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5* ski Chalet in Chinaillon/Le Grand Bornand. Spacious and ideal for 2 families.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Self catering, 4/5 bedrooms, sleeps 12. Walk to pistes/village. Wonderful views.

Ski Chalet Etoile is an individual, traditionally styled chalet, with all the modern feature that come with a newly built chalet. Spacious, extremely comfortable, great bathrooms and with an open plan downstairs. Chalet Etoile has been awarded the coverted 5* award from the local tourist office.

Located in Chinaillon, the upper ski station of Le Grand Bornand, the chalet is just a few minutes walk from the pistes and the center of the village of Chinaillon with its restaurents and shops.

Our local ski bus stop is at the top of the drive (20 meters from front door!) Le Grand Bornand is a thriving modern ski resort with over 90km of ski runs and world class cross country skiing, as well as the SnowparkGB, border cross and a good assortment of black, red, blue and green runs

Designed with 2 families in mind, Chalet Etoile is spacious and comfortable. There are 2 double rooms (king size beds) - one en suite, 2 larger rooms which can accommodate up to 4 children or adults, a shower room and 2 separate WCs. The spacious sitting room has under floor heating, a large fire and 3 sofas. A TV room/5th bedroom has a king size sofa bed and en suite bathroom. We have a large open plan well equipped kitchen and in the dining area a large oak table that can seat up to 14.

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Harriet Alexander
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Harriet Alexander

We are James and Harriet and we have three children (Izzy 20, Teddy 17 and George 14). For several years we wanted to own a home in France - when we saw the details for Chalet Etoile we knew we had found our dream. We love Le Chinaillion in all seasons, the skiing in winter, walking and climbing in the November half term, downhill mountain biking and swimming in Lake Annecy in the summer, and generally spending time with friends and family in the stunning surroundings of such a friendly and beautiful village.

Harriet Alexander purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Harriet Alexander chose Le Grand-Bornand

After our first skiing holiday as a family we realised that The Alps was the place to own a holiday home. We spent about a year looking for the perfect house in the perfect resort. When we got introduced to Le Grand Bornand we realised we had found the place - now for the chalet!! We soon heard a local developer was building a single chalet in a perfect location, and the deal was done. We spent a year creating our dream: A spacious chalet with room for us and my sisters family without feeling on top of each other, great views, a garden, comfy beds, good bathrooms, fluffy towels, well equipped kitchen, toys, videos, books and games - a real home from home (all the things so often missing in a rental house). I think we have achieved it. It is our home and we spend as he much time as possible, and our guests are welcome at all other times.

What makes this chalet unique

Space, fantastic quality furniture and fittings, fantastic location perfect for up to 12 people.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I want to thank you for letting us have the use of your beautiful chalet for the week. We had an brilliant time which was helped by perfect weather and fabulous snow. It was an enormous pleasure to come back to such an amazing house, and you have organised it so cleverly that the usual apres ski chores seem so much easier and quicker than normal. My father (aged 81) managed to read a book a day from your vast selection after skiing until after lunch and the boys spent a lot of time playing tennis/squash which kept them quiet too! "
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Le Grand-Bornand in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 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
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite to TV room/5th bedroom with additional door
  • All towels are provided. There is a utility room with separate washing machine and dryer, drying facilities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , the double bed is set under the eaves
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , king size and very comfortable!!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , the doubles are under the eaves cabin style with curtains
  • Chalet Etoile has been specifically designed to offer flexible accomodation for both families and adult groups. On the first floor: There are two double rooms with king size beds, one with an full ensuite bathroom There are two very large rooms, both have twin beds that can be zipped together to make a super king size bed, one of these rooms has an additional double bed set behind a curtain under the eaves. The other room has two cabin style beds also set under the eaves with curtains providing a degree of privacy. On the Ground Floor: The TV room / 5th Bedroom has a king size sofa bed, flat screen TV, with surround sound DVD, CD player with i-pod docking station. This room benefits from an en suite bathroom that can also be accessed from the rest of the house.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a spacious sitting room with comfortable sofas, flat screen TV, surround sound DVD, CD player with i-pod docking station. The well equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar with bar stools as well as a large extendable oak table that can sit up to 14 people. The TV room/5th Bedroom has a king size sofa bed, flat screen TV, with surround sound DVD, CD player with i-pod docking station and benefits from use of an en suite bathroom. There is also an additional WC and am integral garage which is very useful for storage of bags, skis, bikes etc. Chalet Etoile has a full size basement which houses a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and a ski and boot room.


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5* ski Chalet in Chinaillon/Le Grand Bornand. Spacious and ideal for 2 families.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A great place to stay for large group to stay and ski

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Chalet Etoile and we would go back a 3rd time! High quality facilities with ample space to dry/ store our skiing kit every day. Chalet is warm and snug with plenty of hot water for showers, ample bathroom facilities and well equipped kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed in Chalet Etoile 3 times (twice at Feb /half term and once in late March). It is a wonderful, spacious, chalet that offers outstanding accommodation. It is always spotlessly clean and benefits from being a sunday to sunday rental thus enabling you to avoid the huge crowds on the motorways. The owners are flexible and a delight to rent from (frequently returning to us things our kids have left in the chalet). The chalet is a very short bus or car ride from the slopes and is extremely convenient for everything. We have stayed in countless places in and around the area over the past 15 years and this one is the best.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Chalet on edge of Chinaillon

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Harriet's chalet with a group of 8 friends, the chalet is spacious , warm (underfloor heating )and wonderfully comfortable.

The property was clean , beautifully maintained and has a well equipped kitchen. There are many nice extras as well , (table tennis , DVD's , games , ski boot heater ).

The location is very good, you can walk to ski bus stop easily at end of drive . Walk 5 mins to bars and Restaurants.

We had a really wonderful ski holiday .

Harriet was easy to deal with , and Mike (key holder and chalet manager )made the change over easy , and was great with advice and information.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Chalet Etoile was even better than described. The chalet was incredibly comfortable and spacious, perfect for two families. the location of the chalet was good, within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in the village and the pistes. For those not wanting to walk or drive, the ski bus stop next to the chalet was great. We cant wait to go back. Mike (the chalet manager) was fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic chalet

  • 5 of 5

An amazing chalet, set within a sweet little village. The chalet has everything you could possibly need for a week's skiing. There's plenty of space to socialise, plenty of storage for ski gear, TV, music. Bedrooms are well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. It would be a great chalet to share with another family. Ski area is brilliant, with great restaurants.

Communication was excellent, and all queries were answered without any problem.

Very knowledgeable and helpful owners.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, beautiful and welcoming chalet

  • 5 of 5

We spend a wonderful week here with some friends. Chalet Etoile was very clean, well appointed and I would thoroughly recommend. It's got a lot of space and so was perfect for two families with teenagers. There's a table tennis table in the basement as well as loads of games, DVDs and a great music system. It's a convenient 1 minute walk to the bus stop. Harriet was very responsive, friendly and answered all our questions. Overall we had a wonderful holiday and we will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva Contrin Aiport
Nearest Ferry
875 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Bonneville or Cluses
Car: recommended

Chalet Etoile is located in Chinaillon, the upper ski station of Le Grand Bornand. Le Grand Bornand is situated in the heart of the Aravis range of mountains just 5 miles from the resort of La Clusaz. The villages of Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon have been describes as 'one of the best kept secrets of the French Alps' . With over 90 km of downhill ski runs, Le Grand Bornand is clearly not the biggest resort in the French Alps, but it is still a world class resort, with some of the nicest people and shortest queues found in the Alps. It is known for its production of championship skiers and is part of Annecy's bid for the Winter Olympics in 2018. Chinaillon is a very traditional Savoyard village which dates back to the 17th century. Chalet Etoile is located just minutes away from the picturesque old village as well as the main village with its shops and restaurants. The pistes are about a 10 minute walk away or a very short hop on the ski bus that stops at the top of our drive.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please be aware that after large snowfalls it can be difficult to get up and down our drive in a car. The drive is cleared of snow after all snowfalls but we do recommend that if you do not have a four wheel drive car that you have a set of chains (compulsory in the Alps) and ideally winter tyres.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.