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Luxury alpine apartment with indoor pool sauna and gym in Gstaad valley

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Overlooking the picturesque Gstaad valley and a short walk from the village of Chateau D'Oex, this south-facing, sunny, spacious and elegantly-furnished apartment with its magnificent large terrace affords you the opportunity to admire the stunning mountain views whilst enjoying alfresco eating and sunbathing. The apartment is part of a stylish award-winning development of a grand nineteenth century hotel featuring an indoor pool, sauna, steam-room, fitness room and laundry - all for the exclusive use of the apartments. Chateau D'Oex is an all year round centre providing winter skiing and summer walking set in a charming and peaceful location.

Chateau D'Oex: is a delightful traditional village with many amenities in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. There is an excellent supermarket and traditional food shops. There is a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, together with car hire, sports equipment rental, video rental and daily international newspapers. There are banks, a tourist office, cinema and museum. All denominational churches including Anglican. Year round concerts, recitals and traditional alpine events. The excellent Swiss rail service gives easy access throughout Switzerland and Europe. Pick-up facilities for guests are available from the station and Geneva by arrangement. Train from Geneva airport to Chateau D'Oex is straightforward with a change in Montreux. Chateau D'Oex is a world-renowned centre for hot air ballooning and every January there is an international hot air Balloon Week.

Winter Activities: include downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, winter Wonderweg walks, tobogganing, hot air ballooning, winter ice-skating, curling and tenpin bowling. Concerts and recitals in Chateau D'Oex and neighbouring villages - check with Tourist Office.

Summer Activities: Cable cars are open June to September, giving access to well signed networks of summer walks and mountain biking. Also skiing at Les Diableret glacier, cycle routes, horse-riding, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, archery, via ferrata, tenpin bowling, tennis. Golf at Gstaad, La Gruyere, Villars and Aigle. The Gstaad Swiss Tennis Open (July), Montreux Jazz Festival (July), Menuhin Music Festival. Chillon and Aigle castles, spa towns of Ovronnaz and Yverdon-les-Bains.

More Details

Owner
Kenneth Grant
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A huge thank you to both of you for letting us your fantastic apartment over Easter. It was just a divine break for us both. Stunning scenery, lovely meals, lots of Swiss chocs and wine. The main things though were the walks - some 3 hours long through deep snow! We just loved it all and will want to make a return trip. All so clean and fresh and healthy - I even persuaded Stephen to attend a wonderful Easter Service!
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Château-d'Oex in the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Double-bedded room has an ensuite shower room. There is a full bathroom next to the twin-bedded room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment is wheelchair accessible. The large terrace is for the exclusive use of the apartment, the building has a lift. A laundry room is situated on the lower ground floor - washing machines and tumble dryers are provided for which a laundry card needs to be purchased. There is a downstairs ski room for storing equipment with a separate ski door entrance. There is a comfortable bar and lounge area with card tables and board games and a small library and Wi-Fi Zone for laptop users. In the swimming pool area there are changing rooms, toilets, shower, hairdryer. In the garden there are seating areas, a boule pitch and outdoor chess. Guests will be provided with the standard house rules. An English speaking manager is on site during office hours and can give practical advice about the apartment and the area.

Reviews

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Luxury alpine apartment with indoor pool sauna and gym in Gstaad valley
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5

An ideal venue

  • 5 of 5

I already knew the area but from another valley .However, this apartment was beautifully appointed amongst glorious scenery and contained every home comfort one could need. We visited a selection of scenic and interesting places - Gruyere, Thun, Lake Geneva and Chateau de Chillon, Bern, Gstaad and Les Diablerets, Our entire trip was enhanced by glorious weather and meals both at the apartment and on our visits were eaten outside. The enormous terrace was a great bonus. A dip in the pool during such hot weather was very therapeutic. The tranquil surroundings did not put us in an isolated position as food supplies and fuel for the car were within easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment with a view to die for….

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment has everything you need for the perfect holiday, whether you want to be active (skiing/walking/etc) or simply chill out and enjoy the peace and quiet and gorgeous view. A huge attraction for us is this apartment’s fabulous terrace - far larger and better than the more usual balconies some apartments have. We’ve spent many happy hours just sitting with a glass of wine watching the birds and sunsets. Even when the weather isn’t so great, the big picture window still enables easy viewing of the idyllic scenery.

There are only two very slight draw-backs as far as we are concerned and they are very minor indeed and certainly not the fault of apartment itself:

1. We find the swimming pool water too cool to be pleasant and we usually only manage one ‘dip’ per stay just to say we tried it.

2. Although the apartment block is only a short walk from the town centre and is all downhill going out, it’s quite a steep climb for the last few hundred yards on the way back. Helps to get us fit though!

We’ve stayed here twice now and certainly hope to be back again, and again……need I say more?

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply perfect. Spacious, beautiful, well appointed, wonderful facilities, quiet, splendid view.

  • 5 of 5

We are a Swiss family with two kids and we all agreed it was the best ski holiday we'd ever taken!

The apartment is very cosy, nicely decorated, with plenty of storage space and good beds.

The bright living room and bedrooms are facing south overlooking a big terrace.

It is situated in a residence with swimming pool, sauna, big inviting lobby with games and books, a business center, parking. It has the facilities of a good big hotel without crowd and inconveniences: it is very quite and private indeed. Guests can also use a ski room and a laundry room (it was very helpful for drying swimming suits and kids ski clothes).

There are two managers, one welcoming the guests and the other taking care of the facility, both very nice and helpful.

Mr Kenneth Grant, the owner, was also very kind and helpful during reservation.

Thank you, Kenneth, we loved every minute of our stay!

PS: Your will have to take the car to reach the ski lifts in the region. It can be 5 to 20 min long ride depending where you want to ski. The ski domain is big, but not always connecting on skis. Ski domain maps are available on gstaad.ch

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A week in paradise...

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to thank you so VERY much for our week in paradise - we had the most magical stay in your beautiful apartment. It was so spacious and welcoming, and the views from every room were absolutely stunning. The biggest ‘wow’ factor was the gigantic private terrace! We could have invited the entire village up for drinks, lol. We loved having breakfast every morning and dinner every night on the terrace, with the most magnificent views of the village and mountains all around us. And at sunset, we’d enjoy the views of the church all lit up over a glass of wine. We felt like we had the entire Résidence Rosat to ourselves! The tranquility and beauty of your place is out of a fairy tale. You are very lucky to own a piece of Heaven :-)

Angelo and Patrick were extremely helpful and responsive. It was reassuring to know that they were there if we ever needed assistance with anything.

Your apartment is in the perfect location for exploring the area, and there are so many incredible activities, especially for families. We were able to go to La Braye one day, Wispile and Gstaad, Schönreid and Rellerli (the toboggan run is a blast!), Gruyères, and Broc for the Maison Cailler chocolate factory (where I ate WAY too much chocolate, lol). We also loved just staying at 'home', and exploring the charming village of Château d'Œx (we went mini-golfing, played at the park, and also made the short walk to Le Berceau outdoor swimming pool – a must if you have kids!). We had the most incredible experiences - and over 5,000 photos filled with memories we will always cherish.

Once we get a bit more organized here, we will send you some photos of our stay (don't worry, we'll narrow it down to just a handful, lol).

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful second home with us. We had the most incredible, magical vacation, and will most definitely be back soon!

Warmest Regards,

Kelty, Darren & Xavier

Newmarket, Ontario

CANADA

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Superb Apartment in a Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment had all we needed for a great stay -very clean, well presented with lots of space. The terrace was a great place to relax. We used the swimming pool a lot & generally had it to ourselves. If you have kids, it is useful to know that La Residence also has giant chess in the grounds & board games in the huge lounge area. There's lots to do in Chateau d'Oeux & the surrounding area - plenty of things to keep children entertained. In the town itself is the mini golf course with a couple of very challenging holes. The bowling alley is really clean & modern & has table tennis, air hockey etc - not busy but good fun. Eating out at the Richemont is recommended & they have a pool table. The outdoor pool at Le Berceau is heated & huge - only a 3 minute drive from the Apartment or an easy walk - a children's paddling pool, a shallower area for children, a huge main pool with spring board, a laned off section, a great water slide, restaurant, changing rooms & table tennis & spotless. We also got a discount on the entry fee when we mentioned we were staying in Chateau d'Oeux. Le Sentier des Fourmis (the Ant Walk) is a walk from the top of La Braye (at the top of the chair lift) - takes about 1 1/2 hours through fields & woods downhill back to the top of the cable car. There are information boards along the way about wood ants, picnic areas and a children's play area. It is easy for kids to complete and all for free! The next village, Rosseniere, was holding Le Royaume des Chats which seems to be an annual event in the summer. All around the village are cat sculptures made by children, professional artists etc & it is in honour of the artist Balthus who lived in the village. Armed with a map which marks the location of the statues you get to walk all round the village trying to spot all the cats which is not as easy as it sounds. Again all free & good fun. There are places further afield which are interesting for children and if you like castles we would recommend both the castle at Gruyeres and Chateau Chillon near Montreux - we took the train to Montreux, a boat on the lake to the castle and walked back along the lakeside. The salt mine at Bex is also worth a visit - a small train takes you right inside the mine & children get to do some mining at the end! It gets busy - we booked online the night before. We would really recommend this area & definitely this apartment - we hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luxury Apartment with large Sun Terrace and Views

  • 5 of 5

We returned to this apartment for a second visit as it provides everything one needs for a relaxing holiday. This is by far the most luxurious apartment we have discovered on our trips around Europe. The apartment is exceptionally well equipped with high quality appliances and very tastefully furnished. The owners excellent insight into the needs of their tenants is apparent in the well organised and informative information pack. Their attention to fine detail is in evidence throughout the apartment, even down to the provision of continental electrical plug adaptors for English three-pin appliances.

The apartment's exceptionally quiet location coupled with the very comfortable, soft mattress in the double bedroom meant we slept well and awoke refreshed.

The apartment, which affords splendid views over Chateau D'Oex, is situated on a hill in La Frasse, a one kilometre walk from the station.

During our stay we covered most of the picturesque local walks and then explored further afield with the benefit of the good value Geneva Regional Pass. On hot days we cooled off on boat trips around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva, easily accessed by train from Chateau D'Oex. The local trains have panoramic carriages, even for 2nd class passengers, which enable one to fully appreciate the exceptional beauty of the Saanen Valley, between Chamby and Gstaad. And for nostalgics there are trains with 'Classic' carriages which depart from Chateau d'Oex around midday, which evoke memories of even more leisurely and luxurious rail travel.

Our only disappointment was that the region's wide variety of cable cars and ski lifts, (which were included in our Geneva Regional Pass), undergo their annual maintenance during the month of June. Thus, we were unable to extend the scope for walks with great views on this visit.

On our return from outings we looked forward to a relaxing swim & sauna before early evening drinks on the terrace.

Perhaps the greatest compliment we can pay the owners is that we felt so utterly relaxed in their apartment, that we never even felt tempted to go out of an evening or to visit any of the, apparently excellent, local restaurants. All we wanted to do was to dine in, to maximise the time spent in the luxurious surroundings of our temporary 'Home'.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Chateau D'Oex
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Bulle
Car: recommended

Low cost flights to Geneva and Basle. Chateau D'Oex is 120 kilometres from Geneva, 20 minutes from Gstaad and a 12 hour drive from London. The train from Geneva connects with the MOB panoramic railway which takes the picturesque route to Chateau D'Oex. Chateau D'Oex is a small traditional, French-speaking alpine village linking to the cultural and fashionable villages of Gstaad, Saanen and Rougemont, historical Gruyere and with easy access to lakeside Lausanne, Montreux and Geneva.

Other Activities: ice-skating, tenpin bowling, crazy golf, children's playground, canoeing, hot air ballooning, curling, white-water rafting, archery, via ferrata.

Golf: The Gstaad golf club at Saanenmoser, a charming alpine course welcomes non-members. It also has clubs for hire. There are other golf courses at Villars, Gruyere and Aigle.

Ski: Chateau D'Oex is part of the Gstaad Superski region, with 250 kilometres of pistes, 66 lifts and 6 ski areas with fabulous scenery and summer skiing on Les Diablerets Glacier at 3000 metres. Suitable for all standards - two hour, four hour, daily or weekly ski passes available. Ski school in the village with nursery and snow park in Chateau D'Oex for children. Cable car in the centre of the village. Excellent cross-country skiing at La Lecherette 15 minutes away. There are many designated snow shoeing and winter walking paths in the area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Château-d'Oex, Vaud / Lake Geneva

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
 
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,105
for 7 nights
£1,105
 
 
Late Summer / Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£519
for 3 nights
£1,005
 
 
Late Autumn / Winter
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£440
for 3 nights
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£95
£805
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75

Shorter stays can be negotiated depending on availability.If occupancy is for two people reduce rental by 100 GBP. The price includes use of all facilities. Final cleaning 75 GBP and laundry 20 GBP per person per week added to total rental. There is no telephone in the apartment but mobile telephones obtain a very clear signal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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