Chalet Arsene et Lea
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Chalet Arsene et Lea

Family ski chalet - 3 stars, open fire, sauna, pistes 1km

Ref: OVO1178
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“Great stay, friendly manager”

 — Michel W.

“A super attentive welcome with a good bottle and a terrine”

 — Rosalie S.

“We loved everything about the chalet itself and the location”

 — Andrea B.

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  • Sauna
  • Child friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Terrace
  • Petanque
  • Ski store
  • More


  • Free WiFi
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Firewood provided
  • Animals welcome
  • Non-smoking rental
  • Car recommended
  • More
  • Check-in: after 16h00
  • Check-out: before 10h00

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Book 8 weeks or more before your arrival date and pay only 25% to secure your booking.

The full amount of your rental is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date


Free cancellation if you cancel 6 months or more before your arrival date
· 8 weeks to 6 months before arrival: 25% fee applies
· Less than 8 weeks before arrival: no refund

We recommend that you take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover any costs associated with the potential cancellation or curtailment of your trip.

Please Note

Please note that Chalet Arsene & Lea is situated on the main road to the Col de la Croix Fry (where the ski fields are), which makes it very convenient in winter but does mean that in busy periods there can be a fair amount of traffic noise.

Every stay includes



Local tips & concierge

Local tips & concierge

Linen & towels

Linen & towels

Sparkling cleaning

Sparkling cleaning


Manigod - La Clusaz

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.

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Getting around

Ski slopes
1 km
Ski bus stop
50 m
Town centre
5.6 km
11 km

The OVO Network Review

Arsene and Lea is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom restored farmhouse for 8 (max 7 adults) spread over 2 floors, and 170m2 of floor space.

The configuartion of the chalet is quite unusual. On the ground floor there is a garage, an entrance hall, a double bedroom, a family bathroom with wc, the kitchen and the dining area.

There is also a unique Moroccon themed cosy corner around the wood burner - the owners, who are keen travellers, love this cosy snug space in their mountain home. There is a more conventional lounge on the first floor.

The first floor is a large open plan space with a more contemporary sofa area, a bunk room corner (which is not closed off completely) a library, a play area and a double ensuite bedroom, the roof of which forms the floor of a mezzanine area which is another double sleeping area, beneath the eaves of the chalet, open to and overlooking the the rest of the first floor. The photos and 360 degree virtual tour photos on the website describe the spaces perhaps more clearly than these words!

The chalet sits above the road 1km from the slopes at Croix Fry , 6km from Manigod village, ensuring easy access to the hill for nervous drivers even in heavy snow conditions. The south facing balcony is a perfect spot from which to view the Tour de France when it passes this way.

The owners have planted shrubs between the garden and the road to provide some seperation, and dampen some of the sound of passing traffic, again please refer to the photos to better understand the layout. They have also sited the children's slide/ swings and the petanque court in the large flat (!) space to the rear of the property.

With superb views from the terrace outside the dining area, and the sauna in the mazot, Arsene and Lea is one unique property that we know family groups and groups of friends appreciate tremendously. Plus the manager delivers fresh croissants and bread every morning! For those guests wanting to try Savoyard with a twist, rather than those wanting something more traditional!

The OVO Team.

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“... a typical Savoyard farmhouse from the outside, looks can be deceiving.”

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From the owner



253 Bookings • Since 2014
“We feel so at home in this welcoming atmosphere”

In 1938, my grandfather Arsène, a farmer, decided to build a mountain chalet so that the cows could graze on the summer pastures. He took a carpenter and used the spruce trees in the forests above the site.

My grandmother Léa collected and dried the tree moss, which they used as insulation between the beams.

I was lucky enough to inherit this chalet, which means so much to me (I spent many holidays there, during the summer and at Christmas, when my grandfather took the cows back up to feed on the hay from the barn).

I renovated the ground floor in 1994 and the first floor in 2004, using some of the features of the old property. For example, I used the mangers in the library and some of the stone in the fireplace - a mixture of the grey Aravis limestone and the darker sandstone from Beauregard and Sulens.

The wood for the floor in the living room came from the church in the village of Les Clefs.

Finally, having travelled a lot in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, my wife and I decided to build a sauna in the garden - a proper wood-fired sauna, which reaches the perfect temperature in 30 minutes. Try following it with a roll in the snow, perfect !

The chalet has been our main home until now - we always feel so at home in its welcoming atmosphere. But now, a taste for adventure is taking us off to other destinations. We'll be back for our holidays, though!

Pierre and Marilyne

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Your booking will be made directly with Pierre, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.

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Guest reviews

“Great stay, friendly manager”

Matches the description and very good welcome from the manager

— Michel W. Dec 2023

“A super attentive welcome with a good bottle and a terrine”

A super attentive welcome with a good bottle and a terrine. The bedding is great.

— Rosalie S. Jun 2023

“We loved everything about the chalet itself and the location”

My family had a great stay here. We loved everything about the chalet itself and the location: the authenticity of the chalet design; the easy and relaxing upstairs lounge space; the sauna; the wonderful views. We found the location of the road to be a benefit as the traffic was minimal and we did not have to leave the main road in the snow, which would have been a challenge for us!

— Andrea B. Apr 2023

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