Luxury chalet close to lifts. Great for a family
Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Chalet le Joyau is a luxury 3-bedroom chalet with breathtaking views overlooking the Rhone valley. It is situated in the centre of Nendaz, just 10 minutes from the ski lifts and only 2 hours from Geneva airport.
Chalet le Joyau's accommodation is on two floors, with a separate entrance on each level. It is furnished to the highest standards in an unfussy, contemporary style and is generously equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing stay. This includes flatscreen TV, DVD, modern HiFi with MP3 connector and wifi.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sion / Geneva, Nearest railway: Sion|
|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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Entering from the front garden, the entrance hall and cloakroom lead into a big open plan sitting/dining room and fully fitted kitchen, with windows and balconies on three sides offering stunning views over the Rhone Valley. Downstairs are the three bedrooms and main bathroom as well as the large locale storage area - perfect for skis and boots and with its own access to the garden and the great outdoors.
The top floor is largely comprised of the open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen. Two sofas, a TV, DVD and stereo make up the seating area, with a wood burning stove adding extra cosiness. French windows open onto the balcony. The dining area easily seats six, with the table extending to accommodate more if required.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes fridge, dishwasher and ceramic hob. The kitchen contains all the pots, pans and utensils you are likely to need and will usually have a collection of herbs, spices, cooking oil, salt, pepper, sugar and other non-perishables.
There is a WC off the entrance hall/cloakroom. For those unable to leave the outside world behind, the chalet is also connected to broadband which guests are free to use with their own computer equipment.The stone staircase leads down to the lower floor (a stairgate is available for guests with small children).
Bedroom 1 is a comfortable double with fully shuttered French windows opening onto the rear garden. Bedroom 2 is a twin, also with doors out to the garden, and the third bedroom has bunkbeds. The bathroom has a WC, sink and bath with powerful shower. Under-floor heating is fitted throughout the accommodation.
The locale has a large 'wet' area for skis and boots. It also contains a large sink, washing machine and dryer.
|Further details outdoors|
The chalet has a private car parking space and also it's own garage. In total we have space for 3 cars.
The cost of rental includes a weekly cleaner who comes in on Saturday between one set of guests leaving and another arriving.
All bedding, towels and domestic linen (napkins, tea-towels etc) are provided and laundered weekly by Mira Chalet Services. This service includes an approximate weekly charge of CHF23 per person. Alternatively you can bring your own linen and pay no extra charge
Rates above are for self catering. Catered prices provided on request.
A credit card deposit (CHF600) is taken on collection of keys.
The Swiss Alps region
Nendaz is one of the best kept secrets in the Swiss Alps. It lies at the centre of the world class Verbier - 4 valleys ski area. Unlike most ski resorts, Nendaz and the surrounding area is an all year-round resort.
From mountain biking or walking on the high alpine passes through to relaxing by the open-air pool or spas and exploring the many local vineyards, there is something for all the family throughout the year.
Nendaz - the all year round resort: Most people head to the Alps in Winter because of the snow. But the people who live here know that the mountains can be equally rewarding throughout the year. For skiers and boarders the 4 Valleys offers over 400km of marked runs - as well as plenty of unmarked stuff for the experts and mentalists. And for walking and mountain biking the opportunities are virtually limitless, with the lift network operating in July and August. if there isn't snow on the ground there's still plenty to do and see in the mountains around Nendaz. From the top of Mont-Fort down to the bottom of the Rhone valley are countless miles of paths covering the full range of Alpine terrain from high mountain glacier to gentle meadow. Some of the best walking is along the network of bisses. Built by the farmers of the Valais to bring water down to the dry lower slopes, the irrigation channels date back as early as 1435, and their accompanying paths criss-cross the mountainside, offering outstanding views.
Kids / Spas: Nendaz is a great resort for families, with plenty to entertain the kids. In winter there is a children snow park up at Tracouet with a 'moving carpet' lift for tinies, and a tubing and sledging area. The ski schools take kids from the age of 3 and the creche in Nendaz is able to take infants from 18 months. For those with younger children, our concierge service offers a personal babysitting service.
In summer there's lots for kids to do around the resort. In the village there is a large adventure playground with trampolines with bungee harnesses. There is also an open air swimming pool. There are a number of thermal spas within easy driving access of Nendaz, open all year round. The closest are at Saillon, a dramatic medieval fortress town in the valley beneath Nendaz. Also close to Nendaz is the boutique ski and spa resort of Ovronnaz, above Saillon, on the north side of the Rhone Valley.
Summer attractions : Nendaz is an ideal location for mountain biking and offers tracks for all levels in a glorious setting. You can use the lift systems to give your mountain bike a chance to really deserve its name. Novices as well as confirmed sportsmen/women can find an itinerary suited to their level. For those looking for a challenge the Tour de Mont Fort is a 48km route which provides the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Nendaz, Verbier and La Tzoumaz ski areas, combining glaciers and alpine meadows in the tour. For those who want to watch the action, the Grand Raid passes through Nendaz. with its 132km and a variation in altitude of 4600m, the Grand Raid is the longest mountain bike race in the world. With more than 4000 participants, including some of the best cyclists in this field, the race leaves from Verbier and passes though Nendaz en route, attracting many spectators every year who gather along the route.
Ski: With 92 different lifts serving 412 km of marked runs (and a wealth of off-piste), there's plenty in the 4 Valleys to keep skiers and boarders of all abilities occupied for many a season. The more demanding terrain is in the southern part of the ski area, which is as easily accessible from Nendaz as it is from its more famous neighbour, Verbier. The un-pisted itinerary runs from Mont-Fort (3330m) and Mont-Gelé, and the Tortin and Gentianes routes, all demand respect from the experienced skier. To the north are the gentler, groomed pistes above Veysonnaz and Thyon - although the 1km vertical descent down the red from Ethérolla to Mayens-De-L'Ours - including the world cup run 'La Piste de l'Ours' - would be testing without a break. Nendaz itself sits in the centre of this outstanding ski area, and has swift links to the neighbouring valleys via the Tracouet gondola, just ten minutes walk from the chalet. There is also a regular free shuttle bus service between Nendaz and Siviez.
Other Activities: spa baths, vineyards and wine tasting
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