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Comfortably Renovated Chalet on Large Field, Breathtaking View

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Living room on the ground floor with cozy fireplace (with heat circulation)

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Last updated: 03/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Val-d-Illiez chalet description

This late 19th century farmhouse was totally and tastefully renovated in 1994. The old wood exterior was retained, but all modern amenities were brought inside, from floor heating to insulated glass and lots of closet space. Large bedrooms, huge open livings and fully equipped kitchens will welcome your group in a comfortable atmosphere. Families can spend time there together yet can each retreat in their part of the chalet. 2 woodburning fireplaces accompany fun evenings of family games or peaceful reading.
Just 4 minutes walk to convenient cogwheel train bringing you straight to the Champery telecabin to the slopes. The cogwheel train also passes by the center of Val d'Illiez village, from where the bus departs to the Les Crosets and Champoussin ski areas. All three are gates to the huge and affordable Portes du Soleil ski resort and Summer mountain biking paradise.
Should you need more than the village bakery and grocery store, this charming regional train also takes you down in 30 minutes to all shopping conveniences in Monthey.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chalet
  • 270 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    (foldable crib)...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 6: 3 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 1: master bedroom, valley view, ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2: north view Bedroom 3: 2nd master bedroom, large, valley view and balcony Bedroom 4: 1 trundle bed and 1 bunk bed, mountain view Bedroom 5: master bedroom in smaller appartment, mountain view Bedroom 6: attic, 1 trundle and 1 single bed, mountain view Baby cribs available...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 1 is ensuite of master bedroom 1

Other Amenities

  • Swimming/Wellness Spa: 1) 500m from the chalet there is a full wellness spa (additional charge). http://www.thermes-parc.com/ 2) Champery sports center with olympic-sized pool is partially included in rental, ask for conditions....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    3 Dining Areas: 8+ seats in dining area connected to kitchen 8+ seats in dining area in main living room 6+ seats in dining area in upstairs second living room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 fireplaces...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Floor heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided:

    Can be rented at additional charge...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There are 2 separate living rooms in the chalet: one on the ground floor and one on the first floor....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    5+ cars...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Can be rented at additional charge...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    There are 2 similarly equipped kitchens in the chalet:one on the ground floor and one on the first floor....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 18 - Jul 3, 2015
7 night min stay

SFr2,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer Season
Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

SFr3,190

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

From CHF2'480/week

Rates include:

- Chalet rental, incl. private sauna

- Exit cleaning

- Charges (water, electricity)

- VAT

- Summer: Multipass (regional activities vouchers)

- other seasons: access to Champéry sports center (curling, skating ring, pool,etc.)

Optional items:

- Bedding: CHF15 / per person

- Towels and bathrobes: CHF15 / per person


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Last updated: 03/22/2015
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Location

120 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Geneva International Airport
1.7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Charly's
26 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Villeneuve (Lake Geneva cruises)
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf Club Montreux
200 Metres
Nearest Train
Regional cogwheel train stop, connects Swiss rail
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A9 Exit #18: St Triphon / Monthey
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Le Communal, Le Repos
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Les Crosets
26 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Le Bouveret (Lake Geneva)

Car: Recommended

Our chalet is located in quaint Val d'Illiez valley, 15 minutes from the highway. Val d'Illiez is at the foot of the Portes du Soleil ski area, offering over 600km of slopes across the Swiss and French Alps. Wonderful mountain lakes will dot Summer hikes and certified mountain guides will take you up some majestic peaks. You will be within less than an hour away from theme parks, waterfalls, caves, Lake Geneva, the Evian casion and golf, the Montreux Jazz Festival or the only Gruyere cheese and Cailler chocolate factories.

500 meters away from the chalet there is a full wellness spa which welcomes you after a day of sports.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: We are Karen and Gerard, owners of 'Les Racines'. We both work for international companies and have been moving around quite a lot. After a few years of that, we felt the need to have a place to come back to, to center and reset our lives...and much later to retire. We set out to look for a chalet in the Val d'Illiez valley, the region where Gerard's family originates. Interestingly, where a Swiss originates can be traced to a family settlement many centuries ago and, due to today's mobility, may have nothing to do with where he/she was born nor lives! We found the chalet in 92 and renovated it. For the reasons mentioned above, we gave it the name 'Les Racines' ('Roots')! It has to be mentioned that, Karen being Californian, creature comfort in the place was a significantly driver of our thorough improvement efforts. We love the place but, as could have been expected, our international travels did not slow down and we decided to rent out the chalet for holidays in our absence. We wish we could be here more often, but know that the chalet is in the good hands of a small rental agency in the village. We are always very happy to read the guest books: among kids' drawings of ski scenes, our renters recognize that it is a very special place, oozing a warm family atmosphere.

Why the Owner Chose Val-d-Illiez:
The treasure was found in 92: a 100-year old farm still with hay in the huge barn, on top of the stable and of 3 tiny rooms serving as kitchen and living quarters. Only one faucet delivered (cold) water. 2 wood ovens brought some confort in the previous owner's winter solitude. He had peacefully died of old age a couple of years before and his heirs had to live further up in the Rhône valley for work and health reasons. After years of searching, we knew that this was it! The chalet has a perfect South-East to South-West orientation and the valley at this height is neither too narrow -which could be oppressive- nor too wide -where you lose the feeling of being in the mountains. Note that both the whole valley and the commune in which the chalet sits are called 'Val d'Illiez'. We are located 2km from the village center and on a 12'000m2 property, which guarantees no disturbance to (and from!) neighbors. The chalet is also 500m away from 'Les Bains', a small and affordable mountain spa and wellness center. A cute little regional cogwheel train stops at the bottom of the property, about 200m away from the chalet. Upwards, it goes to the end of the valley and wonderful ski or hikes. Downwards, it connects with the incomparable Swiss railway system and the World. Thus, if one has the patience and necessary psychological strength, everything can be done from 'Les Racines' without a car.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Enjoying your aperitif on the stone terrace with a fantastic view on the Dents du Midi mountain chain, a fondue in the large family kitchen, sweating it in the chalet sauna, reading a book by the fireplace or taking advantage of the multitude of activities in the region, you will fondly remember your vacation at 'Les Racines'


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Speaks: english, french, german

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Photos

  • Living room on the ground floor with cozy fireplace (with heat circulation)

    Living room on the ground floor with cozy fireplace (with heat circulation)

  • Giant spiral staircase leading from the ground floor living room to the upper level bedrooms

    Giant spiral staircase leading from the ground floor living room to the upper level bedrooms

  • Upper level living room & fireplace

    Upper level living room & fireplace

  • Ground floor kitchen with many conveniences

    Ground floor kitchen with many conveniences

  • Additional table for games, puzzles, computers (wifi available)

    Additional table for games, puzzles, computers (wifi available)

  • Drive to chalet Les Racines (now this is an asphalt drive)

    Drive to chalet Les Racines (now this is an asphalt drive)

  • Master bathroom adjoining to Master bedroom ground floor

    Master bathroom adjoining to Master bedroom ground floor

  • Ground floor shower & WC - in a delightful black & white 'Swiss cow' theme

    Ground floor shower & WC - in a delightful black & white 'Swiss cow' theme

  • Upper level bedroom with a bunkbed and one single bed

    Upper level bedroom with a bunkbed and one single bed

  • 2nd bathroom, upper level

    2nd bathroom, upper level

  • The romantic attic bedroom

    The romantic attic bedroom

  • Ground floor terrace with authentic water trough & marvelous view of mountains

    Ground floor terrace with authentic water trough & marvelous view of mountains

  • Upper level living space, cathedral ceiling

    Upper level living space, cathedral ceiling

  • Dining area for 10 people,with breathtaking view of mountains

    Dining area for 10 people,with breathtaking view of mountains

  • Upper level kitchen

    Upper level kitchen

  • Chalet viewed from the cogwheel train stop, on the way to the spa

    Chalet viewed from the cogwheel train stop, on the way to the spa

  • Beautiful view from the chalet year round.

    Beautiful view from the chalet year round.

  • Master bedroom with decorative, authentic woodstove

    Master bedroom with decorative, authentic woodstove

  • Youth bedroom ground floor (outdated photo - now 2 single beds)

    Youth bedroom ground floor (outdated photo - now 2 single beds)

  • Upper level master bedroom with authentic decoration and superb view

    Upper level master bedroom with authentic decoration and superb view

  • Upper level full bathroom

    Upper level full bathroom

  • Upper level bedroom facing mountain

    Upper level bedroom facing mountain

  • Lovely to be sitting by the fireplace when it snows outside!

    Lovely to be sitting by the fireplace when it snows outside!

SFr2,700 - SFr3,190 per week (CHF)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    15
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Property type
    Chalet
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
  • Calendar last updated: 03/22/2015
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