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Beautiful just renovated top class 4 Bed Ski Chalet With Pool and hot tub.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 10 in luxury, 4 Bed, Mezzanine & 3 Baths, Close to Lifts & Bus

A traditionally built chalet 1km from Samoens in the beautiful hamlet of L'Ettely. Chalet Criou boasts 4 large double bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A mezzanine that sleeps 2, well equipped Kitchen & large living room with gas/wood burner stove. Large Terrace & Pool for summer use .

The chalet is 50m from Ski-Bus, 1km from the main 2 Samoens Telecabines, and the same distance to Morillon's Telecabine.

Beautiful location, luxury property .

We have put in a new new kitchen and a new master bathroom / wet room - the Pool has new decking & fencing for security. New high class furnishings and a hot tub complete this luxury residence .

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bathrooms 2 En suite, 1 Family Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Family Room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 4 Double Bedrooms & Sofa Bed Double on Mezzanine , Cots available, Beds 1 & 4 have En-Suite Bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Beautiful just renovated top class 4 Bed Ski Chalet With Pool and hot tub.
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Excellent summer holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent summer holiday in Samoens. Great location with plenty to do - walking, cycling, rafting and more.

Chalet Criou had everything we needed - spacious and well equipped. We enjoyed the walking and cycling (had our own bikes) and often had lunch at a restaurant / refuge in the mountains. It was great to be able to return from our 'activity' of the day, relax at the pool for awhile and then BBQ at the Chalet the evening.

Chalet great, Owner helpful and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely big home, warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We got a transfer from Geneva Airport to the chalet, it took under 1.5 hours. The house was warm and welcoming and as described in the ad. We were pleased to have somewhere to relax in the large lounge. Plenty of cooking equipment, plates and cutlery for a large party. Food is expensive in France so being able to cook for ourselves saved a fortune. Beds were comfortable. It took us a few days to find the information book which had been put away in a drawer beneath the coffee table but that does give loads of info about the house, area and local facilities. There is no bakery in L'Etteley so we bought part baked bread and cooked our own every morning.The ski busses are regular from the little chapel about 50 yards from the house. Morrillon is about 1km walk for restaurants and bars.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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le chalet parfait

  • 5 of 5

Ce chalet confortable est très bien conçu avec notamment :

- un bel espace en bas pour faire sécher les vêtements de skis et s'équiper le lendemain

- une cuisine haut de gamme pratique et parfaitement équipée

- une terrasse très agréable

- des chambres spacieuses et des lits confortables

- un environnement calme et une jolie vue

Il est idéalement placé pour rejoindre tous les points d’accès aux pistes en navette ou en voiture.

Nous louons des chalets depuis des années dans tous les grands domaines des Alpes du Nord. C’est l’un des plus soignés et probablement le plus « pertinent ».

Bravo et merci

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Purley, Surrey

Fantastic Stay in Chalet Criou in L'Ettely

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the chalet between 14/2 and 21/2/16. We had a great time and found the chalet had everything we needed.

Location - The chalet is ca. 5 mins drive from the main grand massif lift in Samoens. Parking there was ample and never a problem. We hired our skis from the ski shop at the top of the lift (Ski Roland Gay) and also rented a ski locker from them which avoids carrying skis and boots up and down each day. The chalet is close to the town centre which has some great restaurants (Fifine, Mezzanine and La tournalta were all very good)

Accommodation - The accommodation is set over 3 floors with a twin with ensuite on the ground floor as well as a utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer and storage for coats and shoes etc. On the first floor is a very well equipped kitchen with everything we needed. We even christened the fondue set! The kitchen is very new and everything works and has a large dining table (would squeeze in 10) as you leave the kitchen and enter the living area which is very cosy. Lighting is provided by lamps only so not ideal if you are avid readers but we had no issue with this. Please be aware that a couple of the lamps are switched on by switches on the entrance to the room. We spent a few days with only half the lighting as we hadn't figured this out! There is also a lovely master with ensuite on the first floor. The second floor has a bathroom and 2 x twin rooms which the kids had. There is also a couch and TV on this level on the landing area. We couldn't get the DVD player working for the kids though - I think a multi region DVD player is needed here. The DVD player in the lounge played all DVDs.

All in all, we had a great holiday and the chalet exceeded our expectations so wouldn't hesitate recommending to any future interested parties. The owner (Jim) was a pleasure to deal with and quickly responded to any queries we had.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Chalet

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was perfect for our February ski trip. As three families, ten in total, the layout was perfect with three floors and three bathrooms. The top floor was great for a family of four and we had three in both other bedrooms, using the camping beds which were fine (although one mattress was only suitable for kids)

The kitchen was excellent and includes everything you'd need. It's refreshing to have more than enough cutlery, plates etc. they was also plenty of basics like tea and sugar already provided.

The lounge area includes the dining room and was very nice and cosy after a long day skiing!. The lighting is quite low level though if you’re a keen knitter!

The chalet wifi was excellent and worked fine for 10 of us. There is also plenty of DVDs and books. The brand new copy of Gravity went down a treat!

The cleanliness was spot on and the chalet is clearly well looked after by the owners who use the chalet themselves.

The chalet is only 100 yards from the ski bus between morillon and samoens. Before you go, make sure to print out a bus timetable as it is tricky to get to grips with initially. If you want to get to the slopes quickly, worth using the nearby Vercland ski lift which is much quicker than Samoen. Coming back, more buses seem to come from Morillion than Samoen. Either way, it's only 5 minutes on the bus and they are every 30 minutes at peak times, excluding 12pm - 3pm.

The owners were very friendly, organising keys in advance and setting up the beds before we arrived. A welcome bottle of champagne and wine were a great welcome after a long drive.

A lovely chalet and will hopefully stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Aucune personne pour donner la clé et faire l'état des lieux alors que le responsable...anglais(Jasper) est venu contrôler son équipe de nettoyage (anglophone) mais est reparti devant nous sans faire d'état des lieux et expliquer le fonctionnement du thermostat eau chaude, de la TV, des fours, du poêle à gaz... et l'organisation du chalet. POINTS NEGATIFS : 1- Nettoyage sommaire par l'équipe..anglophone. Nous avons dû aspirer nos chambres et le salon. 2- Garage servant de local ski complètement dans le désordre et le froid pour les chaussures ski. 3- Pas de local chauffé pour les chaussures de ski. 4- Chalet de 12 personnes sur Abritel avec seulement... une table pour 8 personnes. 5- Chambre lit double avec... un vieux divan pour l'enfant... à la place d'un lit pourtant bien signalé sur Abritel. 6- Une seule chaîne TV francophone (TV5MONDE) POINTS POSITIFS : 1- Très belle cuisine avec appareils ménagers et grand frigo-surgélateur. 2- Belle vaisselle pour plus de 12 personnes avec une table... pour 8. Benoit de BELGIQUE

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Jim Phillips
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Jim Phillips

We live in Hampshire, England and use our house in Samoens as much as we can !

Jim Phillips purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Jim Phillips chose Samoëns

We love the alps & ski-ing and having lived in Chatel , fell in love with Samoens. Its a beautiful old town, not just a Ski resort, and has loads to offer summer & winter .

What makes this chalet unique

Pool , Views, Cycling, Walking, Ski-ing, River Rafting, Parapenting - all on the doorstep


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Cluses or Annemasse
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Samoëns, Haute-Savoie

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

In Winter we rent Sunday to Sunday - In summer we are Flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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