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Chamonix chalet | 4-6 people | 2 Bathrooms | Log Fire | WiFi | Quaint & Cozy

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chalet in Les Bossons - Chalet Balmat | Chamonix | FR

Chamonix Ski Chalet | 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | Log fire | WiFi | Rustic charm

Balmat Cottage is a quaint and cozy, two-bedroom Chamonix house available for weekly holiday rental.

The building is on the edge of town and built from traditional stone and wood in one of the valley’s oldest buildings. Balmat Cottage is part of the original home of Jacques Balmat, the first man to climb Mont Blanc.

Balmat Cottage is close to the highway, so access is easy even in snowy conditions and the ski bus stops 100m from the front door and will take you to every lift in the valley.

Being part of an old restored building, Balmat Cottage is quirky and engaging in its look and design, something both the layout and furnishings only add too. It is far from ‘just another’ alpine ski apartment. Instead you have the feeling you are staying in a genuine piece of alpine history, which in many ways you are.

Built around the building’s central stairwell, the ground-floor is open plan and split into three areas: the kitchen, living and dining room.

The kitchen has a fully-equipped, modern kitchen with a four ring induction hob, a full-size oven, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of crockery and utensils.

The dining room is reached either through a newly cut doorway (created in autumn 2015 and not visible in the current images) and the dining table seats six people. The new doorway allows you step directly from the kitchen into the dining room and serve dinner without having to walk through the living room.

The living room has a large sofa that converts in to a comfortable bed for two people, an open fire place next to a fire place, and a low level coffee table making it a lovely place to relax in the evening and watch a movie or just the crackling flames. Logs are supplied.

The toilet is tucked away under the stairwell.

Upstairs lie two bedrooms, both of which can be doubles or twins, one of which contains a shower and the other a bath, allowing you to shower or bath in the privacy of your own bedroom.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mont Blanc Retreats
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016
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About Mont Blanc Retreats

Mont Blanc Retreats specialise in holiday rentals in the Chamonx valley.

Mont Blanc Retreats purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Mont Blanc Retreats chose Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

Balmat Cottage is quaint, cozy and traditionally built from stone and wood. The property is situated on the edge of Chamonix town, close to the end of the highway and the exit to the Mont Blanc tunnel, making access really easy.

The ski bus stops outside and you can even walk into Chamonix town in ten mins flat walk.

What makes this chalet unique

WiFi | Bath / Shower in each bedroom | Log fire | Traditional look and feel

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Chamonix chalet | 4-6 people | 2 Bathrooms | Log Fire | WiFi | Quaint & Cozy
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
4

Charming and definitely quirky

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has a very charming ground floor which definitely shows the history of the place. The upstairs bedrooms are a little awkward but manageable. The layout is quirky for sure with a shower in one bedroom and a bathtub and sink in the other bedroom. The ceiling is quite low and for taller people you end up stooping a lot to get around the upstairs. The stairs are quite steep and narrow and with the toilet downstairs, navigating at night is troublesome especially since the stairwell light was out while we were there. Hauling luggage up and down takes a little work. The closet rack and shelves were quite flimsy and a surprise since such care was taken with furniture downstairs. Also, there is a washing machine but no dryer so be prepared to drape clothes around the cottage to dry.

Overall we did enjoy the historic feel of the cottage as well as the location. This probably isn't the right place if you are physically challenged.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable with all the amenities from home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Balmat Chalet. It is situated on the edge of the more touristy parts of town. We found it had easy access to a few hikes in the area and downtown was a simple stroll down the street. Groceries and bakery were close by. The management company was very accommodating and provided everything we needed to travel with a toddler. Happy to recommend this place any friend travelling to Chamonix. Thanks for a nice stay, Bob.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great chalet , lovely holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Balmat Cottage (me + 2 friends) at the beginning of March. We had a lovely time here and are happy to go back or recommend to others.

The booking process was easy and safe with several options offered to us in terms of payment methods. We booked through this site in the end as it seemed the safest and easiest.

The management team were very helpful before and during our stay and check-in was very easy. We could arrive at any time of day or night as there are keys at the cottage!

The decor is gorgeous – rustic / alpine, but with a modern twist -  and the rooms are very comfortable.  WiFi was free and unlimited and it was easy for us to connect our laptops to the TV - we had Netflix and French TV.

We were walking in and out of town at night and it was fine, but the bus stop is outside anyway.

We’ll be back in Chamonix again and would definitely book Balmat Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay in comfortable and cosy cotttage

  • 5 of 5

My son and I were really pleased with the cottage. It was well appointed and really cosy with the fire. We felt that staying in and cooking a decent meal was easy. Yet we also found walking into Chamonix for a night out no problem at all.

The cottage is well positioned. You can easily drive to St Gervais or Les Houches, or the other way to the Chamonix resorts. We did both. We had driven from the UK so had a car but there was also a bus stop just opposite the cottage. We never had a problem parking and there was a supermarket and bakery within 5 mins. Overall we felt the accommodation was perfect for us and competitively priced. If you are after your own self catering chalet a little away from the crowds I would definitely give this one a try! Best wishes Chris.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

Magnífica

  • 5 of 5

Hemos estado 10 dias en esta casa, esta muy bien equipada, tiene wifi y funciona correctamente. La ubicacion espectacular con unas vistes impresionantes al Montblanc es tal y como se ve se en las fotos. La recomiendo al 100x100.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad you loved your time in Balmat Cottage! It's rapidly becoming one of our most booked properties as people love the special feel of a traditional Chamonix farmhouse that has been renovated to a modern standard. We hope we have the pleasure of you staying again. Mont Blanc Retreats
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Vert Hotel
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Chamonix Les Praz
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Les Pelerins
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
A40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Les Pelerins
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Brevent
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Passy
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Les Bossons, Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn Inter-season 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£530
 
 
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
New Year 2-16
30 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Jan 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
28 Jan - 3 Feb 2017
28 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
£1,125
 
 
4-10 Feb 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
 
11-17 Feb 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
18 Feb - 24 Feb 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
£1,540
 
 
25 Feb - 3 Mar 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
 
4-10 Mar 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£786
for 5 nights
£1,100
 
 
11-31 Mar 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
£1,050
 
 
1-21 Apr 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£597
for 5 nights
£836
 
 
22 Apr - 5 May 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£321
for 3 nights
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £700

Payment in Sterling through this website is 100% at the time of booking. The reason is that, Post-Brexit, we can not be sure how much British Sterling will be worth when your second payment it due.

If you would like to pay in instalments then payment is in Euro using our secure card payment portal - we send you a link and you go online and make the payment - with 30% on booking and the balance 8 weeks before you arrive.

Please let us know if you would prefer to pay in instalments.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Les Bossons in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Shower in bedroom 2
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bath in bedroom 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Double or a twin with a shower in the room
  • Upper left bathroom. Has a double bed and a bath
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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