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Self Catering Chalet NIKITA ideal for 2 or 3 families - good access to lifts

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cosy and spacious chalet, well furnished with parking and good location *****FTA

Ski all day in the largest resort in the world, return to our warm, spacious family home for dinner and drinks by the fire. The chalet is in the centre of a classic alpine village with friendly neighbours, lots of English speakers and lots of places to play around in the snow. The views are exceptional. 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms will easily fit 1 or 2 families or a group of up to 10 people. The kitchen is open plan and is properly equipped. The beds are soft and you can gaze at the stars at night through the skylights. classé 5* par l'office du tourisme).

Meribel is the middle valley of the justly world famous 3 valleys - 'le plus grand domaine skiable du monde' is the claim, and judging by the fact that every year we discover new pistes and lifts, this is surely the case. Not to mention the legendary off piste... This resort has everything, except big lift queues. And it is truly international, with a major British presence. So much so that the even the french part of the french ski school usually seem to speak ski English. And unlike other resorts, such as Tignes, the station is itself an attractive and genuine alpine resort, which is why it attracts so many visitors in the summer as well.

Our kids go to the french ski school, and have achieved an exceptional standard of skiing here in Meribel partly because of it. We often rent a ski locker so that they don't have to carry their skis - easy to arrange in advance if necessary. Sometimes we arrive from Paris, by train, and find it very easy to do without our car as the free bus is both frequent and quick.

More Details

Owner
Alaric and Katia
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Alaric and Katia

Family with four young children, all of us keen skiers, always ready to discover the new lifts and pistes that seem to come up pretty much every season here. Found out that this place is really quite amazing in the summer too... flowers and butterflies everywhere, and loads of activities.

Alaric and Katia purchased this chalet in 2004

Why Alaric and Katia chose Les Allues

We bought this chalet as it was ideal for our young family, with their need for a place without cars and noise, so that they could play happily outside in the snow, and yet have good for access to the ski school - the free bus gets them up and down with ease, and they come back for lunch before going back up again. Then we found out more: the ski back to the village is great fun and rather special, and the people here are very friendly and interesting. Being in the centre of the village means we see everybody going past, which is really nice, and there is a great view from our balconies of the mountain landscapes around us.

What makes this chalet unique

1) Excellent access to the station above us, and we can and do do it all without a car. 2) Authentic alpine village feel with wood smoke smells and beautiful old barns, and friendly people. 3) Chalet itself has a great feel about it, and my wife has really made it into a well equipped home. 4) Garage area with chairs and space for skis and boots and changing area too. 5) Free shuttle bus stops 5 seconds walk away from us. 6) Cosy and pleasing interior, with plenty of showers...

Amenities

Les Allues Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Child Friendly, as we have four ourselves. Cots and playpen plus a buggy that works in the snow! Plus kids games like Kapla.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Sink
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , ensuite Shower, WC, sink
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Velux View of Stars whilst lying in bed, incl space station.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , ensuite shower, WC, sink.
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Extra Large Adult Bunks (and 1 Good Pullout as well)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Double bed sits under Velux window and fabulous night sky
  • Guests may check in after 5pm, though they can leave their baggage in the garage before that. Guest must leave before 10 am as the cleaner needs the chalet clear by then - this is important. Chalet ideal for families. 10 adults also fine. But extra adults over group size of 6 must pay a bit extra - see rates. Clean linenes are supplied at the start of your stay, but if you want it to be changed every week - for those who stay 2 weeks or more - then please ask our gardener, and pay him 3 euros per bed place (e.g 6 euros for a double bed) for new pillow cases and under sheet, and 2 euros per quilt place (4 euros for a double quilt). Alternatively, you are most welcome to wash and dry them yourself - washer provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests check in after 5pm, though they can leave their bagage in the garage before that. guest must leave before 10 am as the cleaner needs the chalet clear by then - this is important. Please leave 100 euros in cash on the kitchen table when you leave.

Reviews

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Self Catering Chalet NIKITA ideal for 2 or 3 families - good access to lifts
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Fantastic chalet and overall holiday in Meribel

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nikita for 5 nights, with 4 full days skiing towards the end of March. Over the 4 days we were fortunate enough to ski all three valleys, with sunshine gracing the slopes for the majority of our visit. The village of Chandon (where the chalet is located) is very easy to find, and the shuttle bus runs frequently to Chaudanne or Meribel Village. We hired our equipment in Chaudanne, where we were given a 30% discount for staying at Nikita - the people at Precision Ski were very nice and helpful. Eating out on the slopes is generally expensive, but our favourite lunch spot (food quality & views) was Cave des Creux, which is located by going up to Courchevel 1850 and taking the Aguille de Fruit chairlift if I remember correctly. The Ronnie (le Rond Point) was always fun for a few Apres drinks, and you can then ski back down into Chaudanne to get home. There was a superb authentic French restaurant called La Mortagon that served raclette's, fondues and steaks located in La Raffort, which is one stop before Chandon on the shuttle bus. We had an amazing time and would certainly hope to return again. Lastly, much thanks must go to Alaric and Katia for being wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a useful update on a number of eating places, and yes we don't take a commission off the ski shops like all the other chalets, so you get a really good deal for your money via Nikita. Thank you for your highly appreciative review and look forward to seeing you again!
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5

Great location- nice to be out of the condo central

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week stay at Nikita. It was as described, location was good, right next to the bus line, which made for easy access to Meribel center. Being able to ski back in to the top of the road behind the village was a nice thing too. Particularly enjoyed not being in the condo/ apartment scene of the main ski centers. Good communication by the owner too- thanks Alaric

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmm. I think 'Condo Central' is a clever term for what we too think is worth avoiding when skiing. Because why miss being in a traditional alpine village just because we are there to ski? Surely that's what completes the amazing experience of being up there in this snowy wonderland world? It certainly does for us, and it certainly does for many of our guests, though none have written so clearly and so well to this point as in this particular review. And the funny thing is, we come across lots of skiers who end up spending far more time getting to the lifts, even though they are in condo central, because they have to leg it quite a lot, whereas our guests just hop on the shuttle which takes them directly there. Having said all this, we were lucky with this group because they were very patient about one of our three showers, which had got damaged a bit, meaning that the shower takers on that floor had to be a little careful where they directed the water. They were very understanding about it, and didn't let this get in the way of their week at all, so thanks again for that very nice review guys, and if you had given us four instead of five stars, we would have understood completely...
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5

Perfect place for alpine stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet Nikita in Meribel and thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. The chalet is spacious, well laid out and had everything we needed – and more. It has a very home-like feel and was an excellent place to relax after a day’s skiing. Good access to the pistes and great to be able to ski back at the end of the day. What added to the pleasure of our holiday was the location. The chalet is on a pretty street in a beautiful community of small streets and houses. We have stayed at many resort-style properties over the years and really enjoyed the contrast of being in a “real home.” We have no hesitation in recommending Chalet Nikita to anyone looking for a break in a charming alpine setting.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dr Pring Mill, thank you for taking the time to write this review. The reason our chalet is like a 'real home' as you say, is that we use it a lot ourselves, and spend a good period of time there in the summer as well. Which is why the kitchen is much better equipped than normal (guests appreciate and comment on this frequently) - so often when we rent other places abroad we find that there is the minimum of cutlery and kitchen pots and cooking cutlery. The location is great too, and the very friendly village atmosphere is much nicer than the ski station anonymity, with its large roads and commerce. We have made many good friends outside our chalet at the shuttle bus stop...
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4

Very large comfortable house with 10 minute ride on ski bus to the lift

  • 4 of 5

Our experience at Chalet Nikita was great. Four friends from the US and I from Germany booked the house based on prior reviews and we were not disappointed. Each of us had our own room with plenty of space. The ski bus picked us up 15 ft from the house and it was a 10 min ride to the lift. We had never been skiing in Europe and were amazed at the number of lifts, vertical ascent, and on/ off piste skiing. An added bonus is the ability to park the car at the house and the washing machine and dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

3 days at Chalet Nikita

  • 4 of 5

Very well located chalet: it is quite during the night, while an easy ride (by car or by bus) to the center of the resort and the ski lifts.

Very confortable, with a great living room, a well equiped kitchen and 4 nice bedrooms.

All good !

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Clean and comfortable chalet with good access to bus to get to meribel proper

  • 4 of 5

Was easy to get to as we hired our own car and drove from Geneva. In a very small village with no shops so would be worthwhile having a car as made it much easier getting bread int he morning etc. Property was clean and comfortable and as we were a mixed group with one small child worked very well. Was easy to get hold of the owner and replied to any queries very promptly. Overall great property and we had a very enjoyable time.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Les Allues - several
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Altiport Golf in summer
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Moutiers
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Les Allues, and Le Raffort
Car: not necessary

Ski down to Meribel Chandon in season, but stay in real character alpine village avoiding noisy ski station. Central position of chalet in village with shuttle bus stop right outside, so no walking to bus. Les Allues below us with 3 restaurants, and Meribel Village just above us, with Boulangerie, Shops and Lift just 3 minutes away. Or 8 minutes by shuttle to ski school and other lifts.

Golf: Great course a short hop away by Meribel Village

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,056.04
Pet Fee $119.68

The security deposit must be paid at least 2 weeks before your arrival. THE RENTAL is OPEN TO REDUCTIONS UNDER 'CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES' - TELEPHONE US or find us on the usual mail address. No refunds, but we try to re rent and pay back. CLEANING FEE AT END OF STAY IS 180 EUROS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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