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5 Bedroom Traditional Chalet - Soleil Riant

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Arâches-la-Frasse Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet in Les Carroz, Haute Savoie, France - Ideal Summer Or Winter Holiday Base, 10 Minutes Walk Into Village

Chalet Soleil Riant is a very spacious situated in a quiet residential area. The bus stop for free ski shuttle bus to the high speed 8 person cable car is 100 yards from the chalet and goes every 20 minutes. Cleaning at end of stay included in rental price. The chalet is a 3 minute walk to swimming pool, spa and sports centre with fabulous swimming in outdoor pool in winter and only a 10 minute walk to village centre where there is an ice rink as well as a 2 screen cinemas and night ski-ing is available once a week. The chalet is south facing with wonderful views of the Pointe d'Areu to the south and the Grand Massif ski-ing area to the north. In summer the sports centre offers outside tennis courts and archery and more and there is local mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, walking, parapenting, windsurfing, swimming, fishing and many other activities area also possible in the area. Adventure Parks, canoeing, and golf can be reached with a short drive! Sailing is possible on Lake Annecy or Lake Geneva. The terrace is ideal for spring or summer barbecues.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Julia Barry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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About Julia Barry

We are private owners and this is our only chalet which we bought in 2012. Tony and Julia and their family have enjoyed the mountains in summer and winter and the family regularly takes 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 Flaine - Grand Massif

We bought the chalet as the whole family enjoy skiing and we wanted a place close to Geneva in a village with a French feel to it. Les Carroz fits the bill as it was a village first before it became a ski resort. We now realise that we can have as much fun in the summer as the winter with many outdoor activities to participate in especially mountain biking. We use the chalet at least twice during the winter and once during the summer and our children also take their friends in their own parties. The chalet is big enough for two/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 is orientated to catch the sun so keeps 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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5 Bedroom Traditional Chalet - Soleil Riant
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

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: Aug 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: Mar 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: Mar 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: Dec 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).

Use of 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/Morzine is 40 minutes by car (for ski-ing 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 bread shops, 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) week-end 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

Arâches-la-Frasse Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Pre Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season French Holidays
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season Winter
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season French Holidays
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter Holidays
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $488

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 Pounds for up to 10 people. Prices do include the cost of cleaning but exclude linen hire at £15/person if desired and a compulsory £8 a week for adults aged 18 and over for 'Taxe de sejour'. Bath towels and tea towels are not included in linen hire. Booking confirmed by payment of a £400 returnable damage deposit.

Deposit of £400 to confirm booking then final payment due 2 months before date of travel.

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Arâches-la-Frasse Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 144 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • 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
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , WC only
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , WC only
  • Basement:- Large shower cubicle with separate hose, basin Ground Floor:- Bathroom - bath, shower attachment, bidet, basin Separate WC, basin First Floor:- Hydromassage bath with shower attachment, bidet, basin Separate WC, 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) Notes on 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Double garage, ski/boot room, hydromassage bath. Outside: Private garden with wooden terrace. Garden table, chairs and parasol provided. Barbecue. Utility Room: Basement wash room includes washing machine and drying racks, sink with H & C water. Boiler room doubles as ski/boot room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels not supplied. Linen can be hired locally through owners. Other: Double garage.

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