About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
S/C 4 Bedrooms, on piste. 2 bathrooms +WC. Heated boot store, wifi, satTV, sauna
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"When there's snow on the floor, ski to your door."
- ski in/out on blue piste (Taillay);
- ski to village centre (main ski/pedestrian lift to Savolyeres, Verbier town, meeting point for ski lessons (complete beginners meet near to the chalet), supermarket etc) 500m/1-4 minutes;
- Etablons chair lift 200m;
- free ski bus 100m (circular, easy for kids);
- beginners slope and lessons 200m gentle ski/walk;
- 100m Bar Etablons (excellent en piste bar with hot and cold snacks);
- drive to village centre (free parking) 2/3 mins;
- stunning winding walk to village 1km;
- magnificent walking, treks and biking.
Airports: Sion 25 mins. Geneva 1h40. Trains to Martigny or local to Riddes.
Chocolate box 3 story chalet, self catering, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8 (10 inc. sofa bed in living room); all utility bills included in price, indoor sauna, modern amenities, wifi, satellite TV, heated boot store, baby/toddler facilities on request (cot, highchairs, gate etc); idyllic surroundings, magnificent alpine & valley views.
Fantastic location for expert – beginner ski/boarders.
Access the whole of the 4 valleys from your front door – ski/board from Switzerland to France and Italy in one day! Chalet Marie is renowned for being one of the best located chalets in La Tzoumaz.
Perfect for both summer and winter breaks.
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- Homeaway payments available through this booking portal
- options and payment details given at Homeaway checkout.
- Returning guests discount - direct bookings.
Despite its size our chalet has a delightfully warm and cozy feel which welcomes you on your return from your day embracing the mountain air.
Your ski to and from the chalet is made easy as we are set in a perfect location to ski in and ski out which is facilitated by a gentle blue run through the woodland to your front door!
We have a wonderful wrap around balcony surrounding the sitting room and kitchen allowing you to take the sun and enjoy the views at all times of the day.
Full description of the chalet:
Lower ground floor
With the exception of the fully tiled bathrooms and sauna, the lower floor is cozily carpeted and all rooms have centrally heated radiators with additional ceiling height radiant heaters to each of the bathrooms, for those rare occasions when you may wish to increase the warmth yet further.
Master bedroom (double)
Large comfortable king sized bed with double wardrobes and triple dresser leading to very large fully tiled en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower (if you like power showering - you will not be disappointed with our showers), sink with lit mirrored cabinet, toilet and bidet and floor to ceiling built in shelving unit.
French doors to patio and garden areas, wrapping around the chalet facing the valley and mountain views.
Bedroom 2 (double)
Large king size bed with triple wardrobes and additional hanging space leading to French doors to patio and garden areas wrapping around the chalet facing the valley and mountain views.
Spacious hallway with discrete storage areas under the stairs leading to:
Bathroom 2 (opposite bedroom 2)
Fully tiled bathroom with free-standing shower unit with power shower, toilet and sink and lit mirrored cabinet.
Traditional indoor Swiss wooden sauna, large enough to accommodate a group after a hard day's skiing.
Stairs leading to the ground floor open plan main living area.
Ground floor - open plan sitting, dining and kitchen area
Large sitting room with 2 sets of French windows taking in fully the views over the valley and two mountain areas. Windows are also set to the sides of the sitting and dining area to take further advantage of the views wrapping around the chalet.
There are two large sofas (including a 5 seater and a comfortable large sofa bed), an arm chair, wicker chair, large coffee/tv dinner table, entertainment cabinet with Samsung flat screen tv (HDMI and USB ports) and a satellite tv for when you want to relax or catch up on your favourite programmes. There is also a JVC speaker system. There is a wide selection of books (including some childrens' books).
In addition to the underfloor heating throughout the main living area, there is a large traditional wood burning real fire adding further to the comforts of this already delightfully warm and cozy chalet. Logs are available to buy locally.
The adjoining dining area enjoys views through a set of French doors and large side window. There is a traditional wooden round dining table with seating for up to 10 people, although we prefer more elbow room and usually aim for no more than 8 adult diners.
The open plan living and dining area opens to a fully equipped kitchen with ample storage cupboards, large fridge with integral freezer, electric oven with built in extractor and light over a flat glass hob. There is a microwave, dishwasher, and a kettle for your convenience.
There is a side exit door to the wrap around balcony and garden area.
At the heart of the house is a wooden staircase which leads to the upper and lower bedroom floors. For those bringing toddlers, as you would do usually, we recommend the use of a child safety gate. We have one available for you to use in the chalet - which separates the main living area from the rest of the house.
The main hallway leads to the front door and comprises a cloak cabinet with ample room for coats and shoes and a mirror to check your gear before heading onto the slopes. It's here where many of the board games and there like are kept.
Bathroom 3/ utility
The hallway leads to the third bathroom which comprises a toilet, sink and, as it is near to the front door, we have incorporated a utility area here with a washer/dryer and hanging space/airer to dry ski gear and keep shoes and snow shoes out of the way and cozy on the tiled under floored heating.
There is an ironing board and steam iron for your convenience. The chalet is also fully equipped with the usual cleaning equipment including vacuum, sweeping brushes and mop and bucket.
Set in the eaves with ample head room for adults, and a quaint hide away for the children, are two further adjoining bedrooms. Both are carpeted.
Bedroom 3 (large double sofa bed)
At the top of the open stairs is a well sized room which houses a double sofa bed and storage shelves. A bedroom/game room, it has a flat screen TV to use with X Box (DVD player) and a selection of games. The perfect hide away for children.
HDMI and USB ports to both the TVs - upstairs and down - if you wish to bring a cable.
Bedroom 4 (twin)
Leading from bedroom 3 is a fourth bedroom which enjoys a picture window which bathes the room in light. Slightly smaller than bedroom 3, this is a well sized twin room with bed side table and under bed pull out storage.
Babies and toddlers
We have a travel cot available (please bring your own bedding), 2 high chairs, changing mat, potty and children's bowls and feeding spoons that you can borrow too - but, as with all baby items, we simply ask that you make sure they are properly cleaned before you leave as we don't want any germs hanging around for the little ones!
Linen for the bedrooms and a bath towel each (except separate baby towel) are included in the price of your winter stay. Beds are made for your arrival. In spring, summer and autumn we can arrange linen and towel bails to be provided at cost price. Kitchen towels are not provided.
Garage and heated boot cupboard.
The double height garage is situated next to the front door and is the perfect place to store your skis, snowboards, mountain bikes and any other outdoor equipment you may have. There is a boot cupboard with its own radiator. Bring as much or as little as you like - there is plenty of room to store everything!
We keep our garden furniture in the garage and you are welcome to use all of it, either on the balconies or the garden areas to help you take full advantage of the wonderful and varied views which open to the different mountain ranges and valley beneath. We would simply ask that you pop them back into the garage at the end of your stay.
We have sun loungers, reclining chairs, portable BBQ, outdoor dining table which easily seats six, further chairs and wooden benches.
We have a driveway to fit one car, leading to the garage. However, there is plenty of space for several cars to park on the area beside the road, immediately outside the chalet. This is where we usually park our cars, particularly in winter as the area is cleared of snow regularly by the commune.
Access is via a gently sloping driveway - which is stark contrast to many chalets in the village. So, no clambering up and down steps with your skis or board and/or children! We find this invaluable!
Although not adapted for wheelchair use, our chalet does have the potential to welcome guests with reduced mobility. Depending upon occupancy and your preferences, the living room sofa bed can be used as a bedroom which means there is near level access to the chalet, kitchen, garage, main balcony and bathroom 3 (although please note that shower and bath facilities are only available downstairs). Please do contact us before booking and we will do our best to help.
We have complimentary wifi access in the chalet. Mobile internet access on our portable devices works well for us (as do our 02 &Vodafone mobile phones).
Check in: 3 pm day of arrival
Check out: 10am day of departure.
We try to be flexible when ever possible. We usually rent on a weekly basis Saturday/Saturday but will try our best to accommodate other requests
Kevin Perry and Charlanne Hodgkinson
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- May 26, 2018
About Kevin Perry and Charlanne Hodgkinson
Kevin, Charlanne (Charly) and our family are keen skiers, boarders and lovers of the great outdoors. We love to welcome guests to our chalet, knowing that they will enjoy our home from home and its amazing location as much as we do. We are always happy to help with any queries. Please do feel free to ask about how we can help you best enjoy your holiday.
Why Kevin Perry and Charlanne Hodgkinson chose La Tzoumaz
*Our chalet is known for having one of the best positions in the village* The location of our chalet is perhaps the main reason that keeps us, our family and our friends coming back year on year. The views are spectacular and our chalet is one of the few chalets in the village that truly is ski in and ski out - and there are no steps nor a steep driveway to access the chalet! Our chalet is ideal for families and we are happy to share our baby/toddler items to ease the burden of travelling with little ones. The ski home from a day on the slopes is the most delightful run I've ever known - down a breathtakingly beautiful blue run which trails its way gloriously through the woods. It's just perfect for a restful glide home and to hop into the sauna after an exciting day on the slopes or, for those who still crave more excitement, you can ski straight back to the village down the Vallon d'Darby. There is such a welcoming feel to the village both from the locals and those who return year on year. We have made wonderful friends over the years and returning, whichever season, is fantastic - not only for the scenery and activities, but also for the welcome. We particularly enjoy La Tzoumaz because it is great for all ages. However, although there are bars and restaurants in the village which range from trendy to traditional, if you are looking for crowds of young people and drunken revelry until 7am - La Tzoumaz is probably not the place for you! A favourite place for us is Bar Etablons which is located right on the slopes, approximately 150 metres from our chalet - perfect for apres ski (we also find it perfect as there is never a disturbance to the tranquility of our chalet!). There are some lovely restaurants in the village a it is worthwhile sampling them all if you can!
What makes this Chalet unique
Not only are we a ski in and ski out chalet, but there are no steep slopes or awkward steps to fight your way up and down with your kit (or your children and their kit - our personal favourite!!). Simply ski home, walk a couple of metres down the gently sloping drive - pop your boots and skis/board in the garage and walk in the front door! It's a rare and wonderful thing! Our chalet has a delightfully warm and cozy feel yet there is plenty of room for all the family without tripping over one another! It is our perfect family home from home. The chalet is clean, very well appointed and is a well loved and cared for retreat. We have breath-taking views from the balcony, which wraps around the main chalet living area. However, my absolute favourite moments are waking up, drawing the curtains to the French windows of the bedroom and taking in the views and the purity of the mountain air. The chalet is also light and airy and welcoming for the non ski season. Fully equipt with patio and outdoor dining furniture and a BBQ it is perfect for whiling away summer evenings after spending the day enjoying the mountain activities (including world class mountain biking), shopping in Verbier and Montreaux, having taken a dip in Lake Geneva or having simply relaxed at home. There are 4 distinct seasons here in La Tzoumaz and, even for a family of ski lovers, we genuinely find it difficult to say which season we like best!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This is a snowy gem.
Set high up in the valley the views from the chalet are just beautiful.
Starting with the most important bit - this little haven is genuinely ski in ski out. A blue run literally passes the front door a stones throw away. There is also a red run no more than 100 m from the house so you can step out of your skis and wander back. The runs take you down to the main ski lift at la tzoumaz which allows you access to the whole verbier show area. A fab spot.
If you don't fancy skiing down and you are on foot there is a regular ski bus that will take you down to the savolyeres lift and restaurants too.
There is a bar for apres ski or for just soaking up the sun just off the red run - again , no more than 100 m from the chalet.
Turning to the chalet itself - it is basically set on three levels. On the ground floor there are two generous size bedrooms, one with ensuite bath and shower and one with the bathroom ( shower) just opposite it. Lovely hot water and powerful showers. Both bedrooms have with French windows and amazing views.
There is also a sauna to soothe aching bones after a day on the slopes!
The middle level has a small kitchen with living and dining area. It's well equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Again, this room has beautiful views. There is also a toilet in this level.
The top level has a small twin bedroom and another adjoining room with a sofa bed. Perfect floor for kids. Cots are also provided if you are travelling with babies.
The chalet is simply but very comfortably furnished. It's perfect for two families to share. Childcare in the village crèche is available as is a babysitting service. The tourist office down by the main lifts are the ones to speak to about sorting this.
The town is very pretty - it's more chilled than full on apres ski clubs. But if you want a few drinks after a day skiing it has plenty to offer - and restaurants too. It's a drive to restaurants and I'd say your own car would be useful if staying here but there is a good regular bus service as mentioned. But often we would just have a few apres drinks and then eat at home as the kids were in bed.
Overall it's fab. The owners are genuinely lovely and can't do enough for you. We will be going again.
Winter and summer stays - excellent chalet
I have stayed in this lovely chalet with my family a couple of times now (grandparent (me), adults and young family and also a mother and daughter week). I stayed once in winter and then again during the summertime. It is a clean and very nicely kept place and Charly and Kevin the owners are also very helpful.
As a non skier, it was very convenient for me to enjoy snowy strolls from the chalet, to watch the children learning on the nearby beginner slope and worry about how fast they were going on the toboggan run!
The views and the purity of the air were a delight. And the stars .... spectacular .....
Although the young ones skied straight from the house to the village I found it easy to catch the ski bus to and from the centre of the village where there are lovely bars, cafes and friendly restaurants. There's also a park with swings and slides and a swimming pool. It was very easy to take the pedestrian lift up to the top of the mountain and over into Verbier town centre for some browsing. I also enjoyed the nearby thermal spa - a particular treat. I think it was a 25 minute drive / not far but the winding drive down the mountain takes time. Well worth the trip.
In the summer (I stayed in July) it was very easy to drive (I have some mobility issues and so couldn't hike/bike with the young ones) over the tops of the mountains to Verbier town and the local regions where there is much to see and do. The local Valais canton is the fruit region and the juiciest fresh fruits are available to buy from the road side. The local fendent wine (which I understand the Swiss don't export) is very nice. We also enjoyed days by the lake Geneva as recommended where we went swimming and canoeing (not me!).
The facilities at the chalet are very good. Importantly for me, the beds are very comfortable and the kitchen has everything in it that one could need for a comfortable family stay. They even had 2 high chairs which was a boon for our clan!
The chalet has of the new age internet and tv things that are so popular, but I found a good book, its tranquility (it was large enough to find some, even with a house full!) and outstanding scenery by far the most enjoyable pastimes. Chalet Marie is a super place and I recommend it very highly.
Brilliant Chalet and superb location
Our Easter stay in Riddes was simply perfect. The ease of location of this Chalet to ski lifts (2 mins walk) meant that the (wonderful) warm weather did not affect the main attraction of the chalet, namely it's ski in ski out facility. The chalet is clean, well equipped and spacious. The beds had mattresses of a high standard and the kitchen contained everything you need to feel like it is home from home. The owner was exceptionally responsive and had had a dead light bulb incident dealt with within hours of reporting it. The large dining table gave us plenty of room to sit as a group and the Cable TV and fast internet meant we were well catered for when a sit down was all we needed. Overall this is the best accommodation and ski region I have experienced with more than 10 ski trips under my belt. Highly recommended.
Great Family location as promised
We went early in the season, booked our stay from the 23rd Dec till the 7th Jan. Due to it being early in the season we had to walk 100m to the slopes to start skiing; same location as the friendly bar with great hot dogs for kids and nice "hot" chocolate (including rum) for adults. The accommodation was as promised; great views, great location in the village. Being there over New Years eve we were also able to experience the surrounding valleys fireworks all from the comfort of the chalet. The grocer in the village has a monopoly and charges can be hefty, so if you driving in, we would recommend stocking up on groceries before heading up to La Tzoumaz. Excited to stay there again.
Summer in Switzerland.....
This is a fantastic base, with stunning views. Never thought to go to such a place in the summer, but starting the day on the balcony for breakfast, before venturing out, both locally and further afield Chalet Marie provides a very relaxing place to return with everything you need. Will return without a doubt and more than comfortable for four adults. Wi-fi signal was fantastic.
Prefect... Our families had a BRILLANT time.
This chalet was in a great position and meant that we could ski in/out which was an added bonus with 4 children. The children loved the chalet, and resort , as did we. A well equipped chalet, we are hoping to return next year. A gem of a resort.
We are delighted that you had such a great stay at our home. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
La Tzoumaz (named after the word 'tzoumer' - meaning taking a break) is one of the true hidden gems of the Swiss Alps offering immediate access to the world famous Verbier’s chic ski area but with none of the queues. Our chalet is situated right on the piste and is one of the few truly ski in and out chalets in La Tzoumaz. Perfect for families and groups of friends. Quiet ski slopes and short queues even in the busiest weeks of winter. La Tzoumaz is in the heart of the 4 Vallees which covers 412 km of pistes. Winter: Whether a novice or an expert (or even a non skier) there are lots of options which will satisfy everyone. The area of La Tzoumaz-Savoleyres consists of 55 km of piste. There are 92 ski lifts linking the resorts of Verbier, La Tzoumaz and Bruson, as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. The highest point in the area is the Mont-Fort glacier (3,330 m). Runs for all levels criss-cross the amazing surroundings in this winter sports’ paradise with its modern infrastructure and guaranteed snow. A telecabine takes skiers and non skiers up to 2354m to reach the top of Savoleyres (the mountain that La Tzoumaz shares with the resort of Verbier) and down to the grandiose shops and restaurants of Verbier. On our north facing slopes, the snow stays in fantastic condition thoughout the winter season (keeping its snow for longer than our neighbours: Nendez, Verbier, Thyon and Veysonnaz) and on the south slopes you can take your time in the sun. For the more adventurous skiers, the Mont Fort, Tortin and the Vallon D'Arby are all easily accessed from your front door! Smaller and calmer (and less expensive) than our immediate neighbour resort of Verbier, La Tzoumaz is a great option for family ski holidays. There is a kids club, a snow garden for the little ones and an excellent ski school for all ages with English speaking instructors. The village also has an ice rink, indoor heated swimming pool and the longest luge (toboggan) in the Swiss Romande (10km!) and a crèche (2 yrs+). So, whether you are a fan of skiing, snowboarding, sledging, snowshoeing, ski touring, ice skating or just relaxing in the sun, everyone will enjoy La Tzoumaz. Summer activities For a breath of fresh air either on foot or skyborne, you have a choice between a whole host of activities : hiking, VTT, fishing, swimming pool, playground, climbing or paragliding. The famous bisses or irrigation canals running through La Tzoumaz, including the famous Bisse de Saxon, provide a refreshing alternative for ramblers. The Maison de la Forêt, an exhibition area dedicated to forestry and the starting point of the Sentier des Sens (Senses Trail), will delight young and old in search of adventure. The nature and scenery is distinct and beautiful whichever season you arrive (and we have 4 glorious seasons - and it is impossible to decide, even for our family of dedicated skiers, which is our favourite!). Cycling Give the wheels of your bike a leisurely turn on our scenic routes or take the thrills and challenges of our mountain bike routes. You can either hire bikes (including electric ones) or bring your own. Day trippers in search of discovery can attempt the Tour du Mont-Fort, while race fans can go on the famous Grand Raid. To save you the drag of the uphill, in summer you can choose to have your bike taken up by the ski-lift - fantastic! MTB Enjoy 28 internationally renowned groomed cross-country trails, try out an electric mountain bike or take on the five downhill runs at the bikepark. For performance and thrills, the Verbier- La Tzoumaz Bikepark is the ideal place to give free rein to your passion! Experts and beginners alike can pit their skills in this challenging arena. Various trails for all levels of difficulty will lead you to discover the delights of downhill biking amid exceptional scenery. Some tracks feature a difference of 700 metres in height between the top and bottom. 8.6 km of runs, 5 runs of various levels, 3 Freelap timed areas, 2 skilifts open to mountain bikes, 1 Pump Track. 1 mountain bike wash station free of charge. 1 famous competition run, the Tire’s Fire, used for the European Cup as well as the Swiss Cup. Clear signposting with different colours, unusual run design using the natural topography. Swimming/spa We have a swimming pool and leisure centre in the centre of the village (next to the ski lift). However, for those who enjoy a full day of pampering and spa there are several first class thermal spas set within the local areas which are well worth the 20 or so minutes drive to enjoy. In the summer months we pack our swimming costumes, inflatables and kyacks and head down the mountain to enjoy swimming in Lake Geneva. Our favourite is Lutry, a small town set beside the lake with lovely restaurants and lake side snacks, a diving board, changing facilities, easy access for prams and wheelchairs and some of the most beautiful lake side views of the Alps.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
INCLUDED: - Tariff based on max 8 occupancy (9&10 = £70 each) Unlike many other chalets we also do not make additional charges for: - ELECTRICITY, HEATING, bed linen, bath towel, cleaning after departure - On arrival beds will be made for you (except the sofa bed, if relevant) NOT INCLUDED: - Security deposit (aim to refund 7 days after departure less damage/breakage related costs) - Spring, summer & autumn: bed linen & towels - Baby linens - Stay tax - amount payable to owner based on nightly rate per guests aged 6 and over - Mid stay cleaning, catering & laundry * Additional linens are available at cost price - please ask and we will arrange for delivery to you