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Chris & Jan Paul

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Chris & Jan Paul

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WELL APPOINTED MODERN APARTMENT WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS

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2 bedroom self catering apartment in Châtel, Portes du Soleil, near Avoriaz

South facing, two bedroom first floor apartment in Petit Châtel (1280 mtr altitude, approx. 2 km from Châtel centre) sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults 3 children. Accommodation comprises: Lounge/kitchenette, 1 twin bedroom and 1 bedroom with 2 bunk beds and pull out bed, shower room with WC, separate WC, balcony with glorious views of Châtel and across the valley. Parking space, garage for mountain bikes, and a large external cupboard (Cave) for skis as well as ample cupboard space inside the apartment. We have English Satellite TV as well as French TV. There is a frequent free bus service to Châtel lift stations that stops right outside. The nearest lift is a few minutes bus ride away and, in good snow conditions, you can ski almost to the door - off piste!

Châtel is within the Portes du Soleil giving access to over 600km of ski runs. In the summer the village is a Mecca for mountain bikers with an excellent bike park, permanent downhill runs and plenty of cross country routes, if needed I could give you the name of an English speaking guide.

Location: Châtel has a good selection of bars and restaurants and a good après ski atmosphere.

Our apartment block is located in a quiet position in the Petit Châtel area, just above the town centre. It is walking distance to the centre, but during winter/summer seasons, there is a restaurant and Bar in Petit Châtel along with Sports shops and News Agent/Laundrette, and central facilities are accessible via the free bus service (seasonal).

Some of the bars located in the centre of Châtel offer customers the use of their complimentary bus service.

A rental car is recommended, or you can arrange airport transfers with local companies (contacts can be provided).

Summer: Why not just sit on our balcony taking in the superb view while having drinks or eating your meal?

For the energetic, this is superb walking country with many marked walks in the area into Switzerland. Use the Ski Lifts to reach the mountain tops to simply admire the wonderful views of the Alps and Mont Blanc in the distance, then perhaps walk down. During July and August some of the ski lifts are open and there is a regular free bus service from the stop outside our apartment.

Ideally located for the many mountain bike trails and the Bike Parks at Super Châtel and Pré-la-Joux. The Pre le Joux lift usually opens in mid June to provide access to Morzine, Avoriaz and Le Gets for mountain bikers and walkers.

Other activities include: fishing, climbing, horse riding, paragliding, swimming in the aqua centre (due to open Summer 2014), tennis, Luge, Devil Carts and junior bike park. There are some excellent mineral spars a short drive away, where you can relax after a days walking or skiing.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Following on from our wonderful stay in your Apartment over Christmas, we are looking to slip in a few long weekend trips!
Dec 2009
  • 1 of 5

Chris & Jan Paul

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
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My wife and I are retired and live in Horsham, West Sussex, UK. We rent out our apartment in Chatel when we, or our family, are not using it.

Chris & Jan Paul purchased this apartment in 2005

The property is maintained to a very high standard. Money earned from renting is used to update furnishings regularly, including annual replacement of quits, mattress covers and pillows, as well as contributing towards the annual running costs.

We now employ a local property manager who regularly inspects the apartment to ensure the high standard is maintained, can switch heating on before your arrival, provides a local point of contact, as well as linen and cleaning services, if required.

We think Chatel is one of the most beautiful villages in the French Alps, unspoilt, no ugly buildings, fabulous location, and is very well maintained by the local council, thereby retaining it's alpine charm. It is also superbly located for touring in the French Alps, western Switzerland and northern Italy.

In winter the Portes du Soleil is probably one of the best ski locations in Europe, with so many runs for all abilities. We always try to find new runs that we haven't skied before.

In summer there is nothing better than sitting in the warm sunshine on the balcony eating breakfast, lunch or dinner, taking in the fabulous view over Chatel and the Abondance valley.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Well appointed modern apartment with fantastic views
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
business
Well appointed modern apartment with fantastic views
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Chatel Portes du Soleil area
Tunbridge Wells
4

'Location,Location,Location.'

'Location,Location,Location.'
  • 4 out of 5
The apartment has a fantastic position overlooking the village of Chatel and surrounding mountains. Sitting on the balcony you have wonderful 180 degrees view of the area and in the evening the summer sun sets around 21.00/ 22.00 hours.
The apartment is modern and has all the relevant day to day equipment and appliances you need.
The owner Chris Paul provides a full information leaflet not only of the apartment but the area in general and also provides various directions from Calais or Geneva airport in order for you to avoid bottlenecks at certain times of the day.
The area during the summer months is ideal for mountain biking and walking and in the winter skiing and snowboarding are ideal for beginners and intermediates.
In Chatel you are spoilt for choice with restaurants , good quality and service but there is a price ( when you are on holiday it is nice to spoil yourself).
I would recommend the apartment to friends and family without hesitation.
  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well appointed modern apartment with fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p406435
+44 1403257538
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
Bad Liebenzell
5

excellent flat, very modern

  • 5 out of 5
I can strongly recommend this flat, ideal for families with up to three kiddies; very clean, very modern, perfect location in Chatel and close to the skibus, you do not need a car there; we would go there again and recommend to all our friends and readers
  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Well appointed modern apartment with fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p406435
+44 1403257538
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
Dorchester
5

January 2013

  • 5 out of 5
An immaculate and well maintained appartment. Compact and comfortable. Ideal for skiing holiday or summer walking, cycling. Ski bus stops just outside and runs regularly until 18.30. Village is a 25 min walk down hill or 35 min walk back up the hill. Has 2 small supermarkets and selection of French/Swiss shops. We found the locals to be friendly. The surrounding Portes du Soleil ski area is vast and mostly interlinked ( may need 20 min walk or bus ride to some resorts). The selection of ski areas and runs would keep most skiers and boarders happy for weeks. I would recommend the Portes du Soleil ski pass rather than the Chatel one. Would definitely recommend and we plan to return next year. Sean Walsh Jan 2013
  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Well appointed modern apartment with fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p406435
+44 1403257538
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
5

Summer walking trip

  • 5 out of 5
A well maintained, clean and well equipped apartment with a lovely view of the mountains. Great for summer holidays: we made the most of the area with mountain walks, white water rafting and a trip to the spa resort. Chatel is a lovely small town which has good restaurants that were recommended by the owner. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Well appointed modern apartment with fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p406435
+44 1403257538
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
Leiden, Netherlands
4

great appartment at fantastic location

  • 4 out of 5
The appartment was clean, complete, well located for ski-bus, fresh bread in the morning and ski-area; also closely located to pizza restaurant and easy to drive to the Intermarche. Combined with great views of Chatel and the mountains (and about 3 m of snow) made us really enjoy our holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
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Well appointed modern apartment with fantastic views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p406435
+44 1403257538
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
crawley weat sussex england
5

Ski Trip

  • 5 out of 5
Very cosy and warm apartment lovley views over the town
eveything you need is here.
ski bus stop right outside the apartment
nearest lift 2 minutes away
snow and sking was great
Would come again
Paul (uk)
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
510 Miles
Calais
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Aigle
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Monthey
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Sciez (Lake Geneva)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Arc en Ciel, Petit Chatel
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Barbossine, Petit Chatel
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Arc en Ciel, Petit Chatel
Car: recommended

Châtel is the most Swiss-like of all the French resorts, whose combination of tradition and modernism welcomes you in an exceptional setting. Situated at the end of the picturesque and rural Abondance valley and just a stone’s throw from the Swiss border between Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc, Châtel is a charming haut-savoyard village. It is easily accessible from Geneva airport by motorway (1 hour 30 mins) or by train to Aigle then taxi. Nearby places to visit include: Evian, Chamonix, Annecy, Verbier, Montreux.

Châtel’s geographical location, in the most northern part of the French Alps, combined with the effects of Lake Geneva, produce a microclimate which ensures optimal snowfall throughout the winter. Nevertheless, to contend with the weather’s unpredictable nature and to guarantee snow, Châtel has over 175 snow guns. Located in the Portes du Soleil, claimed to be the world’s largest linked ski area in the world, you'll never run out of Piste.

Other Activities: Walking, cycling, White water rafting nearby

The nearest chairlift is the Barbossine lift (open for the main winter season) in Petit Châtel, approx. 1km from the apartment, where you can ski to Super Chatel, and Switzerland with links to the Portes du Soleil. There is a frequent free ski bus which stops right outside the apartment (also operates in summer). As we are near the start of the bus route, there is never a problem getting on the bus. The Barbossine lift is at the next stop on the bus route. For Super Châtel, Linga lifts, just stay on the bus, for Pre le Joux change at the Chatel church (some buses go direct to Pre le Joux without the need to change).

The Pre le Joux lifts generally starts running from mid-December to the last week-end of April giving access to Avoriaz (subject to snow conditions). All other ski lifts for the Portes du Soleil generally open from Christmas to mid April. Discounts for Ski equipment rental are available via the INTERSPORT web site, where you can arrange collection from the Intersport shop in Petit Châtel.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 17
5 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£454
for 7 nights
£454
 
 
Rate 18
30 Aug 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
5 night minimum stay
£304
for 5 nights
£404
 
 
Rate 19
6 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
£183
for 3 nights
£354
 
 
Autumn 2014
27 Sep 2014 - 5 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£161
for 3 nights
£304
 
 
Rate 21
6 Dec 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
£304
for 5 nights
£404
 
 
Rate 22
13 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
£340
for 5 nights
£454
 
 
Rate 23
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£804
for 7 nights
£804
 
 
Post Christmas
3 Jan 2015 - 9 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
£375
for 5 nights
£504
 
 
Rate 24
10 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£454
for 7 nights
£454
 
 
Rate 25
31 Jan 2015 - 6 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£504
for 7 nights
£504
 
 
Rate 26
7 Feb 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£734
for 7 nights
£734
 
 
UK Half Term
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£874
for 7 nights
£874
 
 
Rate 28
21 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£734
for 7 nights
£734
 
 
Rate 29
28 Feb 2015 - 6 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£604
for 7 nights
£604
 
 
Rate 30
7 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
£375
for 5 nights
£504
 
 
Rate 31
28 Mar 2015 - 17 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
£340
for 5 nights
£454
 
 
Rate 32
18 Apr 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
£304
for 5 nights
£404
 
 
Rate 33
25 Apr 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
£233
for 5 nights
£304
 
 
Rate 34
13 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
£304
for 5 nights
£404
 
 
Rate 35
4 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
£354
for 5 nights
£474
 
 
Early Sept
29 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
£304
for 5 nights
£404
 
 
Rate 36
5 Sep 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
£268
for 5 nights
£354
 
 
Autumn 2015
19 Sep 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
£197
for 4 nights
£304
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Optional cleaning charge £54
Notes Price includes: electricity, water charges, cleaning of communal areas only and snow clearance in parking area (winter).

As is the tradition in France, guests must take their own linen and clean the apartment before departure - cleaning materials provided.

New for 2014: we can arrange for linen (price on request) and cleaning after your departure at £54 (64 Euros).
We require a £100 deposit (balance to be paid 6 weeks before departure), and a £100 security deposit (refunded upon return of the key, no breakages reported, and property has been left clean. Additionally there is the local Chatel tourist tax of 50p (0.55 Euro) per person per night (Adults only).
Payment may be made by Cheque, Bank transfer (British Pound or Euros) or by PAYPALS (5% surcharge).
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 43 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 singles joined together
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , bunk beds/1 pullout
  • Can sleep 4 adults or 2 adults 3 children, there is a sofa bed in the living area and pull out bed under the bunks, if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • caves
  • water parks
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ski
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Linen not included: you will need to take single bed sheets, single bed douvet covers, pillow slips, towels and tea towels. Apartment must be cleaned when you leave using the cleaning equipment provided. Satellite TV available, so you can keep up with events back home, watch your favorite soap or find out the sports results. New for 2014: Linen can be provided on request at additional charge, cleaning can be arranged upon departure (£54).
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