WELL-EQUIPPED APARTMENT IN TRADITIONAL VILLAGE, EXCELLENT SKIING/WALKING

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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WELL-EQUIPPED APARTMENT IN TRADITIONAL VILLAGE, EXCELLENT SKIING/WALKING

Les Contamines Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms / 1 shower room, balcony with views, sleeps 4/6

Newly refurbished apartment in the centre of Les Contamines, just over an hour's drive from Geneva airport. The apartment has two bedrooms (one double bed and one pair of bunks) plus a sofa bed which will sleep two. It has a fitted kitchen, television, DVD/VCR, Radio/CD player, car parking and ski locker. It is five minutes from the ski slopes either by car or the local ski bus which stops outside. Given the proximity of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, snow is generally good and the summer walking excellent. Chalet Chamois is situated right in the middle of Les Contamines village with several shops, bars and restaurants close by catering for all tastes and budgets. Ski/snowboard gear can be hired from most of the equipments shops.

Winter Activities: Most of the skiing is above 1800m and the ski area, which has eight mountain restaurants, has 120km of uncrowded pistes with 31 ski lifts, 44 pistes, including 3 nursery slopes in the village and 29km of cross-country skiing while for snow boarders there is a snow park. Lessons are available from the local Ecole du Ski, for all levels, if required, and can be booked online. Les Contamines also has very good off-piste for the more adventurous skier and English-speaking ski guides are available for hire. None of the 14 resorts of the Chamonix ski domain are more than 45 minutes drive away including Les Grands Montets at Argentiere and an 'Evasion Mont Blanc' ski pass will grant you access to another 400+ kilometres in the likes of Combloux, St. Gervais and Megeve among others. Local ski guides can take you on a descent of the world famous Vallee Blanche.

Summer Activities: The Mont Blanc Massif provides endless walking opportunities around the village as well as mountain biking and horse riding among some of the most beautiful alpine scenery. Professional mountain guides offer a complete range of activities and will take clients up the most demanding peaks as well as low level rambles to discover the local alpine flora. A local sports park offers tennis, boules, archery, golf, trampolining and numerous other activities. In nearby st. Gervais, there is an indoor swimming pool and ice rink. The local cable car operates in the summer for easy access to the mountain restaurants and for bikers to gain height quickly.

Les Contamines is a picturesque Savoyard village with plenty of traditional charm, most of its surrounding area being a National Park nature reserve. The village has two supermarkets, many shops, 13 restaurants, post office, numerous bars, two banks, a cash point and a tourist office providing everything one might require. The summer witnesses many outdoor events including an international tennis competition, the local boules league and open air concerts. The village is also close enough to the towns of Chamonix and Annecy for a day out while the Swiss and Italian borders (the latter reached via the Mont Blanc tunnel) are not that far away.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome

Kate Roberts

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Speaks english, french
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Well-equipped apartment in traditional village, excellent skiing/walking
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Well-equipped apartment in traditional village, excellent skiing/walking
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Les Contamines St. Gervais - Megeve
5

Our Annual Skiing Holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Back home now and had a superb time at les Contamines. The apartment was really nice and worked well for us – ideally situated for the ski bus and a stroll around the shops in the evening. The apartment is well equipped and very comfortable with 4 of us.

We thought Les Contamines was a lovely village and had some nice delicatessens which of course we sampled (every day!). The weather was good – had 2 days of snow and the other days were blue sky and sunshine. It’s a lovely walk down by the river and the surroundings are very picturesque. The skiing was good and no broken bones! Good skiing at all levels and also good access to other ski stations.

A great location and having the balcony to sit out on on a winters morning in the sunshine was an added bonus. We had a great time and sadly it is back to work now!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Well-equipped apartment in traditional village, excellent skiing/walking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17351
+44 (0)1457 864283
Les Contamines St. Gervais - Megeve
5

Summer 2011

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
This was our first visit to Les Contimenes,although we have been to the alps previously,what a wonderful town/village it has all you could ask for in shops restuarants a street market every tuesday,and endless activitys for all ages.The apartment is central,small but very comfortable with superb views from the rear balcony,we will definitely come back here.highly recommended.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Well-equipped apartment in traditional village, excellent skiing/walking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17351
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Les Contamines St. Gervais - Megeve
Shrewsbury
5

Property 17351 Les Contamines

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
I have spent my annual ski holiday for a number of consecutive years at Les Contamines, all staying in this well fitted out and very convenient centrally placed apartment. The small town/large village is easily accessed from Geneva and has retained a typical 'Haut Savioe feel' with a good choice of shops, cafes and restuarants. There is snow throughout the skiing season and lift queues are usually short. The apartment is quiet, clean, well equipped and comfortable. Towels and linen are included in the price: a real bonus avoiding add-on costs that you have to pay at other accomodation. Overall it is hard to beat and well recommended!
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Le Fayet
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Le Fayet (Auto Route Blanche)
Car: recommended

Les Contamines is set in the stunning Mont Blanc Massif area, just up the valley from Chamonix and St. Gervais. The skiing is generally excellent and could not be classified as difficult but of an excellent intermediate standard with 10 black, 17 red, 10 blue and 7 green runs. There is also a ski school available from the French Ecole du Ski for all ages over three years. In the summer months, the mountains provide all types of walking, including parts of the Tour of Mont Blanc within easy distance. The village itself offers numerous shops, none of which is large, but providing pretty much everything needed for one's visit, including equipment hire. There are several restaurants and bars, all within walking distance, and satisfying all tastes and budgets.

Other Activities: Ski Doos

Ski: The resort of Les Contamines boasts two major ski areas with some 44 pistes, accessible via a combination of telecabines, telesieges and teleskis. (7 Green, 10 Blue, 17 red and 10 Black) Most of the skiing is above 1800m and the ski area usually retains sufficient snow until early April. There are 120km of largely uncrowded pistes with 31 ski lifts, 44 pistes, including 3 nursery slopes in the village, and 29km of cross-country skiing while for snow boarders, there is a snow park. Lifts are generally open from the week before Christmas until mid to late April. The skiing could be described as being of very good intermediate standard with plenty of challenging red and black runs as well as several blue runs for the beginner. The ski area has eight mountain restaurants.

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Availability & Rates

Les Contamines Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Rate 5
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£400
7 nights
 
 
Low season
Apr 26 2014 - Jul 11 2014
£300
7 nights
 
 
High summer season
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
£400
7 nights
 
 
Out of season
Aug 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£300
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100.00
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental fee is required at the time of booking. We also ask for a £100 security deposit to be sent with the final payment (6 weeks before departure) which will be reimbursed when you return the keys to us, provided that there is no damage to the apartment.
Notes Unlike many other apartments, bed linen and towels for four people are included in the rental price, as is cleaning at the end of your stay. If you prefer to take your own linen and towels, please let us know and there will be a reduction in the rental fee.

There is a 10% discount for stays of two weeks. Please enquire for rates for longer stays.
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Amenities

Les Contamines Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Elevator
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ample cupboard space
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main bedroom - 1 double
    Cabine bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 double, 1 twin (bunks), 1 sofa bed in lounge
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The apartment is situated on the second floor of the Chalet Chamois and is serviced by a lift. There is also a large (lockable) ski locker on the ground floor as well as a sluice room for washing off boots and skis. Private parking.
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