Luxury ski in ski out apartments with stunning panoramas in the French Alps
An exceptional location in the heart of the village of Chatel and at the foot of the Super Chatel gondola
These luxury ski apartments for sale in the French Alps are superbly located in the centre of Chatel and at the foot of the the Super Chatel cable car. The 4- star Residence de Tourisme will consist of 3 traditional style chalets with 90 exclusive leaseback properties in total. The luxury mountain homes for sale boast private balconies/terraces with commanding views of the Abondance Valley and surrounding mountains.
The authentic village of Chatel is one of the most unspoilt in the region, and it is part of the Portes du Soleil ski domain of with 650km of pistes. Situated in a picturesque location between Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc, Chatel is just a stone’s throw from the Swiss border.
This great location is a true rarity in the Alps, meeting almost every key criteria that both avid skiiers as well as property investors are looking for. Leaseback in this Chatel property will certainly be a worthwhile investment, offering a rewarding lifestyle.
- Unmatched location: In the village of Chatel and at the foot of the Super Chatel gondola allowing direct access to the Portes du Soleil in 2014
- Ski in ski out property
- 4* property – highest classification in the leaseback properties category
- Fully-furnished and fully-fitted alpine homes
- Balconies or terraces for all residences with most of them offering great views of the Abondance Valley and the surrounding mountains
- Luxury on-site facilities include indoor heated pool with Jacuzzi, solarium, steam room, wellness area with treatment rooms, gym, lounge-bar and a range of everyday services.
- Shops and amenities at your doorstep including bakery, pharmacy, bank, sports shops, town hall, post office, market, butcher etc
- French leaseback property
- Freehold ownership
- VAT rebate of 19.6%
- Up to 5% guaranteed rental returns, NET
- Personal usage
- Hassle-free ownership
- Managed by one of France’s leading operators
Luxury chalet-style ski in ski out apartments with exceptional location and vistas
Luxurious and welcoming, at the foot of the slopes and with magnificent view across the valley and the mountains, the ski in ski out apartments in Chatel are built with first-class materials such as natural stone and regional woods. Warm and inviting, the design combines traditional alpine architecture with contemporary style and modern comfort. The mountain atmosphere conveys one of cosiness and Savoyard tradition.
Each stylish mountain home benefits from a private terrace or balcony offering scenic panoramic vistas over the picture perfect postcard Alpine landscape.
The leaseback ski properties for sale comes with:
- 1-3 bedroom luxury ski in ski out apartments
- Balcony or terrace with stunning views
- Fully-fitted kitchen
- Indoor car park
- Private storate area
- Ski locker
The beautifully appointed Alpine property is professionally managed by one of France’s leading operators. As an owner here, you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere along with outstanding facilities and special amenities including
- Lounge area with fireplace
- Concierge desk
- Swimming pool, indoor
- Jacuzzi, hammam
- Spa with massage rooms
- Fitness area
- Kids Club
- Baby-sitting services
Chatel – between Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc – an authentic Alpine village with easy access to great skiing
This leaseback property enjoys the best possible location – in the heart of the authentic village of Chatel and at the foot of the Super Chatel gondola. A charming, pretty and bustling Haute-Savoyarde village, Chatel is situated in a prime position in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area which encompasses 12 ski resorts in France and Switzerland. Being not only a ski resort, but also a working village, Chatel has retained its traditional feel and alpine charm and is of interest for both skiers and non-skiers. It boasts a lively village centre with perfectly preserved mountain architecture while the countryside is as magnificent as the old chalets in the valley.
Situated close to the French-Swiss border, Chatel is close to Lake Geneva, and with easy transfer from Geneva airport.
- 20 minutes far from the Swiss motorways
- 75 minutes from Geneva International Airport
- 45 minutes from Thonon-les-Bains TGV train station
Chatel is in the heart of Portes du Soleil – connected to the best skiing in the world
Chatel offers great skiing and snowboarding for all abilities – from beginners to experts as well as off-piste skiing. The excellent ski area is part of Portes du Soleil ski area which boasts 650km of pistes, and is one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.
The pistes are spread out over 12 ski resorts: Chatel, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, St Jean d’Aulps, Montriond, Abondance and La Chapelle d’Abondance on the French side, and at Morgins, Torgon, Val d’Illiez – Les Crosets-Champoussin and Champéry on the Swiss side.
Chatel lies at an altitude of 1200 metres, one of the highest in the Portes du Soleil with the neighbouring purpose built resort of Avoriaz at 1800 metres and the highest lift at 2400 metres. Chatel’s 45 lifts and 49 pistes, with a total length of 130 kilometres, offers skiers an incredible 1000 metres of vertical descent. In addition, there are 49 kilometres of cross country ski trails and forr snowboarders, there is a terrain park and boarder cross track
A favourite with families, Chatel has been awarded the coveted “Famille Plus Montagne” label, which marks it as a great family resort which offers a good range of family activities including children’s club.
Chatel is an all-year-round resort with unlimited activities both in summer and winter
Chatel’s four seasons makes for a desirable getaway all year round, providing wonderful leisure and relaxation opportunities. The natural environment of the Abondance Valley is outstanding, and suffice it to say that the region is a verifiable playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
In summer the mountains are carpeted with flowers and the alpine meadows tinkle with the sound of cowbells. Apart from sight-seeing the area offers opportunities for hiking, walking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, kayaking, rafting, horse riding, fishing and water sports.
The Porte du Soleil is regarded as one of the best mountain bike areas in the Alps, if not the world. The region has over 650Km of marked mountain bike trails with 10 dedicated permanent downhill tracks, 4 Bike parks and some Mountain Bike Trials areas. These are accessed via a system of 24 lifts which give you freedom to explore the region without to much climbing.
The fast flowing River Dranse, only 15 mins from Abondance village, is the location for a white water rafting centre. While being there one can also experience white water swimming and canoeing. Other local activities include rock climbing, via ferrata, fishing, equestrian trecking, paragliding and the exhilarating ‘Fantasticable’ zip-wire from the top of the Rochassons ski lift.
The proximity to Lake Geneva also allows to mix the mountain scenery with the spectacular views along the shore of the Lake. Activities at the Lake include water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, boat hopping to other places along the shore, or relaxing at the beach.
There are several fantastic golf courses to choose from that are close the area, making it a perfect base for a golfing holiday destination. The most popular golf course is the Masters Course at Evian. Also nearby are the courses at Les Gets, Villars (Switzerland) and Montreaux (Switzerland).
Buying a French leaseback property can be a rewarding alpine property investment
Leaseback is deemed a safe way of combining a French holiday home with a guaranteed source of hassle-free rental income.
The French government created the leaseback scheme to encourage and promote investment and tourism in France. The French Ministry of Tourism oversee this national programme. Developers are financially bonded and all contracts are government regulated.
Buyers purchase a newly built freehold property, which is delivered fully furnished and ready to be lived in. The buyer and property management company sign a rental agreement with a guaranteed rental return and sometimes an option for personal occupation for a designated period each year.
The management company is typically responsible for maintenance, utility bills, finding tenants, replacing furniture if damaged and paying the buyer their rental returns, either quarterly or yearly.
Advantages of leaseback system:
- The leaseback system is an attractive investment solution, guaranteeing rental returns
- The other main advantage of the leaseback system is that the French government pays the 19.6% VAT on the property price
- The French leaseback system is an excellent investment for those looking for a secure, long term investment. It provides very little risk and requires minimal stress as the management company handles all tenants, maintenance and pays the buyer rental return
- With the ever increasing uncertainty of the stock markets worldwide, the leaseback system is an excellent and stress-free investment solution.
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