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Samoens Studio Garden Apartment For Winter And Summer

Bedrooms 1
Space 247 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cosy apartment sleeps 4-sunny Samoens - ideal for skiing and summer.2 mins to centre

This cosy and freshly decorated studio apartment sleeps 4 (2 in bunk beds and a comfy sofa bed). Samoens is a wonderful village recognised for its beauty, stunning scenery and year round facilities. With direct access to the Grand Massif ski area and proximity to Geneva (one hour). Direct ground floor access to the patio and gardens extends summer and winter living space while the mountain views are a delight. Visitors will appreciate the bars and restaurants of the village and the surprising quietness of the apartment location, forgetting it is only 2 minutes walk to the centre of town.

Other facilities include the ice rink (a new one opened in 2015), swimming pool, tennis courts, golf driving range on the lake, fantastic cycling, fabulous alpine walks, river rafting, paragliding, and just about any mountain activity you can think of.

In 20126 the Tour de France was in town for the penultimate stage on Saturday 23rd July, 2016. Try the famous Col de Joux Plane which rises 1,200 m direct from the village at an incredible 12 degree incline!

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Brian Hardie
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

About Brian Hardie

We bought this apartment in 2014 having learned what a wonderful place Samoens is for both winter and summer visitors. The skiing on Grand Massif is fabulous while summer visitors will appreciate adventure holidays to bike, walk, climb. raft, paraglide or whatever. We love staying ourselves and take advantage of the diverse facilities that Samoens has to offer all ages.

Naturally, work gets in the way of us spending as much time as we'd like there, so we hope to rent it for several weeks a year. We expect that most guests will want to return as the location is great and Samoens is a beautiful medieval village that is bustling all year round.

We hope you choose to stay here and enjoy it as much as we do!

Sandra and Brian Hardie

Brian Hardie purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Brian Hardie chose Flaine - Grand Massif

Samoens is a wonderful location and we love our frequent visits.

Samoens is thriving in summer and offers a truly excellent holiday destination for family activities. With average summer temperatures in the mid 20s to 30's and numerous activities on our doorstep, it's a holiday destination not to be missed. With the Grand Massif Express lift now open in summer, you can easily enjoy: Mountain biking, hiking, climbing, rafting and other river activities, quad biking, horse riding, canoeing, swimming in lakes, adventure parks, parapenting, archery, golf driving range, historic tours, botanical gardens, waterfalls, nature reserve, wildlife walks, kids club etc...

These are all within 5 minutes of Samoens! A little further afield is Annecy, Geneva and Chamonix Mont Blanc.

What makes this apartment unique

The Tour de France and Etapes (practice weeeknd) came to Samoens in 2016. Samoens makes an ideal venue for keen cyclists and you even have your own bike store! The studio apartment sleeps 4, is freshly decorated and offers direct access to the garden via the sunny patio. Enjoy breakfast on the patio in summer and why not afternoon tea in the sun after a great days skiing?

The sofa bed pulls out and retracts quickly and easily and is surprisingly comfortable while the bunk beds in the entrance hall offers cunning storage options. Even the dresser doubles as a pull down table.

Mobile wifi is available for responsible users while the TV and Xbox offers gamers DVD access, with USB/HDMI access for laptops and memory sticks for your favourite programmes.

Direct access to the gardens and table tennis tables dotted around the well-kept grounds. The traditional cinema (200m away) offers the latest blockbusters during the peak season and is only 2 minutes away. Easy access to Geneva. Enjoy skiing and summer holidays in a truly remarkable location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As a new owner, we can't wait to include guest comments as the 2015 season unfolds.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 247 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Freshly decorated bathroom with bath and decent overhead shower. Separate toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Entrance hall area with 2 bunk beds and studio room with pull out sofa bed. Snuggly double and two single duvets with new pillows complete the set. Linen hire available and charged at cost. This is £17 per person and covers quilt, pillow case, 2 towels.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: This cosy and freshly decorated apartment sleeps four and includes reasonable wifi usage. New for 2015 is a DVD collection along with a set of family games. Responsible internet usage is available (excess data usage charged at cost so no excessive downloads. 500MB data usage per week included and any extra will be charged at cost. Outside: Direct patio access to the gardens and summer use of garden table and 4 chairs. Table tennis tables dot the grounds (bats and balls available in the apartment) and bikes can be stored in the bicycle room in the basement. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: No bedlinen provided to keep costs down, however a full set of good quality towels and bedlinen are available to hire on request. Prices on application. Final cleaning charged at cost (€60) unless self-cleaning option selected. Other: Entrance hall area with 2 bunk beds and ample storage space. Private ski locker and access to secure storage area for bicycles


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


a little gem

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little apartment, great location, very central in Samoens and easy access to the ski bus. Has everything you need. Owners were most helpful before and after our stay. Well reccomended

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy apartment, great location, helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment isn't huge but it had everything we needed for a family of four. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped with plenty of hot water to ease tired muscles after a day on the slopes.

Less than five minutes walk from the village centre and about two minutes from the ski-bus stop. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and we're already thinking about going back again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect cosy ski apartment in Samoens

  • 5 of 5

My son and I spent a lovely ski holiday in Samoes and felt right at home in Brian’s apartment. This cosy apartment offered everything that we needed for our ski holiday and was conveniently located near the town center and a 5-minute bus ride to the Grand Massif Express. Brian gave incredibly clear arrival information and recommendations for our stay, including the Roland Gay ski shop where I got new equipement - this has never happened in 15 years of renting in the Alps - and wonderful service ! Before and during our stay, Brian was very prompt in responding to our inquiries. We would love to come back during the summer months so we could enjoy the patio and back yard as well as, of course, the hiking and everything else the mountains has to over in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic setting very convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in samoens. The apartment was perfect for the two of is and was equipped with everything you would need, a perfect base. The owners were brilliant and very helpful both before and after our stay. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bex, Really happy you had a great time. You are most welcome to stay again of course. Best Brian and Sandra
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable studio apartment. Well appointed, with everything you need for your stay.

Location is excellent, just a minutes walk into a very pretty town centre. Samoens is chilled and relaxed, great restaurants and a couple of bars. The deli's are excellent as well, very tempting!

The ski bus stop is about 150 yards away, and the slopes a 1 minute bus ride, its a great location. Grand Massif skiing is excellent, well linked up and looked after. Mountain restaurants were a refreshing friendly change as well!!

All in all, excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gary, Really appreciate the feedback - come again soon. Best regards, Brian and Sandra Hardie
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New Year 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely New Year skiing in Samoens - a very traditional French town. Ski bus stops nearby. Two adults and two children enjoyed staying in this apartment. It is very clean and comfortable and owners have thought of every little detail. Easy access to ski locker and parking. It would also be a great place to stay for a Summer Holiday in Samoens.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate, really appreciate the feedback - the delay in Owners Direct systems are now resolved. Anyway, we would agree that a summer visit would be great too. There really is so much for all family members to do that a week or two would fly past. And Samoens is notoriously sunny in summer too! You would be most welcome to stay again. Best wishes Brian and Sandra
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
spring 17
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
winter peak
16 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Rental payments are due in advance. Please note a £100 deposit will secure your reservation with the balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Our local agent will be on hand to arrange keys, access and resolve any queries during your stay. This also enables late arrivals or early departures.

Cleaning is extra unless self cleaning option chosen. And a full linen and towel hire service is available too.

A £100 refundable security deposit is set which is repaid within 2 weeks of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Saturday for week long rentals in peak season preferred.
Friday an option by request.
Shorter breaks of at least 3 nights are possible out of peak season. Please contact the owner for availability and pricing.

Notes on prices:
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP). € rates possible if agreed in advance with the owner.

A £100 reservation deposit is required at the time of booking, the balance to be paid 8 weeks before rental period.
The £100 reservation deposit is not a rental payment and converts to a security deposit upon arrival. This deposit will be returned within two weeks of the end of the rental period if the terms of rental are respected.

Local taxes are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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