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Steve & Mary Round

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Superb Chalet with stunning mountain views, large garden, close to ski lifts

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Leysin holiday chalet

Beautiful 5 bed spacious chalet / 5 bathrooms & BBQ hut / Grillikota.

Chalet Roundhouse is a traditional Swiss chalet which has five bedrooms, each with its own shower and toilet, three are en-suite and the master bedroom also has a large bathroom with shower. Four of the bedrooms have balconies with breathtaking views towards Villars and Les Diablarets. The spacious lounge seats 10 comfortably with Satellite TV, free access to the internet, and a cosy fire. The dining area opens up to the luxury fitted kitchen and separate study. The chalet has central underfloor heating with continuous hot water.

During the summer we offer 10% off for rents of two weeks and 15% for rents of three weeks or more.

The ski station is 5 mins walk. In summer the ski lifts are open and give access to magnificent mountain walks. There are a wide range of activities in the village including mountain biking, skating, tennis, horse riding, paragliding and swimming in two sports centres. The Chalet has a large enclosed balcony suitable for small children which leads to a beautiful large flat gardens. Chalet Roundhouse is the perfect choice for families or those seeking to relax. Leysin is only a short train journey to Montreaux, Lausanne & Villeneuve on Lake Geneva where there are so many things to see and do. Leysin is also an excellent base to visit many interesting places including Gstaad and Gruyeres. As well as the many things to do in Leysin we recommend you try Lavey - les bains Spa & Thermal Springs. Also only a short drive away is The Aquapark, Switzerland's largest indoor waterpark

Skiing & Snowboarding: The seven resorts of Leysin, Villars, Gryon, Les Diablerets, Les Mosses, Rougemont and Chateau-d'Oex make up the spectacular skiing area of Alpes Vaudoise, the skipass covers all resorts and is even free to under 9s. With 74 lifts and 220km of downhill pistes (135 miles) this must be one of the 'prized areas' for skiers visiting Switzerland. The region is just 115km from Geneva and can be reached in nine hours or less on mainly motorways from Calais. The Bern-Lausanne-Geneva motorway goes right past the 'gateway town' of Aigle and from here you turn off to Leysin or to Villars via Ollon.

Leysin has 17 lifts and a snow park with a half pipe, and ski tours and snow-shoe treks offer skiers and snowboarders ideal opportunities for enjoyment. And there is also a snow sport school, a lit cross-country skiing trail and toboggan run. A round of the Snowboarding World Championships is held in Leysin each year.

250 kilometres of hiking trails, mountain tours and interesting bike tours offer plenty of exercise in the open countryside. Mountaineers find several challenges in the precipitous chalk rock-faces which resemble the Dolomites. The difficult via ferrata at the Tour d'Aï is for experienced mountaineers only.

Events Nearby: World famous jazz festival at Montreux (July) and the lesser known and more intimate jazz festival at Cully (April).

International dog-sled race in Les Mosses - an air of the deep North: 700 dogs and their mushers compete for the prize (March).

Original Black Race - innovative snowboard race in Les Mosses: snow-shoe ascent to the summit and descent by board (March).

Leysin Music Panorama - folklore music festival on the Berneuse (June).

More Details
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve & Mary Round (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks english

About Steve & Mary Round

We live in Dorset in the UK and our children live in London and Geneva.

Steve & Mary Round purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Steve & Mary Round chose Alps of Vaud

We absolutely love the position of our Chalet as it is a very short walk to the ski lifts and we can walk into town

What makes this chalet unique

Beautiful Chalet with open fireplace. Very close to lifts and ideal if you wish to return for lunch. Leysin is such a friendly village and there are so many activities to keep us all busy. We can travel so easily to Montreux and Lausanne on Lake Geneva. There are thermal Springs just a short drive away and the largest indoor water park in Switzerland is nearby. We are so lucky to have a beautiful Swiss Chalet and the large wrap around balconies to enjoy the mountain views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Steve & Mary

You certainly have a wonderful house.

We had an excellent week!

And we definitely want to come back.

maybe already next year after March 3
Feb 2013
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based on 26 traveller reviews

Superb Chalet with stunning mountain views, large garden, close to ski lifts
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

august 2016

  • 5 of 5

Excellent chalet and immaculately clean. The facilities there were second to none. The surrounding area and local village are delightful, within 5 minutes walk to all local amenities and bars, restaurants and ski/chairlifts. We will certainly return as soon as possible!

The Burden family - London, Surrey and Dorset.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A brilliant stay in a wonderful chalet

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the chalet for a family gathering this summer. This is the first time we've visited the mountains during the summer and we will definitely be coming back! What an action packed week we had - the kids hired mountain bikes, tried their hand at a number of watersports on Lake Geneva, and even went rock climbing in the village. We also enjoyed mountain walks and visited a few of the local vineyards.

The chalet itself is beautiful, in a stunning location with uninterrupted views over the valley and mountains which we enjoyed from the terrace. Inside, it was more than spacious enough for our group of 8. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms clean and modern.

We've stayed in many chalets in the past and this was by far the best. I would thoroughly recommend the chalet for anyone looking to enjoy the mountains - we're all looking forward to returning next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the mountains. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again next year. Kind regards Mary & Steve
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Fantastic Family Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week's stay at the Chalet Roundhouse which provided a home from home for four adults and five children aged from 2 to 7 years old - it was a real bonus to have CBeebies on the TV!

The chalet is comfortably furnished and well equipped and has everything you could possibly need for a week away. It has a large open plan living/dining/kitchen room which was a great place for everyone to be together after a day's skiing. There is a sunny deck that stretches along two sides of the house with fantastic views and overlooking a large level garden where our attempts to build an igloo are probably still visible!

It is a short walk uphill from the chalet to get to the lifts which was a little hard work with kids and ski gear in tow - I think I will search out the ski lockers next time! The ski area is not huge by any means but it provided great entertainment for all of us for the whole week. It should also be pointed out that there are also a number of other ski areas available on the same lift pass but we never felt the need to venture beyond Leysin.

The lift pass is free for under 9s and the saving went towards paying the Swiss Ski School. The children all enjoyed their time in ski school and made good progress. They were very proud to collect their badges in a presentation ceremony with the instructors held on the Thursday evening.

The chalet is easy walking distance to a supermarket and a couple of conveniently located bars to duck in on the way back with the shopping!

For the grande finale to the week we went to the toboggan park which was great fun for the over 5s (and dad) and comes highly recommended.

Many thanks to Mary for all her top tips and advice on the local area, we were all very sad to leave Chalet Roundhouse and Leysin and very much hope to return one day :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great feedback Ed! It makes it all worthwhile when we know it all runs smoothly. The igloo you built has just about melted with the beautiful weather we have had lately. Next visit to Switzerland you will have to visit Lavey-les-bains, Spa and Thermal Springs. Looking forward to welcome you back again Best wishes Mary & Steve
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woderful chalet

  • 5 of 5

Leysin provided us with a week of fond memories, The Chalet was perfect with stunning views. We loved the lounge with the log burning fire. It was only a short walk to the shops for fresh bread in the morning.We are looking forward to returning to the Chalet in the summer and to spend sometime on lake Geneva.Also it is a short journey to Montreaux and Villeneuve. We were provided with very helpful details regarding the Chalet from Steve and Mary which completed a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, less than 5 minutes walk from the lifts. Enjoyed large, sunny balcony especially the glass of mulled wine after a long day on the slopes. Skied mostly in Leysin and Les Mosses which was beautiful, then one day visited Villars and Les Diablerets and another day in the Portes du Soleil for exciting variety. Watched the paragliders land in front of the chalet- we'll do that next time. Chalet Roundhouse was superb in all ways. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Beautiful clean 5 star chalet!

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous place to stay! Exellent location!

Comfortable beds with stunning views

Lovely lounge with cosy log fire

Kitchen is so well equipped

Really friendly village

Had a brilliant skiing holiday and would highly recommend Leysin and Chalet Roundhouse.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and we will be happy to welcome you back again . Regards Mary & Stevs
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Leysin is located in the Alpes Vaudoise at an altitude of 1200 metres above sea level, it has fantastic views of the Rhone Valley, Mont Blanc, Dents du Midi and LDiablerets and a sun-rich and mild climate. While principally a winter ski resort it has developed into an all-year holidary resort with many facilities for families. Highlights include «Le Kuklos» glass revolving restaurant on the Berneuse (2048 metres above sea level) with 360° panorama view of the Valais mountains and Lake Leman, Les Diablerets and Glacier 3000 - spectacular glacierscape with grand panorama and all-year snow fun, Aigle Castle - dating from 1300 and housing the Vaud Wine and Vine Museum. The Narrow-guage railway network from Aigle runs to Leysin, Les Diablerets and Champéry provide access to the region for those without a car.

This is a perfect base if you are skiing in winter, hiking, biking, playing golf or attending one of the many events in the area, like the Montreux Jazz Festival in summer.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Leysin, Switzerland

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
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28 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
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4 Mar 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
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4 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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8 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$804

A 20% Deposit is required on return of our standard contract. The balance of the rental is due 6 weeks before start of rental. Swiss Franc, UK Sterling or Euro transfers can be made direct to our account in Switzerland or the UK. Prices include linen, towels, heating, wifi and cleaning although in some circumstances if extra cleaning is required there may have be an additional small charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Leysin, Switzerland

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Three of the bedrooms are ensuite and there are two additional shower rooms on the top and middle floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • The beds in bedroom two and three and four can be used as two single or combined to make an extra large double bed. Bedroom one has an extra large double bed and bedroom five has two twin beds. Two bedrooms on upper floor have balconies overlooking Les Diablerets and Villars. Two ground floor bedrooms have doors opening onto private patios. with excellent views. Three of the bedrooms are ensuite and there are two additional shower rooms on the top and middle floor. There is an additional fifth bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is additional seating in the study which is off the lounge Further kitchen details: The property is comprehensively equipped with a wide range of kitchen equipment including toaster, blender, coffee machine, food processor etc. Further details outdoors: The pleasant garden looks south towards Villars, Les Diablerets Glacier, Les Dents du Midi mountains on the French border and the Rhône valley far away. Chalet Roundhouse is situated in a quiet road within easy reach of lifts, shops, restaurants & leisure facilities. The views are stunning and the garden has one of the few flat gardens in Leysn. These gardens are suitable for children to play in both Summer & Winter months. Chalet Roundhouse is an exceptional family chalet suitable for 10 adults or a total of 10 adults and children. There is a Grillkota (BBQ hut)