LES HOUCHES SKI APARTMENT BY LIFTS, SKI SLOPES, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS

Janet Saville

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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

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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:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Janet Saville

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Speaks english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
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Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
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
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
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Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
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
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Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
Cambridgeshire, UK
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT & AREA

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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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
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Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
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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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
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+44 (0)7874 607396
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
Wirral, Merseyside
5

AMAZING LOCATION SKI HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We had the most amazing holiday in Les Houches. The apartment is located in both a convenient and idyllic setting, with views (and balconies) to enjoy the mountains from both the main living room area and the bedroom, which both help to create the feeling that you really are ‘staying in the mountains’. You have the choice of ascending the mountain via Belle Vue (cable car) lift which is literally a stones throw from the apartment. The chair lifts are also just as close (of which you need to take 3 consecutive lifts to the top) or alternatively you can climb the mountain via Le Prarion (Gondola) if you are driving or don’t mind taking the bus less than a mile, parking is free so there is no need to worry about that. Again Ski-hire is situated very close to the lifts (a stones throw from the chalet) and skis were kept there overnight for convenience on the days we didn’t take the car to Le Prarion. The resort is challenging enough, although also provides learning areas to attempt skiing for the beginners. As this was our second ski-ing trip to Les Houches we decided to hire a car, we found the scenery so wonderful the first time around, we wanted to explore nearby towns which were accessible via a short car journey. However, the region also has free buses and trains which are excellent links to Chamonix and the nearby towns. On snowing days there is plenty to do from bowling to climbing, spas, wandering around the shops in nearby Chamonix. The supermarkets are also reasonable and not far from the apartment. I have no doubt we will holiday here again in this apartment, it had everything you could wish for from a skiing holiday. Close to the airport, slopes, lifts, ski-hire, towns to peruse the shops and more importantly boulangeries, patisseries and restaurants to try out! It really was the perfect place to stay for us. My husband is keen to try it in the summer and trialling the mountain bike trails.

If you book this chalet you will not be disappointed. Janet the owner can not do enough to ensure that you have a lovely holiday and you have all the information you need. I certainly intend to return, whether that is for Skiing in the winter or Mountain Biking in the summer.

Sarah, Michael & Florence Wafer

27/01/2012
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
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Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc
Heidelberg, Germany
4

CHALET WHYMPER JUNE 2011

  • 4 of 5
We (family of four), spent a nice & quiet week at Chalet Whymper in June 2011. The apartment is just as described in the websites with the kitchen well equipped (includes a microwave which is not mentioned in the websites) & rooms with enough storage place for everything. All the reviews written here stand true. Views from the balconies, especially the bedroom balcony are fantastic. But the best part of the home is- Janet! . Right from the time we came across this home till our last day there, she was a great help, very friendly & quick with tips and recommendations and always in touch through mails.

Les Houches is a beautiful place. Do not miss the goodies at Boulangerie - Eric Jacquier. A trip all the way up to Aiguille du Midi is a must on a clear day! We enjoyed the best mountain view of our life there! Parc de Merlet is interesting for families with kids. Restaurants Le Basilic in Les Houches and Casa Valerio in Chamonix are well recommended. Cha Cha Cha at Avenue Ravanel le Rouge is the best place to buy some wines to take back home.

We plan to revisit Chamonix some time later as one week is too short a time for this beautiful place. One thing's fixed for that trip- this very apartment again!
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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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
beach
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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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
 
Rate 14
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£470
 
 
Rate 15
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£510
 
 
Rate 16
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
Rate 17
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£430
 
 
Quiet Season
Oct 26 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£430
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£790
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£890
 
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
£490
 
 
Rate 1
Jan 24 2015 - Jan 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£590
 
 
Rate 2
Jan 31 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
£790
 
 
Rate 3
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£914
 
 
Rate 4
Feb 21 2015 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Rate 5
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£720
 
 
Rate 6
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£490
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 18 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

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.
Notes Prices include bed linen and towels plus maid cleaning on departure.
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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:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
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:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • pond
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • zoo
  • museums
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sledding
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • paragliding
  • ice skating
  • ski privileges optional
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • golf
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
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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