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Modern & spacious 3 bedroom duplex apartment - 30m from the cable car

Claire & Tony Potts

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Claire & Tony Potts

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Modern & spacious 3 bedroom duplex apartment - 30m from the cable car

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

St. Jean d'Aulps Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Everything you need on your doorstep- Sleeps 6 adults comfortably plus children

A comfortable & spacious duplex situated only 30 meters from the cable car in the heart of the St Jean d'Aulps Station (formerly La Grand Terche), where you can relax and put your feet up after a full day on the slopes. The apartment is situated on the third and top floor of the building and offers great views over the village and slopes.

The lounge/dining room has direct access to a large, private balcony. Within the lounge, there is a corner sofa and extra chairs to relax on while watching a DVD (a large variety provided) on the flat screen television, reading a book or surfing the internet.

The kitchen area has been completely refurbished this year and includes brand new appliances.The fully equipped kitchen leads you into a large lounge/dining room which has direct access to a large, private balcony.

There are 3 large bedrooms:

* Master bedroom (very spacious) - King-size bed plus day bed which can be converted into two single beds.

* Second bedroom (spacious) - Two single beds - perfect for the kids.

* Third bedroom (compact!) - Queen-size bed and is the smallest of the three bedrooms.

All rooms have bedside tables and chest of drawers. We also have two camp beds that can be used for additional guests.

Main Bathroom - Toilet & bath with shower:

The main bathroom has a large bath where you can soak away those bumps and bruises from the days adventures! Hot water is unlimited (water pressure is very good), a hair dryer is provided and a heated towel rail helps dry off damp clothes. There is also a washing machine and dryer available for use.

Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet & shower:

This has recently been refurbished to include a shower as well as toilet and sink.The lounge/dining room has direct access to a large, private balcony. Within the lounge, there is an L-shaped sofa and some soft cushions and a bean bag to relax on while watching a DVD (a large variety provided) on the flat-screen television and DVD player.

We have a large, private 'cave' in the basement to store skis, snowboards, boots, bikes etc. Within the apartment block we have outside parking and there is also a private garage which can be used on request.

Days Out: Here is a quick overview.

* Mont Blanc Chamonix – hour drive, Europe’s highest cable car

* Abbaye d’Aulps – 10mins down in the main village a beautiful ruined abbey

* Lake Annecy – hour drive, a beautiful medieval town

* Yvoire – 30mins, picturesque village next to Lake Geneva

* Les Lindarets – 20mins a mountain village overrun with goats! A must see - great photo opportunity!

* Lake Montriand – 15mins a beautiful lake - fishing, walking & swimming

* Pont du Diable Gorges 20mins down towards Thonon in Le Jotty - very impressive!

* Mechanical Museum in Les Gets

And:

- Paragliding

- Cross country skiing

- Climbing

- Hiking

- Swimming

- Rafting

- Fishing

- Hot air ballooning

- Mountain biking

- Paint-balling

- Potholing

- Quad-biking

- Under-ice diving

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claire & Tony Potts (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Claire & Tony Potts

After leaving the UK 12 years ago, we are currently teaching at an International School in Lusaka, Zambia after 6 years teaching in Dubai and 5 in the Philippines. Since the birth of our daughter and son, we decided to find ourselves a home - somewhere that they know is theirs. What better than to combine the things we love!

Claire & Tony Potts purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Claire & Tony Potts chose St. Jean d'Aulps

We have being skiing in La Grande Terche for the past 6 years and when it came to buying a home this was our first choice, nowhere else could offer us the same possibilities as here.

We finally found the perfect apartment for us; light, airy and plenty of space. They say you know you have found the perfect home when you first walk in and this was definitely true for us.

We have lots of plans and ideas for the apartment and have been working on some of these over the last few years.

And instead of the apartment sitting empty throughout the ski year, we have decided to rent it out so others can experience some of the same magic and joy!

What makes this apartment unique

* Light, airy and spacious rooms

* Modern

* Slopes 30m away

* Small village

* Ski School

* Quiet slopes

* Roc d'enfer (15km run)

* 1hour from the airport

* Fantastic restaurants nearby

Guestbook comments from the owner

We feel that La Grande Terche ia a ski treasure in so many ways and the skiing there can be fabulous, so few people complete the circuit and realise the wonderful runs available on their doorstep. Access to the Porte Du Soleil is so easy providing you have a car and then of course the skiing is endless. We have skied this area for many, many years and still find new runs and restaurants!!



Concerning the apartment itself, we thought it terrific. Absolutely everything we could have wanted (except the stairs), it is warm, extremely comfortable and easy to live in, somewhere welcoming to come home too after a tiring day. All the facilities were good, we appreciated the space, we have stayed in some very small apartments in the area, this was so much nicer. Things seemed to be managed well and my contact with yourself has only been helpful and positive. These sorts of detail make a holiday a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Needless to say I hope to come again and would recommend your apartment to anyone.
Mar 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Modern & spacious 3 bedroom duplex apartment - 30m from the cable car
average rating of 4.875 based on 18 reviews
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4

Excellent family apartment

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in this light apartment with our two families. Enough room and equipment for the kids, an excellent kitchen and two bathrooms, for a reasonable price!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great stay in a nice, cozy ski resort

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Tony & Claire's. The apartment was just like in the pictures (very nice, modern, comfortable, clean) less than a 5 min walk from the slopes. We rented ski's from the store next door, so no hassle at all! Although the apartment is on the 4th floor and there are no elevators, it does not really matter as the ski locker is in the basement. The ski area is small but still has lots of variety and was great for my 11 year old son as he could go off with his friend and ski together without being able to get lotst or me having to worry ;-) Two days of sunshine followed by one day of snow and then two more days of fresh snow and sunshine made for a perfect holiday!!! We really enjoyed going for dinner at Les Gets which is a very nice town close by with lots of restaurants.

Tony, you were great with all the time you took to answer all my questions :-) Sorry you get this review so late but obviously last time (back in March) something went wrong. We were thinking of coming back next February but I see on your site that unfortunately your place is already taken. I should have acted faster. We would definitely recommend your place to anyone looking for a great place to go ski in France.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandra - thank you for the wonderful review! Sorry that the review didn't work the first time - and I appreciate you trying again! Look forward to seeing you here again in the future!
5

Excellent skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the first time at this resort as it was recommend by friends.

The resort is ideal for a family and especially one like ours with 2 young beginners.

The resort is quite but has excellent ski facilities. We all had lessons at ESF which were excellent and the slopes were great. It snowed everyday we stayed and we had fantastic on and off piste conditions. Skiing was really a pleasure.

The apartment is excellently positioned and only a small walk to everything. The place really is a home from home with everything you could need in a week. All the rooms are spacious and well equipped, and the rooms are all nicely decorated with all mod cons including an excellent wifi network.

Everything is clean and well maintained.

The only thing we would change is the length of time we stayed and we will will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time Andy! Look forward to hearing from you for next year :)
5

Fantastic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Tony & Claire have set up a lovely apartment which is well equiped, comfortable, tastefully decorated and with plenty of room for a family. They were also extremely helpful with advice and answering any questions we had. St Jean d'Aulps retains much of its small-town character and the apartment really is only 30m from the cablecar. There is a nice deli and a great restaurant at your doorstop and a large Carrefour only 10 minutes away. While there are a great number of larger resorts nearby, we had an absolutely blast at St Jean d'Aulps with our two boys (ages 9 & 11). The Ecole du Ski Francais has consistently good instructors and the empty slopes outside of French School holidays are without parrallel. And, the 20km Roc D'Enfer circuit is simply breathtaking.

Graham & Nadine (Sydney, Australia)

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nadine & Graham - glad you had an amazing time - a LONG way to come for a ski holiday (all the way from Oz!) :)
5

Great stay again !!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 4th stay in this appartment, that should give you some idea of how good it is! the appartment is well laid out, decorated and furnished to a nice standard and is in a good location in Saint Jean. We normally hire a car at Geneva, drive over via Thonon to collect groceries at get here within about 1 1/2 hours. having hired the car we can not only ski the local area of Saint jean but we often take the car and park at the Ardent lift ( about 5 mins), which is free and gives easy access to Avoriaz and the far areas of Chatel. Other days we'll drive and park at Les gets under the Chavannes lift or morzine under the Pleney lift, both around 10mins away, these cost around 5 euros per day. While we've stayed at the appartment we make good use of the kitchen facilities by cooking some nice meals and having odd nights in watching TV / DVD's, other nights we'll go downstairs under the appartment to Chez Bill's where you can get fantastic local food and also massive pizzas!!

So overall great quiet little village and lovely appartment.

Thanks again

Mark Dowson

(North Yorkshire)

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark! Glad you had a great stay! We haven't made it to the Chatel slopes yet - one for our next visit I think... Tony
5

Idylic retreat in the Alps

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 blissful days in La Grand Terche in February 2012. The apartment was perfect; clean, well resourced, heated and perfect for a group or family. Being over two levels provides a real sense of home with both communal and private space. The flat has all the amenities you might want and more, even the DVD collection is extensive!

The local area is small but perfectly formed. Beautiful views from the chalet remind you where you are at every turn. St. Jean d'Aulps is a brisk 30 minute walk away or easily accessible by navette. Skiing locally is limited to a couple of days (for the pros) but Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz provide more challenging, varied pistes for the experienced.

Local buses run to Morzine and Thonon regularly and are reliable.

Nightlife in Le Grand Terche is limited but the bars a nice and accommodating of fun! The Sherpa (local supermarket) is well stocked and reasonable. The apartment also comes with an adjoining fromargerie and sausage shop, perfect!

The chalet really couldn't have been more perfect, MJFactor were brilliant and Tony and Claire a joy. We'll return for sure, we're even thinking about a summer retreat! Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a great time Rosie - such a pity that the red run and the 'Roc d'Enfer' were not running for you to keep the 'pros' busy locally but yes you're right - the rest of the Portes du Soleil is very close by... :)

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
L'Avalanche, Pere Bill's, Efanle
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Thonons les Bains
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Thonons les Bains
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Les Cluses, A40 Exit 18
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
L'Avalanche & Pere Bill's
Nearest Ski
30 Metres
St Jean d'Aulps & Roc d'Enfer
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Thonon les Bains, Lake Geneva
Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of the Aulps Valley, in the Chablais massif, the St Jean d'Aulps ski resort welcomes you in the warm atmosphere of its mountain village. La Grand Terche - part of the village St Jean d'Aulps - is a picturesque family ski resort literally on the Roc d'Enfer slopes. During the winter, St Jean D'Aulps offers 34 km of downhill ski slopes around the wonderful Roc d'Enfer with beautiful views of Lake Geneva, the 'Dents du Midi' and the Mont Blanc range. It also benefits from a ski bus link to other ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil region including Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz all within 20 minutes drive. The apartment is literally 30 metres from the cable car, 40 metres from a ski/snowboard hire shop and 50 metres from a small convenience store. Within 5 minutes walking distance, there are 4 family restaurants/bars with an excellent variety of food available.

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Rates & Availability

From £60 Per night

St. Jean d'Aulps Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Apr 6 2015 - Jun 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£60
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 29 2015 - Aug 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Aug 31 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
£60
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
£190
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak Winter
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
£160
From
£190
Fri,Sat
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
French/UK Half Term
Feb 6 2016 - Mar 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
£180
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak Winter
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
£150
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Apr 9 2016 - Jul 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
£60
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
£60
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
£190
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

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Notes Please understand that we are catering for both French and English holidays and rates reflect this - they ARE flexible! Special rates are available for short breaks (weekends, etc.) - Please let us know well in advance as this will be subject to availability. We are very flexible with dates and prices within reason; let us know what best fits with you and we will see if we can fit you in.
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Amenities

St. Jean d'Aulps Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Recently refurbished
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet & bath with shower: The main bathroom has a large bath where you can soak away those bumps and bruises from the days adventures! Hot water is unlimited (water pressure is very good), a hair dryer is provided and a heated towel rail helps dry off damp clothes. There is also a washing machine and dryer available for use. Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet & shower: This has recently been refurbished to include a shower as well as toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are 3 large bedrooms * Master bedroom (very spacious) - King-size bed plus day bed which can be converted into two single beds. * Second bedroom (spacious) - Two single beds - perfect for the kids. * Third bedroom (compact!) - Queen-size bed and is the smallest of the three bedrooms. All rooms have bedside tables and chest of drawers. We also have two camp beds that can be used for additional guests. **Linen & towels provided!**
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Due to having a young son & daughter ourselves, we do have a travel cot, high chair, safety gate and a few toys at the apartment.

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