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Luxury family apartment with stunning view ideal for winter and summer holidays

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Apartment in St Gervais Les Bains, Haute Savoie, Rhone - Alpes - Convenient location - 3 minute walk to the Mont D’Arbois telecabine or 10 minutes to village centre

This beautiful apartment in St Gervais Les Bains is situated just 1 hour from Geneva and is easily accessible by car, train, regular SAT bus service or mini bus transfer from Geneva airport.

Historic St Gervais Les Bains is situated under the majestic back drop of Mont Blanc. The 19th century architecture provides both elegance and character and the baroque church, weekly market, independent shops, street theatre, bars and restaurants bring exciting opportunities for all.

In addition to the wide choice of mountain activities, the village has a popular indoor skating rink and a new swimming and leisure facility. For those who want to relax there is a spa with hydrotherapeutic waters in Le Fayet.

For interests further afield, the villages of Sallanches and Megève are only a 20 minute drive away and you can get to Chamonix, Courmayeur, Annecy, Geneva and Evian easily within 1 hour.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

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13 Reviews

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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

5

A very comfortable, well-equipped apartment in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this lovely apartment in the beautiful alpine town of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains. It was just right for our needs - very comfortable and well equipped, with fantastic views from the balcony, only a short walk to the cable car for Le Bettex and a wonderful local baker and the centre of town only a few minutes away. Saint-Gervais is a great centre for visiting the mountains in the summer with the Tramway du Mont Blanc rack railway, many great local walks and Chamonix only a few miles away. All directions and instructions were very helpful. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Preparation for the Ascent of Mont Blanc

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 nights in St. Gervais Le Bains which we used as a base for Alpine walking with the intention of spending as much time as possible as high as possible to prepare ourselves for the ascent of Mont Blanc during the following week. The flat in Le Warrens was exactly as described in the literature and we found it ideal for our purposes. There was plenty of space for the two of us but we might have found it rather cramped had we been four people. The kitchen was very well equipped and we didn't lack anything we needed during our time there. The verandah was an excellent place to eat, both for breakfast and in the evenings. The whole flat was very clean, the beds were comfortable and with the flats on either side and below us appearing to be empty, it was very quiet and peaceful at night. The only feature which would have added to the flat would have been air conditioning although we only thought this on the two hottest days. We made good use of the fan! The location of the flat was far enough from the centre of the village to prevent us hearing any significant noise in the late evenings and yet close enough to allow everything we needed from the village to be a short walk away. Two bakers' shops were within a few minutes' walk and a telecabin was also just a few minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Five star apartment in comfort, standard, design as well as location

  • 5 of 5

We are two female childhood friends who just arrived home after one week ski holiday in this lovely appartment, The apartment is smart, very nicely designed, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. An extra plus is the huge balcony that makes the rooms flowing in light, and from which the views over the village and the mountains are stunning. Also the location is top - just a few min walk to the Bettex Gondola which leads up to the vast and breathtakingly beautiful ski area of Evasion Mont Blanc. The Saint Gervaise village center, with a good selection of shops and restaurants, is within a 10 min walk. However, for the "every morning fresh bread" you just have to cross the street from the apartment building which was a blessing. Right next door to the bakery you conveniently also find the ski rental shop Nerey Glissé, which we warmly recommend.

Overall the village of Saint Gervais is very pleasant with some great restaurants (we especially liked La Galeta) and a genuinely friendly atmosphere. However, with a nonexistent nightlife beyond the restaurants and a couple of sport pubs, this is definitely not the place for the party seeker. On the other hand it is the perfect place to be for relaxation or “skiers-only”, as well as for families as there are many activities besides skiing, such as public bath, skating, mini golf, tennis etc.

The skiing is excellent! Maybe not as daring and challenging as in neighboring Chamonix but instead you get a huge connected system with a great variation for every level of skiers. The slopes as well as the lifts are impressively well maintained, and the off-piste possibilities are numerous. A big advantage is the relatively moderate lift queues which enable you to enjoy more efficient skiing. There are a wide selection of restaurants in the slopes in different price ranges, and –absolutely not to miss if you like music and dancing - the famous and very lively after ski at “La Folie Douce”.

Last but not least; when it comes to beauty, the ski area of Evasion Mont Blanc have without no doubt very few (if any) competitors!

We would surely like to return both to Saint Gervais and the apartment, and will gladly recommend it to others!

Our warmest thanks to our hostess Gillian for a wonderful stay and for your support, friendliness and professionalis

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great news that you had a great holiday and found the apartment to your liking. We agree that St Gervais is not for party lovers....its appeal is the relaxed environment, authenticity and family orientation. We'd be delighted to welcome you back.
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5

Lovely bright apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, bright apartment - very well equipped, roomy and clean. Excellent location for the Bettex lift and for walking into town. Has a large balcony with great view over the village. Hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location, tastefully furnished

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week skiing, location is perfect for the gondola and for walking into town.

The apartment is very warm and comfortable and tastefully decorated throughout. Beds were very good quality and comfortable. Owners were very professional and easy to deal with. I recommend this to any family looking for an easy place to stay with good access to the slopes and town centre.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully furnished and well equipped. It is close to the cable car and a short walk into the town centre where there are many great places to eat. We had a lovely stay and the skiing was good - when our expectations were low because of a lack of snow until the day we arrive.

The only down side is the hotel next to the apartment block where, when we went for a drink and complained as the beer was clearly off (party of 6 and 5 real ale drinkers!) we were subjected to abuse from the owner which amounted to anti-British statements.

I would recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 68 Kilometres Nearest Train : Le Fayet at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E25 at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Travel:

Car: Take the A40: 'Autoroute Blanche' from Paris and Calais. St Gervais is about 900km from Calais by car and autoroutes cover the entire journey. Tolls cost approximately 80€.

Plane: The nearest airport is Geneva; flights are great value, and available from most UK airports.

Train: Le Fayet (St Gervais) is at the end of the TGV rail network with direct access from Paris.

Distances:

For interests further afield, the villages of Sallanches and Megève are only a 20 minute drive away and you can get to Chamonix, Courmayeur, Annecy, Geneva and Evian easily within 1 hour.

Further Details:

The village has a number of independent bakers, deli’s, a butcher and mini markets and large supermarkets in Le Fayet and Sallanches.

There is a good local market each Thursday selling fresh, local produce and some excellent authentic Savoyard restaurants.

The local area offers a Patinoire, tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming and spa facilities.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
27 Aug 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Festive
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
January 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
February 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Late February
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Early Summer
22 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Festive 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday to Saturday; check in is after 16.00 local time and check out is before 10.00 local time.
However, we will work with you to try to meet your requirements.



Notes on prices:
Parking, heating and water is included in the rates. Mattress covers, pillows and single duvets are provided for all beds.
Rental rates for confirmed bookings will not change, but we reserve the right to change prices from time to time.

A reservation deposit equal to 50% of the rental rate is required to confirm booking. Full payment plus a refundable security deposit of £200 is required 8 weeks before the confirmed check in date.
Cancellation charges apply.
We accept payment in UK pounds with payments made via cheque or online banking.
Bookings by email. We will confirm bookings within 48 hours.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 43 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled the bathroom has a bath with shower over, hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.There are two well lit large sized mirrors.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1: spacious room with 2 single beds that can be arranged as a king sized double or twin beds; bedside drawers, wardrobe with drawers, shelf and hanging rail. Quality oak floor with bedside mats and electric heater. Bedroom 2: compact room with 2 comfortable single beds (best suited to children and young teens), drawers and hanging clothes hooks. Quality oak floor and electric wall heater.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms are accessed off a central hallway that has a cupboard for coats, shoes and boots. Contemporary styling with oak flooring to hall and bedrooms. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment cleaning, towels/bed linen are not included in the price, but can be arranged. Linen is available to rent in the village. Vacuum cleaner, mops etc are provided. No pets or smoking are permitted in the apartment, balcony or communal areas.

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