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Spacious Comfortable Ski Chalet, in the centre of Les Houches near Chamonix

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10, Mountain Views, Convenient Location

The chalet is very spacious, which makes it comfortable for up to 10 people, perfect for both groups of friends or families, with 4 bedrooms (3 of which have either a large double bed or two single beds and 1 room which has a double bed plus 2 single beds – ideal for children or a family).

The lounge and dining area are open plan with large patio doors into the garden. An open fireplace creates warm, cosy evenings.

A second smaller lounge area on the mezzanine level has a TV (with French channels) and a DVD player.

The Kitchen has recently been renovated. It is clean and bright and has plenty of space for storage, as well as a large fridge, there is also a second fridge/freezer available for use.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has everything that you may need for your dining experience, including fondue and raclette sets.

There are 2 family bathrooms with showers over the bath and an en-suite shower room in the larger bedroom.

Downstairs is a dressing room for ski boots and ski-wear/bike-wear and storage, with it’s own handy, external entrance.

A ski locker is located just outside the house.

On this level there is an extra toilet and you will also find a large washer/dryer machine.

There is a front garden facing the Mont Blanc massif and a rear garden below, great spaces for making snowmen and playing in the snow.

Access to the chalet is by a private path and external stairs just off from the main road. 2 internal parking spaces are provided just across the road.

The chalet is conveniently located in the centre of the village, but being set back from the main road, it is still private and quiet.

Just a stone's throw away is a selection of French and English restaurants, a bank and cash machine, a post office, the tourist office, a local museum and supermarket.

GUEST INTERACTION

The person who welcomes guests lives in the neighbourhood. She shows them the house and is available to answer all their questions. If they encounter problems during their stay, she is always there to help. This availability is very reassuring for our guests who are very satisfied with this set up.

SHOPPING

There is a great little Carrefour supermarket just 2 minutes away. It has a fresh meat and cheese counter and some great wines and breads.

The boulangerie, who also makes chocolate, is located opposite the Mairie’s office building, and we now have a new Fromagerie just opposite the chalet!

EATING

Le Chavanne just along the road is a typical french restaurant. It has quite a small menu written on boards around the room, and it does a good ‘menu du midi’ each day with a starter, main course and dessert for 13€. A good place to enjoy a pitcher of cold beer out in the sun.

Over the road is a new restaurant on the Carrefour level. Again it has a small menu but it does do a nice looking lunchtime deal for 13,50€. I haven’t tried it yet but it has been recommended.

If you travel further up the road there is an English run restaurant, Le Delice, which does fab burgers and has a little beer garden.

Opposite Le Delice is a takeaway Pizza place, lovely thin crust pizzas but only open from 6 - 9.

10 minutes walk further is an Indian restaurant, Gandhi, which offer an amazing lunch time menu for 7,50€ - You won’t need to eat dinner later that day.

If you turn right out of the house there are a few restaurants on the bend of the road, opposite the Bellevue lift. Le Basillica is a very friendly family run restaurant offering some typical and more unusual french food.

The kitsch Inn is just behind the telecabine building and is another English run place, with typical English food.

OUT AND ABOUT

There is a learner slope (le Tourchet) just 5 minutes walk from the chalet but you can take the bus (just one stop) if you prefer. To access the Bellevue and Prarion lifts up to the main ski area of Les Houches, there is a bus to these lifts or it is about a 15/25 minute walk to each. Plenty of buses run in the winter (normally about 4 an hour) and they are free with your ski pass or Carte d'Hote. The bus stop is a minute away from the chalet. These buses also take you to the other slopes in the Chamonix Valley, as well as the gondola up to the Aiguille de Midi, Mont Blanc and the mountain train to the Mer de Glace. All ski-slope car parks are free except the Brevent car park in central Chamonix.

A local train station is just a 10 minute walk away which runs down to Saint Gervais les Bains and up into Switzerland

SKIING

Les Houches sits at the foot of Mont Blanc, and from the summit of the ski area you will be thrilled by a 360° view of the surrounding area

The ski area of Les Houches extends from an altitude of 950m to 1900m.

From the summit one has a spectacular 360° view of the Mont-Blanc massive, and with 55 km of slopes meandering through the forests, you will discover the real pleasures of skiing.

The international reputation of Les Houches is built on the World Cup downhill piste "la Verte", but the resort is also an ideal terrain for learners, particularly with the new beginners' area, at the top of Prarion. The forest trails are a delight for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.

ESF hold the ‘Piou Piou’ lessons for little ones near the lake, and there is also a beginners area in the village for the little ones.

When needed, artificial snow coverage is assured by more than 120 snow maker machines, positioned throughout the pistes of Les Houches.

As well as down hill skiing and snowboarding, in Les Houches and of course the rest of the Chamonix Valley, there are Nordic Ski paths where you can discover winter nature in all it's beauty, on cross-country pistes 'Ski de Fond' and snowshoe paths 'raquettes'. Les Houches offers 2 Nordic Ski trails: Les Chavants offers free access to cross country skiers combining snow fields and forests, and the trails of the Prarion require a lift pass as they are at high altitude.

WINTER FUN

For more winter fun you can find:

* Snow Shoeing (with or without guided walks)

* Ski de Fond (cross country ski-ing)

* Evolution 2 and Cham Aventures for lots of guided activities on the mountains and glaciers

* Watch Ice Hockey Matches in Chamonix

* Ice Skating here in Les Houches or in Chamonix

* Dog Sledging

* Bowling

AND IN THE SUMMER:

* Take the Aiguille du Midi cable cars to view Mont Blanc, “Step into the Void” and walk to Lac Blue. You can take nice easy path across the mountain over to the Mer de Glace visitors centre

* Travel on the Mer du Glace train to the glacier and visit the new Glaciorium, crystal museum and Ice Cave

* Take the Grands Montets Cable car for an amazingly close view of the Argentiere Glacier

* Take the Flegere lift and hike up to the beautiful Lac Blanc

* Walks across the Brevent side on the Petit or Grand Balcon Sud paths

* Walk up to Refuge du Belleachat and then further to Lac du Brevent where you can take the cable car and telecabine down into Chamonix

* Visit Parc du Merlet (Lovely terrace restaurant with views of the Bossons Glacier)

* Walk to Chamonix along the Promenade de l’Arve (from Les Houches Gare to Les Gaillands)

* Walk up to Statue of Christ (on the way to Parc Merlet) and Lac Noir

* Visit the newly refurbished Les Houches Museum de Montagne

* Try out the Tree Climbing Adventure (on the way to Parc Merlet)

* Take the Tramway du Mont Blanc from top of Bellevue Cable car or from down in Saint Gervais up to the Bionnassey Glacier

* Take the Bellevue lift for another walk around the Bionnassey Glacier over the fantastic suspension bridge

* Childrens’ play area, Tennis courts, Forest walk and Fishing at Lac Chavantes, just past the Prarion Telecabine

* Visit the museums and exhibitions in Chamonix, as well as the many shops and restaurants

* Chamonix Swimming Pool - indoor and Outdoor.

* Ice rink in Chamonix (all year round with Ice Hockey matches)

* Evening Bowling in Chamonix

* Indoor and outdoor climbing walls

* Museums in Sallanches and Saint Gervais on mountain topics.

* Evolution 2 and Cham Aventures for lots of guided activities on the mountains, glaciers and rivers

* Paragliding

* Lac Passy swimming lake and beach

* Servoz Gorge

* St Gervais thermal baths

* Golf course in Argentiere

And plenty more to be found..........

Rental is normally for a minimum of 7 days from Saturday (after 4pm). If you are looking for other days and lengths of stay please do enquire.

The price includes all heating, wood for the fireplace, hot water and electricity during your stay

There is an additional charge of 120€ for the cleaning of the chalet on your departure, which can be paid in cash on your arrival.

Bed linen and towels are not provided. If you cannot bring your own linen and towels we can organise them to be hired at a cost of 20€ per person which you can pay on arrival. You just need to tell us what you need a few weeks beforehand.

Lastly there is the local ‘tax de sejour’ which is collected on behalf of the local mayor and is: 1,50 € per adult (13 and over) per night, to be paid in cash when you are here. (For each adult this will be 10,50€ for the week.) This allows you a Carte d'Hote which gives you free bus rides in the valley and discounts on many activities.

More Details

Owner
Jean-Hubert de BOULARD
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Route Blanche
Car: recommended

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are also 2 separate toilets, one on the ground floor and one in the lower floor. Bedroom 3 on the first floor also has a basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 (1st floor) - 1 Large Double Bed , Convertible into 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 (1st floor) - 1 Large Double Bed , Convertible into 2 single beds
    Bedroom 1 (1st floor) - 1 Large Double Bed , Convertible into 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 (floor -1) - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Linen and towels are optional and can be provided upon request at the cost of 20 € per person.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Just a beautiful, spacious and really well equipped house in the center of Les Houches!

  • 5 of 5

Really great place, awesome location in Les Houches, very convenient access to all the surrounding trails, nearby cafes and shops. The house is beautiful, complete with a cosy garden with direct views of Mont Blanc. Could hardly ask for more!

A couple of minor downsides:

-the wifi connection was a bit unstable

-the 50eur charge for a late arrival seems really excessive and not very hospitable!

Otherwise all was great and I really recommend this place!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, sorry you had problems with the Wifi. On further investigation once you had left, I found that the telephone line had been pulled out of its socket, which caused the Wifi to stop. You know I am on hand to help with any problems during your stay, so next time, call me before you leave! I am sorry you found the 50€ late arrival fee disappointing. It is normal procedure here to charge a fee if clients choose to arrive late at night (i.e midnight). Of course if a late arrival is unavoidable then the fee may well be wavered.
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5

Beautiful chalet with the best location

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful chalet suited our family ski holiday with grandparents and children perfectly. It has a very welcoming layout with lots of space. The location is ideal - close to the shop, restaurants and the bus stop to skiing. The covered car parking is also very convenient.

We were all so happy we're delighted to be going back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot ! It's very rewarding to have people appreciating to stay in our chalet, as much as we do !
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5

Beau chalet bien situé

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances dans ce beau chalet très bien situé (centre des Houches), équipé et entretenu. La proximité de la gérante, très réactive en cas de problème, est un atout supplémentaire et un gage de tranquillité.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Ces quelques lignes pour vous dire combien nous avons apprécié nos vacances dans votre chalet.

Bien situé, spacieux, avec de grandes chambres et une très bonne literie, une vaisselle abondante et surtout, très bien chauffé !

Le contact avec votre correspondante locale a été très facile.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie de votre appréciation : cela fait tellement plaisir de savoir que des locataires ont apprécié les efforts que nous déployons pour que leur séjour dans notre chalet soit agréable. Vos commentaires sont si chaleureux, merci ! Et de plus je suis très content de savoir que vous avez apprécié l'accueil qui vous a été réservé.
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5

Spacieux et bien équipé

  • 5 of 5

Nous venons de passer un très bon séjour dans ce chalet. Ce n'est peut-être pas un chalet très moderne par rapport à d'autres locations, mais il est très agréable, spacieux, et surtout très bien équipé, avec des grandes pièces à vivre. Des couverts en grande quantité (cela évite les mauvaises surprises quand on a oublié de lancer le lave-vaisselle), pas de planchers ou de marches qui craquent, un gros cumulus, beaucoup de rangements. C'est vraiment agréable et bien conçu quand on est nombreux. Proche des commerces tout en étant au calme.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Très bonne adresse où l' on se sent chez soi

  • 5 of 5

De retour de votre très beau chalet, un petit mot pour vous dire que nous avons vraiment beaucoup apprécié.

La station et son cadre magnifique, bien sûr que nous avons découvert sous un temps splendide : pas un nuage en une semaine. Bien sur les conditions de neige étaient un peu justes en fin d' après midi mais nous avons quand même eu le privilège de skier tous les jours par 13 à 15 degrés.

Le chalet bien sûr, spacieux , très bien équipé (on s' y serait cru dans notre résidence secondaire) très bien situé et très agréable à vivre à 2 familles.

Mr Thiollier s' est parfaitement bien occupé de nous et la réserve de bois était bien au rendez vous.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Les Houches, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Sept - Dec 17
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£723
for 5 nights
From
£145
£947
 
 
pre xmas
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 
 
Xmas and NY 17
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,367
for 7 nights
£2,367
 
 
Jan 1st 2 weeks 18
6 Jan 2018 - 19 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 
 
Jan last 2 weeks 18
20 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,227
for 7 nights
£1,227
 
 
Feb week 1 18
3 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,315
for 7 nights
£1,315
 
 
Feb vacances 18
10 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,367
for 7 nights
£2,367
 
 
Mar 1st 2 weeks 18
3 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,315
for 7 nights
£1,315
 
 
Mar last 3 weeks 18
17 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,227
for 7 nights
£1,227
 
 
April week 1 SUNDAY
1 Apr 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,227
for 7 nights
£1,227
 
 
April 1st two weeks 18
8 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 
 
End April to Jun 18
22 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£723
for 5 nights
From
£145
£947
 
 
June last 2 weeks
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 
 
Summer 18
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,315
for 7 nights
£1,315
 
 
Sep week 1 18
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,227
for 7 nights
£1,227
 
 
Sep week 2 18
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£814
for 5 nights
£1,140
 
 
Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£723
for 5 nights
From
£145
£947
 
 
Xmas and New Year 18
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,367
for 7 nights
£2,367
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,630
for 7 nights
£2,630
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £745.11
Stay tax £1.31 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Rental from Saturday to Saturday only.
Booking confirmed when contract has been signed and deposit (30%, or 50% in case of on line payments).
To be paid on arrival :
- cleaning at end of stay : 120 €,
- local taxes : 1.50 €/adult/day.
- refundable security deposit : 850 €,
- optional : sheets and linen on request : 20 € per person (single / double beds configuration to be defined 8 weeks in advance).

Location du samedi au samedi.
A payer à l'arrivée :
- nettoyage de fin de séjour : 120 €.
- taxes de séjour : 1,50 €/adulte/jour,
- garantie remboursable pour dégâts éventuels : 850 €.
- en option : linge et lits faits : 20€ par personne (configuration lits simples / doubles à définir 8 semaines avant arrivée).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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