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Spacious Child Safe Apartment with Large Fenced Terrace

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, one en-suite, main bathroom, sleeps 6-11

150 metres from nearest ski lift, 100 metres from nearest piste. Central to the village, but in a quiet area. The large terrace is fully enclosed to waist height, and is ideal for small children in summer. There is a connected balcony, with a gate from the terrace. The apartment has been independently audited for child safety, and a full range of baby and toddler equipment is provided. Easy access to all Chamonix valley ski areas, Megeve, St. Gervais, Les Contamines, Flaine, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, etc. Finished to a very high standard and comprehensively equipped. Sleeps up to 8 in bedrooms (one double, one twin/double, one room with twin bunk, single, and pullout single). The lounge has a convertible double sofa/bed, and a second sofa is a full size single. Bed linen included in price. Catering, shopping and babysitting services by arrangement with English-speaking local agents. There is a secure, allocated, underground parking space.

Long term/seasonal rentals are welcome

Bookings and Payment: We accept bookings for any period (minimum fee 4 nights). We welcome enquiries for seasonal and long-term rental - please contact us as early as possible to discuss you requirements.

Deposit of £50 or equivalent at time of booking, the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

Payment via Homeaway payments using credit card, or direct by cheque, bank transfer or PayPal.

More Details

Keith Oborn
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Keith Oborn

I've been a keen skier for many years, and was looking for a place that had year-round appeal and good access to other ski areas and holiday attractions. The Chamonix valley hits the spot, and has some of the best scenery in the Alps.

Keith Oborn purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Keith Oborn chose Les Houches

We looked at a number in the Valley. Chamonix town is a lot more expensive, and can be noisy. This apartment had the unusual benefit of a large terrace, and also unusually for a place of this size is all on one level.

What makes this apartment unique

Chamonix and Les Houches are the antithesis of the purpose built ski resort. They are real communities, with a hugely mixed population (English stand-up comedy in one pub!). Businesses are individually owned and know they are competing for your custom. So it's friendly and dynamic. Skiing is not even the biggest sport - that's climbing. But the skiing is world-class.


Les Houches Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cloakroom - toilet
    Master Bedroom - shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
  • Washing machine and drying rack in main bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite Shower
    Bunk Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , Bunks and rollout
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 room with double bunk, single bed and rollout single. Lounge has double sofabed and single sized sofa.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The large, solidly-fenced terrace, raised one level from the building entrance, is fully decked and ideal for toddlers in the Summer. It does not get too much direct sun, so small ones can play safely while adults use the apartment and separate balcony. The master bedroom has french doors opening onto the terrace, so tired parents can watch over the little ones from their bed! Child safety has been independently audited, and the apartment is equipped with relevant safety features for young children, and also has baby/toddler equipment such as high chairs, cot/playpen, steriliser, bed guard, etc.


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  • 5 of 5

Just left after 6 days staying in the apartment in les Houches. Great appartmet and really well equipped, spacious, beautiful views and only 2 minute walk to the nearest ski lift or bus stop. Really enjoyed skiing in the local area with the family, also took the excellent bus service to brevant and skied there too. Chamonix lovely to go out in evening and for shopping. Particularly enjoyed the kitsch inn in les Houches, great atmosphere there. We have had a great time and would totally recommend this accomodation.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, glad you had a good time. The snow has been brilliant this winter! We like the Kitsch Inn as well - in fact my stepson worked there this winter.
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Lovely apartment for a summer holiday

  • 4 of 5

overall we loved it - spacious, straight forward, good equipment, good location, stunning views, lovely deck. Excellent manual!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with mountain view

  • 5 of 5

Great location with beautiful view of Mont Blanc range from porch. Appartment is quite spacious and well equipped. Owner was very responsive to resolve an issue we had during our stay, so overall a great experience. Loved the quiet litte town of Les Heuches, only 10 minutes by car or bus from town of Chamonix.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Apartment in excellent position in Les Houches

  • 5 of 5

As a group of 5 blokes, it can always be a bit hit and miss to get a good sized apartment to sleep everybody comfortably (especially in France). This year we stayed in Keith's apartment in Les Houches instead of going to Chamonix Centre and ended up with suitably spacious accommodation.

It is clean and comfortable with all the amenities you need, we even managed to spend a few nights eating in instead of visiting restaurants every night. It's positioned close to the Bellevue cable car offering excellent access to the tree lined slopes of Les Houches. We also liked the garaged parking as this meant there was no need to scrape ice off the windscreen first thing in the mornings.

I wouldn't hesitate to use this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best apartment with the best view!

  • 5 of 5

Best apartment with the best view! Just few min from Chamonix, one hour from Anssey lack. We and our 3 children (14, 12, 12) have really fun there >> rope parks, cable lifts, mountain trains, beautiful nature nearby.

Apartment itself is a modern wooden apartment very comfortable and … sitting in the terrace and looking on the Mont Blanc and Agile amide every day from morning to 10 pm (late sun set on the mountains) just beautiful.

I'm recommending this apartment strongly.

We will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you encapsulated many of the reasons we bought the place and have loved it for over ten years!
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What a lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year staying in Les Houches but this was one of the best apartments we've stayed in. The size of the bedrooms was great, for once it didn't feel like we were sleeping in a cupboard. It had everything you needed for self-catering and more. It was in a super location, close to the shops, bars and the Bellevue cable car.

We will return, thanks Keith don't change anything!

The Partridges and friends

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks - I'll try not to change anything!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kitsch Inn
Nearest Ferry
550 Miles
(From UK): Calais
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
A40/Mont Blanc Tunnel Road
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Ferme des Agapes
Nearest Ski
150 Metres
Les Houches
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lac du Passy
Car: recommended

At the entry to the Chamonix Valley, with its own ski area. A quiet village five km from Chamonix town, easy access to all local and area facilities.

Other Activities: Climbing, rafting, canyoning, forest adventure parks, good shopping.

Golf: Chamonix golf course, approx. 6 miles away

Ski: The Chamonix Valley is world-famous for it's variety and range of skiing, but it is emphatically NOT a linked, purpose built, ski system.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Any stay duration is fine, any arrival and departure date. Because of turnaround costs I charge a minimum of 4 days rental for short stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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