Totally private with large gardens and secluded pool (open June,July, August and September)not overlooked by anyone with views directly onto Lake Geneva. Perfect for golf breaks at the Evian masters golf course.Skiing at Morzine, Avoriaz and Chatel are 45minutes by car. …see more
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Distance approx 5.57 miles from Evian-les-Bains Show on Map
Family owned and run catered chalet for winter ski trips or bed and breakfast during other months with option of an evening meal. Ideal for family gatherings, small groups and corporate events, book either by the room or exclusively! Large comfy lounge with open log fi …see more
11 Jan 2015
"A warm and friendly staff w/ great food and service."
We are from the US and stayed Christmas week w/ our 3 children. It was our first time staying in a chalet and loved the experience. My son has severe allergies and accommodated him for each meal and… More
Thank you for your lovely review, it was a sheer pleasure to have you and your family staying. The kids were just great and cooking for Liam a pleasure.
Take care, hope knee is mending and maybe be able to welcome you another time!
25 Jan 2013
"Yet another excellent half term skiing"
I have now stayed at chalet Koala for the last 12 years and each year gets better and better
Julia as chalet manager and host is excellent and her food is fabulous. I am part of a group that has take… More
8 Jul 2012
"lads and dads mountain bike trip"
Returned for our second mountain bike holiday at Chalet Koala and enjoyed a fabulous 6 night break.
Julia is a very relaxed and easy going hostess.
All we had to do was ride our bikes, eat food… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The house enjoys stunning views over the town of Cluses and the French Alps beyond. It has been completely renovated and decorated in modern contemporary style with large and comfortable bedrooms and living area. It's a perfect holiday getaway in winter or summer. The t …see more
1 Sep 2015
"Excellent, quality property which immediately feels like home."
As soon as we arrived we felt relaxed, not only because of the spaciousness, but because of the obvious care taken over the decor and aesthetics of the house. For our family of two parents with four c… More
Thank you so much for the positive comments. This is more than just a business for us - it's our home. But we're happy to share it during periods when we can't be there ourselves. It's great to hear that you enjoyed staying there as much as we do! Please come back and visit us again. John and Tuccta
31 Aug 2015
"Lovely Villa, Beautiful Views, Tranquil and Perfect!!"
My family stayed here for one week in Aug 2015. The Villa is beautifully furnished to a high specification and is situated at the top of a valley with lovely views. Very peaceful and calm, lovely po… More
Thanks for your comments. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and please do come back and visit again! John and Tuccta
La Taupiniere is a detached chalet, with its own indoor 9.5m swimming pool and large sauna. It is located in the small Alpine village of Moléson sur Gruyères. This region is richly historical and spectacularly beautiful, sprinkled with idyllic towns and villages.
8 Jun 2014
"Perfect place for a long weekend with friends (also family friendly)!"
We spend this year's Easter weekend at la Taupinière with a group of friends from abroad. There is a bus that takes you to Moléson-Village, but it's much more convenient to get there by car.
We h… More
10 Oct 2014
"Not What it Seems!"
This house has its good points. The location is excellent. The pool and sauna facility is good. The family bathroom is good and the lounge seating area is comfortable.
The house is too … More
Thank you for your review & highlighting the points you thought were good.
We are constantly working on, & upgrading the chalet wherever possible & this has been the case since we purchased it in 1988. Also in that time clients' requirements have changed & the demand is for more luxury. The house is small for 11 people & we are planning to turn the studio into an en-suite twin/double bedroom. This would also give the chalet an extra shower room. The chalet would then sleep 9 people maximum.
The kitchen is small, but it is well-equipped. We find that there is generally only one, or maybe two people in the kitchen, even for a large group & this works fine. Sadly it is not something we can easily change. With regards to cleanliness I was there just a month earlier & spring cleaned the kitchen. We had guests staying afterwards, & our cleaner does her best in the 6 hours between clients.
The chalet was constructed in 1978 & the bedrooms are quite small, but certainly no smaller than most houses (in Switzerland & the UK) of the post war period. The twin bedroom is fine for two adults - we have had many friends, family & guests stay in that room.
The pool was constructed by the previous owners & we have tried with various planners to change this over the years but with no success. As this is a holiday home, people tend not to travel with much luggage, & not to spend much time in the bedrooms.
The spiral staircase complies with building regulations, including UK building regs & is not steep. If we were to add a handrail it would make the staircase narrower which we do not feel would enhance the safety of the stairs.
I am very surprised you felt the downstairs smelt & felt damp. Again, we were there in July & everything was fine. Perhaps the previous tenants left the pool room door open. There is an automatic closer on the door to try and prevent this happening, along with a notice on the door.
There are no locks on the internal doors. There used to be keys for each room & these were lost by various tenants over the years, & we were informed of the problem of children locking themselves in to rooms. I shall look into adding locks to the bathroom doors.
We would love to add a toilet near the pool. It is a logistical & planning problem.
There are steps & a path in the garden down to the pool. The rest of the area is grassed & not ‘muddy’ unless it’s rained heavily.
During our visit in July we cut back a lot of Virginia Creeper on the pergola & balcony. However, we actually like the way it drapes over the building & offers some shade in summer, but our taste is clearly not for everyone. The windows were not covered in ‘growth’ as I cleaned all the windows in the chalet, inside and out just a few weeks before your visit.
As the chalet has the bedrooms on the lower floor and living room on the upper floor (as is normal for chalets) then yes, the access to the terrace is via the bedrooms. However, since I assume people only eat outside if it’s sunny, then the access is also via the garden. And yes, it’s a slope (with a path) – that’s what being in the mountains generally means!
The barbecue to which you refer isn’t even ours & was left by the previous tenants.
With regards to wifi – we now have wifi (as of 8 October 2014). However, at no time on HomeAway, via which you booked, was wifi mentioned as a service in the chalet, & nor was it mentioned on our own website.
Our prices are low considering our location & facilities. The swimming pool is expensive to maintain. We rent the chalet to cover the running costs, not to make a profit.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
We are located between Annecy and Geneva with views of the beautiful French Alps. We have a private pool and a very large landscaped garden.
The apartment is elegant and freshly decorated. It contains everything to make your stay a comfortable one. …see more
19 Jul 2015
What can I say,
we love this area of France and we looked to find an apartment that was on ground level with easy access for my wife, it had to have a pool, We found all this and more here,
firstly … More