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Chalet in French Alps - Beautiful, quiet location

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Located in an unspoilt corner of the French Alps, Chalet Vif is a perfect location for a winter or summer vacation, with breathtaking views over the Aravis mountain range.

The Chalet is built in traditional Alpine style on 3 floors with 4 bedrooms. There are 2 balconies, one off the main bedroom and one off the large lounge. The south facing aspect ensures plenty of sun and gives stunning views of the Aravis mountain range and the surrounding countryside.

The town is still very much considered a hidden secret within the French Alps with its lovely village shops, church, tree lined square and regular market. There is a thriving community throughout the year and the summers as much as the winters have become popular for outdoor sports and relaxing in the sunshine. The chalet has easy access to the ski lift network of Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon, and La Clusaz is just a10-minute drive away. Nordic skiing is also excellent: Le Grand Bornand is a host of the Biathlon World Cup

Skiing: Over 200km of pistes skiing in the Aravis range. All types of skiing are available with pistes to suit all abilities including the 2nd steepest black run in Europe. Queues are rare and the area has a good snow record. Snow cannons extending the ski season which lasts from December 15 to April 15 but often open earlier and later. Direct access to the lift network is in the middle of Le Grand Bornand and the snow bus stops only a few metres away at the end of the lane, giving access to Chinaillon, La Clusaz and St Jean De Sixt. The area has 120 pistes, including 5 black, 30 red, 45 blue and 40 green runs. There are 98 ski lifts, 2 snow parks, 2 competition stadiums and night skiing.

The Aravis ski pass is great value and covers all the resorts in the area.

Summer Activities: A wide range of activities are available including mountain walks, parapenting, archery, trampolining, petanque, tennis, table tennis, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, canyoning, hot air ballooning, fishing, karting and snooker.

There is an extensive outdoor swimming pool complex in the village.

Golfers are well catered for with a 9 hole course in Le Grand Bornand and several 18 hole courses within an hours drive.

The beautiful city of Annecy and its lake with beaches is only 40 mins away by car.

More Details

Ian John
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed Chalet Vif. We felt really welcomed there and very well provided for.The beds were comfy, it was clean and had everything we could have wished for. The living area was lovely, nice comfortable sofas and chairs, and the view from the balcony was stunning. It was so quiet, sometimes just the sound of cow bells, really rural feel. We've stayed in Le Grand Bornand before and have stayed in a number of chalets in the area and yours is the nicest by far. Loved the idea of leaving behind what you don't use in the kitchen, it was great not to have to go out and buy expensive items such as dishwasher tablets when you only needed 3 or 4 for the week.Loved being in Le Grand Bornand.
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Le Grand-Bornand in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All bedrooms are nicely furnished and are complete with duvets, bed linen and towels. This is our own private home so it is kept to a high standard throughout. 3 of the bedrooms look directly out on to the mountains; a travel cot is stored in the chalet.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Chalet has all the facilities you would need for a comfortable holiday. The kitchen is well equipped and in the garage you will find a professional-standard ski boot dryer which will dry and warm all your ski boots and walking boots each night/morning. Also in the garage are badminton rackets with shuttlecocks, a fold-up table-tennis table with bats and balls, and boules. The chalet has beautiful views and the location is quiet. The distance to the town centre is 1km along a quiet lane - a leisurely 15 minute walk. The free ski bus stop is 200m from the chalet and it takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the foot of the ski slopes at Chinaillon, with lovely views en route..


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Chalet in French Alps - Beautiful, quiet location
average rating of 4.714286 based on 43 reviews

Chalet Vif - Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Vif was the perfect property for our long weekend boarding in Le Grand Bornand.

The chalet had everything we could have asked for, beautiful views over the valley and cable car, large spacious rooms, constant hot water to ease our aching bones and easy access to the centre of the village and the gorgeous patisseries.

We hated having to leave and would return in an instant. We would definitely book the chalet again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2008
  • Date of Stay: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay in this Chalet. Everything you needed was in the chalet.

I certainly would recommend this to a friend or relative.

Close to the village, close to the busstop, etc.

We went to the cablecar by car. But is was only a 8 minutes drive.

The view was very nice.

We went to the restaurant Bohéme, really nice, good kitchen, nice staff.

I really liked the fact that in the table (with window) you can find al kind of information about the village, things to do, restaurants to go etc.

Thank you for the nice time!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A charming, thoughtfully and well equipped home from home.

  • 5 of 5

A delightful propery in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Peaceful position with great views across the village to the Aravis mountains

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable chalet. Well equipped. 15 minutes walk down a steep hill to the village. Very tranquil. No wifi.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
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We love this chalet!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Chalet Vif. It is well located, well equipped and picturesque. Set in a beautiful, quiet location but with ski lifts a short car journey or bus ride away. Le Grand Bornand itself has a real traditional French feel with plenty of shops and restaurants. We look forward to visiting again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
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The perfect chalet in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet Vif for 2 weeks in August, and it was the perfect holiday. The chalet is clean, spacious, well equipped and located in a beautiful setting with stunning views of the mountains from the balconies.

The village contains everything you could need and is a 10-minute walk away. We spent several days in the sun at the public outdoor pool, ate at the local restaurants, and bought our morning croissants from the local bakery.

The chalet owners were in contact with us from the time of our booking, and were always on hand to answer any questions.

A great experience overall, from booking through to the most incredibly relaxing holiday. I would highly recommend Chalet Vif and we will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
536 Miles
Car: recommended

The Chalet is located at approximately 1100 meters high in the Aravis mountain range of the French Alps overlooking the picturesque town of Le Grand Bornand.

A conscious decision to develop only traditional style chalet has preserved the look of the area.

You can walk into the town in about 10 minutes down a quiet lane or catch the free ski bus just a few yards from the Chalet which will take you down to Le Grand Bornand, or up to Le Chinaillon

Other Activities: Climbing, via Ferrata,


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

€350 deposit at time of booking for High Season weeks, and for all on-line payments via website.
€250 deposit at time of booking for all other bookings, if payment made directly to owner.
Full payment due 4 weeks before start of rental period.
All holiday taxes, bed linen, towels and end-of-stay cleaning included.
Bookings run from 4pm on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure.
Arrangements can be made for early arrival by special request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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