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Luxury New Chalet ALPHAVEN, 4 Apartments, Stunning Views, Sauna - Apartment C

John O'Brien

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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Luxury New Chalet ALPHAVEN, 4 Apartments, Stunning Views, Sauna - Apartment C

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Engelberg - ALPHAVEN

Apt A Sleeps 2-4 Apt B Sleeps 2-6 Apt C Sleeps 2-6 Apt D Sleeps 2-4

ALPHAVEN is a newly built Chalet Style House with 4 luxury apartments. It is situated on the sunny side, above the beautiful mountain paradise of Engelberg. The views are simply stunning, a 220 degree panorama across the entire valley with the mighty 'Titlis' and the Benedictine Monastery at the centre. Arguably one of the most beautiful views in Switzerland from an apartment. Apartment A (150 Square metres) the ultimate in luxury apartments, probably the finest in Engelberg and in the most magnificent setting. With floor to ceiling windows and balcony around 3 sides, State of the Art Kitchen and Bathroom, Wood burning fireplace, satellite TV, Hi-Fi, DVD, 2 large private terraces, one with a “hot tub”. Apartment C (90 Square Metres) is on the top floor and is luxuriously appointed. 2 Beds + loft, 2 Balconies ensure sun all day long and the views are breathtaking.

Facilities: Finnish sauna, laundry room, ski room, covered parking. Contact us for our website details.

Alphaven ... more information: ALPHAVEN … a few other things you might like to know!

• Alphaven is 1200 metres (4000 feet) above Sea Level.

• It is a 4 MINUTE WALK to the SKI BUS (Route 4) which is FREE during the Ski Season and is every half an hour.

• It takes 10 minutes to walk to the village and allow 15 minutes to walk back up!

• When there is snow cover … you can Ski / Board back to the house from the “Brunni” side of the mountain.

• There is a footpath next to the house which connects to all the beautiful walking routes.

• There is a Sitting Area in the Garden above the house which is a perfect setting in the summer for Barbecue’s or simply relaxing and enjoying the magnificent views.

• If you want to eat out and don’t want to drive, the four* Waldegg Hotel is a 5 minute walk, it has a delightful restaurant with wonderful food and a recently completed Swimming Pool and Gym.

A Magnificent new 18 Hole Golf Course completes the picture for the perfect Summer Stays.

Guest e-mails: Dear Ms O'Brien. You are the first one that I contact after our return to South Africa. That says a lot considering that I had more than 200 e-mails to respond to. It was absolutely marvellous! We enjoyed every minute, come sunshine, rain or snow. The changing light from the balcony is something that one can only experience and not describe. The apartment is magnificent and a true joy. Best regards, Yours sincerely, Frank and Rene Hodgson ....

Ursula and John,

Patrice and I are now very spoilt. Engelberg and your beautiful home was a perfect place to vacation for the week. The people in town, the restaurants (as you recommended, Axels was excellent as was the Waldegg), the skiing and wonderful scenery made for a great week. We look forward to coming back to visit again in the future. If you ever have a potential customer who needs a reference on your home and Engelberg... we'll get right back to them with rave reviews.

All our best wishes, Tom and Patrice Culligan...

Guest e-mails: Hi Ursula,

I cannot thank you enough for our great stay in Alphaven. It is beyond what we had imagined. Our first wedding anniversary went off just beautifully!!

It is just a beautiful place and my wife was so happy to be there. The only problem we had was that we never felt like leaving the place … the view and the luxury in your apartment was just amazing. We will remember it for the rest of our lives.

Again, thanks a lot for making this happen for us. We know where to stay when we are in Switzerland next time around.

Warm regards

Vijay and Anita

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Apartment C, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

An amazing apartment (which sleeps 2 to 6 people) on the upper floor, full of architectural features offering the best views in Engelberg…if not the whole of Switzerland. A spacious balcony at the front together with a private side balcony (accessed directly from the living area and the bedroom), allows you to catch the sun and the panorama from sunrise to sunset.… you will feel like you’re floating above the town and can touch the mountains. The Apartment in the Sky. Accommodation includes... Open plan Living Area with TV, Hi-Fi, and Sofa bed, Kitchen area; Master Bedroom with double bed, family Bathroom. A unique Second Bedroom with 4 beds, two of them accessed by ladder, high in the roof space and commanding exceptional views through the large feature window. Use of Finnish Sauna, Laundry / Washer Drier, Ski Room.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John O'Brien (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2015

About John O'Brien

I am a retired Television Producer/Director and Ursula my wife is a psychotherapist. We spend half our time in Engelberg and half in the UK Midlands.

Why John O'Brien chose Engelberg

We designed and built Alphaven, definitely a labour of love and it's a joy sharing it with our guests ... it is quite unique and very special to us and everyone who has spent some time there.

What makes this apartment unique

The breathtaking views, the stunning views and the jaw dropping views ... arguably the best in Switzerland. Please read our reviews if you have any doubts ... quite amazing. We are used to them however we still stand in awe of the scenery and constantly changing weather every time we are here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The most Beautiful Place I've ever been’. Diane Sanderson Scottland. “A great find on the internet … it is everything it says on the site and more! We will never forget the view … what a way to wake each day. It’s going to be sad to leave.”



Stephen Madge – England.



“Great Apartment!

Great View!

Great Weather!

Great Hosts!



In short, a perfect stay in a perfect place, we hope to return again!”

Patrick and Marielle – Netherlands.

“We had a fantastic time in your beautiful apartment.

The view is breathtaking, it is truly “Alp Heaven



Thank you for the warm welcome, kind regards. “

Daayil and Hasnaa – Finland.





“This place was truly amazing. It opened up a lot of views for me. The week we stayed here was overwhelming and I’m honestly sad to leave, since being here has made me the happiest I’ve been in a long time. Thank you for everything!!



Love the Tylers – United States.
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Apartment C
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews
Bad Dürkheim, Germany
5

UNBELIEVABLE

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family stayed in this apartment and loved every minute of it. The property was clean and well maintained and John, the owner, was fantastic with communication. The views from this apartment were magnificent. My kids loved the loft bedroom and we all loved eating breakfast while taking in God's beauty on the deck. While staying here, we hiked, went to the top of Mount Titlis, ate a meal at the Alpenclub, and also toured Lucerne. I would highly recommend staying in this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Philadelphia
5

Modern elegance with world-class views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Alphaven (Apt A) in August 2013 and were very, very happy with the apartment, the amenities and the owners. We have rented homes across Switzerland, and this was probably our all-time favorite one!

As other guests have noted, the views from Alphaven are not to be believed. We enjoyed waking up each morning to see the sunrise over the mountains and return at night to see the moon come out at night after a full day of hiking. The apartment was very clean, spacious and peaceful. We like to cook and enjoyed having a well stocked kitchen. Engelberg is a great location for hiking and other outdoor activities. The only drawback was the walk up to the house from the train. We were not traveling with a car and did not realize how steep the walk was, which made it somewhat difficult for lugging groceries, luggage, etc. If you are traveling with a car, this will not be a problem. (We could have hired a taxi but did not bother).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic apartments in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my new wife on our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it. The apartment was everything we could have hoped for. Engelberg itself is a fantastic little place and the views from the apartment were stunning. The walking trails right outside are brilliantly signposted and so easy to follow and not get lost! We'd recommend this to all.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Stunning views with fully equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

Greeted by stunning views every morning is what our family enjoy in Alphaven Apartment we stayed during April 12-18. Timing was too short for us to enjoy the lovely place with impeccable views and facilities. Kitchen was amazingly well-equipped and it is perfect for our family. Our 2 years old daughter woke us up every morning to see the new shape of snow view from the balcony. We glad to travel half of the world (from Thailand) to this place and would definitely plan to go back there again. John has been a great host guiding us through this charming town and equipped us with good information to enjoy our vacation. Strongly recommend to those who seek to enjoy a piece of paradise for a break, but would be even better to have a car to travel from town to the Alphaven as walking up when it is rain is a bit of a challenge, but it was a good fun.

Santiphong, Pakawan, and our daughter Sasichaya

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Breathtaking Views and Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was the best place I've ever stayed. The view from the patio was like nothing I've ever seen - heaven! I had everything I needed and more in the apartment. John and Ursula were so nice and helpful too. It was just a short walk into town where there are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores. The apartment is walking distance to hiking trails as well. This was an amazing town filled with beauty and was the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. The apartment was clean and comfortable and could not have been a better place to stay. It was a fantastic experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Stunning Views and a great summer location

  • 4 of 5

We spent five nights in this lovely apartment with the most amazing and relaxing views you could wish for. Quiet and peaceful set above a busy holiday resort that offers something for everyone in a very clean and safe environment. The apartment is well equipped and full of information to help you make the most of your stay. John and Ursula are great hosts and very helpful. If you love the mountains, fresh air and great scenary this is the perfect place for your holiday, it really does have the most stunning of views.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Zurich Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Engelberg
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Engelberg
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Stans
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Waldegg
Car: not necessary

WINTER

• Engelberg has one of the longest Ski Seasons In Europe … November to May

• Most of the 86 kms of Skiing / Boarding is above 1800m guaranteeing excellent snow cover

• Engelberg is renowned for off piste Snowboarding with a superb Snow Park

• Other Winter activities:

Cross Country Skiing … Paragliding … Swimming … Tennis … Ice Skating … Winter Walking …Sledging … Ice Climbing... Go -Karting … Horse and Carriage Rides... Sports Centre... Kindergarten

SUMMER

• A stunning 18 hole GOLF COURSE

• SUMMER WALKING 400 km of well signposted hiking paths.

• Other Summer Activities :

Kayaking … Glacier Walks … Glacier Grotto … Bungee Jumping … Paragliding … Rock Climbing... Mountain Biking …Devil Biking …Canyoning ... Flying Fox(Abseiling)…Skating... Summer Sledge Run … Swimming & Tennis (indoor and Outdoor) … Glacier Skiing and Boarding

• Founded in the twelfth century, the HISTORIC BENEDICTINE MONASTERY is magnificent.

Other Activities: Ice Skating,

Ski: ENGELBERG has one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. Mid November to the end of May ... most of the Skiing starts at 1800 metres which guarantees superb snow cover.

SNOWBOARDERS AND SKIERS are in heaven here with a 2 amazing Snow parks and extensive off piste runs including the famous 'LAUB'.

One of the biggest vertical ascents in the world 3000 metres to 1000 metres and a 13 km run. World Cup Ski Jumping here every December.

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Prices & Availability

From €160 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Engelberg, Engelberg/Titlis

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
5
11 Apr 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
1 night minimum stay
€320
for 1 night
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€200
 
 
6
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
1 night minimum stay
€360
for 1 night
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€240
 
 
7
29 Aug 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
1 night minimum stay
€280
for 1 night
From
€160
 
 
8
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,640
for 7 nights
From
€360
 

Additional pricing information

Bedding per person €20
Pet Fee €30
Cleaning €100
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment Cin Engelberg in Engelberg/Titlis

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sleeping gallery, 1 cot, 1 Double Sofa Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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