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Apartment In Barboleuse, Near Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Apartment in La Barboleuse, Nr. Villars, Vaud, Switzerland - Modern 3rd Floor 3 Bedroom Apartment with 3rd Bedroom/Mezzanine. Outstanding South Facing Views

This chalet style apartment building is in a superb situation in the heart of the mountain village of Barboleuse, just 4km away from Villars. It is in a quiet location with stunning southerly views over the mountains, yet is just 2 minutes walk from all of the amenities in the village including a supermarket, restaurants, bakery/cafe, ski and bike hire, tourist information and mountain train with connections to nearby Villars and down the mountain to Bex. It is perfect for family skiing holidays being just 2 minutes walk from the telecabines, but also the ideal place for a summer holiday with countless outdoor activities in the area.

Howard and Wendy Gunn
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2017

About Howard and Wendy Gunn

I am a Company CFO from Guildford, my wife, Wendy, works for a charity in London.

Howard and Wendy Gunn purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Howard and Wendy Gunn chose Switzerland

We were visiting friends in the area one summer and suddenly realised this area had almost year round appeal. My wife loves it in the summer and our children love it for the winter sports.

We love being located in La Barboleuse as it away from the crowds, but just minutes walk from all the amenities you might need. The 'bubbles' are just near our apartment and we use them for skiing in the winter or walking in the summer. If we want to go into Villars and don't have a car with us we can either walk or hop onto the mountain train.

What makes this apartment unique

We have never been bored whilst on holiday here. There are so many walks and activities around us. We have spent these years getting to know the mountains around us and have yet to explore around Lake Geneva, just a short drive away. In the winter there are many other resorts that are quite easily accessible from here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Your apartment is fantastic- well equipped and with fabulous views.'

'Your apartment is fantastic and very well equiped, the best we have ever stayed in! Although we had seen the photos, it exceeded our expectations and it was very comfortable for the six of us.'

'Beautiful apartment with balcony views probably unsurpassed anywhere in the world.'
Apr 2012
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5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Lubbock, TX, USA

Exceeded Our High Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We greatly appreciated this beautiful apartment. I was already familiar with the area from frequent visits many years ago, but I was not aware of just how perfectly situated an apartment in Barboleuse could be! It is only a one-minute walk to the bakery, about the same to the telecabine, and the views are unobstructed to the Dents du Midi, etc from the balcony. Everything in the apartment was immaculate and well-maintained. Many thanks to Howard and Wendy for the thorough instructions and suggestion list for things to do in the area and also for making their lovely apartment available to us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful apartment, beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very comfortable, clean and perfectly located. The house is just at the bottom of the slopes , a minute walk from a cable car. In the evenings you cannot be bored, take a relaxing walk in Barboleuse, try local restaurants or take a train to the next village Gryon or Villars.

Howard and Wendy are very nice and friendly, they took care that we do not miss anything. Thank you very much for your hospitality. We will definitively come back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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So glad we came!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from visiting La Barboleuse - we had an amazing time! Firstly huge thanks to Wendy and Howard the owners for providing such a beautiful, well equipped and very comfortable apartment and for all your tips and advice, everything was easy and very useful - you are brilliant hosts! Could tell instantly that you were very genuine people.

I wanted to take my children for a different summer holiday this year rather than the traditional beach, and they were enthralled the whole time by the scenery, accommodation and activities on offer. The apartment is within easy reach of many attractions and land marks, we visited Mt Blanc in Chamonix, you can get to lake Geneva easily too. We visited a glacier and enjoyed tobogganing and a glacier walk in July! The Swiss people are very helpful and family friendly and make everything very easy and enjoyable.

All in all would thoroughly recommend the apartment and area to anyone, it was a really fantastic holiday! We didn't have the best weather but it really didn't make a difference to us, and I'm a lady who usually likes to sunbathe so that is praise indeed! We would love to come back in the winter too as the area looks fantastic for skiing! Thank you to Howard and Wendy for sharing your lovely home with us - we will be back!

Lindsey robins

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at this fabulous appartment, could not fault it, furnished to a very high standard, clean and well cared for. I would recommend it very highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Ideal Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, bright, modern apartment. We were a family group of five adults and we were very comfortable. The Ski lift is a short, easy walk away in full ski gear and boots. The owners were clear, efficient and friendly in correspondence. Ideal for a family group ski holiday. We would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Jan 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Jan 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
During high season the changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time 4pm and departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices for the property are in UK pounds per night. Please note the minimum stay requirements.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gryon in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with bath and shower over, wc, hand basin and bathroom cabinet Bathroom 2 with cubicle shower, wc, handbasin and storage cabinet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms plus 3rd mezzanine bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed suite, fitted wardrobes, door to balcony Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes Mezzanine 3rd bedroom with limited head room in places, up steep stairs with double sofa bed, wardrobe, TV screen for DVDs and games.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Heating and electricity included. Ski room with allocated ski locker to be found in the basement. Outside: The apartment is on the third floor and has one long balcony facing east with outside table, chairs and deck chairs. There is a smaller balcony facing south with a table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels supplied and changed weekly. Cleaning supplied during stay by prior arrangement. Other: Entrance hall with space for shoes and coat rack, large storage cupboards containing ironing board, iron and more space for coats.

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