We had a great time and it's a wonderful property...we really loved hiking on the various trails accessible directly from the property and indirectly via the cable cars available from La Tzoumaz. The only downside, which is relatively minor, is the drive up from and down to Riddes, which is about 15-20 minutes.
Our stay was like a distilled version of all the positives that staying in a VRBO has to offer. The hosts offered an absolutely charming apartment -the view is insane and no pictures will do it justice- next to their home in Les Bossons/Chamonix, were incredibly kind and helpful throughout our stay (think: fresh eggs from their chickens for breakfast, hiking and sightseeing tips - Pierre actually works as a professional guide - pleasant conversation and a delightful family) coming and going. The setting could not be more picturesque. Getting to and from downtown Chamonix was a breeze with the free/regular busses a block away or a nice walk of 15-20 minutes along the river on a protected path. Honestly, when booking we thought we might want to be closer to Chamonix center, I AM SO GLAD WE WERE NOT. The couple minute commute out of town created a super nice break from the bustle of tourists, oh, and did I mention the view from our semi-private back yard...?
There is no question whether or not we would stay in this apartment again...absolutely a resounding yes. We cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. Enjoy your stay!
Brian and Claudia