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Ecrins Etoile 9c ,Samoens, Luxury 2 Bedroom,2 Bathroom,58sqm Apt in the Centre

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 624 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Samoens, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - A Real Home away from Home,decorated in traditional comfortable Alpine style. Quiet Central location

Our family home has been decorated to give it alpine charm and taste and make it a real 'home away from home'. The regular Ski Train Bus stop is only 50m away just outside the front of Ecrins Etoile, alternatively there is the free and regular buses that take you to the Grand Massif ski lift in 2 minutes.

We have fitted it out with top of the range Savoyard furnishings and many local touches to give it a homely feel. There is an extensive range of equipment in this MGM mountain style apartment. This warm and well-equipped apartment offers everything for a comfortable stay for 4 people at any time of the year. The apartment is very quiet and situated on the first floor. On entering there is an area for hanging coats and shelf for shoes underneath. The built-in wardrobe further down the hall offers further storage for coats; also a security safe for valuables. The hall opens out onto a delightful open plan living, kitchen and dining area with sliding doors that open onto a large south and south-west facing wrap-around balcony. There are two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms one off the hallway and one off the living room. Each bathroom has a sample selection of White Company toiletries. There is also a separate toilet off the hall. For your entertainment there is a flat screen TV (French TV), DVD player, CD player, board games, Playstation 3, and iPod connection. There is also free WiFi access throughout. The kitchen offers excellent facilities for home cooking, such as a large fridge with small freezer compartment, ceramic hob, and full size oven. We also have a NESPRESSO coffee machine with a selection of complimentary capsules. For those of you who enjoy cooking and want to turn your hand to some of the traditional Savoyard dishes there is a fondue and raclette set. The wooden dining table seats 4 comfortably and can extend for an extra 2 people. There is also a small table and chairs on the apartment’s south-west facing balcony which means so you can enjoy al fresco dining in the summer months. The apartment is furnished with locally made embroidered linens and good quality towels. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes that offer plenty of space to unpack and relax.

However, if you feel like going out then within a 2-3 minute walk there are approximately ten restaurants which cover all tastes and budgets. Alternatively, you can pop down to the new Traiteur 'Le Pied de Poule' just on the doorstep offering all types of dishes (one of my favourites is the pate 'Grandmere' ), at reasonable prices .

More Details

Jo Faithfull
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Jo Faithfull

After enjoying several Winter and Summer breaks in Samoens, we finally bought an apartment for our family holidays. We wanted to make it a 'real home from home' and we hope you enjoy your holiday here as much as we do.

Jo Faithfull purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jo Faithfull chose Samoëns

Samoens is a village with a thriving community all year round. The centre of the village is traffic free and has a traditional French market every Wednesday. Samoens has charm and spirit and a great choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. You are spoilt for choice between mountains, lakes, forests and rivers providing the best possible playground for invigorating outdoor pursuits.

What makes this apartment unique

Our Apartment is located in a quiet area in the centre of the village with great access to all Summer and Winter past times. At night it is an easy walk to restaurants and bars. We also have it managed so if you need any help or information it is available.

All the linen and towels are provided along with a Welcome Pack consisting of a bottle of wine, milk, orange juice , biscuits, patisserie product, tea, Nespresso coffee and sugar. Cleaning, linens and towels included in the price. PLEASE NOTE for this coming MARCH and APRIL 2017 IF YOU BOOK WITH ZIGZAG SKI SCHOOL IN SAMOENS they are offering 10% discount CHILDRENS GROUP SKI QUOTE ZIGZAGSUN


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • To protect the floors, no ski boots or hard-soled shoes should be worn in the apartment. Thank you
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bathrooms 1 Separate WC Bathroom 1 - Shower , basin with vanity unit, shelving and mirror Bathroom 2 - Shower , basin with vanity unit plenty of shelving with cupboards, heated towel rail, washing/drying machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - large Double bed 160 Bedroom 2 - twin - two Single beds 90 Individual feather duvets and feather pillows (non feather available) The twin-bedroom has tiled floors and the double bedroom has parquet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Samoens has the ‘Family Plus’ award, which means a whole lot of services on offer to facilitate a chilled out ‘family time’. It is fun for all the family. In the winter you have 265km of skiing to suit all levels and a wide variety of snow walking trails, alternatively you can take a turn at ice skating at the new rink opened this year. In the summer you can explore the village on bike or foot and sample the local food and wines whilst enjoying the outdoor pursuits on offer. Outside: Residential parking available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Cleaning on departure. Other: Parking underground, central heating, High chair, Cot. Non smoking


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Ecrins Etoile 9c ,Samoens, Luxury 2 Bedroom,2 Bathroom,58sqm Apt in the Centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Quite honestly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property twice now and both times it has been perfect. It's decorated in a typical cosy chalet style that makes it feel very homely, even in the bleakest of weather. A lot of thought has clearly been put into the apartment's facilities, even to the extent that they provide coffee pods for the machine! The apartment has a balcony with large sliding doors that has excellent views of the mountain and of the GME gondola. Everything was immaculately clean and tidy when we arrived, and the information provided by the owners about the local area and access to the building etc was spot on. There is a generously sized ski locker in the basement which is very handy, and the local free ski bus is just 5min around the corner. We honestly love this place and no doubt will be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The apartment was perfect for our needs. Excellent location, very clean and well provisioned.

  • 5 of 5

We've always loved Samoens - excellent skiing and great French ambiance. This apartment is excellently located and all the facilities you could need are provided.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate Thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad you had a fantastic holiday and the snow was great. Look forward to welcoming you again. Have a good 2018 All the Best Jo
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Lovely apartment in an ideal central location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful apartment set in a wonderful central, but quiet location in Samoens, which is in within walking distance of several restaurants and all the amenities Samoens has to offer. There are a range of activities readily available - white water rafting, zip wire through the trees, numerous scenic walks or taking a drive to Lake Geneva to visit the medieval villages on its shore line or spending an afternoon on its sandy beaches to take a swim in the lake. I would thoroughly recommend this apartment, the family had a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The apartment was charming, well equipped and very clean and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfectly positioned in the French village of Sameon. The area is wonderful with skiing, walking, great food shops and outstanding restaurants.

The apartment is excellently appointed with absolutely everything you need to have a home from home stay in the alps.

Thanks to owners Jo and Guy for a brilliant stay in their beautiful apartment.

Also thank you to Tim and the team in alps accommodation for having the apartment warm and welcoming on our arrival.

Catherine Heaney

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a fabulous holiday and Tim at Massif made everything so welcoming for you. Hopefully in the future you will return to Samoens sometime and stay with us again. All the best Jo Faithfull
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Skiing in January

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant time in Samoens skiing but loved the town too. The apartment was ideal with plenty of space for us to relax, eat and sleep. We were met and greeted warmly and shown the ropes. The apartment is in the centre of the village and I sent the children to buy bread every morning which took a couple of minutes. The kitchen was very well equipped and easy to negotiate. The decor is charming and the beds dreamy. Should we get the opportunity to go again we definitely will and can highly recommend Jo and Guy's apartment to anyone wanting a little bit of luxury in a beautiful corner of France.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment is a couple of minutes walk from the village centre and 6-7 minutes walk from the bus stop (to take you to the Grand Massif Express cable car). The property is very quiet (we didn't see another soul in the apartment building during our week) and is really nicely furnished and well equipped. It has everything you'd need for a self catered holiday and is really close to a good choice of restaurants if you want to eat out. I would definitely recommend it and hope to return myself!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline for your lovely review and glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the apartment. Samoens has so much to offer and charm we love it there too...
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Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Les Gets
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
2 mins
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Beach by Morillion lake
Car: not necessary

No need for a car


Beach by lake at Morillon: 5km


50mins drive from Geneva airport

Alternative airports are: Chambery 125km, Grenoble 180km, Lyon 200km.


Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval: 6km (approx 8mins by car)

Morzine: 31km (appox 38mins by car)

Geneva: 78km (approx 58mins by car)

Chamonix: approx 60km (approx 1hr by car)

Further Details:

There are a large variety of speciality shops, supermarkets, boulangeries, patisserie and greengrocer for fresh fruit and veg in the town square every morning, all within a 2 min walk from the apartment.

A wide variety of restaurants and bars within easy walking distance catering along with a good selection of family restaurants.

The village centre also has a number of hire shops for ski and boarding equipment and bike hire in the summer.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £349.58

Booking Notes:
We require 25% deposit on booking, 75% 8 weeks before your arrive.
Our complimentary premier services include end of stay cleaning, welcome meet at the accommodation, provision of linen and towels with beds made prior to arrival, welcome basket of food and drinks, sample selection of The White Company toiletries in the bathroom and in resort assistance. Please note the booking will have the security deposit added on .

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday, however other days will be considered subject to availability.

For larger parties - if you are interested in booking additional apartments either in the same apartment building or a neighbouring building, please let us know.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.