|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Measuring an impressive 130mt2 the apartment was totally renovated during 2013. Furnished in a light airy style it is equipped with all the comforts of home, it provides ideal accommodation for two families and is right in the heart of the bustling town of Saint Jean d'Aulps. It is situated within a short walk of a variety of shops, restaurants, bakeries, and a butcher. Being only 100 meters from the free buses, running to the ski lifts of Morzine and Avoriaze, it is also ideal for those who wish to catch a transfer from the airport (which we are happy to arrange) and leave the car behind. For those who intend driving, the apartment has ample parking with two car parks one to either side of the building.The drive to Morzine and Avoriaze is between 10 and 15 minutes. It occupies the whole second floor (top floor) of our building offering spectacular views from every window and balcony.
Saint Jean d'Aulps “La Grande Terche” forms part of the Portes Du Soleil and is an excellent resort particularly well suited to beginners and families with its wide nursery slope. The ski school is situated directly at the telecabin. The resort is something of a well-kept secret that has played host to the French national ski championships. It has 34km of varied slopes with 16 lifts that offer fun for all levels of skier and boarder alike.
Entrance to the apartment is from the main high street. The entrance hall has a ski storage cupboard avoiding the need to take any skis, poles boards etc up to the apartment itself.
The front door to the apartment opens into a porch area off which is the WC, a double bedroom with a westerly facing balcony and entrance to the living area.
The large open plan living and dining area offers comfort for 8 people, a dining table, a wall mounted smart TV connected to the internet with satellite television, a sound dock and Wifi.
Turn right to gain access to the large modern kitchen equipped with all you would need including inductive hob, fan oven, steam / microwave oven, fridge freezer, dish washer, washing machine and tumble drier. The kitchen has east and west facing views with a four seat breakfast table looking over the town.
Three further bedrooms and two further bathrooms are accessed from the hallway running off the living area. The master bedroom is a double with ensuite. There is also a twin room and bunk room plus family bathroom from the hallway.
In total the apartment has 4 sets of French doors leading out to large balconies, which are ideal for catching the sun all day long with spectacular sunsets in the summer. The west facing balcony has a Weber barbeque for outdoor cooking.
We stayed in the apartment as a family of 7 adults and it was absolutely perfect. The bedrooms were all a very good size with ample storage. The living area and kitchen were really big, which was exactly what we wanted as previous ski apartments we have stayed in have been specially challenged!! Even so, the apartment was much bigger than we expected as it is difficult for the pictures to truly show the size of the apartment, nor do they show the view from the living room which is spectacular.
We were only a 5 minute drive from the St Jean lift station which gave us access to some great skiing, however the St Jean ski area is quite small so we bought lift passes daily and drove to Les Gets and Morzine on 3 of the days which gave us access to much more. At the end of the day there is a pub just over the road from the apartment as well as a gorgeous restaurant about another 5 minutes down the road. This was perfect for us but if you're wanting more nightlife there are taxis and buses into morzine.
There was a bakery directly below the apartment where we got breakfast every morning and a small Carrefour 5 minutes down the road, this was quite limited so we did our shopping at the big supermarket on the road in between the apartment and morzine.
Jonathan, who owns the apartment, was extremely helpful, he sent me a document with loads of information on the apartment and the surrounding area and he always replied to my emails promptly.
The only very small downsides to the apartment were the fact that it is located directly opposite to the church that has a lovely bell tower that chimes on the hour, every hour and more! And on the first night we ran out of hot water so had to plan carefully for showers and baths after that!
In all we had a really brilliant stay, the apartment is great value for money and perfect for bigger groups, it's spacious, modern and has a really nice feel to it, we'll definitely be going back!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$241|