Chalet Etoile

Chinaillon, Le Grand Bornand

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Guest comments (and our replies!)

Nicholas A.

A great place to stay for large group to stay and ski  - 5/5 ,  Stayed ‎Jan‎ ‎2018

This was our second stay in Chalet Etoile and we would go back a 3rd time! High quality facilities with ample space to dry/ store our skiing kit every day. Chalet is warm and snug with plenty of hot water for showers, ample bathroom facilities and well equipped kitchen.

Thomas A. A great Place to stay  - 5/5,  Stayed ‎Feb‎ ‎2017

We have now stayed in Chalet Etoile 3 times (twice at Feb /half term and once in late March). It is a wonderful, spacious, chalet that offers outstanding accommodation. It is always spotlessly clean and benefits from being a Sunday to Sunday rental thus enabling you to avoid the huge crowds on the motorways. The owners are flexible and a delight to rent from (frequently returning to us things our kids have left in the chalet). The chalet is a very short bus or car ride from the slopes and is extremely convenient for everything. We have stayed in countless places in and around the area over the past 15 years and this one is the best.

 Kate T.  Outstanding Chalet on edge of Chinaillon - 5/5,  Stayed ‎Mar‎ch ‎2016

We had a fantastic stay in Harriet's chalet with a group of 8 friends, the chalet is spacious , warm (underfloor heating )and wonderfully comfortable.

The property was clean , beautifully maintained and has a well equipped kitchen. There are many nice extras as well , (table tennis , DVD's , games , ski boot heater ).

The location is very good, you can walk to ski bus stop easily at end of drive . Walk 5 mins to bars and Restaurants. We had a really wonderful ski holiday .

Harriet was easy to deal with , and Mike (key holder and chalet manager) made the change over easy , and was great with advice and information.

James R.  Exceptional - 5/5,  Stayed ‎Jan‎ ‎2016

Chalet Etoile was even better than described. The chalet was incredibly comfortable and spacious, perfect for two families. the location of the chalet was good, within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in the village and the pistes. For those not wanting to walk or drive, the ski bus stop next to the chalet was great. We cant wait to go back. Mike (the chalet manager) was fantastic.

Luise R. Fantastic chalet - 5/5,  Stayed ‎January‎ ‎2016

An amazing chalet, set within a sweet little village. The chalet has everything you could possibly need for a week's skiing. There's plenty of space to socialise, plenty of storage for ski gear, TV, music. Bedrooms are well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. It would be a great chalet to share with another family. Ski area is brilliant, with great restaurants.

Communication was excellent, and all queries were answered without any problem. Very knowledgeable and helpful owners.

Mandy M.  Spacious, beautiful and welcoming chalet - 5/5,  Stayed ‎January‎ ‎2016

Mandy m.

We spend a wonderful week here with some friends. Chalet Etoile was very clean, well appointed and I would thoroughly recommend. It's got a lot of space and so was perfect for two families with teenagers. There's a table tennis table in the basement as well as loads of games, DVDs and a great music system. It's a convenient 1 minute walk to the bus stop. Harriet was very responsive, friendly and answered all our questions. Overall we had a wonderful holiday and we will definitely return!

Javier B.  Excellent - 5/5,  Stayed ‎Jan‎ ‎2018

We really enjoyed this wonderful house. It is fully equipped, comfortable and very nice

Nicole J.  MAGNIFIQUE CHALET.TOUT EST PREVU.SUPER CONFORT - 5/5,  Stayed ‎Feb‎ ‎2015

Magnifique Chalet ou tout est prévu, super confort, nombreuses prestations très intéressantes.nous avons passe un formidable séjour avec nos enfants et petits enfants. Une réception super chaleureuse par l excellent manager Mr Mike Goggs.

Francois D.  Chalet confortable et très bien conçu pour y vivre sans se marcher sur les pieds - 5/5,  Stayed ‎March‎ ‎2018

J’aimerais Le louer l’annee Prochaine tant j’ aimé ce séjour dans ce chalet si cosy

Colin H - stayed 2010, 2011 ad 2012

What can I say about your chalet, but WOW!  We were all very impressed - it really was a home from home. In past years we have taken everything with us like knives, garlic presses.... but your kitchen was great - and my mother-in-law, and wife were well in their element! I think this is the first chalet where we've actually been able to cook properly,and what a treat it was!

The very moment from finding your chalet on the Owners Direct website to speaking to you, and subsequently Mike  - the whole experience was great - you have good set up -  what an achievement!

This is by far the best chalet that we've stayed in in all the years of ski-ing, we typically stay in the CGH Residences (Les Chalets des Gypse in St. Martin de Belleville, and Les Clarines in Les Menuires). The best accommodation we ever stayed in was a hotel in Courchevel called Le Kilimandjaro which is a 5* Hotel - and your chalet is on a par with this.  There is a real feel of luxury - you have made your chalet to feel very warm and comfortable! As you may recall, we typically go to the 3 Vallees year in year out, but sadly they couldn't accommodate us this year - it's their loss, as I really do think we've found a little gem in Le Chinaillon, and will be returning! Thank you for giving up your time when we chatted on the phone - you really did help me to make my decision to stay at your chalet.

Living Area / Kitchen What a fantastic space, which works really well - there really is enough room for everyone.  In terms of the kitchen - it really is excellent as I've already mentioned above my mother-in-law and wife were really in their element - but what a fantastic kitchen - you really do have everything! It's a chef delight! There were plenty of bowls / dishes / utensils / sharp knives / garlic press etc - and they were decent not just cheap utensils that tend to break very quickly.

It was also great to be able to come back from a hard day's ski-ing and sit in front of the fire with a G&T or glass of wine - such a relaxing experience, and this is the other great thing about your Chalet, there's enough space for everyone - so whether you wanted to read a book, or the oldies wanted to play bridge or the younger ones wanted to watch a movie everyone could do their own thing. Excellent!

Bedrooms  Wow - every room was a great size - my wife and I took the room with the beds under the eaves - and our children loved their beds - they thought it was great to have a little den - my son was especially excited! But seriously all, the rooms are a great size, and are so much bigger than in the pictures. Again this beats the apartments we've stayed in recently - you've actually got walking space around the beds, and again our room the kids had space to play.  The only comment that our group had, was there wasn't enough hanging space.

Downstairs  What a great space, it was great to give my father-in-law a thrashing at table tennis! It would be great to have one of the rooms as a Cinema room 

Toys I know it's not always possible, but it would be great to have a section on your website detailing what toys you have - we always take some of our children's favourite toys, and this year we took we my son's train track - what a lovely surprise to find 2x big boxes of track at the chalet. Ours never came out!  (here it is TOYS)

 February 2010, Chris (UK) -

"We had a lovely week thank you, and your chalet is everything you promised and more. We loved it.

Excellent. We had two families of 5 and 4 respectively and there was ample space. The kids loved the games area in the cellar....could only be bettered by the addition of a pool table Beautiful open plan living/kitchen/dining area. The fire is superb -We loved sitting in front of that with a glass of red and chance to re-live the day's fun. I particularly enjoyed your audio system. Someone obviously enjoys their audio and visual kit.  

We loved it, beautiful chalet, great modern and stylish decor. Comfortable, relaxing and a real home from home. You have a fantastic place there and we will book again if and when we next return to Chinaillon 

January 2010 - Peter (UK)

(Letter left in chalet) Thank you very much for providing such a beautiful and comfortable chalet for the use of people such as ourselves.  We really have appreciated the quality and comfort provided within the chalet.  The entertainment choices were enjoyed by the younger members of our group.