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Self Catering Chalet With Stunning Views Over The Piste To The Mountains Beyond

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine

Overview

About the property

Ski chalet in Oz en Oisans, Alpe D'Huez, Rhone-Alpes, France - A Short Walk To The Village Centre, Ski Lifts, Shops, Bars And Restaurants

Chalet Marmotte is an en-piste, self catered chalet sleeping up to 14. It is situated in the family-friendly resort of Oz-en-Oisans, in the heart of the French Alps and within the Grande Rousse / Alpe D'Huez ski area. The chalet is a 5 minute walk from the village centre shops, bars, restaurants and gondola lifts and you can ski from the front door to the bottom of a button lift. The resort is perfect for families, with a creche for children aged 6 months to 5 years, a car-free village centre, many easy ski runs that can be done around the village and a well established ESF ski school for individual or group lessons. For the more experienced skier, there are many challenging runs that can be done within the Grande Rousse area. The chalet has been continuously upgraded over the past few years and well furnished with modern equipment, such as a washer/dryer, a 40" flat screen TV with UK satellite channels, broadband wifi and a Bose Ipod speaker dock.


Owner
Mike Doyle
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Mike Doyle

We bought this chalet in 2010 together with my brother and his family. We live in the UK (Beaconsfield in Bucks and my brother and his family live in Poole, Dorset). We're all in our late 30's / early 40's and have 6 kids between us, ranging from 12 to 2 years old. We all enjoy the great outdoors, with skiing / boarding ability in the group ranging from the highly accomplished off-pisters to beginners. We're also all battling to continue to enjoy some nightlife, hence enjoying skiing holidays and the apres ski and why we bought a chalet.

Why Mike Doyle chose Isere

We chose Oz to buy a chalet, as it's an easily accessible resort that's small enough to recognise people you meet and make friends easily. It's got skiing for pro's and beginners and is well equipped for the kids to be looked after through the ski school and creche. They also meet other kids their age through the activities run by the tourist office. It's got good bars and restaurants, both on the mountain and in the village centre, with a few pizzeria's, if you can't be bothered to cook and bakeries for fresh bread and pastries in the morning. The nightlife is lively, but more geared to adults than a teenage crowd. We've now holidayed in both summer and winter here and continue to be surprised and impressed by everything the resort and area have to offer.

What makes this chalet unique

With the chalet being en-piste, it couldn't be easier to get out and on the slopes in the morning and back at night. It's also very close to the village centre, but with all the benefits of being away from the hustle and bustle, so quiet at night. Since buying the chalet we've updated many things, including lounge and dining furniture, and have installed some new mod cons, such as the washer dryer and the 40" flat screen TV. We've also installed a new french window that gives fantastic views over the valley and have enlarged the balcony, so you can walk straight off the piste onto the balcony and get someone in the kitchen to hand you a beer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, thank you thank you and more thank you's. We have just had the most incredible long ski weekend ever. We LOVE the wonderful Chalet Marmotte. You can only imagine our aches and pains after a 3am start and a hideous Luton rush to catch the flight, only to be greeted by your superb Chalet and THAT sun drenched terrace. It was a moment to cherish! We popped open the wine and on the terrace we sat, in disbelief that there were skiers whizzing past us and that was where our first track was to be made the following day, just yards from the chalet door. I have skied and snowboarded every year since I was 11 and I have NEVER heard of Oz. Now we've been there, we can't believe nobody has heard of it and I have no urge to go anywhere else again! I prefer it to Whistler, Zermatt, Courchevel, St Anton, Morzine - the lot. Everyone agreed what a superb Resort to ski and moreover what an absolutely PEACHY spot your Chalet is in. Thank you again for EVERYTHING.
Dec 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Oz in Isere

Property Type:
  • chalet
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Lower ground floor: one en suite shower room to double bedroom, one separate shower room, one bathroom with washing machine, bath and shower over bath, one separate toilet Top floor: one bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms (1 with en-suite shower room) 5 twin bedrooms (2 with balconies overlooking piste)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Notes:
Outside: Chalet is en piste, so access to the slopes is from the front door. The large balcony extends across the front and whole piste side of the chalet and has outdoor table and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine/tumble dryer in downstairs bathroom. Ski and boot storage area in entrance hall. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning, bedlinen and towels are included in the price. Cleaning done weekly and bedlinen and towels changed weekly. Other: The stairs going up and down from the ground floor both have stairgates on. These can be left open, if not needed, but closed if you have small children.

Reviews

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Self Catering Chalet With Stunning Views Over The Piste To The Mountains Beyond
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Alpine Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during first week of Easter Break 2017. Oz En Oisans is a little gem of a hamlet much quieter than the hustle and bustle of Alpe D'heuz main area. There are enough nice restaurants of good quality and the ski hire and ski clinics are all really professional and very friendly.

The Chalet itself is very neat and clean and well laid out. The main kitchen and living area has loads of space to accommodate 2 large family groups and we never felt cramped. Plenty of toilets, showers and hot water which is ideal when you have large groups. Kitchen was very well stocked with loads of cups, plates, utensils etc and a large dishwater and large washing machine and drying areas to do their job while you ski.

There is a good TV, blue ray and sound system but we generally amused ourselves in the evening playing the great stock of family games......cards and rather competitive games of Trivial Pursuit were very entertaining.....my main criticism here being the Trivial Pursuit needs to be more adult friendly as the teenagers got some very easy teen questions!

The property is dead easy to get to, albeit you have to transport your kit from car up a small hill to the Chalet so its not drive up. You then have to remotely park your car in the resort car park, but its convenient and cheap. That said, once the car is parked you wont move it for the time you are there. The Chalet is ski in and ski out and even though we were last week of the season, the groomers were out every night keeping the ski out slopes going and etching out the very last bit of piled snow to keep the ski in/out open.

Skiing in the Oz area is very good. Most of the runs are much shorter than Alp d'Heuz main ski area and almost all red and blue but they aren't busy, have great piste side restaurants and again are very well looked after. All the ski lifts allow both way travel so its easy to get around. If you don't fancy the ski out then the walk to the 2 main lifts is manageable.

The only negative is that we skied so late in the season that the slopes were not at their best and many of the connecting runs were closed. Can`t honestly fault the resort for that. All in all everyone had a really good time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Andy and Ali, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We were worried the snow was fading fast as the season closed butnare glad it didn't diminish your enjoyment. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Thanks Mike
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5

Ski in, ski out - Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This chalet is just about perfect, the location couldn't be any better. It has great access to the extensive ski area. Oz en oisans village is a traffic free zone and whilst small, has a few restaurants, a supermarket and ski shops. The chalet itself accommodates a large number quite comfortably and enough kitchen equipment to cater for that number. We have stayed at Chalet Marmotte for several years now in a large mixed group of family and friends of all ages, and we have had the most wonderful holidays. The chalet isn't wanting for anything, we cater in for breakfast and dinner most nights - 14 for a slap up evening meal is easy in this chalet! Bedrooms are comfortable and their are plenty of bathrooms. I hope to visit for many years to come!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, it's great to welcome you all back again and hope to see you again soon.
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5

Chalet Marmotte

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic & well equipped chalet right on the piste. Owners & agent in village both great and helpful. Oz Station small and friendly. Only thing to get your head around is when skiing in other areas coming home often needs to be in the lift for beginners, but once you are aware its not a problem.

Would recommend Skiaoz as a great ski school if you don't want ESF or fancy a change.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, it's always rewarding to see others appreciate Oz en Oisans and the broader ski area. Please return and visit us again soon!
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Birmingham
5

February 2015

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our first visit to Oz, chalet is in a perfect position to enjoy the local bars and restaurants.....and of course access to the ski lifts for both adults and children into ski school. We have stayed in Alpe D'Huez last couple of years and we actually found it was just as easy to access the whole region from Oz via Poutran and Alpette lifts.

Chalet was great, as first timers to Owners Direct Ski you don't quite know what to expect but it ticked all the boxes and more. Some really nice touches which all the families appreciated (TV for the children, Sound Bar for the adults, heated floors for everyone!)

The whole process was very smooth, aided by Taxi D'Oz for the transfer and Monts et Merveilles who provided the food and wrapped up the whole 'catered chalet' experience. It was great, already booked for next year! Good people all round and that is what it is all about for a fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Midlands
5

Christmas 2014

  • 5 of 5

There was 12 in our party, 3 families each of 4. We had a great week. From our first enquiry to our departure we were assisted by Mike and given some great advice and suggestions. The chalet was excellent and lived up to it's billing. We were there to ski and we had some excellent weather (lots of sun) and enough skiing for all abilities. The village of Oz is small, friendly with enough facilities for all. It was not too busy with teenagers or rowdy parties.

On arrival by taxi transfer (Taxi D'Oz) - highly recommended, we were met by Griet and shown around. The facilities in the chalet were first class, roaring log fire, heated floors along with a terrific heating system. The owners have really thought about equipping the chalet too and we were able to enjoy English TV, a sound system, games, DVDs etc which made Chalet Marmotte a real home from home.

On departure we handed over to Griet and after 10 inches of snow in 8 hours Taxi D'Oz got us back to Grenoble to ensure we made our flight on time.

Thank you Mike and the people of Oz for making Christmas 2014 such a good one. We loved it and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bridgwater
5

Amazing Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Chalet in a beautiful Village.

Best Skiing Holiday ever.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Travel:

Grenoble airport, 95 km (75 mins)

Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, 145 km (2 hours)

Car Hire is available at the airport and there is covered car parking available at the resport

Grenoble train station, 55 km (1 hour)

Calais 917 km (9 hours)

Distances:

Grenoble 55 km (1 hour)

Lyon 155 km (2 hours)

Paris 620 km (6 hours)

Marseille 345 km (4 hours)

Further Details:

Summer in Oz is just as beautiful as winter. The village hosts a number of sporting events, including mountain biking competitions through June, July and August. It is also a prime spot from which to attend the Alpe D'Huez Tour-de-France leg. Hiking or more gentle nature trail walks can be undertaken from the front door and there is a forest adventure park in the village, with activities such as a zip wire and paintball. There is also a swimming pool, tennis courts and mini golf in the village.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Oz, Rhone-Alpes

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit taken on booking (non refundable). Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to rental commencing. Refundable security deposit required on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, except over Christmas and New Year.
Departure time is 10am.
Arrival time is 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Chalet rental price includes bed linen, towels and cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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