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Comfortable Family Ski and Summer Chalet in the stunning Alps

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom chalet to sleep 8 people in Portes du Soleil ski region

Sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom chalet is both spacious and modern in it's design. The chalet is a wonderful place to relax. The whole 'feel' is contemporary and has been specifically designed to create a huge living space including an open plan fully fitted kitchen all with granite worktops. This is a great place to unwind at the end of the day. The living space is complimented with 2 open fireplaces, artwork and a 'gather -around' kitchen island unit.

Our compulsory end of tenancy clean is 80 Euros which you pay direct to our Chalet Manager. Please also advise if you require linen/towels, which is charged at 15 Euros per person and paid direct to Chalet Manager.

There is an abundance of local and mountain restaurants and bars to suit budgets and tastes. The Cornettes Hotel is a dining experience and Le Fer Rouge Bar brews its own beer best taken at Happy Hour! Generally eating in the chalet is such a pleasure that you are likely to stay in. The options are yours!

Ski Stations at Pre La Joux, La Linga, Chatel, La Panthiaz are all within 3 to 15 minutes car drive. Les Gets/Morzine is 50 minutes drive. Ski instruction and schools is available for children and adults at all levels.

Markets and supermarkets are a few minutes drive from the chalet.

You do need a car with snow tires during winter! Ski lifts are 3, 8 and 12 minutes easy drive away. Roads are cleared of snow daily.

The large balcony is surrounded by the magnificent alpine scenery all with views up to the stunning Dents du Midi.

In the summer the chalet offers a perfect location to enjoy mountain walking, mountain, biking, river rafting, canyoning, rock climbing and swimming.

Geneva and Chambray airports are the closest to the chalet.

More Details

Paul Smart or Linda Shepherd
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

What makes this chalet unique

This property is two chalets in one, which offers you a huge central (double) living area and a balcony that runs along the length of the property. Its location is perfect for skiing and snow sports in winter and then in the summer every type of rural activity such as mountain biking, walking, river rafting, canyoning and rock climbing can be enjoyed. The Tour de France cyclist often pass through the village during the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Paul,

Thanks for letting us staying in your beautiful chalet. We had a great time, although the weather was now and then very cold and even rainy.

The chalet was great, and we are interested in staying in it perhaps another time but since we are two families with children, we can only go in the very busy holiday-weeks. We'll let you know when we have the new school-schedule.

Positive comments: perfect house ! If you are interested to sell it, tell us...

Regards, Fam. Kardol
Feb 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in La Chapelle-d'Abondance in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please ensure that whenever the log fires are lit, the glass panel doors are securely pulled down AT ALL TIMES for safety reasons - Thank You
  • Candles are only to be lit if placed within glass vase holders and only whilst the chalet is occupied. - Thank You
  • When vacating chalet, remove all perishable foods from fridges & clean along with oven & hob. Beds stripped off and rubbish taken to Refuse Store.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We have two large hot water tanks in the Chalet, so plenty of hot water for showers and baths.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot provided upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Single beds can be made into Super King bed upon request
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Top Floor Landing - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double size Futon bed - Available at additional charge
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
At the end of your stay our Chalet Manager Samantha will arrange for a compulsory final clean at a nominal charge to yourselves which is to be paid directly to her .


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Comfortable Family Ski and Summer Chalet in the stunning Alps
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Amazing chalet, so spacious, warm and light

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was lovely, set back off the road, but only a few minutes drive to Chatel. When we arrived we found it looked lovely from the outside, but as soon as you climb the stairs to the living area, you realise how much space you have. Everything worked well, the bedrooms were perfect and, although there were 8 of us, the 3 bathrooms were easily able to cope. We ate in most nights and the kitchen is great for social cooking as it’s a part of the living area. Also Linda and Paul were very helpful and patiently answered our questions. It’s a great location for a holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chalet Clare, Chatel - Summer 2009

  • 5 of 5

Hi Paul

Thank you, yet again, for the most wonderful time at the Chalet. Our friends were absolutely taken with area and are coming back with us in March 2010. (If available)

Even though we have stayed at the chalet twice before in the ski season, we were amazed that there was so much to see and do this time of the year. As you suggested, we rented moutain bikes from James and had the most fantastic day out. We even tried the Zip Wire, never to be forgotten.

The walks you suggested were clearly directed and stunning.

The chalet was great, and easily accommodated all of us. All your recommendations worked out perfectly. Thank you

Anyway, thanks once again for all your help and look foward to seeing you in March.

Kind regards

Linda & David

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chalet Clare, Chatel, winter holiday review

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! The photos of this chalet do not do it justice. I have no hesitation in recommending this chalet to either a family or a group- first stayed here with another family- kids shared 2 rooms, adults had the doubles, and again (2009) with a group of "serious skiers". Haven't stayed there in summer yet but intend to.

Arrived to find it clean and with a bottle or two of wine to relax us after the usual stresses of travel. Very comfortable and nothing broken.

With my dodgy back (I enjoy my creature comforts), I was relieved to find comfortable beds, not the usual cheap mattresses with springs pushing through, or hard planks. Some limited headroom in 2 of the bedrooms but you get that everywhere and bedrooms aren't for standing up in are they?!

Downstairs the 2 huge rooms work really well- pairs of really luxurious sofas in both kitchen/diner and lounge areas with log fires to toast the toes. This is a large chalet.

First time I was a little dubious at it being a few hundred meters outside Chatel centre, but with our hire a car (Geneva airport, easy, quick journey) we were better off here with our own private parking as parking in town is not easy to find or cheap! Unless you stay in the smaller more expensive places opposite the ski lifts, you will need a car - even then, walking from there up the hill to the centre is not fun- you could use the bus service to get to the lifts at the head of the valley, but if you are hiring a car, parking is the issue. No such worries here.

The supermarket (1 min drive) is just up the road with a local butcher. The Cornet restaurant in Abondance (3 mins drive) is a must. On the way to Abondance from the chalet there is a good bar on RHS that sells its own brew....with happy hours thankfully as bars in Chatel are v expensive. Recommend you stock up with cheap beer and wine from the supermarket as your first stop!

We have stayed in some truly forgettable places and some very expensive chalets, but this is way, way better than the average- "sophisticated", great for socialising, relaxing and terrific value. Families with toddlers would benefit from a stair gate. Kids can entertain themselves watching a DVD on a laptop in the 2nd lounge area whilst adults drink around the kitchen marble topped island next door!

I really recommend this chalet, but you will need the car.

Should be great for summer activities as well- mountain biking etc and Lake Geneva is a short drive away as well if you fancy watersports.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
880 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Chatel retains it's Alpine charm as it continues as a traditional farming region. The Lakeside Spas of Evian, Thonon les Bains, and in particular the spectacular Lavez les Bains, are close by. For those who wish to visit the cultural centres of Geneva, Montreux, Lausanne and Annecy are all within a 2 hour drive. More locally Chamonix, Thonon, Evian and Yvoire provide scenic delights!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in La Chapelle-d'Abondance, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
9 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season - Half Term
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
23 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
6 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.32

We provide a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, wine and cheese for your arrival.

We request a 250 Euro key and breakages deposit cheque be sent to us prior to your arrival.

We assume that you provide your own bed linen and towels but if not convenient we can provide at an extra cost of 15 Euro per person per week (or per length of stay)

We assume that the chalet is left in good clean state for a change over clean prior to the next guests.

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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