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Luxury Family Chalet in La Tzoumaz-Verbier 4 Valleys, 5 mins to telecabine



Updated: 15-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Comfortably Sleeps 11 (+2 on Sofabed)

As featured in VOGUE October 2014 issue details of which can be found on our website.

Chalet Cathay is a thoroughly modern chalet with many premium features as standard, offering a wonderfully functional, family friendly and, above all, relaxing stay. The chalet benefits from stunning mountain views both from the spacious double-height lounge & dining area, sun terrace, mezzanine and 4 of the bedrooms.

There are 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (4 showers & 1 bath / shower), a self-contained mezzanine annexe with sofabed, cable TV and PS2 console; iPod™ docks & alarm clocks in bedrooms/ lounges, free high-speed Wi-Fi internet throughout, 40inch HDTV, Cable & Blu-ray dvd player.

The living room is comfortably furnished with leather sofas, pure wool rug and a feature fireplace.

Fully equipped kitchen suitable for large parties or families. Eco-friendly geothermal underfloor heating ensures the chalet is warm throughout the year and boot room with boot dryer (15 pairs).

Self catering (with option of 3 course dinner delivered from a local restaurant) as well as airport transfer rates negotiated for our guests.


Our chalet is approached directly from the main road that runs past the télécabine offering easy access by foot and car that leads to the front door. There is ample space on the private drive to park multiple cars. There's a bus stop in the adjacent public car park that's at the top of our drive. It's just 1 stop from there taking about a minute on the bus to get to the télécabine in La Tzoumaz.

Most importantly, it's within 5 minutes walk (approx 300 m) of the télécabine and an easy walk to the village.

For those looking further afield, La Tzoumaz is a perfect base for exploring in and around Switzerland, Verbier and the 4 Vallees.

Sion, the capital of the Valais and Martigny, an old Roman town both of which has historic interest are less than 20 km away on the motorway. For a day trip, Chamonix in France is just under 60 km away.

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About the Owner

Wong & Ying Tse
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

14 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Full of style, character and warmth

  • 5 of 5

We were in Chalet Cathay two weeks ago just before Easter, and still the children talk about their holiday there every day. When they went back to school this morning our son said he wished he was going to ski school in Switzerland instead! That says it all really; a fantastic and memorable time was had by all!

It was great to be within easy gondola ride of the ski mecca Verbier, but we also really appreciated returning at the end of the day to the quiet and peace of La Tzoumaz. Having said that, this small family resort has everything you need, in terms of télécabine, supermarket, cafés, restaurants and tourist office.

After exhilarating days out in the open air, we spent enjoyable evenings in the welcoming atmosphere of Chalet Cathay, unwinding over dinner and a glass of wine.

Oh, and what spectacular views when you wake in the morning from this home nestled into the side of the mountain. We shall try to hold on to these, and what are some very happy memories, for as long as possible as we slip back into our usual daily work-school routine!

Thank you so much to the owners Ying and Wong for welcoming us into their special family home, full of style, character and warmth!

PS. Our eldest son (age 11) had this to say: Chalet Cathay is one of the best places on Earth for me besides my own house!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear that even late in the season, the kids had a wonderful time learning to ski and have fallen in love with the sport. We are also delighted to be awarded Joint Second Best Place On Earth!
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  • 5 of 5

Lo chalet è splendido ed immerso nel verde. Spazioso e pulito è situato a pochi passi dall'ovovia che in pochi minuti porta agli impianti. Ho trascorso una settimana veramente rilassante con la mia famiglia. La cucina e la zona pranzo sono veramente spaziose e ben attrezzate. Le numerose camere sono essenziali, ma ben arredate e anche i bagni sono nuovi ed ottimamente distribuiti nella casa. Il mezzanino è il luogo ideale per far giocare i bambini e per far godere al resto della famiglia pace e tranquillità. La piccola cittadina in cui si trova lo chalet è tranquilla e non affollata. C'e' tutto ciò che serve dal panettiere. al supermercato al negozio per il noleggio e l'acquisto di tutta l'attrezzatura da sci. La Tzoumaz ha belle piste e il comprensorio e' collegato a Verbier e risulta essere molto vario. Fantastica la pista di bob per adulti e bambini. Io consiglio vivamente questi luoghi a chi ama la tranquillità, la natura e la possibilità di sciare e soggiornare in un fantastico posto.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holidays in cosy and luxurious chalet!

  • 5 of 5

Our holidays at the Chalet Cathay were really amazing! We had a wonderful stay!

The owners are very professional and the exchanges of information prior to the holiday were very much complete and kind. You know that you are in good hands and you feel welcome already.

The Chalet itself is very well designed, with a lot of light, very nice decoration. We had a lot of sun and could enjoy the terrace in the mornings and afternoons!

Ski slopes are 7 min walk away or else there is a convenient shuttle bus.

We have only positive things to say about these holidays and strongly will strongly recommend this property to our friends for future holidays.

We also plan to be back ourselves! :-)

Many thanks!

The Jacquet Family

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s always a pleasure to deal with enquiries as it gives us an opportunity to get to know our guests a little bit better. Hopefully we’ll have a FAQ on our website we can direct them to but if not, we’re always happy to do a bit of research for the answer and learn something new ourselves. We also have a handy search facility on our website so please don’t be shy, give it a try!
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Perfect hollidays at Chalet Cathay

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Cathay is one of the best places we have stayed in. The chalet is beautiful, cosy, and tastefully decorated, making you feel at home immediately. It is spacious enough allowing two families with four kids never feeling in close proximity. The cloakroom at the entrance offers a very useful area to get dressed with the huge equipment needed in the winter season. The kitchen is incredibly well furnished. The mezzanine is welcomed, offering a nice playing area for the kids.

The chalet is also very good located, very close from the ski facilities. La Tzoumaz that we have also discovered, is very nice and uncrowded, and offers a wonderful ski area, including Verbier. The kids started snowboarding and were able to go on the red slopes at the end of the week!

Next year’s holiday at Chalet Cathay is booked already!

Thank you Wong and Ying for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having rented many chalets ourselves and always struggled to get ready, especially in parties with children, it was a huge priority for us when designing ours to have a cloakroom by the front door with plenty of bench seating and storage on shelves and in cabinets for all the winter sports paraphernalia like beanies, gloves, backpacks and helmets and not forgetting the many pairs of outdoor shoes to be stored as well. We also put a toilet next to the cloakroom because even when everyone is ready to go with all their gear sorted, there will always be one person wanting a toilet break!
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5* absolutely stunning chalet.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Chalet Cathay early evening on our first night and were immediately gobsmacked at the quality and spaciousness of the accommodation. Once we'd all settled in and unpacked we made use of the fantastic kitchen area and made dinner. There is every conceivable kitchen item you could wish for and full instructions on how to use all the appliances. The table can seat 12 easily and the entire living/kitchen area is open plan so everyone is together during and after dinner. There is a games area with TV up on the mezz where the kids would spend some time together and a big Flat screen TV in the living area with uk channels. The garage area was a great place to keep all the beer and wine and there is also a large fridge out there too. We woke up the next morning to stunning views from the balconies across the mountains and down the valley. The weather was fantastic all week (Feb half term) with blue sky and sun every day. A bus stop is right outside the chalet with free shuttle to resort centre and the lift station which is 2 minutes away although we drove down in our minibus with all the ski gear and managed to park nearby for free. The lift station was never that busy in the afternoon and whisks you up to the top of the savoleyres in about 10 minutes. The skiing around the area is superb especially across the Verbier side but maybe not ideal for beginners as number of easy runs is a bit limited. Not saying it's bad but there are better beginner resorts. There are plenty of lovely restaurants up in the mountains to stop for a coffee or a beer. We hired our skis in verbier (booked before arrival) which took about 40 minutes by car but there are ski hire shops in la tsoumaz which would be a better option. All in all we had a fantastic week in a stunning chalet and I would highly recommend Chalet Cathay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A review that covers all the bases and it’s always lovely to hear the chalet described as spacious, especially by a large party!
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Great - a memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in La Tzoumaz!

Great snow, great weather, great Chalet Cathay!

We were very happy with all the detailed organisation & information, especially the baby chairs and beds for the two little ones.

We spent all of our time on the great slopes, and the children had a lot of fun!

All in all, a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If the little ones have a great time then so will the grown-ups!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva International at 160 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Various at 300 Metres Nearest Train : Riddes at 14 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : 'Riddes' at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Pistard next to télécabine at 300 Metres Nearest Ski : high speed télécabine / gondola at 300 Metres Car: recommended

Chalet Cathay is located in the family-friendly resort of La Tzoumaz is located in the Valais. It sits at 1500 m above sea level looking onto the Rhône Valley with the Swiss Alps completing the breathtaking backdrop.

Savoleyres is the main ski area in La Tzoumaz, since 2008, it's been blessed with a high-speed 8 person gondola that's transformed the resort. Beginners are well looked after but it's intermediates+, both skiers and snowboarders, who will be spoilt for choice. For the more experienced skiers and snowboarders, La Tzoumaz is linked to Verbier by piste map and lift pass and is the gateway to the vast 4 Vallées ski area. Verbier's runs and off-piste routes are legendary and offer endless fun and challenges.

The winter playground is supplemented by its toboggan run, which at 10 km is the longest in Western Switzerland. Fun and thrills for all the family!

La Tzoumaz is also a great base for summer mountain biking with magnificent panoramic views.

There's a choice of mountain single-track of varying abilities and the more adventurous can tackle the Tour du Mont Fort, a ski resort route that has at its heart La Tzoumaz, with Verbier and Nendaz at either end.

La Tzoumaz is also a popular walking destination in summer, with over 150 km of sign-posted trails, there's a wealth of fantastic walks to be had near Chalet Cathay.

In the village itself there are traditional restaurants and bars, with a supermarket, bank, patisserie, boucherie, post office, tennis court, swimming pool, ski school, creche, kids club and ski hire shops.

Perraudin Sports, located in the village a few minutes walk from the télécabine, are happy to offer Chalet Cathay guests a generous 10% discount off their winter rentals.

We also have an exclusive agreement with an excellent local restaurant Le Pistard (next to the telecabine) who can deliver freshly cooked 3 course evening meals offering a wide variety of menu choices for guests who prefer not to cook. They also offer a 5% 'morning' discount on all bread, Viennese pastries and sandwiches from 7am to 10am.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £392.46

Prices include cleaning, electricity, underfloor heating, hot water, egyptian cotton linen and towels and a choice of feather or polyester pillows. A telephone for incoming calls is available during your stay. Towels will changed once a week. The property will be extensively cleaned prior to and after your stay, however you are requested to leave the property in a tidy state upon departure.

A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. The balance plus security deposit of CHF500 is payable 6 weeks before arrival.

Tourist tax is payable locally (2 CHF per night per adult 1 CHF per night per child ages 6-16; 5 & under - free)

Firewood can be provided upon request and payable locally as a separate cost.

For details regarding transfers and catering options, pls contact owner.

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Updated: 15-Feb-2017


Property Type

  • chalet


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 197 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Ground Floor, Double Sink
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, First Floor
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Mezzanine
  • Modern, bright, fully functional bathrooms with storage cabinets, hand towels and handsoap.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - Triple Bunk with double and single bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Sofabed in Mezzanine
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels provided with a choice of feather or polyester pillows. Pocket sprung beds, leather headboards, Ipod dock / clock radios and hairdryers provided in all the bedrooms. Travel cot available (cot linen not included).


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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


  • For those budding chefs, we have a fully equipped kitchen which boasts a generous amount of premium cookware, bakeware and utensils suitable for catering for large groups or families. There is a family sized food processor, blender, nespresso coffee maker, rice cooker, breadmaker, beaba babycook, raclette set (for 8 people), fondue set with 12 forks (gel burner type), as well as cookery books, children's crockery and cutlery, and an additional family sized fridge freezer in the garage to accommodate the full week's shopping. The crockery is made from fine bone china, with lead crystal wine glasses to make the culinary experience that much more enjoyable. Generous sized Washing Machine (11kg load) and Dryer (9Kg load) together with an Iron, Ironing Board & Clothes Airer in the Laundry room. Family friendly with highchair, bumbo and baby change table available for infants as well as children's dvds, various books, board games and PS2 games for older children & adults. A home from home!

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