Our Chamonix Valley chalet offers skiers, hikers and travellers a calm, relaxing stay in Les Houches at the foot of Mt Blanc. Close to shops and bus routes, it features a lovely garden, private parking and a decked veranda with stunning views.
The chalet is sited in a quiet residential area of La Griaz in Les Houches, at an altitude of 1000m. People live around here all year round and there are orchards and flower meadows around their homes. The 4810m summit of Mont Blanc towers above the town, facing the forested 2285m peak Aiguillette des Houches on the north side of the valley.
The self-contained chalet is the end house in a row of four adjoining homes, with their own parking area. The accommodation is on two levels and the total floor space is 50 square metres. The accommodation is compact but good use is made of the available space. On the ground floor there is a lounge / dining room with comfortable seating and a dining table for six people. There is a bluetooth speaker to connect your own music to, a DVD blueray player and free wifi. The kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, hob, full-size oven, fridge with a good freezer compartment and microwave. There are a toaster, kettle, teapot, cafetière, a stove-top expresso maker, fondue set and raclette set. On the ground floor you'll find the main bedroom with a standard double bed and en-suite bathroom with wc, shower and basin. From the lounge a steep wooden spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine, where there are two single beds. Note that the mezzanine is open to the lounge so people sleeping there do not have privacy. From the mezzanine you access the second bedroom, which has two single beds and a DVD player. There is a second bathroom upstairs with wc, basin, a small bathtub and a washing machine. All sleeping spaces have natural light and there are no bunk beds. There are beds for six people but please note that four of these are in the loft on the second floor, which has a sloping roof and low ceiling throughout - maximum height 1.65m or 5ft 4in. Because of the the low ceiling the upstairs space is best suited to children - adults will need to stoop. In the chalet you will find many useful things to help you enjoy your stay: maps of the local area with hiking routes; guide books on the local area including walking guides; field guides on Alpine flowers, birds and mammals; a selection of DVDs.
The front of the chalet faces north and here you will find a nice garden area, enclosed by a gate and flowers and shrubs along the boundary fence. There is seating to enjoy the evening sun. A veranda runs along the east side of the house and there is a dining table for 6 people, comfortable chairs, and a hammock (in summer only). This is a great spot for breakfast in the morning sunshine, while in the evenings you get sunset views of the mountains. At the back of the chalet is a sunny south-facing garden area with shrubs, apple trees and a picnic table and charcoal barbecue.
Accès des voyageurs
When you stay at the chalet you will be the only guests and you will have exclusive use of the whole house.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
My caretaker lives near to the chalet and will prepare everything for your arrival. If you have any problem during your stay, please contact me by email, phone or text message. If necessary, I will then arrange for my caretaker or handyman to come and help.
Duvets and pillows are included but guests bring their own bed linen (duvet cover, bottom sheet and pillow cases) and towels. If you prefer, I can supply bed linen (but not towels) - the price for this is £18 for a double bed and £14 for a single bed for your total stay (not per night). Please inform me when you make your reservation.
Duvets and pillows are included but guests bring their own bed linen (duvet cover, bottom sheet and pillow cases) and towels. If you prefer, I can supply bed linen (but not towels) - the price for this is £18 for a double bed and £14 for a single bed. Please inform me when you make your reservation.
The cleaning fee does not include doing guests' dishes or emptying the rubbish. At the end of your stay you are expected to wash and put away neatly all kitchenware. You should also empty and dispose of your rubbish, recycling and any left over food. You should also return all furniture to its original position, inside and outside the house and leave the barbecue clean and ready for the next guests.
The chalet is strictly 'No Smoking'. Guests may smoke outside but please don't leave your cigarette ends in the garden!
Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Owners should bring their dog's own bedding and bowls and remove any dog mess from the garden and car park. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or beds and owners must vacuum thoroughly to remove any pet hair from the premises.
À partir du 23 décembre 2017 - 7 avril 2018, la durée minimum de séjour est de 7 nuits.
I'm a travel writer and guide, specialising in Iceland, Greenland and Madagascar. When I'm not working away, I love spending time at my holiday home in the Alps and I go there with friends and family for winter skiing, and hiking and exploring in summer. When I'm not there myself, I'm happy to welcome others to stay and I rent my house on a self-catering basis. I've enjoyed renovating the chalet and there are lots of personal touches, like guide books, maps and DVDs for my guests to make use of during their stay.