- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Le Bostan 12 is a comfortable, four-star apartment on the second floor of a luxury chalet-style building with panoramic views of the Alps. It is situated off the village square in cozy Barboleuse, a few minutes' walk away from the gondola, and 3km outside the larger resort of Villars. The apartment can be rented for a few days, a week, month, season or year at reasonable rates.
Le Bostan 12 sleeps eight people and is perfect for a family or group of friends. It easily accommodates two families if desired, because it has two double bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms) and one bunk room that sleeps four. There is an additional shower r...Read more
Lovely, sunny chalet near Villars; Hiking, Golf
Barboleusaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Additional Location Information
Residence Le Bostan is adjacent to the Place de Barboleuse in the centre of the tiny, quiet village of Barboleuse. The town is just outside the resort of Villars and is connected to it by a convenient tram link, a road, and its ski trails. The tram also connects to the Swiss railway system (in Bex) for easy access to Geneva Airport.
Barboleuse has a dedicated ski condola, 100m from Le Bostan 12, going up to "Les Chaux." In Winter, Les Chaux offers skiing for all ability levels and connects to the Bretaye ski station above Villars. Children under nine ski for free in Villars-Gryon. At a short walk from the the top of the Les Chaux gondola (about 40m) is the Restaurant Les Chaux, which has a cozy sit-down restaurant with open fireplace,a more casual self-serve area, also with large central fireplace, a sunny terrace with service and breathtaking views, and a picnic area if you prefer to bring your own food. It's a lovely meeting point for skiers and non-skiers alike - the latter can ride the gondola up, enjoy a Swiss lunch with their party, and gaze at the mountain views from the comfort of the enclosed gondola as they ride back down.
Another restaurant option at Les Chaux is L'Etable, halfway down one of the pistes, with lovely food, open fireplace, and tons of atmosphere.
During Spring, Summer and Autumn, enjoy hiking, cycling, and meals in lake-side restaurants. The Villars Golf Club opens June 1 and offers 18 beautiful holes with an impressive mountain panorama, including views of Mont Blanc. Mountain bikes can be rented on the Place de Barboleuse and can be taken up the gondola lift. Swim at the Villars open-air pool (with slides), in mountain lakes, or in Lake Geneva. Walk to the nearby tennis courts in Gryon. A holiday in Barboleuse promises year-round outdoor fun for the whole family.
The Place de Barboleuse is a peaceful hub of useful and enjoyable amenities:
- A small, well-stocked grocery store.
- Two ski/snowboard/mountain bike hire shops.
- Two cosy, family-friendly restaurants (L'Escale and La Terrasse).
- A tourist office (300m) selling season passes and offering advice on any aspect of your holiday.
- A superb baker/patisserie/tea room.
- An open-air skating rink in Winter.
- A rustic playground with mini-golf and quaint kiddie steam train offering young riders a trip every fifteen minutes or so in Spring, Summer, and Autumn.
- Tennis courts.
Getting there by train: take the train from Geneva Airport to Bex and change over to the Bex-Villars-Bretaye tram in front of the station. Descend at La Barboleuse (tenth stop). Head to your left when you get off the tram, take a right at the corner onto Route de Solalex, and you will see Le Bostan (a four-story building) on your left about 300m down the road. Alternatively, you can get off the train one stop before Bex, at Aigle, and make a 25min journey by car/taxi to Le Bostan.
Getting there by car: eight hour drive from the Eurotunnel in Calais, a straightforward 75 minute drive from Geneva airport, or a three hour drive from Zurich Airport.
The apartment is only 1km (15 min. walk) from Ecole Alpine Internationale E.M.I.G. in Gryon,
If you would like more information to plan your visit, the following sites might be helpful:
- The official tourism website for Villars and Gryon: http://www.villars.ch/en/index.cfm
- Get information about ski lessons or book in advance: http://www.villarsski.ch/EN/Home.html
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Last updated on May 09, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $557
Additional notes from the owner
Post-stay cleaning and fresh linens at start of stay are included in the price.
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Central heating
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 100 square meters