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Fabulous family chalet - next to nursery slope

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

and directly overlooking the village

The chalet is located in absolute prime position- next to the nursery slope (ski in/out), with uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains, and overlooking the village just below. It also has a considerable terrace and garden. With many children in our own extended French family, we believe our chalet is the perfect destination for a family (families), partly due to location The chalet also has very distinctive activity areas where kids/ teenagers can do their own stuff (attic as well as game room in the basement), and then for the whole family to come together around the large dining table after a relaxing sauna perhaps followed by a film from our decent DVD collection with a nice fire going. We are equipped for toddlers (gates,cot,high chair) and our little street has almost no traffic, making it very safe for children to play outside in the large garden. In terms of decoration, this chalet is our home and we never pass up a chance to visit the countless brocantes around France to add to our selection of furniture. The kitchen is of course also kitted out for proper cooking- after all, we are in France.

With respect to our beloved Contamines, its definitely amongst the prettiest mountain resorts in France, with reliable snow conditions, friendly people, great offpiste terrain, and with a summer season to match for anyone in love with the outdoor. The village is not primarly renown for its big party scene but we have a good selection of decent bars and restaurants, some very good festivals , an icerink open at night, and night skiing at the nursery slope so you will never be bored.

More Details

Owner
Ysabel
Member since: 2011
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, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 March, 2018

About Ysabel

We are a French - Scandinavian couple who met in London and due to the nature of our work, we have the opportunity and desire to spend a lot of time in the mountains (in the process getting to know the back rows of Easyjet quite well).

Ysabel purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Ysabel chose Les Contamines-Montjoie

We fell in love with L'Ourson many years ago and spent 4 years negotiating with the very astute french owner who eventually moved to the coast.We are still in touch. The draw is a combination of the scenery and location, the village life, the style and vibe of the house, adding up to an alpine lifestyle with sporty days and lazy social evenings.This is a place to relax, unwind,clear the mind of everyday clutter, and recharge completely.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet and the village offers a very good set up for families (summer and winter) with countless activities and a well designed space and location. We have plenty space for groups of 10 inclusive of parking (2 cars,3 at a push).

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Bathrooms done up to high standards with power showers,
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • four double bedrooms and two singles beds in the attic.The chalet caters for 10 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • tennis
Notes:
Whereas the chalet is very children friendly,some mobility is required due to multiple floors (one bedroom is in the basement at entry level).

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

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Fabulous family chalet - next to nursery slope
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
5

Lovely chalet with stunning views and great location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have found a nicer place for our skiing Easter break . The chalet is full of character , with all the comfort one needs and stunning views from every window / balcony . Amazing outdoor space (terrace) for children and adults alike to enjoy . Thank you Ysabel and Lennart for "sharing " it with us !

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt, sehr nette Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist sehr angenehm. Wir haben die Sonnenterasse direkt am Übungshang (mit Tellerlift) genossen, und wenn keine Sonne da war die Wärme im Haus. Die Kommunikation mit den Vermietern vor und nach dem Aufenthalt ist sehr nett und serviceorientiert gewesen. Vorher gab es gute Tipps für Restaurants etc. und nachher wurde und freundlicherweise ein vergessenen Kuscheltier nachgesendet. Man merkt, dass die Vermieter das Haus und die Urlaube dort selbst mögen und ihre Erfahrung gerne teilen. Dankeschön!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure having you here to stay and we hope not only the chalet but also our wonderful ski resort met with your expectations. We hope to see you sometime again. Warm greetings
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4

Un chalet agréable

  • 4 of 5

Nous étions 8 dans ce chalet prévu pour 10 personnes au maximum. C'était bien !

L'espace disponible était suffisant. Le sauna ainsi que la cheminée étaient bien agréables, le mobilier parfois un peu...vétuste (fauteuil) mais pour une semaine rien de bien grave. L'équipement était suffisant. La WIFI fonctionne bien (la clé n'est pas celle qui figure sur la box) La situation du chalet est plutôt bonne mais comme il est situé dans une montée un peu raide il faut impérativement des équipements spéciaux dès qu'il y a de la neige. Peu de place pour se garer à proximité immédiate. Quand nous sommes arrivés le chalet était à peu près propre, la dame chargée du ménage n'a pas le temps de s'amuser entre deux locations. Elle nous a fait comprendre (dit explicitement) qu'il ne fallait pas la déranger en cas de problème, comme les propriétaires n'étaient pas là nous étions livrés à nous mêmes mais tout s'est bien passé. Quelques petits défauts cependant : porte des toilettes à l'étage qui ferme mal, une roue cassée au lave-vaisselle, poignée de porte d'entrée à refixer...mais nous n'avons pas rencontré de véritable problème.

Au final donc nous n'avons pas de grosse critique à formuler. Tout s'est passé agréablement. Le fait que le linge de maison soit fourni et que le ménage ne soit pas à faire (même si nous n'avons pas laissé de désordre et avons nettoyé grossièrement) simplifie les choses.

Il n'est pas impossible que nous y retournions l'an prochain.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Ty Brez
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Megeve
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Le Fayet
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Geneva-Milan
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
O a la Bouche
Nearest Ski
5 Metres
Nursery slope
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Contamines swimming lake
Car: recommended

Glorious 'Conta' with its 1200 inhabitants is one of the prettiest French ski resorts, famously nested underneath the imposing Mont Blanc Massif, carefully preserved and thus retaining its original charm and vibe. The mountains hold the same appeal throughout the year, during the winter catering for any type of skier (these days also with cross country trail) - and with the national park offering vast terrain for the more adventurous. In the summer, the hiking trail network is almost unlimited and there is also a vibrant off-road scene. The village also offers a swimming lake plus good tennis and riding facilities. For those looking for a bit of glam- the famous St Gervais spa is only 10min away, and an additional 15 minutes in the car will take you to Megeve, an inconistic french resort since the days of Brigit Bardot. and today also a hotspot for celebrity watching. In the other direction, Chamonix, the spiritual home of skiing, is approx 30min.

Golf: Megeve and Chamonix 25-35 minutes. Both 18 holes.

Ski: Les Contamines has 27 lifts, known as snow secure and catering for all categories.The natural park opens up for more advanced skiers wanting to go off-piste (requires strong awareness and skills) and different sk schools operate in the village.One of the best aspects for visiting toddlers is that they are welcomed into the crèche/nursery even for short stays.The broader ski pass also is valid in St Gervais/Megeve- a very short bus ride away.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Would normally ask for 30 percent up front to confirm the rental and`the balance a month ahead of arrival.Also a small deposit upon arrival (euro 300) against potential damage, flexible on currency and we also try to be flexible on rental periods where possible.

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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