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2 bedroom apartment in le Bettex close to ski and walking areas

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 365 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Superb apartment in private residence with shuttle bus direct to the slopes

Residence "Le Turquoise", is in the district of Le Bettex, 1km outside the resort, 11 km from the center of Saint Gervais. There is a shared use: swimming pool (01.07.-31.08.) and tennis court. In Winter: please take snow chains.

Private parking is next to the chalet.

This 3-room apartment 34 m2 is on the 1st floor with a north facing position. It was renovated in 2010 and has practical and comfortable furnishings: entrance hall, living/dining room with 1 double sofa bed (140 cm, 190 cm), digital TV and DVD, exit to the balcony. There are 2 bedrooms, each room with 1 x 2 bunk beds (80 cm, length 190 cm), each bedroom has a set of shelves or a small wardrobe and pegs for outside coats. There is an open plan kitchen (dishwasher, 3 ceramic glass hob hotplates, oven/microwave, grill), bathroom and separate WC. The balcony is north facing with a view down to St Gervais. The balcony has a small table and 4 fold up chairs. There is a beautiful view of the mountains. Private parking outside the chalet.

Please note: suitable for families. Non-smokers only.

Please note: Ski bus (free of charge) runs every 20 mins in season.

More Details

Owner
Jerry Dunlop
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Jerry Dunlop

Ann and I are now retired and live in North Wales, where Ann grew up. We have had the apartment since 2010 and have thoroughly modernised it to cope with ski holidays with 4 children.

Jerry Dunlop purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Jerry Dunlop chose Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Le Grattague is in a private Residence with no shops or bars. It has its own swimming pool during the summer and a tennis court. The sound of cow bells can be heard during the summer and the mountain is open to walkers from the chalet entrance. Chamois are often seen on the hill side and in quiet times, right up to the front door.

The ski area is extensive and the local ski school is very good with all abilities and languages. A short walk or drive away is the hamlet of Communaille. It has 2 restaurants/bars, both of which are excellent and very welcoming. Le Bettex is the mid station and the ski bus (which runs during the summer as well) runs a shuttle service between Grattague, Bettex and Communaille. There are 3 hotels at Le Bettex as well as chalets and apartments.

St Gervais is at the bottom of the cable car and is a very lively town serving the surrounding area. It is famous for the thermal baths, the mountain railway to Les Houches (TMB) and the ice rink.

What makes this apartment unique

A private shuttle bus links the areas of Le Grattague, Bettex and Communaille during the summe and winter months making this a perfect retreat with instant access to the mountain. The views of Mont Blanc are stunning.

Location

Chamonix
Annecy
Thermes de Saint Gervais
Restaurant L'etable
L'Affiche
Restaurant Crêperie 4 épices
L'Edelweiss
Le Presteau
Nearest Airport
93 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Kilometres
le Bettex
Nearest Ferry
886 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Golf du Mont Arbois
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Saint Gervais le Fayet
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
A40 J21
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Kilometres
Alpage, Les Communaille
Nearest Ski
2.8 Kilometres
Le Bettex
Car: recommended

Spoilt for choice in Saint Gervais, a week is barely enough time to ski the entire Evasion Mont-Blanc area (3rd largest domain in France) and its 445 kilometres of tree-lined slopes. The Evasion Mont-Blanc domain boasts 219 slopes, 107 ski lifts and 650 artificial snow makers. This vast playground offers 2 snow parks for freestyle fanatics and a great choice of off-piste on Mont Joly or towards Saint-Nicolas.

In the summer the slopes are open to walkers and mountain bikers with the lifts taking you and your bike to the top of the mountain.

As soon as the snow melts sign posts are in place to show visitors the many footpaths around the mountains. During July and August the lifts work to allow all abilities access to the high pastures either walking or mountain biking.

Chamonix under Mont Blanc is a busy mountain centre with gondola access to Mont Blanc itself. Cable cars go all the way to Italy and back. The Mont Blanc tunnel is an easy way to visit Italy, have a pizza and be back for tea. Especially driving the high mountain passes on the return (best in summer).

Annecy and Geneva are both easy to reach. Annecy is a beautiful medieval town set on the shores of a stunning lake with rivers and streams flowing through the old town.

Geneva (Switzerland, car drivers need a 30euro pass) is a delightful city that easy to walk around but has an excellent tram system. Boat trips on lake Geneva allow you to appreciate the history of this great city.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 365 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bath has a shower over. There is a separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Each bedroom has 2 adult sized bunks, shelves for clothes, pegs for ski/outdoor gear, a small table and light. Duvet and two pillows for each bed are provided. Double duvet and pillows for the sofa bed in the lounge are in the wardrobe in the far bedrom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Walks start straight from the door. All walks are clearly signed on the mountain in average times. The thermal springs are very popular both as a spa and also as a swimming pool.

Reviews

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2 bedroom apartment in le Bettex close to ski and walking areas
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
5

Lovely appartment on the mountainside.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay this apartment. It's very close to le Bettex which is great for walking/mountain biking in the summer. Amazing views all round. We especially loved the pool. The apartment was clean and very well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our apartment.
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Amazing views and all mod-cons...

  • 4 of 5

Had no idea what to expect but the appatment was much bigger than most places we've stayed. We shopped in the intermarchet then cooked everynight - kitchen had everything we needed.

If skiing i'd reccomend a locker in Betex as i wouldn't fancy the walk to the bus in ski boots. Hire a Car as well as it's nice to have a drive around .

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent -The apartment more that delivered against our expectations. Truely relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment formed an ideal base for a week's skiing; we opted for a couple of minutes drive to access the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area via Le Bettex [free parking and two under tens who weren't keen on carrying their skis was our defence], despite a regular ski-bus within a few minutes walk of the building. The Evasion Mont-Blanc area itself was extensive, and in terms of access, the Bettex-Arbois link probably provided the quickest link to the 'heart' of the ski area with plenty of great skiing for all ability levels.

The apartment's location didn't disappoint either; stunning vistas, culminating in Mont Blanc; ensured the 'Alpine' experience we sought. Set high up in the mountains, there was no chance of any disturbance - the apartment was literally set at the end of the road!

The accommodation more than met our family's [x4] self-catering needs, with a new/modern well appointed galley kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms - both with very comfy bunk beds, bathroom and separate WC. In terms of practicalities, we had no issues / concerns regarding cleanliness, availability of hot water, ability to heat the accommodation, heard very little noise from neighbouring apartments nor did we have any concerns with regards to the security provided by the complex. The apartment was well apportioned, everything in good working order and the TV/ DVD was a bonus [for our children]. In addition, there was ample parking allocated right outside the apartment, so again no concerns.

Finally, the owner Jerry was very accommodating, answering numerous questions prior to our visit, which in the main centred around the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area. His help and prompt advice made this a holiday to remember. Highly recommended - Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable accommodation with truly spectacular scenery

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed at Le Bettex for 7 nights after making the long drive down from the UK.

The apartment was very comfortable and the stunning views and surrounding area made it well worth the drive.

The highlights of our trip were:

1) Swimming every day in the heated pool overlooking Mont Blanc.

2) Walking from Les Communales to Le Bettex.

3) The Thursday morning market in St Gervais.

We certainly recommend staying in this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome base to explore a wonderful area

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well presented with all the amenities needed to use it as a base to explore the area. It is really easy to find and there is plenty of parking. The views are incredible and we thoroughly enjoyed eating breakfast on the balcony every morning as we watched the para gliders soar in the valley. There is very little need to drive anywhere as there are plenty of walks that are accessible straight from the apartment. In ski season, the ski bus is a short walk away which also makes the slopes quickly and easily accessible. The gondola is a short walk away in the summer which makes it easy to visit St Gervais and Megeve without driving - although driving is easy too. Can highly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in the most beautiful location with views of across the valley and of the vast surrounding mountain range (including Mont Blanc from the chalet grounds!) we had a car and drove up to bettex to snowboard daily but there is also a handy free bus you can catch. The apartment has got everything you need, including a good selection of DVDs and games. Saint gervais is a short drive down the mountain so it was great to pop down to enjoy the bars and restaurants too. In terms of piste, there is plenty to cover with a saint gervais pass but you can upgrade to evasion which gives you access to further resorts. Absolutely loved it here and would return!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High ski season
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
£1,200
 
 
Ski season
7 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£380
£1,200
 
 
Holiday season
10 Feb 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
£1,400
 
 
Low ski season
11 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£350
£1,000
 
 
summer holidays
15 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£400
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£330
for 7 nights
£330
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Guests are requested to provide their own bed linen and towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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