4 bedrooms, hot-tub, fireplace, garden, dinning terrasse with Mont Blanc views
- english, french
About Charlie Docherty
Charlie has been lving in Chamonix for over 10 years and loves the mountains and the region so is on hand to help with local advice and bookings. He is also a manger of a transport, event and wedding company in Chamonix.
Charlie Docherty purchased this Chalet in 2014
Why Charlie Docherty chose Chamonix City Centre
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (or Chamonix), a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy, is renowned for its alpine skiing. It’s at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi, Pointe Helbronner on the Italian border and Le Brévent.
What makes this Chalet unique
Chalet le Flocon is a 1 minute walk to Chamonix town centre. A traditional wood and stone chalet that has been completely refurbished in August 2015 with large garden and covered hot tub, large sunny south facing dinning balcony for 8 people with spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi. Inside there is a large wood fireplace in the open plan kitchen lounge area and private parking for 2 cars. The owner lives next door and is all ways available to make the most of your alpine dream holiday.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent Location, Perfect Home, Lovely Owner
The location of this property is within walking distance of groceries, trains, shopping, hiking and even recycling. You won't need to use a car to explore Chamonix. Charlie is willing to give excellent advice on outdoor adventures, and is a kind host. The view of the glaciers from the dining deck and hot tub are spectacular. We cooked in the kitchen every night with our 4 kids and everything was more than sufficient. We did our laundry daily and hung it to dry outside. It's practical, warm, welcoming, and definitely worth renting. You will have a lovely family vacation in Chamonix in this home!
Great location and Well Equipped
We found this gorgeous little Chalet great for our little family. Charlie was quick to react when there was a minor problem and he set the house up with a portacot, baby gate and high chair for us as well. He was a great host, the only thing he didn't do was supply the sunshine so we'll have to come back.
Spent Christmas and new year in le Flocon. Arrived to the most beautiful Christmas tree which really set the atmosphere for festivities. The chalet is really lovely and has everything that you need including a full kitchen to cook our Christmas lunch. All the basics that you need were there e.g. salt, pepper, oil, cleaning products, coffee, tea etc. Charlie had even left toiletries and packs of tissues for us. The chalet is in a brilliant location - just 5 minutes from the town. It is incredibly warm and cosy with underfloor heating throughout. There was always a plentiful supply of hot water and bathrooms had hairdryers and even a hair straightener!
The hot tub outside was such fun and was a real treat after skiing. We loved it and used it every day.
Everything was perfect and I couldn't fault anything. We all loved it and would love to go back one day.Charlie is also very helpful and organised my daughter's transfer from Geneva airport for us. It was great to have him so close if we needed anything - although we didn't as everything was spot on! fab-u-lous!!
Feels more like home, than home
Another great stay, it just keeps getting better! Best place in town for sure.
2nd stay and planning more!
We just returned from our 2nd stay for our little girls 8th birthday. She asked to go to Chamonix and stay in the home because, as she said, “the house is fun and it feels good.” Still the best house and location in town. Charly is a great host. We are already planning our next visit!
Thanks Gabe for the kind words. It is a pleasure to have your family stay and you are all ways welcome back. Charlie
Beautiful property in a fantastic location
We loved staying in the Chalet le Flocon. With the three bedrooms and the loft in the living area, there was plenty of room for our family of 5. The kitchen was well-appointed, and we appreciated having a washer. The kids were also excited to find the Xbox in the loft.
We really enjoyed the views of Mont Blanc from the front balcony and the covered hot tub in the backyard. After a long day of hiking, it was lovely to be able to relax in the tub.
Charlie was also extremely helpful and friendly. He checked in with us several times to ask if we had any questions/issues.
Finally, the location was perfect. We could walk into the center of town in 5 minutes. It was so convenient to be able to walk to the grocery stores and restaurants. We were also able to walk to the gondolas, the Montenvers train and the ropes course.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay. We would love to go back in the future.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, more commonly known simply as Chamonix (formerly also spelled Chamounix), is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The commune's population of around 8,900 ranks 1,089th within the country of France.
Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades. The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself are part of the village of Chamonix. To the south side, the situation is different depending on the country. Italy considers that the border passes through the top. France considers that the boundary runs along the rocky Tournette under the summit cap, placing it entirely in French territory. The south side was in France, assigned to the commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains sharing the summit with its neighbor Chamonix. It is this situation "for France," which is found on the French IGN maps. The Chamonix commune is well known and loved by skiers and mountain enthusiasts of all types, and via the cable car lift to the Aiguille du Midi it is possible to access the world famous off-piste skirun of the Vallée Blanche. With an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), Chamonix is the fourth largest commune in mainland France.