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Large Family Friendly Chalet With Panoramic Mountain Views

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Samoens, France - Idyllic Location Only 12 Minutes’ Walk From Town Centre

Chalet Le Cretet is located on the edge of the beautiful village of Samoens, in one of the most sought after locations on a south facing hillside with panoramic views over the Giffre valley to the mountains.


Owner
Peter Hudson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Peter Hudson

Thanks for looking, my name is Peter and I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. My family and friends have spent many fantastic holidays here I hope you do too.

Peter Hudson purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Peter Hudson chose Flaine - Grand Massif

I visited the area in winter 2003 and fell in love with Samoens so I returned in the spring and found Chalet Le Cretet. The views are stunning and the short walk in to the village is always a pleasure. Whilst stood on the balcony sharing a beer with my friend Steve he looked out over the valley and said "you've just got to pinch yourself sometimes" and that just sums it up perfectly for me.

What makes this chalet unique

Enjoy the charming atmosphere of a very special French, Haute-Savoie mountain village. The games room downstairs is great for inter-family competitions or just relaxing after a days skiing, hiking, walking, sun bathing etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest book is available, many repeat booking from very satisfied customers.
Jun 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
538 Miles
Calais
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Several
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Near the village is the stunning Cirque du Fer à Cheval, where grand cliffs form a horseshoe in front of the Dents Blanches mountain range. Around Samoëns are 900 kms of footpaths and hiking trails and 11 mountain huts to visit.

There are many activities available for family holidays. There's something for everybody - rafting, paragliding, rock climbing on the via ferrata, downhill mountain biking...

Travel:

1 hour from Geneva

Distances:

10 minute walk to centre of the village

Further Details:

Or you can just relax by a lake, stroll through the beautiful natural surroundings of the celebrated la jaÿsinia alpine gardens.

superb restaurants and friendly bars

Supermarket is only 500m away

Amenities

Samoëns Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 bath/shower over and sink Separate wc on lower ground floor Separate wc on ground floor Shower room on 1st floor
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 x bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double bed Bedroom 2 Quad room (2 x Bunk beds) Bedroom 3 Twin room Bedroom 4 Double bed Bedroom 5 Twin room Bedroom 6 Triple room (plus additional Z-bed)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Outside: Large garden, barbecue, tables and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier Other: Large games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football, Play Station2, and a variety of games and books, cd/radio music system. Boot room with hangers and racking. Garage.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
5

Perfect home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic opportunity to stay in a chalet that is so well equipped making for a fantastic and relaxing stay. Loved the summer alpine experience and the insight into fabulous rural France. With a sunny balcony, access to beautiful walks and loads of activities we hardly needed our vehicle. Highly recommend Samoens and this chalet.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We hired this Chalet just after Christmas this year 2014 and had a fantastic week. The Chalet easily coped with the 15 of us, all bedrooms are fine and the large lounge with great views over the valley was ideal, the dinning area with large table seated all of us around the table so again ideal. The games room downstairs provides extra space and entertainment. Chalet was warm and clean when we arrived.

The free ski bus is about a 10 minute walk away and Sameons itself is a lovely interesting town with lots to see. I don't usually write reviews but felt compelled here as we were so impressed, if I arrange a trip for a similar size party I would definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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5

Great week had by all

  • 5 of 5

Its never easy to get a chalet that sleeps/sits/feeds 11 adults comfortably but it was very easy at Le Chalet Cretet.

Everyone enjoyed the space, the warmth and the comfort of the chalet as well as giving them the opportunity for some serious table tennis/pool/table football competitions.

We didn't have a car but managed very well. Skibus in the morning is simple, and leaving ski's and boots up the mountain in heated lockers at night means that it doesn't matter whether you walk from town after a nice long apre'ski or come home earlier and walk back in.

The views from the chalet is wonderful in the snow and I am sure it is even better in the summer.

Great skiing across the Grand Massif with plenty for everyone and particularly great for those looking for the long wide cruising Blue runs.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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4

Great for families

  • 4 of 5

La Cretet is a great chalet for 3 families, the bedrooms are not cramped, the living area is spacious and the games room is brilliant for the children to disappear in. The chalet is well stocked and everything just worked (no fiddling with the wifi box or dvd for hours).

We'd definately stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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5

Just fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Le Cretet in Samoens 3 times in the last 7 years and have wanted to return time and time again. It's perfect for a large group (we usually have 11 -15 in our group). The kitchen is well equipped to cater for a large group - having some younger kids in our party as well, we usually opt to eat in and have had some real feasts (and a few drinks!), although if you prefer to eat out there is a great choice in Samoens just a short walk (15 mins) or drive away. In the evenings we slob around the fire and chat and the kids have a great time in the games room in the basement. The chalet is very comfortable, and an added bonus is the shower with a seat in it in the upstairs bathroom (try getting the teenagers out of that in a hurry!). The drying room downstairs is a god send for boots and clothing. The chalet is really well situated - just a 5 minute drive to the ski lift or a 20 minute drive up to 1600. Can't wait til our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $171.46
Linen and Bedding pp $13.19
Refundable damage deposit $263.78

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday during ski season and school holidays otherwise we can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Only additional cost is £100 to cover cleaning and linen/towel cost of £10pp.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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