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Top Floor Apartment With A Private South-Facing Balcony And Views Of Mont Blanc

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Peaceful Location In The Centre Of Chamonix With An Underground Parking Space

Set on the top floor with uninterrupted, panoramic views of Mont Blanc, Le Refuge is a stylish, two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Chamonix, next to the river and minutes from the shops, ski lifts and public transport.

With a south-facing balcony, open-plan layout and high ceilings the apartment feels really light, and is incredibly spacious at 70 square metres. Considering the central location, it’s a surprise to find that it’s in a tranquil setting, facing away from the street and not overlooked by any other buildings. The apartment has been newly renovated to a high standard, retaining its local rustic charm but with all the conveniences of a modern home.

Le Refuge easily sleeps 4 to 6 people. For those with young children there’s plenty of space in both rooms for a cot.

The apartment has a private parking space in a secure garage underneath the building, a private ski locker, and lift access from the garage. There's also free public parking nearby.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Harriet & Oli
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Harriet & Oli

We live in London, but love the mountains, fresh air and space in sunny Chamonix.

Harriet & Oli purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Harriet & Oli chose Haute-Savoie

We bought the apartment in 2013 so we could spend more time in Chamonix and enjoy the amazing skiing in Winter and beautiful hiking in Summer.

What makes this apartment unique

Chamonix is really easy to get to from the airport and the underground parking space means that we can always find have somewhere to put the car, and in the winter we don't have to spend ages each morning clearing snow off it.

The apartment is really peaceful, considering it's central location, and the high ceiling and large windows make it a wonderfully relaxing space.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Only stayed for a few nights but really liked this apartment. Underground car park was great, although make sure you get the fob with you keys! Lift takes you to top floor where you find apartment. Warm nicely decorated apartment with great functionality. Particularly liked having an oven which is rare in the alps Only minus was there was no bath to sooth the old legs after a days skiing but shower was hot and powerful. Good location for town centre, literally 5 min walk (if that) and ski lifts 10 drive but well signed We have booked again for 2015 and can't wait!!
Feb 2015
  • 1 of 9

Guestbook comments from the manager

Only stayed for a few nights but really liked this apartment. Underground car park was great, although make sure you get the fob with you keys! Lift takes you to top floor where you find apartment. Warm nicely decorated apartment with great functionality. Particularly liked having an oven which is rare in the alps Only minus was there was no bath to sooth the old legs after a days skiing but shower was hot and powerful. Good location for town centre, literally 5 min walk (if that) and ski lifts 10 drive but well signed We have booked again for 2015 and can't wait!!
Feb 2015
  • 1 of 9

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Swansea, GB
5

Awesome apartment and visit (again)...

  • 5 of 5

Visited Chamonix & Le Refuge again and wasn't disappointed.

Our stay was made all the better by good snow and a really well appointed apartment to come back to each evening after skiing.

The apartment is well located for all services, shops and restaurants and within easy reach of the various ski pistes; cable car to Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc tunnel.

Overall, a really good trip.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our apartment. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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4

Chamonix Ski trip

  • 4 of 5

My 2 sons and I stayed in Le Refuge for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year 2016. We used the apartment as a base to allow us to explore the Chamonix-Mont Blanc ski resorts and local area. Snow was thin so we sued Grand Mon't for the 3 days (approx 15 min drive). The apartment is in a great location in Chamonix, very close to the main town and local amenities - coffee shops and ski hire within a 5 min walk or the main town is within 10 mins.

There is a local Spar for basics which helped us make our packed lunches for the day as food on the slopes is EXTREMELY expensive (approx €40-50 per person!!). The Spar and other super markets sell bread, water etc, but shop around. If you plan to drive (we did) I would sugget taking packed lunch food with you and topping up the essentials when you are there.

We used Intersport for our ski hire, we did it online as it proved fairly priced and meant we could collect our kit as soon as we arrived. (approx €70pp for 3 days for Skis, Boots and Helmet). The return process was simple but parking can prove challenging so plan your rturn run wisely. We used a 30 min free parking slot and raced to the shop.

With regards reception, I was extremely grateful that we could get the keys early as my son had fallen ill, so it was nice to be able to unload the car and relax after a loooong nights drive from the UK.

The apartment itself was clean and well presented with everything you could need, with great views. Beds were comfortable with plenty of storage for all our kit including the ski gear. The underground parking was excellent, although low so roof box user beware!! This parking made getting out to the slopes easier, having not to worry about defrosting the car windows!!

With regards arrival, the info booklet was a little light, there was info on aririval/departure procedures but I felt it could have contained more useful stuff such as cooker & TV instructions, resturants and transport . On arrival we were also informed that snostation had a deal with a local hire company. It would have been useful to know this at the time of booking, esepcially as the hire shop was very close to the apartment.

Other than that, we had a great time and would recommend the flat to our friends.

Many Thanks

Mark, Matt and Ben

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay! For future travellers with roof boxes who are concerned about access, the garage entrance is 2.10m high.
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5

Comfortable, warm, convenient, extremely well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for better - only missing ingredient was snow, though that was available the other side of the Mont Blanc tunnel. It was a little bit of a squeeze with a 3 teenagers and 2 adults, but we expected that. Great apartment, well organised, well equipped (Netflix!), comfortable, tasteful, warm, and great underground parking.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we're glad you had a good stay and found some snow!
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5

First class

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful 2 week holiday here at Le Refuge. The apartment is lovely, clean, light and extremely well equipped throughout. We have particularly enjoyed the sunny balcony with it's stunning views and have spent plenty of time there with a glass of wine!. The area of Chamonix Sud is very friendly with an excellent Boulangerie and a good selection of Restaurants and shops.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in our apartment, especially our balcony! We hope you will visit again. Best wishes Harriet & Oli
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5

Stunning apartment, perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely, homely place to live in for a week. The facilities were great and the view was breathtakingly beautiful. It was light and airy and very peaceful. The apartment was well equipped and we particularly enjoyed using the hot stone. The bedrooms were cosy with lots of places to put things away in. Brilliant for a family with children. It's only a couple of minutes walk to the buzz of the town centre.

Our only issue was with SnoStation. We recieved no details from them after the initial flurry of emails once we had booked. I phoned on the way from the airport and got an accusation that a) they had never emailed us-we had had email discussions about bed set up and then b) oh well, you did book direct, if it had been thro us it would have been different. Thanks. We had numerous phone calls to establish where abouts of SnoStation, their locker, the apartment, parking number etc. Luckily having started on a sour note, entering La Refuge immediately lightened the mood. Fabulous place. If we are back in Chamonix we will definitely be calling Harriet to stay here again. Can we buy it?!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay, the view and the apartment! Not so delighted about your experience with SnoStation, something we will address asap - thank you for letting us know. Sadly, the apartment is not for sale but you are welcome to stay anytime! :) Best wishes Harriet & Oli
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5

A cosy, clean & warm place with lovely view

  • 5 of 5

Le Refuge is one of our favorite apartments which we stayed. It is not far away from Chamonix Train Station, and there are some roof windows in the living room, kitchen and 2 separate bedrooms which can make the most of the natural light. It is really quiet at night, and the beds are comfortable. We loved to sit in the balcony to see the beautiful views of Mont. Blanc. In addition, it's only 3 minutes walking to Cable car station of Aiguille du Midi. We loved to stay at Le Refuge and will stay here again when we visit Chamonix next time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lilian, thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed our apartment and your stay! Best wishes Harriet & Oli
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the apartment in 2013 so we could spend more time in Chamonix and enjoy the amazing skiing in Winter and beautiful hiking in Summer.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 96 Kilometres Car: recommended

Le Refuge is perfectly located in the centre of Chamonix next to the river and minutes from the shops, ski lifts and public transport. The apartment is on one floor and can be reached via a lift from the underground parking.

The Mont Blanc tunnel gives access to Italy in less than 25 minutes - Courmayeur, the Aosta valley and fantastic Italian food!

Activities :

In Winter, as well as skiing, there is paragliding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, winter mountaineering , ice skating and dog sledding.

In Summer, there are numerous hiking trails with huts in the area, rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, water sports like canyoning, kayaking, fishing and rafting as well as swimming in the local pools and lakes. You can also play golf, tennis, go horse riding or visit the adventure parks such as the Alpine Coaster luge.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Late winter
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
From
£181
Fri,Sat,Sun
£725
 
 
2017 Low
29 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£138
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
2017 Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£171
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 
 
2017 Early Summer 2
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 
 
2017 Peak summer
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
2017 Peak summer 2
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
2017 Peak summer 3
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
2017 Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
2017 Late summer 2
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£169
Fri,Sat,Sun
£675
 
 
2017 Low
23 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£138
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Change over day is typically Saturday, however for off-peak weeks there is more flexibility and short stays may be available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Chamonix is really easy to get to from the airport and the underground parking space means that we can always find have somewhere to put the car, and in the winter we don't have to spend ages each morning clearing snow off it. The apartment is really peaceful, considering it's central location, and the high ceiling and large windows make it a wonderfully relaxing space.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet - Toilet
  • The bathroom is newly renovated, and contains a high and spacious power-shower.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, The bedroom can be arranged as a Super King or as 2 singles
  • Second Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, The bedroom can be arranged as a King or as 2 singles
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, The sofa contains a comfy sprung double bed
  • The double beds are exceptionally comfortable and can either be prepared as twins, or zipped together to form a king and super-king. There is a full-size double sofa-bed in the living area.

Outside

  • Balcony ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Our property management company also provide a range of optional extras. If you're interested in any of the packs below, you can arrange these with them after confirming your booking. Airport Transfers Lift Passes Ski & Board Hire Guiding and Lessons Essentials Food Pack Includes: Milk, Orange Juice, Teabags, Instant Coffee, Cereal, a baguette, jam, butter, cheese, large bag of crisps, pack of biscuits, bag of Haribo sweets, 4 pack of toilet roll Continental Breakfast Pack Includes: A baguette, 6 fresh bakery croissants, cereal, jam, coffee, tea, milk, yoghurt, eggs, orange juice, cheese, butter) Childcare, Massage and Beauty Treatments

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