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Elena

8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 bathrooms
Whether you’re gliding down one of the world’s best ski runs, taking in dramatic views of the Matterhorn or simply relaxing in the spa, you’ll make the memories of a lifetime at Elena. Set just outside the charming center of Zermatt, this luxury Swiss Alps vacation rental offers ski-in, ski-out access to a lift just a short walk away and a choice between self-catered or fully catered service. Though it has four bedrooms perfect for a family holiday on the slopes, it’s part of the ten-bedroom Chalet Shalimar and can be reserved separately or with the rest of the chalet for a destination wedding or other special occasion.
Guests of villa Elena can relax in the shared indoor pool, hammam, spa and massage room on the lower ground floor of Chalet Shalimar, or enjoy the private ski storage, elevator, and al-fresco dining area with mountain views on the terrace. Choose from a self-catered option, which includes perks like in-house ski and boot fitting and lift pass delivery, or a fully catered option, which includes chef service, several nights of hors d’oeuvres and champagne before a four-course dinner and two days of ski instruction.
Wood paneling and floors and a stone wood-burning fireplace are hallmarks of cozy chalet style inside the villa, while an open-plan layout and wall of windows let the space fill with bright mountain sunshine. There’s room for everyone on the relaxed sofa and armchairs around the fireplace and television, or in the bistro-style seats around the country-casual dining table. Floral-print drapes and bright throw cushions add pops of color, while a mirror-fronted sideboard lends a bit of glam. State-of-the-art appliances make it easy to prep hearty apres-ski meals in the fully equipped kitchen.
Each of the four bedrooms at Elena has a king bed, en-suite bathroom and direct access to the terrace. All of the beds can be converted to two twin beds if desired, so you can customize the sleeping arrangements to fit your party’s needs. Soft Egyptian cotton bedding, provided bathrobes and slippers and luxe toiletries create the spa-worthy experience you deserve after a day on the slopes.
Thanks to its setting in the quiet village of Winkelmatten, the villa is an 8-minute walk or ski to the Matterhorn Express lift and a 1 km walk to central Zermatt, where you can treat yourself at one of the boutiques or feel like a couple on honeymoon again with a romantic dinner. Though the region is known for nearly year-round skiing, you can also book a tee time in the warmer months at Golf Club Matterhorn, 10 km away. When it’s time to leave, plan on a 176 km drive from Elena to Malpensa Airport, a 235 km drive to Zurich Airport, or a 240 km drive to Geneva International Airport.
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
  • Bedroom 1: King size bed (or two twin beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Direct access to terrace
  • Bedroom 2: King size bed (or two twin beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Direct access to terrace
  • Bedroom 3: King size bed (or two twin beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Direct access to terrace
  • Bedroom 4: King size bed (or two twin beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Direct access to terrace
FEATURES & AMENITIES
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Formal dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Television
  • Apple TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Access to lower ground floor swimming pool
  • Access to lower ground floor hammam
  • Access to lower ground floor spa and massage room
  • Ski storage
OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • View of the Alps
  • Alfresco dining
  • Terrace
STAFF & SERVICES
Self Catered includes:
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mid-week towel and linen change
  • Toiletries, robes and slippers
  • Ski & boot delivery service
  • Lift pass delivery service
Fully Catered includes:
  • Chef for breakfast and dinner - 5 days per week
  • Pre-dinner canapés and champagne
  • Early children's supper - 5 evenings per week
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mid-week towel and linen change
  • Toiletries, robes and slippers
  • Concierge service
  • Ski instructor for the first 2 days of the stay
  • Complimentary house wine, beers and soft drinks
  • Robes, toiletries and slippers
  • One complementary in-resort taxi on arrival and departure day
Extra cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Helicopter charter
  • Private ski guide
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Activities and excursions
  • Private ski guides
  • Ski rentals
  • Event planning
  • Childcare service
LOCATION
Points of Interest
  • 1 km to Downtown Zermatt
  • 10 km to Golf Club Matterhorn
Ski Access
  • 8 minute walk to Matterhorn Express Lift
Airport
  • 176 km to Malpensa Airport (MXP)
  • 235 km to Zurich Airport (ZRH)
  • 240 km to Geneva International Airport (GVA)

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Amenities
Outdoor
Dining area
Indoor
TV
Lift
iPod dock
DVD player
Chef's kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Spa room
Apple TV
Essentials
Kitchen
Wifi
Air conditioning
Heating
Ski rack
CD player
Mountain view
Massage room
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Shared
Pool
Hammam
Zermatt, Switzerland
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