Chalet Island

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Sleeps: 12 - 15 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Recommended Ski Chalet Wellness Catered Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Ideal for Parties

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Chalet Island is located amongst its own secluded orchards and gardens with some unbelievable views across the nearby villages and the valley stretching all the way to the Vanoise National Park, with Mount Bec towering above the valley - 3400 metres high and with a picture-perfect sharp pyramid-like top. Here, you can avoid the crowds and clamour of busy resorts and their hectic entertainment and find true peaceful haven you will never want to leave... Not even to go skiing!

The chalet was completely rebuilt and redesigned in 2017 and can sleep twelve in its six bedrooms, plus another 3 people in a separate chalet next door.

In the main chalet, the ground floor is a huge open space with a high, beamed ceiling, suspended drop-shaped fireplace and plenty of natural light, showing off those stunning mountain views. There is a group of inviting armchairs around the fireplace and another one around a flatscreen TV, allowing everyone to warm up or catch up on some news.

The modern open plan kitchen has a large, hand-made oak dining table which can easily seat eighteen, the table is positioned to out to the most fantastic vista of the mountains

An L shaped balcony runs around this level allowing you to admire the view and breathe in some fantastically fresh air. The same floor houses a ski boot room with heated prongs and a sauna.

Just one floor down, from this stunning viewing deck, on the ‘sitting room floor’ is an extremely homely sitting room. Warmed up by a wood burning stove, with a large TV creating a cinema area and a couple of comfortable armchair gatherings, perfect for smaller groups playing games or reading.

The master bedroom is also on the on the ‘sitting room floor’, with an en suite bathroom and direct access to the jacuzzi situated on the spacious terrace.

On the lowest level are the remaining 5 bedrooms, each decorated differently, giving it its own unique character, whether it is art deco or Biedermeier style, it might also tap into the seasons or the passions of the owner's family. All bedrooms come with their own bath or shower room. Book now and find true zen in this beautiful valley!

An added bonus is a small second Chalet located next door, enjoying the same lovely views it has 1 bedroom and is ideal for additional friends or family.
The chalet is fully catered and includes breakfast, expertly prepared 4 course dinners (on 6 nights) and complimentary drinks including Veuve Clicquot or Taittinger champagne.  A chauffeured minibus is included to make sure you can get to the slopes as soon as you are ready.

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What you should know…

  • A minivan is on duty through the day 11am to 17:30 but may take up to 20 minutes to get to you. Your personal van will be on duty 08:30- 11am and again at 17:30.
  • The Chef works 6 nights a week, babysitting can be arranged until 11pm on their night off if you wish to go out to dinner.
  • There is an additional bedroom located in a 2nd Chalet next door. 

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Sauna/Steam Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Chalet Interiors:
 

Lower Ground Floor:

-Master Bedroom 2 with Emperor size bed, en-suite shower room, direct access to the hot tub terrace. 

-Bedroom with Twin or Super King bed, en-suite bathroom.

-Bedroom with King bed, en-suite shower room. 

-Bedroom with Twin or Super King bed, en-suite bathroom, shared balcony

-Bedroom with Twin or Super King bed, en-suite bathroom, shared balcony


Ground Floor:

-Entrance hall 

-Open plan kitchen and dining area

-Sitting area with fireplace

-Sauna

-Boot Room

-Guest W/C 

-Laundry room


Top floor:

-Master Bedroom 1 with Emperor size bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower.

-Living rooms with TV area and wood burner  


Outside Grounds:

-Large terrace with hot tub 

-2 L shaped balconies on the ground floor and top floor 


Second Chalet:

Ground floor:

-Guest shower room

-Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room


Mezzanine Level:

-Bedroom area with king sized bed, single bed, open to bath and washbasin.


Facilities:

- Wi-Fi

- Apple TV

- Sound system

- Telephone

- iPad

- Books and games

- Nespresso coffee machine

- Safe in every room

- Hair dryer in every room

- Hot tub

Location

About the surrounding area of Chalet Island
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Skiing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Chalet Island is located in its own secluded Orchards, just an 8-10 minute drive from the nearest Olympie telecabine at Les Allues and a 15-20 minute drive to the centre of Méribel.

Méribel is a village with a true alpine heart. You won’t find blocks of hotels and purpose-built facilities here. Instead, the compact and lively town centre is picture-postcard perfect, and its atmosphere is quaint and fairytale-like. Meribel offers fantastic skiing and snowboarding for all levels of ability and a huge range of non-skiing activities.

It is without a doubt the most romantic resort in the area and if you’re planning a couples holiday in the snow you’ll definitely want to take a closer look at Méribel.

At the centre of the world famous Trois Vallées (Three Valleys), Méribel makes up part of the largest ski domain in the world. It has over 150km of pistes, plenty of backcountry and off-piste skiing and snow cannons cover 65% of the ski area.

Across the valleys, it has six sister resorts. You can either get a single-resort lift pass and keep to the fantastic beginner and intermediate terrain there, but you also have the option of purchasing a pass that covers the whole area. 

The advanced lift system at Méribel will let you maximise your time on the snow and make sure you’re not waiting around in queues. With 67 runs to try out just in the resort itself, there is no time to be wasted. Just beware of the afternoon sun cutting things short on the west-facing slopes and prepare to get up with the sun if you’re after untouched powder. At it’s highest skiing point Méribel reaches an altitude of 2952 metres and the descent from this point is known to be one of the most scenic runs around.

Aside from the world-class skiing, Méribel is also known to be one of the liveliest resorts in the Three Valleys. Many of its residents and bar-owners (as well as plenty of its visitors) are expat-Brits who certainly know how to party. The après-ski scene here is truly top-notch!

Read more about Meribel

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chambery

(91-100 Km)

Nearest Train Station Moutiers

(15 Km)

Nearest Village Meribel Les Allues

(2 Km)

Nearest Town/City Meribel

(6 Km)

Nearest Restaurant Le Croix

(2 Km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Tsaretta

(2 Km)

Nearest Shop Vival

(2 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Casino Supermarket

(6 Km)

The Resort

Méribel is a village with a true alpine heart. You won’t find blocks of hotels and purpose-built facilities here. Instead, the compact and lively town centre is picture-postcard perfect, and its atmosphere is quaint and fairytale-like. It is without a doubt the most romantic resort in the area and if you’re planning a couples holiday in the snow you’ll definitely want to take a closer look at Méribel. 

At the centre of the world famous Trois Vallées (Three Valleys), Méribel makes up part of the largest ski domain in the world. Across the valleys, it has six sister resorts. You can either get a single-resort lift pass and keep to the fantastic beginner and intermediate terrain there, but you also have the option of purchasing a pass that covers the whole area. 

The advanced lift system at Méribel will let you maximise your time on the snow and make sure you’re not waiting around in queues. With 67 runs to try out just in the resort itself, there is no time to be wasted. Just beware of the afternoon sun cutting things short on the west-facing slopes and prepare to get up with the sun if you’re after untouched powder. At it’s highest skiing point Méribel reaches an altitude of 2952 metres and the descent from this point is known to be one of the most scenic runs around.

Aside from the world-class skiing, Méribel is also known to be one of the liveliest resorts in the Three Valleys. Many of its residents and bar-owners (as well as plenty of its visitors) are expat-Brits who certainly know how to party. The après-ski scene here is truly top-notch!

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

 The chalet has all that the little (and bigger) ones might require during their stay. A selection of games, sledges, toys and children’s DVDs are available. Children’s essentials such as cots, high chairs, sterilisers, sledges and toys are available and pushchairs are available on request.

On the chef’s night off children’s high tea and complimentary babysitting will be available and nannies can be arranged throughout your stay, please pre book any required childcare services without concierge team.

Ski lessons can be booked for children ages 4 and over, along ski equipment. Please prebook with our concierge team.

Meribel offers an incredible range of activities for children, from swimming to sledging. For the bad weather days, there is the Olympic Centre by La Chaudanne in Meribel Centre which features a 25m swimming pool, spa, gym and climbing wall. Or for keeping the kids entertained there is ice skating, two cinemas and a games room.

Pop into a wonderful ‘Kenothèque’ - family centre with Méribel’s mascot, Kenotte! On offer - fairytale readings, games, arts and crafts, Kapla wooden constructions, Playmais, books, drawing contests, make up sessions, and many other surprises and highlights of the week. Free and open to all!

The equestrian centre in Meribel is open all year round. Located along the Truite piste, it is accessible from the road by car. Try Ski-joëring - it really is a genuine winter sport : a combination of skiing and horse riding.

Sledging can be loads of fun for the family or the big kids when you've had enough of skiing for the day or want to try out something new. There are designated areas for it as well as a fully secure area dedicated to sledging for the little kids. You can also sledge at the Rond Point area where there is a magic carpet to take you back to the top of the slope! There is even night sledging in Meribel Mottaret; you can sledge down the Himalaya green slope back down into the centre of Meribel Mottaret.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Skiing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catered
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included
  • Catered
  • English speaking babysitter available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included
  • Catered
  • English speaking babysitter available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • Private chauffeured minibus service within the resort
  • Fresh fruit, flowers and daily newspapers

The catering at Chalet Island is among the finest in the Alps and the owners take pride in an outstanding reputation for food and wine. The wine list is composed by the acclaimed Master of Wine and owner of Savage Selection wines, Mark Savage. Mark brings interesting, small production wines to the table, all deeply characteristic of their origin and beautifully paired with our food.  Unlimited Champagne is included in the stay and following blind taste tests the owners chose to serve Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot.  

Catering services included as standard:

  •     Freshly prepared breakfast
  •     Afternoon tea every day
  •     Pre-dinner canapés
  •     Dinners prepared by your chef (6 nights)
  •     Early children's supper every day if required
  •     Baby-sitting until 11pm on the chef's night off if required
  •     Unlimited Veuve Clicquot or Taittinger champagne
  •     Complimentary bar of beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks
  •     Gourmet tea selection and Nespresso coffee

Terms & Conditions

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

Arrival time 4:30pm
Departure time Vacate bedrooms by 10am and the chalet completely by 10:30am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price
Minimum stay Normally 7 nights. This may vary at Christmas and New Year. Shorter stays may be considered in low season.
Changeover day Normally Sunday. Christmas and New Years 2022 changeover dates are: Wednesday 21st Dec 2022, Wednesday 28th Dec 2022, Wednesday 4th Jan 2023 Wednesday 11th Jan 2023 (4 or 11 night stay)
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed
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.

Villa conditions:
-This chalet does not require a pre-paid security deposit
-Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional £1,560 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Mar 3rd 2024 £34,657
Mar 3rd 2024 - Mar 10th 2024 £33,773
Mar 10th 2024 - Mar 17th 2024 £32,328
Mar 17th 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 £31,194
Mar 24th 2024 - Mar 31st 2024 £38,828
Mar 31st 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 £38,100
Apr 7th 2024 - Dec 22nd 2024 £26,201
Dec 22nd 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 £60,463
Dec 25th 2024 - Aug 31st 2025 £60,463

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional €1,697 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Mar 3rd 2024 €37,705
Mar 3rd 2024 - Mar 10th 2024 €36,743
Mar 10th 2024 - Mar 17th 2024 €35,170
Mar 17th 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 €33,937
Mar 24th 2024 - Mar 31st 2024 €42,242
Mar 31st 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 €41,450
Apr 7th 2024 - Dec 22nd 2024 €28,505
Dec 22nd 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 €65,779
Dec 25th 2024 - Aug 31st 2025 €65,779

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional $1,841 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Mar 3rd 2024 $40,890
Mar 3rd 2024 - Mar 10th 2024 $39,847
Mar 10th 2024 - Mar 17th 2024 $38,141
Mar 17th 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 $36,803
Mar 24th 2024 - Mar 31st 2024 $45,811
Mar 31st 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 $44,952
Apr 7th 2024 - Dec 22nd 2024 $30,913
Dec 22nd 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 $71,336
Dec 25th 2024 - Aug 31st 2025 $71,336

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
It's the best chalet in the valley - so I bought it.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
How many ski chalets have their own orchard, own cider, deer in the garden and natural water supply? The nearest building is the ancient town bread oven, from the 18th century. Bread was allowed to be baked once a month, and only after the town seigneur had received his bread tax. (But now you can make your own bread in the chalet breadmaker).

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
One guest always insists in having 10 pillows on his bed, just for him !

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? Use the telescope to see skiers in La Plagne, Couchevel and Meribel (and the siamese cat in the village opposite)

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
This chalet is an insider tip. only for people in the know

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