Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Chalet Balthazar Apartment 5 has all the comfort of a top end hotel but at a fraction of the price and boasts the best location possible in Villars with close proximity to everything (ski train / shops / restaurants / bakery/ schools etc).
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 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 110 km, Nearest railway: Aigle or Bex 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 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.
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.