CATERED CHALET, THREE VALLEYS, ALL EN-SUITE, SAUNA, HOT-TUB

Garrett Barker

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CATERED CHALET, THREE VALLEYS, ALL EN-SUITE, SAUNA, HOT-TUB

Le Bettaix Chalet Rental Photos and Description

8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16, Wireless Internet Access

Chalet Sara Marie (sleeps 16 people) was built in 2007/2008 and is award-winning. 6 bedrooms are ensuite, and the family suite shares a bathroom. There is a sauna and a hot-tub.

When you stay with us you can expect:

• Peaceful, safe location

• Free parking

• Satellite TV, DVD player and a variety of films and board games

• Wireless internet access

• I-pod docking station

• Boot warmers

• Two pillows for every guest

• Indoor ski/snowboard storage facilities

• Delicious, nutritious, satisfying meals

• Freshly baked croissants and pains-au-chocolat every morning

• Wine included with your evening meals

• Passionate chefs

• Flexible and friendly hosts who will answer any questions and help you with any aspect of your holiday

• 150m from the slopes. Lifts to ski school.

• We collect your ski passes for you and can book and arrange ski lessons and childcare

• Two days' ski hosting included

• One evening's babysitting included

• Perfect for singles, couples and families

The Three Valleys - Skiing: There are several resorts that make up the Three Valleys. The main ones are Courcheval, Meribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, with each of the Three Valley resorts being different.

Kilometres of piste: 600

Number of ski lifts : 200

Number of skiers transported hourly : 260,000

Number of snow cannons : 1,500

Hectares of groomed runs : 2,500

Number of ski patrollers : 320

Piste bashers : 70

Ski instructors : 1,500

Cross-country ski tracks : 130 km

Les Menuires - Skiing: Les Menuires offers 160 kilometres of pistes and has been graded by 'Where to Ski and Snowboard 2007' as follows:

4/5 for snow

5/5 for extent

4/5 for experts

5/5 for intermediates

3/5 for beginners

With many wide blues, off piste, stunning views, challenging blacks, and only two drag lifts in the whole resort, Les Menuires caters for every skier and snowboarder. Les Menuires is just two lifts from Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, guaranteeing you snow from before Christmas until after Easter. As well as Les Menuires and Val Thorens, you can ski to Meribel and Courchevel with the Three Valleys lift pass which gives you access to 600 kilometres of piste!

We will also be delighted to accompany you on the piste for two days of your holiday to ensure you get the most out of the resort. We can show you the best runs and restaurants, how to avoid the queues and generally save you from having to read a piste map so that you can relax and enjoy the stunning views

Les Menuires - Resort Information: Les Menuires is the least well-known, most French and most accessible resort in the Three Valleys. From the skier's point of view, this translates into mostly uncrowded pistes and short queues at the chairlifts. You can also ski the 'Itinéraires du Soleil' (which roughly translated means 'the sunshine path'), all day long on south and west-facing slopes to maximise your sun-tan!

Another good point for many is the fact that Les Menuires is such nice family resort - definitely lacking in the fur-coated snobs which frequent some of the other resorts nearby. It has a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops, a well-equipped sports centre (with indoor swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and squash court), outdoor swimming pool, cinema, night clubs and an ice skating rink.

Previous Guests Comments:

'Food was very good and obviously a lot of thought and care given to its selection, presentation and cooking. Service was excellent, considerate and friendly. Made us feel very welcome and comfortable.' (David Banks - Jan 2008)

'Top class chalet - and a proper cooked breakfast is a big plus. Rhian and Garrett were brilliant hosts! Friendly, good-humoured, nothing too much trouble, good interaction with the guests (very important). Ski hosting is a useful extra and would be appreciated by the more advanced skiers.' (Rob Litler - Mar 2008)

'We are still talking about how wonderful our stay was - both families agree it was the best ski holiday ever and that is completely down to how you looked after us. We would love to stay with you again. I really admire the lifestyle choice you have made and the energy and determination you are putting into it!' (Dave Yip - Feb 2011)

'We all just wanted to say a quick but massive thank you for the lovely time we had at Sara Marie! Jess and Jules were fantastic hosts and the food throughout the week was superb (Jess deserves a lot of credit for this)!! We were most impressed by the lengths that they went to in order to accommodate for Nat's dairy allergy and the variety of food provided! We will certainly be recommending the chalet to friends and family in the future!! THANK YOU!! James, Laura, Matt, Amy, Nilu, Nat and Joe' (James Thysse - March 2011)

“Great time had by all – food and hospitality first class, plenty of wine and conversation – duck was the best but others came close. Hope the rest of the season goes well!” (Mike Thomas - Jan 2012)

'Thanks for a lovely time in your chalet. Great food, fantastic people and loads of fun. You’ll definitely see us again!!' (Straeuli & Coetsee families - Jan 2012)

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Garrett Barker (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Garrett Barker

Rhian went to Bordeaux International School between the ages of 16 and 19 and fell in love with France then, while I'm a keen skier. We'd wanted to move to France since 2005, but had no idea how we could earn a living - Rhian was a printing company line manager and I was a commercial manager in a defence company, and neither of us wanted to do that kind of work in France. Then, in March 2007, I visited the Portes du Soleil ski area (near Geneva) on holiday and realised that the small tour operator I was staying with didn't actually own the chalet they used – they rented it. Suddenly the idea of having our own small tour operator business in the ski industry became a possibility (and now a reality!)

Rhian & Garrett

Garrett Barker purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Garrett Barker chose Le Bettaix

Quite simply, if you like to ski, our chalet is located in the best skiing area in the world. It has over 600km of marked piste and thousands of hectares of off-piste.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This chalet (Sara Marie) was our first family skiing holiday and we have had a fantastic time. The chalet is really lovely and Jess and Jono were the best hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and the food and hospitality were amazing. Thanks to Garrett for the transport every morning and to Rhian and Garrett and friends for keeping us company at dinner. We would love to come back and will definitely recommend chalet Sara Marie and Silver Lining Chalets to our friends and family.
Apr 2013
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Le Bettaix Les Menuires
5

Brilliant skiing holiday!

  • 5 of 5
Brilliant holiday through Silver Linings, we really enjoyed our stay here and the facilities were all amazing. The service was really good and we can not fault it.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Le Bettaix Les Menuires
Linden/Hessen/Germany
4

Great holidays in a wonderful house!

  • 4 of 5
We were a group of 16 friends, 10 adults and 6 children from 4-16 years old. We spent a wonderful time in this really nice house. Our hosts were helpful, friendly, young, sweet, funny, busy and good cooks! Every meal was made lovely and delicious. The house is great for a group, you can have a good time. You can be together but you also can spend time for yourself in your own room.
You can relax in sauna and hot-tub and the skiing is really extraordinary. Only five minutes to go and you can start and if you come back it's the same. We'll return next year because everybody loved the house, the hosts and Trois-Vallee.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words Eva.

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Le Bettaix Les Menuires
London
5

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5
The chalet is fantastic! I hope to come back soon. It was amazing. The service was fantastic - and great with kids - it couldn't be any better. Food was very enjoyable. If it was a restaurant, we would become regulars!
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Le Bettaix Les Menuires
Liverpool
5

Excellent Skiing Holiday in Le Bettaix

  • 5 of 5
First class service! Made very convenient and nothing too much trouble. The transfer to and from the lifts, and having our ski gear and lift passes sorted out in advance all made life much easier for us. Excellent!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
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Le Bettaix Les Menuires
Birmingham
5

Great Holiday in the Three Valleys

  • 5 of 5
Sara Marie is a great chalet. Very clean and comfortable with plenty of wardrobe space. Food was of an excellent standard - Sam's desserts and afternoon cakes were to die for. Sam and Sarah were wonderful hosts and looked after us in every way - nothing was ever too much trouble.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Le Bettaix Les Menuires
5

Super semaine

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passer une semaine très agréable au mois de mars 2013. Les propriétaires sont à l écoute, très accueillants et parlent très bien le français. Le chalets est cosi et les chambres sont très confortables. La cuisines est excellente, les plats sont copieux et variés. Le personnel est super. Nous recommandons ce chalet et serions heureux de revenir. Le domaine skiable est super et est réellement à 150m des pistes. Au plaisir, Aude et Joseph
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Chambery
Nearest Ferry
850 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Moutiers
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Albertville
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Le Bettaix
Nearest Ski
150 Metres
Le Bettaix
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Meribel
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Le Bettaix
Car: not necessary

Chalet Sara Marie is situated in the picturesque and traditional village of Le Bettaix, which has a bar / restaurant and a ski hire shop.

Le Bettaix is a short chair lift or a 7 minute car trip from the bigger resort of Les Menuires, and two lifts or a 20 minute drive from Val Thorens – the highest resort in Europe (at 2300m). The chalet is just 150m from the chair lift, so you can walk to the chaiflift in the morning, and then either ski the blue run or off-piste back to Le Bettaix in the evening.

Val Thorens is the most snow sure resort you’ll find in Europe. To illustrate its height advantage, Val Thorens is 900 metres higher than Meribel! Furthermore, Les Menuires and Val Thorens form part of the Three Valleys – the largest ski area in the world, totalling over 600km of piste!

Other Activities: Dog Sledding, Night Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Sledging, Ice Skating, Paragliding, visit Lugeland, Skidoo Expeditions

Golf: The nearest golf courses to the chalet are in Meribel, Courchevel and Annecy.

Ski: Les Menuires is our closest main ski resort, and that offers plenty of terrain to get you started (easy greens, wide blues and reds, and difficult, black mogul fields). It also includes the more challenging area of La Masse, which has some great reds and blacks starting out from above 2800m (and also some easier blues lower down).

If the weather is sunny, you should head for Val Thorens (which offers amazing skiing from 1800m to 3230m) where the sun will top up your tan, and the snow is almost guaranteed to be in fantastic condition (being surrounded by no less than six glaciers). You could also do a (speedy) half-day trip to Orelle, or a more relaxed full-day trip. Once there, you'll find the highest point reachable by lift in the Three Valleys (top of the Bouchet chairlift at 3230m) and also some great off-piste.

Going slightly further afield, Meribel and Courchevel are great day trips. They can be reached in under 45 and 90 minutes respectively, giving you ample time to explore.

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Le Bettaix Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per person
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
WINTER
Dec 6 2014 - Dec 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£316
 
 
WINTER
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£326
 
 
WINTER
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£603
 
 
WINTER
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£791
 
 
WINTER
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
WINTER
Jan 10 2015 - Jan 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
WINTER
Jan 17 2015 - Jan 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
£454
 
 
WINTER
Jan 24 2015 - Jan 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£454
 
 
WINTER
Jan 31 2015 - Feb 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
£524
 
 
WINTER
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
£524
 
 
WINTER
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£791
 
 
WINTER
Feb 21 2015 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£524
 
 
WINTER
Feb 28 2015 - Mar 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
£524
 
 
WINTER
Mar 7 2015 - Mar 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
£504
 
 
WINTER
Mar 14 2015 - Mar 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£504
 
 
WINTER
Mar 21 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£504
 
 
WINTER
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£603
 
 
WINTER
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£603
 
 
WINTER
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£504
 
 
WINTER
Apr 18 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
£395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The holiday price includes English cooked breakfast and continental breakfast, afternoon tea (homemade cakes or cookies and coffee, tea or hot chocolate), four course evening meals including wine on six evenings, fresh fruit all day everyday, one evening's babysitting and two day's ski hosting where we come skiing with you, hold the map for you and show you the best pistes, views, restaurants...!
Payments by bank transfer. £100 deposit per person payable on booking to secure your booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before your arrival in resort.
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Amenities

Amenities

Le Bettaix Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , En-suite
  • All 7 en-suite bathrooms have modern fixtures and fittings (including a basin).
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are spread over the ground, first and second floor. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a basin, shower and WC (except the family suite, which consists of two bedrooms sharing a bathroom). All of the bedrooms have storage space (wardrobe in most, shelves in one other bedroom), side tables, bedside lamps and a towel dryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Chalet Sara Marie is newly built, warm and welcoming. On the ground floor is the boot room, sauna and two twin bedrooms (both en-suite). On the first floor is a beautiful open plan living area with wide-screen TV (UK Freesat), DVD player, a selection of DVDs and board games, a large central fireplace and a large outdoor balcony. There is also free, unlimited wireless broadband access. There are also two double bedrooms (both en-suite). Also on the first floor is the kitchen, which is very well-equipped and includes a large catering oven and hob, large fridge, dishwasher and a smaller fridge for drinks. On the second floor are four more twin bedrooms (two of which comprise the family suite) each with their own ensuite bathroom. The chalet is detached so children and adults can make as much noise as they like, and there is plenty of outdoor space for playing in the snow! The chalet is non-smoking. Ashtrays are provided on the balconies.
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