Relax in the hot tub as you take in the view of the mountains at this stunning ski chalet
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- Rate: €1,890 to €1,990 per week
- Location: Manigod - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1280 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 12
- Official classification: 4
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 9
- Number of bedrooms: 6
- Number of double beds: 4
- Number of single beds: 4
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 3
- Separate toilet(s): 1
- Floor area: 235 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Distance to the town centre: 4 km
- Distance to the ski slopes: 2.5 km
- Distance to the bus stop: 100 m
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine: Filter, Cafetiere / French Press
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Children's garden toys
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- BBQ: Charcoal
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
- Garden surface area: 1100 m2
- Terrace: 80 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 5
- Temperature: 38 ºC
- Table football
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 1
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- Sound system
- iPod docking station
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 24 km
- Supermarket: 10 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- 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
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About Chalet Les Martinets ...
Chalet Les Martinets is a large traditional property, ideally situated between the beautiful village of Manigod and the Croix Fry sector of the La Clusaz pistes, where parking is free.
If you're looking for a peaceful holiday far from the madding crowds, you've come to the right place. South-facing, the chalet has sunny balconies on both levels, and a huge terrace with a jacuzzi, perfect for an early morning cuppa or a night cap.
During the winter you will no doubt appreciate the sauna after a long day spent on the slopes. The teenagers of the family will take over the games room, and there is a lovely large flat garden where children can play in the summer and have snowball fights in the winter.
The views over the Manigod valley are wonderful, and it's just a short drive to Manigod village to pick up fresh bread from the local bakery.
The property ...
Perhaps the most stunning feature of Chalet Les Martinets is the beautiful picture window in the living area, which opens on to a large sunny balcony with the most incredible views over the Manigod valley. In the evening it’s the perfect place to sit and watch for shooting stars, while during the day you may be able to spot an eagle.
The accommodation is well laid out, with a bathroom on each of the three floors. Thre is a double bedrooms on the ground floor, along with a shower room, the sauna , and a cosy TV and games area with doors into the garden, where children can do their own thing.
There is a double and a twin bedroom on the first floor as well as the open plan living area, with a big dining table and well-equipped kitchen - there's a television in this room too, but you'll probably prefer to admire the view from the balcony! There's also a shower room on this floor, a separate toilet and a utility room.
On the top floor there are two twin bedrooms tucked under the eaves, a large bath/shower room and a spacious double bedroom with doors on to a balcony.
About the area ...
Chalet Les Martinets is just a few minutes' drive from the lifts at Croix Fry, so you'll waste no time getting on the slopes in the mornings. If you don't fancy driving, the ski bus stops just a few metres from your door.
There's an ESF ski school base at Croix Fry. Beginners will love the gentle nursery slopes, while those with more experience can explore the 220km of pistes between La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, which are covered by the Aravis ski pass.
Cross-country skiers will find plenty of trails to choose from on nearby Beauregard plateau, and non-skiers are not forgotten, with a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool at La Clusaz, ice skating rink and cinema, as well as snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and sleigh rides.
When the snow melts in spring, there is still plenty of fun to be had in the La Clusaz area. There's no shortage of walks, from mountain trails to hiking on the Gliéres plateau, the scene of the Resistance's campaign against the German army in World War II.
The ski lifts will take walkers or cyclists and their bikes up the mountains, so they can come down at their own pace, and adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, or white-water rafting within a few miles of Manigod.
Via ferrata is another great family day out, with children as young as eight able to explore the mountains safely on iron walkways, secured to a harness. You'll have plenty of experiences to share back at the chalet, over a barbecue and a glass of wine or perhaps relaxing in the hot tub as you watch the sun set over the mountains.
If you like the sound of a stay at Chalet Les Martinets, check your holiday dates on our availability calendar. If you like, we can hold the property for you for 24 hours while you finalised your plans. But don't wait too long - you don't want to miss our chance of a holiday you won't forget!
Manigod - La Clusaz
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The OVO Network Review
“Chalet Martinets is really popular with extended families, ski fanatics, and groups of friends...”
Chalet Martinets is a 6 bedroom 3 bathroom chalet for 12 (max 10 adults), 235m2 of space over 3 floors. With a huge south facing terrace and balconies, the panoramic views of the Manigod valley are magnificent. The property is midway between Manigod village (4km) and the skiing at La Croix Fry(3km).
With a bathroom and wc per floor and extra facilities including an outdoor jacuzzi facing La Tournette, a sauna, a games room, and a wood burner in the main communal floor there is plenty of space and plenty to do within these spaces.
Completely refurbished in 2015 Chalet Martinets is really popular with extended families, ski fanatics, and groups of friends sharing special occasions and making special memories.
Don't just take our word for it, take a look at the 360 virtual tour photos to see for yourself, the views are even better in real life!
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From the Owner
The views initially persuaded me to buy the chalet and I have never regretted this decision for one moment.
“Les Martinets is located in the beautiful valley of Manigod and the views from the south facing balcony confirm this. I think it was the views that initially persuaded me to buy the chalet nearly ten years ago and I have never regretted this decision for one moment.
The chalet is rustic, homely and comfortable and I totally relax when I am in it. I never tire of staying here. It is located about 5 minutes drive from the ski lifts at Croix Fry where it is easy to park by the lifts and ski around La Clusaz. On returning to the chalet after a busy day, it is the peace that I love. No cars, ski lift noise and snow ploughs, wonderful after a busy day skiing.
I also like the fact that I am away from the busy hub of any ski station, but also just 15 minutes away from La Clusaz and Thones and therefore can choose to visit either in the evenings, each a little different in their appeal. Meanwhile, the villages of Manigod and Merdassier are even closer for a quick drink, meal, visit to the supermarket or just to buy early morning bread and croissants. I often ski to the Boulangerie at Merdassier to buy bread on my way back to the car. There are also restaurants within walking distance of the chalet, and one of my most wonderful memories is walking back from a meal with friends one evening, in a heavy snow fall, under umbrellas, along snow covered roads, not a sound anywhere it was truly amazing! I also enjoy racket walking in the winter and have had many nice days and evenings with family and friends of all ages.
On arriving home after skiing my children often take to their sledges in the garden and head south at great speed to the woods below Les Martinets – very safe as there are no roads or wire fences. Many hours of fun have been spent doing this and also building snowmen and igloos – again very happy times - either together, or by hearing the laughter outside whilst enjoying the preparation of a savoyarde meal, inside.I feel very comfortable visiting Manigod and the surrounding areas in both winter and the summer. The people are friendly and helpful and make me feel very welcome. It is also a great family resort. The weekly open air markets are busy and I love wondering around tasting cheeses and cooked meats, chatting to the stallholders and buying provisions.
I also so enjoy watching the deer in the meadow below the chalet and the eagles soaring high above or hovering ready to descend on their prey. The unexpected discovery of a family of marmots, foxes and chamois when I am out walking is wonderful. The colour of the trees and flora at different times of the year is breathtaking and simply watching the stars at night from the balcony, an experience I only have when here at Les Martinets.
In the summer I love to walk either directly from the chalet or sometimes to drive first and then walk. I also love cycling around the south of Lake Annecy on the cycle track – very peaceful and safe for the children. I like to swim regularly in the lake and even in August, I can drive to the lake, park alongside at Menton and jump in! Alternatively the pool in La Clusaz is a great day out as all ages love the water slides, and there are terraces to relax on and enjoy the views from.I truly enjoy mountain life and my home here, a revitalising contrast to normal life at sea level.” Jarina Du Val
“Calm, comfort and relaxation”
A great week, in a great area. The chalet was very nice.
Alain G. - 14/07/2018
“Ideal for a family holiday”
This chalet is really well equipped, set up and maintained, within a great skiing domain, ideal for a family holiday.
Davy M. - 17/03/2018
“An experience to be repeated”
We enjoyed an exceptional family stay in Chalet les Martinets. The facilities are just as good as the photos suggest (sauna, hot tub, beautiful bedrooms, spacious living room and impressive view). We also really appreciated the welcome from the manager, Corinne.
Cedric O. - 10/03/2018
“A dream holiday”
There were 12 of us (two families) and we had an excellent holiday. This magnificent chalet is well looked after, with quality facilities and a breath-taking view of the mountains. We really loved the hot tub in the snow and the sauna after a day skiing. The lovely ski area at Croix Fry gives you easy access to La Clusaz. And the cherry on the cake - the ski bus gets you to the piste in 10 minutes, from right outside the chalet. We highly recommend this chalet and hope to be able to come back.
Christine B. - 17/02/2018
“Stunning views and lovely chalet”
We loved the view from the balcony when having breakfast. After a nice walk, sitting in the Jacuzzi and looking at the mountains, that is a feeling that will stay for a long time. The ground floor was perfect where children could have their own space ....
And especially, we all adored the area !!!!!!
Anja V. - 12/08/2017
“Very enjoyable stay”
Superb chalet, very well equipped. Very good service from Corinne the manager.
Guillaume L. - 18/03/2017
“Great stay in your fantastic chalet”
Breathtaking views, awesome jacuzzi. We will be back.
Olivier C. - 04/03/2017
We loved the welcome gift, the room for children and parents, the quiet environment, the magnificent and relaxing view and the lovely atmosphere.
Stéphane D. - 18/02/2017
“Our third visit to this wonderful chalet...”
We have not grown tired of the fantastic facilities and stunning scenery. Thank you and see you soon.
Mrs T. - 11/02/2017
“A restful and comfortable chalet ”
A restful and comfortable chalet
Thank you for helping to make our holiday so great. We made sure to make use of all the facilities: the jacuzzi, the sauna, the games, the kitchen etc ... and obviously the ski slopes!
Nicolas T. - 28/01/2017
“We'll do it again!”
Thank you for this great family holiday. Beautiful chalet, fantastic snow... what else?
Florent P. - 20/01/2017
“It was hard to leave!”
We had a super week in your chalet and it was hard to leave! We really liked the space, the open-plan kitchen and living area which meant we were always together, being so close to the pistes as well as the village of La Clusaz, all the equipment and especially the bonus - the Jacuzzi! What a treat, even in sub-zero temperatures and snow, to be able to relax and chat in the fresh air!
Florence F. - 07/01/2017
“A very good family holiday”
A pretty chalet which was well equipped and adapted for a large family, aged from three months to 86 years.
Sophie F. - 24/12/2016
“A perfect holiday despite the lack of snow”
In this magnificent chalet, everything has been thought of to make you feel at home. The whole family, from the ages of one to 95, had a marvellous week in a breath-taking setting. Thanks to Corinne for the welcome. We left the chalet reluctantly and hope to come back next year.
Christine C. - 17/12/2016
“Well equipped and spacious”
Well equipped chalet, spacious with decent flat area outside. Manigod valley is beautiful and peaceful, thus is our second trip to the valley.
Nicola D. - 27/08/2016
A great alpine stay to start our summer holiday 2016. A top chalet, great evenings in the jacuzzi counting shooting stars, a beautiful valley that has kept its wilderness... and our babies managed to get all the sleep they needed.
Jean C. - 06/08/2016
A warm welcome, an all equipped chalet, fantastic sun... These were all the ingredients of our perfect stay at Les Martinets. Thank you and see you soon.
Françoise P. - 23/07/2016
“Warm and decorated with taste”
Our family, ranging in age from two to 76, spent a wonderful summer week at this chalet. It is very comfortable, warm and decorated with taste and a great eye for detail and practicality. The chalet was clean and the equipment was well maintained. And the view from the living room, the terrace and the jacuzzi is incredible! Thanks to Jarina for sharing this unique place and to Corinne, the manager, for her welcome and professionalism.
Véronique M. - 09/07/2016
A really warm and welcoming chalet where you can't help but appreciate a real attention to details. We really felt great in this place. We had a perfect stay.
The J. - 26/03/2016
“I highly recommend this chalet. ”
Super stay, super welcome, super chalet. The big bonuses were the jacuzzi, the cleaning and the snow-clearing which had been carried out in advance by the owners.
Lora V. - 05/03/2016
“Another wonderful week at Chalet Martinets. ”
Wonderful place, full of beauty, great company and another holiday for next year already in planning!! Such a well appointed homely chalet with lovely attention to details. Our second visit with a third planned. Thank you David and Jarina and thank you to Corinne for looking after us so attentively. See you soon!
Jenny T. - 13/02/2016
“A wonderful family holiday”
A splendid chalet where we received a warm welcome. We can't wait to be back ! Thank you !!
Elodie G. - 23/01/2016
“Very comfortable chalet in a stunning area”
A very good family holiday despite the absence of snow! The weather was beautiful and the comfortable chalet is in a magnificent location. Corinne, the manager, is kind and efficient. The view, the comfort, the amount of space while still feeling cosy, the jacuzzi ... we appreciated all of it, as well as the area (La Clusaz, the Col des Aravis etc).
Ségolène M. - 19/12/2015
“ Beautiful place and lovely chalet”
Everything you could possibly need is here. Thank you.
Graham M. - 12/09/2015
“Our second summer visit to this beautiful chalet!”
There is everything you need for a good family summer break! The chalet is spacious, very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The views are amazing. Outdoor living on the south facing decking is special - hot tub, bbq, ample seating - peace and relaxation. Great position for walking and cycling with easy access to Lake Annecy, Mont Blanc and other local attractions. We would definitely recommend a holiday at Les Martinets.
The K. - 08/08/2015
“Congratulations for everything! ”
An unforgettable weekend in this magnificent chalet with stunning views and every comfort. Spacious bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, large balcony... We particularly loved the jacuzzi and sauna!
Marie-Claude M. - 22/05/2015
A splendid view, a charming and well-planned chalet, pistes nearby, welcoming owners who were always available - in short, a perfect place for a cosy family holiday.
Sabine P. - 28/02/2015
“We had an excellent family holiday. ”
The view is magnificent, the chalet is very comfortable and it is great for a family with small children. The jacuzzi is a real luxury during the day and the evening! The owners, Jarina and David, were lovely and always available to answer our questions. As for the surroundings, we loved the station at Merdassier (more accessible with young children than Croix de Fry), the Confins valley and the village of La Clusaz, apart from the traffic jams at rush hour! We highly recommend it.
Paul B. - 27/12/2014
A great stay in this amazing chalet with breathtaking views.Thank you so much.
Dorschner F. - 02/08/2014
“A wonderful chalet.”
I feel so lucky to have been able to visit France for the first time and stay here.
Cassandra S. - 28/06/2014
“The chalet is wonderful...”
We have had a wonderful week. Lovely views enjoyed, especially from the hot tub. Weather has been glorious - sun all week, 30 C +, great walks. The BBQ is fantastic.
Roberts M. - 14/06/2014
“Very comfortable and spacious”
Wonderful chalet, very spacious and comfortable. Sitting in the hot tub, overlooking the mountains was fantastic. Les Martinets is one of best places we have stayed in and would love to go back one day. The décor is lovely - beautiful scenery, especially from the chalet, great walks, lovely meadows full of beautiful flowers. We loved the well stocked kitchen and the great showers!
Peter R. - 14/06/2014
Superb stay in a superb chalet!
Famille B. - 01/03/2014
“What a view from the balcony!”
From Etale to Tournette via Mont Charvin, this is just breathtaking... and the chalet is very nice too!
Family T. - 28/02/2014
“Splendid view from the great spa!”
Really nice stay in this comfortable chalet with an amazing view that covers Etale, Tournette and Bauges range! We loved the hot tub (favourite spot to enjoy the view!). The location, spacious main room, calm surroundings and landscape... everything was perfect.
Yvette T. - 15/02/2014
“An amazing chalet with wonderful views.”
David and Jarina are the most special hosts. A very magical place, we are coming back in March!
Mr M. - 11/01/2014
“Peaceful and out-of-this-world!”
A big thank you for your contribution in our beautiful family holiday. We hope to come back very soon to enjoy this chalet once more.
Toledge P. - 03/01/2014
“Nothing to say apart from: perfect!”
We just loved this chalet and its jacuzzi. The view is especially stunning in the evening.
Lucie P. - 09/12/2013
“Spacious, comfortable and well equipped”
Two fantastic weeks at Chalet Les Martinets. It's very spacious, comfortable, and well equipped, and in a quiet location with a beautiful view. Qe were warmly welcome by Miriam and Raph. I would like also to thank you for letting us stay one more day for free after our car broke down. This allowed my husband to pick us up the next day!
Patricia D. - 10/08/2013
Beautiful chalet: vast and comfortable, with incredible view.
Etienne F. - 26/01/2013
“We have had a fabulous weekof sunshine in this AMAZING house!”
We've stayed in many ski chalets in this area over the last 28 years and this is by far the best! The view is spectacular and we had a really great time [even the 2 mile hike down the hill for a runaway sledge...]
Cobb N. - 29/12/2012
“So sad to leave!”
Great week in a beautifully renovated chalet!
DAMAIN F. - 22/12/2012
“So happy we found your chalet...”
2 great weeks in a stunning area. The Tourist Office gave us lots of useful information. We didn't want to go back home...
Armande L. - 11/08/2012
Lovely and comfortable place in a beautiful valley. We enjoyed walking, mountain biking and white water rafting!
Chris A. - 10/08/2008
“Such a great week!”
A fabulous holiday - Hot and sunny with great snow. The chalet is lovely and in a perfect location with beautiful views. The slopes were ideal, especially for us beginners, and Croix Fry is a very relaxed resort. We all made lots of progress and we will be back in the summer...
Oakley-Smith F. - 24/02/2008
Set in one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, the village of Manigod is a mountain secret that is a delight to discover. With its own ski area linking into the famed La Clusaz ski resort, Manigod offers fabulous skiing in winter and world class cycling in the summer.
Beautiful chalets are dotted around the mountains, restaurants range from local auberges to Michelin starred, and you can buy locally made pottery and cheeses fresh from the farm.