About the property
- Chalet1184 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
5 bedrooms , 3 bathrooms, for up to 10 people. Peaceful traditional hamlet
Chalet L'Homme de la Lune is a traditional and tranquil chalet with magnificent views across the Aravis range. It’s the ideal location for your next mountain holiday. You will appreciate quiet nights with friends and family around the wood fire to unwind after enjoying the many winter and summer pursuits nearby.Just 4km from the picturesque village of Manigod, it is but a short drive to the family ski resort par excellence, offering all forms of winter sports, ski de piste, ski de fond, raquettes, luge, paret. Croix Fry , with a border cross to Merdassier, has 25 km of marked runs , snow cannons and night skiing. There is also a ski run linking to La Clusaz which has 130km of piste on offer covering 5 different mountains. An Aravis ski pass will access 220km of ski runs covering the resorts of Manigod/La Clusaz/ Col de Balme/Le Grand Bornand/Saint Jean de Sixt. Ski shuttle buses operate between all the resorts. Enjoy summer dining alfresco at sunset on the balcony and recently built extensive 60m sq wooden terrace. This terrace has magnificent views, a big outside dining table and comfortable seating. Together with a gas barbecue you have a wonderful space for all the family for socialising and entertaining.
The local market town of Thones is within easy access, with a wide array of restaurants, cafe's and supermarkets. Beautiful Annecy du lac is 26km drive, spend lazy summer days with a beach side picnic, or take advantage of the wide choice of watersports on offer.
For the more adventurous, find challenging MTB tracks from nearby La Clusaz, or breathe in the still beauty of the mountains by taking a para sailing trip. Hiking, horse back riding, swimming, there are many activities for all the family and all ages! Enjoy!
Inside L’Homme de la Lune represents excellent value and is ideal for up to six adults and four children comprising of 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms. The flexible accommodation is ideally suited to two families, on the ground floor there is a self contained apartment with double bedroom, spacious twin room with ample storage, shower room and kitchenette. You will also find on this floor a heated utility room with a washer/dryer, and space to dry out boots and outdoor gear. Upstairs you can relax in the sociable open plan living dining area. The living area opens onto a south facing balcony. It’s a compact modest space designed to integrate family dining and relaxing around the blazing open fire, with a wood store provided for your use. The chalet further benefits from a separate TV or quiet reading room and has flat screen TV, English and French satellite, wi fi throughout.
A further 2 double bedrooms, and twin bedroom, bathroom, additional shower room, separate WC and mezzanine with desk completes the layout.
The Sunny, South Facing chalet is set on rising ground on a generous plot. There is parking for up to four cars on a private drive. A 4WD and /or snow chains are recommended in winter.
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- Apr 25, 2018
About CLIVE PAYNE
The Aravis Mountains captured our imagination over 20 years ago, and we were fortunate enough to secure a plot of land in the much coveted Manigod Valley. The chalet was built to our specifications, as a family home. It is rewarding to hear our children, 18 years on, refer to l'Homme de la Lune as 'home'. Indeed, they have grown up spending all their holidays here, summer and winter; and have enjoyed to the full everything the region has to offer.
Why CLIVE PAYNE chose Manigod
Clive and Kim say 'We never tire of the views from our chalet, from every window - breathtaking. Mont Charvin rears up majestically overlooking the rural vista of the valley below, tiny chapels and hamlets of ancient chalets undisturbed with time. We enjoy the many routed walks that start from close by us , sometimes lucky enough to bring back some chanterelle or myrtilles. The children have always enjoyed a short climb up the hill to the local cheese farm to collect the local Reblochon. Perhaps the most valued treasure of our chalet is the peace - it is a friendly little hamlet with barely any through traffic to disturb the tranquillity. In summer we often visited the local trout fishery to fish for our supper in the lake near Thones. The the fun of BBQ- the 'plat de jour' and sitting on the deck with a bottle of wine watching the mountains turn pink as the sun goes down. Equally, in the winter, there are many gatherings of friends around our generous dining table with a raclette meal and the log fire crackling away. It's near the village and a short drive from the pistes. We love it as much in winter as in summer. There is always something to do around here, and it's always a pleasure to enjoy the warmth and comfort of our home away from home after a long day of activities outside.'
What makes this Chalet unique
Its ideal location, in a calm and gorgeous landscape. The fact it's so near to the pistes of La Clusaz skiing domain (220km of pistes). Ski back for the adventurous! Its amazing panoramic views (we never get tired of it!). This is just the BEST place for us to get away from our mad city life.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The most beautiful view in the Alps .
This chalet is amazing . It is brilliantly set up for 10 people in good sized , well decorated bedrooms , with a large communal area /sitting room . There are 3 bathrooms , which means also 3 toilets - small but important detail - but keeps life harmonious .
But the unbelievable thing is the view - not only from the awesome deck area - but from any balcony that you stand on . It is heartbreakingly beautiful , very few houses , changes with the sun through the day and at sunset , amazing star gazing at night .
There are great walks right from the chalet ( buy a trail map anywhere ) for all abilities . Walk up the valley and buy the fresh Reblochon from the farm ' sous L'Aigulille ' . Boulangerie 7 mins drive in the morning .
Clive and Kim were very helpful and the booking process was easy and reliable .
The chalet is clean , TV and WiFi work well ( kept us up to date with the Olympics ). Kitchen well stocked , plenty of fridge space .
30 mins to La Clusaz . 40 mins to swimming at Talloires on Lake Annecy .
I cant reccommend this lovely Chalet enough .
It is so rewarding to find our visitors share the love and beauty of this special hamlet in Manigod.
Delighted that you enjoyed the experience at our chalet, and look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future - come and enjoy Manigod in her white winter ski coat!
Peacefull and quiet, Perfect !
If you have a large family and you wish to share your stay with other friends or family, then look no further, the chalet is cleverly thought out so that the separate apartment caters for those who want to have some time out from the party.
There will be few better views to wake up to than a fall of new snow covering the vista which awaits you at Chalet Homme Du La Lunne.
Its perfectly equiped to cater for your every need, just close enough to the important bread shop in nearby Manigod for the early risers to collect bread for the day, just far enough from Annecy and the motorway for a speedy arrival to the high mountains.
Once fed,a short 10 mins.drive to La Croix Fry gives access to the large and family friendly La Clusaz ski area, for braver skiers there is always La Balme providing some great “off piste" and spectacular views or conveniently stay at la Croix Fry and enjoy lunch at the edge of the piste while the beginers get started in ski school.
We loved the warmth and friendliness of this very traditional French resort and have already booked for February 2015.
Thanks so much for the review - we look forward to welcoming you back to L'Homme de la Lune in February. Clive and Kim Payne
Très bon séjour
Nous avons séjourné pendant la semaine de Noël, le chalet tout en bois est très beau, les propriétaires avaient décoré le chalet pour cette occasion, merci encore ! Nous étions 10 pers et tout le monde à passé de bonnes vacances. La neige était au rendez-vous, la vue du chalet et le paysage sont vraiment magnifiques.
Chalet idéalement placé, agréable et fonctionnel
Le chalet est idéalement placé au fond d'une vallée magnifique. La vue est superbe. Il est calme et fonctionnel. Les propriétaires étaient toujours disponibles par SMS pour la moindre question. Des vacances superbes avec de très belles randonnées aux alentours.
We are delighted our guests enjoyed the tranquility and views from our chalet, exploring the many routes and walks. We found the guests to be great communicators, respectful of our property, leaving everything clean and tidy.
De superbes vacances entre amis
Nous revenons d'une semaine de vacances à Comburce. Nous étions dix amis (5 couples) et nous avons profité avec bonheur du chalet "L'homme de la lune".
Malgré le manque de neige, nous ne nous sommes pas ennuyé : jolies randonnées, visite d'Annecy, balnéo à Aix les bains, et jeux de société autours de la grande table du chalet! Nous y avons d'ailleurs fêté le réveillon du 31 janvier (pas de problème de niveau sonore pour la musique, les voisins ne sont pas des voisins de palier!).
Le chalet est très agréable, on s'y sent comme chez soi. Il dispose de toutes les commodités nécessaires, et, surtout, est situé au cœur de la belle vallée de Manigod : la vue y est magnifique, et c'est un bonheur de se lever tous les matins face à ce paysage.
L'espace est peut-être un peu limite pour dix adultes, mais le propriétaire nous avait prévenu en amont, et nous nous en sommes parfaitement accommodé.
M. et Mrs Payne ont toujours été très attentifs et agréables par email ! Merci.
Nous recommandons sans hésiter !
Thank you Edith, for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed everything the region has to offer, and were comfortable in our chalet. Look forward to welcoming you back on another holiday in the future
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Linen and towels are not included , you can rent linen for €15 Double bed €10 Single bed Towels/bathmats are € 3/each