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Chalet Makini

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Verbier  | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10 + 2

Rates: Rates available on request.

Completed in 2013 Chalet Makini is the latest addition to Verbier's stable of super luxury properties. This magnificent ski-in / ski-out Alpine home, nestles on the banks of a pond in the exclusive Hameau development. The chalet boasts an impressive private spa facility located 100m from the main building housing a pool, sauna, hammam, gym, Jacuzzi and massage room.

The attention to detail of the interior is second to none. Contemporary furniture and art, glittering chandeliers and sumptuous materials have been combined with old wood beams, polished oak flooring, natural stones, antique pieces and luxurious furs to create a sophisticated and enchanting living space. Your eye cannot help be drawn to the cascading glass petals of the chandelier suspended from the double height ceiling of the dining room. Twelve guests can be comfortably seated around the baronial table to enjoying fine dining in front of flickering flames framed in the grand stone fire place. Up to eleven guests are housed in five impressive and individually designed bedrooms all with en-suite facilities. The chalet has two living areas and it's elevated position affords it views of the surrounding mountains from its extensive balconies and terraces. On your return from the slopes or on the inevitable snow bound day you and the family can relax in the chalets private spa which is located a short stroll from the main chalet. Enjoy a private massage or your favourite drink at the pool side. In addition to the spa facilities this building also boasts a traditional fondue and raclette room where your chalet team are only too happy to prepare a traditional Swiss dining experience for your enjoyment. Click into your skis in the morning and slide down a meandering trail that traverses the Hameau village and leads you directly to the Le Rouge teleski from where the main ski area can be accessed. At the end of the day you can ski to the chalet from the Les Esserts beginners area or from Savoleyres, snow permitting.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Main Chalet – First Floor

  • Second Living Area (open fire)
  • Master bedroom with additional bed (balcony access, en-suite bathroom)
  • Double bedroom (en-suite shower room)
  • Double bedroom with additional bed (en-suite bathroom)
  • Hammam
  • Laundry Room


Main Chalet – Ground Floor

  • Main Entrance
  • Dining area (Seats 12)
  • Living area (open fire)
  • Kitchen
  • Wine cellar
  • Study Area
  • Guest Toilet
  • Ski room (external)
  • Double bedroom (Balcony, en-suite shower room)
  • Double bedroom (Terrace, en-suite bathroom)
  • Terrace area

Separate Spa Area (100m from main chalet)

  • Full length indoor heated swimming pool
  • Male and Female changing rooms
  • Large living area (open fire)
  • Fully equipped bar area
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hamman/Sauna
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Fondue & Raclette ‘Swiss’ dining room
  • Fully equipped kitchen

 

December

  • Polaris music Festival
  • Champex Ice Hockey Challenge

February

  • Ice Skating Disco

April

  • Swatch Free Ride Tour

ACTIVITIES IN VERBIER

  • Wellbeing - spend a relaxing day at Nevai Elemis Spa in Verbier
  • Helicopter ride - escape to some of the Europe's best off-piste skiing after a magnificent helicopter ride and enjoy an original and challenging descent on one of Verbier's fantastic slopes
  • Alpine Zoo - visit the Alpine Zoo Les Marécottes in nearby Salvan
  • Adventure Park - discover Evionnaz the largest Adventure maze in the world
  • Water Park - spend a full day of fun at Le Bouveret Water Park or Swiss Vapeur Park
  • Lausanne - take a day trip to Lausanne and discover many museums, including the Olympic Museum and the Hermitage Foundation and the cathedral
  • Market - visit Aosta which hosts a huge market every Tuesday
  • Skiing - a common ski pass allows you to tour all the way from Verbier to La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, to Thyon and back
  • Winter hiking - enjoy the beautiful scenery which Verbier offers. It has 25 km of signed trails that start at the resort
  • Biking - discover Verbier's Bike Park
  • Dogsledding - explore the countryside from within a dog sled
  • Airboard - enjoy the thrill of speed sledging on a big air cushion.
  • Horse-riding - discover the beautiful scenery on horse back
  • Cross country skiing - find a 6-km trail at an elevation of 2200 m, with a panoramic view that will take your breath away
  • Skating - indoor skating rink (30x60m)

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN VERBIER

  • Medran Park - Open all year round
  • Cinéma de Verbier - Open all year round
  • Saint- Bernard, Musee et Chiens - Open all year round
  • Verbier Galerie du Hameau - Art Company - Open all year round
  • Coskun Gallery (Post-war and contemporary art) - Open all year round
  • Art Gallerie and Jewelry workshop - Open all year round

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 Verbier are:

  • Geneva (167km)
  • Zurich (290km)
  • Lyons (296km)
  • Milan (265km)

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 IN RESORT

  • Ski in Ski out
  • Distance to resort centre: 5 minutes’ drive.

LOCATION TO AIRPORT:

  • Sion (SIR) 45m / 55km
  • Geneva (GVA): 2h / 160km

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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
  • Seven nights' luxury accommodation
  • Welcome and assistance
  • Dedicated service from the chalet staff
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinner on six nights (cost of ingredients excluded)
  • Pre arrival menu consultation
  • Bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, towels, bed linen
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily towel change
  • Private chauffeured 4x4, Resort only (available from 8:30am to 2:00am)
  • Fresh flowers and daily newspapers
  • Wi Fi internet

Extra Services

  • Flights
  • Food & drink cost, payable in resort
  • Wine and Bar Drinks
  • Airport Transfers
  • Lift Passes or Ski Rental
  • Childcare arrangements
  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned

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

36%

Intermediate

55%

Advanced

9%

Features:

  • Balcony (Private)
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace (Private)
  • Gym Equipment
  • Hammam
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • Massage Facilities
  • Parking (Private)
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Ski In/Ski Out
  • Ski Lockers
  • Swimming Pool (Heated Indoor)
  • Terrace (Private)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine
  • Wine Cellar

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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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