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Chalet Iona, Meribel

Quick Facts

Sleeps: 12 - 15

Bedrooms: 7


Low season from €25,190/week

High season to €58,130/week


Feature fireplace

Outdoor hot tub


Terrace and balconies


Peace and quiet, luxury interiors, gourmet food, and some of the world’s best skiing right on your doorstep… Chalet Iona certainly ticks a lot of boxes. This luxury ski chalet is located in a charming hamlet of Le Villard, a stunning base for a family holiday or a group of friends.

Standing in a private orchard, this chalet offers bags of privacy. For those who like to party, the vibrant resort of Meribel is approximately 20 minutes drive away but once you’re back at your chalet, fire roaring, glass of Champagne in hand, you get a real sense of calm out here in Le Villard.

A large, suspended fireplace makes a dramatic focal point for the open-plan main floor. There are two relaxed seating areas close to the fire, a light, bright kitchen where you can watch your chef at work in the evenings, and a long, refectory-style dining table, handmade in oak, just made for leisurely meals that stretch long into the evening.

On the next floor you’ll find a cinema room, where you and your party can get together for a film, or any children can entertain themselves happily while the grown-ups chat downstairs. Apple TV, Sky and a DVD library all mean that you’ll never be short of viewing material here. There are also stacks of board games if you fancy a more traditional evening of fun around the fire, and lots of reading nooks where you can enjoy a quiet moment to yourself. This floor also opens out onto the Jacuzzi terrace, the perfect place to spend the late afternoon, soaking in the hot tub soothing aching limbs.

Each of the bedrooms is individually designed for a luxury home-from-home feel and each has its own private or en-suite bathroom stocked with Neal’s Yard goodies, to make every bath or shower a bit of a treat.

In the evenings, after dinner, we thoroughly recommend you take your digestifs out onto the balcony to enjoy the mountain air and fabulous views – the lights twinkling in the little villages around you and the looming shape of the Grand Bec mountain range in the distance. Simply breathtaking.


Outdoor hot tub


Wood-burning fireplace


Apple TV

Ski and boot room

Terrace and balconies

Board games

Free-to-air UK Sky TV channels

TV area with DVD player

Playstation 3 and games

What’s Included

Please call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.

Rates include:
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Daily breakfast
Daily afternoon tea
Pre-dinner Champagne and canapés (6 nights)
4-course dinner (6 nights)
Early children’s dinner if required
Unlimited champagne at any time
Chateau and Domaine bottle wines
Beers, spirits and soft drinks
Mid-week towel change
Daily housekeeping
Bathrobes, slippers and bathroom products
In-chalet ski and boot fitting service
Lift pass delivery service
Babysitting until 11pm on the chef’s night off if required
In-resort driver service (8.30am – midnight)
In-resort concierge service

Please note that if you wish to use the driver service after dinner, it must be pre-booked with the driver before your evening meal.

Standard rates are based on occupancy of 12 adults, please enquire for a bespoke quote based on your group make-up.


Chalet Iona is located in a peaceful hamlet of Le Villard within private orchards, and has fabulous views across 13 villages looking out to the Grand Bec mountain.

The chalet is approx. 10mins chauffeured drive to the nearest Olympie telecabine at Les Allues and approx. 15-20mins drive to Méribel.

The nearest airports are Chambery (1hr 15mins away) and Lyon (1hr 55mins). Grenoble and Geneva are both around 2hrs away.


This property sleeps 12 + 3 guests across six bedrooms in Chalet Iona and one bedroom in Chalet India.

Chalet Iona:

Bedroom one
Emperor-sized master bedroom on sitting room floor with en-suite with bathroom.

Bedroom two
Emperor-sized second master bedroom with en-suite shower room and direct access to Jacuzzi terrace.

Bedroom three
Double bedroom with twin/super-king bed and en-suite with bathroom.

Bedroom four
Double bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room.

Bedroom five
Double bedroom with twin/super-king bed, separate private bathroom and shared balcony.

Bedroom six
Double bedroom with twin/super-king bed, en-suite shower room and shared balcony.

Chalet India (across the terrace from Chalet Iona with own living area):

Bedroom seven
Mezzanine double bedroom plus single bed with open bath tub and separate shower room.

For larger groups and at additional cost, Chalet Iona can also be rented alongside Chalet William (sleeps 4 guests in 2 x twin/super-king bedrooms) for parties up to 19 guests.

Standard rates are based on occupancy of 12 adults, please enquire for a bespoke quote based on your group make-up.


Food is definitely a highlight of a stay at Chalet Iona, with highly experienced chefs serving dishes that would turn heads in some of the world’s top restaurants.

Each morning you will set the tone for the day’s eating with a leisurely breakfast, perhaps starting with a freshly made smoothie or fruit/vegetable juice. As well as an array of cereals, porridges, jambon cru, cheeses, fruit and freshly baked breads and pastries there’s also a hot dish each day, from Eggs Royale to a good old English breakfast. All washed down with lashings of tea and coffee to give you a burst of energy for a day on the slopes. When you return, homemade cakes and biscuits are waiting for you in the sitting room.

In the evenings, relax over champagne and canapés while your chef prepares a gourmet four-course meal for you all, followed by coffee, digestifs and homemade truffles. A complimentary bar serves champagne, wines, beers, spirits and mixers and teas, coffees and fresh fruit are always available too.

Your chef will be very pleased to design menus around any dietary requirements you may have, too.


Firefly pre-arrival concierge service

Chalet staff include:
Chalet manager
Chalet host
Babysitter (until 11pm on chef’s night off)
In-resort driver service
In-resort concierge service

Additional staff such as nannies and massage therapists can be arranged on request.


Children are given a warm welcome at this luxury family ski chalet, and the dedicated staff know that the key to you having a fabulous holiday is your kids having a fabulous holiday. To that end, they go all out to ensure your life is stress free while here and that little ones have everything they need. Equipment including cots, pushchairs, highchairs, baby monitors and sterilisers can all be provided to make packing that bit lighter. The staff can even get in a stash of nappies and wipes for you so that’s one less thing on your mind, too.

Children will never be bored here; there’s a selection of DVDs, a Playstation 3, toys and games for them to investigate as well as sledges for outdoor play. Ski lessons can be arranged for over-fours, as well as lift passes and ski equipment for little ones. And the chalet’s chauffeured minibus means it’s easy to get everyone to and from the slopes.

In the evenings, your chef will prepare a children’s high tea so the grown-ups can enjoy a more leisurely meal post-bedtime, or if you’re eating together food can be tailored to suit younger tastes.

Nannies and babysitters can be arranged on request and on the chef’s night off there is complimentary babysitting so the adults can head out on the town, knowing the kids are well looked after.

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