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Chalet Etesian

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Gstaad | Bedrooms: 8 | Sleeps: 14 + 2

Rates: Rates available on request.

An extraordinarily grand property set in the very heart of Gstaad, Chalet Etesian is a short stroll from the village centre. The chalet sleeps a total of 14 adults and 2 children. This vast and beautiful chalet is a treasure trove of antiques, art and beautiful pieces of furniture. The emphasis throughout the chalet is on sumptuous comfort.

The chalet has two very distinct parts to it. The recent extension to the property houses a new master bedroom, the spa, cinema room and a huge entertainment room reminiscent of a night club. The original chalet is more refined and houses 7 en-suite bedrooms and the main living and dining rooms. The top floor is given over to a beautiful bedroom its bathroom and private living spaces. The main entrance of the chalet is on the ground floor opens into an impressive hallway from which lead two corridors giving access to the two differing parts of the chalet. On the groubhamnd floors are located one twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Also located on this floor is the large cinema room with Wii, the entertainment room, guest toilet and a laundry room and ski room. Both the bedrooms on this floor have restricted natural light. Stairs lead down to the spa area with Jacuzzi, hammam, shower and separate toilet. There are a couple of pieces of fitness equipment located in the spa. On the 1st floor is the main sleeping area is located with 5 bedrooms in total. These include 3 en-suite double bedrooms, a large master en-suite bedroom and a children's bunk room. 3 of these bedrooms give access to the beautiful garden. The elegant dining room and regal living area are located on the 2nd floor. This floor also houses the separate kitchen and a small TV snug area. The living room opens onto a wraparound balcony with views of the surrounding mountains while the dining area opens onto the upper terrace. The top floor of the chalet is given over to second master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a private balcony and private living and dining area. There are 2 external parking spaces at the property. A staff apartment is located in the bottom of the chalet with its own private entrance

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor:

  • 1 x Twin-bedroom (en-suite bathroom, sleeps 2)
  • 1 x Double bedroom (en-suite shower room, sleeps 2)
  • Main entrance and hallway
  • Office with en-suite bathroom
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ski locker
  • Cinema room
  • Large entertainment room
  • Guest toilet

Lower Ground Floor:

  • Spa with Jacuzzi and hammam
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower

First Floor:

  • 1 x Double bedroom (en-suite bathroom, sleeps 2)
  • 1 x Double bedroom (en-suite bathroom, sleeps 2)
  • 1 x Double bedroom (en-suite bathroom, sleeps 2)
  • 1 x Children’s bunk room (en suite shower room, sleeps 2)
  • 1 x Master double bedroom (en-suite bathroom, sleeps 2)

Second Floor:

  • Main Living area
  • Dining room (sits 10 comfortably)
  • Separate kitchen
  • Separate small TV room

Third Floor (under eves):

  • 1 x Double bedroom (en-suite bathroom, sleeps 2)
  • Small Bar and private dining area with kitchenette
  • Private living area

 

December

  • Christmas Market
  • New Years Music Festival
  • Annual Curling Cup

January

  • Cross country Skiing Championships
  • Snow Bike Festival
  • Concerts in Church Gstaad

March

  • Snow Golf tournament
  • Annual Concert from the music society

Tobogganing - There are eight different toboggan runs all of varying degrees. You can pick the family run in Sparenmoos to the floodlit run in Wispile

Air boarding - For the thrill seekers and if you think you need more speed to get down the hill you can hop onto an air-board for some nail-biting speed and fun

Winter biking - This is the sport that is becoming increasingly popular among mountain enthusiasts. Involving ‘fat bikes’ and the use of the walking trails it is something that you can really get your teeth into

Ice Rink - There are three natural ice rinks and one artificial rink here in Gstaad. All with varying opening times, if the need to ice skate comes over you there should be one open

Sports Centre - If you feel like you haven’t worked your muscles to their full potential you can always hire a court and have a friendly tennis or squash match

Climbing centre - An indoor alternative for the weather isn’t at its best. It is the perfect place to get a full body work out and test out those climbing skills

Indoor pool - Located in the sports centre you can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains whilst splashing around in the warm pool. Or if you do have a little energy left you can have a sliding competition down the chutes

Equestrian centre - The choice of indoor hall lessons or guided outings into the unspoilt countryside mean that horse-lovers are sure to be satisfied here

Cinema - Screening the latest films including some in 3D this friendly cinema seats 200 comfortably in their ‘comfort’ seats

Nightlife - With an eclectic mix of stylish bars, clubs with DJ’s and chill out lounges, Gstaad has an attractive mixture to see every type of night owl through until the early hours

TIME ZONE
GMT + 1 hour

LANGUAGE
French and German is spoken in Switzerland. French is the predominant language in Verbier.

CURRENCY INFORMATION
CHF (Swiss Francs)

MONEY MATTERS
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server CHF 50 for a CHF 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application. EU nationals are only required to hold a valid national ID card.

NEAREST AIRPORT
The nearest airports to Gstaad are:

  • Bern (81km)
  • Geneva (151km)
  • Grenoble (317km)
  • Zurich (209km)

WEATHER
Switzerland's winter temperature range is -2 °C (28 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F), with the snow remaining in the Alps until around April. The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.

ELECTRICITY
Electrical service in Switzerland is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.



DRIVING INFORMATION

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if their road has a white line across it.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your Passport or national ID, driver's licence, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • National speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h, on open roads 80 km/h and in towns 50 km/h.
  • In Switzerland you pay an annual motorway tax, even if you're only using the motorways for an hour or two. A vehicle sticker, or vignette, must be displayed on the windscreen by all vehicles. Of course, if you don't need to use a motorway you don't need to pay, although it's difficult to cross the country without doing so.You can for example buy them in Switzerland from customs offices at the frontier or service stations, garages and post offices.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Anything over 0.08 per cent and you could face anything up to imprisonment.
  • Snow chains are recommended to be carried everywhere in Switzerland during winter, and if you do not carry and fit them when conditions demand the police can prevent you continuing your journey.

LOCATION

  • Location to resort – located in resort, short walking distance to centre of resort.
  • Location to lifts – 3 minute walk

LOCATION TO AIRPORTS

  • Geneva Airport – 150 km / 1 hour 45 minute drive
  • Saanen (LSGK): 10mins / 4km

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Availability Information

  • There may be some variations on the standard season dates at selected chalets, details of which can be provided by your Abercrombie & Kent Chalet Consultant.

Rates Information

  • Our chalets are normally rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the Peak Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

  • Please note that villa only prices are according to self-catered or B&B packages as described on the fact sheet.

  • A&K Hosted prices are according to catered or half board packages as described on the fact sheet

  • The above rates are on a per chalet, per week basis. For further information on Catered and Self-Catered Options please contact one of our A&K Chalet Travel Consultants who will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

 

Inclusions

  • Exclusive use of the chalet and its facilities
  • Professional chef and hosting staff
  • Concierge service prior to arrival and for the duration of the stay
  • Complimentary ski instructor for the first two days of your stay
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Daily cooked and continental breakfast (cost of ingredients excluded)
  • Daily afternoon tea (cost of ingredients excluded)
  • Pre-dinner canapés served with champagne on six evenings
  • Four course dinner on six evenings (staff have one evening off per week) (Cost of ingredients excluded)
  • Evening turn down service on six evenings
  • Mid-week towel change
  • Wi Fi internet
  • Robes, slippers and toiletries
  • Hairdryers in every bathroom 
  • Complimentary newspapers (delivered after 1pm)
  • In resort 24 hour 4 x 4 driving service

Extra Services

  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Cost of Ski Lift Passes and Ski Rental
  • Cost of massage or beauty treatments
  • Cost of Food & Alcoholic Beverages
  • Childcare arrangements
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


Ski runs:

Beginner

58%

Intermediate

27%

Advanced

15%

Features:

  • Balcony (Private)
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Cinema Room
  • DVD Player
  • Hammam
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • Parking (Private)
  • Ski Lockers
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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