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Luxury modern Swiss chalet- spectacular panoramic views



Updated: 21-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

A self-catering chalet located 200m from the piste

Chalet 'Chante-Clarine'' is a modern luxury self-catering chalet, in a stunning year round setting. Located near La Barboleuse, just outside the resort of Villars, the chalet is actually only 200m from the nearest piste that runs down directly to the cable car station at La Barboleuse village. There are now new snow canons everywhere to ensure good snow covering. Ideal for winter and summer holiday rental, with marvellous skiing and walking. Linen and towels are included and the chalet is professionally cleaned before and end of each stay.

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About the Owner

Neil and Jill Frew
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Neil and Jill Frew

We are a British family with 2 grown up married sons and 4 grandchildren. We love skiing and walking in the mountains.

Neil and Jill Frew purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Neil and Jill Frew chose Switzerland

We were fortunate to find this plot in a great position and then arranged to have a modern chalet built to our own design.

What makes this chalet unique

Very comfortable with great views. Also very convenient for accessing the nearest piste and cable-car station.

17 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Chalet Chanteclarine. Perfect location close to the slopes, beautiful view, super equipped and comfortable chalet.

We will definitely come back! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swiss Dream

  • 5 of 5

Definitely have fond memories of the Swiss Alps. It's a stunning new and modern chalet. Everything works really well and it's well thought out. The view is beathtaking and Christophe (local manager) is really helpful. It really is a dream chalet and location. Very peaceful and warming for the soul. The snow did arrive after we arrived which was wonderful. Superb bakery in La Barboleuse. Owner excellent to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, Thanks so much for your kind words. Very glad to hear you all had a great holiday. Do come back again one day - maybe in the summer, as there is so much to do and see. Neil
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Beautiful Chalet And Breathtaking Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet Chante Clarine for a summer break and simply could not recommend it more highly. We were were struck not only by the staggering beauty of the surroundings, but also by the supremely impressive quality of the chalet itself, with the highest level of detail having clearly been employed when designing and furnishing the accommodation. The quantity of bedrooms and - particularly - bathrooms, ensures that multiple families are able to stay without the slightest inconvenience, while the kitchen is so well-appointed it would really be a challenge to find oneself wanting for any appliance.

Within easy reach there are excellent facilities, with ski lifts and railways providing access to all kinds of walks and outdoor activities, which make for very fun and activity-filled days, tired and happy children and tremendously satisfied adults.

All in all, a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gavin for your kind comments. Glad you seem to have enjoyed your stay!
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Stunning chalet, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

After a very busy time we wanted a holiday where we could relax and unwind and in Chalet Chante Clarinnes we found the perfect place. We arrived late and woke to a fresh fall of several inches of snow which was 'the icing on the cake'. The views from the chalet were wide ranging and beautiful, looking over the valley to the mountains beyond. The chalet itself was a home from home, very comfortably and thoughtfully kitted out with underfloor heating which kept us toasty throughout our stay. We walked from the chalet into the mountains, stopping for lunch at some of the lovely restaurants along the way and relaxed in the evening with a good meal and bottle of wine. A very positive experience all round. Just what we needed!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 family holiday in February

  • 4 of 5

We (2 families of 2 adults and 2 teenagers each) stayed in this beautiful chalet for a week in February 2013. The chalet is positioned up a winding road off the main road between Gryon and Villars, and the views, especially as the sun hits the mountains on the far side of the Rhone valley, are absolutely stunning. At the time we visited, there was thick snow but the road was always passable although 4 wheel drive or snow chains are a must.

The chalet is well appointed with a double height living area on the "ground" floor and bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. The kitchen is well equipped and we were easily able to feed 8 hungry people each night, sitting at the refectory table to eat then moving to the lounge area to watch satellite tv or DVDs or to play the board games that were provided, or to read one of the books that have been left.

The skiing area is extensive, and we were able to reach a blue run within 5 minutes of putting our boots on in the garage. At the bottom of this run, there was another 5 minutes walk to the gondola that brings you up to the top, and from there, it was possible to link to the whole area of Villars and then Les Diablerets, although this was quite a ski safari, using 10 different lifts.

For non-skiiers, apart from relaxing in the chalet, it was possible to sledge or to walk along paths in the snow.

The only criticisms are that it seems to be virtually impossible to reach anywhere without a car (although there are taxis - but they charge Swiss prices) from the chalet unless you fancy a 20 minute walk. it's not great for apres-ski unless you walk up or leave your car in the car park at the bottom and you need to be up early to get a parking space at the car-parks in Villars!

For the property itself, the mezzanine area that provides additional sleeping space (more than the beds for 8 downstairs) is great but anybody berthed there must wait for the lounge to clear before going to sleep and must be prepared to brave the stairs to get to a bathroom!

Overall, this holiday worked well for us as a group of 8, with 6 keen skiers and 2 not-so-keen or non skiers. There was plenty of hot water, underfloor heating, a separate log stove, nice towels and lots of peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, cosy but spacious chalet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend, 4 adults and 4 children, aged between 7 months and 2 and a half years. The chalet was exactly as described and was very warm and cosy, yet spacious and had everything we could need with demanding little ones in tow. We felt very at home and were very comfortable and with nearly a metre of snow outside it felt quite magical.

The contact with the owners and onsite contact person was always very friendly and helpful and we would definitely recommend the chalet for others with children. We'll hopefully be back in Spring/summer some time soon.

Jodie, James and family

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased to welcome back returning renters. Its a great place to come for walking and relaxation out of the ski season.
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From the Owner

We were fortunate to find this plot in a great position and then arranged to have a modern chalet built to our own design.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 77 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Barboleuse at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 500 Miles Nearest Golf : Villars Golf Club at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bex or Aigle at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : Aigle (A9) at 11 Miles Nearest Restaurant : In La Barboleuse at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Piste is 100 meters away at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake Geneva at 15 Miles

Swiss alps (Canton Vaud), near Les Diablerets, Gstad, Verbier, Porte du Soleil, Montreux, Lausanne, Lake Geneva beaches, sailing, cycling walking.

Villars-Barboleuse-Gryon area is an excellent resort for families. There is a local creche in Villars (La Trottinette)for children 6 months - 6 years (Mon-Fri). Ski kindergarten ages 3 - 8.

Great skiing for all abilities.

Lift pass covers Villars, Barboleuse, Les Diablerets, Leysin and Les Mosses.

Children under 9 have free ski pass.

Nearby activities include, tennis, ice skating, 10 pin bowling, swimming pool, fitness centre.

Traditional style mountain restaurants. La Barboleuse offers ski hire, restaurants, bakery, supermarket, tourist office.

Villars has a lively night life in winter, but unlike many ski resorts, it certainly does not close down in the summer.

Spring, summer, autumn walking from the chalet door in all directions. This is a real paradise for casual ramblers, serious hikers, climbers, and mountain bikers.

Other Activities: cross country skiing, snow shoe trails.

Ski: With 45 ski lifts, Villars offers skiers and snowboarders more than 120km of slopes, and the opportunity of skiing the spectacular Les Diablerets glacier at 3000 metres.

Children will enjoy finding their feet in the free beginners' ski area in the village and adults will find the wide blue runs in the main ski area of Bretaye great for practising technique. With extensive pisted terrain both above and below the treeline, Villars offers a good range of blue and red runs, the more challenging of which can be found on Chaux Ronde and Grand & Petit Chamossaire.

Experienced skiers will enjoy tackling the more challenging terrain at Les Diablerets and its glacier as well as the several black runs from Roc d'Orsay back to the village. For snowboarders, there are snow parks at Bretaye, Isenau and Chaux Ronde, with various jumps, rails and a quarter-pipe on which to test your skills.

Useful Information

• Range of pistes: 125km (local area), 225km (whole area)

• Skiing altitude: 1,350m to 2,970m

• Percentage of resort covered by snow cannons: 20%

• Number of mountain restaurants: 16

• Range of cross country: 50km

• Number of glaciers: 1

• Snowpark – yes

• Night skiing: Weekly torchlight descent during high season.

• Resort ski bus available: Runs approx 0900 - 1630hrs (Free with lift pass)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
23 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
24 Feb 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

The above rates are based on a max of 8 people staying. However if 9 or 10 people are staying, please add 10% per person to these rates shown. Payment is accepted in either Pounds Sterling, or Swiss Francs at current exchange rates. The booking deposit is payable at time of booking. Balance of payment + refundable breakage deposit of £500.00/CHF750.00 is payable 2 months before rental
start date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Apr-2017


From the Owner

Very comfortable with great views. Also very convenient for accessing the nearest piste and cable-car station.

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain


  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Double basin, heated towel rail
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Double basin, heated towel rail
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs cloakroom with toilet. Large cave/utility room with washing machine, separate tumble drier and butler sink.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite. Fitted wardrobe. French windows
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Bathroom directly opposite
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite. Fitted wardrobe. French windows
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Large twin. Ensuite. Fitted wardrobe
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Cot, 2 Sofa bed/Futon, Mezzanine floor
  • Three south facing bedrooms all with large double beds, Sealy mattresses, Hungarian goosedown duvets, Egyptian cotton linen. French windows to large terrace. Two with ensuite facilities. Third has own bathroom with separate shower. Fourth bedroom has two single beds (can form Super King) and ensuite shower room. All with fitted wardrobes. Hairdryers provided. Two x 2 seater sofa beds and additional seating on large mezzanine area.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Appointed and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, this spacious new build chalet offers a modern twist on the traditional ski chalet, by providing light and airy accommodation and complete comfort for the discerning winter skier or summer rambler. Located outside the smart, year round resort of Villars, there is easy access to the main ski areas - 100 m from the nearest piste or 3 mins drive to the local telecabine station, while in spring, summer and autumn, mountain pastures and wooded trails are only a few minutes walk from the chalet. Geneva Airport is 90 mins away, and places such as Montreux or Gstad are all within easy reach by car. The double height open plan living/dining area with oak flooring and oriental rugs has fantastic views across to the majestic peaks of the French Alps. Italian leather sofas, oak refectory dining table seats12, fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons, Gaggia expresso maker, 46' LCD TV with UK/ Swiss satellite channels, log burning stove.

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