Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Lluxury self catered Chalet with beds for up to 16. This spacious private chalet has 5 large bedrooms each with its own bathroom, a multitude of living areas, stunning 360 degree panoramic views and a fabulous central location.5 mins walk to local ski slopes or ski bus. Free wifi, open fire, cinema area, pool table and ample room to party.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Excenevex 45 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 70 km, Nearest railway: Aigle 34 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, 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 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (12), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 20|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms are all extremely spacious which is rare for Alpine accommodation. 1. Super King double with large balcony. Huge piste view en suite shower and bath where you can luxuriate with a glass of champagne and watch the last skiers of the day descend Cret Beni. 2. King size double plus single, private seating area and balcony. En suite with extra large bath and shower over. 3. Twin room with en suite bath with shower over. 4. Family room with one double and two sets of bunk beds and private luxury shower/wet room. 5. Family room with twin beds, one set of bunk beds plus a day bed. Private bathroom.
Large open plan kitchen with range cooker, fondue and raclette, slow cooker and coffee machine.
Breakfast area and dining area seating 16 - 20 people.
Coffee lounge area with balcony overlooking piste
Extra large lounge area around log fire.
Intimate TV area with seating for 10 French/English TV.
Sound system with iPod connection
Enormous mezzanine with Pool table/games/cinema and seating area with Balcony and piste views
Large heated ski/boot room.
|Further details outdoors|
Lift to private entrance area leading to Penthouse on 3rd and 4th floors
Boot room on ground floor
Single garage area with washing machine and tumble drier
Huge private car park
Towels and bed linen are available to hire on request.
Extra charge for end of stay cleaning
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Abondance Valley offers varied skiing with links into Switzerland and access to infamous ski runs such as The Wall. The Portes du Soleil has an excellent snow record. The village of Chapelle D'Abondance has the advantage of retaining its very traditional rustic charm. Within easy walking distance of the Penthouse there is a micro brewery, several excellent restaurants, a boulangerie and patisserie as well as a small pizza take away.
Car essential during summer months
There are several local events all year round. Look up the Chapelle D'Abondance or Chatel local websites for up to date details.
As well as downhill skiing there are cross country trails, snow shoeing, dog sled and sleigh rides. Torch light descents, skidoo rides and local spa and beauty facilities.
In the summer months mountain biking, hill walking and climbing are the most popular pursuits. Other activities include white water rafting, cannyoning and the Fantasticable.
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18 Apr 2014
"It just gets better and better"
I stayed at Penthouse Caribou two years ago and was completely blown away by the size and quality of the place. Slightly worried that I may have been remembering things through rose coloured specs, I … More
10 Apr 2014
"Excellent long weekend boys jolly!!"
This trip of 5 guys was the first to Penthouse Caribou, but hopefully not the last!!It's 5 star luxury at it's best, we had fresh croissants and bread from the local bakery to start the day … More
4 Apr 2014
"Great place to stay, lovely village"
Stayed with friends, this place is very spacious with fantastic views over Cret Beni, which are the nearest slopes within walking distance. The main ski area at Chatel is easily reached on the local … More
27 Mar 2014
"Fantastic accommodation for family and friends"
Return visit for us to this extremely spacious and well equipped chalet; for another skiing holiday. More than enough room for everyone in the 5 large bedrooms, 5 huge bath/shower rooms and multiple l… More
11 Mar 2014
"Amazing apartment and location; helpful owner; a couple of minor issues only"
We stayed as a large group of 11 people in this huge penthouse for a week. The internal space is massive and the bedrooms also large. Location is superb - right by Cret Beni ski area and next to a bus stop for easy access to other ski areas. The owner was very helpful both before and during the visit, pointing us towards equipment hire and advising on ski passes.
Overall I was very happy with the place and our stay.
However, it's worth mentioning three minor issues that stopped a 5-star rating. All three are easily fixable, and none are deal breakers, to put them in context:
- Mattresses in our bedroom (left from front door) were not great; they seemed very soft and old. Although mattress hardness is a subjective issue, they felt tired and slightly worn out. Also, the 'double bed' was 2x singles pushed together which meant a significant gap between the two
- There were only 3x sets of keys for an apartment that sleeps 16 people, and only 2x of those sets had a key for access to the ski boot room. This meant our group had to faff around a lot planning keyholding each day, which was annoying. Not the end of the world but one set of keys per double bedroom at least should be provided
- There was a surprisingly long list of check-out requirements, including stripping the beds. Of course, guests should leave the place in good condition, but for c.£3500 per week you would expect to leave it as you would leave a hotel room, and for professional cleaners to come in for a few hours to strip beds, put out rubbish etc.
As I said, minor stuff in the grand scheme of things but worth mentioning. Overall very happy.
5 Mar 2014
This apartment is stunning, spacious and spotless. It contains everything you could possibly need plus extras like the pool table! Couldn't imagine a better place to spend time with friends. Coul… More
23 Feb 2014
"Excellent short break!!"
This was my third visit to Penthouse Caribou, fabulous place to stay. Excellent views of Cret Beni from the balcony, great way to relax after a hard days skiing!! The apartment has all you need to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Easy walking distance to bakery for fresh croissants in the morning and great choice of restaurants!!! Thanks for a great short break!!
20 Feb 2014
Penthouse Caribou is an excellent venue for a group of friends on a skiing holiday. A short walk to the nearest slopes at Cret Beni. The apartment is large, comfortable and homely. The position is idyllic looking up at the mountains. We look forward to returning!
19 Feb 2014
"Perfect Palatial Alpine Retreat"
We had a wonderful stay at Penthouse Caribou. This extensive top floor of the chalet is beautifully appointed, spacious, and ideal for a group or family holiday. Penthouse Caribou offers stunning view… More
19 Feb 2014
"Excellent chalet and brilliant location"
The chalet fitted the 19 of us comfortably with space for everyone and their luggage easily, it was beautifully decorated and fitted with all of the entertainment systems anyone could wish for! Just … More
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