5 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • Sleeps up to 9
About Nancy Oliver
I am a Californian married to an Englishman and we live in London with our 2 university-aged children. We use Chalet Gelinotte as much as we can, and love it both in the winter and the summer.
Nancy Oliver purchased this Chalet in 2006
Why Nancy Oliver chose Verbier
We bought this chalet with the intention of living in Verbier at some point in our future. So we made the chalet cosy and welcoming with good beds, and are currently doing a good renovation to keep us happen for years to come.
What makes this Chalet unique
We love the sunny location, the easy access to the slopes, the ability to walk into the centre of Verbier easily and yet still be in a quiet place for sleeping and socialising. We love sitting in the garden after skiing with a beer or a glass of wine in the longer and warmer days of March and April.
Check-in: 4:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Well-behaved pets will be considered.
A large garden and beginner slopes close by.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Customised property cancellation policy: 120 days prior to arrival- (50% refund); after 90 days, no refund
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Wonderful Swiss Chalet
We stayed at this charming Swiss Chalet over New Years 2020. The owner recently renovated the property and WOW is the only word I can use. Everything is the perfect mix of classic swiss interior combined with modern comforts. The location of the property is even better than we imagined with an easy bus stop across the street or a pleasant walk into town. The stairs in the house were very friendly to wobbly grandparents and young children. The chalet had all the required appliances and utensils to cook in every night if desired with a big kitchen table that was perfect for our group of 6 adults and 3 children.
One additional thing is the owners went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. They were extremely communicative and provided the right advice for a first time trip to Verbier. They were even kind enough to arrange Bluebird skies for an entire week! :)
I would highly recommend this chalet and will be planning to visit again next year! Thanks again for the trip of a lifetime!
Chris, thank you for your kind thoughts. We are so glad that you and your extended family had a great stay at Chalet Gelinotte. Family holidays are so important in our busy lives, and we wanted the chalet to be a place to help make holidays lovely. So mission accomplished! - though we had nothing to do with the wonderful weather you had. Your family were terrific guests and we look forward to welcoming you back again anytime - winter or summer.
A great chalet for a group of friends or family to share
We have just returned from a week's stay in Chalet Gelinotte. Everything was as described on the Homeaway website and communication with Nancy (the owner) was excellent. The chalet is very comfortable and well equipped. Some of our party were skiers and some walkers; the situation of the chalet meant everyone was close to the bus stop to either get to the slopes or head off walking. We had a fabulous week and would all highly recommend this chalet if you are planning a trip to the mountains.
Carol, thank you for your kind words regarding Chalet Gelinotte. It is our second home, and we want our guests to have a wonderful time there, and I am thrilled that you and your friends did so. You were lovely guests and we hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes, Nancy
Charming chalet that is quintessential Switzerland
We spent a week at Chalet Gelinotte and enjoyed every minute. The chalet is perfectly situated on the bus line and is an easy walk to two different access points to the mountain. It was so easy to get around that both the morning trip to the lifts and the afternoon apres ski were easy and fun. The chalet itself was perfectly equipped with everything we needed -- great kitchen for cooking, cozy bedrooms, roaring fireplace, big TV, and of course the all-important wifi. Nancy and Nick have thought of everything and we felt more like family friends than paying guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to get back soon!
Thank you for your kind words. As I told you, I really value my vacations and want to try my best to make my guest's vacations as good as I can. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chalet Gelinotte. And you were lovely, understanding and so easy to work with - please return! Best wishes, Nancy and Nick
Wonderful house for families in a great location!
We had a great time staying here with our small children and our parents. The bunny slope is a short walk away, the free ski bus is even closer. The croissants at the bakery at Savoleyres were great (the nutella filled donuts are deliciously addictive!). Depending on the time of year, there is a night bus to come back from dinner in town if you don't want to walk up the hill. The house is comfortable and we appreciated the well-stocked kitchen, heated bathroom floor, and the washer and dryer (!!!). The internet worked well. I suggest bringing warm pajamas and sweatshirts as it can be chilly in the house. My only two criticisms are that the front door is hard to lock/unlock and that the couches could use updating. Both things that I am sure Nancy will fix, as she is a very attentive hostess! I highly recommend this house for a family holiday.
Hi Veronica - Thank you for your kind words, and for being such lovely guests! I am so glad that you had a great stay. And you are right - the front door lock and the sofas were already on my to-do list! We just replaced the washing machine, dryer, TV (with 4K & HDR my son says that I have to say), DVD player and some curtains - which were on last year's to-do list. Just like any family home, you have to keep taking care of things, and I appreciate your help. I hope your travels home to Peru went well, and we would love to have you back sometime soon. Best wishes to all your family.
***** HI AGAIN VERONICA, I just had to let you know this - we had an issue with the boiler two weeks after you stayed, and had to replace some parts. So the boiler might have been starting to break down while you were there, leading to your feeling a bit chilly. If that was the case, I am so sorry. We don't usually have that comment. And it is all fixed now! Stuff happens with homes that cannot always be anticipated, and I appreciate your patience. Best wishes, Nancy
Perfect location and great family holiday
Just had a great week in Verbier skiing under the fabulous guidance of Nancy and her lovely chalet. We were 4 adults and 5 children, everyone had enough space and the kitchen was really well equipped as was the rest of the communal areas . The open fire was very welcome as we managed to stay in one of the coldest weeks! The chalet is perfectly located for the number 2 bus to the lifts and it's a 10 minute walk if you have enough energy to walk to the village. Skiing in Verbier is not for beginners, mostly red runs but lots of them so tons of variety. Children loved the ski park area and skiing through the trees... we will be back! Nancy was extremely helpful in the run up to our holiday and we couldn't have wished for a better service.
Thank you Lorraine for your kind words, and I am so glad that your family and your friends all enjoyed their stay at our chalet. You were so lucky to have such great snow, but I know that it was colder than normal so I am glad that you all kept toasty with the fire. You were great guests, and would love to have you back again!
Lovely, comfortable, traditional chalet
The chalet is very comfortable and cosy, exactly what we wanted from a traditional Swiss chalet. It has everything you need for a family to stay. It is warm and also has a lovely open fire too. We had a lovely holiday staying in this chalet and would definitely recommend it. Nancy, the owner is a delight to deal with. She is kind and answers any questions quickly and is extremely accommodating of requests.
I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chalet Gelinotte. Vacations are so important for everybody concerned and as an owner-operator of this chalet, it is my pleasure to help you as much as possible to have a wonderful holiday. Of course, it is always easier when guests are as responsive and thoughtful as you are! Come back sometime. Summers here are lovely too.