About this listing
A beautiful luxury Mountain apartment for 6/7 people with great views of the swiss alps situated only 1 1/2 hours from geneva airport.
Only 20 minutes from Lake Leman and numerous wonderful outdoor activities, as well as mountain walking, cycling.
A beautiful family residence with wonderful views for rent in Villars sur Ollon a superb family summer/winter skiing resort 1 1/2 hours from Geneva.
The apartment sleeps 6/7 people 1 double with en-suite bathroom, 1 twin room and second twin with bunk beds and shared bathroom, separate wc, Large open living and dining area with open fireplace. Accommodation includes a large wrap around balcony, interior and exterior parking, laundry facilities and ski hut. Sit outside in the winter or summer for a relaxing time in the peace of the mountains, perhaps with a glass of hot wine and some wonderful regional cheese. The apartment is well suited for families offering lots of puzzles, games and entertainment to watch on tv.
This great summer/winter location of Villars in the heart of the mountains has just about everything to occupy your family with great activities nearby including access to 5 skiing resorts covering 225km of wonderful skiing, snow walking, cross country, climbing adventure parks white water rafting, mountain cycling, swimming luxurious natural baths tennis, badminton squash, ice skating, bowling, horse riding in the mountains, and paragliding for the more adventurous, all on your doorstop. You can use the telecabine in the summer to take you up the mountain further and enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the mountain.
There are many restuarants and bars in the area and on the piste to rest and relax in, or top up those calories on a great days skiing.
The apartment is situated just 10 minutes walk to the piste and 12 minutes walk to the telecabine and free bus which takes you around the town. 2 minutes drive to the centre of Villars. Games for the children dvd and video players with a collection childresn videos + wifi. The panoramic views from the apartment extends to Les Dent du midi a well known mountain feature in the region.
It is a 20 minute drive down to lake Geneva (leman) where you can sail catch a cruiser and explore the lake. Once at the lake you can visit Montreaux and see the statue of Freddy Mercury. The view accross the lake is breathtaking and peaceful. Small boats can be hired at the lakeside.
There is the Bains du Lavey, natural openair spring baths about 1/2 an hour away where you can relax all day in the warmth of these hot springs, a treat not to be missed. A Must at any time of the year including winter, actually winter is best!
Villars is also an excellent centre for playing Golf with some wonderful courses on the mountain in the summer.
Gruyere and Gstaad, chateux d'Oex Verbier are close by. You can visit the the great St Bernard dogs about 30/40 minutes away they are fantastic, and they make the most delicious strawberry tart you'll ever taste in the restaurant there.
This really is a most wonderful place for all the family all year round. It is a short distance from France and Italy also.
The activities and facilities are numerous and nearby.
In the evening you comeback to the apartment, sit on the balcony and enjoy some of the local wine made in the vineyards below.
The apartment, garage, laundry room and ski hut.
Interaction with guests
I always communicate with our guests to make sure everything is ok when they arrive. I also like to talk to our guests prior to their stay, to ensure they know as much about the apartment as possible.
It is in a peaceful and tranquil area above the town of Villars-sur Ollon with outstanding views of the mountains.
There is very good public transport put to the town of Villars. The apartment is situated above the town and taxis are available to take you up. The walk down is easy although the walk back up can be somewhat harder but excellent exercise. there is plenty of parking at the apartment as well as an enclosed garage.
The travel time from Geneva airport is approximately 1 and 1/2 hours, by car or train.
There is a separate mountain train or bus that both take you up the mountain. These routes take a little longer than travelling by car.
For the comfort of everyone our apartment is non smoking
Please ensure that no ski boots skis or equipment are put in the apartment - there is a seperate cave for this equipment for your convenience.
Please give the utmost respect to other residents at all times.
If you use any logs that are left, please kindly replace them.
If you break anything, we do not get angry and would like to know so we can replace it for the next people.
You must pay the Swiss tax directly to the office de Tax de Sejour. This is minimal and allows reduced costs at many amenities in the town and surrounding area.
One set of linen per person is included within the price.
Try to respect our neighbours at all times as this is a holiday home for all the other residents.
Please do not shut the blinds or turn the heating down our cleaning lady will do this as she knows if there are guests arriving straight away. This way the apartment is left warm for our next guests.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
In love with Switzerland and love our family home based in a quiet area of Villars-sur-Ollon.
I love the accessibility to skiing, whilst taking pleasure in the country in all seasons, wondering at the daily different views of living in and out of the clouds.
Very friendly and love to talk to people who are interested in renting the apartment.
My brothers family have an apartment in Quito Equador which he rents through airbnb and praises the virtues of it.
I look forward to hearing from you.