Samoëns - Chalet

Chalet Maya

Luxurious chalet with hot tub, spacious and fully equipped, just 100m from the ski lift and piste

  • 15/17 Guests
  • 7/8 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 0.1 km to ski lift
  • 0.1 km to ski bus
  • 2 km to village
  • 4 parking spaces
  • EV-possible
  • Garden / terrace
  • Log fire
  • Hot tub
  • Wi-Fi
  • Change over day: Fri

Chalet Maya is a modern and superbly located 7/8 bedroom, 5 bathroom chalet with hot tub and garden.  Sleeping 15 people in an impressive 290m2 of stylish living, the chalet is situated in a highly sought after location, just 100m from Samoens’ original ski lift and ski pistes of Vercland. This stunning Alpine chalet features a spacious open plan layout including a living area with log burner, dining area, and an impressive fully equipped kitchen. Stunning views towards the dramatic peak of the Criou can be enjoyed from a secluded garden with large bubbly hot tub, and two separate balconies.

The chalet offers the perfect peaceful, yet convenient alpine setting, for holidays throughout the year. In winter, the gondola 100m from the chalet, chosen by many locals for its’ limited queues, takes you directly to Samoens 1600, ensuring instant access to the Grand Massif ski area. Depending on snow conditions, you can ski the red run down to within 100m of the chalet.  The run has been improved with the addition of plenty of new snow cannons, or alternatively you take the ski lift down.  Our recommended ski hire shop, located at Samoens 1600 is right opposite the top of the lift, has free ski lockers, so there is no need to take skis and boots back to the chalet if you prefer.  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.  

For summer holidays, the chalet has direct access onto stunning alpine walking trails, including a route to the gondola lift open in July and August, taking 20 minutes and into Samoens, approximately 25 minutes. Mountain bikers can access numerous popular routes at ease from Chalet Maya.

This property is privately owned and has been carefully selected to be in Alps Accommodation’s premier portfolio. It has a Friday 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.

As you enter the chalet you are greeted by the light and airy open lounge and diner with windows and French doors, sweeping 270 degrees around the chalet and offering lovely alpine views. The lounge is equipped with a large corner sofa, plus two additional three seater sofas and poof which together provide ample seating for larger groups. The sofas surround the log fire for those cosy winter nights in! There is a satellite TV and DVD player and the chalet is also equipped with Wi-Fi.  There is access directly onto the large balcony and terraces from the living area.

The large wooden dining area seats large groups comfortably and is open to the contemporary kitchen which is superbly equipped with just about everything you could possibly need.  With new appliances, to include oven, microwave, 4 ring induction hob as well as extras such as a Senseo coffee machine, 2 raclette machines, toasted sandwich machine and pressure cooker.  There is an extensive work top surface, allowing plenty of work space and the large American style fridge-freezer has a small handy pop out door allowing easy access to the essentials like cheese and wine! 

Leading off the living area are stairs which lead upstairs and downstairs to 7 bedrooms.  The 8th bedroom is accessed via the utility area and can also be used as a snug, equipped with twin beds and a second TV with Playstation 3.  Ideal for flexible sleeping options and for large groups to spread out during their stay.

A cot and high chair can be provided on request if travelling with babies or young children.

Pets are not accepted in this property.  Please contact us for advice on pet friendly accommodation.

Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 2 x single beds

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 2 x single beds

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 2, shared bathroom (shower, WC), 1 x double bed (140cm wide)

Bedroom 4

Sleeps 3, shared bathroom (shower, WC), 1 x bunk bed & pull out single bed

Bedroom 5

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x double bed (140cm wide)

Bedroom 6

Sleeps 2, shared bathroom (shower, bath, WC) 2 x single bed

Bedroom 7

Sleeps 2, shared bathroom (shower, bath, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide)

Bedroom 8

Sleeps 2.  Mezzanine style twin bedroom/snug, 2 x single bed

Chalet Maya offers 7-8 bedrooms split over three levels - one king bedroom, two double, two twin/king bedrooms, and three twin bedrooms.

As you enter the chalet through the main door, there are stairs to the right which lead up to one twin and one double (Bedrooms 6 & 7), which share a family bathroom. The twin room is situated to the right of the top of the stairs and with the sloping roof is a cosy, intimate bedroom which also has access onto the covered upper balcony, equipped with deck chairs to enjoy the views. There are built in wardrobes in this room.

Just next to the twin room is the impressive master double. This is a large room which has a king sized bed, TV with playstation 3 (you will need to bring your own games), and a large leather sofa at the bottom of the bed. There is also a pair of leather chairs to match the sofa, looking out through windows across the alpine setting.  This room also has access onto the upper balcony, shared with the twin room. The double wardrobes in this room offer ample hanging and storage space.

The large family bathroom on this level serves these two bedrooms has a WC, large shower, full sized bath, as well as ‘his and hers’ sinks.

On the lower ground floor you will find the further 5 bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are both south facing twin rooms with en-suite shower rooms with WC’s and sinks, built in wardrobes and sliding doors onto the lower terrace. Bedroom 3 is a double, also with access onto the lower terrace and hot tub. This bedroom shares a shower room with the next door bunk room (Bedroom 4), which also has an extra pull out bed to allow for flexible sleeping arrangements.  Bedroom 5 is a double with en-suite shower room and door which leads outside directly onto the terrace.

The chalet offers a large utility area and leading from this room are stairs to the 8th bedroom.  This is a mezzanine style bedroom which can be used either as a snug or twin bedroom and comes complete with a TV and games console.

Bedrooms have large mirrors and plenty of storage space from either built in wardrobes or free-standing cupboards.  All the bathrooms are modern and have a towel radiator and hair dryer. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer located on the upper level.

Chalet Maya is set in a quiet close and boasts extensive balcony and terraced areas leading from each floor. Between the lounge and dining area are sliding doors which lead onto the covered balcony which has a large table for easy outside dining any day of the year.  There are steps off this balcony which lead down to the lower sunny terraces where there is huge table and adequate seating for everyone to enjoy summer alfresco dining. Also on this terrace is the large hot tub which can either be accessed by these steps, or via the door off one of the lower bedrooms. The state of the art hot tub has everything from jets to blowers and even fountains! This lower terrace has plenty of room for children of all ages to play.  There is also a garage/utility area with heated boot warmers and plenty of storage for skis and bikes alike, plus there is private parking for 4 cars.

You are able to park your EV close enough to the property to use your own EV charging cable and standard electrical socket within the utility area.

Kitchen appliances
  • Dishwasher
  • 4-ring hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Filter coffee machine
  • Other coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Raclette machine
  • Mixer / blender / food processor
  • Weighing scales
  • Slow / pressure cooker
  • Fondue equipment
Kitchen utensils
  • Salad spinner
  • Teapot
  • Saucepans
  • Roasting and baking dishes
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cafetiere
Household items
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Clothes airer
  • Portable fans
  • Linen and towels
  • Washer dryer
  • Multiple hair dryers
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games console
  • Smart TV
Babies & children
  • High chair
  • Cot
  • Toys
  • Hot tub
  • Table and chairs
  • Comfy seating
  • Ski Locker
  • Bike storage
Indoor sports & leisure
  • Log fire

Chalet Maya is located in the peaceful hamlet of Vercland, just a 2.6 km drive from the centre of Samoëns. Conveniently located such a short distance from the village, and yet perched in an enviable position allowing direct access to the mountain, Chalet Maya is the perfect year-round holiday destination.

Situated just a short walk from the chalet’s front door is the Vercland telecabine, which transports you to Samoëns 1600 and access to our impressive ski domain in a matter of minutes. Or if you prefer, catch the free ski bus to Samoëns and Morillon villages. Buses operate during the day and early evening and leave from in front of the Vercland telecabine. In Vercland itself there is an excellent bar / restaurant. A local's favourite, La Reposette is situated just 100m from Chalet Maya and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner by the cosy log fire. 

In summer, the chalet offers direct access to a number of hiking and mountain bike trails. Road cyclists may also enjoy the tough and winding climb from the chalet up to Samoëns 1600, or cruise down into the village and across to the opposite side of the valley to attempt the famous Col de Joux Plane. The Grand Massif Express lift is just a 20-minute walk from the chalet. As well as operating throughout the winter season, the Grand Massif Express lift is open during July and August, providing guests with access to higher mountain trails for both walking and biking.

Samoëns is approximately a 20 to 25-minute walk from the chalet in summer. Samoëns village boasts many shops, bars, restaurants, ice rink (winter only), and the famous Jaÿsinia Gardens. There is also a wonderful medieval town square with its beautiful church, ancient buildings and bustling Wednesday morning market. 

Chalet Maya is also just a 5-minute drive from the village of Morillon. There, you will find even more shops and restaurants and the beautiful Lac Bleu, which boasts an array of leisure facilities.

The GPS Coordinates of this chalet are: 46.073288, 6.700506, 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.

Property reviews

"Chalet Maya was perfect for our group of 10 adults (& plenty of room for more). We loved it so much we booked for next year as soon as we got home! Things we loved: lots of space, a well-equipped kitchen (including raclette & fondue ), comfy beds, the enormous hot tub, proximity to the Vercland lift and a good apres ski bar plus lovely boot warmers in the large storeroom. We had a mixed ability group with skiers and snowboarders. Everyone was happy with the wide variety of runs to be found across the Grand Massif. It was a great location for the beginners."

Sutton, Chalet Maya, January 2024

"We visited Chalet Maya for the 4th time in a row. As always it is lovely, we really appreciated the service, Hayley (in the office) was very helpful to us. Thank you again!" 

Beumer, Chalet Maya, February 2020

"We have all really enjoyed our stay here. Such a great chalet for a family holiday (9 adults and 4 children). Perfectly positioned for the ski lift, with bar and restaurant close by. The chalet is very well appointed - great kitchen where we made some memorable meals. Everyone loved the hot tub and all had fantastic skiing. Will recommend Chalet Maya to friends. Thank you!"

Huttons, Chalet Maya, New Year 2019/20

"Loved our holiday here. The chalet is so big and bedrooms are a good size. 17 of us had a great time at the chalet. Pub/restaurant and ski lift so close. Chalet was so warm and welcoming with a great boot room. Thank you, great service!"

The Bhanots, Chalet Maya, January 2019

"A spacious, well-equipped chalet, plenty of space to entertain ourselves in. Kids were happy in the garage room and playing outside. Will definitely come again and tell others. We had a great holiday here!" 

Pates Family, Chalet Maya, January 2019

"What a fantastic chalet, great rooms, great facilities and fantastic location. We will definitely come again!" 

Singh Family, Chalet Maya, Christmas 2018

"Superb - Staff are very helpful and friendly with lots of helpful communication and information. The ski chalets are great and Samoens is a lovely picturesque town. We went end of season so quiet on the slopes also."

Sharpe family, Chalet Maya, April 2017

"We greatly enjoyed our stay in this lovely and well-equipped house. The perfect base for mountain walks, lovely views and very peaceful to boost. Super spacious kitchen and dining room and outdoor easting spaces so we could enjoy each others company and the gorgeous views at the same time. Perfect setting."

Beckwith family, Chalet Maya, July 2016

"A really great holiday, fun packed and active with paragliding, mountain biking, rafting and walking in these beautiful mountains. The chalet is lovely and very well-equipped with everything we needed and more! A really great holiday had by all."

Edmunds family, Chalet Maya, August 2016

"Excellent in all areas. Thank you to Barbara for all the extra help, advice and support in resort!"

Morgans, Chalet Maya, April 2015

"Property fantastic and to a very high standard, we loved our stay."

Smith group, Chalet Maya, January 2015

"We have had a great time, and the chalet exceeded our expectations. Your team were very professional and thorough, and I have nothing but praise for the way they handled the introduction etc. I must admit to having some reservations after I booked it about the location (it being not actually in the village), however it proved to be absolutely excellent with the queue free lift, great snow and the opening of La Reposette which was the icing on the cake. It’s a great bar, the food was top notch and a very memorable New Year was had there."

Powell group, Chalet Maya, January 2014

About the owner

We have been skiing in Samoens with our children family and friends and fell in love with the small Hamlet of Vercland. Our 2 boys loved the skiing and Tobogganing whilst they were young. Now they are teenagers they love the array of skiing which is great for families as it caters for skiers of all abilities. There are the fast slopes in Flaine, the off-piste slopes around Sixt, the gentle amble to Lac de Gers to enjoy the breath-taking views and the frozen lake. The locals add a really warm feel to the region and Vercland has a nice small village feel but has the benefits of a lift being very close. La Reposette offers a good family après ski destination as well as being able to dine out at Le Boule de Neige, all just 50m from our Chalet. What more would you need form a skiing holiday!

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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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