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A traditional chalet in Les Carroz, France, built with family in mind

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Chalet Soleil Riant has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 people making it an ideal base for winter or summer

End March and April holidays only £900 for the week and short lets available! Chalet Soleil Riant is a very spacious situated in a quiet residential area. The bus stop for free ski shuttle bus to the high speed 8 person cable car is 100 yards from the chalet and goes every 20 minutes. Cleaning at end of stay included in rental price.

The chalet is a 3 minute walk to swimming pool, spa and sports centre with fabulous swimming in outdoor pool in winter and only a 10 minute walk to village centre. The village has an ice rink as well as a 2 screen cinema, and night skiing once a week. The chalet is south facing with wonderful views of the Pointe d'Areu to the south and the Grand Massif ski-ing area to the north.

In summer the sports centre offers outside tennis courts and archery and more. There is local mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, walking, paragliding, windsurfing, swimming, fishing and many other activities area also possible in the area. Tree top courses, canoeing, and golf can be reached with a short drive! Sailing is possible on Lake Annecy or Lake Geneva. The terrace is ideal for spring and summer barbecues.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Julia Barry
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Julia Barry

We are private owners and this is our only chalet, bought in 2012. With our family we have enjoyed the mountains in summer and winter and regularly taken other families or friends to the chalet. Julia speaks fluent French so really enjoys communicating with the local people although many now speak English!

Julia Barry purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Julia Barry chose Flaine - Grand Massif

We bought the chalet as the whole family enjoyed skiing and we wanted a place close to Geneva in a village with a French feel to it. Les Carroz fitted the bill as it was a village before it became a ski resort. We've had as much fun in the summer as the winter with all the local outdoor activities - swimming in lakes and mountain biking being our favourites. The chalet is big enough for two or three families but very comfortable when there are only four or five people.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is well planned and spacious so there is no need to feel cramped on a skiing holiday. It faces south so catches the sun, keeping it warm in summer and bright and airy in winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'This is our second visit to "Soleil Riant" and we hope it will not be our last. It is really perfect for what we need.'

'Amazing snow, beautiful spacious chalet, so well equipped. Great chalet perfectly designed for skiers. A true French ski chalet ski holiday'.

'We have all had a thoroughly enjoyable time - the chalet has been superb and has accommodated us all fantastically! (11 people including 3 babies).
Apr 2006
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'This is our second visit to "Soleil Riant" and we hope it will not be our last. It is really perfect for what we need.'

'Amazing snow, beautiful spacious chalet, so well equipped. Great chalet perfectly designed for skiers. A true French ski chalet ski holiday'.

'We have all had a thoroughly enjoyable time - the chalet has been superb and has accommodated us all fantastically! (11 people including 3 babies).
Apr 2006
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4 Reviews

4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

4

Lovely summer holiday with kids

  • 4 of 5

We were two families sharing Soleil Riant for a week in August. It was our first time in the mountains in the summer and we will definitely return!

A few good things to do with kids in the immediate area: a good outdoor public pool, a couple of easy walking trails and a great tree top adventure centre, all within a 5 minute walk. Further afield: hiking, canyoning, mountain biking. Les Carroz is small and compact with several cafés, restaurants. There are plenty of 'what to do' brochures in the chalet. Lovely and very well maintained chalet: great for our two families. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you so enjoyed your visit and the variety of activities there are to do with children near the chalet and look forward to welcoming you again one day.
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5

A real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

The chalet is warm and comfortably furnished with plenty of storage in the bedrooms. On arrival we found the chalet very clean with a well equipped kitchen. The washing machine and drying area were a real bonus. We had really enjoyable holiday in Les Carroz and would certainly return to Chalet Soleil Riant again. Julia dealt with any queries quickly and sent comprehensive information on the resort and chalet.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you so enjoyed your stay in Chalet Soleil Riant. Julia
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Lovely wooden chalet in convenient quiet location

  • 2 of 5

A lovely, large, spacious traditional wooden chalet, yet with a cosy feel. Rooms are very spacious and the chalet is very well equipped - there was nothing that we wanted/needed that the chalet didn't have. Julia was very amenable & prompt answering queries and the booking couldn't have gone any smoother. There was only 4 of us, so the chalet was more than adequate, but had there been 10 of us I think it would have still been more than spacious enough! We were undecided whether to book in the centre of Les Carroz, but are glad we rented Soleil Riant instead - we have stayed in the centre before, but this chalet's quiet location was more convenient than we expected - the first stop on the bus route in the morning, no more than 10 minutes to the telecabine, but also a pleasant 10 minute walk from the centre after an apres-ski beer, or into the centre for an evening meal. Bedroom & living/dining area balconies were a bonus to watch the evening sunset and a great view of the mountains. Nothing so great as waking up to such an amazing view. I imagine Soleil Riant would be a great place to stay for a summer holiday as well as it was for our winter ski trip. Many thanks for making your chalet available to rent!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had such a good stay in Chalet Soleil Riant. Julia
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Beautiful spacious chalet

  • 5 of 5

We rented Chalet Soleil Riant for the christmas week as we had family coming over from the UK and we were all impressed by how spacious and homely the chalet was. Julia the owner was very helpful when we were booking it and responded quickly to emails. Everything was very straightforward when we arrived and the chalet was clean and very well maintained. We were also very impressed with how well equipped the kitchen was and it had everything we needed to cater for a large group for christmas. The chalet is very well located, it is a peaceful location but easily walkable to the village and the ski bus also stops close by. It is also close to the heated open air swimming pool, which was a lovely experience.

We will definitely be going back to Chalet Soleil Riant!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Anna. We are glad you enjoyed your week and look forward to your return visit to Chalet Soleil Riant. Julia
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the chalet as the whole family enjoyed skiing and we wanted a place close to Geneva in a village with a French feel to it. Les Carroz fitted the bill as it was a village before it became a ski resort. We've had as much fun in the summer as the winter with all the local outdoor activities - swimming in lakes and mountain biking being our favourites. The chalet is big enough for two or three families but very comfortable when there are only four or five people.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva Airport at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Village of Les Carroz at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 866 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Flaine at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cluses at 13 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Cluses at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les Carroz at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Village of Les Carroz at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Sallanches et Passy at 21 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Travel:

Les Carroz is 1 hour from Geneva Airport.

The driving time from the Channel Tunnel is 8 - 9 hours (all autoroute except for the last 10 km).

Access to a car is very useful in summer, but not essential in winter (there is a ski-bus stop 50m from the chalet).

Distances:

The village centre is 10 minutes on foot.

Cluses is 20 minutes in the car.

Les Gets and Morzine is 40 minutes by car (for skiing or mountain biking).

Mont Blanc (by telecabine) is 60 minutes by car and Italy a bit further.

Further details:

There is a market in Les Carroz on Tuesdays. There are two small but well-stocked supermarkets, three bakeries, a butcher and several banks in the village. There are two Carrefour supermarkets within 25 minutes drive.

The village has over 23 places to eat (fewer in summer) and a cinema. The VTT (mountain biking) weekend in summer is very popular.

Hiking and cycling in the surrounding mountains in the summer gives you fabulous views and the flora and fauna are wonderful.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season French Holidays
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Mid Season
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Easter Holidays
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
£900
 
 
Low Season Summer
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£800
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£900
for 6 nights
From
£150
£1,000
 
 
Low Season Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£800
 
 
Low Season Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£650
 
 
Pre Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Low Season Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Mid Season
3 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
High Season Winter
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
High Season French Holidays
17 Feb 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Mid Season
10 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking notes:
A deposit secures the booking. The final payment is to be made two months before departure.

Changeover day:
Saturday — please enquire about short lets in low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK sterling for up to 10 people. Prices do include the cost of cleaning but exclude linen hire at £15/person if desired and a compulsory £8 a week for adults aged 18 and over for 'Taxe de sejour'. Bath towels and tea towels are not included in linen hire. Booking is confirmed by payment of a £400 returnable damage deposit.

Deposit of £400 to confirm booking then final payment due 2 months before date of travel.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The chalet is well planned and spacious so there is no need to feel cramped on a skiing holiday. It faces south so catches the sun, keeping it warm in summer and bright and airy in winter.

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

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

General

  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 144 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Washroom 1 - Toilet
  • Washroom 2 - Toilet
  • Basement: Large shower cubicle with separate hose, basin Ground floor: Bathroom - bath, shower attachment, bidet, basin Separate washroom, basin First floor: Hydromassage bath with shower attachment, bidet, basin Separate toilet, basin

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Ground floor: Bedroom 1 with twin beds First floor: Bedroom 2 with double bed and balcony Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with twin beds Bedroom 5 with twin beds

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: Private garden with wooden terrace. Garden table, BBQ, chairs and parasol provided. Utility room: Basement wash room includes washing machine, drying racks and sink. Boiler room doubles as ski/boot room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels not supplied. Linen can be hired locally through owners.

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