As you enter the chalet you are greeted by the light and airy open lounge and diner with windows and French doors, sweeping 270 degrees around the chalet. The lounge is equipped with a large corner sofa, large 3 seater sofa and poof surrounding the wood burning stove for those cosy nights in. There is a satellite TV and DVD player and the chalet is also equipped with WiFi. There is access directly onto the large balcony with outside dining and terraces from the living area.
The large wooden dining table seats large groups comfortably and is open to the contemporary kitchen which is superbly equipped with just about everything you could possibly need. With new appliances, to include oven, microwave, 4 ring hob as well as extras such as a Senseo coffee machine, toasted sandwich machine and pressure cooker. There is an extensive work top surface, allowing plenty of work space and the large American style fridge-freezer has a small handy pop out door allowing easy access to the essentials like cheese and wine! Two raclette sets, one with a fondue pot built in, provides the perfect opportunity to try the famous local dishes from the comfort of your accommodation, with minimal cooking and preparation. There is nothing that couldn't be made in this kitchen.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Morillon 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 80 km, Nearest railway: Cluses 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (9), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
As you enter the chalet through the main door, there are stairs to the right which lead up to one twin and one double, both south facing, with a shared family bathroom. The twin room is situated to the right of the top of the stairs and with the sloping roof is a cosy, intimate bedroom which also has access onto the covered upper balcony, equipped with deck chairs to enjoy the views. There are built in wardrobes in this room.
Just next to the twin room is the impressive master double. This is a large room which has a king sized bed, TV with playstation 2, 'beat pad' and games, and a large leather sofa at the bottom of the bed. There is also a pair of leather chairs to match the sofa, looking out through windows across the alpine setting. This room also has access onto the upper balcony, shared with the twin room. The double wardrobes in this room offer ample hanging and storage space.
The large family bathroom on this level serves these two bedrooms has a WC, large shower, full sized bath, as well as 'his and hers' sinks.
On the lower ground floor you will find the remaining 5 bedrooms. The first two are south facing, both twin rooms with en-suite shower rooms with WC's and sinks, built in wardrobes and sliding doors onto the lower terrace. The twin rooms can also be made as king size beds if required with double mattress toppers. The next bedroom is a double, also with access onto the lower terrace and hot tub. This bedroom shares a shower room with the next door bunk room, which also has an extra pull out bed to allow for flexible sleeping arrangements. Bedroom 7 is a double with en-suite shower room and door which leads outside directly onto the terrace.
All bedrooms have large mirrors and plenty of storage space from either built in wardrobes or free-standing cupboards, and all bathrooms have a towel radiator and hair dryer. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer located on this level.
|Further details outdoors|
Chalet Maya is set in a quiet close and boasts extensive balcony and terraced areas leading from each floor. Between the lounge and dining area are sliding doors which lead onto the covered balcony which has a large table for easy outside dining any day of the year. There are steps off this balcony which lead down to the lower sunny terraces where there is huge table and adequate seating for everyone to enjoy summer alfresco dining. Also on this terrace is the large hot tub which can either be accessed by these steps, or via the door off one of the lower bedrooms. The state of the art hot tub has everything from jets to blowers and even fountains! This lower terrace has plenty of room for children of all ages to play. There is also a garage with heated boot warmers and plenty of storage for skis and bikes alike and parking for 4 cars.
The peaceful hamlet of Vercland is just a 2.6 km into the centre of Samoens with its' numerous shops, bars and restaurants. In the winter, you can catch the free ski bus into Samoens and Morillon village during the day and early evening. There are also two bars and restaurants in Vercland, 100m from Chalet Maya. In summer the chalet offers access to walking and biking routes and for walkers you can reach Samoens in approximately 20 minutes by foot.
Samoens village boasts many shops, bars, restaurants, ice rink, and the famous Jaÿsinia Gardens, plus the wonderful medieval town square with its beautiful church, ancient buildings and bustling Wednesday morning market. Chalet Maya is also just 5 minutes drive to the village of Morillon with even more shops and restaurants to choose from and also the lake and activity park.
Depending on snow conditions, you can ski the red or black run down to within 100m of the chalet, or alternatively take the ski lift back down. Our recommended ski hire shop, located at Samoens 1600 is right opposite the top of the lift, has free ski lockers, so there is no need to take skis and boots back to the chalet if you prefer.
Samoens in the Northern French Alps, sits between Morzine and Chamonix, only 1 hour from Geneva. This spectacular and beautiful area is protected and hence hasn’t been spoilt by tourism. Samoens has been awarded a ‘Coq d’Or’ for being one of the prettiest villages in France and is the only ski resort classified by the Caisse des Monuments Historiques. See our winter page for more samoens ski information and our summer page for summer information. Samoens is full of character and charm with stone masonary and farming at the heart, yet still provides the centre for almost every outdoor activity imaginable. Our properties are all in the best possible locations to take advantage of this spectacular valley and what it has to offer.
Based at the heart of the Grand Massif mountain region and nestled in the stunning valley of the Giffre river, Samoens and the area provide spectacular scenery including mountain lakes, national parks, waterfalls, botanical gardens and an abundance of wildlife. Just minutes up the road at Sixt Fer a Cheval are over a dozen enormous waterfalls. It has a great deal to offer families and individuals of all ages seeking adventure or alternatively, just sheer relaxation.
Samoens is in the heart of the Grand Massif, one of the largest ski areas in Europe. Made up of Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt and Samoens. It offers extensive skiing and snowboarding, with an excellent snow record which is one of the best in the Alps. The super fast gondola from Samoens village takes you up to Samoens 1600m ski resort in just 8 minutes. This delivers you directly into Samoens own extensive ski area, which joins with over 265km of piste, 140 individual pistes plus 80 lifts. Click here to view the piste map. The recent addition of new snow canons in the Grand Massif guarantees snow covered runs throughout the season! Winter 2009/10 saw the opening of a new 6 seater high speed chair taking you from Samoens 1600 to the Tete de Saix in 6 minutes cutting the time it takes you to get to the top by 2/3's!