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Luxury alpine apartment with indoor pool, sauna & gym, near Gstaad

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights


Minimum Stay

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps max. 5

Overlooking the village of Chateau d’Oex, this sunny and spacious 2 bed-roomed apartment is in an award winning, renovated 19th Century building, with fine architectural features. The apartments have exclusive use of a modern indoor swimming pool, sauna/steam room, and fitness room. It offers peaceful, comfortable and well-equipped self-catering accommodation for a maximum of 5 people. The apartment has two south facing balconies and a private, large south-west facing terrace with sun awning, offering spectacular views, in all directions. An all year round family resort, the village is set in a beautiful location for all mountain activities.

Chateau d’Oex : Is a delightful traditional village, with many amenities, in the French speaking part of Switzerland. There are various restaurants, tea shops, banks, an excellent supermarket and traditional food shops. Also car hire, cycle hire, sports rental, video and dvd rental, etc. There is a cinema, a delightful museum, a helpful, English speaking tourist office and various churches. It is a world-renowned centre for hot air ballooning and every January the International Hot-Air Balloon week is held with a multitude of balloons taking to the air. Traditional Alpine and musical events occur throughout the year. It is an ideal place to relax or be active.

Winter activities : Include downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, tobogganing, hot air ballooning, winter walks, ice-skating, curling and tenpin bowling. Concerts and recitals in Chateau d'Oex and neighbouring villages: check with tourist office. ALL CHILDREN UNDER 9 RECEIVE FREE LIFT PASSES if accompanied by an adult, when skiing in the Gstaad Superski Region.

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 and relaxing! The beautiful Gstaad golf course at Saanenmoser (complete with driving range) is 20 minutes away, also within 45 minutes are golf courses at Lac Gruyere, Villars and Aigle. Also: The Swiss Open International Tennis (Gstaad, July), Montreux Jazz festival, (July), Menuhin Music Festival (Gstaad), Chillon and Aigle castles, Spa towns of Ovronnaz and Yverdon-les-Bains. There is a new Alpine rollercoaster/bobsleigh ride at Glacier 3000.

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Liz & Steve Gardner
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

1. We've had a lovely time in Chateau d'Oex and thought the apartment was simply wonderful. We would love to make a return visit. 2.Thank you! We had a really great time. The apartment is truly lovely, and it's so easy to find your way around in the village. We also loved the pool. 3. We loved Chateau d'Oex and the apartment - everything was fantastic. Very luxurious. Beautiful countryside, great restaurants. We have already recommended it to our friends.(Mrs. K. Bennett) 4. We absolutely loved the apartment, it was very well equipped and wonderfully spacious. The pool and sauna were superb. We had one lunch sunbathing on the balcony. We loved the views from the apartment - simply stunning! We had stayed in purpose built French resorts a few times and this time I wanted to show the family what a traditional resort was like - it really exceeded my expectations. We skied 5 out of 6 days often in different areas AND we never had to queue for any lifts at all! (S & K G.)
Nov 2007
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury alpine apartment with indoor pool, sauna & gym, near Gstaad
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

A week in Chateau D'Oex

  • 5 of 5

We were most impressed with this apartment and its very attractive setting. There were stunning views to the mountains from the living room window, especially attractive at sunset. The village offered us a good variety of places to eat and quality food shops when we wished to cook for ourselves. The comfort of their visitors has been high on the owners’ priorities, because the apartment has been fully and thoughtfully equipped. We found the range of tourist leaflets and maps particularly useful. We also much enjoyed the facilities offered within the apartment complex, particularly the heated swimming pool, the gym and petanque court. The numerous and well-signed hiking trails in the area provided us with opportunity to walk in superbly attractive alpine scenery.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
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Lovely & clean with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy at this lovely and clean property in beautiful Chateau d'Oex. It is has everything you need and we had a comfortable stay. The building is well run and the pool was a treat. We would definitely love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Great overall experience

  • 4 of 5

My family and I were extremely happy with our stay at La Residence Rosat. Liz and Steve’s apartment is very well appointed, the building is quiet and secure, and the on-site manager helpful. We were not overly disappointed by the lack of snow during our stay, as we were able to take full advantage of the amenities in the building (pool, sauna…) and visit local attractions by train (Gruyere, Gstaad). The only downsides were the uneven wi-fi coverage in the apartment and the 15-20-minute walk to the supermarket and train station. Otherwise, I recommend this rental without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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Great vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment with everything as described. We love to cook and the clean kitchen was well equipped. The quaint town has a large grocery store, two bakeries, several restaurants and a train station all a 10-15 minute walk away (uphill coming back to the apartment!). The view from the terrace into the valley is spectacular with hot air balloons spotted frequently in the early morning hours. The beds were comfortable with good reading lights and the rooms had ample storage space. Living room and dining room were also cozy. The swimming pool was a nice to have with few people using it. The internet connection in the apartment was a bit spotty but always accessible in one area. Loads of maps and guides full of activities for several weeks (summer and winter) were very helpful. The area has lots of hiking and is within easy driving distance to Gruyere (town with castle), Caillier (Nestle) chocolate factory in Broc, Gstaad. A rail trip to Montreux is rewarded with a scenic view of the lake. Would definitely recommend this for both a relaxing or active vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Excellent apartment in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment. Spotless and very well furnished. Views from roof terrace or balconies are lovely. Swimming pool was perfect for the kids and quite often we were the only ones using it. Chateau D'Oex is lovely and has an excellent large supermarket as well as many things for children such as mini golf, bowling, playground. Patrick the apartment manager and Angelo the lettings manager were both extremely helpful and friendly. Overall a fantastic location to relax and explore the surrounding area, perfect for families.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Family holiday

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is really beautiful and exceeded our expectations. It is in excellent condition, very clean and well maintained. Very spacious and airy. The main balcony has an outstanding view but unfortunately it is unsafe for toddlers, unless very closely supervised. A cot was unavailable to us also (which we were aware of beforehand) but we managed fine and had a wonderful holiday. The owners of this apartment 8292 were very friendly to deal with everything was straightforward in regards to our booking and they were very helpful at all times and had satifactory answers to all our questions. Chateau d'oex is a beautiful town and the locals are very friendly and welcoming!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Low cost flights to Geneva. We are 120 Kilometres from Geneva, 15 minutes from Gstaad, 1 hour train journey to lake side Montreux. The train from Geneva connects with the MOB Panoramic railway, which takes the picturesque route to Chateau d’Oex. 12 hours drive from London.

Other Activities: Hot air ballooning, ice-skating, curling, white water rafting, canoeing, mini golf, tenpin bowling, archery, pentanque, via ferrata

Golf: Within 1hours drive from Chateau d’Oex, there are 4 golf courses, at Saanenmoser, Villars, Lake Gruyere, and Aigle. The nearest, 20 minutes away, and arguably one of the most spectacular Alpine courses, is Golf Club Gstaad Saanenland, a stunning 18 hole course, (par 70, 5305 metres) at an altitude of 1400 metres, and is open from June to October, after the snow has receded. The driving range has a view to die for! In early summer the fairways weave between protected orchids in a nature reserve and alpine meadow flowers and pine woods. Golf de la Gruyere (par 68, 5058 metres) has views over the lake and to the mountains beyond. Montreux Golf Course at Aigle (par 72, 5828 metres), is flatter and easier on the legs. The green fees vary between £30 and £50, depending on the day you play.

Ski: Chateau d’Oex is part of the Gstaad Superski region, with 250 kilometres of piste, 66 lifts and 6 ski areas, amongst stunning scenery, and including the summer skiing on Les Diablerets Glacier at over 3000 metres. Four hour or daily passes allow great flexibility and the area suits all standards of skiers. Nursery and snow park for children in the village. Local cable car in centre of village. Excellent cross country skiing at La Lecherette 15 minutes away. There are many designated snow shoeing and winter walking paths in the area.


Prices & Availability

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

£100 discount for 2 people (7 days or more).
£100 supplement for Balloon week and Easter week.
The fifth person would be charged an additional £50 and an additional £10 final cleaning
Rates include allocated underground car parking space,10% local tax, water, electricity, heating, swimming pool, sauna/steam room.
Additional to rates: Final cleaning £80, linen £20 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Château-d'Oex in the Vaud / Lake Geneva

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
In the apartment, there are two steps to reach the private terrace. The fifth person would sleep on a portable folding bed. Free WiFi can be accessed within the apartment, remember to bring your personal laptop. The building has a lift. For security there is an entry phone system on the main front door. A laundry room is situated on the lower ground floor. Washing machines and tumble driers are provided. There is also a comfortable bar and lounge area with card tables and board games and a small library, where WiFi can also be accessed. In the swimming pool area, there are changing rooms, shower, hairdryer and toilets etc. In the garden there are seating areas, a boule pitch and outdoor chess. A reserved underground car parking space is provided, with enclosed access directly to basement and lift to apartment. Guests will be provided with a copy of the house rules.

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