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Chalet Esse - Samoens

Bright and spacious chalet with large flat garden in a quiet but central location  (Français)

At a glance





Designer log fire.

Village centre 5mins. Ski bus 50m.

No car required. Wi-Fi.

Garden. Private parking.

Chalet Esse   Samoens

Chalet Esse is a lovely detached chalet with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, sleeping 10 people in space and comfort over an impressive 160m2. The chalet boasts a large open lounge area with comfy sofas and a unique suspended fireplace. Just off the lounge is a games area with table football, and vast array of board games, cards and books for the family to enjoy. A full size table tennis table is also available for guest use, perfect to set up on a warm summer's day.

Located in a quiet position the chalet is only a 5 minute walk from the centre of Samoens and all its amenities. In winter the ski bus stop is just 50m away and the ski lift 10 minutes walk from the chalet. If you chose to use one of our partner rental shops, ski equipment storage is available at the top or bottom of the ski lift. In summer the chalet has a good sized sunny garden with terrace, BBQ, a table tennis table and stunning views.

Private parking for several cars is available, while bike and equipment storage is possible in a large locked garage.

This property is privately owned and has been carefully selected to be in Alps Accommodation’s premier portfolio. It has a Saturday changeover day, however in low season and for last minute bookings, flexible arrival day and length of stay may be available. Contact us for more information.



Enter the chalet to its huge open plan living, kitchen and dining area spanning the full length of the property's lower floor. A unique suspended fireplace provides a central focal point. The quality kitchen is fully equipped with large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, raclette and fondue sets, and plenty of work space. It benefits from an island unit with further preparation space and breakfast bar. Leading off this is the dining area for 10 people with two French doors providing access to the surrounding lawns. The lounge area has three large comfy sofas plus two additional single-person loungers, so plenty of space for everyone to relax after a day in the mountains. There is also a table football, table tennis, TV (with English & French channels), DVD player with DVD's and Wi-Fi.

On the ground floor there is a large entrance lobby with plenty of space for outdoor wear, plus a utility room with washing machine and drying area as well as a wc. There is also a shower room with stylish mosaic tiles, sink, WC and large corner shower. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board are provided for guest use.



Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, 1 x king bed (160cm wide)

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 4, 4 x single bed

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 2, 1 x super king bed (180cm wide)

Bedroom 4

Sleeps 2, 2 x single bed

Stairs lead from the living room to the upper floor where you will find the chalet's four bright and spacious bedrooms. The king size bedroom features two chests of drawers, hanging space and a large sky light. Across the hall is the quad bedroom with four single beds. This room is plenty large enough to suit adults or children alike, and provides access to the chalet's upper balcony. The adjacent super king size bedroom also benefits from this lovely south facing balcony, with the fourth bedroom a charming twin bedroom with large built-in wardrobe. Two of the property's three bathrooms are located on this level, each equipped with sink, WC and bath with shower attachments. The third bathroom, a stylish shower room, and additional separate toilet are located on the ground floor.

A cot and high chair are available on request.


Chalet Esse Samoens outside terrace

The chalet's single car garage provides ample storage space for bikes and other equipment. There is plenty of private, off-road parking at the front of the chalet.

A flat and sunny garden space surrounds the property and can be enjoyed at all times of the year with external table and chairs for 10 people, a BBQ and deck chairs.


  • Le Creuset dishes
  • Selection of saucepans, frying pans, roasting dishes
  • Pyrex dishes
  • Flan and pie dishes
  • Ice bucket
  • 4x large sharp kitchen knives
  • Ramekins
  • Cheese plate
  • Salad bowls and servers
  • 3x tea pots
  • Cafétiere
  • Weighing scales
  • Wine decanters
  • 2 x Raclette machines
  • 2 x Fondue sets
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Drying rack
  • Iron and ironing board
  • CD Player
  • Table football table
  • TV (EN & FR channels)
  • DVD player
  • Selection of DVD’s
  • Table tennis table
  • BBQ
  • Outside table and chairs



The superbly located Chalet Esse is situated in a quiet neighbourhood a mere 5-minute walk from the village of Samoëns. Its peaceful and yet convenient setting make it an ideal choice for year-round, alpine holidays.

The chalet’s vast lawn and proximity to the river and nearby forest is every nature lover’s delight, and yet you are never far from the convenience of village life. An easy, 5-minute walk leads you straight into Samoëns with its many shops, bars, restaurants, beautiful gardens, and medieval square, which features a stunning church, ancient buildings and of course the bustling Wednesday morning market.

During the winter months the stop for the free ski bus is just 50m away, guaranteeing quick and easy access to the main Grand Massif Express lift and our impressive skiing domain. Another favourite winter activity is ice skating and the newly built 600m2 ice skating complex is only about a 10-minute walk from the chalet. When snow coverage permits, the vast Nordic ski domain can be accessed almost directly from the chalet.

In the summer months, guests can access a number of walking and biking trails immediately upon exiting the chalet. Take a 5-minute stroll along the nearby Clevieux stream and find yourself on the banks of the Giffre river. Or explore one of the many nearby forest trails. The Grand Massif Express lift also operates throughout July and August, giving guests access to even more hiking and biking options. 

No car is required at this chalet due to its convenient location, but if you do plan to drive be sure to take a trip to Sixt, just 10-minutes up the valley. Here, you can immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of the Cirque du Fer a Cheval, a national park renowned for its many waterfalls and hikes.

GPS Coordinates for the chalet: 46.078572 N 6.731921 E


Lovely house, well equipped, we have booked for next year.

Mollinger, Chalet Esse, March 2023

Fantastic holiday, great chalet. All the recommended services were good too. Would come again.

Mullins family, Chalet Esse, March 2017

Many thanks for organising the lift passes - we had a great holiday and were very happy with the accommodation. We will definitely recommend your company to our friends and hope to use you again in the future.

McCool Family, Chalet Esse, March 2016

From the moment we arrived and looked around Chalet Esse, we were all truly amazed at such a beautiful and well equipped chalet, it really was 'home from home'. We knew instantly that we had made the right choice in booking this chalet. Thank you so much for allowing us to share your home.

Hicken family, Chalet Esse, February 2016

Chalet was great. Transfers very timely and efficient. Alps Accommodation organisation was 10/10.

Williams, Chalet Esse, March 2012

This is a lovely and comfortable chalet and we had a lovely stay. The table football and ping pong table were very much appreciated.

Smith-Litiere, Chalet Esse, July 2011

We had a lovely week in your beautiful chalet here in Samoens! It's such a great location and we did lots of walks around the area. We would love to come again. Thank you.

McKane family, August 2012

Premier Services - What's included?

This property is booked directly with the owner and their pricing includes:

¤ Towels and linen provided ¤ 20% discount on ski hire, 10% on lessons
¤ Beds made for your arrival ¤ Welcome basket of food and drink
¤ End of stay cleaning included ¤ Sample selection of toiletries (often Eco)
¤ Payment by card or bank transfer ¤ Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
¤ Firewood included in properties with fires ¤ Provision of cleaning products
¤ Discounted ski passes most weeks, up to 20%
¤ Washing up liquid, and a starter pack of bin liners and dishwasher tablets

At a glance





Designer log fire.

Village centre 5mins. Ski bus 50m.

No car required. Wi-Fi.

Garden. Private parking.


Ski lift

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About the Owners

We are farmers from Norfolk with 4 children. We all love skiing/boarding and stumbled across Samoens by chance whilst looking for a property in Les Gets. We were shown the field sectioned into plots and told there was 1 left.  We then built Chalet Esse with the aim of making it a real home for family and friends.  We love the all year round appeal of Samoens, the market, restaurants and the really friendly people.  We have spent so many happy holidays here with lots of skiing, fun, food  and not forgetting the Genepi! We hope you will find this a home from home and have an amazing holiday.