Renovated farmhouse for 8 with hot tub and terraces - near village and ski stations
- Manigod - La Clusaz
- Village 1 km
- Hot tub with great views
- Sheltered terraces, balcony
- Enjoy life on the farm
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,390 to €3,490 per week
- Location: Manigod - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 864 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 8
- Official classification: 3
- License number: 07403 074 160 18 0231
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 6
- Number of bedrooms: 4
- Number of double beds: 3 (2 of the doubles can be 4 singles)
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 2
- Shower(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 2
- Floor area: 140 m2
- Independent kitchen
- Number of floors: 1
- Dining seating for: 8
- Garage spaces available: 1
- Parking spaces available: 2
- Town centre: 1 km
- Ski slopes: 7 km
- Nearest public bus stop: 1 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 1 km
- Ski school: 7 km
- No disabled access
- Hot tub
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 8
- Place settings for: 8
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
- Coffee Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Baby bath
- Baby step
- Baby changing table / mat
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby/children’s bed linen
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Flat garden
- Children's garden toys
- Outdoor dining table for: 8
- Outdoor dining seating for: 8
- BBQ: Gas
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Outdoor hot tub
- Temperature: 38 ºC
- Towels provided for the hot tub
- Table football
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 1
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Electrical outlet covers / safety sockets
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Train station: 25 km
- Nearest public bus stop: 1 km
- Nearest supermarket: 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 - The owners' brother lives in an apartment in the basement of the chalet, but this is fully self-contained and access is separate, so will not infringe on your privacy.
The owners have retained the original low ceilings and small windows typical of farmhouses of this age.
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When you stay at rustic Chalet L'Otavalo, you'll enjoy all the rural delights of life on a farm, but it's just 1km to the charming village of Manigod, where you'll find a restaurant which does takeaway food, a local speciality food store, a popular bakery and a great cafe.
The accommodation is all on one floor of this delightful renovated farmhouse, while the owners' brother lives in a basement apartment with its own access. The owners themselves live in a modern chalet opposite Chalet L'Otavalo, and there's another rental property on the farm, it's a family affair.
There are cows grazing in the field opposite most of the year, and guests are very welcome to watch the cows being milked at the family farm next to Chalet L'Otavalo. The milk is used to make the famous Reblochon cheese. There are also chickens and donkeys on the farm. Children will love the table football, trampoline and swings and there is plenty of room for them to run around outside.
There are sheltered terraces on either side of the property, where you can barbecue and eat al fresco, or maybe enjoy a soak in the hot tub. There's also a lovely long vine and rose-covered balcony at the front of the chalet, with superb views over the Aravis mountains.
About the property...
There's room for eight guests at Chalet L'Otavalo, which has been recently refurbished, and it's all on one floor.
There are three double bedrooms, one of which has a small en suite shower room, and a small bunk room for two children. There's also a separate bathroom, and two separate toilets.
The large kitchen and dining area is a very sociable place to cook and eat together, there's also a dining table in the living room, which runs the length of the chalet - here you can enjoy a cosy evening on the sofas around the woodburner while you watch a film or plan your next exciting day in the mountains.
There are two sheltered terraces, one on either side of the property, where you can barbecue and eat al fresco, or maybe admire the stunning views while you enjoy a soak in the hot tub. There's also a lovely long rose and vine-covered balcony at the front of the chalet, with superb views over the Aravis mountains.
We think Chalet L'Otavalo will be the perfect choice for families, or a group who enjoy taking life at a slower pace, while still having the facilities of the village within easy reach.
About the area...
Chalet L'Otavalo is just 10 minutes from the Croix Fry sector of the La Clusaz pistes (altitude 1500m), where you can park free. The ski bus stops just 600m from the chalet.
There are plenty of gentle nursery slopes, where beginners can build confidence, while experienced skiers have access to more than 200km of pistes and 95 lifts in the La Clusaz/Le Grand Bornand area.
Cross-country skiers will find plenty of trails on the nearby Beauregard plateau, and non-skiers are not forgotten, with an ice skating rink and cinema in La Clusaz, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
In the summer, you’ll find no shortage of things to do when you stay at Chalet L'Otavalo. There are plenty of walks, from mountain hikes to gentle plateau paths, and you can take the ski lift to the top of the mountains and come back down at your own pace.
Children will enjoy the delights of the farm on your doorstep, while there are tree-top adventure parks for all the family at Thônes and Le Grand Bornand, and a beautiful lakeside golf course at Annecy.
Adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, via ferrata, mountain-biking or white-water rafting - just some of the activities on offer within a few miles of Manigod.
If you're already picturing your next mountain holiday at Chalet L'Otavalo, why not check our availability calendar to see when it's free? We can hold up to two weeks for you for 24 hours, if you need a little time to finalise your arrangements. But don't wait any longer than that - this lovely chalet close to the village is sure to be very popular with guests of OVO Network!
- 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.
Manigod - La Clusaz
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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.
- Ski slopes7 km
- Ski school7 km
- Nearest ski bus stop1 km
- Town centre1 km
- Nearest supermarket5 km
- Nearest public bus stop1 km
The OVO Network Review
“A great choice for a relaxed mountain holiday”
If you are looking for an authentic farmhouse experience, and enjoy watching the world go by at a simple, more relaxed place, then Chalet L'Otavalo could be the place for you. Chalet L'Otavalo is a homely rustic chalet which is ideal for families with children.
The views across to La Tournette are breathtaking, and we really like the fact that the owners are happy to share their family farming lifestyle with their guests. The cows will be crossing the road to the milking shed twice a day!
The accommodation is on one floor of a renovated farmhouse, on a farm belonging to a family who have been in the village of Manigod for generations. So, no stairs to deal with, and the owners have retained the original low ceilings and small windows typical of farmhouses of this age.
There's plenty of room for children to let off steam in the fresh mountain air, and garden toys for children to use against a stunning Alpine backdrop.
Although the property seems delightfully rural, it's only 1km to the village of Manigod, and 7km to the ski station of La Croix Fry. In the summer, there are lovely walks around the valley from the door, and plenty of bike trails for cyclists.
Only one of the bedrooms has an en suite bedroom, there's also a separate shower room and two separate toilets.
There is a self - contained apartment in the basement of the farm occupied by the owner's brother, which has its own separate access.
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From the owner
Discover this ancient home and make new memories
Welcome to our home!
This chalet is typical of the mountain farms you will find in the Manigod area. We think it dates from the end of the 18th century.
It has been home to generations of farmers: the people and the animals lived under the same roof. The old farms were designed to do everything in the same place: looking after the animals; making Reblochon cheese; the storage of fodder and family life.
We've lived at this farm since the year 2000, before building our own chalet next door. We have renovated it room by room, and tried to keep the authenticity by revealing the old walls and decorating them with the old tools that we found in the barn: the harrow, the flail, the fork and the horse collar.
The old stable has been transformed into the new living room, the "front room" has been knocked into the kitchen, the animal area has become a bedroom. We've tried to keep as much of the original material as possible, to preserve the old character, even removing each layer of wallpaper and paint one by one, rolling back the years through previous restorations.
That is how we got back to the rough wood which revealed the true character of the chalet.
We had a lovely surprise when we renovated one of the bedrooms - we uncovered a piece of wood bearing the date 1734! Is that the date of construction? We can't be 100% sure, but if that is the case, it is one of the oldest houses in Manigod. At that time, it was common to re-use wood from other buildings to construct or alter chalets, using one piece of wood to replace something that was in need of repair, so the date on a piece of wood doesn't always correspond to the age of the building.
However, the plank was found in a well preserved and sheltered area of the barn, so it could very well be original.
This is just one recent story from this old chalet - now it's up to you to discover it and fill it with your own memories!
Laurence & Stéphane
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet L'Otavalo.
Your booking will be made directly with Laurence & Stéphane, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
- Property owner:
- Laurence & Stéphane
- Trusted partner since:
- Completed bookings:
“We would be happy to return!”
Very pleasant stay at Chalet L'Otovalo, where you will appreciate the living room with the fireplace for some rest after a day on the slopess, as well as the jacuzzi to relax. The owners are very friendly and available. We would recommend the chalet and would be happy to return.
— Claire R. Feb 2023
“The jacuzzi in front of the mountains is top”
The chalet is cozy despite its location a bit far from the slopes. All the kitchen equipment is appreciated and the main room is warm. The jacuzzi in front of the mountains is top.
— Catherine G. Feb 2023
Quiet location, comfortable chalet and very nice owners!
— Daniel G. Dec 2022
“Very pleasant stay”
Very pleasant stay. Lovely property with all the facilities as described. Very clean and spacious, we had a great stay!
— Megane B. Dec 2022
“The environment is very nice and quiet”
Laurence is welcoming, helpful and responsive. The environment is very nice and quiet. Small remark concerning the fourth room, which is rather cramped. A pleasant stay. We appreciate the spa.
— Emilienne B. Oct 2022
“Great views, quiet, great hot tub.”
We had a great stay, the chalet was well equipped, with a lovely big lounge. Great views, quiet, great hot tub. We love Manigod in the summer for the serenity, but proximity to activities in La Clusaz. The Croix Fry is a beautiful cycling climb. Don't miss the bread from Manigod boulangerie.
— Peter H. Aug 2022
“Superb surroundings and very helpful owners”
The surroundings are superb. In the middle of a heat wave, we enjoyed the mild evenings, the coolness and the excellent natural ventilation of the chalet. Stéphane and his brother were very helpful during our stay. Great flexibility in terms of arrival time which was very much appreciated. Very good communication with Stephane and Laurence.
— Chantal T. Jul 2022
The place is absolutely beautiful and the stay was very pleasant! I would recommend it 100%. The owner is very approachable and accommodating. Great experience!
— Alexandre M. May 2022
Thank you for everything, we'll be back.
— Laetitia D. May 2022
Outstanding view. Nothing was missing. Really great.
— Ludo D. May 2022
“A real breath of fresh air!”
A wonderful chalet, full of charm and very comfortable. Our host was very welcoming. The environment is just breathtaking.
— Julie G. Apr 2022
“Magnificent stay with the whole family”
Very functional chalet, decorated with taste and we loved our available, responsive and kind hosts! We had a magical family vacation week, the jacuzzi is a real plus. No unpleasant surprises regarding the rental.
— Marion F. Apr 2022
“You will not be disappointed!”
A great stay in a beautiful setting. The chalet is well located (ski, dog sledding, jacuzzi, hiking, ...) and the owner is very nice. I highly recommend this property, you can rent it with your eyes closed, you will not be disappointed.
— Romain B. Mar 2022
“Nothing to declare, it was great!”
We had a lovely time with our family in this chalet. Thank you for your warm welcome.
— Antoine P. Feb 2022
“Cosy chalet and perfectly equiped”
Very warm welcome, magnificent chalet very well located and quiet, and perfect jacuzzi at the end of the day to relax! We had a great time and hope to be able to come back soon, many thanks OVO Network and to our hosts!
— Anne D. Jan 2022
“Great motorbike rides”
The chalet was very clean when we arrived and the owners kindly greeted us with local cheese and wine. During the day we went on beautiful motorbike rides and enjoyed zen evenings in the jacuzzi. Everything we needed during our stay was there.
— Mattijs D. Sep 2021
Nice chalet with a great view. The owners are very friendly.
— Nathalie B. Sep 2021
“The owners were attentive and very responsive to our needs!”
Spacious chalet, ideally located in a quiet environment. The owners were attentive and very responsive to our needs. We enjoyed the surrounding hikes, strolling in La Clusaz, the restaurants...
— Sandrine Q. Aug 2021
We had a wonderful stay in this spacious and well equipped chalet. Everyone enjoyed the jacuzzi and table football. There is the possibility to do a lot of walks and hikes nearby the chalet or by driving a little.
— Thomas D. Jul 2021
Perfect stay. Great property. We met lovely people. We recommend without hesitation. You can go there with your eyes closed!
— Laetitia R. Jul 2021
A magical setting for relaxing. Ideal for resting and hiking. Our hosts were very attentive to our needs and were very kind and caring. The chalet is simply magnificent. Don't hesitate!
— Guillaume D. Jun 2021
“A great stay”
I recommend this chalet: space, magnificent view, peaceful surroundings and a very welcoming owner. Animals are welcome in this chalet.
— Nadine V. May 2021
“Excellent week-end in a marvelous and welcoming place!”
An ideal comfort in this property, as much in the spaces, the beds, the material and facilities available, the jacuzzi ...! The owners are attentive and available! The perfect base for visiting the region and relaxing!
— Kim-Sarah L. May 2021
“Outstandong rental with great deco”
The accommodation is functional and nothing is missing. Quiet location close to hiking trails, Thônes and Annecy. The quality of this chalet is matched only by the kindness and attention of its hosts. We will be back, and not just for the jacuzzi;)!
— Aurelie N. May 2021
“This place kept its promise!”
The chalet was exactly as described on the website: spacious, clean, very well equipped, in a good location and with a magnificent view. The owners are very kind and welcoming, we enjoyed the welcome gift on arrival.
— Laurent D. May 2021
“An incredible stay in the mountains”
Very warm, spacious chalet, with a beautiful decoration. It's extremely comfortable, and very well equipped. The quiet location is also close to the heart of the village, which is ideal. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The living room is amazing, the kitchen as well equipped as it is at home, and the large jacuzzi is the icing on the cake. We also appreciated the great cleanliness of the place, the nice seasonal bouquet for us as well as the basket with local products on our arrival.
— Élodie R. Jan 2021
“Everything to spend a great holiday”
A pleasant welcome from Laurence the owner, an impeccable and very warm chalet with everything you need. The atmosphere is ultra welcoming in the old barn turned into a living room. The location is extraordinary in the middle of these beautiful mountains.
— Hervé V. Jan 2021
“Thank you so much for this wonderful stay”
This chalet is ideally located if you are looking for calm and a change of scenery. Close to the charming village of Manigod, it offers a more than magnificent view of the mountains, whether you are on the balcony or in the jacuzzi. The jacuzzi also brings a real plus to your stay, especially after a day outdoors. The lounge area (sofa, wood stove, table football) is the perfect room for a drink in the evening: it has a very warm and cocooning atmosphere. Table football is a great idea for a relaxing moment. If you are looking for a cooperative to buy very good products at affordable prices, we recommend the cooperative of Thônes. The kindness and availability of Laurence and her husband are to be mentioned.
— Cassandra M. Dec 2020
“Great stay in the countryside”
A beautiful location for this spacious south facing chalet for 8 people. The owner was welcoming and attentive to his guests.
— Jean-Pierre B. Aug 2020
“An excellent stay”
We loved the L'Otavalo chalet, which met our expectations for this type of rate. The decoration is very cozy, and you immediately feel very good there. The view from the chalet is magnificent. The kitchen is very well equipped (many quality utensils, which is quite rare) and a minimum of products are available (toilet paper, paper towel, dishwasher tablets, etc.), which is also very appreciable. The owners are welcoming and responsive. We were allowed to arrive on Saturday morning, which was very convenient for us because we came from Samoens. The little attentions on arrival were also well appreciated (wine, juice, etc.). In summary, we had a very pleasant stay in your chalet which we highly recommend.
— Philippe A. Jul 2020
“A top chalet”
The owner was ever so friendly and available. This is a great environment to get away from it all.
— Saad A. Jun 2020