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Luxury Ski and Summer Chalet in the stunning Alps

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom chalet to sleep 10 in Portes du Soleil ski region

Sleeps 8/10. This 4 bedroom chalet is newly built and is both spacious and modern in it's design. The chalet is a wonderful place to relax. The whole 'feel' is contemporary and has been specifically designed to create a huge living space including an open plan fully fitted kitchen all with granite worktops. This is a great place to unwind at the end of the day. The living space is complimented with 2 open fireplaces, artwork and a 'gather -around' kitchen island unit.

There is an abundance of local and mountain restaurants and bars to suit budgets and tastes. The Cornettes Hotel is a dining experience and Le Fer Rouge Bar brews its own beer best taken at Happy Hour! Generally eating in the chalet is such a pleasure that you are likely to stay in. The options are yours!

Ski Stations at Pre La Joux, La Linga, Chatel, La Panthiaz are all within 3 to 15 minutes car drive. Les Gets/Morzine is 50 minutes drive. Ski instruction and schools is available for children and adults at all levels.

Markets and supermarkets are a few minutes drive from the chalet.

You do need a car with snow tires during winter! Ski lifts are 3, 8 and 12 minutes easy drive away. Roads are cleared of snow daily.

The large balcony is surrounded by the magnificent alpine scenery all with views up to the stunning Dents du Midi.

In the summer the chalet offers a perfect location to enjoy mountain walking, mountain, biking, river rafting, canyoning, rock climbing and swimming.

Geneva and Chambray airports are the closest to the chalet.

More Details

Owner
Paul Smart
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

What makes this chalet unique

This property is two chalets in one, which offers you a huge central (double) living area and a balcony that runs along the length of the property. Its location is perfect for skiing and snow sports in winter and then in the summer every type of rural activity such as mountain biking, walking, river rafting, canyoning and rock climbing can be enjoyed. The Tour de France cyclist often pass through the village during the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Paul,



Thanks for letting us staying in your beautiful chalet. We had a great time, although the weather was now and then very cold and even rainy.



The chalet was great, and we are interested in staying in it perhaps another time but since we are two families with children, we can only go in the very busy holiday-weeks. We'll let you know when we have the new school-schedule.



Positive comments: perfect house ! If you are interested to sell it, tell us...



Regards, Fam. Kardol
Feb 2010
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Amenities

La Chapelle-d'Abondance Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There a two large hot water tanks in the chalet so there are gallons/liters of hot water for showers and baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
'Chalet girl' catering and cleaning service can be provided by arrangement with the property owner.

Reviews

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Chalet Clare, Chatel - Summer 2009

  • 5 of 5

Hi Paul

Thank you, yet again, for the most wonderful time at the Chalet. Our friends were absolutely taken with area and are coming back with us in March 2010. (If available)

Even though we have stayed at the chalet twice before in the ski season, we were amazed that there was so much to see and do this time of the year. As you suggested, we rented moutain bikes from James and had the most fantastic day out. We even tried the Zip Wire, never to be forgotten.

The walks you suggested were clearly directed and stunning.

The chalet was great, and easily accommodated all of us. All your recommendations worked out perfectly. Thank you

Anyway, thanks once again for all your help and look foward to seeing you in March.

Kind regards

Linda & David

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chalet Clare, Chatel, winter holiday review

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! The photos of this chalet do not do it justice. I have no hesitation in recommending this chalet to either a family or a group- first stayed here with another family- kids shared 2 rooms, adults had the doubles, and again (2009) with a group of "serious skiers". Haven't stayed there in summer yet but intend to.

Arrived to find it clean and with a bottle or two of wine to relax us after the usual stresses of travel. Very comfortable and nothing broken.

With my dodgy back (I enjoy my creature comforts), I was relieved to find comfortable beds, not the usual cheap mattresses with springs pushing through, or hard planks. Some limited headroom in 2 of the bedrooms but you get that everywhere and bedrooms aren't for standing up in are they?!

Downstairs the 2 huge rooms work really well- pairs of really luxurious sofas in both kitchen/diner and lounge areas with log fires to toast the toes. This is a large chalet.

First time I was a little dubious at it being a few hundred meters outside Chatel centre, but with our hire a car (Geneva airport, easy, quick journey) we were better off here with our own private parking as parking in town is not easy to find or cheap! Unless you stay in the smaller more expensive places opposite the ski lifts, you will need a car - even then, walking from there up the hill to the centre is not fun- you could use the bus service to get to the lifts at the head of the valley, but if you are hiring a car, parking is the issue. No such worries here.

The supermarket (1 min drive) is just up the road with a local butcher. The Cornet restaurant in Abondance (3 mins drive) is a must. On the way to Abondance from the chalet there is a good bar on RHS that sells its own brew....with happy hours thankfully as bars in Chatel are v expensive. Recommend you stock up with cheap beer and wine from the supermarket as your first stop!

We have stayed in some truly forgettable places and some very expensive chalets, but this is way, way better than the average- "sophisticated", great for socialising, relaxing and terrific value. Families with toddlers would benefit from a stair gate. Kids can entertain themselves watching a DVD on a laptop in the 2nd lounge area whilst adults drink around the kitchen marble topped island next door!

I really recommend this chalet, but you will need the car.

Should be great for summer activities as well- mountain biking etc and Lake Geneva is a short drive away as well if you fancy watersports.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
880 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Aigle
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Annemasse
Car: necessary

Chatel retains it's Alpine charm as it continues as a traditional farming region. The Lakeside Spas of Evian, Thonon les Bains, and in particular the spectacular Lavez les Bains, are close by. For those who wish to visit the cultural centres of Geneva, Montreux, Lausanne and Annecy are all within a 2 hour drive. More locally Chamonix, Thonon, Evian and Yvoire provide scenic delights!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We provide a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, wine and cheese for your arrival.

We request a 250 Euro key and breakages deposit cheque be sent to us prior to your arrival.

We assume that you provide your own bed linen and towels but if not convenient we can provide at an extra cost of 15 Euro per person per week (or per length of stay)

We assume that the chalet is left in good clean state for a change over clean prior to the next guests.

20% deposit to secure booking and then remainder 8 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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