Chateau Ste Genevieve

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 10

Overview

Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

One of Europe's oldest renovated chateaux is available for your family holiday or reunion. Chateau St. Genevieve located in the Savoie region of France is at the base of the French Alps. This property can accommodate up to 20 guests with 10 bedrooms and 10 plus bathrooms.

A perfect location for a small executive company retreat, yoga, meditation, or bike the past routes of the Tour de France. Originally built by French monks as a priory in 1032-1033, the property was transformed into a chateau in 1828.

Since 2000, the current owners have brought modern charm to the chateau while maintaining historical and architectural integrity. Recently updating the ancient caves and adding a pool to the property.

Upon booking, inquire about numerous activities your group can enjoy such as cooking classes, ski and biking journeys, wine and cheese tastings, and tours of the region. Contact Oliver's VIP Concierge using the blue box in the "Extras" tab for details. Chateau Ste Genevieve is available year-round and the location offers an unrivalled range of activities for every season.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill'otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel. 

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the 'Extras' tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There are springs that create a natural pool from the river in the garden. If you have children, you will need to keep an eye on them near the springs and the pool.
  • The current caretakers live on the property and are available for any questions during posted hours.
  • Children are welcome and please inquire about equipment and local activities that are available.
  • The lovely heated pool can be enjoyed from 1st May to 30th September

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

In addition to the incredibly unique bedrooms, there is also a large kitchen for relaxed meals and a formal dining room. Two outdoor terraces can also be used for dining and relaxing. There is also a main reception room for entertaining and enjoying a bottle of wine. The salon is most frequently used for mixing drinks at the bar, socializing, and listening to music. The library is the ideal quiet place to escape with a good book or play a game of chess. Upstairs, there is a game room equipped with a pool table, bar and games.
The home theatre comes with over 800 films to watch with streaming capabilities. There is an office available, for those who must work, with Wi-Fi, phone, fax and a printer.
Outside there are 17 acres of private grounds and other out-buildings to explore. There are also two dining terraces with spectacular, ever-changing views of the Alps and Mont-Blanc. To easily enjoy an al fresco meal in the privacy of the garden, our gas movable barbecue grille with 4 heat elements and optional griddle  is at your disposal..

Last but not least, there is a heated private swimming pool (size:11.5m x 5.5m/depth: 1.2m - 1.6m/ type of heating: pump system) with automatic cover.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Ste Genevieve
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Skiing Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Both the Geneva and Lyon international airports are within a 90-minute drive away. The nearest village is 2 km away and has quaint village living with bakeries, charcuteries and a weekly farmer’s market and grocery stores.
The chateau is the ideal place to enjoy the typical French lifestyle and escape a hectic city life. Some may prefer to enjoy adventure, shopping and exploring in cities such as Chambery, Albertville and Annecy are only a short drive away. And for those who want to venture a little further, the Italian and Swiss borders are within an hour drive.
Other activities in the area include paragliding, hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, quad and motorcycle treks, swimming, and riding in glider planes.

Region

Rhône-Alpes is the essence of adventure. With nearby rivers and mountains, it’s open season for thrill seekers and anyone with a passion for the outdoors. And although it may be hard to believe, the air is crisper in this beautiful central region of France. Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends, everyone will come back with a story to tell. Whether that’s taking a big bite of nougat or exploring the snowtopia of Chamonix – Rhône-Alpes is a paradise unlike no other. And if you’re looking for the perfect base, don’t forget to check out our villas in Rhône-Alpes.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Skiing
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included
  • English speaking babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included
  • English speaking babysitter available
  • Laundry Service (at extra cost)
  • Pre-stocked fridge (at extra cost)
Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

Service and items included in the price:

- Breakfast
- Safe for valuables
- On-site parking
- Pre- and post-stay cleaning
- Light cleaning 3 days per week
- Iron and ironing board
- Weekly bedding and towel change
- Use of office (Wi-Fi, printer, copier, fax)

Extras available at this property:

- Laundry service (charged by item)
- Fridge-stocking service
- Additional daily cleaning
- On-site property caretakers are available to assist you during specific hours
 
Please email the booking manager with any requests before your arrival.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested a minimum two months in advance. Due to holidays, location and reservation requirements many services are subject to cancellation fees. Most services will require an upfront, non-refundable reservation deposit.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

 The pool is open from 1st May to 30th September

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3500 to be paid via bank transfer to the owner 3 months prior to arrival.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price and are changed weekly.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 7 days.
Heating costs included? Included except from November to March when there is an additional heating charge of €500 per week.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and other events are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? No.
Changeover day

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £14,284
Oct 1st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £12,697
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £14,284
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £12,697
Apr 29th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 £14,284
Sep 29th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £12,697
Dec 18th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 £14,284

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €15,277
Oct 1st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €13,579
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €15,277
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €13,579
Apr 29th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 €15,277
Sep 29th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €13,579
Dec 18th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 €15,277

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $17,419
Oct 1st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $15,483
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $17,419
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $15,483
Apr 29th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 $17,419
Sep 29th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $15,483
Dec 18th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 $17,419

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Chuck and Casey

How long have you owned the property?

17 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The atmosphere, its magical setting and historical importance.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
During the time of the Romans, the priests who lived on the property collected a toll for use of the local road and bridge. The Romans periodically travelled to Lyon to sell goods so that they may raise funds for their emperors. Thus, the village where the Chateau is located is called Saint Jean de la Porte, meaning “of the door”.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Paragliding, ATV tour, wine tasting, horseback riding, skiing, biking, hiking, cheese tastings, etc.

Really eat?
Try the local mountain restaurants-they have some of the best fondue.

Really see?
A must see would be Annecy and Chamonix (home of Mont Blanc).

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
This is a calm and perfect place to spend valuable time with loved ones. Nature surrounds this chateau and makes it quite fairytale like. It is magical and a very special place.

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Reviews

  • A Chateau close to our hearts and Dreams!

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    Out of every window is a picture around every corner is a surprise your senses come alive and at night you dream again crisp clean air, majestic mountain views. lush green fields of garden and nature band and ancient caves, water tames and pure, and pure, old structures and wonderment a plenty Birds, butterflies, chickens, rabbits, and Guinness to welcome you home open meadows, shady paths, and a cool dip in an inviting pond children free to explore, run and play And act on a great stage Fine wine, good food and the best company Thank you for sharing your vision Passion and home We will always hold our visit to the Chateau close to our hearts and Dreams!

  • Thanks, it's been great!

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    This has been a complete family holiday for us. In total nineteen members of the family spanning 4 generations spent a most enjoyable week at the Chateau. The weather was variable but it didn't matter. We spent time inside and outside the Chateau. We had 2 barbecues, we walked the grounds, we played pool and we watched a movie every night! We visited local vineyards- we even had a trip to Annecy. Mostly though, we were just lazy, exactly what a holiday should be. the Chateau is a super building, with lots of history and character everywhere you look. The restoration has been to a high standard. And the caretaker has been extremely helpful to us. Thanks, it's been great!

  • Most memorable week our family has ever experienced

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    We cannot thank you enough for opening your home/chateau to our family. this week was the most memorable our family has ever experienced. This is a magical valley with so many secrets and we are blessed to have discovered them. Thank you again for your hospitality.

  • Magnificent French Chateau...

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    We appreciate you sharing your magnificent French Chateau home with our clan. It means so much to us to spend this time together-two generations all under one roof. The grand rooms, gorgeous French kitchen, game room, and movie theater all have left a memory of 7 great nights together-sure to be the topic of conversation of our family for years to come! Unbelievable sunrises and sunsets enjoyed on your terraces-thank you for sharing these remarkable sights with us! We enjoyed Bernard with our wine tour of the unique Savoie region, our unbelievable Mont Blanc journey and every village tour we could find. The best of all, we would return each day and have the property manager who provided and guided all our dining experiences. memories made here are once in a lifetime-we wish our best to you and thank you.

  • If only we had another week!

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    If only we had another week! So much to enjoy and explore. Savoie is an amazing beautiful place and the Chateau itself is captivating. I couldn't imagine a better setting to build fun & touching memories with our family that will continue to grow in epic embellished proportions through the years. Thank you for having us! We look forward to being back one day. I am so grateful that our uncle invited us to this wonderful place. Thanks for everything.

  • Many great memories formed that we will never forget

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    What a great trip! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. My family truly enjoyed our stay, from our dungeon disco party, fantastic meals, to the invasion of the game room. Many great memories formed that we will never forget. On the next note, the property manager was phenomenal. A wonderful hostess that was patient with my insane family. Thank you again and we hope to get back again.

  • This Chateau is a once in a lifetime experience!

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    This Chateau is a once in a lifetime experience. As the final day approaches, we wish we had more time in the Chateau and the region. We loved exploring the site and the surrounding areas, seeing the people's way of life and learning about their history and culture. Our lives have been enriched by this experience and the memories of this family event will be with us always thanks to the patriarch of this family. The property manager was attentive and helpful and had many ideas to share with us.

  • Absolutely magical experience...

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    How can simple words summarize our absolutely magical experience here in your Savoie utopia? From the picture perfect views, to the haunting dungeon, to the Juliet-like windows & spirited horses, to the soothing sounds of the ancient water "mill" to the sheer comfort & welcoming embrace we immediately felt upon entering the gates of your medieval paradise. Ahhh...!!! Our clan, as my fathers guests, have created lasting memories & have had experiences of a lifetime. Thank you for opening your magnificent home to us & sharing your generosity of spirit and vision in creating this paradise.
    P.S. and your property manager..what a gem! For their infinite patience, sense of humor, culinary prowess & calming patience, and has become a part of our clan & largely responsible for the magic we all felt.

  • The Chateau was the perfect setting for 4 days of relaxing, exploring and eating and drinking

    Posted by Anonymous User on 14/06/2012

    Thirteen of us came to this wonderful Chateau on a sentimental journey to visit our French relatives, many of whom we had never met! The Chateau was the perfect setting for 4 days of relaxing, exploring and eating and drinking wonderful local produce! The children have taken hide and seek to a new level (hiding & jumping out from alcoves & nooks & crannies was also a great favorite of the grown-ups..) Moms & Dads preferred sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine taking in the breathtaking scenery. We will miss the midnight film show in the most comfortable cinema in France. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to spend a few days in a piece of living French history.

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