Bedroom 1

Entire home/flat

10 Guests

6 Bedrooms

8 Beds

Entire home/flat

10 Guests

6 Bedrooms

8 Beds

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About this listing

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
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 6
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 11AM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: £323


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 ( 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.

The neighbourhood

Hiking from your doorstep on the beautiful Dents du Midi trails, 5 minutes walking thermal baths (Thermes Parc) and 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).

Getting around

Best reached by car. Parking at the Chalet for 2 - 3 cars.

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!

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 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).



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

24 Reviews

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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.

Shirley User Profile
February 2015
Chalet was perfect for our needs. Spacious, clean and cosy for 2 families (10 in total) Located in a very quiet, tucked out of the way spot. Never stayed in such a well equipped holiday home! 10-15 minute drive to the free car park and the Grand Paradis ski lift. Michiel was really helpful and friendly- nothing was too much trouble and he answered any queries straight away. Had a great week and would definitely consider going back again!

Konstantin User Profile
December 2014
Chalet is just like in the description. It was clean and tidy, not very luxurious, but amazingly cozy! Kitchen is very well equipped, you will find everything you need for a big family! Surrounded by nature in a very calm place... Chalet is really well situated: 5 minutes by foot to the Thermes, 15 minutes by car both to Champery or Monthey. Even though we didn't meet Michiel, he gave us all the information we needed before and during our visit. We stayed for 10 nights and had a great time. If we travel again to Switzerland we will definitely stay here once again. Probably the best price/quality offer in the area. Well done, Michiel!

Coppet, Switzerland · Joined in July 2014
Michiel User Profile

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

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