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Ski Holiday Apartment With Balcony

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Ski Apartment in Les Arc 2000, Savoie, French Alps - Newly Refurbished, Ski In/Out, South Facing

A sunny, warm, family apartment on the 8th (ski-in/out) floor of the Le Varet building, 5 mins from shops, restaurants, ski-pass office and ESF meeting points. It overlooks the pistes and resort, part of the huge Paradiski domain. Arc 2000 is linked to the rail terminus at Bourg St Maurice by a free (with ski-pass) 7 minute funicular trip up the mountain and free bus shuttles terminating 150m from the apartment block. Bourg in turn is serviced by the Eurostar snow train from London St Pancras and TGV and night sleeper trains from Paris. In the ski season there are regular bus services from Geneva airport to the resort. Budget airline fly/drive destinations of Geneva, Chambery, Lyon and Grenoble are all less than 3 hours away. In summer, ski lifts are adapted to carry bikes up the mountain and the Arcabulle chairlift, 15 mins walk from the apartment, goes to the very edge of the dramatic, spectacular and unspoiled Vanoise National Park, offering lovely walks amidst magnificent scenery.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Retired former journalist living in Warwickshire

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. We would like to go ahead and book your apartment again for next year. For convenience to the slopes, it is hard to beat! Rupert Hollom, Surrey, February 2012.



We had a wonderful time. Very nice apartment, excellently equipped and conveniently located. The eighth floor exit proved particularly handy. Chris Glover, Kent, February 2012.



Great apartment. We really enjoyed it. Andrew Leakey, Lancs, February 2012.



We had a fantastic holiday and thoroughly enjoyed staying in your apartment. It is a great location and I enjoyed not having to walk far in my ski boots! Sarah Bowen, High Wycombe, March 2011.



Thank you for being so helpful. The flat was very comfortable and well equipped and we got a great deal on our ski passes and ski hire thanks to your vouchers. Jackie Day, Salisbury, January 2011.
Oct 2009
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6 Reviews

4.3
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

4

Excellent location!

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a great last minute booking, great skiing!

Basic apartment, but perfect for our needs.

Rod, the owner, really helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

another great skiing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

thank you to Rod and Fusia for another great holiday. we broke our journey at the Loft Mountain Hostel in Bourg which we can thouroughly recommend to get you positioned well for the short drive up to les Arcs on saturday morning.

we used Fusia and her team again for bedding, towels, end of week clean and mid week laundry service (great smelling laundry returned!) which just makes it all a holiday and is very reasonably priced and so efficient - packing next year will be even easier as we plan 2 mid week laundry services .

the only change we made this year was to take the Mont Blanc covered car park which was a bit more convenient.

Ski in and ski out were so easy and Bois de L'Ours still has the best atmosphere in the square.

So good we have just booked 2 weeks next year! thank you again for a great holiday - just seems to get better every year - the photograph on your site is exactly what we woke up to every morning.

looking forward to 2017, best wishes K and M

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Well positioned bijou appaertment, close to slopes

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is well positioned for the ski lifts, restaurants and shops. Its comfortable and seems to all that you would need for self catering. Good use of a small space. Plenty of immediate hot water. Owner and concierge very, very helpful. I left some clothes and the concierge gave them to my friends who were leaving later. I was on my own so found it spacious, but I'm not sure what having 5 people in would feel like. Would have to be very good friends or family with 3 children. Only grip; no internet included, an essential for me.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great Find

  • 4 of 5

A compact but a perfectly appointed apartment within easy reach of the slopes and the resort centre. Our family of 5 had a great time in Les Arcs, lots of useful information and help given by the owner Rod and everything we could have needed for a self catering holiday in the mountains. The only downside which some may say is an upside on holiday was the lack of accessible wifi.

Overall a great value option in a fantastic ski area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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5

Brilliant trip

  • 5 of 5

Such a brilliant apartment and wonderful treatment from both the owner Rod and Fuzia. Due to forecast storms we decided to try and leave a few days early and phoned Rod to see if it was possible to stay in the apartment. He was most helpful and flexible to our needs.

We received very useful information in advance explaining the easiest way to get there, what to do on arrival and helpful tips as to where to shop.

The apartment itself was great for us, a family of two grown children and two adults. It was also perfectly situated for access to the slopes and for the nine days of our stay we skied directly out the door and into fresh powder, returning to the same door via powder in the evening. Easy access to the entire resort and even in the storms we were able to get up the mountain.

The apartment was fully equipped with everything we could need and many more gadgets besides. The only downside was the lack of wifi, but that actually turned to our advantage as we ended up frequent visitors to the bowling club which offers free wifi and had a great little bar.

Overall a brilliant stay and a really helpful owner and manager to take us through the process. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dominique, and thanks also for your kind words for our agent, Fuzia. A pleasure to have you and your family stay here and we hope you return. Best Wishes, Rod.
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5

Superbly equipped / Great skiing

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a fabulous weeks skiing. With a party of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) the apartment is compact but works really well for self catering, eating out, ski in/ski out and access to a great ski area.

The flat had everything we needed for eating and entertainment. We got linen and an end of stay clean from Fuzia in resort which worked well.

We drove and (as recommended) stocked up at Super U in Bourg St M. We brought films on iPad which we played via HDMI socket on the TV. The storage is excellent with plenty of wardrobe space and ski rack/boot storage. The kitchen is extremely well equipped - the dishwasher made self catering more of a holiday.

We booked covered parking, ski pass and ski hire all in advance on-line with some savings and saving time in resort. The parking allowed us to take the car in and out during the week if needed.

We chose the Arc ski pass with a one day explorer to La Plagne area. Some sites suggest it takes a long time to get across from 2000 - but we were over in an hour and a half. We found more than enough good skiing around 2000 which also meant being able to get back to the apartment for lunch.

The ski in / ski out is challenging if the snow is starting to melt - but there is only a short walk (150m) to the drag lift or 250m to the central square. You can drive to the back door of the apartment block to drop off bags - but it gets busy at peak times and can get icy - maybe worth putting on snow socks/chains.

We would recommend it for a great self catering holiday in Les Arcs 2000 and already planning to go again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, K&M, for a lovely review and for the deposit-paid confirmed repeat booking for next year. Best Wishes, Rod.
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Location

From the Owner

Arc 2000 is snow-sure, the apartment is ski-in/ski-out.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Kilimanjaro at 150 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Bar Le Savoy at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : Outside front doors Car: not necessary

Travel:

Train: Eurostar snow train direct from St Pancras to terminus at Bourg St Maurice; or Eurostar to Paris and then TGV or night sleeper to Bourg.

Fly/drive: Geneva 3 hours by car; Grenoble and Lyon 2.5 hours; Chambery 1.5 hours.

Fly/bus via Geneva: several buses a day during high season; price includes transfer at Bourg to minibus to Arc 2000.

Drive: 11 hours non-stop from Calais. Covered and open air pay parking nearby. Free open air parking served by free shuttle buses, 2 km from apartment.

Distances:

Apartment to Bourg St Maurice 28km by car or 30 minutes by free shuttle bus/funicular.

Further Details:

Arc 2000 Winter facilities include internet bowling alley with pool tables and sports channel TV; Sherpa for groceries; bars, restaurants, choice of ski/snowboard hire, ESF bureau, ski pass office, pharmacy, cashpoint, post office and newsagent.

You can ski to the bank at Arc 1800.

Adjacent Arc 1950, reached from 2000 by free one-minute gondola ride on the Cabriolet lift, is open during the Summer and Winter seasons and has a bakery, Spar store, wine merchant, ski/snowboard hire in Winter and bike hire in Summer.

Also in the Summer season (July/August), the free shuttles, paying funicular, and paying network of lifts adapted to carry mountain bikes as well as ramblers, link the 4 Arcs villages to each other and to Bourg. Signed and waymarked walks in the breathtakingly beautiful Vanoise National Park can also be reached from the top of the Arcabulle lift. At Arc 1800 there is an 18-hole golf course, tennis, a daily programme of organised events and a clean, supervised and well-maintained open air swimming pool set in wonderful scenery.

Off season (May/June and September-November) there are no resort facilities but, with a car, Spring and Autumn walking can be enjoyed in the Vanoise National Park and adjacent Villaroger Nature Reserve.

At all times of the year there are full shopping and local facilities in Bourg including banks, a Lidl and a large Super U (with petrol station) situated on the road out of Bourg towards Les Arcs, where you can stock up before heading up the mountain.

Please note that linen and check in/out services may not be available out of season.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Xmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Feb Half-Term
17 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£223
for 4 nights
£390
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please check calendar for availability. You are welcome to call/email owner Rod Chaytor for further information. Apartment is not suitable for pets and the whole block is non-smoking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday but flexible out of season. Our agent in resort will welcome you in and check you out (by 10am). She is the first point of contact in unlikely event of problems, including maintenance and she also offers linen/towel hire and cleaning if required.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. 50% rental payable on booking, balance 8 weeks before arrival, plus a £150 security deposit against accidental breakage (not cashed, returned after trip).

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Facilities

From the Owner

The apartment is a family facility which takes paying guests to defray costs. It is therefore decorated, furnished and equipped to the standard we expect for ourselves.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • sledding

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski

Floor Area

  • 30 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Full size bath with shower over, towel rail, wash basin with vanity unit and toilet. Limitless hot water. Hairdryer.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3/5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom area off entrance lobby has bunk beds and additional pull-out bed. Lounge has comfortable twin bed settee.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment block is built sideways into the mountain so that the 8th floor, on which the apartment is situated, gives access onto a groomed piste, right outside the flat (piste-bashers pay regular evening visits to just under the balcony, to the delight of kids and adults) and reached on foot 30 seconds up the corridor from the studio front door. Competent skiers can ski in/out; beginners can take lifts to ground floor but still ski directly to short drag lift 150m away which links to entire ski domain. The apartment has central heating plus a wall mounted electric heater in the lounge. Free Wifi via Internet-Ici in apartment (2013) though can be slow at peak times. Free internet also available in resort. Outside: South facing balcony with excellent views over resort. 2 sun chairs provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Single duvets and English-size pillows provided. Take your own duvet covers, bottom sheets and pillow cases, otherwise linen and towels can be hired in resort from our agent. Cleaning service available at 50 euros or clean it as you would wish to find it. Other: Two double wardrobes, each with hanging space and shelves. Purpose-built ski unit tidily stores ski-wear, skis, poles, boots, gloves, hats, shoes and accessories with room for luggage on top. South facing balcony overlooking slopes.

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