About the home
Fairways is a light and spacious two bedroom apartment located very close to the Les Esserts nursery slopes – ideal for a family or small group. This apartment has a large master bedroom and a good sized second bedroom with bunk beds. There is a family bathroom & WC (with a bath and overhead shower); the apartment has an additional guest WC.
The rest of the apartment is open plan with a fitted kitchen, dining for four and comfortable lounge seating for up to 6. Guests have access to cable TV, a CD/DVD player and free Wi-Fi internet access. The lounge leads on to a south west facing balcony.
Guests have use of a secure ski locker, laundry facilities (tokens available on request) and garage parking for 1 car.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
|Access:||Lift access to property, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Refurbished in 2011, this apartment has luxury furniture which includes:-
Oak Dining Table and leather dining chairs for 6
Italian designer corner sofa with integrated double bed.
Oak Coffee table
Luxury feel rugs throughout
Large wood burning fireplace.
The property includes a large flat screen TV, with DVD (CD) and large selection of DVDs
There is also a ipod docking station.
Further details outdoors:
Large Balcony with outdoor furniture including a dining table and seating for 6.
Large extending sun-shade
Stunning southerly views of Petit Combin and surrounding mountains
Parking is located securely indoors.Garage doors are all powered electrically for easy access using key-fobs.
There is indoor access to the garage using the lift which takes you directly to the door of the apartment.
Brochure and website prices are quoted in Swiss Francs.
A reservation is made once a deposit payment is paid by the client/customer and this is received in the bank account of activeFUSION Group SARL, furthermore the booking is confirmed in writing by activeFusion Group SARL.
Deposits paid are not refundable unless the event is cancelled by activeFUSION Group SARL. The date the balance is payable will be advised by us when activeFUSION Group SARL confirm your booking. Unless notice of cancellation is received prior to the balance payment date, balance monies will remain due and payable.
activeFusion Group SARL reserves the right to change the programme due to circumstances beyond its control. Any significant alterations will be advised to you and any alterations so made will be of a similar quality to those described in the brochure, information pack and website.
If activeFusion Group SARL needs to cancel an event or activity for any reason, a full refund of the amount paid by the client / customer to activeFusion Group SARL for that specific event or activity, will be made. No further liability can be accepted by activeFusion Group SARL beyond the afore mentioned full refund value.
Inclusive airport/hotel transfers specified in the holiday cost are only included when guests travel on the flight specified by activeFusion Group SARL. Guests arriving or departing on different flights will be responsible for their own transfer costs.
All names and address held on the ActiveFusion Group SARL mailing list are held on computer. No information so stored will ever be passed to a third party without the customer / client consent. If however, you object to your details being stored, please inform us and we shall remove them.
In the event of significant currency fluctuations and/or abnormal supply price increases between an event or activity being advertised and it taking place, ActiveFusion Group SARL reserves the right to alter the overall charge for the activity or event.
It is a fundamental booking condition that you accept the hazards involved in visiting remote areas and engaging in potentially dangerous activities. To take part in one of our activities, events or courses, you must be covered by adequate insurance for the duration of the course and for the specific activities undertaken. The insurance must cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical and emergency expenses (including repatriation), personal accident, injury and death. In addition you should be insured against loss of/damage to baggage, personal possessions and flight cancellations/delays.
ActiveFusion Group SARL does not accept liability for death, bodily injury or illness unless this arises from the negligent act and/or omission of ActiveFusion Group SARL employees during the course of their employment. ActiveFusion Group SARL and its employees are covered by public liability insurance up to a maximum of 5,000,000 (CHF).
The Swiss Alps / Valais/Swiss Alps region
The Valais is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the southwestern part of the country, around the valley of the Rhône from its headwaters to Lake Geneva, separating the Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps. The canton is one of the drier parts of Switzerland in its central Rhône valley.
Paradoxically it is also one of most well-watered parts, having large amounts of snow and rain up on the highest peaks found in Switzerland. The canton of Valais is probably best known for the Matterhorn and ski resorts such as Zermatt or Verbier.
The Verbier / Les Esserts area
Sitting in a sun-drenched south-western facing bowl, perched high up on a mountainside at an altitude of 1500m, Verbier has it all. Boasting a wide array of sporting and leisure activities during both the summer and winter months, the resort also has a great nightlife, and stunning scenery which can be enjoyed at whichever pace suits you. And if peace and quiet is what you’re after…you never have to venture too far to get it!
Situated in the south-western part of Switzerland in the canton of the Valais, Verbier is bordered by France to the west and Italy to the south. During the summer months the resort is home to the Verbier Festival, a classical music festival of international acclaim, the Grand Raid Cristalp mountain biking competition and the Grand Concours Hippique horse show; and in the winter, the resort plays host to the world famous Nissan O'Neill Xtreme freeride contest, which takes place on the Bec des Rosses, and the renowned Verbier Ride freeskiing competition.
Verbier draws its alpine charm from it's traditional chalet-style buildings harmoniously nestling in the hillside and it's natural setting. It's south-westerly orientation means that it maximises sun exposure so there are many sun terraces for you to kick back and relax on. The resort is best known for its chalet style accommodation, with dozens of tour operators and select Chalet companies offering all-inclusive holidays to self-cating apartments. There are also many hotels that will suit all budgets. If you fancy something a little more 'quirky' and are on a tight budget, there's always The Budget hostel. It used to be an underground atomic shelter it opened it's doors in 1999 and has been welcoming the general public ever since. There's no windows so it probably not advisable if you suffer from claustraphobia!
We believe you can't get much better than Verbier in the summer with it's stunning 'picture postcard' views (we're biased of course!). There's so much to do, check out our summer activities pages to see what Verbier has to offer. Whether you're taking a stroll through the alpine pastures, hiking around the 400kms of walking trails or riding the 200kms of mountain biking trails you'll undoubtedly discover the mountain flora and fauna and experience Verbier's natural beauty at its best. It's not all sporting and extreme activity in Verbier though; there are concerts, recitals and street performances for you to enjoy too. Our Resort Events guide and what's on calendar will keep you up to date with resort life.
During the winter, Verbier becomes a skiers paradise. Verbier forms part of the 'Four Valleys' ski area, the four valleys being Thyon, Veysonnaz and Nendaz which together offer over 410 kilomtres of ski runs and 93 state of the art lifts, all covered in one (hands-free) lift pass. (Apparently if you want to show a love of all things Swiss, you can buy a Swatch Snowpass watch and load up your personal details!) The season normally runs from the second week in December until the end of April, with New Year and February/March being the busiest times. The valley is located at 1500m, and right up to the summit of the Mont-Fort glacier (3300m) the views extending across the breathtaking Swiss valleys are fantastic.
Snow is guaranteed in Verbier due to it's high altitude and glacier skiing, and this 'mountain playground' means that there is guaranteed to be something to suit skiers and boarders of all levels. If the off-piste is more your thing, then Verbier is also recognised as one of the premiere "off-piste" resorts in the Alps and in the world, with great Heli-skiing opportunities too.
The area around Mont Gélé is popular with many beginners and intermediates alike however it can be busy. If you are a little more experienced and want to try something with a slightly steeper gradient, take the cable car down to Tortin (2050m) where it is quieter, and there are a number of red intermediate runs for you to enjoy. On the opposite side of the valley, Bruson (1080m) is an excellent area for intermediate skiers. There's fewer crowds here and the North East facing orientation means that the snow (and powder!) stay good for longer.
If you are an expert or advanced level skier then the world of Val de Bagnes is your oyster! You have to try out the classic black runs in areas such as Mont Fort and Combatzeline. The weather can usually be a major stumbling factor here and if visibility is good, expect the lift queues to replicate that. If you're a confident off-piste skier then take a mountain guide, and explore some of the off-piste potential in the Tortin, Mont-Gélé and Chassoure areas. There are many ungroomed, former black runs in the valley which offer some good off-pisting. They're usually quite busy, but you should still use the services of a mountain guide and ensure you carry (and know how to use) suitable off-piste equipment when skiing these areas.
Verbier has an excellent snowpark. The 1936 Neipark is located at La Chaux (2260m), with all the rails, jumps and corners you need to get off. It's the steep freestyle skiing opportunities that make this valley a favourite with many professional skiers. Many top skiers have settled down there in order to profit from these steep slopes and freestyle skiing which Verbier offers in abundance.
However, if there's a white-out that keeps you off the slopes then there's always the Alpine Museum, art galleries, indoor swimming pool, saunas and plenty of shopping to keep you busy and Verbier's nightlife is almost as famous as its skiing! With 12 bars and discotheques, Verbier boasts some of the best après-ski and nightlife in the Swiss Alps. For bars and nightclubs in Verbier see here. The Pub Mont-Fort is a favorite with the British crowd visiting Verbier.
The Casbah Club plays techno-music, largely for a younger crowd of 20- something and has a great party atmosphere. There's regular party nights which themes such as Playboy and James Bond to name but a few! The Farm Club in the Hotel Rhodania caters to an older, 'riche' and sophisticated crowd with many Swiss regulars who come back to Verbier at the weekends.
How to get there
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Travelling between the Airport and Verbier
Geneva (CH) airport is the best and closest airport to use for Verbier at just over two hours away by motorway. Alternatives include Sion (CH) and Turin (IT), 40 minutes and 2½ hours away respectively. To travel from these airports you have the choice of scheduled bus, shared shuttle, hire car, taxi, tour operators, private helicopter transfer or train.
Train: The trains are a great way to travel around the place and are notorious for their punctuality and reliability. There is a station at Geneva airport (far left as you come out of Arrivals) from which you can catch roughly two direct trains per hour or one non-direct (via Geneva centre or Lausanne) to Martigny. At Martigny change on to the Grand St. Bernard Express to Le Chable (bottom of the Verbier mountain) from where you can catch the Post bus to resort. Cost is around 55CHF one way and takes around 2½hours. The seemingly the simplest option for ticketing for an airport transfer is the Swiss Transfer Service, consisting of a return ticket from the Swiss border or one of Switzerland’s airports to your destination. The Transfer Ticket cannot be purchased in Switzerland and so must be purchased on-line and is slightly more expenive than booking the train directly for as short a journey as from Geneva.
Shared Shuttle: ATS (Airport Transfer Service) provide means to reserve shared minibuses which take you door-to-door to and from most ski resort destinations. Booking on-line is recommended. From Geneva Alpine Express provides a means for booking coaches on-line to and from Verbier. Costs around 75CHF one-way running ~every 3 hours on a Saturday.
Buses: From Geneva Gare Routiere provides a means for booking coaches on-line to Verbier. From Sion the airport bus operates a route to Verbier.
Car hire: Car hire can be arranged from each of the airports above and if there are several people travelling is not always an expensive option. Pre-booking is highly recommended if not obligatory. Try using Holiday Autos for the best searches and prices.
Taxi: A taxi for up to 4 people will cost approximately 650CHF if you get a taxi at the door from Geneva. For more than 4 people the cost will be higher for the vehicle and probably cheaper per person.
Helicopter: A helicopter transfer with with us for approx 1500 -200 CHF depending on time of year.
Activities near Verbier
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
30 Mar 2013
This is a very pleasant and fairly spacious apartment in a nice area, just a short walk from Savoleyres. You can also easily catch a bus to/from Carrefour and immediately start skiing the Verbier section of the mountain, avoiding a trip to Medran. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and is very comfortable, with a decent sized second bedroom. Our only complaint was that the duvets were unpleasantly hot. I had to use duvet covers as alternative bed covering.
14 Feb 2013
We stayed in Fairways 203 for the first time at the beginning of February, and will definitely stay there again!
It is a very nice and cosy apartment, which is in great shape (recently renovated) and fully furnished with everything needed for a very pleasant stay (including WiFi, iPod player, wide flat screen TV, Apple TV, binoculars...)
It has a superb view of the snowy mountains around, is well insulated and heated, and in very clean condition. It is walking distance to the village and ski slope lifts, and has a bus stop right in front of it.
Sarah, who looked after the rental, was very helpful and coordinated everything very efficiently, a big thanks to her (directions, key pickup and return were spot on).
Very highly recommended!
14 Feb 2013
We had a very nice stay in this apartment over Christmas and New Year and I would highly recommend it particularly to groups of 3-6 people. There is a nice double room, one with a very roomy bunk bed and a sofa bed in the lounge. We particularly liked the lovely view over the valley, the balcony and open fireplace. As for entertainment there is a large television with cable a bue-ray dvd as well as apple TV and wireless broadband. There is also a sound dock for an ipod/iphone. The furniture is high quality and the kitchen has everything you need to cater for up to 6.
The apartment is nicely positioned with a bus stop directly in fornt which is serviced by a resort bus every 10 mins to Medran. You can easily walk to the nursery slopes or Savoleyres. We will be going back.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Swiss CHF||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||15 Nov 12||8 Dec 12||CHF 1260||CHF 210||CHF 262||4 Nights|
|Mid Season - 2012||8 Dec 12||22 Dec 12||CHF 1890||CHF 315||CHF 368||4 Nights|
|Xmas / New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||CHF 3570||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season - 2013||5 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||CHF 1890||CHF 315||CHF 368||4 Nights|
|High Season - 2013||9 Feb 13||2 Mar 13||CHF 2415||CHF 368||CHF 420||4 Nights|
|Mid Season - 2013||2 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||CHF 1890||CHF 315||CHF 368||4 Nights|
|High Season - 2013||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||CHF 2415||CHF 368||CHF 420||4 Nights|
|Low Season - 2013||6 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||CHF 1260||CHF 210||CHF 262||4 Nights|
|Summer Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||CHF 1890||CHF 315||CHF 368||4 Nights|
|Low Season||31 Aug 13||30 Nov 13||CHF 1260||CHF 210||CHF 262||4 Nights|
|Mid Season||30 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||CHF 1890||CHF 315||CHF 368||4 Nights|
|Xmas / New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||CHF 3570||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season - 2014||4 Jan 14||8 Feb 14||CHF 1890||CHF 315||CHF 368||4 Nights|
|High Season - 2014||8 Feb 14||1 Mar 14||CHF 2415||CHF 368||CHF 420||4 Nights|
|Mid Season - 2014||1 Mar 14||19 Apr 14||CHF 1890||CHF 315||CHF 368||4 Nights|
|Low season - 2014||19 Apr 14||1 May 14||CHF 1260||CHF 210||CHF 262||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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