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Mont Blanc Retreats

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german

Gorgeous wooden Chamonix ski chalet | 5 min walk to lift | Real fire | Parking

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Chamonix Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, three story chalet sleeping 4-6 people in double, twin and sofa bed

Cosy, two-bedroom chalet in the Chamonix valley in the French Alps. With great skiing and snowboarding only 500m away via the Grand Montets ski lift. 10 min walk from Argentiere village.

Chalet Cachette is a fully-equipped, three-storey independent property with extensive parking and views of Mont Blanc

Ground floor

A lounge with wood burning stove

TV and DVD

Double sofa bed

Single sofa bed

A WC with toilet and sink

A utility cupboard with washing machine

First floor

An open plan dining area with table for six

Fully equipped kitchen with

Dishwasher

Four ring hob

Oven

Microwave

Fridge/freezer

Fondue set

iPod docking station

A bathroom with bath, shower and toilet

The second floor consists of:

A double bedroom with large Velux window and comfortable chair

A twin bedroom with large Velux window

Outside

Ski locker

Open decking area

Small garden

Winter in the Chamonix Valley: Chamonix valley is one of the most famous skiing and snowboarding areas in the French Alps. Sat at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, Chamonix itself is a vibrant town that swells ten-fold every season with holiday makers keen to take advantage of the valley's easy access to the mountains.

Skiing in Chamonix takes place primarily in five distinctly separate ski domaines. Entering the valley first you pass Les Houches with its stunning views of Mont Blanc.

5km further on you enter Chamonix town and the Brevent lift system that links to La Flegere lifts to create the biggest and sunniest domaine.

Another 5km brings you to the village of Argentiere and Grant Montets. Reaching up to 3,300m the upper area is off-piste heaven and the lower slopes great piste.

At the back of the valley lies Le Tour, renowned as the most 'family' of all the domaines.

For all it's pisted runs Chamonix is just as famous for its off-piste and ski mountaineering.

Summer in the Chamonix valley: Summertime in Chamonix in the French Alps is no less action packed than winter. With Mont Blanc sat right above it the valley is a Mecca for rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, paragliding or just walking in some of Europe's most spectacular mountains.

Chamonix's lift system works through the summer taking mountain enthusiasts high into fantastic terrain. On the south side of the valley the Aiguille de Midi lift takes you in two hops up to nearly 4,000m where you get access to the glaciers and rock faces of Mont Blanc.

Opposite lies the Brevent which offers access to the sunnier side of the valley and brilliant hillwalking and rock climbing.

The halfway stations of both the Brevent and the Aiguille de Midi have world class paraglider launches and tandem flights are easily found in town

Les Houches and Grand Montets are the prime locations for down hill mountain biking and

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mont Blanc Retreats (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german

Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

Gorgeous wooden Chamonix ski chalet | 5 min walk to lift | Real fire | Parking
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
4

A very cosy chalet ideally located

  • 4 of 5

We really loved the chalet. It was perfectly placed for us: walking distance for morning baguettes and very close (2 mins) to chamonix bus. Although it's close to the main road, you wouldn't know because of the trees and river so it feels as secluded as it looks. The only downside was the poor communication with the owners/agents. There was no welcome information and they forgot to provide chamonix cards which provide free public transport. We used public transport every day so ended up about quite a bit out of pocket. Although we tried to call the local contact person the phone number redirected to the uk so there was apparently nobody available locally to fix such issues. But overall this was a great chalet and we had a very memorable family holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Ideally placed for a walking holiday

  • 4 of 5

We loved Argentierre and the quirky nature of the chalet enhanced our experience._The similarity with a cuckoo clock was striking!

The chalet was well equipped ,clean and proved ideal for 3 people (and would be for 4). However the stairs were rather steep and on occasion proved too steep for our dog -especially after a long hard walk -as long as people are aware of this there would be no problem.

The proximity to Balcon sud and other beautiful walks was what we wanted and we weren't disappointed. Also only a short 50 metres to the hotel bar next door and a 5 minute walk into the village was conveinient.

Overall we were very pleased with the accommodation and its location was ideal.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Lovely and well equipped chalet

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, well maintained chalet. Good quality kitchen/washing facilities and pretty much everything you could think of needing re: holiday cooking etc. We stayed with our two boys for 12 days and would highly recommend. There is a nice small decking area at the back and a bit of lawn ... a nice area to sit on a warm evening and enjoy a post walk/run beer! Plenty of parking space and access straight onto the paths along the Arve river and up onto the Balcon Sud .... very nice and well managed.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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un très bon séjour

  • 3 of 5

Séjour très agréable dans ce chalet cooconing, confortable, avec tous les appareils ménagers necessaires. Bien situé, il est bercé par le bruit du torrent qui n'est en rien génant.

C'est plutôt un chalet pour 4 personnes que pour 6 car le salon est petit et vite encombré dès que le lit est ouvert.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Lovely 9 days family holiday in the summer

  • 5 of 5

We went to Chamonix 2 years ago and came back again this year and stayed in this very comfortable, clean and spacious chalet in Argentière. The property was just as described and everything was provided that our family of 6 needed and requested. Before we left and while staying, the management company were always available and very helpful. The bus-stop is just a very short walk away that took us either way up the valley and to the swimming pool and mountain train that were two attractions we really enjoyed. Shopping in Chamonix town (with market on Saturdays) were also easy to get to with the bus. The walks around were beautiful and the area is very relaxing and offers all that you need with supermarket, shops, train and bus all local. We would recommend the local restaurant Aux Dix Vins and just a further short walk along was a great Pizza restaurant and take-a-way that was handy on the evenings we were back too late to cook. We would highly recommend this property (and have already given the details to a few of our friends who live in France and the UK) and will be going back as it is a great base and place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the very positive review and we hope to see you again in 2015. Please note that Chalet Cachette seems to get more and more popular every year. It is already booking up for next year and a large part of the winter is already booked so please get in touch soon if you want to rebook it. Kind regards Bob Drury - Mont Blanc Retreats
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Chalet Cachett in Argentiere

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chalet in a wonderful location, good parking and good access to all local hiking routes. The operator (Mont Blanc Retreats) very helpful at all stages. Thoroguhly reccomended.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Argentiere
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Les Praz Chamonix
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Argentiere
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Chamonix
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Argentiere
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
Grand Montets
Nearest Beach
400 Kilometres
Genoa

Chalet Cachette is a two-bedroom, independent chalet on the outskirts of Argentiere in the Chamonix valley. The property is ideally located for a ski holiday being just 500m from Grand Montets ski lift. Grand Montets has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the French Alps.

Argentiere village is an active ski town in season with plenty of bars and restaurants to cater to everyone's taste. Argentiere centre is ten minutes on foot from the chalet. Chamonix town is 10km away.

The other ski areas in the Chamonix valley - Les Houches, Le Tour, Brevent and La Flegere - are all easily reached by Chamonix valley's free bus service.

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Rates & Availability

Chamonix Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
24 Sep - 9 Dec 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$810
 
 
19-25 Dec 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,566
 
 
26 Dec - 1 Jan 2017
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,851
 
 
2-6 Jan 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,140
 
 
7-27 Jan 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,374
 
 
28 Jan - 3 Feb 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,587
 
 
4-10 Feb 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,717
 
 
11-17 Feb 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,566
 
 
18 Feb - 3 Mar 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$2,222
 
 
4-10 Mar 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$2,008
 
 
11-31 Mar 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,587
 
 
1-21 Apr 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
 
 
22 Apr - 5 May 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,140
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$855
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65

Rental is through Mont Blanc Retreats Ltd - www.montblanc-retreats.com

Price includes linen, towels and cleaning after you leave. If you stay for more than one week the towels and linen are changed every week and the chalet cleaned.

Bookings are secured upon a 25% deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival date

Payment is made through bank

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Chamonix Accommodation and Amenities

Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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