Enjoy great links to the 12 ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil from this stylish chalet
- Semi-detached chalet
- Slopes 600 m, Village 500 m
- Ski bus 50 m
- Bright chalet with mountain views
- Furnished balconies
- Close to village and lifts
Chalet Lula ...
After a wonderful day in the mountains, you'll look forward to returning to this delightful chalet in Châtel, where you can relax with a drink on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful view over the rooftops to the mountains.
This contemporary, semi-detached chalet for 8 is just a 500m walk from the Super Châtel lift and the centre of Châtel, a popular ski village on the edge of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. If you’d rather save yourself the walk, the ski bus stops 50m from your door.
Châtel has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as two cinemas, an ice-skating rink and a ten-pin bowling alley.
Outside the ski season, the area is a paradise for walkers, bikers and nature lovers. You could also try white water sports on the River Dranse, or enjoy fishing or a picnic at the Lac de Vonnes.
Chalet Lula can be booked with neighbouring Chalet Amarou, to accommodate groups of up to 14 people.
The owners have set up an Instagram page @chaletlula if you would like to see more of the attractive experience this chalet offers both inside and outside in the local area.
About the property ...
Chalet Lula is a beautiful contemporary, semi-detached property set over three floors, with room for 8 guests in four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
You'll enter on the ground floor, with storage for coats and outdoor clothes in the hall. There's also a ski room next to the garage, and a WC.
Take the stairs up to the first floor, where you'll find three of the four bedrooms. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, an en suite bathroom and doors on to the balcony. The other two bedrooms can be arranged with kingsize or twin beds. Both of the rooms have en suite shower rooms and one also has doors on to the balcony.
The fabulous, light-filled top floor is where you'll find the open-plan living area. Decorated in light, neutral shades, it makes the most of the wonderful light from the full-height windows and the doors. Comfortable sofas, chairs and stools are arranged around the television, and a huge sliding door opens on to the furnished balcony. There's a fully-equipped modern kitchen with a cooking island and breakfast bar and a dining table with chairs and bench seating where you can all get together over a delicious dinner.
The fourth bedroom is also on this floor - it is a kingsize beds, and has a separate shower room with WC.
About the area ...
Châtel is one of the main resorts in the huge Portes du Soleil area, and offers great access to Avoriaz, Torgon and Morgins. Situated at the end of the beautiful Abondance Valley, its altitude and location between the Alps and Lake Geneva means it enjoys a great snow record. There's a snowpark, boarder cross course and great terrain for beginners at Super-Châtel, but also plenty to test intermediates and experts in the Linga/Pre-la-Joux sector and further afield on the Swiss side of the border.
Cross-country skiers will find 49km of trails around Châtel.
In the summer, the resort attracts road cyclists drawn to the Tour de France routes. The Châtel bike park offers 20 downhill tracks, and there are plenty of bike shops and hire points in the village.
Walkers and trail runners can explore 48 circuits and 400km of paths. Families looking for child-friendly walks will appreciate the footpath around the lake, and the link to the lake at Morgins, on the Swiss side of the border. There is plenty going on at Lac de Vonnes, with fishing, paddle boarding, discovery trails and a great playground.
Châtel has been awarded the Famille Plus label, so you can be sure that children will always be well catered for, with a full programme of activities in summer and winter.
Older children will love the Fantasticable - an adrenalin-filled flight on two zip wires, which will see you flying over the hamlet of Plagne-Dranse at almost 100kmph! Other adventurous options include paragliding, rock-climbing, via ferrata, whitewater rafting and kayaking. There's no time to be bored!
If you're looking for a stylish, practical chalet with access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area, Chalet Lula could be just right for you. Check your dates against our availability calendar - if you need a little time to make up your mind we can hold up to two weeks for you for 24 hours, with no obligation.
But don't leave it too long - this beautiful chalet in a great location is certain to get booked up quickly!
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Set on the border between France and Switzerland, Chatel is a popular choice thanks to its great skiing in the Portes du Soleil and its close proximity to Geneva airport.
Unspoilt and with a traditional charm, you’ll find pretty chalets and wonderful scenery.
The village has a good selection of shops and restaurants, and in summer there’s fabulous terrain for walkers and bikers.
- Ski slopes
- 600 m
- Ski school
- 600 m
- Ski bus stop
- 50 m
- Town centre
- 500 m
- 1.7 km
- 800 m
- Public bus stop
- 100 m
- Cycle path
- 500 m
The OVO Network Review
Chalet Lula is a contemporary, semi-detached chalet for 8, with spacious accommodations set over three floors.
With four bedrooms, each with their own bath or shower room, it's a great choice for a group of friends or two families. Three of the rooms can be arranged with kingsize or twin beds, for flexible sleeping arrangements.
Two of the bedrooms also have doors to the balcony.
We love the top-floor living area, which is so full of light and enjoys great views. Whatever season you visit, you'll love relaxing on the balcony, perhaps with a drink before dinner or even enjoying a barbecue together.
Although the living area is open-plan, the different areas are clearly defined - the comfortable seating area, the dining area with doors to the balcony and the sleek, modern kitchen with a cooking island and breakfast bar, so that whoever is cooking is still part of the conversation.
Chalet Lula is just a short walk from the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski village of Châtel, with its lifts, shops, bars and restaurants. Outside the ski season, there's plenty to do, with great walking and biking trails, watersports on the Dranse river and swimming in the Lac de Vonnes.
Groups of up to 14 might like to consider booking Chalet Lula with Chalet Amarou, next door, which sleeps 6. It's a great solution for families who want to ski and socialise together, but don't necessarily want to spend all their time with each other!
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From the owner
Paul & Natalie
If, like us, you love the many pleasures a mountain holiday has to offer - then Chalet Lula in Châtel is the place to stay!
Having enjoyed several holidays in the Portes du Soleil, Châtel was the obvious choice when we decided to buy our very own little piece of the French Alps. A vast ski area in the winter is matched by a multitude of mountain activities in the summer, all of which are on our doorstep.
We are situated just 600m from the centre of our charming alpine resort with its mountain lifts, and have a bus stop outside if you’d prefer to save your legs at the start or end of the day.
The chalet was completed in the Summer of 2023 and we are delighted to be able to share it with those looking for a magical, luxury experience in the Alps. We've designed and furnished it in a contemporary style with all the home comforts, features and amenities you could want to enjoy your stay.
Our aim is that we and our guests enjoy a high-end, home-from-home experience…we hope you love it as much as us!
The Hammett family
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Lula.
Your booking will be made directly with Paul & Natalie, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.