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Ski in Ski out Apartment

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Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Ski Apartment in Arc 1800, Les Arcs, Savoie, French Alps - A Snowball away from your first chair lift, in the Heart of the Paradiski Area

The apartment is in Aiguille Grive 3 (the most spacious of the Aiguille Grive complex) and is set on a mountainside woodland in the liveliest of the Les Arcs resorts, Arc 1800.

Adjacent to the Charmettoger chair lift, the apartment offers immediate access to the main slopes of Les Arcs, which, linked with La Plagne, together make up the glorious Paradiski domain. Ski on glaciers, explore extensive off-piste, cruise the 425km piste area through tree lined valleys and dramatic high mountains.

There is a convenient ski hire shop, ski pass office, launderette and café/supermarket below the apartment. It is just a short walk to the commercial village of restaurants, bars, music, delicatessens, supermarkets, banks, cinema (screening some English films), bowling alley and ski schools.

For those seeking nearby alternative relaxation or exercise, the new Arc 1800 Aquatic and Fitness Centre next to the Vagère lift offers hammams, saunas, a large indoor pool with massage jets and jacuzzis, summer outdoor pool plus gym with extensive cardio training machines.

Golf enthusiasts will discover the 18 hole golf course on the slope directly above the apartment block.

Other Summer activities include paragliding, tennis, horse-riding, mountain biking, scenic walking and canoeing in the valley.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Enthusiastic skier.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your apartment was great... One thing which made our week was the closeness of the apartment to the ski lift - we could ski back most lunch times which saved us a fair bit of money and also let us have a short rest!"



"20yards to the ski lift."



"It also has a bath with constant hot water, a major bonus for our aching limbs."



"we had such a magical time there at Xmas/New Year and we wanted to get another booked up if possible."



"I found my piste map of Les Arcs from 1988, and it is amazing how much the place has changed. There was a cable car to 1600 from BSM and masses of button lifts... Getting around is a lot easier and more comfortable now!"



The owner was fantastic and waited for us until after midnight on arrival due to a SATNAV excursion up the wrong mountain!... available throughout the week for any problems (there weren't any) and returned the deposit immediately."



"I strongly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a good value skiing focused holiday."
Nov 2009
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22 Reviews

4.8
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great apartment in Summer and Winter

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Alps in the summer months and this apartment in Les Arcs is superb, easily accommodating the 5 of us with space for sleeping another 3 people, although seating around the dining table would be a squeeze with 8; there was ample storage space. In the summer you can park right outside. If you park lower down there are two lifts to all floors. Although this is approx. a 10 minute walk into the town this was not a problem, the town has a number of bars, restaurants and shops open in the summer. There is a deli and pizza shop serving the loveliest croissants each morning. The view of the mountains from the balconies are beautiful and there are two benches and a table on the balcony for enjoying the evening sun and views. There is a free shuttle bus stop opposite to take you to Arc 1600 (Funicular for Bourg), 1950 and 2000 so no need for a car if not driving. During the summer there were two lifts which take you to the mountains for breath-taking views and many walks. 1800 has a host of activities during the summer, a lovely swimming pool and wellness centre only a short walk away. Some lovely lakes are just a short drive away. Having visited all of the Les Arc resorts, 1800 had the most things to do and most shops, restaurants and bars.

The apartment had everything we needed (apart from a measuring jug which after mentioning to Sharon, the owner, she has now purchased which was an excellent response). We ate in several nights and dishes were available of all sizes for cooking. Sharon was very helpful during the booking process, always available if we had questions, and was there on arrival to show us everything which was reassuring. Sharon promptly responded after we had left confirming the return of the deposit and rectified the lack of a jug very quickly. The downstairs toilet was a useful 2nd in the apartment and there was always a good supply of hot water throughout the day. When cooking the provision of a dishwasher (and dishwasher tablets) was very useful and also supplied were bin bags, washing up liquid etc .

We will certainly be back again in the Summer and have already booked with Sharon and here again for December where we will enjoy the brilliant benefit of ski in and ski out only 10 meters from the apartment door – no walking far in boots carrying skis. We are looking forward to our next stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for compiling these details, summer is truly special in the Alps - an added bonus to winter skiing. Look forward to seeing you at Christmas.
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4

Perfect Location - no carrying of ski's!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay at Sharon's apartment. All as described with the location to the Charmetogger Lift being the biggest asset of the holiday. A few lazy steps out in the morning and you're there. Fab little ski run back at the end of the day too with plenty of little off piste jumps to play around on (in the woods too!). Then drop off your ski gear and either pop into town (5 - 10 min walk) to enjoy some Apres Ski in the sunshine around Benji's or chill in the sunny apartment. L'Arpette bar on said run provided entertainment for our daughters at the end of the day! We were blessed with gorgeous weather most days - which made a great week of skiing with plenty of touring across to La Plagne and a great variety of runs in Les Arcs all so accessible from here.Bit more snow now in order - would be perfect for the late season. The apartment had all we needed (we didn't cook in too much - as ate lunch in the mountains and generally snacked in eve or headed out a couple of times in Charvet and Villiards for fab Savoyarde style dinners. La Cabane des Neiges was lovely and needed booking ahead. The apartment is very light and you can see the morning sun shine across the valley then onto the Charmetogger lift - letting you know it's time to get ready! Lift opens at 9/9.15. The beds were comfy enough and we found the apartment perfect for 4 - especially in the evenings. As said 6 would be ok too, but 8 very cosy. If room another relaxing chair or if sofa bed had ends/arms would be perfect!

Sharon was there to meet us and told us all we needed to know. Her communication and help before our visit was excellent and we arrived ready with Ski Passes, ski hire booked etc so as soon as we arrived we only had to collect skis. (We used Skiset at Agrille Grive 2 - think we were unlucky with the service as we had trouble trying to communicate an issue with the lack of inner soles in a set of ski boots. The ski gear was ok - can always be better - but guess buying your own does that. Location for collection and return ideal. Might try the one underneath Grive 3 if visiting again). Sharons discount membership was a good saving too.

We ordered ski passes before leaving UK - which can be posted if ordered 2 weeks before or collect at Bourg St. Maurice funicular station to get free trip up the mountain. Where possible use Sharon's discount cards/info - family/student pass discounts to save where you can. I could go on!

We'll be back and will recommend. Thanks Sharon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review. Hope to see you again.
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5

Great ski apartment. Just as described.

  • 5 of 5

Great appartment ,just as described approximately 10 paces from ski lift. Owner very helpful. This was our 2nd time in this appartment and we hope to go back next year. Plenty of room for 4, OK with six but would be a squeeze with 8.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your firsthand appraisal. I look forward to seeing you again next year.
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5

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant apartment, conveniently located and well priced. The owner was extremely helpful (even when our car battery died in the car park) and friendly. I have stayed in many ski apartment in my lifetime, and this on was on par with my expectation (and the description). A lot of kitchen utensils/equipment, and decent mattresses. This type of apartments will never be 5 star quality, but this one served the main purpose: skiing! The ski lift is literally on your doorstep! We hired our ski gear downstairs at the Skiset shop, and we parked the car opposite (Charmettoger). I would recommend this apartment to anyone (we were 4 adults so we had plenty of space, 6 would still be suitable for family/close friends, but it would be cramped for 8).

Great little apartment, great owner, great location - 5 stars in my book!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and recommendation.
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5

A fantastic week in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in Les Arcs was thoroughly enjoyed by my wife, my brother, my two children and I. The apartment was exceedingly well located close to the lifts in Les Arcs. The owner, Sharon, was a wonderful host. All of my dealings with her before our arrival, during our stay, and after our departure were a credit to OwnersDirect. I can certainly recommend renting her property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I'm so pleased that you had such a good time.
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5

"Perfecto"

  • 5 of 5

This is the 1st review I have ever written - had to share this gem of an apartment. Our family have been to Les Arcs 5 times now and this is the best place we have stayed in. There is nothing the owner hasn't thought of. Sharon is very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. A pleasure to deal with, information of the pistes, area and restaurants. Ski in ski out literally out of your apartment and you are on the slopes. Beds really comfortable - Sharon obviously hasn't brought cheap mattresses. Would not hesitate in returning, have already recommended to a friend. Would recommend taking own linen which we did for the 1st time this year lovely to get into bed with M & S linen smelling of your own washing powder. Thanks Sharon we have a fabulous week. See you again next year. Regards Rob, Nicky and Josh.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the recommendation to your friend, see you next year.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Travel:

Air to Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble or Chambery. Rail to Bourg St Maurice (Eurostar direct to Bourg St Maurice, or change at Paris for an overnight sleeper to arrive early hours in Bourg St Maurice). The Funicular railway runs from Bourg St Maurice up the mountain to Arc 1600 which connects by free shuttle bus to Arc 1800.

For those driving without 'snow tyres', snow chains are recommended, indeed become mandatory in snowy/icy conditions on the mountain road between Bourg St Maurice and Les Arcs.

Distances:

The nearest town for connections is Bourg St Maurice which sits in the valley below Les Arcs. Access is by road 20mins or free Funicular railway found just behind the main railway station, 7mins to Les Arcs 1600 and onward free shuttle bus to Arc 1800.

Further Details:

Les Arcs own TV and radio station keeps you up to date with piste openings, weather, news and events. Internet access (wi-fi) is available in many bars, restaurants and hotels. The friendly tourist office based in Le Charvet 1800 provides up to date information on travel and resort happenings. The weekly free entertainment guide is available throughout the resort in shops and venues.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 15
3 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£512
for 7 nights
£512
 
 
Rate 16
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£683
for 7 nights
£683
 
 
Rate 17
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,024
for 7 nights
£1,024
 
 
Rate 18
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,281
for 7 nights
£1,281
 
 
Rate 19
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£598
for 7 nights
£598
 
 
Rate 20
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£939
for 7 nights
£939
 
 
Rate 21
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,110
for 7 nights
£1,110
 
 
Rate 22
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,281
for 7 nights
£1,281
 
 
Rate 23
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,024
for 7 nights
£1,024
 
 
Rate 24
4 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£768
for 7 nights
£768
 
 
Rate 25
25 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£683
for 7 nights
£683
 
 
Rate 26
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£512
for 7 nights
£512
 
 
Rate 14
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£427
for 7 nights
£427
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £256

2016/2017 Ski Season dates: Les Arcs Sat 10th Dec 2016 to Sat 22nd Apr 2017
La Plagne Mon 19th Dec 2016 - Sun 9th Apr 2017

Changeover Day:
2016/2017 Prices are quoted Sat to Sat for 7 nights, however Sunday to Sunday bookings are available where it is possible to fit in with other guests. Try Sun to Sun changeover to avoid peak Saturday travel congestion and enjoy a final Saturday's ski on uncrowded pistes.
2 week bookings, or longer are also available.

Arrival/Departure Times:
Arrival from 5pm, departure by 10am with times flexible to allow you to make the most of your stay, where bookings and cleaning allow.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

What I love about this quiet apartment is it’s location. Few metres away from the normally queue-free Charmettoger lift, it offers easy access to all Les Arcs skiing, including the Transarc gondola rising to the open sunny slopes of Arc 2000, or in one run, a ski to the Vanoise Express lift linking to La Plagne, via Vallandry tree lined slopes on those ‘white-out’ days. I can then ski home to the apartment block and carry skis just a few strides to my front door. The Charmettoger lift itself serves some of the best tree skiing for when it is snowing heavily. Discover a huge variety of skiing ranging from genteel slopes to tricky moguls, hidden off-piste, boarder cross for the daring, even a water-slide for the brave, with always an ‘energy stop’, alpine restaurant, or picnic rock nearby!

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom with full size bath/shower attachment, basin, W.C. and ladder radiator for drying towels/clothing. Downstairs W.C. with basin. Plenty of hot water.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/8 (2 Bedrooms + 2 Sleep areas ) Notes on bedrooms: 1st Bedroom: 1 double bed 2nd Bedroom: 2 bunk beds 3rd Sleeping area: 2 bunk beds Lounge: 1 double sofa bed All beds are adult size.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: 2 floor apartment with balcony. Well heated with plenty of hot water. Extensive wardrobes and storage throughout. Upstairs layout consists of double bedroom, next to separate bunk bedroom, then bathroom with toilet and basin, then separate corner sleeping area with second set of bunk beds. Downstairs consists of lounge with flatscreen TV, comfortable convertible double sofa-bed, fully equipped 'American style' kitchen and separate second toilet with basin. Same floor access door to ski slopes and chairlift, 4th floor lift access from main road entrance to building. Access to building and lifts is by security computerised key fob, via all entrances. There is an undercover car park opposite the apartment, with outside parking within walking distance. Internet wi-fi is available 'pay-as-you-go' within the apartment and free in local bars. Outside: South west facing balcony overlooks valley towards mountain view. Small table and 2 bench seats. Apartment block sits on mountainside, with pathways through trees to slopes and pedestrianised commercial areas. Road access to car parking and main entrance, (side entrance only in summer months when access is snow free). You can get away without a car in the resort. Much of the resort is traffic free, with cars only really used on arrival or departure, or for deliveries. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 2 double and 7 single duvets, plus 12 pillows provided. Linen and towels are excluded. Linen may be hired but most visitors prefer to take their own personal items, thereby also making a saving. Other: South west facing balcony with own table and benches. Wide enough to sit and enjoy the breath-taking mountain scenery.

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