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A stunning two bedroom Chalet in Chatel, Portes de Soleil

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs2
Space 721 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Double bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 2 separate toilets, Sleeps 4

This stunning two bedroom chalet is situated just 500 meters away from the centre of the popular ski / summer mountain resort of Chatel with the ski bus stopping directly outside our door! The Chalet is well equipped, comprising of a fabulous open plan living room with fireplace, dining room & a fully equipped kitchen. The ground floor also has a toilet, cloak closet and a washing machine. Upstairs there is a bathroom with bath and shower, a separate toilet and two double bedrooms. Each bedroom has a king-size bed which can be split into two singles, a built-in wardrobe and it's own balcony with stunning views looking straight up the valley towards Linga. The chalet has a well kept garden with a private patio and veranda; we provide teak garden furniture and a dining set for use in summer months. In winter we provide wood for the fire and there is a dedicated ski / bike room located at the buildings entrance. The chalet has private, off street parking. See our site for more info -

Our changeover day is on the Saturday during peak seasons. During the low seasons we can offer flexible changeover days.

Our agency who holds our keys is located at the bottom of the road. They are there to help you during your stay as well as organise your linen hire if needed.

When you stay with us, we hope that you will keep it tidy. When you depart you have the choice of cleaning the chalet yourselves or a cleaner can be organized to step in after your departure for a fee which is paid directly to the agency in Chatel.

There is so much to see and do in the area of the Portes de Soleils both in the summer and in the winter. We hope that you will come stay and benefit from the breathtaking views whilst enjoying your apres ski or to soak up some sunshine after your daily summer adventure.

More Details

Kester Hodgson
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

2017 will be our sixth stay at the Snowball, we both absolutely love this special chalet.

It is perfectly situated a short easy walk into the centre of Chatel, has great views up the valley to the linga.

The chalet is very well equipped, spacious, clean and well designed, it can be very cosy and romantic on a cold winter night with the open log fire burning.

Beth is fantastic to deal with and makes booking simple and straightforward. Nothing is to much trouble.

Having found this fantastic chalet it has become very difficult to go anywhere else.

We fully recommend Snowball to any couple, couples and family's wanting a great stay in Chatel.
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Châtel in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 721 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets- We welcome pets provided they remain off all furniture and never left alone. An exit mandatory cleaning fee of €79.00 is paid to the agency.
  • There are 2 options for cleaning. You can choose to clean the chalet before you depart or a cleaner can be organized for a fee once you have vacated.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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A stunning two bedroom Chalet in Chatel, Portes de Soleil
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews

Room with a view

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to the Haute Savoie and we chose a first class chalet to spend our time there. Chalet Snowball is ideally located for every need whether it's a ski ing holiday or summer holiday.The accommodation offers everything you would require and is cosy and comfortable. Dealing with the owners in Texas is seamless, professional and they were very helpful during the whole process. I would strongly recommend this chalet for those discerning skiers or holiday makers to enjoy unique surroundings in Chatel.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property. Well equipped. Would come again.

  • 4 of 5

My only disappointment was that the ad suggested it is a chalet but it is in a block with a shared entrance. A little more info about the facilities would be good. The BBQ needed cleaning and a sunshade would be great.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place and good value

  • 5 of 5

Kester and Beth were very welcoming. The flat is situated in a great location. It provided us with a great base in the heart of the alps.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superbe appartement en duplex dans chalet

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons loué cet appartement duplex dans un chalet au cours des vacances de février 2017. Nous y avons passé un excellent séjour. Les pistes se situent à quelques centaines de mètres seulement et la navette gratuite s'arrête devant le chalet. L'appartement est vraiment très bien: spacieux , remarquablement bien équipé, impeccable , cheminée avec bois à volonté, literie de premier ordre, petit jardin devant la terrasse... Bref, c'était parfait. Nous le recommandons fortement.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet and central place to stay. Snow not that good this year, but may improve in the next few weeks. Would definitely use this accommodation again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Snowball with a family of 4 adults and a 7 months baby and found it very comfortable. The location is perfect and very quiet. It is also close to the main square and attractions of Chatel.

The owners were very helpful with getting us well prepared for our holidays and advise well in advance what we need to do to have a quiet and trouble free vacation with a baby.

Isabelle from the local agency was very efficient to help us and answered all questions we had as this was our first trip to Chatel but we will return there next year by all means as we still have not managed to ski on all slopes; the skiing area is huge.

The house has everything what you may need while you stay there. The kitchen is also very well equipped and has all necessary for your comfort stay. I would add only a very simple electric raclette pans to make this Alpine dish which is a long standing tradition of our family when we come to the Alps.

A fireplace adds a great charm and atmosphere in the house.

Thanks again for the wonderful and healthy vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you stay in "Snowball". We hope you will stay with us again, will look into purchasing a raclette pan for your next visit.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Monthey (Switzerland)
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Monthey (Switzerland)
Car: recommended

The Apartment is located about a ten minute walk from the town's church and is situated on a similar level - so very little climbing up mountains to do! It is on Rte de Roitet which is directly below Petite Chatel.

We are extremely fortunate in Chatel, benefiting from breathtaking views all the way down to Abondance and up the valley towards Linga.

The town has retained it's Alpine charm thanks to a rigorous town planning department but is equipped to the highest standards from infrastructure right through to some of the best restaurants in the Alps!

We are blessed with both fabulous skiing - being a part of the worlds largest combined skiing are, the Portes de Soleil, and having a lengthy, warm summer season for all your walking, climbing and cycling / mountain biking needs.

Come and visit - you won't be disappointed.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The 'Standard Price' Illustrates off-season charges, please get in touch for seasonal costs. Thank you.

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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