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Apartment in detached privately owned chalet on the doorstep of Samoens village

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartments in Samoens, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - On the much favoured sunny south side of the village, close to ski bus stop and shops

Chalet Mirabelle is a privately owned detached chalet that comprises of an independent 4 bedroom apartment. Conveniently located within a few minutes walk to Samoens village. Situated on the South facing side of the village offering the perfect location for your winter or summer stay in this historic village in the heart of the Grand Massif. The chalet is available to rent all year round. In the winter the ski bus stop is a 2 minute walk from the chalet, and in the summer there are walking routes right from the door of the chalet. For spring, summer or autumn walking there are marked trails right from the chalet, and with Samoens village with its numerous bars, restaurants and shops you could not be in a more perfect place in this beautiful village.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About lajoiedesmontagnes

Our Mission - Kate and Andy

Skiing and the Alps has become an obsession for us, and having stayed and worked in a myriad of ski resorts over the years we decided to set up on our own, and from our experiences, hopes and disappointments along the way, we have tried to achieve the right balance of accommodation, location, comfort and convenience, for your stay. We believe we have got this balance right! Our guests certainly think so.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just had a great three days in Samoens at the Chalet Mirabelle owned by Andy and Kate. We arrived early and Andy kindly let us change in a spare room downstairs so that we could make the most of our limited time in Samoens. He then made two journeys to run us to the gondola and pointed out where the ski bus stop was and other important things in the village - thanks Andy much appreciated. Kate spent quite a bit of time trying to book us into restaurants for our stay as being seven of us it is always best to book at the weekend - thanks very much Kate. The skiing was great even if we did suffer from the high winds which closed down a lot of the links to Flaine etc.The chalet itself was very comfortable and the kitchen was very well kitted out with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. Recently renovated everything is clean and new and the beds were especially comfortable. Overall a great spot and somewhere that we will recommend to our friends.
Jan 2016
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Samoëns Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Additionally we have off road parking for two cars


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Apartment in detached privately owned chalet on the doorstep of Samoens village
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

We had a great 4 night stay in this lovely well equipped apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location in Samoens - really close to restaurants and shops. Apartment was perfect t and very comfortable after a week long trek in the Dolomites. Andy and Kate were great hosts and we had everything we needed for a short stay.


  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant location and facilities - with simply wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a 4 night stay in this accommodation, and cannot recommend it highly enough. We had 4 adults staying, and there was plenty of room. The Chalet is well equipped and maintained - the beds in particular are some of the most comfortable I've ever slept in! The chalet itself is cosy and perfect for chilling out in after a days skiing.

The location is great - its about a 3 minute walk to the start of the town, which has plenty of great restaurants and bars. The owners, Andy and Kate, are so helpful and acccommodating, they are more than happy to give reccomendations and even phone and make reservations for you. Every piece of advise we received from them proved spot-on, from which bar to stop on the slopes for lunch, to where was showing the rugby in the evening and where to get the best pizza from!

The skiing was also great. We hired skis from a shop (again reccommended by Andy and Kate) which is right next to the gondola (about a 10 minute walk from the chalet), meaning at the end of the day you only had to cross the road and you could leave your skis and boots in the shop overnight - no need to lug anything back to the chalet!

You cannot ski back down to Samoens (you need to get the gondola) however we found the best thing was to ski down to the neighbouring town of Morillon (a lovely long blue run gets you all the way to the bottom here), have an apres beer in the bar literally at the bottom of the slope, and then get the free bus back to Samoens. The bus runs every 20 minutes, you can see the bus coming from the bar, and it's only 5 minutes once you're on it. It also drops you off right at the gondola, so again for us we only had to cross the road to drop off our skis and boots.

The town is great - we were worried it might be a bit too quiet, and although it does seem more geared towards good dining than big drinking, there were plenty of options for bars and restaurants, and the pedestrianised centre of town is so beautiful, and lovely to walk through. Everything you could need was there.

All in all, this was a perfect 4 day trip for us. Everything you could need, and all very simple and easy. Andy and Kate are the perfect hosts, and really do make the difference for people staying if you don't know the area. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely chalet and owners, in a superb location😀

  • 5 of 5

We found this chalet by chance and I am so glad we did. Last year we stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed ourselves so much that this year we went back for a month! The chalet itself is fitted out to a high standard with everything you need and some lovely personal touches to make you feel at home. We are a family of four and found we had plenty of room using 2 of the bedrooms. There is a spacious lounge with 2 sofas and a good size dining table, the kitchen is very well equipped and there is a good size main bathroom with additional shower room. There are also lovely views from the property to relax and enjoy. The owners Andy and Kate are very friendly and welcoming and do everything they can to make your stay perfect, including advice on the local area, and booking activities, restaurants etc if required. The chalet is conveniently located just a couple of minutes walk from town, which has everything you need including some lovely bars and restaurants. Samoens is a beautiful place, with so much to offer both summer and winter. Both of our visits have been in the Summer and there has been plenty to occupy us including hiking, white water rafting, horse riding, nice outdoor swimming pool, adventure climbing and excellent mountain biking trails, not to mention excellent food and drink. All we need to do now is book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house and people

  • 5 of 5

Just back from 5 days in Samoens. The owners, Kate and Andy, could not have been more obliging and helpful. 5 of us shared the house which is extremely well located, spacious, comfortable and very well kitted out. Samoens is a really nice village with some very nice restaurants. Be sure to book early! Skiing was excellent but we got very lucky with a snow dump just before we arrived.


  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for a short 3 night/4 day break and the chalet perfectly fitted our requirements. Great location, comfy beds and very helpful hosts! Andy and Kate were able to answer all our queries before and during our stay, we were able to get discounts for transfers and ski hire through them. We arrived lunchtime and they very kindly gave us access immediately to the chalet and even gave us a lift to the slopes (involving 3 separate trips) well beyond the call of duty! We also didn't leave until mid afternoon on our 4th day and they were very happy for us to leave everything in the chalet. All of this meant we were able to get maximum ski time and have a great holiday, thank you so much! We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic chalet in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Andy & Kate's beautiful chalet Mirabelle for a week over New Years. We arrived in the middle of the night after it had snowed for over 24 hours straight and woke up to a complete winter wonderland! But even without the amazing snow we still would have had a truly wonderful time in this beautiful chalet.

The chalet is split into two independent flats with the top half being for the guests and Andy and Kate living on the ground floor. This was great as they were able to offer lots of brilliant advice on where to shop, hire skis, eat etc. Kate even supplied one of the members of our group with a heat pack when she hurt her kneel. Both Andy and Kate went completely above and beyond and did everything in their power to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

There were 8 of us staying in the chalet and the place did not feel cramped. The dining table seats 8 people and the sofas are so so comfortable (possibly a bit too comfortable after a long day on the slops.. staying awake was sometimes a bit tricky). There are two bathrooms, one with a great power shower and the other with the biggest bath tub (and shower), perfect for soaking those tired legs after a hard day's skiing! The bathrooms are both brand new and were very clean and stocked with the softest towels. The kitchen is also brand new and is equipped with anything you could possibly need (including a dish washer). The bedrooms were perfect with extremely comfortable beds and very soft bed linen, we felt like we were staying in a very expensive hotel! There is a large balcony overlooking Samoens, the most stunning views especially when it's snowy!

The chalet is centrally located, 5 minute walk (with ski boots) to the free ski bus stop, 5 minute walk to the centre of Samoens with plenty of amazing boulangeries, restaurants and shops of Samoens. There is a large Carrefour in Samoens which is actually quite affordable... if you've been to the Alps before you'll appreciate this is quite rare!

Samoens has a gondola which takes you up to the Grand Massif with plenty of great runs for all abilities. Unfortunately, there's no run going back down into Samoens but you can ski down to Morillion and get the free ski bus back from there. You can also ski all the way to Flaine, the resort is a great size! Bit busy over New Years but you're meant to have the slopes to yourself for the rest of the year, so we'll definitely be back!

I cannot recommend this chalet highly enough! 5 ****

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Vin sur Vin
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Aux Becs a Fleur
Car: not necessary


Our nearest Airport is Geneva which is 70 minutes away by car. Alternatively Chambery airport is about 90 minutes away.

We highly recommend Go Massif for airport transfers from Geneva with their fleet of 8 seater mini buses. Booking online at we get a discount which can offer you once booked

Further Details:


The Grand Massif is the 4th largest ski area in the French Alps offering 265 kilometres of marked pistes, 144 ski runs and 77 lifts. An area of over 40,000 hectares awaits skiers of all levels, with 17 green, 60 blue, 53 red and 15 black runs, set in some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps with views to the Mont Blanc peaks.

The Grand Massif ski area consists of 5 towns: Samoens, Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt Fer Aux Cheval, all easily accessible from Samoens 1600 thanks to the high speed Grand Massif Express which wisks you to the slopes in around 8 minutes.

Its not just all about skiing, there are also 3 snow parks, 3 toboggan runs, 90 kilometres of cross country skiing, and Samoens has its own outdoor covered ice rink.


As the Winter snow melts away, and the rivers start flowing full another side to Samoens and the Giffre Valley emerges.

There are 900 kilometres of marked walking trails and over 600 kilometres of mountain bike tracks. There are walks right on the doorstep of Chalet Mirabelle. We are also located right at the start of infamous Tour De France route the "Col Du Joux Plane". A 13 kilometre climb with an average gradient of 7.4%!

Samoens and the surrounding area is truly a walking/hiking paradise, the Cirque du Fer a Cheval, only 10 minutes up the road from Chalet Mirabelle is a 22,000 acre National Park with dozens of marked walking trails and over 30 waterfalls in Spring time.

Other activities include rockclimbing, Via ferrata, paragliding, rafting, mountain biking, cylcling, caving, horse riding and fishing to name a few! There is also a childrens fun park and a outdoor swimming pool


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $658.15

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday or Sunday changeovers possible, with checkout at 10:00 (latest) and check in at 16:00 (earliest)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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