Verbier is unique. Be it in terms of its elegance, its stunning ski area, its sumptuous chalets, its cultural scene, its gastronomy or its night life. And above all because it remains equally attractive both summer and winter. From the Verbier Festival showcasing classical music, which attracts over 30,000 music lovers from around the world, to the Verbier Bike Fest with its motorbike enthusiasts, the summer scene is certainly eclectic. Not to mention the Verbier Cup golf tournament, with BARNES as one of its partners.
Verbier is unique. Be it in terms of its elegance, its stunning ski area, its sumptuous chalets, its cultural scene, its gastronomy or its night life. And above all because it remains equally attractive both summer and winter. From the Verbier Festival showcasing classical music, which attracts over 50,000 music lovers from around the world, to the Verbier Bike Fest with its motorbike enthusiasts, the summer scene is certainly eclectic. Not to mention the Verbier Cup golf tournament, with BARNES as one of its partners.
Excelling in all these domains has earned this pearl of the Valais canton (Switzerland) pole position among the mountain resorts in the BARNES Global Property Handbook 2021. And because we’re certainly not full of hot air, Rosario Galina, director of BARNES Verbier, has selected three truly exceptional chalets just for you available to rent for summer 2021.
Starting with La Marmottière, with its avant-garde architecture that pays a subtle tribute to the region’s traditions. At the heart of Verbier, La Marmottière is composed of a main chalet and an extension together totalling 16,146 sq ft spread over 4 floors.
Allowing for a capacity of 20 guests in the 9 suites, connected by extraordinary rooms on a semi-sunken level. The first level, on the mountain side, comprises a gym, a jacuzzi and a steam room, all surrounding a 55ft indoor swimming pool, a professional kitchen, a bar/billiards area and a poker room with a panoramic wine cellar leading to a bowling alley! And dug into the mountain is the basement, composed of a top-class ski room, an underground parking space, a conference room and an XXL cinema theatre. More than a chalet, La Marmottière is a true marvel that has won numerous design awards. Ask BARNES Verbier for its rental cost.
The second spectacular architectural wonder on our list is Calima, a new chalet with a heavenly indoor pool. Calima can accommodate eight (lucky) guests in its four suites for a new experience of mountain life with state-of-the-art features when it comes to sound, image and high-tech devices. The bedrooms boast an elegant minimalist look, and occupy the entire second floor. Above you’ll find the lounge and dining room with their stunning views thanks to the chalet’s elevated position over Verbier.
Taking the lift or the stairs down to the ground floor will bring you to the spa, where you’ll be hard pushed to decide between the indoor pool with a moveable floor that can be raised or lowered for the ideal depth depending on the age of the swimmers, the magnificent indoor hot tub or the outdoor jacuzzi on the wooden terrace. But then again why not take a dip in all three? For the price, you’ll have to get in touch with BARNES Verbier.
Let’s round off this dream mountain escape with the chalet Norte, which can sleep 14 in its 10,764 sq ft spread over four floors. Completed in 2011, it’s considered one of the most luxurious chalet’s in the Swiss Alps. From its elevated position on the heights of Verbier, Norte proposes nothing more nor less than a fusion of old and new: built by hand from aged wood, in a style that pays tribute to traditional local architecture, it is equipped with the latest in multimedia systems and an actual cinema theatre on the spa level.
The work of an eminent interior designer based in London, the chalet’s ground floor comprises a spa with a vast heated indoor pool, a sumptuous sauna, an outdoor jacuzzi, two massage rooms, a bar and a lounge area. But nothing beats the top floor, transformed into an immense master suite complete with a private balcony.
So how much does it cost to rent? Ask Rosario Galina herself, who knows everything there is to know about this extraordinary chalet.
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BARNES Verbier – Rue du Centre sportif 22, 1936 Verbier – SUISSE
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