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Le Chalet Iona

Meribel, France
  • Catered Chalet
  • Sleeps 12
    , nights

    Chalet Iona is unique. There are simply no other private chalets in the 3 valleys with the peace, space, views and silence as this one

    Entirely remodelled in the summer of 2017, the chalet is lovelier than ever; bespoke cast-iron chandeliers from Sheffield, mid-century Scandanavian furniture, an ultra-modern kitchen with Miele appliances and extra-large Laconte 2m professional cooking range, a 6m handmade French oak dining table and many unique objets d'arts. Two new sundecks have been added - one with a sunken 12 person open-air Jacuzzi.

    The chalet sits in its own orchard, surrounded by apple, pear and cherry trees, spruce and silver birch. Views from its three balconies stretch through the Valley of Bozel, over 12 hamlets and villages and on to the glaciers of Tignes over 35 km away.

    Chalet Iona and her sister Chalet India, in the hamlet of Le Villard, are only a 4-minute car ride from the Olympe Express bubble lift to Meribel, yet remains a million miles from life's hectic daily struggle.

    The chalet

    The property comprises a main chalet with 6 en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 12 people comfortably (further beds can be added for large groups). Meals are served on a 6m hand-made oak table with seating for 20. There are panoramic ceiling to floor views with an east-facing breakfast balcony and a south-facing Juliet balcony off this 80m² room. A modern Zelia fireplace with two separate seating areas are ideal for after-dinner drinks and movies.

    There is a further 50m² living room with a 60inch satellite movie TV, a Marantz/ATC sound system, a further fire-place and ample seating for two to three families. A room with magnificent natural light, it has broad window views across 3 sides. This room is furnished with leather chesterfield sofas, art deco and mid-century danish pieces, in rosewood, teak and marble. It leads onto a 40m² east-facing sun deck.

    Each of the 6 bedrooms have a TV and their own bath/shower rooms. The 2 master bedrooms feature original art deco and biedermeier furnishings and the four further bedrooms have bespoke oak furniture and hand-made Tiffany lighting.

    Ground Floor Level

    The spacious entrance overlooks a large bright room. Surrounded by three balconies, with magnificent views of the mountains. Facing south, the balconies benefit from dawn until dusk sunshine. The living area comprises of a large open kitchen, a television and cosy corner around the fireplace. Running the length of the large windows, is a solid wooden dining table, which can accommodate up to 22 people. In the entrance, you will also find toilets, and cupboards for keeping coats and ski boots.

    Lower Level

    • Master Bedroom 1: (22m²) Super King Size Bed (2m), en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
    • Master Bedroom 2 :( 26m²) Super King Size Bed (2m), with shower room and WC.
    • Bedroom no. 3: Italian style twin beds (joined to make a king-size double bed on request) with a separate bathroom with bath and WC.
    • Bedroom no. 4: Double bed, 12m² including private shower room with WC.
    • Bedroom no. 5: Italian style twin beds (joined to make a king size double bed on request), 14m² including private bathroom with bath and WC. The bedroom leads onto a terrace, shared with bedroom no. 6.
    • Bedroom no. 6 : Italian style twin beds, 12m² including private bathroom with shower and WC and doors leading to the garden, with direct Jacuzzi access.

    In addition to Chalet Iona, there is the possibility of paying a supplement to reserve Chalet India.

    Lower Ground Floor

    On the floor below you will find a spacious lounge, with art-deco furniture, a bar, fireplace and a 75 inch flat screen TV (with DVDs available). Guests are free to make use of numerous vinyls, board games and a library stocked with books for all tastes (The complete Harry Potter series in English and French, Dickens collections, Bonte, Austen or Hardy, modern classics such as Steinbeck, Zola, Moliere, Stendhal, biographies etc.) The dining room, kitchen and lounge are all equipped with Marentz sound systems.

    What's Included?

    • Dedicated staff including a 24hr house manager.
    • A full à la carte breakfast.
    • A sumptuous four course dinner with carefully selected wines. (6 out of 7 nights).
    • Afternoon tea and cakes.
    • Children's meals, 7 days a week.
    • On-call driver between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
    • All beverages and open bar including soft drinks, wines, beers and spirits.
    • Ski equipment.
    • 2 French Mobile phones, for calls in France, pre-programmed with our numbers, emergency and local contacts.
    • Unlimited wifi and a wireless printer.
    • Satellite televison, and DVD's.
    • Daily newspapers, fresh fruit and flowers.
    • 24 hour Jacuzzi.
    • Elemis bathroom products.
    • Fire Logs.
    • House slippers and dressing gowns for everyone.
    • Midweek towel and linen change
    • Well stocked English and French video and book library.

    Important Covid-19 refund promise

    As Covid 19 continues to interfere with our lives, this operator understands that many people may still feel uncertain about travelling and booking holidays abroad.

    Few have travelled to the French Alps this winter, although the majority of this operator's chalets and apartments have remained open to the French public, who have enjoyed cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and all the other joys of the mountains this winter.

    In this operators accommodations they've ensured the same level of service that they have always given, whilst also ensuring they follow strict hygiene protocols and of course respect local government and health authority guidelines and regulations. Their teams have been trained on the new protocols to follow and have reinforced the cleaning process with the recommended products to ensure safety for all. Particular attention is paid to frequent points of contact (door handles, remote controls, light switches…). Accommodation and communal areas are aired regularly. At reception physical distancing and a limited number of entries at one time has been put in place and antibacterial hand gel is readily available.

    They are now looking forward to next winter with great anticipation and welcoming back clients from outside of France. All of the extra health and cleanliness measures that have been put in place this year, will be continued next year for your safety and security.

    In the hotel lounges and bars, the seating has been re-thought out to ensure they respect social distancing and currently, there is table service only in bars and restaurants, avoiding any crowding at bars. Enhanced cleaning and hand sanitiser stations are available in numerous places.

    Currently most of the communal swimming pools, Jacuzzis and saunas are closed, although in private chalets these remain open. They will monitor closely the government guidelines on opening any pool and spa facilities and again continue with rigorous cleaning protocols to ensure all guests can enjoy the facilities during their stay in a safe and relaxed environment.

    Whilst it is now clear that skiing in winter 2020/21 will not be possible for most of us who live outside of France, this operator feels confident that they are moving in the direction, towards a fantastic season in 2021/2022, they will be ready and excited to welcome you.

    For your added peace of mind, all winter 2021/2022 stays in properties managed by this operator, will benefit from free cancellation until 15/09/2021.

    After 15/09/2021 their larger properties, i.e. their chalet collection will revert to their standard cancellation conditions, which result in the loss of deposit if you were to cancel more than 30 days before arrival.

    In their hotels and apartments, conditions are a little more flexible. They are offering free cancellation until 30 days before arrival in our apartments, and until 14 days before arrival in our hotels.

    Should your booking be cancelled due to another outbreak of COVID-19 after the free cancellation has passed, you will not receive a refund, but you will be offered a holiday voucher to the value of the monies paid at the time of cancellation. If you choose to postpone to the corresponding week the following year, they will allow you to do so at no extra cost, even if the cost of that week would otherwise have risen.

    This operator does of course advise all clients to check the travel guidance given by both the French and their own country’s governments. Both their and our customer service department are here to answer any questions you may have.

    *For accommodation offered that is not run by this operator the cancellation conditions are indicated on the description of the destination and are as per this operators T+Cs.

    A copy of the full terms and conditions are available on request.

    Economy Ski Pack

    Perfect for entry level skiers looking for the best price. Refurbished equipment from the Sensation and Evolution categories.

    • Ski types: Skis downgraded from Sensation and Evolution ranges
    • Maximum age: 3 years
    • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
    Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

    Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus


    Economy Skis Only


    Evolution Ski Pack

    Entry level skis/snowboards perfect for those discovering the thrills of skiing on green and blue slopes. Manageable and reliable skis even on hard snow, that help you make progress whilst having fun.

    • Ski types: Slopes, Female, Snow blades
    • Snowboard types: Multipurpose
    • Boots: Good quality shoes for very good comfort
    • Maximum equipment age: 2 years
    • Package includes: Skis/snowboard, boots and poles
    Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

    Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

    Dynastar Active Easy

    Dynastar Active Easy

    Rossignol Sprayer

    Rossignol Sprayer

    Burton Ltr

    Burton Ltr


    Evolution Skis Only


    Performance Ski Pack

    For all skiers at home on all types of slopes and snow. Comfortable, higher-performance skis/snowboards that guarantee stability and grip even at full speed.

    • Ski types: Slips, All mounting, Female
    • Snowboard types: All mountain, Freestyle
    • Boots: Good quality shoes for a good support
    • Maximum equipment age: 2 years
    • Package includes: Skis/snowboards, boots and poles
    Salomon X-Drive 75 Sti

    Salomon X-Drive 75 Sti

    Head Absolut Joy S

    Head Absolut Joy S

    Rossignol Smash 7

    Rossignol Smash 7

    Burton Progression

    Burton Progression


    Performance Skis Only


    Excellence Ski Pack

    For the most demanding and experienced skiers. The highest quality skis for every terrain, both on-slope and off.

    • Ski types: Racing World Cup, Piste, All mountain, Free ride, Female
    • Boots: Hi quality and technical shoes for very good support
    • Maximum equipment age: 1 year
    • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
    Salomon X–Drive 8.3

    Salomon X–Drive 8.3

    Rossignol Experience 84 CA

    Rossignol Experience 84 CA

    Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc

    Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc


    Excellence Skis Only


    Adult Helmet Hire


    Junior Champion Ski Pack Inc Helmet (Under 12)

    For children 8-11 years at the 3-star or higher, as well as for older kids 12-13 years old at any level. Booking helmets is highly recommended it for beginners and children.

    • Ski types: high-quality skis (Racing skis, Twin tip skis)
    • Snowboard types: Junior
    • Maximum equipment age: 3 years
    • Package includes: Skis/Snowboard, boots and poles
    Rossignol Hero Junior Multi-Event

    Rossignol Hero Junior Multi-Event

    Burton Ltr-Kids

    Burton Ltr-Kids


    Espoir Ski Pack Inc Helmet (Under 12)


    Mini Kids Ski Pack Inc Helmet (3 - 5)

    Perfect for kids under 6, to safely carve their first turns. Helmets are highly recommended for children.

    • Ski types: Junior
    • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
    Rossignol Roostie

    Rossignol Roostie

    Rossignol Princess

    Rossignol Princess


    Prices & Availability

    PP - Price per person based on full occupancy