MODERN MOUNTAIN 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH GREAT VIEWS, 5 MINS TO LIFTS

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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MODERN MOUNTAIN 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH GREAT VIEWS, 5 MINS TO LIFTS

Val-d'Illiez Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4, in the beautiful village of Val-d'Illiez, 5 minutes by car to lifts

A spacious 2 bedroom apartment with magnificent views over the Dents du Midi mountain range, perfect for a family of 4. Just 5 minutes car journey to the lifts of Champery or Les Crosets in the Portes du Soleil ski area, giving you more flexibility during busy periods. The apartment was fully refurbished in 2010 to include a high-spec kitchen, and modern bathroom, and has been tastefully decorated in a modern-mountain style. The apartment comprises of a large living and dining area with comfortable leather sofas and large plasma TV, and a wooden dining table which will seat 6. Doors from the lounge lead onto the balcony with beautiful views over the Dents du Midi. The master bedroom has a queen bed, and the second bedroom has a bunk bed suitable for both adults and children alike. The kitchen has all modern appliances including an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The refurbished bathroom has both a shower cubicle with rain-shower, plus a separate bath. There is a communal wash-room, an outdoor parking space and a secure ski-room/bike room

The apartment is a short 5 minutes drive from the parking at the Champery cable car, 7 minutes from the Grand Paradis chair-lift and 10 mins drive from Les Crosets, where you are straight onto the slopes/lifts. This gives you a range of options to get quickly onto the slopes, especially during the busy high-season weekends when the cable car at Champery can involve long queues. It also means that you won't have to carry your family's skis for half a mile to get to the lifts compared to most apartments in Champery or Les Crosets.

Getting to Val-d'Illiez: Val-d'Illiez has excellent road, rail and air connections to all of Europe. Geneva airport, with it's extensive year-round international flights, is only an 1 hour drive door-to-door or 2hrs by train, and Sion airport is only 35 min by car, with Chambery, Basle, Lyon, Grenoble and Zurich airports a short drive away. It is also only 15 min drive by main road to the nearest motorway (A9) which has excellent connections to France, Germany and Italy.

If coming by car, exit the A9/E27 (Geneva-Lausanne-Montreux-Sion) motorway at exit 18 (signposted St.Triphon/Monthey Nord) and follow the brown signs for Champery/Portes du Soleil/Val-d'Illiez.. After 15 mins you will come to the village of Val-d'Illiez, take 1st right (you have to go right round roundabout to access) passing through village square and go up hill between bakery and estate agents. After 200 metres you will come to plateau and apartment is on right, the left of the 2 buildings.

Winter Activities in Val-d'Illiez: As well as the unbeatable skiing opportunities available in the Portes du Soleil right on the doorstep, there are also plenty of other outdoor activities for the energetic and not-so energetic. There are world class cross-country skiing courses in Champery, as well as ice-skating and curling rinks (lessons available), and plenty of walking and snow shoe routes of all levels for the non-skier. Husky-pulled sleigh-rides can be organised through the tourist office, as well as torchlight night-time nature walks, and Paragliding lessons.

Summer Activities in Val-d'Illiez: The summer months are just as varied in activities as the winter months. Some fantastic alpine walking routes pass by the village, and the whole of the Portes du Soleil area is turned into a walkers and cross-country bikers paradise,. Many of the ski lifts are kept operational making it easy for even the casual walker or biker to experience the incredible scenery from the top of the local mountains, and at 1 euro a day for unlimited lift access it's also a bargain. The mountain biker is especially catered for with purpose-built courses from beginner to World Championship level.

Other popular sports nearby are Paragliding (there's a school in the village), a Via Ferrata, Mountain Climbing, Horse Riding and Archery. There is also a large outdoor swimming pool in Champery and public Tennis courts nearby. Plus the Thermal Spa 5 min drive away will help you relax those aching muscles. And not forgetting the towns on Lake Geneva 20 min away, such as Montreux, Vevey and Lausanne.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Beautiful views!



A great modern apartment on the top floor of a small apartment building, with outstanding views over the mountains from the lounge and balcony. The views alone were worth renting the apartment.



The lifts in Champery are only a 5 minute drive away, and the surprisingly good Spa/Thermes are a short drive or a "brisk" 10 minutes walk away. Great for relaxing after a hard day's skiing.



The kids were kept happy by the TV and Playstation in their room, and us adults were kept happy by the fact the kids were locked away in their room!



The advert is accurate in it's description of the facilities and the photos on the site don't do the views justice! I wou'dn't hesitate to recommend the apartment to any of our friends.
Mar 2014
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Bedrooms 2
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Modern Mountain 2 Bedroom Apartment With Great Views, 5 Mins to Lifts
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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The Perfect base to explore the Portes du Soleil

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The pictures of the view don't do it justice! From sunshine to grey skies the view was beautiful and sitting on the balcony with a "vin chaud" became one of the routines that my wife and I adopted when we got back from skiing. And it was nice of the owners to leave some warm blankets to sit out under!
The apartment itself is a mix of modern and rustic, and surprisingly luxurious, and is quite large compared to other ski apartments we've stayed in. It looks recently redecorated to a high standard and there's plenty of room on the large leather sofas and around the wooden dining table for a family/group of 4. Plus there are flat-screen TVs in all rooms so the kids were able to watch DVDs while we relaxed in the living room.
Our bedroom was large and snug, and it was a struggle getting out of bed in the morning. Likewise for the kids in the bunk beds in their room. I loved the full-sized bath in the modern bathroom - so relaxing after a long day on the slopes.
The village of Val-d'Illiez is a cute little alpine village - with picturesque church, small square plus a couple of shops, bars and restaurants. The hill down from the apartment to the village was steep so was an energetic walk back up, and some may find the car easier. There was a bakery for buying the morning croissants, and a smal supermarket for the basics, and we found a couple of large supermarkets down in Monthey a 15 min drive away.
Although the village is not directly next to the charlifts or slopes, we found this wasn't a problem, and actually gave us more options - the lift at Champery is only 5 min drive away, but driving to Les Crosets was only 5 minutes extra, and it meant avoiding the early morning scrum at the big ski lift in Champery and getting straight on the slopes. No hauling the skis across town! Plus one of the days we went to Champoussin which is also 10 mins away, and because of the snow quality this wasn't possible from the Champery lift. And we saw that the ski-bus to Les Crosets stops at the end of the road 100m away if you don't fancy driving.
I would highly recommend this apartment to small familys or couples, and we will hopefully be back in 2012 for our next ski holidays!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Val-d'Illiez
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Monthey
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Val-d'Illiez
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Champery
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Aigle
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Val d'Illiez
Car: recommended

Val-d'Illiez is a typical Swiss Alpine village in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. It is 5 mins by car to both the ski lifts at Champery and Les Crosets, which gives you access to the Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest ski areas in the world. You can also access the ski area by catching the train to Champery from the village station (train takes 10 min) or the ski-bus which stops at the end of the road (150 metres away) to Les Crosets. The village itself has many facilities including 2 restaurants and a bar, a small supermarket, bakery, post office, bank, taxi service, train station, and a church. It also has a famous thermal spa resort 5 min drive away ('Les Bains du Val-d'Illiez'). The nearest big town is Monthey, which is 15 min by car or 30 min by train, and has various large supermarkets and department stores, plus direct access to the A9/E62 motorway.

Ski: With the Portes du Soleil ski area on your doorstep you have access to one of the largest and most varied ski areas in the world, which includes 12 linked ski towns in Switzerland and France, 250 ski lifts and 650 km of pistes. For the beginner there are long winding blues to hone your skills, for the intermediate some of the best challenging reds in the Alps, and for the advanced skier reliable snow creates great off-piste opportunities. And not forgetting the world-famous 'Mur de Chavanette' (or the Swiss Wall) to challenge the most confident of skiers. And there are plenty of on-piste restaurants to help you relax after a hard mornings ski.

If you fancy a change of scene the ski resorts of Villars/Les Diablerets are 30 min drive across the valley (or an hour by train), and Verbier and Crans Montana are only 45 min away, with the jet-set playground of Gstaad approximately an hour door-to-piste.

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Val-d'Illiez Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Swiss Franc
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 7 2014 - Sep 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
SFr130
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SFr150
SFr850
SFr2,300
 

Notes

  • There is also a local tourist tax that will be collected separately by our management agency at the start of the rental:
    SFr. 12.60 per week per adult (age 16 years and over)
    SFr. 6.30 per week per child (ages 6 to 15)
    Free for under 6 years old.

    Rentals are normally Saturday to Saturday, with check-in time 3pm, check-out time 9am.
    Low and mid-season rentals can have flexible arrival and departure dates (i.e. not Saturday to Saturday) dependant on availability but with minimum stay requirements, and no Sunday arrival/departure.
    A discount is available for longer-term rentals (8 days or more) in low and mid seasons.
  • Included in rental: Heating, water, electricity, resort tax (taxe du séjour), access to Sports Centre in Champery with heated pool and ice-skating rink.
    Not included in rental: bed linen and towels (available at small extra cost), damage deposit, final clean.
    There is a compulsory end-of-rental cleaning charge of SFr 120.
    No smoking allowed inside the apartment
  • Payment by bank transfer or credit cards in Swiss Francs. Euro and UK Sterling accepted by prior consent.
    A damage deposit/guarantee of SFr 250 is taken locally at time of arrival in cash or by credit card and refunded at the end of the rental if the apartment is free of damage.
    Upon payment of the rental deposit you will receive a rental contract with all details and conditions.
    All further details including rental deposits, payment schedules, cancellation charges, etc. will be given in detail upon receipt of rental enquiry/request.

Amenities

Amenities

Val-d'Illiez Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The bathroom has been fully refurbished to a high standing with stone tiling and designer fittings, and has a shower enclosure with Grohe rain-shower, plus a separate bath with hand shower attachment. Towels can be rented for a small extra charge.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed has a 'Tempur' foam mattress
  • Both bedrooms have flat-screen TVs installed, with a large selection of cable channels, including BBC 1/2/3/4 & ITV 1/2/3/4 channels, CNN, CNBC and many other English, French and German language channels, with over a 100 channels in total. Both bedrooms also have DVD players and iPod docks with alarm and radio. The master bedroom has a Tempur mattress. Bedroom 2 has a bunk bed which is suitable for adults as well as children. Duvets and thick blankets are provided. There is also plenty of storage and clothing space.
Entertainment:
  • Video Games
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
Notes:
There is a Nespresso coffee machine and a normal coffee percolator. There is also a fondue set, plus raclette grill. A PlayStation 2 and various games are also provided, as well as a large DVD collection of films and TV shows. There are ample electrical outlets running at 220v, with both Swiss-style and French/Euro style sockets. There are also adapters for UK and US plugs. Note: The apartment is on the 3rd floor of the building and there is no elevator access. Therefore we do not recommend the apartment for people who require disabled access.

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