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Light airy, well equipped rental, central Chamonix with views of Mont-Blanc

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
2 bed apartment edge of Chamonix centre with parking, close to main bus stop

Finished with tasteful modern interiors and extremely well equipped, lots of windows and 2 great balconies with BBQ overlooking the fabulous Chamonix views.

It comprises a double bedroom, a twin bedroom (which can convert to a double) plus a robust sofa bed in the living area, a bathroom and a separate WC. The sleek oak floors lead out to a series of balconies from both the living and bedroom areas.

The open plan lounge/dining room has a stylish, fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher, full size oven and microwave. The lounge has a TV with French TV and Net Flix, DVD, CD Stereo and Bluetooth speaker. There is also broadband WiFi Internet access.

Available all year round, It has parking and a heated ski/bike cellar with a washing machine.

All bills included in the price.

Being 5 mins walk from the main market square its well placed for access to all the amenities that the town of Chamonix has to offer, but away from the noise.

It is also a matter of metres from the main bus stop for access to the slopes and other areas in the Chamonix.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of 4 from Kent. Both parents having been born in the more mountainous parts of the UK, we have a natural affinity with the Alps throughout the seasons.

Although we have a love of the great outdoors and fine food (even the kids) we are by no means from the 'champagne set', but its lovely to dream.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, dinner was fantastic (food and meal delivery service available). We were recommended this place by an expat we met, and it's a good one. Thanks for your assistance on the trip, your support was very appreciated and made our trip one of the best. We will recommend your service to others!
Feb 2013
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21 Reviews

4.8
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

5

Nice Place! Great View!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as described, clean and well cared for. Nice view. Jane, the owner was very kind and accommodating, as was Nico who tends to the property. It was really nice having access to Netflix and other streaming TV. The washing machine is in the basement of the building. No dryer. There is a clothesline in the same room as the washer, but being cold and damp, I brought it to the apartment and hung them on a portable clothesline we use when camping. The only thing we found missing were things such as salt, pepper, sugar, etc, if you want to cook.

If you come into St. Gervais on the train and then you have a ticket for an autocar to Chamonix, an autocar is a bus, which is operated by the train company and it runs on time. It dropped us at Chamonix Sud (by a bowling alley) and from there it is a brief walk to the apartment. You will see a sign for the hospital. Follow that road towards the apartment, it will be on your left.

I would recommend this apartment to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A peaceful, spacious, and comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this apartment so much, that we are renting it again for a second summer! The location is spectacular: a quite and quaint street that is also quite close to the bus station, cablecar station (nice to be nearby if you're visiting for sightseeing for climbing), and with quiet surrounding properties. One of the priorities for us was being accessible to the city center (we're walking and didn't have a car), but also be peaceful and in nature. This location was just about perfect for those needs. The apartment itself is quite comfortable for at least 4 people (we had 4). The living room has plenty of group sitting spaces with several couches and table with benches, is very well lit, and has a great view of the glacier, mont blanc range, and the Midi station; these combine for some beautiful sunsets you can watch from either of two balconies (though we preferred the side one away from the kitchen). The bedrooms are well-equipped and with comfortable beds; we felt like we had everything needed. Temperature-wise the apartment is suitable, although we were there in July and so can't speak to winter. The kitchen is likewise well-equipped, and we never felt a lack of anything missing for cooking or baking. Actually, there is a rather substantial assortment of cookware and general dinnerware, more than we anticipated. The main bathroom is spacious and the shower has good pressure and works well. The toilet room is quite small, though, but it's okay. One of the great advantages of this apartment is that it's the top floor, with nobody above and a quiet neighbor. This also leads to one of the only drawbacks, which is the several flights of stairs needed when bringing luggage, as there is no elevator. However, it's perfectly fine for normal day to day use, unless you're hauling luggage every day:) The main draw for us was the feeling of being in a home, and not in someone else's property: everything was comfortable and seemed familiar, making us feel at home starting from the first night there. All of the pictures are accurate, and the apartment is in fact as nice, clean, and well-equipped as advertised. The views are also as beautiful and peaceful as shown. It feels like a home away from home, which is why we're going back for a second time. If you rent this property, you may end up feeling the same:)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing and realistic review, it is much appreciated. Thank you also for coming back to stay again. We hope that the weather is as kind to you as the apartment next year.
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Good apartment only 10 minutes walk from town centre

  • 4 of 5

Apartment is very comfortable and has all equipment we needed. Fantastic views of glacier and mountains and 10 minutes walk from town centre.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Skiing trip to chamonix

  • 4 of 5

Great location for skiing in chamonix, lovely well-maintained, clean apartment. It was comfortable for our family of five. We had first class advice from the owner with helpful tips and information. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katherine for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your holiday and found our advice useful. We look forward to receiving back again.
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5

Fantastic place to visit - will definitely be back

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this appartment for a few days in September - the weather was fantastic, the appartment was well-equipped and much roomier than lots of 2-bedroomed ski appartments that we have stayed in previously! The appartment is in a great location - a few minutes walk to the centre of town and an amazing view of Mont-Blanc - what more could we want !! Didn't want to leave so will definately love to go back !!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, I'm glad you had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Great location and fantastic apartment

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is close to the ski bus stops as well as shops bars and restaurants. There are great views across the mountains. The apartment is well equipped throughout. If I had one criticism, it would be the lack of control over the heating which is centrally controlled in the block so there were a couple of times when it felt a little chilly. This was not a major problem and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, the location and views. You are quite right that the central heating is controlled centrally, which means its constantly on between 6am and 11pm in the winter. Usually this causes the apartment to be too warm so guests use the thermostats on the radiators to turn the temperature down, which of course could leave it a little chilly for the tastes of the next guest. As you were the first guest of the winter season perhaps the thermostats were left turned down from the summer. I'm sorry about that, I'll let our in-resort team know to check this next time. I'll also look into other ways of keeping the temperature ambient in the hours after midnight. Many thanks for your observations, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

We purchased this apartment with the intention of retiring here one day. Everything from appliances to light switches are the kind you would feel happy with using on a daily basis, with a touch of sophistication. We are hands-on owners and visit a few times a year to keep everything new, fresh, and upgraded. We replace items regularly and add amenities. We have included loads of little extras you often don't find in rental properties to make this your best vacation possible. We hope we have touches that will make you feel at home and in the lap of luxury. Its proving to be a great place within which our children are growing up, with the summer months in particular offering a wide variety of things to keep them engaged. It's also produced a real extreme sports enthusiast of their father! We'd love you to come here for one holiday, then return for every vacation.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Jekyll at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 900 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Les Praz at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chamonix at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A40 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : L'Impossible at 0.15 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Brevent at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Passy, Loiser (municipal lake) at 20 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Situated on three national borders, the Mont-Blanc Massif is protected jointly by France, Switzerland and Italy. Plans are currently underway to have Mont-Blanc listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Chamonix is a town where charm and tradition share the scene with modern resort facilities. The architectural heritage has been preserved, giving a unique atmosphere to the resort. Traditional village hamlets are located up and down the 23 km Chamonix valley.

Chamonix is truly an all year round resort, where you’ll find many of the 100 shops open ‘out of season’. During the winter it is famed for its diverse skiing, particularly off-piste (e.g. Vallee Blance), with 90% of its three resorts above 2,000 metres. While in the summer extreme sport enthusiasts turn their attention to mountaineering, given that Mont- Blanc is the highest mountain in Europe at 4,810 m.

Entertainment and events are in abundance in Chamonix and the surrounding areas.

Other Activities: Canyoning, hydro gliss, white water rafting, climbing, ice skating, bowling, kayaking, indoor climbing, road cycling

Ski: Chamonix is one of the world's most famous ski areas, having hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels are well-served in a variety of differing areas around Chamonix, including Brevent, Flegere, the famous Grands Montets and Domaine du Balme. The Mont Blanc pass also covers nearby areas including Les Houches, St Gervais, Megeve, Courmayeur and Les Contamines, all within an easy drive. Slightly further afield, but within an hour's drive are Verbier, La Thuile, Flaine and Les Carroz. Despite its reputation as an area for experts only, there are plenty of green, blue and red runs to satisfy beginners and intermediates alike. For the more experienced, Chamonix has miles and miles of adventurous off-piste, including the famous Vallee Blanche, an 18km experience from the Aiguille du Midi down to the town.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Oct to Dec
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
From
£88
 
 
Holiday week
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£603
for 4 nights
From
£151
£996
 
 
mid season
9 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£703
for 4 nights
From
£176
£879
 
 
high season
5 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£938
for 4 nights
From
£234
£1,172
 
 
Weekend special
18 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£419
for 2 nights
From
£209
£628
 
 
peak season
21 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 4 nights
From
£251
£1,289
 
 
high season
5 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£938
for 4 nights
From
£234
£1,172
 
 
mid season
19 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£703
for 4 nights
From
£176
£879
 
 
Easter
15 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£603
for 3 nights
From
£201
£996
 
 
End of season
18 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£569
for 4 nights
From
£142
£703
 
 
spring
27 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£435
for 4 nights
From
£109
£544
 
 
summer
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£519
for 4 nights
From
£130
£649
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£569
for 4 nights
From
£142
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £419
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.

- Prices are based on self-catered accommodation
- Price includes local taxes, bed linen, towels, tea towel, bath mat, heating, hot water, cleaning & wifi
- Dates shown indicate date of arrival (between 4pm and 7.30pm).
- Guests are expected to leave on departure day before 10am.
- Bookings are taken from Saturday to Saturday although there may be some flexibility in the lower season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

It's a quiet residential block with very few people living in it all year round. This makes it a peaceful location with easy parking. We love coming back each year and spotting the new developments throughout the town, whether new spas, shops, restaurants, lifts or even road layouts :-) And, you can never get board of the view from the balcony, even if Dad does keep reminding us that he's 'bagged that mountain'.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 65 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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