This family-friendly chalet is near shops and local ski resorts in the Aravis
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,490 to €4,190 per week
- Location: St Jean de Sixt - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 980 m
- Outlook: South-East
- Sleeps: 10
- Official classification: 4
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 6
- Number of bedrooms: 4
- Number of double beds: 5 (2 of the doubles can be 4 singles)
- Number of bunk beds: 2
- Sofa beds (double): 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 2
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 1
- Separate toilet(s): 2
- Floor area: 130 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 2
- Dining seating for: 10
- Parking spaces available: 3
- Town centre: 1.5 km
- Ski slopes: 4 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 1.5 km
- No disabled access
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 10
- Place settings for: 12
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Baby bath
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Outdoor dining table for: 10
- Outdoor dining seating for: 10
- BBQ: Charcoal
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 700 m2
- Terrace: 45 m2
- Table tennis
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 1
- French Television (paid & international)
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Internet download speed: 11 Mpbs
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Lake: 20.1 km
- Train station: 27.1 km
- Nearest supermarket: 1.5 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
- Car recommended
- Animals welcome
- Non-smoking rental
Please note : Chalet J'Elage is close to the resorts of La Clusaz and Grand Bornand which are each less than 5km/ a 10-minute drive away.
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About Chalet J'Elage...
Tucked away in a quiet close of just five properties at the foot of the mountains, Chalet J'Elage is a great place for a family holiday in the Alps, whatever the time of year.
It's a short drive (or a 15-minute walk) to the village of Saint Jean de Sixt, where there are several shops, including a popular bakery, sports hire shops, delicatessen, post office, supermarket, bar and restaurants. Despite its quiet location, it's not far from the main road which links La Clusaz to Le Grand Bornand, and it's just a 30-minute drive to Annecy and less than an hour to Geneva airport.
If you'd like to visit this area with a larger group, consider renting Chalet J'Elage with neighbouring Chalet Antigone, which sleeps up to 8, making a total capacity of 18 people.
The property ...
This comfortable chalet sleeps 10 (maximum 8 adults) and is perfect for a young family (or even two!). There's a lovely flat garden and plenty of books, DVDs and games to keep everyone entertained when you're not enjoying the great outdoors, which is right on your doorstep.
As you enter the lobby area, there's a ski room and utility room with washer and dryer, where outdoor gear can be left to dry ready for the next day.
In the living area, cosy sofas piled with cushions are arranged around the large wood-burning fire, built in local stone. Patio doors open on to a large decked area and garden, which has an unusual semi-circular seating area perfect for enjoying the sunset or a barbecue. The kitchen and dining area are also open plan, so cooking and eating together is a sociable affair. There's a shower room here too, and a bedroom with two sets of bunks and a nautical theme that kids will adore.
There are three more bedrooms upstairs, one with a super king size bed. The other two rooms each have a king-size bed, which can be turned into a set of 2 singles, plus a double bed settee so that families can all be together if they prefer. Two of the bedrooms open on to a spacious balcony with a table and chairs where you can sit and enjoy the view of the Aravis mountains, while the third bedroom looks out towards the beautiful Plateau de Glieres.The large family bathroom has a bath with shower over and two basins, and the toilet is separate.
About the area ...
Whether you've got young or older beginners in your ski party, Chalet J'Elage is the perfect place to help them find their ski legs.
Chalet J'Elage is right in the heart of some great skiing. Halfway between La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand ski resorts (both just 10 minutes drive away), you can ski somewhere new every day.
The 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. Nordic skiers will discover plenty of trails from St Jean de Sixt - in fact there's a 7km trail just behind the chalet.
There's a free sledging run behind the town hall too!. Non-skiers 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 and the exciting ski-joering - skiing while being towed by a horse! After all that excitement why not enjoy some pampering at one of the two spas in La Clusaz - you've earned it!
There's plenty to do here in the spring and summer too. St Jean de Sixt is one of only two places in the world where you can try Bun-J ride, a cross between ski jumping and bungee jumping! It's open all year round. Other more traditional pastimes are available too - marked footpaths crisscross the mountains, many starting right from your front door, or you can explore by mountain bike - take the lift to the top of the mountain then come back down at your own pace.
There are a number of mountain farms within a walk of the chalet, where you can see the local Reblochon cheese being made - you'll come away with a delicious treat for the walk back! Cool off at the swimming pool complexes in Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and Thônes, or if you're looking for something a little more challenging, there's a climbing school, via ferrata routes, tree-top adventure parks, canyoning, white-water rafting, horse-riding, karting and paragliding all nearby.
If you like the sound of a holiday at Chalet J'Elage, check your dates. We’ll hold it for 24 hours while you make up your mind! But don’t wait too long, with so much going for it, this OVO Network property is sure to get booked up quickly.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 10h00
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
St Jean de Sixt - La Clusaz
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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.
- Ski slopes4 km
- Nearest ski bus stop1.5 km
- Town centre1.5 km
- Nearest supermarket1.5 km
The OVO Network Review
“The owners have set the chalet up with everything required for their guests to have an easy and enjoyable family holiday experience.”
Chalet J’Elage is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom chalet for 10 (max 8 adults) spread over two floors and 130m2 of floor space.
The owners have spent many happy holidays at the chalet with their own children and have set the chalet up with everything required for their guests to have an easy and enjoyable family holiday experience.
With a lovely large flat lawn, an unusual semi-circular stone bench, dining table, sunbeds and a table tennis table out of doors, this property works as well in summer as it works in winter. The garden is open to the access road for the 5 chalets close by, not a main road.
Children can find space to play or read in the cute ensuite bunk room on the ground floor - the upstairs bedrooms are spacious and two have cosy sofas too. That leaves plenty of room for the adults to relax in peace and quiet downstairs!
Although not in a village, the chalet is within a 15-minute walk of St Jean de Sixt, gateway to Grand Bornand and La Clusaz. There are plenty of shops, supermarkets, and restaurants within easy reach by car.
You can buy milk directly from the farm a short walk away.
That is all extra to the magnificent Aravis ski resorts of La Clusaz and Grand Bornand.
With many positive reviews from very happy summer and winter guests alike, especially from families, and, a 4-star rating from the local official classification body there is plenty to enjoy at Chalet J’Elage. In particular, we know from feedback that guests appreciate the well-equipped kitchen, the extra homely deco touches, and the comfy beds.
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From the owner
There are some places in the world where the pace of your life slows immediately
In 1995 we found ourselves bringing up three young children (aged 3, 4 and 6) in central London. We were desperate to find a balance to their urban life in the school holidays.
Having searched for two years all over France, we still hadn't found anywhere where we could see ourselves spending all our school holidays. And then we took the children on their first skiing holiday.
We wanted somewhere with minimal travel time once we landed at the airport, somewhere that felt truly 'French' and that had a charm and tradition about it. A place where the children as beginners would be well catered for but also somewhere with good, challenging skiing for us whilst they were in ski school. We found La Clusaz.
We found love! We found somewhere we could picture ourselves being happy every month of the year.
After one magical holiday in the February, we came back for three crazy days the following month and looked at 20 properties in the area. Chalet J'Elage was the first property we saw straight off the 'red eye', but it became the benchmark for everywhere else that we looked at.
By the exhausted end of day 3 we phoned the agency on the way back to Geneva airport and made an offer - that's the sort of crazy thing you do when it's love at first sight. After a couple of days of back and forwards a deal was done on one proviso. The day was Friday.
We had to sign the compromis - the French exchange contract - by Monday.
You really, really have to be in love to move a mountain that big in that small amount of time but somehow or other the compromis was signed at 1645 on Monday 14th March 2005. And then the completion on Friday 17th June. We had found our retreat.
We had found our antidote to London life.
And so for nearly 10 glorious years, Chalet J'Elage has been at the heart of our family and also has lived in our hearts whilst we are back in our 'real life' It has brought us joy, excitement, adventure, intimacy and memories by the bucketful.
We have shared our special place with friends and family alike and have celebrated the fact that our home has affected all who stay there in exactly the same way - they don't want to leave, they eagerly look forward to returning. The children's friends have visited and in turn they have persuaded their families to holiday in beautiful Aravis and somehow, imperceptibly, Chalet J'Elage and this perfect corner of the Alps, had crept into the hearts of far more than just the five of us.
And now it's time to share the chalet with a wider group - with people we don't know. But somehow, the knowledge that others will be affected by the chalet in the way that we and our nearest and dearest have - will discover the soul enriching essence of the mountains and lake alike - makes that a happy and exciting prospect. Happy Holidays.
May you enjoy our stylish, contemporary and well-appointed home but above all, the intrinsic atmosphere and essence of Chalet J'Elage*
* For the curious amongst you, we share with you that J'Elage is an name created from the first two letters of our children's names - George, Jack and Ella - so don't worry if you can't find it in your dictionary!
Clare and Tim
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet J'Elage.
Your booking will be made directly with Clare & Tim, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
- Property owner:
- Clare & Tim
- Trusted partner since:
- Completed bookings:
Sat 4 Feb - Sat 11 Feb
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Our family enjoyed a comfortable and cosy stay at the Chalet J'Elage during the Spring 2022. We also enjoyed the local products with the egg and cheese farms close by. We highly recommend the place for a chilled vacation.
— Gabrielle R. Apr 2022
“Wonderful stay in St Jean de Sixt”
The chalet J'Elage is superb, very functional and the location is quiet and very relaxing! We went on wonderful hikes and tobogganing in St Jean de Sixt and also in La Clusaz. The location of the property is really perfect, we can't wait to come back this summer.
— Laure-Anne A. Apr 2022
“Ski holidays in lovely settings”
Chalet j'Elage is a very nice rental property with spacious bedrooms and a very well equipped kitchen. Thank you for the welcome, we had a very relaxing ski holiday.
— Marylène D. Apr 2022
“Very good value for money”
Great location, very close to the slopes. Quiet and peaceful surroundings, very good value for money.
— Selena C. Feb 2022
“Beautiful chalet, well equipped!”
Beautiful chalet, well equipped and comfortable bedding. Very nice view. Mandy was available and welcoming.
— Betty G. Feb 2022
“Ideal for a holiday with friends and family”
Superb stay in this charming chalet! It's functional and comfy, with everything we needed to have a great time.
— Christine M. Feb 2021
“A wonderful week in this amazing chalet”
Super week in a magnificent chalet. We had a great week. The chalet is magnificent, well decorated and furnished. Its also comfortable, the beds were comfortable, there was enough tableware and cutlery, and there is a wood fireplace. The location is great between La Cluzaz and le Grand Bornand. Service was great. Mandy, the property manager, answered promptly to all of our questions (thank you for the sledges). Thank you as well to the owners for filling the chalet with a great the collection of books, and enough decorations and furniture to make us feel at home.
— Agnes D. Mar 2020
“A really comfortable chalet and a super welcome”
Chalet J'Elage is spacious and very well equipped, very clean and well maintained. Mandy is an excellent manager and was very attentive.
— Michel M. Feb 2020
“Nice chalet, great staff”
We would like to thank Mandy, our house manager, who helped us in every aspects of our stay.
— Hamad A. Sep 2019
“Just like at home”
A superb family chalet. We felt right at home. The view is beautiful and the outside spaces are lovely in the summer. We really loved the cosy atmosphere in the chalet. St Jean de Sixt is an ideal base (between Thones, La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand) for exploring the area. We will definitely be back!
— Manon B. Aug 2019
Excellent stay at Chalet J'Elage. Well equipped and a real home from home. Good location. Plenty of snow, blue skies and sun the whole week. Only downside - we had to leave!!
— Antony W. Feb 2019
“Unforgettable first steps in the mountains”
We had a superb week with our 14-month-old daughter and our two dogs. The chalet is very well equipped, especially for babies (high chair, cot, baby bath). We discovered this wonderful area on magnificent walks in the sunshine. We will never forget our daughter's first steps on the terrace!
— Bérengère H. Jun 2018
“Beautiful chalet, very spacious, with all comfort”
We spent a great holiday there.
— David L. Mar 2018
“Thank you for everything”
This is the ninth year running that we have enjoyed a winter sports holiday with friends. The chalet is magnificent, with everything you need Thank you for everything - we recommend it!
— Pierre F. Jan 2018
“A very good holiday”
A very good stay apart from the unsettled weather, which we can't really forecast.The chalet is well designed, well equipped and clean, and we received a very good welcome.We felt instantly at home.We loved the location of the chalet, the quietness, and the wide open spaces around it.
— Muriel L. Dec 2017
“The property had everything I needed”
Ideal property in a quiet location to enjoy cycling in the mountains. We enjoyed sitting by the fire. Also to be noted: the great bed linen!
— Joel J. Jun 2017
“Our family holiday went without a hitch”
The chalet is in a very quiet spot, and was just as it was described on the website. Janelle, the manager, wrote to us to explain the checking in procedure. She is very welcoming and gave us all the information we needed for a great holiday. As parents of young children, we were particularly grateful for the cot, high chair and baby gate provided.Thanks, and well done to Janelle, who was very attentive.
— Claudine L. Apr 2017
“Nothing but good things to say about this chalet!”
Modern, well heated, spacious and very well equipped. The quality of the bed linen deserves a special mention. The pistes are less than 10 minutes away by car, St Jean de Sixt is perfectly located between La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand.
— Benjamin L. Mar 2017
“We will be back”
We had a great family holiday in your beautiful chalet. What could be better than returning from skiing to an open fire! We had both snow and sunshine at this friendly ski station. Well done for the welcome and the practicality of the chalet. We will be back.
— Chantal G. Jan 2017
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