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Large Family Friendly Chalet With Panoramic Mountain Views



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Samoens, France - Idyllic Location Only 12 Minutes’ Walk From Town Centre

Chalet Le Cretet is located on the edge of the beautiful village of Samoens, in one of the most sought after locations on a south facing hillside with panoramic views over the Giffre valley to the mountains.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Thanks for looking, my name is Peter and I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. My family and friends have spent many fantastic holidays here I hope you do too.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest book is available, many repeat booking from very satisfied customers.
Jun 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic opportunity to stay in a chalet that is so well equipped making for a fantastic and relaxing stay. Loved the summer alpine experience and the insight into fabulous rural France. With a sunny balcony, access to beautiful walks and loads of activities we hardly needed our vehicle. Highly recommend Samoens and this chalet.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We hired this Chalet just after Christmas this year 2014 and had a fantastic week. The Chalet easily coped with the 15 of us, all bedrooms are fine and the large lounge with great views over the valley was ideal, the dinning area with large table seated all of us around the table so again ideal. The games room downstairs provides extra space and entertainment. Chalet was warm and clean when we arrived.

The free ski bus is about a 10 minute walk away and Sameons itself is a lovely interesting town with lots to see. I don't usually write reviews but felt compelled here as we were so impressed, if I arrange a trip for a similar size party I would definitely go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great week had by all

  • 5 of 5

Its never easy to get a chalet that sleeps/sits/feeds 11 adults comfortably but it was very easy at Le Chalet Cretet.

Everyone enjoyed the space, the warmth and the comfort of the chalet as well as giving them the opportunity for some serious table tennis/pool/table football competitions.

We didn't have a car but managed very well. Skibus in the morning is simple, and leaving ski's and boots up the mountain in heated lockers at night means that it doesn't matter whether you walk from town after a nice long apre'ski or come home earlier and walk back in.

The views from the chalet is wonderful in the snow and I am sure it is even better in the summer.

Great skiing across the Grand Massif with plenty for everyone and particularly great for those looking for the long wide cruising Blue runs.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great for families

  • 4 of 5

La Cretet is a great chalet for 3 families, the bedrooms are not cramped, the living area is spacious and the games room is brilliant for the children to disappear in. The chalet is well stocked and everything just worked (no fiddling with the wifi box or dvd for hours).

We'd definately stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Le Cretet in Samoens 3 times in the last 7 years and have wanted to return time and time again. It's perfect for a large group (we usually have 11 -15 in our group). The kitchen is well equipped to cater for a large group - having some younger kids in our party as well, we usually opt to eat in and have had some real feasts (and a few drinks!), although if you prefer to eat out there is a great choice in Samoens just a short walk (15 mins) or drive away. In the evenings we slob around the fire and chat and the kids have a great time in the games room in the basement. The chalet is very comfortable, and an added bonus is the shower with a seat in it in the upstairs bathroom (try getting the teenagers out of that in a hurry!). The drying room downstairs is a god send for boots and clothing. The chalet is really well situated - just a 5 minute drive to the ski lift or a 20 minute drive up to 1600. Can't wait til our next visit!

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

I visited the area in winter 2003 and fell in love with Samoens so I returned in the spring and found Chalet Le Cretet. The views are stunning and the short walk in to the village is always a pleasure. Whilst stood on the balcony sharing a beer with my friend Steve he looked out over the valley and said "you've just got to pinch yourself sometimes" and that just sums it up perfectly for me.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 44 Miles Nearest Ferry : Calais at 538 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Several at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Near the village is the stunning Cirque du Fer à Cheval, where grand cliffs form a horseshoe in front of the Dents Blanches mountain range. Around Samoëns are 900 kms of footpaths and hiking trails and 11 mountain huts to visit.

There are many activities available for family holidays. There's something for everybody - rafting, paragliding, rock climbing on the via ferrata, downhill mountain biking...


1 hour from Geneva


10 minute walk to centre of the village

Further Details:

Or you can just relax by a lake, stroll through the beautiful natural surroundings of the celebrated la jaÿsinia alpine gardens.

superb restaurants and friendly bars

Supermarket is only 500m away


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Pre Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas Week
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
28 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 8
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen and Bedding pp £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning Fee £120

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday during ski season and school holidays otherwise we can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Only additional cost is £100 to cover cleaning and linen/towel cost of £10pp.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Enjoy the charming atmosphere of a very special French, Haute-Savoie mountain village. The games room downstairs is great for inter-family competitions or just relaxing after a days skiing, hiking, walking, sun bathing etc.

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 280 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 bath/shower over and sink Separate wc on lower ground floor Separate wc on ground floor Shower room on 1st floor


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed, 2 x bunk beds
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double bed Bedroom 2 Quad room (2 x Bunk beds) Bedroom 3 Twin room Bedroom 4 Double bed Bedroom 5 Twin room Bedroom 6 Triple room (plus additional Z-bed)


  • Balcony ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large garden, barbecue, tables and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier Other: Large games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football, Play Station2, and a variety of games and books, cd/radio music system. Boot room with hangers and racking. Garage.

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