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Traditional Chalet in Private Grounds with Shared Pool and Regular Ski Bus

Saint-Jean-de-Sixt, France
  • Chalet645 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Chalet in Saint Jean de Sixt, La Clusaz, French Alps - Perfect for Winter and Summer Sports or Just to Unwind

'Chalet le Meleze', an old but modernised chalet, sits in lovely grounds of a private 'residence' of some 12 chalets, with splendid views across St Jean de Sixt and the verdant valley down to Thones. 1 hour from Geneva, it is 3 minutes' drive to la Clusaz and 10 minutes to Grand Bornand. In winter, the ski buses to both resorts stop regularly by the entrance to the residence. The chalet is well-situated for skiing and boarding in winter and hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and paragliding in summer - or for a quiet weekend getaway out of season. Sailing is available on Lake Annecy, 30 minutes' away or Lac du Bourget a little further. There is much to see and do all around and the area, although offering well-developed sporting facilities, remains unspoiled and still very French. All villages are still working and farming communities. Nearby Annecy, known as the Venice of the north, is an elegant, historic town worth visiting both for its beauty and its shops.


Chantal van Ackere

Member Since 2008
Response time:
within a few days
english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
Feb 24, 2018
About Chantal van Ackere

I was born in France and my husband is half Austrian/Hungarian so, although we both grew up and have lived most of our lives in the UK, we both feel half-continental and very much at home in France. We and our children use our chalet as often as we can, especially out of season. For us, it is very much 'home' in France) - not a property investment or a way to make money , but somewhere we love and care for. We welcome guests who treat it and enjoy the surrounding area in that spirit.

Chantal van Ackere purchased this Chalet in 2004

Why Chantal van Ackere chose Saint-Jean-de-Sixt

Most of Haute Savoie is still unspoiled, with strong farming communities and a range of small manufacturing and service businesses (each valley tends to have its own specialities). We love the mountains for ski-ing in winter and walking, wildlife watching or sailing in summer.

What makes this Chalet unique

We find our chalet easy to get to, by road, train or air; the swimming pool and the grounds of La Clairiere, the 'residence' in which our chalet is located - all well-maintained - are a boon that few chalets sleeping only six are able to offer.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed (can be split into 2 singles). Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 on mezzanine with 2 single beds, accessed by a narrow spiral staircase.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Shower room 1
      • Bedroom 1, en suite bathroom with bath, basin and loo. Bedroom 2, en suite shower and basin. Separate loo.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Village


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  only in winter but there is a fireplace and logs for cool summer evenings
                • Internet
                • Fireplace
                • Linens Provided
                  at additional cost
                • Living Room
                  Sitting/dining room, with open fire (logs supplied in winter) Dining table x 6 one end, sofa and club armchairs the other end. Television and a cupboard shelf full of board games.
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                  at additional cost - and not swimming towels
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Oven, 4-ringed hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fondue set, raclette set, coffee machine.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                              Cupboard shelf full of board games


                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Porch / Veranda
                                • Ski & Snowboard
                                  La Clusaz is 3 minutes' drive and has a new car park at the entrance to the village or regular ski buses which stop by the entrance to our Residence. This is a resort with 55 ski lifts accessing 132km of slopes, the highest of which is 2616m, catering for all levels of ski-ing and with excellent ski schools. The Grand Bornand and Chinaillon resorts, with over 200km of marked runs, is 10 minutes away and also served by the local ski buses.


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • ski lift privileges
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Notes on accommodation: The mezzanine is unsuitable for children under 5, as it has a balcony over the sitting room and is accessed by a narrow spiral staircase. But slightly older children revel in being up there! Outside: Le Meleze has its own garden, with table and chairs in summer. The surrounding grounds are ideal for children, with plenty of space to run about or kick a ball. In summer, there is a children's play area and a trampoline, near the enclosed swimming pool (for the use of residents and their guests only), which is open mid-June to mid-September, is solar heated and has loungers and sun shades around it. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels supplied at a cost of £18 per person. All beds have under sheets and under pillow cases. Guests are asked to leave the chalet cleaned when they leave, as we have only bed changing service. Other: Garden with table and chairs and barbeque in summer. Heated ski room to leave all your gear in winter - or wet clothes if caught in summer shower

                                                              2 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A cozy home from home in a beautiful area.

                                                              Janet B.

                                                              This was our second stay here. The Chalet is in a super location a very short drive from La Clusaz and a short walk from the centre of Saint-Jean-de-Sixt. The pool makes it a perfect spot for just relaxing around the pool, and its location is great as a base for exploring the area. I was amazed at how much we found to do not far from the chalet and if you are happy to drive, the area around here is stunning and bursting with places to visit. We spent days out at Annecy swimming in the lake, and walking in Chamonix.

                                                              Chantal was very great. The booking was simple and straight forward. She knows the area very well, we found this very helpful so we got the most out of our stay.

                                                              The Chalet is lovely and cozy. It is very homely and has everything we needed and wanted. It is very clean and well maintained without being sparse as some rental properties feel. The beds are comfortable and we are booked to stay this Christmas and New year to ski. We can't wait to get back.

                                                              Fabulous week

                                                              The OwlSheffield Yorkshire

                                                              A lovely location the chalet is well equipped clean very comfortable and has great views. The shared pool was a welcome relaxation after the walks-- and we had it to ourselves.

                                                              Located perfectly for exploring the region including the Aravis Alps,

                                                              tremendous walking area and plenty of good restaurants close by.

                                                              Definitely recommend and hope to come back.


                                                              Saint-Jean-de-Sixt, France

                                                              Coast/Beach: Lake Annecy has small resorts on both sides, with swimming, boats for hire and sailing. Our favourite place is Menton St Bernard, about 25 minutes' drive from the chalet., but Talloires is also pretty and popular. Travel: Geneva airport in 1 hour's drive from the chalet or, if you have time, you can travel by train taking the Eurostar to Paris, changing station to the Gare de Lyon and getting the TGV to Annecy (3 hours). Car hire in Annecy is by the railway station. If you are driving, allow 8-9 hours from Calais (possibly more on a busy summer weekend) or stop overnight in any one of a number of lovely French cities and villages. Distances: La Clusaz is about 3km; Thones about 10km, Annecy is 30 minutes' drive and the big retail park the other side of Annecy (with a huge Auchan and excellent Decathlon among many others) is 45 minutes' drive. Further Details: St Jean de Sixt, which is 5 minutes' walk from the chalet, is a small village with everything you need, including two very good boulangeries, a supermarket, an excellent hardware shop, 2 delicatessens, and sports shops offering equipment rental. The tourist office is friendly and helpful and posts weather forecasts daily on the door. There is also a 'logis' hotel just off the road, the Beau Site, which offers good inexpensive dinners and a variety of more up-market restaurants in la Clusaz, Thones and Annecy. For guests interested in history, on the Annecy road out of Thones there is a museum on the French resistance movement in the area (Haute Savoie was a notable area of resistance in WWII) and a memorial to those killed on the nearby plateau des Glieres, also worth a visit in summer. Annecy is steeped in history and has a fine castle as well as the old city centre. All the surrounding villages have weekly markets in summer (and some in winter), with local produce including the famous Reblochon cheese, which you can also buy from farms, usually marked on the roadside. Summer activities are numerous and at all levels, from gentle strolls looking at flora and fauna on the lower slopes of the mountains, to vigorous hikes with the Randonnee maps available in the St Jean newsagent. Climbing courses and guides, mountain bike hire, canyoning, horse-riding, para-gliding and golf (slightly further afield) are all available, through the sports shops or the tourist office.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Changeover Day: Rentals are generally from Saturday to Saturday, arriving after 16.00 local time and leaving by 10.00 on the day of departure. Out of season we are flexible about timing. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. A 10% discount will be given on the second of two consecutive weeks booked together.

                                                              25% of the rental to secure the booking with the remaining 75%, plus £100 deposit (repayable unless required in full or in part for damage, breakages or necessary cleaning), plus charge for linen and towels if required, by eight weeks before the holiday date.

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