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Luxury south-facing chalet 5 minutes from ski slopes, 15 minutes from Chatel

Bedrooms 6
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom chalet offering full and part occupancy, in the gorgeous Abondance Valley

Chalet Pelerin,surrounded by the Chablais mountains, is situated midway between Abondance and La Chapelle d'Abondance and just a few minutes from Chatel. The chalet is just 75 minutes from Geneva with easy access to the Portes du Soleil which, with 650km of pistes, incorporates 14 resorts including Chatel, Avoriaz, Torgon, Champery, Morgins, Morzine and Les Gets.

It is a great base for either a winter or summer holiday as a place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery. Abondance/Chatel is a true dual season resort, with extensive skiing and boarding in the winter, and walking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, kayaking, rafting and fishing in the summer.

The chalet has been designed in typical Savoyard style over 3 floors, covering 170 sq.m., featuring a large open plan lounge and dining area including leather sofas and solid oak dining room furniture, a fully fitted oak kitchen and separate utility area and fully furnished south-facing terrace overlooking the valley and River Dranse directly below.

There are 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms, (3 doubles and 3 twins), sleeping up to 13 guests with 4 bathrooms including 3 en-suite.

Please note that all prices are based on full occupancy. Partial occupancy bookings and discounts are also available (other than for Christmas, New Year and February half term weeks) which vary according to party size. As a guide assume a 20% discount for the use of a maximum of 4 bedrooms but please contact us to discuss your requirements.

There are no additional charges for cleaning, linen, towels, wifi or anything else.

Further information available on our website

More Details

Paul and Marian, John and Julie
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Paul and Marian, John and Julie

Hi - we are Paul and Marian, John and Julie - neighbours in Lancashire, travel companions and joint owners of Chalet Pelerin. We first skied together in 2003 at a time when we were thinking about buying a holiday home and the idea of a ski chalet emerged over the next year. We settled in 2005 on the beautiful Abondance valley and the magnificent Portes du Soleil and moved in on 6 February 2006. We wanted to create a large ski chalet for rental that was also a home from home - and we think we've made a pretty decent job of it. We visit as often as we can in groups large and small to ski, walk, cycle, swim and recharge the batteries in this most peaceful, gorgeous and relaxing setting. And practice our rubbish French.

Paul and Marian, John and Julie purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Paul and Marian, John and Julie chose Abondance

Abondance is a proper farming village with a lovely square which functions all year round unlike some ski areas which are ghost towns out of season. It's easy to reach from Geneva and is only 30 mins from Evian and Thonon on the lake. The Sunday market is terrific. The skiing area is vast, varied (from the very quiet to the very busy), reliable and has benefitted from millions of euros in investment. Traditional alpine farming skills are still in evidence and whilst you can't move for tourists in many alpine areas in the summer these beautiful mountains can virtually be all yours. The autumn colours are dazzling.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is equipped with all the comforts of home to a very high standard - including a fully stocked kitchen (it is very rare that we are asked for something that is not provided), free wifi, a 40 inch TV (and 2 smaller ones) and a large selection of games, music and DVDs. We offer a very personal approach to all our clients, including flexible booking dates, to ensure you have all you need well in advance and an excellent chalet manager to look after any problems during your stay. We provide a comprehensive info pack in advance and in the chalet and guidance on how to get the best of the facilities - but very few rules. We like to think that if we look after our guests they will look after our home.

A recent guest commented that they had never stayed in the same place twice before staying at ours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Selection of comments from our visitors' book:-

'We had a great time in the chalet and would be keen to book up with you again next year'. FB - Warrington (PS -they did - four times so far).

'Chalet was great and roomy - loved the woodstore. DVDs every evening and good nights' sleep in comfy beds' E&A - Holland

'What a fabulous place'. AM - Leeds.

'We had a fantastic holiday and the chalet was beautiful. It

lived up to all expectations.' - T&M, Dorking.

You have a beautiful home - we loved all the film posters. Thonon pool recommended. - P,M&M, Birmingham.

Chalet very welcoming and equipped. Lovely location. We had a fab time. - The Gs., Bucks

This is the best accommodation we've stayed in so far. - TB, Morpeth
Aug 2007
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Abondance Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Cot stored in garage
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Child bed is a pullout bed
  • All the beds are provided with luxury mattresses, linen and firm pillows. Each bedroom has a wardrobe (with lots of hangers) and a chest of drawers. There is a hairdryer in every bedroom. There are 3 TVs with DVD players, a hi-fi system and a sound-dock.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Electric radiators in every room. A cot, highchair and playpen are available on request. Luxury linen and towels included and changed weekly. Baby linen not provided. Chalet locally managed, maintained and prepared prior to occupancy with local advice and on-call service (English and French speaking). Garage for ski and outdoor equipment storage with 2 bikes and sledges. Ground floor drying room including 2 large hot water tanks. First floor WC. Outside: Large balcony and gated terrace on the first floor (access from lounge/dining room) with dining table seating 8-10, BBQ, sun loungers. Garden (maintained locally) to front and rear leading to large field and waterfall. Parking for 4 cars. Utility Room: Situated on the ground floor including washing machine and condenser tumble dryer, fridge-freezer, iron and board and tea-coffee facilities for ground floor bedrooms. Cleaning / towels / linen / maid service: Luxury linen and towels included and changed weekly.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews

Amazing chalet!

  • 5 of 5

A party of 6 adults & 6 kids stayed here over half term. Fabulous chalet. Plenty of good skiing available either 5 minutes down the road, or up to half an hour drive away, all with free parking. We all agreed that the kitchen is the best stocked we have ever had, the only thing missing was a garlic press! Lots of crockery & cutlery, & plenty of pans, including several big ones which are the ones we usually miss the most. The beds were all comfortable, with good quality bedding & towels. The chalet was clean & tidy when we arrived, & the information sent by the hosts was very comprehensive, including the most detailed driving instructions ever & even where to stop at a supermarket on our way there. The only thing that would have made it truly perfect would have been a hot tub - for next year please?!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and for booking again next year - you cannot have a higher compliment than that. Paul, Marian, John and Julie.
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Wonderful chalet.

  • 5 of 5

Immediately felt at home in this wonderful chalet, the furnishings and finish of the chalet was superb with all you could possibly need in the kitchen cupboards. Would recommend this chalet very highly but you do really need a car as the local ski buses are not that frequent, but that does mean that you can explore properly this stunning area. Great place and well worth a visit

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and generous review. We would be delighted to welcome you back. Paul, Marian, John and Julie
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spacious, luxious and a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family holiday in the Alps. We had a great time with lots to do both in France and Switzerland just over the mountains. Lots of space and very high standard of accomodation

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - we would be delighted to welcome you back at any time.
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Fantastic accommodation in beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, picturesque chalet. Extremely clean - all amenities available. Fantastic weather - sunshine only added to a lovely holiday. We particularly liked the next village up the hill (Chatel) lovely restaurants for an evening meal watching the sun set. We followed the recommendations from the owner regarding the drive to the Chalet - we stocked up at Carrefour which was a good idea. Lovely walk to Abdondance village centre on a sunny day. Would certainly recommend staying here to anyone. Can only think it is even better in the winter months if you are a skier. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and for your custom. We'd be delighted to welcome you back.
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Great Christmas at Chalet Pelerin

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six as well as my parents who were visiting from Australia stayed at Chalet Pelerin for four days over Christmas 2016. Communication with Paul was excellent and included very detailed notes on the Chalet and surrounding areas which was invaluable. We were delighted with the chalet - the living area was spacious and well furnished, the kitchen was very well equipped and included some basic supplies which were useful, the beds were comfortable and the duvets super warm and we all enjoyed the fireplace and large collection of DVDs. Despite not a lot of snow we enjoyed a day trip to Chalet, walks into Abondance and a day skiing in Portes du Soleil. We were also delighted with the Buche de Noel we ordered from the Abondance patisserie and enjoyed dinner on Christmas eve at La Chappelle d'Abondance hotel-ensoleille. Thanks again to Paul and Chalet Pelerin for helping to make our last European Christmas for a while a memorable one!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to organise your stay and welcome our first Australian guests. You will of course be welcome back anytime. Paul, Marian, John and Julie.
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Super week end a Abondance

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 12 amis en week end près d'Evian

Le chalet est très sympa et bien équipé

Il est fidèle à la description

Le mobilier est en bon état, les pièces d'eau fonctionnelles

La cuisine est très bien équipée

Le salon est peut-être un peu petit pour 12 personnes

Le propriétaire et la personne qui gère le chalet sont très disponibles et font en sorte que le séjour se passe au mieux !

Nous avons passé un excellent week end au milieu des montagnes et au calme !

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Abondance/La Chapelle
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Why not enjoy some spring mountain walking or the beautiful autumn Alpine colours?


The chalet is just 30 mins drive from Lake Geneva including the spa towns of Evian and Thonon in France or Montreux and Lausanne in Switzerland, all of which have spectacular lakeside swimming facilities. There is a fabulous swimming leisure centre near Montreux, a brand new swimming complex in Chatel, a spa centre near Chambery and 2 white-water rafting centres nearby. There are regular sailings across Lake Geneva.


Fly to Geneva Airport then an easy 75 minute drive (45 miles) to the chalet. There are many UK operators from several UK airports, including BA, easyJet, Jet2 and Swissair. Alternative airports include Chambery (2 hrs) Basel (2½ hrs) or Lyon (3 hrs).

All main car hire companies operate from these airports. Overland the chalet is an 8 hour drive from Calais (560 Miles). A car is highly recommended.


The ancient village of Abondance is 2 mins by car or a 20 minute walk along the river bank (which is also used for cross country skiing). The 14th century abbey is worth a visit. The nearest town, Chatel, is 15 mins by car.

Further Details:

Abondance village square is quietly situated off the main road. A wide range of services are available in the village including restaurants, cafes, small supermarket, boulangerie, patisserie, boucherie, delicatessen, pharmacy, banks, post office, ski shops and local speciality shops. There are also many restaurants along the valley and recommendations are included in the welcome pack.

Spring/Summer/Autumn activities include: walking and mountain biking with many waymarked trails along the valleys and into the peaks, with overnight refuges. The ski lifts are adapted in the summer for bike transportation to the peaks. The fast flowing Dranse becomes a white-water rafting centre (only 15 mins from the chalet). Chatel has its own pool and spa centre. There are numerous beaches on Lake Geneva and fabulous 50m pools and lidos in Evian, Thonon and Morzine. Rockclimbing. Fishing. Equestrian and trekking. Paragliding. “Fantasticable” high-wire from the top of the Rochassons ski lift at Pre la Joux/Pierre Longue.

Cultural, sightseeing and touring opportunities include: The beautiful spa towns of Thonon and Evian (30 mins) and Geneva (60 mins) all of which offer long lakeside walks where roller-blading is particularly popular and you can hire a boat or take one of the many cruisers on or around the lake. The medieval town of Yvoir (40 mins) which sits on a promontory of the lake between Thonon and Geneva. Montreaux (45 mins). The beautiful town of Annecy (90 mins) sitting at the northern tip of the lake of the same name. Mont Blanc and Chamonix (90 mins). Les Dents du Midi (70 mins). Simply drive into the mountains to watch the sun go down with an aperitif in one of the many mountain restaurants or do nothing but relax with many accessible health spas, wonderful restaurants and beautiful countryside.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $418

Booking Notes:
We specialise in flexible bookings - long weekends and midweek to midweek . Partial occupancy bookings and discounts are also available (other than for New Year and February half term weeks) which vary according to party size. As a guide assume a 20% discount for the use of a maximum of 4 bedrooms but please contact us to discuss your requirements. There are no additional charges for linen, towels, wifi etc

Partial occupancy does not mean sharing the chalet with anyone else.

Changeover Day:
We specialise in flexible bookings to save you £££ in air fares. Please enquire. For pricing purposes we have used Sundays up to February 2018 and Saturdays thereafter unless otherwise stated. Arrival generally not before 4pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the chalet per week for full occupancy in pounds based on Sunday changeover (note dates and days are flexible). There are no other charges (eg for linen and towels or wifi).

Quotes provided by Owners Direct are based strictly on days in each rate band - the actual rate may be higher or lower eg the rate for February half term will be at the full half term rate if the majority of the booking falls within that period. All payments made to OD are via debit/credit card in pounds sterling. Euros are also welcome but only via our French account rather than via OD.

Please enquire re dates that span booking periods, long weekends and late booking discounts. Partial occupancy rates also available - see booking notes below.

Please check the availability calendar before making an enquiry - it is usually updated within 24 hours of a booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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