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Neil and Jill Frew

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german

Luxury modern Swiss chalet- spectacular panoramic views

15 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Gryon Chalet Rental Photos and Description

A self-catering chalet located 200m from the piste

Chalet 'Chante-Clarine'' is a modern luxury self-catering chalet, in a stunning year round setting. Located near La Barboleuse, just outside the resort of Villars, the chalet is actually only 200m from the nearest piste that runs down directly to the cable car station at La Barboleuse village. There are now new snow canons everywhere to ensure good snow covering. Ideal for winter and summer holiday rental, with marvellous skiing and walking. Linen and towels are included and the chalet is professionally cleaned before and end of each stay.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Neil and Jill Frew (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german

About Neil and Jill Frew

We are a British family with 2 grown up married sons and 4 grandchildren. We love skiing and walking in the mountains.

Neil and Jill Frew purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Neil and Jill Frew chose Switzerland

We were fortunate to find this plot in a great position and then arranged to have a modern chalet built to our own design.

What makes this chalet unique

Very comfortable with great views. Also very convenient for accessing the nearest piste and cable-car station.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

Luxury modern Swiss chalet- spectacular panoramic views
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Swiss Dream

  • 5 of 5

Definitely have fond memories of the Swiss Alps. It's a stunning new and modern chalet. Everything works really well and it's well thought out. The view is beathtaking and Christophe (local manager) is really helpful. It really is a dream chalet and location. Very peaceful and warming for the soul. The snow did arrive after we arrived which was wonderful. Superb bakery in La Barboleuse. Owner excellent to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Owner's Response: Peter, Thanks so much for your kind words. Very glad to hear you all had a great holiday. Do come back again one day - maybe in the summer, as there is so much to do and see. Neil
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5

Beautiful Chalet And Breathtaking Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet Chante Clarine for a summer break and simply could not recommend it more highly. We were were struck not only by the staggering beauty of the surroundings, but also by the supremely impressive quality of the chalet itself, with the highest level of detail having clearly been employed when designing and furnishing the accommodation. The quantity of bedrooms and - particularly - bathrooms, ensures that multiple families are able to stay without the slightest inconvenience, while the kitchen is so well-appointed it would really be a challenge to find oneself wanting for any appliance.

Within easy reach there are excellent facilities, with ski lifts and railways providing access to all kinds of walks and outdoor activities, which make for very fun and activity-filled days, tired and happy children and tremendously satisfied adults.

All in all, a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you Gavin for your kind comments. Glad you seem to have enjoyed your stay!
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5

Stunning chalet, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

After a very busy time we wanted a holiday where we could relax and unwind and in Chalet Chante Clarinnes we found the perfect place. We arrived late and woke to a fresh fall of several inches of snow which was 'the icing on the cake'. The views from the chalet were wide ranging and beautiful, looking over the valley to the mountains beyond. The chalet itself was a home from home, very comfortably and thoughtfully kitted out with underfloor heating which kept us toasty throughout our stay. We walked from the chalet into the mountains, stopping for lunch at some of the lovely restaurants along the way and relaxed in the evening with a good meal and bottle of wine. A very positive experience all round. Just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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4

2 family holiday in February

  • 4 of 5

We (2 families of 2 adults and 2 teenagers each) stayed in this beautiful chalet for a week in February 2013. The chalet is positioned up a winding road off the main road between Gryon and Villars, and the views, especially as the sun hits the mountains on the far side of the Rhone valley, are absolutely stunning. At the time we visited, there was thick snow but the road was always passable although 4 wheel drive or snow chains are a must.

The chalet is well appointed with a double height living area on the "ground" floor and bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. The kitchen is well equipped and we were easily able to feed 8 hungry people each night, sitting at the refectory table to eat then moving to the lounge area to watch satellite tv or DVDs or to play the board games that were provided, or to read one of the books that have been left.

The skiing area is extensive, and we were able to reach a blue run within 5 minutes of putting our boots on in the garage. At the bottom of this run, there was another 5 minutes walk to the gondola that brings you up to the top, and from there, it was possible to link to the whole area of Villars and then Les Diablerets, although this was quite a ski safari, using 10 different lifts.

For non-skiiers, apart from relaxing in the chalet, it was possible to sledge or to walk along paths in the snow.

The only criticisms are that it seems to be virtually impossible to reach anywhere without a car (although there are taxis - but they charge Swiss prices) from the chalet unless you fancy a 20 minute walk. it's not great for apres-ski unless you walk up or leave your car in the car park at the bottom and you need to be up early to get a parking space at the car-parks in Villars!

For the property itself, the mezzanine area that provides additional sleeping space (more than the beds for 8 downstairs) is great but anybody berthed there must wait for the lounge to clear before going to sleep and must be prepared to brave the stairs to get to a bathroom!

Overall, this holiday worked well for us as a group of 8, with 6 keen skiers and 2 not-so-keen or non skiers. There was plenty of hot water, underfloor heating, a separate log stove, nice towels and lots of peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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5

Excellent, cosy but spacious chalet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend, 4 adults and 4 children, aged between 7 months and 2 and a half years. The chalet was exactly as described and was very warm and cosy, yet spacious and had everything we could need with demanding little ones in tow. We felt very at home and were very comfortable and with nearly a metre of snow outside it felt quite magical.

The contact with the owners and onsite contact person was always very friendly and helpful and we would definitely recommend the chalet for others with children. We'll hopefully be back in Spring/summer some time soon.

Jodie, James and family

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Owner's Response: We are always pleased to welcome back returning renters. Its a great place to come for walking and relaxation out of the ski season.
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5

Half Term 2012

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic Chalet. It is really hard to overstate the 5* quality of the Chalet and facilities. It was lovely and warm, and the log burner sat idle, & experience has shown that usually it's the only warm thing about some chalets!

As for the skiing, we had fantastic snow (2 foot on Tuesday night / Wednesday), and fantastic spring conditions on the Friday.

It is certainly a drive to the skiing Chalet, with two main Gondolas to chose from, La Barbeleruse and Villars offering plenty of parking and good access to the Blue runs and rest of the ski region.

We used the 4 downstairs bedrooms to sleep 9 + Cot, the mezzanine was just used by the kids.

All in all a lovely Chalet, with regular and helpful communication from the owner, who answered all our e-mails promptly and helpfully.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Barboleuse
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Calais
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Villars Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Bex or Aigle
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Aigle (A9)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
In La Barboleuse
Nearest Ski
0.1 Kilometres
Piste is 100 meters away
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Geneva

Swiss alps (Canton Vaud), near Les Diablerets, Gstad, Verbier, Porte du Soleil, Montreux, Lausanne, Lake Geneva beaches, sailing, cycling walking.

Villars-Barboleuse-Gryon area is an excellent resort for families. There is a local creche in Villars (La Trottinette)for children 6 months - 6 years (Mon-Fri). Ski kindergarten ages 3 - 8.

Great skiing for all abilities.

Lift pass covers Villars, Barboleuse, Les Diablerets, Leysin and Les Mosses.

Children under 9 have free ski pass.

Nearby activities include, tennis, ice skating, 10 pin bowling, swimming pool, fitness centre.

Traditional style mountain restaurants. La Barboleuse offers ski hire, restaurants, bakery, supermarket, tourist office.

Villars has a lively night life in winter, but unlike many ski resorts, it certainly does not close down in the summer.

Spring, summer, autumn walking from the chalet door in all directions. This is a real paradise for casual ramblers, serious hikers, climbers, and mountain bikers.

Other Activities: cross country skiing, snow shoe trails.

Ski: With 45 ski lifts, Villars offers skiers and snowboarders more than 120km of slopes, and the opportunity of skiing the spectacular Les Diablerets glacier at 3000 metres.

Children will enjoy finding their feet in the free beginners' ski area in the village and adults will find the wide blue runs in the main ski area of Bretaye great for practising technique. With extensive pisted terrain both above and below the treeline, Villars offers a good range of blue and red runs, the more challenging of which can be found on Chaux Ronde and Grand & Petit Chamossaire.

Experienced skiers will enjoy tackling the more challenging terrain at Les Diablerets and its glacier as well as the several black runs from Roc d'Orsay back to the village. For snowboarders, there are snow parks at Bretaye, Isenau and Chaux Ronde, with various jumps, rails and a quarter-pipe on which to test your skills.

Useful Information

• Range of pistes: 125km (local area), 225km (whole area)

• Skiing altitude: 1,350m to 2,970m

• Percentage of resort covered by snow cannons: 20%

• Number of mountain restaurants: 16

• Range of cross country: 50km

• Number of glaciers: 1

• Snowpark – yes

• Night skiing: Weekly torchlight descent during high season.

• Resort ski bus available: Runs approx 0900 - 1630hrs (Free with lift pass)

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Rates & Availability

Gryon Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,946
 
 
Xmas week
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,282
 
 
New Year Week
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,282
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,855
 
 
Schools Half Term
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,633
 
 
Ski Season
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,855
 
 
Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,946
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $649

The above rates are based on a max of 8 people staying. However if 9 or 10 people are staying, please add 10% per person to these rates shown. Payment is accepted in either Pounds Sterling, or Swiss Francs at current exchange rates. The booking deposit is payable at time of booking. Balance of payment + refundable breakage deposit of £500.00/CHF750.00 is payable 2 months before rental
start date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Gryon Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Double basin, heated towel rail
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Double basin, heated towel rail
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs cloakroom with toilet. Large cave/utility room with washing machine, separate tumble drier and butler sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite. Fitted wardrobe. French windows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bathroom directly opposite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite. Fitted wardrobe. French windows
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Large twin. Ensuite. Fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 5 - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Mezzanine floor
  • Three south facing bedrooms all with large double beds, Sealy mattresses, Hungarian goosedown duvets, Egyptian cotton linen. French windows to large terrace. Two with ensuite facilities. Third has own bathroom with separate shower. Fourth bedroom has two single beds (can form Super King) and ensuite shower room. All with fitted wardrobes. Hairdryers provided. Two x 2 seater sofa beds and additional seating on large mezzanine area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Appointed and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, this spacious new build chalet offers a modern twist on the traditional ski chalet, by providing light and airy accommodation and complete comfort for the discerning winter skier or summer rambler. Located outside the smart, year round resort of Villars, there is easy access to the main ski areas - 100 m from the nearest piste or 3 mins drive to the local telecabine station, while in spring, summer and autumn, mountain pastures and wooded trails are only a few minutes walk from the chalet. Geneva Airport is 90 mins away, and places such as Montreux or Gstad are all within easy reach by car. The double height open plan living/dining area with oak flooring and oriental rugs has fantastic views across to the majestic peaks of the French Alps. Italian leather sofas, oak refectory dining table seats12, fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons, Gaggia expresso maker, 46' LCD TV with UK/ Swiss satellite channels, log burning stove.

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