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Beautiful Chalet In Heart Of Swiss Alps

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
People
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Zweisimmen - Chalet Calvert

Glorious chalet sleeping up to 12 people in 5 bedrooms

Chalet Calvert is privately owned home that has been designed and built to specification in 2007. It is fully equipped and furnished to a very high standard and has been awarded 'Four Star Luxury' by the Swiss Tourist Board in Gstaad. It is suitable for families or groups of friends and has a large living/dining area for socialising.

The chalet is light, spacious (220 sq m) and elegantly furnished on 3 floors. All the rooms have uninterrupted south-facing views over Zweisimmen and the Gstaad resort mountain slopes. The chalet is located on the edge of the village but is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village, local shops and the railway station. The location is very quiet with a south facing balcony for sunbathing!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner
Jacki West
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Jacki West

Chalet Calvert is owned by the West family. We live in London but travel often to Zweisimmen and beyond. We all speak French and German too and love skiing!

Jacki West purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Jacki West chose Gstaad area

We love skiing in the Swiss Alps as there are much stricter controls on what can be built unlike in France and Austria which means what is built is of high quality and most importantly the slopes are much quieter, safer and more pleasant.

The Gstaad Mountain Area is Switzerland's best kept secret as the area is vast and barely known. Gstaad is very exclusive but Zweisimmen has a much more villagey feel and is a home from home.

What makes this chalet unique

Chalet Calvert was decorated by Mrs West who has an eye for lovely pieces of furniture. The result is the chalet feels very homely and has everything you could need.

The south facing balcony is beautiful as you can sit and look out onto the ski slopes whilst basking in the sunshine in a quiet spot.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Chalet In Heart Of Swiss Alps
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

Neat spacious chalet with great localization

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in zweisimmen in this chalet although the whole family (and friends) were there!

The owner is really watchful, on order for you to spend the best holiday there.

We'll come defenitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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4

Beautiful huge chalet with all that you need

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Chalet for 8 days in July 2015. It was 5 of us (2 were younger children) .We had the most wonderful experience. Chalet is very spacious and beautifully decorated. It has everything you need as a big family from kitchenware to bedroom sheets and covers and towels.It has dishwasher and washing machine and you can easily live there for as long as you need as a big group. The 2nd floor dining area is big enough for 12 people. The balcony is huge and the area is quiet and so picture perfect.

The village is just few minutes walk (its down the hill) where you have all the necessities such as big supermarket, pharmacy, dairy shop and few cute restaurants with great food. It is good though to have a car for that area to get around unless you are a real hiker! Renting was so easy, the owner was so responsive and made the process very smooth for us.She also sent us some information about the area which we found very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Just one option: experience it yourself!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this chalet with six adults and two children and everything worked out great for us. Contact with the owner went very well and all instructions were very clear. With 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms, there was plenty of space for everyone. The 'pièce de résistance' in our opinion was the large dining table in the living-room/kitchen; the place where we mostly gathered. The large sitting area in the living room allowed for people to retreat as well.

Luckily, the steep road to the chalet didn't provide for any challenges, as it was maintained very well so any snow that did fall disappeared very quickly.

Wifi worked well but didn't seem to reach the ground floor (but there are only two bedrooms there).

The large kitchen had almost everything we needed except for a pair of scissors (without a doubt an earlier visitor misplaced them or something). We're avid cooks and thought the frying pans and kitchen knives were a bit worn: the owner promised us that new utensils are on their way so we can enjoy them on our imminent return! There was enough cutlery and croquery to host an orphanage.

Apart from the bunk beds, all beds were double beds with one big quilt. Some in our group would have preferred single quilts, so we'll ask for that next time; wouldn't know if that's an option.

A suggestion would be to create coathooks in the large hall on the ground floor so that one can leave the large ski coats there easily.

These are petty issues though: the chalet really lived up to our expectations. Magnificent views, very comfortable, very clean and very convenient. All equipment worked as expected.

We rented a ski-locker near the Rinderberg station (ask for it at the ticket-counter) which allowed us to walk to and from the chalet without having to carry our gear. It's a 10-minute walk that saves you from the hassle of finding a place to park your car. Nevertheless we decided to drive to the Eggli/Vidamenette area one day, which offers some spectacular views if weather permits. We took the train to Schönried another day, to visit the lovely cosy Rellerli-area which has an easy blue run all the way to the valley, with spectacular views as well. However, we wished we had taken the car as the walk from the railway station the Rellerli-bahn was a bit longer as expected.

I could go on about this great chalet and it's wonderful surroundings and the very nice owner but there really is just one option: you should check it out yourself.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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5

Only one option: experience it yourself!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this chalet with six adults and two children and everything worked out great for us. Contact with the owner went very well and all instructions were very clear. With 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms, there was plenty of space for everyone. The 'pièce de résistance' in our opinion was the large dining table in the living-room/kitchen; the place where we mostly gathered. The large sitting area in the living room allowed for people to retreat as well.

Luckily, the steep road to the chalet didn't provide for any challenges, as it was maintained very well so any snow that did fall disappeared very quickly.

Wifi worked well but didn't seem to reach the ground floor (but there are only two bedrooms there).

The large kitchen had almost everything we needed except for a pair of scissors (without a doubt an earlier visitor misplaced them or something). We're avid cooks and thought the frying pans and kitchen knives were a bit worn: the owner promised us that new utensils are on their way so we can enjoy them on our imminent return! There was enough cutlery and croquery to host an orphanage.

Apart from the bunk beds, all beds were double beds with one big quilt. Some in our group would have preferred single quilts, so we'll ask for that next time; wouldn't know if that's an option.

A suggestion would be to create coathooks in the large hall on the ground floor so that one can leave the large ski coats there easily.

These are petty issues though: the chalet really lived up to our expectations. Magnificent views, very comfortable, very clean and very convenient. All equipment worked as expected.

We rented a ski-locker near the Rinderberg station (ask for it at the ticket-counter) which allowed us to walk to and from the chalet without having to carry our gear. It's a 10-minute walk that saves you from the hassle of finding a place to park your car. Nevertheless we decided to drive to the Eggli/Vidamenette area one day, which offers some spectacular views if weather permits. We took the train to Schönried another day, to visit the lovely cosy Rellerli-area which has an easy blue run all the way to the valley, with spectacular views as well. However, we wished we had taken the car as the walk from the railway station the Rellerli-bahn was a bit longer as expected.

I could go on about this great chalet and it's wonderful surroundings and the very nice owner but there really is just one option: you should check it out yourself.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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4

Too GOOD

  • 4 of 5

We stayed there for 3 nights but it was really well maintained and really a nice place. Just a small feedback: Since its a big chalet, you should ensure 24 hours Hot water.

But overall it was nice and we enjoyed our Holidays!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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5

Great Chalet in a wonderful village.

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet was really easy to book and the communication with the owners was very prompt and clear. The instructions provided once we booked the chalet were very comprehensive and extremely useful.

The property is very well furnished, and in a beautiful small village. We were three families with 6 kids and there was more than enough room for everyone. I would highly recommend it. We were there during the summer, and the views were fantastic from the chalet. Thank you for the great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bern
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Zweisimmen
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Zweisimmen
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Zweisimmen
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
Zweisimmen
Car: recommended

Zweisimmen is in the Simmental area of the Bernese Oberland. It lies about 1 hour by car due south of Bern. The entire region, and the Simmental in particular, is ideal for a wide range of winter sports and summer activities including skiing, snowboarding, snow cross, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding among others.

Zweisimmen town lies at 1,200metres and the top of the Rinderberg (ski lift connecting with Gstaad) is 1,800m. The resort provides direct access to the prestigious resort of Gstaad all within the same ski pass. The season runs from beginning of December until late March/early April and even beyond that there's the Glacier 3000 which is part of the same ski area.

The area is extremely beautiful and unspoiled by mass tourism. It is generally regarded as one of Switzerland's best kept secrets.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Zweisimmen, Gstaad - Saanenland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Winter 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,500
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
January 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
£1,800
 
 
Ski Season Peak
29 Jan 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
Ski Season
12 Mar 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
£1,800
 
 
Spring 2017
26 Mar 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
£1,400
 
 
Early Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
£1,500
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 3 nights
From
£550
£1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please contact owner directly about prices for Christmas and New Year. Pets may be admitted for a fee on request, please contact owner directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Zweisimmen in Gstaad - Saanenland

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

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