Two family groups can enjoy time together as well as their privacy at this spacious ski chalet
- St Jean de Sixt - La Clusaz
- Slopes 4.5 km, Village 2.5 km
- Car recommended
- Open fire, gorgeous views
- Two kitchens, two living areas
- Ski store and boot warmer
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,690 to €5,790 per week
- Location: St Jean de Sixt - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1170 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 12
- Official classification: 4
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 11
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 3
- Number of single beds: 6
- Sofa beds (double): 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 5
- Bath(s): 3
- Shower(s): 3
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 5
- Separate toilet(s): 1
- Floor area: 240 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 18
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Town centre: 2.5 km
- Ski slopes: 4.5 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 2.5 km
- Ski store
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 18
- Place settings for: 18
- Coffee Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Washing machine
- Hair Dryer
- Baby intercom
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- BBQ: Charcoal
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 6
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 1064 m2
- Total TV screens: 1
- DVD player
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 26 km
- Nearest supermarket: 2.5 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Car recommended
- Animals welcome
- Non-smoking rental
Please note: During the Winter months as the driveway down to the garage is North-facing it gets very icy.
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About Chalet Polanka ...
This bright contemporary chalet was built in 2006/7, and combines modern conveniences such as underfloor heating with traditional Savoyard character.
Perched above the charming village of St-Jean-de-Sixt, just a two-minute drive away, Chalet Polanka enjoys fabulous views down the valley towards La Clusaz, and is in the perfect location for making the most of the Aravis mountains.
If you’re tired of staying in impersonal hotels in the concrete jungles of big ski resorts, you’ll really appreciate the trouble the owners have taken to make this chalet a home from home, using a unique blend of antiques and contemporary furniture, enhanced with their own art and accessories.
The property ...
Sleeping up to 12 people (maximum 8 adults) in 5 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, Chalet Polanka is ideal for several families or a large group of friends.
On the ground floor there's an open plan living area, dining table and kitchen, as well as a double bedroom, bathroom and laundry room.
On the next floor, the main open plan living area has a large dining table for communal meals and a cosy fireplace where you can catch up on the day’s news and plan the next. Underfloor heating means it’s always cosy when you come in from the cold, and in good weather, you can open the patio doors on to the large terrace, where you can watch the sun go down over the mountains. There's also a bedroom, bathroom and separate toilet on this floor.
The other bedrooms are upstairs - two doubles and a family room as well as a daybed on the landing. There are also two shower rooms and a bathroom.
The two well-equipped kitchens make it easy to cook a quick supper for the kids while making dinner for the rest of the party, or perhaps for two families staying togther. The two living rooms and two dining areas mean you need never feel crowded, and kids have a choice of outside spaces where they can let off steam.
About the area ...
Situated halfway between the ski stations of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, Chalet Polanka is in the perfect position to enjoy the best of the Lake Annecy Ski Resorts.
It’s just a five-minute drive to the ski lifts, and the ski bus stops in the village, just a couple of minutes away.These resorts are all covered by the Aravis ski pass, giving you more than 200km of pistes to explore, with 95 lifts. There’s great terrain for cross-country skiers too.
Non-skiers will find plenty to keep them occupied, with a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, ice skating rink and cinema, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Thrill-seekers should head for the Bun-J-Ride in St-Jean-de-Sixt – a unique mixture of ski-jumping and bungee jumping that’s not for the faint-hearted!
Whatever the season, Chalet Polanka is the perfect base for enjoying life in the Aravis mountains. In the spring and summer, there's no shortage of walks from the door, from mountain trails to hiking on the Gliéres plateau, the scene of the Resistance’s campaign in World War II.
Adrenalin junkies are well catered for too, with paragliding, canyoning, climbing, via ferrata, mountain-biking and white-water rafting just some of the activities on offer within a few miles of St-Jean-de-Sixt.
Whatever you do, you will be glad to get back to Chalet Polanka at the end of the day, where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the terrace and perhaps a barbecue while you relax and soak up the evening sun.
If you like the idea of a mountain holiday at Chalet Polanka, check our availability calendar to see if your dates are free. We can hold the property for 24 hour while you make your plans, but don't hang around. Chalet Polanka is a great favourite with our guests!
— Sabrina K.
“Really great place”
— Arthur R.
“We recommend this chalet”
— Stuart C.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 10h00
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
St Jean de Sixt - La Clusaz
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Why La Clusaz?
Less than an hour from Geneva, La Clusaz offers Alpine action all year round. A traditional farming village, it not only offers great skiing and superb summer activities, but also a real community feel, whenever you visit.
Great restaurants, bars and nightlife combine with local markets, festivals and traditions to give you the best of all worlds.
- Ski slopes4.5 km
- Nearest ski bus stop2.5 km
- Town centre2.5 km
- Nearest supermarket2.5 km
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From the owner
A family home furnished with love for a relaxing holiday, whatever the time of year
“I fell in love with the Alps after being a frequent tenant of an elderly French/English couple - the man was a brigadier general who was still skiing at the age of 94!
The La Clusaz area is beautiful, whatever the time of year. Of course it’s gorgeous in the snow, but it’s also wonderful in the spring, when the meadows fill with flowers and you can hear the cow bells.
In summer, you can enjoy the fabulous weather, stunning sunsets and the star-filled skies, and in autumn you can hunt for mushrooms, and pick up wonderful local fruits in the village markets.
Chalet Polanka was built for us in 2006/2007 by specialist local tradesmen. It’s south-facing, and is surrounded by meadows above the village of St-Jean-de-Sixt.
We used the best materials - local oak for the staircase, reclaimed oak for the main floors and old stone and wood for the fireplace. The rooms are all spacious with high ceilings, and there are plenty of places where adults and children can find their own space.
One of my favourite areas is the ‘gin and tonic terrace’ next to the meadow - the perfect place to watch the sunset in the summer.
I hope you will enjoy and respect Chalet Polanka as the family home that we have created with our own treasures and hopefully, after a well-earned rest here, you will decide to visit us again soon.
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A wonderful chalet, close to everything, with breathtaking views. Great equipment and fantastic and professional welcome.
— Sabrina K. Jul 2020
“Really great place”
A superb chalet, very spacious, with amazing views.
— Arthur R. Jun 2020
“We recommend this chalet”
Chalet Polanka is a lovely chalet in a nice location above the village of Saint-Jean-de-Sixt and close to the main skiing area of La Clusaz. We were three families, each with two children, and we all had a great half-term week skiing. The chalet is very spacious, well-equipped and full of charm. Everything was of a very high specification and the facilities were great, with lots of attention to detail on behalf of the owner. There is a small supermarket, ski-hire shop, boulangerie and restaurant in St Jean and the car park at La Clusaz is a 15 minute drive. Although there was a lot of traffic due to half-term, we found the ski area to be generally uncrowded with lots of variety for a group of mixed age and ability - would definitely recommend both the chalet and the resort. We had a good service from OVO and the manager Christine was very helpful.
— Stuart C. Feb 2020
“A really lovely experience”
A very lovely modern chalet which is perfectly equipped (kettle, cafetiere, washing machine and dryer, baby cot and high chair). The property is very spacious - there's plenty of room for 12 people without getting on top of each other. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Sound insulation in the chalet is very good, and there is a magnificent 180° view from the balcony. The property is not overlooked and is in a very quiet area. We had an excellent holiday, and strongly recommend it.
— Grillot A. Aug 2019
I wanted to thank you for opening your beautiful chalet to me and my friends this past week.
From the moment we walked in we knew we had found the right place to spend our ski holiday.
The views across the valley to the mountains are spectacular but it's the inside that made us smile right away.
It's spacious and beautifully bright with all the big windows and doors leading to the terrace and balcony and we loved all the comfortable furniture in front of your gorgeous fireplace to lounge in after a hard day skiing.
A big table for everyone to eat at (and in our case play cards), great modern kitchen, lovely bathrooms and extremely comfortable bedrooms (I loved the antique furniture in mine!)
You have a beautiful home and thank you again for letting us enjoy it.
— Stephan T. Feb 2018
This is a stunning chalet and makes for a blissful winter stay in St Jean de Sixt. It is well positioned, equidistant between Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz. One can be buying ski passed at either resort within 15 minutes of leaving the chalet. Perched up on a hill, it offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. Watching these views from the many balconies is irresistible. This is a substantial house with well-proportioned rooms and more than adequate bathroom facilities. The spacious living area, which adjoins the dining space and kitchen, is absolutely perfect for entertaining large groups as well as more intimate family events. The wood fire in winter makes for the most cosy evenings in after a long day on the slopes. It is beautifully designed, decorated and maintained chalet and has provided me and my family with memorable moments.
— Andrew E. Jan 2018
“Our favourite holiday accommodation!”
We have stayed at Chalet Polanka on a number of occasions - summer and winter - and it never disappoints us. Our last visit consisted of adults - parents & grandparents, children and baby during the Summer. The Chalet Polanka has south facing balconies from the living area and 2 main bedrooms so we were able to sit out throughout the day overlooking pastures and mountains - absolutely wonderful! We love the tranquility of the area but also that we can visit towns, local produce markets and picnic sites whilst exploring this beautiful area of France. My husband and son are keen cyclists and love the challenge, the garage providing safe storage of equipment. I am always sad to leave this favourite holiday accommodation.
— Elaine R. Jul 2017
We stayed with family and friends (9 adults, 3 children) in Chalet Polanka in June. It is a well-maintained, extremely comfortable chalet and there was plenty of room for us all. Everything we needed for a self-catering holiday, including bbq, was provided. The views from the chalet are stunning.
We found plenty to do in the area, including visits to the picturesque old town of Annecy. We enjoyed a boat ride on Lake Annecy and swimming in the lake. All our needs were met and we were very happy with our holiday.
Thank you to the owner of the chalet for getting it right!
— Christine P. Jun 2017
“A really good holiday in this superb chalet”
An ideal place for several families. The area is magnificent and the views from the chalet are superb.
— Elisabeth P. Dec 2016
“Great place to be, STUNNING view”
We had a marvellous week at St Jean de Sixt. The countryside is magnificent and there are lots of things to do organised in La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand. Chalet Polanka is just as it is described on the OVO Network website. It is a lovely place to stay, and every bedroom has its own bathroom and toilet. And the view is STUNNING! Martine, who welcomed us, is very kind. In short, we all, young and old, were enchanted by our holiday and are sorry that we could only stay a week.
— Katia P. Jul 2016
“A magnificent chalet with a superb view. ”
The large living room is bathed in light, it's really lovely. The level of equipment is very good and the welcome was warm. In short, a superb holiday in a very welcoming place!
— Guillaume P. Jan 2016
“A really lovely stay in a very comfortable chalet. ”
The thing we will remember most will be the evenings around the fire - absolutely lovely!
— Anne D. Dec 2015
Beautiful view, and the size of this vast chalet was perfect for my big family. The facilities provided are excellent and furniture is well maintained and clean.
We enjoyed the many activities in town.
— Ahmed A. Aug 2015
“We have spent a superb week with our family and friends... ”
We have spent a superb week with our family and friends, in this magnificent chalet, which is comfortable, pleasant and in a really calm and peaceful location. Nothing wrong, no problems. Thank you also for the excellent welcome from Christine the local manager. We would very much like to return in the future.
The Blandini, Cara, Siddu families and their children
— Cara F. Mar 2015
We loved the authenticity and the lovely feel of the place. The booking process fills you with confidence too.
— Pierre N. Feb 2015
“We loved all of the antiques and gorgeous furniture in the house.”
It is a great chalet with beautiful views; we loved the skiing, the swimming and especially all of the antiques and gorgeous furniture in the house. Amazing size, perfect for our group. Also thank you so much for the fondue and raclette set, they were very useful and very fun for our families. It was a perfect setting for sledging, which the children LOVED!
— Burns F. Feb 2015
We really appreciated our stay at Chalet Polanka. The level of comfort was perfect. There were 13 of us, 7 adults and 6 children, and we all enjoyed having our own rooms (most of them with bathrooms) and our quiet moments. In addition, the area around the chalet allowed us to enjoy the snow after skiing (sledging, walking). It was perfect. The chalet was modern and full of light. There is plenty of space for a large group. The children dream about coming back!
— Agathe D. Feb 2015
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