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Self catered luxury Chalet, village centre location

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Located in centre of the Village of Les Allues, Rhone Alps, France - Central Village Location, Close To Ski Lift & Free Ski Bus, Convenient For Restaurants & Bars

Both offerings within Chalet Vache Bleue are architecturally designed, fitted and furnished to a high standard. Whilst the exterior of the building was designed to reflect the Barn it once was, the interior is chic, spacious and comfortable. Chalet is fully self-contained with a private entrance.

The Chalet is designed to provide a family or group of friends with a private boutique style experience. High on creature comforts such as beautiful bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Spacious living area with leather sofas, TV/DVD, Bose sound dock, WiFi, ample radiators and a fire. Chalet Vache Bleue is a place you will be happy to call home and a great place to rest after a day in the Alps.

Practical considerations have not been forgotten either; comfortable beds with fully sprung mattresses for the perfect sleep, built in wardrobes in every bedroom, plentiful supply of hot water, a drying room and washing machine. The Chalet has level access from the street to the ski storage area avoiding the need to carry equipment up or down stairs. Your boots will be toasty warm in the morning thanks to the Boot Heater.

The large kitchen is fully fitted and equipped; opening onto the dining area to ensure those busy preparing meals are not excluded from the social side of the holiday. If cooking is not your "thing" we can source a Chef to come and look after or you can book Chef standard meals which are delivered to the Chalet daily for you to heat and serve when convenient for you. Enjoying some extra Apres Ski time or browsing the shops in Meribel without worrying about getting home for a specified Dinner time is exactly what a relaxing holiday is all about. Eating out is also an option with several restaurants in Les Allues and many more in the resort centre at Meribel. We are happy to make reservations at restaurants for you. Flexibility is key to a great holiday and a self-catered holiday at Chalet Vache Bleue can give you that flexibility.

The Chalet was designed to be suitable for longer stays, we did this by ensuring the facilities and comfort level meant you really could settle in for a few weeks. Many of our guests stay 2 - 5 weeks rather than the traditional one week so we feel we have achieved that standard. Having said that if your stay is for the traditional one week period we will do everything we can to help you make the most of every minute. The Chalet will be warm and sparkling clean for your arrival, beds made and basic kitchen provisions supplied. We can help you arrange for hire equipment to be waiting at the Chalet, lift passes can be arranged, they will be waiting for you on arrival and up to date local information will be prepared for you.

It is rare to find alpine accommodation of this standard at such a reasonable cost and available as self catered.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Andrew and Elaine live in Brisbane Australia. They have skied Les Trois Vallees since 1992. We bought Chalet Vache Bleue as a ruined "Sheep" fold and spent 5 years rebuilding to a modern mountain home. We value the expertise of an Architect and employed a Lyon based Architect to design and project manage the reconstruction to cutting edge standards.

After 5 successful winter seasons at Chalet Vache Bleue and take great pride in the fact that not only do many of our guests return but they return for periods of greater than the typical one week ski holiday. We feel we have been successful in creating a mountain base which guests are very happy to stay in for as long as they can! We pride ourselves on delivering a personal service from your first enquiry to your arrival at the Chalet.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

My family has just spent an amazing week at Chalet Vache Bleue in the beautiful and charming village of Les Allues. This accommodation is extremely well appointed, has a superb layout and finished to the highest standard. It is spotless, modern but homely, and it was truly a pleasure to come back each evening to such comfort. Andrew and Elaine were always close at hand if we needed any advice and there was even gorgeous home baking at times from Elaine! A frequent and free bus service to Meribel is only a few minutes away, although we enjoyed the bars and restaurants in Les Allues itself. We are so happy to have discovered this chalet and look forward to our next visit!
Jan 2016
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4 Reviews

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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Sunderland UK
5

Sheer luxury in the 3 valleys. Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many mountain properties over the years and this is clearly the best by far. When we read about this Chalet in Les Allues it sounded amazing and it didnt disappoint. It was spotlessly clean with so much space over a number of floors. The living/kitchen area is perfect for a group and very well equipped. The fact that the bedrooms (each with a luxurious en suite) meant that everyone had their own space and privacy. Les Allues is a "real" mountain village - full of character and perfectly located for access to the vast ski area. The owners were really freindly and accommodating - they have done an outstanding job with their chalet. We cant wait for our next vist to this real gem and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We designed the Chalet to accommodate long stays by focusing on space and comfort but we love it when gusts who only have a few days with us appreciate it just as much. We look forward to seeing you when you are next in the area. Andrew and Elaine
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Fantastic location and exceptional contemporary li

  • 5 of 5

Chalet has 3 double beds each on its own half floor. The living areas and boot room made our 5 week stay very comfortable for us. Les Allues is a great village with a good local shop and excellent restaurant a 50 yard walk. The walk to the bus is on level ground and a great warm up. Access from Meribel village to Altiport is a great confidence builder and easy trips to Courchevel. We are back again in 2017 for 2 weeks. Ticks all the boxes as far as we are concerned.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear you enjoyed both the Chalet and our Village location. Choosing a Village over a purpose built ski resort was important to us and we love sharing the experience with our guests. We look forward to seeing you later this season. Andrew and Elaine
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An outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

House is stunning and well equipped. Brilliant value - felt very luxurious and high end. All bedrooms lovely so perfect for a group. Andrew and Elaine could not have been better hosts either in Advance of trip answering emails or at the house. Made a delicious cake too! Would definitely return if skiing in area again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, many of our guests find that Chalet Vache Bleue delivers on their expectations for a luxury break without the high end price tag. Last year we added a new ski room with heated boot warmers for our guests. This year the improvements have continued with the addition of a new pellet burning fireplace in our lounge area. We would certainly love to see you and your group again in the future.
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Beautiful gem with the most gracious of hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th straight season staying with Andy and Elaine. They are the MOST gracious of hosts leaving everything as if you were staying at a "dummies for skiers" paradise.. everything is simplified and explained... no guesswork for anything.. and there for you for anything for as much or as little as you may want them to be.

The accommodations are top notch... everything is fine tuned for perfection down to the smallest details... all of that combined is what keeps me addicted and coming back year after year after year!

Thanks guys!! See you soon for another amazing winter

Hillel

TLV-NYC

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We like to help our gusts make the most of every minute they are here, either in the Chalet or on the slopes. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Andrew and Elaine
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Location

From the Owner

Les Trois Vallees are the largest and most varied hi altitude ski/boarding area in the world with over 200 lifts, more than 600km of pistes and unlimited off piste. All abilities from beginner to fearless extreme thrill seeker are catered for. Meribel is not far from the border of France and Italy and the area has a rich history, and is famous for great food and wine. Burgundy is not far to the North, the Rhone Valley vineyards are a short drive. Several of the famous climbs on the Tour de France are less than hours drive with Courcheval being less than 5 minutes and Col de Madeleine around 20 minutes away. We wanted to run a ski business in a "real" French Village rather than a purpose built ski resort, we believe we found the perfect place in Les Allues and we think you will agree.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva/Chambery/Grenoble/Lyon at 103 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tsaretta at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Meribel at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Moutiers at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : En'K/ L'Arbe/Tsarreta/ at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Villages piste at 400 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cycling and Walking:

Out of the winter season Les Allues and the surrounding area is a mecca for both road and off road cycling:

Over 150km of marked mountain bike trails including downhill courses and lift assisted cross country

French Cycling Federation labelled Mountain Bike Venue (since 1998)

Lifts open throughout July and August with highest lift at 2700m and valley floor at 500m

The exciting mountain stages of the Tour de France are never far away from Les Allues

If you are interested in a Cycling holiday in Meribel contact us and we can put you directly in touch with local operators who we work with.

The entire area is also well served with signed and maintained walking paths offering a truly unique way to see the beautiful French Alps.

Travel:

The closest airports are Chambery approx 1.10 hour drive, Geneva approx 2 hours drive and Grenoble approx 2 hours drive. There are many companies who offer both private and shared transfer services from these airports. Moutiers railway station serves the Three Valleys Ski Resorts with fast TGV and Eurostar Train Services direct from the UK and Paris. There is a bus service from Moutiers to Les Allues and also companies who offer private transfer services. Contact us for further information.

Distances:

The Chalet is in the centre of the village approx 4 minute walk to free ski bus, an easy 10 minutes walk to Gondola. Meribel Village can be reached by car in 5 minutes where there is free parking and access to the pistes via the Golf lift. Meribel centre can be reached by car in less than 10 minutes, Mottaret 15 mins.

All the facilities of Meribel centre can be enjoyed via the ski bus which runs until after midnight during the season without the need to be based in the busy centre itself.

Further Details:

Les Allues is the original village of the Meribel area and makes an ideal base for you to enjoy the very best of everything the three valleys area offers. Les Allues offers a peaceful and traditional environment, having several excellent restaurants, two bars, ski shop, a small supermarket which provides freshly baked bread and pastries every day, a Post Office and an ATM. Whilst Meribel is a mecca for ski enthusiasts there is plenty for non-skiers including Spa Treatments, Snow Shoe walking and simply discovering the many villages of the valley.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,012
for 3 nights
£2,362
 
 
February
19 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£868
for 3 nights
£2,024
 
 
March /April
26 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£777
for 3 nights
£1,813
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£633
for 3 nights
From
£211
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £337

Booking Notes:
A booking is effective when a deposit of 400 Euro for Chalet A or 200 Euro for Chalet B is received. The remaining holiday cost plus Euro 400 is due 8 weeks before the beginning of the stay. For bookings made less than eight weeks before commencement full payment including the security deposit is required.

Changeover Day:
Chalet A Sunday. Check in 4.00pm, check out 10.00am.
Chalet B Saturday. Check in 4.00pm, check out 10.00am.
If you have an early arrival or late departure we can store luggage for you.

Notes on prices:
Chalet A - Available Winter/Summer. Prices are for 7 nights, short breaks may be available. Some off-peak weeks have special prices if you are a party of 4 and only require 2 bedrooms. See our web site for details. Long stays attract a discount.
Chalet B will have limited winter availability, if you are interested and have a week in mind contact us and we will see what we can do to assist you. The price of 625€ applies to non-peak weeks. The price range through the season is from 625€ to 900€.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Spacious chic Chalet in a perfect central village location. The property is very convenient for both the gondola which takes you to the heart of the resort and the free ski bus. Restaurants and bars are a short stroll at the end of the day. Our property is fully equipped for a luxury break in the mountains, with fully equipped Kitchen, Neff Appliances, Bo Concept leather sofa, oversize bedrooms and comfortable beds to mention just a few highlights. We have rebuilt using the best materials including Oak for staircases, floors and doors. Our electrics and hot water system are also cutting edge so no risk of of a cold shower or cold feet for sleepy heads. Artwork is chosen with an eye for the mountain. We hope your stay at Chalet Vache Bleue sets a new standard for accommodation in Les Trois Vallees Savoie.

Property Type

  • chalet

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 43 m²

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Level 2: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor Level 3: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor Level 4: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, En suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, En suite bathroom plus trundle bed suitable for child
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be configured as twin. En suite bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) all en-suite. I trundle bed in bedroom 2 available for younger guests. Notes on bedrooms: Level 2: Double bedroom: Queen bed with fully sprung mattress and plump pillows. Can be configured as 2 single beds. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Level 3: Double bedroom: Queen bed. Single trundle. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Level 4: Double bedroom: Queen bed. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Additional information: Architect designed, contemporary Chalets recognised by Label Meribel accreditation. Both Chalets are beautifully furnished, fully equipped and occupy a central position in Les Allues. The Chalets have been designed with longer stays in mind we have guests who have stayed more than 6 weeks. The village is a thriving alpine community with a small supermarket, Gondola lift connecting to the central Meribel lift network and free ski bus. When conditions are good it is possible to ski back to the Village via a red piste. Prices include luxurious bed linen, beds made for your arrival. Fluffy towels, quality toiletries, bathrobes and slippers are provided. Each bedroom is located on a separate floor with private en-suite bathroom. Pre-arrival cleaning and end of stay cleaning. Free wifi for you to connect your own device or laptop. Electricity and water. French tourist tax. Catered options at additional cost are available, contact us for further information. Limited garage parking is available at €50 per week, please inquire about availability. The Chalets are non-smoking.

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