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Winter and Summer Chalet, Brilliant Access

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Ski Chalet in Saint Gervais les Bains, Rhone Alps - Haute Savoie, France - 3 Minutes to Village, Ski Bus, Private Pool in Summer

Three minutes walk from the centre of the delightful 19th Century spa village of Saint Gervais les Bains is this 30 year old detached chalet which has been fully renovated to provide a contemporary but comfortable home. The chalet which uses much traditional wood to provide the Alpine ‘feel’ also benefits from modern communication systems such as Wireless Broadband and modern audio visual entertainment throughout. The satellite television provides access to the usual UK satellite channels. Swimming pool in summer and clear mountain air combine to provide the tonic you need. 50 minutes from Geneva Airport, 7 minutes from ski lifts to Megeve-Saint Gervais ski domain, 15 minutes from Chamonix. 1 minute walk from Tramway du Mont Blanc providing direct access to Les Houches, Mont Blanc mountaineering, Tour du Mont Blanc and paragliding take off sites.


Owner
Chris Wilks
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2017

About Chris Wilks

We bought the chalet in winter 2008 and immediately fell in love with the views, village and position. Since buying it we have completely remodelled the interior and have enjoyed many lovely weeks in the summer and winter with family and friends. We enjoy skiing, walking, climbing, paragliding, tennis and, curiously, old classic sports cars. We love the chalet as our second home and we hope you will enjoy it too! Chris and Melanie

Chris Wilks purchased this chalet in 2008

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 next to bedroom 1 shower, basin and WC. Hairdryer. Bathroom 2 next to bedroom bath with shower over, basin and WC. Hairdryer. En-suite to bedroom 3 shower, basin and WC. Hairdryer. Bathroom 4 next to bedroom 4, accessible by mezzanine, basin and WC. Hairdryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The chalet has underfloor heating which is very effective. Because the chalet is laid out over four floors and has balconies and a swimming pool it is best suited to adults and older children. Our young nephews and nieces have had a super time here summer and winter but the under 5's obviously required more supervision from adults. Outside: The outside living space is fantastic. A patio with decking surrounds the pool which is very private and has fabulous views of the Aravis chain of mountains on the other side of the valley. Barbeque'ing is very special and at night the patio is lit with outdoor lighting. The pool is about 30 feet long and is heated in summer to in excess of 26 degrees Celsius. There are outdoor tables, chairs and sun loungers. There is parking for three cars to the side of the drive. Utility Room: In the garage, includes sink washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer. Space for clothes drying and hanging. Ski and boot storage in ample garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fully laundered cotton bedlinen and towels are included in the price. Reasonable chalet cleaning at the end of your stay is also included. Any other arrangements can be discussed on an individual basis. Other: Second living room in basement lends itself to evening and night-time use and has a high quality audio visual system. Contemporary and 'moody' it is a great place to unwind after the day. Sofas, chairs and wine fridge. Sauna comfortable for 6.

Reviews

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5

An Amazingly well equipped and clean chalet.

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed here for one week at the end of July 2017. It really wasn't long enough! Everything was so well organised for us by Melanie long before our arrival. Valerie was really helpful in showing us the chalet when we arrived too. It was beautiful, one of the best chalets we have stayed in! We didnt want to leave! It had all mod cons and everything to keep our three teenagers happy and good wifi! The music system was great in entertaining my husband!! There was plenty of room, extremely clean and the kitchen was well stocked. We loved our pastry cake that was left for our us, and it didn't last for very long! Having a washing machine and tumble dryer was a bonus too.

I think we stayed in one of the hottest weeks the Alps has had for a while? The weather was amazing and the pool was very much needed! Very private with a beautiful view. We were so spoilt! The jacuzzi was an added luxury but i think we needed some fans to cool us down! We hardly used the TV room as there was too much to see and do! A first for our teens!

This was an activity holiday for us and Melanie had given us all the information we needed to book ahead before our stay. The white water rafting down in Passy was wonderful. We did a full 'Trapper Day" that included a BBQ lunch. It was delicious and so much. Our guide was brilliant (a bit rough around the edges) but he knew his stuff and kept me calm when my husband fell in just before a rapid?!!!

We would highly recommend that you try the mountain biking and hire wires up in Les Contamines or St Gervais, if you feel up to it! One of our best highlights was the tram ride up to the glacier of Mont Blanc from St Gervais. It is quite a long ride but the scenery is spectacular and well worth it.

Everything is in walking distance for the supermarkets and restaurants. St Gervais is a very pretty town and everyone was very helpful and friendly.

Thank you Melanie & Chris for an unforgettable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal chalet for a wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday here in July 2017. All correspondence with the owners from the booking process through to our arrival was excellent with all questions answered promptly.

We arrived to find that a thoughtful welcome pack had been left by the owners which proved to be very handy as France appears to close after midday on a Sunday.

All our information needs were met with a comprehensive local information folder showcasing a variety of activities for all tastes.

The villa itself was very well maintained with high quality fixtures and fittings and there was plenty of space for everybody.

The cinema room was ideal for lazy nights in with the supplied Netflix an added bonus, as well as a large selection of movies and books. The WiFi was sufficiently strong that it covered nearly all levels of the house and the pool area. The pool itself was ideal for families with the water level ranging from about 3 feet to 6 feet. The decking area around the pool was older but the owners kindly provided many flip flops to prevent splinters.

Our favourite part of the house though was the terrace area outside the lounge which was regularly used early in the morning and last thing at night.

Saint Gervais is a lovely little town with plenty of good bars, restaurants, shops and activities within walking distance of the chalet.

We would not hesitate to book again when returning to this area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great chalet in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in the same week (Easter Half Term) We had such a good time last year we re booked almost immediately. The chalet is very well set up with fantastic long views of the mountains from the living / dining room. Very well equipped kitchen with everything in the right place. A great environment for relaxing family meals after a good days skiing. This year was very hot and although the snow was patchy they do a great job of keeping runs open. Les Contamines has very good snow. We sat on the large deck a lot this year and looked enviously at the pool, it was that hot. The bedrooms are cosy with very comfortable beds. The children loved the cinema room and the adults appreciated the sauna. We were 2 families with 3 children and the room set up was great for us. There was off street parking for 2 cars and a short 5 minute stroll into town which had a wonderful selection of shopping with 2 mini supermarkets for the essentials and a lot of specialist shops to treat yourself. The ski bus stop was outside the property and a short trip to the lifts. The Mont Blanc tramway is a short walk away. The heating was set perfectly and the showers were hot and powerful. Having a washing machine and dryer meant that we could pack lighter this year and refresh things rather than take too much. The extra fridge and freezer in the garage were also great to store all the extras we took with us. Melanie and Chris were good to deal with and very open and friendly throughout the whole process. If you book this chalet you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, lovely chalet, quality throughout

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in this chalet from 26 March. While the snow was disappointing the blue skies and this beautiful chalet really lifted our holiday. We were just four in the party though had anticipated 6 or 7 and the chalet would have been perfect for the larger group. There is a quality and comfortable feel about the whole chalet. I loved the photos on the wall of the local area. The kitchen is very well equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need, the Sonos sound system is a real boys toy that was well used. The cinema room (well stocked with DVDs) provides room to spread out while the main open plan living room space is spacious for relaxing at the end of the day with gorgeous views of the mountain and UK TV if you want it. The bins and shuttle bus couldn't be more convenient directly next to the chalet and the main centre is a 3 minute walk away. Sauna was lovely, washing machine and tumble drier a bonus having 2 sons arriving directly from university and private parking at the chalet ideal. Chris and Melanie have been great from the outset. Good communication in response to queries and checking at appropriate points with information etc. Smooth check in and out and local contact available during the stay. Thanks for your excellent timekeeping Valerie. We would definitely stay here again and fully recommend for a family or group holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic - not a bad word to say about this 5 star chalet!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (ages ranging from 6 months - 60 years) had a wonderful stay in St Gervais, all thanks to this beautifully decked out chalet. It has everything that you could want and more, including an amazing cinema room and sound system throughout the house. The sauna was a real bonus after a day on the slopes. It is perfectly placed to get the ski bus to the Bettex lift which comes regularly to the end of the drive. Valerie was on hand in the resort when we needed anything and Melanie was incredibly helpful throughout the whole booking process, nothing was too much bother. We will be visiting again and can't wait to come again, especially int he summer to test out the pool!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Really well equipped, comfortable and warm. Very good location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday.

We have been to Saint Gervais for 10 years. This was the best accomodation so far.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Location

Travel:

The nearest airport is Geneva which is well served with budget airlines from regional airports as well as scheduled airlines from the major UK and European airports. Geneva is 50 minutes by car and transfers are easily arranged with a number of taxi and airport transfer companies operating in the Alps. Other ways of arriving are TGV/snow train to Annecy (50 minutes away), flights to Lyon or Grenoble (less than 2 hours away). Car not essential.

Distances:

Distance to Saint Gervais 300 metres, Megeve 5 miles, Les Contamines 5 miles, Chamonix 10 miles, Courmayeur 25 miles, Geneva 45 miles, Annecy 45 miles.

Further Details:

Located in the French northern Alps and situated at the feet of Mont Blanc, St Gervais has stunning scenery and a wide variety of things to do.

Saint Gervais is a beautiful Savoyard village with a friendly atmosphere. It is home to Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc and has been a popular holiday destination for over a hundred years. There are a number of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants and every Thursday morning there is a market and the village's main square is a hive of activity.

The towns of Megeve and Chamonix are just a 20 minute drive away should you wish to explore a little further.

St Gervais has a huge number of activities on offer. It is popular with walkers and cyclists in the summer - it is one of the starting points for the Tour du Mont Blanc. In winter Saint Gervais has a large ski area (over 440 km) which links to nearby Megeve. The Mont Blanc Tramway can be taken from Saint Gervais to the Bellevue plateau (1800m) or the Prarion giving skiers access to the Les Houches ski area in winter. Or it can be taken by walkers or those just wishing to see the wonderful panorama in winter or summer. For those who would like to relax a little St Gervais's famous thermal parc offers complementary therapies and massage.

The village also has a brand new indoor/outdoor pool complex with a 25m pool, a play pool, a paddling pool, an outdoor pool, a sauna and hammam. Also in the village is an olympic sized ice rink, clay tennis courts (with international tennis tournament in June) and

a great mini-golf course. Mountain bikes are easy to hire in the town too.

In summer the summer activity pass costs around 100 euros for a family of 4 or 5 for a week and gives access to the swimming pool, mini-golf, cable cars and activities at the leisure park in nearby Les Contamines.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
6 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
September
10 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Sept - Dec
24 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Jan
7 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Jan/Feb
21 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Half Term
11 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
Feb
18 Feb 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
April/June
8 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
July
1 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
July/Sept
29 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
September
9 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover dates will be considered, in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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