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

John O'Brien

Member since: 2004
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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

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 B, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Beautiful and Luxurious with a floor area of 100 sq. Metres … Sleeps 2 - 6. A magnificent apartment on the lower floor and with floor to ceiling windows across the entire front space, affords magnificent panoramic views over Engelberg. A spacious covered private terrace at the front which leads directly onto the garden, gives you a sunny but protected “sitting out” area as well as the possibility for “al fresco” dining. Accommodation includes in this Elegant and Spacious Apartment ... Open plan Spacious Living Area with TV, Hi-Fi, and Sofa bed. Fitted Kitchen area includes fridge, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher; Cloakroom with w.c and washbasin. Master Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom, Bedroom 2 with 2 beds. Use of Finnish Sauna, Laundry / Washer Drier, Ski Room, there is Wireless Internet Access and has direct access to delightful Garden.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John O'Brien (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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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

5
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Apartment B
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Alphaven is "Heaven"

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Alphaven for Christmas and had a wonderful time- Our adult 22, 24 yo girls and my husband stayed for a week in Apt B- ( we were in B i believe - it is the lowest level at bottom) and we should have booked more days! I made mistake of going to Lugano for last 3 days of trip, thinking we would get tired of a small town like Engelberg. Instead we would have loved more time here and still never did all we wanted to! We met some locals and loved the skiing/snowboarding, walking, eating and running and just staring out at the majestic view from the Apt The views literally brings tears to your eyes. Loves ALPSCHMAUS cafe for greast crepes and sandwiches and less pricey meal, hot chocolate with real chocolate and milk etc.

We made fondue one night with their fondue pot for dinner! Ate out the rest of time ( it is very expensive for meals - double USA's costs but delicious!!) So you can cook in kitchen To Owner John- could you please add an attachment for your coffee grinder plug as it won't fit the outlet in wall; may have been lost? But coffee maker work etc. works!

We had no snow in valley first days which was pretty and green and then it snowed on Christmas! Magical. Got best of both worlds. I definitely suggest having a car to go up to apt and down as its a twisty, steep walk up and down to do if more then 1 time a day. Except for those of you who love hiking and walking up hill a lot! You can take stairs down part of way and then the Terrace Hotel below has an elevator we used for the bottom 1/3 ( if that was allowed??)

DO get chains if there's snow though or you will slide on the steep, tight corners like we did Luckily no harm done. We had thought the Snow Tires put on our rental were enough but alas- no!

The view from up here is worth having a car and I wouldn't stay in town because of this exceptional view from above, lovely apt and cleanliness, nice furnishings... I felt like we were looking down at Who Ville (Grinch who Stole Christmas)! and all lit up at night was great too.

We loved driving in to Luzern to as so close and easy/ pretty drive!

The plus about Apt B ( bottom level ) is that its got no deck bars to "block" any views when seated, even though you are lower in this apt. as compared to A and the top apts above, so each apt may have its own advantage. And our apt has the toasty warm floors from heating below them Dried up our ski gloves well nightly! GO and ENJOY soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

My wife asked if we were in Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Alphaven is such a beautiful place with beautiful surroundings. It was the best holiday i've had. Will definitily go back.Exceeded my expectations.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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5

Really is heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Really easy to get to from Zurich, beautiful views, very comfortable stay. 4 mates in their 20s looking for a good snowboarding holiday - it was perfect for relaxing after a day on the slopes, with a free bus to the bottom of the road and a quick (but steep) path down to town for some apres. Very comfortable with all the amenities to have a hearty meal. Do be prepared for a good workout walking back up the hill and stairs and make sure you check when the last bus is so you don't miss it - taxis are expensive!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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5

close to heaven

  • 5 of 5

With our family - 2 adults and 4 children between 5 and 17 - we spent a week in Engelberg's most beautiful apartment - Alphaven C. Apart from the tastefully designed interior it has a phantastic panorama view down on Engelberg and its surrounding mountains. The way up to Alphaven is steep, but the reward is this amazing view and sunshine even in midwinter. John and Ursula made us feel at home; and our youngest daughter wanted to stay and live there right away. We'll come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Awesome location, spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending a week in Apartment B at the end of November. The apartment is exactly as pictured, and the spectacular view from the floor to ceiling windows cannot be captured in pictures! A wonderful location to relax and watch the world go by, or hike to the village for some exercise. A day trip to Mt. Titlus was fabulous and a visit to the Benedictine Monastery in Engelberg was so interesting. Would definitely recommend this rental and we will be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay. The views from the balcony and inside the apartment are breath taking. We were in apartment c and it had everything you would need for your stay. The owners are very helpful and really nice people. The town is lovely and not too busy. Mt Titlis is well worth a visit and its right there so not far to travel. I would definately rent here again if in Switzerland. I miss it already!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • 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

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4
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
1 night minimum stay
€360
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€240
 
 
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
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€160
 
 
8
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,640
for 7 nights
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€360
 

Additional pricing information

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

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment Bin Engelberg in Engelberg/Titlis

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 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
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is a Family Bathroom adjoining Bedroom 1 and a Cloakroom with Toilet and Basin off the Living Area which is easily accessed from Bedroom 2.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is a spacious room with stunning views from the double bed over Engelberg and the Mountains. It has a large built in double wardrobe and direct access to the bathroom. Bedroom 2 has equally stunning views with 2 single beds, 1 Bed is raised and reached by 2 large steps and the other is a conventional single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • 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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