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Barrelli Ski

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french

Beautiful, Rustic Ski Chalet, 2 Log Fires & Hot Tub - Chamonix Valley

2 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms1
Half Baths3
Property type chalet

Overview

Chamonix - Mont Blanc Chalet Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 15

This is an impressive, natural looking chalet constructed with chunky larch timbers which makes it look like it really belongs in the trees that surround it! It is located just above Les Houches village centre and is only a 5 minute walk to all the local shops, bars and the excellent 'Delice' restaurant. The Chambus also stops here which connects Les Houches to all the other resorts in the Chamonix Valley. The chalet is a 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the Bellevue cable car and the foot of the Kandahar piste.

Rocky Mountain has been lovingly created using recycled timber, Australian hardwood and sun bleached driftwood, natural materials that give it a unique rustic character. Original furnishings from all over the world complement the design of the chalet and create a tasteful and homely place to stay. There are lots of comfy sofas and beautiful curtains throughout the chalet. The large kitchen and dining room is fully equipped for preparing and sharing the most delicious dinners. It has a huge deck with beautiful views and a lovely wooden hot tub overlooking the forest. All in all, a very comfortable chalet but not too 'precious' so an ideal place for families and large groups of friends. If you are looking for a 'one off' chalet where you can feel totally relaxed, look no further!

Les Houches Village: With its spectacular backdrop of soaring peaks and sweeping glaciers, Les Houches combines the charm of a traditional alpine village with the splendour of high mountain scenery. There are some excellent restaurants and a few good bars in the village, but if you want serious nightlife you need to step out in Chamonix - stop by the Jekyll, a real old Irish pub with excellent food and music, the Wild Wallabies for something a bit wild and the ‘Garage’ for late night dancing until 4am.

Skiing & Boarding at Les Houches: Les Houches has one of the most varied ski areas in the Chamonix Valley particularly suitable for beginners and intermediates. Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Blanc from the beautiful long woodland trails that wind their way down to the village. As well as being an excellent resort in its own right, the central location of Les Houches, in relation to the other Mont Blanc resorts, makes it an ideal base for adventurous skiers and boarders wishing to explore the whole Valley.

Skiing & Boarding in the Chamonix Valley: Covering 14 resorts and 700kms pistes, the Mont Blanc Skipass opens up an unrivalled choice of skiing, including some of the longest and steepest runs in Europe. In the spring the valley provides simply the best off piste in the Alps, including the world famous 26km 'Vallée Blanche'. From the ‘Grands Montets’ (3300m) there are loads of off piste options and challenging black runs off the glaciers. You can also ski down into Switzerland from Le Tour and the pass covers you for a day out at Courmayeur in Italy.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barrelli Ski (Property Manager)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the manager

A really cool rustic looking modern chalet with tons of character. Has a huge big kitchen with enormous table where we had great breakfast each morning sharing stories about the skiing so far and waiting for the 8am weather forecast - so we can pick our place for the day. Bedrooms were comfortable and lots of washrooms and living space. Lots of windows so it was really bright. Big deck on the side where the hot tub is, which we used every day. It's not a luxury place but with a so many bedrooms its the very perfect place to host a big group of people for a very reasonable cost.
Mar 2013
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Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Beautiful, Rustic Ski Chalet, 2 Log Fires & Hot Tub - Chamonix Valley
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
4

This is a wonderfully cosy chalet

  • 4 of 5

I love the fact that it is an extremely welcoming chalet in its design and atmosphere. Although a healthy walk (10mins) into the town and to catch the bus to the slopes, we all found it rather invigorating - you can of course drive. The kitchen is well equipped with a rustic large table for everybody to relax and eat. The sitting room is spacious and great for relaxing. All the bedrooms are roomy and light and there are plenty of bathrooms. I loved the balcony and terrace on a sunny day - pure bliss.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
4

Very charming group accomodation

  • 4 of 5

we just spend a week in the "Rocky Mountains". The house is situated 800m up the road from the bus stop and centre of the village. It means that its walk able, but you are better of if you have your own transportation. Thats also handy since the ski areas of greater Charmonix area are scattered (and thus not connected) through the valley.

The house itself is very charming. There are three levels, with bedrooms on the base and top level, and the kitchen and gigantic loung at the level of the veranda. It seems to be hand made, with the top two levels almost entirely made of from wood.

Its not excessively luxurious: the three bedrooms at the top lack privacy with thin wooden walls and doors in the form of a curtain or doors an open window. They do have charm and great view, but not all have opening windows. At the ground floor, rooms do have concrete walls.

I would recommend this location, although I can understand how the specialities that I consider charming are not for everyone or every group.

For background: we were with a group of two families where the "kids" are actually 30+ years old in reality. It was clearly end of season, with temperatures in the village touching 20 degrees.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Les Houches Village Centre
Nearest Ferry
580 Kilometres
Le Havre/Caen
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Les Houches Village Centre
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Bellevue Telecabine
Car: recommended

1 hour from Geneva, 20 mins from St Gervais Railway Station and 5 mins drive from Chamonix, Les Houches is the first ski resort that you come to as you enter the Chamonix Valley. It is in a spectacular mountain setting dominated by Mont Blanc, which at 4805m is the highest mountain in Europe.

Other Activities: rock climbing, ice climbing

Ski: Les Houches and Chamonix Valley

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Rates & Availability

Les Houches Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Cancellation OFFER
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$186
From
$393
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,309
 
 
Summer Holidays
Jul 31 2016 - Sep 3 2016
1 night minimum stay
$280
From
$653
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,964
 
 
Autumn & Early Winter
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 11 2016
1 night minimum stay
$224
From
$522
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,571
 
 
Pre - Christmas
Dec 13 2016 - Dec 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
$280
From
$653
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,963
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
1 night minimum stay
$729
From
$729
Thu,Fri,Sat
$5,105
 
 
New Year Week
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$1,009
From
$2,355
Thu,Fri,Sat
$7,069
 
 
5 NIGHT NEW YEAR OFFER
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$391
From
$653
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,963
 
 
Great January Prices!
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$336
From
$562
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,355
 
 
Late Jan - Early Feb
Jan 29 2017 - Feb 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$373
From
$872
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,617
 
 
Early Feb
Feb 5 2017 - Feb 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
$467
From
$1,003
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,010
 
 
Feb Half Term Holidays
Feb 12 2017 - Feb 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$7,069
 
 
Late Feb - Early March
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$653
From
$1,527
Thu,Fri,Sat
$4,581
 
 
Early March
Mar 5 2017 - Mar 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
$429
From
$1,003
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,010
 
 
Mid to Late March
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$373
From
$872
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,617
 
 
Easter Holidays
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$467
From
$1,091
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,272
 
 
Easter Holidays
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$373
From
$872
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,617
 
 
Late Easter Holiday
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$280
From
$653
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,963
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

7 nights self catered accommodation; electricity, heating, hot water and local tourist taxes. Does not include: towels & bed linen (can bring own or hire for £20.00 per person); final chalet clean (from £90 - £200 depending on size of chalet and length of clean), firewood (£40 for chalets with log fires) or telephone. A credit card swipe will be required for security. WEEKENDS/PART WEEKS AVAILABLE

Holiday Booking deposit is 50% of the rental price.

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Amenities

Chamonix - Mont Blanc Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Walk in mosaic, 6 jets
    Bathroom 4 - combination tub/shower , Corner bath with stunning views!
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are individually designed and the hot water is plentiful! Of particular note is the lovely corner bath with spectacular view across the roof top to the mountains beyond. And the custom built, walk in mosaic shower, with saloon style doors, giant shower head, 6 body jets and detachable shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
  • King size feather duvets on all double beds. Single feather duvets on all other beds. Feather pillows throughout. Bedroom with 3 single beds, two of the beds are in the style of a bunk bed. 1 travel cot provided.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
N.B. No smoking in chalet, ashtrays provided for terrace outside, good chance to look at the fabulous views!

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