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Lovely, Stylish Chalet In The Chamonix Valley, Close To Grands Montets

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Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3-4 Bedrooms + Large Sleeping Area In Loft, 2 Bathrooms + Shower + 2 WCS

Le Refuge is a traditional, alpine style chalet that has been newly decorated and furnished, combining the wonderful wooden features with a stylish, contemporary design, resulting in a lovely and very comfortable chalet.

The ground floor comprises an open plan sitting room and dining room, separated by a modern, wood burning fire. The dining table seats 12 and there is a fully equipped kitchen as well as a small study. The spacious playroom can also be used as a double bedroom and there is a separate shower room and wc.

The first floor has a double bedroom with ensuite shower and a second double bedroom (can also be made up as twin beds), both rooms opening on to the south-facing balcony with wonderful views over L'Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc. There is a further single bedroom, family bathroom (bath and shower) and separate wc.

A wooden staircase/ladder leads to the second floor and a spacious, open plan loft with 6 mattresses under the eaves. Our children love this! The chalet comfortably sleeps 7 adults and 4-6 children.

The kitchen, dining room, sitting room and playroom all enjoy doors opening on to the south facing garden that surrounds the chalet and there is wooden decking on the south and east facing sections of the garden. The garden borders the 'ski du fond' and has lots of space for sledging and playing in the snow. This really is a wonderfully peaceful and beautiful spot.

There is easy access to the Grand Montets telepherique either via a short walk. Alternatively, the chalet is approximately 100m from the bus stop and the regular ski bus service up and down the valley to the various ski areas (Grand Montets, Le Tour, Flegere, Brevent, Les Houches). It is also easy to drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel to spend a day skiing in Courmayeur. There is parking for 2-3 cars within the garden.

The pretty village of Argentiere is a 10 minute walk or short drive and offers a selection of restaurants, bars, shops (including a supermarket and two bakers).

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Maggie Naylor
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Maggie Naylor

As a group of friends, we have skied in the Chamonix valley for the last 20 years, firstly as young adults and now with our children. In 2012, we fulfilled a long held dream to buy a chalet in our favourite valley, large enough to accommodate us all and allow us to continue to enjoy skiing together as well as enjoying the multitude of fun, summer activities the valley offers.

Maggie Naylor purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Maggie Naylor chose Haute-Savoie

We fell in love with Le Refuge as, despite having such easy access to the Grand Montets and lovely village of Argentiere, it is tucked away in the most wonderfully quiet, unspoilt corner of the old Grassonets village. The views are breathtaking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were a group of 6 adults and 7 children for the Christmas break in Maggie’s chalet. Maggie was a great communicator from start to finish lovely person to deal with. On recommendation we got catering for the whole week which made it a more relaxed holiday for all.

The chalet was clean, bright and big enough. It had enough separate spaces for us not be on top of each other. The chalet was well equipped and even though no TV there were enough games and books to keep us all entertained.

Great open space to the back of the chalet where all our kids played endlessly.. The experience has been so good we’ve booked again
Dec 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We were a group of 6 adults and 7 children for the Christmas break in Maggie’s chalet. Maggie was a great communicator from start to finish lovely person to deal with. On recommendation we got catering for the whole week which made it a more relaxed holiday for all.

The chalet was clean, bright and big enough. It had enough separate spaces for us not be on top of each other. The chalet was well equipped and even though no TV there were enough games and books to keep us all entertained.

Great open space to the back of the chalet where all our kids played endlessly.. The experience has been so good we’ve booked again
Dec 2013
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19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

5

perfect lovely chalet in the heart of Chamonix

  • 5 of 5

We have a very pleasant vacation in the Chalet . The house is big and there's enough for more than 9 persons . It's comfortable with the whole things we need for cooking and bedding . It's very easy to find the house with the address and GPS . The Owner Mrs. Neylor and her friend Wendy are very nice , easy to contact and pay attention for your staying in the house . They give all the details and have advices for retaurants , shopping , and for the bakery nearby the village . The house is well located , near the lift of Argentière ; The other ones are not too far , with your car you can go through the valley of Chamonix , and have access to others lifts to do a lot o hiking on the top with a marvellous view of the Mont Blanc . Thanks for all , and I recommand this house to others who want to visit the area of Chamonix in summer as we do , or a in winter time for skiing, it should be marvellous too !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brussels
5

Très beau chalet bien situé

  • 5 of 5

Très joli chalet situé au pied de la montagne et proche des commerces et lieux de restauration.

Jardin agréablement exposé au soleil avec vue sur le Mont-Blanc!

Equipements et aménagement sont sans reproche. Seul petit bémol - mais nous sommes d'impardonnables accros! - l'absence de TV :-)

La météo favorable nous a permis de profiter quasiment chaque jour de superbes randos dans les environs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, We are so glad you enjoyed your second visit to our chalet and really appreciate your kind review. I am sorry that we do not have a TV. So far we have tried to avoid getting one purely so that our children can have a few weeks a year when they don't have access to one but maybe we need to rethink this. Many thanks again and kind regards, Maggie
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Wonderful chalet perfectly located in Argentière

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at the chalet and we had a wonderful time. The chalet is really comfortable with lot's of space. We appreciate that each kid had it's own room and we felt like home at the chalet. The kids enjoyed playing in the forest near the garden while we were enjoying a good glass of wine in front of the cheminey after a great days of skiing at the Grands Montets. The chalet is really close to the charming village of Argentière which makes it convenient for grocery shopping. The view from the upstairs room is just spectacular. In our opinion the chalet is one of the best deals in town.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Très agréable sejour!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine formidable dans le très joli chalet de Maggie dans lequel tout est pensé pour le bien être de ses hôtes ; Maggie a été très attentionnée et attentive à notre égard et ce fut un plaisir d'échanger avec elle; nous espérons revenir dans cet endroit magnifique pour de nouvelles vacances en famille;

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely spacious chalet with views of Mont Blanc

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Le Refuge for two weeks in August. The chalet is spacious with nice bedrooms, two of which have a wonderful view down the valley towards Mont Blanc. The chalet is the end of a lane, with open space around it. The quality of the furniture and other facilities is very high, with access to a washing machine, tumble drier and WiFi. It was a pleasure to deal with the owner - I would highly recommend this chalet to anyone for a summer or winter holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed staying at the chalet. best wishes, Maggie
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5

Séjour plus qu'agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous conservons le souvenir d'un séjour réellement agréable. Le chalet, assez proche des lieux de ravitaillement, est conforme en tous points aux descriptif et photos. Situé dans un jardin au calme, il offre de jolies vues sur la campagne environnante et sur le Mont-Blanc. L'équipement est plus que complet et la literie confortable. Nos petits déjeuners sur la terrasse ensoleillée ont été un régal pour les yeux et les sens. Un endroit où nous aimerions certainement revenir!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you enjoyed staying at our chalet and do hope you will come back soon. best wishes, Maggie
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with Le Refuge as, despite having such easy access to the Grand Montets and lovely village of Argentiere, it is tucked away in the most wonderfully quiet, unspoilt corner of the old Grassonets village. The views are breathtaking.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 90 Kilometres Nearest Train : Argentiere at 2 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Le Refuge is on the southern edge of Argentiere, only a short walk from the Grand Montets telepherique and the village itself, enjoying a wonderfully tranquil, rural setting. Built in a traditional, alpine style, the chalet has its own south facing, private garden with spectacular views of the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc. The garden borders the 'ski du fond' and is just 3-4 minutes from Le Petit Balcon Nord and a footpath up to Le Grand Montets telepherique. The kitchen, dining room, sitting room and playroom all have direct access to the garden. Two of the bedrooms open on to the south facing, first floor balcony, whilst the views from the back of the chalet look directly up the valley to Le Tour. The bus stop is less than 100m from the chalet.

The chalets enjoys a fully equiped kitchen and a large, timber burning fireplace which opens on to the sitting room and dining room. There is a spacious playroom that can also be used as a twin bedded/double bedroom, together with two large double bedrooms (one ensuite), a single bedroom and enormous loft that can sleep up to six children. There is a large family bathroom together with a separate shower room and two separate wcs.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
February - March 2017
30 Jan 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
£977
for 3 nights
£2,032
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
3 Apr 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
£948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
26 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
£676
for 3 nights
£1,329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn/Early Winter 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
£948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,626
for 5 nights
£2,201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
January '18
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£796
for 3 nights
£1,609
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
February - March 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£977
for 3 nights
£2,032
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
£948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£676
for 3 nights
£1,329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £339
Laundry and cleaning £186

- the prices quoted are based on 8 people staying at the chalet. We charge an additional E35/person/week for each additional guest to cover the cost of laundry and the local tourist tax.
- 25% deposit taken at the time of booking
- the balance is payable 60 days prior to occupancy. If payment is not received by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the arrangements as per the terms of the booking agreement.
- Euro 400 damage deposit is taken with the balance payment (60 days prior to occupancy) and sent back to the client after the chalet has been cleaned assuming the chalet has been left in good order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 190 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - family/1st floor - Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - ensuite/1st floor
  • Bathroom 3 - 1st floor - Toilet
  • Bathroom 4 - ground floor
  • Bathroom 5 - ground floor - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be made up as large double or two twin beds
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4/Playroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be made up as large double or two twin beds
  • Bedroom 5/loft - 6 Single Bed, 6 mattresses on the floor
  • The chalet comfortably sleeps 7 adults, whilst the loft has 6 mattresses that our children have a lot of fun sleeping on.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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