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Cosy ski chalet with log fire, balcony, garden and ample private parking, Chatel

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

5 bedroom chalet in Chatel, Portes du Soleil, near the Linga area

Comfortable ski chalet with 2 x double and 3 x twin rooms sleeping up to 10.

First Floor - 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with shower over bath, sink and WC; one shower room with sink and WC & one other separate WC.

Ground Floor - One bedroom with en suite bathroom & one bedroom with en suite shower room.

The cosy dining and living room, with log fire, opens onto a balcony with lovely views along the Pre la Joux valley.

The chalet stands in its own grounds with garden at rear & ample off road private parking.

Located near the Linga ski area where the telecabine and highspeed chair lift access the PdS ski area. A short walk to bus stops, providing frequent (free) buses throughout the day, to all ski areas and the village. The village centre can be reached on foot in approx 15 mins.

Although the chalet is offered on self catered basis we are here in resort and can help you with arranging:

- Geneva airport transfers

- Ordering & collection of lift passes

- Ski school, creche etc

- Ski hire

The Skiing: Chatel is situated on the border and there is easy ski access from France into Switzerland, covering up to 12 resorts, all available on one lift pass. The massive Portes du Soleil ski domain offers 650 kms of skiing, with 265 pistes & 198 lifts more than enough to explore in one week!

Chatel has pistes suitable for all levels of skier with 11 greens, 16 blues, 16 reds & 5 blacks. For those looking for something different there is also a Smoothpark with rails, kickers, slide boxes, boarder cross & more for both beginners & experienced freestylers.

There has been massive investment over recent years in modern snow cannons, to ensure snow coverage throughout the season. Chatel can now make up to 500,000 m3 of snow from a reservoir holding 250,000 m3 of water!

Chalet L'Optraken is within walking distance of the Linga ski lifts which quickly link in to the Avoriaz lifts on the French side or into Les Crosets on the Swiss side, or take a free bus to Pre la Joux & start there.

Travel to Chatel: Geneva airport is only 90 minutes away. Geneva airport has plenty of car hire or we can help you to arrange a private transfer (payable locally).

If you are driving Chatel is approx 10 hrs from Calais.

More Details

Property Manager
Coral Paine
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 December, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , + sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , + sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , + sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , + sink. This is en suite facility to ground floor bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , + sink. This is en suite facility to ground floor bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , with en-suite shower room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ski


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Cosy ski chalet with log fire, balcony, garden and ample private parking, Chatel
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Chalet L'Optraken. Chatel

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at Chalet L'Optraken for a week. It is a spacious chalet with a well equipped kitchen. However it is extremely basic with uncomfortable beds, a total lack of hot water and in desperate need of a refurbishment. It is an expensive chalet and we had expected a higher standard. The owners did try to fix the hot water problem but unsuccessfully. It is located near a free bus service up to the main ski area but it is quite a trek to the bus stop which seems to rarely arrive. However it is near the ski school area so may suit a family with small children. It is essential to have a car as the chalet is no where near any shops or restaurants apart from one patisserie and one restaurant. Overall a very disappointing experience.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Residence & Location

  • 5 of 5

Chalet L'optraken has everything. Great location for skiing, accomodation very comfortable with brand new kitchen with all modern appliances, lovely lounge with open fire and Bathrooms and shower rooms of top quality. With lifts within walking distance, the Portes de Soleil region is really close by. Have skied as a family for 30 years now and this resort and accomodation are right up there in our top 5. Highly recommended for couples, lads/lassies trips and the family. Hosts are very friendly and helpful, not bad skiers either!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great base for a great skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5

“Chalet L’Optraken is a very comfortable, well situated and well equipped chalet. The bathroom and shower room have been refurbished to a very high standard and the kitchen has all you need to prepare your own meals. The skiing in Chatel & Portes du Soleil is always rewarding; many miles of piste easily accessible and very picturesque, and year after year there is always something new to explore. We have very much enjoyed staying there for many years and always have it at the top of our list to return to. ”

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: January 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Le Renard
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Thonon (France) Aigle (Switzerland)
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Le Renard
Nearest Ski
900 Metres
Car: recommended

Although the chalet is situated in a quiet location, in the area known as Loy in Chatel, we are still close to a number of amenities. There is a bread shop, ski shop & children's beginner ski school along the road. There are also other restaurants & ski hire locations within easy walking distance. We are situated opposite the kindergarten ski school for 3 yrs+.

The bus stops for the free shuttles are a short walk away.

Ski: Chatel is a charming traditional farming village on the vast Portes du Soleil ski domain. The Portes du Soleil streches over France & Switzerland with 650 km of pistes & 194 ski lifts.

Chatel lies on the French/Swiss border and has 83 km of pistes & 47 ski lifts. Over the last few years a number of the chair lifts have been updated with highspeed lifts. This year (2009) 'Linga 2' above the Linga telecabine is being changed. The old, slow 3 person chair is being replaced by high speed chair lift. This should greatly improve the situation at Linga first thing in the morning! The whole Chatel area also now has many more snow cannons should they be needed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Châtel, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,964 **

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £31.1
Taxe du Sejour £ 1.33 per person per night
Stay tax £1.33 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

The price is for accommodation only on self catered basis. We do include:-
Bed Linen & Towels
A supply of wood for the log fire. Additional logs can be provided for a fee.

A security damage deposit of £500 will be required. The chalet must be left as found or a cleaning/damage charge will be deducted from the security deposit.

Manager'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.
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