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Piste-side Chalet. Hot Tub. Convenient Location.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Les Houches, Chamonix Valley. 2 minute walk to amenities and ski lifts.

This chalet is a rare find in a privileged position.

One of only a handful of properties in the Chamonix Valley where you can ski back to the door but still have the convenience of the cable car, chair lift , restaurants, shops and bars only a 200m level walk away. You are not stuck up a mountain with no nearby facilities with this chalet.

Being located in Les Houches on the famous Kandahar run of the World Cup Ski Circuit makes this property ideal for ski holidays.

In summer, climbers of Mont Blanc and walkers of the Tour de Montblanc will find this is the perfect base camp with the access point for both only 200m away.

Or simply relax and enjoy the fabulous panorama of the Mont-Blanc chain from the large terrace or hot tub.

This chalet is great value. It is comfortable and cosy, traditionally decorated but without compromising on facilities and space.

There is a large lounge and dining area with open log fire and panoramic views of the Mont Blanc Chain. The kitchen is well equipped with a large oven, double sink, large fridge-freezer and dishwasher.

The chalet is surrounded on 3 sides by a large private balcony area where the hot tub is found, giving fabulous mountain views as you relax and unwind after a busy day skiing, hiking or sightseeing.

There are 3 good sized bedrooms each with its own bath/shower room and access to a balcony. Two of the 3 bedrooms have an ensuite shower room (with toilet and basin). The third bedroom has a private bathroom across the corridor with full sized bath and overhead shower (toilet and basin). Two of the bedrooms can be arranged as a kingsize or twin bed.

Parking for the property is in the free public car park next to the chalet building.

More Details

Sarah Martin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Sarah Martin

In 2003, we left the UK behind to 'live the dream' in France. We used the chalet for our catered chalet business for several years, investing time and profits in improving it throughout . In 2008 we changed focus, and so now rent it out on a self catering basis.

Sarah Martin purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Sarah Martin chose Les Houches

Location, location, location was the reason we bought this property.

Right on the piste but still only 200 metres from shops, bars restaurants. So you have the convenience of skiing back to the door without the inconvenience of being 'stuck' up the mountain.

The views of the Aiguille du Midi and surrounding mountains are stunning.

Les Houches is a lovely, quiet village but with vibrant Chamonix nearby, you get the best of both worlds. The year round trade was the icing on the cake!

What makes this chalet unique

Location - ski back; 2 minute walk to amenities, short drive to Chamonix; Italy and Switzerland nearby.

Hot tub with mountain views.

The décor is traditional and comfortable.

We strive to offer a convenient location and comfortable accommodation for a reasonable price, making a stay in this great property possible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very well situated both for ease of access from Geneva and proximity to local facilities (short stroll to ski hire/lift, boulangerie, restaurants etc)
Jan 2015
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Les Houches Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin or double with ensuite shower room and balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , with ensuite shower room and balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double or twin with private bathroom across the hall
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Piste-side Chalet. Hot Tub. Convenient Location.
average rating of 4.4 based on 9 reviews

Great piste side chalet

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday in this chalet. It was well equipped and comfortable. The owners and care takers were extremely helpful. The hot tub was also a nice touch and was great to relax in after a day on the slopes. It is ideally located for the Bellevue lift only 5 min walk and you can also ski back if you can brave a little stretch of off piste!! The nearest supermarket was a way out but there is a bus from Bellevue and there are some small deli’s close by. We would definitely recommend and would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. So glad you had a great holiday.
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Excellent location and lovely hot tub

  • 5 of 5

Spacious chalet with helpful items such as washing up liquid, cloths, oil. The guardians of the property took in a supermarket delivery for me which was very helpful. They were available helpful and friendly. I would recommend this chalet.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. So glad you had a great holiday.
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Brilliant property!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay at this chalet! Jean and Chris were very welcoming told us lots of good information! It was very clean and spacious and well equipped. perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moyen chalet vieillissant

  • 3 of 5

Excellent emplacement situé à quelques centaines de mètres seulement des remontees.

Très bon accueil par les gardiens qui nous ont bien renseigné.

Malgré tout le chalet se fait vieillissant et pas mal de détails un peu embêtants : pas assez de vaisselle ou alors d'un autre temps, et surtout on s'est gelé toute la semaine....lz chauffage n'est mis que de 16h a 22h....reponse des gardiens : vous n'avez qu'à être sur les pistes la journée en plus la.proprietaire ne laisse pas assez d'huile pour faire fonctionner la chaudière plus que 8 h par jour....bref pour 2000 euros la semaine on peut tout de même s'attendre à avoir assez de chauffage.. .un peu déçu de la prestation dans son ensemble.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Chalet agréable au calme très bien situé

  • 4 of 5

nous avons passé une très bonne semaine de vacances.

le chalet est situé à quelques min à pied des commerces, location de si et la télécabine Bellevue. Les gardiens sont disponibles à tout moment.

Chalet bien chauffé, la cheminée est appréciable et le jacuzzi top!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Geneva Airport - only 1 hour away
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Le Slalom
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Kitsch Inn
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Les Houches/Bellevue Cable car
Car: not necessary

The chalet is found in the village of Les Houches, which is one of the ski areas that make up the resorts of the Chamonix Valley.

For winter breaks, the property is ideally positioned at the bottom of the famous Kandahar run of the World Cup Ski Circuit. It is accessible for skiers of all abilities as both a beginner and intermediate piste lead to the apartment before the final 500m section to the door. Or take the turn to the lift and apres-ski bars.

In the summer, climbers of Mont Blanc and walkers of the Tour de Montblanc will find this is the perfect base camp, as the starting and finishing point for both is only 200m away. Or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Aiguille du Midi from the large deck area and swimming pool after a day of walking or sightseeing in Chamonix and the surrounding areas.

With this property residents do not have to compromise on convenience as the cable car, chair lift , restaurants, shops and bars are only a 200m level walk away. With more facilites to be found in the village centre, only a 10 minute level walk away.

The popular town of Chamonix is about 6km away and is well connected by the local bus service which has regular departures from outside the cable car. Here you will find the Aiguille du Midi, the highest cable car in Europe that allows skiers/boarders to access the challenging 'Valley Blanche' - the longest off piste run in France. You can also visit the Mer de Glace via the Montenvers tramway, or take the Brevent and Flegere cable cars to access these areas and all they have to offer.

Les Houches is perfectly located to access so much more than just the french alps. A few highlights include the picturesque town of Annecy, with its canals, cobbled streets and lake, less than an hours drive away. Or how about a day in the city of Geneva, again only an hour away. A quick drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel and you arrive in the Aosta Valley where you can eat pizza in the Italian Alps. Or take a trip to Gruyere, in Switzerland to visit the cheese factory and the nearby Nestle chocolate factory.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $553.94

'Lock off' discount scheme available for smaller groups. If you do not need all the bedrooms we 'lock off' access to those not needed and give you a £150 discount per room not used. Maximum occupancy of 2 people per room. This offer excludes Christmas, New Year and half term weeks where the full price must be paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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