|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This is a charming alpine apartment, built in the traditional style in 2004. It has been finished and furnished to a high standard and enjoys a 'home from home' feeling. Each room had its own set of French doors opening out onto the large balcony with its splendid mountain views. The building lies in the centre of the unspoilt, picturesque, mountain village of Les Contamines. The apartment's location is ideal for both winter and summer activities. In the heart of the village it is close to the shops, supermarkets and restaurants. In winter the ski bus stop is just a 2 minute walk, with the main cable car a 5 minute car or bus journey. Ski and bike hire can be located directly opposite the building. This apartment is ideal for couples or small families wanting a break to get away from it all at any time of the year. A cot is available for those with small children.
Winter season: The resort has 125km of well maintained slopes, comprising of 44 ski slopes. The ski area is also part of the 'Evasion Mont Blanc', 450km of slopes divided between five Mont Blanc area resorts. With so many ski runs, the resort is suitable for all levels and boasts a championship level ski park and a half pipe for snow boarders. There are also two beginner slopes in the village. The village has snow, which lasts from December to April. The ski school has many English speaking instructors for both adults and children and a crèche is also available. There are many other resorts that are linked to Les Contamines and for those who enjoy adventurous skiing there are the resorts of Chamonix, Les Houches and Courmayer in Italy. The village has many other winter activities such as cross country skiing, snowmobiles, dog sledding and a natural ice skating rink in the village
Summer season: Les Contamines is an excellent location for those who want an active holiday or just want to take it easy. For those who enjoy walking, Les Contamines is on the Tour de Mont Blanc walking route. The cable cars operate in the summer, so take the opportunity to ride up to Signal and enjoy the mountains where on a mountain bike or just on a walk. The village offers mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking and horse riding. St Gervais located just 5 mins drive away has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and an indoor ice rink. The leisure park in Les Contamines has crazy golf, tennis, boating lake, trampoline, paddling area, play ground and three adventure playgrounds.
The village: Les Contamines has a good selection of bars, restaurants, creperies and rental shops. There are 2 supermarkets, butchers, 2 bakeries, ATM machine, post office and bank. There is a market every week and in the summer there are many concerts, competitions and events organised, details of these can be found in the tourist office. Due to its great location, there are many day trips that can be taken, to Italy and Switzerland and for those less adventurous to nearby town such as Chamonix, Megeve and Annecy.
Our second stay (Myself, Wife and 2 boys) in this wonderful apartment in the centre of Les Contamines Village. Apartment is comfortable, well equipped and clean with stunning views of Mont Joly from the balcony. There are excellent walks direct from the doorstep and the boys really enjoyed all the activities available at Parc de Loisers, swimming, tennis, pedelos etc. cant wait to return next summer!
We've had another great holiday in this apartment, which is in an ideal location in the centre of the village.It is very clean and well equipped and has a balcony with views of Mont Joly and along the valley; brilliant for watching the sunset or an approaching storm while relaxing with a drink.There is a lift which is a tremendous help on arrival and departure and secure barrier controlled parking.We would certainly be very happy to recommend it.
Very nice apartment, well placed in the middle of the village, walking distance to bakers, supermarket, pubs and restaurants. Also ski bus stops just across the road to ferry you to the ski lifts. Would definitely rent this apartment again, is ideal for a family of four. Really enjoyed the skiing too!
We stayed in this apartment during the Easter long weekend (2 adults + a 2 year old child). We used it as a base to cross country ski from and to watch the French Bialthon/Cross Country Ski Championships that were taking place in Les Contamines.
Everything has been thought of to make life easy in the main builiding; off-road parking, intercom system, lifts to all floors, cellar storage areas (heated for ski kit) and washing facilities for outdoor kit. Nothing has been skimped on and it is all very well maintained and clean.
The apartment itself was really clean, very well appointed, we had everything we needed including comfortable beds, lots of hot water and a nice powerful shower, DVD player, lots of good pans and implements for cooking, etc. The huge balcony is a real luxury and is a nice sun trap making the rooms very light and airy.
The situation in the town itself is ideal; you could not be closer to small supermarkets, cafes, bars and lovely restaurants. We made use of the winter shuttle bus that runs from outside the door to the cross country ski slopes, these seem to run every 5-10 minutes and call at all the local lifts too which was so convenient.
Overall, a great place to stay 10/10 for everything. We will re-visit for sure.
Thank you Heather and William.
We spent 2 weeks in this lovely apartment last Easter. We would recommend this place and stay there again! The first week was just the 2 of us and then my parents joined us. It is in a perfect location - right in the middle of the village set back from the 'main' (still quiet!) road with everything wintin walking distance except for the gondolas (in winter). We have stayed in a few places in Les Contamines and think this is the best location. We usually have a car so it's ideal as you can park there and it's easy to drive to the gondolas but also convenient for those without a car because the buses past nearby. Communication with Heather was great before and during the holiday, she really does want to please you - we had a little problem with the kitchen tap and she got her friend who lives nearby to come and sort it out ASAP. Also when we were there the DVD player was broken so we offered to buy one from Carrefour (supermarket) and they paid us back along with the deposit refund after we sent the keys and receipt. The apartment was clean and neat and had everything you need including a big balcony with lovely views (and there is a lift). However, it was a bit squashy for 4 adults but we could survive a week! The bunkbed in the bedroom was a bit awkward because of the ladder. Great value for money though!
The apartment was cosy and clean with everything we needed and the views from the balcony are breath taking. We have stayed in several places in Les Contamines and would highly recommend this apartment which is great value for money considering it's location. The owner Heather could not have been more helpful. We will definitely be back.
Les Contamines-Monjoie is a tradional, unspoilt winter and summer village in the heart of Mont Blanc Massif. With its north facing slopes it is known for its excellent snow, which can last up to the end of April. There are plenty of ski runs for all levels and remains uncrowded throughout the ski season. Due to its great location Chamonix, Megeve or even Courmayeur in Italy are all around 30 minutes drive away. The town of St Gervais is renowned for Thermal spa, with its wide range of treatments, some even specially tailored for skiers.
Les Contamines is less than one hours drive from Geneva airport which is serviced by many budget airlines. For those who enjoy driving it is approximately 8 hours from Calais. The village is located just 15 minutes from the A40 motorway and is well sign posted.
Other Activities: Outdoor ice rink, leisure park, trampoling, playground, crazy golf, boating lake
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||£150|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.