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Nicola Fair

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Alpine Rest or Activity Holiday Les Contamines Has it All! Sleeps 4/6 32SqM

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Haute-Savoie Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Geneva 1.25hr Close to lifts X2. Bath/shower/Bunk room/Sofa Beds. Well Equipped

Alpine Rest or Alpine Activity Holiday this cosy apartment provides the ideal base. 1.25hr drive from Geneva; bus or train travel options available, Sleeping 4/6. A comfortable well equipped second floor apartment. Light & airy with Mountain Views. Enjoying a sunny balcony and beautiful mountain views.

Keys by post allowing flexible travel arrangements.

Rental includes cleaning.

Within easy reach of all you will need;

A Short Walk 250m; To Bakery, Mini Supermarket, Restaurant& Bars. Equipment hire Sport and Adventure booking. 500M to main Gondola and a 10 minute river side stroll is all thats needed (or take the car) to the traditional unspoilt village of Les Contamines which retains all its ‘French’ character, far removed from those purpose built resorts.

Wi-Fi is available in a number of bars, local to the apartment, in the village, mountain restaurants and at the Tourist office.

In Summer we are perfectly located for outdoor adventures; a walker’s or serious hiker’s, climber's and mountain bikers' paradise with miles of marked trails and routes. A mountain trail to the rear of our apartment block is a designated Reserve Naturelle.

In addition Summer activities at the Pontet Leisure Park include, A swimming Lake, volley ball , miniature golf, driving range, archery, championship tennis courts, adventure playground and a small boating lake and paddling area, trampoline, tree walking, Not to mention the rock climbing school, pony riding, mountaineering and paragliding, there is something for all ages, interests and level of experience.

Les Contamines-Montjoie area: The town of St Gervais 11K is renowned for its Thermal spa, with its wide range of treatments. Plus summer outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts.

There are a multitude of places to visit nearby, the best known of which are Chamonix (30 mins), Megeve (20 mins), Lake Annecy (1 hr), Geneva (1hr), the medieval village of Yvoire (1 1/4 hrs), Evian (1 1/2 hrs). The Haute Savoie is renowned for many speciality dishes such as the fondue Savoyarde, tartiflette, pierrade and raclette.Les Contamines is proud of its baroque churches and traditional architecture. A 20-30 minute stroll from Cimes Dor, along the river will take you to Notre Dame de la Gorge, a baroque church rebuilt in 1699. We can recommend the food and open fire atmosphere of La Vieille Auberge just below the chapel of Notre Dame.The Village church is 18th Century Baroque.

For Snow sports; We are only 400m (5mins) from the main gondola lift AND Cross Country Skiing is on the Doorstep.

With a snowfall record that is the envy of many big name resorts.

There are 125 km of snow-sure pistes as well as some excellent off piste skiing; time it right and you'll be getting fresh tracks all day. The views of the Mont Blanc massif are imperious particularly when you are enjoying them in relative solitude at one of the areas great mountain restaurants.

As well as the main mountain skiing; 23.5K Nordic Cross country ski area and children’s sledging, are both on our doorstep. At our end of the village Two (2) nursery slopes and a half pipe for boarders are flood lit on certain nights of the week.

There is also a great Board Park. Or you may like to go Dog Sledging, take a Snow Shoe Excursion or enjoy Ice Climbing.

A change of piste and scenery are easily reached; Chamonix (30mins), Megeve (20 mins) and St Garvais (10mins) all offer Skiing for all levels.

Les Contamines- Mont Joie: The apartment includes balcony, bathroom with separate WC, bedroom with bunk beds, and two separate double sofa beds (with room divide) in the living room. Flat screen TV, DVD and a CD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven/grill, microwave, dishwasher and fridge.

Secure underground parking.

Ski/equipment locker.

Guests comment that the apartment block is warm and welcoming what ever the weather.

Cleaning is included in the rental.

6 pillows, 2 single and 2 double duvets are provided. Please remember to pack your own towels/tea towels.

Linen hire can be arranged as can travel cot, pay in resort

It is a No Smoking Building.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nicola Fair (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Nicola Fair

A professional couple now retired. We first visited Les Contamines on a last minute deal. We fell in love with the village and the skiing. Summers are wonderful too with a host of activities. Our family, grand children and friends have all enjoyed many holidays and share our love of the area and the village atmosphere.

Nicola Fair purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Nicola Fair chose Haute-Savoie

The village is so unspoilt. The apartment block is warm, airy and welcoming! It beats the low low ceiling 'Head Banging' apartments over the road, in Haneau du Lay, hands down.

What makes this apartment unique

Underground parking. Far enough out of the village to be quiet, with space not buildings arround us! yet near enough for shopping or eating out without taking a car. Choice of 2 main lifts; walk or drive (with free parking!). As our 11yr old grandson say's the apartment is realy close to everything the resort has to offer; energetic or lazy! For all ages.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were impressed by the standard of upkeep at the block. The corridors

were obviously regularly cleaned and outside the snow was cleared from

walkways and garage accesses and grit put down each time it snowed. Very

efficient!
Jan 2014
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Reviews

4.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Alpine Rest or Activity Holiday Les Contamines Has it All! Sleeps 4/6 32SqM
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews
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Cosy & convenient

  • 3 of 5

Cosy Appartment, warm and comfortable. Walking distance to gondola and local bakery 5 mins walk to get fresh baguette and pastries. Very quiet, Appartment would be very compact with anymore that 4 adults. Balcony a nice touch, ski locker handy and on the way out of the building. I would have given this 4 stars but 2 mornings I had to avoid dog mess in the middle of the stairs and corridor which was pretty unpleasant. But obviously this is no reflection on the owners or Appartment and I would book again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kate I am so pleased that this shocking occurrence will not stop you returning our flat for all the right reasons. In 14yrs we have never experienced this or had a guest report similar. I have taken action so was pleased for your honesty. Thank you Nicola
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5

Comfortable apartment v. convenient &well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had sufficient snow to get out on the slopes everyday when most French resorts did not! We enjoyed watching fireworks from the balcony on NYE. We thought the resort one of the best ski destinations we've been to in terms of views, facilities, family friendliness and logistics. Everything was close at hand in teh village and consequently we had s relaxing calm time & only drove a few miles all week just tootling up to the free parking right outside the gondola and sledging area. A fantastic place to base your stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family of 6 are keen to see Les Contamines in the summer and are planning to stay in the flat again.
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Great for Skiiing

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week. Your apartment is lovely and in a great position for the gondolas

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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5

Fantastique!

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a fantastic stay in this cute apartment (the photos don't do it justice!)! We would recommend this apartment and dealing with Nicola. The apartment was very comfortable, quiet, clean and well equipped. It has a balcony with a lovely mountain view and it is positioned well - near gondolas and a 10-15 minutes walk to the village centre! We always have a car but if you don't it's fine. The only things to mention on the down side were - no TV signal (we love watching the local Haute Savoie channel!) and there was no stand-up shower but we coped! We can't wait to return, in fact I just checked its availability for the February and April school holidays (we work in a school!) and unfortunately it's already booked - no real surprise!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Areial needs plugging in! Unfortunately this guest did not do so!! We have installed a 'stand up' shower.
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5

Great place to escape to

  • 5 of 5

The appartment is a great base to explore some of the Mont Blanc region. It is very comfortable and well equiped.

We arrived on foot from Chamonix via the Belleview cable car, Col de Tricot, Chalets de Miage and Mont Truc - a great day trip would be to walk to Chalets de Miage for a picnic. Other day walks include Col de Joly (or even head up to Mont Joly), Col de La Fenetre, Refuge Tre la Tete to view the glaicer and a lovely walk up the old roman road via Notre Dame de la Gorge and Refuge Nant Borrant. There are plenty of other activitives around for those who don't want to walk from climbing to spa treatments in Saint Gervais.

The appartment is ideally located for the lift - but arriving after it shuts for the summer (early September) makes the starts of all walks a steep up!

We will hopefully be back to explore the region futher.

Thanks once again!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds delightful; Think however we will be sticking to skiing!
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

As a family, we have visited both in Winter & Summer and we love it! Comfy and convenient, with lots of different things to do out and about for everyone. We'll definitely be going again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The family talked of 'going over, through, up and down into the mountains' they did all sorts!
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Geneva-Swiss side 1 1/4 hr by car. Bus/Taxi option
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Calais 10hr, Tolls card/Tag No cash Buy Tag online
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
St Gervais Les Baines La Fayet poss to book taxi
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Le Fayet J21 off the A40. 14K to Les Contamines
Nearest Ski
400 Metres
Ideal positioning 2 lifts. Next to Cross country.
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Lake beach; Pontet leisure park walk or 5min drive
Car: not necessary

Based at the foot of Mont Blanc, Sandwiched between the famous resorts of Megeve and Chamonix, is the secret that is Les Contamines. Renowned for its mountain views and uncrowded walking trails and ski slopes. With a snowfall record the envy of many big name resorts.

This traditional Savoyard village has a large number of restaurants serving savoyarde specialities. Don't panic there are also Pizzerias! All you need to be self catering is available from either a mini supermarket and bakery (by the gondola) a short 250 meter walk OR the village a 10 minute riverside walk or car ride. In the Village there is a choice of 3 super markets, butcher, bakers and numerous shops to help you stock up on the food essentials. Winter or summer sports equipment is available to buy or hire.

Wi-Fi is available in a number of bars, local to the apartment, in the village, mountain restaurants and at the Tourist office.

In Summer we are perfectly located for outdoor adventures; a walker's, climber's and mountain bikers' paradise with miles of marked trails and routes. A mountain trial to the rear of our apartment block is a designated Reserve Naturelle.

In addition Summer activities at the Pontet Leisure Park, a 10minute stroll or car trip with free parking, include: A swimming Lake, volley ball , miniature golf, driving range, archery, championship tennis courts, adventure playground and a small boating lake and paddling area, trampoline, tree walking, Not to mention the rock climbing school, pony riding, mountaineering and parasenting, there is something for all ages, interests and level of experience.

Activity passes are sold for 1-6days and cover a wide range of activities.

St Gervais (11K) also has; summer outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts.

Les Contamines-Montjoie area: There are a multitude of places to visit nearby, the best known of which are Chamonix (30 mins), Megeve (20 mins), Lake Annecy (1 hr), Geneva (1hr), the medieval village of Yvoire (1 1/4 hrs), Evian (1 1/2 hrs). The Haute Savoie is renowned for many speciality dishes such as the fondue Savoyarde, tartiflette, pierrade and raclette.Les Contamines is proud of its baroque churches and traditional architecture. A 20-30 minute stroll from Cimes Dor, along the river will take you to Notre Dame de la Gorge, a baroque church rebuilt in 1699. We can recommend the food and open fire atmosphere of La Vieille Auberge just below the chapel of Notre Dame.The Village church is 18th Century Baroque.

The town of St Gervais (10mins drive) is renowned for its Thermal spa, with its wide range of treatments.

In winter as well as the main mountain skiing, the 23.5K Nordic Cross country ski area and children's sledging, are on our doorstep.

A Ski Board Park, Dog Sledging, Snow Shoe Excurtions and Ice Climbing are all part of the wide range of activities available.

At our end of the Village Flood Lit Nursery Slopes and a Half Pipe for Boarders are open certain nights of the week.

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Rates & Availability

Les Contamines Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
$398
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

SATURDAY change-over is the norm.
SPLIT WEEKS PLEASE CONTACT NICOLA
INCLUDED IN RENTAL; Cleaning AND
A REFUNDABLE KEY DEPOSIT of £20/€20 is required. We apologise, but have found this necessary.
POSTAGE we DO NOT Charge postage for sending keys. We ask they are returned by registered post.
DEPOSIT; £50/€50 deposit will secure your booking.
BALANCE; one month before departure

PAYMENT; Via HomeAway Site OR Bank transfer can be agreed- Payment in £ or €

To ensure your piece of mind there is an in-resort contact . He will also arrange linen hire. Contact information from Nicola
Available all year - Please contact Nicola for details.





NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

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Amenities

Haute-Savoie Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Separate WC
  • Upgraded 2014.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Bunk (2 X single beds.)
  • 2 double sofa beds with room divide
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The apartment includes balcony, bathroom with separate WC, bedroom with bunk beds, and two separate double sofa beds with room divide in the living room. Flat scree TV, DVD and a CD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven/grill, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. There Is plenty of China, glasses and cutlery. Ski/equipment locker and secure underground parking. Guests comment that the apartment block is warm and welcoming what ever the weather. Cleaning is included in the rental. 10 pillows, 2 single and 2 double duvets are provided. Please remember your own towels/tea towels. Linen hire can be arranged as can travel cot, pay in resort Other benefits include: In Resort contact Keys by post allowing flexible travel arrangements It is a no smoking building.

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