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Chalet, winter sun, mountain views all round, 3 minutes drive to all services.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, balcony, private parking. Up to 6 adults,3/4 children

Chalet Altitude is a charming, true alpine chalet with bright fresh decor and is set on the hillside of Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley.

A 10 minute drive from Chalet Altitude to the Mont BlancTunnel to Italy....

Perfect for families or for couples who enjoy a place to themselves or will have friends or family visiting.

An all-seasons chalet with incredible views from every window !

Faces south-east.

Ski in and out directly from the back garden of the chalet. Skiing downhil takes you to the Prarion Ski Station (Gondola) and the ski school meeting area. Here, you have access to ski shops, cafes, snacks, a convenience shop with fresh bread and the complimentary ski buses to other local ski areas.

Alternatively, you can walk uphill from the chalet to the chairlift that takes you up to a connecting chairlift or a poma then on to the Prarion ski plateau.

No car necessary for skiing access!

If you drive down fom the chalet, it takes you 3 minutes to go to the Prarion Ski Station .

There are restaurants, a pizzeria, more ski shops, a bar at the Bellevue Ski Station, a few minutes walk from the Prarion Ski Station.

The Tourist Office,a bank, supermarkets, restaurants are in the centre of Les Houches.

The chalet benefits from winter sun too.... It is an alpine savoyard chalet, characteristic of the region .

This welcoming chalet stands in its own spacious, tranquil grounds, but is only a short distance from all facilities and services.

I am happy to discuss the chalet with you. Please email me first to arrange a phone call time as I may be in a region out of connection range.

Supplied to you in the chalet is unlimited WiFi , UK and French satellite TV. - both complimentary.

Firewood from the chalet is also included in the price.

In addition, you have access to the Kandahar piste which is a 3 minute walk downhill from the chalet, leading to the Bellevue Cable car.

Hikers have immediate access to walks and trails from the chalet.

An ideal spring, summer or autumn resort for walkers or climbers in the mountains or for guests who just want to relax and enjoy the scenery and restaurants and do some sightseeing

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The chalet has 3 bedrooms on the second floor with one double bed in each of bedrooms 1 and 2 and in bedroom 3 , there are two single beds and a sofa bed with a pullout single bed.

An additional folding chair/ floor bed is also available for any room.

Cot and a high chair on request.

Also on this floor is a large bathroom with bath ( and hand shower), bidet, wash basin and toilet.

First floor has a lounge ( with a double sofa bed), a wood burning stove and a dining area with a large oak dining table. Seating for 8.

Also located on the first floor is a fully equipped kitchen with a large stainless steel stove with 3 gas rings and 1 electric and a large oven.

Also , a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, small grill and oven, coffee makers, kettle, toaster, water-filtering jug and essential kitchen utensils.

Another large fridge can be found downstairs, along with a deep freeze.

The first floor also has a shower room with wash basin and shower .

The washing machine and drier are located here.

Hairdryers supplied,

A separate toilet .

A library with books, board games, videos, DVDs and CDs.

There is a CD/radio and a DVD/video player and the large screen TV has satellite..

Patio doors lead out from the lounge to the balcony which has a dining table.

The hillside garden of over 2000 square meters , where there are 2 flat areas for sitting, dining or barbecuing.....

Garden chairs, loungers and one barbeque.

The chalet has electric heaters in every room.

All electricity and gas usage is included in the quoted price for rental. Quality bed linen, bath towels and kitchen towels are also included. Local taxes too.

Although a self-catering chalet, there are many restaurants in the vicinity- mountain, Les Houches village and Chamonix. Lots of choice !

The ground floor has cupboards for storage of skiis and boots and outdoor wear

There is an outdoor locking shed for bikes on request.

Chalet Altitude has the ability to comfortably accommodate and sleep up to 6 adults , and up to 4 children/babies, depending on ages and is within easy reach of all services and facilities and activities in the Chamonix valley. Chamonix is 5 minutes by car from Les Houches. Regular buses too.

A car is essential for families . The walk uphill from the Prarion station is about 15/ 20 minutes uphill. A car is not needed for access to ski slopes from the chalet, but good to have for grocery and other shopping and for exploring the region.

There is room to park 3 vehicles in the chalet drive. The private chalet drive is regularly cleared of snow in winter and the road up to the chalet is cleared by snowplough on a regular basis.

The original chalet garage has been converted to a small separate unit, with its own private access door.

The price quoted for rentals is all-inclusive, no hidden extras.

You have a local contact available in Chamonix throughout your stay.

More Details

Owner
Janet Jones
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Janet Jones

I discovered the Chamonix Valley in 1999 and was transfixed by its charm and was able to purchase Chalet Altitude in the autumn of that year.

I spend several months each year at the chalet but It is a pleasure to have guests to stay there , either summer or winteer and who appreciate it .

A vicarious pleasure for me....

Janet Jones purchased this chalet in 1999

Why Janet Jones chose Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

This is all- seasons, self-catering chalet . In Winter -Chalet Altitude in the Chamonix Valley is perfectly located for winter sports , with the ski piste access at the end of the chalet's large garden,

In summer, the chalet location provides an excellent starting point for hiking activities.

just a peaceful location for relaxation, with stunning views.

It is an alpine chalet of character, decorated brightly, plenty of ambiance, comfortable and well-equipped and with wonderful views from every window!.

Bedlinen, towels, everything waiting for you.....

Peaceful location, yet near to all services.

Unlimited free WiFi and UK Satellite TV.

No extra costs...

What makes this chalet unique

Any time of year here in the chalet is a good one !

Easy access to mountains or village or places of interest in the region.

4 minutes drive from Tunnel Mont Blanc and to Chamonix from Les Houches village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely place. Great view from the lounge.
Mar 2012
  • 1 of 8

Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Geneva 1.25 hour drive
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
7 minutes drive
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
20 minutes drive
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
10 minutes drive
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
10 minutes drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
7 minutes drive
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
5 minutes walk.
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lac Passy lakeside
Car: necessary

Chalet Altitude is a charming alpine chalet with a bright fresh

interior and exterior, located on a sunny hillside next to the ski piste and trails of the village of Les Houches in the Chamonix valley. Set in peaceful and tranquil spacious surroundings, yet it is close to all facilities and services.

Marvellous views of the Mont Blanc Massif Mountain chain - this is an all-seasons chalet.

Chamonix is a 4 minute drive from Les Houches and also the Mont the Mont Blanc Tunnel, leading to Italy .

The Aiguille du Midi cable car is a thrilling journey giving panoramic views of the Valley.

In winter, it is possible to ski in and out from the end of the chalet garden which is next to the ski run, so accessing the Prarion gondola station downhill ( ski shops and cafes there) . No need to use the car

Also, there is a chairlift, a 4 minute walk uphill from the chalet and this connects to another lift which takes you up to the top of the mountain and the plateau, with cross-country and snowshoe trails to be found as well as downhill skiing and some ski school classes rendez vous.

Plenty of mountain restaurants around!

Walking downhill from the chalet, a 4 minute walk - 2 bends downhill - the Bellevue piste can be accessed, taking you to the Bellevue cablecar station .

Both the Prarion and Bellevue stations are located in Les Houches village and have car parking. Both stations just a few minutes apart.

In summer, there many activities to participate in - walking, climbing ... or just relax - good restaurants to enjoy, both in Les Houches village, Chamonix and also in the mountains. Tennis courts found in the village. Lake Passy - 30 minute drive away, swimming and windsurfing .An excellent base for visiting historic towns, like Annecy and Geneva or to explore Italy......

Other Activities: whitewater rafting

Golf: The nearest golf course is the far side of Chamonix town, about 20 minutes drive.

There is a free bus , with a stop next to Prarion station and Bellevue cable car station, which will take summer and winter visitors to many other areas in the Chamonix Valley.

Also a little local train station for the 'snow' train in Les Houches, accessible only by foot called the Viaduct St Marie,( in addition to the main Les Houches train station.)

It also operates in summer and its complimentary to visitors.

The local ski area caters for all levels of skiers and there are plenty of runs to try out. Ideal for all the family!

The Les Houches black run hosts The Mens Downhill Kandahar Ski race most years

A car is essential for families and most visitors, but it is possible to do without a car and walk up to chalet from Les Houches in around 20 minutes and downhill is even faster.,

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 is located on the second floor and bathrooms 2 and 3 on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , sleeps2
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , .sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , sleeps 4
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , sleeps 3 if 1 in folding bed.
  • All bedrooms are located on the second floor , on the same level as a large bathroom. All bedrooms have beautiful mountain views. Bedrooms 2 and 3 look out from the front of the chalet, over the Mont Blanc Massif mountain chain and bedroom 1 looks out over the large hillside garden towards the Prarion plateau. There is a folding cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Chalet Altitude has fantastic views from every window and the large dining balcony looks on to the Mont Blanc Massif Mountain Chain and down the valley to Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Tunnel , both only 15 minutes away by car ! Italy and Switzerland within easy reach... The chalet has a private drive, and you can park on the drive or at the top. It is accessible to all car types, but in winter it is advisable to park at the base of the drive. Bring snow chains in winter, just in case of heavy snowfall ! A car is essential for families and most visitors (but not ALL visitors) to access mountain hiking, biking ,climbing, ski shops, supermarkets,cafes and restaurants, cable car. These are 20 minute walk away downhill/ 30 minutes uphill. The Tourist Office and Post Office and supermarkets are further along the pretty alpine village of Les Houches. There is a secure bike shed. On request, a pet may be allowed in summer months, June to September. Sorry, no pets in winter !

Reviews

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Chalet, winter sun, mountain views all round, 3 minutes drive to all services.
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
4

Cosy and homely with an impressive view,

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay, perfect weather and great skiing. the Chalet was only a short walk from a slope - albeit over back garden land - but that meant you were on the slopes and down to a number of lifts in minutes. The Chalet had everything we needed, it was warm, and cosy, and had a great outlook down the valley; giving an impressive view both day and night. ~The owner Jan was extremely helpful and kept in contact with us all week and we felt we had value for money

You do need a car to stay at this chalet due to its location up the mountain roads and my only negative comment is that the drive is very steep and when covered in snow it is slippery and when the snow was melted away by salt it became quite wet and muddy.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always a delight to get a positive review from guests , saying that they enjoyed their stay at my chalet. A holiday is a seriously important event of the year and I do my utmost to make their chalet visit enjoyable in every aspect. Its a vicarious pleasure! I did want to respond about the issue of the chalet drive. The week 18-25th February had exceptionally high temperatures for the time of year- fantastic weather, but it caused a lot of thawing in daytime , then freezing at night , and ice! So, it got slippery in the drive and I do apologise to my guests for that. They were great visitors to have to stay. There had been a large snowfall the week before and I normally clear the drive, just prior to my guests arrival, but the guests of the previous week arrived much earlier than scheduled and wanted to park in the drive. The weight of their vehicles compacted the snow into hard-packed ice. Salt was then scattered over the drive which melted the ice, but the lower base of the drive became wet underfoot and a bit muddy. In summer, I will order several loads of gravel for the drive to ensure this does not recur! The alps and its weather do create some challenges...... I state that a car is essential when staying at my property, but interestingly, this year, I had a family from Paris with 3 young children, who did not use their car for their entire stay of a week. They had stated they intended doing that when making the reservation and they brought supplies with them and any necessary shopping was done by skiing down and coming back up to the chalet by chairlift/ telecabine. The complimentary skibuses at the Prarion cablecar station are regular transporters of skiers to shops in Les Houches and Chamonix. Its really nice when I have regular visitors coming back to the chalet , year after year.....
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4

Cosy Chalet - Great Reception by owner

  • 4 of 5

Cosy family chalet with very complete equipment. Janet is charming and most helpful. A great place for kids !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great place to relax and as an apline base!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice now at Chalet Altitude, actually booking our second stay whilst there the first time! We were made to feel welcome even before arriving, the owner being prompt in replying and helpful in providing all the information that we required. The chalet was exactly as we expected it to be from the photos and info received beforehand – bright, spacious, clean, with a FANTASTIC view of the Chamonix valley. There was an excellent range of cooking equipment which was all well utilised. Everything in the chalet worked – TV, wifi, all cooking equipment. All the beds and bedrooms were thoroughly cleaned and all of a good size, all with superb views again. With easy access to the piste – some 30m away, all was happiness and contentment with the skiers in our group. Needless to say we are now booked in to visit again next year, and are looking forward to it already! Merci bien Jan et Monique!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great holiday

  • 4 of 5

So good to have so much room, not like many that are like small caravans. Every thing you need, wifi, washing m/c, drier etc. Convenient for the lifts but a car is essential. The views are magnificent. We were there for 3 weeks and had a great time.We will certainly return as we love the skiing in Les Houches. Very good customer service, could not be more helpful. Thank you Jan and Monique

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: 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:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
4 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
£875
 
 
mid- December
9 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Christmas week
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 7 nights
£1,475
 
 
New Year week
31 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
January
7 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Early February
3 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
Peak February
10 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
February/March
18 Feb 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 7 nights
£1,475
 
 
March 2018
4 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,029
for 6 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£771
for 6 nights
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Payment through HOMEAWAY for deposit / balance.
Rental rates include electric heating, bed linen, towels, electricity, gas, taxes, end of stay cleaning, children's items, unlimited free WiFi and satellite TV. Damages deposit of 200 cheque required .
Firewood is an optional extra and can be purchased in the village/ at the chalet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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