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Luxury Chalet at the Edge of a Charming Mountain Village

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,743 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

French Alps - Minutes Away From the Portes du Soleil

Le Solaise is the uppermost chalet in a clutch of old and newer dwellings and farmhouses that comprise the hamlet of Richebourg. It lies 1km North West of the village of Le Biot. Richebourg sits at a height of 780m above sea level on the South Western facing slope of the Dranse Valley. In the Spring and Summer, the Dranse takes glacier and melt water from the surrounding alps to Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). To the North West, views from the chalet take in Mont Billiat (1894m) and its rugged ridge line with the village and church of La Baume in the middle distance. Panning south, the ever-changing landscape of the farmland and villages on the opposite side of the valley come into view with the Pointe du Clocher to the South East. The chalet sits on the edge of the alpine meadow. The local farmer grazes his cattle in the field at the back of the chalet in June and October before and after he takes them up to their summer pasture (alpage), near the Col du Corbier.

Richard Hamilton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Richard Hamilton

Richard is a former Lieutenant with the Royal Naval Submarine Service but now works in Financial Services. Richard is an avid skiier in the winter months and enjoys long walks in the summer and spring. He loves spending as much time as possible in the chalet that he built in 2004.

Richard Hamilton purchased this chalet in 2003


Biot Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1743 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 2nd floor: family bathroom with bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail. 1st floor: en-suite bathroom with bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Ground floor: en-suite shower room with shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms and Family Room) Notes on bedrooms: 2nd floor: Large double bedroom with balcony. Large twin bedroom with balcony. Travel cot and high chair available Double room with skylight and pasture views to the back of the chalet. 1st floor: large en-suite double room. Ground floor: large family room with double bed and single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: The chalet is bordered by trees and shrubs and surrounded by lawn. There are areas of decking to the front and back for sun bathing and barbecues. The chalet is equipped with outdoor dining furniture. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, clothes airer, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: If you would like to use the chalets bedlinen and bath towels, we can arrange for our housekeeper to make up the beds before arrival.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Chalet at the Edge of a Charming Mountain Village
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Lovely chalet in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a fantastic two week holiday at La Solaise. It is a lovely chalet, well equipped and spacious, with beautiful views down the valley. It is in a very peaceful location, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the views, but there is also plenty to do in the area. We only sampled a few of the many activities on offer, but managed to fit in mountain biking down the numerous trails in Morzine and over into Switzerland, walking over the Col de la Joux Verte, canyoning down the Nyon canyon, parasailing, ice skating, swimming, mini golf and a spa visit to Val-d'Illiez. There was plenty to do for the whole family and shops and restaurants near by.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christina - thank you very much for your kind review. I'm very pleased that you and your family had a great holiday and took full advantage of all that the area has to offer. With best wishes, Richard.
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Magnifique chalet, bien équipé avec vue splendide sur les montagnes !

  • 5 of 5

Belles prestations dans ce chalet ! Merci à Richard et Claire !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nathaniel, Thank you very much for your kind and generous review. I'm very glad you had a great stay in the mountains. Kind regards, Richard.
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Satisfaisant, calme et confortable.Prix raisonnable

  • 4 of 5

Satisfaisant, calme et confortable.Prix raisonnable .

Idéal pour se ressourcer en famille.

À refaire

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Séjour en famille

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons eu plaisir de nous retrouver en famille pour célébrer le nouvel an. Le chalet est très agréable à vivre, les équipements sont bien pensés. Nous étions 11 dont 9 adultes et chacun a pu trouver sa place. Son aménagement nous a permis de fêter le nouvel an sans réveiller notre petit bout de 2 mois. Côté activités, même si la neige n'était pas au rendez vous, nous avons pu nous balader au Biot, à Evian, Thonon ou encore prendre de l'altitude à Avoriaz.

A refaire!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad that your family reunion over Christmas was such a success and that you enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. With best wishes, Richard.
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Belles vacances au calme avec une vue magnifique sur les montagnes

  • 5 of 5

Le Solaise est un superbe chalet qui comporte tout ce dont on a besoin pour passer d'excellentes vacances ! En retrait de la route, le chalet est au calme et la vue splendide. Les nombreuses terrasses permettent de choisir ombre ou soleil.

Le chalet est d'une propreté impeccable, les équipements parfaits, la literie excellente. On se sent vraiment chez soi !

Nous avons passé deux semaines magnifiques.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandrine Thank you so much for your generous comments. We are so delighted you had great holiday at Le Solaise. You were a delightful guest and a pleasure to deal with. With best wishes, Richard.
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Car: recommended


A car is essential. Geneva Airport (35 miles) is a little over an hour away. Calais is 540 miles.


Le Biot (bakery, ski hire, cafe, essential provisions) is a 10-minute walk. Saint Jean D'Aulps (bank, bakeries, pharmacy, restaurants, sports shop, ski hire, tourism office) is a 5-minute drive. Morzine (Every normal amenity including medical)is a 15-minute drive. Les Gets (every normal amenity including medical) is a 20-minute drive.

Further Details:

Walking and hiking: there are numerous paths and circular walks from the chalet itself. The chalet is also a great base to explore higher mountain routes, perhaps with an overnight stay in one of the mountain huts that dot the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches ranges. Morzine is a well renowned mountain biking centre offering riders of all abilities the chance to explore the mountains on two wheels. Steep, banked tracks draw the serious down hillers that hurtle down the sides of the mountains at impossible speeds. The more gentle routes down are a real joy and allow a more sedate return to the chair lift station. For water sports enthusiasts, there are extensive opportunities for white water rafting, canyoning, canoeing and other means for negotiating the rapids of the Dranse river.

Les Gets has a very pleasant mountain lake that is ideal for a cool, evening dip after day's walking or mountain biking. Above the swimming lake in Les Gets, there is a 'go ape' high altitude adventure playground (for adults too). Morzine has a Luge as well as a number of other ingenious methods for sliding down the mountain. There's also quad biking, parapenting, fishing, zip-wiring and a whole host of alternative attractions to punctuate the constant gazing at the wonderful mountains in the Summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $277.85

Booking Notes:
Bookings will be secured by returning a booking form and 25% deposit. Payment in full is required 90 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is normally on Saturday but can be adjusted by prior arrangement. Normally, check-in is after 16:00 and check-out is before 10:00. However, we will try and accommodate particular wishes as best we can.

Notes on prices:
Prices are weekly rental rates for Le Solaise, based on occupancy of up to 10 people sharing.
Linen and towels are charged at Eur 15 per person per week, payable locally at the chalet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.