owner evidently takes pride in the property and supplies a very detailed instruction and recommendations manual.

                                                          Great Vacation Place

                                                          Roland T.

                                                          We were 10 family members of Swiss origin living in the USA (6 adults and 4 teenagers) on a 2 week vacation at the Halteweidli. The chalet was just perfect for us, plenty of room, very clean and well equipped, exactly as described on the "Home Away" website. and, of course, the location was great with beautiful views and plenty of opportunities for great sightseeing trips. We can highly recommend it. Having a car is a plus as you can get to Spiez, Thun, Interlaken in no time where there is plenty of sightseeing and shopping. We all enjoyed it very much and we want to thank Jane for her assistance both by emeil and telephone.

                                                          Location

                                                          Aeschi bei Spiez, Switzerland

                                                          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.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          $304
                                                          Pet Fee
                                                          $61

                                                          Rate includes linen, towels, table cloths, firewood, free wifi and final cleaning.

                                                          $264avg/night
                                                          33 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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