|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Beautifully positioned apartment of 40sq m virtually on piste in this purpose built resort. Comfortably furnished with kitchenette, double sofa bed, shower room and toilet. Bedroom has 2 bunk beds sleeping 4. A feature of the apartment is the 8 metre long balcony and the glass-fronted real fire. Video and photos available from owners. Situated up mountain from gorgeous La Clusaz (ski into or drive or bus). Wonderful resort in Aravis Mountains. Less than 1 hour by hire car from Geneva airport. 40 minutes from glorious Annecy, the 'Venice of the Alps'!
Read the reviews-they are all true. I am a busy assistant head teacher at a London secondary school but I will find time to answer your questions and making sure this is one of the best ski/summer holidays you will have.
Most ski apartments are little more than a place to lay your head between ski-ing. Ours is a second home, nicely furnished and comfortable. It was originally two apartments but was built off-plan as one. It has no one overhead and no one on either side of the balcony. We are at the very top-and have it all to ourselves. The high gable roof gives a feeling of space and the view....wow, the view-just you wait and see!
There is enough ski-ing on the doorstep or you can ski from the door to La Balme, Beauregarde or into La Clusaz....all on your doorstep.
We are 100 metres from the piste. You come out of the door and can turn either left or right to walk, sometimes with skis on (if snow permits) just 100 mtrs to the pistes and then the Aravis is your playground.
We have a log fire (although please take care and do not have a furnace). We have a comfortable king sized sofa bed and a bedroom with 4 bunk beds-ideal for the children.
The shops, restaurants, ski hire, ESF Ski school etc are just half a km from the door-walk or drive. You can see our little 'Centre Commercial' from thwe balcony, it is that close.
In the evening if you do not feel like cooking-go to the wonderful Veille Ferme (far right corner from balcony)-wonderful Savoyarde food, in an amazing old farm house. Or Yeti Bar, for a wide variety of food and a games room with table tennis etc. In the summer their position just beside the swimming pool makes it an ideal venue to sit and sunbathe with a cocktail or an ice cream.
Or Le Dahu, the pizza restaurant just next door to Yeti. Or the wonderful Le Florineige restaurant/bar right on the piste.
We have a well-stocked Sherpa Supermarket and a bakery and laundry (although we have a washing machine in the apartment).
We stayed here for a short break at the end of January 2010. Right from our first enquiry Sally was really helpful, excellent directions and local information. It was easy to find and park - we flew into Geneva. We could board straight down to the chairlift each morning, few queues, mix of terrains. Quiet but very pleasant nightlife in the locality. The apartment was perfect with plenty of homey touches such as a wide range of DVDs. It was also very clean and generally nicer than your average ski studio package type of accommodation. We will definitely be back!
Really fabulous, can't recommend it enough!!! The Owners are very helpful and friendly, the apartment is cosy and homely - loved the fire!!! We stayed as a family of 4 - very spacious for a ski apartment! Has everything you need! We slept on the sofabed which was very comfortable. Plenty of parking nearby and fairly easy to park at local pistes.
Sally could not have been more helpful with clear directions and instructions to make the most of our stay. We quickly found that we felt at home in her lovely apartment. Highlights were the amazing views, fantastic log fire and everything to make our stay comfortable. This is a holiday destination not to be missed!
We had the most fantastic four night stay at this lovely little apartment in Col de Merdassier. The photos don't do the place justice - the living space is a lot more spacious than it looks and the new sofa bed is extremely comfortable. Kitchen facilities are on the basic side but served perfectly well for our purposes. The view from the balcony is breathtaking, particulary at sunset when the opposite mountaintops catch the last light.
We loved the little town - had a couple of really delicious meals in Dahu Cafe followed by a few in Yeti bar. We also loved La Clusaz which we skied down to every day for our mid-afternoon coffees/beers. The skiing is fantastic - best suited to intermediate skiers because there are lots of brilliant red slopes, lots of blue slopes but not many blacks or greens...we skied four full days and didn't quite cover it all (although we did have our favourite spots so did quite a few repetitions - skiing over to la balme and back was our fave).
Sally was really, really helpful - provided FAQ sheet which answered pretty much all our questions but was also on hand for the few left unanswered.
I think it would be quite a squeeze to fit 6 adults in there as 4 would have to go in the bunk bed room which is quite cosy! We stayed as 4 adults and it was ideal for us.
Would love to return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
The apartment was bright, well equipped, homely and very comfortable. The views from the balcony were stunning and great for getting straight onto the slopes. The owners were very helpful in giving directions and hints for things to do in the local area.
I would definately return to this property and recommend it to anyone seeking comfort and quiet. The village itself doesn't have too many restaurants, shops and bars but these can be found within a short distance.
Only negative is that the ski locker was full of the owners belongings and this would have been useful and the apartment itself had a lot of the owners clutter within it reducing storage space.
On the whole it was clean, bright and comfortable and we would gladly use it again.
We've just returned from a lovely skiing holiday in this apartment. Everything we needed was provided including lots of utensils and kitchen equipment. Plenty of books and DVDs with a good selection of games - although we were so content with the log fire and our books that we didn't need much other entertainment! Sally was so helpful with initial directions and apartment information so we were able to find our way to the building with ease. Although Manigod is a small resort it had everything we needed and the ski area is great - a lot of blue runs in the immediate area so good for less experienced skiers.
Snow chains are definitely advised - we didn't need ours on arrival as there hadn't been much snow in the days before, but it snowed while we were there and our hire car wouldn't have coped without the chains.
All in all, a lovely stay in a very warm, cosy apartment. Thanks Sally - we'll be back!!
Only 70km from Geneva; Merdassier is a wonderful satellite resort of La Clusaz just 8 km up the mountain. It really is a ski in ski out resort with lifts and pistes 100 meters from our door. The apartment is situated at a snow-sure 1500 meters with easy ski access and road to 220km of pistes. Ski to La Clusaz, La Balme, La Grand Bornand and Croix Fry in minutes.Or ski in Merdassier with its ample ski-ing for all abilities. The resort has a collection of restaurants, a swimming pool (summer only), a supermarket and ski hire, ski school ESF.
We are in the most sumptuous, breathtaking setting. Ideal for both winter and summer with marked walks from the door.
La Clusaz is an absolute delight, crammed full of restaurants, shops and tea shops. It has a large Tourist Office. It has a ice rink (open air), cinema, part open air (yes, exhilarating in winter) Swimming Pool and Cinema (French films). It has a regular Monday morning market. Check out our reviews, they don't lie!
Other Activities: Swimming
Ski: From 100 metres of our door the entire Aravis Chain opens out for your pleasure.
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Jun 28 2015 - Jul 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rental usually runs Saturday to Saturday from 2pm on arrival day leaving by 10am the following saturday but this is negotiable. The website will not allow me to show dates for Saturday starts.
Price may be negotiable for less than 6 occupency
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.