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Very comfortable Penthouse Apartment Wonderful Mountain And Valley Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A Beautiful Apartment in La Chapelle d'Abondance, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - Village Location. All Amenities Within 5 Minutes Walk

This is a wonderful penthouse apartment located in the unspoilt Savoyard village of La Chapelle d’Abondance close to all amenities but in a quiet and accessible location. The double height living space has a large wraparound balcony which directly overlooks the local slopes with long views both up and down the valley. The apartment is ideally located for Skiing in the Winter as La Chapelle is part of the Chatel/Portes du Soleil ski area. You can relax and watch skiers on the local slope, the husky dogs pulling their sleds or the cross-country skiers and all from your balcony! Chatel the nearest town - (5 kms) is also one of the main centres for VTT – (Mountain Biking) during the Summer Season.Here you will also find a busy, vibrant town with a good selection of shops, restaurants, large supermarket and outdoor swimming pool and tennis in summer. The apartment is fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. There are three bedrooms that comfortably sleep six. Two bathrooms and a separate WC with wash hand basin. The large double height Living/Dining room has direct access to the wraparound balcony with tables and seating for outside dining and watching the local cows grazing on the meadows in Summer

Finola Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Finola Thompson

David and I live and work in the West of Ireland.

We really enjoy Chapelle as it is a ‘real‘ French village and works for both Winter and Summer breaks..

We have three grown up sons who are keen skiers and La Chapelle D’abondance is a great place for family get togethers.

Finola Thompson purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Finola Thompson chose Portes du Soleil area

We have been visiting different areas of France for many years. We fell in love with Abondance and the surrounding area on our first visit here nine years ago shortly after we started skiing..

We were ‘encouraged’ to purchase in this location by our son John who is a passionate mountain biker (and also works in the biking industry in Switzerland

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is located within the village of La Chapelle d'Abondance. There is easy access to all the amenities that the village offers.

La Chapelle d’Abondance is a ‘real’ French village that does not close down out of season as many other do..

On a day that you just want to relax you can sit down and enjoy the comforts of home.

On Christmas Eve and New years Eve you will have your own grand stand view from our balcony of the village fireworks display and the famous ‘Descente


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Chapelle-d'Abondance in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Washbasin
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Washbasin
  • Bathrooms: Main bathroom with bath/shower and washbasin Separate WC with wash hand basin. En suite: Shower room with washbasin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be set up as two singles if reqd. Ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double doors to small balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Mezzanine bedroom with velux roof window
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 6ft double bed. (convertible to two twins) - en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with double bed, with door to small balcony. Bedroom 3 (mezzanine) with twin beds and Velux window.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Amenities/Facilities: Parking Private lockable Ski Locker Outside: There is a large wraparound balcony – around the Living/dining room which has tables and seating. There is an outdoor private car park at the rear of the apartment complex and we also have a private garage beneath the building which has a lift/stairs directly up to the second floor Utility Room: In addition to the above ; Hair Dryer Kitchen Processor Hand Blender Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: cleaning after your departure (Charge €100) includes linen for four people (+€14 each additional person.) Please leave the apartment tidy, put all dirty linen in the hallway, remove rubbish, put back any moved furniture & remove any fresh food Other: There is a dining table with seating for six – extendable to eight if required TV with satellite channels,, DVD Player games & books.. There is also a great wood burning stove for a cosy atmosphere in Winter and individually controlled electric heating


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Very comfortable Penthouse Apartment Wonderful Mountain And Valley Views
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment with a beautiful view at the piste of La Chapelle! It is nice to sit in the sun at the balcony after a long dag of skiing in Les portes de Soleil! The supermarket and bakery are close by, 5 min by foot. There is big supermarket 10 min by car. It is 20min by car to the skilift Pierre Lonque, from there you are in the middle of the ski area.

The rooms are nice and big enough for a family with 4 adults and 2 children. (2 bedrooms and 1 vide with two separate beds) The apartment could be a little bit cleaner to my opinion.

The owner is very kind and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marlinde We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Les sorbiers. We also love the village and the convenience to the slopes and shops , especially the bakery !! I am so sorry that the apartment was not as clean as both you (and I) would expect. I appreciate the feedback and will address it immediately Many thanks Kind regards Finola
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Summer Hols

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at La Chapelle and the apartment suited us very well. It is spacious, light and bright with great views across the village rooftops to the mountains beyond. There is a comfortable, homely feel rather than the sterile neutrality you can find in some rentals. With underground parking and a lock up garage within that, it is excellent for safe storage of skis or bikes. The kitchen and bathrooms are well appointed although we did miss having a washing machine, the whole apartment is clean and tidy. The apartment block does border the main road through the village and it is not noticeable when you are inside but the balcony does overlook it. It leads up and down the valley so is not full of heavy traffic but it is in fairly constant use. That said, we did not find it intrusive but others might. La Chapelle is a small mountain village, very peaceful in contrast to some of the large ski centres but we enjoyed the peace and calmness and it is easy to get to the busier centres. All in all, we would recommend the apartment to others and would have no hesitation in returning there.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stuart many thanks for your review. It is much appreciated that you took the time to complete. You were the first people we have rented to and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Again many thanks Kind regards Finola
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Great appartment

  • 5 of 5

The appartment was fantastic, with a lot of space and modern. Also with a very good WIFI.

Near to the piste and the bakery.

We like to come back next year to this appartment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
2nd next Door
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Evian Les Bains
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Trois Torrents
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Across the road
Nearest Ski
Across the road
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Evian Les Bains
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Alpine mountain hijing/walking is particularly popular both Winter and Summer in the mountains and around the lakes.

This location also has wonderful access to some of the most interesting museums, art galleries and cultural sites in this part of Europe, This has proved to be an unexpected bonus for us, friends and family


Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) is approx 30 minutes and has beaches along some sections of the lakeside.

White water rafting and other river sports activities available during the Summer months within 40 minutes of apartment


How to get there

Recommended airport is Geneva, approx 1 hour 15 mins drive (70km) to the apartment (directions can be provided). Several airlines fly to Geneva, including BA, Aerlingus, Swissair, EasyJet and Flybe.

Hire cars available from Geneva Airport.French and Swiss sides

Driving: Approx 10 hours drive (550miles) from Calais.


Apartment is located within the village of La Chapelle.

Chatel is approx 5 km and Abondance also 5 km in the other direction.

Evian les Bains and Thonon les Bains are both 35 mins by car.

Geneva and Lausanne - approx one 1/2 hours drive

Further Details:

Several restaurants (including Le Clos Savoyard and Les Cornettes) are a short walk from the apartment.

Cafes, bars and a pizzeria are all within easy walking distance

Boulangerie, Patisserie, epicerie, ski hire shops, lift pass office, medical centre, small supermarket and ski school are all a short walk from the apartment and all within the village.

There is a large supermarket approx 4km towards Chatel


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in La Chapelle-d'Abondance, 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
Rate 6
23 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 7
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
30 Dec 2017 - 3 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
4 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
26 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.12
Damage Deposit £177.06

Booking Notes:
€150 deposit required to secure booking. balance due 6 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of €200 is required on arrival, this will be returned i week after departure or after apartment has been checked on check out
Check out by 10am on day of departure. Arrival after 4pm

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover day and the length of stay.
We are open to long weekends outside of the main holiday periods
Just ask and if we can work something out we will !

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the whole apartment per week, not per person. Changeover day can be flexible If the dates you are interested in are not displayed please contact us for details of pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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