All charges included in the rental price except local tourist taxes and hire of bed linen and towels (if required).
This very spacious luxury chalet (193 m²) boasts a stunning location with magnificent, panoramic views from its wide wrap-round sun terrace. Recently built to a very high standard, it is arranged over 3 floors. There is a lower ground floor with a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, a bathroom and a laundry room.
The ground floor has a bathroom, another bedroom, a sauna and a bath and shower, ski boot storage room, well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and a lofty, open-plan living room with dining area (table and sufficient seating for up to 12), leather settees and a cosy, open fireplace. Wide-screen HD TV available(+ TV in master bedroom) including Sky plus English and other language channels; DVD/Blueray player, CD/Ipod player, radio. Free High speed WIFI Internet.
On the first floor there is a double bedroom with wide balcony off, a further twin bedroom, a twin room with full-size bunk beds and a bathroom. Kitchen equipment, crockery and glasses are plentiful and fixtures and fittings all modern and comfortable. Bedrooms all have wardrobes/storage space. Stair gates, 2 cots and 2 high chairs can be provided for young families. There is free indoor garage space available for 2 cars opposite.
With access to Verbier and all the 4 Valley skiing in winter and, in summer, plenty of wonderful mountain activities to be enjoyed, it's perfect for families or groups of friends travelling together.
Transport: By air - Multiple daily flights operate into Geneva (Cointrin) from most of the major UK and European airports. UK carriers include British Airways, Swiss Air and Air France and budget airlines such as Easyjet, Jet2, and Flybe. Other European connections include Zurich, Berne, Basle-Mulhouse, also Chambery (France) and Milan (Italy).
By train - There are regular train services (2/3 per hour) from Geneva Airport to Sion with onward travel from the rail station via the by the local Post bus or by taxi.
By car - Car hire is available from Geneva Airport with rentals through any of the main car hire companies.Taxis all the the way from Geneva Airport can be pre-booked or there are new shuttle bus services operating from both Sion and Geneva Airports.
If you prefer to take your own car, the drive from Calais to Sion will take approximately 9/10 hours followed by a straightforward drive via a wide mountain road to Les Collons. Snow chains are required by law in winter.
Unique selling points of the property: Chalets are usually built on the outskirts of mountain villages and can be tricky to access, especially in winter. Often it means getting into a car every time you want to go anywhere. Not so Chalet Etoile Polaire, which we think has the perfect situation in the middle of a village which is part of Switzerland's famous Four Valleys ski circuit. It does not suffer from the over-crowded pistes or the lengthy lift queues which can affect its more famous neighbour Verbier. Thus, a central location coupled with first-class skiing without the hefty price tag, makes Les Collons a relatively undiscovered little gem!
In summer, the unspoilt beauty and Swiss alpine charm of the region is captivating. Crystal-clear mountain air with long hours of warm sunshine - this area enjoys a micro climate boasting the same hours of sunshine as the South of France! There are a myriad activities on offer such as walking and hiking, mountain biking, golfing, wine tasting, chilling out in thermal springs, discovering small, chocolate-box villages or exploring historic towns - altogether it makes a great base for a family holiday.
What better way to relax and revitalise but when you want more, there are plenty of activities on offer Mountain walking (300 km marked trails) including gentle walks along the 'bisses' (ancient water irrigation channels) or more strenuous hikes at altitude. Mountain biking (250 km trails, including the amazing 44km trail at Mont Fort - local bike hire). Tennis - 2 courts close by. Wine tasting tours in local vineyards. Guided local nature walks. Mini golf and Swimming pool at Thyon. Paragliding school at Evolene. Horse riding and trekking. River rafting on the Rhone. Beach and water sports at Lake Geneva. And for children, a local playground, Happy land, the Adventure Forest at Vercorin and water park at Aigle.