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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops

Janet Saville

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Fully equipped inc. TV, WiFi, dishwasher, washing machine, garage

This new luxury ski apartment is situated by the ski slopes in the traditional Savoyarde Village of Les Houches, entrance to the Chamonix Valley at the foot of Mont Blanc. It’s virtually ski in ski out with the ski lifts Bellevue Cable Car and Chair Lift Coupe de Monde 150 metres away plus the Ski Bus stop giving access to the ESF ski school and the vast number of other ski areas in the Chamonix Valley. Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard with HD TV. Free WiFi access in the apartment. Within 150 metres there are three excellent restaurants, three bars and a good selection of shops. If you are part of a larger group we have links with other apartment owners in Chalet Whymper. We can put you in touch with them and so cater for large parties all in the same building. Excellent location for activity holidays; mountain biking, cycling, walking, hiking, white water rafting, mountaineering, climbing (outdoor and indoor) and paragliding.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Janet Saville (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2015

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 57 traveler reviews

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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 57 reviews
cambridgeshire
5

THE BEST IN FRANCE

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at this apartment for the second time we can only say that for a skiing trip this apartment is wonderful. From initial contact with Janet to the end of your holiday the whole experience is simply fabulous. The apartment has everything you could wish for. It is beautifully furnished, with wonderful views and is excellently kept. I cannot recommend staying here more highly. You have only to read the visitors book to know you are staying somewhere special.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Glasgow
5

Great Apartment - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week (3 - 10 Jan 15) in this fantastic apartment with our two grown up children. An ideal location for skiing in Les Houches and a short 10 minute drive up the valley to Chamonix. A two minute walk to the nearest lifts. Great selection of ski rental shops - we used Intersport at the lift station and got great service and rates. If you are in to cooking then Chalet Whimper has everything you will need to make anything from a boiled egg to a soufflé an oven ready meal to a full roast dinner. A nice and welcome touch is that the owners don't clean the cupboards out of the essentials after each visit so getting started was easy without spending a fortune on day one on groceries and cleaning products. Just top up as you go along and leave something for the next guests. Janet's travel instructions made finding it easy even in the dark and the secure garage was a welcome feature for the car and ski gear although there is also a good sized locker room. Great views by day, ample entertainment options for the evenings in. Endless hot water in the good sized shower room. Clean and well maintained building and apartment. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great stay, super location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location (not in busy Chamonix if you are looking for a little quiet in between hiking and going out), great apartment. Clean and modern. Close to Chamonix. Walking distance to bakery and shops and central Les Houches with all the amenities. Very comfortable. Stayed for one week. Managed to visit Italy, Switzerland and the surrounding region with no difficulty. Janet was great to deal with and made the arrival and entry super easy. Would definitely return!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Point Pleasant NJ
5

stunning views from this modern apt

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful apt! The views from all of the windows were spectacular. The apt was immaculate and perfectly situated on the mountain. The skiing was amazing in Les Houches and In Chamonix. We preferred the town of Les Houches over Chamonix. Les Houches is like a town out of a fairytale.There are great restaurants within walking distance of the apt. Our favorite restaurants were Le Basilic and les Enversins. The pastas, and duck were some of the best we have had anywhere in the world. We decided to go for a really expensive lunch in Chamonix one day. We dined at Le Bistrot. The food was nowhere near as good as the restaurants in les Houches.

The apt has a small garage which was great for keeping the car free from snow. It took a little while to master backing in to the garage, but was a really nice feature. The shower in the apt had plenty of hot water and great water pressure. We loved the heated towel rack. The bed was also very comfortable with high quality linens.If you are used to using washcloths to shower, you may want to bring some with you, as none are provided. There were wooden shutters outside on the balcony that you could close to provide privacy to the bedroom, I opened them every day to take in the beautiful views. There is a red binder in the apt that explains how to operate all of the appliances. The apt was very warm, and we hardly used the heaters in the apt. The garbage needs to be taken out and down the street to a container near the ski rental shop. If you plan on eating in a lot, you may want to pack a few extra garbage bags. Only one garbage bag was provided during our week long stay. There are 2 grocery stores on the same road as the apt. Make a right out of the apt, the first one you come to is called Carrefour and it's above the new tourist info building. This is the building where our favorite restaurant was: Les Enversins was also located. The other grocery store was further down the road on the right and is called Super U.

Even if you don't plan on skiing the Vallee Blanche, you should go to the top of Auguille du midi. The views are out of this world.

Thank you Janet for providing us with such great accommodations and suggestions for our visit! You provided us with more personalized info than any other previous landlord.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Cambridgeshire, UK
5

Highly recommended, beautiful apartment & area

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our best family holiday ever.

We drove from the UK, via the tunnel, to Les Houches. The journey was excellent and very easy. Les Houches is just minutes from a main motorway, so access is not a worry anytime of year. We went prepared with shovel and snow socks, but didnt need them.

The apartment is lovely. It has everything you could ever need, plus lots of homely extras like DVDs and board games. The SKY TV with english channels were great too. We are a family of 5, and found the apartment spacious enough and perfect for our needs. Janet the owner is very friendly, and happy to answer any questions, and provides you with lots of information.

This was our first ski holiday, and found Les Houches perfect and beautiful. The apartments are so well designed for skiers, with ski lockers etc. The apartment is central in Les Houches, just minutes from ski lifts, shops, ski hire shops and restaurants.

We used the ESF Ski School for ski lessons in the mornings. Again we would recommend. We all went from complete novices to competent skiers in a week.

We ate at the pizzeria near Bellevue, which do very tasty pizzas. They also do takeaway.

I would recommend this apartment very highly. It is amazing, and we will certainly be returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Massachusetts
5

Chalet Whymper..perfect base for hiking, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week at Chalet Whymper (Sept. 2012) and it turned out to be the perfect location for us to explore the Mont Blanc area. It was our first trip to the French Alps and this chalet was everything we had hoped for. Janet was (is) an excellent host, kindly answering emails before as well as during our stay. The apartment is roomy, with lots and lots of storage space. The bedroom was plenty big and the bed super-comfortable. The kitchen rivaled my own at home, with every implement you could want, and more! We enjoyed being able to eat in after a long day out and just relax while looking at the mountain views. Comfortable couches in the sitting area plus the two balconies helped make this apartment welcoming and homey.

The area is quiet, but there are plenty of amenities nearby -- tourist office, specialty markets, a small supermarket, ATM -- all within easy walking distance. We were fortunate to have only one day of rain, so we did lots of hiking. Chamonix was an easy 10-minute drive, making it convenient to get to the major lifts. All in all, I would recommend Chalet Whymper without hesitation, and will definitely stay here again should we decide to return to this beautiful part of the world.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A40 Autoroute Blanche
Nearest Beach
800 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Les Houches is situated at the entrance to the Chamonix Valley, just 6km away from Chamonix town and an hour’s drive from Geneva airport. In winter Les Houches has its own ski area with 12 red runs, 5 blue runs and 4 green runs plus the black run La Verte (home of the Kandahar World Cup downhill race). The ski bus from Les Houches gives you access to the other 157 km of on piste in the Chamonix Valley. In the summer as well as the mountaineering there are breath-taking walks of all gradients, via ferrata, canyoning and white water rafting on the River Arve. For kids there are organised adventure days with Chamonix Guides, high ropes, a summer toboggan run, an animal park and swimming pool. In spring and autumn it is a cyclists’ paradise. For mountain bikers there’s enough technical single track to satisfy the hungers of even the most hardcore downhillers. For road cyclists there are the opportunities to ride the famous Cols: Col de La Colombiere, Col d’Aravis, and Joux Plane.

Other Activities: husky dog sledging, ski touring (vallee blanche), winter walking with snow shoes, indoor climbing wall, helicopter skiing, speed gliding, ice skating,

Ski: The ski and snowboard area of Les Houches extends from an altitude of 950 metres to 1900 metres. The terrain is extremely varied, providing enjoyment for all abilities with 12 red runs, 5 blue runs and 4 green runs. Plus the black run La Verte on which the Kandahar World Cup downhill race is run. Many of the runs are long descents through pine and larch forests. The lift system comprises of the Bellevue cable car (150 metres from Chalet Whymper), the Prarion gondola lift (500 metres from Chalet Whymper), 4 chair lifts (including the chair lift Coupe du Monde 150 metres from Chalet Whymper), 12 drag lifts and the Tramway du Mont-Blanc train. From the resort summit there is a breathtaking 360° panorama of the Mont-Blanc range. When necessary, artificial snow coverage is provided by 100 snow canons covering 900m of vertical drop. With the ski bus from Les Houches you can also access the other 157km of on piste (and limitless off piste) in the three other ski areas of the Chamonix Valley.

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Rates & Availability

From £430 Per week

Les Houches Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Season
Apr 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£480
 
 
Summer
Jul 18 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£490
 
 
High Summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£510
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£460
 
 
Late Summer 2
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£430
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Prices include bed linen and towels plus maid cleaning on departure.
Payment - via CHEQUE in STERLING or EUROS or CREDIT CARD. The property can be reserved with a non-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent) & signed booking form. Balance payable 8 weeks pre arrival date. Payable at this time (on a separate cheque or credit card guarantee) is a refundable security bond for excess cleaning/ damages/ loss deposit of £300/€440.
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Amenities

Les Houches Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Plus double sofa bed and single chair bed in lounge
  • Double divan bed with four drawers underneath for storage of pillows and bedding from the lounge if required. Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobe with 100cm of hanging space, separate space with drawers and shelving. Two bedside tables (each with 3 drawers), bedside table lamps. Patio doors opening out onto the balcony with views up the Chamonix Valley to the Aiguille du Midi. In the lounge there is a 3 seater leather sofa with chaise which makes up into a large comfortable double sofa bed. Also a leather easy chair which can pull out into a single bed suitable for a child/ young adolescent.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Apartment Chalet Whymper is a fully equipped self catering apartment available for booking all year round with secure individual garage parking and ski locker. There is a lift to all floors. There are two balconies, one accessible from the lounge and the other from the bedroom. The lounge balcony has two balcony tables and four chairs plus a three-seater bench from which you can view the ski run down to the Bellevue Cable Car and along the valley to the Rocher de Fizz mountain range. This balcony gets the afternoon sun. From the bedroom balcony there are views up the Chamonix Valley to the Aiguille du Midi. This balcony gets the morning sun.

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