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Luxury Chalet With Stunning Mountain Views, Nearby Skiing, Hiking And More

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,432 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Chalet in Samoens, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - Rare Scenic Location, 15 Minutes From The Ski Lifts And Town

Chalet Coeur is a beautiful 17th Century farmhouse that has been renovated to the highest modern standards. It is situated in the gorgeous hamlet of La Rosiere, just a few minutes drive above Samoens village, pleasantly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town below.

This modern home is one of the most stunning renovations in Samoens and never ceases to impress our guests, and provides accommodation for 10 (13) guests in 4 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms. Chalet Coeur is also a comfortable option for couples wanting to get away because you can be tucked away upstairs in the living area and master suite. But it is also fun to fill the house with a group of friends or one big family as there is plenty of space.

Relax in the living area by the glass fronted fireplace with stunning panoramic views of the majestic Criou mountain. After a hard day's skiing, put your feet up and watch a DVD on the projector, take a sauna or challenge someone to a game on the pool table.

There are 4 bedrooms, including a luxurious master suite with sunken bath, rain shower and double sinks, a twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a cosy double bedroom and a bunk bedroom sleeping 4. We can, upon request, set up a further single sofa bed and 2 single camp beds for larger groups.


Meet & Greet Service | Bed Linen & Towels | Welcome Basket | Firewood | Kitchen & Bathroom Essentials - toiletries, dishwasher tablets etc... | Local Assistance | Local Taxes & Utilities | Free Unlimited Wi-Fi | Cleaning Before & After Stay | Ski Tuition & Equipment Discounts

Changeover Day:

The changeover day for this property during the winter ski season is Saturday - we can sometimes be flexible so please contact us for more information.

Extra Details:

Chalet Coeur is a self-catered stay but we can put you in touch with the best local catering options for your stay.

Pet Policy: 

We are dog-friendly and can accept up to 2 small/medium, well behaved & house trained dogs at an extra charge of €50. We ask that all furry guests are kept out of bedrooms and prevented from climbing onto furniture. All dog litter should be removed from exterior spaces (garden, porch, patio and green spaces around the property)


Chalet Coeur is conveniently located only 6.8kms (12 minute drive) from the Samoens village centre and the high speed 'GME' lift connecting you to the Grand Massif domain, which boasts some of the best skiing in the world. Suitable for all levels, there is over 275km of piste to explore and plenty of off-piste for more advanced skiers. Simply step outside the door and you'll be on a fantastic snow-shoeing/Nordic skiing route. In the summer, this house is a hub for adventure sports such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding

Reaching the chalet:

It takes roughly 1 hour to reach the chalet from Geneva airport. The nearest train station is the 'Gare de Cluses' (25 minutes drive away). You will need to rent your own car and snow chains as there is no public transport from the house

Greeting Service: 

Our in-resort partners, Samoens Services, will be in direct touch with you in the weeks leading up to your arrival to assist with last-minute details and arrival plans. You will be met by one of the team who will make sure you are shown how everything works and answer any questions you may have about the area.

Vehicle Access:

For bookings between November - April, we recommend that you have a 4x4 or at the very least, snow chains in your car. The road is ploughed 2 - 3 times daily but it is always a good idea to arrive prepared for heavy snow conditions. if it snows heavily during the daytime. It is legal requirement in the French Alps to come equipped with snow chains that specifically fit you vehicle

More Details

Property Manager
Sebastian von Holstein
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Sebastian von Holstein

This chalet is available for rental through Mountain People. We offer an exclusive hand-picked selection of beautiful chalets in the Samoens area. These unique homes are beautiful & comfortable. Whatever your requirements, we should have something to suit your needs. You can also visit for more photographs, floorpans and information.

Sebastian von Holstein purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Sebastian von Holstein chose Samoëns

Please contact me if you have any questions about the property you are viewing. We aim to share this house with like minded people who are equally passionate about the mountains as we are! We love the fact that there is never a lack of things to do and places to explore... enjoying the wilderness and a whole host of sporting activities which include skiing, motorcycling, trekking and paragliding. We value the ability to have a jam packed day, while being able to retreat to the comfort of a beautiful secluded place away from the noise of the town.

What makes this chalet unique

Situated in a small hamlet in the heart of the French Alps, the house provides just enough seclusion from the town, but is also close enough that you can visit restaurants and bars if so desired.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Ce séjour en famille a été exceptionnel, le chalet est incroyablement beau et on s'y sent comme à la maison! Les hôtes sont aux petits soins, rien ne manque pur passer un moment agréable. A recommander chaudement :)!”
Dec 2017
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Samoëns Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2432 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests will new required to sign our tenancy agreement, provide copy of passport photo page and supply names & ages of all guests
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Ensuite Bath 1: Rain shower, sunken bath, twin sinks and loo Ensuite Bath 2:Bath/shower, sink, loo Family Bath 3: Bath/shower, sink, loo Family Bath 4: Bath/shower, sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 Bunk Beds
    Common Space / Extra beds - 3 twin/ single , Option of adding a single sofa bed and 2 camp beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 13 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Master bedroom with ensuite, sleeps 2. 1 twin room with ensuite, sleeps 2. 1 double room, sleeps 2. 1 bunk room, sleeps 4. 1 connecting room with sofa bed and possibility of 2 temporary camp beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: For bookings between November - April, we recommend that you have a 4x4 or at the very least, snow chains in your car. The road is ploughed 2 - 3 times daily but it is always a good idea to arrive prepared for heavy snow conditions. if it snows heavily during the daytime. It is legal requirement in the French Alps to come equipped with snow chains that specifically fit you vehicle Outside: Balcony with pretty views. Small garden but infinite open spaces around the house.(n.b. the garden areas may not be accessible during the winter months due to very heavy snowfall) Utility Room: The basement has a sauna, washing machine and clothes dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned just before your arrival and after your departure. All towels and linen is included and will be laundered after your stay. The property can be cleaned at the tenant's request for an extra charge.


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Luxury Chalet With Stunning Mountain Views, Nearby Skiing, Hiking And More
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Beautiful chalet with fabulous amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet Coeur with family, and just adored it. Communication during our stay, and in the booking process was 1st class. The chalet is so well-appointed, from comfortable beds to the sauna to the Aga, to the movie projector, to the pool table, to the beautifully preserved vinyl collection......we absolutely loved it. Cosy, stylish and relaxed all in one chalet. Take snow chains in winter :)

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was everything I'd hoped for, having stared at the photos online for so long I felt I knew it before we got there! The open plan living space worked perfectly for our grown up family, allowing us all to be together whilst cooking, reading, playing pool....The kitchen was equipped with everything a gourmet chef would need, we had a raclette, a curry night and made home made pizzas. I had underestimated how beautiful the surrounding mountainside would be (the flowers!!!)and was delighted to discover the waterfall you could stand under 15 walk from the chalet. We can thoroughly recommend the white water rafting, paragliding and cable car from Samoens. We had a fabulous week and I didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The chalet is amazing, better than what we were expecting based on the pictures and description on the website. Each room is independent with its own bathroom. The common room is perfect to share moments with friends and children. The chalet is located in a very beautiful area, only 10 mn from the village when it´s not snowing. As it is clearly mentioned in the description, 4x4 with winter tires or chains are necessary in case of heavy snow falls. We had a great time (7 adults and 4 children) and plan to enjoy this wonderful chalet again. I will not forget the great welcoming and disponibility of Jasper, the concierge. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an amazing stay at the beautiful Chalet Coeur, Samoens. The chalet is exactly as described and shown, with wonderful bedrooms, bathrooms, fabulous lounge, fireplace and a very well equipped kitchen (fell in love with the AGA) with stunning views from every window!

The only downside is that the property is approx. 3.5miles from Samoens up a very long & winding road, which when its snowy, you definitely need snow chains & 4x4.

Very much hoping to pay a return visit next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A amazing mountain hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A amazing mountain hideaway. The team could not help enough to make our stay very welcoming.

The only down side is it is a good 20min out of town and you will need to be confident with driving in the snow if visiting in the winter. Saying that managed fine with a Ford Focus with chains.

I can not recommend this place enough if you like peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Un chalet de montagne calme et confortable

  • 4 of 5

Un grand chalet très confortable et rénové avec beaucoup de gout, à quelques km de Samöens, dans un endroit très reposant.

Idéal pour des vacances au calme l'été, avec tout l'équipement et le confort indispensable pour passer un séjour agréable.

Le propriétaire, avec qui nous avons échangé par mail, est sympathique et très arrangeant. La personne qui nous a accueillie est très agréable également, mais ne parle pas français, donc peu d'explication sur le fonctionnement du chalet, mais ce n'est pas un gros problème, tout s'est bien passé ensuite pendant le séjour.

Je recommande vivement ce chalet en été.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Samoens Grand Massif Express (15 mins drive)
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The summer time is perfect for Hiking, Mountain Biking, Paragliding, White Water Rafting and much more! Wonderful hikes straight out the front door. Please enquire if you have any specific questions about the house or the many activities in the surrounding area.


The nearest airport is Geneva, which is approximately one hour away.

In winter, a 4x4 vehicle (or at least snow chains) is essential in the event of heavy snowfall, which is a common occurrence in this region. 4x4 vehicles can be hired at the airport.


The house is situated 15 minutes from the nearest town of Samoens

Further Details:

We have a house manual, which provides information on activities, restaurants, supermarkets etc. Please contact if you would like more information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,099.71


Payment terms:-

a. Confirmation of booking:- Payment of 50% of the Rent (“the Deposit”) & signature of this agreement confirms the booking. Until the Deposit is received and this agreement is signed the booking is not confirmed. The Deposit is not refundable in the event of cancellation.

b. Payment of balance & Security Deposit:- The balance of the Rent and the Security Deposit must be paid no less than 60 days prior to check-in. If the Rent is not paid in full by no less than 60 days before check-in, the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeit.

c. Cancellation:- In the event of a cancellation, a 50% refund of the Rent less money transfer fees will be paid until 14 days prior to check-in. If the booking is cancelled within 14 days of check-in, the Rent in full will be forfeit and the Security Deposit returned less any deductions permitted by this agreement.

d. Security Deposit:- The Security Deposit will be held against damage, breakages and breach of the terms herein. The Security Deposit will be returned after a check-out, less any sums for a breach of the terms herein and deductions permitted by this agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund