Enjoy your own private cinema, jacuzzi and pool at this fabulous French Alps ski chalet
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- Rate: €5,990 to €9,990 per week
- Location: Villards-sur-Thônes - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 760 m
- Outlook: North
- Sleeps: 15
- Official classification: 5
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 11
- Number of bedrooms: 7
- Number of double beds: 7 (3 of the doubles can be 6 singles)
- Number of single beds: 4
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 6
- Bath(s): 3
- Shower(s): 5
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 3
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 400 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 4
- Dining room
- Dining seating for: 16
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Distance to the town centre: 5 km
- Distance to the ski slopes: 8 km
- Distance to the bus stop: 1.5 km
- Swimming pool: Indoor
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 16
- Place settings for: 20
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine: Pods - Dolce Gusto
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby bath
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Outdoor dining table for: 16
- BBQ: Gas
- Outdoor dining seating for: 24
- Garden surface area: 1492 m2
- Terrace: 12 m2
- Pool size: 5.0m long x 3.0m wide
- Pool temperature - summer: 30 ºC
- Pool temperature - winter: 30 ºC
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 8
- Temperature: 38 ºC
- Billiards/pool table
- Table tennis
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- Pétanque area
- French TV
- Home cinema
- Total TV screens: 2 (exc home cinema)
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- Sound system
- High-end sound system
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 18 km
- Supermarket: 2 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Car recommended
- Non-smoking rental
1. There is an extra wet room on the swimming pool floor of the property by the sauna. 2. There is a further wet room by the jacuzzi (accessible only from the terrace).
PLEASE NOTE that the maximum occupancy of the property is 15 people. In accordance with the fire safety regulations, the property complies with the provisions of the January 31, 1986 decree (later amended) for residential buildings. Therefore, although the property has beds for 20 people, the maximum occupancy of the chalet must not exceed 15 in order for it to comply with the provisions of the decree of 22 June 1990 related to establishments that provide public access.
There is a possibility that in winter you may need to park your car on the side of the road at the bottom of the approx 80 m long drive and walk up to the chalet. Please make sure not to park in a way that would prevent access to the drive as our neighbour sometimes needs to use it.
Please ensure your vehicle is properly equipped for driving in the Alps in winter.
NOTE: the dorm on the top floor is made of 3 double beds (non twinable) and 2 single beds.
IMPORTANT : Until 31/12/2018 the local tourist tax (Taxe de séjour) is of 1€ per adult per night and you will have to pay this amount to the property manager on arrival. From January 2019 this tax will be of 2€ per person per night. Please contact the local town hall for more information.
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About Chalet Colombine ...
Always a favourite with OVO Network guests, Chalet Colombine has now been beautifully renovated and extended by its new owners to offer even more!
This refurbished 5 star farm, which was built in 1850, now sleeps up to 15 people in seven bedrooms with seven bathrooms. It also has a private cinema and a fabulous indoor swimming pool (5mx3mx1.5m) with a lounge area and its own film screen!
Situated in Les Villards-sur-Thônes, the chalet is a two-minute drive from the main road between St-Jean-de-Sixt and Thônes, and from a large supermarket. The ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand are both just five minutes drive from St-Jean-de-Sixt, so you've got great skiing in both directions. You will need a car, and there are four parking spaces outside the chalet.
In fact when you stay at Chalet Colombine you've got the best of all worlds, winter and summer, as the chalet is in the mountains and yet within a 30 minute drive of the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy.
Children will love the bedroom on the attic floor – a dormitory-style room with eight built-in bunks and a TV corner. It's like having a sleepover every night!
On the ground floor there's a double bedroom and bathroom as well as the main open plan living area. There's a sleek kitchen, utility room, and two dining areas (children have their own dining corner). The room opens on to a furnished terrace with a fire pit, and another terrace - with the new jacuzzi - runs the length of the property. There is a further furnished stone terrace as you arrive at the property, so you can always find a place in the sun, whatever the time of day.
The sitting area is perfect for cosy nights in front of the fire, but perhaps the most exciting new feature is the glass panel in the floor, from which you can see the indoor swimming pool and lounge area on the floor below!
The lower floor is also home to the sauna, where you can relax after a busy day in the mountains. Upstairs there's another sitting area, a games room with pool table and a juke box which you can play from your phone or tablet. Off this room is a luxurious private cinema with reclining seats and there's another play area on the landing. This floor is also home to five of the bedrooms, four of which are en suite, and a family bathroom. All of the bedrooms have French and English power sockets as well as USB points - vital for charging phones, tablets and laptops.
The most recent addition is a ski room with heated boot rack and changing room and a shower near the jacuzzi.
The chalet is decorated throughout in classy neutral shades, with lots of throws and cushions, making it a great place to relax at the end of a busy day. The new owners have done a fantastic job renovating this popular chalet, so if it's the one for you, don't miss your chance to book it!
About the area ...
You couldn’t chose a more perfect location to make the most of the La Clusaz slopes.
Halfway between La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand ski resorts, you can ski somewhere new every day.Your Aravis ski pass also covers the Manigod area, giving you 220km of pistes of varying levels to explore, as well as extensive off-piste action.
Cross-country skiers will discover trails from St-Jean-de-Sixt - pick up a map from the village tourist office. Non-skiers are well catered for too, and can go ice skating or swimming in La Clusaz, where the heated indoor and outdoor pools are open all year round, or try snowshoeing, sledging, dog-sledding and sleigh rides.
There's just as much to do in the spring and summer at Chalet Colombine. The village of St-Jean-de-Sixt, just minutes from the chalet, is one of the few places where you can try Bun-J ride, a cross between ski jumping and bungee jumping! Other more traditional pastimes are available too - marked footpaths crisscross the mountains, or you can explore by mountain bike or on horseback.
There are indoor and outdoor swimming pool complexes in Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and Thônes, or if you're looking for something a little more challenging, there are climbing schools, via ferrata routes, tree-top adventure parks, canyoning, white-water rafting and paragliding all nearby.
If you would prefer to relax at the chalet, the landscaped gardens are the perfect place, with a large deck, and a seating area with a fire pit and jacuzzi. There is also a boules piste for those with a little more energy!
Chalet Colombine has so much to offer, it's sure to be a hit with OVO Network guests. If you like the sound of a holiday here, why not put it on 24-hour hold while you finalise your plans? But don't wait too long, you don't want to miss your chance to stay in this amazing property!
Villards-sur-Thônes - La Clusaz
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The OVO Network Review
“There's renovation, then there's regeneration!”
Chalet Colombine is a 7 bedroom , 6 bathroom chalet for 15 with 400m2 of space spread over 4 floors.
Chalet Colombine has been completely renovated since it waspurchased, indoors and out - really the best way to appreciate this amazing project in a traditional Savoyard farmhouse is to check out the photography. The floor plans and video will help put the rooms, features and too numerous to mention luxurious facilities and features into context floor by floor.
Don't just take our word for it, the guest reviews tell the story from a guests point of view. The chalet lacks for nothing, this unusual property is packed full of personality, and packed full of surprises.
The beds are comfortable, linens, towels, tableware and glassware of good quality, the owners and their design team have thought of everything. The chalet is a complete oasis indoors and out. It's a great base for multigenerational families, multiple families or groups of friends, for celebrations, for self indulgance, for relaxation, no matter what the occassion Chalet Colombine will be the setting for some very special memories.
The situation of the property above the main road up to La Clusaz/Grand Bornand ensures good access to the local mountains and villages all year round. Vehicles must be properly equipped for the snow in winter. Annecy with its beautiful lake and the canalised old town, and Geneva, are both within an hours drive, so good obvious choices for day trips, if you feel the need to leave this fabulous chalet.
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From the Owner
The chalet's unique character made us fall in love with it instantly...
Being based overseas, when we first decided to look for our perfect family chalet in the French Alps, location and proximity to an airport was the first logical step. The second step was to combine prime location with charm and tranquility. Chalet Colombine offers exactly that.
Just one hour's drive away from Geneva airport, it sits proudly and quietly on a hillside only 10 minutes from the renowned ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand and a smooth 20 minute-downhill drive to the edge of the pristine waters of lake Annecy.
Knowing that it ticked all the boxes location wise was a must for our family, but it was the chalet's unique character that made us fall in love with it instantly. The rustic facade opens up to an even warmer and cosier interior.
Our first stay in the chalet in March 2015 confirmed our first impression, that its size would easily accommodate three families and still provide a feeling of individual privacy and personal space. The sports addicts headed up to the slopes while the lazier ones enjoyed the jacuzzi, sauna or quite simply a good read by the fireplace.
It became clear to us that Chalet Colombine offers a true home away from home, where we will undoubtedly create lasting memories with our young ones as they grow up spending their summers hiking in the mountain range, sailing on the lake and their winters inviting their friends to enjoy all the thrills these snowy mountains have to offer.
Renovation project:It was always our goal to find a property with the right potential for expansion to accommodate our growing family as well as our friends while offering all the amenities we could possibly dream of. Who says you can't have an authentic chalet with room for 18 people, a heated swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, a billiards room and a home cinema? Well our dream has finally come true ! Come and indulge in your private 5 star chalet experience!!
We can't wait to share it with you!
The Wildman family
I was lucky enough to have a long weekend at this chalet. I have stayed in many properties over the years and this one was spectacular. The view was to die for, rooms very comfortable, quirky extras such as sunken fire-pit with outdoor seating, all added to a place you would want to come back to again and again. Comfortable, beautifully decorated, spacious and had all the extras one would expect. I hope to return.
Penny C. - 05/09/2018
“A superb chalet and beautiful mountains”
Thank you for this wonderful experience which we shared with our family. Very well organised. We really loved the comfort of this chalet and all the facilities. The mountain setting and the activities were great.
Sébastien D. - 30/06/2018
“Some really lovely memories”
A birthday was celebrated just as it should be in a super chalet. Everything was there: comfort, great mountain setting and top facilities. What great memories of this marvellous chalet!
Alban B. - 19/05/2018
We've found Heaven! And we didn't want to leave. Congratulations to the owner for the warm welcome and the quality of the services.
A wonderful week, pure bliss ! We'll come back again.
Joseph R. - 30/12/2017
“Heaven on Earth”
WONDERFUL !!!! A fantastic and amazing place where we instantly felt at home. Good taste all around, pure luxury, comfortable and welcoming, ideal for families: everyone can find his place and be happy at any moment of the day and night... Quiet location, beautiful nature, we felt at home ... away from home... A DREAM COME TRUE!!!
Marie-Laure L. - 23/12/2017
“A magnificent place with superb services”
Everything is there for you to spend an incredible stay with your friends or family.
Patrick D. - 08/12/2017
“We loved it!”
We have been to the chalet for the second time now. But for the first time after the renovation. What can I say? Wow, we loved it even more than the first time. Hospitality, interior and comfort was at its best. Our group had a great time and we will be back for sure!
Yves L. - 16/11/2017
“Exactly like on the website”
A fantastic holiday with friends at au Chalet Colombine in a dream like environment. Great service, very comfortable, personalised welcome etc. We're extremely satisfied and can't wait to do it again!!
Mathilde M. - 06/05/2017
“A marvelous chalet !”
Marvelously designed and well furnished. The thoughtfulnes of the owner gave us a glorious time in the mountains.
Alex H. - 01/04/2017
“An excellent family holiday”
A very lovely chalet with lots of space where everyone can find a quiet spot. Thank you for a wonderful week.
Benoit B. - 25/02/2017
“We felt we had died and gone to heaven”
We loved Chalet Colombine and would love to return. We stayed for a week in february. After a hard days skiing, the wonderful facilities were very well appreciated by the adults and children, including the pool, hot tub, sauna, fire pit and cinema. We have never stayed somewhere where there was so much to do for both adults and children and we would definitely recommend this to others. It made our holiday truly special as we felt we had died and gone to heaven staying there. The top bedroom was brilliant for the children. We loved the hot tub and spent every evening in it and the children loved the pool. The cinema room was a real gem, and both adults and children enjoyed the range of DVDs that had been left. We loved the games room and especially the pool table, which kept the 'boys' entertained. The kitchen had a lot of space for food and a lot of glasses and plates which was great. It had a lovely sense of luxury about the whole place and the fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard. This is an area that we love and have visited 5 times, and it was quiet, yet 10 minutes drive takes you to the busy villages which we love.
Paul M. - 18/02/2017
“ A great family holiday we will never forget. ”
We all had an amazing time and the children loved the pool. The chalet is in a good location, close to the shops and ski slopes. A great family holiday we will never forget. We've been regular visitors to this area for the past 11 years!
Mark C. - 11/02/2017
Despite the lack of snow, we had a magnificent stay in this chalet. The extraordinary facilities delighted us all, young and old. The manager Janelle was perfect, and helped to make our holiday so wonderful.
Jerome L. - 24/12/2016
“This holiday was fabulous”
We spent a long weekend with the family and the memories will stay with us for a long time. This holiday was fabulous. The chalet is perfectly designed for one or more families with children. The swimming pool, the games room, the bedrooms, the children's bunk room, the outside jacuzzi, the home cinema ... everything was perfect and well designed. The chalet is very tastefully and well planned.
Sandrine M. - 10/11/2016
“Not enough time to enjoy everything!”
We had a great holiday to celebrate a friend's birthday - everyone loved the area. Two things totally charmed me - The pool room with the fireplace and English pub atmosphere and above all, the swimming pool with the glass ceiling to the living room so that you can look down. We had planned a smartly dressed party and ended up spending three days in our swimming costumes! From the jacuzzi there is a great view of Mont Lachat. I absolutely recommend this chalet! Three days wasn't enough to make the most of everything it has to offer.
Giulio P. - 21/10/2016
“Heaven on a hillside and highly recommended. ”
We are so pleased that we found Chalet Colombine for our family holiday. With a range of ages to accommodate, this chalet has spaces to relax and socialise which suited everyone. The young among us were delighted with the games room, swimming pool and sumptuous viewing room, making full use of all, while the parents enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and early spring sunshine on the patio. Bedrooms were furnished with hotel grade beds (very important for the elders!). I found the kitchen well equipped and enjoyed the open plan aspect, which included the "caterers" among us in conversations. Our biggest treat was a glass (or two) of Prosecco in the Jacuzzi! Surrounding this beautifully appointed chalet is the peaceful green countryside, with an exquisite distant view of snow-capped mountains. Heaven on a hillside and highly recommended.
Christina J. - 28/04/2016
“Le paradis en haut d'une colline... Hautement recommandé!”
Nous sommes ravis d'avoir découvert le Chalet Colombine pour nos vacances en famille. Cette propriété est idéale pour organiser le séjour des différentes tranches d'âge, avec de nombreux espaces pour se divertir, se relaxer, et se retrouver. Les plus jeunes ont adoré la salle de jeux, la piscine et l'incroyable salle de projection, tandis que les parents se relaxaient au soleil sur la terrasse en admirant la vue. Les chambres sont toutes équipées de lit de qualité hôtelière (très important pour les plus âgés d'entre nous!). La cuisine est très bien équipée, et nous avons apprécié le style ouvert de la pièce qui permet aux cuisiniers de participer aux conversations. Un de nos plus grands plaisirs fut un verre de Prosecco dégusté dans les bulles du jacuzzi! Les environs de ce magnifique chalet sont très calme, avec au loin les montagnes encore enneigées...
Christina J. - 28/04/2016
“A wonderful week with the tribe ! ”
A magnificent chalet where we felt at home straight away. We'll be back ...
Demichelis F. - 13/02/2016
“A real success!”
Wonderful moments with family and friends. Chris and Eugenia, the owners, are lovely and this marvellous place is so welcoming ... a real success. Thanks again!
Cath M. - 11/02/2016
A magnificent week in a magnificent chalet! The perfect place to spend time together.
Giulia M. - 02/01/2016
“See you next year !”
Fantastic stay despite the lack of snow. This chalet is so welcoming that we truly enjoyed our stay. Thanks a lot and see you next year!
Xavier P. - 26/12/2015
“Magical family holiday”
We were lucky enough to enjoy the newly-refurbished Chalet Colombine (plenty of space, peace, luxury fittings, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, home cinema...). A lovely surprise when we arrived and a magical family holiday.
Fabienne G. - 19/12/2015
The kids didn't want to leave!
Family B. - 21/02/2015
“What a wonderful family home!”
We all loved the hot tub! A beautiful and well equipped house. Thank you.
Emma I. - 14/02/2015
An extraordinary chalet, very comfortable. We received a warm welcome too. We'll be back.
Julie M. - 07/02/2015
“The property was everything we needed”
What a great experience and lovely chalet!!
Yves L. - 11/12/2014
“Calm and relaxing place”
A beautiful calm and relaxing place where we enjoyed a super birthday celebration.
Family S. - 31/10/2014
“We loved this week in the Aravis.”
We spent a lovely time in your beautiful chalet celebrating our grandmother's 70th birthday.
The H. - 19/09/2014
We had a great surprise weekend birthday party for my wife. Everyone loved it and the place! We will be back.
Pete H. - 12/09/2014
We enjoyed the first-floor living room, the well-equipped kitchen, the terraces and the walks, the villages and the ski station of La Clusaz. The chalet is very beautiful and comfortable, making great use of local materials.
Jérôme B. - 23/08/2014
“Really nice and cosy”
Very comfortable, the upstairs lounge is really nice, the kitchen is well equipped, and the terraces and well arranged. The chalet is really nice and cosy, while respecting the materials of the area. There were lovely walks to do, villages to discover and the resort of La Clusaz is nearby - the best!
Jean B. - 23/08/2014
“A great family break! ”
Congratulations on this beautiful property, where we spent a relaxing holiday and celebrated our little girl’s first birthday. Such great memories - see you soon.
Sébastien B. - 31/05/2014
“Very warm atmosphere”
We all loved the place. It couldn't have been better!
Marc A. - 17/03/2014
“Just like a dream...”
Everybody was so happy to get together in this beautiful chalet. Just like a dream: the ideal place to spend a holiday with our family. Thanks!
Yvonne B. - 01/03/2014
Comfortable and spacious chalet. Jacuzzi is a big bonus.
Alexandra C. - 22/02/2014
“Spacious and welcoming”
A very spacious chalet, nicely furnished and welcoming. British TV was very useful during the Olympics! Big plus: Janelle the manager is a total gem!
Susan A. - 15/02/2014
“We had a lot of fun!”
We sure will come next year to La Clusaz.
Tuba B. - 01/02/2014
“We really enjoyed ourselves here”
Chalet La Colombine is a beautiful chalet with great furnishing and interior decoration. Ideal for holidays with friends and family. We hope to come back next year!...
Thierry D. - 11/01/2014
“Great skiing and charming chalet!”
Charming chalet with lots of space yet very cosy and areas you can sneak away to. It has lots to keep everyone entertained too with the snooker table, hot tub, great garden for tobogganing and two sitting rooms with TVs so everyone can watch what they want! It's a quick drive into La Clusaz with easy drop off to the slopes and ample accessible parking. The skiing is great and we loved the choice of bars and restaurants in La Clusaz.
Veronica H. - 02/03/2013
“A chalet that one would love to own, nestled into its peaceful surroundings”
We have stayed at La Colombine many times for long weekends and have found it a perfect chalet for the focal point of a great skiing holiday. The close proximity to Geneva airport and the wonderful resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand make this chalet a perfect choice for a family holiday.
We experienced a great variety of slopes for beginners through to slopes that were very challenging. The snow quality was superb and the slopes were well prepared along with a great selection of restaurants.
The Chalet is built in a very traditional alpine style in wood and is set on the side of a slope with great views over the valley. It is a beautifully spacious property which on entry immediately exudes the character of a chalet that one would love to own, nestled into its peaceful surroundings.
The kitchen is well laid out with close proximity to the dining area. There are several family rooms to sit back and relax in after a hard days skiing. We particularly like to have a Jacuzzi on one of the outside decked areas. It was wonderful to lie back in the hot water jets and look up into the vast arena of stars above. A great way to take the aches and pains away at the end of the day.
I highly recommend this chalet to anyone who is discerning about the quality of their accommodation whilst on holiday.
James W. - 09/02/2013
Why La Clusaz?
Less than an hour from Geneva, La Clusaz offers Alpine action all year round. A traditional farming village, it not only offers great skiing and superb summer activities, but also a real community feel, whenever you visit. Great restaurants, bars and nightlife combine with local markets, festivals and traditions to give you the best of all worlds.