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Spacious Child Safe Apartment with Large Fenced Terrace

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

Description

Les Houches Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 5 nights or 300 pounds, whichever is greater). 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 by cheque, bank transfer or PayPal.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Keith Oborn
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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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 Chamonix - Mont Blanc

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' climbing. But the skiing is world-class.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Spacious Child Safe Apartment with Large Fenced Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Scotland
5

Summer Hols 18/7/09 - 1/8/09

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment having spent many holidays in the Chamonix area. The Apartment was spacious and as there were only 4 of us gave us all our own space. The external space was fantastic. My husband and father spent many evenings playing with their cameras at the extraordinary views from the terraces. It was my fathers first visit to the Chamonix valley and he now understands wht we keep on returning for more. With a car it is very easy to get around, although one day when the boys went away to do some serious climbing my father and I ventured on the bus to Chamonix. I have to say they were excellent and very cheap. The facilities within Les Houches were perfectly adequate, with two supermarkets a number of bakers and shops and numerous restuarants.

The house was extremely well equipped, can't think on anything not provided.

Holiday was very successfull

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Jul 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
5

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: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks - I'll try not to change anything!
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5

Christmas 2011 in Les Houches

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of two families, consisting of 4 adults and 3 teenagers.

Before we arrived at this fabulous apartment, Keith (owner) was really helpful, by email and on the telephone. He was very friendly and informative, and made sure that our stay was comfortable and well catered for with regard to equipment, wifi etc.

When we arrived, the apartment was clean and warm and there was ample space for us all.

Keith (caretaker) and his wife visited us a couple of times and were lovely.

The outside space if you were using this apartment in the Summer months was excellant and very well equipped.

The location was very good, only a few minutes walk to the Bellevue lift, and to local shops and restaurants.

We will definitely enquire about coming to this lovely accommodation again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks - the terrace is great in the summer - and in winter it's a good habitat for captive snowmen!
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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex England
5

Excellent property.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this apartment during February half term. It was our second trip to Les Houches (but our first in this apartment) and we weren't disappointed. The apartment was ideal for our needs - plenty of space for a family of 7 (2 adults & 5 children). The kitchen was well equipped, the apartment was warm and we never had a problem with hot water. Keith (the owner) was extremely helpful before our trip and the other Keith (the agent in the village) helped us out with a couple of minor queries during our stay. The location was excellent - couple of minutes walk to the bellevue lift or to the bus stop. There is a bakery just down the road and the supermarket is about a 10 minute walk.

We had a fabulous holiday and would love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
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Sychdyn, Flintshire, Wales, UK
5

Mountain Bike Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Keith for the use of your great apartment. We were all very happy by the size of the place, for 8 men we had no problems. It's location to the lifts is exellent, also the town has some great places to eat.If you fancy a good meal or some light eating with wine, Les Houches will cover it. Once again thank you and hopefully see you next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks - the weather in September and October is often wonderful, so it's an ideal time for bikers and hikers!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Hotel Slalom
Nearest Ferry
550 Miles
(From UK): Calais
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Chamonix
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Chamonix
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
A40/Mont Blanc Tunnel Road
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Les Houches
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.

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Rates & Availability

Les Houches Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$108
$762
 
 
Peak
Dec 10 2016 - Dec 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$222
$1,525
 
 
Mid
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$184
$1,271
 
 
HIgh
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$203
$1,398
 
 
Peak
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$222
$1,525
 
 
High
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$203
$1,398
 
 
Low
Apr 15 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$108
$762
 
 
Mid
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$184
$1,271
 
 
Low
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$108
$1,271
 

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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Amenities

Les Houches Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cloakroom - toilet
    Master Bedroom - shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
  • Washing machine and drying facilities in main bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • 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
Notes:
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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