Samoëns - Chalet

Chalet Gentian

Stunning 5 bedroom chalet with hot tub and barrel sauna in Vercland, close to ski lift and piste

  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 0.9 km to ski lift
  • 0.9 km to ski bus
  • 2 km to village
  • 6 parking spaces
  • EV-possible
  • Garden / terrace
  • Log fire
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Wi-Fi
  • Change over day: Sat

Built in 2019/20, Chalet Gentian is an impressive 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom chalet spanning an incredible 450 m2. Accommodating up to 12 guests across 3-floors of living space, the chalet features both a hot tub and barrel sauna, and affords stunning views from its peaceful setting in the quiet hamlet of Chez Renand next to Vercland, Samoens. Luxurious extras include the warming log burner, superbly equipped kitchen with marble work tops, underfloor heating, environmentally friendly heat exchange system plus additional electric fireplace. Deep plush sofas, a large TV with Blu-ray disc player, plus a selection of films, games and books provide further comfort and maximum entertainment. Wi-Fi internet is also available throughout.

Situated a mere 10-12-minute walk from the piste, gondola and restaurants of Vercland, and only a few minutes’ drive from Samoens. Alternatively a 20 minute walk to Samoens but it takes a little longer on the way back up! Chalet Gentian is the perfect base for your year-round holidays to the Alps. The chalet also benefits from a large secure ski room, with direct access to and from the chalet. A separate washer and dryer is available for guest use, and there is ample off-road parking in the chalet’s private drive.

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.

Step into Chalet Gentian via one of two separate entrances. The main door opens onto a wide and welcoming entrance foyer, with four of the chalet’s five enormous bedrooms located on this level. A second door provides direct access to a huge heated ski room, equipped with carved wooden bench seat, ski racks, ample hanging and shelving space, washing machine and tumble dryer.

A winding wooden staircase leads to the chalet’s mid-level, an immense space with central log burner and suspended globe lights, which hang from double height ceilings. Light floods in from all directions through glass panel doors and windows, affording stunning views as you dine at the extendable wooden dining table. The kitchen is superbly equipped, featuring marble work tops and central island with breakfast bar, two full-size ovens, 5-burner induction stove top, dishwasher, and American style fridge-freezer. The many cupboards and drawers are stocked with all the pots, pans, crockery, glass and bakeware you could possibly need, with specialty items including fondue set, slow cooker, and Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother. There is access onto the balcony wrapping around 2 sides of the chalet from the dining area to enjoy a coffee while admiring the views.

Relax by the fire in the large chair, or retire to the separate lounge room, with two large 3-seater sofas plus additional 2-seater. A large LG TV equipped with Blu-ray disc player and both HUMAX and Skybox satellite TV (French & English channels), and selection of films, books and board games are provided for your entertainment. The lounge also features an electric log-burning effect heater.

The chalet’s entire upper level comprises a mezzanine space and impressive ensuite Master Bedroom. Chalet Gentian also benefits from a large gravelled terrace to the rear of the house, featuring hot tub and barrel sauna. Here, the chalet grounds run seamlessly into the fields behind, the perfect sledging terrain come winter! Ample private, off-road parking is available to the front of the chalet.

Chalet Gentian is adjoined by a private 1-bedroom apartment, above its garage, which is very occasionally used by the owners. This is a fully self-contained unit, with separate entrance and parking, affording Chalet Gentian guests maximum privacy. 

Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide)

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x super king bed (180cm wide) or 2x single beds (90cm)

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide)

Bedroom 4

Sleeps 4, private bathroom (bath/shower, WC), 2 x single beds (90cm wide) or 1 super king bed (180cm wide) plus full-size bunk beds (90cm wide)

Bedroom 5

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower & freestanding bath, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide)

Chalet Gentian boasts 5 spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms. Quality furnishings and individual design features ensure maximum style and comfort, with all rooms equipped with bedside tables, reading lamps and ample storage space for your belongings. Extra soft linens and custom-made soft furnishing provide an extra level of warmth, and all bathrooms are equipped with WC, bath and/or large walk-in shower (min. 90cm x 170cm) featuring oversized rain-shower heads, single basin vanity units with additional storage space and heated towel rails.

Bedrooms 1 through 4 are all located on the chalet’s lower level. Bedroom 1 is a king size room with ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. A large built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers provide storage, with double French doors providing private access outdoors.

Bedroom 2 is a super king room with custom-made headboard and matching upholstered bench seat, a built-in wardrobe and large chest of drawers for storage. The ensuite bathroom features a walk-in shower, while double French doors provide private outdoor access. On prior request, this room can be configured as twin with 2 single beds.

Bedroom 3 is a another lovely king room with double French doors leading out onto the gravelled terrace, features a large wardrobe and chest of drawers, and benefits from an ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Bedroom 4 is a quad room with private bathroom next door, equipped with bath with overhead shower. Featuring full-size bunk beds and 2 single beds that can be converted to a super king on request, this room is ideal for children, single groups of friends, or as a family suite. 

Bedroom 5, the Master Bedroom located on the chalet’s upper level, is an immense room with stunning wood-framed king bed, antique wardrobe, chest of drawers and additional cabinet. The ensuite bathroom features a free-standing bath and walk-in shower.

Chalet Gentian balcony leads off the main living space, wrapping around 2 sides of the chalet and is equipped with comfy chairs to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine with the view. On top of this, the chalet boasts an impressive garden featuring both a hot tub and barrel sauna, ideal for relaxing after a busy day in the mountains at any time of the year. Feel at one with nature as you enjoy the views from these luxury facilities, the sauna featuring a floor to ceiling clear glass viewing panel, overlooking private farmland to the rear. Equipped with an outdoor dining table and chairs and a BBQ, the lawn is also the ideal space to enjoy al fresco meals in the warmer months.

To the front of the chalet a huge, flat drive provides ample off-road parking. The chalet has a 22KW electric car charger.

Kitchen appliances
  • Dishwasher
  • 4-ring hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Nespresso machine
  • Filter coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Raclette machine
  • Fondue equipment
  • Slow / pressure cooker
  • Mixer / blender / food processor
  • Weighing scales
Kitchen utensils
  • Teapot
  • Cafetiere
  • Saucepans
  • Roasting and baking dishes
  • Cooking utensils
  • Salad spinner
Household items
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Clothes airer
  • Linen and towels
  • Multiple hair dryers
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Smart TV
  • Streaming services
  • Bluetooth speaker
Babies & children
  • High chair
  • Cot
  • Child dinnerware
  • Stairgate
Outdoors
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Table and chairs
  • Comfy seating
  • EV charger
  • Ski Locker
  • Bike storage
  • Barbecue
Indoor sports & leisure
  • Log fire

Just a few minutes’ drive from the heart of Samoens and affording stunning views of the Pic de Marcelly and south-facing peaks of the Giffre valley, Chalet Gentian sits amidst expansive fields and traditional Savoyard farmhouses in the quiet hamlet of Chez Renand, Vercland, part of Samoens. Offering the perfect mix of peace and tranquillity combined with utter convenience year-round, the Vercland pistes, telecabine, and very popular bar and restaurant La Reposette are a mere 10-12-minute walk away. Vercland also benefits from a free and regular ski bus service in the winter, which provides access each day to both Samoens and Morillon.

Enjoy the many shops, bars and restaurants, impressive ice-skating rink, picturesque Jaÿsinia Botanical Gardens and wonderful medieval town square of Samoens, with its beautiful church, ancient buildings and bustling Wednesday morning market. Or head to the beautiful Lac Bleu in Morillon, also a fantastic summer destination, with its swimming beach, climbing tree adventure park, pony rides and more!

Please note that the Vercland ski lift is subject to a closure date one week prior to the Samoens ski lifts, with a replacement ski bus service in place to the Samoens telecabine.  

GPS Coordinates for this property: 46.071421, 6.713258, as shown on the map below. If you want to see the location of all the properties and facilities such as supermarkets, restaurants, ski bus stops, ski lifts and other points of interest etc, visit our interactive map.

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Property reviews

"Chalet was beautiful, very spacious and very well equipped. The sauna and hot tub outside were great.  It was wonderful to be able to relax in the hot tub surrounded by beautiful views of the sun setting on the mountains.  The flip flops and towels for sauna et hot tub was a lovely touch. The food and service from Bon Appetit was also excellent and Martin incredibly kind and helpful."

Anonymous, Chalet Gentian, March 2023

"We’ve just arrived home after a wonderful holiday spent in Chalet Gentian.  The property is truly magnificent and lacks nothing, all you have to do is turn up, sit back and enjoy."

Penny and family, Chalet Gentian, Jan 2022

"We had a superb Christmas holiday in Chalet Gentian. The house is extremely comfortable, warm and accommodating. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked, the beds are all comfortable, great bathrooms. The hot tub and sauna were fantastic after a day of skiing. A really great family holiday. The on-site assistance from Jake (the property manager) was very helpful and prompt. Thank you all for lovely memories."

William, Chalet Gentian, December 2021

"Our stay at Chalet Gentian went very well and we congratulate Jake and the whole team on your organisation."

Juvin, Chalet Gentian, February 2021

"We had a wonderful stay, the chalet is beautiful, thank you very much, everything was perfect!"

Duvivier, Chalet Gentian, January 2021

"We’ve had a lovely time in Chalet Gentian over Christmas! The property was clean and very comfy! We enjoyed the big opened space, the fire place and the hot tub!! The kitchen is extremely well equipped! And the beds super comfy! Thank you 😊 we loved staying in Chalet Gentian !!"

Percell, Chalet Gentian, Christmas 2020

"A perfect stay, in an exceptional chalet. We love Samoens’ charm <3 and thankyou to Barbara for her dedication in finding us an accommodation last minute!!"

Boudens, Chalet Gentian, February 2020

About the owner

Chalet Gentian is owned by the O’Callaghan family from Buckinghamshire, UK. We have been visiting Samoëns for over twenty years, enjoying its year-round charm.

We decided to build our own chalet as we love the area and eventually found this beautiful plot in Chez Renand. In April 2016 work on our timber framed self-build chalet began. As with many building projects there were inevitably highs and lows but, thanks to the enduring optimism and determination of Henry, we never gave up. We delighted in completing Chalet Gentian in 2019 realising our dream when we all spent Christmas there.

We look forward to sharing our chalet with other families and hope that its beautiful situation, generous space and comfort will be the setting for memorable holidays for you too.

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Premier Services - what's included?

This property is booked directly with the owner and the price includes:

  • Welcome basket of food and drink
  • Sample selection of toiletries (often Eco)
  • Firewood included
  • Towels and linen provided
  • Beds made for your arrival
  • End of stay cleaning included
  • Provision of cleaning products
  • Washing up liquid, and a starter pack of bin liners and dishwasher tablets
  • In-Resort Assistance
  • Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
  • Payment by card or bank transfer
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