Millionaire Holiday Home Swap
A new show from Paramount + about the THIRDHOME lifestyle.
Millionaire Holiday Home Swap Spotlight: Chalet Bellevue & Lizie GowerSeptember 21, 2022 • By Carissa Hebert
We had the pleasure of speaking with THIRDHOME member and Chalet Bellevue owner Elizabeth (Lizie) Gower.
Lizie Gower and her luxurious chalet-style apartment in Méribel, France, joined THIRDHOME in 2018. Fast forward to 2022, Chalet Bellevue is now a featured home in the Paramount+ original series, Millionaire Holiday Home Swap! To celebrate, let’s get to know more about Lizie, her home, and her experiences as a member of the Club.
Why did you choose Méribel as the location of your second home?
I worked as a chalet girl in Méribel when I was 20 years old.
Can you tell us a little bit about how you acquired Chalet Bellevue?
Homes in Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys) region are highly sought after, making them difficult to come by. They’re usually only discovered through word of mouth, which is how I found Chalet Bellevue.
You couldn’t build a new home there, so you basically had to tear down an existing property, then build it back up and renovate. When I first visited our property, it was a pile of rubble, but the turnaround time was quick.
“We had a fantastic week at Chalet Bellevue. The apartment is large but very comfortable and furnished with wonderful taste. Subtle and warm. The location is ideal. The ski rental shop(s) are literally a stone’s throw away, as is the lift that takes you to the slope. Great restaurants, bars, and skiing. And our host, Lizie, was terrific. She could not do enough to make the trip a success; her directions were spot on, as were her recommendations of restaurants and ski instructors. A great trip, a great host, and happy to give a five-star recommendation.”Neil C. THIRDHOME member since 2018.
Have you taken any trips with THIRDHOME?
So far, I have taken nine trips with THIRDHOME to destinations such as the French Riviera, San Diego, and Cabo San Lucas. I also just recently spent two weeks in England. But I mainly utilize THIRDHOME for skiing, including my trips to Park City and Vail.
Why did you want to be involved in the production of Millionaire Holiday Home Swap?
I love Giles [head of Strategy and Operations for THIRDHOME] and was happy to help. I also work in the film industry myself.
Who is the most interesting person you’ve met during your travels?
It wasn’t a THIRDHOME trip, but I made seven friends eight years ago on holiday in Turkey at a keep-fit spa. I traveled with them to Turkey again this year, but we did some shopping and sunbathing this time.
What is your top travel tip?
Don’t travel on a Saturday or Sunday. Instead, travel mid-week. Weekends are busy and crowded, with travelers leaving and arriving, especially at ski resorts. It can be hard to get lift passes because you’ll need to wait in long lines. Plus, the quietest day in the mountains is Saturday, and you don’t want to miss that by traveling. Not to mention, you can usually find half-price airline tickets during the week.
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Get an inside look at Chalet Bellevue by watching Millionaire Holiday Home Swap, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland.
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