Chalet Balthazar Apartment 5
About the home
Chalet Balthazar Apartment 5 has all the comfort of a top end hotel but at a fraction of the price. We have carefully mixed traditional materials with contemporary design to give you a perfect chalet chic experience in a home from home environment. Roaring open fires, underfloor heating, bathrooms by 'Villeroy and Bosch' and 'Duravit', goose down bedding from 'The White Company', 400T Egyptian linen, professional 'Falcon' range cooker, free Wifi and all the latest audiovisual entertainment (Sky+, Wii, PS3, flat screen TVs, ipod docks) are some of the comforts that will make your stay a luxurious one.
Apartment 5 is a 110m2 penthouse with three SuperKing/twin bedrooms and three bathrooms (two are en suite). The celings are vaulted throughout with stunning exposed wooden beams lending a great sense of space. There are two mezzanines where older children can enjoy relaxing.
The open plan oak kitchen has granite worktops, a professional ‘Falcon’ Rangecooker and the latest appliances. The kitchen leads onto the dining area and sitting room where there is a fireplace, huge flat screen TV and comfy chairs. Two large balconies lead off the sitting room where there are tables and chairs so you can relax and appreciate the stunning views of the 'Dents du Midi' and 'Muveran' mountain ranges.
All of the bedrooms have stunning views and have flat screen TVs, DVDs and ipod docking stations. There is oak parquet flooring, underfloor heating and large fitted wardrobes.
The beauty of Chalet Balthazar is that it is under 2 minutes walk to the ski train, the local shops, bars and restaurants and the ski school meeting point. This means that there is no ski school stress in the morning and keen skiers can easily make the first train up to make fresh tracks. Non-skiers of all ages can enjoy the delights of Villars on foot and easily walk to the swimming pool, ice rink, bowling or take the train up to the ski domain.
To make your stay even easier, there is a communal boot room with heated boot warmers and ski racks just by the front door.
Guests staying at one of the five apartments at Chalet Balthazar can benefit from endless advice and suggestions on the best restaurants, skidoo rides to mountain refuges, babysitters, masseurs, private chefs and local events not to be missed.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Double beds (3), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
Apartment 5 is the 'Penthouse' apartment on the second floor of Chalet Balthazar. There are wonderful vaulted celings with exposed wooden beams which give a great sense of space. The walls are finished in rustic plaster and there is oak parquet flooring with underfloor heating throughout. Guests can enjoy a real chalet chic experience while staying here. Warm wool tartan curtains, chocolate faux-suede dining chairs, sofas with lots of cushions, authentic Swiss art, imported pocket sprung beds, goose down bedding from 'The White Company', 400T Egyptian linen, imported Italian tiles and luxurious en suite bathrooms are some of the delights of this apartment. The professional kitchen with Falcon Rangecooker and the latest appliances ensure a pleasurable cooking experience. There are endless entertainment opportunities - free Wifi, flat screen TVs, DVDs, ipod docks in every room as well as Sky+, Wii and PS3.
Further details outdoors:
Chalet Balthazar is a stunning and much commented-on building. Whilst in the centre of town, it maintains a wonderfully discreet and quiet atmosphere. The exterior of the building is clad in warm wood and the carpentry has been finished to an exceptionally high standard. At night stunning up/down lights give the Chalet an air of exclusivity. In the evenings, the pink light of the sunset reflects off the building making it look almost magical in appearance. There are large balconies on the East and South sides providing stunning views over the 'Muveran' and 'Dents de Midi' mountain ranges and the chalet is enclosed by fir trees and a sturdy wooden fence. There is private parking to the rear of the building in this prime location. In summer, colourful geraniums adorn the balconies and in winter the paths and parking areas are cleared early in the morning for our guests.
No ski-school stress in the morning - you can warm your boots and store your skis safely in the communal boot room and simply walk across the road to the ski school meeting point.
Villars ski passes are FREE for kids under 9
Keen skiers staying at Chalet Balthazar can walk 2 minutes across the road to catch the first train up to the pistes and make fresh tracks.
A short walk to the shops, bars, restaurants, swimming pool, ice skating and bowling mean there are endless opportunities for non-skiers - both old and young.
The Swiss Alps / Vaud/Lake Geneva/Swiss Alps region
Villars sur Ollon is an exclusive but discreet, family orientated dual season resort perched upon a sunny south facing plateau above the Rhone valley near Montreux. It is approx 75 minutes from Geneva by motorway and a regular train service connects Geneva airport to Bex or Aigle nearby. Villars is a secluded and relaxing mountain retreat which remains within easy reach of the rest of the world.
The Villars, Switzerland / Villars Village area
Situated in pole position in Villars, moments from the shops, bars and restaurants of the Rue Centrale and 50 metres from the bus/train station from where the ski train takes you up to the main ski area at Bretaye. Although in the heart of the village, Chalet Balthazar retains a quiet and discreet atmosphere.
In winter, 75 ski lifts connect 220km of slopes and a chairlift connection to the neighbouring resort of ‘Les Diablerets’ enables year-round skiing on the glacier at 3,000m. Sledging, ice-skating, Nordic skiing and snowshoe walking provide skiers and non-skiers with endless possibilities. Two respected ski schools provide expert tuition and children under 9 benefit from free ski passes. For those who like to ski in a different resort everyday, Verbier is 40 mins away, Chamonix 1h 15mins, Les Portes du Soleil (Champery, Avoriaz & Morzine) 40 mins and Gstaad 1h. Crans Montana, Saas Fee and Zermatt are further afield but not too far.
In summer, Villars’ 300km of pedestrian paths are an invitation to go for a walk or a hike through the pine woods and wild flower meadows to lakes and small alpine villages. You can also practise many different sports such as golf, tennis, swimming, rock-climbing, horse riding, mountain biking or paragliding.
How to get there
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Chalet Balthazar has a fabulously convenient location in the village centre, moments from the shops, bars and restaurants of the Rue Centrale. Villars tourist office, the ski school office, the beginner ski slopes, the ski school meeting point and the train station (from where the ski train takes you up to the main ski area at Bretaye) are all under 3 minutes walk away.
If driving to Chalet Balthazar the journey is an extremely straight forward 75 min drive from Geneva Airport or 3 hours from Zurich Airport.
If travelling by train, there is a rail service direct from Geneva Airport to Aigle (a 20 minute journey by car/taxi to the Chalet) to the next stop Bex where you can change and take the mountain train direct to Villars. The apartment is 50m from the train station.
Major Airlines flying direct into Geneva from the UK include:-
British Airways – www.britishairways.com
Swiss Air - www.swiss.com
Easyjet – www.easyjet.com
Cheapflights – http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/Geneva/London-Area/
All the major car rental firms are situated at Geneva Airport.
Activities near Villars, Switzerland
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Swiss CHF||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Peak Ski Season '13||9 Feb 13||9 Mar 13||CHF 4400||-||-||1 Week|
|Ski Season '13||9 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||CHF 4000||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring '13||14 Apr 13||25 May 13||CHF 2500||-||-||3 Nights|
|Early Summer '13||25 May 13||15 Jun 13||CHF 2800||-||-||3 Nights|
|Peak Summer '13||15 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||CHF 3300||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer '13||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||CHF 2800||CHF 400||CHF 400||3 Nights|
|Autumn '13||5 Oct 13||14 Dec 13||CHF 2500||CHF 360||CHF 360||3 Nights|
|1st week Ski Season '13||14 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||CHF 3600||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas & New Year '13||21 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||CHF 4600||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Ski Season '14||11 Jan 14||8 Feb 14||CHF 4100||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
This rental rate is fully inclusive of all bed linen, bathroom towels, tea towels, electricity, heating, pre / post stay cleaning & laundry (additional mid-stay cleaning can be arranged if required), local agent liaison, key handover & collection, firewood. The rental rate excludes Tourist Tax (taxe de sejour) which is payable direct at taxe de sejour office nearby.Enquire now
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