Swiss ski apartments for sale
Luxury ski apartments in the stylish village of Villars, Switzerland
The Lake Geneva region boasts some of the most picturesque, snow-covered winter landscapes in Switzerland, offering some of the best family skiing in the Alps. And it is here, in the picturesque village of Villars, this boutique development offers a selection of 20 luxury ski apartments for sale, boasting living spaces of up to 223m² and amazing mountain views.
The ski homes are arranged across four traditional ski chalets, all designed in tune with the architecture of Villars. Finished to the highest standards, each ski home features an open fire place and either a balcony or a garden.
You will also be able to take advantage of saunas, a fully heated swimming pool, concierge services, a live-in caretaker and a fitness room.
In Villars-Gryon, at an altitude of 1,300 to 3,000 metres, skiers enjoy 220km of pistes including the Glacier 3000. The area boasts magnificent skiing, with one ski pass giving access to five areas: Villars, Gryon, Meilleret, Isenau and Glacier 3000. Aside from the beautifully groomed pistes, there are numerous other winter activities to try out, including ice climbing, snow-shoeing, ice skating and sledging.
Villars in not just a winter and ski resort. In summer, you have access to more than 300 km of paths for walks through one of the largest nature reserves in Switzerland, as well as 150 km of mountain bike trails. Golfers will find an 18-hole course, an opportunity to play at 1,600 m altitude.
The residences are within easy access of the Roc d’Orsay Telecabine station and the main amenities in the bustling village centre. International access is made easy with Sion airport just 45 minutes away and the cities of Montreux and Geneva, only 20 and 90 minutes drive respectively. There are some magnificent chalets in the region many of which are owned by wealthy Swiss and foreigners working in Geneva and Lausanne who come to Villars at the weekend in both summer and winter.
If you are looking for a “weekend-able” dual season resort or for a retirement home then this is the best resort in Switzerland. Strict building controls have ensured that Villars has still retained much of its traditional charm.
The luxury Swiss ski chalets epitomize the mountain scenery; they are built to the typical local architecture design using genuine, high quality materials.
The high quality development consists of four chalet style buildings, three of which boasts six spacious luxury ski apartments. The fourth building features two stunning semi-detached chalets. These mountain homes have been constructed and finished to the highest standard, incorporating top quality fittings such as beautiful kitchens and fireplaces. The residences come either with a balcony or a garden.
Each ski apartment comes with 2 parking spaces.
The residences come unfurnished.
Facilities and Services
Residence owners can take advantage of an array of amenities and services such as:
- Living-in caretaker with a 4×4 minibus at your disposal
- Concierge service: from cleaning services to pre-booked ski hire
- Lift in each chalet
- Plenty of storage space for skis and sport equipment
There is also a Wellness area featuring:
- Open-air swimming pool kept at 34°C (100 m²)
- Fitness room
- Sauna with showers and a cold bath in each chalet
The developer is using a pioneering eco-friendly technique, the first of its kind to be included within a property development in canton Vaud, and any excess energy that is siphoned off is given back to the commune. This system also reduces CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 150 tons per annum and results in energy savings of around 60% for the owners.
Situated at 1,300 m, on a sunny south-facing terrace high above the Rhone valley, the village of Villars in the heart of the Vaud Alps enjoys breathtaking views of the Dents-du-Midi and the Mont Blanc massif and as far as Lake Geneva.
Villars is a four season resort, open all year and has a good selection of shops, sophisticated restaurants and bars.
In winter, the skiing area of Villars incorporates the two smaller areas of Villars/Bretaye and Gryon and is also linked via the route over Le Meilleret with the Les Diablerets skiing area, including a skiable glacier area at 3,000 m. The link with Les Diablerets gives easy access to over 220km of pistes and also to the glacier at Les Diablerets (3,000m). The ski lifts are now very modern and are virtually all new thanks to a huge investment in the last 4 or 5 years.
In addition there are four snow parks, a snow kindergarten, 44 km of cross-country skiing trails, sledging runs and numerous winter walking routes.
Villars is one of the few top league ski resorts which can truly claim to be a dual season resort. In summer, you will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, swimming, rock climbing, hang gliding, paragliding, horse riding, playing golf, and sailing on nearby Lake Geneva. Villars 18-hole golf course was founded in 1922. It is situated on a South facing plateau at an altitude of 1,660 m, facing the Alps and the Mont Blanc.
The proximity to Lake Geneva and Montreux just 20 minutes away makes this an ideal base for summer holidays.
Villars also boasts two nearby international Alpine boarding schools; Beau Soleil and Aiglon College.
- 110 km from Geneva (via Lausanne)
- 210 km from Zurich
- 550 km from Paris
- 90 mins from Geneva international airport
The development is completed and the caretaker is already on site.
Villars is in Canton Vaud, which has been one of the most liberal of the cantons for foreign buyers. However, as prices have been rising so fast the canton introduced a new rule in January 2008 to try to stop property speculation – foreigners buying now may not resell for 5 years. Foreign purchase permits are normally easy to obtain, and the process takes 3-6 months.
10-15% of the purchase price at the time of the signature of the agreement 3 -6 months later, as soon as the investor has gotten his/her purchase permit, you have to pay the balance. The property is then transferred under his/her ownership.