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Chalet in the Portes du Soleil

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,044 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8

This traditional Savoyard Chalet offers self catered accommodation for up to 8 people to a high standard. There is space in the living room for lazing in front of the wood-burning stove. A large kitchen makes catering easy & the open plan layout means that the cook(s) are not excluded from the social banter. Chalet Dow makes a great summer base as well and for more information and a flavour of what is available go to our website



Price includes end of stay clean. Bed linen and towels are available at 10 euros per bed

SKI SCHOOL: If you require skiing lessons we can recommend The British Alpine Ski School in Chatel. Peter Kuwall provide lessons from beginner to Instructor training, off piste and mountain skill courses, private lessons and groups of a maximum of 6. All age groups from 3 years and upwards are catered for. phone 01479 841758 in the UK or 0033 457 264175 in France.

ACCESS TO LIFTS: The nearest lift is La Panthiaz lift in La Chapelle d'Abondance only 700m from the chalet. There is a lift from the centre of Chatel which takes you into the Petit Chatel skiing area and two further lift stations at La Linga (4 km) and Pre-La-Joux (6km) both of which link directly into the Portes du Soleil and have large car parks. There is a bus that stops at the end of the road (La Pesse) to both La Panthiaz and La Linga lifts. The bus timetable and piste maps can be found at

The chalet itself can be found on Google Earth 46deg 17min 01.21sec N, 6deg 48min 53.09sec E

More Details

Sam & Rebecca Morrison
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

nous avons passé une bonne semaine dans votre chalet très bien situé ,

au calme et avons profité de tous son confort .

Au plaisir
Aug 2013
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La Chapelle-d'Abondance Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1044 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - twin beds with balcony
    Bedroom 4 - bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - Double Bed with Balcony
  • There are 2 bedrooms with balconies, 1 double and 1 a bunk bed room on the top floor. The bunk bed room has a playstaion, DVD and CD player. The second double bedroom is on the ground floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Contact Debs at 0033 689251429 for catering options


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Chalet in the Portes du Soleil
average rating of 4.882353 based on 38 reviews

Fantastic chalet. Really well equipped and plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic choice of access into the Potes du Soleil ski area with 6 stations to leave from.

The layout of Chalet Dow ideal for convivial evenings but enough space to disappear to read if preferred. Equally, if kids are getting in the way, boot them upstairs to the bunk bedroom to play on the Xbox!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Beautifull house, perfect location for MTB

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Everything was there.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Fab time had by all. Will be booking again soon.

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Dow was great. As Rebecca said a car is a must. Very easy to find. Great location. Nice and clean, comfortable chalet.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Warm accommodating chalet in La Chapelle dAabondance

  • 5 of 5

Jan 7to20th 2017.

Lovely warm (log fire) chalet with excellent views of the valley and mountains. Chalet was adequately equipped for self catering with plenty of crockery and cutlery, although a few more pots/pans would be useful. Chalet furnishing was pleasant and comfortable especially when sitting in front of the log fire with a drink and relaxing. Bathrooms were good and hot water always available.

Really good time there as snow was fresh and plentiful.

We would definitely book here again.

Very enjoyable holiday, thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Excellent chalet and helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

This chalet fully lived up to expectation. We had not stayed in the Alps during the summer before and were not sure what to expect. The chalet was beautifully kept and clean. It was fully equipped as described on the website and is in a great position to explore chatel and its surroundings.

The owners were exceptionally helpful, there were unforeseen problems with the hot water and these were sorted and dealt with quickly.

The local area is easy to explore and we loved walking in the mountains. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Wonderful location and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally located with great views across the valley; easy access to amenities; and within reach of so many different activities (summer and winter sports). The chalet is clean, comfortable, warm and has everything you need for a great holiday. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Le Fer Rouge in La Chapelle d'Abondance
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Monthey (Switzerland)
Nearest Restaurant
700 Kilometres
Le Fer Rouge in La Chapelle d'Abondance
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski Lift linking to Portes du Soleil
Car: recommended

With the centre of Chatel only 3kms & the furthest of the 2 lifts that connect to the Portes du Soleil only a 15 minute drive from Chalet Dow, you will be well placed to enjoy any of over 650kms of pistes. Along with this is a well organised ski school for all abilities; lots of choice for ski hire & a roaring après ski scene that will finish off those with too much energy at the end of the day on the slopes! In the SUMMER months there is plenty to keep you occupied from white water rafting and other river activities, climbing, mountain biking, walking, and paragliding to visting the brand new aquatic centre - Forme d'O in Chatel and swimming from one of the many 'beaches' on the shores of Lake Geneva at Thonon-Les-Bains or Evian.

Other Activities: White water rafting




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $246.12
Pet Fee $30.77
Cleaning $73.84
Bed Linen & Towels x 8 $98.45

** The rental rates are in Euros so if payment is made in sterling, there will be a £10.00 fee per transaction to cover current exchange rate and bank charges.
** There is a compulsory extra charge of 60 euros for cleaning
** Bed linen and towels are available at 10 euros per bed
If you require a catered chalet, please contact us as we can arrange this for you. We can also provide guided holidays for up to 6 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.