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Gorgeous wooden Chamonix ski chalet | 5 min walk to lift | Real fire | Parking



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
2 bedroom, three story chalet sleeping 4-6 people in double, twin and sofa bed

Cosy, two-bedroom chalet in the Chamonix valley in the French Alps. With great skiing and snowboarding only 500m away via the Grand Montets ski lift. 10 min walk from Argentiere village.

Chalet Cachette is a fully-equipped, three-storey independent property with extensive parking and views of Mont Blanc

Ground floor

A lounge with wood burning stove

TV and DVD

Double sofa bed

Single sofa bed

A WC with toilet and sink

A utility cupboard with washing machine

First floor

An open plan dining area with table for six

Fully equipped kitchen with


Four ring hob




Fondue set

iPod docking station

A bathroom with bath, shower and toilet

The second floor consists of:

A double bedroom with large Velux window and comfortable chair

A twin bedroom with large Velux window


Ski locker

Open decking area

Small garden

Winter in the Chamonix Valley: Chamonix valley is one of the most famous skiing and snowboarding areas in the French Alps. Sat at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, Chamonix itself is a vibrant town that swells ten-fold every season with holiday makers keen to take advantage of the valley's easy access to the mountains.

Skiing in Chamonix takes place primarily in five distinctly separate ski domaines. Entering the valley first you pass Les Houches with its stunning views of Mont Blanc.

5km further on you enter Chamonix town and the Brevent lift system that links to La Flegere lifts to create the biggest and sunniest domaine.

Another 5km brings you to the village of Argentiere and Grant Montets. Reaching up to 3,300m the upper area is off-piste heaven and the lower slopes great piste.

At the back of the valley lies Le Tour, renowned as the most 'family' of all the domaines.

For all it's pisted runs Chamonix is just as famous for its off-piste and ski mountaineering.

Summer in the Chamonix valley: Summertime in Chamonix in the French Alps is no less action packed than winter. With Mont Blanc sat right above it the valley is a Mecca for rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, paragliding or just walking in some of Europe's most spectacular mountains.

Chamonix's lift system works through the summer taking mountain enthusiasts high into fantastic terrain. On the south side of the valley the Aiguille de Midi lift takes you in two hops up to nearly 4,000m where you get access to the glaciers and rock faces of Mont Blanc.

Opposite lies the Brevent which offers access to the sunnier side of the valley and brilliant hillwalking and rock climbing.

The halfway stations of both the Brevent and the Aiguille de Midi have world class paraglider launches and tandem flights are easily found in town

Les Houches and Grand Montets are the prime locations for down hill mountain biking and

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, German

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


A very cosy chalet ideally located

  • 4 of 5

We really loved the chalet. It was perfectly placed for us: walking distance for morning baguettes and very close (2 mins) to chamonix bus. Although it's close to the main road, you wouldn't know because of the trees and river so it feels as secluded as it looks. The only downside was the poor communication with the owners/agents. There was no welcome information and they forgot to provide chamonix cards which provide free public transport. We used public transport every day so ended up about quite a bit out of pocket. Although we tried to call the local contact person the phone number redirected to the uk so there was apparently nobody available locally to fix such issues. But overall this was a great chalet and we had a very memorable family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideally placed for a walking holiday

  • 4 of 5

We loved Argentierre and the quirky nature of the chalet enhanced our experience._The similarity with a cuckoo clock was striking!

The chalet was well equipped ,clean and proved ideal for 3 people (and would be for 4). However the stairs were rather steep and on occasion proved too steep for our dog -especially after a long hard walk -as long as people are aware of this there would be no problem.

The proximity to Balcon sud and other beautiful walks was what we wanted and we weren't disappointed. Also only a short 50 metres to the hotel bar next door and a 5 minute walk into the village was conveinient.

Overall we were very pleased with the accommodation and its location was ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and well equipped chalet

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, well maintained chalet. Good quality kitchen/washing facilities and pretty much everything you could think of needing re: holiday cooking etc. We stayed with our two boys for 12 days and would highly recommend. There is a nice small decking area at the back and a bit of lawn ... a nice area to sit on a warm evening and enjoy a post walk/run beer! Plenty of parking space and access straight onto the paths along the Arve river and up onto the Balcon Sud .... very nice and well managed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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un très bon séjour

  • 3 of 5

Séjour très agréable dans ce chalet cooconing, confortable, avec tous les appareils ménagers necessaires. Bien situé, il est bercé par le bruit du torrent qui n'est en rien génant.

C'est plutôt un chalet pour 4 personnes que pour 6 car le salon est petit et vite encombré dès que le lit est ouvert.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely 9 days family holiday in the summer

  • 5 of 5

We went to Chamonix 2 years ago and came back again this year and stayed in this very comfortable, clean and spacious chalet in Argentière. The property was just as described and everything was provided that our family of 6 needed and requested. Before we left and while staying, the management company were always available and very helpful. The bus-stop is just a very short walk away that took us either way up the valley and to the swimming pool and mountain train that were two attractions we really enjoyed. Shopping in Chamonix town (with market on Saturdays) were also easy to get to with the bus. The walks around were beautiful and the area is very relaxing and offers all that you need with supermarket, shops, train and bus all local. We would recommend the local restaurant Aux Dix Vins and just a further short walk along was a great Pizza restaurant and take-a-way that was handy on the evenings we were back too late to cook. We would highly recommend this property (and have already given the details to a few of our friends who live in France and the UK) and will be going back as it is a great base and place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very positive review and we hope to see you again in 2015. Please note that Chalet Cachette seems to get more and more popular every year. It is already booking up for next year and a large part of the winter is already booked so please get in touch soon if you want to rebook it. Kind regards Bob Drury - Mont Blanc Retreats
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Chalet Cachett in Argentiere

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chalet in a wonderful location, good parking and good access to all local hiking routes. The operator (Mont Blanc Retreats) very helpful at all stages. Thoroguhly reccomended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 110 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Argentiere at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 900 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Les Praz Chamonix at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Argentiere at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Chamonix at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Argentiere at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Grand Montets at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Genoa at 400 Kilometres

Chalet Cachette is a two-bedroom, independent chalet on the outskirts of Argentiere in the Chamonix valley. The property is ideally located for a ski holiday being just 500m from Grand Montets ski lift. Grand Montets has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the French Alps.

Argentiere village is an active ski town in season with plenty of bars and restaurants to cater to everyone's taste. Argentiere centre is ten minutes on foot from the chalet. Chamonix town is 10km away.

The other ski areas in the Chamonix valley - Les Houches, Le Tour, Brevent and La Flegere - are all easily reached by Chamonix valley's free bus service.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Sep - 9 Dec 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19-25 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
26 Dec - 1 Jan 2017
26 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2-6 Jan 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7-27 Jan 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
28 Jan - 3 Feb 2017
28 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
4-10 Feb 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
11-17 Feb 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Feb - 3 Mar 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
4-10 Mar 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
11-31 Mar 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1-21 Apr 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Apr - 5 May 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Rental is through Mont Blanc Retreats Ltd - www.montblanc-retreats.com

Price includes linen, towels and cleaning after you leave. If you stay for more than one week the towels and linen are changed every week and the chalet cleaned.

Bookings in Sterling through this website are paid in full at the time of booking.

Staggered payments of 30% on booking and 70%, 8 weeks before arrival, are available using our secure payment gateway in EURO ONLY. Please contact us to arrange staggered Euro payments.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Available arrival



  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sledding

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting


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


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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