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Ideal flat for a multi centre ski or walking holiday looking around Mont Blanc

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Double bedroom, 2 bathroom flat in the Italian Valdigne near Mont Blanc

Two bed apartment, two bathrooms, lounge with fully equipped kitchen area and fireplace with a private garden and parking space in the Valdigne on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Great for ski trips, summer walking and mountain biking, or just eating, drinking and exploring the high Aosta valleys. Classic stone roof and thick stone walls but completely modern with wooden floors and distinctive character on the inside. Comfortable for 4 adults but not for pets.

The two balconies have a great view of the Lenteney waterfall and the Grivola while from a few metres away you can see Mont Blanc.

It is close to train, motorway and buses but you can't hear them. By car easy to get to Courmayeur, La Thuile, Pila, Cervinia and other Italian resorts with also La Rosiere, Chamonix and Argentiere in France within a day's ski trip.

More Details

Owner
Nick Mcgill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Nick Mcgill

Englishman lived and worked in Italy for 20 years, in advertising and marketing. Great lover of the mountains, ski, ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, mountain biking.

Nick Mcgill purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Nick Mcgill chose Valle d'Aosta

Ease of access, near state road and so roads cleared in the worst snow. Busy community of mostly local people, the morning school bus is busy too. La Salle is much sunnier than the villages closer to Courmayeur which is generally colder in summer. The flat is bigger than most flats in the area and I prefer it to be comfortable rather than crammed.

Amenities

Villair Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Modern bathrooms, bathroom one has a washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom two has an en suite bathroom and door to garden. Bedroom 1 has a private balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a covered area for smoking outside the front door.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Ideal flat for a multi centre ski or walking holiday looking around Mont Blanc
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
St Kilda
5

Good apartment for a walking holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for two weeks in August. Instructions from the owner and access to the apartment were easy and a dedicated car park was very welcome. The apartment is very well located for walking in the mountains. Some days we left the car behind and walked from the apartment, but most days we drove to the start of our walks, but usually only for 15 - 30 minutes. The Tourist Office in Courmayer sells a very good hiking map for 2 Euros. Unlike the previous reviewer, we found the main bed to be very comfortable (didn't use the beds in the 2nd bedroom) and had no trouble with the use of electrical appliances. The kitchen is generally well set up, although I would have appreciated newer, unchipped crockery and some nicer glasses. Villair, the village in which the apartment is located is very small and quiet. We loved listening to the local families interacting and the children playing in the evenings, but each night everyone went inside at 10.30pm so no problem with noise while trying to sleep. The supermarket in Morgex is easy to find, being located on the main road on the left as you head into town. It had everything we wanted. I would recommend stopping at the Cheese Factory shop which is also on the left before you get to the supermarket. Their cheese is fantastic and very reasonably priced (much better than in the supermarket). I also recommend a stop at the Cave Mont Blanc for local wine. Courmayer and Aosta are also worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crockery to be replaced as usual every year.
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4

Cosy ap., tastefully, quiet, nice old village

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is tastefully and fully equipped (dish washer, oven, freezer, microwave, water cooker), a lot of space to put your own stuff, the kitchen is a good place to cook decent meals, big fridge and everything you need. The living room is a fine place to relax, good furniture and enough lights. There is free Wifi (super). In the village some miles further is a nice little shop/bakery. The kids could play in the snow near the house, lot of space there.

The distance to the ski area (La Thuile) was fine for us, about 30 minutes, just enough time to wake up and refresh. Supermarket on the way home (from La Thuile). La Thuile is great for not too advanced skiers. Relatively quiet, lot of Italian speaking people (I love that!) and great restaurants. A lot of space on the slopes and you can ski to France (La Rosiere).

Negative issue are the beds. The bed in the "master" bedroom is hard, not comfortable, small and very noisy, the coatings don't keep your feet covered. The beds downstairs have hard mattresses, not comfortable. The kids had difficulties to sleep.

The things that were awkward on the house: how to turn on the oven and take care of some special rules about the use of different devices at the same time are awkward, but since the instructions are clear it is very well doable.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is difficult to satisfy everybody's taste in beds, some like the soft and some like them hard. As a sufferer from back pain in the past I much prefer a hard bed to a soft bed and the beds in my apartment are orthopedic.
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5

Ottimo appartamento, quieto e completo‏

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato nella settimana di capodanno 2016 in questo appartamento situato a Villair, piccolo borgo che non conoscevamo, ma rivelatosi molto bello, tranquillo e molto comodo dato che si trova a pochi minuti da Morgex e Courmayer. La descrizione nell'annuncio è risultata precisa e fedele; la comunicazione col proprietario è stata perfetta fin da subito: parla Inglese e Italiano e ha risposto celermente a tutte le richieste. Al nostro arrivo abbiamo trovato l'appartamento in ordine e pulito, completo di tutta la biancheria necessaria e ci ha stupito soprattutto la dotazione disponibile: abbiamo affittato parecchie case vacanze ma nessuna completa come questa; non manca veramente nulla.

L' appartamento è ottimo per le famiglie e la disposizione su due piani, con le camere da letto e i bagni a livelli diversi, consente di avere una buona privacy anche per chi come noi, soggiorna con amici. Lo spazio comune del soggiorno-cucina è ampio e arricchito dal caminetto. Nelle giornate fredde e piovose ne abbiamo apprezzato il calore e l' atmosfera.

Ci sentiamo in conclusione di consigliare questo appartamento dall' ottimo rapporto qualità / prezzo sia nella stagione invernale che in quella estiva dove si potrà sfruttare anche il giardino di pertinenza.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ottimo appartamento, quieto e completo

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato nella settimana di capodanno 2016 in questo appartamento situato a Villair, piccolo borgo che non conoscevamo, ma rivelatosi molto bello, tranquillo e molto comodo dato che si trova a pochi minuti da Morgex e Courmayer. La descrizione nell'annuncio è risultata precisa e fedele; la comunicazione col proprietario è stata perfetta fin da subito: parla Inglese e Italiano e ha risposto celermente a tutte le richieste. Al nostro arrivo abbiamo trovato l'appartamento in ordine e pulito, completo di tutta la biancheria necessaria e ci ha stupito soprattutto la dotazione disponibile: abbiamo affittato parecchie case vacanze ma nessuna completa come questa; non manca veramente nulla.

L' appartamento è ottimo per le famiglie e la disposizione su due piani, con le camere da letto e i bagni a livelli diversi, consente di avere una buona privacy anche per chi come noi, soggiorna con amici. Lo spazio comune del soggiorno-cucina è ampio e arricchito dal caminetto; nelle giornate fredde e piovose ne abbiamo apprezzato il calore e l' atmosfera.

Ci sentiamo in conclusione di consigliare questo appartamento dall' ottimo rapporto qualità / prezzo sia nella stagione invernale che in quella estiva dove si potrà sfruttare anche il giardino di pertinenza.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you like my flat, it is furnished to own taste rather than blandly as a letting property, so I take it as a compliment.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Turin Torino
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Pont La Salle
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Genova
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Val Ferret Mont Blanc
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Derby
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Morgex
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Gigi
Nearest Ski
13 Kilometres
Courmayeur
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Liguria
Car: necessary

Overlooking Valteney waterfall, view of Mont Blanc and La Grivola. Close to Courmayeur, La Thuile, and the Spa of Pre St Didier.

Other Activities: white water rafting

Ski: Easy access to Courmayeur, La Thuile, Pila, Cervinia and other Aosta valley resorts, a weekly ticket can be valid to ski in all resorts. Another pass is available for Courmayeur and Chamonix. Full details are available on the Siski website.

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Rates & Availability

Villair Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$814
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$814
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$542
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $108.49
Refundable damage deposit $162.73

Cleaning is a fixed 60 EURO fee payable with booking PLUS 40 EURO for linen and towels.
A returnable deposit of 150 is required it will be returned 15 days after the end of the rental period subject to deductions for breakages and damage, and payment of local cleaning fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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