Chalet | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This 2 bedroom barn conversion provides the ideal secluded retreat for friends and family alike, away from hustle and bustle of Morzine and Avoriaz, but with everyday amenities a short walk from the front door.
The wood-burning stove provides the focal point for the open-plan kitchen-sitting room, giving a light and spacious area, enhanced by the high vaulted ceiling - ideal for gearing up for a day in the mountains or winding down after a hard day on the hill. The sitting room boasts a large comfy corner-sofa, wicker chair and hand-built coffee table (made from skis!), plenty of space for 6 people to relax. Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor will keep you cosy and warm during those long winter evenings. You can kick-back and watch your favourite TV channels on the Freeview box, listen to your iPod on the Bose surround-sound system, or play a game on the PS2. We also have a fully stocked bookshelf which you can help yourself to and a coffee table full of board-games.
The kitchen comes fully equipped with seating for up to 6 people (2 extra stools or a highchair can be provided) around our zinc and oak dining table. Appliances include large American style larder fridge, separate freezer, microwave, oven with gas hob, kettle and 4-slice toaster.
For more information, please see www.chaletmigi.com
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac Montriond 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 60 km, Nearest railway: Geneva 60 km|
|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, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Chalet Migi provides a variety of flexible accommodation, comfortably sleeping 6 people, with the option of two extras on the ample sofa-bed.
Upstairs is dedicated to the en-suite master bedroom which is located in the eves of the barn, benefiting from lots of space and light.
Further accommodation is provided in the large downstairs en-suite bedroom, comprising a double bed and a set of single bunk beds - ideally suited to children.
The two bathrooms give you flexibility, which alongside our huge hot-water heaters, ensure that everyone can have their reviving shower or bath, whatever time of the day. Power-showers, heated towel rails and fluffy towels help you relax and unwind.
|Further details outdoors|
The external cave area provides loads of storage for skis/bikes so they don't need to clutter up the chalet. Private parking for 2 cars is also located immediately outside the front door.
A small private garden is ideal for those apres-ski BBQ's or summer-time lunches. As it's south-facing it gets the sun for most of the day and provides a perfect little suntrap!
All prices quoted below are self-catering for one week (Saturday to Saturday), inclusive of cleaning charges. If you wish to use our bedlinen and towels, this will be charged at an additional £10pp per week.
Ideally we would like to book weekly lets, however if we have availability we will consider weekends and short breaks, so just give us a shout and we'll do our best to help you out. Being just over an hour away from Geneva, it makes Chalet Migi a very easy short break destination.
The Rhone/French Alps region
The massive Portes du Soleil area attracts several million visitors every year - here's your chance to escape the crowds and discover what the locals have known for decades! ?With more than 650km of marked pistes and 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and 400 square miles, Portes de Soleil is unrivaled in its reach of the northern French Alps. The highest point of skiing is at 2400m, above the town of Avoriaz, with the lowest at 900m. As with many French resorts, the lower slopes have snow making facilities, allowing them to stay open during the warmer months.
As a whole the skiing is relatively low in altitude compared to most French destinations. However, the area is heavily influenced by the micro-climate between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, which generates very substantial snowfall between November and April making it possible to keep the area open to skiing typically from early December until mid to late April.
The Portes de Soleil area is most readily accessed via the large Ardent gondola. This is a 10 minute drive up the hill from Chalet Migi and is served by an enormous car park. There is also a local ski bus which ?stops 200m from the front door and takes straight in to the heart of Morzine. Lift pass prices in the Portes de Soleil area vary depending on the extent to which you wish to ski.
The closest ski area to your front door is Le Grande Terche which is ideal for beginners due to its quiet slopes and relatively relaxed gradients. More advanced skiiers and boarders can also find great off-piste which stays un-tracked for longer, including the famous Roc d'Enfer and "Lost Valley" run through unspoiled forest, perfect for those who enjoy peace and quiet. Le Grande Terche is a stand-alone ski area, not linked to the Portes de Soleil area, giving you the advantage of cheaper lift pass tickets. However if you choose to ski the greater area, and purchase the full PDS pass, you will also be able to use all the lifts at Le Grande Terche.
Within the local ski area of the chalet, one can ski between 900m and 1800m at Le Grande Terche, offering wild, unspoilt, and preserved terrain, with over 20 pistes giving a total of 40km of tracks.
For those needing to hire ski equipment there are a variety of options within walking distance of the chalet. Within St Jean there are a number of rental shops, including Ski Flash and Reby's (also handy for any forgotten clothing!). If you are planning on skiing in Le Grande Terche, there are also options to hire equipment from Au Schuss or Moffat Sports, which are both very conveniently located right by the ski lift and the car park.
St Jean d'Aulps
St Jean is a traditional warm and welcoming Savoyard village, which exists independently of the winter and summer seasons, giving it a continuous buzz throughout the year. Located in centre of the village, there are 2 bouloungaries, 1 fromagerie, a butchers, pharmacy and a convenient 7-11 mini-market. There is also the Tourist Office, tabac and ski-hire and clothing shop within the village, making rental of equipment very easy. When you fancy a night off cooking, Alain and Martine serve excellent food at L'Amandier; or Bar National - the ever-popular watering hole also serves great pizzas. A large Carrefour supermarket is also located a 5 minute drive towards Morzine, which can provide you with almost everything you'll need during your stay (including petrol).
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29 Aug 2014
"Gorgeous chalet in cute alpine village"
We had a fantastic trip to St.Jean D'Aulps. We are mountain bikers and found the area offered a great variety of cross country trails (right from the door of the chalet). We also rode the downhil… More
29 Jul 2014
"Beautiful Chalet in a Beautiful Location"
Chalet Migi is in a great location for you to explore the surrounding areas. St Jean D'Aulps is a 5 minute walk and has everything you need. The Chalet itself is lovely, very clean, tidy and modern - the kitchen has plenty of pots, pans and utensils to allow you to cook whatever you like.
The only downside for us was the outside bit which is on the corner of a busy road. We had our 2 year old daughter with us and we felt it was too dangerous as the cars come round the corner quite fast. Although, it is sunken in and not actually on the road itself, it would be lovely to sit in if you didn't have a wild toddler who can't sit still!
All in all, we had a lovely stay and I would recommend Chalet Migi to anyone who is looking to enjoy the beauty of the French Alps.
28 Jul 2014
"Short notice summer holiday for my family"
Perfect for my family of five, great location, car essential, Don't want to over do it as we would like to rent it every Christmas and summer until we get board of the Porte de soleil region ( can't see it happening, been going for the last ten years and love it) Owner is great with communication
26 Mar 2014
Spent a week in this lovely chalet. It had everything we needed, very comfortable and nicely decorated. The location is good for getting to Morzine at it is just a short car journey. The surrounding a… More
2 Jan 2014
"Ideal cosy chalet for a weeks stay in the area"
A warm, modern chalet, 2 minutes from St Jean D'Aulps and 10-15mins from Morzine. The chalet is well laid out and equipped. It was ideal for the 5 of us (2 adults and 3 children.) to spend Christmas. It is highly likely we would like to rebook for next year.
3 Dec 2013
"A lovely chalet perfectly situated near Morzine"
We went to visit some friends near Morzine and were recommended this lovely chalet in the village of St. Jean d'Aulps. It was nicely decorated, comfortable, with all the facilities we needed and to top it all off - lovey views of the mountains. We only stayed for 2 nights - but wish we'd had longer here.
27 Jun 2013
"Perfect summer location for the Alpine Cyclist"
This cosy and warm chalet is perfectly located on the doorstep of numerous picturesque cycle routes. There's a couple of shops and restaurants in the local village just 10mins walk away, however a ten drive gets you to Morzine that gives you a much better choice with numerous shops, bars and good restaurants.
7 Apr 2013
"Alpine gem offering everything you need for a relaxing stay"
We stayed here for a long weekend, the village is within 1 1/4 hours drive from Geneva making it easy and quick to get to. The village is within easy reach of the major ski areas - Morzine is a 10 minute drive, or a ski bus picks up within the village. The villa has been renovated to a high standard but in keeping with it surroundings and heritage. Everything you need for a relaxing time with family or friends. Would highly recommend.
12 Jan 2013
"Excellent Warm Chalet with very good facilities"
The Chalet was very comfortable with modern facilities.
Ideal location for visiting the surrounding area.
Not the type of Chalet you would intend spending alot of time in the immediate location and ideally you will need your own transport to get to the places you want to visit.
Was great for intermediate / experienced Skiers to visit the Portes Du Soleil, so a different location can be visited on a daily basis.
8 Jan 2013
"Chalet Migi st Jean D'Alups Portes du soleil"
We had the pleasure to stay in this Chalet over the new year, We travel as a family of five our kids are 12,9,and 4 .We have stayed in the area several times in the past . For us unless a chalet is within 300m of a ski lift it is better to get the car out and drive a few minutes to what ever area we wanted to go that day and park next to the lift . To stay at the chalet it is essential to have a car this is not a problem for us as we nearly always drive. We planned to explore the wider area of the portes du soleil and go to some quiter areas like La chapelle d' Abandance, St Jeand'Aulps but also we do like Les Gets and Morzine so the chalet was idealy placed for us.
The chalet was semi detached the neighbours were there when we were but apart from there car out side we did not notice they were there (I hope the same applys for them) .The Chalet had alot of character with the wooden barn beams on display . It was well equipped with pleasant furnishing . It had a spacious open plan living room with a decent tv with freesat channels which is great for us and two very spacious bedrooms both with en suites .The outside space was small and was right on a corner of a road so for us it would never be usable, this was not an issue for us in the winter. There was parking for a couple of cars.
I would recomend Chalet Migi to anybody with a car for us it was a great price and good size .The owners where easy to deal with and happy to help. From what i've have rented before if it was in Morzine it would be at least another £1000 five minutes in the car each morning is not worth that to us.
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