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Julian Braidwood

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english, written French, written Spanish, written German

Lovely Alpine chalet near ski bus stop, fabulous views, tablet pcs, free WiFi

11 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Saint-Bon-Tarentaise holiday chalet

Four bedroom, 4 bathroom, 200m to ski bus stop, sleeps 8-11, 4 tablet pc & 5 TVs

A newly renovated spacious self-catering chalet in the lovely French Alpine village of St Bon in the world's largest ski resort of The Three Valleys. At 1100m altitude the chalet has stunning views and is only a couple of minutes’ drive to the fast Telecabines of Le Praz Courchevel 1300 where there is lots of free parking.

A good free ski bus service stops just 200 m from the chalet, and in good snow conditions you can ski back to the charming village of St Bon.

The ski buses go straight to the Le Praz ski lifts, and on to the other Courchevel resorts. The first bus stop after St Bon is near the excellent ski lift station in Courchevel Le Praz (1300) where you can buy lift passes (either for the Courchevel valley, or for all the Three Valleys), get piste maps, bus timetables, get details of all events and entertainments, and it has ski lockers next to the lifts if you or your children prefer not to carry them around all week!

Opening in winter 2015 the fabulous Centre Aquatique with its indoor surfing, wild rivers, water slides, climbing, beauty and wellness zones is just 10 minutes away. The massive Paradiski area at Champagny-en-Vanoise is less than 20 minutes’ drive, and it’s half an hour to the smaller resort of Pralognan.

The Black Pearl Pizza restaurant (plus a take-away service), with its wood fired oven and vaulted ceiling, is only a 500 metres walk and the free resort buses run late into the night for visiting the many other restaurants, shops and bars in the resort villages.

Chalet L'Orbeye is tastefully finished with plenty of room for up to 11 guests. All of the 4 bedrooms have wall-mounted flatscreen TVs including UK channels, a tablet PC complete with games and other functions and there is free WiFi in the chalet.

The spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area is fully refurbished in Alpine style with a stylish wood burning stove on a stone hearth. Three new comfy leather sofas let you relax to watch the Samsung 40 inch flat screen TV with Sky after a long day on the slopes. The kitchen is fully equipped with hand made solid wooden units and includes a retro Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher and everything you need to enjoy a self-catered holiday.

Chalet L'Orbeye has its own integrated boot room with heated ski boot racks, an entrance from the garden plus internal stairs up to the living area which like the boot room and rest of the chalet has thermostatically controlled heating.

There is a free welcome pack of basic foods etc. to welcome you on arrival at Chalet L'Orbeye!

The approximately 130m2 of accommodation which includes bed linen, towels, and an end of week clean comprises:

Garden Level:

External door, entry hall, heated boot room with heated ski boot racks, washing machine, tumble dryer, and stairs up to

Ground Floor:

Front door, light living room with 3 French windows, open plan with mountain views, well equipped kitchen including induction hob, large Smeg fridge/freezer, large oven, microwave combination oven and dishwasher. There are new thermostatically controlled heaters in every room and a stylish modern wood burner with free supply of logs.

Bedroom 1: double bunk room, sleeps up to 4, French window onto balcony with mountain views, 4 adult bunks, wall mounted flat screen TV, Hudl2 tablet PC, and adjacent to a new tiled bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: double bedroom, sleeps 2, French window onto balcony with mountain views, wall mounted flat screen TV, Hudl2 tablet PC, new en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

First Floor:

Bedroom 3: twin room, sleeps 2, French window onto south-facing balcony with views to St Bon and Le Praz, wall mounted flat screen TV, Hudl2 tablet PC, new en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4: double room plus single bed, sleeps up to 3, French window onto balcony with amazing mountain views, wall mounted flat screen TV, Hudl2 tablet PC, new en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Outdoors: own garden, free outdoor parking for 2-3 cars

Entertainment: 5 TVs, DVD player with selection of DVDs, 4 tablet PCs, books and board games.

Catering: Self-catering, and excellent prepared meals can be purchased from Boucherie Du Praz or from www.chaletkitchen.com .There is a new good small supermarket in St Bon which is just a 5 minute walk from the front door across a quiet hidden open common in the heart of the village, going past the ancient baroque church and nice children's play area. The St Bon supermarket bakes excellent croissants (great for breakfast!) and breads on the premises, and has a mouth-watering wonderful selection of local cheeses, plus some foods imported from UK! You could self-cater all week using this small supermarket, use the ski bus to the slopes (and other shops, restaurants etc.), have some of the great pizzas from The Black Pearl restaurant and decide not to bother with a car on your holiday!

There is a new ski hire shop next to the St Bon supermarket (Courchevel Racing Center) beside the second ski bus stop in St Bon.

Also there are small supermarkets in higher Courchevel resorts, and it is just 15 minutes to a Super U hypermarket at Salins-les-Thermes.

Travel cot+bedlinen (€30) or Travel Cot+Bedlinen+Highchair (€50) etc. can be hired from www.HolidayBabyHire.com

Sleeps up to 8-11, no smoking property and no single sex groups.

There is a discount for smaller groups of guests.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julian Braidwood (Owner)
Member since: 2015
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Speaks english, written French, written Spanish, written German

About Julian Braidwood

We are both vets that love beautiful countryside, mountainous scenery, and to ski! Our home is near the Lake District in the North of England, where we often go hiking.

We were both born and lived in the South of England until we met at the University of Liverpool when we were veterinary students. After working in veterinary practice after a few years we found ourselves living near the Scottish border in Cumbria. Our three children all went to school locally, but have now all left home and are at different universities in England and Scotland.

My parents were farmers and when they died we decided to sell the farm and look for a nice chalet in the Alps. In 2014 we fell in love with Chalet L'Orbeye and the next year was spent modernising and renovating the interior.

Now we are looking forward to spending more time in our lovely chalet in the French Alps! We hope that you love it as much as we do!!

p.s. if you phone and if I'm at work (at Triveritas) I may need to call you back or you might need to leave a message. I will get back to you!

Julian Braidwood purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Julian Braidwood chose The Three Valleys

Chalet L'Orbeye has a fabulous location in the Courchevel valley for both winter and summer holidays. The skiing in Courchevel and the fully connected Three Valleys is world class and the largest ski area in the world.

The scenery is stunning with snow topped mountains most of the year, and the village of St Bon is the original ski centre in the Courchevel valley with old buildings, a lovely church, and quiet walks. St Bon is still the administrative centre for the Courchevel valley and unlike the other nearby ski resorts has a good year round population.

Other ski resorts such as Paradiski and Pralognon are easily accessible, and the spectacular Vanoise National Park is a must for nature lovers, hiking and for wildlife.

It is also a great base for cycling holidays (road and mountain biking).

What makes this chalet unique

Chalet L'Orbeye was lovingly built by a local family that had lived in St Bon for at least three generations. The woodwork, some kitchen cupboards and original windows were made by the owner who is an artisan carpenter (and ski instructor!) so that chalet has a lovely homely feel, and is surrounded by its own Alpine garden. There are four balconies (one for each bedroom), the views are tremendous, and it is a great base for both winter and summer holidays.

We had looked at many chalets, but the classic style of Chalet L'Orbeye, great location, and the Alpine wooden homely feel meant this was the chalet for us!

In case you're wondering apparently Orbeye is the name of a tree!

The location is perfect for getting to the slopes (just a couple of minutes) and has a free ski bus stop less than 200 m (you can see it in some photos which were taken from the chalet balconies).

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveller reviews

Lovely Alpine chalet near ski bus stop, fabulous views, tablet pcs, free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Beautiful chalet, beautiful location. Loads to do!

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was full of alpine charm. It was spotlessly clean with lovely beds and high quality bedding and towels. The rooms were very luxurious with nice en-suites. We had not been to this area in the summer before and were amazed at how much there was to see and do. We had such a fantastic stay; full of blue skies, stunning scenery and great food.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had ten fabulous days at the chalet. The chalet is charming, well equipped and a lovely place to return to after a day of walking. Lots of the ski lifts were open which made it very easy to explore the area which is ideal for a really relaxing summer break. Stunning views from the chalet and plenty of beautiful scenery in the area. We spent one afternoon at Aquamotion which made for good fun. A wonderful time was had! Would highly recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Chalet L’Orbeye was the perfect base.

  • 5 of 5

Chalet L’Orbeye was the perfect base for a get together of family and friends. The open plan Living/ Kitchen area was a fabulously, well equipped and social space for cooking, eating, relaxing and playing games. The bedrooms were terrific – good quality bedding, each with its own balcony and its own glorious bathroom! The chalet has been furnished with taste and real attention to detail making a pleasure to return to each day.

The free bus that runs from outside the chalet,up and down the valley every half hour, was used by some or all of our party each day – it was a real bonus to not have to drive everywhere. There were plenty of walks and activities; via ferrata, paragliding, cycling, rafting, climbing, swimming etc. A trip into the Vanoise National Park was a real highlight. The members of our group who were returning to the UK by plane were able to arrange an airport transfer with the friendly, helpful next door neighbour Dave of ‘Pleisure Transfers’. A great holiday altogether. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Excellent chalet that is perfect for a weeks skiing in Courchevel

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at Chalet L'Orbeye over Easter 2016. Couldn't have asked for a more comfortable, spacious chalet for the 6 of us including two 6 year old twin daughters. Has everything you would ever need Inc lots of games for children and adults alike. We used Chalet Kitchen for evening meals which was very straight forward to organise, delicious and nicely varied (would highly recommend them). Transport to and from Le Praz (and then onto Courchevel 1850) was straight forward and worked like clock work. Would also recommend Aquamotion at Courchevel Moriond (1650) - pricey but great fun.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

The best hollidays house I've ever been.

  • 5 of 5

It has been a pleasure to be inChalet L'Orbeye. It's big enough for 10 people, very confortable, and fully equipped.

The bus works perfectly well, so you can be connected well enough with the sky station.

The keys lockers works fantastic for having everybody freedon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

very nice and comfortable chalet

  • 5 of 5

we enjoy our holidays at Chalet L'Orbeye. It is very nice and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Chambery
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golf de Courchevel
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Moutiers
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Black Pearl
Nearest Ski
1.9 Kilometres
Le Praz 1300
Car: recommended

A newly renovated spacious self-catering chalet in the lovely French Alpine village of St Bon in the world's largest ski resort of The Three Valleys. At 1100m altitude the chalet has stunning views and is only a couple of minutes’ drive to the fast Telecabines of Le Praz Courchevel 1300 where there is lots of free parking.

A good free ski bus service stops just 200 m from the chalet, and in good snow conditions you can ski back to the charming village of St Bon.

The ski buses go straight to the Le Praz ski lifts, and on to the other Courchevel resorts. Opening in winter 2015 the fabulous Centre Aquatique with its indoor surfing, wild rivers, water slides, climbing, beauty and wellness zones is just 10 minutes away. The massive Paradiski area at Champagny-en-Vanoise is less than 20 minutes’ drive, and it’s half an hour to the smaller resort of Pralognan.

The Black Pearl Pizza restaurant, with its wood fired oven and vaulted ceiling, is only a 500 metres walk and the free resort buses run late into the night for visiting the many other restaurants, shops and bars in the resort villages.

A small supermarket in St Bon is just a 5 minute walk from the chalet, and on the way you pass the childrens' play area (swings, see-saw, slide etc). The supermarket has everything you need with some delicious local alpine produce together with some British favourites! The bilingual owner is also willing to take orders in advance (info@saintbonrelais.fr). A ski shop also opens in St Bon in December 2016 (Courchevel Racing Center Ski & Golf).

Catering: Self-catering, and excellent prepared meals can be purchased from Boucherie Du Praz or delivered from www.chaletkitchen.com , there are also small supermarkets in other Courchevel resorts, and it's just 15 minutes to a Super U hypermarket at Salins-les-Thermes.

Travel cot+bedlinen (€30) or Travel Cot+Bedlinen+Highchair (€50) etc. can be hired from www.HolidayBabyHire.com who know the chalet.

In summer the chalet is an ideal base for both road cycling and mountain biking, with a lockable garage for bikes and access to many Alpine routes. The fabulous Vanoise National Park is a must for nature lovers and hiking, and there are lakes, forests, fishing and Alpine walking from the door. Both 15 minutes away Brides les Bains is a spa town, and Bozel has an outdoor swimming lake.

There are many summer events in the Three Valleys and the amazing Centre Aquatique with its indoor surfing, wild rivers, water slides, climbing, beauty and wellness zones is just 10 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
16/17 Winter low
3 Dec 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$1,650
 
 
16/17Winter low
10 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$1,650
 
 
Christmas '16 High
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$508
 
 
New Year 16/17 HIGH
29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$508
 
 
January '17 high
5 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$344
 
 
January 17 Mid
14 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,073
 
 
2017 Medium
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,749
 
 
2017 Peak
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,426
 
 
2017 Peak
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,749
 
 
2017 High
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,411
 
 
17 Medium
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,946
 
 
17 Medium
11 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,242
 
 
17 medium high
18 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,411
 
 
17 medium high
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,580
 
 
17 medium high
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,580
 
 
17 medium
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,073
 
 
17 low
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,734
 
 
'17 Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,468
 
 
'18 Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$2,622
 
 
'18 Medium
7 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$2,115
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,303
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$846

Bedding, towels, heating, WiFi, logs for wood burner - all included in the price.
A discount is available for smaller numbers of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Fully tiled, walk in shower with glass screen, basin,WC
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Fully tiled, walk in shower with glass screen, basin, WC.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Fully tiled, shower over bath, basin, WC, velux window.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Fully tiled, walk in shower, glass screen, basin, WC
  • All four fully tiled bathrooms were constructed in late 2015 and have new Duravit fittings. Three bathrooms are en-suite, with the fourth being just a couple of steps from the double bunk bedroom. The double bedroom has a shower over bath, basin and WC. All the other bathrooms have walk in showers with tiled floors and walls plus solid glass full height ceiling splash screens. .
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Alpine views, balcony, en suite, TV, PC, bedside lamps
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Balcony,alp views, en suite, wardrobe, TV, PC, bedside lamps
    Bedroom 1 - 2 adult bunk beds (sleeps 4), TV, PC, Alpine views, balcony.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , South facing balcony, TV, PC, en suite, bedside lamps.
  • There are four bedrooms each with wooden French windows (two in the master bedroom!) leading onto its own wooden balcony. The twin bedroom balcony is South facing with views towards St Bon and Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz). The double bunk room, double and triple rooms all have great Alpine mountain views. All 4 bedrooms have wall mounted new 24" Samsung flat screen TVs with remote control and Freeview - including French & UK channels, and hair dryers There is a Hudl2 tablet pc in each bedroom for internet and games. If you want a larger screen - just connect it to the bedroom TV! The triple (double plus single) and double bedrooms are en-suite with the triple having walk in shower, basin, WC, and the double a shower over bath, basin,WC. The ground floor double bedroom has an en-suite with walk in shower, basin, WC. The bunk room has adult sized bunks and is two steps from the fourth bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC. All decorated in winter 2015, & lots of original chalet wood!
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing