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Stunning, contemporary, spacious chalet with tremendous views

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet Uhu is a beautiful, spacious chalet situated in a tranquil area of Saas-Fee, close to the village centre, its amenities and the slopes. It is a modern chalet, over 200m2, but full of rustic charm.

Master bedroom suite with reclaimed wooden wall, wood burning fire, en-suite slate bathroom with whirlpool bath. Two further spacious double bedrooms, one with generous en-suite and one with use of family bathroom. One bunkroom (4 bunks) and additional shower room on ground floor. Boot room with ski boot warmers.

Fabulous top floor living area with kitchen, open plan dining and living area with large wood-burning fire. Wonderful views to the Mischabel, Almergellerhorn and back down the valley. South facing balcony.

Basement den for kids with TV/DVD and 3 additional beds. Kitchenette/utility room in basement with washing machine and tumble dryer. Additional WC.

Wifi and cable TV (European/UK channels).

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About The Owner

Helen and Alun live in North Oxfordshire with their youngest son.

The Owner purchased this chalet in 2005

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Saas Fee in Visp

Property Type:
  • chalet
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

3.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Stunning, contemporary, spacious chalet with tremendous views
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
3

Five star home in three star shape

  • 3 of 5

Chalet Uhu in Saas Fee is a beautiful, luxurious house in modern alpine style but needs much better upkeep. The average side table has a loose leg, one of the sofa chairs has ripped covers. Many sinks and showers (which are of high quality to start with), drain poorly. The completely clogged master shower was fixed after we requested it. The kitchen utensil supply is sparse. A prior reviewer had mentioned dull knives. I requested the knives to be sharpened prior to our arrival which did not happen.

The service provided by Alpine Retreats (the local rental agency) is nearly non existent. They offer to arrange for a taxi which can be more conveniently accomplished without their help, as you don't have to give the local taxi outfit a one day notice.

In Saas Fee every rental gets provided a Buergerpass which is a discount card and proof of payment for the lodging tax. Usually it is handed to the guest upon arrival. We had to call Alpine Retreats and retrieve it at their office.

We stayed for two weeks and had the experience with prior rentals that someone would come and change the sheets after the first week. Not so with chalet Uhu and alpine retreats.

This chalet requires professional management and can easily be brought up to five star standards with a little preventative maintenance and effort. We

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Thomas, I am very sorry that Chalet Uhu did not live up to your expectations and am embarrassed and disappointed by the service you received during your stay. I have used the current management company for several seasons prior to this and have always found them to be thoughtful and responsive. It is clear that their service recently has fallen well below the standards I would expect for my guests. I am surprised (and a bit shocked) that you did not receive a linen change during your stay – this really is basic stuff. They have had a management restructure since your visit and assure me that their service is back to its previous level. The drainage has now been fixed and the kitchen is being restocked. I am confident that if you returned you would find the standard of service to be as it should for a chalet like Uhu. I understand of course that this doesn’t make it better for you and as a gesture of goodwill I shall make a part refund of your rental by way of apology and to acknowledge the poor service you received. I hope this makes a difference and demonstrates how seriously I take your comments. Yours sincerely, Alun
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Great chalet, great resort!

  • 4 of 5

Thanks a lot for giving unforgettable memorIes to my family. We enjoyed your place so much it was difficult to leave it. Even if a little bit away from the center, having got used very quickly to the bus plan, it was not an issue at all. Very well equipped, very bright, we all loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Tolles Châlet!

  • 4 of 5

Der Aufenthalt in diesem schönen und geräumigen Châlet war wirklich top, was wir bei diesem hohen Mietpreis auch erwartet hatten. Neben vielen positiven Aspekten wie z.B. dem ausreichend verfügbaren Brennholz für's Cheminée u.v.m. gab es aber auch zwei, drei Negativpunkte: Das Bett in einem Doppelzimmer war kaputt, was den Verwalter herzlich wenig gekümmert hat. Scharfe Messer gibts in der Küche auch keine. Aber eben: Jammern auf hohem Niveau!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung Beni. Ich bin froh, dass Sie hatten eine tolle Zeit und genossen Ihren Aufenthalt in unserem Chalet. Es tut mir leid, dass Sie ein Problem mit einem der Betten hatten. Es war in Ordnung zu Beginn der Saison, aber ich werde dafür sorgen, dass es so schnell wie möglich behoben wird. Wir haben Messerschärfer in der Küche, aber ich werde die Messer für die nächsten Gäste schärfen - auf eine Art Weise natürlich! Danke noch einmal. Alun
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Location

Saas-Fee boasts all year round skiing thanks to its glacier on the higher slopes which virtually guarantees skiing in the winter months. Other winter activities include cross-country skiing, tobogganing (on a ski-free mountain), winter walking routes, curling and ice hockey.

In summer the main activity is hiking with dozens of walks for all abilities ranging from high-level alpine treks to short loops around the village, the charming 'chapel' walk and hikes through the forest (2 minutes from Chalet Uhu). There is also mountain-biking, scooter hire for descending the toboggan mountain, an adventure zip-wire course (for kids and adults), mini-golf, a roller coaster and tennis.

The chalet is a few minutes' walk to an excellent baker (ideal for fresh bread and croissants in the morning) and is an easy 10 minute walk to the village centre - with shops, supermarkets, ski hire, ski lessons, banks, pharmacy, medical centre etc.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Saas Fee, Switzerland

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
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,116
for 7 nights
£3,116
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £168.44
Stay tax £2.61 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 5 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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