La tete de l'éléphant
Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
La tete de l'elephant is just a little over an hours drive from Geneva airport in the heart of the Portes du Soleil area which offers the largest international ski area in the world with over 650km of marked runs catering for all levels of skiing. In summer the region transforms to be one of Europe's most impressive mountain biking terrain with 350km of official tracks.
It is just a 10 minute walk to the shops, bars and restaurants in the village centre but benefits from the kind of fantastic views and tranquil setting the French Alps are famous for.
This rental accommodation has excellent views, log fire, wi-fi and and all the modern conveniences you would expect from a newly built chalet. The chalet is ideally situated for activity holidays such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, walking, hiking, swimming, watersports, fishing, golfing, rock climbing, white water rafting, parapenting, horse-riding and more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Thonon/Evian 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 60 km, Nearest railway: Thonon 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The chalet was completed October 2006 and everything is therefore modern and in excellent condition.
It is located in a very peaceful cul de sac setting just above the village of St Jean D'Aulps and 10 minutes by car to the town of Morzine. There is just a short walk into the village with its small shops, bars and restaurants, however it is elevated sufficiently to benefit from fabulous valley views. A modern Carrefour supermarket is only 5 minutes by car between St Jean and Morzine.
The chalet is offered on a self catering basis for up to 10 people, it has five double bedrooms (3 with double beds, 1 with 2 sets of bunks, 1 with 1 set of bunks), a large fully equipped fitted kitchen, lounge/dining area, large outdoor covered terrace area, 2 x bathrooms, 1 extra toilet, a storage area, and a car port.
All furnishings and equipment is brand new and includes all mod cons such as DVD player, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge freezer, underfloor heating, wireless internet access etc etc.
The Rhone/French Alps region
Saint-Jean d'Aulps ski resort is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, with 650kms of slopes the Portes du Soleil is a group of 14 French and Swiss ski resorts, and is the biggest international ski area in the world. It covers 400 hectares, 206 ski lifts, and 288 slopes (41 green runs, 109 blue runs, 110 red runs, 28 black runs, and 4 snowcross). It also has hundreds of kilometres of freeride areas.
In summer the area transforms to one of Europe's most popular mountain biking areas with over 35km of runs and a huge range of outdoor activities.
The chalet is also only 30 minutes away from Lake Geneva and the beautiful towns of Evian, Thonon and Yvoire.
St Jean d'Aulps
The Chalet is ideally placed for skiing, snowboarding and all Alpine winter sports in addition to summer activity holidays such as mountain biking, walking, hiking, swimming, watersports, fishing, golfing, and horse-riding. The Morzine area of the Alps has excellent facilities of all kinds.
St Jean D'Aulps is a village and a family ski resort at the heart of la Vallée d'Aulps on edge of Morzine. The ski bus that accesses local ski area (2km away) stops a 2 minute walk from the Chalet.
The ski lifts of Morzine are just 10 minutes away giving access to 650km of skiing at Avoriaz, Chatel and Switzerland on one side and Les Gets on the other.
St Jean D'Aulps is set in protected environment with fantastic views of the Dents du Midi in Switzerland, Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc & majestic Roc d'Enfer. French Alps at their best.
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7 Jan 2013
"Fantastic chalet in peaceful location"
We had a great Christmas week at this chalet. It exceeded expectations versus the reviews and pictures we had seen. Very comfortable and well equipped on the inside and set in a very peaceful cul-de-… More
7 Jan 2013
"Comfortable, well equipped and spacious chalet in St Jean d'Aulps"
The village of St Jean is perfectly placed for les Portes du Soleil and has a couple of nice restaurants and bars and a large Carrefour. It is only 10 minutes to les Gets, Lindarets etc and an hour fr… More
29 Oct 2012
"La tete de l'elephant is a perfect retreat, a real home, warm spacious and very comfortable."
La tete de l'elephant is a warm, spacious and very comfortable holiday chalet to stay in. The owners have thought very carefully about every room making it a real home from home experience with m… More
24 Aug 2012
"Excellent property, great location"
We had a week in summer at the Elephants Head! We would usually go skiing in the Alps so a new experience for us to go in summer. Loads to do in the region, cycling, white water rafting, swimming, walking, ice hockey! etc etc. The property is brilliantly located, very convenient for Geneva airport, and convenient for lots of attractions in summer, and ski resorts in winter. Very spacious, beautifully furnished, a short walk into town for food and drinks in evening if you want to go out. It was so good we went back in winter!
Check out the air horns, great for waking the kids up.
24 Aug 2012
After going to 5 star ski chalets for over 10 years now, La tete de l'éléphant Chalet was just truly fantastic....Over the last 10 years I have been fortunate enough to stay in many beautiful place's across the Alps but the reason we keep coming back to the porte de soleil area is because of the absolute first class skiing, fun and good times we have had at the chalet. It has 5 bedrooms and is very nicely finished throughout in light pine. I would recommend La tete de l'éléphant ski chalet before any other chalet, In my opinion it is simply the best!
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