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South Facing Apartment With Lovely Mountain Views

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Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in Villars, Vaud, Switzerland - Great Location - Adjacent To The Ski Train And Tennis Courts, 10 Minutes Walk To Villars Centre

Opale is a spacious 2 bedroom (1 en suite) apartment decorated to a high standard on the ground floor of a chalet block in a quiet development with a south facing terrace and lovely views across the valley. It is only 100m from the mountain railway station and a similar distance from Villars tennis with both outdoor and indoor courts. The apartment comes with its own underground parking space. The block also has ski storage and a laundry and drying room.

Villars is located on a natural balcony at an altitude of 1300 metres in the heart of the Vaud Alps. In this idyllic setting with its stunning views stretching from Lake Geneva to Mont Blanc, winter sports fans can enjoy 125 km of pistes suitable for all levels.There is also an excellent indoor ice rink. Villars is friendly, not crowded and family oriented. Children 9 and under ski for free. In summer the "free access" pass provides free access to most of the local facilities and transport. The 18 hole golf course is 5km away.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Philip and Lynn
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Philip and Lynn

I am married with 3 daughters and am a chartered accountant. I was a partner in one of the Big 4 until my retirement in 2009.

Philip and Lynn purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Philip and Lynn chose Switzerland

My children were quite young at the time and we had all just learnt to ski. We thought it would be lovely to have our own place in the mountains where we could ski whenever we were able.

Villars is a very friendly place where the ski slopes have never been too busy when we have been there. The scenery is stunning and there is lots to do. My daughters all loved ice skating and the ice rink is great.

It is also very easy to reach on public transport so you don't actually need a car which is nice sometimes.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is so near to the ski train that getting up the slopes is a doddle. When there is good snow you can ski all the way back down. On other days you can relax on the train!

Roche Grise is a quiet development of a small number of well spaced out chalet blocks with easy parking and it is very convenient for all the facilities in town.

In summer the tennis courts are almost next door.

At the end of an active day I just love sitting in the window or on the terrace taking in the stunning views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed Villars and the apartment." EQ Feb 2014



"We had a wonderful time. The apartment was spotless and was perfect and ideal for our requirements despite slightly mixed weather." MW Jul 2014
Oct 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed Villars and the apartment." EQ Feb 2014



"We had a wonderful time. The apartment was spotless and was perfect and ideal for our requirements despite slightly mixed weather." MW Jul 2014
Oct 2012
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6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

4

Good location with comfortable accommodation.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay apart from being snowed in for 3 days. Well epuipped and really comfortable bed and pillows, which is absolutely essential after a hard days skiing.

The owners have been very helpful throught the booking process and whilst we were there. Happy to recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay although unfortunately a snow dump is an unavoidable risk in the Alps. We hope you will come again when we are sure it will be nice for the whole week!! Philip and Lynn
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5

What a fantastic apartment, perfectly located for the train and a short walk to the town.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Opale 5 for 5 nights last week, the apartment had everything we needed. Plenty of space to relax in, kitchen fully equipped, comfortable beds and nice powerful shower and bath. The location was ideal for the train up the mountain and only a short walk into town. There were 3 adults staying but it would comfortably sleep 4-6. Would recommend and will look to re-visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and really hope you will come again! Philip and Lynn
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5

Great find in villars - definitely recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the apartment in villars with 4 adults and 2 young children.

We are familiar with the area so got the train/tram from the station to villars without an issue (apart from lugging the luggage on and off!). I wouldn't recommend trying to walk from the tram station in villars as the hill is very steep and would have been a nightmare with luggage. One stop in the tram up the mountain was much easier.

The apartment is well equipped, especially in the kitchen, the beds were comfy and the place was clean. Word of warning, our 3 yr old slept on the extra bed in one of the bedrooms which was great, but if an adult sat on it then the slats popped out so only use that for young children. We took our own travel cot as it wasn't provided. That meant that we had 8 pieces of luggage plus a pram which made the journey quite difficult- we didn't think it wouldn't take much to provide one in the apartment for young families to use.

The location is great if you want to go up the mountain as it is a 3minute walk from the tram stop. Equally it is 5 minutes to the nursery slopes behind the tram station in villars which was great.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to family and friends and would stay again if we holiday in villars again.

Thanks lynn and phillip

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed the stay. Sorry about the slats on the bed --- we will sort that although it is intended for a child. Up to now there has been very little demand for a cot as usually it is only older children who have been staying. Certainly taking the train up to the first stop is well worth it if you arrive during the working day. Many thanks Philip + Lynn
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5

Lovely Apartment.

  • 5 of 5

I am so pleased that we found this apartment for our stay in Villars. It was perfect for us. Spacious and comfortable with good quality furnishings. It was very well equipped and had everything we needed. There were lovely views from every window and we enjoyed being able to sit out on the patio in the sunshine.

Contact with the owners was excellent and the collection and return of keys to the local agent was very smooth.

We certainly hope to return soon.

Christine and Graham

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Philip and Lynn Gregory
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5

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment - we stayed with our 3 children in August 2016. The apartment was very clean and had enough space for all of us, well furnished and comfortable. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed, and it was lovely to be on the ground floor so we could sit on the patio enjoyed the views. The owners were very helpful, especially when we couldn't work out how to open the laundry room. There is a concierge in the next building to help with any issues.

It's just a 5 minute walk into the main town, and the mountain railway stops about 20m away.

Great would recommend to everyone.

Caroline Hudson

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Find

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant time in Villar and would recommend this place without reservation.

A great 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor (fantastic for the kids to get out and play in the snow) only a 1minute walk from the first stop on the train up the mountain.

As you would expect in a top notch apartment, the build and decoration was very good (powerful shower always a must), but really impressed was the addition of the basics that you otherwise have to bring in for the kitchen. We always bring our own salt, pepper, oil, dishwashing liquid etc as we have been caught out in the past with empty apartments, but here there was pretty much every basic you could need. Naturally you replace what you finish, but having an owner with this kind of foresight makes the overall stay that much more pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

My children were quite young at the time and we had all just learnt to ski. We thought it would be lovely to have our own place in the mountains where we could ski whenever we were able. Villars is a very friendly place where the ski slopes have never been too busy when we have been there. The scenery is stunning and there is lots to do. My daughters all loved ice skating and the ice rink is great. It is also very easy to reach on public transport so you don't actually need a car which is nice sometimes.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 125 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Villars sur Ollon at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Villars sur Ollon at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villars sur Ollon at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Roche Grise at 0.1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Travel:

Villars sur Ollon (to give it its full name) lies above Aigle on the North side of the Rhone valley

By car Villars is about 8 hours driving time form the French channel ports. It is approximately 90 minutes from Geneva airport, leaving the A9 motorway at the Aigle junction. Follow signs to Aigle and then signs to Villars.

Trains run direct to Aigle or Bex from Geneva airport where there is a connection to Villars. Journeys take 2h via Aigle or 2h20 via Bex.

A car is not essential.

Distances:

By car Montreux is only 20/25 minutes away with its lovely lakeside walks and its famous jazz festival in July each year. Lausanne is another attractive lakeside city about 45 minutes away. Its major attraction is the Olympic Museum which is a really good day out with lots of Olympic memorabilia.

There are many boat trips and you can cross over to towns such as Evian

Gruyere is a pretty town 1 hour away and Bern, Interlaken, Chamonix and Zermatt are all within a couple of hours drive.

Further Details:

There is a full array of sporting activities on a year round basis. For the active visitor there is just about every sport you could possibly imagine. Your selection includes cross country skiing, curling, swimming, ice skating, horse riding,mountain biking, walking, tennis or golf. You are almost sure to find something that is to your liking. Those in search of relaxation can enjoy the facilities and wellness offers of the thermal baths at Lavey-les-Bains.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
march
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
£950
 
 
easter
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
£950
 
 
summer
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
£950
£3,000
 
 
christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£321
for 3 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £340
Stay tax £2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Booking Notes:
20% deposit on booking and 80% payable 30 days before commencement of rental together with damage deposit of CHF 500 /£ 340.
Payable by cheque or bank transfer.
Damage deposit refunded after 4 weeks on presentation of evidence of payment of taxe de sejour.
Linen costs CHF 22.50 pp .

Changeover Day:
Saturdays in peak periods but can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are flexible for late bookings. Please email for information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The apartment is so near to the ski train that getting up the slopes is a doddle. When there is good snow you can ski all the way back down. On other days you can relax on the train! Roche Grise is a quiet development of a small number of well spaced out chalet blocks with easy parking and it is very convenient for all the facilities in town. In summer the tennis courts are almost next door. At the end of an active day I just love sitting in the window or on the terrace taking in the stunning views.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower over, bidet and wc. Shower room with shower and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and spacious en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds and Sofa bed (double) in lounge.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There is cable tv with UK and European channels, DVD player, CD and IPOD dock. Wifi internet access is available. Outside: The terrace is equipped with garden chairs and table. The property is surrounded by shared grounds including an outside table tennis table. Utility Room: A shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryers is available through the concierge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen can be included. Cleaning at the end of each rental is included. Other: Large hallway with space for coats, boots etc.

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