About the home
'Chintalaya' is the ancient Sanskrit word meaning 'place for thoughts' and this chalet has been refurbished resulting in a contemporary yet homely feel making for a relaxed stay. Chintalaya sleeps up to 12 people in 5 bedrooms all of which are ensuite and all of which can be made up as double or twin beds. The ground floor has 2 of the bedrooms, a heated boot room, a boiler room with washing machine and a study/office with desktop computer and Wifi internet access. There is a large dining room with a table for 12, a log burner and a sofa.
Doors open onto the deck and garden where there is a outside furniture and a hot tub. The kitchen is off the dining room and is modern and well-equipped. On the first floor, there is a comfortable lounge with wood burning stove and a large Plasma TV with Bose sound system and UK Satellite TV. Doors open onto a dual aspect balcony which looks over the River l'Arve which runs right through the centre of Chamonix. There are 3 ensuite bedrooms one of which has a small annexe with bunk beds. There is parking for 2 to 3 cars and although transport is handy to get to the slopes, Chintalaya is right in town so has many facilities on the doorstep. There aren't many chalets of this size in such central locations and with the bonus of sitting beside the river, Chintalaya is fairly unique.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (10)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
What's included: Exclusive use of the property and its facilities. All linen including towels (2 per person) & robes. End of stay cleaning. Local Tourist Taxes.
What's not included: Travel to and from Chamonix. Airport transfers can be arranged.
NB: Prices are for self-catered accommodation. Bookings are from Sunday to Sunday winter 2011-12, and Saturday to Saturday in summer. Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday winter 2012-13. There may be some flexibility in low season. Dates shown indicate date of arrival (after 4pm), departure before 10am.
Arrivals after 7.30pm incur a €20 surcharge, after 11.30pm €50. Fee of 0.8% applicable to all card payments
The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region
Chalet Chintalaya is superbly located, right in the centre of town, in a quiet spot by the junction of Avenue de l'Aiguille du Midi and the River l'Arve. The main shopping street, Rue Paccard, is no more than 150 metres from the chalet. There are a choice of supermarkets and bakeries within a very short walk, the nearest supermarket being the new Casino on Avenue Ravanel le Rouge, 200 metres away. All the restaurants and bars of Chamonix centre are similarly close by.
For access to the slopes, the main bus stop is 400 metres away, through the square of Chamonix Sud. The nearest ski area is Brevent, 2 minutes by bus or car, just to the north of the town centre. The famous Aiguille dui Midi cable car, for access to the Vallee Blanche, is just 200 metres away.It doesn't get much more convenient than this!
The Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre area
Skiing and snowboarding: Chamonix is one of the world's most famous ski areas, having hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels are well-served in a variety of differing areas around Chamonix, including Brevent, Flegere, the famous Grands Montets and Domaine du Balme. The Mont Blanc pass also covers nearby areas including Les Houches, St Gervais, Megeve, Courmayeur and Les Contamines, all within an easy drive. Slightly further afield, but within an hour's drive are Verbier, La Thuile, Flaine and Les Carroz. Despite its reputation as an area for experts only, there are plenty of green, blue and red runs to satisfy beginners and intermediates alike. For the more experienced, Chamonix has miles and miles of adventurous off-piste, including the famous Vallee Blanche, an 18 km experience from the Aiguille du Midi down to the town.
Summer and the rest of the year: With the draw of Europe's premier natural attraction, Mont Blanc, Chamonix never sleeps. Whether it's simply to soak up the stunning scenery or get the adrenaline pumping, there is plenty for everybody to do all year round. There are a wide variety of marked trails for hiking and trekking; well-maintained bolted routes for rock-climbing; limitless mountaineering opportunities including Mont Blanc itself; an ever-expanding network of mountain bike trails; some of the most consistent thermals for superb paragliding; raging white water rapids for rafting and hydro speeding; canyoning and abseiling down the spectacular valley gorges; golf at the Trent Jones Sr designed 18 hole course in Chamonix, as well as many other top quality courses nearby; the sports centre has an indoor and outdoor 50 m swimming pool and a large grassed sunbathing area, water slides, numerous tennis courts, gym, spa, jacuzzi, the list goes on.
How to get there
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Travelling around the Chamonix Valley
Although a car provides additional flexibility, Chamonix has a regular free in-valley bus service. Guests with either a “carte d'hote” or a ski pass can use the buses to move around the valley from Les Houches to Le Tour with stops at all the lift stations. There are also shuttle buses called “les Mulets” which are free and circulate the centre of town.
Getting to Chamonix by car
From France: accessible directly via the Autoroute Blanche (A40), which connects to the European motorway network.
Geneva Airport is approx 100km from Chamonix. Cost in tolls is about €6 for a normal car, all major credit cards are accepted 24/7. Don't get money from the airport – Swiss Francs are not acceptable!
From Switzerland: Motorway to Martigny, then Col de la Forclaz, Col des Montets. Martigny is approximately 50km from Chamonix.
From Italy: Motorway to the Mont-Blanc tunnel near Courmayeur. Chamonix is 15km from the Italian border via Mont-Blanc Tunnel.
There is a SNCF railway station in Chamonix. It is serviced by the TER regional train. There are TGV high-speed mainline train connections from St Gervais-le Fayet railway station, just 20km away.
The Mont Blanc Express: This SNCF railway line serves all villages from St Gervais-le Fayet to Martigny (Switzerland) via Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine.
By Bus/Mini Bus
There are coach services through SAT who provides daily connections with Geneva and Italy.
There are many transfer companies in Chamonix who run mini buses to and from Airports. You can either book a private or a shared transfer.
Activities near Chamonix
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
30 Apr 2013
We had a great family holiday, 4 adults & 6 children. The chalet offered plenty of space and facilities to accommodate us. There is a short walk to the bus stop which will take you to a number of... more
29 Apr 2013
My Girlfriend and I decided to go on a relaxing week away in February. My girlfriend found Chalet Chintalaya and from the moment we arrived I fell in love. We were met by a friendly member of staff... more
28 Apr 2013
I stayed at Chalet Chintalaya with a group of friends in January. The chalet was great, with lots of space to eat together in the dining room or hang out in the sitting room with its wood buring... more
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|13 Apr 13||4 May 13||€ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
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|1 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||€ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
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|7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||30 Nov 13||€ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Nov 13||14 Dec 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||€ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||€ 4750||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 5250||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||€ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
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|29 Mar 14||12 Apr 14||€ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|12 Apr 14||3 May 14||€ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|3 May 14||10 May 14||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
All linen including towels
End of stay cleaning
Local Tourist Taxes
What's not included:
Travel to and from Chamonix
Airport transfers can be arranged
Prices are for self-catered accommodation
Dates shown indicate date of arrival (after 4pm), departure before 10am
Arrivals after 7.30pm incur a €20 surcharge, after 11.30pm €50
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