About the property
- Apartment818 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Apartment in Samoens, Haute Savoie, French Alps - 5 Mins Walk To The Village, A 5min Drive To The Ski Lift
Etoile is a luxuriously appointed spacious chalet apartment situated in the beautiful village of Samoens and less than I hour from Geneva. It is located on three levels with 2 en-suite bedrooms at the top, very comfortable open plan living area on the first floor and garage with laundry room on the ground floor. Additional parking is available. The living area has underfloor heating and a log fire and benefits from a large balcony - perfect for soaking up the views or dining out when warm enough.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
Paul and Leonie Derrett.
Leonie purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Leonie chose Samoëns
We first visited Samoens in 2005 and fell in love with the place. The extensive skiing offers something for everyone - skiers, boarders, beginners, off-piste enthusiasts, children. - and we knew it would be the sort of place we could keep going back to. In addition the town is charming, in the winter it oozes warmth with vin chauds available as you wander around, whilst out of the ski season it is calm and invites you to linger over a coffee in the square watching the world go by. We were astounded by the variety of activities available in the summer and when our friends have visited it seems that children of all ages can be easily occupied. We have tried to create a really comfortable home in Samoens and if you decide to visit we hope you will love it too.
What makes this Apartment unique
The closeness to the town so that it is easy to pop down to buy fresh croissants for breakfast, or walk to a restaurant for dinner but the elevation above the town to be a little away from it and enjoy the far reaching views.
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Brilliant - a perfect and well looked after home
The property is extremely well located (a short walk to the local shops, restaurants and bars), really nicely maintained and equipped - and the owner had left a bottle of wine for us on arrival, nicely made beds, towels, and information on the local area. The apartment is spacious, modern, and clean, and has a couple of balconies looking towards the mountain that are perfect for drinking wine into the evening. A great home away from home.
Thank you for a fantastic week!
The chalet is perfect, clean, well equipped with little touches!
The slow cooker was appreciated on a cool day, stereo meant we had music in the evening and good wifi (we have a teenager!!!!) Everything was lovely, clean and comfortable.
The information before and in resort was great.
Chalet situated in a great position, perfect for walking, running and cycling. Also close enough to walk to the village for morning pastries!
Enjoyed rafting and going up in the gondola whilst visiting already looking at it for ski season!
Super stay with all the mod cons
Our family of 5 (including our 3 young daugthers) had a superb week at the chalet duirng our ski week, taking advantage of all that it had to offer.
Leoni, the owner, was very helpful and communicative, offering good advice on ski schools and discounts on ski and locker rentals thru her contacts in the village, and pointing us to a superb meal provider (a local English chef that delivers to the chalet),
Our local, on-site contact was very friendly and made sure all was set-up for our stay.
Points to note for the chalet :
- Very convenient, very quiet location - only 5 mins walk from the village (with its nice selection of restaurants, bars and shops)
- Super, comfy beds
- Lovely chalet 'ambience'
- Separate bathroom for the girl's room (yes !)
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Comfortable living room
- Satellite TV (UK and Local channels)
- Open log fire
- Underfloor heating
- Internet access
- Washing Machine, Dryer and Freezer
- Easy access to all ski amenities (eg ski-rental shops)
- 5 mins drive from the main gondola up to 1600m
Thsi chalet ticks all the boxes for us - we couldn't have wished for more.
We'll certainly be back :)
Recommended A +++++
We have been to Samoens several times for Christmas and this is, by far, the best accommodation we have experienced - a real find. It is more of a townhouse than an apartment, split over 3 levels it is spacious and well equipped in a fantastic location just a 5 mins stroll from town. The house is within a complex of around a dozen beautifully designed holiday homes and as it is in the front row, it has an open aspect to the front and woodland to the side. Lots of parking plus a garage.
This little house is sooooo cozy! The open fire is amazing and there is also underfloor heating although we never actually needed to turn it on! The beds are incredibly comfortable and the showers are high spec and spacious with lashings of piping hot water. Bedrooms are huge compared to most places and both have an ensuite.
Laundry room and garage downstairs are really useful too and it was just a delight to stay here.
The owner is fantastic and cannot do enough to help. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay here and we can't wait to return!
Fabulous Chalet Apartment!
Chalet Etoile was everything we had hoped for and more We were met by Gilles who gave us a warm welcome and showed us over the apartment.From the moment we stepped onto the large balcony in the evening sunshine we knew we had found a gem of a property. The views and the peace and tranquillity are wonderful, and yet you are close enough to access all the amenities in the town, either by car or by walking down.The interior is clean, modern and the beds are really comfortable.We visited many places during our stay Annecy, Yvoires, Evian,Sixt Fer Cheval ,Morzine and Verchaix to name a few.The weather was perfect too.We ate out in the places we visited and our evenings were spent enjoying the sunsets on the balcony.
We had excellent communication from the owner Leonie, first class service from Gilles her manager and would gladly recommend the property to family and friends.Thank you for a memorable holiday.
Paula & David Mostyn
Perfect for Summer or Winter
Lovely purpose built Chalet in a superb location, looking over Samoens and to the mountains. Access to the centre is very easy. The Chalet is perfect for 2 couples, lots of (clean) space and well equipped. Descriptions accurate.
Travel: Geneva is 1 hour's drive and it is about 7.5 hour's driving time from Calais. A car is recommended but not essential. Further Details: Samoens is a historic, charming French town. Market day every Wednesday is not to be missed and it has quaint shops offering plenty of local fare. There are a number of local cultural and music festivals to complement the energetic activities on offer. The Giffre valley, where Samoens is located, is a beautiful setting for a holiday any time of year. Surrounded by a protected mountain area it offers a huge range of activities in summer - rock-climbing, including the Via Ferrata, swimming in the local lake or pools, volley ball, tennis, paragliding, horse-riding, hiking, cycling, rafting...and more.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: A booking deposit of 25% is required with the completed booking. A refundable damage deposit is required. Initial enquires will be handled by the owners, confirmed bookings will be handled by an English speaking representative local to the property, who is on hand to deal with any questions. Changeover Day: The usual changeover day is a Sunday, although different days are available on request. Notes on prices: Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.