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Large Duplex Ski Apartment with Fabulous Views and only 5 Minutes from Ski Lift



Updated: 13-Jul-2016
Large duplex apartment - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with mountain views in the centre.

This modern self catering duplex ski apartment in the centre of St Gervais with fabulous views of the Mont Blanc Massif - it is only 250m from the tramway du Mont Blanc making it perfect for hikers and mountaineers. Apartment size 100sqm on level 3 and 4. Sleeps up to 10 in 4 bedrooms: 2 twin/ double bedrooms, 1 small bunk bedroom, 1 quadruple bedroom with 4 full size single beds - optional double sofa bed in lounge. Fully equipped luxury kitchen with conventional & microwave oven, dishwasher, extractor fan, fridge-freezer, halogen-hob, washing machine. Large double-height lounge with flat screen 40 inch satellite TV (with UK freeview), CD and DVD player, 2 comfortable sofas, huge dining table and chairs, double French windows leading onto magnificent balcony. Two bathrooms and two WCs: family bathroom with bath tub, shower, wash basin, mirror and shelf storage plus WC; second family bathroom with shower cubicle, wash basin, mirror, shelf storage plus WC - a washing machine is also in this bathroom. Huge sunny balcony, lift access, private external parking, secure ski locker. Views of the Mont Blanc Massif and valley ski area. Free WI-FI/ ADSL internet connection. Centre of town - boulangerie, bars, cafes and restaurants, ski hire shop, supermarkets, other amenities all within 2 minute walk. Le Bettex ski lift 5-10 minute walk via new bridge built 2012. Tramway du Mont Blanc 5 minutes walk. Ski bus to St Gervais and all other ski areas - Les Contamines, Megeve, Praz sur Arly included on your ski pass Evasion - just outside. St Gervais main ski school and tourist office 400 meters away. Other apartments available in complex making larger groups possible.

This luxury duplex apartment is situated in the centre of the famous ski resort and spa town of St Gervais in a new development built in 2008 - Domaine de Crespin. It has been constructed to a very high specification. The location is fabulous, right in the centre of town and it is now only a 5-8 minute walk to Le bettex ski lift via a newly constructed bridge built in 2012 or if you do not want to walk, a 2 minute bus ride. It is also only a 5 minute walk to the famous Tramway de Mont Blanc - where hikers can enjoy fabulous trails in summer and mountaineers start their ascent of Mont Blanc. It has unrivalled access to the numerous other ski resorts of the Mont Blanc Massif - you can be in Les Contamines, Megeve or Praz sur Arly in 10 minutes or up in Chamonix in 20 minutes! The resort is less than 1 hour from Geneva making long weekends possible. Despite its central location, Domaine de Crespin enjoys its own private grounds set on the hill-side and commanding fabulous views but enjoying peaceful surroundings. It has all amenities within 5 minutes walk - boulangeries, cafes, restaurants, ski hire and supermarkets.It is a top floor duplex apartment on levels 3 and 4 and finished to a luxurious alpine standard. The furnishings are in the traditional alpine style, produced by local craftsmen. The basement includes a secure ski locker and private parking is included in the price. The apartment offers spectacular views up the valley towards the Mont Blanc Massif and, from outside, some of the best views of Dome de Miage. The kitchen is fully equipped with a conventional oven plus a separate microwave oven, four-ring halogen hob, dishwasher, extractor fan, fridge-freezer and plenty of cupboard storage full of utensils plus coffee machine, kettle and toaster. Large French windows leading to the balcony overlook the valley and ski area. The lounge has two very comfortable sofas (one converts into a sofa bed) and a large fluffy rug to stretch out on plus several coffee tables. There is a 40 inch flat screen TV which has UK satellite channels (freeview) plus a CD/ DVD player. The dining area has ample seating with a large dining table with two long benches - can seat up to 12 people. Bedroom 1 and 2 have twin beds that can be pushed together to form doubles. Bedroom 3 has full size bunk beds - this is a tiny room ideal for children, although it can sleep two adults comfortably since it has full size bunk beds. Bedroom 4 has 4 full size single beds - two beds are twins that can be pushed together to form a double, bed 3 is a single and bed 4 is a single that pulls out underneath bed 3. This room is ideal for a couple, group of friends or children who can be put to bed when the adults want to have an evening downstairs to chill! All bedrooms have chests of drawers, coat-hooks, pleasant pictures, shelving, modern lighting and controllable heaters. All bedrooms have their own doors so you can sleep noise-free from other guests or need a quick apres-ski nap! There are 2 large family bathrooms. The lower floor has a bathroom equipped with a shower, wash basin, cupboard space, heated towel rail plus a WC - there is also a washing machine in this bathroom. The upper bathroom is equipped with a full size bath, shower, wash basin, cupboard space, heated towel rail plus WC. Large alpine wooden stairs take you from level 3 to 4. The apartment also comes with a free wireless ADSL internet connection. The chalet apartment easily accommodates 10 people, ideal for a family/ 2 families or a group of friends. There is an option for a further 2 people on the sofa bed if children. There are other apartments in the same building making larger groups possible.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

My name is Elaine Hutchinson. I live in Chamonix Mont Blanc with my husband and young son. My passion is running and skiing. I look after my family's property whilst living here.

I hope you have a good stay in them, since we have very fond memories of our family holidays over the years.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had an amazing time, the apartment is just gorgeous, so spacious and light and St Gervais is beautiful - we are coming back next year. John and the kids loved it.' Rachel Martin.

'Wow the sunset on Mont Joie - so lovely such a good service, thank you for making our holiday so perfect.' Brian Hutchinson.
Dec 2009
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From the Owner

Both my middles sister's family and my family purchased this property brand new in 2004 as a family second home and an investment and I look after it for her. We hope you can enjoy it as much as we do! My best friend also owns one in the same block should you wish to expand your group!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Purr at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 900 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chamonix at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Gervais les Bains at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A40 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Savoyarde at 0.1 Metres Nearest Ski : Le Bettex at 0.4 Metres Nearest Beach : Passy Lake at 10 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Set right at the foot of Mont Blanc, the French ski resort of St Gervais Les Bains has access to over 490 pistes and 300km of skiing. Linked to Megeve and St Nicholas de Veroce, together they make up the largest inter-connected ski area within the Mont Blanc region and with much of the skiing above 2000m, it is reliably snow sure. All levels of skiing are catered for here, but particular favourites of ours are the sunny blue and red runs across to Megeve for some superb quality mountain restaurants; and Les Contamines, one of the areas biggest secrets for a good powder day. It's only a 10 minute drive from St Gervais and is included on the same ski pass. From the summit of Mont Joly you get an amazing panoramic view of the Mont Blanc region and on a clear day can even see the summit of the Grand Mottes glacier in Tignes! Local buses also take you between the different areas if you do not wish to ski. St Gervais itself is a beautiful little spa town with a well renovated centre that has retained the charm of its 19th century origins The bustling centre is full of ambience and has a good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants as well as a multitude of sporting and leisure facilities. There is a farmers market every Thursday where you can buy your local ham and cheeses and the St Gervais thermal baths in Le Fayet are also well worth a visit. Access to St Gervais is so easy. Geneva airport is less than 50 minutes drive away or St Gervais/ Le Fayet train station - linked to Paris - is only a 10 minute drive. It is a charming town with loads of ambience and takes you away from the purpose built ski resort. St Gervais is ideal for all types of skier but particularly for families or groups.

The attractive spa town of St Gervais has been a holiday resort since tourists first took waters there in 1806. Lying above a dramatic river gorge midway between the 2 world famous ski resorts of Chamonix and Megeve, it is part of the massive Evasion Mont Blanc ski area. The perfectly groomed slopes and challenging off-piste terrain, with 125 ski lifts, 312 miles of downhill slopes and 5,400 feet of vertical drop, offer skiing and snowboarding for all abilities. Non-skiers can enjoy several miles of high mountain footpaths, spectacular views of Mont Blanc and many of the on-slope restaurants with a pedestrian lift pass. Megeve, France's most elegant and upscale resort, is just a cable car ride away from Le Bettex. Everyone will want to take a ride on the Tramway du Mont Blanc, one of only three remaining rack and pinion railways in France. A scenic ride takes pedestrians and skiers through forests and snow-covered pastures to the Bellevue/ Les Houches plateau at the foot of Mont Blanc. St Gervais has a lovely renovated town center with a good selection of bars, restaurants, bakeries and creperies (not to mention the chocolate!) and several supermarkets to use for everyday essentials. Just above St Gervais, at the first stop of the cable car is the small hamlet of Le Bettex, the birthplace of skiing in the region. Here you will find a charming restaurant, a ski school and several shops. Facing Mont Blanc, St Nicolas de Veroce is a typical mountain village. After an invigorating day on the slopes, the best way to relax is with a visit to the hot springs at Le Fayet. Les Thermes de St Gervais, situated in a magnificent park setting. It has been open for over 200 years and is prepared to treat you to the most advanced techniques in spa treatments. The local market comes to town on a Thursday with a range of Savoyard treats. Various festivals and concerts are held in the town throughout the year and it has an excellent theatre and cinema. Free resort shuttle buses operate throughout the area.

St Gervais is less than one hour from Geneva airport - there is a direct road into the town from the airport which remains open throughout the year making accessibility so simple. Geneva is the closest airport to St Gervais (80km) around 1 hour drive, however Grenoble, Lyon, Milan or Turin are all less than 2.5 hours drive away. Then you can book an airport transfer (we can book for you) or car hire. The railway station (SNCF) in St Gervais/ Le Fayet (about an 8 minute taxi drive away from St Gervais Centre) and links directly with the TGV (high speed French rail network). There is direct access to St Gervais via the Autoroute Blanche motorway, part of the European motorway network. The buses and trains to the ski lift areas are free on production of a lift pass or guest card. During the high season the service is very frequent, every 10-12min. There are free car parks at each of the major ski stations.


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13 Jul 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
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31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Linen is the only extra cost not included in the price of your holiday. Linen is £16.5 per single bed and £33 per double bed (note not per person). It includes a full bed set, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel (2 per double bed), bath mat and tea towels. Please be aware that only single linen sets are provided for twin beds since they have single duvets. All beds come made up and end of stay clean is included in the price. A limited number of cots and high chairs available to hire at £25 each per holiday. You will also be required to provide a £400 security deposit in case of accidental damage to your accommodation.

Deposit of 40% on booking, then full payment is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. We accept credit card payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Location is fabulous, local amenities and restaurants on tap, skiing on tap and the views!!!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • town
  • village


  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms and two WCs: family bathroom with bath tub, shower, wash basin, mirror and shelf storage plus WC. Second family bathroom with shower cubicle, wash basin, mirror, shelf storage plus WC (washing machine/ separate dryer in one bathroom).


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, bunkbeds
  • Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Sleeps up to 10 comfortably in 4 bedrooms: 2 twin/double bedrooms, 1 small bunk bedroom, 1 mezzanine bedroom with 4 full size single beds - optional double sofa bed in lounge is available.


  • Balcony
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Outside furniture is provided on the balcony. Utility Room: Iron/ ironing board and hairdryer provided. Large hall way to hang ski clothes. Other: Views of the Mont Blanc Massif and valley ski area. Huge sunny balcony, lift access, private external parking, secure ski locker. Ski bus stop just outside.

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