Chalet Orca, Val d’Isère
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Chalet Orca

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Le Fornet, Val d’Isère
5 BEDROOMS
1 King
3 Kings/2 Twins
2 Double
1 Bunk
5.5 BATHROOMS
5 En-suite
0.5 Shared
14 GUESTS
Children Welcome

Nestled in Le Fornet, a quaint and residential ancestral hamlet, Chalet Orca stands as one of the jewels in Cimalpes' exclusive collection, alongside its counterpart, Chalet Merveilles. Gazing across from the Les Boisses ski slopes, this ski-in/ski-out sanctuary is a haven for those who crave swift and exhilarating access to the resort, ensuring you're among the first to carve fresh tracks through the snow.

Chalet Orca is a masterpiece by "Le Mouton à Bascule," a complex of two exceptional chalets, a unique treasure in the French Alps. It undoubtedly ranks among the resort's most splendid creations, boasting amenities and services on par with the most distinguished hotels.

The chalet's location ensures a sun-drenched ambiance year-round, with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows offering a 180-degree panorama that redefines your connection to the surroundings.

The first floor greets you with a grand entrance adorned with ample storage spaces. A ski room featuring old wood and black metal elements beckons on the right. The stone staircase, enhanced by aged wooden railings, leads your gaze upward, adding a distinctive touch to the décor. The children's dormitories, adorned in old wood with artisanal Arpin decoration, offer a cozy view and ensure their comfort.

Access between floors can be effortlessly achieved through either the elevator or the staircase. On the lower level, a splendid glass-encased wine cellar resides beneath the stairs. Here, you'll also discover an unparalleled wellness sanctuary – take a dip in the infinity pool, luxuriate in the stone jacuzzi with its tiled seating, or find solace in the sauna, steam room, and fully equipped gym. It's a haven of well-being and rejuvenation, promising an extraordinary experience.

The upper floor unveils four magnificent bedrooms. The first bedroom presents a breathtaking view of Le Fornet hamlet and the forest through its bay window. Its ensuite bathroom features a shower with double basins and a waterfall tap. The second bedroom, boasting a view next to the bed, is enhanced by a freestanding bathtub. The third bedroom offers a spacious Italian shower measuring 2 meters by 1.50 meters. The pièce de résistance is the master bedroom – imagine relaxing in the freestanding bathtub beside a crackling fireplace, gazing at the Old Village of Le Fornet through the windows. This suite also includes an Italian shower and a double basin.

On this level, a peripheral balcony unfolds, providing one of the most magnificent views. Facing south, atop the Fornet, you'll relish sights of the Old Village below, the forest, the meandering Fornet stream, the lofty "Le Signal" restaurant at the peak of the ski lift, and the Saint-Charles Bridge to the East. It's an exceptional panorama that continues to captivate.

The uppermost floor introduces a unique feature, never before seen in the resort: diamond-shaped windows measuring 6 meters in width and 6 meters in height, crafted from heat-treated glass to optimize comfort and light. This lounge invites cherished moments with loved ones, where you can relax on the ample sofa against the bay window, indulging in the splendid view. The living room's walls, essentially a bay window, offer a 180-degree panorama, immersing you entirely in the heart of Val d'Isère. An extraordinary three-sided glass fireplace, designed to provide a 180-degree panoramic view of the fire, imparts a warm touch that enhances your experience throughout the chalet. The curtains and bed linings, custom-made by the Atelier des Frères, further elevate the chalet's soul.

The semi-independent kitchen, isolated by an aged wood bar, boasts contemporary stone and exceptional quality. It offers direct access to the terrace, affording a magnificent valley view. The chalet's private chef, dedicated to serving you a comprehensive breakfast to fuel your day on the slopes and introducing regional specialties, enhances your culinary experience. Chalet Orca ensures the epitome of luxury with a private driver, butler, and housekeeper, all contributing to an unparalleled stay.

A metal staircase ascends to the mezzanine, featuring a pool table, bar, arcade table, and TV screen. The mezzanine offers a splendid outlook over the Old Village and overlooks the living room.

Completing this idyllic residence is a spacious garage accommodating up to four cars.

Chalet Orca stands as a dream retreat for an enchanting sojourn in the heart of the French

Interior Area Size: 420 m²
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Bedroom 1: Ground floor bedroom with two double beds, bunk bed, TV, WiFi, and en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, double vanity and wc. 2 adults + 4 children guests maximum

Bedroom 2: First-floor Master bedroom with a king-size bed, fireplace, TV, WiFi, terrace and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, double vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum

Bedroom 3: First-floor bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made up as two single beds), TV, WiFi and en-suite bathroom with shower, double vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum

Bedroom 4: First-floor bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made up as two single beds), TV, WiFi and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, double vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum

Bedroom 5: First-floor bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made up as two single beds), fireplace, TV, WiFi and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, double vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum

Interior Access Bedrooms: 5

  • Bar
  • Bed and Bath Linens
  • Chef Service
  • Children Welcome
  • Cinema Room
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room - Private
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hammam
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Media Room
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Sauna
  • Sound System
  • TV - Flat-Screen
  • TV - in each Bedroom
  • View - Mountains
  • Washer
  • Wine Cellar
  • Butler/Host
  • Chef/cook
  • Driver
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Pool Person
  • Property Manager on Call
Housekeeping: End of stay cleaning
Chef : 2 meals per day (breakfast, dinner)
* Unless stated otherwise, the expenses for food and beverages are excluded and will be invoiced separately by the property.
  • Indoor
  • Private
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Rates based on 10 guests.
Max occupancy 10 adults and 4 children (under 12)

Note: The rates above are subject to 5% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Reservation deposit is 30%. Full balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: For cancellation greater than 60 days prior to arrival date, 30% of the gross rental rate is forfeited. Cancellation between 59 and 31 days prior to arrival date, 80% of the gross rental rate is forfeited. Cancellation 30 days or less prior to arrival, 100% of the gross rental rate is forfeited. Please note all Christmas and New Years reservations are non-refundable.
  • Check In / Check Out: 5pm / 10am
  • Damage Deposit: Credit Card Authorization form prior to arrival. ADP package not available at this property.
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • All extra charges to be paid at end of stay in local currency.
  • Rates set in Euros. Prices in other currencies may fluctuate.
  • Utilities included
  • VAT taxes included in rates.
  • Villa orientation
  • Welcome basket
  • Val d'Isere Tourist Tax €3.30

Once a vacation home is selected, the pampered adventure begins. Our concierge team will assist with creating a magical and immersive vacation experience. Our services include

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While available for advanced requests, the concierge team connects with guests 30 days prior to arrival to coordinate arrivals and to reserve desired services and experiences. Guests with scheduled Christmas/New Year stays will be contacted 90 days prior to arrival.

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Common Questions
Do we share the villa? click to close
No. You will not share the villa with another party. The villa is exclusively yours. If a larger villa offers a lower bedroom rate category, the villa will remain exclusively yours but the unrented bedrooms will be locked off.
For example, a 5 bedroom villa that offers a 3 bedroom rate will be the exclusive use of the guest but two bedrooms and their en-suite bathrooms will be locked off. Capacity is capped at 2 guests per bedroom.
Are we protected from fraud? click to open
Yes. Isle Blue stands behind you throughout your entire vacation. Unlike other companies, each property we offer has been hand picked to ensure that our standards are met. All property managers are vetted and payments are required to be held in escrow. Our primary obligation is to ensure your satisfaction and to have an exceptionally memorable vacation.
Can you explain the reservation process? click to open
Once a reservation request is received, Isle Blue will request a contract from the property manager for your dates of interest. Once the dates are confirmed and contract is received from the property manager, a payment will be required to confirm your reservation.
Once a reservation is confirmed, a concierge will welcome you to the planning stages of your vacation to assist with arrival logistics, rental cars, transfers, and a host of concierge services.
Can we arrange an early check in? click to open
Early check in may be possible but is at the sole discretion of the property manager. Early check in permission may not be granted until 24 hours prior to arrival.
Can we arrange a late check out? click to open
A late check out is rarely granted due to the turnover needs of a villa. A late check out may only be granted 24 hours prior to your departure from the property and only when there is no check in scheduled on the day of your check out. If a late check out is urgently needed please contact us.
Are transfers to the property included? click to open
Select villas may include a one way or roundtrip airport transfer while others may provide an escort or meeting point. Arrival logistics will be handled by your dedicated concierge as well as other concierge needs. The property's transfer policy will be listed under the Policies section.
What to expect upon arrival? click to open
In general, a villa orientation will be provided along with a key turnover. During the orientation, information and instructions for the property will be provided. Emergency contact information will be provided. We are available 7 days a week to assist with any urgent needs.
The arrival procedures vary from villa to villa, select villas may include welcome provisioning while other properties will provide basic arrival information.
What is the cancellation policy? click to open
Since these vacation homes are one of a kind properties, the cancellation policy is strict. We highly recommend considering trip/travel insurance to protect against any unexpected cancellations or issues that may arise.
For more details, please visit Travel Protection
What happens if the property becomes unavailable after I reserve? click to open
In the unlikely event, the rented property becomes unavailable due to a major issue that may affect a guest's experience or a transfer of ownership, Isle Blue will coordinate with the property manager to find an alternate property of equal or superior standard that is subject to the guest's approval. If an alternate property is not acceptable to the guest, the guest will receive a full refund.
Do you accept credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa)? click to open
Yes, we accept all major credit cards. American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. Please note that credit card charges may be subject to additional fees. There are no fees with payment by wire transfer or check.
In the near future, we expect to accept a greater variety of payment methods and currencies via Stripe.
Is housekeeping included? click to open
Housekeeping tends to be a standard among vacation homes but the frequency may vary greatly depending on the property manager’s standards. Most properties will offer daily housekeeping (except Sunday and holidays) while other villas may only provide a mid-week cleaning. Please refer to the Staff section to learn about the housekeeping frequency of the property.
Are towels and linens provided? click to open
Yes. The property will provide bath and pool towels along with linens. Towels and linens will be refreshed as needed.
Are toiletries and tissues provided? click to open
A property may supply an initial supply of soap, shampoo, toilet paper and paper towels but replenishment of supplies once exhausted may be the responsibility of the guest. Each property varies in their handling of toiletries and paper products.
Is a hair dryer available? click to open
A hair dryer should be available at the property. Upon arrival, please check the bathrooms or closet. Typically, a hair dryer is included in each bathroom.
Is an iron included? click to open
Typically yes, irons tend to be standard equipment for vacation homes. Please ask the property representative upon orientation for the location of the iron.
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Availability subject to change.

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