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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
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Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHALET IN FRENCH ALPS - BEAUTIFUL, QUIET LOCATION

Le Grand Bornand Village Chalet Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Located in an unspoilt corner of the French Alps, Chalet Vif is a perfect location for a winter or summer vacation, with breathtaking views over the Aravis mountain range.

The Chalet is built in traditional Alpine style on 3 floors with 4 bedrooms. There are 2 balconies, one off the main bedroom and one off the large lounge. The south facing aspect ensures plenty of sun and gives stunning views of the Aravis mountain range and the surrounding countryside.

The town is still very much considered a hidden secret within the French Alps with its lovely village shops, church, tree lined square and regular market. There is a thriving community throughout the year and the summers as much as the winters have become popular for outdoor sports and relaxing in the sunshine. The chalet has easy access to the ski lift network of Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon, and La Clusaz is just a10-minute drive away. Nordic skiing is also excellent: Le Grand Bornand is a host of the Biathlon World Cup

Skiing: Over 200km of pistes skiing in the Aravis range. All types of skiing are available with pistes to suit all abilities including the 2nd steepest black run in Europe. Queues are rare and the area has a good snow record. Snow cannons extending the ski season which lasts from December 15 to April 15 but often open earlier and later. Direct access to the lift network is in the middle of Le Grand Bornand and the snow bus stops only a few metres away at the end of the lane, giving access to Chinaillon, La Clusaz and St Jean De Sixt. The area has 120 pistes, including 5 black, 30 red, 45 blue and 40 green runs. There are 98 ski lifts, 2 snow parks, 2 competition stadiums and night skiing.

The Aravis ski pass is great value and covers all the resorts in the area.

Summer Activities: A wide range of activities are available including mountain walks, parapenting, archery, trampolining, petanque, tennis, table tennis, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, canyoning, hot air ballooning, fishing, karting and snooker.

There is an extensive outdoor swimming pool complex in the village.

Golfers are well catered for with a 9 hole course in Le Grand Bornand and several 18 hole courses within an hours drive.

The beautiful city of Annecy and its lake with beaches is only 40 mins away by car.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed Chalet Vif. We felt really welcomed there and very well provided for.The beds were comfy, it was clean and had everything we could have wished for. The living area was lovely, nice comfortable sofas and chairs, and the view from the balcony was stunning. It was so quiet, sometimes just the sound of cow bells, really rural feel. We've stayed in Le Grand Bornand before and have stayed in a number of chalets in the area and yours is the nicest by far. Loved the idea of leaving behind what you don't use in the kitchen, it was great not to have to go out and buy expensive items such as dishwasher tablets when you only needed 3 or 4 for the week.Loved being in Le Grand Bornand.
Aug 2011
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Speaks english, french, german
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Chalet in French Alps - Beautiful, quiet location
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CHALET VIF - PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5
Chalet Vif was the perfect property for our long weekend boarding in Le Grand Bornand.

The chalet had everything we could have asked for, beautiful views over the valley and cable car, large spacious rooms, constant hot water to ease our aching bones and easy access to the centre of the village and the gorgeous patisseries.

We hated having to leave and would return in an instant. We would definitely book the chalet again.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
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FANTASTIC CHALET

  • 5 of 5
Chalet Vif is well equipped, warm and cosy. Well located for skiing, allowing access to Le Grand Bornand, Chinaillon and La Clusaz ski lifts via ski bus or car. The owner provided lots of helpful information prior to our visit, it really felt like we were visiting his home. The ski area has beautiful scenery and an effective lift system, with plenty of reasonably priced restaurants for a coffee or a vin chaud. We look forward to our next visit.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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5

FAB SUMMER STAY

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at the Chalet for 2 weeks in August.
The Chalet is well equipped and comfortable with fab views of the mountains. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful village.
The scenery was fantastic and we enjoyed many hikes around the mountains.
Would love to return at some point especially in the winter months.
Thankyou for a lovely 2 weeks.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Le Grand Bornand Village Le Grand Bornand
Macclesfield, UK
5

WE'LL BE BACK...

We'll be back...
  • 5 of 5
To echo previous reviews... the chalet is lovely, in a nice location and excellently equipped.

We had a lovely week there and will def go back at some point (except that some lucky folk have already booked it for the only dates we can make next year). Maybe 2012?
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
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Lincolnshire
5

CHRISTMAS AT CHALET VIF

  • 5 of 5
It was our first visit to Le Grand Bornand and Chalet Vif.The Chalet had everthing you could need was very comfortable.
We spent christmas in the mountains with Family and what a fantastic place to spend the festive season. The view from the chalets homley. snug and warm front room was a sight to be hold snow covered mountains and chalets nestled on the slopes WOW. The village was great with festive lights and atmosphere. Some good places to eat we enjoyed a great meal in the pizza restaraunt both food and service was great.Each morning we had fresh bread and pastries from the Patisseries in the village square.
We hope to return in the summer to see another side of Grand Bernand and what it has to offer.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
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STACEY FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
It has now been our 3rd time to the Grand Bornand and to stay at the Chalet Vif and will not be our last.... The chalet is like home from home with all your comfort and needs. We are a family of four and love our skiing and when returning back to the warm chalet and chilling out on the sofa it was so relaxing. The snow was fantastic this year again and we took advantage of going to La Cluses whilst we had the 2 weeks there and what an amazing place. This took only about a 10 - 15 minute drive or in the town there are buses that can take you, well worth going. On the Whole it was yet again a great family holiday
..........Thank You..........
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
536 Miles
Calais
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

The Chalet is located at approximately 1100 meters high in the Aravis mountain range of the French Alps overlooking the picturesque town of Le Grand Bornand.

A conscious decision to develop only traditional style chalet has preserved the look of the area.

You can walk into the town in about 10 minutes down a quiet lane or catch the free ski bus just a few yards from the Chalet which will take you down to Le Grand Bornand, or up to Le Chinaillon

Other Activities: Climbing, via Ferrata,

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Le Grand Bornand Village Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
Autumn
Aug 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€800
 
 
High
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Low - Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
Mid
Jan 17 2015 - Jan 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
Mid-High
Jan 31 2015 - Feb 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
High
Feb 7 2015 - Mar 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Mid-High
Mar 7 2015 - Mar 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Mid
Mar 14 2015 - Mar 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
Low - Winter
Mar 21 2015 - Apr 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
€850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes €350 deposit at time of booking for High Season weeks.
€250 deposit at time of booking for all other bookings.
Full payment due 4 weeks before start of rental period.
All holiday taxes, bed linen, towels and end-of-stay cleaning included.
Bookings run from 4pm on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure.
Arrangements can be made for early arrival by special request.
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Amenities

Le Grand Bornand Village Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms are nicely furnished and are complete with duvets, bed linen and towels. This is our own private home so it is kept to a high standard throughout. 3 of the bedrooms look directly out on to the mountains; a travel cot is stored in the chalet.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Ping Pong Table
  • CD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The Chalet has all the facilities you would need for a comfortable holiday. The kitchen is well equipped and in the garage you will find a professional-standard ski boot dryer which will dry and warm all your ski boots and walking boots each night/morning. Also in the garage are badminton rackets with shuttlecocks, a fold-up table-tennis table with bats and balls, and boules. The chalet has beautiful views and the location is quiet. The distance to the town centre is 1km along a quiet lane - a leisurely 15 minute walk. The free ski bus stop is 200m from the chalet and it takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the foot of the ski slopes at Chinaillon, with lovely views en route..
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