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Luxurious, modern 3-bedroom ski apartment | Walk to lift | Close to shops & bars



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Luxurious duplex in heart of Argentiere village | Ski locker | Home cinema |

This is a very well equipped, modern ski apartment in the centre of the village that is perfect for families and friend of up to six people.

A five minute walk from the lift at Grand Montets, the Old Library is beautifully furnished with a high-tech audio visual media centre, two bathrooms and a full and well equipped kitchen.

The balcony overlooks Argentiere village square and is just ten minutes from Chamonix town by bus or car.

The property, which is on the second floor, has been furbished and decorated to a high standard and is spread over two floors.

The first floor consists of:

Lounge / dining area with two sofas and table for six. A large flat screen TV linked to an Apple Mini Mac and BOSE sound system. WiFi internet throughout.

Fully equipped kitchen.

Double bedroom.

Bathroom with whirlpool bath and toilet.

The second floor is accessed via a staircase from the lounge and consists of:

A double bedroom

A twin bedroom

Toilet and shower room

The apartment has double height ceilings in the lounge with two large Velux windows which give it its light and airy feel.

The Old Library rental apartment is in the centre of Argentiere in the Chamonix valley close to the Grand Montets ski lift at the very foot of Mont Blanc Europe's highest mountain.

The Old Library offers a For skiers and snowboarders looking for high-quality accommodation, close to both the ski lifts and bars and restaurants, the Old Library rental apartment in Chamonix's Argentiere is a fantastic option.

The building sits right in the centre of the village between the Office du Tourisme / Marie and The Office Bar / Restaurant.

Super U supermarket is only 50m away as is the local boulangerie where fresh bagattes and croissants are available for breakfast.

Only 500m walk from the Old Library rental apartment is Grand Montets; a world-renowned ski area with lifts up to 3,400m. The upper section offers the most accessible off-piste skiing and snowboarding in the Chamonix valley.

Evolution 2 and ESF both operate ski schools from there. A good selection of ski schools are also found at the skiing areas of La Balme / Le Tour, Brevent and Les Houches, all of which are easily reachable by car or the free valley ski-bus system.

Mountain guides are easily found for those looking to ski tour or head off-piste with the 17km-long Vallee Blanche that descends from 3,900m at the the Aiguille du Midi to 1,000 and the valley floor, being highly popular.

Summer brings flocks of walkers, rock climbers and mountaineers to the area to climb on and around Mont Blanc itself.

Chamonix is also a popular area for paragliding and mountain biking with several sites dedicated to the sports.

Travel cot and high chair available - please contact Mont Blanc Retreats for availability.

Linen/towels and end of stay cleaning are included in the price. Mid week change can be provided at an additional charge as can a chef/maid service.

A security deposit of € 750 is taken via an authorised credit card payment. Charges are only levied if there is damage to the chalet or if excessive cleaning is required. No charge is made without prior consultation with the card holder.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Mont Blanc Retreats is a British Rental agency specialising in high quality chalets and apartments in the Mont Blanc region.

A larger selection of our properties is found on our website.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had a lovely week in the Old Library in Argentiere. The appartment was very clean, warm and comfortable with all the equipment we required and more - never thought we'd need such a big telly, but we still used it! It was extremely convenient for groceries and ski hire, souveniers etc as the shops are 50m away. The walk to the bus stop was not too onerous either - about 5 mins. The welcome and administration was excellent. The only thing we'd like to recommend is some extra shelves in the kitchen area. Otherwise we had a super week and would definitely consider going there again."
Dec 2012
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Very comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described in the listing. It was clean and well maintained, although the upstairs shower had a poor flow of water. We found the property very comfortable and was ideally located in the centre of the village, within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants. Mont Blanc Retreats provided excellent customer service. This area of the Alps is beautiful and there was plenty to do during the summer. We purchased a 5 day (non-consecutive) mont blanc pass and this was excellent value for money, we would highly recommend paying the extra for the mont blanc panoramic gondola ride into Italy, which was the highlight of our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment walkable to Grand Monet lifts

  • 4 of 5

A lovely apartment with X box and Wii for the kids, can walk them to ski school which is a bonus after a few years of the bus! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Convient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Right in the centre of the village, well situated and well equipped. Comfortable will all you need in the apartment, and great sound and entertainment system. Management company are very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. The Old Library is one of our most popular places and it is booked almost continuously through the winter. We loved having you guys staying there and hope to see you again.
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Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with top-flight service from HomeAway. Nervous at first - so far away from home - but ended up being the easiest holiday I've ever planned. Argentiere magnificent, and HomeAway presents a seamless sign-up, payment, and key-transfer process! Best: totally safe and happy environment for my 4-year-old who (downside or part of his cultural education?) is now an insufferable cheese snob.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. It's great to hear how much people love the Old Library. It's one of our most popular properties and always full in-season. Thanks also for the kind comments for the rental and management teams. They weren't actually from HomeAway itself. Mont Blanc Retreats handle the booking process for the Old Library and Mont Blanc Management manages the bookings once people arrive. We are really glad to hear you liked their service.
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The Old Library Argentiere

  • 5 of 5

This appartment is extremely well fitted out and very comfortable for a family or group holiday in the mountains. Situated in the centre of the very picturesque village of Argentiere,next to the Marie, it is only a few yards from all the village ammeneties. Great supermarket and other small shops,tourist infomation, ski school office,,lots of ski rentals, medical services, restaurants and bars to suit all pockets. Should you wish to eat at home the kitchen in the appartment is very well equiped. The amazing public transport makes getting about the valley to all the ski slopes easy although the use of a car can be useful with small children.

We enjoyed our holiday so much in this appartment that we have booked again for February 2013.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old Library

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home and more! Superbly furbished, clean and well-maintained. True to the description given. Close to the ski slopes for winter visitors and well situated for spring and summer hikes. Supermarket, bakers' and outdoor shops not five minutes away and Chamonix only 15 minutes drive. Regular buses and trains for people relying on public transport. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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From the Owner

The Old Library's central position in Argentiere village means your holiday needn't just be about the skiing. The convenience of shops, bars and restaurants right outside the front door mean this property is one of our most heavily booked, especially in winter. Add in luxurious leather sofas, a high-tech media centre, two bathrooms, three bedrooms and a ski locker and the Old Library is a wonderful place to spend a holiday in the Chamonix valley.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 120 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 900 Kilometres Nearest Train : Argentiere at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Autoroute Blanche at 30 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Grand Montets at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Argentiere is 10 minutes by car to the Alpine town of Chamonix Mont Blanc. It sits at the base of one of the best ski areas in the region, the Grands Montets and is only 5 minutes from La Balme ski area.

The Grands Montets is the highest ski domaine in the region, at 3300m at the top station! It is a heaven with skiers and boarders alike.

Switzerland and Italy are both close by.

The infamous Vallee Blanche ski run which descends 17km from the top of the Aiguille du Midi to Chamonix is accessed by the Aiguilee de Midi lift just 10 minutes away.

The summer has plenty to offer with walking, hiking and mountaineering on your door step as well as paragliding, rock climbing, white water rafting and mountain biking.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Sep - 9 Dec 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19-25 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Dec - 1 Jan 2017
26 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2-6 Jan 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7-27 Jan 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
28 Jan - 3 Feb 2017
28 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4-10 Feb 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11-17 Feb 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Feb - 3 Mar 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4-10 March 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
11-31 Mar 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1-21 Apr 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Apr - 5 May 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Rental is arranged through Mont Blanc Retreats Ltd - www.montblanc-retreats.com

Bookings are secured upon a 25% deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival date

Payment is made through bank transfer to a UK account

Linen, towels and end-of-stay cleaning included

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Mont Blanc Retreats also arrange airport transfer and in valley transport. In winter: ski/snowboard hire and lessons. In summer: climbing tuition and guides, paragliding, rafting, kayaking, ascents of Mont Blanc and even helicopter rides. Contact info@montblanc-retreats.com for bookings and more information.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom one has a whirlpool bath. Both have heated towel rails.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Can be made into a double if needed
  • Child cots can be provided on request.


  • Balcony


  • Self-catering


  • The lounge does have a sofa bed but the accommodation is limited to six people.

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