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Beautiful 18th century Swiss chalet
Hosted by Michiel
Michiel is the host.
10 guests
6 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
10 guests
6 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
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Le Mélèze is a beautiful 18th century chalet in Val d'Illiez in the Portes de Soleil area, ideal for hiking, mountainbiking in summer and skiing in winter (near Champéry, Champoussin). Its a 5 minute walk from Thermes Parc relaxing thermal baths.

The space

This is our home in the mountains, chalet Le Mélèze. We love it there, and so do many others who have been visiting our place for more than 10 years. As we cannot always be there ourselves we are looking to share it and let others also enjoy it. Our renters see Le Meléze as their own home.

The chalet is built in the 1800’s, and has been renovated in the 1960’s and 1980’s. It’s a humble place, but very comfortable and very quiet. It’s well heated, has a large living room with a lovely fireplace (with wood available), 6 bedrooms (10 adults, 1 child and 2 baby beds) and 2 bathrooms (shower and bath). It also has a simple but cosy kitchen where you can eat with 10. All the equipment is there to cook (including bread- and various kitchen machines), as well as an extensive collection of cooking-musts.

Guest access

It’s really as if you are at home, or better... If the weather is not so good, take a nice rest on the couch under the veranda, or walk 10 minutes to the nearby thermal baths ((URL HIDDEN) In winter time, you are a 10 - 15 minute drive away from Champéry, Les Crosets or Champoussin, giving you access to the beautiful Portes du Soleil ski-area (650km of pistes).

Interaction with guests

We leave the house to our guests as if its they're own home. We ask our guests to bring their own linnen and clean themselves.

Other things to note

If you visit us in spring or autumn you may see deer walk past our chalet! In summer if you're sleeping with the windows open you'll hear the river in the valley and of course the Swiss cowbells... Best way to relax!

Free parking on premises

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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 11AM

Our guests feel at home and treat our chalet like its their own. We are happy to receive pets but would like to agree this in advance. For smoking we have a wonderful, comfortable veranda for that (outside).


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

31 Reviews

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Karen User Profile
August 2017
Super location in the midst of the countryside surrounded by hills and the sound of cow bells. Lovely traditional spacious chalet perfect for our group of 6 people. Good access to mountains but also not too far from lakeside towns either.

Susi User Profile
May 2017
This is a lovely place to stay with friends or family. We will definitely come back!

Hiroko User Profile
July 2016
We were three adults and three kids. We had a nice stay at Le Mélèze. The chalet was very spacious and very quiet. We could see wonderful starry sky at night! There were lots of toys for younger children. If you have small kids, it will be very helpful for you. We couldn't meet Michel and Maayke, but they were very helpful. If you want to relax in the mountain, I strongly recommend Le Mélèze!

James User Profile
January 2016
We had an absolutely fantastic time at Michiel's chalet. The location is stunning; the chalet itself was impeccably clean, beautifully presented and had all the facilities you could ever want. Easily the best weekend we've had in the mountains!

Alessandro User Profile
October 2015
Thank you Michiel for the great place you are offering and the clear explanations and indications. The proximity to the thermal bath is very convenient. Wishing you all the best.

Uma User Profile
September 2015
We wanted to stay in a chalet for my husband's 40th birthday. We wanted to find a place that was a bit secluded but still central to hiking trails and eating options. Michiel's place was the perfect find. From the very beginning Michiel was the most gracious host sending recommendations for the region and tips for the house. The chalet itself was fantastic. You really feel at home in the chalet and the peacefulness of the area is fantastic. The chalet is perfect for families and was so great for our 10 month old daughter. We left in a hurry and forgot to bring her regular toys with her, so to find toys at the chalet was pretty fantastic! The access to the baths was the best part of the experience as we went to the baths every day!

Tristan User Profile
August 2015
The listing was accurate and the chalet was very cozy. What the description failed to detail is that this is a very quiet location. So, after a long day of sightseeing, you can come back home and relax and not hear cars and city noises. You can also open the windows at night or in the morning and hear the faint cowbells in the nearby pastures which sound like bells from heaven. Michiel gave me all of his contact information in case there was anything I needed. He also told me of place to eat and buy groceries. I was very happy with the chalet. I had my 4 adult kids and a granddaughter, and they were all happy to have their own rooms.

Coppet, SwitzerlandJoined in July 2014
Michiel User Profile

Hi i'm Michiel. Fan of outdoor sports, nature and good food.

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