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GENUINELY SKI IN/OUT- La Tzoumaz, Verbier. Great location, real fire, sauna

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

S/C 4 Bed chalet, on piste. 2 bathrooms + WC. Heated boot store, wifi, sat TV

Further pictures and information see our Facebook page


"When there's snow on the floor, ski to your door."



- 1640m;

- ski in/out on blue piste (Taillay);

- ski to village centre (main ski/pedestrian lift to Savolyeres, Verbier town, meeting point for ski lessons (complete beginners meet near to the chalet), supermarket etc) 500m/1-4 minutes;

- Etablons chair lift 200m;

- free ski bus 100m (circular, easy for kids);

- beginners slope and lessons 200m gentle ski/walk;

- 100m Bar Etablons (excellent en piste bar with hot and cold snacks);

- drive to village centre (free parking) 2/3 mins;

- stunning winding walk to village 1km;

- magnificent walking, treks and biking.

Delightful chocolate box 3 story chalet, self catering, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8 (10 inc. sofa bed in living room); all utility bills included in price, indoor sauna, modern amenities, wifi, satellite TV, heated boot store, baby/toddler facilities on request (cot, highchair, gate, potty etc); idyllic surroundings, magnificent alpine and valley views.

Fantastic location for expert – beginner ski/boarders.

Access the whole of the 4 valleys from your front door – ski/board from Switzerland to France and Italy in one day! Chalet Marie is renowned for being one of the best located chalets in La Tzoumaz.

Perfect for both summer and winter breaks.

Payments accepted:

- direct bank transfer (£15 reduction available, please request); and

- Homeaway payments available through this booking portal - options and payment details given at Homeaway checkout.

Despite its size our chalet has a delightfully warm and cozy feel which welcomes you on your return from your day embracing the mountain air.

Your ski to and from the chalet is made easy as we are set in a perfect location to ski in and ski out which is facilitated by a gentle blue run through the woodland to your front door!

We have a wonderful wrap around balcony surrounding the sitting room and kitchen allowing you to take the sun and enjoy the views at all times of the day.

Full description of the chalet:

Lower ground floor

With the exception of the fully tiled bathrooms and sauna, the lower floor is cozily carpeted and all rooms have centrally heated radiators with additional ceiling height radiant heaters to each of the bathrooms, for those rare occasions when you may wish to increase the warmth yet further.

Master bedroom (double)

Large comfortable king sized bed with double wardrobes and triple dresser leading to very large fully tiled en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower (if you like power showering - you will not be disappointed with our showers), sink with lit mirrored cabinet, toilet and bidet and floor to ceiling built in shelving unit.

French doors to patio and garden areas, wrapping around the chalet facing the valley and mountain views.

Bedroom 2 (double)

Large king size bed with triple wardrobes and additional hanging space leading to French doors to patio and garden areas wrapping around the chalet facing the valley and mountain views.

Spacious hallway with discrete storage areas under the stairs leading to:

Bathroom 2 (opposite bedroom 2)

Fully tiled bathroom with free-standing shower unit with power shower, toilet and sink and lit mirrored cabinet.


Traditional indoor Swiss wooden sauna, large enough to accommodate a group after a hard day's skiing.

Stairs leading to the ground floor open plan main living area.

Ground floor - open plan sitting, dining and kitchen area

Large sitting room with 2 sets of French windows taking in fully the views over the valley and two mountain areas. Windows are also set to the sides of the sitting and dining area to take further advantage of the views wrapping around the chalet.

There are two large sofas (including a 5 seater and a comfortable large sofa bed), an arm chair, wicker chair, large coffee/tv dinner table, entertainment cabinet with Samsung flat screen tv (HDMI and USB ports) and a satellite tv for when you want to relax or catch up on your favourite programmes. There is also a JVC speaker system. There is a wide selection of books (including some children's books).

In addition to the underfloor heating throughout the main living area, there is a large traditional wood burning real fire adding further to the comforts of this already delightfully warm and cozy chalet. Logs are available to buy locally.


The adjoining dining area enjoys views through a set of French doors and large side window. There is a traditional wooden round dining table with seating for up to 10 people, although we prefer more elbow room and usually aim for no more than 8 adult diners.


The open plan living and dining area opens to a fully equipped kitchen with ample storage cupboards, large fridge with integral freezer, electric oven with built in extractor and light over a flat glass hob. There is a microwave, dishwasher, and a kettle for your convenience.

There is a side exit door to the wrap around balcony and garden area.

At the heart of the house is a wooden staircase which leads to the upper and lower bedroom floors. For those bringing toddlers, as you would do usually, we recommend the use of a child safety gate. We have one available for you to use in the chalet - which separates the main living area from the rest of the house.


The main hallway leads to the front door and comprises a cloak cabinet with ample room for coats and shoes and a mirror to check your gear before heading onto the slopes. It's here where many of the board games and there like are kept.

Bathroom 3/ utility

The hallway leads to the third bathroom which comprises a toilet, sink and, as it is near to the front door, we have incorporated a utility area here with a washer/dryer and hanging space/airer to dry ski gear and keep shoes and snow shoes out of the way and cozy on the tiled under floored heating.

There is an ironing board and steam iron for your convenience. The chalet is also fully equipped with the usual cleaning equipment including vacuum, sweeping brushes and mop and bucket.

Upper floor

Set in the eaves with ample head room for adults, and a quaint hide away for the children, are two further adjoining bedrooms. Both are carpeted.

Bedroom 3 (large double sofa bed)

At the top of the open stairs is a well sized room which houses a double sofa bed and storage shelves. A bedroom/game room, it has a flat screen TV to use with X Box (DVD player) and a selection of games. The perfect hide away for children.

HDMI and USB ports to both the TVs - upstairs and down - if you wish to bring a cable.

Bedroom 4 (twin)

Leading from bedroom 3 is a fourth bedroom which enjoys a picture window which bathes the room in light. Slightly smaller than bedroom 3, this is a well sized twin room with bed side table and under bed pull out storage.

Babies and toddlers

We have a travel cot available (please bring your own bedding), a high chair, changing mat, potty and children's bowls and feeding spoons that you can borrow too - but, as with all baby items, we simply ask that you make sure they are properly cleaned before you leave as we don't want any germs hanging around for the little ones!

Linen for the bedrooms and a bath towel each (except separate baby towel) are included in the price of your winter stay. Beds are made for your arrival. In spring, summer and autumn we can arrange linen and towel bails to be provided at cost price. Kitchen towels are not provided.


Garage and heated boot cupboard.

The double height garage is situated next to the front door and is the perfect place to store your skis, snowboards, mountain bikes and any other outdoor equipment you may have. There is a boot cupboard with its own radiator. Bring as much or as little as you like - there is plenty of room to store everything!

We keep our garden furniture in the garage and you are welcome to use all of it, either on the balconies or the garden areas to help you take full advantage of the wonderful and varied views which open to the different mountain ranges and valley beneath. We would simply ask that you pop them back into the garage at the end of your stay.

We have sun loungers, reclining chairs, portable BBQ, outdoor dining table which easily seats six, further chairs and wooden benches.

Parking area

We have a driveway to fit one car, leading to the garage. However, there is plenty of space for several cars to park on the area beside the road, immediately outside the chalet. This is where we usually park our cars, particularly in winter as the area is cleared of snow regularly by the commune.


Access is via a gently sloping driveway - which is stark contrast to many chalets in the village. So, no clambering up and down steps with your skis or board and/or children! We find this invaluable!

Although not adapted for wheelchair use, our chalet does have the potential to welcome guests with reduced mobility. Depending upon occupancy and your preferences, the living room sofa bed can be used as a bedroom which means there is near level access to the chalet, kitchen, garage, main balcony and bathroom 3 (although please note that shower and bath facilities are only available downstairs). Please do contact us before booking and we will do our best to help.

Internet access

We have complimentary wifi access in the chalet. Mobile internet access on our portable devices works well for us (as do our 02 &Vodafone mobile phones).

Check in/out

Check in: 4 pm day of arrival

Check out: 10am day of departure.

We try to be flexible when ever possible. We usually rent on a weekly basis Saturday/Saturday but will try our best to accommodate other requests

More Details

Property Manager
Kevin Perry and Charlanne Hodgkinson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Kevin Perry and Charlanne Hodgkinson

Kevin, Charlanne (Charlie) and our family are keen skiers, boarders and lovers of the great outdoors. We love to welcome guests to our chalet, knowing that they will enjoy our home from home and its amazing location as much as we do.

We are always happy to help with any queries. Please do feel free to ask about how we can help you best enjoy your holiday.

Why Kevin Perry and Charlanne Hodgkinson chose 4 Valleys

*Our chalet is known for having one of the best positions in the village*

The location of our chalet is perhaps the main reason that keeps us, our family and our friends coming back year on year. The views are spectacular and our chalet is one of the few chalets in the village that truly is ski in and ski out - and there are no steps nor a steep driveway to access the chalet!

The ski home from a day on the slopes is the most delightful run I've ever known - down a breathtakingly beautiful blue run which trails its way gloriously through the woods. It's just perfect for a restful glide home and to hop into the sauna after an exciting day on the slopes or, for those who still crave more excitement, you can ski straight back to the village down the Vallon d'Darby.

There is such a welcoming feel to the village both from the locals and those who return year on year. We have made wonderful friends over the years and returning, whichever season, is fantastic - not only for the scenery and activities, but also for the welcome.

We particularly enjoy La Tzoumaz because it is great for all ages. However, although there are bars and restaurants in the village which range from trendy to traditional, if you are looking for crowds of young people and drunken revelry until 7am - La Tzoumaz is probably not the place for you!

A favourite place for us is Bar Etablons which is located right on the slopes, approximately 150 metres from our chalet - perfect for apres ski (we also find it perfect as there is never a disturbance to the tranquility of our chalet!).

There are some lovely restaurants in the village a it is worthwhile sampling them all if you can!

What makes this chalet unique

Not only are we a ski in and ski out chalet, but there are no steep slopes or awkward steps to fight your way up and down with your kit (or your children and their kit - our personal favourite!!). Simply ski home, walk a couple of metres down the gently sloping drive - pop your boots and skis/board in the garage and walk in the front door! It's a rare and wonderful thing!

Our chalet has a delightfully warm and cozy feel yet there is plenty of room for all the family without tripping over one another! It is our perfect family home from home.

The chalet is clean, very well appointed and is a well loved and cared for retreat.

We have breath-taking views from the balcony, which wraps around the main chalet living area. However, my absolute favourite moments are waking up, drawing the curtains to the French windows of the bedroom and taking in the views and the purity of the mountain air.

The chalet is also light and airy and welcoming for the non ski season. Fully equipt with patio and outdoor dining furniture and a BBQ it is perfect for whiling away summer evenings after spending the day enjoying the mountain activities (including world class mountain biking), shopping in Verbier and Montreaux, having taken a dip in Lake Geneva or having simply relaxed at home.

There are 4 distinct seasons here in La Tzoumaz and, even for a family of ski lovers, we genuinely find it difficult to say which season we like best!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Chalet Marie was perfect for our family Christmas. The views over the valley were only blighted by the depth of snow along the balcony ballustrade! We skied from the chalet to the piste down to the cable car in Tzoumaz and then all day in Savolyere and over to Verbier. At the end of the day we took our sledges back on the slopes and had our own family downhill competition. We decided to take our own food and the kitchen equipped with everything you need for a big family. A perfect chalet for grown up children aged 17 - 23, bedrooms comfortable, plenty of living room with big setees to cosey down on to watch DVDs on the flat screen in the evenings. Our only complaint - We didn't get to light the log burner because it was too warm in the Chalet - and who'd complain about that.

The CowleyGang
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in La Tzoumaz in Valais

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - master ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - lower ground floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sitauted opposite bedroom 2.
    W.C. - ground floor - Toilet and hand basin. Includes utility area.
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled, bright and clean. Our showers are fantastic. Using Swiss mountain water, they are gloriously powerful - perfect to ease aching muscles! The ensuite bath tub is full sized and perfect for a leisurely soak.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be set up as a twin. Lower ground floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large double sofa bed. Upper floor. Leads to bedroom 4.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upper floor accessed via bedroom 3
    Bedroom 1- master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite. Lower ground floor.
  • Lower ground floor: Master - Large comfortable double beds with double wardrobes and triple dresser. Large fully tiled en-suite bathroom with bathtub and power shower, sink with lit mirrored cabinet, toilet and be-day.French doors to patio and garden areas, facing the valley and mountain views. Bedroom 2 - Large double bedroom with triple wardrobes and additional hanging space. French doors to patio and garden areas facing the valley and mountain views. Upper floor: Set in the eaves with ample head room for adults (also a perfect hide away for children) are two further adjoining bedrooms. Bedroom 3 - At the top of the stairs is a well sized room which houses a large double sofa bed, storage shelves, flat screen TV for use of the X box and DVD player. Bedroom 4 - Leading from bedroom 3 is bedroom 4 which enjoys a picture window overlooking the piste. A well sized twin room with bed side table and under bed pull out storage. Double sofa bed in lounge, if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The double height garage is situated next to the front door and is the perfect place to store your skis, snowboards, mountain bikes and any other outdoor equipment you may have. Bring as much or as little as you like - there is plenty of room to store everything! We keep our garden furniture in the garage and you are welcome to use all of it, either on the balconies or the garden areas to help you take full advantage of the wonderful and varied views which open to the different mountain ranges and valley beneath. We would simply ask that you pop them back into the garage at the end of your stay. We have sun loungers, reclining chairs, outdoor dining table which easily seats six, further chairs and wooden benches and portable BBQ. If you have any questions about renting this chalet, in any season, please do feel free to contact us. We would be delighted to chat to you about the accommodation and the facilities of the surrounding areas.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Winter and summer stays - excellent chalet

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this lovely chalet with my family a couple of times now (grandparent (me), adults and young family and also a mother and daughter week). I stayed once in winter and then again during the summertime. It is a clean and very nicely kept place and Charly and Kevin the owners are also very helpful.

As a non skier, it was very convenient for me to enjoy snowy strolls from the chalet, to watch the children learning on the nearby beginner slope and worry about how fast they were going on the toboggan run!

The views and the purity of the air were a delight. And the stars .... spectacular .....

Although the young ones skied straight from the house to the village I found it easy to catch the ski bus to and from the centre of the village where there are lovely bars, cafes and friendly restaurants. There's also a park with swings and slides and a swimming pool. It was very easy to take the pedestrian lift up to the top of the mountain and over into Verbier town centre for some browsing. I also enjoyed the nearby thermal spa - a particular treat. I think it was a 25 minute drive / not far but the winding drive down the mountain takes time. Well worth the trip.

In the summer (I stayed in July) it was very easy to drive (I have some mobility issues and so couldn't hike/bike with the young ones) over the tops of the mountains to Verbier town and the local regions where there is much to see and do. The local Valais canton is the fruit region and the juiciest fresh fruits are available to buy from the road side. The local fendent wine (which I understand the Swiss don't export) is very nice. We also enjoyed days by the lake Geneva as recommended where we went swimming and canoeing (not me!).

The facilities at the chalet are very good. Importantly for me, the beds are very comfortable and the kitchen has everything in it that one could need for a comfortable family stay. They even had 2 high chairs which was a boon for our clan!

The chalet has of the new age internet and tv things that are so popular, but I found a good book, its tranquility (it was large enough to find some, even with a house full!) and outstanding scenery by far the most enjoyable pastimes. Chalet Marie is a super place and I recommend it very highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant Chalet and superb location

  • 5 of 5

Our Easter stay in Riddes was simply perfect. The ease of location of this Chalet to ski lifts (2 mins walk) meant that the (wonderful) warm weather did not affect the main attraction of the chalet, namely it's ski in ski out facility. The chalet is clean, well equipped and spacious. The beds had mattresses of a high standard and the kitchen contained everything you need to feel like it is home from home. The owner was exceptionally responsive and had had a dead light bulb incident dealt with within hours of reporting it. The large dining table gave us plenty of room to sit as a group and the Cable TV and fast internet meant we were well catered for when a sit down was all we needed. Overall this is the best accommodation and ski region I have experienced with more than 10 ski trips under my belt. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family location as promised

  • 5 of 5

We went early in the season, booked our stay from the 23rd Dec till the 7th Jan. Due to it being early in the season we had to walk 100m to the slopes to start skiing; same location as the friendly bar with great hot dogs for kids and nice "hot" chocolate (including rum) for adults. The accommodation was as promised; great views, great location in the village. Being there over New Years eve we were also able to experience the surrounding valleys fireworks all from the comfort of the chalet. The grocer in the village has a monopoly and charges can be hefty, so if you driving in, we would recommend stocking up on groceries before heading up to La Tzoumaz. Excited to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer in Switzerland.....

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic base, with stunning views. Never thought to go to such a place in the summer, but starting the day on the balcony for breakfast, before venturing out, both locally and further afield Chalet Marie provides a very relaxing place to return with everything you need. Will return without a doubt and more than comfortable for four adults. Wi-fi signal was fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prefect... Our families had a BRILLANT time.

  • 5 of 5

This chalet was in a great position and meant that we could ski in/out which was an added bonus with 4 children. The children loved the chalet, and resort , as did we. A well equipped chalet, we are hoping to return next year. A gem of a resort.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a great stay at our home. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
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A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Whether you are a beginner or an established skier, a large group or a couple, Chalet Marie is perfect. As well as a great location ( ski in ski out ) , walking distance to the beginners run ( with conveyor belt to the top ) and the beautiful bar, it's also a very welcoming and warm environment to stay in. I stayed there for 10 days with my 7 year old son. The chalet is laid out in a way that it doesn't feel too big for a dad and son trip or a couple. Great teaching facilities available, nice restaurants in th village and a well stocked supermarket. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer Season 2017
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn Season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £50

- Tariff based on max 8 occupancy (9&10 = £70 each)

Unlike many other chalets we also do not make additional charges for:
- ELECTRICITY, HEATING, bed linen, bath towel, cleaning after departure
- On arrival your beds will be made for you (except the sofa bed, if relevant)

- Security deposit (aim to refund 7 days after departure less damage/breakage related costs)
- Spring, summer & autumn: bed linen & towels
- Baby linens
- Resort tax 2.50CHF adult/1.25 CHF (6-16yrs) per night - new government rules require this to be paid by each guest to us and then we pay your account to the local government on your behalf. This fee is payable by you in addition to the rental tariff. Unfortunately Homeaway does not provide for payment automatically via its site and so it must be paid direct before arrival. It's a simple process. We will let you know how at the time of booking.
- Mid stay cleaning, catering & laundry

* Additional linens are available at cost price - please ask and we will arrange for delivery to you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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