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Apartment in detached privately owned chalet on the doorstep of Samoens village



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Apartments in Samoens, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - On the much favoured sunny south side of the village, close to ski bus stop and shops

Chalet Mirabelle is a privately owned detached chalet that comprises of an independent apartment, which we can be rented as either 2 or 4 bedrooms. Conveniently located within a few minutes walk to Samoens village. Situated on the South facing side of the village offering the perfect location for your winter or summer stay in this historic village in the heart of the Grand Massif. The chalet is available to rent all year round. In the winter the ski bus stop is a 2 minute walk from the chalet, and in the summer there are walking routes right from the door of the chalet. For spring, summer or autumn walking there are marked trails right from the chalet, and with Samoens village with its numerous bars, restaurants and shops you could not be in a more perfect place in this beautiful village.

Details for holiday apartment Apartment Jacinthe - sleeps up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This apartment occupies the top 2 floors of the chalet and offers sleeping for 8 people in 4 bedrooms, of which 2 are doubles and 2 are twins offering great flexibility. There are two bathrooms, one with a full size bath and shower, and the one with a shower. Both bathrooms have been re fitted this year. We have redecorated for this winter season and have replaced most of the furniture. All the mattresses, pillows and bed linen are brand new. There is a separate kitchen, equipped with an oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, a dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker, and microwave/convector oven. The large lounge/diner has a log burner with a south facing balcony that runs the full length of the room offering stunning views over the town. There is a flat screen TV with UK channels, as well as DVD player with a selection DVD's and a Nintendo WII with a selection of games, and WIFI. For the more traditional, you will find a pack of cards and board games, as well as a selection of books.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our Mission - Kate and Andy

Skiing and the Alps has become an obsession for us, and having stayed and worked in a myriad of ski resorts over the years we decided to set up on our own, and from our experiences, hopes and disappointments along the way, we have tried to achieve the right balance of accommodation, location, comfort and convenience, for your stay. We believe we have got this balance right! Our guests certainly think so.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just had a great three days in Samoens at the Chalet Mirabelle owned by Andy and Kate. We arrived early and Andy kindly let us change in a spare room downstairs so that we could make the most of our limited time in Samoens. He then made two journeys to run us to the gondola and pointed out where the ski bus stop was and other important things in the village - thanks Andy much appreciated. Kate spent quite a bit of time trying to book us into restaurants for our stay as being seven of us it is always best to book at the weekend - thanks very much Kate. The skiing was great even if we did suffer from the high winds which closed down a lot of the links to Flaine etc.The chalet itself was very comfortable and the kitchen was very well kitted out with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. Recently renovated everything is clean and new and the beds were especially comfortable. Overall a great spot and somewhere that we will recommend to our friends.
Jan 2016
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely chalet and owners, in a superb location😀

  • 5 of 5

We found this chalet by chance and I am so glad we did. Last year we stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed ourselves so much that this year we went back for a month! The chalet itself is fitted out to a high standard with everything you need and some lovely personal touches to make you feel at home. We are a family of four and found we had plenty of room using 2 of the bedrooms. There is a spacious lounge with 2 sofas and a good size dining table, the kitchen is very well equipped and there is a good size main bathroom with additional shower room. There are also lovely views from the property to relax and enjoy. The owners Andy and Kate are very friendly and welcoming and do everything they can to make your stay perfect, including advice on the local area, and booking activities, restaurants etc if required. The chalet is conveniently located just a couple of minutes walk from town, which has everything you need including some lovely bars and restaurants. Samoens is a beautiful place, with so much to offer both summer and winter. Both of our visits have been in the Summer and there has been plenty to occupy us including hiking, white water rafting, horse riding, nice outdoor swimming pool, adventure climbing and excellent mountain biking trails, not to mention excellent food and drink. All we need to do now is book again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house and people

  • 5 of 5

Just back from 5 days in Samoens. The owners, Kate and Andy, could not have been more obliging and helpful. 5 of us shared the house which is extremely well located, spacious, comfortable and very well kitted out. Samoens is a really nice village with some very nice restaurants. Be sure to book early! Skiing was excellent but we got very lucky with a snow dump just before we arrived.


  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for a short 3 night/4 day break and the chalet perfectly fitted our requirements. Great location, comfy beds and very helpful hosts! Andy and Kate were able to answer all our queries before and during our stay, we were able to get discounts for transfers and ski hire through them. We arrived lunchtime and they very kindly gave us access immediately to the chalet and even gave us a lift to the slopes (involving 3 separate trips) well beyond the call of duty! We also didn't leave until mid afternoon on our 4th day and they were very happy for us to leave everything in the chalet. All of this meant we were able to get maximum ski time and have a great holiday, thank you so much! We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic chalet in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Andy & Kate's beautiful chalet Mirabelle for a week over New Years. We arrived in the middle of the night after it had snowed for over 24 hours straight and woke up to a complete winter wonderland! But even without the amazing snow we still would have had a truly wonderful time in this beautiful chalet.

The chalet is split into two independent flats with the top half being for the guests and Andy and Kate living on the ground floor. This was great as they were able to offer lots of brilliant advice on where to shop, hire skis, eat etc. Kate even supplied one of the members of our group with a heat pack when she hurt her kneel. Both Andy and Kate went completely above and beyond and did everything in their power to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

There were 8 of us staying in the chalet and the place did not feel cramped. The dining table seats 8 people and the sofas are so so comfortable (possibly a bit too comfortable after a long day on the slops.. staying awake was sometimes a bit tricky). There are two bathrooms, one with a great power shower and the other with the biggest bath tub (and shower), perfect for soaking those tired legs after a hard day's skiing! The bathrooms are both brand new and were very clean and stocked with the softest towels. The kitchen is also brand new and is equipped with anything you could possibly need (including a dish washer). The bedrooms were perfect with extremely comfortable beds and very soft bed linen, we felt like we were staying in a very expensive hotel! There is a large balcony overlooking Samoens, the most stunning views especially when it's snowy!

The chalet is centrally located, 5 minute walk (with ski boots) to the free ski bus stop, 5 minute walk to the centre of Samoens with plenty of amazing boulangeries, restaurants and shops of Samoens. There is a large Carrefour in Samoens which is actually quite affordable... if you've been to the Alps before you'll appreciate this is quite rare!

Samoens has a gondola which takes you up to the Grand Massif with plenty of great runs for all abilities. Unfortunately, there's no run going back down into Samoens but you can ski down to Morillion and get the free ski bus back from there. You can also ski all the way to Flaine, the resort is a great size! Bit busy over New Years but you're meant to have the slopes to yourself for the rest of the year, so we'll definitely be back!

I cannot recommend this chalet highly enough! 5 ****

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : geneva at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vin sur Vin at 75 Metres Nearest Train : cluses at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Aux Becs a Fleur at 75 Metres Car: not necessary


Our nearest Airport is Geneva which is 70 minutes away by car. Alternatively Chambery airport is about 90 minutes away.

We highly recommend Go Massif for airport transfers from Geneva with their fleet of 8 seater mini buses. Booking online at www.gomassif.com we get a discount which can offer you once booked

Further Details:


The Grand Massif is the 4th largest ski area in the French Alps offering 265 kilometres of marked pistes, 144 ski runs and 77 lifts. An area of over 40,000 hectares awaits skiers of all levels, with 17 green, 60 blue, 53 red and 15 black runs, set in some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps with views to the Mont Blanc peaks.

The Grand Massif ski area consists of 5 towns: Samoens, Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt Fer Aux Cheval, all easily accessible from Samoens 1600 thanks to the high speed Grand Massif Express which wisks you to the slopes in around 8 minutes.

Its not just all about skiing, there are also 3 snow parks, 3 toboggan runs, 90 kilometres of cross country skiing, and Samoens has its own outdoor covered ice rink.


As the Winter snow melts away, and the rivers start flowing full another side to Samoens and the Giffre Valley emerges.

There are 900 kilometres of marked walking trails and over 600 kilometres of mountain bike tracks. There are walks right on the doorstep of Chalet Mirabelle. We are also located right at the start of infamous Tour De France route the "Col Du Joux Plane". A 13 kilometre climb with an average gradient of 7.4%!

Samoens and the surrounding area is truly a walking/hiking paradise, the Cirque du Fer a Cheval, only 10 minutes up the road from Chalet Mirabelle is a 22,000 acre National Park with dozens of marked walking trails and over 30 waterfalls in Spring time.

Other activities include rockclimbing, Via ferrata, paragliding, rafting, mountain biking, cylcling, caving, horse riding and fishing to name a few! There is also a childrens fun park and a outdoor swimming pool


Rental rates

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Rate 18
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
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24 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
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2 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
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15 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
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21 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
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Rate 6
28 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
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Rate 7
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
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Rate 8
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
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Rate 9
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
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Rate 10
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
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for 4 nights
Rate 11
4 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
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Rate 12
18 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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Rate 13
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
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Rate 14
15 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
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for 4 nights
Rate 15
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday or Sunday changeovers possible, with checkout at 10:00 (latest) and check in at 16:00 (earliest)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed


  • Balcony
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Additionally we have off road parking for two cars

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