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Rob and Suzanne LEA

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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APARTMENT JOY

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Les Houches Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Chalet - 4 bedrms, 3 bathrms, sleeps up to 10. Apt - 1 bedrm, 1 bathrm sleeps 4

The chalet + separate apt (part of the same property but with a private entrance) are superbly situated in the bustling ski resort of Les Houches, Chamonix (free bus and train available up/down the valley). Perfect for skiing in winter - right next to the pistes and just a 3 minute walk from the lifts and ski school - so close you can ski back for lunch! Ideal for alpine adventures in summer, in the heart of the renowned Chamonix Valley. There is a large private garden with unsurpassed views over the Mont Blanc massif. Just a 3-min walk from shops, restaurants, a bakery + several bars. The tastefully refurbished, exceptionally spacious accommodation has all mod cons, but retains a wealth of original features. Unlimited free wifi internet access and DVD/satellite TV are free.

You don't need 10 people to enjoy the spacious farmhouse with its 3 bathrooms and 2 reception rooms; we often have groups of 4 - 6 people relaxing in the warmth and wonder of this beautiful farmhouse chalet - we are currently offering a £400 discount for groups of 6 or less who would like to rent the Farmhouse :-)

Travel.: Most of our guests either fly to Geneva airport (EasyJet) which is less than an hour's drive/bus journey away, or they drive from the UK (8 hours from the French ferry ports). Other nearby airports include Turin (1 3/4 hrs drive) Lyon (2 hrs) and Milan (3 hrs). Car hire is available at all of these airports. We can arrange transfers from Geneva airport if required.

More Details

Details for Apartment JOY 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Apartment JOY is located to the rear of the Alpine Retreat chalet. It has its own separate entrance. JOY can be booked separately or together with the main chalet for larger groups. JOY has also recently been completely refurbished to a very high standard and consists of a large living room with a sofa (can be made into a bed if needed), beanbags a TV (with satellite free view channels + a DVD player), free wifi broadband internet access, a dining area (with a table + 4 chairs), a kitchen area (with a 2 ring elec cooker, a microwave, sink, fridge/freezer + wine store) and a bunk bed at one end - see photo. There is also a separate double bedded room + a separate bathroom (with a shower, sink + WC). The apartment shares the large private garden - perfect for winter sledging and snowmen or summer relaxing. The garden has many private areas as well as tables+chairs to allow guests to sit and enjoy the most spectacular views of the Mont Blanc mountain range. There is also a BBQ.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rob and Suzanne LEA (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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About Rob and Suzanne LEA

We came to live at The Alpine Retreat and run it as a self-catering business in early 2001. Since then we have built up a large group of returning guests, many of whom have become family friends. Rob is a Professional Photographer specializing in large format landscape images and interior chalet/hotel photography. Suzanne is a professional Sports Massage Therapist and Fitness Trainer. We both really enjoy outdoor activities including running, paragliding and exploring these beautiful mountains.

Rob and Suzanne LEA purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Rob and Suzanne LEA chose Les Houches

We love the great outdoors and this lovely Alpine Retreat is a wonderful Savoyarde Farmhouse in the middle of a spectacular mountain setting, yet with a friendly little village close by. The original features of the property have been lovingly maintained, but we have subtly added all the mod cons needed for the C21! It's a real gem!

What makes this apartment unique

The Alpine Retreat is a really special place, which you will share if you stay here! The views, the activities, the peace, being surrounded by Nature all create a very positive energy and we find it both invigorating and yet somehow very relaxing. Our guests leave uplifted and energised!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another great holiday at Alpine Retreat, Apartment Joy. Perfect snow and sunshine!!!  Will definitely be back again V soon :-)
Mar 2010
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Apartment JOY
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews
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Apartment JOY
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Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
5

Apartment Joy

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the apartment for one week, the apartment was spacious , very clean and comfortable. The facilities were excellent. There is a large garden for relaxing in while admiring the stunning views. The village is nearby with excellent restaurants and shops.The location is excellent for hiking in and exploring the area.The hosts were very friendly and helpful .We will return there in the near future.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christina and Tony for writing such an accurate review! You certainly explored the area and we were glad that Apt Joy was such a good base for you. We would be delighted if you were to return - you'd be most welcome! Thank you again, Suzanne and Rob
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Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 -(0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
5

Apartment joy is delightful and charming

  • 5 of 5
On arrival we were greeted by the lovely Suzanne and Rob who emediately made us feel welcome and at ease. the apartment is perfectly positioned close to the lifts in the heart of Les Houches with fantastic views of the mountains surrounding and a pretty garden as well. the apartment is spacious and well equipped and has a really nice atmosphere offering a quaint country feeling. A good selection of restaurants,shops and bars can be found near the Bellvue lift with excellent Pizza at La Piccolina and good snack food and drinks at Le Spot and Kitch Inn. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much and would reccomend this apartment to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Enna-Mae and Jeremy for choosing to stay here - we enjoyed meeting you and chatting about the golden eagles you spotted soaring above the ski slopes! We are delighted that you liked your Apartment Joy here at The Alpine Retreat and that you managed to get out and about, enjoying the resort, both on and off the pistes! We hope that you will return before long - it will be our pleasure :-) Suzanne and Rob
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Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 -(0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
4

Just Perfect!

  • 4 of 5
After many many stays at Alpine Retreat, it full fills all our needs. It is situated in a small French village with local amenities such as bakery, deli, supermarket, restaurants and bars for apres ski. Ski in available after a great day on the pistes, plus the accommodation is equal distance from both the Prarion and Bellevue lifts.
Easy public transport links into the luxurious resort of Chamonix which is only 10 minutes away.
Rob and Suzanne are wonderful proprietors who are full of local knowledge and are only too happy to help.
Alpine Retreat is cosy and comfortable and a real home from home!

Looking forward to our next stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see you back again Team Chapman, and well done on the ski racing results - we are so glad that you found The Alpine Retreat ideal for your needs. Roll on your next visit in March! Good luck with your ski racing until then, Suzanne and Rob
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Apartment JOY
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Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
5

A lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5
A great location and excellent skiing, we had a lovely time and would love to come back!
Apartment Joy was perfect for us, very cosy and welcoming at the end of a day on the slopes.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Claire, for your review - we are delighted that you all enjoyed a wonderful family debut ski holiday in Apt Joy..... and very proud that you all managed to crack the turns, traverses and descents! You were fun to have around for Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Alpine Retreat soon! Suzanne and Rob
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Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 -(0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
UK
4

A great location for a great price

  • 4 of 5
Rob and Suzanne make excellent hosts, and are happy to help you find out more about the area. The surroundings have just spectacular scenery, which is visible from the window in the apartment. The kitchen has all you need for a short stay and the lounge has a comfortable couch. There are walks within a few hundred metres of the house, which are great for those with strong legs.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 -(0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
Axbridge
5

Fantastic Location to enjoy The Alps

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed in the apartment for two weeks in July. Our flight from the UK was unfortunately cancellled but Rob & Suzanne were excellent in accommodating this even though we arrived at 1am! The apartment itself is perfectly good for people like us who want to spend most of the time outside. It's clean, comfortable and has all the necessary amenities. The only caveat I would add is that if you live in absolute peace & quiet in the country (like we do) you can hear the traffic on the road at night but we brought earplugs, as we always do when travelling, and slept soundly every night. The best part about the apartment is it's location. Rob & Suzanne have a lovely garden and we had our breakfast and dinner outseide almost every day as it was lovely & warm. Having dinner looking at Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles doesn't get much better. Les Houches is a quiter place to stay than Chamonix but there are shops close by for groceries, the bus routes are easy to work out, the bus stop is 50 yards from the apartment and the bus passes are free! We were glad we didn't rent a car because we didn't really need one. If you're looking for a quiet, picturesque place to relax and use as a base to explore the Chamonix valley then I would recommend Rob & Suzanne's. You could even join Suzanne's fitness class twice a week on the lawn!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Les Houches
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Chamonix
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Les Houches
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Les Houches
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Les Houches
Car: not necessary

Les Houches is a lively ski resort in the infamous Chamonix valley at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc.  A huge range of activities suits every taste. Summer visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rafting, climbing, paragliding, canyoning and glacier walking.  Access is easy using cable cars (the nearest is just 3 mins' walk away), mountain trains, buses + well marked trails. In Winter Les Houches is a very popular ski resort in the Chamonix valley. The pretty tree-lined pistes, whilst family-friendly, provide challenging skiing for all - it hosts the Men’s World Cup Downhill race each Jan.  Whilst there are numerous mountain restaurants, you will be close enough to pop back to the Retreat for lunch! Local attractions include Huski & St Bernard kennels, ice-skating, indoor climbing, sledging (in the garden + at a park), swimming etc.  A free bus and train give easy access to Chamonix's surroundings. Day trips to Italy + Spa + skiing the Vallee Blanche are very popular day trips.

Other Activities: Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, climbing (rock and ice), rafting, canyoning, paragliding, golf, indoor climbing wall

Ski: Our location is unbeatable; next to the pistes of Les Houches (one of the 5 resorts that make up the Chamonix valley) - a large family resort which has skiing to suit every level. Even the Men's World Cup downhill race is held here each year on the piste that runs past the end of the garden! There are more than 20 ski runs giving miles of pistes + the tree-lined trails are undoubtedly the best in the valley. The 2 cable cars, (located 2 minutes from the Retreat) + numerous chair lifts give easy access to the extensive skiing area on our doorstep and the huge range of traditional mountain restaurants make the resort one which many visit year after year. Over 100 snow canons make skiing back to the village/chalet a reality throughout the season and local transport is available (nearest bus stop is just 50 meters from the Alpine Retreat) enabling free access to the other resorts in the valley for those without a car.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £395 Per week

Les Houches Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 7a
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
£395
 
 
Rate 7b
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£455
 
 
Rate 8
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£565
 
 
Rate 9
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£625
 
 
Rate 10
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£455
 
 
Rate 11
Jan 31 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
£565
 
 
Rate 12
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£625
 
 
Rate 13
Feb 21 2015 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£565
 
 
Rate 14
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£455
 
 
Rate 1
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
Rate 2
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£475
 
 
Rate 3
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £50
Notes We accept payment in POUNDS STERLING (£) and EUROS (€) whichever is more convenient for you.  (Please ask for the conversion rate if paying in euros). To confirm the booking please send a 25% non-refundable deposit together with your booking form. The balance of 75% should be sent 8 weeks prior to your arrival. It's easier (and cheaper for us all!) if you can make an electronic bank transfer.

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Amenities

Amenities

Les Houches Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , warm bathroom with shower, sink and WC
  • Separate bathroom with shower, sink and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , separate double bedded room
    Bedroom 2 in large living room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Adult-sized bunk beds and sofa-bed in large living room
  • 1 double bedroom and adults-sized bunk beds in the large living room(also a sofa which can be made into a double bed if needed) Max 4 occupancy.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A wonderful place from which to explore the valleys and mountains- on the Tour de Mont Blanc Trail, next to the ski pistes/lifts and ski school, hiking from the doorstep! Or just relax in the garden!!

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