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The Eagles' Nest - stunning top floor, high ceiling, penthouse ski apartment

Bedrooms 3
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Penthouse Apartment in Morillon Les Esserts, Rhone-Alpes, France - Ski-In Ski-Out, Metres from Boulangerie, Shops and Ski Lift, 3 Double Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

The Eagles' Nest is a top-floor, lift-served, valley facing apartment in the heart of Morillon Les Esserts in the French Alps. With floor to ceiling glazing, underfloor heating, exposed wood beams and sloping rooflines, the apartment has a lovely penthouse feel as well as providing three double bedroom, two bathroom accommodation with free wifi. It is ideal for family use or even two families, depending on family size. The apartment is right at the foot of the main ski slope, giving unrivalled access to skiing and snowboarding in winter or mountain biking and alpine walking in the summer. It also comes with its own underground parking space. With views over the valley, you might even spot an eagle soaring. The interior is tastefully arranged with a high standard of fittings and furnishing for comfort and convenience. All bedrooms have sizable storage areas in cupboards under the eaves and have two bedside tables. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have valley-facing windows. Bedroom 3 has a velux window in the roof. In addition to the French satellite TV with the main BBC channels, there is also free wifi and internet plus all UK catch up TV, YouTube and complimentary Netflix on a Roku box. All internet and satellite services are subject to service availability. No liability can be accepted in the event of changes in availability or technical problems.

More Details

Dominic Byrne
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Dominic Byrne

I live in Nottinghamshire UK with my wife, daughter and our pet labrador, Tilly, where I run my own company, The Bigger Picture. I am a keen skier and, on a voluntary basis, used to be a rep for the Ski Club of GB, leading some of their holidays.

I've always loved staying in authentic, smaller and quieter resorts Morillon fits the bill, being very French and linked in to the big Grand Massif area. The skiing in winter is superb, with 256km of great on and off piste skiing. The mountains and valley are also delightful in the summer with a good range of alpine walking, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing and other pursuits.

The apartment is penthouse style in the roof with lovely wooden beams and sloping ceilings. It is truly ski-in and ski-out with everything on the doorstep.

Dominic Byrne purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Dominic Byrne chose Les Esserts

Traditional villages, all year round holiday activities and lifestyle, fantastic high altitude skiing, real history and stunning scenery were powerful reasons for purchasing in Morillon. The apartment has true Alpine character, light and airy with masses of glazing and a double-height living room with sloping ceilings up the apex of the roof.

What makes this apartment unique

It would be difficult to find a more convenient ski-in, ski-out location. The top of the building location of the apartment gives it a spacious penthouse feel as well as the reassurance of peace and quiet with no apartments above. The balcony is spacious with views out across the valley. With a set of tables and chairs. it is perfect for summer alfresco dining. My family regularly visits in the summer - the valley is fantastic, not just for the mountains but for rafting, via ferrata, high wires, the lac bleu swimming lake and beach. All this with hot but comfortable temperatures - typically up around 28 or 30 degree celcius.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'It surpassed our expectations. A lovely apartment - light, airy and spacious. The quality of fixtures and fittings is superb. We can't stress enough the sheer convenience of the location - perfectly located for everything.' (Becky and Keith P).

'The apartment is a lovely place to relax after a good day's skiing. It is great to slob out on the sofas after a good meal around the table. Our family of four shared with another family of three and there was plenty of space for us not to be on top of each other. It is spacious and roomy and is warm, comfy and cosy at the same time. The underfloor heating was fab and the location makes everything so easy.' (Stuart and Julie O.).
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Les Esserts in Morillon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared between bedrooms 2 and 3; wc separate.
  • Bathroom 1 - en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, wash basin, wc and shower over bath. Bathroom 2 - bath, wash basin and shower over bath. Separate wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Loft style into eaves restricted headroom on one side of bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Sloping ceiling but good headroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Sloping ceilings, restricted headroom over one of the beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 – double bedroom, twin beds as double, en-suite bathroom, balcony access. Bedroom 2 – double bedroom, twin beds. Bedroom 3 – double bedroom, twin beds. All bedrooms have bedside tables, storage cupboards into eaves with clothes hanging space.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: The interior is tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout the light and spacious 87m2. The living area is open plan with satellite TV, HIFI and DVD player, a big comfy sofa, which converts to a double bed, armchairs and direct balcony access. Underfloor central heating. Bean to cup coffee machine. Outside: Spacious 20sq.m balcony with tables and eight chairs. Utility Room: Ski room on the ground floor for ski, board and boot storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We want to ensure your stay is as luxurious and hassle free as possible. Price includes bed linen, towels, end of stay cleaning, one underground car park space, welcome pack of items such as croissants, jam, milk, tea, coffee, dishwasher tablets etc. Other: Bedroom 3 has the bonus of additional 'cabin' space in the eaves with its own light and sliding doors. This is restricted height but has a single mattress and could be used as an extra child's 'sleep den'.


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The Eagles' Nest - stunning top floor, high ceiling, penthouse ski apartment
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Excellent holiday in a superb apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a great family ski-ing holiday staying in the ‘Eagles Nest’ - 6 adults in total.

Pre arrival information and communication with Dominic, the owner, could not be faulted.

The apartment was excellent in every respect and just as described in the description. It was clean and well presented on our arrival and easily accommodated six adults. The location is excellent in respect of accessing the ski lifts, ski slopes, ski hire, restaurants, boulangerie and its only a few minutes walk to the local supermarket. It has great views over the valley and the private underground car parking space was very convenient and was easily accessed from the apartment, which made arrivals and departure a breeze.

We usually rent ski in/ski out apartments and stay in higher altitude resorts so had a few concerns prior to arrival regarding the resort and hassle accessing the slopes but these concerns proved to be unfounded. As a mixed ability group, with two beginners, the ‘Eagles Nest’ and Morillon 1100 could not be faulted.

Overall an excellent holiday and we will definitely be considering renting the apartment again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, you step out of the apartment building and the ski slope and lift are right in front of you. North-facing slopes mean conditions are good. If you are renting skis, there is a choice of three ski hire shops right next to the apartment building. And there is a nearby well-stocked supermarket nearby as well as bars and restaurants so things couldn't be more convenient.
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Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

An excellent apartment, convienantly located to the shops cafe and ski lifts. Clean, spacious and very well equipped the owners welcome pack is a nice touch getting you started what ever time you arrive. Large balcony with views down the valley is a nice place to sit out and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you appreciated the welcome basket. It's great to welcome winter and summer guests in this way. This winter the welcome basked contained a carton of milk, orange juice, coffee, tea, sliced bread, cheese, ham, jam, cake and a bottle of wine. All the beds are made up, bed linen, face towels, bath towels and payment of the tourist tax are all covered by the rental price. My aim is to provide guests with a rental where the price you pay is actually the price and there are no annoying extra costs. When you arrive at the apartment, you can sit back and relax.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant stay in eagles nest, amazing views, brilliant location for everything. We loved Morillon 1100 great for having young children. Great customer service from owner. Thank you for great holiday

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased to hear you had a good holiday. Morillon comes up trumps time and time again as a good place for families. It has won awards for being family friendly. But also, it is a great base for some good off-piste and more challenging skiing as well.
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As good as always.....

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th stay at the apartment and it's like a home from home. Dominic, the owner, is great to deal with and this year has put in wifi and streaming UK TV.

It's a great location for ski-in/ski-out, central for the shops and food, and right at the bottom of the main Sairon lift.

We love it here.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. I wish I could be out there myself. Great snow conditions. But I've done my skiing for the year so next thing is to look forward to a cycling and hiking holiday out there in the summer.
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1 semaine de ski réussie en famille&amis

  • 4 of 5

+ : Appartement magnifique, très bien équipé, avec une superbe vue sur la vallée. (séjour à 4 adultes et 4 enfants de 8 à 11 ans).

Très bien situé au pied des pistes

- : local à skis un peu juste car pas de possibilité de laisser les après-skis (uniquement les skis) . Prévoir les cadenas.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Améliorations à la local à skis sont en train d'être discuté. Je espère que chaque appartement aura un casier exclusive.
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Good quality accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for six. Good views across the valley. Ronseal!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

In the main summer season, the chairlift is open giving access to 400km of mountain bike trails and limitless alpine walking. Other summer activities in the valley and mountains include climbing, potholing, paragliding, canoeing and rafting. The recreational park of the 'Lac Bleu' situated down in the valley floor at the very centre of Morillon has a multitude of activities for every age including fishing, swimming, tennis, horse riding and petanque. Further up the valley are the stunning waterfalls of Sixt with many opportunities for walking close to the amazing chutes. Cycling enthusiasts have plenty of choice, whether it is gentle family biking along the valley floor to more serious road biking with plenty of scope for speed and climbs. The Grand Massif lifts are open for mountain bikers in the summer but, even without the lifts, mountain bikers have lots of trail and mountain routes open to them. Bikes can be stored in the underground garage.


Car - Morillon is one of the closest ski resorts to the channel ports - driving time about 8 to 9 hours. A car is not needed for a winter holiday but is essential in summer. Air -just 65km from Geneva airport with taxi/car hire/bus transfer possible. Train - there is a regular train service from the French channel ports to Geneva. Alternatively, you can take the Eurostar to Paris and then the TGV to Cluses. Transfers

can be booked please contact owner for details.


The ancient town of Samoens with its impressive heritage is just 8km away. A further 5km up the valley is Sixt Fer a Cheval, gateway to stunning and dramatic gorge and waterfall scenery. Chamonix Mont Blanc is just 60km away and the charming and stylish lakeside town of Annecy is about an hour's drive away.

Further Details:

Free wifi access in bar immediately opposite apartment building. There is a choice of ski schools - either ESF or Zig Zag. A ski hire shop is conveniently located just a few metres from the apartment building. In the main summer season, the chairlift is open giving access to 400km of mountain bike trails and limitless alpine walking. Other summer activities in the valley and mountains include climbing, potholing, paragliding, canoeing and rafting. The recreational park of the 'Lac Bleu' situated down in the valley floor at the very centre of Morillon has a multitude of activities for every age including fishing, swimming, tennis, horse riding and petanque. Heading down the mountain, there is a cable car from Les Esserts giving direct access to Morillon village. Morillon is a charming Savoyard village built around a 16th century church. It is a conservation village and manages to retain its individual character as a small resort much loved by generations of French families. A traditional market is held in the main street each week and there is a range of small shops and restaurants. A few miles up the valley is the ancient town of Samoens. With the distinction of being a listed heritage site, Samoëns reveals its history at every turn of its streets, through its houses and sculptures. Regional heritage guides organise guided visits for those interested in history. The town also boasts an impressive botanic garden as well as a good choice of bars and restaurants. The Guardian newspaper has listed Morillon at the top of a list of the top 14 family-friendly ski resorts: 'Loved by generations of French families, this Savoyard village is one of several resorts to have won the French government's 'Famille Plus' label for excellent children's facilities. A 'village des enfants' takes care of those aged six months to 10 years, and there's lots of extra entertainment laid on, such as torch-lit ski descents, dog-sledding and ice-skating' (The Guardian, 16 Jan 2010).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Les Esserts, Morillon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
March & Easter 2018
11 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £441.42

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit secures the apartment for your stay. This deposit confirms the booking and is not refundable. Full payment is required 10 weeks before departure. A €500 (£400) damage deposit is also payable, refundable after your stay as long as there is no damage to the apartment or its contents. Tourist tax (taxe sejour) is paid by the owner on behalf of guests.

For a little additional luxury, our partner De La Terre can offer professional catering services for when you want to eat in but don't what to cook. Scrumptious high quality meals start from €16 per head for two courses. Contact www.delaterre.eu.com.

Changeover Day:
Normal arrival and departure day is Saturday. But check availability table for shorter or longer stays and different arrival and departure possibilities. Check-out by 10am on day of departure. Check-in from 5pm onwards unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
Pricing is in euros. Payment can be made by bank transfer either in euros to my French bank account or in sterling (at the Thomas Cook exchange rate at the time of payment) to my UK bank.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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