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Luxury Studio With Easy Access To The 3 Valleys In A Beautiful Spa Town, Free Wi

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Studio Apartment in Brides les Bains, near Meribel, Three Valleys, Savoie, French Alps, France - Convenient For Access To 3 Vallees Skiing But Beautiful In Its Own Right, Especially In Summer

This is a luxuriously furnished studio apartment, measuring approximately 28m2, that sleeps four via a double sofa bed and two single bunk beds in an alcove, that was recently fully fitted with new furniture and appliances. The kitchenette is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave and mini oven (big enough to cook Christmas dinner!). The full address is:-

Rue Aristide Briande

Brides-Les-Bains, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 73570

FR

There is FREE WiFi internet access in the apartment as well as a widescreen TV with French and ENGLISH TV via Sky. The property has a balcony with access to a shared garden and has a lovely view of the Vanoise mountain peak. At residence Cybele in Brides Les Bains, guests have free access (via a code, obtainable from reception) to an indoor, heated swimming pool with jacuzzi and a pool table in the reception area. There are half-board dining options at a local restaurant and a local bakery comes to reception each morning. Other useful services include a laundry, a ski equipment shop and ski lockers. Based in the beautiful town of Brides les Bains, with its river and bridges, it offers easy and quick access to the vast 3 Vallees skiing but is also a lovely place to stay in the summer with the beautiful river, many bridges, park, many picturesque walks and the lakeside Bozel not far away. Slightly further afield is Annecy which is always worth a visit.

More Details

Owner
Nicki Reynolds
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Nicki Reynolds

I'm in a long-term relationship but was previously single and that was never a problem with skiing as it's easy to meet people on the slopes and in the town as it's such a friendly place. I look forward to going back there several times a year, both summer and winter, and catching up with people I know as well as making new friends and have now introduced my partner to the sport. I sometimes ski with the Ski Club of UK as that's quite sociable for skiing, lunch and the essential apres-ski unless the skiing such a large area has exhausted me by the end of the day!

Nicki Reynolds purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Nicki Reynolds chose Brides-les-Bains

I bought my apartment in 2008 and used it for the first time that summer. I immediately fell in love with the town and its laid back but active atmosphere with all its bars and restaurants, beautiful mountain and riverside walks, the many bridges and views of the white water, the local park and knowing I could be active all day or just relax, drink coffee and people watch and it didn't matter which.

I skied at Meribel and beyond the following winter, when Brides also had heavy snow, and was impressed with the vastness of the linked area (in fact, 4 valleys are linked these days) but also the easy accessibility. I tend to take the gondola up when the roads are snowy but, otherwise, drive up to Meribel Village or Le Raffort where parking is free. I now ski there at least twice a year!

What makes this apartment unique

I love the fact that staying in Brides les Bains makes skiing the Three Valleys cost-effective but accessibility is not compromised and I appreciate the luxury of my apartment so it always feels like a treat to stay there. Everything you need is on hand, either there or in the town, and it makes a lovely change from more regimented catered chalets as you can eat where and when you like.

I love Brides just as much in the summer as it is such a beautiful, quintessentially French spa town and you lose count of the number of other walkers offering a 'bonjour' when you're out and about. The views are second to none and I always come back to the UK completely refreshed and looking forward to going back to my special retreat in France.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Les Cybeles apartments in June for some warm sunshine and some gorgeous scenery. The mountain views all around are superb as are the natural spring rivers running through the town, you can even fill up your water bottles with free spring water! There are lots of different walks around for all levels of fitness, through little mountain villages and more rugged walks along the mountainsides. There is a lovely park at one end of the town where the locals play boules and we went to an evening music concert as well which was crowded with locals and tourists, a brilliant atmosphere. Plenty of bars, restaurants and local produce in shops as well as a casino and spa. The apartment was clean and modern with a balcony where we had breakfast in the sun. We hired a car and so were able to go higher up the mountains to visit Meribel and other lovely villages. We also went to the lakes and spent a day sunbathing and swimming in the clear water.
Feb 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Brides-les-Bains in Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a luxury bathroom with WC and shower above the bath, bath mat and cabinet for the use of guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (studio) Notes on bedrooms: The double sofa bed is in the lounge area with the two single bunk beds in an alcove opposite the bathroom with a curtain separating this area from the lounge/bedroom area for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Washing machines and tumble dryers are available, at a reasonable cost, off the downstairs reception area and wifi is also available in that area (to be paid locally) as well as telephones but free and unlimited WIFI is now available in the apartment which is unusual for this particular Residence. Hairdryers can be borrowed from reception, as can barbecue equipment. Cats are acceptable (I have two of my own) and well behaved dogs! Outside: There is a balcony that offers a beautiful view of the Vanoise mountain peaks and the residence's restaurant and courtyard/parking area. The balcony offers access to a shared garden area which is particularly useful if you have a dog as it's walled in so your dog will be safe! Barbecues can be borrowed from reception and the apartment has a balcony table and four chairs. The residence has a heated, shared swimming pool, jacuzzi and a sauna, the latter of which is to be paid for locally. Secure, underground parking is included at no extra charge. Utility Room: No separate utility room but, in the cupboard in the lounge, there is a clothes dryer and apartment cleaning equipment plus iron and ironing board for guests' convenience. Also included is a tea-towel and Brillo pad in the kitchen area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen can be booked and costs 17.50 euros per single set and 22.50 euros per double set of linen with bath towels costing 6 euros each and hand towels costing 3 euros each. No cleaning fee is charged but the apartment must be left spotless. Other: The balcony faces the Vanoise mountain peaks and offers access to a shared garden area which is convenient for dogs to run about whilst staying safe.

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Luxury Studio With Easy Access To The 3 Valleys In A Beautiful Spa Town, Free Wi
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews
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Comfortable and well priced accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Overall i'd say this accommodation is very good.

10 or 15 minute walk from the town centre and L'Olympe gondola.

Common areas look a little tired but this didn't effect our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Accommodation was well presented and comfortable. Everything in easy reach.

  • 4 of 5

The property is homely and provided an excellent base for our skiing holiday. Just a short walk to a good choice of restaurants and the telecabin to Meribel.

The apartment was cosy and Nicki made it easy for us with the information provided.

We will definitely be back. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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4

Great self catering ski apartment. Fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

Everything you need in an appartment in fantastic ski location only 20 mins from three valleys on the gondola.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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5

Fantastic value for money

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment with home comforts of British tv and wifi, with the added bonus of access to a pool and sauna (8 euros for exclusive use of sauna). Very dog friendly - there is an exit at the end of the corridor that you can use to safely let your dog out. We drove up the mountain each day (20 minutes) and had a great tip from the owner to park for free in Meribel Village - we could literally ski back to the carpark. Added bonus of carparking under the building. Would definitely recommend and are booking for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
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5

Lovely apartment in a good location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful couple of nights in Brides. Apartment was comfortable and well located giving us access to great skiing in the Trois Vallee. Would stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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5

Excellent value and kids loved the pool!

  • 5 of 5

Nicki accurately describes the accommodation and location. Brides Les Bains is a quiet village and provides easy access to the slopes; we drove each day to Meribel Centre so that we could ski straight back to our car after a long day skiing. the pool is open until 6:30 each day.

The studio was exactly as described, its compact but we managed 1 adult and 3 kids. car parking in the basement underground car park was very convenient too. We would definitely go to Nicki's apartment again and recommend it for affordable accommodation within the 3 valleys resort

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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Location

Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Brides les Bains
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Brides les Bains
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Bozel
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

In the summer, Brides les Bains is renowned for its spa facilities, with its local alpine water and local restaurants cater to people on a health break. Walking holidays are very popular and the local tourist office provides details of local mountain and riverside trails. There is a golf course at Meribel and fishing facilities at the lake in nearby Bozel. Bozel is also a National Park area with sighting of wildlife available.

Coast/Beach:

There is a beautiful fishing/swimming lake and sunbathing area at Bozel which is about 10 minutes by car.

Travel:

Car hire is not essential as, in winter, there is easy access to Meribel by local or shuttle bus and the Olympic Gondola and, in summer, there are plenty of walks around Brides to keep anyone occupied and there are also buses to Courchevel, Moutiers and Bozel. However, a car would offer easier access further afield to places such as Annecy. The nearest airports are Grenoble, Chambery and Geneva, maximum two hours drive.

Distances:

Bozel and Moutiers are each around 10 to 15 minutes' drive with Meribel being around 20 minutes' drive. Annecy is about one hour, 20 minutes away.

Further Details:

Residence Cybele was originally built to accommodate athletes during the 1992 Winter Olympics and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment.

There are a number of restaurants and pubs in Brides les Bains so you can choose to apres ski within walking distance of your apartment. There are also several shops providing day to day groceries and ski equipment/clothing, including a ski rental shop at the residence itself which offers good discounts on hire. Breakfast (croissants etc) can also be purchased in the restaurant opposite every morning.

If you have a car then there is a large Carrefour in nearby Moutiers which offers great savings on local prices and there is also a supermarket nearer to Brides les Bains, on the main road on the way to Moutiers.

Lift pass prices for skiers staying in Brides-les-Bains include access to the gondola and these can be purchased in-resort or in advance.

In the summer, this is a great location for hill walking, cycling, tennis (facilities in the town and in nearby Moutiers) and river-rafting. Brides les Bains is a genuine dual season resort so is as busy in summer as in winter. It is known for its spa facilities and, in the summer, local restaurants offer calorie controlled menus! The local water is free and comes highly recommended!

Other activities in Brides les Bains include a fitness/spa centre with hammam, saunas, treatments and whirlpool, cinema, night clubs, a casino, bars and restaurants...

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Brides-les-Bains, Savoie

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£143
for 3 nights
£268
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£151
for 3 nights
£285
 
 
Summer 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£149
for 3 nights
£280
 
 
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£136
for 3 nights
£250
 
 
Winter 2018 low
8 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
£350
 
 
Winter 2018 mid
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£254
for 3 nights
£525
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£328
for 3 nights
£699
 
 
Winter 2018 low
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£239
for 3 nights
£490
 
 
Winter 2018 mid
2 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£254
for 3 nights
£525
 
 
Winter 2018 /19 high
9 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£316
for 3 nights
£670
 
 
Winter 2018/19 mid
16 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£282
for 3 nights
£591
 
 
Winter 2018/19 mid
2 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
£549
 
 
Winter 2018/19 mid
9 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£239
for 3 nights
£490
 
 
Winter 2018/19 low
30 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
£431
 
 
Spring 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
£318
 
 
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£172
for 3 nights
£335
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£221
for 3 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50
Stay tax £0.35 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
A £500 damage deposit is required for every booking but this can be sent via a cheque by post, rather than paying it upfront. 20% of the price of the apartment is payable within 5 days of making the booking with the balance payable 56 days before the holiday starts.

Changeover Day:
General speaking, changeover day is Saturday for a week's stay although short stays might also be possible, subject to availability, and changeover on a different day may also be possible.

Notes on prices:
The prices do not include the cost of linen or towels hire which is optional. They do include the provision of parking, swimming pool/jacuzzi, satellite TV with French, German and English channels, via Ski, as well as unlimited WiFi from the apartment.

I have tried to make my prices competitive, especially given all the extras I have included, but if want to make me an offer, particularly in low season, please go ahead!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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