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Château St-Philippe
73250 St-Jean-de-la-Porte
Managers: David & Judy Stevens


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Languages:  English 
Payment bank transfer, cashier's check or money order in US dollars.
Département: Savoie (73) 

  • This château is rented in its entirety by the week, several weeks or month.

Château St-Philippe

  The Savoie is a remarkable département in the Rhône-Alpes region of France ~ lovely valleys and the majestic French alps combine with lush forests and historic towns and cities to create a worthwhile destination to anyone visiting this exceptional country. 

Amid those mountains and valleys is the ancient and impressive Château St-Philippe on seventeen acres of land and  first constructed in 1032.  This is a time that some call the early Medieval period but its construction may have foretold the end of the Dark Ages, as it was built as a priory for Benedictine monks. Its location is perfect for skiers as Chamonix is only 75 miles away and Albertville, home of the '92 Winter Olympics, is closer at 18 miles. 

The château is under American ownership, and over the past few years has been completely and sympathetically restored to create a luxurious and absolutely stunning rental property for the use of family and friends celebrating a grand occasion or just looking for the perfect vacation getaway.  Offering ten spacious en suite bedrooms, a formal dining room, salon, library, grand reception room, spacious kitchen, games room, home theatre, laundry room and nine fireplaces, guests will find nothing lacking at Château St-Philippe.  Add both east- and south-facing terraces, an office with a fax machine and copier, WiFi Internet access, caves and a barn, and the estate is a self-sustaining property for a week or more away from the rest of the world. 

Those who love the outdoors will find Château St-Philippe the perfect base for their daily activities from hiking, walking and mountain climbing to sailing, skiing and paragliding.  Horseback riding, fishing and cycling are also local pastimes, and for those interested in the region's wines, cheeses or history, tours are readily available.  The fresh mountain streams and lakes are excellent for swimming, too! 

The managers live on site in a separate apartment, so all needs and questions can be easily addressed.  Guests will find friendly assistance including arranging tours and locating caterers when required.  The château is a spectacular venue for weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties and other important events.  We know those who consider renting this stately château will have no regrets and only wonderful memories.  The château and its dramatically beautiful location make a stay in the Savoie exceptional and truly memorable.


Rooms:   10 double rooms, all en suite, all with showers and two also with bathtubs. Maximum 20 guests.
Price by the Week:  May through September   € 12,600 for 1 week, 18,900 for 2 weeks, 24,750 for 3 weeks and €27,720 for 4 weeks. October - April 10,500 for 1 week, 15,750 for 2 weeks, 20,475 for 3 weeks and 23,100 for 4 weeks.  Shorter than one week stays will be charged for the entire week.  Additional days will be charged at €2000 per day.   If paid in US dollars, rate to be at conversion price on booking day.
Monthly lease
25,920 for 2 months, 24,624 for 3 months, 23,393 for 4 months, 22,223 fo 5 months and 21,112 for 6 months.  Filming and special event rates available upon request. 
Weddings:  contact us for details.  Only overnight guests will have access to the château.
Stays begin after 3 PM / check out by 10 AM.  Refundable security deposit is required.
Cancellations subject to a fee.  Please inquire.
The entire château is non-smoking.
Pre- and Post-stay cleaning, light daily cleaning, sheets and towels chnage once per stay and Monday-Saturday breakfast is included in the above rates. Grocery stocking, concierge services 10% over cost; , additional laundry service is €15 per room, and, food preparation  amount TBD.  Services of managers charged by the hour.  All last-minute requests/changes must be submitted in writing to the owner.  Names and ages of each guest must be provided for insurance purposes prior to the arrival date and sent to the managers on site.
Television and Telephone on site for local calls.  Guest are asked to use a calling card for long distance or their own mobile phones. . Also available: Fully Equipped Office with PC, WiFi, Printer, Fax, Copier.  There is also a safe for valuables, workout equipment, sound system, iPod docking station and CD selection. 

Open all year.
On site:  parkland for walking, grand panoramic views, media room, workout equipment
Vicinity:  tennis and swimming nearby. Aix-les-Bains (40 kms), Annecy (45 kms), Chamonix (120 kms), Albertville (28 kms), Chambéry (all conveniences, restaurants, banks, railway, etc., 22 kms).  Skiing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, paragliding, cycling, mountain climbing, hiking, walking, wine tours, historic and cultural tours. 


From Paris by train from Gare de Lyon through Lyon or Aix-les-Bains to Chambéry about 3 hours 15 minutes.

From Chambéry by auto take the N6 direction Montmélian.  At Montmélian you will then take the D201 direction St-Jean-de-la-Porte.  Before reaching the town turn right into the driveway of the Château which is signposted

Airport:   Geneva (Switzerland), Lyon or Grenoble (France)
Railway Station:  Chambéry Gare (TGV)
Car Rental Railway Station Chambéry (click here)

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