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Adorable Alpine Chalet next to the Telecabine and chairlift, near all Amenities

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 - 15 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 15 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Leysin - Chalet Le Bidule

3 bedrooms with mountain views, Shower room and Cloakroom .

Upstairs we have 2 double bedrooms with mountain views and 1 single bedroom and a cloakroom plus a child's bed and travel cot upstairs. The Chalet comfortably sleeps 5 adults

The ground floor consists of the lounge/dining room with wood burning stove,(access to the large south facing balcony), open plan kitchen and shower room.

Bed linen and towels provided.

Parking for several cars.

Washing machine, tumble dryer and ski storage in the cellar.

Gas central heating, cable tv and free wi-fi.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ivan Gadd
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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Why Ivan Gadd chose Alps of Vaud

The chalet stands in a perfect location for hiking, skiing and all-year-round activities, i.e. mountain biking, skating, swimming, tennis, squash etc. The local shops, sports facilities and many restaurants, bars all are within a short stroll of Le Bidule.

We adore our little '' Heidi House'' and we feel sure you wont be disappointed either.

What makes this chalet unique

Local services and businesses are all within walking distance of the Chalet... Eco tourism, tobogganing, walking, horse riding, sight seeing, with access to fitness center, massage therapists, ATM/Bank, groceries, hospital and medical facilities. See video for location


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Adorable Alpine Chalet next to the Telecabine and chairlift, near all Amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Best chalet in the world

  • 5 of 5

We spend New Year's Eve with a couple of friends in Chalet Bidule and couldn't have chosen a more perfect location! The chalet is absolutely wonderful in every single aspect. The rooms are so comfortable and cosy that it felt like home from the very first minute we arrived. We had an unforgettable time and are already planning our next stay in this beautiful spot! We were even so fortunate to run into Cecile and Ivan on the day of our departure - they were so nice and the perfect hosts! Thanks to the two of you - we truly had the best time of our lives and we will surely be back!! This place is a pearl !! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, Lilli. So glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you in Leysin again!
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  • 5 of 5

Im Jahrhundertsommer 2015 hatten wir ein Chalet in den Alpen als Urlaubsquartier auserkoren - die Wahl fiel auf Le Bidule, aufgrund der tollen Lage, der Nähe zum Lac Leman, der Nähe zu für uns idealen, nicht zu schweren Bergtouren, wegen des freundlichen, nicht zu touristischen Eindrucks, den der Ort Leysin im Internet auf uns machte und natürlich wegen der schönen Fotos und wegen des sehr freundlichen Kontakts zu den Vermietern Cecile und Ivan.

Und wir wurden nicht entttäuscht - alles war so, wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten - oder sogar noch besser. Die Hitze in Basel (von dort kamen wir) mit bis zu 40 Grad Celsius tauschten wir mit immer noch sommerlichen 30 - 31 Grad und mit angenehmen, schlaffördernd kühlen Nächten.

Im Haus war alles vorhanden, was wir für unseren Urlaub benötigten.

Die Seilbahn ist überhaupt nicht störend oder laut, obwohl sie direkt hinter dem Haus nach oben führt. Die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten im Ort waren für uns völlig ausreichend, wir benötigen keine besonderen, luxuriösen Geschäfte. Coop tut es - in allen Lebenslagen. Und die kleine Bäckerei! Sehr wichtig - besonders für unseren 16-jährigen Sohn - war das WLAN, es funktionierte die ganze Zeit über hervorragend, auch wenn wir mal mit 2 oder 3 Laptops im Netz waren.

Für den Fernseher im Schlafzimmer hatten wir keine Verwendung - aber das kann man bestimmt auch anders sehen. Die Betten waren sehr gut, geschlafen haben wir bei offenem Fenster, Wäschewaschen im Keller bestens möglich, Kühlschrank mehr als ausreichend, Außensitzplatz wunderbar, mit Blick auf Chamossaire und Le Diablerets (Alpenglühen!) wir haben einmal sogar Besuch empfangen und dabei den hauseigenen Grill genutzt .....was soll man sagen - alles perfekt.

Auch einen Ausflug nach Genf haben wir unternommen, das ist gut erreichbar in einer Tagestour. Bis Aigle runter braucht man so circa 20 Minuten.

Für Sommergäste vielleicht interessant - Bademöglichkeiten am Lac Leman sind gar nicht so einfach zu finden, es gibt wohl ein Freibad in Villeneuve, aber unsere Favoritin unter den Badeplätzen war der etwas verwunschene Park einer Lakeside Villa kurz vor Evian (F), man kann linksseitig der Straße von St. Gingolphe nach Evian bequem auf einem großen Grasplatz parken und geht dann über die Straße zum See runter. Ist völlig kostenlos, aber es gibt auch keine Versorgung vor Ort. Aber ein sehr idyllischer Platz !! Wird von den locals rege frequentiert.

Summary: A five star summer holiday! Thanks a lot, Cecile & Ivan !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frieder and Family Thank you very much for your kind review! It is wonderful to hear that you had a great time at our Chalet. It is our aim to ensure all our selected guests enjoy memorable holidays at Le Bidule. Best Wishes, Ivan & Cecile
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Still perfect !

  • 5 of 5

For the second years, we spent one week in "Le Bidule"

The chalet is still perfect : warmly decorated, cosy, and well equipped.

My mum didn't want to leave the place, she was very sad...

We'll come back next year for a new trip in Leysin in " le Bidule"

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you had another happy time in Le Bidule. No doubt the new, efficient central heating system contributed to your comfort! :-)
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Best ski break ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 10th year of skiing at different locations in Europe and our 3rd visit to Leysin. Our stay at Le Bidule chalet was by far the best!

The chalet is perfectly located right by the ski hire shop, lift pass office and telecabine/chair lift. You can literally ski down to the chalet!

We drive from the UK and once there we did not need to use the car at all as everything is within walking distance. The chalet has everything you need and more, a heated basement/ski storage room with laundry facilities , a good sized living area with large balcony and 3 good sized comfortable bedrooms. I would highly recommend booking this chalet and I am already planning our visit for next year. Great communications from the owners also.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic review, Jason! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.. It makes it all the more worth while making sure everything runs smoothly! :-)
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The best chalet im Leysin !!!

  • 5 of 5

Hello! The chalet bidule is was beautiful For all of us :)it was clean and very nice welcome for us:) we was feel there like our house. Is comfortable for go to ski just one minute to traction. The owners are really nice lovely people I hope I come back to bidule once :) I hope another people gonna enjoy the time there like me with my family :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely feedback.. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Cosy Alpine Chalet with bags of character

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely stay at Le Bidule, this time in summer for some mountain walking! Property was exactly as pictured, nice and clean, fresh linen and towels provided. The owner is always improving the property, everytime we go there is something new! He has now fitted new double glazed windows to the ground floor and tells me that he is fitting a new central heating system in time for Christmas and the winter skiing season. Great location next to the cable car and walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Can't wait to go back in the winter for a skiing break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
cable bar
Nearest Ferry
810 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Leysin village
Nearest Motorway
21 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Caleche
Nearest Ski
60 Metres
Nearest Beach
520 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Leysin is located in the Alpes Vaudois at an altitude of 1350 meters above sea level, it has fantastic views of the Rhone Valley, Mont Blanc, the Dents du Midi and Les Diablerets and a sun-rich and mild climate. While principally a winter ski resort it has developed into an all-year holiday resort with many facilities for families. Highlights include «Le Kuklos», the only revolving restaurant on the Berneuse (2048 meters above sea level) with 360° panorama view of the Valais mountains and Lake Leman, Les Diablerets and Glacier 3000 - a spectacular glacier with grand panorama and all-year snow fun, Aigle Castle - dating from 1300 and housing the Vaud Wine Museum. The Narrow-gauge railway network from Aigle to Leysin, Les Diablerets and Champéry provides access to the local region.

This is a perfect base for skiing, hiking, mountain biking. The gondola is only 60 meters away. The nearest Golf Course is in Aigle. The famous Montreux Jazz Festival takes place in summer...


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Leysin, Alps of Vaud

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas/New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
15 night minimum stay
Peak ski season
28 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning/laundry £99
Refundable Damage Deposit £165

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in the Leysin in the Vaud / Lake Geneva

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a perfect base if you are skiing in winter, hiking, biking, playing golf or attending one of the many events in the area, like the Montreux Jazz Festival in summer. all seasons.

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