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Apartment In Barboleuse, Near Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
17 April, 2018

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 Gryon

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gryon in Aigle District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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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Apartment In Barboleuse, Near Lake Geneva, Switzerland
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Excellent apartment in Barboleuse

  • 5 of 5

Bright, modern, well furnished apartment in a convenient location. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped and well maintained. The owners were very organised and efficient and provided extensive information for the apartment and local amenities. Would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

A home away from home. Our third year in this beautiful chalet in the Swiss Alps.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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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: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 13-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 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: 03-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Bex - Villars Mountain train
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Les Chaux
Car: not necessary


Lake Geneva is a short drive away (approx half an hour). This beautiful lake with its lovely lakeside towns has several beaches, and offers summer attractions such as water parks and boat trips.


Geneva airport is just 1 1/4 hour drive away. There is excellent access from the airport by train with a direct line from the airport to Bex. From here a 20 minute ride on the mountain train will bring you up to Barboleuse, just a couple of minutes walk from the apartment. In total the journey takes 2 hours and 10 minutes. If driving from Calais the journey takes around 8 hours plus any stops. Car hire, if required, can be arranged at Geneva airport or in Villars.


Barboleuse is just 3 km from Villars, 2 km from Gryon. Both can be reached within minutes on the local mountain train. The journey down the mountain to the valley takes 20 minutes. From there Lake Geneva with its lakeside towns is a short drive away, other ski resorts are less than an hour's drive, and the Italian lakes are just 3 hours drive.

Further Details:

Barboleuse has a supermarket (open 7 days a week), restaurants including a popular and very reasonable pizzeria, bakery, tourist information, ski and bike hire. Villars has several banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, bars and restaurants along with many other shops. The town also has a swimming pool, ice rink, golf course, tennis courts and sports center. In the winter the focus is on winter sports. In the summer there are footpaths offering miles of beautiful walks in the mountains as well as marked cycle tracks. The cable cars, telecabines and mountain trains are open in the summer season taking visitors up the mountains to beautiful lakes and forest walks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Gryon, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Feb 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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