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Very comfortable Penthouse Apartment Wonderful Mountain And Valley Views



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English, French, Spanish

1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews

The Cotswolds

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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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 2nd next Door at 75 Metres Nearest Golf : Evian Les Bains at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Trois Torrents at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Across the road at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Across the road Nearest Beach : Evian Les Bains at 30 Kilometres 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


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £168
Laundry £84

Booking Notes:
€150 deposit required to secure booking. balance due 6 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of €150 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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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 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 (3 bedrooms) 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.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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