Penthouse Caribou sits in a wonderful position with stunning views over the ski slopes which are a 2 minute walk away. The village has local shops and a patisserie and good hotels, ski shops and restaurants. The chalet itself is very modern and spacious but also feels really cosy with the open fire in the middle of the large living area. The kitchen is very well equipped with a large range. I did not use the hot tub but several of our group used and enjoyed it every night and the pool table was a source of much competition. Owners (Martin and Jackie) were great and on hand for any info we needed and Martin checked the hot tub chlorine levels regularly. It is our first time in the chalet during the ski season but we hope to be back.
Penthouse Caribou is an outstanding large chalet. It is positioned only a few minutes walk from the nearest ski lift. We have now stayed there in both winter and summer and it is equally as impressive in both seasons. The chalet is fully equipped for self catering and all facilities are as new. The Chalet's pool table and 'Hot Tub' were great fun Apres Ski items of entertainment. The owners (Martin and Jacqui) gave us excellent advice on all the local amenities including restaurants, pubs, good nights out etc and were always available to help in any way they could.
An excellent week's skiing in an outstanding luxurious chalet.
We had a fantastic week at Penthouse Caribou. It's our fourth visit to this amazing chalet which never disappoints. The weather was amazing with lots of snow and a vast amount of terrain to enjoy and we are still managing to find new areas to explore. The chalet has everything you could need and the hot tub is a great new addition after a hard day on the slopes. It proves very useful to have the chalet hosts on hand to answer questions or offer help and advise so you can really make the most of your stay. That said you don't know they are there so it's the best of both worlds. We will definitely be returning next year as we enjoy our holidays here so much, it's like a home away from home.
Just returned from a fabulous week staying at Penthouse Caribou. Accommodation is fantastic from the bedrooms, to well equipped kitchen, wi fi, fab views of Cret Beni. To top it all there is hot tub on the balcony. It was great having the owners next door as they are on hand for any queries you may have and give great advise on places to eat, apres ski etc. You would not know they are there :) Great skiing with access to all resorts in the Portes du Soleil. Can't wait for my next trip in March!!
I booked the Penthouse Caribou direct with Jacqui after someone on Airbnb recommended them as a self catered luxury accommodation, and I was so pleased, Jacqui was more than helpful with everything, including meal tips for the Family, directions and places to stay en route, she even sourced a real Christmas Tree for us to purchase.
Everything was perfect when we arrived on 23rd Dec 2017, La Chapelle is amazing and the views from the Chalet are second to none, there is everything you could possibly need for a family self catered stay and Jacqui also recommended restaurants and cafes, all were fab - Les Cornettes is a must!
However, on the 29th December 2017 Jacqui & Martin returned to La Chapelle from the UK and to the Chalet, they have rooms segregated within the Chalet, which is fine if that is what you think you are booking and paying for.
We as a family did not want this, we wanted to enjoy the privacy of an exclusive entire home rental for Christmas and New Year, we paid a large amount money for this and states in the contract "Entire Property".
Jacqui & Martin made numerous "pop in" visits for all kinds of reasons, and as there are no lockable doors they are free to be in the entire Chalet whether you are there or out and about - the visits were to put towels and bedding away, to get their ski stuff, to get to their larder, maintenance men etc. etc. It felt awkward for us, like we were in the way, and our last 8 days were not as relaxed as the first 6!!
Please not this is a very truthful review and I only write it as guidance, I cannot stress enough that the Chalet is perfect and others may not have a problem with sharing.
Please take the time to walk around the Chalet with Jacqui & Martin for existing damages when you arrive and insist on the same when you leave, I didn't, but I do take photos, I have and always will do this with rental properties (I have never had to keep a deposit from our rentals, neither have I ever had mine kept by Owners).
We nearly lost the deposit on the Penthouse Caribou to what we believe & know were existing damages (piece of wallpaper missing, broken pool cue, scratches to the dining room table, towels missing), it caused a lot of unnecessary heart ache for both parties and has spoilt for us, what was supposed to be a dream Christmas break. Jacqui did eventually give the deposit back, but it left a bad taste for us to be accused of things we didn't do, whether it was an over sight from a previous occupier, I have no idea..
Just come back from a weeks skiing, great place to stay. It’s was an impressive apartment/chalet that our group loved. There were 9 of us and so nice to have 5 bathrooms. Plus points, Wi-fi really quick, hot tub ( checked daily by owners ), pool table - spent hours having games, massive oven to cook in, great views and well equipped kitchen. Can’t think of anything to fault. Village has good range of bars and restaurants, ate out twice, but we just loved staying in as it was so nice. Icing on the cake was the great snow
Fantastic open plan living in the Caribou with stunning views across the valley. Large en-ensuite bedrooms, and superb facilities not often seen in ski chalets. Having already visited the Caribou in the winter, this was our first visit in the summer and is in an ideal location for walking, cycling and sight seeing. Local shops, including an excellent patisserie, are within a couple minutes walk and there are a number of fine local restaurants. We loved our short stay and will definitely visit again.