Chatel holiday chalet rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Chalet Le Rêve

from £215 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

29 reviews

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Chalet Xmas 2012 after a big dump

Chalet / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 Home 180485

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Chalet / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

For families/groups of friends, top rated 5* chalet Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 close Linga lift easy access to 650kms skiing in Portes du Soleil at foot of Mont de Grange opposite a forest & river outstanding natural beauty. Only 90 minutes from Geneva airport. Regular bus service close within easy reach of main supermarket minutes away. Welcome to the low-tech family break. Leave the digital word behind and discover some good old family fun in the French Alps where you talk to each other and enjoy a special family holiday. Wonderful place to enjoy winter and summer holidays in the peace and tranquility of the mountains away from the cares & stress of everyday life. The chalet was refurbished recently in traditional Savoyard style sleeps up to 14 people in 6 double bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 3 shower rooms 2 kitchens with free wi-fi. Open-plan living room & very relaxing sitting by the cosy log fire with a really home-from-home feel. A superb place for families & friends to step off the world & relax together & a great party/entertaining place. Families love the self-contained three bedroom basement apartment with 50" plasma screen, ideally suited for children/teenagers and three bedrooms on the top floor, ideally suited for adults. Great outdoor space with three parking spaces & large south facing terrace offering superb views of the Châtel Valley and mountains with a full length front balcony on two levels offering magnificent views and sounds of the forest and river opposite. Lots to do for skiers & non-skiers including walks, cross-country skiing, & Chatel spa with Lac Leman only 40 minutes away. Be as active as you like or just relax by the wonderful log fire. Alpine summer holidays here are also wonderful with a full range of outdoor activities especially mountain biking in Portes du Soleil. Wonderful day trips out to places nearby including Evian, Thonon, Yvoire, Geneva, Annecy, Montreux, Lausanne, Verbier and Chamonix. Even the Italian Lakes are only a 2.5 hour drive away making Chatel an ideal central location to explore the are

Size Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Thonon 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 85 km, Nearest railway: Aigle Switzerland 20 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, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (6), Single beds (10), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Large lounge/dining room with log fire

Basement lounge with 50 inch plasma screen for DVDs

Two eat-in kitchens

Boot room

Large sun terrace

Parking for 3 cars

Free shuttle bus to the village which stops nearby

Further details outdoors

Free shuttle bus to the village which stops nearby

Further details

- Catering is available on request

- Chalet manager available on request

- regular guests may arrange to leave bags/skis at the chalet

- escorted tours by arrangement - skiing, walking, cycling & photographic

- Please contact the owner for further information about booking conditions

The Rhône-Alpes region

Much of the Portes du Soleil is forested and there are some wonderful long scenic runs through the trees including the famous Grande Paradis in Champery and the Tovassiere blue run from Avoriaz to Morgins. Châtel also offers easy access to Avoriaz (1800-2466m) which has an excellent snow record. The Portes du Soleil also offers some challenging black runs including the world famous "Wall" (Chavanette) in Avoriaz and some wonderful off pistes opportunities.

Summer offers a huge variety of exciting activities for families including walking, cycling, mountain-biking, tennis, swimming, golf, sailing, waterskiing, white-water rafting, rock-climbing, paragliding, roller-blading, go-carting, horse-riding, fishing, and Lake Geneva is only a 40 minute drive away.


The Portes du Soleil is spread over such a vast area that usually there is a quiet area to ski even at busy times. Super Châtel is a great area for adults and children to learn and is easily accessible from the centre of Châtel.

There are also many and varied cultural activities around Châtel and Lake Geneva throughout the summer, including the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival. You can also visit the centuries old farming villages with beautifully preserved chapels, such as Abondance and Chapelle d'Abondance only a 20 minute drive from the chalet.

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7 Mar 2015


"Gorgeous Chalet, Beautiful Place, Highly Recommended"

I stayed here for a few days and can honestly say I can't wait to go back. The chalet is beautiful- it is spacious, and has everything that you will need. The surrounding area is delightful, with the village of Chatel just a few minutes away. The facilities at the chalet are fantastic, and I highly recommend it to anyone!

Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm really pleased you enjoyed the chalet so much and found it so comfortable and relaxing; everyone really loves the log fire, especially. You picked a good week for snow and sunshine. You eat in most nights and having the large Intermarche so close is very convenient. What a great idea to spend your last day exploring Geneva and pleased you enjoyed it so much, such a charming city especially the old city. Please come back soon and perhaps try a summer alpine holiday.

23 Jan 2015


"Fourth trip and excellent as ever, booking for next year."

Family and friends , just back from another excellent holiday . Chalet is very well equipped and ideal for our group. Large dinning table and lounge area for group to get together over a meal in an evening . Supermarket just down the road to stock up on food and drinks. Fourth time we have been and already planning next years trip.

Many thanks for your kind words and a pleasure to have you all back to your second home for a fourth time and pleased that Chatel keeps on working its magical charm; I know how much you love it and how well the layout of the chalet is for your group. So please do keep coming back to enjoy the mountains and I hope that it just continues to get better and better. There's always something new to discover in the Portes du Soleil. Chatel has the new spa and next week sees the historic opening of the link between Super-Chatel and Linga to make it even better. I look forward to seeing you again next season and thank you for staying at the chalet.

12 Jan 2015


"excellent as ever"

Returned to Chatel and Chalet le Reve for our 3rd visit after a break last year. The Chalet meets all our needs as we are a mixed group of 3 generations and we all like our own space. The beds within the 7 bedrooms can be split making it flexible and has always enabled us to accommodate everyone according to their needs. Lawrence the owner is a rare gem! He always contacts us after arrival to ensure that everything is fine and over the years any minor problems which we encountered have been sorted efficiently.The location is on the bus route direct to the Linga lift and into Chatel village . This year a few of our group had a day off from skiing and had a lovely walk along the river to Chapelle with lunch in a lovely mountain restaurant at the top of the lift. Well worth a visit

Welcome back for your third winter season and after your summer season and thank you for booking for your fifth visit next January. We are really looking forward to having you back again to your second home. Guests are always welcome to enjoy a cosy home-from-home feel. You have now become our most frequent guests - congratulations! Many thanks for your wonderful comments. It's always an absolute pleasure looking after your group and it's great that the chalet suits all your requirements. Taking advantage of the beautiful alpine walks is worthwhile and the walk along the River Dranse to Chapelle sounds lovely. You picked a perfect week to step off the world and have so much fun surrounded by so much peace and beauty and we are so pleased that you had such a good time.

3 Feb 2014


"Would highly recommend this apartment"

We stayed at the apartment for 5 days. Its a lovely location and the layout of the apartment is fantastic for kids and adults. The Basement is like its own self contained flat which is ideal if 2 or more families sharing and wanting alittle space. After a day of skiing theres nothing better than a relaxing evening infront of the log fire. There is a free bus service that runs from outside and takes you to the 2 ski lifts and the local supermarket this runs every 15 mins. Lawrence was very helpful and had a good knowledge of the surrounding areas. Would highly recommend.

Many thanks for such a great review delighted you enjoyed the chalet so much and it suited you so well. The basement is a great space and gives so much more room to spread out and relax. Pleased you enjoyed Chatel and the skiing so much and had such a good time. Thanks for looking after the chalet and you're welcome back any time winter or summer.

25 Jan 2014


"Very nice chalet."

The chalet was well situated, close to the slopes but not town centre so lovely and quiet. It was well equipped with comfortable beds and living furniture. Plenty of room for a family of 13 as we were without getting in each other's way. The only minus I could see was the icy slope leading to the chalet. We had to fit our snow chains every time we came back to the chalet.

Many thanks Chris and pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the chalet was so well situated for you - the location opposite the river and forest is very popular. Sorry about the short gentle incline up the path which can be a bit icy after all that fantastic snow you had over new year even after the snow plough has been - best to have chains or snow tyres which are easy to use. Thanks for taking such good care of the chalet and you're welcome back any time summer or winter.

11 Jan 2014


"Spacious and flexible accommodation for two families or large party"

Excellent accommodation suitable for large party or two families (we were 12). Plenty of seating at large table for dining and in large sitting room with lovely log fire, plus additional living rooms to enable different activities e.g. watching TV. Plenty of bathrooms and dedicated ski/boot room make it an easy chalet to use. Handy for the ski buses and nearer to the start of the route so you always get on. 5 minute walk to big supermarket, about 20 minute walk into the village. We found the owner to be very attentive and he seemed to have thought of everything.

Many thanks Dave and pleased you enjoyed the chalet so much and it suited you so well. Great conditions over the New Year and you made the best of it.The ski bus service and the supermarket so close by is very handy and the walk into the village is not far. Thanks for looking after the chalet so well and you're welcome back any time winter or summer.

13 Aug 2013



A really wonderful week in a lovely spot. Very relaxing but plenty to do and visit too. Really comfortable and spacious chalet with everything you need. Chatel has some great restaurants and is very friendly. Cannot recommend it enough! Very beautiful part of the world

Thanks Lisa so pleased you and the kids enjoyed such a wonderful summer holiday relaxing and also doing so many things and visiting so many places enjoying the wonderful food and scenery. Great that the chalet suited everyone so well and that there was so much to do. Pleased all the guides I sent were helpful - never expected you to get to all those places. You're welcome back any time! Perhaps try some skiing - sure you and the kids would love it. Best wishes Lawrence

12 Mar 2013


"Lovely welcoming chalet, layout especially suited if travelling with children"

Large and cosy chalet, with real fire which was lovely to relax in front of after a hard days ski-ing. Layout was very good, with TV area downstairs which the children could retreat to after dinner to watch a film, whilst adults could relax and chat in the comfortable lounge. Property well equipped for self catering, especially since the largest supermarket I have ever seen in a ski resort (in over 30 years of ski-ing) was a short walk down the road. Plenty of bathrooms for all, with lots of very hot water each night, together with soft fluffy towels (I even made a note of the make to look at getting some back home), all contributed to a great holiday. The owner couldn't have been more helpful in answering my many questions before the holiday, and the facility to have the lift passes delivered was much appreciated. Thanks you for letting us share your lovely base in the mountains.

Thanks so much for such a great review. Pleased that the chalet suited all your needs and you relaxed so much and enjoyed your holiday making the most of the skiing. It was a pleasure to help you with all your plans and to find a suitable place at Les Dents Blanches for part of your group and that the two chalets worked so well. Appreciate all your feedback about making ski hire even better and have passed this on. You were fantastic guests and looked after the chalet so well, thanks. You're welcome back any time winter or summer.

24 Feb 2013


"A warm and spacious chalet in a very good location"

This is a perfect place for groups of friends and family as there is a number of separate living areas. Lots of bathrooms too. Close to bus makes it easy to get anywhere and with the large supermarket within 5 mins walk you could stay here without needing a car. Decor is simple, functional and tasteful. A great find.

Thanks for such a complimentary review and pleased you enjoyed staying at the chalet and it suited all your needs so well. Good to hear all your news during the week and coping with all that snow, though you didn't really need to clear it off the roof but thanks anyway! Lucky having such great snow and so many Bluebirds. Sounds like you all really relaxed and enjoyed the chalet, a welcome break away from a busy office. Great to speak to you when you got back and hear you sounding so happy and well. Thank you for being such fantastic guests; please return soon - you're welcome back any time.

17 Feb 2013


"Everything we wanted and a wonderful find."

We had a wonderful time in the chalet, it has a charming family feel to it and the accommodation worked well for us. We have children who enjoyed their own space while we enjoyed the quiet relaxed lounge area. The chalet is well equipped for self catering breaks and offers loads of space. It's ideally placed for all the ski areas and the buses run frequently from the road outside. The ski area has a huge amount to offer and we all ski well. We really enjoyed our stay and will return.

Thank you so much for such a lovely review and delighted that you enjoyed a wonderful time in the chalet and that the accomodation worked so well for you and the children. Our aim was to create a charming family atmosphere that is relaxing so pleased you liked it. Thank you also for your emails, photos and news of skiing and your fantastic day out in La Chapelle. Thank you for choosing the chalet. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and you're welcome to return any time winter or summer.

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