£99 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Good Life – Home 178943 Chalet

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


La Bonne Vie - 'The Good Life' describes perfectly the experience of your holiday at our chalet in the heart of the Massif des Bauges Regional Park. Les Bauges is an area of unspoilt and natural beauty, perfect for walking, cycling and skiing, with up to 5 local ski resorts offering low cost skiing to families, beginners and intermediate skiers. It is the perfect place for anyone looking for a holiday away from the crowds, traditional villages, outstanding scenery, markets, crafts, relaxation and active adventure pursuits for all the family. We are situated only an hour's drive from Geneva airport.

Summer time offers a wonderful choice of activities including mountain walks to suit all levels, cycle heaven – both mountain and road, horse riding, canyoning, swimming, hiking, climbing, via ferrata, fishing, horse riding, lake swimming, hiking with donkeys and paragliding.

If you wish to leave the mountains then there are 4 towns all about 30 minutes drive away. The medieval town of Annecy with its beautiful lake, beaches, shopping and restaurants, Chambery the historical capital of the Savoie with its beautiful architecture, good food and wine from the many vineyards in the area. Aix les Bains, the beautiful thermal spa town with its thermal bath treatments and Lac Bourget for swimming, sailing, fishing, water skiing or a cruise. Finally Albertville, the town of art and history with its medieval village of Conflans, well worth a visit. A day trip to Mont Blanc is also worth considering and many of our guests have taken the cable car to Aiguille du Midi to see the breathtaking views of the Alps or the scenic cog railway to Montenvers to see the most famous glacier in France, the Mer de Glace.

In the winter, Les Massif des Bauges has some pretty tree lined ski resorts frequented by the local villagers and those in the know, that's you! Les Aillons and Margeriaz are prime examples offering 43km of piste, great off piste skiing, lunch on the slopes at the friendly Le Bergerie. If skiing not your thing then try snowshoe walking or dog-sledding. Another ski resort, Le Revard is the base for the French national Nordic ski team and offers 240km of trials and routes.

Our chalet is a spacious 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroom, open plan chalet, sleeping 6. The interior is contemporary in design with a wood burning stove, spacious open plan dining and lounge area with a terrace and sunny balcony offering stunning and ever changing views of Mount Colombier and the valley below.

If you want the Good Life, come and discover "La Bonne Vie in the Real Alps" any time of the year.

Free WiFi via ADSL (12mB). Satellite TV with all the free UK channels, no access to French channels. A large selection of books and DVD's.

Linen and cleaning included. Logs for the wood burning stove are included.

Discounts for 2 week bookings and couples in low season.

Hand towel and tea towels provided. Bath towels can be provided at £2.50 each.

Further details indoors

On the ground level is a double length garage and mezzanine with washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of storage space for sports equipment, boots, bikes and skis (racks provided). Free Wifi via ADSL (12MB). Fresh linen and bedding are provided. Hand & tea towels provided. Bath towels available for a small additional charge. Cleaning at the end of your stay is included. No smoking or pets please.

Further details outdoors

La Bonnie Vie has a sloped garden with a decking area outside the kitchen which is ideal for lazy lunches and evening barbecues. The chalet is south facing and the deck area enjoys the sun from early afternoon to sunset. There is an outdoor dining table with 6 chairs and parasol. Barbecue available (charcoal not provided). The balcony to the front provides the ideal spot for sitting back and enjoying the view or star watching at night!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

You collect the keys from a key safe by the kitchen window and we will give you the code before your arrival. We will give you detailed directions and any information you require about the area. We usually speak with guests about a week before their holiday to make sure they are well prepared and can make the most of this beautiful area.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please recycle. Details are in our Welcome Pack.


About the owner

Ian M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 0 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Chalet has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Sep 2011. Located in Savoie, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £596 to £1259.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Apr 2021.


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Guest reviews

31 reviews

Very Good

“Ideally situated for hiking and excursions in the heart of Les Bauges”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2020

We enjoyed our vacation in this very nice holiday home in Le Châtelard very much. Although the landlords were not present, the handing over of the keys worked very well and a welcome present was… More

Owner's reply: Dear Frank, Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure to have you as guests and we look forward to welcoming again should you decide to return to Les Bauges. Kind regards, Ian and Katie

“Great property and wonderful mountain views!”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2019

We spent two weeks at La Bonne Vie and would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to explore Lake Annecy and the surrounding area. The property is absolutely lovely and located in a qui… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Victoria for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you back again.

“Lovely chalet in the Massif des Bauges”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2019

We spent lovely two weeks at le Chatelard in the chalet La Bonne Vie. The chalet is very comfortable and well equipped. It is well situated, not far away from Annecy, Aix-les-Bains and Chambéry… More

“Definitely Bonne Vie”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2019

Our second stay, and just as perfect as the last. We could not have wanted any more from somewhere to stay - spotless and immaculate throughout. Also, bringing bikes, the huge garage area was excellen… More

“La Bonne Vie “The Good Life” one of life’s little treasures”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2019

Beautiful location, quiet and a home from home. We had a lovely relaxing stay which is what we wanted but their is a broad scale to suit all ages in the area with lots of lovely walks and extreme spo… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Julie for your review. We are so pleased you had a great stay and would welcome you back any time.

“Great house, stunning views.”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2018

The house is great with all you need. Stunning views from the balcony. There is lots to do and see within easy reach.

“Een onverwacht ruim en compleet huis op een fantastische plek!”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2018

Wij hebben met 6 personen een geweldige vakantie gehad in dit huis van Ian en Katie. Het huis is van alle gemakken voorzien een oogt op de foto's kleiner dan het in werkelijkheid is. Ian en Katie… More

Owner's reply: Hi Anita. Thank you for the 5 star review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to hear from you again. Please forgive me writing in English but from our communications I know you understand the language well. Kind regards, Ian

“Great property and Modern layout”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Owner great to deal with. Good communication. Property clean and Modern and well appointed. Would recommend. Good location for walking, Proximity to Ski resorts, Supermark… More

Owner's reply: Hi Andy & Helen. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review. We hope to hear from you again. Kind regards, Ian & Katie

“Well equipped chalet with great mountain views”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2018

A great location for walking in the mountains with a huge range of marked trails. Also a popular location for cyclists. Very well equipped chalet with great views balcony and patio for outside dining… More

“Home away from home - literally.”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2018

My wife and I spent the better part of three months living in La Bonne Vie. As others have written, it is a very well presented chalet with everything that one can need in a vacation home. It is a war… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Ian (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Ian (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Ian the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Ian (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Ian (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Ian (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Ian (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Ian (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Ian (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ian (the owner) a message.

If Ian (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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