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Chamonix | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Rates: Rates available on request.

Picture perfect and so cosy you may never want to leave, Chalet Baby Bear provides the ideal romantic getaway or family break. Adjacent to Chalet Amazon Creek, Baby Bear sleeps up to four guests in two delightful bedrooms with en-suites. Enjoy stunning views from the wonderful living and dining areas and from the spacious terrace. The chalet also boasts a superbly equipped modern kitchen.

Situated just a stone's throw away from Chalet Amazon Creek, the two properties can be rented together fully catered for a party of up to 14. Baby Bear may also be rented on an accommodation only basis, with an early morning delivery of fresh bread and pastries and afternoon cakes.

Ski Chalet Accommodation

•  Bedroom 1: King size bed or Twin with en suite bathroom
•  Bedroom 2: King size bed or Twin with en suite bathroom
•  Open plan living and dining room
•  Modern kitchen with dishwasher
•  Large balconies/terrace
•  Outdoor Hot Tub
•  Garage

In addition to skiing, the French Alps offers a range of pursuits to keep non-skiers busy as well as entertaining skiers who simply fancy a change:

SUGGESTED GENERAL ACTIVITIES

  • Enjoy a horse sleigh ride around Lac Tueda on the edge of the Parc National de Vanoise.
  • See the Alps from above with a scenic flight or hot air balloon ride.
  • Take a scenic flight or hot air balloon ascent over the Alps
  • Go husky sledding
  • Relax and enjoy a beauty treatment
  • Visit the local market in Val d'Isere
  • Take a cookery class - available in Courchevel and Val d'Isere

SUGGESTED SPORTING ACTIVITIES

  • Enjoy ice skating, either as a participant or enjoy one of the galas or ice hockey matches at the  Olympic Ice Rink in Meribel
  • Try your hand at Ice Karting at the Olympic Ice Rink in Meribel
  • Go quad biking in Courchevel
  • Go walking or snow shoe hiking (passes may be required for some areas)
  • Hire a snow mobile and explore the slopes
  • Go bowling - there are bowling alleys in Meribel and Courchevel
  • Try your hand at toboganning - there is a 2 km run at Courchevel
  • Try 'piste basher driving' in Courchevel

TIME ZONE

GMT + 1

LANGUAGE

French

CURRENCY INFORMATION

The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS

Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

WEATHER

The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frost bite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.

ELECTRICITY

Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.

DRIVING INFORMATION

Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if the road has a white line across it.
Passport or national ID as well as driver's license/insurance papers/ownership papers must be carried all the time.
National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (auto route).
Speeding fines: 30 – 300 Euros.
Minimum driving age is 18.
For use of the highways (auto route) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.
An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

Ski Chalet Location

- To the ski lifts: 5 minute drive to Les Houches
- To the Chamonix resort centre: 7 minute drive

- Chambery airport: 1 hour and 45 minutes / 150km
- Geneva airport: 1 hour 15 minutes / 95km 

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Chalets are normally rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis throughout the year. Christmas and New Year dates can vary, please see rates tab for further details. However, shorter breaks and/or alternative arrival days are available at some chalets during Low and Mid seasons.
  • There may be some variations on the above dates at selected chalets, details of which can be provided by your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant.

Rates Information

  • Special Offer: 20% discount available for stays over Easter; applicable to weeks commencing 5th April, 12th April and 19th April 2015. Discounts not included in the rates above. Please contact us for further details on this special offer.
  • Please note that villa only prices are according to self-catered or B&B packages as described on the fact sheet.

  • A&K Hosted prices are according to catered or half board packages as described on the fact sheet

The above rates are on a per chalet, per week basis. For further information on Catered and Self-Catered Options please contact one of our A&K Chalet Travel Consultants who will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Luxury accommodation and welcome assistance on arrival
  • Dedicated concierge
  • Champagne Reception
  • Welcome pack
  • Delivery of daily breakfast (fresh bread and pastries)
  • Daily light clean
  • Private chef and hostess available (additional charge)
  • Fresh flowers on arrival
  • Wi Fi internet

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)


Features:

  • Balcony (Private)
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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