Self catering, 4/5 bedrooms, sleeps 12. Walk to pistes/village. Wonderful views.
About Harriet Alexander
We are James and Harriet and we have three children (Izzy 20, Teddy 17 and George 14). For several years we wanted to own a home in France - when we saw the details for Chalet Etoile we knew we had found our dream. We love Le Chinaillion in all seasons, the skiing in winter, walking and climbing in the November half term, downhill mountain biking and swimming in Lake Annecy in the summer, and generally spending time with friends and family in the stunning surroundings of such a friendly and beautiful village.
Harriet Alexander purchased this Chalet in 2008
Why Harriet Alexander chose Le Grand-Bornand
After our first skiing holiday as a family we realised that The Alps was the place to own a holiday home. We spent about a year looking for the perfect house in the perfect resort. When we got introduced to Le Grand Bornand we realised we had found the place - now for the chalet!! We soon heard a local developer was building a single chalet in a perfect location, and the deal was done. We spent a year creating our dream: A spacious chalet with room for us and my sisters family without feeling on top of each other, great views, a garden, comfy beds, good bathrooms, fluffy towels, well equipped kitchen, toys, videos, books and games - a real home from home (all the things so often missing in a rental house). I think we have achieved it. It is our home and we spend as he much time as possible, and our guests are welcome at all other times.
What makes this Chalet unique
Space, fantastic quality furniture and fittings, fantastic location perfect for up to 12 people.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A great place to stay for large group to stay and ski
This was our second stay in Chalet Etoile and we would go back a 3rd time! High quality facilities with ample space to dry/ store our skiing kit every day. Chalet is warm and snug with plenty of hot water for showers, ample bathroom facilities and well equipped kitchen.
A great Place to stay
We have now stayed in Chalet Etoile 3 times (twice at Feb /half term and once in late March). It is a wonderful, spacious, chalet that offers outstanding accommodation. It is always spotlessly clean and benefits from being a sunday to sunday rental thus enabling you to avoid the huge crowds on the motorways. The owners are flexible and a delight to rent from (frequently returning to us things our kids have left in the chalet). The chalet is a very short bus or car ride from the slopes and is extremely convenient for everything. We have stayed in countless places in and around the area over the past 15 years and this one is the best.
Outstanding Chalet on edge of Chinaillon
We had a fantastic stay in Harriet's chalet with a group of 8 friends, the chalet is spacious , warm (underfloor heating )and wonderfully comfortable.
The property was clean , beautifully maintained and has a well equipped kitchen. There are many nice extras as well , (table tennis , DVD's , games , ski boot heater ).
The location is very good, you can walk to ski bus stop easily at end of drive . Walk 5 mins to bars and Restaurants.
We had a really wonderful ski holiday .
Harriet was easy to deal with , and Mike (key holder and chalet manager )made the change over easy , and was great with advice and information.
An amazing chalet, set within a sweet little village. The chalet has everything you could possibly need for a week's skiing. There's plenty of space to socialise, plenty of storage for ski gear, TV, music. Bedrooms are well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. It would be a great chalet to share with another family. Ski area is brilliant, with great restaurants.
Communication was excellent, and all queries were answered without any problem.
Very knowledgeable and helpful owners.
Spacious, beautiful and welcoming chalet
We spend a wonderful week here with some friends. Chalet Etoile was very clean, well appointed and I would thoroughly recommend. It's got a lot of space and so was perfect for two families with teenagers. There's a table tennis table in the basement as well as loads of games, DVDs and a great music system. It's a convenient 1 minute walk to the bus stop. Harriet was very responsive, friendly and answered all our questions. Overall we had a wonderful holiday and we will definitely return!
Chalet Etoile was even better than described. The chalet was incredibly comfortable and spacious, perfect for two families. the location of the chalet was good, within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in the village and the pistes. For those not wanting to walk or drive, the ski bus stop next to the chalet was great. We cant wait to go back. Mike (the chalet manager) was fantastic.
Chalet Etoile is located in Chinaillon, the upper ski station of Le Grand Bornand. Le Grand Bornand is situated in the heart of the Aravis range of mountains just 5 miles from the resort of La Clusaz. The villages of Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon have been describes as 'one of the best kept secrets of the French Alps' . With over 90 km of downhill ski runs, Le Grand Bornand is clearly not the biggest resort in the French Alps, but it is still a world class resort, with some of the nicest people and shortest queues found in the Alps. It is known for its production of championship skiers and is part of Annecy's bid for the Winter Olympics in 2018. Chinaillon is a very traditional Savoyard village which dates back to the 17th century. Chalet Etoile is located just minutes away from the picturesque old village as well as the main village with its shops and restaurants. The pistes are about a 10 minute walk away or a very short hop on the ski bus that stops at the top of our drive.