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!
Top Traveller Review
a little gem
About the Owner
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
Guestbook comments from the owner
(9 traveller reviews)
a little gem
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
Cosy apartment, great location, helpful owners.
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.
Perfect cosy ski apartment in Samoens
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.
Fantastic setting very convenient
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
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!
New Year 2015
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
While there is no beach, the local lake is a delightful 10 minute walk away and has many beach type activities during the summer. Wonderful walks, adjacent to the amazingly clean open air heated pool and tennis courts. There is also a golf range on the lake, paragliding, adventure high rope tree challenge in both Samoens and Morillon, brilliant biking routes, exhilarating rafting and even disk golf (with special frisbees) at Samoens 1600.
Geneva Airport 1 hour
Calais 7.5 hours
Paris 5 hours
Brussels 8 hours
Amsterdam 9 hours
London via Tunnel in 12 hours.
Samoens centre 300 m
Morillon 4 km
Chamonix 45 km
All local amenities are situated in Samoens and less than 5 minutes walk away. The local supermarket is 2 minutes walk and serves all basic needs. The boulangerie in town is recognised for the excellence of its bread, especially its Parisienne. There is a complete set of other retail outlets in the village as well as 3 banks and cash machines.The Tourist Office is extremely helpful and will offer advice on the complete range of services, facilities, activities and travel information as meets your fancy. It is in the main square as you enter town and opposite the bus station and ice rink. (A new ice rink is being constructed and is scheduled to open in 2015).
A larger supermarket (Carrefour) is 1km out of town while Tanignes (15km) is a slightly larger village and also has a nice new Super U.
Frequent free buses scoop up skiers for a short 2 minute trip to the fast gondola (it is a 12 minute walk from the apartment if you prefer) and ample free parking at the gondola. Alternatively, take the bus or park 2 km up the hill at Vercland or 4 km to Morrilon for a different start to your day. Les Carroz is a 25 minute drive around the mountain.
Visitors can check the Samoens web site or reading a recent article from the Telegraph for a different (and not too biased) perspective.
We can send on details of local transport options upon request.
Getting to Samoens is remarkably easy by hire car from Geneva airport (one hour). There are a range of local taxi firms and bus routes available too and we can put you in touch with the relevant companies when you book.
Driving via the efficient and rapid French autoroutes is pain free and Samoens is 20 minutes from the junction at Cluses. Please allow c 8 hours to drive from Calais. The French rail network offers direct access to Cluses on the Chamonix Express line. Local buses or taxis can then whisk you in 20 minutes to the sunny Giffre valley where Samoens is situated.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
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.
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
- 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 ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Television ...
- Video Games ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair accessible ...
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- roller blading
- ski lift pass
- ski pass optional
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 23 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Freshly decorated bathroom with bath and decent overhead shower. Separate toilet.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- 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.
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Tennis ...
- Max. occupancy: 4
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- 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