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Ski Holiday Apartment With Balcony

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Rod Chaytor
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Rod Chaytor

Retired former journalist living in Warwickshire

Rod Chaytor purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Rod Chaytor chose Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Arc 2000 is snow-sure, the apartment is ski-in/ski-out. Arcs 2000 has recently benefited from millions of euros in investment within the last 12 months, including the provision of a new Poma button lift directly opposite the apartment, a new Pré Saint Esprit bubble chair with heated seats from the bottom of the Cascade run, and a new 5* Hotel offering top-class dining to non-residents.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bourg-Saint-Maurice in Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
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
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. Paying Wifi via Internet-Ici in apartment though can be slow at peak times. Free internet widely 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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 16 reviews
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5

Fantastically well equipped cosy apartment

  • 5 of 5

The best equipped apartment we have ever stayed at, in the perfect location. Located on the 8th floor with direct ski in and out of the ground floor or the 8th floor (if you're brave enough!). We had a week of clear blue skies and perfect skiing conditions. Either get to the Poma lift for 9am when it opens or wait until nearer 10am to avoid the ski school queues. We skied to around 4pm and then sat on the balcony with a cold beer catching the last of the afternoon sun. The perfect end to any day! The apartment itself is a true home from home which will leave you wanting for nothing. Everything you could possibly want is provided. A tip for any overnight Eurostar traveller - as the apartment isn't available until 3.30pm, leave your luggage at the tourist information (2 euro per case) which opens at 8.30am on a Saturday, get changed in the large toilet block below, get your skis and head off for the day. We were on the slopes by 10am enjoying an extra day's skiing.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alison. We take pride in the fact that the apartment is a family facility which takes in paying guests to pay its way - so it's equipped and decorated to the standards we would provide for ourselves. Nice when it's appreciated. Glad you had such a good week and we look forward to welcoming you back another time. Best Wishes, Rod.
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5

That view!

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant apartment with the most amazing view.

Well stocked and clean.

Great location and fantastic skiing - already planning to return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a fantastic trip!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fab, stocked up for a stress free stay, with all the amenities. The view was breath taking and we were brave enough to ski out from the eight floor straight onto the slopes and up the mountain. The weather was perfect and the snow was amazing. We had three solid days of amazing skiing I would throughly recommend the resort and stay at Rod's. The food there was incredible and we wined and dined liked kings. I will definitely be booking again for next year. An absolute gem of a find and would seriously recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent flat, well equipped, wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • 5 of 5

The flat was as described, ski in ski out was definitely possible. The kitchen was the best equipped we have stayed in, there wasn't a thing we could think of it needed extra. The beds were comfortable and the hot water endless. The owner (Rod) was extremely helpful and friendly and communicated promptly. The skiing in the area was excellent for all abilities. We would recommend taking the cabriolet lift down to 1950 (runs all evening) to do shopping at the 8 to huit and the patisserie (if you haven't a car). Booking the linen and towels needs to be done well in advance; and the concierge is in a different building, it is worth one person heading off to collect the key. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this flat.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est très bien équipé et confortable. Il convient très bien pour une famille de 4 personnes. L'accès aux pistes se fait facilement. Le propriétaire est très facilement joignable et répond à toutes les questions. Pour ceux qui le souhaitent, le linge doit être réservé à l'avance (serviettes et draps). Je recommande vivement ce logement.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, Florence. Un plaisir de vous avoir accueilli.
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5

Well appointed , great location

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year to this gem of an apartment - compact, with all the facilities, ski in / out, and looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Kilimanjaro
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Diamont Noir, Rôtisserie, Savoy, Chez Eux
Nearest Ski
Outside front doors
Car: not necessary

Newly-built Five-Star Taj-I Mah Hotel with top class dining at Le Diamant Noir and more relaxed Rôtisserie Restaurants now open in resort and five minutes walk away, as well as traditional Savoy and Chez Eux restaurants and bars including Red Rock and Kilimanjaro (where ESF instructors gather for aprés-ski beer).

Travel:

Train: Eurostar snow train direct from St Pancras to terminus at Bourg St Maurice; or Eurostar to Paris and then TGV 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 showing all major sporting fixtures including Six Nations rugby matches; 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 Banque Popular branch 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, two-storey 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.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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