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Luxury Chalet In The Giffre Valley Near Morillon And Samoens



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Holiday Home in Morillon, Haute Savoie, French Alps - Easy Access To Grand Massif Skiing/Mountain Walking Area

Chalet Clarine was built five years ago as a large luxury family home with one twin & three double bedrooms. It has two bathrooms (one en-suite), one wet room and all the facilities a modern chalet requires, including under floor heating, garage, private parking etc. The kitchen is fitted out to the highest standard with dual fuel 5-burner cooker, stainless steel work surfaces, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, kettle, hand blender. For entertainment there is satellite television (French & UK), music system (iPod connector), DVD, Apple TV, Xbox 360 & games, media player, Wi-Fi and a number of family board games. Other facilities include washing machine & tumble dryer. There is a large south facing garden with a large decked area so you get the sun throughout the day (even in winter), with stunning views of Le Criou.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are an English family with three children from London. This is our holiday home.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Chalet Clarine - 5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet Clarine for a family holiday with our now adult children. There were 7 of us in total.

The Chalet is spacious and accommodated us all very comfortably. It is warm, and spotlessly clean, and a real help to have linen, towels and the in out cleaning service provided. Bedrooms are a good size and well equipped.

The kitchen is large and everything works well, there is every kitchen implement you need if you want to fully self cater, but there are restaurants around if you wish to eat out and Boulangerie Tiffanie in Morillion for compulsory croissants and pain chocolat at breakfast!

The beds are super comfy, showers powerful and hot, also to have 2 bath tubs available is just fantastic after a long days skiing.

Although we did not use it all the time, having the TV with English Channels was useful along with the various different electronic games. We preferred the family games and played Monopoly for the first time in years!

The location is great being around an hours drive from Geneva and its very easy to find. The centre of Morillion and the gondola is around a 1 km away and then its only a 10 minute drive to Samoens.

Chalet Clarine provided us with the perfect base for our holiday, we were able to relax altogether in the evenings and spend quality time together which is sometimes lacking in hotels.

I can highly recommend this chalet and would at some point in the future return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous chalet cannot fault it at all. Six adults stayed here February 2016.

Chalet celan and comfy with lots of board games, puzzles and electric computer games and a computer!

You will need a car really to get from a - b and it is just off the main road into Morilion so not really walkable. We did have a car and went to the bowling in Samoans which was great fun and good food.

Didn't eat out apart from bowling night as my daughter is an amazing cook and just loved the kitchen in the chalet so cooked every night, played games, watched tv and had wine at home!

Fabulous holiday cannot complain about anything, well done Claire and Keith I do believe you thought of everything for the winter skier (maybe a larger ski dryer cupboard as there was six adults but thats it).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Chalet Clarine and it did not disappoint, yet again!

The home from home feel of this chalet makes it our firm favourite. The good quality furniture, fixtures and fittings, plus a well equipped kitchen means we can comfortably slob out after a solid day's skiing in the Grand Massif. The chalet is always clean and warm and is situated in a great spot, just outside of the village of Morillon. There are two large supermarkets within a 10minute drive and plenty of restaurants, cafes and bistros for those who do not enjoy cooking. Claire, the owner, is always communicative and helpful; the booking process always smooth and hassle-free.

We drive to the chalet, which takes 7 hours from Calais with one short stop, (the Sunday arrival helps avoid the "Saturday changeover day traffic"), as we prefer to have our car in resort when skiing. However, the Grand Massif ski bus (included in your lift pass) stops just up the road, so a car is certainly not a necessity. This year we also chose to drive to the nearby Portes du Soleil. It took about 15-20 mins and opened up a further, huge ski area for our enjoyment!

We have never been to the chalet in the summer but can confirm that the surrounding area is stunning in winter - we can only imagine it is more so when the snow has melted and the sun is out!

Thanks for another great stay and see you same time next year Chalet Clarine!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful chalet in a great location

Felt like being home from home

Beds so comfortable !

Underfloor heating and showers great too

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your chalet

Was a great week of snowboarding

Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Glad you had a great time!
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From the Owner

The Giffre is a beautiful valley, all year round. Wonderful, family-friendly skiing in the winter and in the summer warm temperatures and spectacular scenery. There is so much to do - all sorts of outdoor pursuits are available. Equally, it can be a great place to escape to for some peace and relaxation. Both Morillon and Samoens are very pleasant towns, full of character and extremely welcoming to tourists.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Morillon at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Les Gets at 19 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cluses at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A40 at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Morillon at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Morillon 1100 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac Bleu, Morillon at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended


Morillon has a swimming lake with a small beach with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and a lakeside cafe/restaurant. Five minutes drive away in Samoens there is a public outdoor swimming pool with water slide.


Located only 15 mins from the A40, 55km from the nearest airport - Geneva. With easy access to TGV station in Cluses. TGV Paris - Cluses, about 5h. Car hire is not essential but recommended if you want to explore out of the valley.


Morillon - 20 minute walk. Samoens - 45 mins walk/5 mins drive (6km). Annecy - 1 hr drive. Evian - 45 mins. Chamonix - 45 mins, Geneva less than 1 hour.

Further Details:


The chalet is 1.5km from the Morillon ski lift into the Grand Massif ski area (with 356km of pistes) and 250m from the ski bus stop. A car would be ideal and all Grand Massif ski lifts have free parking. The Grand Massif is on the doorstep of Flaine, Les Carroz and there is also a free skibus service to Samoens. The chalet is also less than 1 hour from other resorts, such as Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz, Chamonix, Argentiere, Saint Gervais and Megeve.


There is plenty to do in summer. Thrill-seekers will be tempted by activities such as paragliding, climbing, white-water rafting, swimming, downhill mountain biking etc. For those looking to relax, there are plenty of walking/cycling routes, picnic areas, lakes and a number of the chair lifts remain open during the summer so you can go and get lost in the wonderful mountains. With a car there is also plenty to explore - the historic towns of Annecy and Evian are less than an hour away, Geneva and Switzerland are also easily reached within an hour, and you are a short drive from the Mont Blanc tunnel and Italy.

We provide an information folder in the chalet, giving details of local shops, markets, emergency numbers etc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 3
4 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
9 Jan 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
13 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
20 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
27 Feb 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
27 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
24 Apr 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £338

Booking Notes:
Prices are for the whole chalet on a self-catered basis per week. Upon completion of booking form a 25% deposit is required. Full payment is required by 60 days before stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are normally Sundays, however we can be flexible depending on time of year.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the whole chalet on a self catered basis per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The chalet is modern, yet cosy because of the underfloor heating. We love the outdoor space at the chalet too - there is a lot more than in most equivalent properties. Our children can run around quite safely outside without us having to be concerned (although young children should always be supervised as there is a mountain stream which runs alongside the property and the main road is not far either). We love the fact that all the conveniences are just a few minutes drive away and access to the chalet is easy in winter, as it is on the flat of the valley. There are stunning views in both directions and we get the sun all day long.

Property Type

  • chalet


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


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and walk in shower, wc and bidet. Bathroom 2 with bath, shower and wc. Bathroom 3 wet room shower and sink. Downstairs toilet and wash basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed and en-suite bath and shower room, door onto balcony. Bedroom 2 with triple bunk bed (lower bunk a double, upper bunk single), door onto balcony. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds, bedroom 4 with king-size double bed.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large private garden with a very large decked area, ideal for entertaining or sun bathing. Garden table and benches provided. Five sun loungers. The garage contains many garden toys, a child-sized air hockey table, a basketball hoop and table football. There is plenty of storage space for bikes, skis etc. There is one bike already there for guests to use (when it's not snowy) and there are two sledges which guests are also welcome to use during winter months. Utility Room: Washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Linen and towels are included and changed on change over days. The property is professionally cleaned in between rentals. However, we do expect guests to leave the property as tidy as they found it.

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