There's great skiing and hiking all around you at this family-friendly 4* ski chalet
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- Rate: €1,390 to €4,390 per week
- Location: St Jean de Sixt - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 900 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 11
- Official classification: 4
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 9
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 4 (3 of the doubles can be 6 singles)
- Number of single beds: 9
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 3
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 1
- Floor area: 198 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 4
- Dining seating for: 12
- Garage spaces available: 1
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Distance to the town centre: 1.7 km
- Distance to the ski slopes: 3.5 km
- Distance to the bus stop: 800 m
- Distance to the ski school: 3.5 km
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 24
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Bottle warmer
- Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
- Coffee machine: Cafetiere / French Press, Pods - Nespresso
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby bath
- Baby bath seat
- Baby step
- Baby changing table
- Bath toys
- Non slip mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby intercom
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Night light
- Enclosed children's play area
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- BBQ: Charcoal
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 6
- Garden surface area: 750 m2
- Terrace: 132 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 8
- Temperature: 35 ºC
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- Pétanque area
- French TV
- Home cinema
- PlayStation console + games
- Total TV screens: 1 (exc home cinema)
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- High-end sound system
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Stair gates
- Electrical outlet covers
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 23 km
- Cycle path: 300 m
- Train station: 29 km
- Public bus: 800 m
- Supermarket: 1.7 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
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Car recommended
- Non-smoking rental
Please note, only dogs are welcome at Chalet Carter.
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About Chalet Carter ...
Chalet Carter is perfectly placed to enjoy all the mountains have to offer - it's close to the busy village of St Jean de Sixt, which is halfway between the resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand. Both are easily accessible by car or ski bus.
This stylish 4 star chalet sleeps 11 people in five bedrooms, with three bath/shower rooms. It's an ideal choice for larger groups who want to make the most of the mountains in the winter or summer, but would like a peaceful base to come back to at the end of a busy day.
Chalet Carter has been totally refurbished by its owners, who have had great fun decorating it. You will feel instantly at home in this cosy chalet, where wood, stone and slate work well with natural textiles such as leather, wool and faux fur to create a warm, contemporay feel.
There's a good choice of shops and restaurants inf St Jean de Sixt, and the ski bus stops 800m from your door. In the summer, you can walk to the village through the woods in just 15 minutes, and a 45-minute walk will get you to the lovely market in the village of La Clusaz.
The property ...
Steps lead up to the entrance of Chalet Carter from the parking area in front of the property.
The accommodation is set over four floors, and you enter on the third floor. You'll pass a bunk room for two and a shower room before you reach the welcoming open-plan living area. The well-equipped kitchen has plenty of room to cook up a feast and the dining area opens on to a terrace with stunning views of the mountains.
The cosy living room has a corner sofa with plenty of cushions and throws to keep you snuggly whatever the weather outside, and views onto the lovely deck and enclosed garden. There's another living room/games room downstairs, where younger guests can do their own thing.
Go up a floor to find four more bedrooms - three twins/doubles across the front of the chalet, with access to the upper balcony and fabulous mountain views. The bedrooms have plenty of storage, quality bedding and funky furniture with a bit of a design twist!
The fifth and final bedroom is a twin room with a bunk bed above - great for kids! This room also has a very large wardrobe and views over the garden. There is a large family bathroom on this floor as well as a shower room and a separate toilet.
Fancy admiring those stunning views from your jacuzzi? You'll find it on the large terrace on the lower ground floor. Below this floor is the garage, laundry and boot room, with plenty of room for skis and bikes. There's also an electric car charging point.
About the area ...
Whether you are visiting the French Alps in the winter or summer, Chalet Carter in St Jean de Sixt is in a great location to make the most of the mountain activities. Halfway between the villages of La Clusaz and and Le Grand Bornand, there's great skiing in both directions.
Together with Manigod, these villages offer 220km of pristine pistes with a great snow record, and something for all abilities. There's also a great ski bus network, which links the three areas and is free with your Aravis ski pass, so you can ski somewhere new every day. There are also plenty of trails for Nordic skiers in St Jean de Sixt.
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 many spas - 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 a ramp descent and bungee jumping! 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 Carter, check your dates against our availability calendar. 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 become a hot favourite with our guests.
St Jean de Sixt - La Clusaz
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The OVO Network Review
“Come and enjoy the peaceful, calm outlook and the superb facilities at Chalet Carter”
This newly-renovated five-bedroom, three-bathroom chalet for 11 (max 8 adults) is spread over four floors and 198m2 of floor space. The decor is bright, colourful and contemporary, and the gorgeous second lounge / TV room is a particular favourite with our team.
The main lounge overlooks the huge side terrace and the views down the Thônes valley beyond. The second lounge / TV room means everyone can get their TV / gaming fix. Larger groups can spread out according to what they want to do - play or watch!
Bedrooms are super stylish, with plenty of storage, very comfy beds, reading lights and phone charging points next to the beds.
Keen cooks will enjoy the open-plan layout of the main communal spaces; they too can be involved in conversations, and not shut away in the kitchen!
Sporty guests will appreciate the direct access to the ski storage from the parking, meaning wet sports kit can be offloaded downstairs as soon as they arrive back home. Outside, the panoramic views from the jacuzzi, on the south-facing terrace to the front of the chalet are peaceful and calm.
Chalet Carter welcomes dogs: the garden to the rear of the chalet is enclosed, and there is a gate to close off the jacuzzi deck. The owners are dog lovers themselves; in fact, the chalet is named after a family pet.
The chalet is out of the centre of the local resorts, 3.5km away from the pistes of La Clusaz and Grand Bornand, but it's conveniently close to St Jean de Sixt and Thônes for shopping. Guests who don't want to drive can take the bus from the nearest bus stop, 800m away. The chalet is well set up for most guests!
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From the Owner
Chalet Carter feels like home to us...
Our story with the area started over 25 years ago. What keeps us coming back is the sense of tranquility, but with as much adventure as you could wish for - the feeling of being alive that the mountains give you, summer or winter, the great food, the friendly welcome you get when coming back, the variety of activities for all ages in the mountains or down at the lake.
We always knew that we'd want a home out here, and that became a reality with Chalet Carter. Having stayed in a lot of places, we've learnt what makes a great stay in the Aravis. We have spent five months completely renovating the chalet to incorporate that experience, without compromise, to create a luxurious home designed around family living. There's space to store bikes, skis/boards and importantly, warm your boots, a den for the kids (or adults!) to hide away in, comfy beds to ensure a great night's sleep, and the three terraces ensuring there's always somewhere to sit in the sun, whilst kids and dogs can roam around the completely secure garden and terraces without worry.
We're near enough to the village that you can walk to get the morning bread or walk in for dinner, but still tucked away and peaceful. There are walks in the woods two minutes from the door, with streams to paddle in to cool off, and plenty of dens to be built! Saint Jean de Sixt is just 3km from both La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, so it's just a short drive to the slopes.
Chalet Carter feels like home to us - we hope it will for you too.
James and Pam
“A magical week !”
Our children loved it here. The chalet is truly extraordinary. Thanks a lot, we hope to come back next year.
Marie-Laure A. - 09/02/2019
“We loved this chalet”
It's a welcoming place, with pretty decoration and great equipment. We'll come back with pleasure.
Pascale D. - 01/02/2019
“Highly recommended !”
We have just had the most special family Christmas at Chalet Carter with very thoughtful touches to add to the Christmas feel. Thank you for the very kind welcome. Highly recommend this beautiful chalet and hope to visit in summer one day!
Louise N. - 22/12/2018
“What a wonderful stay at Chalet Carter!”
Waking up to the fresh mountain air after the most restful sleep in a long time, followed by lovely fresh bread gazing down the valley to the distant mountains - a lasting memory!
Really great skiing in very pretty mountains. Spectacular views and excellent snow, then back to that oh so lovely hot tub!
The chalet is beautiful with lots of thoughtful touches. All in all, just brilliant. Thank you.
Family B. - 17/02/2018
“Ideal for families”
We had a really great holiday at Chalet Carter, which has been well planned for young children (security, two cots and two high chairs, enclosed terrace etc). The view is magnificent. We strongly recommend this chalet.
Carine C. - 03/02/2018
What a fabulous stay we had at Chalet Carter -a wonderful, welcoming, warm and luxurious treat of a break. The chalet easily accommodated our party of 11 (six adults and five children), and the spacious rooms and clever layout meant there was plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing. We loved the attention to detail in the chalet: every need has been anticipated and thought about, making it a wonderfully relaxing place to stay. Amazing skiing at Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz at this time of year, topped off with a relaxing soak in the hot tub taking in the views. FABULOUS. We will be back. Thank you, Chalet Carter !
Yvette F. - 06/01/2018
“Ideal for dogs!!”
We stayed here with our little dog. The dog walking from this chalet is some of the best in the area, with easy access to great tracks and trails. Once in the chalet, the wonderfully practical garage allows you to dry kit and dogs before entering the house. Upon entering the main accommodation, the heated floors guide you up to a luxury living room with spectacular views. As well as access to Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz for lift served skiing, the chalet is in a perfect position to explore the Aravis, with classics like La Tournette, Mount Charvin and the Aravis combes all 25 mins away. When you’ve finished exhausting yourself on the mountain, it's time to relax at Chalet Carter. The hot tub, movie room and surround sound, gorgeous balcony and cosy bedrooms make this a real treat. It's not often we spoil ourselves but spoilt is exactly how you feel when spending time in this wonderful chalet.
John O. - 30/12/2017
“ We’ve had a great week!”
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Chalet Carter. We’ve had a great week. The chalet has been a real home from home. In fact, in many respects it has been nicer than home! The drying room and tumble dryer have been a life saver for all our wet kit. We’ve also really enjoyed the hot tub and the views. The massage jets were amazing for soothing aching muscles after a good day's skiing. The thought and consideration that has clearly gone into every aspect of the chalet has made it a truly special place to enjoy a wonderful holiday. Thank you.
Fiona M. - 23/12/2017
“A delightful stay”
We had a delightful stay at Chalet Carter. The chalet is just perfect when returning from a day on the piste. It is a very welcoming as well as having a stunning view down the valley.
We loved the modern take on classic chalet style, in particular both the den and the main living room are chic yet cosy.
The layout of the chalet is great for families but also would work for a group of friends sharing. Equipped to the highest standard (from boot warmers to a thermal coffee pot - something for everyone!), we will definitely be back!
Clare J. - 18/11/2017
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.