Chalet Cristal is traditional on the outside and contemporary on the inside.
It sleeps nine people in four bedrooms, two of which (a double and a king) are ensuite. The other two bedrooms, which are a twin and a triple share a family bathroom.
The chalet is surrounded by hedges on all sides making the large garden very private and providing ample off-road parking for three - four cars.
There is a further bedroom in the separate, self-contained, ground floor apartment. The apartment also has a sofa bed and Z bed, sleeping up to 13 people in total (please contact us for more info on the apartment). Please note that we never rent the chalet and apartment to separate groups of guests so you will always have the whole property to yourself.
Chalet Cristal sits in a quiet residential corner of Verchaix en bas - a five minute drive from central Samoëns or the Grand Massif Express. The télécabine at Morillon is even closer and the ski bus stops at the end of the road (less than 100 m away). There's a boulangerie, excellent pizzeria, market, bars etc within a five minutes walk.
Spacious double aspect, fully-equipped kitchen with granite worktops, oven, new induction hob, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, fondue set, raclette / hot stone grill, Nespresso machine, kettle, filter coffee maker, cafetiere, toaster, electric hand whisk and hand blender, and a wide range of baking dishes and trays and cook books.
Large open plan living and dining area with a lovely wood burning stove, TV and DVD player with built in surround sound system including UK freeview channels and seating for up to ten people.
The living area is incredibly bright and sunny with south and east facing windows and two sets of double doors giving access to the south facing balcony and east facing verandah with views of the slopes above Morillon and the mountains of Criou and Buet.
The chalet is child friendly with a cot, folding bed, high chair, stair gates, cutlery, plates, bowls and cups all provided. There is a wide selection of DVDs, games and puzzles suitable for pre-school children upwards.
Double bedroom with ensuite shower room faces west with beautiful sunset views over the Marcelly.
South-facing master bedroom with 160 cm wide bed and ensuite bathroom.
South-facing triple bedroom (three single beds) with TV/DVD player, which is perfect for children or teenagers
Large twin facing north with beautiful views of La Bourgeoise and the Joux Plane.
Large family bathroom with bath and shower and a separate washing machine / drying room under the eaves.
The bedrooms are all chalet style with some sloping ceilings and exposed beams; all bedrooms have ample storage space, a mirror, hairdryer and reading / bedside lights.
The garden area is mainly grass and extends around three sides of the chalet and is fenced, making it ideal for youngsters to play safely.
There are a number of large trees which provide welcome shade in the summer and there are lovely views of the slopes above Morillon, Mont Buet and the Marcelly.
Hammock, two sun loungers and a seating area comprising a large three seater sofa, two large armchairs, all with cushions, and a low table as well as a 3 m parasol are all provided. There's also a large square table and parasol, seating eight, for al fresco dining as well as a charcoal BBQ and a brazier for late summer / early autumn evenings, when it starts getting a little bit chilly. For those looking for a bit more activity there's a swing, a slackline and a badminton set.
On the first floor covered verandah there is a table seating six, which is a perfect any time of year or day, but particularly in the morning as the sun rises and a bench and two armchairs, two stools. and a hammock chair.
Last, but by no means least, is a large, seven seater Canadian Spa hot tub, which is available all year round.
No smoking anywhere on property.
€500 damage deposit payable in advance.
Check in from 17:00 with check out by 10:00. We try and accommodate early check in where possible. At the very least you will be able to leave bags safely in the boot room if you arrive early / leave later.
Changeover day is normally Sunday, but we can of course be flexible, particularly in off peak season and can also offer short breaks.
Prices are for rental of the chalet on a self-catered basis and include:
* Beds made prior to arrival
* Towels provided
* Welcome hamper of food and drinks
* Complimentary toiletries
* Firewood (in winter)
* Washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, bin liners and cleaning products provided
* Complimentary end of stay cleaning