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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

Welcome to Chalet Coeur, a beautiful 17th Century luxury chalet, sensitively refurbished to modern specifications. Beautiful open plan living space with views to the mighty Criou mountain. The historical, yet modern blend of style and functionality makes for a one of a kind mountain experience. Perfect for adventurous skiers, climbers, para gliders, mountain bikers, families and groups of friends.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Sebastian von Holstein
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

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.

Why Sebastian von Holstein chose Flaine - Grand Massif

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

"The chalet was incredible – it was renovated with exquisite taste: a mixture of old and modern. We really recommend everyone to find a way to discover this lovely Chalet. And we will return one day for sure!" Frederic & Family, France

"We had a magnificent holiday, the local town is very nearby and the housekeeper was fantastic! 100% success!" Céline, France

"The chalet is in a magical calm location, with sublime views. We had a wonderful holiday here and there is no doubt that we will return in the near future!" Sophie, France
Jul 2014
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Samoëns Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2432 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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: It is essential when you book between November - April that you hire a 4x4 or at the very least, come equipped with snow chains. The road is ploughed daily but if it snows heavily during the daytime, you will not be able to get back to the house without adequate transport in the evening. Please do not forget to arrive with a 4x4 or snow chains that specifically fit your car. 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: Feb 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: Jul 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: Feb 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: Jan 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: Jan 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: Jul 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
Damage Deposit $895.52


1) A £500 (or €600) deposit confirms the booking. Until the deposit is received the booking is not confirmed. The deposit is not refundable in the event of cancellation.

2) The agreed rental amount must be paid in full at least 60 days prior to check-in. If the agreed rental amount is not paid 60 days before check-in, the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeit.

3) After payment of the agreed rental amount, a 50% refund of the rental amount less money transfer fees will be given in the event of cancellation up until 7 days prior to check-in. If the holiday let is cancelled within 7 days of check-in, the full rental amount will be forfeit and the deposit returned.

4) Upon the payment of the full rental amount the deposit will be retained as a ‘security deposit’ against damage, breakages and breach of the terms outlined in the holiday let agreement. The security deposit will be returned in full after check-out, minus any deductions for a breach of terms outlined in the holiday
let agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.