LUXURY CHALET - CENTRAL VILLAGE LOCATION, 2/3 MINUTES WALK LIFTS, GREAT VIEWS

Tina Rogers

Speaks english, french, german
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LUXURY CHALET - CENTRAL VILLAGE LOCATION, 2/3 MINUTES WALK LIFTS, GREAT VIEWS

Les Collons Chalet Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + shower, bath and sauna. Sleeps 10/12

This very spacious luxury chalet (193 m²) boasts a stunning location with magnificent, panoramic views from its wide wrap-round sun terrace. Recently built to a very high standard, it is arranged over 3 floors. There is a lower ground floor with a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, a bathroom and a laundry room.

The ground floor has a bathroom, another bedroom, a sauna and a bath and shower, ski boot storage room, well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and a lofty, open-plan living room with dining area and a cosy, open fireplace. Satellite TV is available with Sky plus English and other language channels; DVD player, CD player.radio and TVR video. Free WIFI Internet Access.

On the first floor there is a double bedroom with wide balcony off, a further twin bedroom, a twin room with full-size bunk beds and a bathroom. Stair gates, 2 cots and 2 high chairs can be provided for young families. There is free indoor garage space available for 2 cars opposite.

With access to Verbier and all the 4 Valley skiing in winter and, in summer, plenty of wonderful scenic mountains walking to be enjoyed, it's perfect for families or groups of friends travelling together.

Transport: By air - There are multiple daily flights operating to Geneva (Cointrin) from most of the major UK and European airports. UK carriers include British Airways, Swiss Air and Air France and budget airlines Easyjet, Jet2, Flybe and Bmibaby. Snowjet.com operate weekend flights from the UK direct into Sion in winter. Other European connections include Zurich, Berne, Basle-Mulhouse, also Chambery (France) and Milan (Italy).

By train - There are regular train services (2/3 per hour) from Geneva Airport to Sion with onward travel from the rail station via the by the local Post bus or by taxi.

By car - Car hire is available from Geneva Airport with rentals through any of the main car hire companies.Taxis all the the way from Geneva Airport can also be pre-booked.

If you prefer to take your own car, the drive from Calais to Sion will take appoximately 9/10 hours and from there it is a straightforward drive via a wide mountain road to Les Collons. Snow chains are required by law in winter.

Unique selling points of the property: Chalets are usually built on the outskirts of mountain villages and can be tricky to access, especially in winter. Often it means getting into a car every time you want to go anywhere. Not so Chalet Etoile Polaire, which we think has the perfect situation in the middle of a village which is part of Switzerland's famous Four Valleys ski circuit. It does not suffer from the over-crowded pistes or the lengthy lift queues which can affect its more famous neighbour Verbier. Thus, a central location coupled with first-class skiing without the hefty price tag, Les Collons is a relatively, undiscovered little gem!

In summer, the unspoilt beauty and Swiss alpine charm of the region is captivating. There are a myriad activities on offer such as walking and hiking, mountain biking, golfing, wine tasting, chilling out in thermal springs,discovering small,chocolate-box villages or exploring historic towns amid stunning, mountain scenery - it makes a great base for a family holiday.

In Summer: When the snow disappears the Alps come to life as a wonderful summer holiday destination. Crystal-clear mountain air, outstanding natural beauty and long hours of warm, sunshine - the micro climate here boasts the same hours of sunshine as the South of France! What better way to relax and revitalise but when you want more, there are plenty of activities on offer Mountain walking (300 km marked trails) including gentle walks along the 'bisses' (ancient water irrigation channels) or more strenuous hikes at altitude. Mountain biking (250 km trails, including the amazing 44km trail at Mont Fort - local bike hire). Tennis - 2 courts close by. Wine tasting tours in local vineyards. Guided local nature walks. Mini golf and Swimming pool at Thyon. Paragliding school at Evolene. Horse riding and trekking. River rafting on the Rhone. Beach and water sports at Lake Geneva. And for children, a local playground, Happy land, the Adventure Forest at Vercorin and water park at Aigle.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Thank you once again for a fantastic chalet and a wonderful week's skiing"
Feb 2014
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Tina Rogers

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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Chalet Etoile Polaire (it means 'North Star') is the second home of the Rogers/Marlow family. We live in the UK - the Midlands and London and are all keen outdoor enthusiasts. We also happen to love Switzerland - not only for its stunning, natural beauty and good standard of living, but also for its unique, alpine charm. Our purchase of the chalet sprung out of a desire to own a mountain retreat, somewhere where we could all relax and enjoy great skiing in the winter and plenty of sunshine and walking in the summer. Family and friends mean a lot to us and here we have a perfect opportunity to create lots of happy memories. We hope that the magic works for you too when you come to visit our lovely chalet

Tina Rogers purchased this chalet in 2007

As soon as we stepped onto the chalet balcony, we were blown away by the view, a breathtaking panorama on 3 sides, spanning the length of the beautiful Herens Valley with a backdrop of mountain peaks including the mighty Matterhorn. We were instantly smitten! The small village of Les Collons has proved a perfect spot for us - it's a cosmopolitan mix of local folk and second home owners with an easy, relaxed atmosphere. The region as a whole benefits from an amazing microclimate with long, sunny days and clear, starlit nights. At 1800 metres altitude, snow cover in winter is never a problem, but neither is access as the chalet is quietly situated just off the main village street.

Inside, it has all creature comforts being exceptionally roomy and spacious, staying cosy and warm in winter and light and airy in summer. It's our idea of heaven,a real home from home!

Chalets are usually built on the outskirts of the mountain villages which means they can be tricky to access in winter. Often this means getting into your car everytime you want to go anywhere, including the ski slopes. Not so ours ....which we think has an ideal location right in the middle of a mountain village which is part of the fabulous 4 Valleys, Swizterland's largest linked ski terrain. The fast quad Trabanta charilift is just a couple of minutes' walk down the road and there is a ski bus stop opposite so although not right on the piste, this chalet is as good as. You can always ski back down at the end of the day.

What's more, Les Collons does not suffer from the over-crowded slopes or lengthy lift queues which can affect its neighbour Verbier. Thus you have a central village location coupled with all the first-class skiing of an extensive ski circuit right on your doorstep.... without the hefty price tag!

An added bonus, it's a great place in the summer-time - for outdoor pursuits like walking and mountain biking but also for generally chilling out and breathing in the pure mountain air!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Luxury chalet - central village location, 2/3 minutes walk lifts, great views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Luxury chalet - central village location, 2/3 minutes walk lifts, great views
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Les Collons Thyon-Les Collons
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GREAT CHALET, BEAUTIFUL RESORT.

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This is a very well equipped, comfortable, cosy, chalet, exceedingly well situated for shops, ski lift, access, and lots of other amenities and has absolutely stunning views and good privacy. It feels like it is loved, and that the owners understand your needs. I find it difficult to find anything to be critical of. Thank you so much for sharing your home, there were 8 of us, from Grandpa down to 10 month granddaughter, and we had a stunning holiday. We are looking forward to coming back in the summer too if we can.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are really delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves at Chalet L'Etoile Polaire. We strive to make the chalet and the overall holiday experience as good as possible for all our guests. After all, we want you to love it as much as we do!
To receive a review like this makes it all worthwhile.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
890 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Sion
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Sion
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Lake Geneva
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
After Bar
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Trabanta Chairlft
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sion
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
In Tsche No
Car: not necessary

One of the best centrally situated chalets in the mountain village of Les Collons, Chalet Etoile Polaire (it means 'North Star') stands at a snow-sure altitude of 1800 m. Les Collons is on the eastern fringe of the fabulous Four Valleys which includes world-famous Verbier and it offers a ski circuit of over 400 km with 99 lifts up to an altitude of 3300 m. This is Switzerland's highest and most extensive linked ski domain and here you'll find a superb mix of skiing and snow boarding for all abilities.

The chalet enjoys a quiet, central location, set back from the main street, just a 2/3 minute walk from the main Trabanta hi-speed chairlift and it's virtually opposite a ski bus stop. Access is never a problem (as with so many other chalets located up steep, winding roads) and all the village amenities, including sports/ski hire, supermarket, bank ATM, shops, bars, cafes and restaurants are right on your doorstep. The uninterrupted, panoramic views from the chalet balcony extend right along the spectacular Herens valley to the mighty Matterhorn and beyond.

Other Winter Activities: skating; cross country skiing; snow shoe walking; toboganning; husky dog sleigh rides; thermal hot springs; paragliding; heli skiing; walking

Summer activities: walking and climbing; mountain biking; mountain scoooters (trottinettes); tennis; golf and mini golf; swimming; paragliding;

Golf: There is an excellent 18 hole golf course at Sion (20 minute drive) and another 6 world class courses within an hour's drive including the renowned Championship course at Crans Montana and those at Villars, Loeche and Verbier.

Ski: The small village of Les Collons is situated at the eastern edge of the 4 Valleys, Switzerland's highest linked ski domain. It's a skiers' paradise with access to over 400 km of pistes and 99 lifts interconnecting in an extensive ski area around Verbier, the latter which can easily be skied in a day. With opportunities for skiers and snow boarders of all levels, the more advanced will relish the challenges of Etherolla, the limitless off-piste and the mogul fields near the Mont Fort Glacier; intermediates will enjoy the long, cruising runs around the Printze area including the famous World Cup 'Piste de l'Ours' and beginners will gain confidence on the wide, open slopes just above the village at Thyon. A snow boarders' freestyle park at Thyon is considered the best in the area and video filming allows everyone to see your exploits on the big,wide screen. The local accredited Swiss ski school also has a children's kindergarten and creche for the tinies (18 months - 3 years).

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Les Collons Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 12 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Autumn
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Pre-Christmas
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,200
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,300
 
 
Post Xmas
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
Winter
Jan 17 2015 - Jan 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
 
 
Mid 1
Jan 31 2015 - Feb 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
 
 
Half Term 1
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,600
 
 
Half Term 2
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
 
 
Half Term 3
Feb 21 2015 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,800
 
 
Mid 2
Feb 28 2015 - Mar 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
 
 
Mid 3
Mar 7 2015 - Mar 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
 
 
Spring
Mar 14 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
 
 
Easter
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
 
 
Low
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
 
 
Low Summer
Apr 18 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
 
 
High Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
Autumn
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £700
Rates set on payment of 30% deposit.
Final payment including security damage deposit 8 weeks before departure (except Xmas and New Year - 10 weeks)
Payment accept in £ sterling; but also in Swiss Francs or Euros with ER calculated at time of making money transfer.
Notes Additional local charges:

Final cleaning included in the price (extra charge for large groups); bed linen and towels by arrangement.
Tourist tax;-2.20 CHF per adult per day;1.10 CHF per child (6-16years) per day.
Ski rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. Discretionary discounts for 2 week bookings; small groups and repeat guests.

Off-peak flexibility on arrival/ departure day, length stay
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Amenities

Les Collons Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 193 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double wash basin.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Washbasin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washbasin.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Sauna adjacent
  • Sauna 2 hair driers are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Full size bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , King size sofa bed
  • All beds have single duvets (2 for double beds) and allowance for 2 pillows per person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • rafting
Notes:
Private garage parking (across road) for 2 vehicles. Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Covered log fire in sitting room. Breakfast bar with stools Flat screen, satellite TV with Sky and English speaking + European channels. Free WIFI Internet Sun loungers provided on the sun terrace with 2 large dining tables and chairs for outdoor eating in summer. Gas BBQ. Ample extra storage in a second entrance hall and ski/ boot room. A short flight of steps down to the front door make the chalet unsuitable for the elderly or disabled No smoking policy. No pets.
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