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Penthouse apartment - skiing, hiking or mountain biking holidays (Near Verbier)

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bed Modern Penthouse Apartment in the centre of the magical village of Champex

Located in the heart of one of Switzerland's hidden gems, namely the Village of Champex-Lac, is the modern apartment complex of Les Mayens. This luxury Chalet Penthouse Apartment is located in the prime position providing unparalleled panoramic views of the lake, set against the backdrop of the exceptional natural beauty of the Alps. Champex-Lac is ideally located to both the French and Italian Alps.

This beautiful Swiss village has a range of restaurants for a morning coffee and croissant or a relaxing meal . A wonderful place for couples or families regardless of age, looking for an active or relaxing holiday.

In summer a large choice of hiking paths that are varied enough to suit all levels of ability (part of the world famous Tour du Mont Blanc). You can hire boats, pedalos and do fishing, use the lake side play park, swim, play tennis, cycle.

In the winter, reliable snow cover for downhill ski, ski de fond, ice-skating and snowshoeing. Close proximity to many of the world famous skiing resorts like Verbier (20mins).

This luxury penthouse (Top Floor) chalet apartment is decorated and finished to a very high standard. The living room and the large balcony of the apartment provide breath-taking panoramic views of the lake and majestic peaks of the Combins range. The living room is large and open plan and it is divided into a Kitchen, dining and living room area opening onto the balcony. The master bedroom has a large double bed and built-in cupboards as well as en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has two single beds and is very spacious. For extra storage there are further built-in cupboards available in the hallway (just opposite the second bathroom). The apartment has high ceilings and beautiful exposed beams throughout which add to the amazing cabin-like atmosphere throughout the apartment. This residence also has a private cellar and storage area for skis , snow boards and boots and a private parking space on the ground floor of the development.

Further Information for Champex –Lac Area:

Altitude of the village: 1,466m to 3500m;

Population: 150;

Restaurants: 8;

Bars: 5;

Discotheques: 1;

Sport Centre: 1;

Ski Slopes: 25km in Champex-Lac (+100km around Champex) and 400km in the neighbouring 4 valleys;

Cross Country Skiing:

12km in Champex –Lac (+12 km around Champex), Ski lifts,

Gondolas & Cable cars: 3 in Champex Lac (+14 around Champex).

Champex-Lac Activities: In Winter & Spring:

25km in marked pistes in Champex-Lac;

Over 100km marked pistes around Champex ;

Over 400 km marked pistes in the neighbouring 4 valleys ;

Excellent challenging ski area ;

Exceptional off piste skiing ;

Heliskiing ;

Night Skiing ;

Largest network of signposted snowshoe paths in Switzerland ;

Ice skating ;

Paragliding ;

Rap Jumping ;

Tobogganing slope ;

Ski Touring (skinning) ;

Cross country skiing ;

Highly qualified local ski schools ;

One mountain piste restaurant ;

In Summer & Autumn:

400 km of signposted footpaths ;

Nature reserves of Combe de l’A ;

Alpine Gardens of Borg-St-Pierre and Champex-Lac ;

Donkey back rides for children ;

Nordic walking ;

Over 500km cycle paths over 21 routes ;

Mont Fort mountain biking route ;

Rock climbing on artificial wall at La Fouly ;

Fishing on the lake ;

Open air swimming ;

Cannoning ;

Mountaineering ;

The Saint Bernard Museum ;

Traditional cow fighting.

How To Get There: Champex -Lac resort is serviced by excellent rail and road links, open all year (Champex-Lac, 1500m above sea level). The resort is ideally situated in the heart of Swiss Alps, 30 minutes from Verbier.

By Plane:

Champex-Lac is about 1hr 40 mins from Geneva with multiple flights from the 4 London Airports plus direct flights from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, Dublin, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton.

Airline operators include Easy Jet, BMI, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways & Swiss Air.

By Car:

By the A9 Highway to Martigny, by the Great Saint-Bernard road Tunnel; by the Forclaz and Great Saint-Bernard Mountain passes.

From Geneva Airport you are able to hire a car from numerous car rental companies and embark on the picturesque journey around Lake Geneva across to Champex which takes approximately 1hour and 45 minutes.

More Details

Michael Rotteveel
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Dutch, Czech, Slovak
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2017

Why Michael Rotteveel chose Le Pays de Saint-Bernard

Modern Penthouse apartment located in the heart of the village. Breath-taking views, in summer and winter. Apartment has all the facilities to make your holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a week at Les Mayens in Champex. Simply the most amazing holiday we have had. The skiing conditions were great and the kids love the variety of things to do in the resort including skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing and ice-skating. The ski school was great for the kids and the slopes were not packed making it more enjoyable. Short drive to Verbier where we spent a day skiing.

Apartment is modern with the most spectacular views. Easy to book and very friendly key holder to assist with any questions.

Great holiday and we will be back
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Orsières in Entremont

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Penthouse apartment - skiing, hiking or mountain biking holidays (Near Verbier)
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Il s'agit d'un magnifique appartement dans un endroit fabuleux.

L'appartement est grand, très bien agencé, très beau et confortable. Le propriétaire est très sympathique et professionnel.

Je vous recommande vivement cet endroit.

J. Rausis

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Summertime break in Champex Lac

  • 5 of 5

we have had a wonderful stay in this apartment in July 2015 The location is excellent & the view from the penthouse overlooking the lake is stunning . It is Central to all the village amenities . The apartment is well equipped with everything you need & comes with a secure garage space & elevator up to the top floor - a godsend with loads of luggage ! The owner has been helpful throughout our booking with information & advice & booking was a really easy .process . We hope to return to Chamoex soon .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Magnifique appartement et excellente situation

  • 5 of 5

Appartement moderne, très bien situé et avec une magnifique vue sur le lac! Sans doute parmi les meilleures situations de Champex!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

I stayed together with my girlfriend in the apartment just at the beginning of the summer season in the Alps. Prepared for any weather conditions we decided to rent a flat instead of booking a hotel. Having to spend a rainy day in a small hotel room was the last thing we wanted during our short holiday break.

The apartment turned out to be a perfect solution for our needs. It's located in the very center of Champex-Lac, just vis-a-vis the grocery store, post office, ATM, tourist information and a moment away from multiple restaurants. As vivid hikers we were also very happy with the number of routes available in the area. Champex-Lac is part of the Hikers Haute Route.

However, the real highlight of the property is the amazing view of the lake opening just in front of the windows of the living room. Having the opportunity to start each and every day with a view like that was already a fantastic treat. Besides that, the flat is very well equipped in all kitchen appliances, it has a spacious living room with a TV and a DVD recorder, two bathrooms and two bedrooms (master with a bathroom attached). What's important a fast Wi-Fi connection is included and available. Ah, and not to forget a huge balcony with plenty of space to rest comfortably after long day hiking and enjoy the sunset.

Besides maybe the pillows being a bit hard, we wouldn't be able to find any downsides of this stay and can honestly recommend it. We are very much looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Modern spacious apartment overlooking lake

  • 5 of 5

Very modern and at the same time cosy apartment for winter- and summer holidays. The apartment is surprisingly modern and offers good value for money. Ideal for four persons with two separate sleeping rooms and two bath rooms.

Ideally located next to various good restaurants and offering very beautiful view over lake and mountains. Verbier ski areas are within 25 minuntes reach by car.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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Fantastic location. Fabulous apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Decided to spend 2 weeks in the French part of Switzerland. Easy drive from UK via Tunnel as had our lovely SHELTIE with us. Not prepared mentally for the approach road into Champex -Lac - steep hairpin bends - but soon adjusted. Apartment modern and clean with fantastic views. SHELTIE went swimming in the lake 3 or 4 times a day - she lived for this treat. First day or so - weather not the best - few light snow showers - but nevertheless enjoyed a few local walks. Then it was t-shirts and shorts for the next 10 days - a great Indian Summer as we say in the UK. Not a cloud in the sky and temperatures well in to the higher 20'c. Managed trips to Martigny, Montreaux, Verbier, Chamonix - Mont Blanc, St. Bernard dogs at the top of the St Bernard Pass and Aosta.

Champex-Lac is beautiful, relaxed and the people very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Car: recommended

Lying in the French speaking Canton of Valais Champex-Lac is ideally located to both the French and Italian Alps. The canton of Valais produces some of the best wine in Switzerland and is renown for its cuisine.

An idyllic and tranquil retreat high up in the Swiss mountains, Champex Lac offers a picturesque village surrounded by woods. It is an ideal location to wind down from the pressures of the modern world. This beautiful Swiss village has a range of bars and restaurants for a morning coffee and croissant or a relaxing meal with a glass of local wine.

If you feel like stretching your legs you can stroll around the lake or take one of the dozens of local hiking paths that are varied enough to suit all levels of ability. Champex Lac is a wonderful place for couples or families.

In summer you can hike, Mountain bike, paddle board, hire boats, use the lake side play park, swim, play tennis, cycle or explore the museums, galleries and castles nearby.

In winter there is once again a huge choice of activities including ice-skate, downhill ski, ski de fond or snowshoeing.

Champex is in close proximity to world famous resorts like Verbier and forms part of the world famous Mont Blanc hiking paths( Tour du Mont Blanc).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Orsières, Valais

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£851 **
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£96 **
16 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£108 **
£835 **
Christmas and New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,226 **
High Season Winter
7 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£104 **
£857 **

Additional pricing information

Linen per person £15.46
Refundable Damage Deposit £330.31
Tourist Tax Adult £ 1.35 per person per night
Tourist Tax child £ 0.68 per person per night
Pet Fee £48.81
Cleaning £97.63

Tourist tax CHF 1.80 per adult per night

CHF 0.90 per child per night

Cleaning costs & Tourist tax payable upfront
Laundry of Bed linen and towels - CHF20 per person
Breakage Deposit required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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