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Apartment Samoens Centre.WIFI. Summer Activites. Winter Skiing. 10% off New Year

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Stay in the centre of the pretty historic Samoens.Enjoy the Bars Shops & Restaurants the easy access to summer activities & skiing in this Award winning Ski Resort in the Grand Massif

2 bedrooms - Sleeps 6

Large modern apartment 50sq m with free WIFI. Located just off the main square. Private balcony with views of village square and mountains. Easy access to the ski lifts. A super base in the summer to explore the region, & to enjoy an authentic French Alpine resort. The ski bus stop is 200m and takes 2 minutes to the Express telecabine which then whisks you up to 1600m to enjoy the 265km of Grand Massif interesting varied slopes. Excellent ski schools and crèche facilities nearby, we can advise. Samoens has charming shops, restaurants from pizza to local specialties and bars to sit and observe French life. A large weekly market for everything French. Chamonix & Mont Blanc within 45min, Annecy with its shops canals and lake are only an hour. Summer activities abound, rafting, walking, VTT & road bikes available to hire, horse rideing, parapenting, swimming pool, well kept park with lakes, tennis, cafe & tree rope activites.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Early 2005 Kevin and I sold our home near Tunbridge Wells, I left my role as a manager for John Lewis in London & commuting and Kevin his life in the plumbing trade.

We bought a dilapidated farmhouse La Tataz, did a lot of the renovation ourselves.

Started our catered ski chalet business Xmas 2005 and were able to indulge our passions for skiing, entertaining, cooking and homemaking.

A couple of years later another interesting property near by came on the market, Cristal.

We enjoyed renovating & furbishing it in a contemporary Alpine style. It was hard work again but rewarding & at least for Chalet Cristal we had a bit more experience!

Since then we added an apartment in Samoens centre, again gutting it and modernising.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aug 2012 - Mark & family -Reading

I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at La Place last weekend. You really have made a terrific apartment, beautifully equipped and decorated and such a brilliant location. I’m amazed how you managed to organise the weather too, but we were able to swim in the river near Morillon every day, went up in the cable car, and canyoning near Les Carroz. Lovely places to eat too, especially La Tornalta. A very relaxing break and we are sure we will be returning – thank you.



Aug 2012 -Once again can I thank you for offering such a perfect location and apartment . We have been to several in the alps and yours was by far the most perfect. Jan & Doug, North Lanarkshire.

The Harris Family - We've had a great week, kids did well in ski school, thanks Kevin & Susan for a great apartment and your support. See you next season.
Oct 2010
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8 Reviews

4.8
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Lovely Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We returned to Samoens this year as we'd promised ourselves we would do but fancied staying more in the centre of town this time. The apartment provided just what we needed as far as location was concerned and in addition it was an ideal lay-out for four, clean with everything you might need to hand. The balcony provided an ideal people watching spot (especially the Pokemon hunters!), with an awe inspiring mountain view to boot. We would happily book another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment in the heart of Samoens

  • 5 of 5

The apartment couldn't be more central with convenient parking and a few seconds walk to the square. La Place had everything we needed for a fantastic family ski holiday and we'd recommend it to anyone, and hope to return. Susan was very helpful throughout the booking process.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

A perfect French experience

  • 5 of 5

A perfect apartment set in a beautiful French town with amazing scenery. If you want to experience the French way of life you couldn't choose a better place to do it in. La Place is a spacious and spotless apartment with great views. The town has plenty of shops for everything from food to clothing and gifts. The Wednesday market is fantastic and there is a great choice of restaurants and bars. I loved it all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit here......

Really comfortable warm apartment. Perfect location in the town centre but so easy to get to the slopes on the little train which stops practically outside the door or a 10 minute walk. Susan and Kevin very helpful in booking transport to and from Geneva airport.

Would love to visit in the summer too (and hopefully will soon)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Amazing Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly recommend this apartment, it has a great central location, close to the main square but not too noisy. Parking nearby was no problem. The apartment more than met our expectations, it was very spacious for our family of 4 (plenty of room and storage in the bedrooms). It was immaculate and extremely well kitted out, everything we could need was provided. It was so comfortable and cosy we rarely dragged ourselves out in the evening, it was the perfect place to relax with young children after a full day on the slopes! The owners could not have been more helpful - thank you for a wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the La Place apartment. The accommodation was fantastic - very clean, spacious and well equipped. We did intend to eat out in the evenings but ended up self-catering so that we could enjoy the views from the balcony as the sun set over the village and the mountains.

Samoens is a wonderful place - the local people are so welcoming and helpful and there is everything you could need - a small supermarket and (awesome) bakery plus a number of other shops and restaurants. Don't miss the Wednesday food market near to the Tourist Information Office - it is fantastic and full of local produce to try and to buy.

We had a brilliant holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apartment and the village to anyone who wants to visit this hidden and unspoilt area of the French Alps. Indeed - we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great review - thank you very much Jenny. Pleased that you enjoyed La Place & it's location in beautiful Samoens. The view from the balcony includes the newly restored elegant Maire building and garden. Look forward to your next visit.
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Location

From the Owner

Kevin spotted this apartment it had such a great central location, but needed gutting & redesigning & fitting out, his next project. We are very proud of the way it worked out,& everyone has enjoyed the location and the comfort & convience of La Place. La Place is in the historic centre of Samoens, in a square just off the busier main square. Just sit on the balcony and watch all of French life, shopping, sitting outside taking a coffee, & watching the Sat weddings & funerals in the week!

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Lac Blu with it's Swiming Lake and beach is a 5 min drive.

The Outdoor Swimming pool with slides is a short walk.

The river with swimming is a 5 min drive.

Park and lakes & river a short walk.

Travel:

Geneva airport is only 1 hour's drive.

Airport Transfers - we can quote.

Lyon, Chambrey, Grenoble and Turin all within approx 2-3 hours drive.

Calais-Samoens is 525 miles and can be driven in 7-8 hours.

Distances:

Chamonix is 50min

Annecy 1hr

Morzine 30min

Les Getts 20 min

Further Details:

The town has many shops, restaurants and bars. Local supermarket is the first shop you come across - for more choice there is a large supermarket on the edge of the village. Plenty of banks with ATMs, gift shops, market on Wednesdays. Ski-school and lots of hire shops. In the summer, the hire shops rent out mountain bikes and arrange rafting etc too. Winter includes skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice-rink for ice-skating, dog sled trips, parapenting, show-shoe walks. Summer includes rafting on the river Giffre, outdoor swimming lakes, walking, climbing, botanical gardens, free fireworks weekly in July/August and many other free events. Wednesday is market day all year round.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
11 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£214
for 4 nights
£375
 
 
1st week of the Season
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Xmas
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
NEW YEAR
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Jan Quiet skiing time
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
£700
 
 
Feb Half Term Ski
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Feb Ski
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
March Ski
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Saturday change over.
Short weekend breaks possible.

Normally arrival after 4 departure before 10, but please let us know if this creates a problem for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

We enjoy the fact that everything is newly done and up to date. After staying over the years in what appeared to be good looking French accommodation but realizing too late how they didn't suit how we liked to live. As with our other properties we designed & equipped La Place, trying to think of all the practical things that make things easier, so it would be a home from home. The layout of the apartment works well, enough space to relax with friends with a 4 & a 2 seater comfortable sofas - & a white laminate well equipped kitchen with enough work space. Bathroom with a shower/bath & heated towel rail for dry towels. Entrance with coat/shoe rack.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 50 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • New bathroom. Bath with overhead shower. Heated towel rail. Soft towels. Wash hand basin unit with storage. Underfloor heating.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double Bed, wardrobe, drawers, bedside table. Bedroom 2 - Double Bed & Bunk Beds, hanging storage, drawers. Quality Double sofa bed in lounge. Underfloor heating and rads. Comfortable beds made ready with good quality linen, feather

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: * Modern comfortable apartment. * WIFI * English Satellite TV * 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 with double bed and bunk * Stylish Bathroom with bath/overhead shower & heated towel rail * Great Location - centre of Samoens- easy access to skiing. La Place is a large 50m2 second floor apartment that accommodates up to 6, newly renovated and furbished to a high standard. Two bedrooms; a double and a double with adult size bunk beds The lounge dining area is open plan. leading into the fully fitted well equipped kitchen. [Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer, full size oven/ceramic hob/microwave] The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower there’s plenty of storage in the basin unit, heated towel rail, & there is a separate WC. The apartment is warm & cozy it has under floor heating and radiators. There is a Sony TV, DVDs, Books. The French Windows open out on the the balcony which has wonderful views. Outside: Balcony with table/chairs and great mountain views Utility Room: Ski locker provided. Lock up bike storage Coat and shoe racks in the entrance hallway. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The price is inclusive of the provision of quality linen and towels with beds made up prior to arrival. Final clean is included, however, the apartment must be left clean and tidy.

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