Bright and airy one bedroom ground floor apartment with large balcony and mountain views. The renovated apartment has a spacious bathroom with endless hot water, sunny lounge with French windows out to balcony, modern well-equiped kitchen and separate bedroom with twin beds. Located next to nursery ski area and opposite the free ski bus stop. 2 minutes to traditional restaurants, ski hire and the all important bakery. Heated ski locker in the basement. Outside car parking space.
Apartment in Chatel, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 17, 2019
About David Moore
As keen skiers, boarders and riders (racing & mountain), 2 old university friends convinced their long suffering partners that an apartment in the Alps was a good idea! A lot of hard work went into renovating the place into a bright, fresh apartment perfect for 4 friends or a family holiday. Now in our 5th successful year and having recently redecorated the property, we are pleased to welcome guests for 2012 and onwards. We regularly spend time in Chatel both in summer & winter and we hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do.
David Moore purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why David Moore chose Châtel
Chatel for us is the best of both worlds - world class skiing on your doorstep (both in France & Switzerland) and an authentic French ski town which has real character. It offers a good range of bars and restaurants along with plenty of options for ski/bike rental and shopping. Appealing in Winter with its access to so many varied runs and lunch stops - you're sure never to ski the same run unless you want to! Long alpine cruising runs or the snow parks are close by. Whilst in summer, with its world class mountain biking and hiking, parasailing, fantasticable, pool and tennis courts you (and the kids) will never get bored. Clean, fresh mountain air builds up an appetite like nothing else! The Wednesday market is a great place to try before you buy.
What makes this Apartment unique
A well appointed apartment with uninterrupted views on 3 sides of mountains and the Abondance valley. Wake up to sunshine as you stroll down to the bakery for your fresh baguette and croissants (2 minutes away). Eat outside on our lovely dual aspect terrace. A spacious bathroom with deep set bath is the perfect way to unwind after a hard days skiing, riding or hiking. Again, the views out to the mountains are a great backdrop. Other amenities include ski/bike locker, free designated parking outside and a free shuttle bus give you the flexibility to plan your days as you wish.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Place where memories are made
This is the second time we've stayed in this apartment if i could buy one this would be it .The views from the windows are fantastic. We first stayed with two children but left with four as when we got home we discovered we were having twins .The twins first holiday was to this apartment we were initially dubious about space but once we settled in we discovered it was more spacious than our house in the UK. The Twins surprised us again by learning to walk in the apartment .The village of Chatel can be reached easily by the bus outside but by personal experience twin buggy with a 5 year old on my shoulders I still reached it in 10 mins even with the gradient.The bedroom is adaptable from single beds to a bunk bed and the sofa configures into a bed but we still managed two travel cots in the bedroom plus bags (ski stuff included).The bathroom was clean and easy to use again with a fantastic view from inside the bath .The added ski locker downstairs was ample to take 3 snowboards and four sets of skis .The kitchen was easy to use and provided facilities to cook for 6 people and the Tv even has an English channel as well a the village on Tv channel which was in valuable for information .We also found the access to Switzerland was quick and allowed us to travel down the mountain Swiss side and to Verbier another memorable drive as the views are amazing with the Swiss mountains either side via the Swiss motorways in exactly 1 hour The apartment was convenient for Geneva and other area of France and Switzerland and also the mountain pass to Italy (the one used for the Italian job) .This is the place where my wife , daughter and 5 yr old son learnt to ski who seriously has the ski bug now .The balcony is spacious and even though i only used it during the ski season still manged to have my breakfast whilst admiring the view Also as being a ground floor apartment it also meant we could unload and load the car quicker via the balcony and was safer for the children . We are already talking of a return to this apartment and felt sad to leave it on both occasions but we managed breakfast in the alps lunch in Dijon dinner in Calais and a pint in the local in one day although i didn't feel the same as a pint in the local in Chatel. The owners are extremely pleasant and easily contactable .
Bonne situation mais manque d'entretien
Propriétaire réactif. Local à skis, proximité navettes/pistes/boulangerie. Malheureusement, à part la cuisine l'appartement reste vieillissant... couettes et oreillers d'un autre temps, jaunis... la porte séparant la chambre très rustique! Désagréable vu le prix de la nuit. Le ménage est + qu'approximatif (désagréable surprise également l'annonce indiquait "femme de ménage" mais on nous a demandé de l'effectuer nous-même) et un inventaire serait souhaitable (pas de machine à café alors qu'annoncé)
Appartements bien situé, il lui manque des rangements
Une semaine de ski avec un appartement situé à coté de la navette pour aller rejoindre le télécabine du LINGA.
Quel bonheur de trouver des douches chaudes en rentrant le soir après une journée fatigantes.
Bonne idée les clefs dans un coffre sur la porte, cela permet si l'on est plusieurs comme nous de pouvoir rentrer quand on veut, sans se soucier de savoir qui a les clefs.
Seul petit bémole, la décoration qui a mal vieilli et le manque de rangement.
Un plus pour la chambre séparée.
Situation idéale pour aller skier (navette à 100m) . Parking déneigé. Appartement fonctionnel .
Un inventaire au départ peut aider dans l'organisation des bagages à emmener... Rangement suffisamment. Appartement confortable.
agréable séjour à chatel
Petit appartement agréable à qq minutes des remontées mécaniques. Terrasse avec vue agréable, au calme, l'eau chaude sans fin après la journée de ski fut très appréciée. Petit bémol la qualité de la literie...
Within 1km of an alpine lake for fishing and diving. Lake Geneva is 40 mins by car - perfect for sailing in the summer. 40 mins from a Swiss Spa retreat. Three hours from the Cote d'Azur!
For self-drive, Calais is 9 hours away. For those that fly, Chatel is approximately 90 mins from Geneva airport. Car hire (from French side of Geneva airport) is recommended as it can often work out cheaper than an airport transfer.
Buses are also available from Geneva bus station. Train to Aigle (CH) or Thonon-les-Bains (FR).
A short stroll to the local bakery, ski hire shop, supermarket, slopes and restaurants. 1km from Chatel town centre with a free ski bus running throughout the day. 5 mins drive to Abondance village or Switzerland.
Less than an hour's drive to Thonon-les-Bains, Lake Geneva, Morzine, and Annecy. Geneva, Lausanne, Chamonix and Italy are just over an hour away.
There are more than 65km of footpaths in and around Chatel and over 300km of well marked trekking routes in the Portes du Soleil. Recommended is the Lac de Vonnes and the woods surrounding it, the meadows and farms lower down the valley. Stopping off at one of the many local farms or cheeseries to taste local produce is a must!
Chatel is a very popular mountain biking resort in the summer with over 24 lifts open giving access to 580km of marked cycle tracks in the Portes Du Soleil. Bikes and equipment can be hired from the nearby ski/bike shop 2 minutes away. Contact James at Vertical Horizons.
White Water rafting.
White water rafting is done on the river Dranse. A team of well organised and professional instructors will ensure that you have a safe but thrilling day out. While you are here you can also try canyoning, white water swimming, canoeing and paragliding.
This is unique to Chatel, there are 2 fantasticable lines stretching over Plaine Dranse. Open every day from March this is truly and incredible experience where you will reach speeds of up to 100 kmh.
If you wish to see the mountains on horse back then this can also be organised through the local stables.
We would also highly recommend a day trip down to Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) for a day's sailing. The nearest school is in Thonon-les-Bains (40 mins away).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover Day: Flexible changeover (although Saturday - Saturday normal) Short breaks/long weekends available on request.