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Luxury 2 bedroom chalet in beautiful Les Contamines-Montjoie

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering chalet sleeps 5 at foot of Mont Blanc

'La Remise a Megan' is a charming traditional ski/summer self catering rental chalet with wooden deck, garden and covered parking. It is tastefully decorated, all wooden interior and extremely well equipped with all home comforts. One double bedroom and one triple. It is situated in a quiet hamlet 1km from the centre of the unspoilt ski and summer resort of Les Contamines-Montjoie which nestles just below the Mont Blanc. Les Contamines is renowned for its exceptional snow cover between December and late April and uncrowded, well groomed runs to suit all levels and accessible off piste. In summer there are a multitude of sports, activities, entertainment and places to visit nearby. It is particularly well known for its fabulous walking (it is on the famous 'tour of mont blanc' and stunning views. Les Contamines remains one of the few inexpensive, unspoilt ski resorts of the French Alps. The owners, Sarah (English) and Bruno (French) are knowledgeable locals who are on hand to help make your stay a memorable one.

The three chalets are virtually identical and each has 2 bedrooms on the first floor and sleep 5. One bedroom with double bed (160cm) and one triple (3 single beds). On the ground floor is the open plan living/dining/kitchen area and the bathroom and toilet.

Each chalet has a south facing sheltered wooden deck with picnic table and deck chairs. A barbecue is at your disposal in summer. The chalets have gardens with childrens swings etc.

La Remise a Megane and Les Fraises Sauvages have covered off road car parking. Le Bothy has off road parking.

The owners Sarah and Bruno are knowledgeable locals who live close by and are on hand before and during your stay to help in any way to organise your holiday eg in winter to help you book your ski lessons (we recommend Bruno, ESF instructor, for private ski lessons) , lift passes, equipment hire and be on hand for all local advice.

In summer they can advise you on the local walking, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering etc as well as places to visit in the region. (Within one hours drive are Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix)

A raclette or pierrade machine are at your disposal if you fancy trying these local specialities at home.

Summer activities: Les Contamines is on the famous 'tour of Mont Blanc' walking route and is a fantastic base for an active holiday with a multitude of walking routes as well as mounaineering, climbing, mountain biking, tennis, swimming. For families there are many entertainments laid on locally, a pretty boating lake and swimming lake with playgrounds, tree top adventure, crazy golf etc. Or if you need a rest you can just sit back and enjoy the splendid views all around us and the good selection of local restaurants in the village or further afield in the hills.

Nearby cable cars and tramways allow easy access to high mountain scenery.

More Details

Sarah Cunningham
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Sarah Cunningham

Sarah, British and Bruno, French built the 3 chalets in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Sarah has lived and worked in Les Contamines since 1989 and Bruno has lived in Les Contamines all his life so they know the village and region well and enjoy sharing their knowledge with their guests. They live close to the chalets with their 2 girls. Bruno is a ski instructor with the ESF and speaks good English.

Sarah Cunningham purchased this chalet in 2001

Why Sarah Cunningham chose St. Gervais - Megeve area

The chalets were lovingly built by Bruno inside and out with much of the furniture hand made by him too and soft furnishings by Sarah so the chalets have a charming and unique interior. The gardens are landscaped and maintained by Bruno. We really want you to make the most of your time in Les Contamines and will help you find the most suitable activities, restaurants and places to visit etc

What makes this chalet unique

The chalets are charming and cosy with all mod cons, located in a quiet residential hamlet 1km from the village centre and the owners live just along the road and are on hand to help you make the most of your holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Petit sejour fort sympathique dans ce chalet si agréable et confortable avec des nuits bien reposantes...

Un seul regret. ne pas avoir prifité pleinement de ce cadre si joli et devoir le quitter si vite...

Merci pour tout
May 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Les Contamines-Montjoie in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • The chalet has one well equipped bathroom on the ground floor and one toilet (separate in La Remise a Megane and Les Fraises Sauvages, in the bathroom for Le Bothy). Bath towels, bath mat and hair dryer supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 160cm bed
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
  • There are 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor of the chalet. One has queen sized double bed (160cm), the other has 3 standard single beds (90cm). A travel cot can be supplied at no extra charge (as well as high chair and babies and childrens toys) on request. All bed linen and plenty of bath and hand towels are supplied as well as bath mat, t-towels and table cloth. All beds are recent and very comfortable with good quality mattresses, duvets and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The chalet is equipped with child stair gate at the top of the stairs. On demand we can supply travel cot, high chair, children's/babies toys and 3 wheeler pushchair free of charge. Bed linen and towels (and bath mats, t-towels, table cloth etc) are supplied free of charge and beds made up for your arrival. The garden is child friendly. Whilst we love dogs we will only accept dogs in our chalet if you can assure us of their good behaviour (and pay a damage/cleaning deposit). If this is the case your dog is welcome and we are happy to help make the necessary vets appointment etc for your return to the UK.


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Luxury 2 bedroom chalet in beautiful Les Contamines-Montjoie
average rating of 4.921875 based on 73 reviews

Excellent chalet

  • 5 of 5

High quality chalets with everything that we needed for our stay. Owners so helpful. Wonderful walking all around. We stayed 4 weeks and will return next year for a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Vraiment chez soi dans un cadre majestueux

  • 5 of 5

Des vacances superbes, chalet agréable et typique.

Le soleil en plus.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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A little paradise in Les Contamines

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 weeks skiing and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Les Fraises Sauvage. The chalet is warm and cozy, well maintained and met all our needs. Sarah and Bruno were very friendly and helpful and did everything to make our stay memorable. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Les Fraises Sauvages

  • 4 of 5

A very clean and comfortable chalet. Close to the centre but down a side road so quiet. Although next door to the owner's property it's self contained and private. Marvellous view of Mont Joly from the terrace. We went in summer but there would be no access issues in winter. Recommended and would return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Wonderful stay in the French Apls

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with Sarah and Bruno and it won't be the last. The chalets are very well presented and well equipped.

Les Contanimes itself is an excellent place to explore the alpls with a wide variety of mountain trails for all abilities including younger families and experienced hikers.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Jourdain's family review

  • 5 of 5


We really enjoy staying in this "Chalet" and had a very goof rest.

The place is really very quiet, and the chalet was exactly the same look end field we expected looking at the pictures on the website.

There you feel exactly as if you were in your own house.

We appreciate the decoration which is very typcial for moutain.

We were 5 persons there with enough place to feel confortable.

We recommend it to you and specially Sarah who is also a very nice person always availbale to give you service.

Best regards

NB sorry for my bad english, try to do my best to share a very good experience !

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Les Contamines
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Le Fayet/St Gervais
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Passy/Le Fayet
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Les Contamines
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Les Contamines
Car: recommended

Les Contamines-Montjoie is situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc at the end of a picturesque valley. Access is easy by car being only 15 mins from the motorway and 1 hrs drive from Geneva airport.

Les Contamines-Montjoie is in the Haute Savoie region of the Alps, close to St Gervais, Megeve and Chamonix. It is on the famous summer 'tour of mont blanc' hike and close to the Italian and Swiss borders making it a perfect touring base.

From Christmas to late April Les Contamines is a skiers paradise with 120kms of well groomed runs and plenty of safe, accessible off piste. It is suitable for all levels of skier. It remains unspoilt, traditional in style and inexpensive. On the ski slopes there are plenty of cosy little mountain restaurants.

There is excellent cross country skiing on the valley floor and a natural ice skating rink in the village centre.and a good selection of cafés/restaurants/bars in the village. Easy access to Chamonix (25 mins) and Megeve/St Gervais (10 mins) by car. Les Contamines is one of the most snow sure resorts in the French Alps.

There are plenty of English speaking ski instructors for either group or private lessons.

Other Activities: Cross country skiing, snow boarding, sledging, husky dog sledding in winter.

Les Contamines is not far from the Swiss and Italian border so makes a great touring base.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Les Contamines-Montjoie, 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
end of august
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas hols
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
half term hols
10 Feb 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
last week ski season
14 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Apr 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
School holidays
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
End of summer
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

All bed linen, towels, electricity, tourist taxes etc are included in the rental price.
Weekends and long weekends welcomed in 'low season' or last minute if availability. Please contact us for prices.

A deposit of 25% is required at time of booking. The balance is due 6 weeks before your stay.
Payment by bank transfer or £ or € cheque

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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