Apartment in Oz Station, Alpe d'Huez, French Alps - Ideal Location On The Slopes, Sunny South Westerly Aspect, Close To Lifts, Shops And Amenities
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About Liz Wright
I work part time for a national charity in Buckinghamshire where I live with my husband and 2 children. We bought this apartment from new so that we could enjoy active holidays winter and summer as the children grew up. Now "young adults" they have had many excellent holidays in the mountains with us and with their friends - they never fail to delight in demonstrating their skills and speed on the slopes! They have both learnt to ski and snowboard in Oz to a high standard. We have particularly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the village and the local people are extremely helpful. We always receive glowing reviews about this "best kept secret" in the alps! Perhaps the biggest surprise is the range of activities available in the summer for all age groups and in particular for teenagers. We have "endured" canyoning, via ferrata, white water rafting and mountain biking in the pursuit of family activities and have had great fun. Tennis, walking, canoeing and cycling are easily accessible and also great fun for all the family. As we like to avoid busy locations in school holidays, Oz has been a fantastic find for us and I would recommend it to anyone!
Liz Wright purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Liz Wright chose Oz
Our apartment has a unique position at the edge of the village overlooking the pistes. We have an uninterrupted view over the mountains and can watch skiers return after their day out as they ski back into the chalet. Having spent many years carrying skis and poles to the lifts in other resorts, having bought this apartment where it is possible to ski directly to the lift in the morning and straight back in the afternoon to the ski locker; carrying skies whilst on holiday is now a thing of the past! Comfort is also important to us and the apartment is always warm with plenty of hot water. This is a holiday home from home for us so we have ensured that there is plenty of storage in the apartment, there is a full complement of kitchen utensils and comfortable chairs both in the apartment and on the balcony. We have installed a free WiFi service in the apartment. No need to take your devices to the open WiFi services in the village. The apartment is managed locally by an excellent team of people who are able to help and advise clients allowing you to fully enjoy your time in Oz.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location, location, location and the views from the apartment are spectacular! Private free WiFi in the apartment. There is also free access to the swimming pool, sauna and small gym located in the adjacent chalet. It is also possible to book a table in the excellent restaurant, la Ferme d'Oz next door for the entire evening if you do not want to cook and would like the service offered by hotels. The food is first class, they cater for children and the set menus are reasonably priced. Without having set sittings it is possible to amble down at your own convenience. The owner is Belgian and speaks perfect English! We also have an arrangement with the local private ski hire shop who offers a discount to our clients, speaks perfect English and offers an excellent friendly service. Ski school (ESF) is also next door so for young families, parents can maximise their time on the slopes whilst the children are in lessons. In fact, Oz actively encourages families by offering low priced family ski passes. With no cars allowed in the village, Oz is an excellent location to bring a family!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The apartment was spacious and very well equipped . A lovely location with the ski slopes right outside the door and shops and amenities within a short stroll. The swimming pool was a bonus as well. Would certainly recommend both the resort and the apartment.
Liz was so helpful when we booked and also provided us with all relevant information prior to our holiday. Thanks Liz
Thank you so much for your fab comments. I am delighted that you had such a terrific holiday.
Please come back anytime.
Excellent location, what a view!
This is a great apartment, so close to the main lifts, supermarket, ski hire shops etc. Really comfortable, well equipped, clean and tidy, with plenty of space for our group of 7. Liz the owner has been so helpful with information about the area, lift passes, ski hire and restaurants. And Oz is a wonderful quiet little village, safe for the children playing outside and with easy access to and from Alpe D'Huez, who could ask for more. Great spot!
Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are delighted that you had such a good holiday and pleased you enjoyed the resort and our apartment. Come back anytime! Liz
Brilliant experience from start to finish. Great apartment, excellent resort.
A fabulous week
We stayed in this fantastic apartment for a week at the beginning of February and were incredibly lucky with the weather as well as the beautiful accommodation. The apartment has a traditional alpine feel and has been generously filled with dvds and games to entertain tired skiers. The kitchen was great and we were able to cook most of our evening meals. Liz was very helpful throughout the planning and duration of our stay and was able to answer all of our questions about the local amenities which made for a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Thank you Liz!
Beautiful apartment, amazing location in a lovely resort.
The ski are is great for intermediate skiers, loads of pistes and with the Grand Domain lift pass you can access everywhere, so it's easy to avoids the crowds if you want to. Oz itself is great for beginners as there is a baby slope really close to the apartment.
For location you can not ask for better, out of the ski locker, along a corridor, out of the door and skis on! The apartment is beautiful. We fit happily with 8 (6 adults, 2 smalls). It is really well equipped for children too (2 baby beds, booster seats and even a night lamp plus lots of games in the cupboard and dvds). The kitchen is small but well equipped. The non-skiers made full use of the near-by sledging and swimming pool. The village is small but has everything you need. It is a bit of a hike to get to the apartment on arrival, but you forget that as soon as you are sitting on the balcony with a beer enjoying the sunshine!
Liz (the owner) was very professional, always prompt and helpful with emails and advice.
We would thoroughly recommend this property for a great ski holiday,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their holiday in our apartment in Oz.
It would be a pleasure if you wished to stay again.
Perfect location, comfortable and well equipped.
The apartment provides easy access to the slopes of both Alpe d'huez and Vaujany - you can be on the slopes quicker from Oz with its central location than from these other resorts!. There is a good range of very accessible slopes for both beginners and the more advanced skier. In particular it is an excellent resort for Children with its Magic Carpet and no car policy. and there is a glacier which ensures skiing at all times of the year.
In the summer there is also a wealth of activities to entertain all age groups who are looking for an active holiday. This includes summer skiing, ice skating, walking ,cycling, swimming, tree top climbs, via ferrata and a host of fun water based activities such as canyoning, hot dogging, canoeing and white water rafting. Many large cycle races are based in this area and Oz is an ideal location to observe them. An excellent range of sports activities are available at local leisure centres which can easily be booked and a small crazy golf course entertains all ages in the village. Two tennis courts are free to use in the village with more indoor courts available in Alpe d'huez.
Oz is easily accessible by road and air.
By road the distances are: Grenoble 55km, Marseille 345km, Lyon 155km, Paris, 620km, Geneva 205km.
Distances from local airports: Grenoble Saint-Geoirs 95km, Lyon Saint-Exupéry 145km
The drive from Calais is around 10 hours.
The apartment is 50m to the village and all its amenities and 20km to the nearest town of Bourg d'Oisans.
Half board and dinner only options also available.