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A traditional chalet in Les Carroz, France, built with family in mind

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Chalet Soleil Riant has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 people making it an ideal base for winter or summer

Chalet Soleil Riant is a very spacious 5 bedroomed chalet situated in a quiet residential area. The large south facing terrace is ideal for spring and summer barbecues. Cleaning at end of stay included in rental price.

The chalet has its own double garage which is ideal for storing mountain bikes and sporting equipment in the summer. It is a 3 minute walk to swimming pool, spa, sports centre, tennis courts, archery and high ropes course and a 10 minute walk to village centre. There is local mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, walking, paragliding, windsurfing, swimming (in mountain lakes), fishing and many other activities area also possible in the area. Canoeing and golf can be reached with a short drive! Sailing is possible on Lake Annecy or Lake Geneva.

It is a 10 minute walk into the village which has a good choice of restaurants, cafes, bars, a cinema, shops and one small but very well stocked supermarket and a larger one is a 15 minute walk away at Le Lays.

More Details

Julia Barry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Julia Barry

We are private owners and this is our only chalet, bought in 2012. With our family we have enjoyed the mountains in summer and winter and regularly taken other families or friends to the chalet. Julia speaks fluent French so really enjoys communicating with the local people although many now speak English!

Julia Barry purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Julia Barry chose Les Carroz d'Arâches

We bought the chalet as the whole family enjoyed skiing and we wanted a place close to Geneva in a village with a French feel to it. Les Carroz fitted the bill as it was a village before it became a ski resort. We've had as much fun in the summer as the winter with all the local outdoor activities - swimming in lakes and mountain biking being our favourites. The chalet is big enough for two or three families but very comfortable when there are only four or five people.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is well planned and spacious so there is no need to feel cramped on a skiing holiday. It faces south so catches the sun, keeping it warm in summer and bright and airy in winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'This is our second visit to "Soleil Riant" and we hope it will not be our last. It is really perfect for what we need.'

'Amazing snow, beautiful spacious chalet, so well equipped. Great chalet perfectly designed for skiers. A true French ski chalet ski holiday'.

'We have all had a thoroughly enjoyable time - the chalet has been superb and has accommodated us all fantastically! (11 people including 3 babies).
Apr 2006
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Les Carroz d'Arâches Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - shower
    Washroom 1 - toilet
    Washroom 2 - toilet
  • Basement: Large shower cubicle with separate hose, basin Ground floor: Bathroom - bath, shower attachment, bidet, basin Separate washroom, basin First floor: Hydromassage bath with shower attachment, bidet, basin Separate toilet, basin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Ground floor: Bedroom 1 with twin beds First floor: Bedroom 2 with double bed and balcony Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with twin beds Bedroom 5 with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Private garden with wooden terrace. Garden table, BBQ, chairs and parasol provided. Utility room: Basement wash room includes washing machine, drying racks and sink. Boiler room doubles as ski/boot room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels not supplied. Linen can be hired locally through owners.


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A traditional chalet in Les Carroz, France, built with family in mind
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic chalet

  • 5 of 5

I have visited les Carroz on many occasions but it was our first time at Chalet Soleil Riant. The chalet is very equipped and extremely spacious. I have never stayed in such a spacious chalet and I would recommend it. The drying room was amazing and the space allowed all the kit to be put out in the evening so no last minute panics in the morning.

The snow was not great so we dorve up to Flaine and skied all morning but then stopped for a late lunch and a few drinks in the sun. It was a wonderful holiday.Many thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you so enjoyed your stay in Soleil Riant.
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Très beau et spacieux chalet

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour au Soleil Riant.

Le chalet a répondu à toutes nos attentes : place, agencement, équipement et situation.

Aussi Julia a toujours été disponible pour répondre à toutes nos interrogations et exigences.

Encore un grand merci à Julia.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup. Nous sommes fort contents que vous avez eu un si bon sejour et que le chalet avait tous que vous avez attendu.
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Lovely summer holiday with kids

  • 4 of 5

We were two families sharing Soleil Riant for a week in August. It was our first time in the mountains in the summer and we will definitely return!

A few good things to do with kids in the immediate area: a good outdoor public pool, a couple of easy walking trails and a great tree top adventure centre, all within a 5 minute walk. Further afield: hiking, canyoning, mountain biking. Les Carroz is small and compact with several cafés, restaurants. There are plenty of 'what to do' brochures in the chalet. Lovely and very well maintained chalet: great for our two families. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you so enjoyed your visit and the variety of activities there are to do with children near the chalet and look forward to welcoming you again one day.
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A real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

The chalet is warm and comfortably furnished with plenty of storage in the bedrooms. On arrival we found the chalet very clean with a well equipped kitchen. The washing machine and drying area were a real bonus. We had really enjoyable holiday in Les Carroz and would certainly return to Chalet Soleil Riant again. Julia dealt with any queries quickly and sent comprehensive information on the resort and chalet.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you so enjoyed your stay in Chalet Soleil Riant. Julia
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Lovely wooden chalet in convenient quiet location

  • 2 of 5

A lovely, large, spacious traditional wooden chalet, yet with a cosy feel. Rooms are very spacious and the chalet is very well equipped - there was nothing that we wanted/needed that the chalet didn't have. Julia was very amenable & prompt answering queries and the booking couldn't have gone any smoother. There was only 4 of us, so the chalet was more than adequate, but had there been 10 of us I think it would have still been more than spacious enough! We were undecided whether to book in the centre of Les Carroz, but are glad we rented Soleil Riant instead - we have stayed in the centre before, but this chalet's quiet location was more convenient than we expected - the first stop on the bus route in the morning, no more than 10 minutes to the telecabine, but also a pleasant 10 minute walk from the centre after an apres-ski beer, or into the centre for an evening meal. Bedroom & living/dining area balconies were a bonus to watch the evening sunset and a great view of the mountains. Nothing so great as waking up to such an amazing view. I imagine Soleil Riant would be a great place to stay for a summer holiday as well as it was for our winter ski trip. Many thanks for making your chalet available to rent!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had such a good stay in Chalet Soleil Riant. Julia
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Beautiful spacious chalet

  • 5 of 5

We rented Chalet Soleil Riant for the christmas week as we had family coming over from the UK and we were all impressed by how spacious and homely the chalet was. Julia the owner was very helpful when we were booking it and responded quickly to emails. Everything was very straightforward when we arrived and the chalet was clean and very well maintained. We were also very impressed with how well equipped the kitchen was and it had everything we needed to cater for a large group for christmas. The chalet is very well located, it is a peaceful location but easily walkable to the village and the ski bus also stops close by. It is also close to the heated open air swimming pool, which was a lovely experience.

We will definitely be going back to Chalet Soleil Riant!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Anna. We are glad you enjoyed your week and look forward to your return visit to Chalet Soleil Riant. Julia
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Geneva Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Village of Les Carroz
Nearest Ferry
866 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Les Carroz
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Village of Les Carroz
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Lac de Sallanches et Passy
Car: not necessary


Les Carroz is 1 hour from Geneva Airport.

The driving time from the Channel Tunnel is 8 - 9 hours (all autoroute except for the last 10 km).

Access to a car is very useful in summer, but not essential in winter (there is a ski-bus stop 50m from the chalet).


The village centre is 10 minutes on foot.

Cluses is 20 minutes in the car.

Les Gets and Morzine is 40 minutes by car (for skiing or mountain biking).

Mont Blanc (by telecabine) is 60 minutes by car and Italy a bit further.

Further details:

There is a market in Les Carroz on Tuesdays. There are two small but well-stocked supermarkets, three bakeries, a butcher and several banks in the village. There are two Carrefour supermarkets within 25 minutes drive.

The village has over 23 places to eat (fewer in summer) and a cinema. The VTT (mountain biking) weekend in summer is very popular.

Hiking and cycling in the surrounding mountains in the summer gives you fabulous views and the flora and fauna are wonderful.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Taxe de Sejour $ 0.99 per person per night
Bed Linen (not towels) $ 2.95 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $551.88

Booking notes:
A deposit secures the booking. The final payment is to be made two months before departure.

Changeover day:
Saturday — please enquire about short lets in low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK sterling for up to 10 people. Prices do include the cost of cleaning but exclude linen hire at £15/person if desired and a compulsory £5 a week for adults aged 18 and over for 'Taxe de sejour'. Bath towels and tea towels are not included in linen hire. Booking is confirmed by payment of a £400 returnable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.