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Modern and Luxurious 4 Bed Chalet close to Chatel and ski lift

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Updated: 13-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catered chalet with superb mountain views

Chalet Karibu is a luxury 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom chalet built in 2006. Sleeps 8 guests comfortably with an additional double sofa bed. Split over 3 floors with garage and ski room on the ground floor including heated boot warmers and washer/dryer.

The middle floor comprises open plan living space with a fabulous log burner and dining table which seats 10 people. There is a south facing balcony off the living area offering fabulous views of the Mont du Grange National Park directly opposite the chalet.

The sleeping accommodation is on the top floor comprising 2 X doubles (1 ensuite), 2 X twins and a separate bathroom and shower room. South facing balconies off the 2 double bedrooms.

There is plenty of outside parking in front of the chalet and a large split level decked area around the rear which is accessed out of the front door.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Nicola Spencer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2017

About Nicola Spencer

Since our first visit to Chatel in 2001 we both fell in love with the area and therefore bought the chalet from new in 2006. We love the valley and wider Portes du Soleil area in both winter and summer, so much so we got married here in 2008 !! Subsequently we have had two children who now enjoy Alps life as much as us!

We regard the chalet as our second home and hope you will love it as much as we do.

Nicola Spencer purchased this chalet in 2006

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Lovely well equipped chalet

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with this chalet. It was very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Lovely and warm too. The open plan kitchen/dining/living room is light and spacious and the wood burning stove at the end of a day on the slopes was good reason to stay at home. The Intermarche supermarket is very close and well stocked. We love to cook so really enjoyed planning a meal at home with some good wine followed by one of the board games provided by the owners of the house. We rented cars from Geneva airport and found the journey to the house to be quick and easy, as well as picturesque. We had slight concerns about driving when it snowed but to our amazement the local snow plough came all the way up the drive. The roads are well maintained throughout the region. Our favourite area for skiing was about 10 minutes drive away with plenty of car parking at the bottom of the lifts. Had some very good meals up the mountain at lunch time using the recommendations of the owner. All in all a great holiday which we hope to repeat next year. Thank you Nicola.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Fer Rouge at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Aigle at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Fer Rouge at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : La Panthiaz at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Thonon les Bains, Lake Geneva at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Situated just outside the idyllic Alpine resort of Chatel in the massive Portes du Soleil ski area in the French Alps.

This area covers 12 resorts straddling the French / Swiss border. There are over 650kms of pistes (not to mention the numerous Kms of off-piste), the area offers superb skiing and snowboarding for all ages and levels. From spacious and wide slopes for beginners, cruising runs for intermediates, and challenging black runs and off-piste skiing for the more advanced skiers, the huge Portes du Soleil ski area is a fantastic area with stunning scenery to explore.

Chatel and La Chapelle both offer a mix of open and wooded slopes suitable for all abilities. Nestled between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc the area around Chatel creates its own micro climate thus giving the area an amazing snow record - don't be fooled by a higher resort having better snow, this is not always the case ! With easy access to Avoriaz, Morzine and all of the Portes du Soleil, Chatel is an extremely convenient location to explore this massive linked ski area.

The summer months are equally as popular in the Portes du Soleil, and provides an abundance of outdoor activities. Situated just 30kms south of Lake Geneva, the Abondance Valley is a wonderful mix of mountains, lakes and rivers. It is the perfect base offering a whole range of different activities and places to visit. The valley has 3 main villages which have all retained their traditional alpine charm - Abondance, La Chapelle d'Abondance and Chatel. There are over 40 working farms in the valley, some of which you can visit to see how they make their famous local Abondance cheese. Each village has a local market on different days during the week, and there are many cafes, restaurants and shops to visit in all of the villages.

Abondance is very famous for its Abbey, which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the Alps.

La Chapelle d'Abondance is perfectly located to climb Les Cornettes de Bises and the Mont de Grange, where you will discover mountain lakes, waterfalls, beautiful alpine flora and local wildlife.

Chatel boasts a brand new swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course, a summer luge and a whole range of other activities including horse riding and paragliding. The ski lifts open in mid June - mid September and provide an opening to over 800kms of walking trails and paths, and more extreme activities like mountain biking and the zip wire called the 'Fantasticable'.

Chalet Karibu is located in between the resorts of Chatel and La Chapelle d'Abondance, with the nearest ski lift within a 10 minute walk. The main supermarket for the area is only 2 minutes drive and the best Bar / Restaurant in the valley is a 1 minute drive or 12 minutes walk.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Feb 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring / Summer
23 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Jan-2017
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Property Type

  • chalet


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • 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

  • 140 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Cloakroom with wc and basin on middle level.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Baby travel cot available. Double sofa bed in separate room on middle level available.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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