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Heart of The French Alpes.Traditional Savoyard Style Apartment (sleep 4/5)

Bedrooms 2
Space 301 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Claudes contains: s/w balcony:ski locker:underground secure car park:lift:lobby

MAIN SELLING POINT - close proximity to village square so own transport not needed plus, the free navette bus stop 'Fermes du Soleil' (ligne A) is just across the road from the flat..

Claudes, Sabudia Residence is just round the corner from the supermarket, ice rink, town square and ski hire shops.Many bars, restaurants, concerts and shops, hence car not essential .

Sabaudia is a modern apartment built in the TRADITIONAL SAVOYARD STYLE, It is on the top, 4th floor and has a LIFT. The SOUTH WEST BALCONY overlooks mountains and the forest. The NAVETTE SKI BUS stop is opposite. Line 'A' red Ferme de Soleil.






Shoe chest and coat stand.


South - West facing ideal for afternoon and evening sun; table and chairs; clothes rack.


Cuisine - well equipped kitchen with fan oven; double hob; microwave; steamer; dishwasher.

.Dinning table + 5 chairs.

Sejour - TV and DVD ; 2 single chair sofa beds/1 double; tall-boy; toy chest; book case including binoculars and a set of boul.


DOUBLE BED .by night SOFA by day if extra surface space is needed; clock radio,CD player; built in wardrobe.


SINGLE BED It is a CHILD'S ROOM WITH LOW CEILING - entry via a staircase from the entrance hall;

Although, it has a low ceiling the fact that there is a balcony overlooking the balcony, to my knowledge nobody has found it claustrophobic.


Shower; WC;wash basin; washing machine.


Apart from the Massif and Grand Massif skiing and summer golfing, the resort offers an all year round sports centre with jacuzzi, gym, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.There are several tennis courts with lessons available with Fred.

ALPINE WALKING HOLIDAYS. (maps are in the flat)

Enjoy the freedom to roam mountains alone or contact the CAIRN Outdoor Centre 0450344803 and join in their escorted randonnee, escalade or for the brave travel with them to do Haute montagne near Mont Blanc and the Mer de Glace at Chamonix. Alternively use the telecabine panoramic du Mont-Blanc and visit the Ice House. The spring flowers are plentiful mainly orchids and the wild life with a little patience are very close to view.

We enjoy taking the mountain train at St Gervais which rattles along the side of the Mont Blanc range offering spectacular views of Aiguille du Midi Vallee Blanche and additional climbs on foot to view the fauna and flora.

Les Carroz and the Rhone Alps region also welcomes the rock climber with a vast network of local sports climbs to suit all levels.

Another favourite walk starting in the village is to the Cross of The Seven Brothers. On the ascent one passes an auberge - call in order your meal / drink and it will be ready for you on your descent two hours latter. Guided walks and sightseeing excursions, equipment hire can be arranged with Skilimandjaro.Tennis and golf lessons also.

In the summer there are two escorted trips organised by the Office de Tourism.

GLACIER SUMMER SKIING: Experience of a life time. The telecabine lift service runs between 7am and 1pm in Tignes. Average travel time by car is 2-3 hours. There is also an helicopter glacier service across the border in Switzerland, allow an hour by car. For further information contact Skilamandjaro.

More Details

Property Manager
Caroline Anderson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2017

About Caroline Anderson

My mother Claudine, was at a school in Geneva when war was declared and as children we spent many holidays skiing in the area. When she died we decided to put my inheritence towards a flat which we knew she would have loved.

Caroline Anderson purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Caroline Anderson chose Flaine - Grand Massif

* Very good discount rates are available for all 'Claudes' clients at the ski hire shop 'Skilimanjaro' ; taxi company 'Actiontransfer' ; sports massage 'Snow and Surf.'

* Flexibility in change over day and choice of key collection / return. (post / agent / ski shop)

* Central location

We choose this particular property because of its location, bang in the middle of the village hence no car needed. The fact that the area around the flat is a pedestrian precinct means that children are relatively safe to walk to the nearest shop to buy croissants for breakfast and to walk to ice rink to skate alone Another major consideration was the distance to walk with children to catch the free bus to the telecabine - 50 yards. So one child had the job to hold the ski cave open whilst another crossed the road to the bus stop, whilst I collected skis etc.We can see eachother all the time so very safe.

What makes this apartment unique

When we were looking for a property we visited 7 before deciding to buy this one. I think it was not only the location but the south - west facing balcony overlooking the forest that sold it to us. It was a bit of a whirlwind weekend but have no regrets that we made the right choice.

An additional benefit is that Claudes is on the top floor and 1 of 2 on the level - it is both warm and quieter than a flat in the middle of a building.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'apartment was very well stocked with everything necessary'

' very convenient as bus stopped right outside - never had to wait long'

' to walk back was not too far'

' it worked really well and we had a great time, and managed to get in 7 days skiing'

'after the run to Sixt we caught the bus back. Well this journey made the trip worthwhile as it passed through some lovely scenerry that we would have missed out on, and a couple of small towns, it took half an hourr'

'we had a great time and would certainly consider renting your apartment again, next time we fancy the Grand Massif'

'we had a fantastic week and we really enjoyed the village. Well situated and appointed appartment'

'just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our stay and the resort although small was not without night life. The apartment was good . The Shires as the mezzanine has been renamed was more than suitable for M and will be remembered as the land of the hobbits'.

'excellent see you next year'
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Les Carroz d'Arâches in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 301 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower; WC;wash basin. Bathroom is wide enough for a wheelchair The washing machine is in the bathroom. The window overlooks the bus stop and we use it as a lookout - one bus seen allows enough time 10 minutes to then lock up, collect skies from ski room and cross the road in time to catch the following bus.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , double bed can be turned into a sofa
    Bedroom 2 mezzanine low ceiling - 1 Single Bed , gallery and view through the french doors to mountains
  • SEJOUR CUISINE: 2 single chair beds or 1 double bed; tall-boy...Television and radio french doors open out to the balcony BEDROOM ONE: Double bed which can be turned into sofa for day time extra space. Toy chest, large wardrobe, clock radio BEDROOM TWO: Mezzanine - low ceiling (suggested suitability for a child under ten)offering a child's play area and additional bed. The mezzanine is reached by a staircase leading from the entrance hall and has a gallerIed front aspect towards the French doors and balcony.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Claudes clients receive discounts 10% from ski hire shop Skilimanjaro, and at Ski-lifts 5%. Ski-lifts offer shared minibus/minibus plus/private transfer. * Taxi transfer to/ from Geneva airport / Cluses train station. * Ski lessons with ESI Grand Massif. www.nouvelledimension.com. English speaking instructors and both group and individual lessons available. * .Ski and equipment hire with SKILIMANDJARO . skilimandjaro@wanadoo.fr. Fred offes a 20% discount so why not collect skis at same time as flat keys? FREE BUS TO TELECABINE every 10 mins. Bus stop opposit front door..'Fermme du Soliel'. The village operats a one way system - 10 mins outward / 3 min return. On the balcony there is also a table and parasol .For the summer season the ski cave contains various outdoor games including boules. There are 3 pic-nic chairs and in the apartment cool boxes and an assortment of pic -nic items. In the winter there are 2 disc sledges available to clients


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Excellent apartment, in centre of lovely village.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday and were perfectly located for a family of 4 with two children aged 6 and 9. The apartment was perfect for the four of us and had everything we needed. The kitchen is small but very well stocked with everything you need. The balcony is perfect for sitting on in the evening (if it's warm enough) and watching the sun go down across the mountains. My 9 year old especially loved his bed on the higher level. The ski bus stops outside and the ski area is just lovely. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great vacation !

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my two teenage kids for a week at this apartment. It is an excellently situated property close to the centre of the village, the ice rink and, of course, the slopes themselves.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time, the apartment is well stocked and comfortable, warm and inviting. As it is on the top floor it is very quiet, and there is an elevator for tired legs. There is a large ski boot room adjacent which provides plenty of storage.

I look forward to staying here again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring & Summer
9 Apr 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
WINTER 2017-18
18 Sep 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

The rental rate includes cleaning; meet and greet and all taxes.

For guests staying more than 7 nights the rental rate includes:
bed linen; towels; tea towel. The short stay rate is double £30 and £15 single.

However, the Claudes guests discounts at the taxi company 'Actiontransfers' and the ski hire shop 'Skilimanjaro', are available to everybody

Before the10 week prior to departure date = full refund minus £25 admin fee.

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