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Mont Blanc Retreats

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german

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

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

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Overview

Haute-Savoie 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

More Details
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
Speaks: english, french, german

Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

Gorgeous wooden Chamonix ski chalet | 5 min walk to lift | Real fire | Parking
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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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5

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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Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review.
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Cosy, Contemporary, Clean and Good Location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely chalet just a short walk (5-10 mins) from the foot of Grand Montet slopes. The transfer from Geneva airport was about 90 minutes and very straightforward.

It is warm, contemporary, clean and well equipped. We cooked most evenings and relaxed at the table with a bottle of wine or retired downstairs to watch one of the DVDs supplied. It is in a quiet location about 10 minutes walk from bars, restaurants and supermarket (which are in the centre of Argentiere).

We stayed for a week (3 adults and 2 children) and very much enjoyed having this chalet as our charming base. The chalet is over 3 floors though, so not for the infirm, and the stairs are quite steep so probably not advisable for really young children.

The bus stop for Chamonix is very close by and there is also a separate green nursery slope accessed across the road- great for competent kids or beginner adults.

Grand Montets had a good choice of slopes, two good ski schools and nice restaurants. We thought we might spend half of our skiing time in Chamonix (having been there before) but in the end we were happy to just ski Argentiere. Beautiful scenery, we had a great family ski holiday here.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive view Carolyn. We are really glad you had such a lovely time at Chalet Cachette. We agree that the chalet stairs are not suitable for very small children. Chalet Cachette is a converted farm building and its traditional shape didn't allow for wider staircases. Instead we have added a bannister with uprights and a rope on the other side to make the stairs as safe as we can. However, we think the shape and design of the building add a lot to the quirky, alpine feel of the chalet which helps make it the special place it is to stay in. We hope to see you again in the Chamonix valley. Kind regards The Mont Blanc Retreats Team
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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

Argentiere Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
16 Jul - 5 Aug
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,083
 
 
6 Aug - 2 Sep 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,182
 
 
3 - 23 Sep 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$788
 
 
24 Sep - 9 Dec 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$683
 
 
19-25 Dec 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,216
 
 
26 Dec - 1 Jan 2017
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,462
 
 
2-6 Jan 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$985
 
 
7-27 Jan 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,182
 
 
28 Jan - 3 Feb 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,379
 
 
4-10 Feb 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,477
 
 
11-17 Feb 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,216
 
 
18 Feb - 3 Mar 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,921
 
 
4-10 Mar 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,921
 
 
11-31 Mar 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,379
 
 
1-21 Apr 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,232
 
 
22 Apr - 5 May 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$985
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$867
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $66

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

Haute-Savoie 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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