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New Luxury Apt in Chamonix Centre-Large open windows/balconies overlook Mt Blanc

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Chamonix Apartment Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms (Hammam), huge open plan kitchen/dining, fireplace, views

A brand new elegant 4 Bedroom Apartment in the middle of town with each room having it's own floor to ceiling window, mountain views or separate balcony. Relax in this spacious 150 square meter Apt with open plan kitchen/living room that is luxurious in size, light and amenities and best of all, overlooking the town and mountains outside. The recently renovated Apt is located on the square that overlooks Rue Joseph Vallot thus you can watch the town bustle below from the balcony or view the mountains of Mt Blanc. The Metropole is one of the most recognized and iconic buildings in Chamonix and it is located in the Centre of Town next to clock tower so you will never get lost nor wonder the time. And the first bottle of wine is on me!! and special price if you only need 3 bedrooms!!

It has 4 bedrooms of which 2 can be described as Master Suites each with King sized beds ( one has a fold out couch and a bathroom equipped with a Hammam). The 3rd bedroom also has a King sized bed while the 4th bedroom has 2 over-sized singles arranged as bunks. For different sleeping configurations, the king sized beds can be split into large singles. The Apt sleeps 8-9 and can accommodate more for dinners given the extra large kitchen and dining area. Keep the windows and balcony doors open to let in the sounds and views from the town below or mountains above flow in or close them and enjoy the views and light from the setting sun while relaxing on the couch in silence warmed by the fire. The Apt also has a brand new Cave equipped with 12 boot and glove warmers and is always toasty to ensure ski clothes are dry and ready for the next day's runs.

State of the art WiFi and sound system with 12 ceiling surround sound speakers and English TV ( Sky) and video. One of the Master bedrooms has seperate TV, Fridge and separate sound system for iPod. 3 Walk-in showers and one bathtub designed for 2 as well as a Hammam in the 3rd bathroom to cure after-ski aches. A designer kitchen with multiple ovens, large fridge, induction hobs and of course a Netspresso for your daily fix. The Fireplace can be enjoyed from sitting back in the over-sized living room and extra large soft and comfortable couch. All linen is included, even slippers!!!​

Designed by one of Chamonix's more well known builder and designer teams, the apartment has been furnished with every detail cared for. The TV and surround sound are state of the art and fully wi-fi as well. The large open plan kitchen has a luxurious feel about it while being perfect for entertaining. Choose one of large bedrooms with its extra-large sliding pocket doors that open onto the living room and spectacular views from your bed. Or choose from the 2nd master bedroom with its own couch, TV, separate fridge and even a Hammam that feels like its own self contained studio. The 3rd bedroom has a separate balcony and King Sized bed and the 4th enjoys a unique rustic feel and 2 singles.

The pedestrian street below is the centre of shopping with many bars and restaurants to choose from only a stone's throw away. With the grocery store ( Super U) across the street you are never to far from fresh food and pastries. Card access to the centre of town is provided (barrier entry card) for your car when needed for drop offs and pick-ups during the stay; underground parking is a 3 min walk away. A car is not needed in Chamonix as you can walk to the lifts of the Aiguille du Midi, the cog wheel mountain railway of the Montenvers and finally the Brèvent lift station which connects to Flegere is a 10 min walk away. The tourist office and bus stop is a 2 min walk and thus very easy to reach hiking or skiing in Les Praz, Argentiere or Les Houches. In the summer you are 5 min stroll to the tennis club and hiking paths and 15 min stroll from Golf and the base of many mountain trails. You are a stones throw to all the town's restaurants and bars and Ski rental shops are 50 feet away. The train station is a 3 min walk and the bus station to lifts, if you don't want to drive, is as well a 2 min stroll away. Chamonix's night life is nearby but the brand new triple glazed large windows keep the sound and cold weather out.

Elevator or stairs reach the second floor. All linen is provided and you are met by Joanne to walk you through the Apt and answer all questions that you may have. She is available during your stay for extra assistance, cleaning or food preparation if so desired. She will greet you as you arrive and arrange an appropriate meeting spot and assist in departure as well. I of course can be reached to discuss activities around Chamonix as well as assist in booking guides, ski teacher or give ideas for restaurant bookings or activities but Joanne, is locally based and will meet and greet as well provide assistance and answer questions regarding activities and provide advice regarding Chamonix's amenities.

You can rent bikes nearby and keep them locked up in the ground floor bike room. Grab your paper from the newsagent below, enjoy a breakfast from the cafe across the street or buy some croissants from the many bakeries nearby. Shop in one of the many wonderful Chamonix shops all right out your door. Saturday's local market is a great place to purchase fresh produce and local goods and that is 2 min away. The Apt overlooks the Irish Coffee so a relaxing drink can be enjoyed 20 feet away if you run out of supplies. After skiing drop your ski's and boots off in the Cave then either relax in the Hamam, sit by the fire or enjoy an aperitif in the many bars along the Rue des Moulins only 50 feet away.

Chamonix is an hour drive from Geneve and the roads always stay clear given the road through Mt Blanc tunnel must stay passable. As the local bus transport is 2 min walk away and the train station is a 3 min walk, it is easy to get around. The Buses take you up the valley to other ski areas as does the train. The Mer de Glace train takes you to the base of the Valley Blanche. During the summer the lifts operate to take you to the top or mid stations of the mountains for hikes and trail runs along the mountains that surround the town. Skiing normally starts Dec 1 and closes the first weekend of May. There is a wide variety of sports to enjoy during the summer as the town stays active and alive year around.

Joanne will check you out as well and all I ask is that you leave the Apt on time and respect the no shoe policy to protect the new wooden floors. Final cleaning is not needed but leaving the Apt respectfully is appreciated.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Daniel Smaller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Daniel Smaller

Originally from California, I moved to London in 1984 and never looked back. I have been skiing in in Chamonix for almost 20 years and never bore of its beauty and incredible runs.

Daniel Smaller purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Daniel Smaller chose Haute-Savoie

I have waited many years to find the right property in town that had the size and light of this large apartment. The 8 large and open windows was exactly what i was looking for and the views from the balcony as well as the bedrooms brings in the town and mountains both.

What makes this apartment unique

The light and views from every room. In the middle of Chamonix but walking distance to Brevant

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your place! It was very well appointed with everything that we could need. It was also centrally located and close to everything. I just tried to put a review in, but it says that the link has expired. Sorry for the late feedback.
Aug 2016
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New Luxury Apt in Chamonix Centre-Large open windows/balconies overlook Mt Blanc
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Absolutely ideal apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment met all our expectations, well presented, fantastic position and views. Small hic up gaining entry but this was quickly sorted. Well recommended, thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Glad you had a super stay. Come back when the snow falls!!
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Beautiful design, fabulous views, super convenience in the heart of Chamonix

  • 5 of 5

The condo is a beautiful renovation, great design, fabulous views, and all the conveniences. It was exactly as we expected it when we arrived, however we were delighted after a long flight to find shampoo, conditioner and shower gel provided.

It is right in the heart of Chamonix and a stone's throw from the start /finish line for the UTMB. You can watch runners come in to the last curve right from the balcony.

There is really no need to cook although the appliances are top notch, since there are many restaurants and bars close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury apartment in city center fully equiped

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Daniel & Joanne for this beautiful apartment. I enjoyed this summer in chamonix with view of mont blanc from balcony.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Great to have you and hopefully we can get you back when the snow falls...
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  • 5 of 5

This was, without a doubt, the most beautiful apartment we'd ever seen. We were traveling as 8 adults--one couple and 6 other adults. We were exceptionally comfortable in this 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bathroom apartment located in the heart of Chamonix. We had hoped to be able to cook our meals, and were pleasantly surprised by how well-equipped the kitchen was with pots/pans, state of the art tea kettle, Vitamix, etc.

The apartment is located right in the center of Chamonix, which can be noisy at night. However, the windows--3 layers thick--miraculously closed out all street noise. I can't recommend this beautiful apartment enough. To awaken to the views of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi is more than anyone can ask for--and yet--there it is outside the window every morning!!

The owner was very responsive to our questions, helped us find a guide for hiking, and responded every time we contacted for advice.

I highly recommend this place for summer; and can only imagine it's even more magical for ski season!!

Thank you Daniel!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and so happy that Chamonix was special for you. Look forward to seeing what is painted from the balcony!!!..please send me pics. See you next year or for the skiing maybe.
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Best holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

I would thoroughly recommend this spacious, well equipped, very comfortable and well maintained and finished apartment. The location is second to none! Everything is within easy reach and the balcony overlooking the main street makes you feel part of Chamonix life even when you are putting your feet up! There are a range of great delis and bakeries a few steps away as well as a great supermarket which make eating in easy to do - and a delight to prepare in the excellent kitchen. There is also an abundance of restaurants for all pockets and tastes. We visited with three children aged 11, 10 and 6 and two grandparents aged 70, one of which has mobility problems. The apartment with lift access happily catered to everybodies individual needs. The owner and his on site staff were efficient and helpful and full of good ideas and communication to ensure our stay was a good one. I cannot praise Daniel, Joanne and the Metropole apartment highly enough. There are no downsides to staying here, they deserve every success. You will have no regrets about booking this apartment as your holiday home of choice!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review....looking forward to getting you all back for what winter time has to offer!!
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Overall, we were impressed with the apartment set-up and very happy with our stay - fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 4 nights in the Chamonix apartment and we loved every minute of our stay. The owner was an incredible host; quick to respond to inquires and very helpful with information about the area. We also really enjoyed our interactions with Joanne. She met us at the apartment and gave us a detailed orientation.

The apartment was more beautiful than the pictures and description on the site. The décor is beyond charming and very comfortable for a group of people. We found the ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms ideal. The kitchen is actually set up for cooking – not always the case in rentals. We had a lovely dinner “chez nous” one night. The apartment is located in the center of town with markets, restaurants, and stores very accessible.

We would recommend this apartment without reservation!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and come back in the winter for the skiing!!! Hope the rest of your trip was fun and it was great having you guys!!
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Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Rue de Moullin
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chamonix Golf Course
Nearest Train
250 Metres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Motorway to Chamonix
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cap Horn
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

The premier skiing and hiking centre in all the Alps. Minutes from ski lifts, golf, hiking, rafting, tennis and biking. Being a brand new large and sunny renovated apartment in the middle of town, all of the benefits of being close to shopping as well as views to the Mt Blanc make this Apt the perfect combination to enjoy the wilderness without giving up on proximity to restaurants, night life and being in the centre of the quant Chamonix town. Chamonix is not just about the amazing skiing , there is as well in the summer fantastic biking ( mountain and road), hiking, rafting, tennis and golf not to mention outdoor cafe's and stunning views from every vantage point. Italy is close via the famous Mt Blanc Tunnel, as the Italian coast is just a few hours away. Geneve is an easy one hour drive as well as Verbier and Annecy. Adventure centers are abundant in the area as climbing walls and paragliding are available for the adventurous.


Rates & Availability

Chamonix Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Low
Dec 11 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter High
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Available
Jan 15 2017 - Feb 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter High
Feb 5 2017 - Feb 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 12 2017 - Feb 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter High
Feb 19 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Low
Apr 23 2017 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 7 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer high
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $243
Bookings less than 4 day $122
Refundable damage deposit $609


Bookings less than 4 day £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Cleaning Fee £200
Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

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Chamonix Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hamam
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathtub fits 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , 90 cm wide with extra height
  • 1 of the king sized beds can be split into large singles.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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