Cosy Ski Chalet with Log Fire, Balcony, Garden and Ample Private Parking, Chatel

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Last updated: 10/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Comfortable ski chalet with 2 x double and 3 x twin rooms sleeping up to 10.
First Floor - 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with shower over bath, sink and WC; one shower room with sink and WC & one other separate WC.
Ground Floor - One bedroom with en suite bathroom & one bedroom with en suite shower room.

The cosy dining and living room, with log fire, opens onto a balcony with lovely views along the Pre la Joux valley.
The chalet stands in its own grounds with garden at rear & ample off road private parking.

Located near the Linga ski area where the telecabine and highspeed chair lift access the PdS ski area. A short walk to bus stops, providing frequent (free) buses throughout the day, to all ski areas and the village. The village centre can be reached on foot in approx 15 mins.

Although the chalet is offered on self catered basis we are here in resort and can help you with arranging:
- Geneva airport transfers
- Provision of linen, towels and logs if required
- Ordering & collection of lift passes
- Ski school, creche etc
- Ski hire

The Skiing: Chatel is situated on the border and there is easy ski access from France into Switzerland, covering up to 12 resorts, all available on one lift pass. The massive Portes du Soleil ski domain offers 650 kms of skiing, with 265 pistes & 198 lifts more than enough to explore in one week!

Chatel has pistes suitable for all levels of skier with 11 greens, 16 blues, 16 reds & 5 blacks. For those looking for something different there is also a Smoothpark with rails, kickers, slide boxes, boarder cross & more for both beginners & experienced freestylers.

There has been massive investment over recent years in modern snow cannons, to ensure snow coverage throughout the season. Chatel can now make up to 500,000 m3 of snow from a reservoir holding 250,000 m3 of water!

Chalet L'Optraken is within walking distance of the Linga ski lifts which quickly link in to the Avoriaz lifts on the French side or into Les Crosets on the Swiss side, or take a free bus to Pre la Joux & start there.

Travel to Chatel: Geneva airport is only 90 minutes away. Geneva airport has plenty of car hire or we can help you to arrange a private transfer (payable locally).

If you are driving Chatel is approx 10 hrs from Calais.


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Property Type

  • Chalet

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    + sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    + sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    + sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    + sink. This is en suite facility to ground floor bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    + sink. This is en suite facility to ground floor bedroom...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    A limited DVD library available....moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games & playing cards available....moreless

  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Limited free to view....moreless

  • Television:

    Limited free to view TV with connection to DVD player....moreless


  • Sports & Activities


  • Forests
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is an open plan lounge/dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Fireplace:

    The lounge area has a log fire. We provide a supply of logs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen and towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Has sofas, TV (limited free to view) and log fire. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    The chalet has open air private parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    On request....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has been recently refurbished. With induction hob, oven (electric), microwave, dishwasher & fridge/freezer. There is plenty of cupboard space and work surface....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We have separate ski room for storage of skis, poles etc.....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay

Feb 20 - Feb 26, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $30.08
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $752.11
  • Taxes Not included


The price is for accommodation only on self catered basis. We do include:-



Supply of wood for the log fire

A deposit of £500 is required at the time of booking.

A security deposit of £500 will be required. The chalet must be left clean or a cleaning charge will be deducted from the security deposit.

A deposit of £500 is payable on booking. The balance falls due 10 weeks before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/28/2015
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80 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Geneva Airport
900 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Le Renard
800 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Thonon (France) Aigle (Switzerland)
900 Metres
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

Although the chalet is situated in a quiet location, in the area known as Loy in Chatel, we are still close to a number of amenities. There is a restaurant, bread shop, small supermarket, ski shop & childrens sledging area along the road. There are also other restaurants within easy walking distance, a couple of which offer take away food. We are opposite the kindergarten ski school for 3 yrs+. The bus stops for the free shuttles are a short walk away.

Ski: Chatel is a charming traditional farming village on the vast Portes du Soleil ski domain. The Portes du Soleil streches over France & Switzerland with 650 km of pistes & 194 ski lifts.

Chatel lies on the French/Swiss border and has 83 km of pistes & 47 ski lifts. Over the last few years a number of the chair lifts have been updated with highspeed lifts. This year (2009) 'Linga 2' above the Linga telecabine is being changed. The old, slow 3 person chair is being replaced by high speed chair lift. This should greatly improve the situation at Linga first thing in the morning! The whole Chatel area also now has many more snow cannons should they be needed.


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  • One of the double bedrooms

    One of the double bedrooms

  • Cosy lounge area with log fire

    Cosy lounge area with log fire

  • One of the twin rooms

    One of the twin rooms

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