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ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN CHATEL, PORTES DU SOLEIL AREA

Tom Ames

Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Tom Ames

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English, French
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ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN CHATEL, PORTES DU SOLEIL AREA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Chatel

A self catered 1 bedroom apartment which sleeps 1-4 people and comprises:

Lounge and kitchenette

The lounge has a dining table and chairs, and a seating area with flat screen TV&DVD combo (will play English discs) which is also connected to French television. A side cupboard with plates and cutlery, and a few board games. A radio/CD player.

There is also a kitchenette in the lounge with 4 hobs, microwave/oven combo, fridge freezer and storage cupboards for food etc.

Balcony

Off the lounge is a south-east facing balcony which looks up up towards Chatel village and SuperChatel ski area, and across the road to the Marmottons learner slopes.

Bedroom

A double bed and two wardrobes either side and a window which faces out towards Super Chatel ski area in the distance (you can check the conditions before you even get up!)

Hall/coin montage

There are bunk beds in the hall for two people and a cupboard for coats, boots etc.

Bathroom&WC

The bathroom consists of a bath with stand-up shower, and a sink with cupboard below. A towel rail above the heater.

There is a separate toilet also off the hall.

For a floor-plan of the apartment see the photos.

Ski locker

In the basement of the apartment block is a ski locker to keep skis and boots overnight.

There is an open-air car park directly behind the apartment building.

A lift is available as well as the stairs to get to the first floor.

TAKE WITH YOU:

Bed linen - sheets, duvet cover, pillow cases etc (there are mattress protectors on the two bunk beds)

Amenities close to the apartment:

The local free bus service, route C, (winter) has a stop outside the apartment which will take you directly to the Linga ski lift (access to the Portes Du Soleil) or up into Chatel village, for shops restaurants and the Super Chatel ski area. It runs every 20 minutes or so from about 8am - 530pm when it is replace with a night bus. You can change bus at Linga if you wish and take the Route A bus up the valley to Pre La Joux ski lifts.

Directly opposite is the Marmottons learner slope which is perfect for kids taking there first time on skis. Also about 100m down the road is the Marmottons which offers nursery facilities and ski lessons for children. In the summer months the learner slope becomes part of a small, but fun, par 3 golf course. Not for the serious golfer but good fun for the family to have a go.

Walking distance (300m) from the apartment is Vertical Horizons ski/bike shop offering ski rental in the winter and mountain bikes in the summer. The owner is English and so are the staff making it easy to communicate what your are looking for. I used to work here, and if you say your saying at the Ames apartment you will get a discount on your weekly rental. Opposite the shop is a bakery with fresh croissants and baguettes each morning. Our favourites are the Patte D'Ours!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tom Ames (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French

About Tom Ames

My family has been coming to Chatel since we bought the apartment for both summer and winter holidays. My wife and I have now taken over the responsibility of running the property. We live in Suffolk in the UK, but try to get out to the mountains as much as we can. Although I have been coming here for many years now, I always find something new to do and explore each time we visit.

Tom Ames purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Tom Ames chose Chatel

My parents bought the apartment in Chatel due to their love of skiing and the mountains. They were looking for somewhere with a more rustic village feel as opposed to a large purpose built resort, and Chatel ticked this box perfectly

What makes this apartment unique

It is close to the village without being in the centre, making it quiet but without being isolated. It is well serviced by the local bus services but also has ample parking.

The balcony catches the morning sun, making it perfect for a relaxing breakfast al fresco.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Avalanche Pub
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Les Gets
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Aigle, Switzerland
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Le Fiacre
Car: recommended

We are offering our apartment for rent in the beautiful alpine village of Chatel in the French/Swiss Alps.

The perfect holiday location for all seasons with fantastic skiing in the winter, and hiking and mountain biking among some of the many activities for the summer months.

Despite being a popular destination for tourists Chatel has managed to maintain a rustic, village feel that has been lost amongst the more famous resorts. The village is linked to 5 other resorts, collectively know as the Portes Du Soleil, all accessible via chairlift and the same lift pass, making it one of the largest ski areas in the world. I’ve been skiing here for the last 22 years and am still finding new places each trip! The terrain is varied, ranging from the easiest green runs for beginners up to the Chavanette, an infamous black mogul run considered one of the hardest, for the more adventurous advanced skiers. For those who like to get airborne there are many freestyle parks the most popular of which is in Avoriaz (about 30 mins ski from Chatel).

In the winter there are regular flights from Stansted to Geneva airport which is about 1 hour 30 mins from Chatel, with companies offering transfers to the village. Once in Chatel itself there are free bus services that run to and from the lifts every 10- 15 mins, one of which leaves directly from outside our apartment car park. This service runs in the summer too but is a lot less frequent, and it’s far better to walk then anyway! For those thinking of driving out it is strongly advised to have a good set of snow chains (and know how to fit them believe me).

If you do decide to take your car, then after a hard day on the slopes there is no better way to wind down and ease your aching muscles than at the thermal baths of Lavey-les-Bain which is a 40 minute drive from Chatel.

In the summer months the chairlifts are still open to take you to the top of the mountains. How you get down is up to you: walk, mountain bike or paraglide. One of my favourite pastimes is rock climbing, and there are plenty of places to do it around here. Other activities include swimming and white water rafting. If this all sounds a bit too much effort then this region is also well known for its cheese making with many farms offering tours and tastings daily. Lac Leman is a 45 minute drive away with some beautiful towns to visit such as Evian, Thonon, Yvoire (a medieval village), and on the Swiss side: Lausanne and Montreux.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Chatel, Portes du Soleil area

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn Season
7 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£200
for 7 nights
£200
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
January 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 1 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Early half term
2 Feb 2015 - 14 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
half term
15 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
late half term
1 Mar 2015 - 7 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
March 2015
8 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Easter 2015
29 Mar 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
End of season 2015
19 Apr 2015 - 3 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 25% deposit by cheque or bank transfer to UK or French bank to secure booking. Remaining balance to be paid 6 weeks before stay. Cheque deposit of £200/€300 two weeks prior to arrival refunded on clean handover of apartment without breakages. Loss of apartment key €20, loss of ski locker key €150. Optional cleaning available at €60. Key collection to be arranged with us directly.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Chatel in Portes du Soleil area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 27 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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