Semi detached, 3 bedroom chalet with panoramic views of Chatel valley
Roger and Ali Middleton
Max guests: 6
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
A nice chalet with a lovely view
The chalet was all we needed, beautiful views over the valley and easy access down the hill to Chatel itself.
Pleasant resort -
The chalet is very pleasant - not fancy but has everything you need to have a lovely stay. Beds are comfortable, lounge is spacious and plenty of seating. Kitchen small but perfect for a weeks self catering. 20 min walk into Chatel, unfortunately the free ski bus does stop running early so don't rely on that to get back to Petit after a meal out but the walk is not too bad.
We had trouble the first day getting our hire car up the final bit (too much snow/ice in one small area) to the garage so had to leave it at the bottom of the slope. Next day (after a little sun) no problem getting the car up to the Garage. The garage was great - we left our skis there over night so saved us carrying up the final path. The walk from the lift is ok - but probably difficult if you've got young kids who don't carry their own stuff but with teenagers it was fine. We skied down to the lift every morning (bar one when we went to Pre de Joux). Chatel is a nice resort but does have a lot of drag/button lifts which do have queues in half term but access to Switzerland is easy and some lovely runs on that side. Hired skis from Intersport at the bottom of the lift - They let us leave our shoes there on the last day so really easy to return and walk back up to the Chalet.
Good access from Geneva, it did take us near 2 hours to get to Chatel due to traffic on the A1/A9 along the north side of the lake, but access up to the mountains was really easy and quick, no long queues and the journey back was around 1.30 hrs. However, car rental from the French Side was a little confusing to return so that did add an extra 10 minutes to the journey (a note if you do hire from French side there is a Shell garage that is substantially cheaper than the airport pumps that you drive past to get to the French side so fill up your hire car there!).
A nice chalet, in a convenient location.
Lovely place, easy for the Ski bus, and a short walk to the nearest lift. 5 of us staying and have everything we need for a great holiday. great views from the chalet and comfortable. Great value.
Clean, great facilities and scenic
A lovely well sized and well facilitated chalet at the top of Petit Chatel. The Chalet was clean and with generous sized rooms, even for a group of adults. The views from the balcony were spectacular, lovely to wake up to and eat your breakfast.
Access from top of Super Chatel lift was easy, but a fair walk from the town centre.
Een sfeervol huis met een geweldig uitzicht
Het chalet ligt op een mooie locatie. Het vraagt wel wat klimwerk om er te komen. De auto moet 100 meter terug worden geparkeerd. Maar dan heb je ook een prachtig uitzicht. Bedden liggen goed en alles is voldoende aanwezig om het in een vakantie prettig te hebben.
Wij zijn goed geholpen toen we wat ongemak hadden.
Chatel is a pretty, traditional style village just over the Swiss border and at the top of the Abondance Valley which eventually winds its way down to Lake Leman, at Thonon Les Bains.
Chatel is at the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski area linking 14 ski resorts in France and Switzerland. There are 3 major ski lift areas in Chatel;-Super Chatel is a telecabine lift from the centre of the village, Linga is also a telecabine at the bottom of the villge, along the valley floor and the Pre-la Joux lift area is a short drive to the top of the valley. There are large car parks at both and the free ski buses also drop off here.
Chatel has all the amenities you would require, there are numerous restaurants and bars, ski equipment and hire shops, supermarkets,bakeries, a cinema, chemist and several shops selling traditional Savoyard food, toys, pottery etc.
The chalet is above the village, approx 1/1.5km from the centre.