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South Facing Apartment With Lovely Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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

Philip and Lynn
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 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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(3 traveller 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
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ollon in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
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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