Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Chalet Etoile is a beautiful alpine chalet set in a peaceful authentic Haute Savoie village, 5 minutes from the ski lifts of the fantastic Porte du Soleil ski area. The chalet has a panoramic terrace with hot tub overlooking the mountains. There is an open plan kitchen living room with double sided woodburner and beautiful fully fitted kitchen including all mod cons. The chalet has sky television and wifi plus DVD player and games console. There is also a utility and drying room. Fur throws and comfy beds with feather duvets and big fluffy towels ensure a comfortable stay. The village has a lovely Auberge serving local specialities and is a great spot for an apres ski drink. There is a ski bus which goes through the village at regular intervals, but we would recommend having a car to really enjoy access to all the ski stations & facilities in the area. Fresh baked bread and croissants can be delivered daily to the chalet and there is a large supermarket close by. We can also arrange for a bespoke ski and boot fitting company to come to the chalet and deliver your equipment. The lively towns of Morzine and Les Gets are a 5 minute drive away and boast many bars and restaurants as well as shops and outdoor ice rink for the kids.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 66 km, Nearest railway: Thonon Les Bains 29 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Portes du Soleil or 'Gateway to the Sun' is the largest internationally connected ski region in the world. There are 650 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes requiring only one ski pass and these are reached by 200 lifts - the two main ones at Prodain and Pleney are new this season and state of the art, cutting down on waiting times. The area caters for all ages and abilities and offers entrance to a super class skiing region incorporating twelve valleys and over 24 mountain peaks and provides a vast array of other activities which can be enjoyed by non-skiers too. There are some wonderful mountain restaurants both on the French and Swiss side catering for all budgets and tastes. On clear blue sky days you can see Lake Geneva an Mont Blanc from some fantastic vantage points. The wonderful resort of Chamonix and beautiful Annecy are just over an hour away. Snow conditions in this region have been fantastic over the last 2 years particularly with plenty of fresh powder and lots of those blue sky days. Morzine hosts a music festival every March called Rock the Pistes with live bands playing at gigs all over the mountains.
The chalet is located in Essert Romand,a small authentic Haute Savoie village nestling between Morzine and Les Gets. There are several ski stations all within a 5 minute drive offering amazing skiing for all abilities. The village is on a ski bus route to Morzine but to get the full benefits of the region it is advisable to hire a car. The villate has a wonderful Auberge serving local cuisine and is a great stop for an apres -ski drink after a long hard day on the slopes. There is always lots going on in lively Morzine which has a great nightlife with plenty of bars and restaurants where you can party until dawn if you are up to it! Boasting fantastic live music venues and outdoor DJ events as well as a weekly firework display and torchlight descent for families. There are also many shops and boutiques selling local artisan wares and fabulous ski gear and an outdoor ice rink for the kids. There is a good sized supermarket 2 minutes from the chalet where you can buy all your supplies. Morzine has an indoor ice rink where they host local ice hockey matches and indoor swimming pools. The high altitude resort of Avoriaz, a 20 minute drive away can also be accessed by ski lift on foot and has an indoor water park suitable for very young children. Les Gets has a more upmarket feel and has some very lovely restaurants and shops. The whole area is linked by pistes and ski bus.