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100m2+ Duplex Modern Chalet Apartment For Skiing, Mountain Sports esp Cycling

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Apartment in Les Carroz, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - Opposite State-of-the-art Gym, Pool/spa, Tennis And Leisure Complex, Walking Distance To Village

Thanks to a friend, we first found Les Carroz in 2004 and, to cut a long story short ended up buying our apartment during that holiday. Happily, we haven't regretted it a bit, and have enjoyed many family holidays since. This large, modern chalet apartment is on the 2nd floor of an MGM-designed building, offering stunning Alpine views front and back. Key features include: very good size (4 bedrooms, including one on mezzanine); fully-equipped open-plan kitchen/dining/living area with TV, stereo, WiFi internet access, large sofa, further seating; large balcony front & back; good storage (wardrobes, drawers); good range of DVDs, games and books; easy & regular links to ski areas by free ski bus service; located opposite newly-modernised state-of-the-art gym, pool, spa, tennis and sports leisure complex. We upgraded the apartment to be more child-friendly than standard, with stairgates to the mezzanine and to the main balcony, as well as perspex 'guard' screens on the balconies.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought this apartment after seeing it being built during a summer holiday in the village, and haven't regretted it. Skiing is really great for our whole family, and we have found the Grand Massif ski area to be particularly good for family skiing, as it's well-linked to adjacent centres and resorts, such as Morillon, Samoens and Flaine. The ski tuition here is excellent, and our girls are almost ready for race school, after three seasons. We love skiing, but also love coming here for summer, as there are so many mountain activities that we can enjoy (as well as many opportunities to chill out and sunbathe by the pool, or work out in the gym). We've hiked, explored the area by mountain bike, rented road bikes to play at being Tour de France riders, swum in lakes. Welcome to our home!

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Speaks English, French, Cantonese

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances dans votre joli chalet des Carroz. Les enfants ont adoré la mezzanine ! :-)

Merci pour tout et très bonne année 2014 à vous et votre famille.”. Also, received on 20th Mar 2014: “Our stay in Les Carroz was beautiful. Your flat is wonderful.” And, on 25/2/14: “thanks and really liked the comfortable and warm chalet. The ski bus to the telecabine was specially good, as was the snow.” “The apartment is excellent, clean, spacious, comfortable, and like a home from home. I’m sure we’ll be back [24/2/09]”. ”We’ve had a great time, superb chalet, perfect for our needs – all the small touches really helped. We’ll be back.” ”Lovely apartment, thanks for TV and DVDs (kids kept happy for hours!)”. “Lovely apartment, nice views and good location for ski bus. Great place”. “Great time, lovely place in the summer”. “Lovely chalet, lovely resort”, and finally (!), “Fantastic time…again. I’ll be sure to recommend this place to everyone at the bowling club!!!
Sep 2013
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4 Reviews

4.5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Super apartment excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family holiday in this apartment that was equipped with everything you could want, the location was perfect with easy access via the ski bus to the slopes, we would highly recommend the apartment, thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found the apartment, location and amenities handy for your holiday. Over the years, we've tried to equip it as well as we possibly can. It was lovely to have you and your families staying in our place. Thanks for your kind and helpful review.
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United Kingdom
5

Lovely Apartment...Highly Recommended..

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights from 28th January this year and found the apartment to be just perfect for our needs. It was immaculate upon arrival, has a lovely lounge area with a high ceiling, nice long table to eat at, great wi-fi and all the necessary utensils in the kitchen area.

There were 3 of us so we had a bedroom each, in fact I preferred sleeping upstairs in the mezzanine room as it was really spacious and has a nice desk and room to spread out.

The walk into town from here is about 10 mins but we really liked it, nice to get some fresh air coming back after a couple of local beers. Loads of snow when we were there so the walk was even better.

The front balcony has a great view to the town and the mountains, you can even just see the red Timalets run into town. Balcony to the rear has great view as well.

We hired a car to get to and from Geneva, parking is excellent just at the back of the apartment and even with loads of snow the car park was cleared every morning - alternatively the free bus to the telecabine stops right at the end of the drive.

Overall, highly recommended - a lovely aprtment.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Midlands
5

ski hol

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday this property is warm cosy and well equipped. We have been back again this year as this property suits all our requirements

The kitchen area is small but well equipped. The bus service to ski resort is excellent.

Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Scotland
3

4 bedrooms?

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is nice and is well equipped BUT it does not have 4 bedrooms. It has 3 bedrooms and a mezzanine floor with beds on it. The mezzanine floor does not have a door so lacks privacy/ability to block out noise. Worth thinking about if you are planning to use it for small kids.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sparky, Thanks, and we do appreciate feedback from everyone, as this helps us to improve our family apartment for all of our future guests. We’ve noted your comment about the description of the number of bedrooms and the confusion regarding the mezzanine, and intend to make sure that we remind guests of the layout during their booking process. Over the years, we’ve had around 15-20 families stay in our apartment, and are very pleased and grateful that the direct feedback we've received has been overwhelmingly positive. This includes, received on 6th Jan 2014: "Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances dans votre joli chalet des Carroz. Les enfants ont adoré la mezzanine ! :-) Merci pour tout et très bonne année 2014 à vous et votre famille.”. Also, received on 20th Mar 2014: “Our stay in Les Carroz was beautiful. Your flat is wonderful.” And, on 25/2/14: “we had a very enjoyable time thanks and really liked the comfortable and warm chalet. The ski bus to the telecabine was specially good, as was the snow.” We’ve also included other feedback in our listing. Would love to accommodate you again in the future perhaps, and in the meantime, we’re grateful again for your and everyone’s custom. Cheers, C & G
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Location

From the Owner

Les Carroz is known as a family-friendly village with quite a local feel to it, yet international in its outlook. The villagers welcome visitors warmly, and we have made some good local friends here, both in winter and summer. Having holidayed here for some time, we feel that Les Carroz is a bit of a gem in terms of what it offers for activity holidays and relaxing alike. The village puts on regular free events throughout the year, including Santa sessions, live music, weekly market, Easter Egg hunts, etc., and there is just enough of a buzz to enjoy a holiday without feeling that there are too many people around to make things feel hectic in any way. We love the local restaurants and bars, and the kids have a playground off the village square to enjoy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Marlow at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Flaine at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A40 Autoroute Blanche at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : L'Agora at 1.7 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Les Carroz, Flaine, Morillon, Samoens, Sixt at 2 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Mountain-biking: special downhill and singletrack courses available, of varying difficulties. Annual VTT Ticime mountainbike event starts and ends in Les Carroz. Road cycling. Road to the village was used in the Tour de France in 2009. There is also a popular skate and bike park near the pool/spa complex, as well as a beach volleyball court. Boules is very popular, and surprisingly competitive, in the summer.

Coast/Beach:

Beaches on Lake Annecy, also on Lake Morillon.

Travel:

1 (one) hour travel time from Geneva Airport to the apartment, so very convenient. Good transfer services available also.

Distances:

Apartment is around 10 minutes walk or 3-5 mins cycle to the village centre. Geneva is 1 hour away by road. Annecy (lake, canals) around 1-2 hours. Sixt Fer a Cheval and Morillon around 30-40 minutes by road. Lyon around 3 hours.

Further Details:

In addition to winter activities, the apartment is ideally located for other sports, and in particular mountain-biking, road cycling, hiking, tennis, swimming, paragliding. The village is well served with 3 supermarkets, several bar/pub/cafes, several restaurants, playground, cinema, many clothing and equipment shops (skis and boards in winter, mountain bikes, road bicycles in summer). Also: archery, ice skating, horse riding, caving, canyoning (mental!), rafting (pretty mad too), and freshwater fishing (much more sedate). Triathlon events, ultra marathons and similarly mad challenges take place in the region.

Other activities and attractions:

caves

waterfalls

sledging

golf

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Xmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
New Year 2016-17
31 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
FHT17-1
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Half-Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
FHT17+1
19 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
FHT17+2
26 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 7 nights
£1,475
 
 
FHT17+3
5 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
FHT17+4
12 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
E17-1
19 Mar 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
E17
26 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
E17+1
2 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
E17+2
9 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£579
for 3 nights
From
£193
£1,350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required to secure your dates, by cheque or bank transfer, in GBP or Euros. Balance of the total due no more than 8 weeks before date of arrival, plus a deposit of £400 to be held against any potential damages, losses or additional cleaning. Once inspection is satisfactorily completed after your departure, the deposit will be returned to you, net of deductions, if any. Some flexibility on minimum stay, as well as late discounts, may be considered. Please ask.

Changeover Day:
Generally, arrival on Saturdays at 4pm, with departures on Saturdays at 10am. The system will not allow us to list our rates for a Saturday to Saturday stay, so they are listed as Sat to Fri. Don't worry though, as we won't eject you on a Fri evening!

Notes on prices:
Some late break discounts may be considered. Please call or email us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

As well as being close to the village, and easily accessible by foot, free bus or bike), we like being so close to the pool, spa and gym complex. In terms of the apartment itself, we love the views from both front and back balconies, and the space inside that lets us spread out. Particularly good for kids and teenagers is the mezzanine, which we think of as an extra chill-out area at the top of the apartment.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 110 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite for Bedroom 3 - Shower Enclosure, Shower and sink
  • Main bathroom: bath/shower, basin, toilet, heated towel rails. Separate toilet and basin. Bedroom 3 has ensuite with shower, basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, or joined to make one double bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, or joined to make one double bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, ensuite bedroom with shower and sink
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed, 2 sofa beds: one = a double bed, other has pull-out single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have fresh and bright decor, and have fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 1: double (or two singles) with balcony. 2: double or two singles; 3: double w/ ensuite. Mezzanine: double or two singles, with desk, TV (for DVDs), and Velux windows.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: 4pm Sat check-in to 10am check-out the following Sat, and rates listed in our table are for a 7 night stay. Don't worry: we won't eject you on Friday evening! Visitors to our apartment have left very kind and warm comments, with many of them complimenting us on how child-friendly it is, and how grateful they are for the little touches (books, DVDs, etc), as well as the quality of the skiing. Many have expressed a wish to be back soon for another holiday. Large sofa and benches are conducive to lounging around after a hard day's skiing/boarding. Double split-level arrangement with internal staircase gives this apartment a bright and airy feel. Mezzanine provides privacy and useful accommodation, particularly useful for older children; there is a small TV upstairs, for DVDs. Ceiling in the open plan living area is double-height. Three of the four bedrooms may be configured as double or two singles, providing flexibility. Strictly no-smoking apartment (made of wood!). Outside: Communal green outside the chalet. Shared car parking area. Table and chairs on balcony. Opposite: heated pool, sauna, spa, fitness gym with fixed, hydraulic and free weights, plus yoga and dance/aerobics studio. Utility Room: Entrance hallway has cupboard for vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, spare bulbs, mop/bucket, sweeping brushes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen is included, and will be laid out on beds upon arrival; guests will be responsible for making beds. Cleaning will be carried out on guests' behalf, but guests will be expected to leave the apartment in a clean and tidy condition.

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