Two bedroom two bathroom warm modern apartment just off the Place Balmat in the centre of the mountain town of Chamonix - ideal for a family or two couples. A real home from home with comfy furniture and beds and a fully equipped kitchen with a full size oven. This lovely apartment is less than a minutes walk away from all the superb restaurants, shops and bars in Chamonix and ski/board/boot hire. The free ski bus is a minutes walk away. From the balcony, you can admire the Aiguille du Midi, the Drus and the Mont Blanc massif. There is a private car parking space in the basement with direct access by lift, and also a "cave" with shelving and seating to store ski/board/climbing/biking equipment. The apartment is on the second floor of the building with lift access to the ground floor, car park and the basement storage.
We are both avid skiers and walkers and just love being in the mountains. Chamonix is such a beautiful place to be in both winter and summer and we enjoy breathing the clear fresh air and eating fantastic French and Italian food while we are there. We both live and work in the UK and usually drive to Chamonix when we have our holidays there and it really is our home from home.
Claire Osborne purchased this apartment in 2010
We talked alot about getting an apartment but didn't want to limit ourselves to a ski resort, so we decided to go for Chamonix because its a real mountain town, busy all year round and we've had great skiing there in the past. We love the area because of the fantastic skiing in the winter and gorgeous high altitude walking, climbing and mountain biking in the summer. Being so close to Italy and Switzerland is a definite bonus - having the Aosta Valley just through the Mont Blanc tunnel and Switzerland via Martigny is very exciting.
Getting to Chamonix is really easy - an hour from Geneva airport on one of the many shuttle buses or by hire car, and its about 9-10 hours from Calais.
Chamonix has the best range of skiing in a town/resort that we've ever experienced and you just can't fault all the summer activities too. The apartment is close to all the facilities in Chamonix and you can walk everywhere, but its also quiet if you just want to sit on the balcony and admire the views.
Excellently located, close to the centre of town, the railway stations and the cable car to Aiguille du Midi, the apartment was very comfortable and quite big enough for two couples. It was very warm and sunny during our week in Chamonix and we enjoyed happy hour each evening on the little balcony, which overlooked the swiftly flowing river and gave wonderful views of the snow-capped peaks above. There are supermarkets and bakeries very close by, as well as restaurants and cafes. During an electricity outage (we had two) the electric hob failed but this was replaced by a temporary hob the next day. The mountain scapes of the Aiguille du Midi and Montenvers are simply stunning! Highly recommended!
There were 4 adults and a 12 year old in our party but there was plenty of room in this apartment, with 2 main bedrooms and a good sized sofabed. We found everything clean and of a high standard. Especially useful were the 2 full sized bathrooms which were comparable with the same quality as found in a good quality U.K hotel. If you wanted to stay in and cook there is a fully equipped kitchen, on the other hand the town centre with many bars cafes and slightly pricey restaurants is about 2 mins from the front door. We used a hire car to travel round the area, even venturing into Italy for the day but there's plenty to see and do by simply walking. When the weather is good, the view of the mountains from the balcony is spectacular. Overall we really enjoyed our holiday and this lovely apartment played a major part in it. Thoroughly recommended.