About this listing
HELLO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LOOKING AT MY LISTING. I AM AWAY AND COMPLETELY OUT OF EMAIL CONTACT UNTIL 28/08 so cannot answer any booking enquiries. If you wish to book after 29/08 please do and I will be happy to welcome you to Chamonix
Spacious airy bedroom with south facing balcony and spectacular views of the Mont Blanc range in beautiful family chalet. Large ensuite WC and walk-in shower. Tea and coffee making facilities in room, but no other kitchen facilities. Breakfast is optional and I can provide a healthy alpine breakfast, if required, as a supplement.
The chalet sits in a field - sometimes a snowy sledging slope, sometimes a flowery meadow, sometimes a hayfield - the wild deer love it. We built the chalet with big timbers, big windows; full of light and space. Calm and peaceful, it is set on the south facing hillside overlooking Chamonix town, with its innumerable shops, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries and the cinema - just 5 minutes walk down to the centre (perhaps 8 minutes back up the hill...). Right near the Brevent lift station, for fabulous alpine walking or brilliant sunny skiing.
Directly facing us on the other side of the valley the cable car soars to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi and the infamous arete leading to the Vallée Blanche, or with the telescope you can watch climbers or ski-mountaineers on Mont Blanc itself.
In the evenings the light on the mountains is extraordinary: Mont Blanc turns gently red, the Dru bursts into flames
This is a shoes-off-inside house; the floors are warm and wooden but please bring slippers if you wish. Strictly No Smoking inside.
There are other people living in the house so please be respectful to all, especially regarding noise.
A refundable 10 euro key deposit will be required on arrival, plus a reference of your ID.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Thank you Jan for sharing your home with us. I have stayed in Chamonix several times but this I must say has been the best experience. The chalet is tucked away from the buzz and gives you the solitude of the mountains. At the same times it's really close to the main town centre. The walk uphill for us was perfectly alright, 10 minutes and you are in te city centre. . The view from the chalet is breath taking. The room was very comfortable and cozy. Simply loved the couch on the balcony to sit out and just at the sky or the mountains. Highly recommend staying here in Chamonix. It's a real treat. Was really easy to communicate with Jan, such a warm host. We missed meeting her though. Even though she was not around she left everything in place for us information, a very well kept space and ease of access. We will be back soonly. Michelle and Karan.
Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable.Le cadre est somptueux et nos hôtes très chaleureux.Merci pour toutes les attentions Jan.Nous reviendrons c'est certain!A bientôt.
Yves et Corinne
We loved the room with a view at Jan's lovely chalet. The room is very cosy and catered to everything we needed for a four night stay. Jan was very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable. We would recommend Jan's room to everyone.
Jan was a very good host. She was helpful with all questions. We very much enjoyed our time in Chamonix. The chalet was very quiet and relaxing.
Jan was an outstanding host. I stayed for three nights in the chalet and she was incredibly helpful.
I was running around to Italy and had to sort out busses and transportation and she helped with everything.
The room and the house are very cool, clean and private. It is more sectioned off like its own apartment and was quite close to town (brief walk down hill).
I will be back!
Fantastic room, great atmosphere and truly a beautiful view. Jan was wonderful with suggestions and information.
I will go back!
This is just a dream place. My wife and myself really enjoyed it. Very romantic! Plus, the place is very close to the lift for the ski slopes, if you know what I mean... ;-)
Jan was not there and we did not meet - but her friend Susanne was very helpful and kind over the phone. I'm actually thinking about booking straight away another weekend for next year! many thanks!
About the Host, Jan
I came to Chamonix many many years ago and never really left. We moved here permanently 24 years ago and built this chalet in 2000. My children grew up here as free spirits and have now flown the nest, hence spare bedrooms in this beautiful home that I rent out from time to time. I love the mountains on foot, on skis or on my bike. I love trips away (in the past year Ladakh, Crete, Scotland, Corsica and Canada), but love coming home to Chamonix. So, it would be a great pleasure to share it with you...