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Spacious and sunny traditional Swiss Demi-Chalet in Swiss Alps

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedroom, sleeps 6 perfect for Summer & Winter Holidays in the Swiss Alps

Les Diablerets, a traditional village, offers skiing to 3000m (including summer) hiking/walking, tennis, swimming and golf in summer.

a 3 storey demi- chalet in a sunny garden. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 shower, kitchen, dining room and living room with open fire. There are 2 balconies and a terrace. Double garage has ski storage area.

Resort details: The chalet is 1 1/2 hours (road or rail) from Geneva. 12 hours by car from London. Centre of 3 ski regions between Gstaad and Villars. More than 50 ski lifts near by, all standards ski school. Beginners / infants to expert black runs off Glacier and Villars. Diablerets Glacier (lift 2 kilometres from Chalet) is open all summer at 3000 metres. Cross country and downhill. Para gliding, tennis, swimming and golf (7 courses within 1 hour).

The village has supermarkets, restaurants, a pharmacy, banks, sports hire and sports schools. (ski, swimming, tennis, paragliding etc.)

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Maria Hind
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017

About Maria Hind

We live in the UK and have been visiting Les Diablerets for over 50 years. When you go there you will understand why. We drive out 4 times a year and the rest of our family fly out to join us from time to time. Skiing is a great family sport and holiday we hope you will enjoy our chalet as much as we do. In Summer I play Golf in the Valley (Crans-Montana) and up on the Alps at Villars

My children like hiking over the mountains in the summer and sledging in the garden in the winter. we love peace and quiet with the quality of living that Les Diablerets offers us. We hope you do too!

Maria Hind purchased this chalet in 1989

Why Maria Hind chose Switzerland

Chalet Royal is a fantastic rental. It is next to the Navette stop (the free ski bus) which takes you to the ski lifts (1 stop Glacier 2 stops Isenau and the Gare (station) is so useful for shopping or going skiing without the car when the roads are icy or different family members what to do different hours. The garden is great for sledging and playing in summer and winter. The views are spectacular and the scene ever changing with the weather. The Terrace has the sun until the last moment in our ideal location. The chalet bedrooms are large with good wardrobes. The Sitting room and Kitchen open plan with an open fire for great family gatherings and games.

What makes this chalet unique

Out door space is great for families with children, or sunbathing in the summer, sitting in the sun in March through til October with an aperitif and crisps watching the sun go down. The rooms are traditional and the balconies so great.

The Fireplace warms you up after a hard days ski and peace and quite of a Swiss mountain helps you sleep deeply

5 Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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Cosy, 70s style, family chalet.

  • 4 of 5

Five of us spent a lovely week in this cosy, unostentatious, family chalet, situated about 5 minutes by car (15 minutes walking) to the centre of the village. Chalet was clean, sunny and warm. Nice to have an open fire and also the use of a large garage so we could keep the skiis on the roof of car. Chalet would be a comfortable fit for 6 adults and is a reasonable price for high season, in that location. There was very little snow during our stay but about three runs were open on the glacier and three in Villars so a car is advised, as the owner says. Quickest way to Villars is over the Col de la Croix. (Officially closed in winter but check with someone in the know. A 4x 4 is advisable.) Communication good and very prompt. We walked around Lake Retaud then on up to the Restaurant Marneche at top of gondola lift from Les Diablerets. Had good hamburgers for 10 Chf each on panoramic terrace. Had delicious pizzas in restaurant close to Coop. Without exception we encountered, polite, professional, helpful people. Everything is fantastically well organised in Switzerland and fantastically expensive too! Visit to Lavey les Bains outdoor thermal baths is a must.

Recycling is a big thing in Switzerland so sorting rubbish is important. (Tip: yellow 17 L rubbish only bags can be purchased individually from the tourist information office for 1Chf). Tourist office extremely helpful re: different lift passes and places to go as was Holiday ski with all our equipment. (Tip: if you can't make it back to chalet in time, public loos in village are situated down the outside stairs at Maison de Commune!

We rented a 4 x 4 through Thrifty (Hertz) in arrival terminal at Geneva airport (Swiss side, to save hassle). Good car, straight forward transaction and easy shuttle to the underground parking for rental cars. Easy journey to Les Diablerets on motorway then mountain road from Aigle. Equally, easy to get there by rail from airport via Aigle. Great six days. Would definitely go to the Chalet Royal again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Chalet Royal we have spent many summers and winters in the chalet with our children and grand children enjoying the wonderful scenery, sport and of course alpine air. You are welcome back anytime!
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Chalet Royal holiday

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Royal is a pretty and cosy chalet although conveniently spacious, surrounded by extraordinary landscapes and views. I felt privileged to be able to stay here with my family, with easy access to the village while still serving as a relaxing and calming getaway from our busy lives.

Usually we come to Switzerland in the winter when we ski, however, this summer holiday was definitely the best I've ever had! There was so much to do; swimming (outdoors and indoors), playing tennis on the clay courts, archery, mini-golf/golf and hiking, which we all managed to do in just one week! - And of course there was more.

I can't wait to be welcomed once more by this secret retreat this winter and perhaps next summer too!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for your lovely home, we had a superb holiday with the family,

The two weeks flew by and we still didn't visit everything on our list... The Chalet is very clean and homely, the location excellent and we visited Gstaad, Villars, Leysin and Aigle during our stay. The Skiing on Isenau and Villars was super and we managed to go up onto the Glacier for the first time this year as the children were able to ski on the top.

Thank you again and see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind remarks. Like you we enjoy the family friendly winter sports in Les Diablerets, as well as the great family sports available in the summer
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

fantastic chalet, spacious and very comfortable, ideally situated and very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Chalet

  • 4 of 5

Large chalet and friendly quiet village. The children had great rooms and we had a lovely romantic room on the top with private balcony.

Lovely Garden and Garages a bonus,

Good Snow,

Good Ski Communictions

Great Hot Chocolates!!!!

Helpful owners, nicely presented and clean,

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Chalet Royal is a fantastic rental. It is next to the Navette stop (the free ski bus) which takes you to the ski lifts (1 stop Glacier 2 stops Isenau and the Gare (station) is so useful for shopping or going skiing without the car when the roads are icy or different family members what to do different hours. The garden is great for sledging and playing in summer and winter. The views are spectacular and the scene ever changing with the weather. The Terrace has the sun until the last moment in our ideal location. The chalet bedrooms are large with good wardrobes. The Sitting room and Kitchen open plan with an open fire for great family gatherings and games.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 120 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Les Diablerets at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 800 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Villars at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Diablerets at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Aigle at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les Diablerets at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Isenau/Meillerets/Glacier 3000 at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Family friendly quiet and unspoiled Swiss mountain village full of traditional chalets. Range of local restaurants and food shops in Les Diablerets based on the traditions of an eco friendly farming community.

Skiing and snow boarding activities: skiing: high altitude glacier with guaranteed snow and snow machines, three main ski areas, over 70 lifts with over 220 kilometres of runs, long offpiste opportunities, heliskiing, two snow board parks. Varied runs with lots for the intermediate; Skiing free for children up to 9 years old

Other sports: skating, ice hockey, curling, sledging, cross country, climbing (2 Via Ferrata for beginners), paragliding; tennis, golf, walking: on the border of a nature reserve, fishing, community swimming pool, the Alpine Coaster,

Within reach: easy transfer from Geneva, 30 minutes from Lake Geneva/Lac Leman, wine region and vineyards, thermal spa and baths, museums, music festivals, concerts

For further details, do not hesitate to contact owner.

Other Activities: curling, skating.

Golf: Villars (hilly) 9km

Gstaad ( part hilly) 18km

Aigle ( Montreux) 20km

Evian 38km

Crans Montana 40km

Ski: 3 main areas Isenau up to 2120m, Meilleret (linked with Villars) up to 2120m and Diablerets Glacier 3000m.

All areas linked by free ski bus.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,670
for 5 nights
From
£270
From
£290
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
8 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 6 nights
£2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,671
for 6 nights
£1,900
 
 
Christmas/new year Holidays
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,100
for 7 nights
£3,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan Skiing 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 6 nights
£2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
February
4 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 6 nights
£3,100
 
 
Feb High Season
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,100
for 7 nights
£3,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 6 nights
From
£125
£2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning & laundry & Tax £300
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Prices include all linen, towels, electricity etc,Swiss tourist tax & Final Cleaning on Departure of the property.

NB: does not include Firewood or Telephone.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Out door space is great for families with children, or sunbathing in the summer, sitting in the sun in March through til October with an aperitif and crisps watching the sun go down. The rooms are traditional and the balconies so great. The Fireplace warms you up after a hard days ski and peace and quite of a Swiss mountain helps you sleep deeply

Property Type

  • chalet

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 125 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom - Toilet
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Hot water is limited in all Swiss chalets. We have a especially large hot water tank of 300 litres, which because of local regulations is only heated at night. This is sufficient for daily washing requirements for 6 adults. Chalet Royal has a Bathroom : Bath with Shower over & with WC A separate Shower on the top floor A separate WC on the ground floor.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Good balcony
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Large balcony cot only available on request (surcharge)
  • 3 doubles all of a good size. The Master bedroom is very spacious with an extra large balcony. On the same level, is bedroom 2 and a large bathroom. Bedroom 3 is on the top floor, with its own shower area. This bedroom also has a balcony. Both balconies are south facing.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • The accommodation is over three floors comprising one half of a chalet. The chalet was built for use by local Swiss and is finished to a substantially higher level than normal holiday accommodation. With 125sqm or 1300 sq feet inside, a garden of 1,000 sqm (11,000 sq feet), an enormous double garage and off road parking for two cars, there is plenty of space for all. Built on the south-facing and sunny slope above the village centre, the chalet is well separated from surrounding chalets. Views are spectacular, up to the Diablerets glacier and across the valley to the Meilleret/Villars ski area. Access to the village centre and various ski areas is available for those without cars through a free local bus service. A bus stop is less than 100 metres from the chalet.