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Chalet Chintalaya - the best located chalet in Chamonix!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12.

Chalet Chintalaya is a lovely riverside chalet located in the heart of Chamonix so within easy walking distance to all the town's amenities, shops, bars and restaurants.

Chintalaya offers a contemporary yet homely feel making for a relaxing stay. On the ground floor there is a large dining room, newly fitted kitchen, an en-suite double/twin bedroom, an en-suite double bedroom and a TV room with a double sofa bed. There is a separate WC on this level but bathroom facilities for guests staying in the TV room would be shared with the bedrooms on the same floor. On the upper floor there is a comfortable lounge with log burner and 3 further en-suite bedrooms, all of which can be made up as doubles or twins. This chalet has all the advantages of being central with the bonus of being next to the River L'Arve which means it's quiet and enjoys mountain views. The chalet also has a decked terrace and garden area to relax in after days spent on the mountains!

Chalet Chintalaya has the fantastic combination of being extremely central yet peaceful due to its position next to the River L’Arve. It's operated as self-catered during the summer with the option of a catered package during the Winter.

Chamonix is a truly amazing place. Situated at the foot of the spectacular Mont Blanc massif, it is an elegant mountain town steeped in centuries of alpine tradition. The town draws people from all over the world – both the holiday-maker and those looking for adventure, whether walkers, mountain bikers, paragliders or mountaineers.

The town centre is a vibrant place full of bustling restaurants and bars. Sitting outside one of the many pavement cafés is a great way of taking in the atmosphere of the cobbled streets whilst admiring the stunning mountain backdrop. A wide range of shops offers everything from traditional regional fayre and souvenirs to stylish fashion and technical mountain equipment.

The Saturday market is well worth a visit for the locally made produce brought in from all over the Haute-Savoie region.

The Chamonix valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty and spread along the valley floor are a series of villages all with their own charm and character …

Mont Blanc, ‘the Giant of the Alps’, has always held a magnetic power of attraction. Chintalaya is just minutes walking distance to the Aiguille du Midi cable car, the highest cable car ascent in Europe.

The ride takes you up to the rooftops of Europe and to one of the most popular panoramic viewpoints in the world. Accomplished mountaineers, high-altitude climbers and experienced skiers practise side by side with paragliders whilst tourists marvel at the breathtaking scenery.

‘La Mer de Glace’ (the Sea of Ice) is the largest glacier in France and can be approached in several ways: from the comfort of the panoramic terrace; by visiting the ice grotto, skilfully carved anew each year; or more athletically, skiing down the famous Vallee Blanche (White Valley) or by hiking through the seracs.There are a number of day trips around the Haute-Savoie region:The beautiful town of Annecy, lying on the rippling shores of the Lac d’Annecy, where water and mountains blend admirably together.

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Property Manager
Mountain Base - Andy
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Mountain Base - Andy

Property Manager: Based in Chamonix since 2004, Mountain Base is a fully registered French business run by Andy, Andie and Matt. We are one of the only British run businesses in Chamonix to hold the Carte Professionnelle (no. 1497/07), which obliges us to maintain a Garantie Financière (cash bond) against which all our clients are financially protected. During the years, we have built up one of the largest rental portfolios in the Valley, from studios to large chalets, from les Houches to le Tour. Our team and partners are the best in the Valley and are here to make sure your stay is an enjoyable, memorable and hassle free experience.

Our philosophy: Professionalism and service, in a nutshell. From a speedy response to your enquiry through to on-hand service in resort, our team are at your disposal. Our office is in central Chamonix, so we are on hand to advise you throughout your stay and organise any little extras that you need. We have also invested a great deal in our bookings system, giving you real time availability, online booking and, uniquely, the ability to manage your booking online through to the point of arrival.

Services: Our team will be able to organise anything you need, before, during and even after your stay. Whether it be per-ordering ski passes, discounted equipment hire, ski lessons, mountain guiding, private chefs, masseuses, bike hire - you name it, we can organise it!

Guestbook comments from the manager

'Thanks for everything, the food, drinks and laughs. The views are stunning, hope to be back to hike the Vallee Blanche!'

Dale & Sue, August 2003

'Thanks for an absolutely wonderful time. I can honestly say that you managed to exceed our expectations in just about every respect. In particular, the aperitifs, food and wine is the best that I've encountered, however, what stood out for us was that nothing was too much trouble - you were all very willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your guests had a great time. Rest assured that we won't hesitate to recommend Alpine Hideaways and that all being well, we'll be back next year!

Tony & Sue, March 2004

'An amazing time and a fantastic chalet. I haven't felt this much at home since I left my parent's place'

Andrew, March 2004

'A fantastic place to stay - thank you very much indeed!'

Johnny, April 2004
Nov 2007
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Chamonix Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
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    Bathroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 en-suite double bedroom. 4 en-suite double/twin bedrooms, one with an annexe with bunk beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
In Resort we can help to pre-arrange all your in resort requirements e.g. ski-passes (delivered to your property), ski equipment, ski guiding or lessons, any summer or winter activity. We can also arrange food hampers, welcome packs, breakfast and bespoke meals. This is a free service which is aimed to help you start enjoying your holiday from the moment you arrive. We meet you at the property and are on hand throughout you visit. An optional daily cleaning service is available, price on request. Cots and high chairs are available separately to hire.


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Chalet Chintalaya - the best located chalet in Chamonix!
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Gorgeous chalet in Chamonix village

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Chalet Chintalaya is very central - 2 minutes walk to main village street and on the river. The house is well presented and had everything we needed. The biggest plus is that all 5 rooms have their own bathrooms ! We were very happy with the whole place plus Mountain Base who helped us from begining to the end of our trip. We would come back without a doubt !

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Geneva International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Chamonix Golf Course
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Chamonix (Aiguille du Midi)
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Tablee
Nearest Ski
800 Metres
Car: not necessary

Travelling around the Chamonix Valley

Although a car provides additional flexibility, Chamonix has a regular free in-valley bus service. Guests with either a “carte d’hote” or a ski pass can use the buses to move around the valley from Les Houches to Le Tour with stops at all the lift stations. There are also shuttle buses called “les Mulets” which are free and circulate the centre of town.

Getting to Chamonix by car

From France: accessible directly via the Autoroute Blanche (A40), which connects to the European motorway network.

Geneva Airport is approx 100km from Chamonix. Cost in tolls is about €6 for a normal car, all major credit cards are accepted 24/7. Don’t get money from the airport – Swiss Francs are not acceptable!

From Switzerland: Motorway to Martigny, then Col de la Forclaz, Col des Montets. Martigny is approximately 50km from Chamonix.

From Italy: Motorway to the Mont-Blanc tunnel near Courmayeur. Chamonix is 15km from the Italian border via Mont-Blanc Tunnel.

By Train

There is a SNCF railway station in Chamonix. It is serviced by the TER regional train. There are TGV high-speed mainline train connections from St Gervais-le Fayet railway station, just 20km away.

The Mont Blanc Express: This SNCF railway line serves all villages from St Gervais-le Fayet to Martigny (Switzerland) via Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine.

By Bus/Mini Bus

There are coach services through SAT who provides daily connections with Geneva and Italy.

There are many transfer companies in Chamonix who run mini buses to and from Airports. You can either book a private or a shared transfer. ?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
All linen including towels
End of stay cleaning
Local Tourist Taxes
Travel to and from Chamonix
Airport transfers can be arranged

Prices are for self-catered accommodation
Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am
Arrivals after 7.30pm incur a €20 surcharge, after 11.30pm €50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.