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John O'Brien

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German

Luxury Chalet ALPHAVEN 4 Apartments, Breathtaking Panoramic Views, Finnish SAUNA - Apartment B

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

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Engelberg/Titlis - 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
Speaks English, French, German

About John O'Brien

Ursula my wife is Swiss and I (John) am from the UK. We spend nearly half the year in Engelberg and the rest at our house in Berkswell in the UK. Having travelled the world and discovered many wonderful places, it was the beauty and tranquility of Engelberg, first visited in 1998, that made us realise we had found somewhere quite exceptional ... so we bought a plot of land up on the sunny side of the village with the best views in Engelberg, and finished building our house in 2002. Since then we enjoy nothing more than sharing Alphaven with our guests, family and friends.

John O'Brien purchased this apartment in 1998

Why John O'Brien chose Engelberg/Titlis

When we found the perfect plot of land to build on in Engelberg in 1998 ... because of my previous "creative" life in Commercial Television and Live Events, I had a very clear vision of what I wanted in our dream property and within 24 hours, I had completed plans and elevations for the house which was essentially what we built ... a wonderful architect then worked with me to make sure it stood up on our steep bit of mountain. It has been a true delight to live there ever since.

What makes this apartment unique

Everyone who visits Alphaven waxes lyrically about the Breathtaking Panoramic Views to be had from every apartment. It has without doubt the finest views from a property in Engelberg and arguably the best Mountain views in Switzerland (you don’t have to take our word for it, please look at our Tripadvisor and Homeaway reviews) All our apartments are contemporary but very warm and comfortable with underfloor heating in all rooms. With high spec technical facilities and equipment along with modern furnishings and an abundance of floor to ceiling windows … it makes for a perfect holiday destination. Engelberg gets 220 days per year of sunshine and Alphaven being south facing gets the sun all day long.

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

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Apartment B
average rating of 4.939394 based on 34 reviews
5

H(e)aven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Having only heard about the beautiful views that would greet us in Switzerland, my family and I were truly amazed upon arriving at John's apartment in Engelberg. Beyond the stunning scenery, we were thoroughly charmed by the little town – and Alphaven was the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy everything that it had to offer. We had everything we needed to make the most of our stay, and John's warm hospitality made our time there even more special. My family and I will most definitely never forget the breathtaking panoramas that were right outside our windows, and look forward to visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Above any expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay. John and Ursula have been the perfect hosts and made us feel at home. The apartment is a real heaven and the view of the village and mountains is spectacular.

We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Breathtaking views at Alphaven

  • 4 of 5

Alphaven is a beautiful upmarket property in the charming little town of Engelburg.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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5

Excellent, sublime views

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property, great hosts, views forever, good facilities. Couldn't ask for more. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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5

Wonderful house with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

The most breathtaking views I have ever seen, wonderful house with glass walls allowing to see the views wherever you are. Peaceful site, with lovely neighbours. Fantastic site in summer for trekking, biking, or just relax visiting the surroundings. A plce to return without any doubt!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Very Good = A vacation of a lifetime.

  • 4 of 5

Alphaven was everything promised in the video and more. The views were stunning. John and Ursula were perfect host. We highly recommend Alphaven and if we return to Switzerland, Engelberg and Alphaven would be a " must place" to revisit. and we highly recommend Alphaven.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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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

Prices for this holiday apartment in Engelberg, Engelberg/Titlis

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
6
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£803
for 3 nights
From
£217
 
 
7
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£435
for 2 nights
From
£142
 
 
8
17 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,493
for 7 nights
From
£335
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£301
for 1 night
From
£151
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £100
Bedding/Towels £50
Pet Fee £33

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment Bin Engelberg/Titlis in Central Switzerland

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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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