Minimum Equipment List

We’ve set up this minimum equipment list and we ask owners to abide by it for several reasons:

  • thanks to managers’ feedback and comments from our follow-up to the holiday questionnaire, we know that the listed items contribute to your renters’ perfect holiday: a happy renter is a renter who will enthusiastically recommend your property to friends and family, and potentially become a repeat guest at your property.
  • we clearly state on our portals that all OVO properties provide this equipment.
  • all properties providing the same minimum level of equipment helps achieve cross sales. The aim isn’t to have all our properties looking the same, but for renters to be confident that all OVO Network properties provide what they need during their holiday - a home from home.
  • this equipment, amongst other things is necessary to achieve the Official Classification award for your property.

Please remember you need to provide equipment and furniture for the maximum capacity your property is advertised for unless stated below.


  • Dining table
  • Lounge seating
  • Beds
  • Bedside lamp per person
  • Bedside table per bed, preferably two for double beds

Linen and Towels

  • Fluffy duvets
  • 1 pillow per person (at least, a selection of different pillows is always appreciated by guests)
  • Mattress protectors
  • Plain cotton bed linen
  • 1 large bath towel per person
  • Plentiful supply of hand towels
  • Bath mats
  • Plentiful supply of tea towels


  • Chest of drawers for each bedroom
  • Wardrobe for each bedroom
  • Matching good-quality coat hangers per wardrobe


  • Colander
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small glass bowl
  • Water jug
  • Measuring jug
  • Chopping boards
  • 2 serving trays
  • 4 serving dishes
  • 3 professional-standard cooking knives (chefs, carving, paring)
  • Knife sharpener
  • Bread knife
  • Corkscrew
  • Bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Potato peeler
  • Potato masher
  • Tea strainer
  • Salad servers (pair)
  • Whisk
  • Ladle
  • Zester
  • Wooden spoons — selection
  • Wooden slice
  • Salad spinner
  • Sieve
  • Frying pans of different size
  • Small (milk) pan
  • Medium pan
  • Large pan (property capacity)
  • Casserole dishes with lid
  • Tea pot
  • Sugar bowl or box
  • Milk jug
  • Cheese grater
  • Cheese board
  • Cheese knife
  • Scissors
  • Egg cups (1 per person)
  • Fruit bowl
  • Ice-making tray
  • Oven gloves
  • Oven roasting tray
  • Measuring scales
  • Pestle and mortar
  • Kitchen bin
  • Vase

Kitchen Electrical

  • Electric Cafetiere/ coffee machine (some guests enquire specifically about the make and model of coffee machines available, and some bring their own!)
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Many owners also provide food processors and hand held electronic whisks

Eating and Drinking: the minimum is one per person for the maximum capacity of the chalet, the recommendation is to double up so that there is no need to run the dishwasher after every meal.

  • Place mats
  • Water glasses
  • Wine glasses (red and white if possible , we are in France after all!)
  • Many owners also provide champagne glasses and shot glasses
  • Cereal bowls
  • Large coffee cups
  • Small coffee cups
  • Tea mugs
  • Cutlery (knife, fork, spoon, tea spoon)
  • Dinner plates
  • Side plates
  • Raclette grill (2 if a large property)
  • Fondue pot (2 if a large property)


  • Fridge / freezer (or two separate) — large enough for maximum capacity, especially important for summer guests
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hair dryer (one per bathroom)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • HiFi with input for MP3 player/iPod docking station


  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Broom
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Bins as appropriate throughout the property
  • Sponges / tea towels


  • Cot (one per baby accepted at the property)
  • High chair (one per baby accepted at the property)
  • Baby bath

Note: if you allow 3 babies to stay at your property, you commit to provide 3 cots/high chairs to your guests. If it is a problem for you to store these items but still want to allow several babies, you will be able to rent equipment if necessary at Pressing des Aravis, in La Clusaz -


  • Sun loungers ( for 1/2 of property capacity)
  • Sun chairs ( for 1/2 of property capacity)
  • Garden table and chairs (for property capacity)
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • 2 snow shovels
  • Petanque set
  • Automatic irrigation system for window boxes/ tubs and flower pots
  • Ashtrays to encourage guests to smoke out of doors and not indoors


  • Flat screen TV
  • FR terrestrial/satellite TV
  • EN satellite TV
  • DVD player + Selection of DVDs EN/FR
  • Selection of books EN/FR
  • Pack of cards
  • Board games EN/FR (ie Chess, Backgammon, Draughts, Twister, Boggle, Connect 4)
  • Selection of CDs
  • Broadband internet with WiFi
  • Equipment instructions for TV/DVD/satellite


  • Key safe or keypad door entry system
  • Fire extinguishers — WHICH MUST BE SERVICED ONCE A YEAR
  • Fire blanket
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Basic but up-to-date first aid kit

Note: CHIMNEYS SHOULD BE SWEPT AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR, alarms should be checked or serviced as per manufacturer’s recommendations. Some insurance policies make this a condition of valid insurance.


  • Small sewing kit
  • Christmas tree, lights and decorations


  • Long matches
  • Firewood
  • Clothes wash product
  • Fabric conditioner
  • Dishwasher products
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cleaning products for all situations
  • Basic condiments — herbs, spices, bouillon, vinegars, mustards, rock salt and pepper
  • Toilet paper for arrival day at least
  • Kitchen paper
  • Sponges
  • Salt for winter
  • Bin liners
  • Rubbish recycling bags/ system/ area

Winter Sports

Although not obligatory, many properties have installed ski racks and boot warmers and provide a separate drying area for wet outdoor gear. Some properties even have glove warmers and provide free sledges for the kids!


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