Large apartment in central Villars-sur-Ollon

Switzerland - VD - Villars-sur-Ollon

Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Sunset from the balcony
Sunset from the balcony
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Out on the trails
Out on the trails
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,View of apt and sledding hill
View of apt and sledding hill
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Entry area of apt
Entry area of apt
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Dining area (table extends to over 2m)
Dining area (table extends to over 2m)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Living room (looking towards dining area)
Living room (looking towards dining area)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Living room (looking from dining area)
Living room (looking from dining area)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Bedroom 1 (2 single beds with en suite bathroom)
Bedroom 1 (2 single beds with en suite bathroom)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Bedroom 2 (1 bunk bed)
Bedroom 2 (1 bunk bed)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Bedroom 3 (2 single beds + extra mattress)
Bedroom 3 (2 single beds + extra mattress)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Bedroom 4 (2 single beds + extra mattress)
Bedroom 4 (2 single beds + extra mattress)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Bedroom 5 (180cm bed with en suite bathroom)
Bedroom 5 (180cm bed with en suite bathroom)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Bathroom 1
Bathroom 1
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Bathroom 2
Bathroom 2
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Bathroom 3
Bathroom 3
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,At the playground (our apt is in the background)
At the playground (our apt is in the background)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Sledding hill in summer (our apt is in background)
Sledding hill in summer (our apt is in background)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Running free up on Grand Chamossaire
Running free up on Grand Chamossaire
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Free race cars for the little ones in Gryon
Free race cars for the little ones in Gryon
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Photo op on the trails
Photo op on the trails
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Gypsum deposit to explore at the Col de la Croix
Gypsum deposit to explore at the Col de la Croix
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Saype has done several works in Villars recently
Saype has done several works in Villars recently
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Free ski area in the village (<5 mins by foot)
Free ski area in the village (<5 mins by foot)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Ski Villars!
Ski Villars!
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,New Year's Eve fireworks seen from the balcony
New Year's Eve fireworks seen from the balcony
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Outdoor area of pool (free in summer)
Outdoor area of pool (free in summer)
Home exhange in,Switzerland,Villars-sur-Ollon,Kiddie pool + main pool w/ Wibit (free in summer)
Kiddie pool + main pool w/ Wibit (free in summer)
  • Sleeping capacity10+
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathrooms3

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Use of Personal Car is not possible

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Jul 8, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 Open to all destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Large apartment in the center of Villars-Sur-Ollon, a year-round mountain resort in the Swiss Alps.
Our apartment is located a short walk to the main street of the village and there are magnificent views of the mountains in all directions from our home.
While there are 2 indoor garage spots, you can do lots without a car in Villars. In winter, ski down to the main train station (snow permitting) to take the train up to Bretaye or walk 300m to the bus to the gondola (1 stop). In summer, walk to the gondola (<10mins) or the Roche Grise station (5 mins) to head up to the trails.
The kids can safely run right out of the apartment to a fantastic playground (you can keep an eye on them from the balcony) or, in winter, to the main sledding hill.
The building is from the early 2000s and the apartment has been recently renovated to update the floors and painting. The apartment is spacious with a large living room, dining area, open kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths (2 with direct connection to a bedroom) and one half bath. There are doors separating the sleeping area from the living area, so it's possible to keep the noise out of the sleeping area if kids or others go to bed early / sleep late.
The apartment is full of games, puzzles and books to keep everyone occupied when relaxing inside. There is wireless internet, a TV with DVD player, Bluetooth speakers (for playing music off your phone) and a projector and screen (just bring your computer). And for outdoor use, we have hiking poles, 4 pairs of snowshoes and over half a dozen sleds for you to use. There is a pay washer and free dryer in the common space of the building and a dedicated ski room.

Type

Apartment/ Second home


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Elevator Access
  • Equipped for Children
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Private parking

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Mountains

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Villars is a small mountain resort -- you can walk everywhere and find plenty of nice places to eat in town or out on the trails/slopes!

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Villars is a ski station in the Vaudois Alps and thus skiing is possible directly from the apartment (snow permitting). There is a free ski area in the village, which is great for beginners. More experienced skiers can head up to Bretaye either by train or gondola to access the combined Diablerets-Villars-Gryon ski area (over 130km of slopes) or even journey to the Glacier 3000 ski area. A car is not needed to go ski!
Villars offers the Carte Bienvenue (visitors just need to pay the tourist tax at the tax office near the main train station) - for a few francs a day, visitors have reduced fares on all public transport year-round as well as reduced entrance fees to a number of sites. In summer, the card grants free access to the indoor pool (with a great paddling pool and indoor and outdoor slides for kids), covered ice rink, mini golf and little race cars (in nearby Gryon), high ropes course (in nearby Diablerets), "Trottinherbe" rental (large off-road scooters), plus the tennis courts just outside the apartment. For golfers, the Villars golf course is accessible by foot+train.
There are numerous restaurants throughout the resort with stunning views and the nearby Villars Palace (5 mins by foot) holds concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events.
There is lots of information on the resort's website: https://www.alpesvaudoises.ch/en/stories/villars-sur-ollon. The Carte Bienvenue additionally offers discounts on nearby cultural sites, you can read more about all the offers here: https://www.alpesvaudoises.ch/en/stories/carte-bienvenue.
If you venture down the mountain, there are several museums/sites to visit nearby, such as Chateau Chillon, Chillon Fort, Charlie Chaplin Museum (Chaplin's World) and amusement parks (e.g. Aquaparc or Labyrinthe Aventure) or venture even further to other well-known mountain destinations like Gstaad, Verbier or Crans-Montana - each about 1hr away.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We hope you will treat our home like it was yours, just as we will treat yours. We keep things relatively neat and tidy and don't wear any shoes inside.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is not possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
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