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Superb Family Chalet in Stunning Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 150 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

8 Beds, 2 bathrooms, large open plan living area

Chalet Le Renard was built in 2007. It comprises 3 floors. There are 3 bedrooms on the top floor, 2 doubles and one bunk room with 2 sets bunks. The bunks are equipped with quality mattresses and are suitable for adult use. There is one large bathroom on the top floor with full size bath and shower. The middle floor has a large open plan living area, dinning table for 8, well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting area with wood burning stove. The ground floor/ basement. There is an additional shower room with WC on this floor. There is also a large entrance hall with stairs leading to the basement. This floor includes a boot changing area, large single garage with table tennis table, games room with a bar football table, boiler drying room and a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is masses of hot water and the heating is very efficient. There are 2 large south facing balconies and a large patio area.

Nick & Jill Lindsay
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Nick & Jill Lindsay

I am a semi retired farmer living in Northern Ireland, We have a large family, all of whom enjoy skiing and mountain life in general.

Nick & Jill Lindsay purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Nick & Jill Lindsay chose Leysin

We came to Leysin to stay with friends, fell in love with the place and ended up building this chalet. We love the peace and quietness of our location at the bottom of the village. In summer we can enjoy our quite large garden and the fantastic walks and hikes in the mountains. Leysin has some of the most dramatic scenery I have seen anywhere in the Alps. We do most of our skiing in Diablerets and Villars, which are less than 15 minutes away by car and on the same lift pass as Leysin. Huge ski area and very rarely any queues. Leysin skiing is great but not as extensive as the Diablerets/Villars area.

What makes this chalet unique

Modern, warm, comfortable chalet. Wonderful views, very quiet and peaceful. Brilliant for both summer and winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time. The awful weather put us under pressure to make it the best possible holiday for the kids. We left in the mornings and hit the acqua park, Cailler chocolate factory, Lausanne reptile centre, St Bernard dog centre in Martigny, Chateau Chillon, toy shops in Lausanne. We packed it in and were able to do all of that in the rain.

When it cleared we took a few trips on to Vevey and Montreux on the old boats, went to Les Mosses market, Berneuse and Martigny Labyrinth Park. We also hung around Leysin.

The sheer beauty and comfort of the Chalet was a refuge in the rain and a paradise in the sun.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and this was due in no small part to Chalet Le Renard.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Leysin, Switzerland

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 has a very large bath and twin sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a extra large double bed with twin mattresses. Bedroom 2 has an extra large double bed and mattress. Bedroom 3 has 4 bunks. The bottom 2 bunks are very comfortable and suitable for adults The top two are also comfortable but more suitable for children.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is an exceptional family chalet suitable for 4 adults plus 4 children or 6 adults. It is situated in a quiet road within easy reach of shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and bus stops A car is an advantage but definitely not essential. The views are stunning and we have a 1300sq metre garden .


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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

A wonderful vacation in Leysin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our three children spent a wonderful time in Chalet Le Renard.

Nick was very communicative from the first inquiry to the end of the trip.

It is one of those places that raise the dilemma whether to just stay in the chalet since it is so cozy and specious or go explore out in the village/ the ski resort/ the mountains.

The Chalet is well equipped and very comfortable.

There are three bed room on the top flour,

perhaps the room with the bunk beds is better for younger children although my teenagers managed all right.

The view is spectacular and we were lucky to have three days of snow - which was very much appreciated.

There are a couple of restaurants and a supermarket within a walking distance.

We enjoyed cooking big meals as well.

We highly recommend it !

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter break in Leysin

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property - very comfortable and well provisioned with great views across the valley to Villars and the Rhone valley. The chalet is at the bottom end of Leysin but within easy walking distance from the centre (10 mins) and the telecabine (< 20 mins). A car is useful but not essential as there are lots of walks within easy reach. Would definitely recommend staying at this property if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent chalet

  • 5 of 5

we loved it here, the chalet was lovely, the views were amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 21/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Chalet in a lovely village in the Swiss Alps.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two children stayed here in summer in the beautiful alpine village of Leysin. We could not have wished for anything better. The Chalet was perfect for what we wanted and well equipped to keep the kids happy while my wife and I relaxed on the deck enjoying the view. Leysin is perfectly placed to explore much of what Switzerland has to offer. Great walking trails and hikes at your door step. Kids did not want to go home.

The buzz word of our stay was "wow". I think we all said it about 50 times each per day.

I would recommend it to anyone thinking about staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Even better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

The property has a really nice living space, with patio doors to 2 aspects that can be opened in nice weather. The views are amazing, and the location is one of the best in Leysin: it's a little outside the centre, on a very quiet street, but no more than 10 mins walk from lunch/dinner places (from crepes to pizza/pasta to Chinese to fondue...). There are also several supermarkets in town, where you can find pretty much anything.

The garden offers an attractive space to sit out. We had a fox and a small deer wander through while we were there!

The washer/dryer are a nice touch, and there's tons of utility space in the basement for drying. Plus the owners have a great set of board games and jigsaw puzzles, for quiet evenings in.

There are plenty of nice local walks, including to the nearby Gentian Garden, and it's about 5 mins walk to the nearest sports centre, which has outdoor tennis courts. There are also some nice mountain walks, especially if you take the gondola up to Berneuse.

Leysin is also a good base for visiting places like Geneva, Bern, Gruyere and Lucerne - easy motorway driving, plus beautiful mountain vistas if you're happy with back roads. Aquaparc's also a great option if you have kids.

The owners were always available for questions, and the property instructions were very clear.

Overall, if you're looking to stay in this part of Switzerland, this is a great option, which we can't recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Leysin Village
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Chalet Le Renard is situated on the edge of Leysin village, 1.5 hours by car from Geneva or 2 hours by train. It is reached by a romantic mountain railway connection from Aigle. Leysin is part of the Alpes de Vaud ski area that includes Villars, Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000 & Les Mosses. It is also only 45 mins from the Porte de Soleil ski area by car. Leysin has some of the most breathtaking views in the Alps and the summer activities are numerous, including walking, swimming, mountain biking, rock climbing etc. Leysin is famous for its revolving restaurant at Berneuse with incredible 360 degree views of lake Geneva and the southern Alps. Leysin has many good restaurants, many of which are within 5 minutes walking distance of Chalet Le Renard. Leysin boasts a huge skating arena which operates all year round, swimming pool, tennis courts and an amazing floodlit toboggan run in the winter. It is the complete holiday location for summer or winter.

Other Activities: Skating, Tobogganing, Via Ferrata


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in the Leysin, Switzerland

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
30 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$891.53

A small amount of Swiss Tourist Tax is payable locally at the Tourist Office. All gas and electricity, as well as final cleaning and laundry costs are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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