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South Facing Chalet With Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Chalet in Bas Thex, Nr. Morzine, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - South Facing Chalet In Pretty Hamlet Near Morzine

Stunning and well equipped ski chalet in the beautiful hamlet of Bas Thex, a 10 minute 6km drive from Morzine and lift access into the Portes du Soleil ski area. This beautiful self catered chalet is nicely furnished and designed to cater for 8 with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a large open plan living area and kitchen. Parking space. It is located in a peaceful hamlet with access to mountain walks and to St Jean D'Aulps and Morzine. The whole of the Portes du Soleil ski region is in easy reach.

Property Manager
vicky williamson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About vicky williamson

We have a small property company in the UK and a holiday home in Brittany.We have several years experience of letting property both home and abroad. Lymington . My architect husband has now retired and we live in Lymington , Hampshire.We have 2 grown up sons and labrador.

vicky williamson purchased this chalet in 2013

Why vicky williamson chose Portes du Soleil area

We chose this lovely chalet having searched around the Morzine area , because we liked the delightful hamlet of Bas Thex. Very importantly for Morzine we are on the sunny side of the valley, as we discovered that the other side is in shade quite a lot of the day. We have wonderful views from the balconies and we are very close to St Jean which is a 10 minute walk, Morzine is a 10 minutes in a car. The rooms are spacious and the chalet has a lot of natural light . it is a traditional design and is well located for ski-ing, mountain biking, walking,rafting and many other activities.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is in a very pretty quiet hamlet with lovely views from the south facing balconies.it is very important in the Morzine valley to be on the sunny side ! We are ideally located for exploring the various ski areas, you do need a car to get to the station but the advantage is that one can get to several places easily and vary the skiing .Les Gets, Avoriaz, Morzine, are all accessible as is the whole of the Portes du Soleil region.

In the Spring and Summer there are wonderful walks in the area and we are within easy reach of many of the mountain bike trails and mountain treks.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great holiday and really enjoyed ski-ing in the various places nearby. We thought it may be a problem to have a car but it enabled us to visit so many different ares, discovered new restaurants and would certainly do this again. It was also nice to get back to a pretty hamlet without the usual ski commotion going on outside !
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom1 beautiful granite surround bath top floor. WC ,wash basin, new separate shower cubicle. Brand new second bathroom with shower and WC next to bedroom 2 also on top floor. Third bathroom ground floor, shower. WC washbasin and sauna.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 top floor lovely spacious rooms,comfortable 5 ft double beds. Both have fitted wardrobes ,doors to south facing balcony with views over valley and mountains. Bedroom 3 large room 2 adult single beds , ground floor. Light and spacious Bedroom 4 ground floor with king size bed .
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The chalet is situated in the very pretty hamlet of Bas Thex. Use of a car is essential at this property. The free ski Navette or shuttle bus runs from the centre of St Jean D'Aulps, 1.5 km a 15 minute walk away, however a car is needed to get around with skis, shopping etc. Outside: South facing garden and outside terrace area with dining furniture and BBQ. Balconies on both floors with superb views over the valley and mountains. Parking for 2 cars in front of chalet. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier, wash basin, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. Allowance for electricity for normal usage, only if heating is left on excessively is there extra charge. Other: Garage for skis and bicycles. Sauna ground floor. A second television area is on the top floor with a small sofa in a comfortable sitting area. Outside terrace with teak dining furniture.


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South Facing Chalet With Mountain Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful chalet perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous ski holiday (with our extended family of all sizes and ages coming and going) in this lovely place. We especially liked; the amazingly comfortable beds, the classic wooden ski chalet feel, the real log fire, the short drive from Geneva airport, being able to easily access (by car & free bus) different parts of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area depending on weather and whim, the wonderful cuisine in the many mountain restaurants, the short walk to St Jean d'Aulps- a friendly village with bars and a Carrefour Express. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday and were comfortable in the chalet. We like to think that guests can relax and treat the chalet as their own home so we make sure that we have lots of creature comforts !I We feel it is important that it is pleasure to be in the chalet as well as on the slopes and after a busy day skiing sometimes one just needs to relax by the fire. We would love to welcome you again.
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A lovely stay in a lovely chalet

  • 5 of 5

A very pretty chalet in a rustic French village. Nice spacious living area with open fire and well kitted out kitchen. All bedrooms are stylishly decorated and the beds are extremely comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Were pleased that you liked the chalet and had a good holiday. We too like cooking so ensure that there is everything you need to cater for a family and as the kitchen is part of the living area no-one need feel left out busy in the kitchen. Do come again.
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Excellent chalet

  • 5 of 5

This chalet combines modern conveniences and comfort with traditional charm and cosiness. The bedrooms are all of good size and we found the beds very comfortable. In addition, the kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed for a two week stay. Crucially, there was enough hot water for 5 of us to have hot showers/baths at the end of a days' skiing.

A car is recommended, but the chalet is close to the main road and there's a good-sized supermarket a short drive away.

The hamlet is quiet and the ideal place to get a good night's sleep after a long day on the slopes.

We didn't encounter any problems when making our booking or during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed our chalet and found it a comfortable and well equipped home. It is lovely that you are returning next year and you will see that we continue to make improvements and add a few little luxuries each time we go. Although we are a little out of the action we find like you that the peace and quiet of our little hamlet means that we do get a good nights sleep and the slopes , restaurants and shopping are all very accessible.
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Spacious and cosy

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous chalet, very attractively presented, fresh and clean, well equipped and maintained. The bedrooms were all a very good size and the beds were comfortable. The open plan kitchen dining and seating area meant that all members of the party could join in whether preparing the meal or sipping drinks by the fire.

The short drive to the slopes meant that we explored different options for skiing areas and had no trouble parking or returning to the car at the end of the day. The local supermarket was very well stocked and nearby.

We would recommend this chalet, particularly for a group of adults who are looking for comfort at the end of the day's skiing or want alternatives for non skiing such as mountain hiking of biking.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review.I am delighted that you had a good holiday and enjoyed the chalet and the lovely location.. We aim to make it home from home with all the equipment you need for a relaxing holiday. Comfortable beds are a priority too ! I do hope that you may like to visit again.
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Charming mountain chalet in great location

  • 5 of 5

Several ski areas are easily accessible by car including delightful Morzine.

The chalet is a proper wooden chalet with a real log fire in a spacious living area, it is exceptionally stylish & comfortable inside. There are lovely views across the valley. We would go again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the chalet and found it comfortable. We are constantly aiming to maintain a good standard and have just bought three new beds and are including a fourth bedroom for the winter. It is lovely in the Summer too should you wish to see the mountains in a different light !
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Fantastic Comfortable Chalet

  • 5 of 5

This property is situated in the small hamlet a few minutes from the charming village of St Jean d'Aulp and about 10 minutes’ drive from Morzine.

The property is beautifully laid out in a very traditional chalet style with a wonderful log fire in the lounge area and large well equipped and modern kitchen. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable and all have wonderful balcony views of the mountains across the valley.

Skiing is available very nearby in the charming area accessible from the St Jean d'Aulp or a short drive will take you to the well know resorts of Morzine and the other resorts of the Haute Savoy and the Portes de Soleil.

All in all a wonderful relaxing and excellent place to stay in luxurious chalet in a tranquil setting but within easy reach of major skiing resorts.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the chalet and found it comfortable. We aim to make it a home from home so priorities are comfy beds and as we love cooking , everything you would need in the kitchen. I hope you may like to visit again and enjoy the mountain views and all the Portes du Soleil has to offer.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Jean
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The area is hugely popular for skiers of all abilities as the whole of the Portes Du Soleil is accessible. Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz all are extensive ski areas catering for all . There are lovely mountain restaurants and the village of morzine in the valley is lively and interesting.

This is a wonderful area for walking in Spring and Summer with many marked trails and walking routes. The elephant rock close to the chalet is popular with climbers.


Geneva airport is approx 1 hour 15 minutes drive. There are many companies offering a transport service from geneva to Bas Thex.


St Jean D'Aulps is 1.5 km with restaurants and shopping. Morzine is approx 8 km with many bars and restaurants and shopping. Les Gets is approx 11km drive. Thonan on Lake Geneva is approx 20 mins drive.

Further Details:

Fantastic Summer destination too, wealth of activity for the adrenalin junkies and those who just want to relax and enjoy the mountains and lakes. Lifts stay open to give access for amazing mountain biking and hiking. Water sports include rafting and canoeing, hydrospeeding and a new indoor swimming pool.

Golf course at Evian. There are 200km of sign posted footpaths through stunning countryside which can take you up to the mountain tops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter ski
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Feb 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
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 £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays, may be flexible in low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the chalet but we may offer discounts for smaller parties.
A deposit of £250 is required, this is refundable less any damage expenses.
An adequate allowance for electricity is included in the rental. However if excessive heating is used it may be deducted from the deposit.
You may wish to bring your own linen.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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