Les Bois / Les Praz chalet rental
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • 4 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
 

Les Bois / Les Praz Chalet Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms ensuite, winter, summer , sleeps 8 adults, hot tub, fireplace, sauna

The spacious Chalet Bibendum is beautiful sunny exposured and is designed to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience of 360-degree breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massif.

Chalet Bibendum sleeps up to 8 guests in four ensuite bedrooms. The open living area with a soaring 8 meter high ceiling is divided by an impressive fireplace and connected to a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with terrace, all with panoramic views.

All 4 ensuite bedrooms have their own character and charm. There are radiators in each room to be in control of your own comfortable room temperature. Separate toilets are situated on each floor.

At the end of an enjoyable day on the slopes, guests can unwind in the outdoor wood-fired hot tub to soak up more of the fresh mountain air and the incredible views of Les Drus, Brevent and Flegere , relax in our amazing sauna or curl up in one of the comfortable sofas. It is the perfect place to escape and chill out in front of a roaring fire.

Chalet Bibendum began as a dream, Olaf & Jolanda’s vision of creating the perfect place to escape to…

Chalet Bibendum is to experience the Bibendum feeling: “Your home away from home with amazing surroundings, delicious food & high services in a luxury comfortable ambiance”.

The 300 year old farmhouse has been tastefully renovated and maintains its original features of stone and wooden beams. The wooden gable end of the house has been replaced with glass to give wonderful panoramic views. This spacious, open-plan living area and well-equipped kitchen and dining are all with stunning scenes, ideal for a family or a group of friends to stay after an exhilarating day in the mountains and enjoy a scrumptious dinner.

Our lounge terrace with sunny exposure, providing visitors the opportunity to absorb the spectacular view of Mont Blanc and the l'Aiguille du Midi.

Chalet Facilities

There is floor heating to keep a comfortable and consistent temperature. Solar panels assist the central heating system. Apple TV & Sky and a music system is available for your entertainment. We have a selection of dvd’s and a database of good music of all genres. There is a WIFI network, IMac, printer and good old fashioned board games to enjoy. The old hayloft ladders form a well stocked library for those who want nothing more than to curl up with a good book.

We also have all the equipement & safety features for babies and small children.

Wood fired hot tub and sauna; In the garden you will discover is a wood fired hot tub and in the cave an amazing custom made sauna ideal for those après 'mountain' moments.

More pleasures...

An excellent range of selected wines is provided in your 'Kharma' Bar and a professional espresso machine to make amazing coffees.

Among the multitude of quality amenities, you will be treated to L’Occitane bath & shower products, fairtrade hand-cut organic soaps and bath melts, wood for the fireplace and BBQ, fresh fruits & flowers and a welcome drink upon arrival.

Please have a look at our reviews.

Experience the Bibendum feeling! You will enjoy it.

If you have any questions do not hestitate to contact us,

Kindest greetings,

Jolanda & Olaf

www.chaletbibendum.com

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We are a couple who traveled around the world and choosen Chamonix to set up our business and work. We love to combine the pleasure of living in a spectacular location with the art of “living like a local”, offer our guests an unforgetable holiday experience with a personal touch and special attention to detail from the beginning till the end.

Jolanda or Olaf purchased this chalet in 2010

Chalet Bibendum is an old farmhouse - situated in a hamlet and a real hidden gem with the most spectaculair views. We entered and we where totally in love!

The big 5 of the Bibendum feeling experience:

1. WORLDCLASS SERVICES with a PERSONAL TOUCH but never intrusive.

2. 300 YEARS OLD Classic European ALPINE chalet with STUNNING VIEWS in RURAL-LIKE setting.

3. Fabulous CENTRAL LOCATED in CHAMONIX MONT BLANC, French alps. Great for skier and no skier.

4. CULINAIRY DELIGHTS 5 course dinners from our LOCAL FRENCH CHEF.

5. Selected by FIGARO as one of the 200 best chambre d'hotes in France and NR 1 at TRIPADVISOR in Chamonix.halet Bibendum is unique - a real mountain experience with amazing 360 views of the mountains in a enviroment wich is like a fairytail

42 Reviews of Property 347062 in Les Bois / Les Praz, France

Luxury (self) catered accommodation Chamonix Mont-Blanc. A unique holiday home
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
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Luxury (self) catered accommodation Chamonix Mont-Blanc. A unique holiday home
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“Chalet Bibendum--The Perfect Place & The Perfect

“Chalet Bibendum--The Perfect Place & The Perfect
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We decided to take a 3 day trip to Chamonix while staying in Geneva with family. Turns out Chalet Bibendum was the highlight of our trip! The Chalet was beautiful and Jolanda and Olaf were unbelievable! They arranged a 4-course dinner for us upon arrival. Helped shuttle our 4 kids ranging in ages from 4 - 14 to and from ski-school which was a HUGE time saver and allowed my husband and I to ski longer and the kids met us for lunch. Jolanda had all our ski's and passes ready at the ski shop on arrival, made us an amazing breakfast every morning, an après ski snack daily and had my French Press coffee and cappuccino awaiting me in the mornings. My husband and son are Gluten Free and Jolanda didn't just accommodate this but my 11 year old asked if we could take her home with us she made an unbelievable apple pie and carrot cake!! We LOVE LOVE LOVED Chalet Bibendum, Jolanda & Olaf.
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“Luxury and the great outdoors all rolled into one

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We stayed here in the summer having been to Chamonix many times in all seasons. I have to say that the combination of a beautifully appointed two story wooden chalet with proximity to the forest and upper parts of Chamonix valley was magical.

We travelled with two teenage sons and my brother-in-law and we had a bedroom each. Sitting on the decking in the evening looking at snow covered Mont Blanc was so relaxing and inspiring. There's plenty to do here in the Summer too. We hired mountain bikes and a guide and had some great fun biking down the valley from the top - precipitous drops, fording streams, racing alongside the river and boulder-strewn slopes, it had everything!

We could walk, bus, train or drive into Chamonix or just pop down to the local pizzeria for dinner. One night we also booked Basile the chef to cook an amazing meal for us. The owners of the company, Jolanda & Olaf, were just so helpful and friendly - they even fired up the log-burning hot tub for us on a sunny day!

We would stay here again in a heartbeat and would definitely recommend a summer break here in the refreshing and surprisingly warm alpine summer.
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“Fell in Love”

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
This place is beautiful and the couple who run it are fantastic!!! The house was more than we could have ever expected and the experiences offered were priceless. We tried everything recommended from skiing, dog sledding, personal chef (best you will ever meet) and skidooing. Jolanda & Olaf who run the chalet company are two of the nicest and most helpful people you will ever have the privilege of meeting and make everything about your stay smooth sailing. It was a great end to our holiday and we will definitely be going back in the future.
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“The perfect chalet for an excellent ski vacation”

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My wife and I stayed at Chalet Bibendum as part of a group of 7 skiers during the 2nd week of January. This was the sixth trip that our group has done over the past few years and we were looking for a comfortable chateau that was convenient to good skiing and the shops and restaurants in Chamonix.

Chalet Bibendum more than met our needs. It was clean, spacious, tastefully decorated, and totally comfortable for our group. The well-furnished dining room and main room provided lots of space for relaxing – all of the requisite electronics and communications infrastructure was also provided for entertainment and for keeping in touch with the “real world”. Bedrooms were large and comfortable and there was plenty of room to store clothes and gear to keep it out of the way. In a word – “ideal”.

Our hosts Yolanda and Olaf were amazing. They provided perfect breakfasts, après ski snacks, ground transportation (at all hours of the day and evening), lift passes, plus they arranged fantastic catering with the local chef Basile, and two days of amazing guided off-piste skiing (in powder) by Frederic Brehe. As great as the chalet’s facilities were, Yolanda and Olaf truly made the trip most memorable. We definitely would love to visit the Chalet Bibendum again.
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Luxury (self) catered accommodation Chamonix Mont-Blanc. A unique holiday home
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“Absolutely Fantastic -- A Great Place to Stay”

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
First Chamonix
Chamonix is a nice sized town. Not so big that it feels like a city but big enough to have an excellent variety of shops, restaurants, and services. We skied three of the four local resorts and also at Courmayeur in Italy (only 25 minutes away). We have skied extensively in both Europe and North America and we found that as a group the Chamonix resorts provided an excellent variety of skiing – huge terrain -- and kept us more that interested for our week. The off-piste skiing (we took a guide for two days) was spectacular as well as exciting/fun. The Chamonix valley has much to do in addition to skiing. We would happily return, as in a week, we had not exhausted all the different areas and terrain to ski.

Second the Chalet
The chalet was perfect for our needs – a wonderful mix of traditional European alpine chalet with all the modern conveniences. A big great room for sitting and relaxing before and after dinner with a beautiful fireplace. The dining room table was large enough for us all to comfortably share for meals. We enjoyed the wood fired hot tub and view of the Druse every afternoon after skiing. All the bedrooms are well equipped. The Chalet is located in a quiet area about 5-7 mins drive or a very peaceful 45 minute walk along the river to the centre of the village. We very much enjoyed the quiet and beauty of the area.

Finally and most significantly – Our Hosts – Jolanda and Olaf
We cannot say enough about Jolanda and Olaf. They assisted us with our every need – arranging for our 4-nights of chef catered dinners, our ski guide, our ski tickets, advice on which hill to ski in which conditions, Chamonix and on-hill restaurant recommendations/reservations, airport transfers. Without a doubt, their help made our vacation 100% more fun than if we had just booked a hotel. Their local knowledge is priceless. As well as skiing advice, Olaf provided pickup and drop-off service to the ski hills and the village, and as a result we were able to easily access any skiing we desired including two amazing days in Courmayeur. We took the catering package and the breakfast, afternoon snacks and happy hour drinks were amazing. We just can’t say enough positive things about our stay. We would return in a heart-beat. Without a doubt, the Chalet Bibendum must be one of the best places to stay in the Chamonix valley.
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“Absolutely Perfect - a truly great chalet

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
“Absolutely Perfect - a truly great chalet with world class, friendly service”
Chalet Bibendum is a beautiful inspiring design with remarkable decor and all the facilities you could possibly wish for (sauna, hot tub) a perfect ski holiday. The chalet is immaculately clean and Jolanda takes care of every little detail. Olaf happily drove us to the various ski hills (including Cormayeur in Italy) and took wonderful care of all our group. Both Jolanda and Olaf have got the customer service "just right": friendly, courteous and cheerful, but never intrusive. The perfect place for a dream holiday in Chamonix.
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Wonderful Chamonix Chalet

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
I have never reviewed on a review site before but after a wonderful weekend at Chalet Bibendum I just had to... Jolanda & Olaf are fantastic hosts and warmly welcomed us as if into their own home (there was even a bottle of chilled bubbles waiting for us as we were celebrating my mums birthday!). The chalet itself is just beautiful, extending over 3 floors complete with stunning mountain panoramic views. Added touches included L'Occitane products, underfloor heating and a fab hot tub. The kitchen is really well equipped and one evening we also enjoyed the culinary delights of Basile, their recommended local French chef. Jolanda was always on hand to recommend activities for the non-skiers in our group and even offered to book us reservations at recommended restaurants in Chamonx and nearby villages. Fabulous weekend away - would highly recommend Chalet Bibendum.
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Luxury (self) catered accommodation Chamonix Mont-Blanc. A unique holiday home
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Magnefique

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Superbe accueil, séjour, conseils, cadre, aménagement, praticité, calme, gentillesse, tout y était !
A proximité de très belles balades et de la ville de Chamonix, les éléments sont réunis pour passer un magnifique séjour.
Nous espérons y revenir!
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Excellent

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Nous avons passé un merveilleux moment au Chalet Bibendum. Les propriétaires sont très sympathiques et disponibles. Le chalet est très bien décoré et reste très fonctionnel. Les chambres sont agréables et l'emplacement au calme. Il faut s'y prendre à l'avance pour les réservations (ils sont déjà complet jusqu'en mars prochain). Nous pensons revenir à cette adresse que nous recommandons les yeux fermés!
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“Absolutely superb”

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This chalet is a cut above the rest. The beds were amazingly comfortable. There is a great balcony which over looks the Aguille de Midi and Mont Blanc. Jolanda and Olaf are excellent and well informed. There are some lovely gestures such as a huge bowl of fruit on arrival, along with beers and wine in the fridge and a huge vase of sunflowers on the kitchen table. Lovely L'Occitaine products in the bathrooms (but do take your own shower gel since that was the only product not supplied). We stayed with my brother and two teenage stepsons and the teenagers loved the mountain biking and the fact that the music (Apple) system was so great in the chalet! The chalet is a one hour easy walk along a beautiful trail in the woods to Chamonix, or you can get a bus from just down the road. Beautiful chalet in a beautiful location and we can not recommend it highly enough. It was a great holiday and Jolanda and Olaf and Chalet Bibendum made it for us.

Note Jolanda & Olaf; Thanks so much! And we have added the shower gel back and kept the fairtrade Visionary hand soaps aswell