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Authentic alpine village in Tarentaise near LES ARCS - 'Paradiski'

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 200 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Character quality chalet close to major French ski resorts, lovely in Summer.

Stunning sunny position, character interiors:

· Large living room/kitchen

· Satellite TV/DVD

· Breathtaking balconies

· Village location, 10mins from Bourg St Maurice

· Quick access to a range of ski areas

· Nearest ski lift 6km - funicular to Les Arcs

· Fantastic views of Les Arcs and La Plagne

. Summer and Winter holiday location.

Skiing/Snowboarding. The funicular up to Les Arcs 1600 which connects to the enormous Paradiski is only 10-12 minutes drive down the mountain from the Chalet.

Also within about a half hour drive there’s access to many of the best resorts in the Tarentaise Valley, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosière, St Foy and even Val d'Isère and Tignes.

In Summer, with mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing, golf, hiking, white water rafting, climbing, paragliding and even Summer Skiing, the Tarentaise should appeal to the most active person.

The unique charm and character of the mountain villages makes them a truly magical place to simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. They're not purpose built holiday resorts; they are living, breathing villages where traditional alpine lifestyle's survive. The breath taking '5 Lakes' walk starts from the fort and takes around 2 hours  

The Cormet de Roseland, which passes below the village, provides the spectacular setting for a famous stage of 'The Tour De France'. Along this route towards Beaufort lies the extaordinary L'aiguille des glaciers, part of the Tour du Mont-Blanc, a protected vallee only accessible in Summer that retains it's glacier snow thoughout the year.

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Tom & Sandie Wontner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, Kiwi
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

About Tom & Sandie Wontner

We live in Kent in the UK and travel to the Tarentaise several times a year.

Tom & Sandie Wontner purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Tom & Sandie Wontner chose Savoie

We enjoyed several holidays in the Tarentaise. During one Summer holiday we looked for something special to purchase and an old farm house in the heart of Les Echines caught our imagination. We were attracted by its rugged character of the house and the mountains, the fantastic skiing in Les Arcs and the possibility of having a place we could use in both Summer and Winter. A few years of graft later, the chalet was complete, much to the delight of locals who had seen it uninhabited for nearly 50 years.

What makes this chalet unique

Totally unique winter holidays in a real alpine village with access to some of the best ski resorts in France, all a relatively short drive. An opportunity to see a real Alpine village that hasn't been 'disney-fied'. (Many of the village house still have traditional alpine central heating....cows.)

The locals all know that south facing slopes are by far the best place to live, providing lovely warm days in Summer and a protected a comfortable climate in Winter. Most bedrooms have their own sunny balcony and it's not unusual to sit on one in your t-shirt in the middle of January. Its big enough for the whole family to visit, and still has room for extra friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons passé une merveilleuse semaine dans votre chalet. 1 semaine de plus n'aurai pas été de trop tellement le temps passe vite.Malgré le froid, la neige été parfaite et nous avons profité en skiant tous les jours.Le soir nous allumions la cheminée pour rester au chaud tous ensemble dans votre salon très spacieux et convivial.Nous nous sommes permis de vous laisser un mot agréable dans le livre des visiteurs que nous avons trouvé sur la table. Voilà tout ça pour vous remercier de cette semaine inoubliable que nous avons partagée dans le chalet Tarine, où nous garderons des souvenirs inoubliable.

'We spent a wonderful week in your Chalet. 1 more week would not have been too much, as time flies. Despite the cold, the snow was perfect and we enjoyed skiing every day. We spent the eveing together by the fire in your living room which very spacious and friendly. We have allowed ourselves to leave you a nice word in the guest book that we found on the table. That's all but to thank you for this unforgettable week we shared at Chalet Tarine,from where we treasure unforgettable memories.'
Feb 2012
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Bourg-Saint-Maurice Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Cloakroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 Single Beds and a Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • FIRST FLOOR Bedroom 1: (2-3 people) Very large double bedroom with an ensuite with a bath, separate shower, WC and double washbasin. This room has a hand crafted double bed and also a single ‘Sleigh Bed’, built from a genuine antique sleigh from the village. Balcony and views. Bedroom 2: (2-4 People) Large bedroom with two hand carved single beds and a bunk bed. There is an ensuite shower room with W.C and washbasin. Balcony and views. SECOND FLOOR Bedroom 3: (2-3 People) A very large double bedroom with hand carved double bed, an additional single bed and an ensuite with shower, WC, and washbasin. Balcony and views. Family Suite, Bedrooms 4 & 5 these bedrooms share a separate bathroom with bath, double washbasin, shower and WC. Bedroom 4: (2 People) Large Double Bedroom with hand carved double bed, sofa, balcony and views. Bedroom 5: (2 People) A cosy twin room with two single hand crafted beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Stunning sunny position, character interior Large living room/kitchen Satellite TV/DVD 5 bedrooms with 4 shower/bathrooms Breath-taking south facing balconies Village location, 10mins to Bourg St Maurice Quick access to a range of ski areas Nearest ski lift - funicular to LES ARCS Fantastic views of Les Arcs and La Plagne Summer and Winter holiday location 'Ski Safari' - Ski multiple resorts in one week


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Authentic alpine village in Tarentaise near LES ARCS - 'Paradiski'
average rating of 4.885714 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We booked the chalet for a weeks Easter skiing and were delighted on all fronts. A wonderful property all very well laid out with a fantastic all round entertainment area on the top floor. We drove to the les Arc funicular to access some really good snow in the upper levels and it proved a really easy process as we were able to park alongside the platform. The beauty of the chalet was also the fact that it is in a genuine rural farming community and we were also able to take in some stunning walks.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Charming holiday in Chalet Tarine!

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Tarine apsistojome slidinėjimo atostogų metu.

Labai nudžiugome, kai įėję apžiūrėjome namą. Jame buvo labai šilta, bendra atmosfera labai jauki.

Namas didelis ir puikiai įrengtas. Vyrauja žavus autentiškas interjeras, jautiesi visai kaip namie. Čia yra viskas ko reikia: penki atskiri miegamieji, keturi vonios kambariai, pilnai įrengta virtuvė su indais, puodais ir visais įmanomais įrenginiais. Puikūs vaizdai iš terasų. Namas tvarkingas ir prižiūrėtas.

Savininkas labai malonus žmogus, suteikė visą reikalingą informaciją, patarė įvairiais klausimais.

Puiki vieta apsistoti atostogoms!


We stayed in Chalet Tarine during our ski holidays.

We were really excited when we first came into the chalet. It was very warm and cosy inside.

The chalet is huge and decorated in a very nice authentic style. The overall feeling is just like home. The house has everything you might need: five separate bedrooms, four bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, amazing seating area and marvellous view from terraces.

Beside all that, the owner was very helpful and provided us with all the information that might be needed.

I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Настоящее французское шале!

  • 4 of 5

Впервые нам довелось жить в настоящей французской деревне. Высоко в горах, где кроме нас никаких туристов, только крестьяне и коровы. Добрые соседи разрешили нам посмотреть как они доят своих коров. Для жителей больших городов это уже становится экзотикой. Прекрасно спроектированный, дом в стиле Шале отлично оснащен для полноценного отдыха. С балкона открываются чудесные виды на курорт Лез Арк, до которого всего 17 км на автомобиле (или до фуникулера всего 6 км.) место для уединенного отдыха для большой семьи или дружной компании. Тут можно и просто побродить по горам либо почитать книгу любуясь на горы. Прекрасный отдых сезона 2014-15 для нас был омрачен лишь малым количеством снега. Но в этом есть свои плюсы, нам не пришлось ни разу использовать цепи для наших автомобилей. Если станет скучно можно съездить на экскурсии в ближайшие города (мы к примеру посетили Анси -просто чудо) спасибо Тому за отличный лыжный сезон. Лез Арк один из лучших курортов для лыжников и сноубордистов.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Très beau chalet

  • 5 of 5

Le chalet est très cosy et agréable. Pas de fausse note. Aucun problème pour 8 adultes et 4 enfants. Très proche de Bourg Saint Maurice et pratique pour monter aux Arc par le funiculaire. Prévoir pour la voiture un équipement adapte car la route des Echines peut être assez glissante!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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amazing chalet with incredible views

  • 5 of 5

we had a fantastic honeymoon, the chalet was amazing with an incredible interior so much time must have been spent on all the decor. The views are brilliant you could see right across the valley to the vanois express. We wanted a very active holiday and the chalet is really well placed to get to all the activities we wanted to do like Downhill mountain biking, Canyoning, and climbing and my personal favorite which was the Hydro boarding on the river Isere from bourg down to aime. We had a great time, it really is a special place!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Prekrasna ku?a i najbolje skijanje u Europi!

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Terine je prekrasna ku?a ure?ene u rustikalnom stilu. Nalazi se u brdima iznad gradi?a Bourg St. Maurice, s pogledom na skijalište Paradiski, koje je sigurno jedno od najljepših u Europi.

Ku?a je vrlo prostrana i omogu?uje udobann smještaj za nekoliko obitelji. Sve sobe imaju pripadaju?e kupaonice, a posebno oduševljava velika dnevna soba s kuhinjom i blagovaonicom na vrhu ku?e. Nakon izvanrednog skijanja na osun?anim stazama Paradiskija tamo bismo provodili divne ve?eri uz kamin.

Tom je odli?an doma?in koji je bio od pomo?i za sve što nam je trebalo.

Od srca preporu?ujemo Chalet Terine i Toma kao doma?ina.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Grenoble, Lyon, Geneva
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Bourg Saint Maurice
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Bourg Saint Maurice
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Kilometres
Bourg Saint Maurice
Nearest Ski
6.5 Kilometres
Funicular to Les Arcs
Car: necessary

Les Échines-Dessous (Alt.1230m) is on the sunny north side (facing south) of the Tarentaise valley, a 10 minute drive (6km) from BOURG SAINT MAURICE, which provides numerous shops and restaurants, several large supermarkets, the international railway station with adjacent funicular to LES ARCS, and a lovely pedestrian high street with a colourful Saturday morning outdoor street market.

In Winter the chalet provides high quality character accommodation with easy access to LES ARCS, and the adventurous skier has the flexibility to ski several other top French ski resorts all in the same week. In Summer, the village provides the perfect base for numerous alpine activities, everything from white water rafting, parapenting, kayaking, cycling, climbing or hiking. Or simply savour the relaxed picturesque mountain village with its local traditions and way of life.

Les Echines is a genuine Tarentaise village where traditional alpine lifestyles survive.

Other Activities: White Water Rafting, Canoe, Canyoning, Paragliding, Walking

Golf: Golf is available from late June till early September Mountain golf course at Arc 1800 on the mountainside facing Les Echines Dessous. Whether a skilled golfer or just a beginner, the Golf course in Arc 1800 was designed so that everyone can enjoy themselves. There are professionally run three or five day courses throughout the summer.

Ski: Chalet Tarine is situated in beautiful Les Échines-Dessous (alt.1230M). A sunny south facing Tarentaise village overlooking the ski resort of LES ARCS.

The bottom of the Les Arcs funicular is in Bourg Saint Maurice, a 6km drive from Chalet Tarine, which takes between 10-15 minutes. This is where you park and buy your ski pass and begin and end your days skiing.

The funicular itself takes 7 minutes and at the top of the funicular is Arcs '1600' from where you can ski the huge Les Arcs ski area, this includes the villages of Villaroger, Peisney Vallendry, plus Les Arcs 1800, 1950, and 2000.

Les Arcs is easily big enough to keep you busy all week, but the extraordinary Vanoise Express cable car connects Les Arcs directly to the 10 resorts and villages that form the huge LA PLAGNE ski area. Together 'Les Arcs' and 'La Plagne' form a 400KM ski area know as 'PARADISKI,' one of the largest ski areas in the world.

The ski resorts of La Rosiere and St Foy are also easily accessible.


Rates & Availability

Bourg-Saint-Maurice Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Ski
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,272 **
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Summer - été
Jun 26 2017 - Dec 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$288 **
$1,103 **
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$281 **
$1,272 **
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $319.55
Pet Fee $25.56
Taxe de Séjour $ 0.77 per person per night

Basic Rates are for up to 10 guests; then add £7.00 per night, per additional guest. Maximum number of guests is 14.

Tax de Sejour is added at 0.8€ or £0.60GBP per person per night, shown in Quote.

Maximum All Adult Occupancy 10

Arrival after 16.00
Departure before 09.00

Damage deposit £250 - Caution 325€

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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