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Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

SAMOENS, FRANCE A beautifully appointed home situated close to all ski lifts

Chalet Le Retraite is a luxurious 5-star, 3 bedroomed chalet nestled in the beautiful hamlet of L'Etelley, Samoens, Haute Savoie, France.

The convenient location mid-way between Samoëns and Morrillon provides immediate access to the Grand Massif ski area; a 5 minute drive and you'll arrive at the major ski lifts in Vercland, Morrillon and Samoens.

If you don't have a car, don't worry, La Retraite is situated just 50 metres from the nearest ski bus pick up point.

Just 1 hour from Geneva airport your chalet provides a high level of privacy, luxurious accommodation which offers a well thought out, comfortable and homely environment. The living areas are enticing and offer sustainable, free spirited spaces to relax, laugh and rest in.

La Retraite’s location provides privacy, peace and tranquillity of an evening yet is conveniently and centrally located allowing our guests easy access to the many restaurants, bars and shops in Morrillon, Samoens and Vercland.

Jump in the car and within an hour you can be skiing in Chamonix, Les Gets, Morzine, Megeve and even Northern Italy!

More Details

Neil Lawrence
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2017

About Neil Lawrence

I was lucky enough to be invited to ski in Samoens some 15 years ago by a friend who has now made Samoens his permanent home.

I was immediately struck by the beauty of the valley, the friendly warm welcome received from the local people and of course the extensive ski area that just happens to be adjacent to this picturesque French market town.

I enjoy the fact that this ‘undiscovered gem’ is a REAL living, breathing working Town, not a soulless ski resort and its location in terms of its proximity to beautiful ski areas such as Megeve, Chamonix, Les Gets and Morzine make it ideal for our guests who want a variety of skiing and boarding challenges all within an hour of Geneva airport.

I’m keen to share the enjoyment and enthusiasm I have for the valley and all its' beauty with our guests and friends and put simply want to help create the same lifetime memories for you in Samoens that I enjoy”

Why Neil Lawrence chose Samoëns

Privacy, luxury, comfort, central location


Samoëns Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • all bedrooms are en-suite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • spelunking


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chalet in the idyllic Giffre Valley. High quality furnishings throughout and all modern conveniences ensuring a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Our family have rebooked a week in February 2018 to explore the area further and enjoy the amazing skiing in The Grand Massif area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Everything just perfect; Already booked our next visit

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Retraite. The chalet is well equipped and very clean. Access to the slopes is very easy only a few minutes away in the car. Morrillon and Samoens have some really great bars and places to eat.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chalet; comfortable and tastefully decorated.

Fantastic location. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Samoens / Morrillon / Vercland
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Samoens / Morrillon / Vercland
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Grand Massif
Car: recommended

The chalet is situated mid-way between Samoens and Morrillon. A five minute drive and you'll be in the centre of both towns and all ski lifts servicing The Grand Massif ski area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $101
Damage Deposit $538.65

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.

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