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Chamonix Le Tour - ski chalet-apartment with wifi next to slopes - ski to door

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Le Tour Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, luxury bath and shower rooms, balcony, views, woodburner, sleeps 6

Newly renovated to a very high standard, this apartment is set over two floors in a traditional stone chalet in the heart of the old village of Le Tour, providing excellent self-catering accommodation for both summer and winter rentals. The apartment provides perfect access to the many exciting winter and summer activities for which the valley is famed. It is a two minute walk to both the nursery slopes and the Le Tour cable car which gives access to excellent intermediate skiing and snowboarding. Argentiere, with its demanding runs and some of the best off-piste skiing in Europe, is a short five minute drive away. The apartment has benefited from recent refurbishment yet retains its traditional charm and features. It would provide the perfect base for families or couples looking to explore the valley. Our excellent English and French speaking agent will meet and greet you and be on hand during your stay to help and advise you.

Winter in the Chamonix valley.: Some of the best and most demanding skiing and snowboarding in the world is to be found in the valley, with some 200 lifts and 600kms of pistes. For intermediates and experts some of the longest and steepest runs are to be found at the Grand Montets (3200m) in Argentiere as well as at the Aiguille du Midi (3825m) in Chamonix itself. Le Tour offers excellent conditions for beginners and intermediates alike and is ideal for a family holiday. Because of the situation the quality of the snow remains good until late in the season. For those who prefer cross-country skiing there are a number of trails in the valley. In addition, Le Tour boasts more sunshine than any other part of the valley!

Summer in the Chamonix valley: The valley is equally fabulous in the summer as in winter! Chamonix is the centre for mountaineering in Europe and houses the French mountaineering school. In addition, there are opportunities for the adventurous to try their hand at canoeing, white water rafting, mountain biking and paragliding. The summer luge (kids of all ages love this!) and the Foret d'Aventure (trails with ropes up in the trees) can be found in Chamonix. If you prefer your pursuits a little gentler, there are walks and hikes of varying lengths and difficulties. Many of the cable cars are open during the summer months so that everyone can enjoy the spectacular panoramas of Mont Blanc and the neighbouring peaks. Two tramways operate - to the Mer de Glace (largest glacier in Europe) from Chamonix and the St Gervais Tramway affording fantastic views of Mont Blanc. There are also nature reserves within a few miles, plus the more usual tennis, swimming and horse riding.

What else?: Le Tour is ideally situated for exploring a little further afield. Switzerland is just a short drive away and Italy is easily accessible via the Mont Blanc Tunnel. If you prefer to stay put, Chamonix has much to recommend it - a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, with weekend markets in both Chamonix and Argentiere.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Ann McIlwraith
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

> Upon arriving at the apartment we were greeted by Alison, who familiarized us with the accommodation and surrounding area. She answered our questions and told us that he was only a phone call away and at our service at all times.

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> Using the apartment for our skiing holiday, my wife, children and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Le Tour and the other ski areas of Chamonix. The apartment, with its lovely views of the mountains through the picture windows and masses of snow, is just as captivating as the web photos. It was equally sparkling and comfortable, equipped with the accoutrements we needed. The villa was far more spacious than four people would require and we enjoyed the luxury of having our own space.

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> The skiing was fabulous. Le Tour is known as being the easier of the ‘intermediate’ ski areas of Chamonix, with great opportunities for off-piste exploration. We made full use of this. We made trips by car to nearby Argentiere for the restaurants some nights and our favourite was ‘The Office.’ We also cooked a lot as the kitchen is perfect is this. .

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> For me, the best thing about the apartment is that it is almost ski-ski out which is very rare in Chamonix area. Ann doesn’t advertise this as skiers are meant to remove skis before travelling the 100 yards from the Vormaine lifts to the front door (but we didn‘t!)

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> Since Le Tour is so high in the mountains, we found we certainly needed to have snow chains or snow socks on the car, if only to get in & out of the parking spaces. They were not really needed on the main roads as these were efficiently cleared.

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> Overall, we loved the apartment and hope to return one day soon, maybe in the summer.

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Jan 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Chamonix Le Tour - ski chalet-apartment with wifi next to slopes - ski to door
average rating of 4.878788 based on 35 reviews
5

Fabulous, well situated 3 bedroom chalet

  • 5 of 5

Safe arrival after driving from England to a well equipped, clean, warm and homely chalet. Not much snow on arrival but enough during stay to ski. Free bus to other pistes in the valley widen the ski area. Plenty of lovely restaurants in Argentiere which also has yummy bakery and supermarket with all the basics. If you want to venture further into Chamonix then there is plenty more. Male swimmers don't forget your skimpies for the pool. Would definitely recommend to friends and mobile family.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Chamonix several times in the past and this was by far the best location and most fun. The apartment is great and has everything you need. You can walk to the lifts at Le Tour and ski back to the apartment. The bus stop is a stones throw away and gets you to Les Grand Montets within 15 minutes. Le Tour is a great place to relax and really enjoy the area. We'll come back and stay here in the future for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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4

Very comfortable, well located chalet

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent week, nothing like coming back to this chalet after a good days skiing to a warm boot room, log burner, comfy sofa and a hot shower/bath. Ski in/ski out very close to the piste - very well fitted out and very comfortable - we hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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lyon france
4

appartement design et chaleureux

  • 4 of 5

bel appartement design et chaleureux. nous avions apprécié la douce chaleur du poële à bois et l'équipement complet mis à notre disposition. le petit village du Tour est calme et au pied des pistes. la propriétaire est sympathique.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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5

Une prestation de grande qualité !

  • 5 of 5

Un magnifique appartement, spacieux, confortable , fonctionnel dans un village a l' écart de l agitation touristique !

Un havre de calme dans un village (encore) préservé !

A voir absolument pour les (vrais) amoureux de la montagne !

Excellents contacts avec le propriétaire, par ailleurs tres réactif

A recommander sans aucune réserve !

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

Relxing summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I came here for a relaxing summer getaway, and after a week, felt like we’d been away for a month!

We flew to Geneva and picked up a car from the airport and were thrilled at how easy it was to get there – from the airport Chamonix was sign posted and it was all motorways until the very end. The owner’s directions from Chamonix were crystal clear, and we arrived in just over an hour. Parking in La Tour was easy and free, and we always easily found free parking in Argentiere and Chamonix.

The apartment was fully equipped, even down to a fondue set, and very comfortable. There wasn’t anything that we needed that wasn’t already there.

La Tour was wonderfully quiet both day and night, we had a couple of days chilling in the apartment, drinking a glass of wine or two on the balcony, and although there are neighbours, we didn’t hear them and it felt very private.

There were a number of walks of varying difficulty and length that could be started directly from La Tour, all were well signposted, and the leaflets in the apartment showed us where to start from. The benefit of being so close to the walks was that you could do a walk in the morning and come back to avoid the hottest part of the day before heading out again in the cooler evening.

Overall, we loved our stay, and would love to come back again in the winter to snuggle in and stoke up the wood burner!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Montroc
Car: recommended

Le Tour is one of the highest naturally-occurring villages in Europe at 1500 metres. It is a short five minute drive to the small town of Argentiere and about 15 minutes down the valley to Chamonix. The Swiss border is 5 miles away at Martigny.

Other Activities: canoeing, white-water rafting

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Rates & Availability

Le Tour Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,581
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,581
 
 
January
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$790
 
 
February
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,317
 
 
March
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,180
 
 
Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,423
 
 
Late winter
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
$896
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$90
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $158

A 25% deposit is required upon booking with the remainder to be paid 8 weeks before your holiday. Cleaning costs 50€ and, together with a refundable security deposit of £150/200€ against breakages/damage, is payable before your stay. The security deposit will be returned within 2 weeks of your return. Bedlinen and towels are not included but may be rented at extra cost (please ask for details) or you may take your own.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Le Tour Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom and WC have been refurbished to a very high standard this autumn. The shower room is also beautifully fitted.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The apartment is on two levels on floors one and two of the chalet. On the first floor is the open plan living area with comfortable sofa and chairs, flat-screen satelite TV and Dominique Imbert designed spherical suspended wood burning stove. Large French doors lead to a spacious balcony. Off this is the dining area with large wooden table and chairs and, to one side, a newly fitted and well equipped kitchen with granite worktop and Bosch appliances. The master bedroom, bathroom and WC are also on this floor. Upstairs are two further bedrooms and a luxury shower room. One houses a large double bed and has wonderful views down the valley to Mont Blanc. The other has twin beds and a single futon. This spacious apartment has recently been refitted to a very high standard. The balcony has a table and 4 chairs for outside dining.

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