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.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.