|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Double bed in a separate bedroom, twin beds or bunk beds in another bedroom or Mezzanine with sofabed, sofa bed (twin) in living room, 2 arm chairs, large table and chairs, TV.
Leads to a balcony with stunning views.
Kitchenette with 2 hobs, sink, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and all cooking equipment.
Bath with shower attachment, basin, toilet and hairdryer.
Comfortably sleeps 4.
There are apartments which are suitable for wheelchair users, please contact me with details of disability. There is a lift in the chalet to take you to the different floors.
Two deck chairs on the balcony. Balcony over looks the gardens on the residence and one of the best views of the village of Les Houches and the Mont Blanc mountains.
These self catering apartments at Chalets Le Grand Balcon are in the alpine village of Les Houches with stunning views of the Mont Blanc mountain range. The centre of Les Houches is a 10 minute walk which has supermarkets, bars, restaurants, ski/cycle hire shops. Bellevue and Prarion cable car stations are both a 5 minute walk away. There is also a bus stop at the entrance of the residence which provides easy access to the centre of Les Houches and Chamonix which is only 10km away, giving you a wide range of skiing options and access to some of the best skiing in the world. Great also for mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, kayaking, paragliding and walking in the summer. There's a lake with a children's play area, a tree top adventure course for children and public tennis courts close by.
These apartments are in easy reach of the British Ski Academy and an ideal place to stay during the UTMB
Golf: There is an 18 hole golf course in Chamonix which is 10km away.
Skiing: The apartments are a 5 minute walk from the Prarion and Bellevue ski lift. Les Houches is often open when other areas are shut due to bad weather. There are a variety of slopes, for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. There is also extensive skiing in Chamonix, Argentiere and Le Tour which are all a short bus ride away 10-20 mins. 4km away from Les Houches is the Mont Blanc tunnel which gives you access to the Italian ski resort of Courmayeur.
Special Interest: Walking and rock climbing with amazing views. Great for hikers and mountain bikers in the Summer. Other activities available include archery, rafting, cannoning and paragliding. There is also a spectacular golf course. For dogs lovers and children visit the St Bernards Dogs kennels and try dog sleighing with Husky dogs. There is also an adventure park which is situated in a wooded area of 3 hectares opposite Mont Blanc, with 70 tree bound activities with rope ladders, tibetan bridge, tyroliennes etc. Open in the summer and winter, the winter circuit is followed on snow-shoes and is always in the presence of a professional. You can also visit one of the many animal parks. There is also the possibility to have massage and beauty treatments in your apartment or on the residence.
€40 is added to every booking to cover extra cleaning and maintenance of the apartment, you are expected to leave the apartment clean and tidy on departure in order to receive you security deposit back.
Our 2 week stay in a 2 bedroom apartment at Residence Le Grand Balcon is one of the best holiday experiences we have had for a long time. From the start of booking, communication with Zoe was clear and precise. As a traveller with a disability, I needed to be sure that we stayed somewhere that would meet my limited mobility needs, as well as the more active pursuits of my husband and child.
Zoe had provided us with her mobile number in advance of our journey and was ready to meet us when we arrived. The apartment was perfectly clean and clearly well maintained, although we didn't manage to locate a kettle while we were there - an absolute essential for us tea-drinking Brits! I'm sure if we had asked Zoe, she would have sorted it out for us though! The bathroom had rails in all the right places to allow me to make full use of the facilities.
The scenery is almost beyond description - from our balcony we could see up to L'Aiguille du Midi and just make out the top of Mont Blanc.
There was so much to do, which I found a bit surprising for a resort so tuned into Winter Sports, but there really was loads. I would strongly recommend the cable car up to L'Aiguille du Midi, as well as any of the train trips, especially the one from the centre of Chamonix up to the Mer de Glace. For kids (grown up as well as under 18!) the Summer Luge in one of the Adventure Parks is great! Don't forget that both Switzerland and Italy are only short trips away if you're travelling by car.
It's almost impossible to recommend any one restaurant, we did try quite a few though! Zoe was really helpful here again, recommending some of the establishments off the beaten track, where you might expect a bit more of the "real" France.
I have already recommended this experience to several of my friends and would certainly consider visiting the area again!
bel et grand appartement (nous étions 5 et il y a 7 couchages) 2 vraies chambres bien équipé bien situé ski aux pieds de l'immeuble
calme et bien orienté
accueil agréable et attentif de mr Chadourne
tout proche du centre commodités et restos
je recommanderais à des amis la station est familiale
Appartement sympathique, style chalet "rustique" pour un vrai dépaysement.
Un petit coups de jeune au coin cuisine serait appréciable pour les futurs locataires!
Bien situé: à 150 m des 1ères pistes! Dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de casiers dans le garage pour ranger les skis (la montée jusqu'au chalet 7 est éprouvante après le ski!)
Garage très appréciable! ;)
Le propriétaire est disponible pour toutes questions!
Les Houches is a traditional village at the base of Mont Blanc, 5 km from Chamonix. There's a range of activities for everybody. During summer visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rafting, climbing, paragliding, canyoning, glacial walking, plus more. All are easily accessible using several cable cars (the nearest is just 5 minutes by foot), mountain trains, local buses and well marked trails. In winter, Les Houches is one of 5 ski resorts in the Chamonix valley. Pistes are family-friendly but also provide challenging skiing for all - it hosts the Men’s World Cup Downhill race each year. There are numerous restaurants and being next to the pistes, you can pop back for lunch! Local attractions include huski dogs, St Bernard kennels, ice-skating, indoor climbing, sledging (in the garden and at a park), swimming etc. A free bus (and train) give easy access to Chamonix and the surrounding resorts. Day trips to Italy, Annecy, Geneva and skiing the Vallee Blanche are popular choices.
Other Activities: Hiking, Rafting, Climbing, Canyoning, Ice Skating,