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Le Mazot

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 9 reviews

Very Good 4/5 

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The Chalet

Chalet / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Chalet / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

An authentic 3 bedroom chalet over 3 levels which makes this property unique as it is as affordable as an apartment but you get your own stand-alone traditional chalet - ideal for a small group of friends, a romantic getaway for any couple or the perfect retreat for a family.

It is an original 'Mazot' (traditional mountain chalet) which has been tastefully renovated to retain the original alpine charm with timber clad walls, exposed beams and log burner yet has all the modern day luxuries with Plasma tv, Sky Freeview, dvd player and stereo.

It is delightfully cosy but comfortably sleeps 6 people as there are two double bedrooms and a bunk room which has the en-suite toilet and sink. As it's an authentic lodge the beams in some of the rooms are low!

There are also two large decking areas complete with outdoor furniture and BBQ which overlooks the pretty town of St Gervais and the Mont Blanc mountain range.

It is perfectly situated as it is under a 5 minute walk from the cable car and a 5-10 minute walk into town.

The chalet really is "home from home" and you are more likely to want to stay in and enjoy the comforts of sitting by the fire at the expense of a day skiing...

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Le Fayet 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

- Kitchen fully equipped including fondu and raclette machines

- Freeview TV aswell as DVD player, DVDs and TV

- Bathroom consists of separate shower and bath

- Additional WC with sink off the children's bunk room

- Wireless Internet (Wifi) is available free from the Tourist Office in town and has a wide reach to the surrounding area in the town centre. It only just covers certain spots in the chalet, however it is not always reliable.

Further details outdoors

- 2 Large private decked areas equipped with bbq and outdoor furniture

- Outdoor locker for skis and bikes

- Parking outside of property for 1 car, further parking at bottom of drive

- Smoking permitted on the decking areas outside of the kitchen and downstairs bedroom.

The Rhône-Alpes region

The Rhone area offers everything the holidaymaker could want; from a flurry of activities such as fishing, canoeing and watersports on the mighty Rhone itself, to the busy city of Lyon, France's gastronomic capital. To the east the Alps offer some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Europe and some of the world's most prestigious ski resorts, including Chamonix and Meribel, are among the 70 ski stations in the region.

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

St Gervais is a charming 19th century spa town situated next to Megeve and 20 mins from Chamonix. It is small enough to feel in the heart of the mountains but large enough to have some good restaurants, bars, quality shops, olympic sized ice rink, national ice hockey games, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and large spa complex for both medical and health and beauty treatments.

The chalet is a 4 minute walk to the main cable car where you have access to the St Gervais ski domain and a 5-10 minute walk into the town centre over the brand new bridge (November 2012). It is a vast ski area (including a snow park with half pipe which was used in the 2002 olympics) covering 500km of pistes, 125 ski lifts from an altitude of 1000 to 2350m. The ski pass covers: St Gervais, St Nicolas de Veroce, Megeve, Combloux (which are all linked), Les Contamines and Les Houches. Les Contamines is vast ski area only 10 minute drive from St Gervais which was featured in the Storm Riders guide for Snowboarders as it is known for the off piste skiing/boarding and open slopes. Les Houches is part of the Chamonix Valley which is accessible via the tramway (TMB) which departs from St Gervais.

Winter Activities include: Ski, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, Ice Skating, ice dancing and ice hockey, paragliding, mountain railway TMB (St Gervais to Col de Voza) tobogganing, snow shoe walking (many designated hiking routes), snow park, ski entertainment area for young children.

Summer Activities include: Tennis, walking, ice skating, ice dancing and ice hockey, hang-gliding, paragliding, mountain railway (St Gervais to Col de Voza), fishing, horse riding, golf, mini golf, cycling, mountain biking on marked trails, canoeing, white water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, rock climbing, hot iar ballooning, water sports lakes with beach (Passy 10 min drive / Let Contamines 10 min drive), summer tobogganing at Megeve and Chamonix, Summer skiing on Mont Blanc.

There are Golf championship courses at Megeve (10 mins from the mazot) and Chamonix (20 mins). Mini golf is available at St Gervais.

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Review 1-9 of 9

2 Jan 2015

5/5

"Lovely trip, again"

This is the third time I've been back. The place hasn't changed - and is lovely as ever. Unfortunately, no snow this year until the day our group had to leave, but still lots to do in St Ge… More

27 Aug 2014

4/5

"Heaps of character and wonderful views. Maybe not for everyone though."

We spent a lovely week in this chalet and enjoyed the quirckiness, views and ease of access to Chamonix, Megeve and Saint Gervais. The chalet is cosy and well equipped but is on 3 levels with steep st… More

It pleases me to hear kind words on the chalet and to hear that the guests had an enjoyable time making the most of the sociable kitchen, BBQ and the views. I have also taken on board the comment on the gardening and have arranged for weekly gardening during the summer months, as it clearly grows a lot quicker than I anticipated!
Laura, the owner.

4 Aug 2014

4/5

"Great little place in the French Alps"

We really enjoyed this little chalet. It is very old and has the corresponding features of such a property with steep stairs and low beams! It was clean and tidy and everything worked, including the w… More

8 Jul 2014

2/5

"Musty dusty and totally inappropriate for kids."

Clearly little use outside ski season. Greeted by a huge Rottweiler from the next apartment.... not on a lead and barking aggressively. Proceeded up steps past overgrown greenery thinking this isn… More

I would like to respond to this review posted in June. The chalet is actually used over the summer months, however this particular June booking was the first of the summer bookings, which may explain the comment about requiring airing, for which in future I will ensure is aired for a period of time before the first of the summer bookings, and I can only apologise to those guests and take on board their comment. The house however is thoroughly cleaned before each guest, and as it is a wooden chalet there may have been a cobweb which was missed by the cleaner. My cleaner is excellent and is most upset about this review and took it very much to heart so has since thoroughly cleaned every corner and cobweb of the chalet! Equally the gardener has been round to cut back extensively, it had been done but this is a personal choice, and in light of this comment the gardener has gone back and done more than the usual to ensure all guests are happy with the surrounding greenery, which grows at speed during the summer months.

Regarding the stairs, yes they are steep but they are in the photos, they are not a ladder as quoted and I haven't had any comments on them in the past. I agree not for the elderly but this is on my website. If there are small children (and I have 2 small nieces who have been coming since they were born) their living space is all on one level(the bunk room and toilet are off the kitchen, lounge and decking area) and so not a problem if you are concerned.

Re the parking there is a spot in front of the chalet (one per property and any additional cars are left at the bottom of the drive where there is ample space if you don't wish to turn around amongst other cars.

It upsets me greatly that the guests had such negative comments and even worse that I was unaware of it until this review. If only I had been called on arrival with their concerns I would have immediately rectified it and called in the cleaner and Gardener again.

If you are interested in my property and any of the above concerns you please call me, I am more than happy to discuss and give you further peace of mind should you need it.

Laura

3 Mar 2014

4/5

"Séjour très agréable. Rapport qualité/prix imbattable."

Le chalet est parfaitement conforme au descriptif. La surface habitable est limitée (surtout à 6), mais le logement est très confortable et possède beaucoup de charme. Situé à deux pas des tél… More

31 Dec 2012

5/5

"Lovely little chalet."

This was the second time I've stayed at Le Mazot, and I highly recommend it. The chalet is charming, cozy and incredibly well-equipped for its size. Better still - you can just about see the nearest ski lift from the window, and it's a very short (if a little steep) walk down the hill in the morning to access the slopes. Top tip: if you don't have a car, travelling by train into St Gervais from Geneva airport is relatively straightforward. The only difficulty is that the St Gervais Le Fayet train station isn't actually in St Gervais and so, unless you want to face a rather harrowing uphill walk to the St Gervais village proper, it's best to book a taxi to pick you up from the station in advance.

24 Jan 2012

5/5

"Great place and base for ski ing and relaxing"

This is a great place to stay for a holiday as it is so close to the town of Saint Gervais, within walking distance and close to the telecabin ski gondola ( 5 minutes walking)The chalet is cozy and co… More

30 Aug 2011

5/5

"A few lines to recount our holiday this summer at the Mazot."

We were expecting a small quaint typical chalet of the region from the pictures on the website but had not anticipated such charm. This can't be captured on the photos. We were four adults and two children and it was the perfect retreat.

The facilities in the chalet are excellent; is very well equipped and has a very homely feel. The outside terrace is huge where we barbecued on the open fire every day. And the views are to die for.

The location is superb and we felt very lucky to be so close to such a picturesque town. It would be perfect for a winter vacation as the ski station is within view and merely a stone's throw away. We will certainly think about renting in the winter months.

We would certainly recommend the chalet for a summer break ... and I should imagine a winter break would be even more special.

Helali family

22 Jun 2011

3/5

"Nice location, shame about some problems."

On arrival to the chalet we were confronted by the neighbours huge aggressive dog, which we had to pass each time to get to the car. This was not really a huge problem if I am honest.The chalet is in … More

As the owner of the chalet I would like to respond to some of the comments made in the review on 22 June 2011.

I have never in 6 years had any negative comments from tenants who rent my chalet so feel this review is not a true reflection of what the chalet offers.

The large dog referred to belongs to the apartment next door which is not in view of or close to the chalet to cause any problems. He is also tied up at all times in the Summer and indoors in the Winter. I would also like to add that the chalet is stand alone and is completely self contained with a lockable gate and fencing.

The wifi referred to is bought from the local café for a period of time which is excellent value for money. The guests commenting arrived off season and the café appears to have closed. This is mentioned in the advert. I can advise on this.

The plumbing has been done professionally. Further improvements have been made and the whole middle level has been newly replaced. (The people who have made this review actually stayed in October 2010 but have only recently made this review.)

Regarding the cleaning I was not alerted by those guests that there was a problem at the time. A few days into their stay they called and I immediately got my Caretakers to go round (who are excellent and respond immediately if a problem arises) and it does appear there was a mix up with the changeover dates. Under no circumstances is the property ever left unclean or bedding not changed, this was clearly a one off mistake and mistakes sadly happen. I agree it is totally unacceptable the property was not up to standard and for this reason the utmost care will be taken to ensure it never happens again.

As the owner of the property I take great pride and care in ensuring my guests enjoy their stay and it is up to the standard I expect of a property being rented out. The property is very dear to my heart and as often as I can, I spend time at the chalet adding items and making it as homely and welcoming as possible for guests.

The chalet is a cosy chalet as described and as shown in the pictures. It is unique as it is a traditional mazot so ceiling heights are lower but that is part of the charm. Sadly the guests who stayed didn't appreciate this. The chalet is priced accordingly and is larger than an average ski apartment, which often claim to sleep 6 but never do. My chalet sleeps 6 in 3 decent sized bedrooms and each has privacy and plenty of cupboard space.

If you have any questions on the property, I am more than happy to discuss with you.

Laura

Review 1-9 of 9

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      • 7 Years listed

      85% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:22 May 2015

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