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5 ensuite bedrooms, large living room with wood burner, easy access to main road

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms with ensuite showerrooms, double garage, south-facing, great views

Ground Floor: double garage with ski storage and boot warmer; table tennis table; direct access to house; double bedroom and bedroom with two sets of bunk beds; each room has shower/washbasin; separate WC. Stairs to first floor

First Floor: open plan living/dining room; fully fitted kitchen; double bedroom with ensure shower room; separate WC; large terrace with barbecue and outdoor table; balcony along full length of chalet. Wood-burning stove. Stairs to top floor.

Top Floor: two bedrooms each with twin beds and ensuite bath/showerroom with WC and washbasin; balcony.

Additional parking on drive.

Chalet is well-equipped with board games, TV, DVD player, wifi, internet radio.

More Details

Isabel and Derek Harwood
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Isabel and Derek Harwood

We first visited Châtel with our young family in 1988 and were so impressed with the family-friendly atmosphere of the village that we bought a chalet the following year. We initially came during the ski season but soon discovered that Châtel is an ideal location for summer holidays.

Isabel and Derek Harwood purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Isabel and Derek Harwood chose Portes du Soleil

We had a chalet in another location in Châtel but the access was tricky in winter time and the parking very restrictive. We took the opportunity to have a chalet built to our own specification in a location which has very easy access, being just by the main road with the local free bus service just 2 minutes from our door.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is south facing, so has great light as well as excellent views - sunrise over Linga in the morning and sunset over Les Cornettes de Bises in the evening. Châtel has just installed two new access chairs at the La de Vonnes and our bus route takes us straight there without needing to change buses in the town centre.


Châtel Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 5
  • 3 ensuite shower/bathrooms with WC and washhand basin 2 ensuite showers with washhandbasin 2 separate WC's
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Two fitted wardrobes and ensuite showerrom with WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Two fitted wardrobes/cupboards; ensuite shower and washbasin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower/ washbasin and WC
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite showerroom with WC and washbasin; fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 5 - 4 child bed , Two sets of bunk beds; ensuite shower and washbasin
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Guests are expected to leave the chalet clean


4/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

5 ensuite bedrooms, large living room with wood burner, easy access to main road
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Very comfortable chalet and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable. Particularly appreciated the games and books as well equipped kitchen. Direct access to slopes via public transport was great - bus stop just by chalet.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house but not treated well by the owners

  • 3 of 5

On arrival at the property we were extremely impressed. It is on a noisy main road which we weren't aware off, but it didn't ruin our stay. Inside the property is very spacious and homely and suited our needs. However, some of the property was not particularly clean and we had to make up all beds and much of the bedding was not in great condition and the beds weren't very comfortable.

As it is someone's home we were very mindful about taking care of it, and cleaned it throughout before leaving. On arriving home, the owners have refused to refund our sizeable deposit stating we didn't strip the beds or empty the bins! We did not know stripping beds (nor making them) was required, and had to leave at 4am with 4 children. It is very sad to be treated like this and would say that anyone wishing to stay there should do so as it is a great location but be prepared to battle over getting your deposit refunded.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first time in 25 years of renting that I have not refunded a deposit in full. It is made clear to guests that the house must be left clean and beds stripped. These guests did no cleaning, left bins full, toilets not flushed and food waste all around the house. I withheld only what it cost to have the house cleaned for the next guests.
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Très bonnes vacances

  • 4 of 5

Bus en face du chalet, 10 minutes à pied du centre de Châtel. Chaque chambre à sa salle de bain.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Châtel is in the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area with 650km of pisted runs. It links easily to the Avoriaz/Morzine ski area as well as the Swiss resorts of Torgon and Morgins. A new link has just been opened with chairs up to Super-Châtel and Linga. For non-skiers the town has a new indoor pool and spa. In summer the main activities are hill-walking and mountain biking, but the town is also well-served with tennis courts, indoor bowling and there are many tourist sites such as castles, abbey, gorge, all within easy driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Châtel Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Spring
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Autumn
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas
Dec 9 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Early Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 High
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Mid
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Spring
Apr 14 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Autumn
Sep 8 2018 - Dec 7 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194.04

Holidaymakers are expected to leave the chalet clean.
We only rent per week - Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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