HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Chalet with 3 bedrooms, 8 people, WIFI, plus independant apt. with 2 bedrooms

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Chalet real fire, sunny, spacious, can accommodate 13 with apt Meleze. WIFI

Award winning eco-friendly private chalet, in the centre of Vallouise. 5 star comfort. Geothermic heating system. South facing with large garden and great views. Three separate bedrooms including an ensuite. Shops and restaurants two minutes walk. Private parking. Ideal for large families or groups. 130m2 total surface area.

In August 2008 Chalet Chabrand was awarded the level of 'Three Keys' from Cle Vacances, a national organisation that inspects rented accommodation all over France. In the same year the chalet was also awarded the title 'Gens du Pays Des Ecrins' for overall comfort and quality. This title is currently applied to less than 20 chalets and apartments in the L'Argentiere region.


You'll find a big utility room with washing machine and ample space for boots, skis and outdoor kit, a double bedroom (Bedroom 1) with an ensuite shower room, a separate toilet, and a large open plan kitchen/living room area. This includes a large sitting room complete with TV, DVD and CD players, together with a real wood fire. The dining table can seat up to 10 people, and the adjacent open plan kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. A double set of French windows give access from the sitting or dining areas onto an expansive south facing patio with private garden beyond.


You'll find two large bedrooms. The first one (Bedroom 2) includes two singles and two bunk beds. The second bedroom (Bedroom 3) comprises two singles bed and a large wardrobe. Both bedrooms have direct access to a wide balcony that runs right round both sides of the chalet. A bathroom with shower cubicle and double hand basins, and a separate toilet complete the upstairs.

The chalet has a geothermic under floor heating system which gives a constant warm ambient temperature throughout the winter months.

Chalet Chabrand has its own private garden complete with a 10 seat wooden table, chairs and sun loungers. A place to relax and enjoy the superb open views looking towards Puy-St-Vincent and its stunning mountain skyline.

As with all AlpBase accommodation the chalet comes complete with lots of local information about what's on offer, including free loan of maps, guidebooks and information sheets on rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, walking, ski mountaineering and Via Ferrata. We can also arrange family multi activity courses for you run by the best guides and instructors in the Hautes Alpes.


We can also arrange for fully catered services throughout the year. Please email us for further details and prices.


If you have a large group you can rent both Chalet Chabrand and the attached but independent Apartment Meleze providing accommodation for up to 13 people. Email us for details.


In August 2008 Apartment Mélèze was awarded the level of "Three Keys" from CleVacances, a national organisation that inspects rented accommodation all over France. In the same year the apartment was also awarded the title "Gens du Pays Des Ecrins" for overall comfort and quality. This title is currently applied to less than 20 chalets and apartments in the L'Argentiere region.

The apartment is on the first and second floors. On the first floor there is a bathroom with a large shower, wash basin, and washing machine. There is also a separate toilet, a sitting/dining area with double sofa bed, TV, DVD and CD player, and a fully equipped kitchen with French windows onto a balcony. The kitchen has a standard size oven, a 4-ring electric hob, a fridge, coffeemaker and kettle, plus all the usual kitchen utensils.

On the second floor there are the two bedrooms; Bedroom One has a double and a single, and Bedroom Two has two singles.

The private enclosed garden, complete with barbecue and bench, lies directly underneath the apartment, providing shade in the summer and a great play area for children in winter. By the entrance door to the apartment there is a convenient breakfast balcony that catches the early morning sunshine with ample space below for canoes and outdoor equipment.

The apartment is ideal if you want the convenience of day-to-day necessities such as shops and restaurants combined with close proximity to the mountains and valleys of the Hautes Alpes; from the doorstep you can mountain bike, walk or kayak on the River Gyr. In winter the X-C ski trails are a 3 minute walk away. The apartment also gives you easy access to the village square, the beautiful 15th Century Church and the weekly village market for which the historic village of Vallouise is famous for.

The apartment comes complete with lots of local information about what's on offer including free loan of maps and guidebooks. We can also arrange guided mountain courses for you run by the best IFMGA guides in the Hautes Alpes!


If you have a large group you can rent both Apartment Mélèze and the attached but independent Chalet Chabrand providing accommodation for up to 15 people. Email us for details.

More Details

O'Brien Gore Jacqueline
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About O'Brien Gore Jacqueline

Since 2003 we, that's Jerry and Jackie Gore, have been organising chalet holidays and mountain courses here in the Ecrins Massif, Southern French Alps.

As owner-operators we dedicate our time to offering you a quality accommodation service, a wide range of comfortable properties, and a range of rental options that include both self-catering and fully catered.


- A personal welcome and introduction to the local area

- Detailed fact sheets on all sports and activities in summer and winter

- Maps and specialist guidebooks on walking/rock or ice climbing/Via Ferrata/MTB.

- A local weather forecast for your week

- Welcome pack including a mix of beverages and local produce

- Electricity and heating unless specified (e.g. wood for chalets with fires)

- Cleaning materials, toilet paper and washing up liquid

- Local tourist taxes (Taxe De Sejour)

- Left luggage facility if arriving early or departing late

- Baby equipment if required: high chair, changing mat, travel cot, plastic cups/plates

- Baby sitting on request

- Games and books

- And bucketfuls of genuine hospitality!


- Sheets/towels - can be ordered at additional cost

- Cleaning - can be ordered at additional cost

- Additional wood for chalet log fires

We personally run the office so don't hesitate. Call or email us today with your request and let us introduce you to this wonderful playground, 30 times larger than the Chamonix Valley and one that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, and the widest range of outdoor sports anywhere in the European Alps.

O'Brien Gore Jacqueline purchased this chalet in 2007

Why O'Brien Gore Jacqueline chose Ecrins

AlpBase is situated in Vallouise, the gateway to the Ecrins National Park and the centre of the Hautes Alpes; one of the least populated and most pristine areas in France. This region of the country - 05 - comprises the Southern French Alps and is one of the few alpine areas in Europe that has always controlled its tourism. As well as substantially better weather – a guaranteed 300 days of sunshine every year - this area is definitely a lot less commercialised than the Northern French Alps.

The Hautes Alpes offers the widest range of outdoor activities anywhere in Europe year round. Go to the Activities section and you will see what we mean!

Sporting Events

The Ecrins is the sporting centre of France and comprises many activity events and competitions. Here are a few of the best:

ICE - Europe’s largest Ice Climbing festival

Ailefroide - France’s second centre of Alpinism

La Grave - off-piste capital of Europe

Tout a bloc – The largest European bouldering festival

Mondial de L’Escalade – 5 days of world-class climbing

Montagne en Fete – The Ecrins Mountaineering Festival

Le Stade D'Eau Vive – France’s National White Water Center


Winter - Late November to early April. During this period you can ski and board downhill and off-piste. X-C skiing and ice-fall climbing runs from mid December to early March. From late March you can start to hike and rock climb.

Spring - April to mid June. few visitors come to the Hautes Alpes during this season yet it's great for walking, rock climbing, bouldering, white water rafting and kayaking, mountain biking and road cycling, Via Ferrata, and paragliding. This is arguably the best period for walkers as you will be hiking in t-shirts, through alpine pastures brimming with fresh flowers under deep blue skies and end of winter snow high above.

Summer - Late June to late August. July to end of August temperatures in the Ecrins range from 25°C to 28°C, but heavy late afternoon showers can occur. You can do pretty much eve


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Vallouise in Hautes-Alpes

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 4 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Chalet with 3 bedrooms, 8 people, WIFI, plus independant apt. with 2 bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Magnifique chalet

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour au chalet Chabrand, un chalet alpin traditionnel en bois avec toutes les commodités modernes. Il était spacieux, chaleureux et confortable avec un joli grand jardin et des vues spectaculaires sur les montagnes environnantes. Comme il est au coeur de Vallouise, tout est à portée de main mais il est calme et paisible. Un grand centre pour explorer les environs. Les hôtes Jackie et Jerry étaient très sympathiques et accueillants et étaient une grande source de connaissances locales. Nous y retournerons sans hésiter.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Turin Italy
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar 100m
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
L'Argentierre Les Ecrins
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
several restauants within 3 mins walk
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Pelvoux, Puy Saint Vincent, Serre Chevalier
Car: recommended

See this link on our website for detailed information on all the local activities:



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Vallouise, Hautes-Alpes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Vacances ete
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £509.21
Pet Fee £42.43

Caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire présent sur place avec bienvenue.
Chien 50€
Drapes/serviette 12€ per personne en commande

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

Enter dates for accurate pricing


Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals