Apartment in Chateau d'Oex, Nr. Gstaad, Switzerland - Light and Airy Apartment with Breathtaking Views, 5 Mins Walk to Village
Overlooking the village of Chateau d’Oex, this sunny and spacious 2-bedroomed apartment is in an award winning, renovated 19th Century building, with fine architectural features. The apartments have exclusive use of a modern indoor swimming pool, sauna/steam room, and fitness room. It offers peaceful, comfortable and well-equipped self-catering accommodation for a maximum of 5 people. The apartment has two south facing balconies and a private, large south-west facing terrace with sun awning, offering spectacular views, in all directions. An all year round family resort, the village is set in a beautiful location for all mountain activities.
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1. We've had a lovely time in Chateau d'Oex and thought the apartment was simply wonderful. We would love to make a return visit.
2.Thank you! We had a really great time. The apartment is truly lovely, and it's so easy to find your way around in the village. We also loved the pool.
3. We loved Chateau d'Oex and the apartment - everything was fantastic. Very luxurious. Beautiful countryside, great restaurants. We have already recommended it to our friends (Mrs. K. Bennett).
4. We absolutely loved the apartment, it was very well equipped and wonderfully spacious. The pool and sauna were superb. We had one lunch sunbathing on the balcony. We loved the views from the apartment - simply stunning! We had stayed in purpose built French resorts a few times and this time I wanted to show the family what a traditional resort was like - it really exceeded my expectations. We skied 5 out of 6 days often in different areas and we never had to queue for any lifts at all! (S & K G.)
5 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
We had a wonderful family (2 children aged 18 & 10) holiday staying at La Residence Rosat in Chateau d'Oex and were all sad to leave. The existing reviews and photos encouraged us to book and we would not hesitate to do so again. The apartment was superb - extremely well equipped and furnished whilst the views from the terrace and balcony were absolutely beautiful. The additional facilities available - gym, great indoor pool (which we never found to be busy), bar, underground parking etc., all enhanced the undoubted quality of the rental. We really appreciated all the information available on walks, places to visit etc., whilst the Lettings Manager was also very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed taking the cable car/chair lift from the village and the walk back down whilst would recommend visiting Gruyere as well as the castle on the shore of Lake Geneva. The apartment is only a short walk from the heart of the village with a good selection of shops, activities and places to eat - the pizzeria being a particular favourite with friendly service and good food at reasonable prices. Overall we couldn't have been more pleased and would have no hesitation in recommending to friends/family - in fact we already have!
We stayed at the apartment for a week in July 2015. It was an amazing holiday mainly due to the comfort of the apartment. It had everything you could want whether you wanted to dine in or out on the huge roof terrace which had amazing breathtaking views. I am a keen amateur photographer and some of the shots taken were amazing, (Including hot air balloons, helicopters and a family of Red Kites flying around)
The kitchen is equipped very well and has everything like a home from home. The weather was 32 degs when we were there which was lovely to get the breeze on the roof terrace.
Chateux D'oex was a lovely town with plenty of restaurants that served good food and wine. We dined out several times and walked down the hill which only took about 5 mins. We played crazy golf, went by cable car to Le Braye, hiked and mountain biked, visited the chocolate factory to name a few. We also used the pool and gym at the apartment which most of the time we were the only ones there.
I would recommend this apartment in a heart beat and would love to go again one day.
1st class apartment
We stayed at this apartment in May 2014 and enjoyed our first visit to this beautiful part of Switzerland. The apartment is probably one of the best in the residence as regards balcony and patio aspect and space, enabling breakfast to be taken in the sun on the balcony and evenings watching the sun go down from the patio. Views from both are majestic. The apartment itself is extremely well equipped and spacious. The owners have given a great deal of thought to the comfort of their guests and we found everything to our liking. The pool, sauna and gym facility are simply superb and the high class standard of the building is the best we have seen. We do not return to many places, nor do we normally leave reviews but the village of Chateau d’Oex is a very special place and this apartment deserves the praise. You will not find a better base for this part of Switzerland and we will not be looking anywhere else for our holiday there next year.
We are a family of five (2 adults, 2 teens and a ten year old) and we had the most fabulous holiday. The apartment was incredibly well equipped as well as being extremely clean and comfortable. It was like a home from home. The views from the balcony of the surrounding mountains were breath taking. Included with the apartment was the use of the sauna, gym and indoor pool, all of which were extremely clean and in excellent condition. The apartment block is very well maintained. The village itself was within a 10 minute walk and had a few restaurants and shops plus mini golf, tennis courts and museums. The 'Golden Pass' railway line stops at Chateau D'Oex, there is also a cable car and ski chair lift into the mountains. We did a lot of walking and found the routes to be very clearly sign posted including the average walking time. We would not hesitate to recommend the apartment or the resort to our family and friends as both were fantastic!
An Amazing Place
This was our first time in Switzeralnd and chose this apartment because of its quality and location, and we were not disappointed.
When we approached the apartment block we knew we had made the right choice, and when we got into the apartment this was confirmed. The standard of the apartment is very high, however the views from the 3 balconies just take your breath away.
Instead of dining at restaurants which are expensive, we shopped at the local supermarket, made dinner in the well appointed kitchen and sat on the balcony accompanied with a couple of bottle of wine surrounded by spectacular views.
Would highly recommend this apartment/location, pool and gym are great. although pool does close at 7pm (a bit too early I feel) loads to do if you have a car, and locals are wonderful.
We will be back, might try in winter next time.
Activity and Interests
Chateau d'Oex is 120km from Geneva airport, (1 hour 45 minutes by car, mainly motorway), Approximately 2 hours by train, a journey which includes the MOB Panoramic railway from Montreux, which takes the picturesque route to Chateau d’Oex. 9 hours drive from Calais. Basle airport is another alternative.
Gstaad is a 20 mins drive along the Sarine valley. Montreux and Lake Geneva are 45 mins by car or the scenic ride on the Golden Pass train takes 1 hour. Interlaken or Berne are a day trip away. The medieval chateau of Gruyeres is only 30 mins by car. The cheese making at Gruyere and Etivaz are also worth visiting. Relaxing thermal baths at Charmey are only 40 mins away, by car.
1 hour train journey to lake side Montreux.
Chateau d'Oex is a delightful traditional village, with many amenities, in the French speaking part of Switzerland. There are various restaurants, tea shops, banks, an excellent supermarket and traditional food shops. Also car hire, cycle hire, sports rental, video and DVD rental etc. There is a cinema, a delightful museum, a helpful, English speaking tourist office and various churches. It is a world-renowned centre for hot air ballooning and every January the International Hot-Air Balloon week is held with a multitude of balloons taking to the air. Traditional Alpine and musical events occur throughout the year. Cable cars are open June to September, giving access to well signed networks of summer walks, and cycle routes. Horse-riding, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, archery, via ferrata, tenpin bowling, tennis are all available. The beautiful Gstaad golf course at Saanenmoser (complete with driving range) is 20 minutes away, also within 45 minutes are golf courses at Lac Gruyere, Villars and Aigle. Also: The Swiss Open International Tennis (Gstaad, July), Montreux Jazz festival, (July), Menuhin Music Festival (Gstaad), Chillon and Aigle castles, Spa towns of Ovronnaz and Yverdon-les-Bains. There is an Alpine rollercoaster/bobsleigh ride at Glacier 3000.
Guests will be provided with a copy of the house rules.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
8 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Prices are for 3 or 4 persons per property per week. £100 discount per 7 day or more booking for rental by 2 persons. Balloon week and Easter week add £100 to rental. Our prices include water, electricity, heating, swimming pool, sauna/steam room, check-in & check-out, local tourist taxes, and underground parking. Final cleaning £80. Linen/towels £20 per person.
Saturday is the preferred changeover day, but we are flexible.
Notes on prices:
£100 discount for 2 people (7 days or more).
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
The fifth person would be charged an additional £50 and an additional £10 for final cleaning.
Rates include allocated underground car parking space, check in/check out by rental manager, 10% local tax.
Additional to rates: Final cleaning £80, linen and towels £20 per person.
We take a deposit on booking, balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- ski lift pass
- ski pass optional
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and wash basin.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Portable folding bed for fifth person (child).
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: There is free access to the pool, sauna/steam room and gym. The building has a lift. For security there is an entry phone system on the main front door. There is also a comfortable bar and lounge area with card tables and board games and a small library, where Wi-Fi can also be accessed. In the swimming pool area, there are changing rooms, shower, hairdryer and toilets etc. There is a ski/boot room with separate access. The apartment has a reserved underground car parking space with covered access to the basement and lift to the apartment. There is a no smoking policy throughout the building. House rules prohibit pets in the building. Outside: The communal gardens include a boule pitch, a chess board, chairs and tables. The private south/south west facing terrace with awning has a table and 4 chairs and can be used for sun bathing and al fresco eating. Utility Room: Separate laundry room with washing machines and tumble driers, sink and ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen/towels additional. £20 per person. Final cleaning £80. Other: Free Wi-Fi can be accessed within the apartment, remember to bring your personal laptop.