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Ski Apartment for 6 In 4 Star L'Ecrin des Neiges Complex, Ultra High Skiing

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Apartment in Val Claret, Tignes, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - Excellent Location, Convenient To The Village Shops But Peaceful Setting, Free Car Parking

Superb modern apartment for 6 people. Located conveniently for slopes. Open plan dining-lounge-kitchen area. Heating included. TV. FREE wi-fi. 1 x double bedroom (with en-suite shower & WC), 1 x twin bedroom. Separate WC and bathroom. Hallway. Sunny, east facing balcony; convenient first floor location. Elevator to underground car park. Sofabed in lounge - sleeps 2. Hob, microwave-oven, dishwasher and fittings. Linen and towels included. Exclusive use of FREE private underground parking. Central heating. Own secure ski locker for boards/skis/boots.

Bread and breakfast food available by order from Reception. Pleasant communal lounge. Spa indoor aqua-tonic centre with pool, steam room, sauna and gym available on site for discounted daily fee of €4 (TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE). Ideal for two couples or for a family. 47 square metres living accommodation with private balcony. No pets. 20% discount of "Ski-set" ski hire. Cot and high chair available on prior request. "Sportignes" activity passes available to summer clients and their guests. Ideal for children and active families.

Mark Warner now manage the adjoining L'Ecrin de Val Claret Hotel, so this apartment will be great for members of large groups who don't wish to pay the Mark Warner prices!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, My name is Will. I am English.

I have been renting property with Owners Direct for nearly 9 years. I try hard to reply promptly to your enquiries and arrange a great stay for you. So if you have any specific requirements let me know and I shall try to help.

I hope you like my place and look forward to hearing from you.

Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for the opportunity to comment the really good points were; the apartment is close to the lifts and shops. Heated ski lockers are a good idea. Bedrooms and en suite facilities are good with lovely toiletries. The cosy dressing gowns are a nice touch, soft towels included. The only negatives are that the kitchen area is made smaller by the storage unit. We were really grateful for the advice and guidance that you sent us prior to our journey. Overall I would definitely recommend you. Thank you." (Dai Larner, December 2012).



"Yes we enjoy the apartment. We also use the swimming pool/hamman and gym. It’s perfect." (Christophe Deloche, Chef d'Equippe Ski de Fond, January 2013)



"Just to say thanks for the rental of your apartment- we had a fantastic timie. The weather was brilliant and the apartment is the best that I have stayed in at Tignes". (Amanda Goodwin, visitor 2014, already planning 2015)



"The apartment was great! Great location with easy access to everything and well appointed. If I was to be picky the only criticism would be, lack of light in the kitchen area. Anyway who wants to be in the kitchen!!" (Mario Gasbarri, February 2014)



"Many thanks, the apartment was great, very convenient for the pistes and the village shops and restaurants. We were so glad we booked in Tignes, as all the lower resorts had problems with lack of snow". (Steven Vale, January 2014)



"Thanks Will we've had a fantastic holiday and we are all very grateful for use of your place. I have brought my drone which I use for aerial photography. Will probably make a little video of our trip" (Richard Thorogood, August 2014)



"We were pretty pleased with the apartment; things like a few English channels on the TV are appreciated, handy having the garage, maybe a bit more info on where bread shops were and good restaurants and things to do but otherwise really good." (Ian Bennett, August 2014)

"We had a WONDERFUL time in Tignes. Your apartment is simply beautiful, very comfortable and so well equipped. The Pierre and Vacances team do a good job looking after it!" (Jeff Drew, December 2014)
Oct 2012
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11 Reviews

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

4

Comfortable and well positioned

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very comfortable, warm and well equipped. Its location on the first floor is next to the lift so access to the ski lockers & underground garage is easy. The navettes stop right outside the apartment block and there is relatively easy access to the ski lifts. Access to the shops, bars and restaurants in Val Claret is just a short walk and a ride up a large lift.

The owner was very helpful and I would recommend this apartment to my friends for either a winter or summer holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, see you next year
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5

Easter Skiing in Tignes, Val Claret

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an Easter Holiday ski based at Will's apartment in Val Claret, Tignes. Will was incredibly helpful with all the details and we were pleased to find that it was a clean well equipped apartment and was ideal for us a family with 2 teens and 2 adults. It's situated in a very nice apartment complex and is well look after and cared for by the team at L'Ecrin des Neiges. We loved that it was just a couple of minutes walk from both the shops, restaurants and the ski lifts (although as the week went on we got lazier and lazier using the free and frequent buses outside the apartment block to travel the 200m (or so) to the main lifts (Fresse, Bolin, Funicular and Lanches)! Given the time of year, the snow was very good (Val Claret being at circa 2500m and the skiing from 3500m to 2500m). Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, great feedback. The bus to the lifts really is so easy and convenient. We're very lucky there. See you next year!
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5

Exactly what it says on the tin - Luxury Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in lots of ski accommodation over the years and this apartment is the best value for the space you get. Two twin bedrooms plus a living kitchen dining area which doubles up as another bedroom really is valid for money.

We stayed in this apartment for the second time during August. We previously visited in July 2014 and weren't disappointed when we returned in 2015.

The accommodation was everything that we needed and more. Most importantly the apartment was immaculately clean and quiet.

The apartment is situated within The Pierre Vacances accommodation. The staff were extremely polite, spoke English and were always happy to help.

Having returned for the second time it seemed like we knew our way around better. The secure underground parking was useful and meant we could leave non-valuable items in the car.

We were travelling with our 7 month old son for the first time. Again the staff couldn't have been more helpful. A travel cot was set up prior to our arrival. The quiet relaxed atmosphere really helped our little one to settle. The locals in restaurants and cafes also made our child really welcome. It was clear they really want people to come back.

We spent a great week walking, cycling and swimming. There's a great range of restaurants, bars and cafes but we were also able to eat in the apartment with the kitchen equipped with everything we needed.

It seemed like there was more going on in both Tignes villages this year. The range of activities for both children and adults is fantastic. Due to being residents we were able to get a Tignes Sports pass and claim a free lift pass from the tourist information office. We are looking forward to revisiting, as our son gets older and can take advantage of all the exciting activities Tignes has to offer.

Overall I would give this apartment 5 Star rating.

Rebecca Hind

Carlisle

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca for a fantastic review. Really glad that Tignes did the business for you all. W
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5

The apartment was very clean and well furnished

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as described and very good. The management team were very helpful and the wifi worked well for us. Tignes was really beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you. I shall pass on your comments management team on site at L'Ecrin des Neiges. You are not the first to have found them helpful. It does make sorting out inevitable snags so much nicer when the apartment is fully serviced like ours. You don't have the hassle of tracing the owner and being passed pillar to post to get to someone to sort it! Totally agree about Tignes being beautiful in summer. I went this summer too, and expected a vegetation-less lunar landscape, but actually it was so pretty with lush Alpine flowers and trees and spectacular waterfalls I never knew existed there.
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East Sussex
5

Fab Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We've recently returned from a week in Will's apartment. It's our second year booking with Will and we weren't disappointed. The apartment is spotless and well appointed with plenty of space for 2 adults and 2 kids including special touches like robes and toiletries in the bathroom. It's very convenient for the slopes - only a short walk - and to make it easier we left our skis and boots at the ski rental shop near the lifts. We love the skiing in Tignes. The snow is so reliable, particularly skiing late - we even had good off piste this year in April! It's disappointing the hotel won't let the apartments use the swimming pool this year but we drove 5mins into Tignes Le Lac (or you can go on the bus) as recommended by Will and swum in the big pool with slides which kept the kids happy. We can't leave a review without mentioning Will too. He's super helpful and full of tips for the journey and stop over etc. in fact any info you need. We hope to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you for the super review. We are expecting access to the swimming pool and spa to be sorted for next season.
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Hertford
4

Spring skiing in Val Claret

  • 4 of 5

I have just returned from a fabulous week of skiing in Will’s apartment in the Ecrin des Neiges hotel complex in Val Claret.

Will is an excellent host and was available to answer questions on the apartment, the complex, Val Claret and Tignes in general before and during our holiday. Not only that, he also provided advice and words of encouragement for the epic drive from Hertford to the mountains. For drivers, don’t forget to factor in approximately €60-80 for the toll booths for the most direct path. Although that is costly, the roads were very good and reasonably clear all the way to Lyon at the very least.

The apartment is situated at the front end of the highest resort in the Espace Killy area. You can ‘ski-in’ by taking the unpisted black Golf run and then turning right once you see the roof tops of Val Claret. For beginners, its two stops on the bus from Tichot or take the Transcorde. To get out in the mornings its short walk through the village to the Tuffs lift and then to Val D’Isere or Le Lac, or alternatively the bus/Transcorde two stops to the Funicular towards the Grande Motte or Tichot towards l'Aiguille Percée, Le Lac, les Boisses and les Brévières.

The apartment itself is lovely with two separate double rooms and a shared living room with kitchenette just perfect for us four adults to have some home cooking and also enjoy the delights of La cuisine Savoyarde.

Thanks Will.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you Mark. Excellent feedback, I appreciate it. I did not know this ski route back to the apartment, maybe I should change my Ownersdirect listing to credit myself with door-to-door! Really pleased we were able to make everything work for you and your family including the baby's needs. Bit disappointed we did not get a 5* given everything seemed to go well, but hey, something to strive for. See you next year hopefully Mark.
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Location

From the Owner

Hi welcome to Skivalclaret's apartment in L'Ecrin des Neiges. This modern apartment in Val Claret, Tignes is ideal for ski enthusiasts who want something superior to some of the older, tired looking lettings in Tignes. We have a pool and gym on site. We bought this apartment as we love L'Espace Killy skiing area.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
December
26 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Xmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
January 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
February 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Feb-April 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Pierre et Vacances manage the apartment complex locally. Bookings are Saturday to Saturday. Guests must arrive before midnight to get access. If later tell Pierre et Vacances to arrange keys.
25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking. 8 weeks prior to departure the balance is payable along with with breakages-damage returnable deposit of 25% of the booking fee. Breakages and damage must be reported direct to the owner.

Booking is direct with owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day. You may arrive after 5pm and before midnight to occupy apartment. On departure, guests must leave by 10am. Clean the kitchen and remove refuse. Reasonable cleaning costs are include but extra cleaning will be charged for.

Notes on prices:
2016/17 winter skiing open for booking. The prices are significantly discounted from the Pierre et Vacances rate you would have to pay. Also I provide free parking which they charge €75 per week for .....these are the hidden costs Pierre et Vacances don't tell people about

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The apartment in convenient for the shops and the slopes. It sleeps 6 people. It has every amenity, including FREE underground car parking on site, FREE wifi and FREE heating and hot water. There is Satellite TV.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 48 m²

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En suite to double bedroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • En-suite WC/shower/sink to Bedroom1. Separate WC. Separate bathroom/shower/sink. Heated towel rails. Central heating.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, With en suite WC, sink and shower
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Beds can be together to make large double. Linen supplied.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 with double bed. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite with WC, sink and shower. Bedroom 2 with optional double bed/twin. Fitted wardrobe. Double sofa-bed in lounge allows sleeping 6 people. Cot & high chair available on prior request.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Apartment is close to to the local shops and restaurant bars nightlife. Yet also in quiet setting. Val Claret is the highest village in Tignes and a mecca for skiers. Guests arrive after 2pm on Saturday and must vacate the apartment by 10am on Saturday. Guests must remove their own refuse and clean the kitchen area on departure. No pets. Utility Room: Cloaks, storage cupboard in hallway. Lockable safe. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price of apartment includes beds made on arrival. Linen and towels supplied. End of stay cleaning (except kitchen area). Main Reception for ordering bread and pastries etc. Washing and drying facilities in the basement. Other: Private heated ski locker for exclusive use of guests. FREE dedicated underground car parking space under apartment complex. You save €80 per week compared to the charge made by Pierre et Vacances if you book through them.

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