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Jane Royston

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french, german

Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland

30 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Aeschi bei Spiez holiday chalet

6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 11, 200m2, 2 south facing terraces, large garden

This exquisite 6 bedroom chalet is located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, near Aeschi bei Spiez, at the end of a private lane, 400m from the nearest house. It offers some of the most stunning views in Switzerland.

The spacious living area includes a large, comfortable lounge with breathtaking views on 3 sides, and a fireplace. The entire house was renovated in 2011, and features wifi, satellite flat screen TV, and new bathrooms.

All bedrooms offer spectacular views. Both terraces are south facing, and, with a BBQ, are perfect for al fresco dining both in Summer and in Winter. The large garden backs onto a nature reserve. The chalet is particularly suited for those who like a wide choice of activities, in an exclusive, secluded setting.

Aeschi itself is packed with restaurants and a wide variety of things to do. Cross country skiing and extensive walking paths all pass within meters of the chalet, and some of the best downhill skiing is within a very short drive away.

Close your eyes, imagine The Sound of Music, think of Heidi and Peter, then open them and look out of the windows of Halteweidli – breath the pure mountain air, and relax! It is not rare to see deer, chamois and other wild animals grazing just under the kitchen window when you get up to make your first cup of coffee.

Walk through the nature reserve, up mountains, or along relatively flat paths, to the waterfall and enjoy a drink and something to eat at a mountain hut, or walk down to Lake Thun to take a steamer ride, or buy some freshly caught fish from the local fisherman.

Summer in Halteweidli is the most exhilarating time – the chalet is tucked away, half a kilometer from the main road, with breathtaking views from every window, as well as its’ two terraces and large garden.

The chalet is particularly child-friendly with a large split-level playroom-come-bedroom, sledges, board games, puzzles, high chair, etc. It is located right next to the largest Lama and Acapulco herd in Europe (250 animals), and in a village that offers great slopes for beginners and younger skiers.

There are so many things to do, both in the surrounding countryside, but also a bit further afield, that you just won't have time to do them all!

Visit Ballenberg open air museum and it’s 250 Swiss farm houses, Interlaken or the Top of Europe Jungfrau train, take a funicular up the Niesen for a spectacular sunset, or visit the caviar farm in Frutigen, or take a pedalo ride on the Blauesee in Kandersteg.

Within one kilometer of the chalet go Western Riding, rent an electric bike, a mountain bike, or go for a carriage ride - or just visit the local pool and it's spa.

The possibilities are endless, but lying on the terrace, far from it all, enjoying the view of the whole of the Kandertal, must be one of the nicest “activities” of them all!

In the Winter, you are in the heart of some of the best skiing in the world. Mythical names such as Wengen, Adelboden-Lenk, Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and of course Gstaad are just 30 minutes away. Not to speak of the Jungfrau region. It is ideally located for those who like discovering new slopes every day, whilst enjoying the quality of life of a beautifully secluded spot in an exceptional setting.

Aeschiried itself has 4 lifts for children and beginners, but is really renown for its’ cross country skiing. Over 30km of trails, the main one passing 50m from the front door, offer both spectacular views and the peacefulness of skiing thru a nature reserve.

At Christmas, Halteweidli is in the heart of Aeschi’s Weihnachtsweg (Christmas Path), where twelve beautiful crèche scenes depicting the Christmas story illuminate a trail through the snow-covered countryside. Warm refreshments reward visitors at the end of the trail on the neighbouring Lama farm.

And of course, after a long day outside, what could be better than to relax in front of the open fire, with a nice glass of wine in your hand, surrounded by friends and family.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Royston (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german

About Jane Royston

I grew up in Switzerland in England, and I've spent most of my adult life in Switzerland. I married into a Swiss family who come from the tiny mountain village of Aeschi, and Halteweidli is their family home.

I serve as director on a number of high-tech companies, and two charities, and live near Geneva.

Jane Royston purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Jane Royston chose Thunersee

The chalet was the dream chalet that my in-laws built when they retired. They had always walked along the trail that passes the chalet, and had always sat in the meadow where it is built for their picnic, dreaming of one day being able to build their dream house there. And that is exactly what they did.

I bought the chalet in 2011 and have renovated it completely: replaced the roof completely, putting triple glazed windows in, changing the bathrooms, and putting in solar heating.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet has to be seen and lived in to believe. It is really unique. It has amazing views from all sides. A sweeping view of the Thunersee and all the mountains on one side, and right down the Kandertal on the other side, through big bay windows make you feel as if you're in paradise every time you look out.

As it's set completely on it's own (400m from the nearest house), at the end of a long private lane, deer, foxes, squirrels, quietly grazing or walking nearby, and it is a perfect antidote to the stressful life I live.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were very privileged to spend a few days of our holidays in Switzerland at Halteweidli, an unforgettable chalet in which we celebrated our 1 year old twin daughter’s birthday. The chalet is just idyllic, a truly enjoyable place, very tastefully decorated. It reminded us to the chalet pictured at Hitchcock’s movie North by Northwest). It is cosy, extremely well equipped, particularly the kitchen and the children’s play room and, to cap it all, it is surrounded by the most impressive landscapes. All the rooms are very comfortable and well furnished. The views from the windows to the mountains and the valley are unique, very dramatic, and really spectacular. The location is just ideal; so central that you can reach most landmarks and towns in Switzerland in no time. Although we only stayed there for a few days, we managed to make some tourism and visit Thun, Interlaken, Neuchâtel, Lucerne and Bern. It is a very enjoyable and extremely recommendable chalet for a relaxing holiday both, in the summer and in the winter, and it is just a few minutes away from the idyllic Spiez, a very beautiful lakeside village where you can eat the most delicious Kaisersmorren and spent a lovely day at Freybad, a leisure club with lovely views and great leisure facilities. We would love to come back to chalet Halteweidli one day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane and Harry for making our holiday in Switzerland so unforgettable. The Jané-Heidsiek family.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveller reviews

Luxury 6 bedroom chalet with stunning views in the Bernese Oberland
average rating of 4.9 based on 34 reviews
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A quiet place

  • 5 of 5

We looked for a quiet place to stay in the Berner Oberland area and we got it!

A spacious Chalet for just the two of us, just perfect for two couples and/ or a large family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to find a perfect place to stay

Unfortunately we were there less than a week

We were seven adults and there was room for all of us

The hostess, Jane, thinks of everything

We made car trips each day from there and looked forward to returning each evening to prepare a beautiful dinner

The info sheets and personal attention we received couldn't have been better

Location and services were also just what we needed

I'm so glad I discovered this gem

Ted Plavin, Israel

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

We were 10 family members of Swiss origin living in the USA (6 adults and 4 teenagers) on a 2 week vacation at the Halteweidli. The chalet was just perfect for us, plenty of room, very clean and well equipped, exactly as described on the "Home Away" website. and, of course, the location was great with beautiful views and plenty of opportunities for great sightseeing trips. We can highly recommend it. Having a car is a plus as you can get to Spiez, Thun, Interlaken in no time where there is plenty of sightseeing and shopping. We all enjoyed it very much and we want to thank Jane for her assistance both by emeil and telephone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Perfect Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The house was ideal for our retreat. We were 8 and had plenty of room in the spacious lounge to spread out and enjoy the roaring fire. When we weren't working, we went for hikes along the river and got to see the alpacas up close. The property is in great condition, clean with a well equipped kitchen. The "Useful Information" sheet was extensive with lists of restaurants and nearby things to do. We enjoyed a tasty dinner in the Chemihuette Restaurant and practiced curling in nearby Thun on our last day. A fabulous setting and well worth another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschöne Landschaft, tolle Aussicht. Guter Startpunkt für Tagesausflüge. Lamafarm in Laufdistanz! :)

Das Haus bietet alles was man sich für einen erholsamen Aufenthalt wünscht. Es ist sehr gemütlich und lädt zum Verweilen ein. Wir können es empfehlen.

Und danke an Jane für den netten Kontakt und den herzlichen Empfang. Wir haben uns gut aufgehoben gefühlt und sind bei Fragen immer auf ein offenes Ohr gestossen.

Wir kommen gerne irgendwann mal wieder. :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great New Year in the chalet Nati - you are more than welcome back anytime you like!
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Traumhafter Familienurlaub im zauberhaften Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Im Chalet Halteweidli hat sich unsere Familie aus Deutschland sofort wohlgefühlt. Die Erwachsenen genossen die liebevolle und gut organisierte Ausstattung, die Kinder fanden beglückt die Spielsachen und Kostüme. Die Aussichtslage des Chalets am Rande von Aeschiried ist einmalig, die Erreichbarkeit vieler Sehenswürdigkeiten des Berner Oberlandes innerhalb einer Autostunde perfekt! Danke Jane!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Zurich (Bern nearer but small airport)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Chemihütte
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Spiez
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Spiez
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bergblick
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Aeschi bei Spiez
Car: recommended

Located on the outskirts of Aeschi bei Speiz, our chalet offers the perfect setting for exploring some of the worlds’ best skiing in the Winter (Wengen, Adelboden, Lauterbrunnen, Kandersteg, Gstaad, Grindelwald) and offers extensive walking in the Summer.

The chalet is set quite on its own, and backs onto the Suldtal nature reserve, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking.

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and white water rafting on or near Lake Thun. There are also several golf courses nearby. The towns of Bern, Thun, Interlaken, Gstaad, are within easy reach and are great for sightseeing, shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions. And of course, the Top of Europe train to the top of the Jungfrau is a real must!

The nearest airport is Bern just 30mins away, otherwise Zurich or Geneva airports are also within easy reach.

The bus stop is almost at the end of our private lane, about 500m from the chalet.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Aeschi bei Spiez, Switzerland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2016
22 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
A$1,218 **
 
 
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,726 **
 
 
January
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$287 **
A$1,433 **
 
 
Winter and Spring
28 Jan 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,293 **
 
 
Late Spring 2017
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,579 **
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$3,583 **
 
 
Late Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,574 **
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,215 **
 
 
Autumn 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$179 **
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$537 **
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,863 **
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen A$ 4 per person per night
Cleaning A$394
Pet Fee A$72
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Rental is from Saturday to Saturday

Rate includes linen, towels, table cloths, and final cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Aeschi bei Spiez, Switzerland

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Both bathrooms were entirely re-done end 2011. The larger one has double wash basins.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 3 single bed
  • All bedrooms have great views, four have built-in wardrobes, three have outside access, the children's room is on a split level. All linen/towels were new in December 2011.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing