3 bedrooms, one en-suite, main bathroom, sleeps 6-11
- english, Limited French. My wife has some Spanish!
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. However, don't be put off by the Chamonix reputation for tough stuff: there's something for everyone!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Summer at Les Houches
Had a great time staying at Keith's apa
rtment. Perfect location as it is only few miles to Chamonix and lots of great destinations within an hour. The view from the terrace is stunning surrounded by mountains. The apartment is
clean, well equipped and spacious enough for 2 families. Owner responds to my questions, understanding, patient with us and helpful in providing all the information I need. Highly recommended holiday accommodation.
Excellent location for , ski runs ,cable car ,bar , restaurants , shops ,
Stayed here for a week a family of 4 and a family of 5 basic apartment but just perfect for the two family's owner was quick to responded any questions leading up to trip . Would defiantly recommend this apartment
Bright, spacious apartment in convenient location
Staying as a family, we found the apartment very child friendly with plenty of indoor and outdoor space. Good value and conveniently within walking distance of shops, bus stops and lifts. The nearby bakery is excellent. Although the onsite ski locker is a generous size, it struggled to accommodate skis/sticks/boots for 6 of us, so another time we would check out ski hire shops with lockers.
There is an ongoing problem with the locker as guests tend to leave broken plastic toboggans in there, and it slowly fills up--.
I would never leave boots in there: they will be cold and damp in the morning! Take them off, carry them upstairs and leave in the apartment lobby.
Most of the local hire shops will also store equipment rented from them, and private equipment for a small fee.
Best location in Les Houches, briliant view of Mont Blanc from the largest balcony!!
Host was quick to provide all information required. The flat is situated in a quiet residential area and is perfectly suited for families with young children. Location is short walking distance to local supermarket, bus station and a couple of excellent restaurants. We will be back! Many thanks!
Great place to stay!
We enjoy to apartment and the location very much.
I am afraid we were not happy with the way you left the apartment. One new cushion was badly stained and may need to be replaced. Some bed linen was left behind the water tank, and in general the place was not left in a good condition, so extra cleaning was required.
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.
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.
Les Houches is at the entry to the Chamonix Valley, with its own ski area. A quiet village a few km from Chamonix town, with easy access to all local and area facilities.
Other Activities: Climbing, rafting, canyoning, paragliding, walking, forest adventure parks, good shopping.
Golf: Chamonix golf course, approx. 6 miles away
Ski: The Chamonix Valley is world-famous for its variety and range of skiing, but it is emphatically NOT a linked, purpose built, ski system. Access to other resorts in the area is very easy. There is a huge range of options, and plenty to suit skiers of all abilities. Snow is sure, as the highest pistes start at over 3000m.