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Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment w/ Log Fire, Wifi & Parking

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6 - Two Floor Apartment - Stunning Views - Idyllic Location - 50 Minutes from Geneva

Chez Michelle is set in a charming, tranquil conservation area in an historic farming hamlet, 10 minutes easy (flat) walk from the centre of Samoens and 8 minutes from the Grand Massif Express ski lift by the free ski bus (the bus stop is a stone's throw from the apartment).

The 3 bedroom, 2 bath/shower bathroom, 2 balcony self-catering apartment is fully equipped with comfortable beds and sofas, kitchen utensils and cooking equipment, and table and chairs for 6. Bedding and towels are all provided. So too are free logs and kindling for the open log fire. There is a wine/beer cooler, slow cooker, as well as a raclette set for you to enjoy traditional Savoyard dishes round the fire in the winter or on the balcony after a full day of activities in the summer.

There are 2 flat screen TVs with DVD/Blu-Ray players, ipod speakers, as well as free WiFi internet access. A variety of DVDs and a small selection of board/card games are there for you to enjoy. A high chair and travel cot are also available for families with small children.

There is a ski locker to store your skis and boots at night and, for those with a car, there is surface level parking.

More Details

Owner
Diana, Tania and Marc
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Diana, Tania and Marc

Chez Michelle is owned by Marc and Tania.

Marc is an outdoor 'junkie'. Snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, canoeing, you name it, he loves it and tries to do as much of it as he possibly can, as often as he can!

More of a beach lover, Tania is a mountain convert! Since owning Chez Michelle, she has learnt to ski and soaked in the atmosphere of Samoens and many of the little villages and towns in and around Samoens the area, including Lake Geneva. There's plenty more she'd like to explore when she's not completely switching off and reading her book in the living room or on the balcony!

Diana, Tania and Marc purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Diana, Tania and Marc chose Samoëns

It's only a 75 minutes flight from London to Geneva and from there an hour's drive to Chez Michelle in Samoens. There's no long transfer to and from the airport and before you know it you're breathing in clear mountain air amidst incredible mountain ranges.

Chez Michelle is in a peaceful farming hamlet of Samoens. As soon as you walk in the door, you feel at home. Light, spacious and quiet, it's very easy to while away several hours soaking up the stunning mountain and valley views from either of the apartment's two balconies, or simply read a book or watch a DVD on the sofa in the living room or on the mezzanine.

Whether you stay on the valley floor or opt to climb ever higher into the mountains by car, on foot, or by mountain bike, you feel like you're in another world. Samoens is such a quaint, French village with a host of traditional-style bars and restaurants for a feel of real rural France. With activities for everybody, all ages, all abilities, all interests in such a beautiful environment, we fell in love with Samoens and Chez Michelle at the very outset.

What makes this apartment unique

Chez Michelle really is home from home. Relax, unwind, breathe in some clear mountain air and have some fun. A week's stay at Chez Michelle really does give you a taste of life in a friendly, true alpine French village – that's why we love it so much ourselves!

If you're looking for a comfortable self-catering chalet or apartment for up to 6 people, that's within easy walking distance of great restaurants and fun bars but not in the midst of the noise and frivolity, Chez Michelle is what you're looking for.

In the winter skiing months, it takes 8 mins by free ski bus or car to get to the Grand Massif Express lift for access to the 265km of pistes of the Grand Massif domain. In the spring and summer months, there are literally hundreds of walking, cycling and mountain biking trails for all abilities, many from right outside the apartment. Samoens' Leisure Centre with its swimming pools, tennis courts, water golf, football and volleyball areas, and the Indiana Adventure Parc, are only a 10 mins drive or 15 mins walk from Chez Michelle. You can cycle or walk on the flat path to Morillon's Lac Bleu and its sandy beach, open water swimming, pony riding and treetops activity course.

Whilst a car is recommended in the summer, it's not essential.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time at Chez Michelle and had brilliant weather too. Thank you for your wonderful help and hospitality. I hope that we may one day have the benefit of your home in France again. Would love to see it in winter!
Aug 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Ensuite) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite Bathroom to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 (Downstairs Bathroom) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom for Bedrooms 2 and 3
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, wc, sink and heated towel rail. Bathroom 2 has bath/shower, sink, heated towel rail and washing machine/tumble dryer. Separate wc next to Bathroom 2.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master Bedroom) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size Double or Twin
    Bedroom 2 (Balcony Bedroom) - 1 Double Bed , Standard Double or Twin
    Bedroom 3 (Single / Twin Bedroom) - 2 Single Bed , Single or Small Twin
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is the Master bedroom with a king size bed (double or twin) and an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is a double/twin room and has a balcony with stunning views. Bedroom 3 is a single/small twin room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Outside: The main balcony off the living room area has breathtaking views of the Giffre Valley and Grand Massif mountain region which you can admire from sunrise to sunset. If you'd prefer to have your breakfast, lunch and/or dinner outside, there's table and chairs for 6 on the balcony too. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and the cost of cleaning the apartment at the end of your stay are all included in the price. Other: The mezzanine has a double sofa bed, a flat screen TV for watching DVDs/Blu-Ray DVDs on only and a wine/beer cooler.

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Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment w/ Log Fire, Wifi & Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Terrific!

  • 5 of 5

Samoëns is really one of the best places to spend summer holidays !

We did a lot of hikes with amazing landscapes, downhill VTT was also great fun for our son.

We are delighted with "Chez Michelle". What a wonderful appartment !

Everything was perfect : great bedrooms, well-equiped kitchen,games, DVDs (I have improved my english!)...

Not to mention the view from the balconys. After a tough hike, what a pleasure to have a rest on them !

Sure, we'll come again, in summer or winter !

Elisabeth PLANCHE, France

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elisabeth for your review. We're so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chez Michelle and in Samoens. You are welcome back anytime, in summer or winter! Best wishes Marc, Diana & Tania
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Chez Michelle

  • 5 of 5

Warm and comfortable. Very clean, well equipped and comfortable beds.

Nice view and lots of extra touches .

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Chez Michelle and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

All communication with this booking was perfect. On arrival we walked into a wonderfully spacious apartment.We were so pleased to find the accommodation even better than the photos show.Everywhere was clean & fresh with the beds made up for us. The apartment was so well stocked with cooking equipment it made making a meal a pleasure. The village butchers is well worth a visit as is the Tiffanie bakers/patisserie at the bottom of the gondola.

There was always plenty of hot water for a soak in the bath & the heating in the bathroom made drying off our skiwear possible.

We hired a car from Geneva so used it to get to the gondola each morning but could see using the bus would have been no problem. If you do use your car it was great not to have to pay for parking.

The view from the apartment was wonderful & we would love to see it in the spring/summer.

As for the snow conditions we were quite unlucky with the weather but the apartment helped with any disappointment for lack of sunshine

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Chez Michelle. The views from the apartment are indeed wonderful, particularly in summer! You are welcome back any time. Best wishes Tania, Marc & Diana
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
E25
Car: recommended

Travel:

Samoens is only an hour's drive (50km) from Geneva airport and 9 hour drive (545 miles) from Calais on peage motorways for most of the way.

Distances:

Samoens village centre is a 10 minutes easy, flat walk from Chez Michelle. Chamonix, Annecy, Yvoire, Evian les Bains, Geneva and Aosta are all an easy drive away from Chez Michelle with Chamonix and Annecy only a 45 minute drive. Morzine is a 30 minute drive away.

Further Details:

After the Winter's skiing attraction, Summer in Samoens offers wonderful opportunities to relax, unwind and experience a vast array of activities surrounded by the most magnificent scenery.

Often under blue skies and warm sunshine (June to September temperatures average between 20°C - 30°C) you can enjoy everything from swimming in the sparkling mountain lakes and pools to gentle hill walking in idyllic and peaceful settings.

There's an almost infinite number of mountain walking trails and biking tracks to get the heart racing, as well as canyoning, paragliding, white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, via ferrata and much, much more! There's fishing, horse riding, ice skating and tennis too. Something for everyone!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Samoëns, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Oct / Nov 2017 (See Dates)
14 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
25 Nov - 02 Dec 2017
25 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
02-09 Dec 2017
2 Dec 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
09-16 Dec 2017
9 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
16-23 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
23-30 Dec 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
30 Dec '17 - 05 Jan '18
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
06-13 Jan 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£770
 
 
Jan 2018 (See Dates)
13 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
03-10 Feb 2018
3 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
 
 
10-17 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
17-24 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
24 Feb - 03 Mar 2018
24 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Mar 2018 (See Dates)
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Mar / Apr 2018 (See Dates)
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
07-14 Apr 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
14-21 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Apr / May 2018 (See Dates)
21 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
12-19 May 2018
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
19-26 May 2018
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
26 May - 02 Jun 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
Jun 2018 (See Dates)
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
16-23 Jun 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
23-30 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Jun / Jul 2018 (See Dates)
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Jul / Aug 2018 (See Dates)
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
Aug / Sept 2018 (See Dates)
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Sept 2018 (See Dates)
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
Sept / Oct 2018 (See Dates)
22 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Oct / Nov 2018 (See Dates)
13 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
01-08 Dec 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
08-15 Dec 2018
8 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
15-22 Dec 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Dec '18 / Jan '19 (See Dates)
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
05-12 Jan 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 11 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes: We will contact you as soon as we can once we have received your enquiry and/or booking.
Payment can be made in Pounds Sterling (£ GBP) by cheque or direct bank transfer. Payment can also be made in Euro on request. Reservations will be confirmed in writing (by email or post).

Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday

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