Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Delightful chalet beneath Mt Blanc, all year, self-catering.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 shower-room, 2 toilets, sleeps a maximum of 6

Traditional wooden chalet attached to a larger one in peaceful location. Fantastic views of Mt. Blanc range from the chalet. Excellent skiing in Chamonix valley (all levels), speed-riding, climbing, hiking, swimming, tennis, canoeing, and para/hang gliding.

Easy access from Geneva airport (motorway or train, also door to door transfers from airport to chalet, using Cham Express or hire car). Close proximity to Swiss and Italian borders (10 minutes from Mt. Blanc tunnel) and 10 minutes from Chamonix.

Accommodation:

- 1 double bedroom with en-suite toilet & washbasin.

- 1 bedroom with bunk beds for 2.

- Shower room with toilet and washbasin.

- Living room with a sitting area containing two double futons, a flat-screen HD TV with USB/HDMI connections and DVD player.

- Dining area for six with a fitted kitchen, sink, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, wall mounted oven and electric hobs.

- Wireless broadband, internet.

- Bed linen, towels, electricity and cleaning are included in the rental price.

- High chairs and cots are available on request.

- A garage and ski cellar are available on request.

The accommodation and local amenities: situated in a peaceful alpine setting, the chalet sleeps up to six. French windows open onto a small garden with mountain views.

Within walking distance of the nearest supermarket, Les Houches village and bus connections. Les Houches has restaurants, a cinema, spas, a bakery, tourist information and shops. Head to Chamonix for night life where there is also a casino.

Winter activities: Ski the famous Vallee Blanche or any of the 13 areas covered by one ski pass all within half an hours drive. Covered skating rink in Chamonix open all year. Open air ice rink in Les Houches open until snow melts in village. Cross country ski routes. Ski hire available in Les Houches.

Summer activities: Swim in an Olympic size open air pool in Chamonix facing the Mt. Blanc or join multi coloured para gliders in the sky! Mountain biking, horse riding, golf, white water rafting, summer sledging, canyoning and rock climbing. Endless walks in the local mountains.

More Details
Registration Number : 656

Owner
Jacky Mattin
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Jacky Mattin

My name is Jacky and I share ownership of the property with my son Alex, a busy anaesthetist in Oxfordshire. We have spent regular holidays here for many years and still do.I no longer ski but visit in the summer but my son and family ski when they can.

Jacky Mattin purchased this chalet in 1994

Why Jacky Mattin chose Les Houches

Well, we love it! We have had some lovely Christmases here, with fabulous skiing and lovely summer holidays (my son, when young, would spend the entire day at times in the Olympic size swimming pool in Chamonix). My French Father was a Chasseur Alpin in the 30ties and returned to the area when widowed thus introducing us to the Alps and leading to ownership of the property.

What makes this chalet unique

Our very friendly agents, Chris and Fraser from" Apex Management and Concierge" in Chamonix. They will meet and greet you and be available for anything you may require.

Amenities

Les Houches Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave radiators switched to low when out for the day. Leave skis and ski boots in ski cellar. Do not access mezzanine.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • Double bedroom has en-suite toilet and washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 bunk beds
  • 1 double bed (en-suite toilet and washbasin). 2 bedside tables in main bedroom 2 bunk beds and built in cupboard in second bedroom 2 Double futons in living area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
'Twin bedroom' is a small room with bunk beds plus built-in cupboard. Double bedroom with en-suite toilet. If the property is left in an unsatisfactory state, additional cleaning will be charged for at 25 Euros per hour. The mezzanine is a storage area for the owners use only, accessed by ladder which if used is entirely at the tenants own risk. We will not accept liability in case of injury.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

91% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
Delightful chalet beneath Mt Blanc, all year, self-catering.
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Very nice place with a tremendous view on "L'aiguille du midi" from the living room.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place with a tremendous view on "L'aiguille du midi" from the living room. The chalet has everything you need, it's a very great place near the main places of the town and you can find a bus within 5 to 10 minits walking that will get you in Chamonix in only 10 minits.

Great welcome, lots of information about what you can do in the valley were put on the table when we arrived so we didn't need to oversearch by ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

A Fantastic Chalet in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet was very cosy, clean & comfortable & had everything we needed, with lovely views of the Mountains & The Aiguille du Midi. Close to Les Houches beginner ski run & other nearby ski runs as well as Chamonix Town centre. Plenty to see & do here.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely little chalet

  • 5 of 5

This small chalet in a quiet cul-de-sac comes well recommended, we've stayed here for two weeks every year for several years. Clean, well equipped and maintained, a 5 minute drive from the Les Houches lifts and 15 minutes from Chamonix.

The new management company as of this year (Apex) is run by two friendly Scots (Chris and Fraser) and we had no issues with our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The chalet is located in a perfect spot; quiet, beautiful and close to stores, restaurants, and trailheads. We spent 4 weeks on a climbing/hiking trip and it was always nice to come back and grab a beer or glass of wine and sit out in the garden and enjoy the evening after an excursion. We also liked the fact we could visit Chamonix or elsewhere on a rest day or when it was too rainy to climb and it was only a 5 minute drive.

Most of the time there were 4 of us in the chalet which was ideal. It felt a little small when for a brief time we had 5 people.

Our only suggestion would be that a few of the amenities could use a bit of updating (e.g.toaster (broken handle) & coffee maker), but given the very fair price, this might be nit-picking;-)

Jacky and Alex were very pleasant and courteous to deal with via e-mail.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great location, great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was great, and comfortably accommodated our family of 5, including teenagers. Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, there are lovely views up to Mt Blanc, and a sunny back garden for a well deserved evening beer. It is a good starting point for mountain walks, either from the door, or a short drive away (several spectacular walks within 10 minutes). We liked the Bossons chairlift, (about 25 Euros for a family return ticket) which drops you at the foot of the glacier for a choice of walks up the mountain. A really good holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

COSY AND WELL FITTED

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in March/April 2013 with two children. Worked out very well for us as it allowed the children to relax in the evenings after a hard days skiing.

We all slept well each night, the accommodation is quiet and comfortable.

I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
5 minutes away
Car: recommended

In Summer, the Parc de Merlet nature reserve is not to be missed. It has the best views of the Mont Blanc from its balcony restaurant and there are opportunities to see a lot of alpine wildlife. Also not to be missed: Taking the funicular railway to the Mer de Glace glacier and the cable car up the Aiguille du Midi, a mountain standing almost 4000m high with breathtaking views.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $248.14

20% discount when you book a holiday for 2 or more weeks!

Rates INCLUDE electricity, our agents' meet and greet fees, cleaning charges and bed linen rental.

LATE ARRIVAL (after 19:00hrs) will be charged at an additional 42 Euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties