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South Facing Apartment With Lovely Mountain Views



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English, French

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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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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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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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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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


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.


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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
feb 2
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
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22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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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


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


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


  • Dining Area


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


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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • Self-catering


  • 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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