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Chalet Le Refuge - a beautiful and convenient chalet at the bottom of Bellevue



Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps comfortably 10 friends or 2 families - on 3 levels

Probably one of the best rental options in the French Alps for convenience and value for money.

1. Exclusive location

* Direct access from the Kandahar World Cup ski run.

* Only few steps from restaurants, shops and après-ski.

* Perfect for Bellevue cable car.

2. Easy access

* 50 minutes to and from Geneva Airport, Le Refuge is just 300 yards from the Route Blanche.

* 10 minutes from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc town centre by car or free public transport.

* Walk to SNCF for Mont-Blanc express serving the Chamonix valley and Martigny, Switzerland.

3. Splendid amenities

* Bright and airy rooms, newly decorated, a lot of wooden features and alpine themes.

* Ideal for one or two families, a group of friends or work colleagues

* Sky Box, HDTV, XBOX 360

* For those arriving from work – trouser press, printer/scanner and fast Wi-Fi.

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Exclusive location: * Le Refuge is one of a small number of properties which enjoy direct access from the Kandahar World Cup ski run.

* Only few steps away from a choice of restaurants that include Basilic – authentic French restaurant, a creperie and a vibrant après-ski pub.

* Le Refuge is conveniently located near Bellevue cable car that takes skiers up to enjoy great views of the Mont Blanc massif, the needles of Chamonix, the chain of Fiz and Aravis.

Easy access: * To and from Geneva Airport, just turn off the Route Blanche after the tunnel and Le Refuge is just 300 yards away.

* Just 10 minutes from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc town centre by car or free public transport.

* Nice forest walk to SNCF station for the scenic Mont-Blanc express train serving the Chamonix valley and Martigny, Switzerland.

Splendid amenities: * The accommodation features bright and airy rooms with a lot of wooden decoration and alpine themes.

* Ideal for one or two families, a group of friends or work colleagues, Le Refuge sleeps up to 10 people and has catering facilities for up to 14 people.

* Sky Box, HDTV, XBOX 360 are just few of high tech features on offer; for those arriving from work there is a trouser press, printer/scanner and fast Wi-Fi.

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About the Owner

Sabrina and Vladimir
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Russian, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

10 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


lovely place in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Just 50mins tranfer from Geneva airport and a 2 min walk to Les Houches lift station and a selection of bars and restaurants makes this chalet perfect. Comfy and quaint with free fast wifi we were all very impressed :-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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loved it!

  • 4 of 5

A large property of character. Great for two families or group of friends. We were six adults but could easily have added four more. Ideally situated close to the gondola, local bars and restaurants .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cozy chalet, will make you feel like home

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and comfortable house with beautiful views and helpful hosts.

Everything your need for cooking and for your little child (baby seat, crib). Convenient garage, which we used to store and service our bikes.

3 min walk to bus station and nearest cable car.

Would definitely recommend staying in this lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Oleh for a great review. We have kids ourselves and alway want to make sure our guests have a comfortable stay at our chalet with children. For younger kids we have a crib, high chair, baby safety fence, books and toys. For older kids we have an XBOX 360 with a dozen of games. Look forward to welcoming you at our chalet again soon.
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Filthy Disgusting Hell Hole!

  • 1 of 5

No only did we have trouble accessing the key safe to get into the property the chalet was absolutely filthy. I have never witnessed a holiday let like it, five star reviews? don't believe the hype! the pictures are fantasy compared to the reality, unkempt, unloved and very very poor!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is a fraud where an organized group of people is extorting money from landlords. I refused to pay the fraudsters to avert their campaign. Unlike AirBnB, HomeAway is vulnerable to these attacks and like many property owners affected by this fraud, we are really disappointed. Our chalet is in a superb location and offers top class amenities. Our local agent Yves addresses any service issues within 20 minutes. Our chalet is loved by many families who come back and stay with us every year.
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3 6

Amazing chalet

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was brilliant. We were 2 families of 4 and there was plenty of space. It was well equipped and had every thing you needed. It was lovely and warm and great to have the garage as a drying room after a day of skiing. The chalet was a very short walk to the cable car and a bakers etc. it was so convenient for everything. I would thoroughly recommend this chalet to others and will definitely be returning!! It was only an hours drive from Geneva where we flew into and then directly off the main road. We had a brilliant stay and thank the owners for their help.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 0

Beautiful, relaxing and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chalet with great features and tons of room. There were only a few of us, so we had tons of extra room.

Photos do a good job of showing the interior, but the views are spectacular, and the nearby shops, restaurants and businesses made sure we could get what we needed for the trip.

We flew into Geneva and drove to the chalet, and it is just as convenient as advertised.

Excellent place, and would not hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pete for an excellent review. Most of our guests come back again and recommend our chalet to their friends. We are really glad you've enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Place de la Fruitière at 30 Metres Nearest Train : Les Houches or Viaduc Ste Marie at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Route Blanche at 300 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Basilic at 20 Metres Nearest Ski : Bellevue cable car at 30 Metres Car: not necessary

Les Houches lies around 5 km down the valley from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc town centre and its ski domain extends from an altitude of 950 metres up to 1900 metres.

Les Houches is the location of regular international events and is home to the Kandahar World Downhill Ski Championships. This race has become one of the main sporting events in the Chamonix valley and is representative of the excellent skiing reputation that Chamonix possesses. Les Houches also serves as a training ground for the French National Ski Team. The area consists of 1 international black run, 12 red runs, 5 blue runs and 4 green runs, cross-country trails, and a snow park.

Lonely Planet describes the Chamonix valley as “ensnared by scenery so mind-blowingly spectacular it’s practically Himalayan - think deeply crevassed glaciers pointing towards a valley from the icy crown of mighty Mont Blanc. It was here that the first Winter Olympics happened in 1924.'

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Other Activities: Plenty of choice of children and family friendly activities

Ski: Located between the altitude of 950 metres and up to 1900 metres, the skiing in Les Houches combines long descents through pretty tree-lined slopes, with amazing views of the Mont Blanc massif and the Chamonix valley.

Most of the skiing is through pine and larch forests which makes the skiing here more charming than the more exposed areas further up the valley, but also the trees offer shelter when the winds are high elsewhere, and definition when the snow is coming down or during white-out conditions.

Unlike in other parts of the Chamonix valley the ski-out is open throughout the season thanks to the great snow cannon coverage on the sheltered lower runs.

Les Houches is a great area for mixed ability groups, as the slopes at the top of the mountain range from green nursery slopes right through to the famous “Verte” black run used in the Kandahar World Cup skiing!

Prices and Availability

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66

Payments can be made by debit or credit card or through bank transfer in the UK (in pound sterling), in France (in Euro) or in the USA (in Dollars). In case of credit or debit card, you will receive a request for payment by e-mail. Follow the instructions to make a payment.

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Updated: 26-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • chalet


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Ground floor bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, 2 sinks
  • Attic bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Mont-Blanc side bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Sleeps 2
  • Valley side bedroom - 1 Double Bed, 2 personnes
  • Basement bedroom - 1 Single Bed, Sleeps 1-2: convertible bed
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sleeps 1-2: modern sofa bed
  • Attic bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Sleeps 2-4: 2 convertible beds
  • Attic chill-out room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only