What happens when a modern South African influence meets the exclusive Swedish quarter of one of Switzerland’s most glamorous ski destinations? The result you ask? Chalet Petiti.
With vaulted ceilings, a fireplace in the master bedroom, natural stone floors and striking pieces of art, this is a beautiful and unique property. Keep your eyes peeled for the hints of South African design that have been tastefully woven into this impressive property.
For the ultimate wow-factor, enter Chalet Petiti on the top floor. You are greeted by the double height living area, with sliding windows of equal proportions leading outside. Nestled into the balcony, the route to your private hot tub is illuminated by a snow-cleared path of candles and Verbier’s starlit sky.
Let’s warm up and head back inside. The large stone fireplace is roaring and the toughest decision of the evening will be to pick your spot for canapés in amongst the ample seating. With friends who you’ve not seen since last season living just up the road, you are sure there is space for a couple more at dinner tonight. After all, you want to show Petiti off to everyone. You don’t mean to brag but hey, you’ve worked hard all year to make this one of the best weeks there can be.
Staring out across the mountain views, you must have missed the knock on the door. It was probably just down to Petiti’s incredibly attentive host knowing Giles and Sarah were arriving before you knew yourself. Perfectly chilled glasses of champagne seem the perfect accompaniment to the squeals of reunited excitement from your wife and Sarah.
With Giles around, pre dinner canapés didn’t last long. Just as well, as you have the guided tour of Petiti to complete before your four-course banquet kicks off. Let’s take the stairs down to the second floor to the three individually decorated ensuite double bedrooms. All with their own colour schemes skillfully intertwined with the sleek modern theme that runs through Petiti. You subtly kick an abandoned pair of yesterday’s ski socks aside, as you lead onto the sundrenched south-facing balcony shared by all three rooms.
Time for the pièce de résistance that is your master suite. Double height vaulted ceiling, walk in wardrobe, that fireplace and a large ensuite. As your wife exclaimed upon arrival, this is your haven of relaxation and peace. The ladies have already moved on and can be found in Petiti’s fabulous in chalet spa. Complete with hammam and treatment room, the hot tub is a safe bet to where you’ll find them after supper.
Continuing downstairs to where your boys are hibernating in the cinema room’s L (for Lounging) shaped sofa. It’s the ideal spot for watching movies after their early children’s supper.
Talking of supper, you hear the chink of wine glasses making their way to the dining table. It sounds like its time to leave the games room and for you to do the same.
Isn’t chalet life bliss.
Bedroom 1 - Double with en-suite bathroom & access to shared terrace
Bedroom 2 - Double with en-suite bathroom & access to shared terrace
Bedroom 3 - Double with en-suite bathroom & access to shared terrace
Bedroom 4 - Master double with en-suite bathroom with bath & shower & access to private terrace
No need to rush out of bed - breakfast is laid on. A healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? Full breakfast is served every morning. So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful.
Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.
When staying in a catered chalet every night feels like a special occasion, and why shouldn't it, you're on an amazing holiday and it's so good to be alive. You’re dressed and ready for a glass of something chilled with friends and family, ready to regale them with tales of your mountain adventures that may get a little exaggerated for dramatic effect with each rendition. Enjoy the delicious canapés and amuse-bouche freshly prepared by your star in the kitchen.
Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights. Dinner is served on 6 nights.
The chalet provides beer, house wines, a drinks tray of 3 bottles of house spirits and mixers. Champagne is served with canapés on 6 nights of your stay.
Children & dietary requirements
The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children (on 6 nights). You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.