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Traditional ski chalet. Open plan living. WIFI, Wii, iPad, Sat TV & Multipass



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Chalet in Châtel, Portes du Soleil, Haute Savoie, Rhone Alps, France -On the main free bus route to slopes (3 mins) and town centre (4 mins)

Chalet Chocolat is conveniently nestled between the two main Châtel lifts, Linga and Pré-la-Joux. The chalet is close enough to town to be convenient for bars, restaurants and shopping but secluded enough to enjoy the beauty of nature. Perfect for two families sharing, or groups of friends. Self catering but with flexible catering options and other little extras to ensure that you have the perfect stay. Chalet Chocolat is ideal for ski-drive holidays - just 9 hours drive from Calais or less than 90 minutes drive from Geneva airport. In brief: Sleeps 8 in 4 individually decorated rooms, 2 with en suites. Open plan living with real log fire. Satellite & WIFI enabled TV, DVD, Blu-Ray, iPad, iPod docking and music station, Wii with selected games. Store cupboard essentials. Feather duvets, Egyptian cotton linen, big fluffy towels, hairdryers and complimentary toiletries. Outside the south facing balcony, table and chairs, barbeque and lovely garden make it an ideal summer stay.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Based in the UK, but with a love for the outdoors, French way of life, food and wine we are all keen skiers and active sports enthusiasts. After 25 years skiing in the Portes du Soleil region we couldn’t resist buying our own property, and hope to spend as much time as possible in Châtel with our two young daughters. When not in town, we look to offer what we always wanted to hire, traditional Alpine Chalet, well equipped with quality furnishings modern technology, and all the little things we miss when not at home (eg, Fluffy towels for the ladies, girls and Logs for the boys, and Wii for the kids)

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife, the kids and I had a lovely time in Chatel, the weather was great and the landscape beautiful. We all enjoyed a delightful stay in Chalet Chocolat and its peaceful surroundings. It provided all that we were looking for. Thanks for everything. M.G (8/2012)

Just returned from Chalet Chocolat, had a wonderful time, the chalet was perfect for us all, a fantastic place to stay and the little extras made all the difference. A proper home from home with everything we required.

Thanks very much, we are sure to returnAB & family (1/2013)

We had an amazing week, your chalet was wonderful and we all felt really at home. I can't thank you enough for the help you gave. The ski school was great & the kids came away able to ski with medals to prove it. The ski hire were great, nothing was too much trouble, we will certainly use them again. We would very much like to use your chalet again in the future as we really loved the location and the warm feeling of the chalet. CW 2/2013
Jul 2011
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely Amazing Chalet - Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Highly recommended.

We have used this Chalet 3 years in a row now and always enjoy our stay. We arrive to a clean and warm chalet, with our pre-shopping already delivered. The facilities are excellent, and I think most importantly for us, the chalet feels like a home, with the kitchen always well stocked with the basics, the lounge has a DVD player and a wii for the kids, and the bedrooms are ready to go. There is always wood for the wood burner, essential for any ski trip. The garage is perfect for our ski gear.

The location is excellent, mid way between Linga and PreLaJoux, and the bus stops right outside. The Skiiing in Chatel is excellent, and a great window into the Portes Du Soleil region. Our children have all learnt to ski here and we are now free to go off exploring as a family.

The owners are great, and always helpful and responsive and the Chalet managers are just over the road and always available.

I can highly recommend a stay at Chalet Chocolat!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Great week in the summer

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for such a lovely weeks holiday. I hope you can make use of this review.

We enjoyed our week in August in the mountains at Ski Chalet Chocolat.

There was so much to do in Chatel for everyone in the family from walking, Via Ferrata, biking and swimming in the luxurious new pool in town. The chalet had all the home comforts to make a really relaxing weeks holiday. The kitchen was well stocked , it even had a slow cooker making it easy to feed six of us in the evenings after active days out !

It was exciting to be able to use the amazing lift system that Chatel has to offer to reach the higher ground ( we have only ever been to the Alps in the winter season before this trip but will become a regular summer visitors now). It felt great to walk from France into Switzerland and back in an afternoon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chalet Chocolat

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful chalet that is clearly loved. Not only did we have all the conveniences, but also all the comfort, luxury and character that so many places lack. The support network for skis, food & cleaning was all in place and allows you to maximise time on the mountain. This is further enhanced by the ski-in, bus out location. Love the accessibility of Chatel from Geneva, making it a fantastic gateway in to the Portes du Soleil ski area. Best recommendation I can give is that I have already booked to go again this season. A very appropriately named Chalet.....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chalet Chocolat

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Chocolat has been our favourite destination for the last two years. It is great accommodation for family or friends to share a skiing or walking holiday in the French Alps. The chalet is well placed for either the slopes (free bus stop just close to the chalet) or just popping into town. It is extremely comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing fun holiday. The views from the balcony are stunning and perfect for enjoying a glass of something refreshing after a day on the slopes.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chalet Chocolat

  • 5 of 5

Great chalet, all you need, warm, comfortable, ideal for us to get away as a family, enjoy the Portes du Soleil with perfect access in to Pre La Joux and Avoriaz areas and then to relax in the evenings with the kids and friends. Easy access to the slopes and nice to be tucked away from the main stream of a ski resort. ( We even managed to escape there this summer to enjoy some croissants and coffee on the balcony! Beautiful mountain walks, biking to the village for a beer or glass of vino, whilst the children loved the activities that the whole area offers, certainly plenty to do with amazing scenery ).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Chalet Chocolat during July 2013. We loved the cosy, warm, comfortable accommodation very much. There was more than enough space for our family of 2 children and two adults. In fact it could easily hold two such families. The kitchen is well stocked and easy to use (perfect for cooking up some of the lovely produce from the local Wednesday market). There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the lower floor which are clean and lovely. There is a master suite with ensuite on the upper floor which is also clean and lovely. The balcony has a bbq and outdoor setting which was perfect for those summer evenings looking out towards the opposite mountain spotting deer!

The location is ideal for summer walking. From the chalet there are walking trails into Chatel, up the mountain behind the chalet and many other places. There is bus that goes right past the chalet that can take you to Chatel and many other places. If you have a car then you can take advantage of the close proximity of the Swiss border and head over to Switzerland for the day for some walking or cheese! There were many activities to keep the children amused including a luge track, mini-golf, skating and fishing. Chatel has a wide range of cafes and restaurants which are all seemed to be child-friendly. There is a large supermarket just on the other side of Chatel which is very well stocked.

I would highly recommend this accommodation for anyone looking for either an adventure-filled holiday with lots to do, or for a relaxing holiday in a quiet, serene location.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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From the Owner

Chatel is a authentic French Alpine town, with a very close and friendly community, with stunning landscape. The area is one of the largest ski regions in the world with over 650kms of piste and one of the best snow records in the whole of the Alps. In summer, with the blanket of snow gone, it’s perfect for spending countless hours hiking, cycling, adventuring or just relaxing and indulging in the great surroundings.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 82 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Aigle at 28 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E62 at 22 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Skiing, Biking, MTB, Hiking


8 1/2 hours drive from Calais. Nearest airport is Geneva with regular flights from UK with Easyjet, Flybe BMIbaby, BA and Swissair.


Châtel is situated on the border of France and Switzerland and is an easy drive from Lake Geneva 45 Minutes and the spa towns of Lavey, Thonon and Evian-les-Bains.

Further Details:

Châtel is a beautiful authentic Haute Savoie Alpine town, Offering typical local Alpine shops and three supermarkets, ATM’s, Bowling Centre and a Cinema. There is a good choice of bars, clubs, a nearby micro brewery and restaurants selling regional fare.

Ski lessons and creche facilities are bookable in the village or online.

In Winter Châtel has a skating rink, access to cross country pistes, and night skiing on Thursdays.

In Summer weekly french farmers market, ‘Fantasticable’ experience – an incredible flight across the valley at Pré-la-Joux speeds up to 100 km/hr

Parapente (mountain paragliding) above the valley

Rock climbing

Via Ferrata – an exhilarating and safe way to climb a mountain secured to a steel wire, fixed to the rock face (equipment can be hired locally)

Horse & pony riding

Fishing - on the banks of the Dranse or the shores of Lake Vonnes or Lake La Mouille

Windsurfing and sailing

White water rafting, canoeing & kayaking on the river Dranse

Hydro speed – going down the river rapids with a large float and flippers

Bobluge, Devilkart and Rollerbe

Swimming – in the open air pool or the fresh water lakes

Children’s playground with climbing wall and zip wire

Tennis courts with coaching available

Golf - miniature & compact in Châtel, full 18 hole course in nearby les Gets


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17th December
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24th December
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31st December
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7th January '17
7 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
14th January '17
14 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21st January '17
21 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
28th January '17
28 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
4th February
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11th February '17
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18th February '17
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25th February '17
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th March ' 17
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11th March '17
11 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18th March '17
18 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25th March '17
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1st April '17
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8th April ' 17
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15th April '17
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1st JUly
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
8th July
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £200 will be payable on booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before travel.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day will normally fall on a Saturday but can be flexible, please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Chalet Chocolat is a stylish chalet with panoramic mountain views located in the charming alpine town of Chatel part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski region. It offers the ideal retreat for those enjoying the great outdoors. The chalet is conveniently nestled between the two main Chatel lifts, Linga and Pre la Joux, situated on the route of the regular free bus service. Close enough to town to be convenient for bars, restaurants and shopping but secluded enough to enjoy the beauty of nature. Perfect for two families sharing, or groups of friends. Self catering, but with flexible optional extras and catering options to ensure that you have the perfect stay.

Property Type

  • chalet


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite shower room and WC to bedroom 1. En-suite bathroom with shower and WC to bedroom 2. Family bathroom with shower and WC.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + 2 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double with en-suite. Bedroom 2 - double with en-suite. Bedroom 3 - twin bedroom. Bedroom 4 - bunk bed room. Additional sofa bed in living area.


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The main living accommodation and bedroom number one are located on the first floor. The remaining three bedrooms and family bathroom are on the ground floor. Outside: There is a large south facing balcony opening from the living area on the first floor, with table & chairs and BBQ Garden surrounding the property Secure garage Outside parking for 2 cars 2 Mountain Bikes Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Feather duvets & Egyptian cotton bedding. Big fluffy Egyptian cotton towels. Hairdryers and complimentary toiletries. Final clean included in price (expectation is Chalet is left in a tidy state).

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